FIVE WAYS SYDNEY IS DETERMINED TO SELF-SABOTAGE  

YET despite the sacking of Sydney’s finest treasures Sydney gave the Awfulizers (4)

four more years …

Why?  How could this happen?

What lies underneath all this? 

‘The Silent Invasion’ … ?

 

 

 

 

Five ways Sydney is determined to self-sabotage

 

If you’re wondering why, after the biggest boom in Sydney’s history, everything new looks cheap, mean and prematurely aged, here it is.

Architecture expresses a society’s beliefs about itself; our take on humanity’s place in nature and the relationship of the one to the many. Architecture is the social contract made real. When those beliefs corrode, as in Sydney of late, the architecture can only reflect it.

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Housing development has outgrown infrastructure so much in one part of Sydney’s north-west that the State Government has suspended all planning proposals pending a council review.

Margaret Thatcher’s famously derisory “the problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money” can seem unassailable, until you realise that the libertarian governance she pioneered shares the exact same fault.

Libertarian governments, like that we’ve just re-elected, fund their infrastructure not by taxes, but by the fiscal equivalent of burning fossil fuels.

Selling slow-evolved public assets for a one-off flare dresses wasteful infrastructure spending as good economic management.

In NSW’s case, six years of asset stripping (2011-17) reaped at least $50 billion. That’s three-quarters of a billion a month. It’s also cheating.

 

Because the problem with neo-liberalism, to reword Thatcher, is that eventually you run out of other people’s assets.

You’ve exploited the bejesus out of the place and nothing of quality or meaning remains, either to enjoy or to sell. In Sydney, this market-moronism militates against architecture in at least five ways.

Illustration: Simon Letch
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Start with Philip Cox. He must feel like the world hates him. His finest works have been demolished for no good reason and his own firm threatened to sack him for speaking out in his stadium’s defence. Not because he’s wrong or losing it. Quite the contrary. Because they have (and want to keep) the $730 million job to rebuild of Allianz.

The old Darling Harbour Convention Centre.
The old Darling Harbour Convention Centre.CREDIT:MAKSYM KOZLENKO

 

It’s not unusual for celebrated architects to be reviled in old age. The shifting sands of architectural fashion mean that what seemed beautiful and original comes to seem dull and obvious.

But that’s not the story with Cox. What has destroyed his two best buildings – the Exhibition Centre and the Moore Park football stadium – is the institutionalised triumph of greed over imagination.

The Exhibition Centre was Darling Harbour’s sprightliest and most heroic building. Unlike Cox’s nearby Maritime Museum, with its clunky wave-form symbolism, the graceful white-masted structure was a subtle evocation of things harbour and a perfect feminine counterpoint to the square-jawed heft of John Andrews’ adjacent Convention Centre. They were a good pair, the pretty and the stolid, beauty and beast.

Back when they were built, Cox and Andrews were Sydney architecture’s big bananas (Andrews often appearing in fringed cowboy jacket and ten-gallon hat). They were swaggering egos, and ruthless in their own way, but both still believed in architecture as a meaning-making art. It showed. Now, they’ve had to watch their best works succumb to the smug mediocrity of the ICC Sydney, manifesting nothing more than dull managerialism and the idea that belief of any kind is an anachronism.

The Philip Cox designed Allianz stadium, previously known as the Sydney Football Stadium.
The Philip Cox designed Allianz stadium, previously known as the Sydney Football Stadium. CREDIT:PETER RAE

 

Meanwhile Cox’s stadium – despite huge controversy, a 223,000-strong petitiona brief court injunction and an SCG Trust report showing that the $730 million rebuild could have been replaced by a $17 million refurbishment – is largely demolished.

None of the arguments bear scrutiny. They said the stadium was too small, but the replacement will have roughly the same numbers for general admission. They say it was unsafe and the seats flammable – but gave them away to other stadia for use, apparently not all were equally risky. Faux-facts at twenty paces.

We may never know just why the government was so desperate to destroy the building, although it happens that the demolition company is Lendlease – which enjoyed no fewer than 51 ministerial visits in four years 2014-18.

But one thing no one ever said in its defence is this building has value because it is beautiful. It feels good to be in, it dignifies people and at night, from Paddington, it glows like some intergalactic life form. We don’t say stupid stuff like that. Not in NSW.

Which brings us to the fate of the government architect. For 200 years, since Macquarie plucked out convict Greenway to design the Hyde Park Barracks, the NSW Government Architect was a tradition of distinction.

Right up until Chris Johnson took over in 1995 the Government Architect produced some of our finest buildings – James Barnet’s GPO and Lands Department Building, George McCrae’s Education Department and Walter Liberty Vernon’s Land Titles Office. All sold.

But it’s not just the buildings the soulless libertarians have sold.

The Government Architect’s Office itself was flogged for a piddling $800,000and a working office of 120 shrunk to a merely advisory team of 12.

The new International Convention Centre Sydney.
The new International Convention Centre Sydney.CREDIT:JAMES BRICKWOOD

 

So now, even if a government wanted to produce a building of manifest belief – a building such as the late David Donald Turner’s fabulously accomplished Brutalist Kuring-gai College of Advanced Education building, now being refurbished as a private school – it would be impossible.

The scholarship has been lost. Macquarie was sacked for opposing the dull squattocracy.

*Now the dull squattocracy is in charge.

And then of course there’s public housing. The Sirius building, custom-designed around its houso tenants, and the handsome, generous Waterloo towers manifest an era when architectural belief in the importance of human dignity, the universality of human rights and proud public office seemed self-evident.

Now, they’ll be demolished, generous treetop balconies replaced by mean developer specials, emerald lawns by lightless bathrooms and windy concrete alleys. The dignity, the rights and the pride, gone with the architecture.

Forget confidence in the future. These days, governments rent space in cheap spec developments and even religious bodies, entrusted with our sense of eternity, build cheap commercial rubbish.

The newish Moore College building on City Road, all green glass and stuck-on stone, speaks more eloquently of whiteboards and KPIs than higher truths or greater good. Commerce is the new religion. No wonder developers rule.

Five ways, then, in which Sydney has become architecture’s enemy.

-Wanton demolition.

-Asset-stripping.

-Destroying the government architect.

-Developer free-for-all.

-Religious expedience.

Five ways Sydney seems determined to self-sabotage.

Sympathy? Not from me. A city that voluntarily gives such a government four more years to sack its finest treasures deserves everything it gets – and everything it loses.

