Minister raises the idea that China is trying to influence the federal election

Karen Barlow
By Karen Barlow
Updated April 27 2022 - 7:49am, first published April 26 2022 - 11:14pm
Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews has raised the idea that the Solomon Islands security pact with China, which has become a significant issue in the federal election campaign, was an act of "political interference" by Beijing.


Karen Barlow

Karen Barlow

Chief Political Correspondent

Karen Barlow is ACM's Chief Political Correspondent. Working in the federal press gallery, she investigates and writes about federal politics and government. She has an interest in integrity, leadership and social equity. She has covered two Olympics and been to Antarctica twice. Contact her on