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

Foreign Minister Penny Wong has again urged Beijing to remove punitive trade measures against Australia during a meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi in New York. Key points: Penny Wong says she focused on pressing China to unwind trade sanctions and described talks as “constructive” She also addressed Australians arbitrarily detained in China, and … Read more

Medical whistleblower calling out COVID incompetence risks deregistration

In what could be a targeted act of political censorship, the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority has launched a disciplinary process against medical whistleblower Dr David Berger, writes Davey Heller. TRUTH CAN be powerful medicine for the body politics. As the pathogenic virus COVID-19 has spread globally it’s been followed by a wave of lies … Read more

Chinese Communist Party donates police equipment to Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has declared he wants China to play a permanent role training police in his country and flagged a substantial new donation of police vehicles and equipment from Beijing. Key points: Mr Sogavare says he wants to “elevate” joint training arrangements It is unclear if that would lead to a … Read more

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi says resetting China–Australia relations requires ‘concrete action’

China says a “political force” in Australia that views it as a rival and its development as a threat has been responsible for the deterioration of the relationship between the two countries. Key points: China has signed more than 50 agreements during Mr Wang’s regional tour Discussions around a sweeping regional trade and security deal … Read more