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Marise Payne: Australian politician
Marise Ann Payne is an Australian politician who has been Minister for Foreign Affairs in the Morrison Government since 2018, and was also appointed Minister for Women in 2019. She has been a Senator for New South Wales since 1997, representing the Liberal Party.

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Number of evacuated Australians reaches 16,500 as flight departs Delhi

Foreign Minister Marise Payne says arranging for the return of Australians from overseas has "been one of the largest consular challenges Australia has dealt with".
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Marise Payne, Julie Bishop urge calm in tense relations with China over coronavirus origins

Tension with China over an investigation into COVID-19 should be replaced by global co-operation and quiet diplomacy, say Marise Payne and Julie Bishop.
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Australia rejects Chinese 'economic coercion' threat amid planned coronavirus probe

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has cautioned China against attempts at "economic coercion" as Australia pushes for an investigation into the coronavirus pandemic that China opposes.
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A 'mammoth effort' to bring Australians home from overseas during coronavirus crisis, with more to return this week

Foreign Minister Marise Payne says 300,000 people have returned to Australia since 13 March during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Marise Payne calls for global review of the coronavirus pandemic

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has called for an independent international review of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Australia to send aid to Fiji after cyclone tears across Pacific

Australia is to send humanitarian aid to Fiji after a tropical cyclone caused widespread destruction across the Pacific, Minister for Foreign Affairs Marise Payne said on Thursday.
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Coronavirus rescue flights secured for Australians stranded in Peru, Argentina and South Africa

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has announced three flights from Peru, Argentina and South Africa to bring Australians home during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Qantas strikes deal to provide three additional COVID-19 rescue flights

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has announced three flights from Peru, Argentina and South Africa to bring Australians home during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Uncertain times for hundreds of Australians stranded on cruise ships abroad

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has warned that cruise ships pose a "very difficult balancing act" both abroad and closer to home.
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Australia protests as China charges writer with spying

Australia called on Wednesday for the immediate release of Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun after China formally indicted him of espionage, with Foreign Minister Marise Payne saying he continued..
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Watch: Coronavirus evacuation update

The Foreign Minister Marise Payne is providing an update on the evacuation of hundreds of Australian citizens from China.
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Official Timor history ‘back on track’

The acting director of the War Memorial has promised its trouble-plagued official history of Australia's deployment to East Timor is back on track after an intervention from Foreign Minister Marise..
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Australia, Iran discuss plight of detained academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has spoken to her Iranian counterpart to once again raise the plight of Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who is jailed in Tehran.
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'The torture must stop': Doctors urge Australia to bring Julian Assange back home

A group of doctors has urged Foreign Minister Marise Payne to negotiate Julian Assange's passage back to Australia for medical treatment.
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New Zealand to return soon for two bodies remaining on volcanic island: Australian minister

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Friday New Zealand will return to White Island "as soon as possible" to retrieve two bodies still to be recovered after a deadly volcano eruption.
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Watch: Marise Payne update on Whakaari eruption recovery efforts

Marise Payne is due to speak shortly with an update on the Whakaari eruption recovery efforts.
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Marise Payne slams China's 'unacceptable' treatment of Australian writer Yang Hengjun

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has described the ongoing detention of Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun in Beijing as unacceptable.
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Payne 'very concerned' about Yang Hengjun

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has described the ongoing detention of Chinese-Australian writer Yang Hengjun in Beijing as unacceptable.
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China scolds Foreign Minister Marise Payne for human rights speech

Foreign Minister Marise Payne's insistence Beijing should be called out for human rights abuses has prompted China lodging 'stern representations' to Australia.
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Australia says to hold China accountable on human rights

Canberra will hold China to account on issues such as human rights, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has said, insisting that staying quiet on sensitive issues is not in the national interest,..
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China says lodges stern representations to Australia on human rights comments

China's foreign ministry said on Wednesday that Beijing has lodged stern representations with Australia in response to Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne's critical comments on China's human..
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Australia must lead by example on the international stage, Marise Payne says

The Australian foreign minister says the country must lead by example on the international stage as great-power competition heats up.
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Baghdadi death uncovers 'significant' new intelligence, Marise Payne says

Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne said important information was found after Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed in Syria on Sunday.
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Jock Palfreeman enjoys a beer with supporters, but dad worried he'll never return to Australia

