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( Kiyoshi Ota/Pool Photo via AP, File) Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Zhaos tweet was utterly outrageous and a terrible slur against Australias military. It is truly repugnant. It is deeply offensive to every Australian, every Australian who has served in that uniform, he told reporters in Canberra. The Chinese government should be totally ashamed of this post. The Chinese government diminishes them in the worlds eyes. CHINESE STUDENTS IN AUSTRALIA FALL VICTIM TO VIRTUAL KIDNAPPING SCAMS : Prime Minister Scott Morrison said The Chinese government had contacted Twitter asking it to take the post down. The post had a warning tag on it by Monday afternoon but could still be viewed. Zhaos account comes with a Twitter label stating that its a Chinese government account. Despite China blocking Twitter and other U.S. social media platforms within the county, Chinese diplomats and state media have established a strong presence on them. Zhao Lijian was criticized by the U.S. in March after tweeting a conspiracy theory that U.S. soldiers may have brought the coronavirus to China. Zhao Lijian is considered a leading representative of Chinas high-pitched new strain of assertive foreign relations. Prime Minister Scott Morrison acknowledged there were tensions between China and Australia. But this is not how you deal with them.
Climate change is a global phenomenon, and we're doing our bit as part of the response to climate change, to suggest that, with just 1.3% of global emissions, that Australia doing something differently – more or less – would have changed the fire outcome this season, I don't think that stands up to any credible scientific evidence at all.
There was no discussion about anything else, there was an appreciation of our involvement in that particular operation which was I remind everyone is about freedom of navigation in the Straits of Hormuz. That's what that is about. The other matters that are being pursued by the United States are matters that they're pursuing.
When they are using people's personal information, details about their homes, it's not just their farm, it's their home, it's where their kids live and grow up, they are being targeted in the most mercenary way by an organisation that can only think of itself and not think to the real damage that is being done to the livelihoods of these hard-working Australians.
I can confirm that the individual who was taken into custody I have been advised is an Australian-born citizen, as family members with our New Zealand cousins today, we grieve, we are shocked, we are appalled, we are outraged, and we stand here and condemn absolutely the attack that occurred today by an extremist, right-wing, violent terrorist.
The second-biggest company in the world, run by the richest man in the world, shouldn't get a leave pass from paying tax in Australia, if multinationals aren't forced to pay their fair share of tax, they will have a competitive advantage over retailers here in Australia, on our own main streets and in our shopping centers.
The second-biggest company in the world, run by the richest man in the world, shouldn't get a leave pass from paying tax in Australia, if multinationals aren't forced to pay their fair share of tax, they will have a competitive advantage over retailers here in Australia, on our own main streets and in our shopping centres.
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