NSW Treasurer renews calls for Liberal candidate to be disendorsed over 'outright bigotry'

19/04/2022 4:29:00 AM

NSW Treasurer renews calls for Liberal candidate to be disendorsed over 'outright bigotry'

Katherine Deves, Matt Kean

NSW Treasurer renews calls for Liberal candidate to be disendorsed over 'outright bigotry'

NSW Treasurer Matt Kean says the Liberal Party's candidate in Warringah is 'not fit for office' and her comments threaten the political future of moderates at the upcoming election.

She has apologised but says she will not stand downMs Deves has come under intense scrutiny after a series of social media posts in which she made controversial comments about transgender people came to light and were published in the media."In my dedication to fighting for the rights of women and girls, my language has on occasion been unacceptable. It has hurt people and detracted from my arguments," Ms Deves said in a statement.

Supplied"I do not believe she's fit for office. I do not believe that she is aligned with the values of the Liberal Party," he said."We live in a cosmopolitan, multicultural society where people are free to be themselves and that's a fundamental tenant of liberalism.

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Why does NSW have a Greens’ Treasurer? Morrison confirming he agrees with Deves on her anti trans stance! How you feeling about that Australia? Lets have a plebiscite on the issue. That will bring into focus if there is a divergence of opinion between the electorate and the ABC opinion breakroom He should keep his mouth shut instead of this madness that is NSW factional politics. Stripping away the somewhat over enthusiastic language she used (years ago) she has got the core substance absolutely right. Blokes in dresses should NOT complete against biological women.

She is the epitome of a real Liberal - the NSW Treasurer is actualy the odd one out ! PatsKarvelas So that’s a state Liberal MP. Which federal MPs, apart from Trent Zimmerman, have said publicly that she should be disendorsed? lesleyanne12 Matt Kean has the courage of his convictions, and the balls to go with it. He is everything Morrison can never be.

Someone tells this guy we will not be voting for him next year. There’s no harmony between the state & federal govts and as if it hasn’t done enough damage before the election, he has to tear the party apart. Stuff him. If liberal lost to labor in nsw, so be it. Matt Keans values (cheating on partner with a work colleague) don’t match up to community standards either

Deves has deleted the tweets anyway. In saying that it's obvious that most women believe Deves supports them especially sports women and girls, not sure why Kean would have a problem with a conservative female politician supporting biological females before trans, go figure. 🤔

‘A matter for the NSW Liberal Party’: Payne refuses to endorse Deves in WarringahSenior NSW Liberal Marise Payne says Katherine Deves started an ‘important discussion’ over trans rights in sport but refused to endorse the party’s candidate. micksfoley micksfoley Well clearly it’s not as it’s a “captain’s pick”. Why does the media not focus on this point when questioning senior federal LNP ministers? micksfoley A matter for the NSW Liberal Party...say Liberal Senator for NSW, member of the NSW Liberal Party, married to one of the panel who inserted this woman as a candidate, sitting in Cabinet with her PM from NSW who was also on the panel... You.cannot.make.this.LNP.shit.up.

Garbage . Deves represents the views of the majority. Save our girls . It absolutely will not happen, but it's delicious watching the Liberals tearing into each other. My only concern is that words are not enough. Let's give them whacking sticks! Matt Kean is a limousine liberal ,he is in this to bring down the liberal party and doesnt care that everyone knows .He is a green .

A bit of a pile on here from her own party This post was also pre approved by Scott Morrisons media team. You can identify as a Llama for all I care. As long as you follow the rules the 99% follow. Certain age boys don’t play with girls, that is about puberty. For all types of reasons. If you change how you identify- good on you but you should not confuse fair play with your gender.

Has he seen Scomo? Another Issue, why is Josh Fraudenberg so afraid to publicly debate JimChalmers? If the economy is so important and Josh is so good at his job (according to Josh & Rupert), What is Josh so afraid of? Australia needs a Televised Treasurers debate please. ausvotes PatsKarvelas Tony Abbott and Scott Morrison have more in common than people imagined. Both share the right wing Bannonist/Putin 'World Congress of Families' agenda that vilifies LGBTQA+ folk often women in general. It promoted the 'handmaiden' model for women.

‘A matter for the NSW Liberal Party’: Payne refuses to endorse Deves in WarringahMinister for Women Marise Payne has refused to endorse the controversial Liberal candidate for Warringah , amid an escalating internal battle in the party to disendorse Katherine Deves over her controversial remarks about transgender children and LGBTQ i... Funny, that’s Morrison’s catch cry, till he decides to intervene. Stop twisting things.

'Moderate Liberals' are Greener than Labor! What an interesting article. What threatens the election of what you describe as 'moderate' MPs is not Deves - but their own anti-women progressive extremism. If ScoMo gives into this pressure then these people will not be elected. Why should any conservative vote for them?

Stringy32 Let lnp keep her … she’s ananchor around the neck of the whole party Can someone remind Kean that his Premier was one of three choosing these candidates? If he's so disgusted by Deves as a candidate, which we all should be, he should resign his position from the NSW Parliament or instigate a change of Premier.

