‘We must get real on a possible China war’: Dutton

Original article by Olivia Caisley
The Australian – Page: 4 : 26-Apr-21

Defence Minister Peter Dutton says Australia must continue to be a ‘good neighbour’ in the Asia-Pacific and work with its partners and allies to maintain peace in the region. He adds that China has made it clear that reunification with Taiwan is firmly on its agenda, and he has warned that war over Taiwan cannot be ruled out in the future. Dutton has also indicated that thousands of deals with foreign governments are being reviewed following the Coalition’s decision to terminate Victoria’s deal to participate in China’s Belt and Road Initiative. They include the 2015 deal to lease the Port of Darwin to a Chinese company for 99 years.

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AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF DEFENCE

China’s nuclear menace triggers call for missile defence shield

Original article by Simon Benson
The Australian – Page: 1 & 9 : 4-Aug-17

Alan Shearer of the US Center for Strategic & International Studies has called for Australia to develop a continental missile defence shield, to combat both possible conventional and nuclear attacks from China. Shearer, who previously advised on defence matters to former Coalition prime ministers John Howard and Tony Abbott, says China has up to 100 intercontinental ballistic missiles with the capacity to reach Australia. Former Labor Prime Minister Kevin Rudd said in July 2017 that Australia should develop a missile defence shield.

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CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, AUSTRALIAN LABOR PARTY, CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND BUDGETARY ASSESSMENTS, AUSTRALIAN STRATEGIC POLICY INSTITUTE LIMITED, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET, INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS LIMITED