Before we clutch our pearls about the Chinese, remember we've been doing all that and worse for a long time.
Australia doesn't have a fuel security problem, but there will be few voices raised in objection to some old-fashioned protectionism about petrol supplies.
By attempting to pull down one of Australia's most successful governments in the middle of a crisis, the NSW Nationals have again demonstrated that their party has no concern for the national interest.
Australians appear surprisingly upbeat about the economy and are willing to make long-term commitments, potentially providing a good platform for recovery.
Stopping malicious online actors posting disturbing content is much harder than just shutting down a site.
Do political parties have a right to send offensive material through the post? And does anyone else have the right to stop them?
The ABC's vision for the future of news is one drawn from journalism academics obsessed with rebuilding trust — not fixing the glaring weaknesses of the national broadcaster.
Is China targeting Australian journalists only — or all Australians? It's hard to know but it's clear Australians face real risks going there.
The crisis in media in Australia leaves the ABC in an invidious position of being asked to make up for gaps in commercial services when its funding is being reduced.
The message from central banks is clear — there will be no recovery without people feeling safe about COVID-19, regardless of what governments do on lockdowns.