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’

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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