Peter Dutton says Defence monitoring Chinese spy ship Haiwangxing off Western Australia

Doug Dingwall
Updated May 13 2022 - 4:50pm, first published 2:30pm

Defence forces are monitoring a Chinese spy ship that has travelled an "unprecedented" path down the Western Australian coast past Exmouth, in what Defence Minister Peter Dutton says is an "aggressive act" from China.

Subscribe now for unlimited access.

or signup to continue reading

All articles from our website & app
The digital version of Today's Paper
Breaking news alerts direct to your inbox
Interactive Crosswords, Sudoku and Trivia
All articles from the other in your area
Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Parliamentary bureau chief

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' parliamentary bureau chief. He writes about government and federal politics, and has an interest in integrity, industrial relations and foreign affairs. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award for his reporting. Contact him on

Get the latest Canberra news in your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.

We care about the protection of your data. Read our Privacy Policy.