Ever since Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced a vaccine agreement that wasn’t, and that Australia would be first in line for vaccination1, we have had announcement after announcement regarding vaccines, leading some wags to state that Australia is leading the world: in vaccination announcements.
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Andrew Laming is a 54 year old male (calling him a man is probably overstating the case) who was elected to represent all the electors in Bowman, Queensland. Two of those electors, both women, were trolled by Laming. One of them, Alix Russo, said she was suicidal after Laming falsely accused her of misappropriation funds from the charity she founded. After doing so, the appalling Laming wrote on Facebook “Unfortunately for you, I make the rules and you follow them”.1
At a press conference at CSL on Thursday, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said this, in part:
Prime Minister Scott Morrison had a press conference today where he attempted to explain how appalled he was that someone could masturbate over the desk of a female member of parliament, and that something must be done.
This follows on from a couple of articles I wrote last year about the ultraconservatives circling the wagons to protect paedophiles as well as their mates in the coal industry1,2. This begins a look at the intersection of religion, especially Christianity, with politics.
In parliament, Morrison said: “It is good and right, Mr Speaker, that so many are able to gather here in this way, whether in our capital or elsewhere, and to do so peacefully to express their concerns and their very genuine and real frustrations. This is a vibrant liberal democracy, Mr Speaker. Not far from here, such marches, even now, are being met with bullets, but not here in this country, Mr Speaker; not here in this country.