An Australian television news anchor working in China has been detained by Chinese authorities.
Australian woman Cheng Lei was detained on August 14, Foreign Minister Marise Payne confirmed on Monday.
"Australian officials had an initial consular visit with Ms Cheng at a detention facility via video link on (Thursday) and will continue to provide assistance and support to her and her family," the minister said in a statement.
In an online video posted two years ago Ms Cheng described herself as an "anchor for the global business show on CGTN, the China Global Television Network".
She studied commerce at the University of Queensland and is believed to have family living in Melbourne.