2020-12-06 00:58:21

Labor says government must explain claim it called for Covid inquiry so it could make an announcement

Penny Wong says foreign minister must respond to allegation push for review of pandemic’s origins was timed for announcement on InsidersPenny Wong has accused the government of failing to consult Labor on foreign policy and demanded the foreign minister explain a report that the timing of Australia’s push for a Covid-19 inquiry was motivated by a desire to make an announcement.The shadow foreign minister appeared on Insiders on Sunday, questioning the Coalition’s apparent lack of strategy on China and seeking a personal explanation from Marise Payne about one of the central grievances in