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Darwin Port’s Chinese owner says it will cooperate with Australian defence review

Landbridge says it is willing to participate in review of $500m lease but insists 2015 deal with Northern Territory was ‘in good faith’The Chinese company that operates the Port of Darwin has vowed to cooperate with the Morrison government’s review into any security risks from its long-term lease – but insists it struck the deal “in good faith”.The defence minister, Peter Dutton, confirmed on Monday that his department was reviewing the 2015 agreement between the Northern Territory’s then-Countr...
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Australia news live: Greg Hunt has ‘absolute belief’ that banning returns from India is legal

Health minister joins Scott Morrison in defending ban; over-50s eligible for Covid vaccine. Follow latest updatesAustralia’s medical chief Paul Kelly says he gave no health advice to jail India arrivalsWA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid casesA third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseasAustralia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 6.19am BST At the Australia Post inquiry, Tony Nutt, an Austra...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Senate, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Perth, Peter Dutton, Western Australia


Australia news live: ban on citizens returning from India could lead to deaths, chief medical officer warns

Scott Morrison has defended criminalising people who return from India; over-50s eligible for Covid vaccine. Follow latest updatesAustralia’s medical chief Paul Kelly says he gave no health advice to jail India arrivalsWA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid casesA third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseasAustralia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 5.22am BST Greg Hunt has sought to reassure A...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Perth, Peter Dutton, Western Australia, Australian economy


Australia news live: ban on citizens returning from India could lead to deaths, chief medical officer warned

Scott Morrison has defended criminalising people who return from India; over-50s eligible for Covid vaccine. Follow latest updatesAustralia’s medical chief Paul Kelly says he gave no health advice to jail India arrivalsWA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid casesA third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseasAustralia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 4.14am BST The National Covid-19 Commission A...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Perth, Peter Dutton, Western Australia, Australian economy


Australia news live: Scott Morrison defends criminalising people who return from India; over-50s eligible for Covid vaccine

WA considers longer-term mask measures as contact tracers work through the movements of three men who tested positive for coronavirus in Perth on Saturday. Follow latest updates• WA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid cases• A third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseas • Australia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 2.24am BST Gosh, this press conference is confusing, but the crux of it is that ...
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Australia news live: medical chief did not advise jail time for India arrivals; over-50s eligible for AstraZeneca Covid vaccine

WA considers longer-term mask measures as contact tracers work through the movements of three men who tested positive for coronavirus in Perth on Saturday. Follow latest updates• WA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid cases• A third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseas • Australia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 1.20am BST Scott Morrison’s message seems to be ‘yeah I said we CAN throw people...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, China, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Perth, Peter Dutton, Western Australia


Australia news live: over-50s eligible for AstraZeneca Covid vaccine; medical chief did not advise jail time for India arrivals

WA considers longer-term mask measures as contact tracers work through the movements of three men who tested positive for coronavirus in Perth on Saturday. Follow latest updates• WA premier says Perth lockdown remains ‘a prospect’ after Covid cases• A third of Australians believe Coalition must do more to help 36,000 citizens stranded overseas • Australia’s vaccine rollout: what you should know about the changes 12.20am BST New Zealand has apologised for using Twitter to source oxygen tanks ...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, India, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, New Zealand, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Liberal party, Scott Morrison, Perth, Peter Dutton, New Delhi


‘Fuel on the fire’: war of words between Australia and China stokes tension

Scott Morrison wants to ‘pursue peace’ but ‘drums of war’ speeches from his government have raised hacklesScott Morrison says Australia’s defence policies are “designed to pursue peace” – but some analysts are worried the increasingly stark warnings from his government about the threat of a military clash with China could fuel panic.“I think while there are good reasons to increase our defence spending and to raise public awareness of the challenges that loom in our region, there are also real r...
Tags: Australia, China, International Trade, Australia news, Taiwan, Asia Pacific, Australian military, Victoria, Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, Northern Territory, Darwin, Penny Wong, Kevin Rudd, Morrison, Lowy Institute


Australia news live updates: Tokyo-bound Olympians and Paralympians to be vaccinated; flights from India suspended over Covid cases

