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AustraliaMorrison tries to win over Chinese voters

16:05  15 may  2019
16:05  15 may  2019 Source:

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Embarrassing moment Scott Morrison tries out his Chinese and says 'ni hao' to an Asian voter who politely replies 'I'm Korean' in awkward campaign trail gaffe. Scott Morrison has campaigned in Sydney's inner-west ahead of the election. The Prime Minister shook hands with a woman and

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Scott Morrison has cited the racist remarks of a fallen state Labor leader while trying to win over members of Sydney's Chinese community.

Michael Daley spectacularly failed at the recent NSW election after claiming Asian immigrants were taking people's jobs.

The prime minister pounced on his comments at a Chinatown restaurant on Wednesday afternoon, days out from the federal election.

"I think that sort of statement goes against the very heart of what our Australian immigration success has always been about," he told the 80-strong crowd.

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The PM has gone to war to win over the nation's seniors, needing a solid majority of over -55 voters to hold on in a number of key marginal seats. That policy was abandoned in September 2016, and Mr Morrison tried to turn the page on it permanently on Tuesday, promising to "never, ever" increase

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Morrison tries to win over Chinese voters © Getty Prime Minister Scott Morrison Campaigns Mr Morrison also attacked Opposition Leader Bill Shorten for taking six days to denounce the remarks.

"As a prime minister, I can assure you we will maintain the integrity and success of that immigration program," he said.

"To ensure it is supported by Australians - that it is enthusiastically embraced by Australians - and the multicultural society in which we live.

"Because from that comes a great strength, from that comes a great prosperity."

Comment: In the end, disaffected, angry voters endorsed business-as-usual.
Labor sought to capture the deep disaffection in many parts of the country toward business-as-usual politics.

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