 

Elizabeth Farrelly is a Sydney-based columnist and author who holds a PhD in architecture and several international writing awards. A former editor and Sydney City Councilor, she is also Associate Professor (Practice) at the Australian Graduate School of Urbanism at UNSW. Her books include ‘Glenn Murcutt: Three Houses’, ‘Blubberland; the dangers of happiness’ and ‘Caro Was Here’, crime fiction for children (2014).

 

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SCOMO LOST HIS APPETITE FOR CHINESE FUNDRAISING DINNER

SCOMO … it looks like he and the Libs are ‘in the thick of it’ …

THE details of the dinner were leaked to The Australian … the organisers Liberal Party member Benjamin Jiang and his wife, “Independent Georges River Councillor” (amended) Nancy Liu were charging between $1700 and $2400 per table and $988 per seat at the VIP table!

The couple are both listed on the Chinese Government body, the Australian Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China (ACPPRC) formerly headed up by disgraced Mr Huang …

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Morrison has no appetite for Chinese fundraising dinner

MPs Michael Keenan and David Coleman with, from left, Momo Zhang, Ben Jiang, Nancy Lui and Hanson Jin.

MPs Michael Keenan and David Coleman with, from left, Momo Zhang, Ben Jiang, Nancy Lui and Hanson Jin.

Scott Morrison has distanced himself from a major Chinese community fundraising event this weekend, organised by prominent Sydney Liberal Party members, which was charging a higher rate to sit at the Prime Minister’s table.

 

Social media messages and details of the event were leaked to The Australian revealing tensions in Sydney’s Chinese community and internal concerns about the role of Beijing’s Australian Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China, previously run by former political donor Huang Xiangmo.

*Liberal Party member Benjamin Jiang, the husband of Sydney Liberal councillor Nancy Liu, had organised Saturday’s dinner at Sydney Town Hall in support of Mr Morrison’s pet cause — the drought — and was charging between $1700 and $2400 per table, and $988 per seat at the VIP table.

*Ms Liu, a Georges River councillor, recently showed the Prime Minister around Hurstville when Mr Morrison delivered a speech talking up Australia’s relationship with China.

But Mr Morrison said he was never attending the event despite being acquainted with its organisers. “The Prime Minister is not attending this event and was never attending this event,” a spokesman for Mr Morrison said.

A NSW Liberal Party spokesman said: “It’s not a Liberal Party fundraiser, it’s not a Liberal Party event.”

Mr Jiang had been advertising the event with Mr Morrison and Immigration Minister David Coleman as the special guests and said he found out only two weeks ago that the Prime Minister was not attending. Mr Coleman, an ally of Mr Morrison, will attend the event.

“We have been waiting (to hear) from his office until two weeks ago,” Mr Jiang told The Australian. “Our Wechat message you mentioned was released a few months ago. We are selling the seats or table is not because of any particular politician, it is for a group of people who the public respect. The VIPs are not only Liberal politicians, we also include Labor politicians.”

Stanley Xie, an independent candidate Ms Liu beat in last year’s election, said he was concerned about the transparency around how the funds would be used. But Mr Jiang said the event would raise funds for the Dilly Drought Drive.

“We already raised $20,000 in the past few months. At the dinner, we hope to raise some more. We have invited ACCF’s representatives and two local farmers from Wollondilly Shire Council, Mr Gavin Moore and Ms Tia Veech, who are getting the support from the funds to our dinner function to share their stories with us and enhance the awareness of the drought they are experiencing,” he said.

*Ms Liu has previously been listed as a member of Chinese government body the Australian Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China, while Mr Jiang is listed as being on the seventh-term executive committee of the ACPPRC.

The Sydney-based council is associated with the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification and was formerly headed up by Mr Huang, whose association with Sam Dastyari led to the former senator’s resignation.

Leaked messages show Mr Jiang also attended and advertised paid spots at a Liberal Party fundraiser for NSW North Shore MP Felicity Wilson at a private residence in Neutral Bay on September 13 where Premier Gladys Berejiklian was the guest of honour.

 

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Sixty-nine (69) MILLIONAIRES paid zero tax in 2016-17

NOW this is where the money is …

No wonder they hate Bill and his lot, it puts the knife into a neat big earner!

The rich have their lurks (read this article …

AND it’s got nothing to do with the politics of envy)

IT is the reality that we are talking about here … it’s often how they stay rich, they don’t spend much, and don’t pay much tax …

Still hanging onto the trickle down effect are we?

Others, fellow travelers if they could be, operate in the cash economy, and they too don’t pay much tax!

SO who is keeping the system going, increasingly so?

It’s the workers, employees on payrolls paying their taxes and going backwards as …

-real wages have failed to keep up with CPI increases for over 6 years and

-award rates/conditions have been reduced

These same people struggling with huge increases in the cost of power, gas, housing, transport, are smugly told to

-get a better paying job

-move to the country to buy a house you can afford

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Sixty-nine millionaires paid zero tax in 2016-17

BY BUSINESS REPORTERS NASSIM KHADEM AND MICHAEL JANDA

Description: $100 Australian dollar notes, pictured in Brisbane, August 20, 2013.
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Australians claimed nearly $2.3 billion in deductions for managing their tax affairs.

AAP: DAN PELED

Sixty-nine Australians who earned more than $1 million in the 2016-17 financial year did not pay a cent of income tax.

Annual data from the Australian Tax Office, released on Friday, shows the list of Australia’s millionaires paying no income tax is growing.

The data shows in 2016-17, 60 people who declared total incomes above $1 million reported taxable incomes below $6,001, two posted taxable incomes between $6,001 and $10,000, and eight declared taxable incomes between $10,001 and $18,200, putting them all below the tax-free threshold.

*Not one of them paid the Medicare levy.

Sixty-nine of them reduced their tax bill to zero, each claiming millions in deductions, primarily for the “cost of managing tax affairs”, but also for “gifts or donations”. This was up from 62 who paid no tax the year before.

The Tax Office defines “cost of managing tax affairs” as including the cost of preparing and lodging tax returns, the fees paid to recognised tax advisers, the cost of court appeals and interest charges imposed in relation to tax disputes.

To address the problem of millionaires paying zero tax, the Labor party has announced a policy to limit the deduction that can be claimed for managing tax affairs to $3,000.

Of those who paid zero tax, some also managed to claim back franking credits from their share investments.

Thirty-seven in this group claimed franking credits totalling $7.8 million.

1.3m Australians negatively gear

There were 13.9 million individuals filing returns for the 2016-17 income year.

 

As Labor confirmed its changes to negative gearing will start on January 1 if it wins the election, tax data shows 2.15 million Australians reported rental income, totalling $44.1 billion. This is slightly up from 2.09 million reporting income of $42.1 billion the year before.

