Attorney General Christian Porter has compared Labor’s pursuit of embattled Liberal MP Gladys Liu to the White Australia Policy.
WHY the preoccupation with retaliation in Canberra? Cough … cough …
Are Mr Porter and Prime Minister Morrison trying to cover up the LINKS GLADYS LIU has with the CCP and the United Front … by pulling the ‘Race Card’?
IS this the great irony for those who defend a large population growth in Australia of people largely from China through both immigration and the back door of Temporary Visa migration lured by the prospect of buying Australia’s domestic housing … said to be based on Multiculturalism?
YET many would say the Chinese people are among one of the most racially homogeneous Cultures on Earth! Perhaps this could be likened to a WHITE AUSTRALIA POLICY that has been running for thousands of years?
An example of this is their dominance of economics in South East Asia … been there for hundreds of years yet very little integration with the local culture.
European colonisers did the same, and that gets called out as being an injustice.
WHY isn’t the Chinese behaviour called out in the same way?
THAT aside … and why do you believe this pulling of the ‘Race Card’ is credible?
Are Mr Porter and Prime Minister Morrison trying to cover up the LINKS GLADYS LIU has with the CCP and the United Front … and these following links are just for Starters!
SEARCH CAAN WEBSITE FOR articles concerning Liu’s WeChat fear and misinformation campaigns in the lead-up to 2 X Federal Elections!
Scott Morrison throws his support behind embattled Liberal MP Gladys Liu
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Scott Morrison has thrown his support behind embattled Liberal MP Gladys Liu, saying she is a “great Australian” and accused Labor of a “grubby smear” against her and all Chinese-Australians.
Ms Liu has this week come under pressure after a trainwreck interview on Tuesday night during which she would not describe Chinese president Xi Jingping as a dictator and avoided confirming her previous role with Chinese communist party-linked groups.
On Wednesday Ms Liu pledged her allegiance to Australia and confirmed she was previously a member of three Chinese Communist Party-linked organisations after being forced to publicly declare China as an “authoritarian state”.
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During a press conference in Canberra on Thursday, the Prime Minister admitted Ms Liu had given a “clumsy interview” on China to Andrew Bolt on Sky News but said she had overcome “incredible challenges” to get into parliament.
“They (Labor) seek to smear an Australian of Chinese heritage simply for the fact she did a clumsy interview,” he said. “If that were the case, the entire Labor frontbench would have to resign.” He said the first-term Victorian MP should be “extended some comfort and support”.
Mr Morrison then turned his attention to Labor’s pursuit of Ms Liu, and linked its attacks on her to the widely condemned comments of ex-NSW ALP leader Michael Daley about Chinese migrants.
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Scott Morrison has fiercely defended embattled Liberal MP Gladys Liu, slamming the criticism of her as a “grubby smear”.
“Gladys is a Chinese-born Australian. Does that make her in cahoots with the Chinese Government? Of course no. It is a ridiculous suggestion and I think it is an insult to every single Chinese-Australian in this country,” Mr Morrison said.
“You know, it wouldn’t be the first time — wouldn’t be the first time — the Labor Party has made comments like this in my home state of NSW. We all remember the last NSW state election. What did they say, ‘Asians will take your jobs’.
“The Labor Party have to take a good, hard look at themselves as to why they are pursuing this matter. They might want to dress it up as national security but I think 1.2 million Australians of Chinese heritage get the point.”
Reports emerged on Monday that the Liberal Party was allegedly warned about Ms Liu’s connections to CCP-linked organisations.
Mr Morrison said on Thursday that he would not make any comment on whether ASIO had given him any briefings on Ms Liu.
Ms Liu won the marginal Melbourne seat of Chisholm by 1090 votes at the May general election making it the second most marginal government held seat in the nation.Who is Gladys Liu
- 1964: Born in Hong Kong
- 1985: Migrated to Australia
- 1992: Became Australian citizen
- 2003: Joined Liberal Party
- Ran two restaurants and a pharmacy until her divorce in 2007. Has two children.
- Worked for 14 years for Victorian Eduation Dept helping students with speech impediments.
