The Australian and Chinese flags. Photo: Shutterstock The Australian and Chinese flags. Photo: Shutterstock
The Australian and Chinese flags. Photo: Shutterstock

As China-Australia ties fray, who is shaping Canberra’s increasingly hawkish policy on Beijing?

  • Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his cabinet rely on a roster of key advisers and appointees known for their focus on national security and tough China stance
  • These include the nation’s top spy, Andrew Shearer; Nick Warner, a former diplomat and intelligence operative; and former national security adviser Justin Bassi

Topic |   China-Australia relations
The Australian and Chinese flags. Photo: Shutterstock The Australian and Chinese flags. Photo: Shutterstock
The Australian and Chinese flags. Photo: Shutterstock
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