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Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and Scott Morrison (Images: AAP)

ScoMo goes to Tokyo: what will happen and what can we expect to learn?

Scott Morrison's visit to Tokyo will see questions of defence, the US and China on the table as Australia and Japan navigate their increasingly insecure positions.

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High stakes, and getting higher, for Australia in Trump-Biden contest

Australia needs the US to lead concerted international action on issues like trade and climate. A re-elected Trump administration is unlikely to deliver either.

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Sliding wages and sinking growth suggest a long haul to recovery

Without wages growth, the Australian economy will remain stuck in first gear — and the ABS says wages are going backwards.

Former Austrade CEO Stephanie Fahey

Austrade buys into a most undiplomatic mess with CEO’s ‘brutal’ departure

The reasons for Stephanie Fahey's sudden departure last month are juicy topics among friends and foes. But according to insiders, the organisation was left in chaos.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang (Image: Wikimedia)

Australia shouldn’t expect another free ride from China

China provided crucial support to Australia after the 2008 global financial crisis. Today, they must look after themselves.

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Hysteria over ‘recession’ won’t help a struggling economy

Yes, Australia is undergoing a serious economic contraction. No, yelling 'recession' doesn't help. And for our exporters, things aren't too bad at all.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Belted and railroaded: Victoria’s trade deal with China is a dud

The premier has hung an albatross around his neck, and the necks of any future Victorian governments.

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews (Image: AAP/James Ross)

Which Australian states depend on China most — and does it matter?

From iron ore to infrastructure, is there real reason to be concerned about state dependency on Chinese business?

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Government procured itself a serious problem when it signed up to trade treaty

The Coalition will use government procurement to drive greater Australian manufacturing. Only problem is it's given foreign firms access to government contracts and let them sue if we choose local.

Chinese President Xi Jinping (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

The Beijing dilemma: right now, we need China more than it needs us

When it comes to dealing with the Chinese government, there is a big difference between sensible caution and needless provocation. Australia must choose wisely.

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