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OPINION: Australia still needs to invest in a credible self-defence policy, because in foreign and strategic policy there are no “forever” friends or allies, writes Peter Varghese.

RBA deputy governor Guy Debelle said the Chinese government had a higher ‘tolerance for default’ than was previously the case, but warned authorities could make matters worse.

A young couple have flipped a townhouse on Sydney’s northern beaches, making a $600,000 profit in les than a year.

OPINION: Those who want to go back to the old system ignore evidence it discourages states from removing barriers to growing their economies in the national interest, writes @AaronMorey .

The competition watchdog will allow a proposed collective bargaining joint venture between ASX-listed health insurer NIB and Honeysuckle Health.

Hotel booking software company SiteMinder is set to make its first pitch to listed equity investors ahead of its run at the ASX-boards.

As Sigma chief executive of eleven years Mark Hooper gears up to say ‘ciao’ in October, the pharmacy product distribution company is shopping for competitors.

Dylan Rands, a former trader at hedge fund Regal, has copped a five-year ban after ASIC said he manipulated the share price of Clearview, which the fund owned.


HK police arrested 15 of the city's most prominent democracy figures in the latest sign China is preparing to exert more control over the territory's civil rights. #politics  @MikeSmithAFR 

Hong Kong activist fears he will be sent to one of Beijing’s ‘black jails’

Beijing plans to bypass the city's legislature to impose new rules which would allow it to crack down on protests and on critics of the Chinese government.

Major cyber security flaws were found in the Beijing-funded data centre in Port Moresby, where government files could be easily stolen without detection.

A Chinese military contractor that boasts of spreading disinformation and promoting conflict has compiled profiles on more than 35,000 Australians, from Prime Minister Scott Morrison to billionaire Mike Cannon-Brookes.

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For all its pretensions, Beijing has proved completely unable to manage the people of a sophisticated and free global city.