- 2007 onwards: Adviser to two Victorian Premiers (Ted Baillieu and Denis Napthine)
- 2010: Ran as Liberal candidate for Southeastern Metro Region on Victorian Legislative Council
- 2014: Ran as Liberal candidate for Northern Metro Region on Victorian Legislative Council
- 2019: Elected as Liberal Party Member for Chisholm at Federal Election
Earlier on Thursday, Attorney General Christian Porter compared Labor’s pursuit of embattled Ms Liu to the White Australia Policy.
While the MP for Chisholm released a written statement on Wednesday, Labor’s legal affairs spokesman Mark Dreyfus pushed a motion demanding she make a similar statement vocally on Thursday.
Mr Porter then raised the spectre of Ms Liu’s race when fighting off Labor’s motion, in the government’s strongest defence yet of the embattled Chinese-born MP.
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Attorney General Christian Porter has unleashed on Labor over the party’s stance on embattled Liberal MP Gladys Liu. “T…
“Earlier this week we had a condolence for the last living member of the Menzies Government (Jim Forbes), who helped unravel the White Australia Policy, and all these years later this is where we are,” Mr Porter said.
“The fundamental proposition that they are putting is that a Chinese Australian, with a wonderful heritage, who overcame domestic violence, who came to this country, who came to this country and has natural associations with Chinese organisations, by virtue of those associations is not a fit and proper person to be here.”
Labor’s motion against Ms Liu failed as a result of the government’s post-election majority. During the division, the Prime Minister and Josh Frydenberg both sat with Ms Liu in solidarity.
Mr Porter argue that Ms Liu’s links to CCP-linked organisations was comparable to those held by other members such as Labor frontbencher Chris Bowen — who travelled to China in 2015 as a guest of the Communist Party.
“This is the House of Representatives’ register of member interests for the member for McMahon. ‘I travelled to Hong Kong and China for five days, as a guest of the Australia Guangdong Chamber of Commerce And the Communist Party of China.’” Mr Porter read.
“Is he fit and proper? ‘I engaged in high-level meetings with business and government officers.’ Does that make the member for McMahon a Communist?”
Labor’s legal affairs spokesman Mark Dreyfus moved the motion, with the Opposition wanting Ms Liu to explain why she is fit and proper to sit in parliament.
“(The motion) calls on the Member for Chisholm to make a statement to the House at
any time before 2pm, for a time not exceeding 20 minutes, which responds to: widespread reports in the media about the Member this week,” the motion reads.
“Discrepancies in the Member’s public statements this week; and questions which have been raised concerning her fitness to be a Member of the Australian Parliament.”
The Opposition is unlikely to succeed in this motion as the government has a majority in the House.
Speaking on Sydney’s 2GB with Alan Jones on Thursday morning, former deputy prime minister Barnaby Joyce said any MP should be removed if they are found to have allegiances to China. “There is an expectation that you have undivided loyalty to Australia and a sense of patriotism … and there’s no person who has a leave pass from that process,” he said. “That’s why we have ASIO – to have some form of oversight and to give confidence to the Australian people, that if somebody is not able to pass muster then the appropriate action would be taken to remove them.”
Victorian Opposition Leader Michael O’Brien defended Ms Liu, saying she had been “part of the furniture in the Liberal Party for many, many years”.
Ms Liu worked as an adviser to former Liberal premiers Ted Baillieu and Denis Napthine, and ran as a Liberal candidate for a South Eastern Metropolitan upper house seat at the 2010 state election, and a Northern Metropolitan upper house seat in 2014.
Mr O’Brien said had not heard of any advice from ASIO or others to the Liberal Party regarding Ms Liu’s ties to Chinese Communist Party-linked donors or organisations.
“I saw the reports, but I’ve never been privy to any such advice. I’ve never seen it. I’ve never heard of it before today,” he said.
“Gladys has been sort of part of the furniture in the Liberal Party for many, many years.
“She’s run as a candidate before in the upper house on a couple of occasions. Didn’t get elected.
“Every time I’ve had a political discussion with Gladys, she’s been on the side of free markets and private property rights and all the sorts of things that communists generally don’t support, so there’s been nothing in Gladys’s political inclinations that are anything other than pro-Australia, pro-Liberal and pro her constituents of Chisholm.”