Abbott should discipline Christensen

Federal member for Moreton, Graham Perrett MP has called on the Prime Minister Tony Abbott to discipline Queensland MP George Christensen for attending yesterday’s Reclaim Australia rally in Mackay.

“It’s disappointing that the Prime Minister allowed a member of his Government to attend a rally that promotes right wing extremist behaviour and gives legitimacy to this divisive movement.” Mr Perrett said.

“People in my community work very hard to build respect and understanding of other cultures and our nation is all the more enriched for it.” 

"We need to encourage harmony within society and here we see the Prime Minister and his “team” sending the wrong message to our multicultural communities.”

The Abbott Government should get its priorities right and provide support and funding to those organisations who are working to build a cohesive and inclusive Australia, rather than ignoring the fact that his backbenchers speak at rallies designed to create disharmony.

TUESDAY, 21 JULY 2015

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