The iconic Sydney Opera House. Photo: AFP

Australia country profile

  • Captain James Cook is credited with the discovery of Australia, claiming the land for Britain in 1770
  • In 1901, the six Australian colonies became one nation that remains a member of the Commonwealth
Topic |   Australia

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The iconic Sydney Opera House. Photo: AFP
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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labour leader Bill Shorten. Photo: Reuters

Australia’s ties with China must be ‘healed’, says former prime minister Paul Keating, attacking ‘nutters’ who damaged relations

  • Security agencies’ advice has led to the government banning Chinese technology giant Huawei from involvement in Australia’s national broadband network and the roll-out of the upcoming 5G network
  • Former Prime Minister Paul Keating made scathing comments about the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the Australian Secret Intelligence Service during a televised interview
Topic |   China-Australia relations

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Labour leader Bill Shorten. Photo: Reuters
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