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Chinese premier’s Western Australia tour spotlights global race for critical minerals

Chinese premier’s Western Australia tour spotlights global race for critical minerals

SYDNEY – Chinese Premier Li Qiang visited a lithium processing plant in resource-rich Western Australia state on Tuesday, highlighting China’s push to secure critical minerals as Washington tries to break Beijing’s supply dominance. Western Australia supplies more than half of the world’s seaborne iron ore, with China its top customer, and half of its lithium...

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China Premier Li Qiang to meet biz leaders in mineralrich W Australia

China Premier Li Qiang to meet biz leaders in mineralrich W Australia

Chinese Premier Li Qiang shakes hands with Australia’s Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at the Australian Parliament House in Canberra, Australia June 17, 2024. MICK TSIKAS/Pool via REUTERS 3 min read Last Updated : Jun 18 2024 | 8:45 AM IST Chinese Premier Li Qiang will meet business leaders in Western Australia on Tuesday, and...

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Chinese premier Qiang Oz PM Albanese meet at Australias Parliament House

Chinese premier Qiang Oz PM Albanese meet at Australias Parliament House

China’s premier Li Qiang (Photo: Bloomberg) 3 min read Last Updated : Jun 17 2024 | 7:14 AM IST Chinese Premier Li Qiang, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and senior ministers of both administrations met at Parliament House on Monday to discuss thorny issues, including lingering trade barriers, conflict between their militaries in international...

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Chinese premier Li Qiang flies to Australia after New Zealand visit

Chinese premier Li Qiang flies to Australia after New Zealand visit

China’s premier Li Qiang (Photo: Bloomberg) 4 min read Last Updated : Jun 15 2024 | 11:24 AM IST Chinese Premier Li Qiang is due to arrive in Australia on Saturday on a relations-mending mission with panda diplomacy, rock lobsters and China’s global dominance in the critical minerals sector high on the agenda. ...

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Australia expects China to lift ban on exports as they ease past 2020 row

Australia expects China to lift ban on exports as they ease past 2020 row

The return of lobsters to the Chinese market would be a milestone in the Australian government’s ambition to stabilize bilateral relations since coming to power in 2022. 3 min read Last Updated : Jun 12 2024 | 12:42 PM IST Australian Trade Minister Don Farrell on Wednesday predicted the final obstacle for exports to...

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Palestinian football boss says Australia denied visa ‘under the pressure’ of Israel ahead of FIFA qualifier

Palestinian football boss says Australia denied visa ‘under the pressure’ of Israel ahead of FIFA qualifier

In short: President of the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub was denied a visa to Australia to join the national team in a FIFA World Cup qualifying match. Mr Rajoub claims the move was a “political decision”, and advocates such as Craig Foster have described it as a “real concern”. What’s next? The Australia vs...

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Activists should turn down heat: Australia PM after US consulate attack

Activists should turn down heat: Australia PM after US consulate attack

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese urged people to have respectful political debate and discourse. (File photo) 2 min read Last Updated : Jun 10 2024 | 11:28 AM IST Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese urged activists on both sides of the Israel-Palestinian debate to turn the heat down after the US Consulate in Sydney...

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Court grants reprieve to Musk’s X in its fight against Australian govt

Court grants reprieve to Musk’s X in its fight against Australian govt

X, Twitter, Elon Musk (Photo: Bloomberg) 2 min read Last Updated : May 13 2024 | 8:43 AM IST By Ben Westcott Elon Musk and his social media website X Corp were granted a reprieve in their fight against the Australian government after the presiding judge refused to extend an order mandating the removal...

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Funding boosted for Australian Institute of Sport ahead of Brisbane Olympics

Funding boosted for Australian Institute of Sport ahead of Brisbane Olympics

Canberra: The Australian government has announced a funding boost for the nation’s high-performance sports institute ahead of the 2032 Brisbane Olympics. Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said on Friday that a 249.7 million Australian dollar (165 million U.S. dollar) upgrade for the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) in Canberra will give Australian athletes the best chance...

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New ‘high-performance centre’ set to be built at Australian Institute of Sport ahead of Olympics

New ‘high-performance centre’ set to be built at Australian Institute of Sport ahead of Olympics

In short: The federal government has committed $249.7 million in next week’s budget to upgrade the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. The long-awaited upgrade will include building a new high-performance training and testing centre, a multi-sport indoor dome, and an accommodation facility. What’s next? The government said the funding will be in the budget, but a detailed...

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