China accuses Marles of looking like Dutton

Shadow Home Secretary Karen Andrews said it was “almost a badge of honour” for China to accuse Defense Secretary Richard Marles of acting like former Defense Secretary Peter Dutton.

“It is clear that the Labor governments that have come into power have taken a hard line on China,” she told Sky News anchor Chris Smith.

“We encourage them to keep doing it.

“They need to be able to balance the need to have a permanent trading relationship with China and the fact that they are a major potential threat to us here in Australia.”