Students take photos on the University of Sydney campus. Australia’s government has proposed an inquiry by the security and intelligence committee into spiralling interference at public universities. Photo: ReutersStudents take photos on the University of Sydney campus. Australia’s government has proposed an inquiry by the security and intelligence committee into spiralling interference at public universities. Photo: Reuters
Students take photos on the University of Sydney campus. Australia’s government has proposed an inquiry by the security and intelligence committee into spiralling interference at public universities. Photo: Reuters

Australia to investigate foreign interference at universities, amid China concerns

  • There have been a series of controversies over China’s clout on Australian campuses, from hacks of university data to donations and intimidation
  • Canberra last week said it was seeking new powers to scrap deals between local authorities and foreign countries that threaten the national interest

Topic |   Australia
Students take photos on the University of Sydney campus. Australia’s government has proposed an inquiry by the security and intelligence committee into spiralling interference at public universities. Photo: ReutersStudents take photos on the University of Sydney campus. Australia’s government has proposed an inquiry by the security and intelligence committee into spiralling interference at public universities. Photo: Reuters
Students take photos on the University of Sydney campus. Australia’s government has proposed an inquiry by the security and intelligence committee into spiralling interference at public universities. Photo: Reuters
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