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Australia first: What new visa policy means for Chinese, Asian immigrants

In a budget unveiled last week, the Australian government of Malcolm Turnbull put “Australians first” by cutting the 457 visa for foreign workers and...

Australia called ‘gum stuck to China’s shoe’ by state media in coronavirus investigation stoush

Australia has been described as “gum stuck to the bottom of China’s shoe,” by a Chinese state media editor as Beijing criticised calls for an inquiry into the coronavirus origin as “political manoeuvring,” further straining ties.

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.

China experts warn of funding shock to research

China experts say Australian universities’ financial dependence on a single group of students jeopardises more than teaching funds, with all university operations susceptible to vacillations in demand from the most populous country.

Seeking brand Australia in China – where the bloody hell are you?

It’s not just Twiggy Forrest who wants to see Australian food exports to Asia prominently promoted as Australian. The mining and beef billionaire’s views are...

Hastie calls for ‘push back’ as coronavirus reveals ‘true cost’ of reliance on China

Prominent Liberal MP Andrew Hastie is calling for a "push back" against the activities of China in Australia as the coronavirus pandemic exposes the costs of "relying too heavily on an authoritarian regime" for our prosperity and economic security.

Chinese community reacts to anti same-sex marriage pamphlets

Pamphlets made by the Australian Chinese for Families Association to oppose same-sex marriage have drawn a range of reactions. The association was co-founded by Dr...

Ministerial staffer flew business class to China energy conference

A “friend” and staffer of a South Australian assistant minister has travelled business class to China at taxpayers’ expense for a renewable energy conference. The...

Australia ramps up pressure on China with backing of US and Japan

The progress of repairing China-Australia ties, strained over Canberra’s concerns about Chinese influence in its domestic affairs, has been “unsatisfactory”, said China’s top diplomat Wang Yi after meeting his Australian counterpart.

Australian universities are under threat from more attractive, cheaper Chinese competitors

In the YouTube video the young man browses Chinese-language books in a library, practices Chinese calligraphy with careful brushstrokes, introduces himself in Mandarin.

Bellamy’s tipped to regain Chinese import licence

One of the men who sold Camperdown Powder to Bellamy's Australia expects Chinese authorities will quickly reinstate an import licence for the canning facility,...

Australia extends coronavirus ban on travel from China into fourth week

The Australian government has extended its ban on international arrivals who have travelled through China for a fourth week due to the novel coronavirus crisis, despite the increasing pressure on the economy and the start of the university year.