WA MP Andrew Hastie has been accused of treating foreign policy “inappropriately” by Anthony Albanese after an online petition calling for a China “push back” was used to solicit political donations.
Annabel Hennessy and Lanai Scarr
Opposition trade spokeswoman Madeleine King says Australia needs to lock down serious trade relations with India and Indonesia beyond lip service to them through "cricket and curry and trips to Bali”.
The US ambassador to Australia has stressed his nation is confident its ally down under will protect the security of its telecommunications networks or those of its intelligence partners.
Forty shipping containers have been lost overboard off the NSW coast after a ship rolled during heavy seas while travelling from China to Australia.
China is insisting a resolution passed by the World Health Assembly last night calling for an independent review of the pandemic response is ‘completely different’ from Australia’s calls for a probe.
Pastoralists and Graziers Association president Tony Seabrook says China’s move to impose 80 per cent tariffs on the nation’s barley exports will have long term repercussions for both countries.
Peter de Kruijff
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud confirmed Australia would be contesting China’s move with the World Trade Organisation
Diversifying WA’s export markets away from China won’t be easy, Mark McGowan warned ahead of a decision from Chinese authorities about whether to slap punitive tariffs on barley.
More than 60 countries have backed Australia’s call for an inquiry into the coronavirus, a move that has infuriated Beijing and triggered a brewing trade war.
While maintaining a trade partnership with China is of enormous benefit to Australia, Trade Minister Simon Birmingham writes we must not ‘trade away our values’.
Australia-China tensions have escalated with reports the Trump-appointed US ambassador to our nation accused Beijing of ‘gross negligence and obsessive secrecy’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Warnings from China’s national English-language newspaper that restrictions on Aussie exports could extend to WA’s iron ore industry should be taken seriously but not spark panic, an analyst says.
WA’s Agriculture Minister says Scott Morrison should not take the country down a path where “we’re imitating Donald Trump” by fuelling a trade war with China as part of political “posturing”.
The WA Health Department is not using any of the 10 million coronavirus tests secured by mining magnate Andrew Forrest’s Minderoo Foundation from Chinese company Beijing Genomics Institute.
Wuhan has ordered officials to prepare to test its entire 11 million population after the central Chinese city reported a handful of new infections for the first time since its lockdown was lifted.
US Marines will continue their planned annual rotation in Darwin this year despite the coronavirus pandemic, in a move that is likely to continue to stoke tensions with China.
We did it. We flattened the coronavirus curve. But with 1.5 million Australians on JobSeeker and unemployment predicted to rise to 10 per cent, we must carefully consider how we move forward.
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Former PM Malcolm Turnbull has backed the Federal Government standing up for the national interest after threats of a boycott on Australian products followed calls for an inquiry into COVID-19.
WA Premier Mark McGowan has echoed the sentiments of WA business magnate Kerry Stokes to make sure Australia maintains good trading relations with China.
Australia’s ambassador to the US says Washington wants to use the post-COVID economic rebuild to expand trade and investment ties with Australia.
People in New York, Shanghai, London, Barcelona and Kathmandu describe the impact the coronavirus outbreak has had on their lives and their cities in lockdown.
The US was monitoring intelligence reports that Kim may be in "grave danger after a surgery."
A WA family is one step closer to being reunited after coronavirus border shutdowns and flight cancellations nearly tore them in two.
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