Australia's Labor Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he wants to improve Australia's image abroad after defeating conservative Scott Morrison. Climate change played a pivotal role in the Saturday vote, with voters unhappy with Morrison's government response to deadly fires and floods that hit Australia in recent years and their support of massive coal exports.
World tennis number one player Novak Djokovic of Serbia will not be able to defend his Australian Open crown after his visa was canceled for a second time by local migration authorities.
Tennis' number one player Novak Djokovic faces deportation yet again from Australia after his visa was revoked for a second time after a judge had allowed him to enter the country despite not being vaccinated against COVID-19, which is mandatory for all foreigners wishing to enter the country.
Tennis' number one player Novak Djokovoc was held for eight hours at Melbourne's international airport and later deported for not complying with Australian protocols regarding vaccination against COVID-19 for foreign travelers.
The Serbian Djokovic was to defend his Australian Open title, which he has won 9 timers altogether, including the last three consecutive editions.
Australia will not be sending government officials to attend the Winter Olympics Games in China, joining the United States diplomatic boycott. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said that Beijing had not addressed concerns raised by Canberra on several fronts, particularly human rights abuses.
French President Emmanuel Macron called Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison “a liar” as tensions between the two countries escalated despite diplomatic protocols in force while both leaders gathered at Rome for the G20 Summit.
A landmark defence and security partnership was agreed on Wednesday by the leaders of the UK, the United States and Australia which will protect and defend shared interests in the Indo-Pacific.
New Zealand has decided to support Australia in its dispute with China on barley tariffs, signaling goodwill to work on differences in how to approach Beijing. The announcement came on Sunday when Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrived in New Zealand for a Monday summit with Jacinda Ardern.
China’s embassy in Australia said politicians there had “misread” a tweet showing a digitally-altered image of an Australian soldier holding a bloodied knife to the throat of an Afghan child, and were trying to stoke nationalism.
New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Tuesday she had telephoned Australian counterpart Scott Morrison to defuse tensions over a scheduling dispute between the countries' rugby teams.