Asia-Pacific

Feb 22, 2013

Our MPs are embracing Asia — but one country is missing out

We're all supposed to be Asia-literate now. Freelance writer David Donaldson investigates where federal MPs are going on taxpayer-funded overseas study tours -- and finds one key Asian country is off the radar.

One of the most controversial policies in the government’s Asian Century white paper last year was the recommendation that, by 2025, one-third of ASX200 board members should have “deep experience and knowledge” of Asia. But what about our politicians?

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  1. mattsui

    There is an obvious problem for Labor leaders in going to China. They will be pilloried by the right as commies if they look like they’re getting along too well with Mao’s brothers.
    Abbott and co. can get much more mileage out of fearmongering around China.
    Matt.

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