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15 Jun Soon one country, one system

Greg Sheridan -- The Australian -- 15 June 2019   When Beijing took control of Hong Kong in 1997, there was a certain brutality underlying the process. There was never any question of an act of self-determination for Hong Kong, as for other colonies being freed from...

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02 Apr Greens face backlash over genocide claim

Elias Visontay -- The Australian -- 2 April 2019   Jewish groups are furious over “hatred-inciting” comments ­accusing Israel of “genocide” made by the lead ­organiser of the Greens’ campaign in Melbourne’s most Jewish electorate. David Jeffery, a staffer for Greens candidate Steph Hodgins-May in the seat of...

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01 Apr Save taxes by harnessing status quo bias

James Paterson -- Australian Financial Review -- 1 April 2018   Tomorrow Josh Frydenberg will hand down the first surplus budget since Peter Costello was treasurer. The road back to surplus has been too hard and too long. Putting in place default budget settings that are taxpayer-friendly...

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05 Mar Stop playing politics with industry super

James Eyers, Joanna Mather, and John Kehoe -- Australian Financial Review -- 5 March 2019   AustralianSuper chairman Heather Ridout has told the government to stop politicising how the $145 billion investor manages its holdings, saying trustees, whether from industry or unions, "leave their hats" at the...

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05 Mar Unionist vows no retreat on IR super activism

Michael Roddan and Andrew White -- The Australian -- 5 March 2019 Transport Workers Union nat­ional secretary Michael Kaine has pledged to pressure superannuation funds to pursue companies over workplace standards, attacking a move by Josh Frydenberg to seek new regulatory powers to block union activism...

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18 Feb Huawei accused of intimidation

Jennifer Duke -- The Age -- 18 February 2019   A Liberal senator and Macquarie Telecom have hit back at Huawei, accusing it of trying to “intimidate” companies like Telstra and Google from supporting a think-tank critical of the Chinese telco equipment provider. Huawei Technologies Australia director of...

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14 Jan Superannuation system must not punish the young

James Paterson -- The Australian Financial Review -- 14 January 2019   Young Australians are poorly served by a superannuation system that shamefully favours the interests of providers over consumers. That's why the Productivity Commission's call for reform is so compelling. Like many young people, I worked a...

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01 Jan Marise Payne joins outcry at jailing of Canadians

Primrose Riordan -- The Australian -- 1 January 2019 The chair of parliament’s intelligence and security committee, Andrew Hastie, says the detention of two Canadians in China vindicates those who advocated against Australia ­ratifying an ­extradition treaty with Beijing. Mr Hastie’s intervention came as Foreign Minister Marise...

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