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New Report Reveals Shocking State of Australia’s Environment
On July 19, a report was released by the Australian Labor government that indicates that the country’s environment is in a “poor” state. While the government places the blame squarely on the Coalition party, several...
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Looming ‘Humanitarian Emergency’ as Hundreds of Sri Lankans Attempt to Escape to Australia
In recent weeks, several boats were caught smuggling hundreds of Sri Lankans out of their home country, which is in the midst of a historic economic crisis.  While most of the boats were intercepted by...
Australia Accuses Chinese Jet of Intercepting Its Surveillance Plane and Endangering Crew
Australia’s Defense Ministry claims a Chinese jet’s “dangerous maneuver” and “reckless actions” placed the lives of its crew in danger during a routine surveillance mission over the South China Sea. In a televised interview that...
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Australia in Crisis: Skyrocketing Energy Costs and Looming Gas and Power Shortages Grip the Continent
This week, thousands of Australians received startling notices from their energy retailers; prices are expected to surge in July by as much as 100 percent and experts say millions of other Australians should brace for...
Japan Joins Australia and New Zealand in Protest Over China-Solomon Islands’ Security Pact
Following the Solomon Islands’ confirmation that they had signed a security agreement with China, Japan announced the dispatch of a foreign vice-minister to the South Pacific island on April 25 The meeting comes amid concerns...
China and Solomons Sign Security Pact, Paving Way for Possible PLA Base
US officials voice concern over Beijing’s expanding international influence Following last week’s visit by an Australian minister to the Solomon Islands, the U.S. announced on April 18 that it will also be sending two top...
Solomon Islands Under Western Pressure to Scrap Security Deal With China
Last month, the Solomon Islands revealed it was in talks with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to draft a security deal — a move that has triggered alarms in neighboring Australia, New Zealand and...
Following Confirmed Security Deal, Leaked File Reveals China Intended to Build Naval Base in the Solomon Islands
Last month, a leaked document said the government of the Solomon Islands confirmed it was in talks with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to draft a security deal that would “diversify the country’s security...
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Australia: Thousands Forced to Evacuate for the Second Time in Weeks After Another Night of Heavy Flooding
Thousands of Australians have been forced from their homes for the second time in a month after torrential rain burst river banks and levees inundating communities with flood waters.  Several communities in northern New South...
Solomon Islands Confirms Security Draft with China, Alarming Neighbors in Pacific Region: Leaked Files
The Solomon Islands reveals it is in talks with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) to draft a security deal with the world’s second largest economy — a move that has triggered alarms in neighboring...
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Australia Grappling With Worst Flooding in Decades, 17 Dead
Extreme weather systems have dumped more than a year’s worth of rainfall over a week in southern Queensland and northern New South Wales bringing with it widespread destruction that has displaced thousands. To date the...
‘An Act of Intimidation’: Australia Takes China to Task Over ‘Reckless’ Laser Incident Off North Coast
Amid tense relations with Beijing, Australian prime minister Scott Morrison has accused China of shining a laser at one of its reconnaissance planes, referring to the incident as “an act of intimidation,” and called for...