The Prime Minister has confirmed that Australian officials won’t be attending the Winter Olympics.
The event is due to take place in Beijing in February, and while Australian athletes will be going over for the event, our diplomats will not.
It comes after the United States announced similar measures earlier this week and urged Australia to follow suit.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison says it shouldn’t be a surprise that Australia will also take this action given our recent political conflict.
When asked whether the Prime Minister expects retaliatory action from China over the diplomatic boycott, he said he didn’t.
More to come.