‘Inspiring but unfamiliar’: Former PM Malcolm Turnbull visits the UK Parliament

By Maani Truu

In an address to a British foreign policy think tank on Tuesday, Mr Turnbull warned Britain not to allow Huawei to build its 5G network, boasting that Australia was the first country to ban the telecommunications company.

“One of the final decisions of my Government was to ban telecommunications companies which could not meet our security requirements (such as Huawei and ZTE) from providing equipment to our new 5G phone networks, on national security grounds,” he said in a speech to the Henry Jackson Society, with several prominent British MPs in the audience.

“And we so decided not because another country told us to let alone for protectionist reasons,  but to defend our own sovereignty and to hedge against changing times.”

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