Penny Wong

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Penny Wong and Richard Marles to head to France in effort to heal Aukus rift
Australia’s foreign and defence ministers to join French counterparts for ‘2+2’ meeting, the first since relations cooled in 2021 over pact with US and UK

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

24, Jan, 2023 @3:52 AM

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Eight more bans for Melbourne football violence – as it happened
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Elias Visontay and Natasha May (earlier)

22, Dec, 2022 @7:33 AM

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Australia’s lobster industry hopeful China will drop trade sanctions
Exporters optimistic as Penny Wong raises trade with her Chinese counterpart but many are also wary of being ‘burned again’ by volatile diplomatic relations

Henry Belot

22, Dec, 2022 @2:13 AM

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Penny Wong raises human rights and trade with Chinese counterpart during historic talks
First Australian minister to visit Beijing in three years raised sensitive issues, declaring region wants China and the US to manage tensions

Daniel Hurst

21, Dec, 2022 @9:20 AM

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Wong says ‘the ice thaws, but slowly’ ahead of talks – as it happened
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Caitlin Cassidy, Josh Taylor, Amy Remeikis and Natasha May (earlier)

21, Dec, 2022 @7:33 AM

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Union fury over Labor decision to split aged care pay rises – as it happened
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Caitlin Cassidy and Mostafa Rachwani and Natasha May (earlier)

20, Dec, 2022 @7:57 AM

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‘Starting to warm up’: Chinese state media welcomes Wong visit after Coalition’s ‘stupid’ policies
Foreign minister says in Beijing she will press for detained Australians Cheng Lei and Yang Hengjun ‘to be reunited with their families’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

20, Dec, 2022 @6:08 AM

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Australia seeks direct resolution of trade dispute with China before WTO ruling
As Penny Wong heads to Beijing for the first such visit in four years, trade minister says he is confident economic issues can be resolved

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

19, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Penny Wong to travel to China this week for 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations
Trip by Australia’s foreign affairs minister comes as tensions ease between two trading partners

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

19, Dec, 2022 @1:13 AM

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Coalition should have heeded calls from Pacific to raise climate targets, Simon Birmingham says
Liberal senator says Australia’s approach to emissions debate had not been ‘ideal’ for Pacific relations

Daniel Hurst

15, Dec, 2022 @4:18 AM

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Penny Wong says Vanuatu security deal will be made public unlike China-Solomons agreement
Foreign minister ‘deeply proud’ to announce bilateral pact after ‘40 years of cooperation between our security forces’

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

13, Dec, 2022 @5:54 AM

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Passport office failing to deliver about 20% of priority passports on time despite charging $225 extra
Government receiving big jump in revenue as number of Australians paying for faster processing doubles from pre-pandemic

Daniel Hurst

12, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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