Newsday reports that the Howard government in Australia views multilateral forums like the United Nations as “ineffective and unfocused”.
Some multilateral institutions will remain important to our interests,” he said. “But increasingly multilateralism is a synonym for an ineffective and unfocused policy involving internationalism of the lowest common denominator.”
He added: “We are prepared to join coalitions of the willing that can bring focus and purpose to addressing the urgent security and other challenges we face. … Sovereignty in our view is not absolute. Acting for the benefit of humanity is more important.”
Hat Tip: LGF