Labor Leader Anthony Albanese isn't about to let embattled Liberal MP Gladys Liu off the hook when parliament resumes this week, saying she needs to explain her past donations and affiliations.
Ms Liu is under fire over donations for the Liberal Party, which have been put at $1 million, and possible previous links to the Chinese Communist Party.
Mr Albanese said Ms Liu had made a series of contradictory statements following a spate of revelations in the media, at one stage giving three answers to the same question in one interview.
"It's quite extraordinary," Mr Albanese told reporters in Sydney on Sunday.
"The member for Chisholm should give a statement to the parliament," he said.
But federal government frontbencher Stuart Robert is satisfied with the declarations from his Liberal colleague.
Even so, he says Ms Liu is double checking both the donations she has helped to raise for the party and her previous associations prior to getting elected to the Victorian seat of Chisholm in May.
"The issue isn't the quantum, the issue is the declaration. Transparency is important in our democracy," Mr Stuart told Sky News in reference to the $1 million of donations.
He said Ms Liu was double checking her donations declarations.
"I'm satisfied that she is going through her associations, she's double checking that to ensure that they are declared or that she removed herself from them," he said.
"So I'm highly satisfied with what she has done."
Senior Labor frontbencher Mark Butler says Prime Minister Scott Morrison should be encouraging Ms Liu to answer all the questions that have been raised in the past week.
"This matter should be dealt with promptly," Mr Butler told the ABC's Insiders program.
Mr Morrison has described such scrutiny as having "grubby undertones" which has been interpreted as meaning racist.
"The idea that these questions that have been raised by every media organisation in the country and have been pursued in the parliament by (Labor's) Penny Wong and Mark Dreyfus are motivated by race is utterly absurd," Mr Butler said.
Australian Associated Press