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‘A Chinese-owned data storage company will house files for the Australian Defence Force, sparking fears the global superpower could easily access Australia’s military secrets.
The parent company of data firm Global Switch, Aldersgate Investments, sold 49 per cent of its stake to Chinese consortium Elegant Jubilee in 2016.
At the time then-treasurer Scott Morrison said all military documents would be phased out of the storage facility in Ultimo, Sydney, by 2020.
Instead the contract, which was due to expire in October last year, was quietly renewed until September 2025 in a $53.5million deal, federal parliament revealed on Tuesday.
In 2017 Prime Minister Scott Morrison, who was then treasurer, ordered all sensitive data be removed from a storage facility run by Global Switch in Sydney by 2020, reported the Daily Telegraph.
‘They’ve made a decision to get their data out of that data centre and that’s an entirely appropriate decision, and they’ll get that done I understand by 2020,’ he said at the time.
Mr Morrison defended the renewal in parliament this week, saying the facility does not hold the most classified documents and defence was moving ‘less sensitive and unclassified data assets to an alternative data centre’.
However, Queensland MP Bob Katter and independent MP Andrew Wilkie moved a motion to end data storage contracts with foreign-owned companies.
‘What is the point of having a defence system when a military 100 times larger than ours knows where all your defence assets are?’ Mr Katter said in parliament.
Elegant Jubilee bought their $4billion stake in the company in cash, a decision by Aldersgate Investments that caused ire among some UK politicians at the time.
Defence has said they will control the data at the Sydney warehouse until all the files had migrated somewhere else by 2025.
The Australian Taxation Office and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission are progressively moving their files away from the company due to security concerns.
‘Across the many international markets in which we operate, Global Switch partners with governments and leading organisations to house their mission critical IT infrastructure,’ Group Director of Global Switch in the Asia Pacific Damon Reid said in a statement.
‘Global Switch has no access to any customer data, we simply build and operate high quality real estate with the right power, cooling and physical security so that our customers are able to focus on their core IT requirements.”https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9265893/Australias-defence-force-signs-storage-military-secrets-Chinese-owned-company.html