A major national security operation was underway in Sydney as officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) raided the Sydney home of New South Wales Labor Party MP Shaoquett Moselmane.
NSW Labor leader Jodi McKay confirmed that she knew of the raids and the process was underway to suspend Moselmane from the party.
The ABC reported that a journalist had asked McKay whether the raid had anything to do with reports Moselmane’s offices had been infiltrated by Chinese agents, to which McKay responded: “It’s dreadfully concerning, it’s terrible.”
Moselmane resigned as Upper House assistant president in April after he was caught on camera praising Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s handling of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus pandemic, commonly known as the novel coronavirus.
Local newspaper The Australian reported that ASIO had confirmed that “search warrants activity is occurring in Sydney this morning as part of an ongoing investigation.”