THE CONTEMPT THE LNP IPA HAVE FOR AUSTRALIANS
How elected politicians refer to citizens, voters and constituents:
A nation of *LIFTERS (1%) and LEANERS (99%)
* ( Hockey May 13, 2014)
* ( Murdoch, September 2015)
* ( A temporary, gratuitous change of language - Turnbull during the election campaign 2016)
"SOCIALIST ALCOHOLIC" (SCUM)
* ( Bronwyn Bishop January 2017)
"PEOPLE **EXPECT** POLITICIANS TO CLAIM EXPENSES FOR SPORTING EVENTS"
* (Ciobo January 2017)
"MISERABLE-GUTTED PEOPLE AND I WISH THEY WOULD CRAWL UNDER A ROCK ..."
* (an ex- Deputy PM referring to this country’s citizens - Joyce Australia Day 2017)
"YOUR PARTICULAR GROUP BOUGHT THE **FLEAS** IN THE FIRST PLACE."
* (Fawcett February 2017 referring to asylum seekers as "fleas". Other LNP IPA members .. laughed, cheered and eagerly agreed. MacDonald said, "Nicely put.")
"RED MEAT FOR THE BASE"
*(An anonymous LNP IPA backbencher April 2017)
"A BUNCH OF COCKROACHES"
*(Michael Sutherland for the Liberal Party vying for a WA senate seat describing supporters of refugee-friendly policies as "a bunch of cockroaches" swarming all over his former electorate. July, 2017)
"SUCH AN HONOUR TO REPRESENT THE AUSTRALIAN MINING SECTOR ..."
*(Matthew Canavan ex Resources Minister's comment after vacating his cabinet post because he believed he may have held dual citizenship)
"NO WRECKING, NO UNDERMINING AND NO SNIPING"
*(Abbott 15 September 2015)
"KEEPING COMMITMENTS IS THE FIRST LAW OF POLITICS"
*(Abbott - Monday 7 August, 2017)
"SHOULD THERE BE A CHANGE OF GOVERNMENT, I WOULD FIND IT VERY HARD TO BUILD TRUST WITH THOSE INVOLVED IN ALLEGATIONS DESIGNED TO UNDERMINE THE GOVERNMENT OF AUSTRALIA."
*(Julie Bishop - Saturday 15 August, 2017)
"ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW"
*(Eric Abetz - 27 November, 2017)
"I'M HAPPY TO SIT HERE AND NAME EVERY YOUNG WOMAN IN MR SHORTEN'S OFFICE ABOUT WHICH RUMOURS IN THIS PLACE ABOUND .. "
*(Michaelia Cash - 28 February 2018)
"THEY DON'T REALISE HOW COMPLETELY DEAD THEY ARE TO ME"
*(Peter Dutton - 22 March 2018)
"AZERBAIJAN - A COHERENT DEMOCRATIC PROCESS AND AN ELECTION ORGANISATION THAT SURPASSED AUSTRALIA'S EXPERIENCE"
*(Craig Kelly 18 April 2018)
SENATORS LINING UP TO SHAKE ANNING'S HAND AFTER RACIST SPEECH
15 August 2018
McKenzie, Martin, Scullion, Williams, Stoker, Duniam, Patterson, Cormann, Fierravanti-Wells, Bushby, Ruston, Smith, Bernardi O'Sullivan, McGrath, Canavan, Leyonhjelm, Georgiou, Storer, Hinch, Griff, Patrick
“I AM NOT AFRAID TO SAY THE C WORD, COAL, COAL, COAL”
*(Nationals deputy, Bridget McKenzie 20 August 2018) appearing with McCormack, Canavan and Littleproud
"I SUPPORT MALCOLM TURNBULL AS PRIME MINISTER. I WAS VERY GRATEFUL WHEN MALCOLM INVITED ME TO SERVE IN HIS CABINET IN SEPTEMBER 2015. I HAVE SERVED MALCOLM LOYALLY EVER SINCE AND I WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE HIM LOYALLY INTO THE FUTURE."
*(Mathias Cormann Wednesday 22 August 2018)
44 LNP IPA MEMBERS WHO UNDERMINED A PRIME MINISTER AND THE LNP IPA
24 August 2018
Andrew Hastie; Tony Pasin; Craig Kelly; Michael Sukkar; Kevin Andrews; Tony Abbott; Ian Goodenough; Nicolle Flint; Peter Dutton; Jason Wood; Ross Vasta; Luke Howarth; Rick Wilson; Ted O’Brien; Zed Seselja; Greg Hunt; Steven Ciobo; Angus Taylor; Alan Tudge; Michael Keenan; Andrew Wallace; Scott Buchholz; Jim Molan; Slade Brockman; Dean Smith; Jane Hume; Mitch Fifield; John McVeigh; David Fawcett; Amanda Stoker; Jonathon Duniam; David Bushby; James Paterson; Eric Abetz; Concetta Fierravanti-Wells; James McGrath; Mathias Cormann; Michaelia Cash; Karen Andrews; Andrew Laming; Ben Morton; Sussan Ley; Warren Entsch
"I'VE KEPT A VERY GOOD LIST"
*(Peter Dutton 3 September 2018)