Penny Wong

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Latvia urges Australia to support designating Russia as state sponsor of terrorism
After meeting with Penny Wong, foreign minister Edgars Rinkēvičs says he will call on European Union to also support sanction

Sarah Martin and Paul Karp

08, Aug, 2022 @5:46 AM

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Opposition calls for Australia to develop missiles, warning ‘lucky country’ era is over
Shadow defence minister Andrew Hastie warns of ‘bleak’ outlook in region as Chinese embassy condemns Australia’s ‘finger-pointing’

Paul Karp

07, Aug, 2022 @1:45 AM

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Julian Assange’s family urge Australian PM Anthony Albanese to intervene before US extradition
John and Gabriel Shipton say they’re frustrated at the lack of progress in WikiLeaks founder’s case since Labor was elected

Sarah Martin

04, Aug, 2022 @3:06 AM

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Dfat concerned about ability to help Australians overseas amid international crises, documents show
Department’s incoming brief to Penny Wong warns of consular and passport issues as well as citizens detained in Syria

Amy Remeikis and Daniel Hurst

23, Jul, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Smiles and unity at the Pacific Islands Forum mask tough questions shelved for another day
While leaders presented a picture of harmony, more vexing topics like Australia’s fossil fuel ambitions and China were kicked down the road

Kate Lyons in Suva

16, Jul, 2022 @1:35 AM

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End of rapid Covid test and telehealth subsidies criticised – as it happened
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Caitlin Cassidy and Natasha May

12, Jul, 2022 @8:39 AM

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Australia at odds with neighbouring nations on new coal and gas projects at Pacific Islands Forum
Pacific leaders optimistic about Albanese government’s climate action and willingness to engage, but major sticking point remains

Kate Lyons in Suva

12, Jul, 2022 @5:33 AM

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Australia ‘doesn’t respond to demands’, Anthony Albanese tells China
PM reacts to Beijing’s four-point advice on improving relations following high-level G20 meeting between the two countries

Tory Shepherd

11, Jul, 2022 @5:46 AM

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China’s foreign minister says Coalition government was ‘root cause’ of hostility to Australia
In meeting with Penny Wong after G20 summit Chinese foreign minister says past Australian governments ‘root cause’ of strained relations

Paul Karp and Reuters

10, Jul, 2022 @10:06 PM

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At least 77 Covid deaths; Albanese pays tribute to Abe; NSW counts cost of floods – as it happened
Foreign minister Penny Wong meets her Chinese counterpart in Bali, breaking three years of diplomatic hostility. This blog is now closed

Elias Visontay and Graham Readfearn (earlier)

09, Jul, 2022 @7:28 AM

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Penny Wong: China and Australia take ‘first steps towards stabilising relationship’
Foreign affairs minister meets Chinese counterpart Wang Yi at G20 in Bali to push for end to ‘coercive’ sanctions

Katharine Murphy and Paul Karp

08, Jul, 2022 @1:23 PM

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Floods clean-up begins; nation records 35 Covid deaths – as it happened
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Josh Taylor (now) and Natasha May and Stephanie Convery (earlier)

08, Jul, 2022 @8:43 AM

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