Anthony Albanese offered to quit politics to save marriage with Carmel Tebbutt

Anthony Albanese has revealed he offered to quit politics three years ago in a doomed attempt to save his marriage with Carmel Tebbutt. The sliding doors moment is revealed in a new book Victory: The inside story of Labor’s return to power by Peter van Onselen and Wayne Errington, published by HarperCollins. The book reveals … Read more

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

Saudi Arabia Secures Release of 10 International POWs

Ten international prisoners of war captured by Russian forces in Ukraine were released by Russia in a Saudi-brokered deal announced on September 21. The Saudi Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the group included citizens from the UK, the US, Sweden, Croatia and Morocco. In a statement, the ministry said the Saudi government was “grateful” to … Read more

Foreign Minister Penny Wong speaks about ambassador role for First Nations People which is now open to the public

The Albanese Government has announced expressions of interest for the ambassador role for First Nations People, following its commitment to widen Australia’s foreign policy. The ambassador position is open to the public, aiming to encourage “qualified and interested” individuals to apply. Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong said an ambassador for First Nations People will lead … Read more

Taiwan gains global support amid Chinese aggression

Taipei [Taiwan]September 10 (ANI): Taiwan has been gaining global support after China has increased its military activities around the Island nation since US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei last month. With the close partnership between Russia and China, the world fears the serious repercussions Taiwan will have to face if China goes ahead with … Read more

Papua New Guinea Foreign Minister Justin Tkatchenko reveals plans for security agreement with Australia and potentially New Zealand

Papua New Guinea’s new Foreign Minister Justin Tkatchenko has revealed his country is moving to negotiate a security treaty with Australia — and potentially New Zealand — in a move that could have far-reaching strategic implications for the region. Key points: Papua New Guinea’s Foreign Minister said the treaty “would cover all security aspects in … Read more

Julie Bishop: Former foreign minister stuns in Balmain revenge dress

Former foreign minister turned mining Adviser and fashion icon Julie Bishop has made another bold statement in her life post-politics. Ms Bishop joined Australian department store David Jones for their first runway show in four years to premiere the latest Spring/Summer 22 collection. She turned heads on Wednesday night’s red carpet in a $3750 metallic … Read more

Taiwan: Australia ‘in the gun’ as China relations strain

Australia faces being “in the gun” in any conflict between Taiwan and China and needs to invest in its own missile systems, according to opposition defense spokesman Andrew Hastie. Mr Hastie on Sunday described Australia as facing the “very bleak” strategic outlook amid China’s expansionist ambitions. Tensions between Australia and China strained after foreign minister … Read more

Nancy Pelosi Lands in Taiwan Amid Rising US-China Tensions

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi landed in Taiwan on August 2, beginning a two-day visit that China says is a “serious violation” of the “One China” concept that guides US-China relations with regard to Taiwan — a claim Pelosi rejected. Following Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs … Read more

Russia war: Moscow says its military aims in Ukraine go beyond the Donbas

Russia said on Wednesday that its military aims in Ukraine have expanded beyond the industrial Donbas region as its forces launched deadly barrages over the east and the south of the country. The warning came as the European Commission called on EU countries to slash demand for natural gas to relieve dependence on Russian energy … Read more