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Australia declares emergency, warns coronavirus crisis could last six months

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Wednesday declared a “human biosecurity emergency” and said the country’s citizens should abandon all overseas travel because of the coronavirus epidemic that he warned could last at least six months.

Chinese censors ban Australian play The Removalists because of ‘salty’ language

"Salty" language and violence in a Beijing production of The Removalists has resulted in Chinese censors banning the Australian play. The play was written in...

Australia’s fortunes are linked to China’s economy — for better or worse

Australia's dependence on Chinese money has been a blessing for the local economy, but it could unravel painfully if China's economic slowdown worsens.

Suspected China defence leak a wake-up call for Australia

An alleged Chinese ‘spy plot’ in the UK should be a wake-up call for Australia, an expert has warned. British counterterrorism police are investigating an...

China waste ban: What a load of rubbish

When Australian environment ministers sat down to discuss what to do about the China ban on the nation’s domestic rubbish exports last week, plastics...

‘We’re going to need the Australians’: Pompeo lays out contest with China

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said global institutions trying to deal with an aggressive China are no longer fit for purpose, in part because Australia does not have a leading role in many of them.

China’s mighty orbit in South Pacific threatens to leave Australia in spin

The South Pacific has become an increasingly important geopolitical chessboard with the United States, China and Australia racing to secure ports, cyber infrastructure and...

Chinese investment in Australian property down, but still strong: Juwai.com

CHINESE buyers are expected to splash $104.5 billion on international property this year, with about a fifth of that to be sunk into Australia. A...

Census 2016: Migrants make a cosmopolitan country

Australian migrants have to really want to come to this country. We are not like Europe or Africa or the Americas where migrants can trek from one country to another across a land border.

Australian diplomats visit detained blogger after accusations of crossing ‘China’s legal red line’

Australian diplomats have visited the detained Australian blogger Yang Hengjun, who is being held in residential detention in Beijing under investigation for involvement with...

Australia warns it can’t stop the spread of coronavirus from overseas

Australia’s chief medical officer said on Monday it was no longer possible to completely prevent people with the coronavirus from entering the country, citing concerns about outbreaks in Japan and South Korea.

Chinese icebreaker Xue Long’s summer visits to inject $2.5m to Tasmanian economy: Premier

Chinese icebreaker Xue Long will dock in Hobart twice over summer, with the Tasmanian Government estimating the two port calls will inject $2.5 million...