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08 Apr MEDIA STATEMENT: Senate Select Committee inquiry into COVID-19

MEDIA STATEMENT Senator James Paterson Liberal Senator for Victoria                                                                                                Wednesday 08 April 2020 2020 Senate Select Committee inquiry into COVID-19 Senator James Paterson will be the government’s nominee as deputy chair of the Senate Select Committee into the response to COVID-19. The Senate Committee will be chaired by Labor Senator...

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04 Apr MPs flay China for outbreak ‘cover-up’

Ellen Whinnett - The Daily Telegraph - Saturday 04 April Exclusive: Australian Parliamentarians have launched an extraordinary attack on the Chinese Communist Party, warning of economic consequences and saying it would not be allowed to escape responsibility for the coronavirus. Several MPs warned there would be a...

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06 Mar No need to bail out bloated unis

John Roskam - The AFR - Thursday 06 March 2020 Australian universities should not get a cent of any federal government bailout program or stimulus package in the wake of the coronavirus. Over the past decade universities have privatised the profits from the fees paid by overseas...

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05 Mar State serves up a lawyers’ picnic

Chris Merritt - The Australian - Thursday 05 March The threat to the national economy from excessive litigation has prompted the federal government to launch an inquiry into Victoria’s move to encourage class actions by allowing lawyers to charge US-style contingency fees. The inquiry, unveiled on Wednesday,...

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