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23 Oct Time running out for postal chief’s career

Lisa Visentin, Rob Harris - Sydney Morning Herald - Sunday 23 October 2020 The Australia Post CEO's career appears to be over as the government investigates the $12,000 purchase of four Cartier watches given to senior staffers. Christine Holgate's controversial three-year reign at the helm of Australia...

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23 Oct Red card for postal boss

Tom McIlroy - The Australian Financial Review - Friday 23 October 2020 Australia Post boss Christine Holgate is resisting pressure to quit over revelations she purchased luxury watches for senior executives who secured a controversial banking deal, instead temporarily standing aside during an investigation. Prime Minister Scott...

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23 Oct Victoria’s COVID-19 fines ‘worse than Russia’

Matthew Cranston - Australian Financial Review - Friday 23 October 2020 Economist Saul Eslake says Victoria's fines for COVID-19 breaches have exceeded countries such as Russia and need to be pulled back or replaced with other means of deterring unsafe practices. Speaking at the Melbourne Economic Forum on Thursday,...

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23 Oct Clock is ticking for Aus Post CEO

Tom Minnear - The Daily Telegraph - Friday 23 October 2020 Besieged Australia Post boss Christine Holgate is staring down calls to quit over a string of scandals capped off by the revelation that $3000 Cartier watches were bought for executives. Scott Morrison forced the chief executive...

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20 Oct ‘Unforgivable’: Frydenberg and Andrews go to war

Phillip Coorey, James Eyres and Sue Mitchell - The Australian Financial Review - Tuesday October 20 2020 Open warfare has erupted between Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews and federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg amid a growing suspicion inside the Morrison government that the timid reopening of the state economy stems...

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20 Oct China journos ‘an espionage threat’

Ben Packham - The Australian - Tuesday 20 October 2020 Liberal senator James Paterson has called for Chinese state media to be denied unrestricted access to the federal parliament as "journalists", warning there is a risk they could be involved in "espionage activities". He told a Senate...

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19 Oct Business: Where’s the logic in this?

Nick Evans and Ben Wilmot - The Australian - Monday 19 October 2020 Business chiefs including one of Australia's most powerful chief executives, Wesfarmers boss Rob Scott, have condemned the slow pace at which Daniel Andrews will lift Melbourne's strict lockdown rules and say it is...

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19 Oct Senator slams Andrews’ ‘smear’ on Victorians

Joe Kelly - The Australian - Sunday 18 October 2020 Liberal Senator James Paterson has branded Daniel Andrews an “authoritarian leader” who had smeared his own citizens as “enemies of the state” after the Labor Premier lashed out at senior Victorians serving in the Morrison government. Speaking...

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