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Fergus Hunter is a political reporter for Fairfax Media, based in Parliament House.

Beijing's secret plot to infiltrate UN used Australian insider
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Beijing's secret plot to infiltrate UN used Australian insider

Chinese Australian Sheri Yan played a key role in a secret Beijing operation targeting the most prominent symbol of the global rules-based order: the UN.

  • by Nick McKenzie, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian, Zach Dorfman & Fergus Hunter

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Australia calls on China to end its 'alarming' mass detention of Muslims

Australia calls on China to end its 'alarming' mass detention of Muslims

The remarks come as the Australia-China relationship shows signs of healing after a tumultuous period.

  • by Fergus Hunter
'Beyond redemption': Renewed push to ban live exports following damning report

'Beyond redemption': Renewed push to ban live exports following damning report

Kerryn Phelps and Andrew Wilkie say improving industry standards won't be enough and it must be ended completely.

  • by Fergus Hunter, Latika Bourke & Simon Johanson
Labor declares Newstart 'too low' in draft policy platform

Labor declares Newstart 'too low' in draft policy platform

The revised document will form the basis of debate at the triennial Labor gathering in December.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Former AMA chief Brian Owler to run for Labor in Bennelong at next election

Former AMA chief Brian Owler to run for Labor in Bennelong at next election

The selection of the high-profile candidate is a signal Labor regards the usually safe Liberal seat as competitive.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Bill Shorten labels China's crackdown against Muslim minorities 'gravely disturbing'

Bill Shorten labels China's crackdown against Muslim minorities 'gravely disturbing'

His comments are the first on the sensitive issue from a leader of a major Australian political party.

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Government funds feasibility study into $250 million pumped hydro project

Government funds feasibility study into $250 million pumped hydro project

Energy Minister Angus Taylor said the project could advance the cause of pumped hydro nationally.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Shorten flags Australian infrastructure investment bank for Pacific

Shorten flags Australian infrastructure investment bank for Pacific

In a speech, the Opposition Leader will say the boosted development role is not about curtailing China's growing influence.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Potent drugs to treat lung cancer and high cholesterol added to PBS

Potent drugs to treat lung cancer and high cholesterol added to PBS

Health Minister Greg Hunt said the PBS listing of Keytruda and Repatha will "help the thousands of Australians and their families" fighting the conditions.

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Morrison government to establish $5 billion future fund for drought resilience

Morrison government to establish $5 billion future fund for drought resilience

The Prime Minister says the fund will finance projects across the country and be available for support measures for "non-rainy days" in the future.

  • by Fergus Hunter
Australia abandoned plans for Taiwanese free trade agreement after warning from China
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Australia abandoned plans for Taiwanese free trade agreement after warning from China

In discussions with former foreign minister Julie Bishop, her counterpart Wang Yi made clear China would respond negatively to such a deal.

  • by Fergus Hunter