2001 cabinet papers show Tampa affair and September 11 change Australia

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated December 31 2021 - 8:31pm, first published 1:30pm
Former prime minister John Howard reflecting on 2001, a year of huge events in Australia and the world. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

2001 was the year that shook the world. Twenty years later it is still shaking. Airline travel changed forever, boat tow-backs, detention centre riots, fences over Parliament House, 20 years of war in Afghanistan.

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Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

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