Australian foreign policy

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Uyghurs urge Albanese government not to ignore human rights amid diplomatic thaw with China
Prisons in Xinjiang region ‘are not re-education centres … these are death camps’, says delegate

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

24, Nov, 2022 @6:12 AM

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Australian among 40 foreign nationals held in Iran’s jails amid escalating protests
Regime refuses to provide consular access as it does not recognise dual nationality, Dfat says

Ben Doherty

24, Nov, 2022 @2:00 AM

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Despite breaking the freeze with China, Australia still has formidable work ahead to mend relations | Kevin Rudd
The next five years will very much shape, and arguably determine, the future stability of the Indo-Pacific region

Kevin Rudd

21, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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China to take military action against Taiwan within two decades, Kevin Rudd says – as it happened
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Nino Bucci, Caitlin Cassidy and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

21, Nov, 2022 @7:47 AM

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Albanese says Biden’s inflation-busting plan has opportunities for Australia
Australian PM says he used meetings on sidelines of summits this week to talk about commercial openings in green energy

Katharine Murphy Political editor, in Bangkok

19, Nov, 2022 @5:31 AM

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To see Albanese’s diplomatic dance through Asia is to watch hope at war with danger
Anthony Albanese’s first summit season as Australian prime minister took place in dangerous times, but began and ended with hopeful signs. Katharine Murphy was with him for crucial meetings at Asean and the G20

Katharine Murphy Political editor

18, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘A remarkable man’: Anthony Albanese confirms release of Sean Turnell from Myanmar jail
The prime minister pays tribute to foreign minister Penny Wong for diplomacy that led to freeing of Australian economist after 650 days

Katharine Murphy Political editor in Bangkok

17, Nov, 2022 @2:12 PM

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SES assesses flood damage in NSW’s central west – as it happened
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Elias Visontay, Amy Remeikis and Natasha May (earlier)

16, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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A symbolic, stabilising step is one thing – but do Australia and China have enough shared interests for progress? | Jennifer Hsu
Anthony Albanese and Xi Jinping’s meeting comes in a world where the geopolitical dynamics have changed too much for a ‘reset’ to occur

Jennifer Hsu

16, Nov, 2022 @2:16 AM

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Australia has to accept Chinese power. But Albanese shows he can ride the tiger | Katharine Murphy
While the PM has already chosen sides in the superpower fight, his diplomatic coup in meeting Xi means he can start building mutual respect with Beijing

Katharine Murphy

15, Nov, 2022 @11:48 AM

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PM’s meeting with Chinese president confirmed – as it happened
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Elias Visontay and Natasha May (earlier)

14, Nov, 2022 @8:05 AM

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Covid cases surge nationally as ‘fourth wave’ hits – as it happened
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Natasha May (now), Mostafa Rachwani and Amy Remeikis (earlier)

11, Nov, 2022 @8:03 AM

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