Tasmania’s PUP member today emailed a media statement and “opinion piece” regarding her boss Clive Palmer’s tirade on Chinese “mongrels” on QandA last night.
In an inflammatory statement, Ms Lambie writes, “If anybody thinks that we should have a national security and defence policy, which ignores the threat of a Chinese Communist invasion — you’re delusional and got rocks in your head.
“Today China is controlled by an aggressive, anti democratic, totalitarian government. We need to double the size and capacity of our military right now.”
She continues to support Mr Palmer on the “general point made about Communist China’s military capacity and threat to Australia.
“If there’s one thing I’ve learnt after serving my country in the Australian Defence Force for 11 years and listening closely to our veterans, it’s this: The price of liberty is eternal vigilance. Continue reading
One reason in particular nations conducting espionage find personal relationships and domestic politics useful is that information on personal relationships can be used in the future for blackmail and knowledge of domestic politics gives them further understanding into the thinking of citizens. Understanding the thinking of citizens makes it much easier, for example, an infiltrated media to manipulate information to the point where they can steer the thinking of cultures.
The Chinese intelligence agencies that penetrated Australia’s parliamentary computer network in 2011 may have been inside the system for up to a year and had access to documents and emails that reveal the political, professional and social links across the political world, according to seven sources with knowledge of the breach.
Security and parliamentary sources said Chinese agencies obtained remote, system administrator access to the Parliament’s computer network, which “effectively gave them control of it”. Continue reading