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Australians have more confidence in Chinese President Xi Jinping than US President Donald Trump. Roman Pilipey/AAP

Australians’ feelings sour towards China: Lowy poll

Relentless coverage of China's political system, allegations of interference in Australia's politics, and its poor relations with neighbours have led to Australian attitudes towards China.
Morrison will walk a thin line between Australia’s major ally and its largest trading partner in a Wednesday address on the economic dynamics of the Indo-Pacific region. Richard Wainwright/AAP

Morrison warns of widespread pain if US-China trade tensions are not contained

In a major speech ahead of the G20, Prime Minister Scott Morrison commits to further enhancing Australia's relationship with China while maintaining its allyship with the United States.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison will lay out economic policies “to get Australians off the economic sidelines and on the field again” on Monday. Dean Lewins/AAP

Morrison wants to unleash economy’s ‘animal spirits’ and foreshadows new look at industrial relations

In his first major domestic speech since the election, Prime Minister Scott Morrison will lay out economic policies "to get Australians off the economic sidelines and on the field again".
Senator Cory Bernardi, who defected from the Liberals and formed his Australian Conservatives party, will wind it up. David Mariuz/AAP

Cory Bernardi to disband Australian Conservatives

Bernardi said that at the election his Australian Conservative party polled “a tiny fraction of the votes” required. He said potential voters returned to supporting the Coalition under Morrison.
Scott Morrison with newly-election Coalition MPs. The 2019 election has done little to improve the representation of women in parliament. AAP/Lukas Coch

Why is it taking so long to achieve gender equality in parliament?

While Scott Morrison has touted the record seven women in his cabinet, the overall representation of women in parliament has barely improved since the last election in 2016.
Scott Morrison is relatively inexperienced on foreign policy, but he’s certain to be tested by China in his first full term in office. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Partner or customer? Why China is Scott Morrison’s biggest foreign policy test

Scott Morrison has been PM for nearly a year, but his foreign policy priorities remain unclear. With his mandate secured, he now has both the opportunity and obligation to show his true colours.
Scott Morrison, a devout Pentacostal, must strike a balance between satisfying the demands of the Coalition’s religious base and protecting LGBTI rights. Mick Tsikas/AAP

After his ‘miracle’ election, will Scott Morrison feel pressure from Christian leaders on religious freedom?

Christian leaders warned of 'persecution' with a Labor government. Now that the Coalition has won the election, conservative Christians may demand Morrison deliver on more of their agenda.
Contrary to expectations, Victoria failed to deliver a government majority to Labor. Wes Mountain/The Conversation, CC BY-ND

State of the states: Queensland and Tasmania win it for the Coalition

The Tasmanian seats of Bass and Braddon were always going to be key elements of a Coalition victory – and so it proved to be.
Our experts take a closer look at what’s in store for the country in five key policy areas: health, tax, education, infrastructure and the environment. Wes Mountain/The Conversation

Key challenges for the re-elected Coalition government: our experts respond

Now that the Coalition has won the federal election, how will it meet its campaign promises on taxes, the environment, education, health and infrastructure?

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