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09 Aug Push to head off Chinese base plan

Friday 9th August - The Age - Bevan Shields An intense diplomatic effort is under way to overturn "seriously disturbing" plans for a new Chinese military base after repeated public denials of the deal by Beijing and Cambodia failed to convince the Australian government. The secret agreement...

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30 Jul ASIC’s shrink to face parliamentary scrutiny

JOHN KEHOE - The Australian Financial Review - Tuesday 30 July 2019 The corporate regulator's deployment of a psychologist in company boardrooms will be scrutinised by a parliamentary committee. Senator James Paterson, the new chairman of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services, said he...

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29 Jul Keating blasts ‘monkeys’ on super

ADELE FERGUSON & ERYK BAGSHAW - The Age - Monday 29 July 2019 Former prime minister Paul Keating has lashed government MPs lobbying for a delay in the increase of the superannuation guarantee as "monkeys" and described the prospect as "grand theft". In criticisms echoed by the...

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25 Jul Religious laws designed for cases like Folau

Tom Mcilroy - Australian Financial Review - Thursday 25 July 2019 Attorney-General Christian Porter is being pressured by conservative MPs and equality activists after he cited the Israel Folau case as the sort of dispute that would be covered by the Coalition's planned religious discrimination protections. As Mr Porter...

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24 Jul MPs back A-G bid to fund Ridd case

JOE KELLY - THE AUSTRALIAN - WEDNESDAY 24 JULY Attorney-General Christian Porter is examining ways for the commonwealth to support costs for sacked academic Peter Ridd in his legal fight against James Cook University, saying the case could change the landscape of academic freedom in Australia.   The...

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