Scott Morrison has refused to comment on the origins of the patriotic insignia of the Australian flag he has issued to each member of his cabinet.
The newly appointed prime minister gave a pin to each of his ministers at their first meeting in Canberra on Tuesday.
"The reason I wear it is because it reminds me every day which side I'm on," Mr. Morrison said as he handed out the pins.
"I'm on the side of the Australians, that's what I say to myself, that's what I think first."
Daily Mail Australia has contacted Mr. Morrison several times to confirm the origin of the pins, but has refused to confirm where they were bought or manufactured, and how much they cost.
Scott Morrison (photographed with his wife Jenny) has refused to comment on the origins of the patriotic lapel pins of the Australian flag he has issued to each cabinet minister
The newly appointed prime minister gave a pin to each of his ministers at their first meeting in Canberra on Tuesday
Mr. Morrison posted a picture of one of the pins on Twitter, and fans speculated that the lapel flag pins were made in China instead of Australia.
Sam Dastyari's political career was terminated due to his own ties to China, and the former Labor senator told Daily Mail Australia that the pins were "idiots."
– What a silly trick. He is a very American president, which gives him a lot of politicians, "Dastyari said.
"I tried to mail you this week one of the halal snack packages we made a few years ago, but we have not received an answer yet."
At the first meeting of his new cabinet, Mr. Morrison said he has been wearing an Australian flag pin on the lapel of his jacket for many, many years & # 39;
"I do not remember when I started doing this," said Mr. Morrison.
Mr. Morrison said he wanted the pin to serve as a reminder to his ministers about who they represented.
Mr. Morrison posted a picture of one of the pins on Twitter, saying he uses one because he reminds me every day which side I'm on "
"We are going to redefine what equity means in the country, equity means a fair for those who have an opportunity," he said.
& # 39; Let's lower the prices of electricity. Now you are all standing with me, to create an even stronger Australia. "
The presidents of EE. UU They have long used the lapel badges of the flag, including the current leader Donald Trump, who was the only one of the world leaders at the G20 summit held in Hamburg in 2017 to not use a special pin for the event. pin instead.
After sharing the photo, Twitter users speculated on the origin of the pins, and a user suggested that they were "made in China".