YET MORE REASON TO PUT ONE NATION LAST

MARK DREYFUS QC MP.
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YET MORE REASON TO PUT ONE NATION LAST
MARK DREYFUS QC MP
Today’s shocking revelations that One Nation have courted US gun-rights lobby the National Rifle Association to help achieve their aim of watering down Australia’s world-leading gun laws are yet more reason – if one were needed – to put One Nation last.
 
Yet just last night, federal Liberal Party Vice-President Teena McQueen on Q&A refused to rule out the Liberal Party preferencing One Nation ahead of Labor.
 
According to an Al-Jazeera investigation, One Nation Queensland leader Steve Dickson and Pauline Hanson staffer James Ashby travelled to the United States last year in an attempt to solicit donations from the NRA, and discussed softening the party’s gun policy.
 
Australia’s gun laws are among the best in the world. They have already come under threat once, with the Liberals and Nationals splitting in the Senate over gun control, and with the Abbott-Turnbull-Morrison government ready to trade away protections in return for votes from the Liberal Democrats. Now they are under threat again from One Nation.
 
One Nation’s race baiting rhetoric wasn’t enough for Scott Morrison to put One Nation last – surely now, a line has been crossed.
 
Will Scott Morrison stand up against a party that wants to water down Australia’s world-leading gun laws? Or will he put self-interest first?
 
Scott Morrison’s government is hopelessly split over this important issue. Shockingly, up to 10 Liberal, National and LNP MPs have now supported preferencing One Nation above Labor.
 
The time is up for Scott Morrison. He cannot continue with weasel words – the Liberal Party must put One Nation at the bottom of the ticket.
 
No ifs, no buts – put extremists who want to water down Australia’s gun laws last.
 
This is a test of Scott Morrison’s leadership – so far, he is failing miserably.
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