Foreign minister Marise Payne’s trip to China last November signalled a thawing in relations with China.
Former Trade Minister Andrew Robb's criticism may be a little exaggerated, but there's no doubt the relationship is tricky and still needs work.
Former trade minister Andrew Robb walked from parliament into a high-paying post with a Chinese company.
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…
The Liberals’ new federal director will have to get on with Malcolm Turnbull, which can be a challenge in itself.
It is the dream apparatchik job, but you would need to be brave to want it just now. The Liberal Party is looking for a new federal director, after the resignation of stalwart Tony Nutt.
Ian Macfarlane, who was industry minister in two Coalition governments, is retiring from politics.
Former cabinet minister in the Howard and Abbott governments Ian Macfarlane has announced he will quit parliament at the election.
Warren Truss told parliament that when he became Nationals leader after the 2007 election defeat: ‘nobody wanted the job, including me’.
The Nationals are set to elect Barnaby Joyce unopposed as their leader on Thursday night, which will make him deputy prime minister.
Representatives of the 12 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries at a press conference in Atlanta, after a deal was reached.
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Before the last round of negotiations, only a handful of issues remained in the way of concluding the TPP. A potential deal-breaker for Australia was intellectual property protections for biologics.
Attorney General George Brandis believes a recent court decision backing an environmental group is an illegitimate use of the law. Is he right?
The federal government want to stop green groups from using "lawfare". But proposed changes threaten to seriously curtail public interest litigation in Australia.
Broadcaster Alan Jones is the most influential shockjock on the air.
After a spectacular run-in with Environment Minister Greg Hunt recently over the proposed Shenhua Watermark coal mine, broadcaster Alan Jones had Trade Minister Andrew Robb in his sights on Wednesday…
Trade Minister Andrew Robb continues to argue the case for the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership.
While Australians understand the political benefits of free trade agreements, many remain divided on the economic merit.
Trade Minister Andrew Robb was highly critical of how the government had handled the past year.
Cabinet minister Andrew Robb has criticised the government’s inclusion of its Medicare and universities reforms in last year’s…
Trade Minister Andrew Robb will accompany Julie Bishop to the Lima climate conference – without the environment minister.
Tony Abbott is sending Trade Minister Andrew Robb rather than Environment Minister Greg Hunt to accompany Julie Bishop at the United Nations climate conference in Peru. Bishop, as Foreign Minister, is…
The Australian government hopes to finalise the Free Trade Agreement with China by the end of the year.
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This week treasurer Joe Hockey, and trade minister Andrew Robb have been in China for the inaugural Australia-China Strategic Economic Dialogue. These talks are one part of the “Strategic Partnership…
An In Conversation between federal coalition MP Andrew Robb and the director of the Waler and Eliza Hall Institute, Doug Hilton.
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Doug Hilton: Welcome Andrew to the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute. This conversation between me, Doug Hilton, and Andrew Robb is part of The Conversation. So Andrew, it’s been really exciting in the last…
The research funding system needs to be changed to make it more efficient says coalition member Andrew Robb.
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It’s hard to argue with the importance of research, particularly medical research. It leads to breakthroughs and can change people’s lives for the better. But there are some crucial questions about how…
Shadow Finance Minister Andrew Robb says Australia’s education sector should embrace technology to help educate India’s emerging middle class.
Australia’s education sector must set aside concerns about cost and risk, and embrace technology to digitise and distribute…