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Australia weighs 'opportunities' for Hong Kong people after security law

7:48am BST

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison signalled on Thursday his government may follow Britain in offering visas to Hong Kong citizens after China imposed a new security law on the city.

Australia weighs 'opportunities' for Hong Kong people after security law

7:21am BST

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison signalled on Thursday his government may follow Britain in offering visas to Hong Kong citizens after China imposed a new security law on the city.

Australian politician says he is not a suspect in 'China probe' after raid

29 Jun 2020

SYDNEY An Australian politician whose home and office were raided by the federal police and an intelligence agency said the probe was part of a foreign interference investigation focused on China and he was not a suspect and had done nothing wrong.

RPT-Australia says pandemic prompts greater effort to revamp global bodies

16 Jun 2020

SYDNEY, June 16 Australia will take a more activist role in reshaping global bodies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) after the coronavirus pandemic dealt an unexpected blow to international stability, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Australia says pandemic prompts greater effort to revamp global bodies

16 Jun 2020

SYDNEY Australia will take a more activist role in reshaping global bodies such as the World Health Organization (WHO) after the coronavirus pandemic dealt an unexpected blow to international stability, its foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Australia won't be intimidated in row with China - PM Morrison

11 Jun 2020

SYDNEY Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday he would not be intimidated by "coercion" after China restricted some Australian exports and urged Chinese tourists and students to avoid Australia.

Australian economy would suffer if China students stay away

10 Jun 2020

SYDNEY Australia's economy, facing its first recession in 30 years because of the coronavirus, would suffer if Chinese students heeded a warning from their government to stay away because of racist incidents, Australia's trade minister said on Wednesday.

Australia shakes up foreign investment laws for national security

09 Jun 2020

SYDNEY/HONG KONG Australia announced the biggest shakeup of its foreign investment laws in almost half a century on Friday, including giving the government the power to force the sale of a business if it creates a national security risk.

Australia to refocus international aid to health security on doorstep

28 May 2020

SYDNEY Australia will divert A$280 million ($185.25 million) in overseas aid this year to bolster the response of its closest neighbours to the coronavirus pandemic, with Canberra warning the stability of the Indo-Pacific region is at risk.

Australia to refocus international aid to health security on doorstep

28 May 2020

SYDNEY, May 28 Australia will divert A$280 million ($185.25 million) in overseas aid this year to bolster the response of its closest neighbours to the coronavirus pandemic, with Canberra warning the stability of the Indo-Pacific region is at risk.

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