Australian Leaders Trade Barbs Over Beijing Policy

Australian Leaders Trade Barbs Over Beijing Policy

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his opposition counterpart Anthony Albanese clashed on the issue of China during the second televised debate between the leaders on May 8 in the lead-up to the federal election.

For both men, the debate was crucial as it came one day before early polling opened on May 9—the official date of the election is May 21.

Compared to the first debate, both leaders were less reserved on some issues and actively argued with the other. Beijing was one such issue, with Morrison and Albanese trading barbs on the other party’s failings around the…

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