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Colin Victor James Mason (born 28 October 1926) is a New Zealand-born Australian journalist, author and politician. He worked as a journalist for The Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Mason's notable books include Dragon Army (1968), A Short History of Asia (2000) and The 2030 Spike: Countdown to Global Catastrophe (2003). As a member of the Australian Democrats, he served as a Senator for New South Wales from 1978 to 1987.

Mason was born in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1950, he moved to Australia. He married Nancy Williamson in 1952. The couple had three children.

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