Senator Eric Abetz says that he ‘fully supports’ his colleague Andrew Hastie’s views on China, after an opinion piece last week caused controversy both here in Australia and in Beijing.
Mr Hastie wrote last week that we should not be oblivious to the security threat posed by China. Other Ministers and Liberal Party Members have since condemned the comments, with concerns about how it may affect Australia’s relationship with China.
Senator Abetz, Liberal Senator for Tasmania, talks to Brian Carlton this morning and says that Hastie’s words were a ‘timely warning.’
They also discuss a Cricket Australia policy that will see the inclusion of transgender players in the sport.