The U.S. will remain the single most powerful nation in the coming decades and Australia is committed to its alliance at a time of heightened territorial tensions in the Asia-Pacific, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said.
A court in Egypt sentenced three Al- Jazeera journalists, including an award-winning Australian reporter, to at least seven years in jail, heightening concerns national security is being used as a pretext to curb freedoms.
Australia must end tension with China and scrap a mining tax that threatens to stifle investment in the world’s biggest shipper of iron ore and coal, opposition foreign affairs spokeswoman Julie Bishop said.
Australia’s Liberal-National coalition led by Tony Abbott defeated Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s Labor party in yesterday’s federal election. The following are likely senior members of the next government.