Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (left) joins US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, at Kantei Palace in Tokyo, on May 24. Photo: Reuters
Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (left) joins US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, at Kantei Palace in Tokyo, on May 24. Photo: Reuters
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

For loyal US ally Australia, defending Taiwan may well be a test too far

  • Canberra has been unflinching in its support for US policy in the Indo-Pacific, but Biden’s vow to defend Taiwan militarily should have its ally worried
  • If Australia wants to avoid following the US into a war, the new Labor government must find a way out of the dangerous anti-China rut left by the Liberal Party

Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (left) joins US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, at Kantei Palace in Tokyo, on May 24. Photo: Reuters
Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese (left) joins US President Joe Biden at the Quad Summit, at Kantei Palace in Tokyo, on May 24. Photo: Reuters
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