Federal election: Peter Dutton says Australia should be prepared for war | – Australia’s leading news site

Peter Dutton has dialled up his rhetoric about the threat of China and Russia, warning Australia should be prepared for war.

The Defence Minister’s comments echo those from Scott Morrison who used a Dawn Service address to warn of a new “arc of autocracy” from Beijing to Moscow.

The Prime Minister said he had drawn a red line and would not hesitate to join allies to keep China off Australia’s doorstep following a controversial security pact between Beijing and the Solomon Islands.