Australian foreign policy

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Australia news live updates: nation records 71 Covid deaths; Labor blames Coalition’s renewables ‘policy chaos’ for power price spike
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Caitlin Cassidy (now) and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

26, May, 2022 @4:55 AM

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Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand ‘ready to respond’ to Pacific’s security needs as China seeks deal in region
Prime minister says ‘the Pacific is our home’ as Beijing plans a regional security pact with almost a dozen island nations

Tess McClure in Wellington

25, May, 2022 @11:40 PM

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Duelling diplomacy in the Pacific should dispel the notion of a China-Australia reset | Richard McGregor
However much either side tempers their rhetoric, regional competition is the name of the game

Richard McGregor

25, May, 2022 @11:27 PM

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France has ‘huge hopes’ of rebuilding relationship with Australia after Coalition’s ‘deceitful’ behaviour
Exclusive: Ambassador Jean-Pierre Thébault says Australian government’s stronger climate stance a ‘gamechanger’ opening doors to more cooperation internationally

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

25, May, 2022 @5:30 PM

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Australia ‘louder than we should have been’ in criticising China, former Asio chief says
Sharp critique from Duncan Lewis comes as Chinese foreign minister embarks on ‘extraordinary’ Pacific island nation tour

Katharine Murphy Political editor

25, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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China’s Pacific plan is ‘clear’ but so is Australia’s intention to be regional partner of choice, Penny Wong says
As China pursues Pacific-wide security pact, foreign minister says ‘after a lost decade we’ve got a lot of work to do to regain Australia’s position’

Daniel Hurst and Katharine Murphy

25, May, 2022 @10:06 AM

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Independent candidate dismisses eligibility concerns – as it happened
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Elias Visontay and Mostafa Rachwani (earlier)

25, May, 2022 @8:30 AM

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Albanese insists ‘we will determine our values’ after Chinese premier reaches out to new PM
Prime minister in Tokyo says there is ‘no justification’ for China’s trade sanctions against Australia and ‘they should be removed’

Sarah Martin Chief political correspondent

24, May, 2022 @9:47 AM

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The rhetorical heat might be coming out of the Australia-China relationship, but there’s no fundamental shift – yet | Daniel Hurst
‘Congratulatory message’ to Labor PM Anthony Albanese from Chinese premier may lower temperature but substantial ‘reset’ seems far off

Daniel Hurst

24, May, 2022 @7:53 AM

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Australia to stand with Pacific islands on climate crisis and ‘respect’ region, Penny Wong says
New foreign affairs minister tells Pacific leaders Australia ‘will listen because we care’ after reports China may be seeking security agreement with Kiribati

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

23, May, 2022 @9:16 AM

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PM has ‘frank and very positive’ call with Johnson – as it happend
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Elias Visontay, Cait Kelly and Caitlin Cassidy (earlier)

23, May, 2022 @8:28 AM

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Australia’s government is changing after nine years of the Coalition – what happens next?
From the swearing in of Anthony Albanese and his ministers, to department ‘red books’, the public service is ready for the transition

Daniel Hurst

22, May, 2022 @5:15 AM

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