National cabinet agrees to give athletes priority in vaccine rollout; two more Aboriginal deaths in custody confirmed; Australia to India amid country’s coronavirus surge. Follow the latest Peter Dutton sues refugee activist for defamation over tweetFewer than 50% of Australians over 50 willing to get Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccinesWestern Australian Covid hotspotsFollow our global coronavirus live blog 9.10am BST New South Wales premier Gladys Berejiklian (who we heard earlier spoke to pri...
Tags: Health, Australia, India, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Astrazeneca, Tokyo, Pfizer, Greg Hunt, Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, Western Australia, Morrison, Gladys Berejiklian


Home affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo urged to ‘tone it down’ after ‘drums of war’ speech

Pezzullo says countries such as Australia must brace ‘for the curse of war’The home affairs department secretary, Michael Pezzullo, has been urged to “tone down” his language after a speech in which he warned of an increasing drumbeat to war and argued Australia should not avoid conflict at the price of liberty.The comments come just days after the new defence minister, Peter Dutton, warned of possible war with China over Taiwan, part of an escalation of rhetoric that Australia could be drawn in...
Tags: Australia, China, Australia news, Taiwan, Australian politics, Peter Dutton, Pezzullo, Michael Pezzullo, Mike Pezzullo, Australian foreign policy


Australian defence minister says conflict over Taiwan involving China ‘should not be discounted’

Peter Dutton says Australia is focused on maintaining good relations with Beijing but China has been ‘very clear’ about its plans for reunification The Australian defence minister, Peter Dutton, has said a conflict involving China over Taiwan cannot be discounted but he insists the government’s focus remains on having “good relations” with Beijing.Dutton was on Sunday asked about the prospect of a “battle over Taiwan” following remarks from the former defence minister, Christopher Pyne, and the ...
Tags: Australia, China, Australia news, Taiwan, Beijing, Tony Abbott, Australian politics, Australian military, Peter Dutton, Christopher Pyne, Beijing Dutton


Peter Dutton hits back at WA premier, insisting states had agreed to manage hotel quarantine

Federal minister rejects call for commonwealth to make defence facilities available for returned travellers, saying they are too ‘austere’New Perth case confirmed as hotel quarantine failures condemnedThe defence minister, Peter Dutton, has slapped down the WA Premier Mark McGowan after he called on the commonwealth to “step up” and take responsibility for quarantining returned travellers.Dutton, who is in home quarantine in Queensland after visiting Perth last week, said the WA government had m...
Tags: Health, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, Perth, Peter Dutton, Western Australia, WA, Dutton, Mark McGowan, Coronavirus


Australia Says it Won't Be 'Bullied' After Canceling China Trade Deal

Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton said that the country will not be "bullied" by China after canceling two trade deals with the...
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Australia news live: fourth Perth hospital health worker goes into self-quarantine; scammers target people seeking Covid vaccines

NSW reports no new local Covid cases; Gladys Berejiklian says next Mad Max movie will be filmed in Sydney. Follow all the latest news and updates live 7.19am BST “Is defence too woke?” is a question that was put to Chester after a backbench Liberal MP was reported to suggest so by the ABC.Chester says it’s “not an issue on [his] desk”, and it’s “froth and bubble”. 7.16am BST Chester was asked about the “new facts” defence minister Peter Dutton referred to in deciding not to revoke the ci...
Tags: Health, Australia, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Sydney, New Zealand, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party, Liberal party, Perth


Australia news live: New Zealand travel bubble opens; national cabinet meets over Covid vaccine

Australians can now fly to New Zealand without going into quarantine. Follow all the latest news and updates, live 11.08pm BST Deputy prime minister Michael McCormack has heralded the opening of the trans-Tasman bubble as the start of “we’re getting back to the pre-COVID normality”. He spoke on ABC News Breakfast this morning: We can and we will. And we must. But we will do it based on the best possible medical advice. So whether that’s Singapore next, or as you identify - one of the Pacific...
Tags: Health, Australia, Iraq, Singapore, Australia news, Afghanistan, Asia Pacific, Coalition, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, New Zealand, New South Wales politics, Vaccines and immunisation, Victoria, Labor party


Australia news live: last Australian troops to leave Afghanistan; NSW Aboriginal deaths in custody inquiry recommends sweeping reforms

NSW MPs call for end to police investigating themselves on 30th anniversary of royal commission; Queensland ; fashion designer in Sydney. Follow updates liveFinal Australian troops to leave Afghanistan in September Labor pledges $90m to reduce Indigenous incarcerationWhat Australia can learn from world’s best vaccine rollouts 5.13am BST The ABC has released a statement on the story gripping Australia: the twerking warship dancers. The national broadcaster has confirmed the video was edite...
Tags: Health, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Afghanistan, Taliban, Australian politics, Queensland, Sydney, Brisbane, Indigenous Australians, Vaccines and immunisation, Labor party, Scott Morrison, Abc News, Perth


Why is Australia deporting so many people to New Zealand?

