Australia-China relations: PM Morrison’s Solomon Islands stance inconsistent, says opposition


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Australia’s Labor Party on Friday slammed Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government for being “inconsistent” about its foreign policy with the Solomon Islands, as the sting from the Pacific nation’s security pact with China continued to be felt in the country’s closely-fought election campaign. Labor, led by prime ministerial candidate Anthony Albanese, has recently sought to point-score on the signed pact – which sent Canberra and other western allies into a tailspin – saying the ruling coalition had presided over “the worst Australian foreign policy blunder in the Pacific” in decades. The pact is aimed at offering help to the Solomon...