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Australian MP and ex-soldier blasts release of ‘unproven rumours’ alleging Afghan war crimes – The Guardian

Andrew Hastie says details in Brereton report alleging special forces soldiers murdered Afghan children allowed Beijing ‘to malign our troops’

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The release of a report detailing unproven rumours of Australian soldiers murdering Afghan children has given China an opening to malign Australian troops, a federal government MP and former special forces member has argued.
Andrew Hastie also used a speech to parliament on Thursday evening to blast Twitter for refusing to take down an inflammatory tweet by a Chinese foreign ministry official amid increasing tensions in the relationship between Beijing and Canberra.
Hastie, the chair of parliaments…

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