'SHE'S PARANOID': Hillary Clinton WARNS Australia of China and Russian 'INTERFERENCE'

16 May, 2018, 13:31 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton speaks with former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard at a Women World Changers series in Melbourne

The 8000 attendees paid between $195 and $495 for tickets to hear Ms Clinton speak at the function organised by Australian business events group The Growth Faculty.

Hillary Clinton warned Australia must stand up to the creeping influence of the Chinese Communist Party before it spreads, and drew parallels between its actions and that of Russian interference in the 2016 United States election. "First throughout Asia - then, throughout the world", Clinton said.

Eight thousand fans flocked to Sydney's International Convention Centre to listen to the former Secretary of State tackle everything from female success, online trolls, and misogyny, to her defeat in the 2016 USA presidential election to Donald Trump.

During an interview with Australia's first female prime minister Julia Gillard this week, Hillary Clinton once again rehashed the 2016 election and brought back one of her favorite excuses for her unexpected loss - sexism.

The former prime minister of Australia this week compared the frequent "lock her up" chants against Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonAlex Jones compares Maxine Waters to a "mad dog" Senate panel invites Comey, former officials to briefing in Russian Federation probe Senate investigators request interview with Nunberg, communications with Stone MORE that pop up at Trump rallies to the Salem witch trials.

Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard with Hillary Clinton.

'This is an urgent problem and one we must confront immediately and together, ' she declared.

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She said Russian President Vladimir Putin's authoritarianism was "rippling out from the Kremlin" and emboldening right-wing nationalists, separatists, racists, and neo Nazis across Europe and beyond.

'This is bigger than one candidate, one election or even one country, ' she said.

Australia has been closely monitoring China's growing influence in policy, education, trade, and military efforts in the Asia Pacific.

An Australian senator quit parliament in December over his relationship with a wealthy political donor associated with the Chinese Communist Party.

"I don't care what side of the political aisle you might be on, either in Australia or the United States".

China has also been heavily investing in Pacific Islands.

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