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De­feated Drew on the at­tack

- Crime · Politics · Scott Morrison · Communist Party of China · Queensland

SUS­PENDED stu­dent activist Drew Pavlou has called on the Scott Mor­ri­son and the For­eign Min­is­ter to re­move the high­est-rank­ing Chinese of­fi­cial in Bris­bane from his po­si­tion, af­ter his com­plaint against Xu Jie was dis­missed in court.

Mr Pavlou was seek­ing a Peace and Good Be­hav­iour Or­der against the Bris­bane Chinese con­sul-gen­eral Dr Xu af­ter he is­sued a pub­lic state­ment on July 24 last year, that la­belled an anti-CCP protest at the Univer­sity of f Queens­land, led by Mr Pavlou, as “sep­a­ratist”.

Deputy Chief Mag­is­trate Janelle Brass­ing­ton yes­ter­day dis­missed the com­plaint made by Mr Pavlou in Bris­bane Mag­is­trates Court, de­ter­min­ing that Dr Xu was act­ing within his con­sular func­tions when is­su­ing the press re­lease.

Out­side court, Mr Pavlou said it was a “fair and dis­pas­sion­ate de­ci­sion” but called for action from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment. “I am call­ing on Prime Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son and For­eign Min­is­ter Marise Payne to stand up for Aus­tralians and de­clare Con­sul-Gen­eral Xu Jie per­sona non grata and re­move him from his po­si­tion as con­sul-gen­eral,” he said.

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Dan Wyl­lie, Shan­non Mur­phy

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