Prime minister Scott Morrison says Australia is “not naive” to the threat of foreign interference amid explosive claims that the Chinese communist party wanted to infiltrate Australia’s parliament.
Government investigating ‘disturbing’ reports of Beijing espionage activities after spy details activities
Government agencies are examining claims of espionage amid reports a Chinese spy has sought political asylum in Australia after revealing details of Beijing's spy activities.
The retired Asio chief Duncan Lewis has reportedly warned that the Chinese government is seeking to use “insidious” foreign interference operations to “take over” Australia’s political system.
Many of the richest Chinese, who can command every luxury and privilege at home, nonetheless prefer to live in Australia. We are the number one choice for rich Chinese looking to migrate, ahead of the US, Canada and Switzerland. This is a more telling indicator than any amount of nationalist chest-puffing and official propaganda.
Huang Xiangmo, linked in the past to a row about the promotion of Chinese interests in Australia, had a citizenship application rejected and lost his rights to residency in February.
Leading Australian universities have research collaborations with Chinese companies that have been blacklisted by the US.
A Victorian police station has been slammed for “honouring a police state” by flying the flag of the Chinese Communist regime.
Labor has targeted Scott Morrison over the credentials of Chinese-born MP Gladys Liu, asking what steps he had taken to ensure she was a “fit...
High-profile student protesters from Hong Kong have arrived in Australia for meetings in Melbourne and Canberra, as demonstrations across the Asian city continue into their third month.
Four MPs have voiced concerns about the influence the Chinese government has at Aussie unis, following a tense clash between protesters on Friday.