Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has criticised his predecessor’s use of a “nonsense throwaway conspiracy line” about the United Nations in a church sermon on the weekend, suggesting it was unhelpful as he tries to rebuild Australia’s international standing.
Scott Morrison used an address on Sunday to Perth’s Victory Life Centre, the Pentecostal church run by controversial former tennis champion Margaret Court, to urge the congregation not to put their trust in governments or the United Nations, warning it would be a mistake to do so based on his experience in the upper echelons of power.
Speaking on ABC Radio on Thursday morning, Albanese said he was taken aback by the former prime minister’s comments.
”I just thought: ‘Wow. This guy was the prime minister of Australia and had that great honour of leading the government’. And I found it quite astonishing.