The Australian Tag

05 Dec Sanctions act to target human rights abusers

Ben Packham - The Australian - Thursday 5 December The Morrison government will look at introducing new targeted sanctions to seize the assets of human rights offenders and ban them from entering the country, amid a growing outcry over abuses in China’s Xinjiang region. Foreign Minister Marise...

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18 Nov Cool heads, smart policy will balance China ties

EDITORIAL - The Australian - Monday 18 November The Australian’s Strategic Forum — Navigating the East-West Divide — is timely. Featuring speakers including Paul Keating, Josh Frydenberg, Huawei Australia chairman John Lord and former White House chief strategist John Bannon (in a prerecorded interview), the conference...

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22 Jul Lib MPs in bid to ditch super boost

Adam Creighton -- The Australian - 22 July 2019   Josh Frydenberg is facing growing backbench calls to ditch the superannuation guarantee ­increase to 12 per cent as the government prepares to launch a­ ­­­far­-reaching review into the effectiveness of the $2.8 trillion savings pool. Seven Liberal MPs...

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12 Jul Don’t put voice to the vote, says Mundine

GREG BROWN - THE AUSTRALIAN - 12 JULY 2019 Warren Mundine and Liberal MPs are calling for the indigenous voice to parliament to be ­exempted from constitutional recognition, declaring the proposal would fail to win public support in a referendum. Mr Mundine, a prominent Aboriginal figure who...

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15 Jun Soon one country, one system

wGreg 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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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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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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