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Labor or Liberal, Australia's US focus leaves it unprepared for a war with China

Jack Waterford
By Jack Waterford
Updated March 16 2022 - 4:55am, first published February 18 2022 - 1:30am
Labor's policies on China are not more dangerous for Australia than those of the Coalition. Picture: Shutterstock

If I were a major superpower wondering which political party of an unfriendly country I would prefer won an election, I doubt I would choose the one most likely to be friendly or nice. I think I would choose the party I judged to be most likely to act against its national interests. And that could well be the Liberal and National Parties, able to see Australia's interests only through the prism of a western alliance that may be unable or unwilling to help us at critical moments.

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Jack Waterford

Jack Waterford is a former editor of The Canberra Times.

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