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China Laughs at Australia's Loyalty to Longstanding U.S. Alliance

China Laughs at Australia's Loyalty to Longstanding U.S. Alliance

A cartoon in a Chinese Communist Party-controlled newspaper has laughed at Australia's long alliance to the U.S. through war and peace, deriding it as something to be ridiculed.
Morrison says support measures are only temporary 'medication' for sick economy

Morrison says support measures are only temporary 'medication' for sick economy

In National Press Club speech, PM says microeconomic reform in industrial relations and skills needed to spur growthSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian
Morrison urged to confront Trump over concerns US-China trade deal is hurting Australia

Morrison urged to confront Trump over concerns US-China trade deal is hurting Australia

Labor’s Penny Wong says PM should ‘pick up the phone’ to US president and Mike Pompeo warns Victoria over cooperation in China’s Belt and Road projectLabor has called on Scott Morrison to pick up the
Australians are experiencing new levels of trepidation about what comes next in the Covid-19 pandemic | Peter Lewis

Australians are experiencing new levels of trepidation about what comes next in the Covid-19 pandemic | Peter Lewis

Economic despair combined with high levels of support for conspiracy theories could make for a heady political brew Our national “staycation” is coming to an end and people are slowly, many
Donald Trump Backs Australian Demands for a Chinese Coronavirus Probe

Donald Trump Backs Australian Demands for a Chinese Coronavirus Probe

President Donald Trump signaled support on Monday for Australia's push for a probe into the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
62 Nations Back Australia's Demand for Chinese Coronavirus Probe

62 Nations Back Australia's Demand for Chinese Coronavirus Probe

Australia’s demand for an investigation into the World Health Organization’s bungled response to the deadly Chinese coronavirus pandemic now has the backing of 62 nations, all willing to support a
Australian Union Wants Global Push Back Against Chinese Communist Party

Australian Union Wants Global Push Back Against Chinese Communist Party

The traditionally left-wing Australian Workers' Union (AWU) has put partisan politics to one side and joined calls for China's efforts at global supremecy to be defeated. It wants a “trade NATO” bloc
Morrison government overhauls airport fees after threat of Nationals revolt

Morrison government overhauls airport fees after threat of Nationals revolt

Former Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce among those who raised objections to the Peter Dutton proposal for regional airport fees The Morrison government has overhauled cost recovery arrangements for
Free Beer Heads to Isolated Australian Bush Pubs as Lockdown Eases

Free Beer Heads to Isolated Australian Bush Pubs as Lockdown Eases

As the coronavirus lockdown eases across Australia, one brewer decided Wednesday the best way to get things moving again in the outback was to send free beer for pubs to disperse amongst their parched
Sports rorts: Morrison says he sought authority on grant announcements, not funding decisions

Sports rorts: Morrison says he sought authority on grant announcements, not funding decisions

PM tries to explain contrary evidence from the audit office as Senate inquiry says it will ask Bridget McKenzie to appearScott Morrison has claimed his office asked Bridget McKenzie to seek his
Jobkeeper payment: check your eligibility, how much it's worth and when it should start getting paid

Jobkeeper payment: check your eligibility, how much it's worth and when it should start getting paid

The Australian government has passed legislation for a $1,500 per fortnight wage subsidy for eligible employers amid the coronavirus. Check your eligibility, how much you’ll get, when it will be paid
Covidsafe app: how Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app works, what it does, downloads and problems

Covidsafe app: how Australia’s coronavirus contact tracing app works, what it does, downloads and problems

The app will ask for your name (or pseudonym), age range, postcode and phone number. Scott Morrison says the Australian government’s covid safe tracking app won’t be mandatory to download and install,
China Slashes Australian Beef, Barley Imports After Warning Against Coronavirus Probe

China Slashes Australian Beef, Barley Imports After Warning Against Coronavirus Probe

China slapped an import ban on four Australian abattoirs Tuesday in an escalation of Beijing's warning of a consumer boycott in retaliation for Canberra's push for an independent coronavirus probe.
U.S. Congress Group Backs Ally Australia Against China Trade Threats

U.S. Congress Group Backs Ally Australia Against China Trade Threats

A bipartisan U.S. Congress group has slammed China for threatening punitive economic sanctions against long-term ally Australia. The support follows Prime Minister Scott Morrison's very public drive
Scott Morrison 'disappointed' if China tariff plan is linked to coronavirus investigation

Scott Morrison 'disappointed' if China tariff plan is linked to coronavirus investigation

PM says he does not believe draft decision on barley is retribution for Australia calling for Covid-19 inquirySign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to
George Christensen revives diplomatic spat with threat to summons Chinese ambassador

George Christensen revives diplomatic spat with threat to summons Chinese ambassador

Coalition backbencher wants to know why ambassador threatened a trade boycott after Australia called for international inquiry into coronavirus Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus
Coronavirus Down Under: Australia Sends Emergency Beer Convoys to Outback Pubs

Coronavirus Down Under: Australia Sends Emergency Beer Convoys to Outback Pubs

As Australia gradually emerges from its successful coronavirus lockdown, government priorities have been set. One of those began Friday with the urgent dispatch of beer kegs to remote outback pubs.
Bridget McKenzie was told to seek Scott Morrison's 'authority' for sports grants program

Bridget McKenzie was told to seek Scott Morrison's 'authority' for sports grants program

Australian National Audit Office evidence to Senate appears to contradict Morrison’s claim that he provided no authorisationThe prime minister’s office asked Bridget McKenzie to seek Scott Morrison’s
Scott Morrison details Australia's three-step path out of coronavirus lockdown

Scott Morrison details Australia's three-step path out of coronavirus lockdown

PM outlines plan to reopen the country by July, but every state and territory will have its own timetableSign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free Guardian app to get
Coronavirus Australia live news: national cabinet set to ease restrictions in stages – latest updates

Coronavirus Australia live news: national cabinet set to ease restrictions in stages – latest updates

Scott Morrison expected to emerge from today’s meeting with a plan to gradually open up the economy. Follow all the news, live Sign up for Guardian Australia’s daily coronavirus emailDownload the free