Ag visa damaged Solomon Islands relations before China deal: Solomons diplomat

Jamieson Murphy
By Jamieson Murphy
Updated May 10 2022 - 6:21am, first published 6:00am
RELATION DAMAGED: Barnaby Joyce says the Solomon Islands High Commissioner was "clutching at straws".

THE Solomon Islands' top diplomat is "clutching at straws" to suggest Australia's new agriculture visa contributed to the fraying relations between the two countries - and the Pacific nation's subsequent security deal with China - the Deputy Prime Minister says.

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Jamieson Murphy

Jamieson Murphy

National Rural Affairs reporter

National Rural Affairs reporter, focusing on rural politics and issues. Whisper g'day mate to me at jamieson.murphy@austcommunitymedia.com.au

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