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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jul 19 2018

Australian PM says Pope must sack archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse

SYDNEY Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said on Thursday that Pope Francis must sack an Australian archbishop convicted of concealing child sex abuse. | Video

Jul 13 2018

Migration to Australia hits decade low, seen as boost for prime minister

SYDNEY The number of permanent migrants to Australia has hit a 10-year low, thanks to tougher scrutiny of claims, home minister Peter Dutton said on Friday, as the government tries to soothe angry conservative voters who threaten its re-election prospects.

Jul 12 2018

Australia bans foreigners from parliament internships after unease about China

SYDNEY Foreigners have been banned from working as interns for Australian members of parliament, a spokesman for the Senate said on Thursday, in a reform apparently aimed at blocking Chinese prying into Australian affairs.

Jul 11 2018

Australia prepares to ban Huawei from 5G project over security fears

SYDNEY Australia is preparing to ban Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for its planned 5G broadband network after its intelligence agencies raised concerns that Beijing could force the Chinese telco to hand over sensitive data, two sources said. Western intelligence agencies have for years raised concerns about Huawei's ties to the Chinese government and the possibility that its equipment could be used for espionage. But there has never been any public evidence to support those suspicions.

Jul 11 2018

Australia prepares to ban Huawei from 5G project over security fears

SYDNEY Australia is preparing to ban Huawei Technologies Co Ltd from supplying equipment for its planned 5G broadband network after its intelligence agencies raised concerns that Beijing could force the Chinese telco to hand over sensitive data, two sources said.

Jul 06 2018

New Zealand warns of security risk from China's influence in Pacific

SYDNEY New Zealand warned in a defense report on Friday that China's rising influence in the South Pacific could undermine regional stability, in comments likely to stoke bilateral tension.

Jul 03 2018

Australia's Treasury Wine to make premium Penfolds in California amid U.S. reset

SYDNEY Australia's Treasury Wine Estates, the world's biggest listed winemaker, announced plans on Tuesday to produce its premium Penfolds brand in California as part of a reset of the company's North American strategy.

Jun 28 2018

Australia foreign interference bill not aimed at China: trade minister

SYDNEY Australia's trade minister said on Thursday new legislation designed to prevent interference by foreign governments is not aimed at China, comments seen as an attempt by Canberra to diffuse bilateral tension.

Jun 28 2018

Australia foreign interference bill not aimed at China - trade minister

SYDNEY, June 28 Australia's trade minister said on Thursday new legislation designed to prevent interference by foreign governments is not aimed at China, comments seen as an attempt by Canberra to diffuse bilateral tensions.

Jun 27 2018

Australia forced to shelve $48 billion company tax cut as senators scuttle bills

SYDNEY Australia center-right government was forced on Thursday to shelve for at least two months its plans to cut company taxes by around A$65 billion ($47.79 billion) after failing to get enough support from lawmakers.

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