Australia probes ’Chinese plot’ to plant spy in parliament

Australia probes ’Chinese plot’ to plant spy in parliament

An Australian TV Network on Sunday broadcast that Chinese operatives had offered Australian businessman Bo Zhao $679,000 to run as a candidate in a federal seat in Melbourne. The network claims that Zhao had informed intelligence agencies about the approach. He was found dead in a Melbourne hotel in March. The Australian intelligence agency Asio has confirmed that they are aware of the ’plot’.

Tom A
Tom A
Jesse Mazis
Jesse Mazis 6 months

This is exactly why our Constitution prohibits dual nationals from holding office. Though it is clear that the CCP will make every attempt to bypass that limitation.

Michael MB
Michael MB 6 months

Given Australia's close ties with the USA, this does not surprise me in the slightest. Good to see ANZUS is as strong as ever.

Unity.Nat
Unity.Nat 6 months

I say quarantine all Chinese shipping out of the South China Sea. All Nations that hold routes through there with the help of the U.S can truly show China that enough is enough.

porcus
porcus 6 months

Australia has been struggling of late with illegal Chinese influence - bribes, "gifts", spies, etc. Makes one wonder what other nations are being targeted by China...

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