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Australia’s new PM flags ‘difficult’ China ties as he heads to Tokyo for Quad meeting

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Anthony Albanese has flown to Tokyo to take part in the Quad leaders’ meeting, just hours after being sworn in as the new Australian prime minister and warning that relations with China would remain “difficult”. The L...

Australia’s rightwing government weaponised climate change – now it has faced its reckoning

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When Scott Morrison won Australia’s federal election in 2019, it seemed like the country would never emerge from the climate wars that had begun a decade earlier. Morrison had taken the prime ministership late in 2018...

Cabinet committee blocked plan to double Australia’s support to Pacific, election-eve leak reveals

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The Morrison government has been hit by an election-eve leak that cabinet’s national security committee blocked a proposal by the foreign affairs minister, Marise Payne, to double Australia’s support to the Pacific. L ...

Australia’s jobless rate at 50-year low of 3.9% but fewer positions added in April than predicted

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Australia’s jobless rate remained steady at 3.9% en abril, hovering at near half-century lows, as the economy added a small number of new jobs and employees worked longer hours. The nation’s unemployment rate last mon...

Former Kiribati president slams Australia’s ‘politicisation’ of climate action and power of fossil fuel lobby

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A former president of the Pacific nation of Kiribati has blasted the influence of the fossil fuel lobby in Australia and the “politicisation” of climate policy, issuing a plea for leaders to adopt a “more moral” stanc...

Emergency overload: how Covid exposed Australia’s straining hospital system

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Samantha Hodgson met all the criteria for a possible heart attack: “A tight, crushing pain that started in my shoulders and spread through my chest and ribcage. I was dizzy, and the pain had escalated over 24 hours so...

It’s unprecedented for Dutton to label a Chinese spy ship sailing outside Australia’s territory an ‘act of aggression’

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El ministro de defensa, Peter Dutton, has called the presence of a Chinese spy ship off the coast of Western Australia “an aggressive act” but his department was far more sober in its assessment and international law ex...

Solomon Islands PM suggests Australia’s reaction to China security deal is hysterical and hypocritical

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The prime minister of Solomon Islands has accused the Australian government of hypocrisy over his country’s security deal with China, saying the Aukus pact was far from transparent but he “did not become theatrical an...

Australia’s wholesale power prices double in a year as coal-fired power plants falter

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Wholesale power prices in Australia’s main electricity market continued to rise in the first three months of 2022, more than doubling the cost a year earlier, with the increase blamed mostly on more costly fossil fuel...

Australia’s foreign minister denounces China’s ‘secret’ security deal with Solomon Islands

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Marise Payne has denounced the “secret” terms of China’s security deal with Solomon Islands, while insisting “no document signed and kept away from public view” would change Australia’s commitment to answering Pacific...

Australia’s Covid death toll in 2022 more than double that of previous two years

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The number of deaths from Covid-19 in Australia this year to date has reached more than double the deaths from 2020 y 2021 combined. According to federal health department data as of 18 abril, 6,786 people have died...

‘This is an emergency’: Australia’s extreme weather crises spark anger at climate inaction

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With recent months bringing record rain, record heat and a sixth mass bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef, Australia has experienced a troubling start to the year. While unprecedented rainfall resulted in devastating ...

Caroline Kennedy praises Australia’s bipartisan foreign policy despite PM’s claims on Labor and China

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Caroline Kennedy, the nominee for US ambassador to Australia, has said the Aukus security deal will provide “a lot of deterrence” in the Indo-Pacific even before the nuclear-powered submarines are ready. With Australi...

Análisis: Australia’s busiest state government goes into hibernation

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Both of Victoria’s political leaders were stuck at home this week – Daniel Andrews having tested positive for Covid-19 and Matthew Guy as a close contact of his nine-year-old son. But it probably wouldn’t have made mu...

Australia’s minimum wage should be raised by 5% to counter inflation and living costs, unions say

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Australia’s lowest-paid workers should get a 5% pay rise – or $2,000 more a year, according to a submission from unions to the industrial umpire. The Australian Council of Trade Unions has called for the minimum wage ...

Australia’s 2022 federal budget: what we found in the fine print

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The government will provide $6.7m in 2022-23 to support the investigation and prosecution of potential war crimes in Afghanistan by the Office of the Special Investigator. The funds follow the report by Justice Paul B...

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