Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison shakes hands with his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern in Auckland. File photo: AFP Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison shakes hands with his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern in Auckland. File photo: AFP
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison shakes hands with his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern in Auckland. File photo: AFP

Australia and New Zealand’s ‘mateship’ tested over terror suspect, China ties

  • Ardern’s spat with Morrison has exposed cracks in the trans-Tasman relationship, including over a dual national Isis suspect and each other’s ties to China
  • Experts say the fault lines reveal the traditionally close relationship cannot be taken for granted amid ‘challenges to the international order’

Topic |   China-New Zealand relations
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison shakes hands with his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern in Auckland. File photo: AFP Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison shakes hands with his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern in Auckland. File photo: AFP
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison shakes hands with his New Zealand counterpart Jacinda Ardern in Auckland. File photo: AFP
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