This is the second web page that has been done featuring that obnoxious Kristina Keneally. While the incident is very tragic we offer no comment on the issues in the case. Neither should Kristina Keneally who sets herself up as the moral guardian of Australia’s values. Bettina Arndt is as entitled to offer her opinion on any subject she chooses – right or wrong. Then call for her to be stripped of the Order of Australia? Get real you lot. And of course the lesbian Penny Wong chimes in as well.
Bettina got the award for well founded reasons. Wong and Keneally no doubt consider a goofy footed lesbian surfer should have been more appropriate.
Bettina Arndt’s comments about Hannah Cl
arke’s murder condemned by Senate, Order of Australia could be stripped
So far today police in Australia would have dealt with on average645domestic violence matters
The Senate has condemned the comments of Order of Australia recipient Bettina Arndt, as pressure ramps up to have her stripped of the honour.
- Liberal and Labor senators have joined in their condemnation of Bettina Arndt’s comments
- Only One Nation senators opposed the motion to condemn the comments about Hannah Clarke’s murder
- Ms Arndt may be stripped of her Order of Australia over the comments
Ms Arndt has been widely criticised after defending a policeman’s suggestion Hannah Clarke’s husband could have been “driven too far” before killing her and their three children.
Queensland Detective Inspector Mark Thompson, who made the comments, was stood down after concerns were raised about the language he used.
Labor senators put forward a motion on Tuesday to recognise the men’s rights commentator’s remarks as “reckless” and “abhorrent”.
As part of the motion, the Senate also agreed the “values that underpin Ms Arndt’s views on this horrific family violence” were not consistent with her retaining her OAM.
Liberal senator Jonathon Duniam said his party would support the condemnation of the comments.
“Comments like those expressed by Ms Arndt are abhorrent and unacceptable,” Senator Duniam said.
“There are never any excuses or justifications for family violence or evil that Hannah Clarke and her children experienced.”
The horrific murder of the Queensland mother and her children by Rowan Baxter has rippled through the nation, sparking calls for a national summit into domestic violence.
The number of politicians calling for Ms Arndt to be stripped of her honour has been growing.
Victorian Liberal senator Sarah Henderson wrote to the body that oversees the awards, the Council of the Order of Australia, urging it to take her OAM away.
Labor frontbencher Kristina Keneally told the Senate the motion was not “making comment on condemnation” of the Queensland Police.
“As the mother of a police officer, I strongly support the work of those men and women who bravely support and protect everyone in the community, including victims of domestic violence,” Senator Keneally said.
Senator Hanson said it directly attacked both Ms Arndt and Detective Inspector Thompson.
Federal Parliament on Monday paused to pay respect to Hannah Clarke and her children.
Labor MP Anne Aly, a survivor of domestic violence, said the death of another woman weighed heavily on her.
Dr Aly told the ABC Australia needed to act, and that the Government needed to be held to account if nothing was done.
“[If nothing happens] every Australian needs to rise up and say what was said in Parliament yesterday was just a load of rubbish,” Dr Aly said.
The Governor-General’s office has passed on to the Council of the Order of Australia correspondence it has received calling for Ms Arndt’s honour to be revoked.
The Governor-General is required to pass on to the council requests to terminate or cancel an award.
The council will make a recommendation directly to the Governor-General, who will then act on that advice, independent of the Government.
Victoria’s Attorney-General, a Labor politician, and a Victorian state Liberal MP have also called for Ms Arndt to lose her OAM.