Labor Senator Kimberley Kitching used parliamentary privilege to accuse Chau Chak Wing of being behind a foreign interference plot in Australian politics, according to Sky News Political Editor Andrew Clennell.
“Let’s talk about this bomb, Kimberley Kitching exploded on her side, naming the Chinese businessman Chau Chak Wing and claiming he was behind a foreign interference plot in Australian politics,” Mr Clennell said.
“The Labor Senator here, questioning ASIO Director-General Mike Burgess and making her allegation in Estimates.
“I’m told Kitching has information that federal and state Labor candidates were being recruited, but none of those candidates have been successful. The aim, supposedly according to her sources, was to have the candidates in parliament and have them owe their benefactor once elected.”