Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on June 5 Photo: EPA Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on June 5 Photo: EPA
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on June 5 Photo: EPA
Tony Walker
Opinion

Opinion

Tony Walker

Why Australia should rethink being part of Trump’s expanded G7

  • By taking part in the US president’s proposed gathering, the Australian prime minister risks unnecessarily offending Beijing
  • Sino-Australian relations are already tenuous, given the latter’s push for an independent inquiry into the origins and spread of Covid-19

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on June 5 Photo: EPA Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on June 5 Photo: EPA
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks during a press conference at Parliament House in Canberra on June 5 Photo: EPA
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Tony Walker

Tony Walker

Tony Walker is a vice-chancellor's fellow at La Trobe University and a columnist for The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. He is a dual Walkley Award winner for commentary, and recipient of the Paul Lyneham Award for Excellence in Press Gallery Journalism. He is a former foreign correspondent for Fairfax and the Financial Times in China, the Middle East and North America. Publications include Arafat:The Biography and The Peter Thomson Five.