Feb 16, 2016

China raps Australia foreign minister ahead of Beijing trip

China rapped Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop on Tuesday ahead of her visit to Beijing after she said Australia recognize the Philippines' right to seek arbitration in its dispute with Beijing over the South China Sea. China claims much of the South China Sea, through ...

/ Oct 1, 2015

Japan, Australia urge North Korea not to engage in provocation

Japan and Australia on Wednesday pressed North Korea to abstain from provocative acts amid growing speculation that it may test-launch a long-range ballistic missile soon. In a meeting in New York, Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and his Australian counterpart, Julie Bishop, also affirmed they oppose ...

Executions imminent, Indonesia informs Australia

Apr 28, 2015

Executions imminent, Indonesia informs Australia

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she had received a letter from her Indonesian counterpart late on Monday advising her of the imminent execution of two Australian drug traffickers and offering no hope of a reprieve. The two Australians are among nine mainly foreign prisoners ...