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Michael Sainsbury

Freelance correspondent in Asia and Little Red Blog Editor

Michael Sainsbury — Freelance correspondent in Asia and <em>Little Red Blog</em> Editor

Michael Sainsbury is a freelance journalist based in Asia with more than 20 years experience writing about business, business politics and human rights across Australia and the Asia Pacific.

Can the 5G roll-out keep Telstra's circling sharks at bay?

Can the 5G roll-out keep Telstra's circling sharks at bay?

November's 5G auction comes not a moment too soon for Telstra CEO Andy Penn's massive company shakeup.

Bishop lands amid growing drama in Timor-Leste

Bishop lands amid growing drama in Timor-Leste

Tension between revolutionary leader Xanana Gusmão and current PM Taur Matan Ruak are at an all time high.

Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan, but huge questions remain

Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan, but huge questions remain

It's the country's second democratic handover of power in 71 years, but this win for the legendary cricketer isn't a clean sweep.

Sam Chisholm and the rupturing of Australia's digital future

Sam Chisholm and the rupturing of Australia's digital future

Sam Chisholm's backroom antics helped cause Telstra's decline and the sorry state of Australia's digital media landscape.

Banned telecom Huawei is bidding to run Australia's 5G, and we shouldn't try to stop it

Banned telecom Huawei is bidding to run Australia's 5G, and we shouldn't try to stop it

Even if the national security concerns are true, blocking Huawei from providing 5G would be a logistical nightmare for Australia.

Impasse as Australia's Catholic bishops stall fixing a broken organisation

Impasse as Australia's Catholic bishops stall fixing a broken organisation

Church leaders are delaying real change in the wake of the royal commission into child abuse, and some senior voices are calling it out.

Telstra boss' crazy-brave attempt to navigate 'burning platform' moment

Telstra boss' crazy-brave attempt to navigate 'burning platform' moment

Each part of Telstra CEO Andy Penn's dramatic company overhaul -- which involves cutting 8000 jobs, and major technology and infrastructure changes -- will be difficult to implement on its own. Attempting them all at once is either brave or crazy.

The playmakers behind the Ramsay Centre blunder

The playmakers behind the Ramsay Centre blunder

Tony Abbott may have ruined his own dream of running the Ramsay Centre, but he couldn't have done it without the support of his mates.

Businesses kowtowing to Beijing is nothing new

Businesses kowtowing to Beijing is nothing new

Qantas' recent concession to the Chinese government reminds us that if you want to do business with Beijing, you put up or you piss off.

Australian unis have formed a dependency, and China knows it

Australian unis have formed a dependency, and China knows it

Australia would do well to follow the US' and UK's lead and take a harder stance on Chinese influence in universities, but fee-addicted universities are unlikely to take a stand.