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how russia’s recognition of breakaway parts of ukraine breached international law – and set the stage for invasion

How Russia’s recognition of breakaway parts of Ukraine breached international law – and set...

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Image: Vadim Ghirda/AP Before Russia began its invasion of Ukraine, it “recognised” two parts of eastern Ukraine as sovereign states: the so-called people’s republics of Donetsk and Luhansk. That recognition is now central to what...
how will china handle the dual threats of covid and political protests at the winter olympics?

How will China handle the dual threats of COVID and political protests at the...

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Image: David J. Phillip/AP The Beijing Winter Olympics and Paralympics start on Friday – the first time in history the same city has hosted both the summer and winter games. Compared to the 2008 summer games,...
does the us have the right to sail warships through the south china sea? and can china stop them?

Does the US have the right to sail warships through the South China Sea?...

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The USS Ronald Reagan and USS Nimitz sailing in the South China Sea in July 2020. Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha Jetzer/US Navy/AP Images of what appeared to be US warships emerged from China last month, but...
afghan-australian community to be supported through a $7 million grant program

AFGHAN-AUSTRALIAN COMMUNITY TO BE SUPPORTED THROUGH A $7 MILLION GRANT PROGRAM

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Following the announcement by The Hon Alex Hawke MP, Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs of the new funding of $27.1 million for a tailored settlement support package for recent arrivals...
‘the australian way’: how morrison trashed brand australia at cop26

‘The Australian way’: how Morrison trashed brand Australia at COP26

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  Ray Noble/AP/AAP As the COP26 climate talks wind up in Glasgow, Australia has again proved itself a climate laggard on the world stage. Prime Minister Scott Morrison might be a marketing supremo, but he...
‘i don’t think, i know’ – what makes macron’s comments about morrison so extraordinary and so worrying

‘I don’t think, I know’ – what makes Macron’s comments about Morrison so extraordinary...

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  Image: Domenico Stinellis/AP/AAP French President Emmanuel Macron has called Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison a liar on the world stage. In an extraordinary doorstop interview with Australian reporters at the G20 in Rome, Macron was...
australia is undermining the paris agreement, no matter what morrison says – we need new laws to stop this

Australia is undermining the Paris Agreement, no matter what Morrison says – we need...

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  Picture: Mick Tsikas/AAP Prime Minister Scott Morrison is poised to take a 2050 net-zero emissions target to Glasgow. While this may seem like a milestone, Australia is still failing to abide by one of...
why the australia-france submarine deal collapse was predictable

Why the Australia-France submarine deal collapse was predictable

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  Aerial-motion/Shutterstock Australia’s unilateral cancellation of its contract to purchase French submarines and sign up for the AUKUS security pact constitutes a slap in the face for French diplomacy – variously described as a “stab in the...
Afghan refugees need our protection now header

Afghan refugees can no longer wait — Australia must offer permanent protection now

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  Picture: Stringer/EPA Just hours after the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, Australia joined the international community in calling for the “safe and orderly departure of foreign nationals and Afghans who wish to leave the country”. The scenes at...
australia would be wise not to pound ‘war drums’ over taiwan with so much at stake

Australia would be wise not to pound ‘war drums’ over Taiwan with so much...

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      Taiwan’s military has been on alert amid large numbers of Chinese war plane incursions in its air space. Chiang Ying-ying/AP Australians woke up to the freelancing advice this week that “drums of war” were...