Cory Bernardi

Cory Bernardi, March 30, 2016:

“Outside of the militant homosexual lobby and the twitterati, the conversation around the dinner table isn’t about redefining marriage. Regular people are worried about their jobs, how they can pay their bills, and the education, hopes and dreams of their children.

“But if you listened to the popular press, you’d think they were consumed with all manner of fringe issues.”

Cory Bernardi, yesterday, on why he was introducing a bill to water down section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act:

“It’s important to get it on the agenda now and we can then deal with it in the next three years.”

But is it? Bernardi’s colleague Trent Zimmerman on RN this morning:

“I think around most dinner tables in this country 18C is not the first issue that people are talking about.”

Turnbull, meanwhile, is still committed to bringing back the draconian anti-union Australian Building and Construction Commission, which we are sure is the subject of many lively dinner table debates, right after “please pass the salt” and “stop hitting your sister”.

Peter Fray

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