PM lands in the Philippines for defence talks while China welcomes confirmation of his visit later this yearGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastOpposition leader Peter Dutton has declared that he believes it is “appropriate” the prime minister visit China, as the PM prepares to be the first Australian leader in seven years to visit.Dutton was on RN Breakfast this morning, and was asked first up what he thought of former prime minister Scott Morrison warning against the visit. Morrison had criticised the government for what he describes as acquiescence to China’s demands.Well, my view is it’s appropriate for the Prime Minister to go because he’s got, firstly, an invitation but he’s also got a list of issues to raise and he obviously believes that he can get some way in relation to the relief around the tariffs that have been imposed. Human rights issues obviously, remain paramount, particularly in relation to Australian citizens.There will be other sensitive security issues that the Prime Minister will want to raise as well. China is an incredibly important trading partner for us and we want peace and stability to endure in our region. And I’m sure that will be the basis of the conversation.We’re up to 91% of pre-Covid capacity, we’ve got more capacity coming in … it is coming back, and we will start to see prices come down.I would certainly like to see more jobs in aviation and I would like to see Qantas do a much better job, and this is incumbent on all our airlines in making sure we’ve got decent, long-term, sustainable jobs in aviation. Continue reading…
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Author : Martin Farrer
Publish date : 2023-09-07 23:45:34
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