Sep 13, 2019

Media Release – Prime Minister Needs to get his Facts Right – Friday, 13 September 2019

The Prime Minister has questions to answer about the language he today denied having used today to describe a former Australian senator.

In a press conference today Mr Morrison was asked:

JOURNALIST: Prime Minister why was it racist to question Gladys Liu’s connections to China but it wasn’t racist to call Sam Dastyari “Shanghai Sam”?

PRIME MINISTER: I didn’t use either of those phrases.

Mr Morrison has used the term “Shanghai Sam’’ at least 17 times on 11 occasions, including on the floor of the House of Representatives and in multiple media interviews.

The only person linking concerns about Ms Liu to the entire Chinese-Australian population is Mr Morrison. He should stop.