Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to condemn comments by Senator Eric Abetz. Photo: EPA Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to condemn comments by Senator Eric Abetz. Photo: EPA
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to condemn comments by Senator Eric Abetz. Photo: EPA

Australian PM criticised for not directly condemning Senator who asked Chinese-Australians to denounce CCP

  • Asian-Australians have asked why Scott Morrison did not issue a stronger response to his party colleague Eric Abetz’s ‘McCarthyist racism’
  • The opposition said an apology was necessary and if it did not come from Abetz, the government should step in and ‘stand up for an inclusive community’

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to condemn comments by Senator Eric Abetz. Photo: EPA Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to condemn comments by Senator Eric Abetz. Photo: EPA
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to condemn comments by Senator Eric Abetz. Photo: EPA

Corrected [11:54am, 17 Oct, 2020]

  • [11:54am, 17 Oct, 2020]

    The headline of this story has been amended for clarity to reflect Australian PM Scott Morrison's response to media questions about Senator Eric Abetz's line of questioning of three Chinese-Australians. His exact quote has been added in the story, along with a comment made by his office on Saturday.

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