Last year, our Government gave itself sweeping powers to stop foreign countries wielding influence in Australia. How it is choosing to use that power is deeply concerning, writes Tom Iggulden.
Beijing has long maintained its rise to power will be "peaceful" despite its soaring economic and military growth being seen as a "threat".
The Hong Kong community in Australia urges the Federal Government to take a stronger stance against the territory's controversial extradition law changes, describing their response so far as weak.
The former deputy prime minister urges Australia to hold firm in the face displays of strength by the Asian superpower, such as the arrival of three warships in Sydney Harbour.
There was an inconvenient truth that Al Gore and Annastacia Palaszczuk both avoided in Brisbane today. At a function devoted to discussing Australia's climate future, neither mentioned Queensland's Adani coal project.
The United Arab Emirates tells United Nations Security Council members that attacks on four tankers off its coast on May 12 bore the hallmarks of a "sophisticated and coordinated operation," most likely by a state actor.
The Prime Minister also met Prince Charles before he delivered a speech to the Australia-UK Chamber of Commerce calling for nations to combat violent extremism online.
Solomon Islands is one of six Pacific nations which recognises Taiwan, and the United States has signalled it would like Australia to use its influence in the region to make sure none of them switch allegiance to Beijing.
On Sunday Scott Morrison will become the first Australian Prime Minister to visit Honiara in more than a decade. And though the visit is being framed in the Pacific tug-of-war with China, it goes deeper than that, writes Nick Sas.
It all began with a phone call from an old friend. Little did Rodger Muller know that it would change his life for three years, leading him to become the head of Gun Rights Australia and cosying up with America's powerful National Rifle Association.