8 Dec 2023

Labour MP Damien O'Connor labels Israel actions as genocide

From Morning Report, 7:14 am on 8 December 2023

A senior Labour MP has gone a step too far for his party in labelling Israel's actions in Gaza, genocide.

Damien O'Connor was one of a number of opposition MPs dismayed at the government's refusal to call for an immediate ceasefire.

Instead, the coalition passed a motion calling for all parties in the region to 'take urgent steps towards establishing a ceasefire.'

Political reporter Giles Dexter has more.