Clinton is on a speaking tour hosted by The Growth Faculty.
Hillary Clinton warned Australia must stand up to the creeping influence of the Chinese Communist Party before it spreads, and drew parallels between its actions and that of Russian interference in the 2016 United States election.
This week in Australia during an interview with Julia Gillard, Australia's first female prime minister, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said there was still "a very large proportion of the population" that she said was uneasy with women in positions of leadership.
The 2016 USA election, which Clinton lost to Donald Trump, was itself subject to significant Russian interference.
It's no secret we have a long road ahead of us, but one we have no choice but to pursue.
"I believe our world is at a crossroads and what we do next week not only as governments but as business leaders, media, influencers and ordinary citizens matters enormously", Mrs Clinton said on Friday.
And that's just one of the 17 incredible things she said last night.
Clinton said Russian Federation was waging an information war against the United States, including its use of fake ads on Facebook. "I pointed out that you can't drown a witch", noted Gillard, who served as prime minister from 2010 to 2013.
'This is an urgent problem and one we must confront immediately and together, ' she declared.
She said: "Whether it's Russian Federation in a secret way interfering with our election and producing more than 3,500 ads to try and confuse our electorate to try to damage me, to the Chinese looking to influence policy, we should say no".
I am suspicious of the motives behind Hillary Clinton's warning on "China's efforts to gain political power and influence in policy decisions in New Zealand".
I don't care what side of the political aisle you might be on, in either Australia or the United States.
An Australian senator quit parliament in December over his relationship with a wealthy political donor associated with the Chinese Communist Party.
China has also been heavily investing in Pacific Islands. China has significantly bolstered its position in the South China Sea and, according to recent reports, Beijing was considering increasing its military presence in Vanuatu.