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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

10 Dec 2017

Chinese suitor to AWE looking to ship LNG from Australia's west to east

SYDNEY State-owned China Energy Reserve and Chemicals Group (CERCG) on Monday said it is investigating whether to ship liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Western Australia to the gas-hungry east coast market.

09 Dec 2017

Australia's AGL Energy ditches coal plant for gas, renewables

SYDNEY, Dec 9 AGL Energy, Australia's biggest power producer, has rejected a government plea to keep one of its largest coal-fired power stations open and will instead replace it with a mixture of gas and renewable power.

26 Nov 2017

Nationalists facing wipe out in Australian state election

SYDNEY The resurgence of Australian nationalist politics has been halted at a state election in coal-rich Queensland, with Pauline Hanson's One Nation party at risk of being almost completely wiped from the state assembly.

12 Nov 2017

Australia to discuss North Korea, Islamist terrorism at Manila talks

SYDNEY Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday said he would discuss North Korea and Islamist terrorism as threats to regional stability, ahead of his arrival at an East Asia leaders' summit in the Philippines.

11 Nov 2017

Asylum-seekers get 24-hour reprieve from Papua New Guinea camp eviction

SYDNEY Papua New Guinea will delay by at least 24 hours a plan to forcibly evict hundreds of men from an abandoned Australian detention centre, three asylum seekers said on Saturday.

11 Nov 2017

Australian MP resigns over dual nationality in new blow for government

SYDNEY Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said he would not call a general election after a citizenship crisis claimed another member of parliament on Saturday, leaving his government clinging to power with the support of two independents.

29 Oct 2017

Australia's Queensland calls snap election in test for far-right candidates

SYDNEY Australia's Queensland state on Sunday called a snap election after the ruling center-left Labor Party lost its legislative majority, a poll that could give far-right nationalists a chance to boost political representation.

28 Oct 2017

Australian PM puts foreign minister in charge amid government crisis

SYDNEY Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Saturday appointed his foreign minister as acting prime minister as he tried to stem the fallout of a citizenship crisis that has cost his government its parliamentary majority.

16 Oct 2017

Hundreds march in Sydney for asylum seekers ahead of PNG camp closure

SYDNEY Hundreds of protesters marched through Sydney on Sunday to call for detainees, being held in controversial centres for asylum seekers on remote Pacific islands, to be allowed to stay in Australia as a resettlement deadline approaches.

14 Oct 2017

Copyright restored to poor family of Australian Aboriginal artist

SYDNEY The impoverished family of Australia's most famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira, has been given copyright to his works after years of fruitless campaigning triggered the intervention of a philanthropist.

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