By Australian Associated Press
Published: 03:42 BST, 18 August 2019 | Updated: 03:42 BST, 18 August 2019
Australian universities have been warned against relying too heavily on Chinese and international students to keep their coffers full.
Several federal coalition MPs have expressed concerns about the potential of foreign interference at Australian universities from forces such as the Chinese Communist Party.
They included Liberal MP Dave Sharma who said he is worried that 'some universities have become a little too dependent on foreign university students as a source of revenue'.
Foreign students added $35 billion to the Australian economy.
Education Minister Dan Tehan has expressed the sentiment,