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has called for the Bulgarian authorities to allow Mr Palfreeman to travel to Australia given his paroled status.
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'Bring Jock Palfreeman home': Government pressures Bulgaria to allow Aussie to return

Jock Palfreeman should be allowed to return to Australia, Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged the Bulgarian government.
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Minister pressures Sofia on Palfreeman

Jock Palfreeman should be allowed to return to Australia, Foreign Minister Marise Payne has urged the Bulgarian government.
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Extracting Australians in Syria a 'dangerous, very complex' task, says Marise Payne

Foreign Minister Marise Payne says extracting Australian women and children from camps in Syria is a dangerous, complex and time-consuming task.
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Extracting Aussies in Syria 'very complex'

Foreign Minister Marise Payne says extracting Australian women and children from camps in Syria is a dangerous, complex and time-consuming task.
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Australia says Iran frees couple it had accused of spying

Iran has freed an Australian couple detained for more than three months and dropped all charges against them, Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Saturday.
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Australia says Iran frees couple held for months; drops charges

Iran has freed an Australian couple detained for several months and dropped its charges against them, Australia's Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on Saturday.
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No rush to repatriate Australians in Syria

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has made it clear the Australian government will not be rushed to repatriate 66 women and children trapped in Syria.
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Marise Payne defends Donald Trump's phone call to Scott Morrison

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has defended Donald Trump's phone call to Scott Morrison pressing him to help an investigation aimed at discrediting a probe into Russian meddling in the last US election.
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Australia lobbies for release of three citizens held by Iran

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said she met last week with her Iranian counterpart, seeking to secure release of three citizens held by Tehran.
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Marise Payne lobbying Iran for release of Australians

Two travel bloggers and a university lecturer have been detained in an Iranian prison, with the Australian government lobbying for their speedy release.
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Foreign Minister Marise Payne defends Australia's Strait of Hormuz deployment

Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne has defended the Morrison government's decision to send Australian troops to a US-led military mission in the Middle East.
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MPs back NSW Premier, say it's 'not OK' to press politicians on abortion stances

Federal minister for women Marise Payne has blasted a 2GB radio host for quizzing the NSW premier on her personal approach to abortion.
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Payne slams abortion questions to premier

Federal minister for women Marise Payne has blasted a 2GB radio host for asking the NSW premier if she would ever have an abortion.
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Minister defends Stait of Hormuz mission

Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne has defended the Morrison government's decision to send Australian troops to a US-led military mission in the Middle East.
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No help from Australia yet for Persian Gulf shipping: ministers

Alongside Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Defence Minister Linda Reynolds, Mr Pompeo said the time was right for the US and Australia to do much more in the region.
The Age - Published

Australia says U.S. plans to build military infrastructure

The United States is planning to build additional military infrastructure in Australia once Congress gives approval to the U.S. Navy for $211.5 million, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said on..
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Australia says diplomats must respect free speech after Hong Kong tensions spill over

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has slapped down a Chinese diplomat for interfering in a protest between students over tensions in Hong Kong.
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Chinese diplomat told to respect free speech rights in Australia after Hong Kong tensions spill over in Brisbane

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has slapped down a Chinese diplomat for interfering in a protest between students over tensions in Hong Kong.
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Respect our rights to free speech: govt

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has slapped down a Chinese diplomat for interfering in a protest between students over tensions in Hong Kong
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Australia says diplomats should not undermine rights, after HK protest

Foreign diplomats in Australia should respect the right to free speech and peaceful protest, Foreign Minister Marise Payne said, following tension between pro-Hong Kong and pro-Beijing protesters at a..
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Australia 'deeply disappointed' by writer's detention in China

Australia is "deeply disappointed" that Chinese-born writer Yang Hengjun had been transferred to criminal detention in China, Foreign Minister Marise Payne said in a statement on Friday.
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'Deeply concerned' Marise Payne to pursue China over detention of million Uighurs

Foreign Affairs Minister Marise Payne has committed to pursuing China over its arbitrary mass detention of more than one million Muslim Uighurs.
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Amal Clooney issues warning to Australia over press freedom

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has criticised police raids on Australian journalists at a press freedom conference attended by Foreign Minister Marise Payne.
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