There are calls for Australia to appoint a foreign interference commissioner who would track and assess the extent of the problem across the country.
- People in Australia targeted by foreign powers often do not report it to police
- An expert says a foreign interference commissioner would create more transparency about the issue
- Alleged political interference has been a key part of China’s ongoing spat with Australia
In a policy brief for think tank China Matters, researcher Dirk van der Kley said such a commissioner could be based at the Australian Human Rights Commission.
His suggestions come as tensions between Canberra and Beijing deepen and details of an Australian police investigation into Chinese political interference…