China offers new olive branch to lure Aussie tourists

China offers new olive branch to lure Aussie tourists

The visa deal comes as Canberra and Beijing agree to new forms of military communication to prevent Australian Defence personnel being put at risk.

  • byMatthew Knott

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‘We won’t always agree’:Albanese rejects Chinese premier’s call to shelve disputes

‘We won’t always agree’:Albanese rejects Chinese premier’s call to shelve disputes

The prime minister will insist that serious disagreements will not disappear simply by being treated as taboos.

  • byMatthew Knott andPaul Sakkal
Chinese premier visit to include both ‘panda diplomacy’ and difficult issues

Chinese premier visit to include both ‘panda diplomacy’ and difficult issues

Chinese Premier Li Qiang will visit Adelaide Zoo in a promising sign for giant pandas remaining in Australia. The rest of his visit will be far more serious.

  • byMatthew Knott
Relax. It’s just dessert
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Column 8

Relax. It’s just dessert

Presidents take the cake.

From Robert Mugabe to Alexander Downer:Jeremy Hearder retires after 65 years as a diplomat

From Robert Mugabe to Alexander Downer:Jeremy Hearder retires after 65 years as a diplomat

Few people could work the same job for 65 years and not get bored. But Jeremy Hearder did – and he got to criss-cross the world doing it.

  • byJames Massola
NZ upset by Giles decision to replace ‘direction 99’ rule on deporting criminals

NZ upset by Giles decision to replace ‘direction 99’ rule on deporting criminals

Immigration Minister Andrew Giles said the new direction would prioritise the “protection of the Australian community and common sense”.

  • byMatthew Knott
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Iran seeks extradition treaty with Australia,despite vast differences

Iran seeks extradition treaty with Australia,despite vast differences

Iran’s ambassador to Australia says Hamas should be viewed as a “resistance group” rather than a terrorist organisation,as it currently is under Australian law.

  • byMatthew Knott andDavid Crowe
Shorten to tell world Australia stands with Ukraine

Shorten to tell world Australia stands with Ukraine

The former Labor leader will use an appearance at a peace summit in Switzerland to warn that Vladimir Putin cannot be allowed to win the war in Ukraine.

  • byMatthew Knott
‘You are collaborating’:Wong attacks Greens over violent Gaza protests

‘You are collaborating’:Wong attacks Greens over violent Gaza protests

The foreign affairs minister accused Greens politicians of encouraging violent pro-Palestine protesters in fiery scenes at Senate estimates.

  • byMatthew Knott
Australia is losing faith in America – but support for Trump’s higher than ever

Australia is losing faith in America – but support for Trump’s higher than ever

Donald Trump is easily the most popular Republican presidential candidate among Australians for at least the past 16 years,a major poll has revealed.

  • byMatthew Knott
Giles says he’s using drones to track freed foreign criminals

Giles says he’s using drones to track freed foreign criminals

Immigration Minister Andrew Giles’ claim comes as several caucus colleagues are privately discussing his future in the portfolio.

  • byAngus Thompson,Matthew Knott,James Massola andOlivia Ireland