Australia to Arm Warships With New Missiles
Australia is planning to equip its fighter jets and naval vessels with new long-range strike missiles. The country’s defense minister, Peter Dutton, said he prayed that the situation in Europe and Ukraine would not spread to other countries.
‘Act of Intimidation’: Australian PM Condemns China After Warship Fires Laser at Military Plane
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has criticised Beijing for “an act of intimidation” after a Chinese warship fired a laser at a Royal Australian military aircraft. The attack took place on Feb. 17 as an Australian P-8A Poseidon aircraft was monitoring a Chinese Navy vessel sailing through the Arafura Sea—in international waters but inside Australia’s […]
Australian Defense Minister Speaks Up For Peng Shuai
Australian Defence Minister Peter Dutton has called on celebrities and advocates of the #MeToo movement to speak up for Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, who accused Beijing’s ex-vice premier of sexual assault in November.
New Australia Defense Minister Calls Out Beijing
The United States isn’t the only country clamping down on China’s behavior. Australia’s new Defense Minister Peter Dutton is criticizing Beijing for its cyberattacks against Australia and its Belt and Road Initiative—after just two weeks on the job.
Australia’s Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton Contracts Coronavirus
Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton is in hospital after testing positive for coronavirus. Dutton said after waking on Friday morning with a temperature and sore throat that he was tested for COVID-19 and was told in the afternoon it was positive. “I feel fine and will provide an update in due course,” he said in […]
Australia Home Affairs Minister Defends Christmas Island Coronavirus Plan
The man responsible for the nation’s borders has defended a plan to transfer Australians from China to quarantine facilities on Christmas Island. Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton said people evacuated from the Chinese city at the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus would have access to medical treatment while under quarantine for up to 14 days. […]