Shadow Home Affairs Minister James Paterson has criticised Greens Senator Mehreen Faruqi for a recently deleted social media post.
In the post, Senator Faruqi was seen standing with six students, with one student holding a sign depicting a figure placing an Israeli flag into a trash bin.
Mr Paterson says this was a “disgracefully irresponsible and dangerous thing” for the Greens to do.
“To pose for this photo, to post this photo, to realise after people pointed out what was in there, delete it but not apologise.”
The shadow Home Affairs minister said it reflects “very poorly on Mereen Faruqi” and the Greens.
“They should hang their heads in shame.”