By MIA FREEDMAN
Bob Katter’s Australia Party appears to be making some clear (and worrying) statements about the kinds of candidates it plans to endorse. First this week came candidate Tess Corbett who told a newspaper it would be a sad day if homosexual people had the equal rights to other people. And that “paedophiles will be next in line to be recognised in the same way as gays and lesbians and get rights”.
And yesterday, this tweet from Victorian senate candidate Bernard Gaynor:
Having just dropped my youngest son to kindy this morning, into the kind and loving care of his gay preschool teacher whom he adores, I was moved to write this open letter to Bob Kattar’s Australia Party candidate.
Dear Bernard Gaynor,
My name is Mia Freedman and I have three children.
All of them have been lucky enough to go to the same pre-school where they have been taught by a wonderful man called Robert who is also the director of the pre-school. Has been for years.