‘Trust and respect’:In call,Macron agrees to rebuild ties with Australia

‘Trust and respect’:In call,Macron agrees to rebuild ties with Australia

Macron reminded PM Albanese of the “deep breach of trust” which had occurred in an ugly chapter in Franco-Australian relations last year following the cancellation of a $90 billion submarine contract.

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A performance with a purpose:Biden welcomes Albanese to the top table

A performance with a purpose:Biden welcomes Albanese to the top table

The US president hammed it up to make sure everyone knew the relationship between the US and Australia was in safe hands on both sides of the Pacific.

  • byDavid Crowe
‘No justification’:Albanese tells China to lift Australian trade bans

‘No justification’:Albanese tells China to lift Australian trade bans

The new prime minister criticised Chinese economic coercion while pledging stronger security ties with the US,Japan and India.

  • byDavid Crowe
The only way is up for French relations after Le Drian takes final swipe at Morrison

The only way is up for French relations after Le Drian takes final swipe at Morrison

In a sign that nerves in Paris are still raw over the AUKUS deal,the outgoing French foreign minister could barely hide his excitement over Scott Morrison’s defeat.

  • byRob Harris
Chinese Australian used $30,000 donation to ingratiate himself with Alan Tudge,court hears

Chinese Australian used $30,000 donation to ingratiate himself with Alan Tudge,court hears

Melbourne Magistrates Court hears claims that the man made a donation to the Royal Melbourne Hospital in order to curry favour with the federal minister.

  • byDavid Estcourt
If Morrison wins the election,he needs a new foreign minister
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If Morrison wins the election,he needs a new foreign minister

Scott Morrison has felt the need to single out Marise Payne for praise. In fact,she has been a weak link.

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Labor’s ‘missing middle’ strategy avoids asking region to take sides on China

Labor’s ‘missing middle’ strategy avoids asking region to take sides on China

Penny Wong will be hoping Labor’s new South-East Asian policies capture attention in the region and the White House.

  • byPeter Hartcher
Australia snubs China and Russia at major maritime conference

Australia snubs China and Russia at major maritime conference

The Chinese and Russian militaries have been banned from attending a major military trade show in Sydney,as concern heightens about the recently signed security agreement between China and Solomon Islands.

  • byAnthony Galloway
From China to climate and COVID:does Australia really care for the Pacific?

From China to climate and COVID:does Australia really care for the Pacific?

We need to show all Pacific nations - not just Solomon Islands - we are with them,and not let strategic advisers overwhelm the important issues.

  • byHamish McDonald
Downer ‘disappointed’ in Payne for leaving UK post vacant during Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Downer ‘disappointed’ in Payne for leaving UK post vacant during Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

The Australian government has allowed the post of High Commissioner to the UK to fall vacant during the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

  • byLatika Bourke
China’s plans for the Pacific do not stop with Solomons

China’s plans for the Pacific do not stop with Solomons

The former ambassador to Papua New Guinea warns that other island nations in the Pacific are being courted by Beijing right now.

  • byIan Kemish