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Some of Watts’ ancestors were deeply rooted in the old attitudes of “white Australia”, while his wife is from Hong Kong, and his children Eurasian-Australian. Erik Anderson/AAP

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Tim Watts on Australia’s changing identity

Tim Watts on Australia’s changing identity. The Conversation, CC BY37.7 MB (download)
Tim Watts joins Michelle Grattan to discuss his new book, The Golden Country, in which he reconciles his family's past and present, and explores the question of what it means to be Australian.
Sinodinos warns about dangers for democracy and science posed by a polarised media. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Politics with Michelle Grattan: Arthur Sinodinos with some reflections and advice

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As Arthur Sinodinos prepares to leave the Senate for his new role as Australian ambassador to the US, he sits with Michelle Grattan to reflect on his time in politics.
There are legitimate questions about Liu’s past connections to associations with direct or indirect links with the Chinese Communist Party. Lukas Coch/AAP

Grattan on Friday: Asking questions about Gladys Liu is not racist

Liu's disastrous interview on Sky News forced the government into a full scale defence of her, saying that Labor, in pursuing her, was being “xenophobic” and “grubby”.
Liu won the marginal seat of Chisholm at the May election, making history as the first female Chinese-Australian MP. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Liu defends herself after concerns about her Chinese associations

Following a politically disastrous interview, Liberal MP Gladys Liu has issued a statement strongly proclaiming her loyalty to Australia and her support for the government's policy on China.
According to the ABC, newly elected MP Gladys Liu is tied to an organisation that’s part of the Chinese Communist Party’s United Front, which exerts influence among the Chinese diaspora. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Inside China’s vast influence network – how it works, and the extent of its reach in Australia

United Front's mission is to unite those who can help the Communist Party achieve its goals and neutralise its critics. This includes many influential members of the Chinese diaspora.

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