Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Questions without Notice

National Security

2:41 pm

Photo of Cory BernardiCory Bernardi (SA, Australian Conservatives) Share this | Hansard source

My question is for the Leader of the Government in the Senate, representing the Prime Minister. Last week, The Australian newspaper reported that anti-communist Chinese students at the University of Adelaide were identified and reported to the Chinese embassy. Chinese business interests have been linked to claims of spying and security flaws in a variety of technology and communications products designed to assist the Chinese government. It is a matter of public record that there is also myriad attacks emanating from China against our government and departmental computer systems. Given the repeated warnings from our allies about the impact of the Chinese communist government in Australia's educational, business and government spheres, what is the government doing to limit the expansion of Chinese communist government influence in Australia?


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