Scott Morrison blasted for Solomon Islands security pact 'failure' after Pacific nation signs deal with China

Doug Dingwall
Karen Barlow
Dan Jervis-Bardy
By Doug Dingwall, Karen Barlow, and Dan Jervis-Bardy · Updated April 20 2022 - 10:44am, first published April 19 2022 - 10:30pm

Labor leader Anthony Albanese has described the signing of a controversial security pact between China and the Solomon Islands as a "massive foreign policy failure on the Prime Minister's watch" and ripped into Scott Morrison's decision to send the "junior" Minister for the Pacific Zed Seselja to try and stop it.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on karen.barlow@canberratimes.com.au

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Dan Jervis-Bardy

Federal Politics Reporter

Dan covers federal politics from Parliament House, with a special focus on climate policy and the NDIS. He has previously reported on ACT politics and urban affairs since joining the Canberra Times in 2018.

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