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)
"I HAVEN'T BOTHERED TO READ THE FULL REPORT BECAUSE I THINK IT IS PARTISAN"
*(Ian McDonald 24 Feb 2014)
* ( Murdoch, September 2015)
"TIME DOESN'T MEAN ANYTHING WHEN YOU'RE ABOUT TO HAVE WATER LAPPING AT YOUR DOOR"
*(Dutton, 12 September 2015)
"NO WRECKING, NO UNDERMINING AND NO SNIPING"
*(Abbott 15 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)
"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)
"AUSTRALIAN CLIMATE CHANGE POLICY WILL MAKE NO DIFFERENCE TO THE GLOBAL CLIMATE AND WON'T HELP FARMERS BATTLING DROUGHT"
*(Barnaby Joyce 6 August 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)
"WE'RE ON YOUR SIDE ... THAT IS WHAT FAIRNESS IN AUSTRALIA MEANS"
*(Scott Morrison 24 August 2018)
44 LNP IPA MEMBERS WHO UNDERMINED A PRIME MINISTER
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)
"IPCC REPORT DID NOT PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO AUSTRALIA"
*(Scott Morrison 8 October 2018)
"I HAVEN'T READ THE WHOLE REPORT"
*(Melissa Price 9 October 2018)
"SOME SORT OF REPORT"
"IT IS OK TO BE WHITE".
(15 October 2018)
"Twenty-seven senators voted with Hanson, including 10 government ministers".
Mitch Fifield, Simon Birmingham, Nigel Scullion, Michaelia Cash, Bridget McKenzie, Matt Canavan, Linda Reynolds, Zed Seselja, Richard Colbeck Anne.
Eric Abetz, Slade Brockman, David Bushby, Jonathon Duniam, Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Lucy Gichuhi, Jane Hume, James McGrath, Jim Molan, Dean Smith, Amanda Stoker and National senators Barry O'Sullivan and John.
Peter Georgiou, Fraser Anning, Cory Bernardi, and David Leyonhjelm.
"VOTERS DON'T CARE ABOUT THE DUMPING OF MALCOLM TURNBULL"
*(Ciobo 4 November 2018)