Alan Tudge helped set up media event for man accused of foreign interference, trial told

Then-Morrison government minister’s office organised for Di Sanh Duong to present novelty cheque to hospital boss, court hears

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Former federal multicultural affairs minister Alan Tudge was concerned about the “ugly racism” the Australian Chinese community faced as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold in 2020.

So when Di Sanh Duong approached him with an offer of donating more than $37,000 raised by the community, Tudge saw it as an opening to counter the negative sentiment by offering to set up a media opportunity.

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