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Andrew Robb's secret China contract: money for nothing

By Nick McKenzie, James Massola
Updated April 24 2018 - 12:25pm, first published December 5 2017 - 1:12pm

A secret letter to former trade minister Andrew Robb reveals that his consulting deal with a company closely linked to the Chinese government contains terms so vague and ill-defined he gets paid $880,000 a year even if he does nothing. Former NSW Supreme Court judge Anthony Whealy, who examined the terms of the leaked letter from Chinese firm Landbridge to Mr Robb, said that "on the face of it, he is required not to do anything and still get a whacking great fee".

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