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AustraliaFederal election 2019: Calls for Scott Morrison to sack Liberal candidate Jeremy Hearn over anti-Muslim rant

21:42  30 april  2019
21:42  30 april  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

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Labor is calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to sack Liberal candidate Jeremy Hearn after Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper exposed a It has been forced to pulp how-to-vote cards after preferencing a former One Nation supporter who espoused anti -Jewish conspiracy theories

Labor is calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to sack Liberal candidate Jeremy Hearn after Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper exposed a It has been forced to pulp how-to-vote cards after preferencing a former One Nation supporter who espoused anti -Jewish conspiracy theories

Labor is calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to sack Liberal candidate Jeremy Hearn after Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper exposed a conspiracy-laden anti-Muslim rant he posted online last year.

Federal election 2019: Calls for Scott Morrison to sack Liberal candidate Jeremy Hearn over anti-Muslim rant© Supplied: Liberal Victoria Jeremy Hearn's comments included suggestions Muslim Australians wanted to introduce Sharia law. "Refusing to sack him is incredibly weak and frankly, how can Scott Morrison excuse him?" Shadow Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus told AM.

"Jeremy Hearn is an Islamophobe, his comments are hate speech, they are abhorrent and an apology is not enough," he added.

Federal election 2019: Calls for Scott Morrison to sack Liberal candidate Jeremy Hearn over anti-Muslim rant
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Mr Dreyfus is battling Mr Hearn for the South East Melbourne seat of Isaacs.

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Labor is calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to sack Liberal candidate Jeremy Hearn after Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper exposed a It has been forced to pulp how-to-vote cards after preferencing a former One Nation supporter who espoused anti -Jewish conspiracy theories

Labor is calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to sack Liberal candidate Jeremy Hearn after Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper exposed a It has been forced to pulp how-to-vote cards after preferencing a former One Nation supporter who espoused anti -Jewish conspiracy theories

The Liberal hopeful's comments included several suggestions Muslim Australians were hiding their true intentions, which he said were to overthrow the Australian government and introduce Sharia law.

After the story broke he apologised "unreservedly" and said the comments were "not right".

Liberal Campaign Headquarters did not respond to the ABC's questions about whether Mr Hearn would continue as the endorsed candidate.

Labor, meanwhile, is on the defensive over its campaign in the neighbouring seat of Goldstein.

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Labor is calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to sack Liberal candidate Jeremy Hearn after Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper exposed a It has been forced to pulp how-to-vote cards after preferencing a former One Nation supporter who espoused anti -Jewish conspiracy theories

Labor is calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to sack Liberal candidate Jeremy Hearn after Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper exposed a It has been forced to pulp how-to-vote cards after preferencing a former One Nation supporter who espoused anti -Jewish conspiracy theories

Liberal Senator James Paterson said the views of the candidate, John Tiger Casley, were easy to find online.

"It would not have been hard at all for the Labor Party to do the due diligence and they made a decision to put him above a candidate who is well known from a mainstream political party," Senator Paterson told AM.

And he added Labor had not followed through on its promise to pulp all how-to-vote cards preferencing Mr Casley.

"At the very least they've been very slow in getting out a new how-to-vote card if not deliberately continuing to hand out a how-to-vote card with an extreme candidate on it," Senator Paterson told AM.

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Labor is calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to sack Liberal candidate Jeremy Hearn after Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper exposed a It has been forced to pulp how-to-vote cards after preferencing a former One Nation supporter who espoused anti -Jewish conspiracy theories

Labor is calling for Prime Minister Scott Morrison to sack Liberal candidate Jeremy Hearn after Melbourne's Herald Sun newspaper exposed a It has been forced to pulp how-to-vote cards after preferencing a former One Nation supporter who espoused anti -Jewish conspiracy theories

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