Of those, 1.3 million people made a combined loss of $12.3 billion on their rental properties. There were 855,975 that were in either a neutral position or made a gain.

The data shows negatively-geared landlords tend to spend more on their properties.

Interest on mortgage loans was by far the biggest expense. Landlords losing money on their properties claimed deductions for $18 billion in interest payments.

These investors also claimed $2.7 billion in capital works, $1.9 billion in repairs and maintenance, and $1.6 billion in property agent fees and commissions.

Landlords in total claimed $400 million in travel expenses related to their rentals.

A number of those claiming had more than one investment property to claim against.

In 2016-17 there were 20,357 investors with six or more properties, 19,504 with five, 46,460 with four, 125,915 with three, 407,971 with two and 1.54 million with one.

The data shows 11,349 people held at least six properties on which they are negatively geared.

Work-related expense deductions

There were 8.84 million people claiming $21.98 billion in work-related expense deductions.

This included:

  • 3.6 million people claiming $8.62 billion in work-related car expenses
  • 1.4 million claiming $2.03 billion in work-related travel expenses
  • 6.4 million people claiming $1.86 billion in clothing expenses relating to their job
  • 530,230 people claiming $1.13 billion in self-education expenses
  • 7.25 million people claiming $8.33 billion in “other” work-related expenses

There were 4.5 million people who claimed $3.48 billion in tax deductions for gifts and donations and 6.1 million people who claimed $2.29 billion for the cost of managing their tax affairs.

SOURCE:  https://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2019-03-30/sixty-nine-millionaires-paid-zero-tax-in-2016-17/10954888

IS THIS ALL PART OF THE CHINA BIG PICTURE PLAN?

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IS THIS ALL PART OF THE CHINA BIG PICTURE PLAN?

 

WHAT about this happening in The Deep South?

 

HAVE you ever wondered about our part of the World becoming extremely interesting to other nations, and the consequences of such attentions?

 

WELL, check this out

 

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Chinese officials issue stark warning about South China Sea confrontation

 

Boao, China: China has warned it may take “more countermeasures” against United States patrols in the South China Sea, as tensions worsen in a potential military flashpoint between the two major powers.

Two senior Chinese officials intervened in an academic discussion at the Boao Forum for Asia on Friday to air China’s grievances against the United States’ freedom of navigation patrols near islands claimed by China in the contested waterways.

Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks after he reviewed the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy fleet in the South China Sea in April last year.
Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks after he reviewed the Chinese People’s Liberation Army Navy fleet in the South China Sea in April last year.CREDIT:AP

 

*An international tribunal has ruled the South China Sea is not Chinese territory, and Australia has joined the US in condemning militarisation of the islands.

Director of the East Asian Institute at the National University of Singapore, Zheng Yongnian, warned that although it was unlikely a “hot war” would break out between the US and China, he was concerned about proxy wars in the region.

 

He said “all big wars in the past come from a minor incident” and said the United States determination to maintain its role in the region should not be underestimated.

Chinese colonel Zhou Bo said from the floor of the room: “The dilemma now is that the US comes to the South China Sea not unplanned but in a very well-planned way.”

He said a Code for Unplanned Encounters at Sea, agreed between the two navies in 2014, only covers “unplanned encounters”.

“It is possible China will take more countermeasures,” said Bo, a senior People’s Liberation Army colonel and director of the Centre for Security Cooperation in the Chinese defence ministry.

In October photographs emerged of a near collision between a Chinese destroyer and a US naval ship during a US freedom of navigation patrol near Gaven Reef in the Spratley Islands. The destroyer came within 41 metres of the USS Decatur.

China’s director general of border and maritime affairs, Yi Xianliang, said the US and China were increasingly encountering each other at sea.

China’s former ambassador to Australia, Fu Ying, criticised the US for asking countries to pick between the two big powers.

Yi, who was also speaking from the floor, complained that unlike during the Obama administration, when he could hold discussions with US counterparts on issues such as climate change, now “the US is reluctant to sit down with us and discuss issues.

“The US is more willing to use their military vessels.”

China’s former ambassador to Australia, Fu Ying, criticised the US for asking countries to pick between the two big powers, and compared it to the choice US allies were being asked to make on 5G networks.

The director of the China Institute at the University of Alberta, Gordon Houlden, said the increased naval activity and potential for third countries to join the US patrols “makes me nervous. The more FONOPS [freedom of navigation exercises] and counter measures, the greater the risk that things go wrong.”

US marines patrol the USS Blue Ridge as it anchors off Manila, Philippines. America has vowed to "sail, fly and operate wherever the law allows us to" amid China's objections in the South China Sea.
US marines patrol the USS Blue Ridge as it anchors off Manila, Philippines. America has vowed to “sail, fly and operate wherever the law allows us to” amid China’s objections in the South China Sea.CREDIT:AP

 

He said the US and Chinese views over the South China Sea were incompatible. Speaking later to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, Houlden warned Australia to “think hard” before participating in any freedom of navigation patrols with the US.

The US has in the past requested Australia join the naval patrols within 12 nautical miles of the islands claimed by China.

Instead, the federal government has made public statements urging China to observe international law.

Houlden said: “My fear is we are sleepwalking towards a crisis … should there be a collision, naval or air, especially with loss of life, the fallout would be dangerous.”

He said it would be far better for the US and China to make compromises to prevent such an incident than try to deal with the fallout.

Academics from several southeast Asian countries expressed concern at the emerging rivalry between China’s Belt and Road Initiative and the US-led Indo-Pacific strategy, which includes Australia. They were also concerned at potentially being forced to choose between US and China in the future.

But Rommel Banlaoi, president of the Philippine Society for Intelligence and Security Studies, said although his country had security links to the US and economic links to China ultimately “the Philippines government will side with the Philippines people”.

Kirsty Needham is China Correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

 

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CHINA UNCHECKED IN ANTARCTICA

 

Australia has three research stations on the Antarctic coast.

China is currently building its fifth station even though it has yet to secure environmental approval for it.

 

In the past decade it has established Kunlun and Taishan stations.

These mysterious outposts are deep in the continent’s interior within Australia’s claim.

 

Expanding international activity in Antarctica and the need to protect claims to sovereignty mean Australia must do more down south, according to prominent polar researchers.

 

 

 

China unchecked in Antarctica

What is China doing down there? Truth is, we don’t know for sure.

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Flying high in the skies above Antarctica’s ice in late 2016, the former head of the Australian Antarctic Division was on a spectacular mission.

 

The Antarctic Treaty System bars military activity or mineral exploration and it is up to scientists like Nicholas Gales to ensure their neighbours are doing as they should.

