Victorian Prime Minister Daniel Andrews has lashed out at federal opposition leader Peter Dutton after the Liberals’ crushing defeat in the Aston by-election.
speak in ABC insider On today’s show, Dutton alluded to the uproar surrounding controversial Victorian MP Moira Deeming.
A leading Liberal Party figure pointed out that the controversy involving the Victorian Liberal Party this week did not help Aston’s chances of retaining its seat, but Dutton said today: “People should be respectful and the debate goes two ways. ” he said.
“Probably not in the inner cities here in our country, but outside the metropolitan areas, this is a women’s rights and gender issue that is very much addressed by parents and others.” He said.
Andrews called the opposition leader’s comments “abnormal” and rejected suggestions that suburban families were “angry” about transgender rights.
If you’re unwilling to accept that life isn’t easy for transgender people, the Victorian prime minister said, ‘Don’t pretend you have anything to offer but your own bland, nasty little version of prejudice’.
“[The]Liberals are a nasty, stubborn bunch and people have worked it out. Maybe that’s why they keep losing,” Andrews said at a press conference.
“As much as ordinary Victorias are concerned with transgender Victorian issues, they are concerned with extending a hand of friendship…becoming a transgender Victorian is not easy. I am aware of the fact that
“People in Aston may have remembered exactly what happened in last year’s state elections. We have formed a partnership.”
Victoria, at least at Aston, I think people made the judgment [Dutton’s] leadership and what he offers. [The Liberals have] A nasty brand of politics that is all about itself.
As much as the Liberals advocate for political endorsements about them and not hard-working Victorian families, I think hard-working Victorian families rarely choose the Liberal Party.
Labor’s victory in Aston, where the Liberals have held the seat since 1990, was the first time in 100 years that an incumbent government won a seat from the opposition in a by-election.
Andrews also congratulated newly elected Aston member Mary Doyle of the Labor Party.
“[Doyle’s] A great local voice and she will be a great champion to her neighbors…she works hard. It is something that every community absolutely deserves. ”
https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/aston-byelection-live-updates-labor-secures-historic-upset-worst-byelection-result-in-100-years-for-liberals-20230401-p5cxbl.html?ref=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_source=rss_national Labor’s Mary Doyle claims victory.Liberal candidate Roshena Campbell concedes her defeat