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Following the money - Does Trump/Russia = Australia/China?

The Challenge

It's the story of the century: The US President and his connections to Russia.

In a Four Corners special series, award winning investigative reporter Sarah Ferguson follows the spies and the money trail from Washington, to London, to Moscow. In this three-part series, Four Corners delivers a riveting account of the allegations and evidence from the characters central to the drama that has gripped the world.

Follow the Money: Four Corners follows the money trail from New York to Moscow, tracking the ties between Trump, his business empire and Russia.

While Russia does not feature that strongly in the list of Australian concerns, Australia does have issues with the way in which money from countries such as China is used to influence Australian politicians. Recent press reports suggest that politicians at all levels of government are vulnerable (https://www.news.com.au/finance/work/leaders/why-china-no-longer-trusts-australia/news-story/2110141c468bb6ea866052283c6de119; Also see: https://www.policyforum.net/chinas-influence-australia-maintaining-debate/).

 

The big question is whether or not we can regulate the foreign use of money to influence Australian politicians?

How effective can legislation and policy be if one takes into account the current political/economic/technological culture?

What do you consider we need ‘more of’, and what do we need ‘less of’ to strengthen current policy, legislation and regulation?

 

 

Each Monday MindHive Number One ranked consulting problem-solver, statistician, Peter Grimbeek, leads a challenge based on Australia's Four Corners’s investigation. We take seriously the often quoted, “if you’d like to continue the conversation head to our Twitter or Facebook site”. What’s missing with that invite is that the Mindhive platform in particular offers an ability to collectively co-create potential solutions and generate ideas based on the challenges that the investigation provides. The outcome of the Mindhive challenge facilitated by Peter forms the basis of a 600-1000 idea published on Mindhive, and where appropriate submitted to the ABC and other mainstream media. Mindhive allows for impact recognition by ORCID, uniquely identifying academic and other contributors, and thus ensuring that you get credit for your work.

 

Challenge Opened: 02:59 PM, Saturday 02 June 2018
Challenge Closes: 01:30 PM, Friday 29 June 2018
Time to go: Closed

 

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Challenge Opened: 02:59 PM, Saturday 02 June 2018
Challenge Closes: 01:30 PM, Friday 29 June 2018
Time to go: Closed

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Bill Wyatte Integrated Criminal Justice Governance and Program Manager
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Documents associated with this Challenge

File name File type Date uploaded Size (KB)
Australia’s Strategic Response to Economic Interdependence.pdf
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6/2/2018 243
China influence in Australia is not ordinary soft power.pdf
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6/2/2018 244
Chinese agents are undermining Australia's sovereignty.pdf
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6/2/2018 250
 

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