The Trump administration and US media outlets have acknowledged Australia's leading role in alerting the world to Chinese influence in the politics of other nations.
Australian Conservatives have led the charge in exposing Chinese donor connections to Australia's major political parties, resulting in two critical victories for Australian sovereignty. Firstly, new campaign finance and espionage laws are coming into effect to restore control over our democracy. Secondly, Senator Cory Bernardi alerted the nation to the need to block the Coalition's plans to ratify a Chinese extradition treaty. His campaign to block the treaty succeeded with his disallowance motion in the senate coming into effect.
The New York Times has observed the significance of Australian concern about Chinese influence, the White House made a statement in December encouraging US allies to be vocal about these concerns and then the Trump Administration declared today it would launch an Australian-style probe into that influence.
Australian Conservatives continue to unashamedly advance our national interest and protecting our sovereignty. You can read here Senator Bernardi's response to the Australian Government's declaration of its own legislative reforms on foreign influence and espionage.