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WA taxpayers will give $5 million to help spread the communist message

Western Australian taxpayers will be contributing $5 million to spread the influence of the Chinese Communist Party no matter who wins the next state election, according to WA One Nation President Rod Caddies.

Western Australian taxpayers will be contributing $5 million to spread the influence of the Chinese Communist Party no matter who wins the next state election, according to WA One Nation President Rod Caddies.

Mr. Caddies said decisions this week by both the WA Liberal Party and the McGowan Government to pledge $5 million to the powerful Chinese lobby organisation Chung Wah were almost unbelievable in the face of the current threats to our agricultural and resources sectors by the Chinese Government.

“Liberal and Labor are locked in a battle for the marginal seat of Riverton, which has a large Chinese ethnic community, and have obviously decided they’ll do whatever they think they need to win votes,” Mr Caddies said.

“There is a well-documented and growing Chinese Communist Party influence within Chung Wah yet both major parties in WA were falling over themselves to give the organisation millions of taxpayer dollars.

“The McGowan Government has always been limp when it comes to standing up to China but I’m shocked that the Liberal Party would follow Labor down this rabbit hole.”

Mr. Caddies said claims by both Liberal and Labor that Chung Wah was just a benevolent community organisation glossed over the reality, ignored expert opinion, and took Western Australians for fools.

“When a leading academic on China relations says Chung Wah was ‘taken over by pro-Beijing elements’ in 2015 and ‘it became a vehicle to back the Chinese Communist Party’s policies in Australia,’ our Government should be listening,” he said.

“Instead, what we have, in the same week the Chinese Government extended their threats to our coal sector - having already pulled the rug from under our barley, wine and crayfishing industries – is both major parties falling over themselves to give $5 million to support the spread of CCP influence in WA.

“This should make all Western Australians very scared about how much influence the CCP has in both the Labor and Liberal parties.”

Media Contact:
Rod Caddies 0411 562 460

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