An explosive tape recording shows for the first time that Senator Sam Dastyari delivered a scripted, deliberate and detailed defence of the Chinese government's aggressive land grab in the South China Sea, despite the senator's repeated attempts to deny it.
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Labor senator Sam Dastyari warned Chinese Communist Party-linked political donor Huang Xiangmo last year that his phone was likely tapped by government agencies, including the US government.
An arm of the company tasked?with advising the Turnbull government on its?signature infrastructure project, Snowy Hydro 2.0, has been banned by the World Bank for alleged bribery and corruption, prompting further calls for a federal anti-corruption watchdog.
Attorney General George?Brandis?is planning?a once in a generation shake-up of the legal framework governing who can lawfully influence Australian politicians, amid fears of clandestine Chinese Communist Party influence over politics in this country.
Tiny Australian island near Papua New Guinea is site of the latest breach.
Like most children born in Australia, Samuel is a happy and healthy toddler. But a federal government decision to cut almost all support for dozens of Australian-based asylum seekers may change his future.
Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten insisted he had no knowledge of the money.
Fairfax Media is aware of several major investigations under way into the integrity of people or operations within agencies set to form part of new super-ministry.
Malcolm Turnbull has publicly contradicted his predecessor, Tony Abbott, declaring the former prime minister's office had been?aware of negotiations in 2015 to trade a senate vote for a change in gun laws.