‘It’s about time’: US joins Australia to push back against China

Sky News contributor Caleb Bond says it’s “about time” the US stepped up and got involved in issues in the Pacific.

This comes as The Australian reports the US has “joined Australia’s effort to push back against the rise of Chinese influence in the Pacific” with a multi-million dollar funding package for island nations and a “ramped-up diplomatic presence in the region”.

“Finally the US is stepping in and doing something here because to be perfectly honest, the US and the rest of the western world owes us,” Mr Bond told Sky News host Jenna Clarke.