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’
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.