A file picture of an Australian navy vessel with Philippine marines and Australian troops during a training exercise last October in Subic Bay in the Philippines. Photo: Associated Press

Australia defends right to sail in international waters after Chinese challenge in South China Sea

Prime minister says navy has ‘perfect right’ to traverse the waterway

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A file picture of an Australian navy vessel with Philippine marines and Australian troops during a training exercise last October in Subic Bay in the Philippines. Photo: Associated Press
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