Coalition’s own Manchurian candidates exposed

Via the ABC:

Liberal backbencher Gladys Liu is being urged to address Parliament about multiple claims of her association with China’s foreign influence operations.

“The parliament needs to look at this very, very carefully to make sure there are no foreign influences taking place,” Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick told AM.

The ABC revealed yesterday Chinese Government records indicating the Liberal backbencher was a member of two provincial chapters of the China Overseas Exchange Association between 2003 and 2015.

The Association then reported directly to Beijing’s powerful State Council and has since been merged with the Communist Party’s United Front Work Department, aimed at influencing foreign governments.

“It would be prudent for Ms Liu to make a statement to the parliament about the story,” Senator Patrick told AM.

He also called for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to investigate the claims.

“I think it’s probably appropriate that the Prime Minister seek an advice from ASIO.”

The Liberal backbencher told Sky News she “cannot recall” being on two provincial councils of the China Overseas Exchange Association.

“If I can’t recall, I cannot be an active member of that council, can I?” she told interviewer Andrew Bolt.

When pushed on the question, she added: “I can tell you I have never been a member of this council.

Mr Bolt also questioned Ms Liu about her views on China’s military expansion in disputed waters in the South China Sea.

Three times Ms Liu declined to characterise China’s actions as “illegal” but said she supported the Australian Government’s position.

The International Court of Arbitration has found China’s actions to be unlawful under international law and both major parties in Australia support that finding.

A list with names in Chinese with a circle around one of the names

INFOGRAPHIC: The Chinese name of Gladys Liu circled in red on the China Overseas Exchange Association Shandong list.

You know it’s hot stuff when the ABC deigns to quote Andrew Bolt. And there’s more CCP hot water for the LNP, at Herald Sun:

A Chinese property developer in business with NSW cabinet minister John Sidoti on a $70 million development donated to the Liberal Party at a “dinner with candidate” fundraiser in the minister’s Drummoyne electorate.

The developer donation — banned in NSW — has been uncovered in an explosive ­investigation into the private business interests of Mr Sid­oti, who in April this year was promoted from parliamentary cabinet secretary to Minister for Sport, Multi­culturalism, Seniors and Veterans Affairs.

The Daily Telegraph has found among the anomalies in Mr Sidoti’s declarations to parliament is the failure to ­acknowledge $580,000 ann­ual rent on a three commercial properties in which he holds an interest.

In case you’ve wondered why the LNP has not gone as hard on Labor corruption, now you know.

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  1. whichever Australians voted for Senator Rex Patrick and the other centre alliance senators, the country owes you a debt of gratitude.

    thank you for registering a protest vote that wasn’t pi$$ed against the wall by voting for ON or the LNP super-pac, Clive Palmer

  2. The Liberal Party has a huge China problem. Julie Bishop got $450,000 while foreign minister into her “Julie Bishop Glorious Foundation” straight from a CCP donor.

    You wonder why the CCP bothers to cultivate their own Manchurian candidates when they can just buy Ozzie Pollies cheap cheap.

    • @Matt it’s about demographic replacement and unlike silly Westerner’s, the Chinese understand a liberal democracy in a multi-cultural society is nothing more than a racial headcount. This is evident in their exploitation of our own liberal immigration policy and unregulated student visa program allowing them to achieve a demographic majority in our two largest cities who just happen to have the most seats allocated to them in the Lower House. Once they become the demographic majority they will use this to achieve a majority at the ballot box and thus implement strategic policies which are favourable to China.

      • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

        This is the great irony for those who defend a large Chinese influx based on Multiculturalism yet
        Chinese people are among one of the most racially homogeneous Cultures on earth,…the product of something similar to a white Australia policy that’s been running for thousands of years!
        Look at their dominance of Economics in SE Asia. Been there, in large numbers for hundreds of years yet very little integration with local culture.
        European colonisers did the same and that gets called out all the time as being an injustice.

        Why isn’t Chinese behaviour called out in the same way?

        • Han-Nazis. Moreover, they define their citizenship very much based on race. If you’re Han Chinese, it doesn’t matter where you live, you’re still Chinese and must support the PRC – so their very definition of sovereignty – based on people not land – is anathema to ours.

          They meddle in our internal politics and our politicians are corrupted by them. It’s a bloody disgrace…

        • It’s not irony at all.

          Non-whites are more racist than white by definition.

          It can’t be irony, it’s a feature, not a bug.

  3. Getting your own people elected is far more efficient compared to influencing politicians via donations.

    Section 44 of the Australian constitution have morphed into focusing on who may have foreign citizenships without knowing about it. The actual original intent is to stop people like Glady Liu, who is “under any acknowledgement of allegiance, obedience, or adherence to a foreign power”, from entering Australian parliament.

    • Gladas Liu is a consequence of allowing mass immigration from a nation who have some of the highest in-group preference in the world, this is what demographic replacement looks like.

  4. She can’t recall…. well that’s original….. Here we go loopy lieu, here we go loopy lie?
    Selective Dementia must surely preclude her from being in Parliament as much as being a spy…..? That’s some catch that catch 22. Best for ASIO to sort fact from fiction – pronto!

    • It’s amazing what songs you’ll sing on discovering a large sum in a Swiss Bank account that you never knew you had.

  5. The Horrible Scott Morrison MP

    It can be extremely difficult to recall all one’s beneficial interests and emoluments, especially the ones derived from offshore investments, discretionary trusts and identical looking Chinese fellows.

  6. olaf bukowskiMEMBER

    i used to live around the corner from John Sidoti in Drummoyne. He has to be the one of the most corrupt pollies. His was the only street that had new tarmac laid, had cleanup and trimming of the mangroves in front of his place. Will be interesting to see what happens with an application for 10 storey high rise units at the old Drummoyne Bowling club as it will directly impose on his property….