Australia has ramped up the practice of deporting people who commit crimes while living here on visas – a policy that’s seen deportations to New Zealand skyrocket. Reporter Ben Doherty explains the history of this policy, and how a series of recent controversies over deportations have pushed tensions between the two countries to an all-time highYou can also check out: Continue reading...
Tags: Prisons, Australia, World news, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, New Zealand, Peter Dutton, Ben Doherty


No matter how disagreeable Australia is, New Zealand may just have to accept it | Stephen Hoadley

New Zealand benefits disproportionately from the trans-Tasman relationship so unpleasant policies sometimes have to be swallowedWhile the epithets hurled by US, Russian and Chinese leaders at each other make world headlines, a little-noticed diplomatic spat is worsening between normally friendly neighbours Australia and New Zealand.This is unexpected and unwanted. The two countries are arguably among the planet’s most closely interlinked. Their longstanding and intimate social, economic and inte...
Tags: UK, Australia, France, US, Australia news, Canada, Asia Pacific, Ireland, New Zealand, Belgium, Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, Jacinda Ardern, Stephen Hoadley


Peter Dutton charged taxpayers $465 for flight on day he was special guest at private event

Minister flew from Sydney to Maroochydore on same day he was to appear with Queensland Liberal leader at ‘long lunch’ The home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, charged taxpayers $465 for a flight to Maroochydore on the same day he was the special guest at a private event in Noosa River.According to his expense report, Dutton flew from Sydney to Maroochydore on 19 July, 2019, on the same day he was to appear alongside the then Queensland opposition leader, Deb Frecklington, at a “long lunch” on Ma...
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'It starts with one child': white-hot anger in New Zealand as Australia deports 15-year-old

Rising resentment over the treatment of New Zealanders only intensified when Peter Dutton called forced removals ‘taking the trash out’In New Zealand, a long-simmering resentment is burning into white-hot anger over Australia’s secretive deportation of a 15-year-old boy, alone, to a country he barely knows.“The abuse that is occurring under Australia’s system, now the abuse of children, is horrific,” says Filipa Payne, the co-founder of Route 501, an advocacy organisation that assists people for...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Asia Pacific, Migration, New Zealand, Peter Dutton, Australian foreign policy, Filipa Payne


Deportation of a minor: how a 'corrosive' policy sank cosy relations between Australia and New Zealand

Jacinda Ardern has long criticised the policy and now the deportation of a 15-year-old boy has seen calls for Australia to be referred to the UNThey may be close allies, but the latest flare-up in a long-running diplomatic standoff between Australia and New Zealand has seen relations between the two nations hit an all-time low.The source of the friction is a controversial deportation policy which Australia uses to deport hundreds of New Zealanders every year. Part of the country’s hardline and o...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, New Zealand, Peter Dutton, Jacinda Ardern


Minor deported to New Zealand under Australian program Peter Dutton described as ‘taking the trash out’

Jacinda Ardern, who says she ‘never agreed with the policy’, is seeking more information about the 15-year-old Australian authorities deported a minor to New Zealand as part of a program home affairs minister Peter Dutton described as “taking the trash out”.The New Zealand prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, confirmed that one of the people deported from Australia earlier this month was under the age of 18, but said she was not aware of any further details about the case. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Australia news, Australian immigration and asylum, Australian politics, New Zealand, Peter Dutton, Jacinda Ardern


Australia politics live: Scott Morrison and AFP reportedly told of historic rape allegation against a cabinet minister

Victoria reports two new local Covid cases; remains of missing businesswoman Melissa Caddick found; 85% of Australians likely to get vaccinated. Follow liveMelissa Caddick: remains of missing businesswoman found months after disappearanceHarvey Norman to keep $22m in jobkeeper despite profits doubling to $462m in pandemicAustralia considers relaxing temperature controls on Pfizer vaccineFollow our global coronavirus live blog 7.55am GMT Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young has also released he...
Tags: Health, Business, Labor, Abc, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Pfizer, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, Norman, South Australia, Peter Dutton


