Media and security agencies have left Australia ill-prepared to adapt to China’s growing influence, Keating says. Photo: Alamy

Australian ‘phobia’ of China’s rise has left it vulnerable, former PM Paul Keating warns

  • Paul Keating, who served as prime minister from 1991-96, was a fierce advocate of greater Australian engagement throughout Asia
  • He warned that media and security agencies have contributed to an irrational fear of China that has left Australia too reliant on the US
Topic |   China-Australia relations

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Media and security agencies have left Australia ill-prepared to adapt to China’s growing influence, Keating says. Photo: Alamy
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A supporter of Hong Kong’s anti-government protests posts a note on a makeshift ‘Lennon Wall’ at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. Photo: AFP

Australia issues guidelines for universities on foreign meddling amid China fears

  • Educators encouraged to consider the risks of international collaboration and share with the government any evidence of cyber threats
  • But some say the guidelines merely risk substituting foreign meddling for interference by the Australian state
Topic |   Australia

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A supporter of Hong Kong’s anti-government protests posts a note on a makeshift ‘Lennon Wall’ at the University of Queensland in Brisbane. Photo: AFP
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