In a direct response to Senator Cory Bernardi’s senate motion to block China’s extradition treaty the PM has decided to put the treaty back on hold, a move welcomed by Australian Conservatives.
The Herald Sun today said:
"Cory Bernardi … deserves our thanks for dragging into the light a seedy attempt by the Turnbull Government to quietly ratify an extradition treaty with the Communists who rule Peking." "The leadership went into full panic mode as it dawned that several of its own members were serious about voting with Bernardi."
The move against the Chinese extradition treaty made international headlines this week and had the numbers in the Senate.
Australian Conservatives' intervention in this major foreign policy incident to bring the Coalition to its senses demonstrates, yet again, there is a better way.