Lordy, how deep do Labor’s China flunkies run? Via The Australian:
West Australian Labor MP Pierre Yang, under fire for his links to pro-China groups, spent three months on a Chinese government vessel hunting for Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 that security experts suspect was spying on the Australian military.
The Chinese-born Mr Yang resigned this week from an organisation affiliated with the Chinese Communist Party and another that backs Beijing’s aggressive military stance in the South China Sea, after The Australian revealed he had failed to disclose them in parliament.
Sources with a deep understanding of Perth’s Chinese community believe Australia’s security agencies are monitoring Mr Yang’s network of associates, many of whom are viewed as sympathetic to the CCP.
Get this up and running before they take power. Via Domain:
South Australian Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick is seeking to overturn a decades-long convention in Australia that ministers, assistant ministers and parliamentary secretaries – unlike their staff and public servants – are exempt from security checks before accessing classified government material.
…Importantly, the security services would not be able to veto ministerial appointments, which would be left to the prime minister’s discretion.
In an explosive adjournment speech to the Senate on Tuesday night, Senator Patrick fleshed out the backdrop to his proposal and took aim at prominent Labor identities Sam Dastyari and Joel Fitzgibbon over unanswered questions about their ties to Chinese political donors.