Category : Defence
Author: Soli Middleby, Anna Powles and Joanne Wallis

The Australian government often describes Australia and New Zealand as ‘natural allies’. But Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement of the AUKUS security partnership with the United States and the United Kingdom on 16 September—which he described as ‘a forever partnership for a new time between the oldest and most trusted of friends’—raises questions about the changing dynamics of Australia’s natural alliance.

Article: https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/aukus-adds-ambiguity-to-the-australia-new-zealand-alliance/
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Category : News
Author: David Engel

Amid the commentary on Australia’s handling of France over the decision to switch to nuclear-powered submarines, Canberra’s treatment of another close partner and the reaction that has caused have received relatively scant attention.

The Australian government’s dealings with Indonesia on the submarines and AUKUS was no less maladroit.

Article: https://www.aspistrategist.org.au/aukus-and-australia-indonesia-relations-22-clever-by-half/
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Category : Defence
Author: Sam Sachdeva

As the US and China spar over maritime clashes in the South China Sea, New Zealand has set out its view of some of the issues at play – with a viewpoint unlikely to find favour with Beijing

New Zealand has weighed in on long-running and heated territorial disputes in the South China Sea, with a carefully-worded diplomatic note that nonetheless sets the country in opposition to Beijing.

Article: https://www.newsroom.co.nz/nz-wades-into-south-china-sea-dispute
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Since this article, New Zealand sent HMNZS Te Kaha and HMNZS Aotearoa and sailed the South China Sea with the UK Carrier Strike Group 21. #UKCSG21. This also sends a message to China (a bit heavier than a diplomatic note) of where NZ stands on the South China Sea, the 9 Dash Line and freedom of navigation...

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Category : News
Author: Reuters

Standing beside North Korea's largest missiles, leader Kim Jong Un said his country's weapons development is necessary in the face of hostile policies from the United States and a military buildup in South Korea, state media said on Tuesday.

Article: https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/world/453467/flanked-by-missiles-north-korea-s-kim-says-u-s-and-south-korea-threaten-peace
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Category : News
Author: Debbie Jamieson

Police have arrested and charged a man who allegedly travelled from Auckland to Wānaka in breach of Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

The 36-year-old allegedly left Auckland, which is in Covid-19 alert level 3, and travelled to Wellington on October 8. He allegedly travelled to Wānaka on October 12, a police spokesperson said.

Article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/126682299/covid19-charges-laid-in-new-case-of-aucklander-allegedly-travelling-to-wnaka
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Chinese government-controlled media has threatened Australia with further trade strikes after former prime minister Tony Abbott accused Beijing of bullying Taiwan and claimed China could “lash out disastrously” if it was not stopped.

China Daily, which is managed by China’s State Council Information Office and is seen as a forward indicator of Chinese government international positioning, said in an editorial that Abbott’s visit to Taiwan last week was a provocation that had smeared the mainland and risked “dragging Australia deeper into the mess of its own making”.

Article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/300429029/worst-is-yet-to-come-chinese-media-issues-fresh-threats-of-trade-strikes-against-australia
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Author: Luke Malpass and Sam Sherwood

Police have been warned that people may be assuming other’s identities and getting Covid-19 vaccinations on their behalf.

Stuff understands police are investigating at least one incident where a person is believed to have got vaccinated for another person.

Article: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/coronavirus/126655888/covid19-police-warned-people-may-be-getting-vaccinated-on-behalf-of-others
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Category : News
Author: Elizabeth Culliford

Facebook Inc(FB.O) will now count activists and journalists as "involuntary" public figures and so increase protections against harassment and bullying targeted at these groups, its global safety chief said in an interview this week.

Article: https://www.reuters.com/technology/exclusive-facebook-change-rules-attacking-public-figures-its-platforms-2021-10-13/
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