Freedom Not For Sale

In Australia, China’s influence has infiltrated political and educational institutions, perhaps more than in any country in the western world.

  •  Businesses with ties to the Chinese government are the largest foreign donors to the major political parties.
  • Chinese government-funded institutions are embedded within our universities, giving young Australians selective knowledge about a rising world power.
  • Major agreements signed between China’s state media and some of the leading media outlets in Australia help the Chinese Communist Party to propagate its message to the world.
  • The government in Beijing keeps the Chinese diaspora in this country under tight control as it directs its students studying at Australian universities, intimidates Chinese dissidents, co-opts community groups and financially supports Chinese language media.

The Freedom Not For Sale campaign calls on the Australian Government, Parliament, universities and businesses not to compromise on their values.

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