He may have lost the Battle of Mount Ainslie but Canberra still makes a better stage than the backwoods of rural Victoria Pastor Danny Nalliah normally lurks in.
News has a piece on yesterday’s party launch at the National Press Club:
Rise Up Australia will push for cuts to Australia’s “Muslim intake”, for an end to multiculturalism and for protection of Australia’s Judaeo-Christian heritage.
Political analyst Associate Professor Haydon Manning said that with both the Labor and Liberal Party “on the nose” voters might give such “extremists” a go.
“They present extreme views (and) the stark reality is it’s a very small minority of voters attracted to those views,” the Flinders University head of politics and public policy said.
“But it’s a reasonable point to reflect that the major parties are on the nose and that voters could cast around to find another place to park their votes as a protest against the majors.”
Associate Professor Manning also said any success would be dependent on their financing, their ability to attract “foot soldiers” for the campaign, and any preference deals.
Pastor Daniel, a former Family First candidate who was asked to leave the party, told a rowdy crowd in Canberra yesterday that the party was “determined to be politically incorrect”.