Opinion

More Sinodinos, less Dutton in China relationship please

By Paul Letters
October 19 2019 - 1:00pm

Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton likes to publicise that he has an "issue" with the government of China. Read between the lines and you'll see that his Liberal colleague, outgoing senator Arthur Sinodinos, also holds concerns about China - but his valedictory speech on Wednesday suggests he recognises the art of diplomacy. Sinodinos is leaving the Senate to take up the post of ambassador to the United States, whereas the only way Dutton can get involved in foreign affairs is by veering well outside of his Home Affairs lane.

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