Our prosperity is intimately linked to that of China. We have avoided a recession over the last 28 years, including during the Global Financial Crisis, only because a middle class emerged from the economic reforms introduced in China thirty years ago.

Whereas previously few Chinese could afford to travel overseas…

The ‘Great Firewall of China’ prevents Chinese internet users from viewing material which their government regards as harmful. Foreign sources of news that contradict the Chinese government’s official line do not appear. The goal is to influence the population’s way of thinking by promoting “right thinking” and censoring dissident ideas to create an environment in which people have the same values and share the same opinion.

As a consequence, people in China know very little about the protests in Hong Kong and their demands for freedom and democracy. As far as they know, they are the work of “violent criminals” and “external forces”.

Australia’s ABC uses censorship in a more subtle variety, but it also aims…

Police are raiding what they will alleged is a massive hydroponic cannabis syndicate which has been cultivating the drug in at least eight homes — mostly rentals — from the Central Coast to Sydney’s west

Police are raiding what they will alleged is a massive hydroponic cannabis syndicate which has been cultivating the drug in at least eight homes — mostly rentals — from the Central Coast to Sydney’s west.

A woman was arrested in Bankstown this morning and a man at hydroponic set-up at…

NSW councils are dipping into their budgets for international study tours and fact-finding missions to learn about climate change, “smart” cities and even traditional dance while the state’s road maintenance backlog sits at $2.2 billion. SEE HOW MUCH YOUR COUNCIL SPENT ON OVERSEAS TRIPS

NSW councils have splurged hundreds of thousands of ratepayer dollars on overseas jaunts to destinations ranging from Lithuania to South Korea while the backlog bill for unrepaired potholed roads has blown out into the billions.

A special Daily Telegraph investigation can reveal that local councils are dipping into their budgets…

Prominent Liberals are calling on the NSW Government to repeal Sydney’s lockout laws, while health unions support the retention of the controversial alcohol regulations, putting them at odds with local Labor politicians.

Harry Stutchbury, the president of the NSW Young Liberals, said the lockout laws stifled the “liberty of businesses and their patrons”.

Christine Forster and Craig Chung, City of Sydney Liberal councillors, conceded the laws had broken the cycle of criminal behaviour in entertainment precincts like Kings Cross but taken an…

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