China diplomatic freeze won't be cause of war: ex-Governor General Peter Cosgrove

Harley Dennett
By Harley Dennett
Updated May 18 2021 - 8:30pm, first published 2:00pm
General Sir Peter Cosgrove says alleged criminality by Australian troops in Afghanistan was culture, not strategy. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

The poor state of Australia's diplomacy with Beijing won't be the cause of war with China, says former governor-general and Defence chief Sir Peter Cosgrove.

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Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.