Kerri-Anne Kennerley: A Labor win will be “the end of life as we know it”

TV host Kerri-Anne Kennerley has voiced her opposition to the establishment of a National Gender Centre and a new commissioner for gender and sexuality being added to the Human Rights Commision.

Speaking on Studio 10 this morning Kennerley said if Labor leader Bill Shorten wins Saturday’s federal election it will be the “end to life as we know it”.

Kennerley said she was opposed to Labor’s plan to remove franking credits, saying it would lead to more self funded retirees moving on to the aged pension.

The TV hosts biggest criticism though was for the proposal that a national gender centre would be established.

“One thing I’m seriously outraged about, the millions and millions they’ll spend on a Gender Commission,” Kennerley said.

“These kids who out there who are gender confused, and there’s a percentage of people out there gender confused, they will put up this Commission and we, like Tasmania, will have a child and it won’t be male or female, it will be gender-free.

“That’ll be national.” Kennerley complained.

Kennerly said the establishment of a national gender centre would see parents lose their authority over their children.

“If you’re child is confused the rights of your child will go to them, you will have no rights as a parent, and that child will go ‘I want to be either a boy or a girl, please give me whatever I need.’ You as a parent, will have no choice.”

“We are flattening out our society.” Kennerley said. “Put money into kids who need the help, but don;t crew around with the other 95% who are doing okay, and are just a little bit confused.”

The Labor leader has previously said that Labor has no plans to make any changes to laws around birth certificates, noting that it is a state based issue. The Western Australian government has ruled out changing the laws, despite a report from the Law Reform Commision proposing that there was no need to record gender on birth certificates.

While the changes to Tasmania’s laws mean that gender is no longer recorded on birth certificates, the number of male and female births is still recorded by hospitals.

Labor’s policy for gender and equality recommends the establishment of a national centre for gender, and a new position being created at the Australian Human Rights Commission. Very little information has been released about the centre including it’s cost.

Later in the show Kennerly told viewers that the Labor party had emailed the show to highlight that no cost has been assigned to the proposal. Kennerly told views she “stood corrected” but offered no apology for her rant.

OIP Staff





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