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Former trade minister Andrew Robb walked from parliament into a high-paying post with a Chinese company. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Chinese influence compromises the integrity of our politics

This week’s ABC Four Corners/Fairfax expose of Chinese activities in Australia is alarming – not just for its revelations about a multi-fronted pattern of influence-seeking, but also for what it says about…
There was concern in Labor ranks that more damaging information about Sam Dastyari might be about to come out. Dean Lewins/AAP

Dastyari forced off frontbench

Labor senator Sam Dastyari has been forced to quit the frontbench after Bill Shorten decided his position was untenable.
Sam Dastyari’s credibility has been compromised by the controversy around his relationship with Chinese benefactors. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Labor’s Sam Dastyari suffers Chinese burn

The press gallery's mid-winter ball, held on Wednesday, has become an institution. It raises money for charities as well as being an all-round good knees-up for media and politicians.
Former ACT chief minister Katy Gallagher will join the shadow cabinet with responsibility for mental health, housing, homelessness and women. Lukas Coch/AAP

Labor reshuffle boosts women in shadow cabinet

Bill Shorten has elevated two more women to his shadow cabinet, giving Labor a total of seven compared with the Turnbull cabinet's five, in a minor reshuffle of his frontbench.

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