The Labor government’s once-healthy lead has crashed since the October referendum.
JOHN G. MABANGLO - EAP
Many are asking whether Prime Minister Anthony Albanese raised with Chinese President Xi Jinping that Australian sailors have been injured by sonar pulses from a Chinese destroyer.
The Labor Party continues the poll slide it has experienced since the failed Voice referendum in October.
Presidents Xi and Biden met at the Apec conference in San Francisco.
China’s president Xi Jinping went to the recent summit with Joe Biden hoping to get some relief for the troubled Chinese economy.
Labor still leads on two-party preferred, but is feeling the strain as cost of living pressures take hold.
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Infrastructure is always a vexed issue. The program is full of pork barrelling, whoever is in power. Even when that’s not involved, what to build and when it should be built is often contested.
Beijing focused on the shared interests and identities between China and Australia, emphasising the enduring importance of the bilateral economic relationship.
The slumping polls show how damaging the heavy defeat of the Voice referendum and continuing cost of living pressures have been to the prime minister and Labor.
There are limits around what Australia might hope to achieve and what it should expect in Beijing, but there is room for cooperation.
Anthony Albanese and Joe Biden have said climate will now be a critical component of the Australia-US relationship. Now they need to ensure it stays on the agenda.
Despite the pomp of a state visit, Albanese will be hoping to bring home from Washington some significant wins on policy and the bilateral relationship.
Despite the best of intentions, the prime minister’s determination to take Australians to a referendum on the Voice to Parliament has caused tremendous damage.
As the Middle East crisis risks raising tensions within Labor, which has a divided feelings about Palestine, Husic sought to tread a careful line, while emphasising the mounting toll of Palestinian victims
In this podcast, Kim Beazley joins The Conversation to talk about the Albanese visit and the international situation.
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In the end, the “yes” case failed to answer two basic questions: what was the problem to be solved, and how would the Voice help solve it?
After a bitterly fought campaign, Australians have voted against an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice to Parliament by a clear majority.
The result was definitive, a major rebuff for Anthony Albanese and, more important, for the many Indigenous Australians who had put their hopes in what was always a long shot.
As the Voice referendum draws to a close this weekend, polls suggest the “no” case will win by a substantial margin.
Cheng Lei’s release comes after three years of detainment and continued representations by Australia, including by the prime minister himself.