In only the second such visit in more than six years, Australian diplomats checked up on the WikiLeaks founder in his London embassy hideout.
- by Nick Miller
A letter written by Mr Yang is a clarion call for Chinese civil society to hold fast under excruciating pressure, but it is not only addressed to China.
A secret letter written by the detained Australian writer includes an impassioned plea to his supporters to keep fighting for democracy in China.
- by Nick McKenzie
Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne said the opposition leader and president of the National Assembly ought to lead the Latin American nation until elections are held.
The Australian author didn't believe he would have any problems returning to China. But, on January 19, trouble was waiting for him as he landed in Guangzhou.
- by Fergus Hunter & Kirsty Needham
Andrew Hastie's tough statement came as Yang's lawyer said Mr Yang was facing espionage charged and being held in "residential surveillance".
- by Nick McKenzie, Fergus Hunter & Kirsty Needham
At 1.10pm, David Bushby said he was quitting politics. By 2.10pm, he had a new job as consul-general in Chicago.
- by Michael Koziol
Hakeem al-Araibi has been detained in Bangkok for 45 days, caught in a legal tug-of-war between the country he fled and his new home, Australia.
- by Michael Ruffles
Marise Payne will lobby for the release of Hakeem al-Araibi, a Melbourne-based soccer player held in Thailand when she makes an official visit to the country on Thursday.
- by Matt Coughlan
The most senior woman in the Morrison government, Foreign Minister Marise Payne, says quotas for women in the Liberal Party should be considered but she has not yet decided whether she supports them.
- by David Wroe & Ben Weir
Foreign Minister Marise Payne has said Australia is “very concerned” the arrest of two Canadians in China represents political retaliation by Beijing over the arrest of a senior Huawei executive on fraud allegations.
- by David Wroe