Tips and rumours

Feb 26, 2013

Tips and rumours

MP agrees with Geert (partly). When Tony Abbott was asked about Cory Bernardi's support for Geert Wilders he said Bernardi was a "lone voice". Apparently not. It was on

MP agrees with Geert (partly). When Tony Abbott was asked about Cory Bernardi’s support for Geert Wilders he said Bernardi was a “lone voice”. Apparently not. It was only noted in passing at the time, but Liberal-National MP George Christensen did what Bernardi sensibly didn’t — actually attended one of Wilders’ speeches in Sydney. We were curious and asked the Dawson representative why he had decided to attend. His spokesperson noted the MP was “surprised” by some of Wilders’ comments. No kidding. We later got a statement:

“Mr Wilders, for example, wants to ban the building of mosques, which goes against our values in a free society. We believe in freedom of worship in Australia, and people should be free to build and worship where they like. But Mr Wilders also believes that people of dual citizenship who act in a way that is contrary to the values of this country and engage in extremist violence should have their citizenship stripped and be deported. That’s something I agree with, and a lot of north Queenslanders have expressed that view to me as well.”

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4 thoughts on “Tips and rumours

  1. CML

    Re the R&D scams: The greens are far too busy dropping several buckets on the ALP right now. So they no longer have time to be morally superior! Bloo+y typical!!

  2. Gavin Moodie

    A most interesting tip on the Coalition’s school education levy.

  3. Mark Heydon

    Much as I wouldn’t put anything past Abbott and co, I find this tip hard to believe. Firstly it is aimed at those Abbott considers “battlers”. Secondly the amount of revenue would be miniscule given that a large proportion of those on incomes over $150k would either have their kids in private schools already or wouldn’t have kids at school at all.

  4. Gavin Moodie

    @ Mark Heydon

    Your points seem cogent: I hope you’re right.

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