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Ciobo vies for a big Asian free trade agreement, but appetite is lacking

Ciobo vies for a big Asian free trade agreement, but appetite is lacking

Queensland's Steve Ciobo isn't getting as far with free trade agreements as he might like, despite his clear enthusiasm for them.

Ciobo is repeating Dastyari’s error on China — why hasn’t he been sacked?

Ciobo is repeating Dastyari’s error on China — why hasn’t he been sacked?

Trade Minister Steve Ciobo has echoed Sam Dastyari's parroting of the Beijing line on the South China Sea. Whereas Dastyari was a "traitor", nothing has happened to Ciobo.

Crikey Worm: Coalition anger over dropped union blackmail charges

Crikey Worm: Coalition anger over dropped union blackmail charges

Good morning, early birds. Prosecutors have dropped blackmail charges against CFMEU figures, and the Coalition isn't happy. Plus, Steve Ciobo tries to repair Australia-China diplomatic relations. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Crikey Worm: Turnbull’s gift to arms dealers

Crikey Worm: Turnbull’s gift to arms dealers

Good morning, early birds. The Prime Minister has announced a windfall for Australia's defence exporters. Plus, blackouts across Melbourne as energy networks struggle in sweltering temperatures. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Packer gambled and lost on China. Can Crown come out with a winning hand?

Packer gambled and lost on China. Can Crown come out with a winning hand?

Crown should have known that its China venture was going to attract the wrong sort of attention. But can James Packer bring Crown back from the disaster?

Tips and rumours

Tips and rumours

DTA head went to Liberal fundraiser ... gin fanciers ... West Wing at the House of Reps ...

The problem with our over-reliance on Chinese tourism

The problem with our over-reliance on Chinese tourism

For the past decade, China has been the fastest growing place of origin for tourists to Australia. Here's why that could become an issue.

Good riddance to the trade deal from hell

Good riddance to the trade deal from hell

Negotiated in secret, with negligible benefits for Australia, the TPP deserves its ignominious end. Good riddance.

Will any pollies dare attend the Aus Open on the taxpayer’s dollar?

Will any pollies dare attend the Aus Open on the taxpayer’s dollar?

Most will likely have been scared off by the recent expenses scandal.