As crucial as the Australia-China relationship might be for Australia’s economic well being, the indications suggest the ups and downs may get rougher.
Australia is being very explicit in response to concerns about China at the moment, increasingly prepared to put aside the imperatives of diplomacy when necessary.
The Morrison government is at risk of losing control of China policy at the most critical time in Australian history.
Backbencher Andrew Hastie's recent opinion piece has caused ructions within the government, but Scott Morrison needs to articulate a clear policy on China that also allows for dissenting voices.
The chairman of the powerful parliamentary committee on intelligence and security, Andrew Hastie, issued a warning about China’s rise last week.
The government is trying to shut down backbench contributions in the name of the “national interest”, but it is more an exercise of attempted control in its own interest.
Michelle Grattan discusses the high court’s decision to uphold the sacking of a public servant due to anonymous social media posts criticising the government.
University of Canberra Deputy Vice-Chancellor Geoff Crisp speaks with Michelle Grattan about the week in politics.
The government is working with the United States and Britain on details for an Australian role in helping safeguard shipping passages in the Middle East.
Scott Morrison has flagged the government is working with the United States and Britain on details for an Australian role in helping safeguard shipping passages in the Middle East.
Andrew Hastie retained the federal seat of Canning for the government at a byelection on the weekend.
What did we learn from the Canning byelection campaign? What are the result’s implications for both the new Turnbull government and the Labor opposition?
Andrew Hastie holding a press conference at a polling station on election day.
The Liberals’ dumping of Tony Abbott in favour of Malcolm Turnbull appears to have helped contain the swing to give the government an easy win in the Canning byelection. A contest that started as politically…
The Liberal Party created a narrative for candidate Andrew Hastie that helped reduce the role of national politics in the byelection.
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Political analyst Natalie Mast speaks with "The Poll Bludger" William Bowe about what Monday's leadership spill will mean for Saturday's Canning byelection.
Liberal candidate Andrew Hastie has campaigned strongly on local issues.
Natalie Mast spoke with William Bowe about what the leadership spill means for the Canning byelection, which looms as a test of both new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten.
Andrew Hastie addresses Liberal volunteers while Tony Abbott looks on.
Julie Bishop, deputy Liberal leader and the most senior minister from Western Australia, has a special interest in the tough Canning byelection contest. Liberal candidate Andrew Hastie, a former SAS officer…
The late Don Randall, former member for Canning.
The Canning byelection, set to be a big marker for Tony Abbott and Bill Shorten, has been scheduled for September 19.