Sky News host Chris Kenny says Labor has “a China issue”.
“China is front and centre of the national and international agenda right now,” Mr Kenny said.
Mr Kenny said Defence Minister Peter Dutton had yesterday “unleashed the elephant in the room in our election debate, telling parliament that Beijing would like to see a Labor victory”.
“Now as you saw, that caused outrage in Labor ranks and among much of the green-left media, of course,” Mr Kenny said.
He spoke of a recent story in The Australian newspaper – which reported it was Chinese spies who had sought to bankroll some NSW Labor candidates in the upcoming federal election – however, the plot was foiled by ASIO.
“Labor might not like it, much of the media might not like it – but Labor has a China issue,” Mr Kenny said.
"This issue won’t simply be dismissed".