Morrison described the incident as “troubling” and called for the Australian Embassy to investigate, according to The Canberra Times.
He spoke with Network Seven to check on the welfare of its news crew and offered his support should they wish to file a formal complaint against the police, the newspaper noted.
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese condemned the incident while speaking with reporters, saying the country’s ambassador in the U.S. should make representations on their behalf.
“In a democratic society the role of the media is critical, and it’s important the media are able to report on events, including crises such as we’re seeing in the United States, free from harassment,” he said. “The violence that has occurred towards members of the media is completely unacceptable.”