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George Christensen announces his retirement from politics

George Christensen announces his retirement from politics

Federal government MP George Christensen has announced he won’t contest the next election and will now bow out of politics. The backbencher, who has often been in the media for his controversial views and statements, said he felt politics was no longer working for conservative voices such as his. “Our politics just does not seem […]

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George Christensen says Christians should join political parties to control the balance of power

George Christensen says Christians should join political parties to control the balance of power

National Party MP George Christensen has urged more Christians to get involved in political parties, suggested removing Medicare funding for abortion services, and outlined his frustration that the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill has not been overtly named as a bill for ‘religious freedom’. Christensen is the latest Coalition identity to spend some time with Family […]

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Pauline Hanson calls for young transgender children to be removed from parents

Pauline Hanson calls for young transgender children to be removed from parents

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says parents of young children who believe their child might be transgender should have their children taken off them. Senator Hanson appeared on the online political discussion program Pellowe Talk to chat about the Queensland government’s recent passing of a bill that outlawed gay conversion therapy. Senator Hanson said she would never […]

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Queensland MP George Christensen slams “putrid smear campaign”

Queensland MP George Christensen slams “putrid smear campaign”

Queensland MP George Christensen has labeled a news report published yesterday in the Herald Sun as “Highly defamatory”, describing it as part of a “putrid smear campaign” orchestrated by “gutless” political opponents. The newspaper reported that the Australian Federal Police has inquired about an unnamed member of parliament’s frequent travel to parts of South-East Asia, and that […]

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Michael McCormack becomes Deputy PM and Nationals leader

Michael McCormack becomes Deputy PM and Nationals leader

Michael McCormack has been sworn in as Australia’s new Deputy Prime Minister after he won a ballot to become the leader of the Nationals. The Nationals chose the member for Riverina as their new leader after Barnaby Joyce announced his resignation on Friday following weeks of scandal surrounding his extra-marital affair. Queensland MP George Christensen […]

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Nationals MPs accuse Prime Minister Turnbull of weak leadership

Nationals MPs accuse Prime Minister Turnbull of weak leadership

Two National party MPs have accused Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull of being a weak leader. Victorian MP Andrew Broad said the Prime Minister had shown “a clear failure of leadership” by ignoring the concerns of conservative MPs as the marriage bill was debated in the senate. Broad told the ABC’s AM program that he believed […]

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Author Benjamin Law criticised over Twitter comments

Author Benjamin Law criticised over Twitter comments

On the day his quarterly essay is released, author Benjamin Law has been criticised over a tweet he made late last month. Law, best known for his autobiographical book The Family Law, which inspired the popular SBS sitcom, is the author of the latest Quarterly Essay which focuses on the Safe Schools program. Titled Moral Panic 101: Equality, […]

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Free TV denies banning Dads 4 Kids’ Father’s Day advertisement

Claims of censorship, and retaliations of ‘fake news’, have broken out over an advertisement from lobby group Dads 4 Kids that Free TV Australia refused to air in its current form. The Weekend Australian and The Daily Mail reported today that the advocacy group Dads 4 Kids: Fatherhood Foundation had been knocked back from airing a television […]

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Ross Cameron defends controversial speech: “It was very pro-gay”

Ross Cameron defends controversial speech: “It was very pro-gay”

SKY News political commentator Ross Cameron has defended his speech to the Q Society fundraiser telling colleague Janine Perrett that it was, in his view, a very pro-gay speech. The former Liberal MP was criticised yesterday for comments he made during a speech at a Sydney fundraiser for the Q Society, a right-wing anti-Islam group. […]

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George Christensen: the plebiscite policy must remain

George Christensen: the plebiscite policy must remain

Queensland Nationals member George Christensen told reporters yesterday that he has no plans to join Cory Bernardi’s new political party and remained loyal to his leader Barnaby Joyce. The conservative MP said it was vital that the coalition retained it’s election promise to hold a plebiscite on the issue of marriage equality. “If this government […]

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