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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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News.com.au – 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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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:

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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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The Advertiser – Coronavirus victims’ families fear Black Lives Matter protest could trigger outbreak

06 June 2020

STEVE RICE AND ANDREW HOUGH Feature The grieving families of two South Australian coronavirus victims are urging protesters to rethink attending an Adelaide anti-racism rally over fears of a potential second outbreak. Police Commissioner Grant Stevens has granted a one-off exemption to allow thousands of people to gather in Victoria Square for a Black Lives […]

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Daily Telegraph – Still a Test Tube Maybe

07 June 2020

SHARRI MARKSON Opinion By the day, it’s looking less likely that the coronavirus pandemic began with unhygienic exotic animals at the Wuhan wet market. There is now also global scientific debate among geneticists, immunologists and virologists about whether SARS-CoV-2 was genetically altered or is a naturally occurring virus. The conversation is moving quickly as more […]

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Sky News – In terms of China it must always be ‘Australia first’

09 June 2020

The Chinese Communist Party warning Chinese students of the dangers of studying in Australia is preposterous. Watch my interview with Peter Gleeson of Sky News here:

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The Advertiser – Organisers cancel second Adelaide Black Lives Matter rally

11 June 2020

ANDREW HOUGH AND MATT SMITH SA News Organisers have cancelled a second planned mass anti-racism rally in Adelaide amid coronavirus restrictions as they prepare to meet the Premier to seek “change”. As SA Health today revealed the state had recorded 15 days of zero COVID-19 daily cases, indigenous campaigners accepted an offer to talk to […]

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