His goal that day was to complete the first inspection of the remote American base at the South Pole by a nation unaided by the Americans themselves.

“We flew in under our own resources with one of our chartered ski-equipped aircraft, a Basler,” he told a parliamentary committee less than a year later.

 

“We spent two days at the station undertaking that full inspection and then came out through (coastal US station) McMurdo on the way out.”

This was the only inspection of another station Australia has undertaken in the past eight years.

While getting to the South Pole was an achievement, of perhaps greater significance was the base Dr Gales didn’t visit.

“We were going to undertake an inspection of another country on the way through, one of the Chinese bases, but it was not operating from there during that summer.”

All up, China’s most audaciously located station — at the high point of Antarctica’s vast ice sheet at the heart of Australian Antarctic Territory — has seen 10 summers.

This is a decade marked by incredible expansion of Chinese activity. Yet this station, as well as one another Chinese base within Australia’s claim, have never been inspected.

Many are saying it’s time for a check-up.

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The Southern Ocean is the only thing between Australia and Antarctica.

 

Beyond it, on the southern continent, 42 per cent of land has been claimed by Australia as its sovereign territory.

 

Australia has three research stations on the Antarctic coast.

But it’s getting crowded.

 

There are close to 80 separate facilities open in Antarctica, with more under construction.

 

China is currently building its fifth station even though it has yet to secure environmental approval for it.

 

In the past decade it has established Kunlun and Taishan stations.

These mysterious outposts are deep in the continent’s interior within Australia’s claim.

Expanding international activity in Antarctica and the need to protect claims to sovereignty mean Australia must do more down south, according to prominent polar researchers.

The continent is governed by international law banning military activity or mineral exploration and freezing territorial claims, for now.

Anne-Marie Brady from the University of Canterbury believes that hasn’t stopped countries jostling for position and preparing for a time when this arrangement changes.

“Countries participate in Antarctic Treaty governance but you can see in many instances backup plans and contingency plans that countries are engaging in.”

ANU’s Don Rothwell, an international law expert, warns Australia’s claim is at risk by inaction.

“If we don’t effectively seek to manage that claim and exercise our sovereignty over that claim, well, then others will perceive some level of weakness in terms of Australia’s position,” he said.

“They might seek to exploit that weakness into the future.”

Though they note other nations such as Russia and the United States have at times tested treaty arrangements, both Professor Brady and Professor Rothwell harbour specific concerns over China’s activity in Antarctica.

“China is active all across this sector within East Antarctica, quite a sizeable chunk of what Australia calls the Australian Antarctic Territory,” Professor Brady said.

Professor Rothwell is wary of China’s commitment to the treaty given its record in the South China Sea.

“I think there’s always that concern that given China’s position on some areas of international law is China perhaps preparing itself to make some radically alternative arguments into the future which would not certainly be in Australia’s interests.”

Investigating China’s bases

Kunlun was established in 2009 and is one of continent’s most isolated stations. Taishan was set up five years later.

“China is expanding its military and modernizing its military and the Arctic and Antarctic have an important part to play in that,” Professor Brady said.

“I’m talking in particular about the rollout of China’s GNS (global navigation satellite) system, which is called BeiDou and BeiDou is a rival to the US-led system GPS.”

New Zealand’s Strategic Defence Policy Statement issued last year noted the “difficulty in distinguishing between allowed and prohibited activities” under the treaty could be used by states seeking to carry out a range of military activities.

“Why this is all important is because of the GPS systems of China, Russia and the US: in a time of war they become really crucial, they’re used for missile timing and positioning,” Professor Brady said.

An inspection of one of these bases costs half a million dollars, according Antarctic Division estimates.

Australia’s annual Antarctic budget is close to 400 times that, and a new runway, icebreaker ship and more infrastructure are in the works.

But despite growing international activity by China and other nations, inspections have not been prioritised.

Dr Gales’ 2016 visit to the American South Pole base is the only time an Australian team has inspected a base since 2011.

In recent decades Australia abandoned its capability to traverse into the interior of the continent in order to focus on shipping and coastal activity.

That was a point highlighted by last year’s parliamentary committee report, which called on a resumption of inspections in the coming Antarctic summer.

In the short time since the report was delivered, China continued construction in Antarctica.

Its fifth base just outside the Australian claim in the Ross Sea is being established. (An artist’s depiction of the base, provided by China as part of its assessment of environmental risks, is at the top of the article).

And significant work has been undertaken at the Taishan station, midway between the coast and Kunlun station.

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Satellite image of Taishan station

Imagery: Digital Globe

 

This satellite image, taken in January, shows massive expansion of the Taishan base.

 

A researcher with experience in Antarctic satellite imagery helped identify some of the infrastructure.

They wish to remain anonymous given the political sensitivities within Australia’s Antarctic program.

 

There was no sign of satellite communications infrastructure.

Instead, they described an “unconventional” setup with several antennae around the base.

 

Although Taishan expansion had been planned, this researcher questioned the activity given the base acts partly as a relay point between its coastal station and its Kunlun base further inland.

Given how far south it is, Kunlun is rarely captured by satellite imagery.

But what imagery is available shows significant expansion between 2010 and 2017.

Hover and slide

Liberal MP Julian Leeser, who sat on the recent parliamentary inquiry into Antarctica, wants inspections to resume this summer.

“Australians want Antarctica to be a place where there’s no military activity, no mining and we maintain its environmental significance,” he said.

“The best way to ensure everyone is abiding by the treaty is to conduct more inspections that what we are currently doing.”

It’s also clear that Washington is increasingly anxious about China’s ambitions in the territory and would like to see Australia do more to monitor Beijing’s activities.

 

During the parliamentary hearings, Dr Gales admitted that Australia was doing as many as it could within its “operational capacity” at the moment.

He maintained that cooperation with China has been good for Australian science, but he also revealed he would want the “capability to undertake treaty inspections a little more regularly”.

For Professor Rothwell, the Antarctic Treaty is creaking as it reaches its 60th birthday.

“We’ve now got a proliferation of states involved in Antarctica with a proliferation of scientific bases and stations,” he said.

“And that’s raised a real issue in terms of capacity in terms of the ability of states to keep tabs on each other, the costs involved in terms of scientific inspection.”

Dr Gales has since retired. ABC sought an interview with his replacement at the Antarctic Division, Kim Ellis, former head of the Sydney Botanic Gardens, but he declined.

In a video produced by the Antarctic Division marking his arrival in February, Mr Ellis said that “there is going to have to a significant element of change in the division going forward”.

An Antarctic Division spokesperson maintains that Australia conducts inspections “regularly”.

