Paul Keating lambasts Australia's security agencies and 'pious' media for anti-China rhetoric

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Former PM accuses institutions of failing to grasp the magnitude of shifting power in the Asia Pacific

Paul Keating has warned Australia’s approach to China has been supplanted by the phobias of security agencies and the hysteria of “pious” and “do-gooder” journalists.

In a typically excoriating speech, the former prime minister lambasted Australian security agencies and the media for their anti-China rhetoric, saying they failed to grasp the magnitude of shifting power in the Asia Pacific.

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