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John Garnaut is Fairfax Media's Asia Pacific editor. Most recently he was China correspondent. John graduated in law and arts from Monash University and worked for three years as a commercial lawyer at Melbourne firm Hall & Wilcox before joining the Sydney Morning Herald as a cadet in 2002. He became the Economics Correspondent in the Canberra press gallery and in 2007 was posted to Beijing.
Latika Bourke, John Garnaut Medicines will not be more expensive as a result of the landmark trade deal struck between 12 nations, including Australia, the United States and Japan overnight, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has...
John Garnaut Australia can no longer rely on the excuse of waiting for action from the world's two great emitters.
John Garnaut The Obama administration has embraced Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, rubbishing claims he might be "soft" on China or sceptical towards the United States.
David Wroe, John Garnaut Defence Minister Kevin Andrews has flagged the revival of controversial four-way naval drills with the United States, India and Japan in a clear signal Australia is pushing back against growing...
John Garnaut Australia needs to guard against growing economic and strategic risks emanating from policy instability in China, says Australia's top diplomat.
Peter Hartcher and John Garnaut The US has no strategy for dealing with Islamic State, and Australia and other allies should be demanding one, according to a key member of the American Congress.
John Garnaut Most of the developing world is trying to clean up the scourge of cross-border corruption. The Abbott Government, however, looks like it's moving in the opposite direction.
John Garnaut Michael Thawley's seven minutes of analysis, delivered from hand-written notes at a high-level Canberra forum, reflect his considered personal views.
John Garnaut and David Wroe Australia's top public servant has dismissed any prospect of China leading the world, saying the economic giant is neither willing nor able to solve global problems.
James Massola, John Garnaut Prime Minister Tony Abbott has delivered a blunt warning that Australia "deplores" any unilateral action that would alter the status quo in the South China Sea, in a clear reference to China's...
John Garnaut, Asia-Pacific Editor Tony Abbott has a "tin ear" for international relations and has damaged relations with Indonesia, says a renowned Australian diplomat.
John Garnaut, Asia-Pacific editor So it turns out the US military is not about to base huge B-1 bombers and surveillance planes on Australian air fields to patrol the maritime peripheries of China.
John Garnaut and David Wroe Australia should prepare to send military aircraft and ships to the South China Sea to stop China from asserting territorial control across some of the world's most important trading lanes, says a...
John Garnaut Australia is set to issue more than 5 million visas this year, presenting a range and scale of policy challenges not seen since World War II.
John Garnaut Tony Abbott has admitted at the highest international level that Australia's policies towards China are driven by two emotions: "fear and greed".
John Garnaut, Philip Wen Chinese President Xi Jinping's "You Die, I Live" war against corruption seems a long way from the beachside cul-de-sacs of Brighton.
John Garnaut After US Admiral Harry Harris took rhetorical aim at the "Great Wall of Sand" he said China was erecting across disputed waters in the South China Sea, in his remarkably blunt speech against Chinese...
John Garnaut A powerful American general has fired a warning at China for rapidly building “a Great Wall” of artificial islands across hotly-contested waters.
John Garnaut The significance of Australia signing on to the new Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank has largely been buried under the ham-fisted public diplomacy of the Abbott government and Obama...
James Massola, John Garnaut Cabinet's National Security Committee has cleared the way for Australia to invest as much as $3 billion to join the China-led US$100 billion Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank.