Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears at a press conference following a national cabinet meeting at Parliament House in Canberra on January 8. Photo: EPA Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears at a press conference following a national cabinet meeting at Parliament House in Canberra on January 8. Photo: EPA
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears at a press conference following a national cabinet meeting at Parliament House in Canberra on January 8. Photo: EPA
Daryl Guppy
Opinion

Opinion

Daryl Guppy

Coronavirus has exposed Australia’s double standards, quasi-colonial outlook

  • Canberra’s muted reaction to the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant in the UK stands in stark contrast to its ban on travellers from China in February 2020
  • It also reveals the unacknowledged racism that still lingers at the core of Australian policy decision making, says Daryl Guppy

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears at a press conference following a national cabinet meeting at Parliament House in Canberra on January 8. Photo: EPA Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears at a press conference following a national cabinet meeting at Parliament House in Canberra on January 8. Photo: EPA
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison appears at a press conference following a national cabinet meeting at Parliament House in Canberra on January 8. Photo: EPA
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Daryl Guppy

Daryl Guppy

Daryl Guppy is a financial market and political analyst based in Australia and working in China and Singapore. Author of many books, he provides China engagement support for government and companies. He serves on the Australia China Business Council and the Silk Road Chamber of International Commerce.