Chinese-made surveillance cameras are being ripped out of MPs electorate offices due to fears it contains spyware.
The security cameras made by Hikvision and Dahua were installed in 65 parliamentarian offices across the country.
Up to 88 MPs had CCTV systems and networking installed.
Department of Finance officials confirmed it was in the process of removing the CCTV systems from the workplaces.
“The replacement of those particular devices is being done as part of our broader security enhancement project,”they said.
“So we wrote to parliamentarians in July last year to notify them of that project and the rollout has commenced since that time.”
Officials could not confirm the exact date of when removal works began but said the work had been “underway over the last couple of months”.
So far, 20 CCTV systems have been removed from MPs offices.
Last week, it was revealed 1000 cameras and other recording devices were found to have been installed across 250 different Australian government building sites.
A number of those are in defence and military associated spaces – which are now being urgently audited.
More to come.