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Federal election 2019: Labor pushes for Liberal candidate sacking – politics live

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Labor is pushing for a Liberal candidate to be sacked for anti-Islam social media postings, as the campaigns knuckle down. All the days events, live 11.06pm BST Well, we always said the election campaign wouldn’t properly begin until April 29, when all the holidays were over, and that prediction is playing out in spades.Labor is pushing for the Liberal candidate for Isaacs, Jeremy Hearn, to be sacked, after the Herald Sun revealed anti-Islam social media posts he made last year, where he said Muslims were people of “bad character” who should be denied Australian citizenship.Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Liberals haven’t sacked a federal candidate for making racist comments since Pauline Hanson in 1996.Refusing to sack him is incredibly weak. How can Scott Morrison excuse this?These disgusting and divisive comments have no place in Australia and they should have no place in a mainstream political party. Continue reading…



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Publish date : 2019-04-30 22:06:40

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