Foreign Affairs Tag

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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18 Nov Cool heads, smart policy will balance China ties

EDITORIAL - The Australian - Monday 18 November The Australian’s Strategic Forum — Navigating the East-West Divide — is timely. Featuring speakers including Paul Keating, Josh Frydenberg, Huawei Australia chairman John Lord and former White House chief strategist John Bannon (in a prerecorded interview), the conference...

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18 Nov China ban should be a badge of honour for MPs

Nathan Atrill - Sydney Morning Herald - Monday 18 November China's denial of visas to Liberal MP Andrew Hastie and his Senate colleague James Paterson – because of their criticism of its human rights abuses and political repression – is the latest in Australia’s increasingly awkward...

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18 Nov Visa ban for critical MPs adds to tension

Andrew Tillet and Bo Seo - Australian Financial Review - Monday 18 November Prime Minister Scott Morrison is trying to hold together the relationship with China by urging Australians to focus on the economic benefits even as he described Beijing's decision to block two federal MPs...

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