The sun will set at Australia’s Davis Station for six weeks at the end of May. Australia’s 2019-20 Antarctic season is set to formally commence in November.

Two people sit in the dark with virtual reality headsets

Out of sight, but not of mind

More Australians visit Antarctica each year than people from more than any other country except China and the US.

But given the cost, the numbers are still quite small: around 5,000 visitors.

Ten times that many are expected to visit an exhibition currently being held at the National Museum, offering a virtual reality tour of the southern continent.

Woman stands in front of screen with virtual reality headset

Tina Brandt from the museum said visitors have been moved by the film, which emphasises the value of Antarctica to science.

 

“We have have had some people who have been moved to tears by what they have seen,” she said.

“Australia has a long history of exploration and now research there, and I think people are just generally interested in it.”

Canberra resident Don Gill believes Antarctica shouldn’t be viewed as a place to exploit or develop.

“I don’t know much about other nations’ motives, but it’s important to preserve that idea of Antarctica as a precious place, almost like a big park.”

 

Another visitor, Chinese national Junming Ying, said it was important for Australia and China to be active down there together.

“We all live in this earth, we are a whole family in this earth, so we all have a responsibility to protect it.”

Credits

  • Design and illustration: Emma Machan
  • Satellite images provided by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute

 

How a Chinese-language social media campaign hurt Labor’s election chances

Volunteer-run offensive on WeChat – the Chinese Facebook – behind election upset in a marginal Melbourne seat of Chisholm, Liberals say

A girl chatting on WeChat
 The pro-Liberal posts on WeChat centred on the Safe Schools controversy, same-sex marriage and economic management. Photograph: Jiangang Wang/Moment Editorial/Getty Images

Two weeks before the federal election, Michael Liu noticed something odd.

Melbourne groups on WeChat – the Chinese Facebook – were lighting up with pro-Liberal posts and articles. In group chats of up to 500 people, commentators attacked the ALP and spread claims that voting Labor would lead to vast increases in refugee numbers which would mean fewer family visas, or suggesting that the Safe Schools program would mean boys could use girls’ toilets.

Liu, a Melbourne ALP activist and blogger on Chinese-Australian issues, tried to counter what he saw as a disinformation campaign but was hounded out and banned from many groups.

“It was almost like a religious cult,” he says. “If you did not believe in the holy dogma, you’d be harassed and abused.”

Liu took screenshots of many conversations. In one, a Glen Eira councillor, Kelvin Ho, seemed to suggest that legalising same-sex marriage would lead to approval of bestiality. Ho later apologised but claimed he had been mistranslated.

What Liu had uncovered was a volunteer-run social media campaign conducted entirely in Chinese, designed to hurt Labor.

The architect of that scheme was Gladys Liu, the Liberal party communities engagement committee chairwoman for Victoria.

She says the campaign was behind the upset result in Chisholm, in Melbourne’s east, where the Liberals bucked a nationwide trend and snatched the marginal seat from Labor. The retirement of a well-regarded sitting member, Anna Burke, and the Country Fire Authority and Skyrail controversies may also have played a role.

But Gladys Liu points to results from voting booths in Box Hill, where more than 20% of voters are Chinese speakers, which registered a first-preference swing of 4.2% to the Liberal candidate, Julie Banks, and 5.6% away from Labor.

“In the booth results, we did very well in Box Hill and the upper end of the electorate, as well as neighbouring seats like Deakin and Kooyong with higher Chinese demographics,” Gladys Liu says.

In the 2011 census more than 15% of Chisholm residents were recorded as speaking a Chinese language at home and there has been significant Chinese migration since then. In the adjacent electorate of Deakin, covering Blackburn through to Croydon, the 2011 figure is 7.5%, while the electorate of Kooyong – Kew to Balwyn – sits at 9.3%.

“If you ask how many Chinese people read mainstream news, the percentage is so, so low,” Gladys Liu says. “But the first thing they do in the morning is turn on the phone and go to WeChat straight away.”

She says the campaign was run by volunteers like herself and centred on three issues: the Safe Schools controversy, same-sex marriage and economic management.

“A lot of parents don’t agree with letting boys go into a girls’ toilet,” she says. “They strongly opposed the Safe Schools program. Cross-dressing and transgender – this is something they found difficult to accept. Chinese believe same-sex [marriage] is against normal practice.

“Chinese people come to Australia because they want good things for the next generation, not to be destroyed – they use the word destroyed – [by] same-sex, transgender, intergender. All this rubbish.”

But she denies that there was an orchestrated disinformation campaign. “If Labor policies are good, they can dominate WeChat,” she says. “But Chinese don’t like their policies.”

She distances the party from Ho’s statements. “We cannot control any individual. [Ho] can only represent himself. He did not represent the party’s view.”

The Labor candidate for Chisholm, Stefanie Perri, says the WeChat campaign hurt her chances.

“There clearly was a campaign that ran through WeChat, appealing to people’s fears and spreading untruths specifically designed to turn the Chinese community against [Labor],” she says. “It was lowest-common-denominator politics. It played on their greatest fears.”

She saw posts claiming Labor would increase the refugee quota at the expense of Chinese migrants. “There was clearly no factual basis but it was very opportunistic,” she says.

The New South Wales Labor Senate candidate Paul Han says the campaign also ran in Chinese-heavy seats in Sydney. He criticised the tactics in a Chinese-language press release a week out from the election.

“It is definitely systematic, organised and pushed by a team of political activists,” he says. “It spreads so fast and took everyone by surprise. The purpose is very obvious. But it is a very dirty tactic.”

Han says he saw pro-Liberal posters circulating a voting survey on WeChat immediately after posting anti-Labor claims – 80% of respondents said they would now not vote Labor.

The WeChat campaign has been a rare success for the Liberals in the nationwide battle for ethnic-minority votes. Labor ran effective ads on its Save Medicare campaign in several languages other than English. On Tuesday senior Liberal sources told SBS the party leadership had not focused on the multicultural vote.

Australia’s Chinese community were sympathetic to Labor during the migration waves of the 1980s and 90s, due in part to gratitude for Bob Hawke’s decision to let Chinese students stay after the Tiananmen Square massacre. But later migrants who come on investor visas are more receptive to business-oriented Liberal policies, according to Jieh-Yung Lo, the co-founder of Poliversity, a partisan organisation trying to increase the cultural diversity of the Labor party.

 

SOURCE:  https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/jul/09/how-a-chinese-language-social-media-campaign-hurt-labors-election-chances

IS AUSTRALIA STILL A DEMOCRACY?  PULL THE ‘RACIST CARD’!

