Penny Wong criticizes Vladimir Putin’s ‘desperate’ nuclear threats in UN General Assembly speech

Secretary of State Penny Wong will use her speech at Friday’s UN General Assembly meeting to label Vladimir Putin’s nuclear threats as “weak and desperate” as she calls on China and the world community to step up pressure on Moscow. to end the invasion of Ukraine. Most important points: Penny Wong will intensify her criticism … Read more

Penny Wong talks ‘blocks’ on trade with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of UN General Assembly

Foreign Minister Penny Wong has again urged Beijing to lift sanctions against Australia during a meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in New York. Most important points: Penny Wong says she aimed to pressure China to lift trade sanctions and described the talks as “constructive” She also addressed Australians arbitrarily detained in China, and … Read more

Ukrainian president calls on world leaders amid escalating Russian nuclear threats

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has called on world leaders to strengthen their support for Ukraine — and called on those who have claimed neutrality — amid mounting Russian aggression and nuclear threats. Most important points: Volodymyr Zelenskyy called for “punishment for the catastrophic turbulence Russia caused with its illegal war” Mr Zelenskyy received a standing … Read more

Australia offers to help fund Solomon Islands elections as Prime Minister Manasseh Sogovare tries to delay poll

Foreign Secretary Penny Wong has confirmed Australia has made an offer to help fund elections in the Solomon Islands next year, as the country’s parliament debates a highly controversial bill to delay the national poll until 2024. Most important points: Australia formally offers to fund the Solomon Islands elections, but the proposal has yet to … Read more

Solomon Islands says Australia and New Zealand are exempt from moratorium on naval vessels despite China’s security pact

Naval vessels from Australia and New Zealand will be exempted from a temporary ban on foreign ships entering Solomon Islands ports, the Pacific Island nation’s prime minister has told his own parliament. Most important points: The Solomon Islands signed a security pact with Beijing in April, sparking concerns from Australia and other countries Last week, … Read more

Coal Price: New Hope, Whitehaven Bounce on Chinese Ban Reversal Rumor

It’s been nearly two years since China issued a painful ban on one of Australia’s biggest exports, but that could be about to change. In October it will be two long years since China decided to take a huge step to punish Australia and one of its main exports. But now there are rumors that … Read more

Iron ore imports between China and Australia: the most important sector that Beijing cannot afford

The Chinese government’s efforts to punish the Australian economy have been extensive, but there is one key area it cannot afford to touch. When the Chinese government began targeting Australian exports to China with punitive trade actions in 2020, there were serious concerns that it could hit the Australian economy quite hard. Targeting everything from … Read more

Penny Wong and Wang Yi meet on the sidelines of the G20 in Bali, hoping to ‘stabilize’ Australia-China relations

Penny Wong has begun a meeting with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on the sidelines of the G20 foreign ministers’ summit, with the new Labor government hoping it can “stabilize” ties with Beijing. The meeting marks the first high-level face-to-face talks since 2019, and is a clear sign that the worst tensions between Australia and China … Read more

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets his Australian counterpart, Penny Wong, on the sidelines of the G20 summit

Australian Foreign Secretary Penny Wong will meet her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi on Friday during the first high-level face-to-face talks since 2019. Most important points: The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that the couple will meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Bali The meeting will take place on Friday at … Read more