What is it about Queensland politicians which brings out the nutters?
Who then jump our beloved Liberal Party to the right?
Back in the mid-1990’s we had Pauline Hanson appear out of nowhere. Sorry, Ipswich. It was her policies which led John Howard to take Bob Menzies’ Liberal Party to those far places in the political universe where no Liberal Party had ever gone before.
Hanson was able to drag out all the hidden racism and hate within Australia. As far as I know, ASIO has never thanked her for doing their job of exposing these potential dangers to society.
Tony Abbott had the answer to her policies and her apparently powerful new political force, the gloriously mis-named One Australia Party. He created a slush fund and conspired to send her to jail.
Now we have another Queenslander, Bob Katter.
Founder of the egotistically named “Katter’s Australia Party”. Created to promote Bob’s vision for Australia.
Excepting that, as Zanotti has seen, it is being hijacked by a new generation of the nutters who infiltrated Pauline Hanson’s vision.
Jamie Cavanough, who is standing for Katter’s Australian Party in Sydney’s most marginal federal seat, Greenway, is under fire for the apparently divisive comments he made to a community forum in one of the city’s most ethnically diverse areas.