A tourist stands on a rock at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Photo: AP

Australians flock to New Zealand migration website after election

  • While normally quick to joke about their neighbours, the prospect of three more years under conservative Scott Morrison appears to have many contemplating a dash across the sea
  • According to a recent survey, Australians’ most trusted politician was not one of their own but New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, by a considerable margin
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A tourist stands on a rock at Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. Photo: AP
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Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the Liberal Party, delivers a victory speech accompanied by his family. Photo: EPA-EFE

Australian election: was the Labor Party’s loss a setback for China’s interests?

  • Chinese state-run media and commentators seemed interested in a victory for opposition party led by Bill Shorten, who saw Beijing’s rise as an ‘opportunity’
  • Although Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s Liberal Party remains in power, experts say US-China tensions mean Canberra will soon have to decide between them
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Scott Morrison, Prime Minister of Australia and leader of the Liberal Party, delivers a victory speech accompanied by his family. Photo: EPA-EFE
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