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The ballots from the 2016 Australian election have been secured by a company owned by one of China's most important security firms, with links deep inside the communist state's vast surveillance system.

In 2014, the Australian Electoral Commission hired the company SecureMonitoring to provide "Security Alarm System Monitoring for AEC Warehouses and National Office", for $360,000 over three years. This includes facilities where unused ballot papers are stored.