Silent – or stealth – invasion

The first jolt for readers of Clive Hamilton’s polemic new book ‘Silent Invasion – China’s Influence in Australia’ is the cover. A photograph of Parliament House in Canberra but the flagstaff flies, not Australia’s blue ensign but the red flag of the Peoples’ Republic of China.

Hamilton, professor of public ethics at Charles Sturt University in Canberra has been tracking the not-so-silent ‘invasion’ of Chinese money and thought in Australia and his conclusions make disturbing reading.