An investigation, screened Monday by ABC's Four Corners, claimed Peter Dutton -- then immigration minister in the Liberal government -- had a one-on-one lunch in 2016 with Chinese property developer Huang Xiangmo. The meeting was purportedly arranged by former Liberal senator Santo Santoro, now a lobbyist to whom Huang is alleged to have paid thousands of dollars.

Dutton is alleged to have met with Huang when the businessman was seeking Australian citizenship in 2016, and Dutton was immigration minister.

Huang, who local media alleged has ties to China's Communist Party, was embroiled in an earlier political row.

Misti Rawdin

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