Foreign Affairs Tag

11 Jul Right to take on China

Sharri Markson - The Daily Telegraph - Saturday 11 July 2020 There’s no question Scott Morrison is leading the toughest strategic and policy approach towards China of any government in Australia’s recent history. Morrison’s approach puts sovereignty and national security ahead of economic prosperity. This forms the single...

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20 May Treasurer ‘parroting Beijing’ on Tariffs

Rachel Baxendale - The Australian - Wednesday 20 May 2020 Victorian Liberal senator has accused the state's Treasurer of "parroting foreign propaganda" and undermining Australia's position on China. Senator James Paterson's comments came after Tim Pallas said China's imposition of an 80 per cent tariff on Australian...

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09 May Confucious confusion

Ellen Whinnett - The Daily Telegraph - Saturday 09 May 2020 Exclusive: Australian universities are defying political pressure and refusing to list their China-backed Confucius Institutes on the national register of foreign influence. None of the 13 local institutes are on the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme register, despite...

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08 May Taiwan push to strain relations

Joe Kelly - The Australian - Friday 08 May 2020 Australia is throwing its support behind the participation of Taiwan as an observer at the upcoming World Health Assembly meeting that will discuss the urgent global response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The move will further test the...

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20 Feb Canberra Wolverines fighting the Reds

Ellen Whinnett -  Herald Sun - 20 February 2020 In the 1984 movie Red Dawn starring Patrick Swayze and Charlie Sheen, a brave group of high school kids form a resistance group and repel a Soviet invasion of the United States. They call themselves the Wolverines, after their...

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25 Jan Australian MPs call on Britain to ban Huawei

Latika Bourke - Sydney Morning Herald - Saturday 25 January London: Four Australian MPs and chairs of parliamentary committees have launched an unprecedented combined intervention into Britain's Huawei debate, urging Prime Minister Boris Johnson to follow Australia's ban. But their calls came amid further signs Johnson is likely...

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05 Dec Sanctions act to target human rights abusers

Ben Packham - The Australian - Thursday 5 December The Morrison government will look at introducing new targeted sanctions to seize the assets of human rights offenders and ban them from entering the country, amid a growing outcry over abuses in China’s Xinjiang region. Foreign Minister Marise...

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05 Dec MPs urge tough Cambodia line

MPs urge tough Cambodia line - Sydney Morning Herald - Thursday 5 December 2019 Australian MPs from both major parties have united to condemn Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in the wake of the dictator’s political opponent being put on trial for widely criticised treason charges. Liberal...

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