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Senator James Paterson is a Liberal Senator for Victoria. First elected in March 2016 at age 28, Senator Paterson is the youngest Liberal ever elected to the Senate.

During his time in the Senate, he has fought for Australia’s prosperity, freedom, democracy and sovereignty.

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National Security

Subterfuge shock

August 1, 2021

Victorian senator has revealed the “shocking” level of Chinese subterfuge in Australia as the escalating trade war leads to a deterioration in relations between the two countries.

China has ‘‘crossed a line’’ with its state-sanctioned hacking of Microsoft Exchange email servers, Australia’s top cyber security official says, because it opens the door to criminals to exploit vulnerabilities.

The Morrison government has begun fast-tracking visa applications from residents of Hong Kong.This builds upon our July 2020 commitment to attract the best and brightest from Hong Kong and make it easier for those already in Australia to stay if they wish.

Under questioning from Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security Senator James Paterson, the boss of Australia's signals directorate explains how the Chinese government exploited cyber vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange software exposing around 70,000 Australian businesses to cyber criminals.