Scummo operating “protection racket” for “double agent” Gladys Liu

So says Penny Wong buried deep in the Murdoch Press:

Labor has accused the prime minister of running a protection racket for a Liberal MP facing questions about her ties to the Chinese government.

As allegations of Chinese foreign interference swirl around federal parliament, opposition senator Penny Wong is demanding Gladys Liu explain her connection to various Beijing-linked organisations.

“Gladys Liu has refused to give a statement to the parliament. She is being protected from doing so by Mr Morrison,” Senator Wong told reporters in Canberra on Tuesday.

Even so, Andrew Bolt resumes his attack:

Australia is finally waking to China’s attempts to  infiltrate our political system, with reports that a Beijing-backed espionage ring tried to get a Chinese businessman – now dead – elected into our parliament. But where is Gladys Liu, the Liberal MP that the Morrison Government won’t let give interviews?

China wants Australia “to bend the knee to Beijing” through a concerted effort of “political warfare”, says Dr Malcolm Davis from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute:

Bravo. Let’s reprise how Gladys Liu came to power. Ms Liu:

  • occupied senior positions in CCP propaganda outfits;
  • courted and channeled Chinese money opposed to Australian foreign and strategic policy goals into the Government;
  • donated large sums of her “own” cash to help buy the Chisolm electorate;
  • defrauded the ethnic Chinese denizens of Chisolm with fake election signage;
  • refused to personally endorse Australian foreign policy tenets around China;
  • mumbled alarming things about Hong Kong in the Party Room;
  • used and abused the credibility of parliament house to aid campaigns for CCP control;
  • then lied about much of it directly into the face of the Australian people.

Peter Dutton once described Sam Dastayari as a “double agent” for far less. I don’t recall anybody being murdered to open a vacancy for his case candidacy either.

Question: How is it that Ms Liu qualifies as a fit and proper person to be in the Australian Parliament when “double agent” Sam Dastayari does not?

Answer: Ms Liu holds the Morrison Government’s majority in the palm of her hand so here we are.

P.S. If you haven’t yet seen it, check out the full 60 Minutes expose on CCP operations to plant Manchurian candidates in Australia:

Glays Liu excepted of course.

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David Llewellyn-Smith is Chief Strategist at the MB Fund and MB Super. David is the founding publisher and editor of MacroBusiness and was the founding publisher and global economy editor of The Diplomat, the Asia Pacific’s leading geo-politics and economics portal.

He is also a former gold trader and economic commentator at The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, the ABC and Business Spectator. He is the co-author of The Great Crash of 2008 with Ross Garnaut and was the editor of the second Garnaut Climate Change Review.

Comments

      • This? This is what you have to say?
        The LNP is currently defending and protecting a potential chinese spy and you bring up this ancient history?

        We have an immediate issue with regards to our national security and you want to deflect away from it? Seriously?

        Focus on the clear and present danger rather than dragging up old stories from a party that’s not even in power.

    • Government is little more than a protection racket, cloaked in a veil of legitimacy:

      “Now then, we’re going to help ourselves to 40% of everything you earn which we’ll use to ‘look after you’ in a manner we see fit. If you resist we’ll throw you in prison. All clear?”

        • True, but it doesn’t alter the fact. People in Govt don’t actually do anything of much use – they just pick the pockets of citizens and pay themselves a handsome salary and pension – and earn themselves some extra moolah from post-politics gigs which are little more than kick-backs from their mates for whom they did favours while in power.

        • Well, yes, but it’s not risk free. In order to avoid some tax you need to go long a very risky asset. Is the tax ‘saved’ enough to compensate you for your capital loss?

          That’s the question every (intelligent) person should be asking. Not too many of those I grant you, but that’s why the system works.

  1. The whole world is likely to experience the awkward feeling of siding with Bolt soon enough.
    Just swap out Bolt for Trump.

    Still waiting on Europe to make the right noises – ostensibly over Human rights of Hong Kong and the Uighurs.

    • Perhaps if the ‘whole world’, instead of blithely dismissing every word uttered by people they don’t like actually treated each statement on its merits, this might lead to more measured debate.

      Just a thought 😉

  2. Oh FFS, how can these children not know what a “protection racket” is? It’s not a racket where you protect someone. It’s a racket where you threaten to harm someone unless they pay you not to do so. eg “Nice little business you got there. Be a shame if it burned down. If you pay me, I’ll make sure it doesn’t burn down”.

    Haven’t they ever watched a gangster movie?

  3. What a perfect sh1t storm for this insipid Government; the CCP Member for Chisholm and the PM calling his mate the NSW Police Commissioner to discuss the case of a Minister under investigation.

  4. The most disturbing part was the manipulation of Chinese voters in a tight election with Labor’s candidate. That was an attack on democracy.
    The sixty minutes propaganda special on behalf of our own minister for pull your pants down and spread your butt cheeks, was a load of nonsense.
    We have two people one the Chinese spy the other an Australian spy who both hate China commenting on the validity of the story. We have a host who is clearly against China before the story has even begun. Where is the balance? Can’t you see this is the same as communism whereby opposing views are not welcome, encouraged or tolerated.
    No one is allowed to report in favour of china on any issue making all comments on China in the media invalid.

    • Hmmm, the Chinese spy, who is a spy wants a protection visa… Propaganda in return for a visa. I bet our government throw in a house and private tuition fees for his kids.

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