Peter Dutton says Defence monitoring Chinese spy ship Haiwangxing off Western Australia

Doug Dingwall
By Doug Dingwall
Updated May 13 2022 - 6:50am, first published 4:30am

Defence forces are monitoring a Chinese spy ship that has travelled an "unprecedented" path down the Western Australian coast past Exmouth, in what Defence Minister Peter Dutton says is an "aggressive act" from China.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

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