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
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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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

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
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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