Australia – CCP Chinese spies attempted to install Labor candidates in federal election

The plot to interfere in Australia’s election was being run by a Chinese intelligence service.

It was run by a wealthy businessman with deep ties in both Australia and China, who was known to ASIO as “the puppeteer”.
There is concern within national security circles that he will continue to attempt to interfere in Australia’s election process at the behest of the Chinese government.
The plot was publicly revealed by ASIO boss Mike Burgess in his annual threat assessment on Wednesday night, but he declined to name the country behind the operation and whether it was a federal, state or local election.

But multiple security sources who are not authorized to speak publicly have confirmed to The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age that a Chinese intelligence service was behind the plot and that it involved NSW Labor.

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