Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Australian Opposition Party Leadership, including Australian Labor Party Leader Anthony Albanese and Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong, in Melbourne, Australia, on February 10, 2022. [State Department photo by Ron Przysucha]
Australia’s regional policy shift lines up with the US focus on China

The new Labor government is turning its attention to the Pacific Islands, where Beijing has been making inroads.

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