Are you in China’s social warfare database?
Angus Grigg

The Overseas Key Individuals Database has been compiled by Chinese military contractor Zhenhua Data and includes profiles on more than 35,000 Australians.

The Young Rich lister Kayla Itsines is one of thousands of Australians on a Chinese military database.  

Zhenhua talks of waging “hybrid warfare” and manipulating reality via social media and views its mission as using big data for the “great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation”.

We have extracted some of the key names below grouped by industry.


  • David Gonski, company chairman
  • Simon McKeon, company director
  • Graham Kraehe, company director
  • Hugh Marks, Nine CEO
  • Jennifer Westacott, BCA chief executive
  • Brandon Munro, Bannerman Resources CEO
  • Kayla Itsines, co-founder Sweat app and Young Rich lister
  • John Snelling, investment banker
  • George Savvides, SBS chairman
  • David Mortimer, company director
  • John Akehurst, company director


    • Scott Morrison, Prime Minister
    • Mathias Cormann, Finance Minister
    • Marise Payne, Foreign Minister
    • Malcolm Turnbull, children Alex and Daisy
    • Ben Morton, federal MP
    • David Coleman, federal MP
    • Peter Hendy, federal MP
    • Andrew Hastie, Liberal MP
    • Julian Leeser, federal MP
    • Paul Keating, former Prime Minister
    • George Palmer, father of Clive Palmer
    • Colin Barnett, former WA Premier
    • Jay Weatherill, former SA Premier
    • John Olsen, former SA Premier
    • Michael Danby, federal MP
    • Derryn Hinch, former senator
    • Gareth Ward, NSW Family Minister
    • Kenneth Travers, former WA Labor planning minister
    • Alan Eggleston, former WA Liberal senator
    • Larry Anthony, Nationals federal president
    • Salvatore Farfaglia, father of Qld Labor MP Grace Grace
    • Tom Hartsuyker, father of former minister Luke Hartsuyker
    • Sebastian Costello, son of former federal Treasurer Peter Costello
    • Albert Tse, former son-in-law of Kevin Rudd
    • Simon Kroger, son of Helen and Michael Kroger
    • Yorick Piper, ALP Victoria staffer
    • John Della Bosca, former NSW Labor minister
    • Arthur Crane, former WA senator
    • Robert Lawson, former SA Attorney General
    • John Rau, former SA deputy premier
    • Jon Stanhope, former ACT chief minister
    • Eric Ripper, former WA deputy premier
    • Kevin Foley, former SA deputy premier
    • Kim Hames, former WA deputy premier
    • Thomas Stephens, former WA minister
    • Dean Brown, former SA Premier
    • Ignatius Hockey, son of former treasurer Joe Hockey
    • Aaron Wyatt, son of Ken Wyatt
    • Tim Gartrell, former Labor party national secretary
    • Nick Bracks, son of former Victorian premier Steve Bracks
    • Nick Rudd, son of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd


    • Philip Lowe, RBA governor
    • Guy Debelle, RBA deputy governor
    • Max Moore-Wilton, former Sydney Airports boss
    • Alan Finkel, Chief Scientist
    • Tomas Gilmartin, PM&C
    • Simon Farbenbloom, DFAT
    • Kenneth Clarke, former NT Treasury
    • Phil Bowen, former head of PBO
    • Stephen Gollschewski, Qld assistant police commissioner
    • Ian John Macfarlane, former RBA governor
    • Roger Gyles, former judge now the National Security Legislation Monitor


    • Christopher Skinner, retired Navy engineer
    • Raydon Gates, former commander of Australian Navy
    • Maria Fernandez, former Home Affairs
    • Craig Hinchliffe, Logistics co-ordinator ADF


    • Gilmour Space Technologies founder Adam Gilmour. Louie Douvis

      James and Adam Gilmour, co-founders rocket builder Gilmour Space

    • Mike Cannon-Brookes, Atlassian co-founder
    • Scott Farquhar, Atlassian co-founder
    • Stephen Smorgan, investor
    • Stephen Horvath, inventor, nuclear physicist
    • William Kaye, CEO of Hivo
    • Hasib Sarvari, founder of start-up NGO
    • Anthony Baum, co-founder and CEO of fintech Tic:Toc
    • Charles Marwe, of fintech Tic:Toc
    • David Mah, Co-founder Sigwo Technologies
    • Peter Pawlowitsch, tech investor
    • Gov van Ek, co-founder Power Ledger
    • David Leslie Finn, director Tritium
    • Michael Vatskalis, Virtual reality developer
    • Ian Griggs, founder medical tech company
    • Nihal Gupta, managing director Digital Electronics


    • Susan Crennan, High Court judge
    • James Edelman, High Court judge
    • Gerard Brennan, former High Court judge
    • Michael Hudson McHugh, former High Court judge
    • Anthony Meagher, NSW Court of Appeal
    • Michael Kirby, former High Court judge
    • Anthony Cavanough, Victoria Supreme Court
    • Nye Perram, Federal Court judge
    • Leon Zwier, Melbourne lawyer
    • Fabian Gleeson, NSW Supreme Court
    • Robert Macfarlan, NSW Court of Appeal
    • John Dowsett, former Federal Court judge
    • Paul Cronin, former Federal Court judge
    • James Barry, former Family Court judge
    • Peter Carew, Victorian family lawyer
    • Glenn Waldron, former Victorian County Court
    • Jeremy Allanson, WA Supreme Court
    • Geoffrey Giudice, former Federal Court judge
    • Michael Lee, former Federal Court judge
    • Anthony Garling, District Court
    • Richard Conway White, Federal Court
    • Charles Brabazon, Qld QC
    • Gary Livermore, barrister


    • Margaret Gardner, Monash vice chancellor
    • Ian Jacobs, UNSW vice chancellor
    • Warwick McKibbin, former RBA member
    • Geoff Raby, economist, former diplomat
    • Richard Woolcott, former diplomat
    • Alan Blair, UNSW lecturer
    • John Minns, ANU
    • James Fielding, epidemiologist
    Angus Grigg is an investigative reporter based in Sydney. He has worked as a foreign correpondent in China and Indonesia, and has won two Walkley Awards. Connect with Angus on Twitter. Email Angus at

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