Greens Call On Premier To Caution His Assistant Minister

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This week in Parliament Tammy Franks MLC questioned the Hon Jing Lee MLC – Assistant Minister to the Premier – about her role as a Parliamentary Ambassador for the Confucius Institute.

Greens MLC Tammy Franks has today written to the Premier, asking him to caution Jing Lee regarding her role as a Parliamentary Ambassador for the controversial Confucius Institute.
The following quotes are attributable to Ms. Franks:
“Censorship, discriminatory hiring practices and constraints on curriculum have rightly seen Confucius Institutes shut down elsewhere, particularly in Canada. That same caution should be applied here in South Australia.
“The Assistant Minister needs to choose between her roles: is she an Assistant Minister, a representative responsible for promoting multiculturalism in our state, or is she a Brand Ambassador for the Confucius Institute