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Jade Gailberger - The Daily Telegraph - Wednesday 10 February 2021 China has been slammed for demanding Australia stop interfering in the case of arrested journalist, Cheng Lei. The Australian television reporter, who was detained without charge in August last year, has now been accused of leaking...

Daniel Hurst - The Guardian - Saturday 06 February 2021 James Paterson has been appointed to head inquiry universities fear could stifle international collaboration. An inquiry into foreign interference in higher education will investigate concerns about research links with China and look for “heroes” not just “villains”...

Alice Workman - The Australian - February 05 2021 Victorian Liberal senator James Paterson has been anointed chair of the “powerful” parliamentary intelligence and security committee, as flagged by our well-informed colleague Ben Packham. The 33-year-old succeeds his good friend (and fellow Wolverine) Andrew Hastie, who has moved on to greener...

Anthony Galloway - Sydney Morning Herald - 05 February 2021 Liberal senator James Paterson will take over as chair of Federal Parliament’s powerful intelligence and security committee as it looks to begin hearings into right-wing extremism and foreign interference at Australian universities. Senator Paterson will replace Western...

Ellen Whinnett - The Daily Telegraph - Friday 05 February 2021 Liberal Senator James Paterson has been elected chairman of the powerful Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security. The bipartisan committee met on Thursday afternoon to elect Senator Paterson as replacement for Andrew Hastie, the former...