Defence Industry Minister Pat Conroy says Australia is not worsening the arms race and gives assurance about the submarines’ nuclear reactors.
China is one of Wellington’s key foreign policy priorities as it remains New Zealand’s biggest trading partner.
The scam ‘attack rate’ in the Asia-Pacific is ‘well above’ the global average, with the region facing the most cyberattacks in 2022 for the second consecutive year.
Former senior diplomat Kong Xuanyou says it’s time to downplay competition to be the world’s top power.
IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva says CBDCs can replace cash and improve financial inclusion in places where few hold bank accounts.
Security and defence conditions in the two countries’ upgraded partnership mean Tuvalu may have to ‘surrender some sovereignty’ as Australia keeps an eye on China’s activities in the region.
Once lauded as a safe airline with an impeccable flying record, Qantas has in recently years been known for repeated flight delays and poor service.
The former US secretary of state says it would be in China’s interest for Xi to ‘dig in’ during his meeting with Biden to achieve shared goals on issues such as climate change.
The Australia-US alliance and security concerns are ‘impediments’ to better China ties and will over time erode trade and people links, the think tank report notes.
‘Profoundly dangerous’ misinformation has brought racial issues to the forefront of both polls, resulting in ‘nasty’ election tone and exposing racial divides.
Cheng, who was detained in 2020 and tried in secret on national security charges, has returned to Melbourne and been reunited with her children, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Wednesday.
Thailand’s lucrative dairy sector could come under threat as European manufacturers call on Bangkok to cut tariffs or face job losses and an exodus of operations.
Without some level of harmonisation, the world may be a long way off from a universally enshrined set of AI codes of conduct.
Prominent Aboriginal Australian Warren Mundine suggested better use of funding and policies in helping the community, instead of a constitutional change.
Ordinary New Zealanders are struggling to pay the bills as the economy stagnates and interest rates are at their highest in years – with a national vote just weeks away.
In a full-page New York Times advertisement, they say the climate can’t cope with more than 100 extra mines and that the exporting nation has a ‘special responsibility’.
President Ferdinand Marcos Jnr calls for more direct investment into the Philippines in areas including infrastructure, power generation, agriculture and renewable energy.
China’s property market is expected to recover once economic growth as a whole returned and jobs figures are lifted, but that will take ‘some time’, business leaders note.
‘Not comparing apples and apples’: some people are incorrectly linking Canberra’s coming indigenous ‘voice’ referendum to Kuala Lumpur’s 1970s emphasis on ethnic Malays, say experts.
PM Anthony Albanese has unveiled a new blueprint at the Asean summit aimed at boosting economic ties between Australia and the region.
The proposed ban on imports under US$100 in value won’t be easy to implement. But it may have more to do with next year’s elections than protecting small businesses.
Canberra’s affection towards Southeast Asia seems to change depending on the government in power, and if it has strategic importance.
About one in four Australians will be older than 65 years old within the next four decades, according to a report forecasting societal outcomes.
Australia’s purchase of 200 Tomahawks means it will be one of only three nations to own the missiles, which have a range of 1,500km.
Opposition towards Aukus by members of Australia’s governing Labor Party, anti-war groups and affiliated unions forced a debate after bubbling for months.
Domestic anxieties about the US/UK/Australia agreement to help provide Canberra with nuclear-powered submarines have been growing ahead of a party conference, putting extra pressure on the Labor government.
Neil Para’s family fled civil war in Sri Lanka and have been trapped in Australia for nearly a decade after their visas were revoked without explanation.
More money is needed to provide aid and host events such as climate change conferences, says the aid sector’s top official of Australia’s revised foreign aid policy.
Australian lawmakers have been piling on the pressure for Washington to end its persecution of the imprisoned WikiLeaks founder. Even the PM says it’s ‘gone on for too long’ – though he’s stopped short of actually doing anything.
WeChat has rejected the findings it is a ‘high-risk’ app, but said it would continue working with the Australian government to iron out security concerns.