Articles tagged Australia

One of Jacinda Ardern's earliest tasks as prime minister was to mend the trans-Tasman relationship. New rumbles have erupted while Ardern has been on maternity leave, but talk of the end of a glorious friendship seems overblown, as Robert Ayson writes for The Interpreter.

Allegations of Chinese interference in New Zealand politics have reared their head again, with suggestions the country is a “soft underbelly” for interference efforts. But one Kiwi expert suggests we need more evidence to back up the “hype” around the allegations.

The crisis over the expulsion of Russian diplomats deepened as the Prime Minister was ridiculed around the world for not being able to find any spies to expel. Jacinda Ardern’s statement was reported in much of the world’s media and drew ridicule from experts, including a former KGB double-agent. Thomas Coughlan reports

A "Pacific reset" for New Zealand's foreign policy is on the way, with Jacinda Ardern leading a delegation around the Pacific this week to hear about the big issues facing the countries. Sam Sachdeva writes about the Government's motivations for wanting to up its game.

It was Jacinda Ardern’s third trip to Australia in four months, but she keeps running into the same old obstacles with Malcolm Turnbull. Sam Sachdeva was in Sydney with the Prime Minister, and reports on the areas of contention - and cooperation - from her visit.

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has refused to buckle on his country’s deportation of Kiwis, claiming it is both legally and morally right to send back criminals who may never have stepped foot in New Zealand.

The state of trans-Tasman relations has been a subject of hot debate in recent years. With Jacinda Ardern set to meet her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull in Sydney, Sam Sachdeva looks at the possible points of pressure and progress when the two sit down.