Australian foreign policy

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Australia condemns 'indefensible' killings in Myanmar but stops short of imposing sanctions
Marise Payne says Australia is ‘gravely concerned about the rising death toll’ after 38 people were reported killed during peaceful protests

Daniel Hurst

04, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Death threats, distrust and racism: how anti-Chinese sentiment in Australia 'seeped into the mainstream'
Threatening letters sent to Asian councillors and a surge in race hate attacks during the pandemic has renewed calls for a centralised hate tracker

Naaman Zhou

04, Mar, 2021 @1:49 AM

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Nearly one in five Chinese-Australians threatened or attacked in past year, survey finds
The Covid pandemic and worsening China-Australia tensions are spilling over into discrimination, the Lowy Institute says

Daniel Hurst

02, Mar, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australian senator calls to recognise China’s treatment of Uighurs as genocide
Independent Rex Patrick moves after similar parliamentary motions passed in Canada and the Netherlands

Daniel Hurst

01, Mar, 2021 @9:51 PM

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Fears Australian citizen detained in Morocco may be extradited to Saudi Arabia
Supporters of businessman Dr Osama AlHasani say he is expected to face court on Wednesday, and that they view the case as political

Daniel Hurst

01, Mar, 2021 @4:25 AM

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Australia should resist the march of autocracy, but there will be consequences | Jonathan Pearlman
The old world order is ending. The challenge for Australia is that the driving force behind the change is China, a country so crucial to our future in Asia

Jonathan Pearlman

20, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Australia at mercy of ‘coercive trade warfare’ as China and US continue rivalry
Recent trade tensions with China are part of a ‘global economic fight that has been brewing for a decade’, leading analyst says

Daniel Hurst

15, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australia 'overreacting' to Chinese development plans on northern border
Chinese-backed plans for fishing plant and city on Papua New Guinea island in Torres Strait designed to ‘ruffle feathers’ in Australia, expert says

Aaron Smith

14, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Europe trade talks: Australia urged to be 'more ambitious' on climate
EU ambassador to Australia says climate action could be a sticking point in getting a trade deal ratified

Daniel Hurst

10, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australia will not ban arms sales to countries involved in Yemeni civil war
Defence department says it will weigh risks of sales to Saudi Arabia and the UAE, despite calls from human rights groups to follow Joe Biden’s lead

Daniel Hurst

10, Feb, 2021 @4:30 PM

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Australia backs WHO’s Wuhan findings on Covid, despite Coalition MP’s comments
Greg Hunt says he’s pleased lab leakage theory has been dismissed, as Liberal backbencher Tim Wilson argues the World Health Organization’s credibility is ‘on the line’

Daniel Hurst in Canberra and Helen Davidson in Taipei

10, Feb, 2021 @4:00 AM

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Australian government denies meddling in Cheng Lei case after Chinese criticism
Foreign minister Marise Payne says Australia stands up for its citizens but that does not mean it’s interfering with China’s legal system

Daniel Hurst

09, Feb, 2021 @2:58 AM

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