 

 

A girl chatting on WeChat

 The pro-Liberal posts on WeChat centred on the Safe Schools controversy, same-sex marriage and economic management. Photograph: Jiangang Wang/Moment Editorial/Getty Images; 2016

 

 

IS AUSTRALIA STILL A DEMOCRACY?  PULL THE ‘RACIST CARD’!

FROM ONE OF OUR COMMENTATORS …

 

Unfortunately, it is what it is ….

If you recite the numbers, the Statistics, you will be slammed for it as being ‘RACIST’…

Anyone who had seen/listened to news broadcasts over the last week following Daley’s comments which cost him the NSW electionas true as they were, would have been shocked when also … and aside from ex SBS broadcaster Li Lin Chin who slammed Daley, who is loved by all of us by the way …

The former long time SBS news anchor took to her social media to take a swipe at Mr Daley's comments from 2018 when he said young people are 'being replaced' by people from Asia with a PhD

CAAN:  What Michael Daley said happens to be true!

PhD STUDENT VISA … DISCOVERED!

MARCH 25, 2019 / CAA4NSW

WAS MICK RIGHT?

A Gate to Permanent Residency!

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AND …  further, midway through 2018 there were 2.2 MILLION TEMP. VISA HOLDERS IN AUSTRALIA … of which 1.6 MILLION VISA WORKERS!  

That creates a lot of competition for housing and jobs!

 

… would have also heard another Chinese immigrant interviewed say to the effect …

“if you stuff with the Chinese community you will be crucified!”

WELL, that indicates to me the clout, the power!!

i.e. in NUMBERS the Chinese community has in order to dictate election outcomes.

 

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Photo: 2016:  A Chinese-language flyer endorsing the Christian Democratic Party; likening transgender people to rapists; handed out by a ChPhinese Christian group in the seat of Bennelong

So, If we can’t talk about particular Migrant numbers, and from where the numbers are from in terms of ethnicity and the political influence they possess …

How the HELL are we going to be able to control developments?

 

Photo:  Greaton, a Developer along with others landbanking St Leonards South … homes a thing of the Past!

AND those undertaken by an ex international Student who decided to then manipulate his Visa to stay here,  and from destroying our neighbourhoods?

It’s Madness!! … This NICHO TENG guy may very well have been one of those wealthy PhD students who took the place of one of our poor domestic students …

Who knows?

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Are we not allowed to say that without being called up as RACIST?

The facts remain … the majority of our migrant intake is ASIAN …  nothing wrong with that … and it just so happens that most by far are from CHINA ….

Again fact … is it fair?

… No, and are also low and behold WEALTHY …  that we do know … funny about that … Money talks.

No wonder our politicians in cahoots with … old mate HARRY TRIGABOFF are falling over themselves to butter up, gain favour, and receive donations and kickbacks from Chinese wealthy nationalists.

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Photo:  The Australian

So, what chance have we got to change the status quo at the upcoming Federal election after what’s happened in the NSW State Election?

… We have to be fairdinkum, there is no such thing as free speech, and accept that if we speak out there are consequences.

 

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MILLENNIALS DON’T PREFER APARTMENTS, THEY WANT A HOUSE! 

 

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REMEMBER it is the LNP that brought ‘the death of the Australian Dream’ with its 2012 NSW Planning Law Changes for higher density at the behest of the URBAN TASKFORCE, the Property Council of Australia and others …

Facilitated by the FIRB ruling of the 100% sell-off Overseas of High-rise Apartments that too attracted the local Investor Market

-storey upon storey the high-rise development was very lucrative for developers

HENCE the UT push for apartments to make up half of Sydney’s dwellings mid-century …

VOTE the Scummo LNP Govt out!

Millennials don’t prefer apartments, they want a house

 

By Leith van Onselen

The AFR has published a propaganda piece claiming “Millennials don’t want to buy Boomers’ sprawling, multi-bedroom homes”:

Boomers and Millennials also want very different types of houses…

Fifteen years ago, Boomers were building large, elaborate houses in states like Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina, The Wall Street Journal reported. Now, faced with the effort of maintaining such houses, they’re looking to downsize.

The only problem? Young people aren’t interested in buying their houses, according to the Journal…

Hilariously, a separate article from the WSJ claims the exact opposite, with interest in exurban single family homes booming:

The exurbs, the engine of the American housing market, are back…

Analysis by the National Association of Home Builders, set to be released later this year, shows that single-family construction rose nearly 7% in exurban areas in 2018 compared with a year earlier. Home building overall rose less than 3% in the same period. The group defines exurbs as outlying counties in major metropolitan areas.

These buyers, often millennials and retirees, purchased homes on average more than 16 miles from central business districts in 2018, the greatest distance since 2004, according to Fannie Mae loan data…

*In recent years, millennials have driven demand for rental apartments in downtown areas. Some in the industry thought this could be a permanent phenomenon. And yet, as they begin to marry and have children, millennials are proving like generations before them that they are willing to move to more affordable outlying areas.

*I can count on one hand the number of Millennials that I have met that would prefer to live in an apartment over a house, if given the choice.

*The reason why they are increasingly living in an apartment is not by choice, but rather necessity. They have been forced into apartment living because that is all they can afford. Apartments also tend to be rented, rather than owned:

 

While apartment living might be fine when living as a single or a couple, it is a sub-optimal choice when it becomes time to have a family. An this is a problem because Millennials are being locked out of family friendly homes, according to BIS Oxford Economics:

Investor demand has seen apartment construction boom — particularly in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane — but Mr Zigomanis said the studio, one and small two-bedroom apartments that are attractive to Generation Y as they rent in their 20s are unlikely to hold the same appeal as they age…

The large-scale, high-rise developments that sell apartments off the plan to investors do not hold the same appeal to owner-occupiers…

The growing over-65s segment of the population is not tipped to favour smaller apartments either.

BIS notes downsizing has been growing at a “glacial” pace and, even if it picks up, demand is not expected to be fulfilled by small, high-rise dwellings.

“Previous research that we’ve undertaken suggests that many baby boomers would still like to stay in the area that they’re living in, where they’ve already made friends and social connections,” Mr Zigomanis said.

The situation looks particularly dire in Sydney, which is Australia’s immigration capital. According to projections from the Urban Taskforce, apartments will make up half of Sydney’s dwellings mid-century, whereas only one quarter of Sydney dwellings will be family-friendly detached homes:

That’s the death of The Australian Dream right there.

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LABOR ANNOUNCES 2020 NEGATIVE GEARING START DATE

Chris Bowen wearing a suit and tie in front of a Labor party promotional backdrop.

