Peter Frey

THE CONTEMPT EXPRESSED BY THE LNP IPA
How elected politicians refer to citizens, voters and constituents:
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A nation of *LIFTERS (1%) and LEANERS (99%)
* ( Hockey May 13, 2014)

"UNGOVERNABLE!"
* ( Murdoch, September 2015)

"VOTERS"
* ( 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)
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/commentisfree/2017/apr/29/coalition-panders-to-prejudice-on-welfare-as-it-throws-ideological-red-meat-at-its-base

"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)
http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/refugee-and-fracking-activists-a-bunch-of-cockroaches-says-liberal-pursuing-senate-vacancy-20170718-gxdxqb.html

"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)
http://junkee.com/matt-canavan-minister-mining/115346

"KEEPING COMMITMENTS IS THE FIRST LAW OF POLITICS"
*(Abbott - Monday 7 August, 2017)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VN-hbWVXsyE

"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)
http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/julie-bishop-says-she-could-not-trust-a-new-zealand-labour-government-after-barnaby-fiasco-20170815-gxwfj9.html

"ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW"
*(Eric Abetz - 27 November, 2017)
http://www.theage.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/only-dead-fish-go-with-the-flow-eric-abetz-finds-a-cause-for-rebellion-in-face-of-samesex-marriage-20171127-gzthv1.html