Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he will not be sending his predecessor on any more diplomatic missions, after Malcolm Turnbull warned against the new PM’s Israel policy.
Mr Turnbull attended an oceans conference in Indonesia with President Joko Widodo this week, at the request of Mr Morrison.
During that event, he said moving Australia’s embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would provoke a “very negative reaction” from Indonesia.
This morning, 2GB radio broadcaster Alan Jones asked Mr Morrison whether there would be “more missions for this man to be able to go and sprout his own, discredited views”.
To that, the Prime Minister replied, “no.”
Mr Morrison also pointed out that “issues of trade and other things” were “not really part of the brief” for Mr Turnbull’s trip.
“I’m always going to act with respect towards previous prime ministers, regardless of who they are,” Mr Morrison said.