Hong Kong Letter

24 May 2020

Joint Statement from 201 Signatories We, the co-signed, write to express grave concerns about the unilateral introduction of national security legislation by Beijing in Hong Kong. This is a comprehensive assault on the city’s autonomy, rule of law, and fundamental freedoms. The integrity of one-country, two-systems hangs by a thread. It is the genuine grievances […]

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Sky News – Reliance on Chinese Markets

15 May 2020

Australia is very reliant on Chinese markets and supply chains. Last night I spoke to Peter Gleeson from Sky News about the urgent need to return manufacturing to our shores to protect our economic and sovereign interests. Watch my interview here:

read more – Julie Bishop cops friendly fire over China

14 May 2020

MATT COUGHLAN AND DANIEL MCCULLOCH Breaking News   Former foreign minister Julie Bishop has copped an extraordinary spray from an ex-colleague after urging calm and considered diplomacy with China. Liberal senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, who was a junior minister to Ms Bishop, launched a scathing attack. “Another air-head comment from the ‘couch’. We had six years […]

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Herald Sun – Confucius registers some alarm

09 May 2020

ELLEN WHINNETT National The refusal by Australian universities to list their Beijing-backed Confucius Institutes on the foreign influence register has come under bipartisan ­political attack. Liberal and Labor MPs have criticised the decision by 13 Australian universities to keep their Confucius Institutes, which teach Chinese language and culture and are funded by Beijing, off the […]

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Menzies Research Centre – State of Independence

08 May 2020

By Senator Alex Antic. SOUTH AUSTRALIA IS WELL POSITIONED TO REPEAT ITS POSTWAR BOOM ONCE THIS COVID-19 PANDEMIC HAS BLOWN OVER. The Chinese use the same word for “crisis” as they do for “opportunity”, Lisa told her dad Homer in an episode of The Simpsons in 1994. For Australians living through the COVID-19 pandemic in […]

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