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Well, it turns out there’s still more evidence today of the far right / alt right extremist influence in the Liberal Party - I did a thread this morning (see attached), and now here’s another for afternoon (see below) 🧵
The @GuardianAus has found video footage of right-wing extremist and convicted criminal Neil Erickson at a rally headlined by Liberal MPs Andrew Hastie and Ian Goodenough
theguardian.com/australia-news…
Andrew Hastie says he didn’t meet Erickson that day. Ian Goodenough says that they both did meet him.

Here’s a question: What were either of them doing there in the first place?
The rally in question called on the Australian government to give refuge to white South African farmers.

The video shows right-wing extremist and convicted criminal Neil Erickson praising Liberal Home Affairs Peter Dutton.
By the way, what was Neil Erickson’s criminal conviction for? For inciting serious contempt against Muslims. theguardian.com/australia-news…
This isn’t everything that happened this afternoon. Also, Liberal candidate for Wills, Peter Killen, has been found out for attacking his fellow Liberal Tim Wilson MP on the basis of his sexuality.
theage.com.au/federal-electi…
Killin doesn’t think gay people should be members of parliament, and was cranky that Tim Wilson won his preselection: “ONE LOUSY VOTE! So, if you and I were there to participate in preselection the result = no homosexual MP,” Mr Killin wrote.
A Liberal source said “the preselection of candidates such as Mr Killin was the result of “young Turks” recruiting ultra-conservative party members in recent years”

What did they think would happen? Recruit extremists to the Liberal party, watch the Liberal party become extreme
Remember when Kelly O’Dwyer said the Liberals looked like ‘homophobic, anti-women, climate change deniers’? After today’s stories, you can definitely see why....
sbs.com.au/news/minister-…
The Liberals are in total chaos today, thanks to the extremists in their ranks, their flirtation with the far right, and their dirty deals with extreme right-wing parties.
As for Mr Killin’s homophobic views & Mr Hearn’s anti-Muslim views, it says a lot about the culture of the Liberals under @ScottMorrisonMP that they try to put such people into federal parliament.

This is a failure of leadership. @ScottMorrisonMP isn’t fit to be prime minister.
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