Liberal MP Nicolle Flint says Australians need to know whether the Labor Party will be “grand appeasers” of China if they are elected next year.
It comes after Defence Minister Peter Dutton dubbed former prime minister Paul Keating the “Grand Appeaser” following pro-China comments in his National Press Club address.
“What we actually need to know though of course is what is Anthony Albanese going to do were he to become prime minister of Australia,” Ms Flint told Sky News host Paul Murray.
“What will Penny Wong do if she’s foreign minister?
“What will the federal Labor Party’s position be on China?
“Will they be grand appeasers like ‘Comrade Keating’?”