Defence Minister Peter Dutton has warned Australia is facing a pre-world war scenario with the rise of China, saying it has echoes of the tensions in the 1930s that led to World War II.
Nearly $2 million worth of smuggled Australian lobsters and sea cucumbers, believed to be bound for mainland China, have been seized by customs in Hong Kong.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned the world against descending into ‘cold war’ divisions and says drawing ‘ideological lines’ between countries will fail.
China and the United States have pledged at United Nations talks in Glasgow to increase co-operation on climate action.
Jake Spring and Valerie Volcovici
Former Prime Minister Paul Keating has urged the US and Australia to recognise China’s ‘preeminence’ in the region and move back towards a ‘sensible relationship’ with the economic superpower.
Australia must increase its aid to Afghanistan by $100 million a year and resettle more refugees - or else a million children could die, a senate committee has been told.
Senior Labor MP Chris Bowen says Scott Morrison’s ‘reckless’ actions against France will have far-reaching impacts on Australia and has damaged its international reputation
Peter Dutton says France would have reacted the same even with more notice about Australia cancelling the submarine deal.
Akram Saleh assisted in the Australian evacuation effort to get those fleeing Afghanistan to safety following the fall of Kabul to the Taliban in September.
The PM was an outsider at the United Nations climate summit but was welcomed with open arms by our troops stationed at Australia’s headquarters in the Middle East.
French Ambassador to Australia Jean-Pierre Thebault has condemned Australia’s ‘political decision’ to cancel the submarine deal, as tensions between the two countries continue to rise.
Talking with locals on the streets of Paris, they are aware of the submarine deal cancellation, but hold no grudges with Australia and its people.
Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says Scott Morrison has mishandled the relationship with France and done no favours for Australia’s international reputation.
Scott Morrison says he will “not accept the sledging of Australia” after French President Emmanuel Macron branded him a liar over the failed submarine deal.
Acting Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has hosed down French President Emmanuel Macron’s comments that Scott Morrison ‘lied’ about intentions over submarine deal.
The Federal Government was weighing up ending a $90 billion submarine program with France as far back as March last year, defence officials have revealed.
Colin Powell, who was the US Secretary of State under former President George W. Bush, has died at the age of 84.
Will Dunham and Arshad Mohammed
Beijing has ‘made representations’ to the Australian Government over former Prime Minister Tony Abbot’s comments in Taiwan last week.
The recently announced initiative has the potential to contribute to a balance of powers in Asia, seen by many in our foreign policy establishment as sufficient reason to support this new direction.
Former Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called for Australia to stand with Taiwan against the threat of Beijing in the strongest stand yet from any serving or former member of the Coalition.
Penny Wong, shadow foreign minister, said China “has changed” but the only way to ensure Australia’s continued prosperity was to “take the politics out of it”.
As an internal battle wages within the Coalition over if Australia will commit to net zero emissions by 2050, Scott Morrison has signalled he may not attend the COP26 summit in Glasgow this year.
Scott Morrison says he is not concerned about Mark McGowan’s stellar popularity in WA affecting his chances of securing the State during a Federal election, declaring: “I’m not running against Mark.”
The PM left Aussie soil with a big task — to lay the framework for the AUKUS announcement made just days before he departed. He can walk away from this week knowing it was a success.
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