Australian MPs do not run for reelection, citing “dominant influence” on media politics


Queensland Parliamentarian George Christensen states that mainstream media and cultural institutions have a dominant influence on Australian politics, which has a negative impact on “significant conservative issues.”

This was one of the reasons Kristensen outlined Thursday night when he announced that he would not be nominated for the Liberal National Party (LNP) in Dawson’s federal seat in the next election.

But he wants to be able to do more because of conservative issues from outside Congress.

“I’ve been repeatedly advised by parties, staff, colleagues, and voters to re-execute, but the reality is that in the past year, I’ve been separated from my family involved in a pandemic,” he said. Posted video On Facebook.

“They are in this country now, so I would like to focus more on them in the future.”

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George Christensen will talk about amending the Marriage Equality Bill at the Parliament Building in Canberra, Australia on December 7, 2017. (Michael Masters / Getty Images)

Dawson members said they intended to serve in the third term in the seats, but chose to run in the fourth term, fearing that the “greenish” Labor administration would pose a threat to his area. It was.

However, the fifth run at LNP is now off the table, and Kristensen attributed some of the reasons to the role that the mainstream media played in influencing politics.

“I’m also worried about where our politics in Australia are heading, and I mean our politics, not our government,” he said.

“Our politics doesn’t seem to work well on issues that are important to me and many others,” he said.

Some of the issues he outlined include worshiping religious freedom, protecting the fetus, ensuring freedom of speech, installing cheap coal-fired power plants to create jobs, and Australia to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Included the sale of land and strategic assets.

“Unfortunately, we no longer know if these issues can be properly fixed through law or ballot boxes,” Kristensen said. “Sadly, the country’s mainstream media and other cultural institutions have a dominant influence on our politics.”

These influential institutions and media are also separated from the everyday Australian view, he said.

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Vials and syringes labeled “AstraZeneca COVID-19 Coronavirus Vaccine” will appear in front of the displayed AstraZeneca logo in this figure taken on March 10, 2021. (DadoRuvic / Illustration / Reuters)

In a 7-minute video, Christensen also expressed concern about vaccine safety and how to deal with a pandemic.

The Prime Minister said he would use the COVID-19 pandemic to “remove our freedom and limit our freedom.”

“We need to lift restrictions on what doctors want to say, doctors who provide the ultimate treatment to patients, these compulsory mask obligations, and the de facto obligations of the most important vaccines.” He said.

“We need to stop the concept of vaccine passports and the compulsory actions of large corporations that refuse to serve unvaccinated people.

“For all these and more issues, I could make a stronger, less filtered voice outside Congress,” he said.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison of the House of Representatives in Canberra, Australia, February 18, 202. (Sam Mooy / Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Mr. Kristensen has not always agreed with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, but the Labor administration has said it “makes things worse indefinitely” and supports the LNP coalition government.

He also suggested not leaving Canberra quietly.

“I will continue to talk about important issues while in Congress until the next election, and while still breathtaking, without fear, approval, or re-election,” he said. ..

Mackay-based politicians were first elected to the federal parliament in 2010 after spending six years in the local parliament.

He increased the LNP margin in Dawson’s seats to 14.6% in the 2019 elections, making him a strong candidate if he chose to run independently.

He is also a human rights defender and often speaks publicly against the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of Falun Gong practitioners and other Chinese religious groups.

His seat is currently set up for a pre-selection process.