VIDEO: Michelle Grattan on the Port of Darwin

University of Canberra Vice-Chancellor Stephen Parker and Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan cast an eye over co-ordinated international efforts to achieve a political solution to the Syrian conflict, the fight against Islamic State and the fledgling political relationship between Malcolm Turnbull and his US counterpart.

Closer to home, they examine the circumstances of two cases of Chinese foreign investment – the 99-year lease of the Port of Darwin, which was approved without consultation with the US – and the attempted purchase of the vast Kidman pastoral empire, which was blocked by Treasurer Scott Morrison earlier this week.