By Andrew Bolt ~
Senator Eric Abetz represents the State of Tasmania in the Australian Senate. He has been a Senator since 1994, and is from The Liberal Party of Australia, the senior of the two conservative political parties which make up the Coalition currently governing Australia…..TonyfromOz.
I thought Senator Eric Abetz gave his best and most important interview in many, many years on The Bolt Report last night.
This is a small sample of his call for the Liberals to rediscover its soul and get back to fighting for its core values – such as freedom of speech:
“But there would have been people excited if we said, ‘we believe that family is important in society, that freedom is important, that we love the ethic of the small business sector’,” he told Sky News on Thursday.
“Coming back to values is very important.”
Senator Abetz also hoped the debate over section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act would dominate the political agenda again.
He said TV personality Sonia Kruger’s right to make comments on banning Muslim immigration must be defended.
And Abetz urged the Liberals to reject Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to nominate Kevin Rudd for the position of secretary general of the United Nations:
Senator Abetz says Mr Rudd would not only damage the UN but an Australian Secretary General giving the organisation greater prominence nationally would be a ‘matter of regret.’
The Senator says voters are punishing domestic political parties for working too closely with international organisations like the UN pointing to the United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union.
‘We see around the world a reaction to the parties that have done too much in consort with the United Nations, and that is why there is that rebellion right around the world,’ he told Sky News host Andrew Bolt…
‘Do I trust Australia’s high court judges more than I trust some United Nations Human Rights Committee? You betcha’, he said.
Senator Abetz reiterated the need for Australia to retain autonomy on fundamental issues.
Andrew Bolt writes for the Herald Sun, Daily Telegraph, and The Advertiser and runs Australia’s most-read political blog. On week nights he hosts The Bolt Report on Sky News at 7pm and his Macquarie Radio show at 8pm with Steve Price.