Australia politics live: more than 100 Pfizer vaccine doses thrown out after incorrect storage; Victoria Covid restrictions to ease

Victoria reports two new local Covid cases; missing businesswoman Melissa Caddick found dead; 85% of Australians likely to get vaccinated. Follow latest updatesAustralia’s vaccine rollout: early errors, cancellations and missed deadlinesCovid vaccine tracker: when will you get the jab?Follow our global coronavirus live blog 6.18am GMT Airflow assessments of hotel quarantine rooms are under way in Western Australia as a result of a review into how a guard contracted Covid-19 from an infected...
Tags: Health, Business, Australia, Australia news, Australian politics, Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Scott Morrison, South Australia, Perth, Peter Dutton, Western Australia, Northern Territory, Australian economy


Australia politics live: Victoria premier Daniel Andrews announces Covid restrictions to ease

Victoria reports two new local Covid cases; missing businesswoman Melissa Caddick found dead; 85% of Australians likely to get vaccinated. Follow latest updatesAustralia’s vaccine rollout: early errors, cancellations and missed deadlinesCovid vaccine tracker: when will you get the jab?Follow our global coronavirus live blog 1.32am GMT Earlier, Scott Morrison was asked about Facebook restoring Australian news to its feeds.He replied:Australia under my government will always stand up … we hav...
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Australia politics live: Victoria reports two new local Covid cases

Missing businesswoman Melissa Caddick found dead on NSW south coast; 85% of Australians likely to get vaccinated; and NSW eases rules on dancing and singing in public. Follow latest updatesAustralia’s vaccine rollout: early errors, cancellations and missed deadlinesCovid vaccine tracker: when will you get the jab?Follow our global coronavirus live blog 10.29pm GMT There’s been another stuff up with the vaccine rollout. A batch of injections have spoiled at an aged care centre in Werribee. @...
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Australia politics live: 85% of Australians likely to get vaccinated; house parties are back in NSW

Rules about dancing and singing in public have eased in NSW today as Victorians expect an announcement about lifting of restrictions. Follow latest updatesAustralia’s vaccine rollout: early errors, cancellations and missed deadlinesCovid vaccine tracker: when will you get the jab?Follow our global coronavirus live blog 9.35pm GMT Police have found the remains of missing businesswoman Melissa Caddick on the NSW south coast months after she disappeared following raids on her home last year.NS...
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PM dodges question over Peter Dutton describing Brittany Higgins rape allegation as 'she said, he said'

Scott Morrison says alleged sexual assaults are ‘serious and traumatic events for anyone to deal with’Scott Morrison has stepped around a question about whether he agrees with Peter Dutton’s characterisation of Brittany Higgins’ rape allegation as “she said, he said” as the home affairs minister defended his decision not to alert the prime minister to the potential reopening of the police investigation.Dutton’s office earlier this week declined to answer questions from Guardian Australia and oth...
Tags: Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Scott Morrison, Peter Dutton, Sexual Harassment, Morrison, Afp, Guardian Australia, Dutton, Brittany Higgins


Australia politics live: Facebook to restore Australian news from Friday, says Frydenberg

AFP warns Scott Morrison about delays in reporting alleged criminal conduct. Follow live updatesMan accused of raping Brittany Higgins returned to Parliament HouseDutton says police told him about rape allegation days before story brokeFollow our global coronavirus live blog 7.16am GMT The treasurer, Josh Frydenberg, has indicated Facebook will restore Australian news to Australian users’ feeds on Friday.Frydenberg told 2GB Radio:I understand you will see some changes from tomorrow, that’s w...
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Australia politics live: AFP warns Scott Morrison about delays in reporting alleged criminal conduct

NSW, Victoria and Tasmania join Queensland in suspending quarantine-free travel from Auckland after the city reported three new local Covid casesMan accused of raping Brittany Higgins returned to Parliament HouseDutton says police told him about rape allegation days before story brokeFollow our global coronavirus live blog 2.22am GMT Former UK prime minister Gordon Brown has retracted a claim in a review he wrote for the Guardian, that Kevin Rudd had to be physically restrained at a 2009 cli...
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