Australian foreign policy

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New restrictions in NSW as medical chief says ‘missing link’ in cases still unknown – as it happened
Mask-wearing mandatory for all indoor public venues, including public transport. This blog is now closed

Elias Visontay (now) and Nino Bucci and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

06, May, 2021 @9:03 AM

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Pressure mounts on Australia to support Covid vaccine intellectual property waiver for developing nations
US now supports bid to allow poorer nations to make cheap copies of vaccines, but Australia is holding out

Elias Visontay

06, May, 2021 @1:28 AM

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Scott Morrison says India flights won’t resume before 15 May but medevacs possible
Amid mounting pressure over Australia’s hardline approach, PM says he’s ‘very confident’ repatriation flights will be restored after Covid travel ban expires

Katharine Murphy Political editor

06, May, 2021 @12:54 AM

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‘Rejected and betrayed’: Australians stranded in India speak of heartbreak
More than 9,000 Australians remain trapped in India by the Coalition’s Covid travel ban. Many travelled before the crisis to visit sick and dying relatives, and say they are angry at their treatment. Here are six of their stories

Elias Visontay and Naaman Zhou

06, May, 2021 @12:16 AM

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Pandemic halves new international student university enrolments in Australia
Total number also plunges, with 43,000 fewer international students enrolled compared with last year

Naaman Zhou

05, May, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Australian government urged to heed public support for treaty banning nuclear weapons
Nobel prize-winning anti-nuclear campaigner Beatrice Fihn says ‘change is not only possible, it’s inevitable’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

05, May, 2021 @5:30 PM

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Scott Morrison says ‘pause’ on flights from India is working – as it happened
Man in his 50s tests positive for Covid in NSW. This blog is now closed

Elias Visontay (now), Josh Taylor, Nino Bucci and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

05, May, 2021 @8:31 AM

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Australian government urged to press Saudis to reveal whereabouts of extradited citizen
Fresh doubts have been raised over an alleged criminal case in Saudi Arabia against Osama al-Hasani

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

04, May, 2021 @9:33 AM

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Scott Morrison lectured the states against snap border closures – now he's done exactly that | Katharine Murphy
The prime minister is intent on masking the government’s lack of preparation by presenting the India travel ban as an inspired plan to prevent a third Covid wave

Katharine Murphy

04, May, 2021 @6:26 AM

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Greg Hunt has ‘absolute belief’ that banning returns from India is legal – as it happened
This blog is now closed

Elias Visontay (now) and Matilda Boseley (earlier)

03, May, 2021 @8:25 AM

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Darwin Port’s Chinese owner says it will cooperate with Australian defence review
Landbridge says it is willing to participate in review of $500m lease but insists 2015 deal with Northern Territory was ‘in good faith’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

03, May, 2021 @8:06 AM

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Stoking fears of war could serve China’s goals. Australian policy needs rethinking | Natasha Kassam and Mark Harrison
Tensions in the region are escalating but trumpeting a coming threat plays into Beijing’s goals and risks undermining Taiwan further

Natasha Kassam and Mark Harrison

03, May, 2021 @4:46 AM

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