Mitch Fifield's diary released

In one of his first meetings as Communications Minister, Mitch Fifield met with executives from state-owned China Telecom weeks before he met with representatives from Telstra, Optus, or Vodafone, Crikey can reveal.

The admission is contained in over a dozen pages of diary appointments of Fifield's first three months as the Minister for Communications, obtained by Crikey after an 18-month battle to get the logs under freedom of information law.