In the moment, Scott Morrison's angry denunciation of the offensive Chinese tweet about alleged Australian war crimes seemed a reasonable response.
Have our leaders been emboldened by their successes in responding to the pandemic and counting on this to defuse criticisms of their behaviours?
Australia can't remake China into a completely different country. Instead, we need to see it as a challenge to be managed — not an enemy.
ADF Chief Angus Campbell has publicly retreated in the dispute over revoking the Meritorious Unit Citation for the Special Operations Task Group serving in Afghanistan between 2007 and 2013.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded China apologise for – and Twitter remove – a highly offensive tweet depicting an Australian soldier with a knife to the throat of a child.
Two-thirds of respondents in the last poll of the year said they were satisfied with Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s performance, a reflection of his handling of COVID-19.
In a major essay, senior Australian political correspondent Laura Tingle suggests her country could still learn from the New Zealand 'experiment'.
The revocation of citations for special forces units, in light of the Brereton inquiry, could land the government in hot water
Mathias Cormann's placement on the OECD would be a win for Australia – but already it could come at a cost
Prime Minister Scott Morrison gave a carefully worded statement in response to questions of a prisoner swap. This kind of deal could bring criticism from Australia's allies.
Scott Morrison has encouraged federal public servants to engage with their Chinese counterparts, saying these are important connections particularly given the tensions in the bilateral relationship.
Anthony Albanese has announced that the Labor party will hold its national conference “virtually”.
Scott Morrison has delivered a speech rejecting "binary choices" – China and America.
The Green Climate Fund channels money from rich countries to help low-income countries tackle climate change and cut their emissions. But Australia stopped contributing.
In a region and world in flux, Japan and Australia have taken another step towards a formal military alliance.
Scott Morrison is hopeful his national cabinet's goal of an 'open Christmas' won't be impeded by a cluster outbreak in South Australia.
After a disastrous few years under the Trump administration, Australia must find a way to confront China on bullying behaviour while seeking its co-operation on climate change and trade.
The federal government has concluded a $1 billion agreement for a new high-tech manufacturing facility in Melbourne which would produce pandemic influenza vaccines as well as antivenoms.
The government is setting up a special investigator office to examine the findings of the inquiry into alleged misconduct by Australian special forces in Afghanistan between 2005 and 2016.
Overnight, Christian Porter had been reduced from high-flying attorney-general to a man forced to publicly confront a nightmare episode of “This is Your Life” delivered by Monday's Four Corners.