How to lose friends and piss-off your trading partners: Vote Labor

Wong refuses to shake Birmingham’s hand

“Senator Birmingham, the federal Trade Minister, said [that] his (Keating’s) comments showed Labor lacked consistency on the issue.

It clearly agitated Senator Wong, who would be the foreign minister if Labor wins the election. She heckled as Senator Birmingham spoke and ultimately refused to shake his hand at the debate’s end. She did, however, shake hands with Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Senator Cory Bernardi.

Source: ABC News

The ABC seems to have left out half of the story…

Birmingham said:

‘I note Labor have distanced themselves from the remarks but Paul Keating is not an isolated ­figure in terms of … Bob Carr and others who sit within the (Labor) ranks’.

The accusation infuriated Senator Wong, who attacked Senator Birmingham as ‘really desperate’ and refused to shake his hand at the debate’s conclusion.

Richard Marles (who already disqualified himself from high office), dug the hole deeper when he

expressed in-principle support for freedom of navigation in the South China Sea, saying Australia must have the ‘courage’ to assert its interests under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Source: The Australian

Marles just confirmed what Birmingham said by reminding everyone about Dastyari pro-China stance on the South Sea issue, which was CONTRARY to official Labor policy:

Audio of Sam Dastyari contradicting Labor’s South China Sea policy

“The Chinese integrity of its borders is a matter for China, and the role that Australia should be playing, as a friend, is to know, that with the several thousand years of history … where it is and isn’t our place to be involved”

Source: SBS

Can we afford to have these idiots in charge of our foreign relations?

In May 2016, Bill Shorten calls Donald Trump ‘barking mad’ live on Darwin radio. Courtesy: Hot100FM Darwin

Source: The Weekly Times

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