Clive Hamilton says foreign interference in universities 'under the radar' as parliamentary inquiry begins

Sarah Lansdown
By Sarah Lansdown
Updated November 5 2020 - 9:07pm, first published 1:00pm
Clive Hamilton Professor Hamilton said China's interference in Australian universities was undoubtedly the main concern that prompted the parliamentary inquiry.

Australian universities don't want to admit they have a problem with foreign interference with much of it going undetected, professor of public ethics Clive Hamilton says.


Sarah Lansdown

Sarah Lansdown

Canberra Times education reporter

Sarah covers all stages of education in the capital, from early childhood to higher education. Previously she was a general news reporter at The Advocate in North West Tasmania. She was named Best New Journalist at the 2019 Tasmanian Media Awards for a series on paramedic shortages. Email:

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