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While Alexander Downer already enjoys plenty of perks for his role as Australia's High Commissioner to the UK, he can add rubbing shoulders with the world's hottest celebrities to the mix. The Australian diplomat attended the Commonwealth Fashion Exchange event at Australia House last week and was ...
In May 2016, as Donald Trump's campaign snowballed into a force of nature, a quiet conversation at the Kensington Wine Rooms between George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy advisor to the campaign, and Australian diplomat Alexander Downer took on the distinct scent of a smoking gun. Having ...

Source: Alexander Downer twitter. After a Buckingham Palace reception this week with the Duchess and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop, Downer also met up with Firth and fashionista wife Livia Firth (left) at a Commonwealth Fashion Exchange. "Looking at the (palace) photo again it reminds me that, ...
Picture: twitter/Alexander DownerSource:Supplied. "In this time of transition for the United Kingdom, I'm here to assure, perhaps reassure you that Australia is a willing and trusted partner for the United Kingdom, and that we see many opportunities for our already close relationship to deepen and broaden ...
Given all the grief the Russia investigation has caused Trump, a journalist might ask whether the President and Turnbull discussed the role of Australia's former foreign minister Alexander Downer in sparking the investigation. The Trump camp has worked assiduously to blame the whole Russia Saga on the ...
EXCLUSIVE: the very secret and official cables of Alexander Downer ... Crikey can reveal restricted correspondence from the office of soon-to-be-former High Commissioner Alexander Downer to DFAT regarding the discovery of Donald Trump's Russian connection, as obtained by satirist and anonymous ...

London: A former UK government minister has accused Alexander Downer of talking 'blathering nonsense' and interfering inappropriately in British politics in a BBC interview where Downer argued the UK could get cheaper food and clothing in a 'hard' Brexit. Denis MacShane, a former Blair Labour ...
Australia say they would like to be able to negotiate a free trade agreement with the UK after Brexit. Australia's High Commissioner Alexander Downer refused to state on the Today programme whether he thought the UK should stay in a customs union but confirmed that Australia would trade either with the ...
London: A former UK government minister has accused Alexander Downer of talking 'blathering nonsense' and interfering inappropriately in British politics in a BBC interview where Downer argued the UK could get cheaper food and clothing in a 'hard' Brexit. Denis MacShane, a former Blair Labour ...
L-R: Havering Council leader Cllr Roger Ramsey, Australian High Commissioner Alexander Downer, Mayor of Havering Cllr Linda Van den Hende, Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and Deputy Lieutenant for Havering Colonel Markham Bryant. Photo: Matt Clemenson. Romford MP Andrew Rosindell had ...
by John Feffer The discussion of the Russia file these days sounds like the review of a fast-food restaurant. Echoing that infamous catchphrase of Wendy's that became a political meme in the 1984 presidential elections -- Where's the Beef? --… Continue Reading ...
According to Advertiser columnist Rex Jory, Alexander Downer is being mentioned in "low whispers" as a potential leader of the state Libs should the party ... "At a personal level Mr Downer's grandfather Sir John Downer was a former state premier, and Alexander Downer would like to extend the family's ...
FORMER Foreign Minister and current Australian High Commissioner in London, Alexander Downer, is being mentioned - in low whispers - as the saviour of ... At a personal level Mr Downer's grandfather Sir John Downer was a former state premier, and Alexander Downer would like to extend the family's ...
Exactly how much Mr. Papadopoulos said that night at the Kensington Wine Rooms with the Australian, Alexander Downer, is unclear. But two months later, when leaked Democratic emails began appearing online, Australian officials passed the information about Mr. Papadopoulos to their American ...
Yesterday our fellow Strewthist Pia Akerman featured an encounter between Alexander Downer and the wax Nicole Kidman at Madame Tussauds, a faintly unsettling image lightened only by Akerman's mention of the time Downer was present at the event where Kidman first met her future husband, Keith ...
Alexander Downer is clearly taking in all the sights of Old London Town before he hands over the reins to George Brandis. Some highlights from his official Australian High Commissioner account at the weekend include happy snaps of him with Nicole Kidman and Helen Mirren at Madame Tussauds.
Alexander Downer, our man in London, is a renowned political opportunist and business gamester. Media reports that he is embarrassed about being recently outed as a major player in the Trump election campaign's ongoing "Russiagate" Saga are arrant nonsense. It would come as no surprise to discover ...

