Marise Payne, Australia’s new foreign minister. Photo: AFP Marise Payne, Australia’s new foreign minister. Photo: AFP
Marise Payne, Australia’s new foreign minister. Photo: AFP

Australian foreign minister Marise Payne: a China dove, hawk or parrot?

As Australian defence minister, Marise Payne was often critical of Beijing. Now that she is foreign minister, China will find out if she was just following her department’s advice – or if there’s a deeper problem to worry about

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Marise Payne, Australia’s new foreign minister. Photo: AFP Marise Payne, Australia’s new foreign minister. Photo: AFP
Marise Payne, Australia’s new foreign minister. Photo: AFP
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