Senate debates

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

Questions without Notice

National Security

2:44 pm

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

On 13 April 1954 the Menzies government established a royal commission on Soviet espionage in Australia. This followed a 1950 Victorian royal commission into communism. Given the long list of concerns, including Attorney-General Porter's statement that, 'We live in a time of unprecedented foreign intelligence activity against Australia,' will the government establish a royal commission into Chinese communist influence in Australia?


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