New South Wales opposition MP Shaoquett Moselmane, whose home and office were searched in June in an Australian investigation into alleged Chinese influence. Photo: AP New South Wales opposition MP Shaoquett Moselmane, whose home and office were searched in June in an Australian investigation into alleged Chinese influence. Photo: AP
New South Wales opposition MP Shaoquett Moselmane, whose home and office were searched in June in an Australian investigation into alleged Chinese influence. Photo: AP

Raid on Australian MP Moselmane highlights insecurity, fearmongering: analyst

  • Allan Behm says raids such as those on Shaoquett Moselmane and Chinese journalists were done for political effect and to intimidate people
  • Uncertainty amid strained China-Australia ties and the coronavirus pandemic has seen insecurity and prejudice rise, like in the McCarthy era

Topic |   China-Australia relations
New South Wales opposition MP Shaoquett Moselmane, whose home and office were searched in June in an Australian investigation into alleged Chinese influence. Photo: AP New South Wales opposition MP Shaoquett Moselmane, whose home and office were searched in June in an Australian investigation into alleged Chinese influence. Photo: AP
New South Wales opposition MP Shaoquett Moselmane, whose home and office were searched in June in an Australian investigation into alleged Chinese influence. Photo: AP

Corrected [2:50pm, 1 Nov, 2020]

  • [2:50pm, 1 Nov, 2020]

    This article initially said two Chinese academics were raided. It has been updated to clarify that the academics were not raided or linked directly to the raid on Moselmane, but they had their visas cancelled at the same time.

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