Zed Seselja off campaign trail in urgent appeal to Solomon islands over China security agreement

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated April 12 2022 - 9:19am, first published 9:00am
Minister for International Development and the Pacific Zed Seselja. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Minister for the Pacific Zed Seselja has been forced to pause campaigning for re-election in his tight ACT Senate race while undertaking an urgent mission to Honiara on the back of fears that China is securing military basing off Australia's coast.


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 journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.