The Age Tag

17 Nov China wants banned MPs to ‘repent’

China has declared "it will not yield to colonisation of ideas and values" and suggested Liberal MP Andrew Hastie and Senator James Paterson would need to "repent and redress their mistakes" before they were granted visas to visit the country. But the Morrison government MPs –...

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16 Nov Beijing bans visit by outspoken MPs

Nathan Hondros & David Crowe - The Age - Friday 16 November Beijing has blocked two federal Liberal MPs from a study tour to China in a decision that has shocked ministers and triggered a debate about China’s sensitivity to criticism. WA Liberal MP Andrew Hastie and...

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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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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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26 Aug Union anger over postie’s pay

Lucy Battersby -- The Sydney Morning Herald -- 26 August 2017   Unions have called on the government to sack Australia Post chairman John Stanhope after it emerged former chief executive Ahmed Fahour received a $10.8 million pay packet in his final year. Mr Fahour's $8.7 million in bonuses on top of a $2.04 million base salary attracted...

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09 Feb Australia Post asked to justify pay

Lucy Battersby and Tom McIlroy -- The Age -- 9 February, 2017 Australia Post chairman John Stanhope has been asked to justify the high salaries at Australia Post to a Senate estimates committee in two weeks’ time. It comes two days after the Communications and Environment Committee released...

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07 Sep Self interest will sink media reforms

By Lucy Battersby A government senator has warned media companies not to let self-interest scuttle industry reform by lobbying against the bill before Parliament. "I think generally there is agreement in the industry that reform is necessary," Senator James Paterson said during a discussion at the Australian...

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