March 18, 2019
Aussie attitudes cast pall over shooting
Former MP Sandra Lee Vercoe says the killing of 50 people at two Christchurch mosques is the inevitable outcome of the sort of racist talk that has become a standard part of Australian politics.
An Australia man, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, has been charged with murder for Friday’s shooting.
Ms Lee says from his writings and saying’s it’s clear he was proud of being fascist and racist, but those politics were nurtured by an environment where every election in Australia for decades has been run on hard racist lines.
"When refugees seek refuge in Australia they are locked up and the key is thrown away. Aspiring politicians always make out that their borders are under siege. Even the current prime minister is on the record for making quite racist remarks." she says.
Sandra Lee says on this side of the Tasman Māori know that in politics if the race card can be played it will be played.
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