What to cover in submissions to foreign interference inquiry

Peter Dutton has some ideas the committee inquiry into foreign interference in universities might want to consider

The Home Affairs minister suggests the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security consider;

* universities, publicly funded research agencies and grant agencies relationships with “international partners

* “the nature and extent to which foreign actors are interfering” covering staff, students and research agencies and research funders

* the “effectiveness” of universities and agencies response to “the threat of foreign interference

* how to “build resilience and transparency

* “appropriate” oversight and reporting

The minister asks if the committee can report by July 1, and “as far as possible, conduct its inquiry in public.