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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison poses for photographs on  Christmas Island, on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

A life-changing island getaway

Good morning, early birds. Scott Morrison's plan to evacuate 600 Australians from China and then quarantine them on Christmas Island has sparked criticism, and Huawei Australia has gained a second wind. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Former Senator Nick Xenophon

Xenophon just the latest addition to Huawei’s eternal PR conga line

Former senator Nick Xenophon has drawn heat after it was announced that his legal and advisory firm brought in Huawei as a client. But he's hardly the first Australian to take a job spruiking for the Chinese technology giant.

(Image: AAP/Dan Himbrechts)

Australian officials urge UK Huawei ban

Good morning, early birds. Australia has pushed for the UK to follow suit on its Huawei 5G ban, and new shadow Home Affairs spokesperson Kristina Keneally makes a case for immigration. It's the news you need to know, with Rachel Withers.

Banning Huawei’s 5G is another backwards step for Australia’s internet speeds

It’s not clear what Australia gains by blocking Huawei’s involvement in our 5G network, but it's clear what we lose.

(Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Australia gets new Beijing envoy as Morrison tries second China ‘reset’

After a tumultuous few years, incoming ambassador Graham Fletcher inherits a job that will require the navigation of some fraught waters

China’s surveillance model is exactly what the West is trying to emulate

We need to stop kidding ourselves that we're so different from the Chinese on surveillance and control. They just do it better than us.

Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou (Image: AP/Darryl Dyck)

US unveils criminal charges against Huawei

Good morning, early birds. The US has unveiled a multi-charge indictment against Chinese tech giant Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou, and former head of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation Oliver Yates is set to take on Josh Frydenberg as an independent. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

General view of Peter Dutton's office. Image credit: David Hunt/AAP.

Dutton’s electorate office vandalised

Good morning, early birds. Prime ministerial contender Peter Dutton's electorate office in Queensland has been vandalised overnight. Plus, a Crikey reader exclusive: today we’re featuring our first weekly selection of stories from the New York Times. We’d love to hear your thoughts on the addition of the New York Times to your Friday morning read, which you can share with us by emailing [email protected]. It’s the news you need to know, with Natasha Grivas.

Should Australians be in charge of their own cyber security?

Crikey readers respond to the need for digital privacy laws in Australia.

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.