Scott Morrison believes it’s too early to consider granting permanent protection visas to Hong Kong residents living in Australia, as violent protest and tensions escalate in the region.
“Those sorts of issues are premature. What we have to do in this situation, as I’ve said all along, is to remain calm,” the prime minister told 3AW radio on Wednesday.
Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong are nearing the three-month mark, with fears over how far the Chinese military will go to stamp out the unrest.
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