Marise Payne meets French ambassador as Barnaby Joyce mocks submarine betrayal

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated November 1 2021 - 8:14am, first published 8:00am
Scott Morrison landing in Glasgow, faces a frosty reception for more than just climate targets. Picture: Prime Minister's Office

Australia's relationship with France is now only marginally better than its relationship with China - a country against which it is preparing conflict scenarios and all minister-to-minister dialogue have been cut off.


Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to political journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections in two countries, Defence, public service and international governance.

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