Media

19 Nov Too many regulators could dilute our democratic control

James Paterson - The Australian Financial Review - Tuesday 19 November The corporations and financial services committee’s first oversight hearing of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission for the new Parliament in September generated some excited media commentary about a “new approach” to parliamentary scrutiny. Some commentators...

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18 Nov Cool heads, smart policy will balance China ties

EDITORIAL - The Australian - Monday 18 November The Australian’s Strategic Forum — Navigating the East-West Divide — is timely. Featuring speakers including Paul Keating, Josh Frydenberg, Huawei Australia chairman John Lord and former White House chief strategist John Bannon (in a prerecorded interview), the conference...

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18 Nov China ban should be a badge of honour for MPs

Nathan Atrill - Sydney Morning Herald - Monday 18 November China's denial of visas to Liberal MP Andrew Hastie and his Senate colleague James Paterson – because of their criticism of its human rights abuses and political repression – is the latest in Australia’s increasingly awkward...

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18 Nov Visa ban for critical MPs adds to tension

Andrew Tillet and Bo Seo - Australian Financial Review - Monday 18 November Prime Minister Scott Morrison is trying to hold together the relationship with China by urging Australians to focus on the economic benefits even as he described Beijing's decision to block two federal MPs...

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