Australia to continue to support freedom of navigation in South China sea, PM says

first_imgThe US waded back into the heated South China Sea debate after almost a year of disengagement from Southeast Asia, punctuated by a snub of the ASEAN summit in November last year that saw a low-level US delegation attend – a diplomatic faux-pas that has inspired similar moves among ASEAN member states.Administered under the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS), of which China is a signatory, the international tribunal made the unprecedented ruling in favor of the Philippines, a claimant in the South China Sea dispute.Topics : Australia will continue to advocate “very strongly” for the freedom of navigation through the South China sea, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday.”Australia will continue to adopt a very consistent position,” Morrison told a media briefing in Canberra when asked if the country backed the position of the United States on the South China Sea.US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday the United States would support countries that believed China has violated their maritime claims in the South China Sea, but stressed doing so in multilateral and legal forums.last_img read more

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first_img37 Mornington St, Red Hill. Picture: realestate.com.auFROM a Western red cedar home at Red Hill to a Queenslander at Clayfield, check out Brisbane’s newest property listings.This striking home at 37 Mornington St, Red Hill is scheduled for auction on April 29.The tri-level home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and a contemporary-style kitchen which is connected to the dining and lounge room.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoInside the Red Hill home. Picture: realestate.com.auThe architect-designed home is on elevated north-facing block and has views toward Paddington and Mt Coot-tha.At New Farm, this home at 16 Hopetoun Way, also has four bedrooms. It is in the Cutters Landing development and is listed for $2.585 million. It is close to the tennis courts and New Farm Park. The home has formal and informal living spaces which flow out to a covered veranda and extend to the pool area. 16 Hopetoun Way, New Farm. Picture: realestate.com.auIn blue chip Clayfield, 87 Barlow St, is listed for sale.The renovated Queenslander has five bedrooms and multiple living spaces. 87 Barlow St, Clayfield. Picture: realestate.com.auThere is an expansive covered southern deck which overlooks the pool and gardens. The original home was built in 1920 with many original features retained.last_img read more