Labor announces 2020 negative gearing start date

 

By Leith van Onselen

Shadow treasurer, Chris Bowen, has announced that Labor’s signature negative gearing and capital gains tax (CGT) reforms will come into effect on 1 January 2020, roughly seven months after the federal election.

This is six months earlier than the 1 July 2020 start date speculated by most observers. From The ABC:

Shadow Treasurer Chris Bowen said the long-awaited start date would still provide enough time for scrutiny of the legislation and more industry consultation…

“This allows it to come in at a quieter time in the property cycle — obviously Christmas and New Year being a quieter time — a good smooth time for implementation,” Mr Bowen said.

“This strikes the right balance”…

Mr Bowen also argued that delaying the change until property prices recovered from a recent downturn in capital cities would only increase market uncertainty.

“At the last election we said it would come into force 12 months after the election, this time we are saying seven months and they are roughly comparable timeframes,” Mr Bowen said.

“This enables proper legislative processes, draft legislation, proper consultation about how the legislation should be framed.”

Bringing the start date forward to 1 January 2020 is sensible.

By not leaving the policy hanging for another six months, it would reduce uncertainty and minimise white anting and propaganda from the property lobby and Coalition.

Moreover, with investor demand already smashed, the changes will have less of an effect than if investor demand was booming, potentially making the policy transition easier.

After all, Labor’s policy is primarily designed to be long-term and aimed at tempering future house price cycles, rather than a short-term ploy aimed at this cycle.

Voters and investors have also been well informed of these changes. This policy has been a key pillar of Labor’s election platform for more than four years, meaning investors have had plenty of time to come to terms with the reforms and plan appropriately.

The biggest roadblock to Labor meeting the 1 January 2020 implementation date is the Senate. Support from the Greens is assured, but they will likely have to negotiate with the cross-bench. Who knows how that will go?

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Chinese outfits dodge foreign influence register

The Australian Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China (the ACPPRC) denies it is a Communist party arm DESPITE security agencies warning it is linked to the United Front and it along with the Confucius Institute have not registered!

Why hasn’t the Scomo Government compelled these organisations to sign up?

 

China’s Confucius Institutes have spy agencies and governments increasingly alarmed

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Andrew Robb blames former Coalition Leaders for toxic relationship with China

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The attorney general, Christian Porter, says the government can compel organisations to sign up to its new foreign influence register.
The attorney general, Christian Porter, says the government can compel organisations to sign up to its new foreign influence register. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP

 

A group closely linked to the Chinese Communist party has not declared itself on the federal government’s new foreign influence register, prompting criticism from China experts.

Only 25 groups or individuals have declared themselves on the government’sforeign influence transparency register, designed to make public the identity of foreign government agents attempting to influence Australian democracy.

The Australian Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China has not yet listed on the register.

Experts say the council is the Australian arm of a foreign influence networkoverseen by the Chinese Communist party’s united front work department, although the council disputes any such link.

 

China's united work front system is more expansive than ever (Photo: thierry ehrmann/Flickr)

Photo:  The Interpreter

Chinese outfits dodge foreign influence register

 

Via The Guardian:

A group closely linked to the Chinese Communist party has not declared itself on the federal government’s new foreign influence register, prompting criticism from China experts.

Only 25 groups or individuals have declared themselves on the government’sforeign influence transparency register, designed to make public the identity of foreign government agents attempting to influence Australian democracy.

The Australian Council for the Promotion of the Peaceful Reunification of China has not yet listed on the register.

Experts say the council is the Australian arm of a foreign influence networkoverseen by the Chinese Communist party’s united front work department, although the council disputes any such link.

Just bung ’em on it, right along with the university’s ducking and weaving Confucian Centres (and probably the G8 vice-chancellors as well). Here is the full list so far:

