“Double agent” Gladys Liu wants her money back

Trying to get blood from a stone, at Domain:

Embattled Liberal MP Gladys Liu has requested her party pay back at least $100,000 she donated to her campaign to win the marginal Melbourne seat of Chisholm.

Ms Liu contributed the money to her own election campaign in the lead-up to the May 18 poll after she was told by the Liberal Party more money was needed to hold on to the seat.

Several sources within the party’s Victorian branch have confirmed the Hong Kong-born MP in recent months has asked for the six-figure sum to be paid back, claiming the payment was a loan.

Senior party officials have pushed back against the request, saying they were not told the donation was a loan when it was made at the start of the election campaign.

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

  • occupied senior positions in CCP propaganda outfits;
  • courted and channeled CCP 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. Making a complete mockery of any Coalition claim to national security leadership.

David Llewellyn-Smith

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.

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Comments

  1. It’s amazing how inventive people will get at locating money they don’t have when they’re told they have a week to choose Arms, Knees.or pay the Vig.
    Been there done that tick it off

  2. Seems like China Inc has cut the funds due to the public scrutiny so she needs the money back. Given that she holds the mojority for the government I expect she will get the money back.

  3. TailorTrashMEMBER

    If you want to plant a mole in the parliament their has to be a more subtle way if doing it …..but China thinks money can do everything … thank goodness a few Australians can’t be bought

    • China is a funny beast. It’s intent on smiling and using “soft power” to infiltrate but as soon as it is criticized it throws the most incredible, unhinged hissy fits. It’s like my four year-old on a bad morning.

      • Childish tantrums are part of their culture, the result of emphasising academic achievement and financial gain above all else during a child’s development. Learning to have good social skills and how to be an emotionally balanced individual ranks low in Chinese culture. Take a trip to HK, Taiwan or China and you’ll see an abundance of miserable, emotionally unbalanced individuals that can barely socialise with each other.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pPGM62Rb18

        • John Howards Bowling Coach

          It’s not even that having any social skills and being emotionally balanced ranks low, it doesn’t even rank at all. But life rewards what works and Chinese often get their way by throwing public tantrums including their foreign minister, and if they don’t do it they are looked down upon for not using their most effective means. It’s hilarious that they tried that game in Sweden given the tendency of the Nords to be emotionally detached it’s probably one of the least likely places for that crap to be effective. I would have turned the fire house on them, especially in winter.

  4. John Howards Bowling Coach

    It’s hilarious that she is flagging her demise like this but I guess she has seen enough grabs for refunds to know that it’s often the first hand in the jar that gets something. I presume that this will be a precedent and the CCP will also be sending through an invoice to get their own contributions to her fundraising refunded also.