Melbourne, September 13
Foreign journalists working in Australia will come below the scrutiny of federal companies if they supply a “slanted view” of the nation, intrude with its democracy or steal the mental property, a senior minister warned on Sunday, amidst a diplomatic standoff with China.
Australian Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton stated there had been a concerted effort with Australian federal police working with the Department of Foreign Affairs and different authorities companies to make it possible for the federal government can tackle international interference wherever it could happen within the nation.
“If persons are right here as journalists and so they’re reporting pretty on the information, then that’s high-quality. And if persons are masquerading as journalists or enterprise leaders or whoever they could be, and there’s proof that they’re performing in a opposite to Australian regulation, then ASIO and AFP and different companies will act,’’ Dutton informed Australian Broadcasting Corporation. — PTI