Shorten says Liberal senator must apologise over remarks about Penny Wong that ‘suggest people of Asian background all have the same name’
Bill Shorten has demanded the prime minister force Liberal senator Ian Macdonald to apologise for remarks that suggest “people of Asian background all have the same name or are all related”.
In a statement to Chinese media Shorten has taken aim at Macdonald who has so far given only a qualified apology for asking if Penny Wong is related to the Chinese billionaire Huang Xiangmo.
And yet some people will deny that racism exists in any meaningful way in this country. Here, one of our honourable senators needs reminding that not all people with Chinese names are related https://t.co/MzF0yzo5EQ