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David Wroe is the defence and national security correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based at Parliament House

Former Border Force chief to face Senate grilling over Dutton au pair claims

Former Border Force chief to face Senate grilling over Dutton au pair claims

Sacked border security chief Roman Quaedvlieg will be asked to appear before a Senate inquiry to expand on his hotly disputed claim that he was asked to help resolve an au pair visa problem on behalf of a “mate” of Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s.

  • by David Wroe

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Peter Dutton and former Border Force chief in all-out war over au pair claims

Peter Dutton and former Border Force chief in all-out war over au pair claims

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton was on Thursday night locked in an extraordinary battle of claim and counter-claim with his estranged former border security chief over the au pair controversy after the sacked official gave explosive new evidence to a parliamentary inquiry.

  • by David Wroe & David Crowe
Pacific leaders leave no doubt on differences with Australia over climate pledges

Pacific leaders leave no doubt on differences with Australia over climate pledges

Australia has been outed by one neighbour as having pushed to water down language on emissions pledges.

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Former Border Force boss distances himself from Peter Dutton au pair leaks
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Former Border Force boss distances himself from Peter Dutton au pair leaks

Roman Quaedvlieg said ministerial interventions on visa decisions did not fall within his responsibilities as commissioner.

  • by David Wroe & Michael Koziol
Payne heads to Pacific meeting with a nod to neighbours' climate fears

Payne heads to Pacific meeting with a nod to neighbours' climate fears

New Foreign Minister Marise Payne has acknowledged she will carry the baggage of “an extremely difficult week” over Australia’s approach to climate change when she faces Pacific island leaders.

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Beneath the bravery of our most decorated soldier
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Beneath the bravery of our most decorated soldier

New questions hover over Ben Roberts-Smith, VC, Father of the Year, and Australia's most decorated Afghanistan warrior.

  • by Nick McKenzie, David Wroe & Chris Masters
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China makes inroads on Pacific aid but Australia remains the stalwart, study finds

China makes inroads on Pacific aid but Australia remains the stalwart, study finds

Chinese infrastructure in the Pacific island region built through soft loans appears to have peaked and a “hangover is setting in” as countries have to start repaying debts, a major study has found.

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US envoy says Australia is 'poster child' for pulling its weight

US envoy says Australia is 'poster child' for pulling its weight

Australia is likely to avoid the kind of berating other key US allies have received at the hands of Donald Trump, says the acting US ambassador.

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ASIO seeing fewer young Australian jihadists

ASIO seeing fewer young Australian jihadists

Security agency ASIO has confirmed it is watching fewer young Australian jihadists. But it is seeing a rise in right-wing ideologies.

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Australia joins US and Japan rival to China's Belt and Road infrastructure spree

Australia joins US and Japan rival to China's Belt and Road infrastructure spree

Australia is joining forces with the United States and Japan to pull more private infrastructure investment into poor countries in Asia and the Pacific in what will be a rival vision to China’s massive state-led Belt and Road Initiative.

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Foreign Affairs ministry opts for secrecy over China infrastructure agreement

Foreign Affairs ministry opts for secrecy over China infrastructure agreement

The Turnbull government has refused to release an agreement it signed with China covering the controversial “Belt and Road Initiative” infrastructure program on the grounds Beijing does not want it made public.

  • by David Wroe