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A lesson for the PM: speak up, but stick to English

A lesson for the PM: speak up, but stick to English

Things have gone badly awry between Australia and China. Was it something we said? 

Australia's economic bullying still soars above rising Pacific sea levels

Australia's economic bullying still soars above rising Pacific sea levels

Australia's history in the Pacific is about imperialist exploitation. Now the government has baldly stated that our economic interests come ahead even of the existence of Pacific island states.

Things haven't been this bad between Australia and China in 30 years

Things haven't been this bad between Australia and China in 30 years

Not since Bob Hawke granted asylum to Chinese students living in Australia following the Tiananmen Square massacre has Australia's relationship with China been so fraught.

How Australia trashed its legacy in Timor-Leste

How Australia trashed its legacy in Timor-Leste

It's almost 20 years since Australia led peacekeepers into the country but our true relationship is one threaded with manipulation, deception, bullying and greed.

Why New Zealand will not stop fighting Australia on deportation

Why New Zealand will not stop fighting Australia on deportation

The debate over Australia's deportation laws is tearing Australia apart from one of its closest allies — and it's only getting worse.

It's time to pay attention to Russia's rising power in the Pacfic

It's time to pay attention to Russia's rising power in the Pacfic

Five years after Tony Abbott threatened to "shirtfront" Putin, Australia needs to put Russia back on its radar.

How will Scott Morrison react to world election results?

How will Scott Morrison react to world election results?

Now our own federal election is done and dusted, let's look at how the outcomes of other elections around the world could affect Australia's interests.

What's next for Australia's 'most important' relationship?

What's next for Australia's 'most important' relationship?

The coinciding reelections of Scott Morrison and Indonesia's Joko Widodo gives Australia an opportunity to reaffirm its goals with its rapidly growing neighbour.

How both parties bungled the chase for Chinese-Australian votes

How both parties bungled the chase for Chinese-Australian votes

It's 2019 and Australian politicians are only just starting to front up to this major group of voters. They have a lot to learn.

Australian media's coverage of the Pacific has almost completely disappeared

Australian media's coverage of the Pacific has almost completely disappeared

The ABC is the only Australian outlet with a correspondent in the Pacific. Have we stopped caring about our closest neighbours? And if so, why?