Chinese political donations highlight Australian anxieties, lax law

Are donations from Chinese businesses and individuals to Australia’s two major parties being used to curry favor and gain influence? A recent ABC investigation revealed that donors poured over $5.5 million into Liberal and Labor party coffers between 2013 and 2015…. Read More › sci tech news

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China-friendly Aussie ex-PM fails in UN Secretary General bid

Kevin Rudd wanted to take over from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon when he steps down in December. While the reason for rejecting Rudd’s nomination by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is not known, many feel his expertise on China would… Read More ›
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Australians swing against ruling coalition in knife-edge election

By Jonathan Barrett and Jane Wardell SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia appeared to be heading for a hung parliament or a minority government with half the votes counted in a national poll on Saturday, potentially blocking Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s ability… Read More ›
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Ahead of Australian election, champion of anti-Asian politics looms in the wings

After being in the political wilderness for almost 20 years, firebrand One Nation leader Pauline Hanson is trying to make a comeback in the upcoming federal elections on July 2. While Australia has transformed itself into one of the most… Read More ›
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