The former Secretary of State compared China's "under the radar" efforts to the way Russian actors used covert social media campaigns to influence the 2016 USA election.
Hillary Rodham Clinton - the first female United States presidential candidate chosen to run by a majority party. "First throughout Asia - then, throughout the world", Clinton said.
"Australia has a lot of interests with China, certainly your economy is intertwined with China", she said.
The former USA secretary of state, beaten by Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election marred by allegations of meddling by Moscow, said it was a concern for all political parties.More news: Meghan Markle's half-sister claims responsibility for dad's photoshoot set up
The 8000 attendees paid between $195 and $495 for tickets to hear Ms Clinton speak at the function organised by Australian business events group The Growth Faculty.
Julia Gillard - the first female prime minister of Australia.
On "The Story", Martha MacCallum and her panel discussed the latter remark, noting that it may have been a veiled shot at Trump and adding that the president also mocked the looks of a conservative woman in former HP CEO Carly Fiorina.
Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard with Hillary Clinton. "This is bigger than one candidate, one election or even one country".More news: Observing Ramadan Means So Much More to Me Than Just Fasting
'This is an urgent problem and one we must confront immediately and together, ' she declared.
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".
An Australian senator quit in December following questions over his relationship with a donor to the Chinese Communist Party.
I don't care what side of the political aisle you might be on, in either Australia or the United States. Turnbull also stated that foreign actors had made "unprecedented and increasingly sophisticated attempts to influence the political process". 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.More news: Senate adopts resolutions to prevent Ebola spread