AUSTRALIA/HOSTAGES/PAKISTAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump has called Pakistan’s prime minister Imran Khan and Afghan president Ashraf Ghani to thank them for facilitating the release of an American and an Australian who were held hostage by the Taliban since 2016. Trump made separate calls Thursday [11-21-19] to Khan and Ghani days after the Taliban […]

Read More… from 11/21/2019


ATTORNEY GENERAL/AUSTRALIA/IMPEACHMENT/JUSTICE DEPARTMENT/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump pushed the Australian prime minister during a recent telephone call to help Attorney General William P. Barr gather information for a Justice Department inquiry that Mr. Trump hopes will discredit the Mueller investigation, according to two American officials with knowledge of the call. The White House curbed access to […]

Read More… from 9/30/2019


AUSTRALIA/CHINA/ECONOMY/TRADE WAR/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Australian and New Zealand shares fell sharply on Thursday [8-15-19] as investors sold off equities globally in search of safety after a drop in a U.S. bond yield curve highlighted the risk of recession. The yield on the U.S. Treasury 10-year note briefly fell below the two-year yield, a pattern that […]

Read More… from 8/15/2019


AUSTRALIA/CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Mike Pompeo, the United States secretary of state, came to Sydney a few days ago and described the American relationship with Australia as an ‘unbreakable alliance.’ I was there, at the State Library of New South Wales, surrounded by Australia’s foreign policy elite (including Malcolm Turnbull). I noticed both Mr. Pompeo’s […]

Read More… from 8/8/2019


AUSTRALIA/BORDER/EU/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump’s approach to migration, which has reshaped American border enforcement with its ‘zero tolerance’ policy, follows a model pioneered by the European Union and Australia — though they may not have pursued it with Mr. Trump’s bombast. Like Mr. Trump’s policies, defined by child-filled detention camps and his extraordinary move to […]

Read More… from 7/18/2019


AUSTRALIA/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “United States President Donald Trump has found the one immigration policy more controversial than his own, and endorsed it. Amid heightened media scrutiny over the tragic fate of a father and daughter who died on the US-Mexico border, Trump tweeted pictures of four fliers distributed by the Australian government warning migrants away […]

Read More… from 6/26/2019


AMBASSADOR/AUSTRALIA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is considering sending Adm. Harry Harris to South Korea as its new ambassador, according to two people familiar with the matter, turning to a military man to fill a diplomatic vacancy at a pivotal moment on the Korean Peninsula. Adm. Harris, currently the head of U.S. Pacific Command, […]

Read More… from 4/24/2018


AMBASSADOR/AUSTRALIA/SOUTH KOREA/TRUMP PEOPLE: “Adm. Harry Harris, the top US military official overseeing operations across Asia who had been tapped as ambassador to Australia, is likely to be named instead as US ambassador to South Korea, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. Moving Harris, who currently serves as commander of US Pacific Command, […]

Read More… from 4/24/2018


AUSTRALIA/FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Spoke to PM @TurnbullMalcolm of Australia. He is committed to having a very fair and reciprocal military and trade relationship. Working very quickly on a security agreement so we don’t have to impose steel or aluminum tariffs on our ally, the great nation of Australia!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Mar. 9, 2018 […]

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AUSTRALIA/CHINA/JAPAN/SOUTH KOREA/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “From Japan and South Korea to Australia and Europe, officials lined up on Friday [3-9-18] to seek exemptions from President Donald Trump’s tariffs on U.S. steel and aluminum imports, while Chinese producers called on Beijing to retaliate in kind. … South Korea, the third largest steel exporter to the United […]

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AUSTRALIA/CANADA/FOREIGN POLICY/MEXICO/TARIFFS/TRADE DEALS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP PEOPLE/GARY D. COHN: “President Trump defied opposition from his own party and protests from overseas on Thursday [3-8-18] as he signed an order imposing stiff and sweeping new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. But he sought to soften the impact on America’s closest allies with a more flexible plan […]

Read More… from 3/8/2018


AUSTRALIA/FOREIGN POLICY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull at the White House on Feb. 23, the White House said in a statement on Thursday. ‘The president and prime minister will discuss a range of shared bilateral, regional, and global priorities, including fighting terrorism, promoting economic growth, and […]

Read More… from 2/1/2018


AUSTRALIA/FOREIGN POLICY/IMMIGRATION/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “They were the asylum seekers Australia rejected, and President Trump resisted: the men stuck on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea because of Australia’s offshore detention policy. Now 58 of them are on their way to the United States, boarding flights on Tuesday [1-23-18], according to American officials and asylum seekers […]

Read More… from 1/23/2018


AUSTRALIA/IMMIGRATION/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The first refugees from Australia’s offshore detention centers will soon arrive in the U.S. under a resettlement deal that President Donald Trump blasted as ‘dumb,’ before his administration reluctantly agreed to honor it. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said about 50 refugees from Australian-backed detention camps in the South Pacific nations of Papua […]

Read More… from 9/20/2017


AUSTRALIA/FAKE NEWS/MEDIA: “Thank you to Prime Minister of Australia for telling the truth about our very civil conversation that FAKE NEWS media lied about. Very nice!”  – Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Feb. 3, 2017 06:34am […]

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AUSTRALIA: “Australia is a beautiful country with terrific people who love America.” [2:27:40 PM]  – Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, Sept. 21, 2011 02:27pm […]

Read More… from 9/21/2011


AUSTRALIA/ISRAEL: “I am increasingly concerned with the UN’s ploy against @Israel this coming week and will monitor all events closely from Australia.” [11:15:14 AM]  – Donald Trump, Twitter.com, Trumptwitterarchive.com, Sept. 19, 2011 11:15am […]

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