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What kind of ambassador will Caroline Kennedy be?

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
December 16 2021 - 6:30pm
Caroline Kennedy is a prestigious pick for a coveted posting that normally goes to a person seen as close to the US president. Picture: Shutterstock

In her first statement as the White House's nominee as ambassador to Australia, Caroline Kennedy identified vaccine access and the urgency of addressing climate change as priorities once she arrives down-under and presents her credentials to Governor General David Hurley.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.