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There's a lot of blame to go around for the chaos in the Capitol, but some belongs to Australia

There's a lot of blame to go around for the chaos in the Capitol, but some belongs to Australia

The Prime Minister provided the President and his administration with valuable international credibility.

  • by Emma Shortis

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Scott Morrison won't ask Trump to pardon Julian Assange

Scott Morrison won't ask Trump to pardon Julian Assange

Australia will not be appealing to Donald Trump to pardon the WikiLeaks founder following a British court's decision to reject a US extradition bid.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Cabinet papers reveal Howard government's concerns about an independent East Timor

Cabinet papers reveal Howard government's concerns about an independent East Timor

Heavily redacted documents show the Howard government's cautious steps towards establishing a relationship with East Timor as it moved towards independence.

  • by Rob Harris
New Zealand travel bubble with Australia coming in early 2021, NZ PM confirms

New Zealand travel bubble with Australia coming in early 2021, NZ PM confirms

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern warned the two-way bubble was contingent on there being no further COVID-19 outbreaks.

  • by Anthony Galloway
Victoria's Belt and Road deal could go within months as federal bill passes

Victoria's Belt and Road deal could go within months as federal bill passes

The Andrews government will likely be asked to explain its Belt and Road deal after the federal government gained the power to scrap agreements between states and foreign governments.

  • by Michael Fowler and Anthony Galloway
Biden adviser says US stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with Australia

Biden adviser says US stands 'shoulder to shoulder' with Australia

The Chinese Foreign Ministry's fabricated tweet has drawn bipartisan criticism in Washington, including from one of Joe Biden's top advisers.

  • by Matthew Knott
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How do we find a better place with China? Hint: don't start from here

How do we find a better place with China? Hint: don't start from here

Despite the ugly breakdown in our relationship with China, divorce is not a sensible option. We need each other.

  • by John Hewson
'My freedom truly is your victory': Kylie Moore-Gilbert's first words since Iran freedom

'My freedom truly is your victory': Kylie Moore-Gilbert's first words since Iran freedom

In her first statement since landing in Australia last Friday, Dr Moore-Gilbert thanked friends and colleagues.

  • by Laura Chung
Please Explain podcast: Relations with China reach new low with war crimes tweet

Please Explain podcast: Relations with China reach new low with war crimes tweet

In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire and North Asia correspondent Eryk Bagshaw discuss the state of the Sino-Australian relationship in wake of an inflammatory social media post from an official Chinese account.

  • by Tory Maguire
Please Explain podcast: Alexander Downer savages UK's China policy

Please Explain podcast: Alexander Downer savages UK's China policy

In this episode, national editor Tory Maguire and London-based reporter Latika Bourke talk about the former foreign minister's changing tune on China.

  • by Tory Maguire
We must refuse to be pawns in Iran's hostage game
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We must refuse to be pawns in Iran's hostage game

When Kylie Moore-Gilbert arrived at Tehran airport for her flight home to Australia in September 2018, she would have had no idea of the traumatic 804 days that lay ahead of her.

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