China’s increasing military might and presence across the Asia-Pacific has concerned Australia’s intelligence operatives and politicians. Photo: Handout

Australia’s spy chief says foreign interference is ‘existential threat’ but avoids mentioning China

  • Duncan Lewis, who is retiring this month, described the risks of espionage in an hour-long speech but did not mention China once
  • Political rhetoric around actual or perceived Chinese influence in Australia has escalated in recent months
Topic |   China-Australia relations

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China’s increasing military might and presence across the Asia-Pacific has concerned Australia’s intelligence operatives and politicians. Photo: Handout
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