At the center of Smith's complaints are former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and multiple Australian government officials, including senior diplomat Alexander Downer, that government's high commissioner to the United Kingdom.
He objected to the fact Alexander Downer, when high commissioner in London, had drinks in 2016 with one-time Trump campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos. This led, in turn, to a report from the Australian to the US government about possible involvement by Russia in the US presidential election.
Australia's outgoing High Commissioner to Britain, Alexander Downer, who played a part in sparking the FBI investigation, was reportedly friends with a London woman who had became involved with George Papadopoulos, a new Donald Trump staffer. George Papadopoulos claimed he knew of a Russian ...
He objected to the fact Alexander Downer, when high commissioner in London, had drinks in 2016 with one-time Trump campaign volunteer George Papadopoulos. This led, in turn, to a report from the Australian to the US government about possible involvement by Russia in the US presidential election.
Fairfax Media can reveal a woman in London with whom Papadopoulos became involved happened to know Alexander Downer and told the Australian High Commissioner about Papadopoulos, a newly signed staffer for Donald Trump. Downer, being a canny diplomat, followed it up and arranged a ...
Alexander Downer. Picture: AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File. Now, it may be the case that in July 2016, the Australian government's assessment was that Hillary Clinton was going to win and that passing on this information was not going to affect the outcome of the election or our relationship with the next ...
According to the outlet, in May 2016--three weeks after he was told Moscow had obtained thousands of emails damaging to Clinton's candidacy--Papadopoulos informed Australian diplomat Alexander Downer that the Russians had compromising information on his boss's chief rival in the presidential race ...
The Australia-US relationship is again under the microscope after The New York Times revealed Canberra's top envoy in the UK, Alexander Downer, helped ... Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has said he is not worried about the Alexander Downer Saga damaging his relationship with US president Donald ...
It is also understood there is now annoyance and frustration in Canberra that the High Commissioner to Britain Alexander Downer has been outed through leaks by US officials as the source of information that played a role in sparking an FBI probe into the Trump campaign's dealings with Moscow.
Alexander Downer seen relaxing in Fleurieu Peninsula as storm rages over Russian role in US poll ... THE first photos of former foreign minister Alexander Downer soaking up the sunshine on the Fleurieu Peninsula have emerged, as the diplomat makes headlines around the world. The current High ...
Papadopoulos, then a foreign policy adviser to Trump's campaign, was drinking at an upscale London bar when he told Australia's top diplomat in Britain, Alexander Downer, that Russia had political information on Clinton, according to the report. A few weeks before their meeting, Papadopoulos was told ...
MALCOLM Turnbull has insisted Australia's relationship with the United States will not be damaged by the revelations a tip-off from senior diplomat Alexander Downer led to the FBI investigation into Russian influence in the US election. The Prime Minister refused to comment on reports a boozy night in ...
Few political allegations are as persistent as the charge that Donald Trump is Vladimir Putin's puppet. The theory goes like this: In 2016, the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow to hack into the emails of the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign chair. The Russians then gave ...
Former Mayo MP, Australian Foreign Minister and current Australian High Commissioner to the UK, Alexander Downer. Former Mayo MP Alexander Downer has been revealed by The New York Times as a key player in prompting the FBI's Donald Trump-Russia investigation. The New York Times claims Mr ...
Exactly how much Mr. Papadopoulos said that night at the Kensington Wine Rooms with the Australian, Alexander Downer, is unclear. "But two months later, when leaked Democratic emails began appearing online, Australian officials passed the information about Mr. Papadopoulos to their American ...
Alexander Downer had succeeded John Hewson as opposition leader. Among Downer's gaffes was his series of puns about the Liberal slogan "Things that Matter" in which he declared policy on Domestic Violence could be called "things that batter". Labor would also go on to some notable moments in ...
Two months after Papadopoulos' conversation with Alexander Downer, when emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails emerged online, Australian officials passed the information concerning Papadopoulos to their American counterparts, the Times reports, citing four current and former ...
Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos told the diplomat, Alexander Downer, during a meeting in London in May 2016 that Russia had thousands of emails that would embarrass Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, the report said. Downer, a former foreign minister, is Australia's top diplomat in ...
He is the current champion of anti-Trump supporters and American liberals, but Alexander Downer's elevation to international hero may prove more than amusing for many Australians. A former foreign affairs minister in the conservative Howard government, Downer, known privately for his sense of humour, ...
United Nations, December 30 - At the end of the year in which the UN's Cyprus talks failed, the UN's penultimate Special Adviser on Cyprus Alexander Downer is suddenly in the news. The New York Times reports, George Papadopoulos, a young foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign, made a startling revelation ...
George Papadopoulos, a former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, told Australia's ex-foreign minister Alexander Downer that Russia had "dirt" on Hillary Clinton, information that Australia later passed on to its close ally the United States, the Times said.
John Howard was described as "a wolf in wolf's clothing" and a "low-rent liar" for suggesting economic growth might reverse. Alexander Downer "stumbles because he has NO positions" on policy. And Peter Costello was seen as a "wimp" for not seizing the Liberal leadership from Mr Downer when he stood ...
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is expected to announce the new Attorney-General along with several other changes to his leadership team tomorrow. Human Services Minister Christian Porter has been widely tipped to take over from Brandis, and will leave a vacancy in his own portfolio. Malcolm Turnbull ...
The private dinner in Sydney revived speculation that Senator Brandis would resign to replace Alexander Downer as the High Commissioner to London. Mr Downer's term was extended in April for six months and cannot be extended again. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said in October that his extended ...
Alexander Downer says his father was acting with a "good heart" when in the 1960s as immigration minister he played a personal role in preventing billionaire property developer Harry Triguboff bring his ageing parents to Australia before they died. Australia's High Commissioner to London said his father ...
Alexander Downer, Australia's High Commissioner to the UK, defends his country's hard line on refugees and asylum seekers in an exclusive ... make, we are not going to bow to their demands and we are not going to become the victims of people smugglers," Alexander Downer told Tim Sebastian on DW's ...
George Papadopoulos should have done his homework before a night on the town with Alexander Downer. When an Australian woman pleaded for diplomatic help after being caught stealing a rug on a drunken night in Thailand, Downer said it was "about time [the government] turned around and told ...
The treaty, known by its CMATS acronym, was signed in 2006 between Australia's then foreign minister Alexander Downer and then Timorese ...
... former Liberal leaders Andrew Peacock, John Hewson and Alexander Downer at Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday 1 March 2016.
Former foreign minister Alexander Downer is the incumbent but his term ended earlier this year and he is staying on for six months on an ...
Alexander Downer, Australia's longest-serving foreign minister, became one of Australia's longest-serving leftist targets after sportingly wearing ...
When Alexander Downer was Liberal Leader in 1994, he faced an opponent in Paul Keating who had solidified Labor's base vote by calling for ...
Alexander Downer, Australia's longest-serving foreign minister, became one of Australia's longest-serving leftist targets after sportingly wearing ...


 

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