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Aug 8, 2014

Crikey says: and now, a word from our Senate leader

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Senator Eric Abetz writes: 

Hello-uh, this uh Senidah Ericuh UhBetz here, very uh grateful to be given the uh uhppurtunity to uh say a few things to the uh Crikeyuh audience uh aboutuh free speech and uh free thought uh. Sadly uh this is uh under uttack these days uh from those who would uh constrain uh the Minister uh of the uh Crown and uh leader of the uh Senate from uh thinking uh out loud on a live TV cross about uh a disease that uh affects uh one in 12 uh women, and uh throwing doubt on the uh whole sciendiftic edddifissss that underuhpins modernuh medical treatment.I uh will be uh encouraging uh every uh branch of uh government and uh industry to uh adopt uh a similarly sceptical uh approach to the uh so-called settled so-called uh science.

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12 thoughts on “Crikey says: and now, a word from our Senate leader

  1. klewso

    Makes you proud you’re not a Tasmanian doesn’t it?

  2. klewso

    Grech and Lewis still writing his material….?

  3. Mark Duffett

    Pretty unimpressed by this. For all that Abetz may deserve excoriation, surely Crikey is capable of doing so without sailing so close to Godwinesque racial and religious vilification.

  4. andyobm

    Goodonyer Crikey!!
    We lose Mike Carlton,but Crikey grows a bigger pair of balls. This editorial will bring down the the wrath of the “right”teous,but,as a proud tasmanian who is constantly ashamed of “our” senator I applaud your stance on this medieval nonsense.
    Surely Australians aren’t so supine that we’ll accept this teaparty cabal for much longer/

  5. Red Bob

    I second that, @andyobm. Go hard!
    Abetz and his other rightwing christian loonies do very little to deserve any respect. I live in Tasmania, and he, Barnett, et al., are a complete embarrassment. No new and innovative ideas – just live in the past.
    The reason that Tasmania is a basket case is because people like these are in power.

  6. AR

    Fairly straight reportage of the grotesquerie that is Erica it seems to my reading, even more painful than listening the the gespoked wurrdds..

  7. dazza

    I’m starting to believe lizard people actually exist within our elite.

  8. The Pav

    Ignoranvce is not an excuse that a senior minister can use

    No wnder this mob abolished the science ministry

  9. mikeb

    I am Tasmanian so may be a bit thick but what is it with the “uh” everywhere”? Is it something really clever that I should have immediately recognised? Will I kick myself and go “doh” if the answer is revealed? Someone please put me out of my misery.

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