Australia live news: Albanese to meet leaders of UK, France and India; flood cleanup begins in NSW

<gu-island name="KeyEventsCarousel" deferuntil="visible" props="{"keyEvents":[{"id":"6373c6458f08341844536849","elements":[{"_type":"model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement","html":" Good morning and welcome to our live coverage of today’s news on Wednesday 16 November. ","elementId":"2ec59471-8b56-414b-b213-d826069d865c"},{"_type":"model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement","html":" \n The big story overnight was Anthony Albanese’s meeting with Xi Jinping at the G20 summit in Bali last night.… Read More »Australia live news: Albanese to meet leaders of UK, France and India; flood cleanup begins in NSW

Albanese tells Xi that Australia will stick to its values as he tries to mend China relations

Anthony Albanese has told the Chinese president Australia will continue to assert its values and principles, but he’s made it clear his government wants to steady the fractured relationship with Beijing and move forward constructively. Significant steps towards stabilising the… Read More »Albanese tells Xi that Australia will stick to its values as he tries to mend China relations

Guardian Essential poll: almost two-thirds of voters back Labor’s plan for multi-employer pay deals

Half of Australians approve of Labor’s industrial relations bill, with even its most controversial proposals for multi-employer pay deals and flexible work rights enjoying majority support. That is the conclusion of the latest Guardian Essential poll of 1,035 voters, which… Read More »Guardian Essential poll: almost two-thirds of voters back Labor’s plan for multi-employer pay deals

Australia news live: Albanese still hopeful of summit meeting with Xi; storms closing in on east coast

<gu-island name="KeyEventsCarousel" deferuntil="visible" props="{"keyEvents":[{"id":"63700adf8f088f91b4c66225","elements":[{"_type":"model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement","html":" And welcome to another Sunday morning Guardian live blog. ","elementId":"5c0c87c0-09fb-4161-8fc2-d5fbeefac9f2"},{"_type":"model.dotcomrendering.pageElements.TextBlockElement","html":" Another monster storm 3,500km in length is sweeping over eastern Australia and is expected to lash New South Wales with thunderstorms, damaging winds, heavy rainfall and… Read More »Australia news live: Albanese still hopeful of summit meeting with Xi; storms closing in on east coast

Penny Wong flags cooperation on climate change as Australia tries to reboot relationship with China

Australia’s foreign affairs minister, Penny Wong, has flagged working more closely with China on issues such as climate change as part of ongoing efforts to reboot the fractured relationship after years of public confrontation. As Anthony Albanese signalled publicly his… Read More »Penny Wong flags cooperation on climate change as Australia tries to reboot relationship with China