Wong can mock Morrison’s ‘diplomatic insensitivity’ all she wants, but it is Labor that has endangered our vital relationship with Israel

Wong can mock Morrison’s ‘diplomatic insensitivity’ all she wants, but it is Labor that has endangered our vital relationship with Israel

Jerusalem has been described as the most controversial piece of real estate on Earth. Whoever said that wasn’t kidding. It’s back in the news feed this week following the announcement by Labor Secretary of State Penny Wong that Australia no longer recognizes “West Jerusalem” as Israel’s capital. That’s a reversal of Liberal Prime Minister Scott … Read more

Australia drops recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

Australia drops recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia has overturned a previous government’s recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the foreign minister said Tuesday, sparking Israel’s consternation. The center-left Labor Party government cabinet agreed to re-recognize Tel Aviv as the capital and reaffirmed that Jerusalem’s status should be resolved in peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, Foreign … Read more

LIVE: Australian Foreign Secretary Penny Wong addresses media in Canberra | ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: Australian Foreign Secretary Penny Wong addresses media in Canberra |  ABC News – ABC News (Australia)

LIVE: Australian Foreign Secretary Penny Wong addresses media in Canberra | ABC newsABC News (Australia) Australia no longer accepts Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, says Penny WongThe Australian Financial Review Australia says there is no change in recognition of West Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in 2018The times of Israel View full coverage on Google News

Jacinta Price reflects on response to her maiden speech, said she enjoyed watching Labor senators ‘squirm and grimace’

Jacinta Price reflects on response to her maiden speech, said she enjoyed watching Labor senators ‘squirm and grimace’

Indigenous Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price has reflected on the moment she “wrapped and grimaced” Labor senators during her maiden speech to Parliament. Senator Price used her opening speech to the Senate Chamber in late July to argue for real change for the Indigenous peoples instead of “meaningless virtue signaling.” At the Conservative Political Action Conference … Read more

Solomon Islands parliament votes to postpone national poll as Manasseh Sogavare mocks Australian Election Fund offer

Solomon Islands parliament votes to postpone national poll as Manasseh Sogavare mocks Australian Election Fund offer

The Solomon Islands parliament has voted to postpone the country’s national elections until 2024, backing a push by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to postpone the poll until after the Pacific Games next year. Most important points: Manasseh Sogavare says election had to be postponed until after Pacific Games due to cost Opposition accuses Mr Sogavare … Read more

Solomon Islands parliament votes to postpone national poll as Manasseh Sogavare mocks Australian Election Fund offer

Solomon Islands parliament votes to postpone national poll as Manasseh Sogavare mocks Australian Election Fund offer

The Solomon Islands parliament has voted to postpone the country’s national elections until 2024, backing a push by Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare to postpone the poll until after the Pacific Games next year. Most important points: Manasseh Sogavare says election had to be postponed until after Pacific Games due to cost Opposition accuses Mr Sogavare … Read more

Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare mocks Australia with warning to prepare for ‘major cost’ to fund Solomon Islands election

Solomon Islands parliament votes to postpone national poll as Manasseh Sogavare mocks Australian Election Fund offer

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has mocked Australia by declaring that he will take up the government’s offer to help fund the next national election, but only after his country’s parliament votes to release the national poll. to be set until 2024. Most important points: Australia’s offer to fund the Solomon Islands’ national elections … Read more

Taiwanese independence advocates are ‘punished’, says Chinese ambassador

Taiwanese independence advocates are ‘punished’, says Chinese ambassador

The Chinese ambassador to Australia has warned that Taiwanese people who advocate full independence from the mainland will be “punished” under Chinese law, in an interview with ABC’s 7.30 program. Most important points: Ambassador Xiao Qian says “nothing is true” in UN report accusing China of grave human rights violations in Xinjiang Xiao says he … Read more

Papua New Guinea’s foreign minister Justin Tkachenko reveals plans for a security deal with Australia and possibly New Zealand

Papua New Guinea’s foreign minister Justin Tkachenko reveals plans for a security deal with Australia and possibly New Zealand

Papua New Guinea’s new foreign minister Justin Tkachenko has revealed his country is on the move to negotiate a security treaty with Australia — and possibly New Zealand — in a move that could have far-reaching strategic implications for the region. can have. Most important points: Papua New Guinea’s foreign minister said the treaty would … Read more

China’s foreign minister blames Morrison’s government for poor relations and tells Penny Wong to ‘treat us as a partner, not a threat’

China’s foreign minister blames Morrison’s government for poor relations and tells Penny Wong to ‘treat us as a partner, not a threat’

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has told Australian Foreign Minister Penny Wong that the Albanian government should form a “correct understanding” of China as a partner, not a threat, according to a Chinese government summary of their first meeting in Bali. Most important points: China’s foreign minister says Morrison’s government is responsible for the deterioration … Read more