Andrew Hastie’s contribution to our China effort? Curious and curiouser | Katharine Murphy | Australia news | The Guardian

Member for Canning Andrew Hastie (left) and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull

As head of the Intelligence Committee Hastie has made himself a leaker  untrustworthy in terms of sharing information as he’s blurted. Blurted thethe unspeakable like Mossad is spying on us or so is the USA and they are both withholding the sharing of information with us. Very unintelligent move by Captain Hastie. So yes it still makes sense this ultra conservative wanted to  or was instructed to undermine Turnbull’s and Bishop’s efforts at reproachment.  (ODT)

Curious, isn’t it? A parliamentarian gives a heads up to the spooks, but not to his own prime minister.

ask  why a member of the government would want to sabotage the government’s own diplomatic efforts, you get a couple of theories.

1)The first one is obvious. Hastie runs with conservatives hostile to Turnbull and Bishop.

2) He sees the world in binary and black and white terms “absolutist”,  a simplistic worldview which could explain the behaviour.

 

 

 Andrew Hastie’s contribution to our China effort? Curious and curiouser | Katharine Murphy | Australia news | The Guardian

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View from The Hill: Hastie and Turnbull – what you don’t know, you can’t stop