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Craig Kelly has resigned from the Liberal Party, having handed his letter of resignation to Scott Morrison during a party room meeting. Kelly has said he will sit on the crossbench but will continue to vote with the government on legislation related to the budget, and on legislation to do with policies taken to the 2019 election1. Kelly has been damaging the government with his constant spruiking of hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin as treatments for Covid-19.
This is the fourth and, fortunately, the last comment on Scott Morrison’s embarrassing speech at the Canberra citizenship ceremony. Previous efforts have commented on Morrison’s abrogation of Commonwealth responsibility for quarantine and aged care1, his downplaying of the suffering of indigenous Australians ever since 17882, and the brutality which we have not ‘risen above’ despite Morrison maintaining we have3. Morrison didn’t stop at these, he drivelled on:
Scott Morrison seemingly believes that it is only as a father of daughters that he could deal with the Parliament House rape allegations which made the news in recent days. Morrison said: “Jenny and I spoke last night and she said to me, ‘You have to think about this as a father first.
This is the third in the series of comments1-2 on the embarrassing speech by Prime Minister Scott Morrison given at the Canberra Citizenship ceremony3.
About half way through the speech, Morrison said:
“Today we reflect on how far we have come, but importantly we humbly acknowledge the work still ahead of us. We have risen above our brutal beginnings.”3
As just about everyone in Australia knows, a young female staff-member, Brittany Higgins was raped in Parliament House after a night out with colleagues, which she had organised. Ms Higgins says she was raped by a colleague in then Minister for Defence Industry, Senator Reynolds’ ministerial office, where they both worked, in the early hours of Saturday, March 23, 20191.
It is difficult to write something new when this is compilation No. 8 of the corruption that is endemic in the Liberal and National parties, both at a federal and state level. After compiling the first list in early March, 20201, I thought things would tail off almost completely. However, after the initial rush, rather than fading away, they seemed to settle down to a consistent level of criminality2-7.