Registrant Also known as (if applicable) Activity type Foreign principal Foreign principal country Start date End date
Qenos Pty Ltd Qenos Parliamentary lobbying China National Chemical Corporation Ltd. China 10/03/2019 View Details
Qenos General political lobbying China National Chemical Corporation Ltd. China 10/03/2019 View Details
Peter Hendy Consulting Other activity (former Cabinet Minister or recent designated position holder) Ministry of Commerce and Investment Saudi Arabia 4/03/2019 15/03/2019 View Details
Halliday Advisory HALLIDAY, STEPHEN GRAHAM General political lobbying Equinor Norway 28/02/2019 View Details
Warwick King General political lobbying Australia Pacific LNG Pty Ltd 27/02/2019 27/02/2019 View Details
General political lobbying Australia Pacific LNG Pty Ltd 17/01/2019 17/01/2019 View Details
Barton Deakin Government Relations Parliamentary lobbying Equinor Norway 14/02/2019 14/02/2019 View Details
Hawker Britton Group Pty Limited Hawker Britton General political lobbying Equinor Norway 14/02/2019 View Details
Bindi Gove General political lobbying Equinor 23/01/2019 31/12/2021 View Details
Perth USAsia Centre Communications activity Ministry of Foreign Affairs Tokyo Japan 20/12/2018 22/03/2019 View Details
Communications activity US Department of State United States of America 28/09/2018 30/06/2020 View Details
Goldwind Australia Pty Ltd General political lobbying Mortons Lane Windfarm Pty Limited China 10/12/2018 10/12/2019 View Details
Parliamentary lobbying Mortons Lane Windfarm Pty Limited China 10/12/2018 10/12/2019 View Details
Disbursement activity Mortons Lane Windfarm Pty Limited China 10/12/2018 10/12/2019 View Details
General political lobbying White Rock Wind Farm Pty Ltd China 10/12/2018 10/12/2019 View Details
Parliamentary lobbying White Rock Wind Farm Pty Ltd China 10/12/2018 10/12/2019 View Details
Disbursement activity White Rock Wind Farm Pty Ltd China 10/12/2018 10/12/2019 View Details
General political lobbying Wild Cattle Hill Pty Ltd China 10/12/2018 10/12/2019 View Details
Parliamentary lobbying Wild Cattle Hill Pty Ltd China 10/12/2018 10/12/2019 View Details
Disbursement activity Wild Cattle Hill Pty Ltd China 10/12/2018 10/12/2019 View Details
General political lobbying New Gullen Range Wind Farm Pty Ltd China 10/12/2018 10/12/2019 View Details
Parliamentary lobbying New Gullen Range Wind Farm Pty Ltd China 10/12/2018 10/12/2019 View Details
Disbursement activity New Gullen Range Wind Farm Pty Ltd China 10/12/2018 10/12/2019 View Details
GRACosway Pty Ltd Parliamentary lobbying Kongsberg Protech Systems Australia Pty Ltd Norway 10/12/2018 View Details
Parliamentary lobbying KEPCO Bylong Australia Pty Ltd Korea, South (Republic of Korea) 10/12/2018 View Details
Communications activity Kongsberg Protech Systems Australia Pty Ltd Norway 10/12/2018 View Details
Communications activity KEPCO Bylong Australia Pty Ltd Korea, South (Republic of Korea) 10/12/2018 View Details
Sanlaan Pty Ltd Santoro Consulting General political lobbying Port of Brisbane Canada 10/12/2018 10/12/2019 View Details
Woodside Petroleum Limited Parliamentary lobbying Societe Des Petroles Du Senegal Senegal 10/12/2018 View Details
General political lobbying PetroChina International Investment (Australia) Pty Ltd China 10/12/2018 View Details
Disbursement activity Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company Kuwait 10/12/2018 View Details
Communications activity PetroChina International Investment (Australia) Pty Ltd China 10/12/2018 View Details
Parliamentary lobbying PetroChina International Investment (Australia) Pty Ltd China 10/12/2018 View Details
Parliamentary lobbying Chinese National Petroleum Corporation China 10/12/2018 View Details
Parliamentary lobbying CNOOC NWS Private Limited China 10/12/2018 View Details
Parliamentary lobbying Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company Kuwait 10/12/2018 View Details
General political lobbying Chinese National Petroleum Corporation China 10/12/2018 View Details
General political lobbying CNOOC NWS Private Limited China 10/12/2018 View Details
General political lobbying Societe Des Petroles Du Senegal Senegal 10/12/2018 View Details
General political lobbying Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company Kuwait 10/12/2018 View Details
Communications activity Chinese National Petroleum Corporation China 10/12/2018 View Details
Communications activity CNOOC NWS Private Limited China 10/12/2018 View Details
Communications activity Societe Des Petroles Du Senegal Senegal 10/12/2018 View Details
Communications activity Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company Kuwait 10/12/2018 View Details
Disbursement activity PetroChina International Investment (Australia) Pty Ltd China 10/12/2018 View Details
Disbursement activity Chinese National Petroleum Corporation China 10/12/2018 View Details
Disbursement activity CNOOC NWS Private Limited China 10/12/2018 View Details
Disbursement activity Societe Des Petroles Du Senegal Senegal 10/12/2018 View Details
David Palmer Parliamentary lobbying Truth Outreach Inc. aka 911 Truth Action Project 27/11/2018 27/11/2018 View Details
Communications activity Truth Outreach Inc. aka 911 Truth Action Project 11/09/2018 11/09/2018 View Details
Parliamentary lobbying Truth Outreach Inc. aka 911 Truth Action Project 1/07/2011 View Details
General political lobbying Truth Outreach Inc. aka 911 Truth Action Project 1/07/2011 View Details
Communications activity Truth Outreach Inc. aka 911 Truth Action Project 1/07/2011 View Details
GRA Partners Pty Ltd Parliamentary lobbying Datacom Systems Limited New Zealand 18/10/2018 18/10/2019 View Details
General political lobbying Datacom Systems Limited New Zealand 18/10/2018 18/10/2019 View Details
Vanessa Findlay Other activity (former Cabinet Minister or recent designated position holder) Government of Timor-Leste 8/10/2018 View Details
United States Studies Centre General political lobbying US Department of State United States of America 28/09/2018 31/10/2019 View Details
Warren Leslie King Other activity (former Cabinet Minister or recent designated position holder) Navantia 25/05/2016 31/12/2019 View Details
Brendan John Nelson AO BMBS FRACP(hon) FAMA FRNS Other activity (former Cabinet Minister or recent designated position holder) Thales Australia Limited 17/03/2015 View Details
The Trustee for Sandra Eccles Family trust Eccles Consulting Pty Ltd General political lobbying PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd Thailand 1/02/2015 View Details
Eccles Consulting Pty Ltd Parliamentary lobbying PTTEP Australasia (Ashmore Cartier) Pty Ltd Thailand 1/02/2015 View Details
WorleyParsons Services Pty Ltd General political lobbying KEPCO Bylong Australia Pty Ltd Korea, South (Republic of Korea) 18/08/2014 View Details
Geoffrey William Raby Other activity (former Cabinet Minister or recent designated position holder) Yancoal Ltd 12/07/2012 12/02/2021 View Details
Shell Australia Pty Ltd General political lobbying INPEX Oil & Gas Australia Pty Ltd Japan 5/06/2012 View Details
Parliamentary lobbying INPEX Oil & Gas Australia Pty Ltd Japan 5/06/2012 View Details
QGC Pty Limited Parliamentary lobbying CNOOC Gas & Power (AUS) Investment Pty Ltd China 30/11/2010 View Details
General political lobbying CNOOC Gas & Power (AUS) Investment Pty Ltd China 30/11/2010 View Details
Australian Academy of Science Australian Academy of Science General political lobbying Academy of Sciences Malaysia Malaysia 16/02/1954 30/06/2050 View Details
Australian Academy of Science General political lobbying Mexican Academy of Sciences Mexico 16/02/1954 30/06/2050 View Details
Australian Academy of Science General political lobbying French Academy of Sciences France 16/02/1954 30/06/2050 View Details
Australian Academy of Science General political lobbying Chinese Academy of Sciences China 16/02/1954 30/06/2050 View Details
Australian Academy of Science General political lobbying Indian National Science Academy India 16/02/1954 30/06/2050 View Details
Australian Academy of Science General political lobbying Indonesian Academy of Sciences Indonesia 16/02/1954 30/06/2050 View Details
Australian Academy of Science General political lobbying Korean Academy of Science and Technology Korea, South (Republic of Korea) 16/02/1954 30/06/2050 View Details
Australian Academy of Science General political lobbying Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Japan 16/02/1954 30/06/2050 View Details
Australian Academy of Science General political lobbying Royal Society of London United Kingdom 16/02/1954 30/06/2050 View Details
Australian Academy of Science General political lobbying National Academy of Science and Technology, Philippines Philippines 16/02/1954 30/06/2050 View Details
Christian Taubenschlag Other activity (former Cabinet Minister or recent designated position holder) Indra Australia Pty Ltd View Details
Other activity (former Cabinet Minister or recent designated position holder) Navantia Australia Pty Ltd View Details
Other activity (former Cabinet Minister or recent designated position holder) Rafael Australia Pty Ltd View Details
CMAX Advisory CMAX Communications Pty Ltd General political lobbying Indra Australia Pty Ltd Spain View Details
CMAX Communications Pty Ltd General political lobbying Navantia Australia Pty Ltd Spain View Details
CMAX Communications Pty Ltd General political lobbying Rafael Australia Pty Ltd Israel View Details

 

 

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