Bloody fence sitting moderates! Not concerned about the comments as he is his re election chances! LOL Mr Kean said he was 'very concerned' Katherine Deves's continued candidacy threatened the re-election of moderate Liberal MPs at next month's federal election. PatsKarvelas This woman compares to Hitler writing ‘ist Mein Kamp.”

Readers simply go google ‘Matt Kean sex scandal’. See the classy behaviour he exhibited not too long ago. How on earth has he the nerve to still be around? How does someone come back from this? A true and real democracy is when citizens vote yes or no on their computers to the important issues. Scomo hand-picked 13 more agents who will obey his command He plans a Trump heartland in Aus to further long term extreme right wing ideology at expense of urban MPs Unaware conned Josh Tim Sharma etc are ditched, but too scared to fight Scomo. But electorate is cooking them

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We have a national housing crisis. People are being evicted so that rents can be increased by 15%. Young people are being priced out of owning a home. And all we're hearing from the media is what some LNP nut job said about trans people. Trans community is 0.03% of the population Would almost think this guy is the premier.

NSW Liberals should decide whether Katherine Deves is disendorsed, Marise Payne saysForeign minister says she has made it ‘explicitly clear’ she does not agree with comments made by Warringah candidate I always think Marise looks like she should work for White Lady Funerals... she just has that look. Anyway, after the election it might be a good option. NSWLiberal lost the court case to do so to Morrison and Marise Payne knows that. Is she advocating a further challenge? How does that work when the didn’t get the choice in first place PM pick

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NSW Treasurer Matt Kean has renewed his call for the Liberal Party candidate in the federal seat of Warringah to be disendorsed, saying she is "not fit for office".to save articles for later.to save articles for later.A woman has died after ten people got into trouble in the water at a NSW South Coast Beach on Easter Sunday.

Key points: Katherine Deves has been heavily criticised for her comments about transgender people She has apologised but says she will not stand down Senior NSW Liberal Matt Kean says Ms Deves's views do not align with the party's Mr Kean said he was "very concerned" Katherine Deves's continued candidacy threatened the re-election of moderate Liberal MPs at next month's federal election. Ms Deves has come under intense scrutiny after a series of social media posts in which she made controversial comments about transgender people came to light and were published in the media. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and former PM Tony Abbott have backed Deves and said she is standing up for women’s rights in her campaign to not allow transgender women to compete in female sports. Among her comments in now-deleted Twitter posts, the lawyer from Sydney's northern beaches called transgender children "surgically mutilated and sterilised" and claimed half of men who transition were sex offenders. Foreign Minister and Minister for Women Marise Payne and Liberal candidate for Warringah Katherine Deves. Ms Deves apologised for the "language" she used but has received the backing of Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Credit: Mixed But NSW Treasurer Matt Kean, said on Friday night that there should be “no place for bigotry in a mainstream political party, let alone anywhere” and have warned the controversy could cost votes in other seats. "In my dedication to fighting for the rights of women and girls, my language has on occasion been unacceptable. (Twitter) But a NSW Ambulance spokeswoman said she couldn't be revived.

It has hurt people and detracted from my arguments," Ms Deves said in a statement. “Ultimately that is a matter for the Liberal Party here in NSW,” Payne said. “Ultimately that is a matter for the Liberal Party here in NSW,” Payne said. Katherine Deves has apologised but stated she will not be stepping down as candidate. ( Supplied ) This morning, Mr Kean told RN Breakfast he believed Ms Deves should be disendorsed immediately and labelled some of her comments as "outright bigotry". “Ms Deves is the Liberal candidate and that is the approach we are taking. "I do not believe she's fit for office.” Deves was selected as the Warringah candidate by a committee of three – Morrison, NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet and former party president Chris McDiven – on the eve of the election, . I do not believe that she is aligned with the values of the Liberal Party," he said. Advertisement She is battling incumbent independent Zali Steggall who won the formerly blue-ribbon seat from Abbott in 2019." "It's truly heartbreaking to have lost a life here today, especially knowing this group of people was likely enjoying an extended break for the holiday weekend.

Mr Kean highlighted a number of Ms Deves's posts, including one comparing a legal case overseas involving a transgender child to the "grudge trials of the Third Reich". "To compare this issue to one of the worst atrocities in human history is appalling, absolutely disgraceful," he said. She has tweeted that “half of all males with trans identities are sex offenders” – a claim that has been refuted – and on her now-deleted Twitter account she called trans children “surgically mutilated and sterilised” and said she was triggered by the rainbow flag. She has tweeted that “half of all males with trans identities are sex offenders” – a claim that has been refuted – and on her now-deleted Twitter account she called trans children “surgically mutilated and sterilised” and said she was triggered by the rainbow flag. "We live in a cosmopolitan, multicultural society where people are free to be themselves and that's a fundamental tenant of liberalism. "This is not a one-off drunken Twitter rant, this is not a a statement made at university 30 years ago. “I don’t agree with the remarks she made, I’ve made that explicitly clear. "This is a series of persistent positions held over a long period and in recent times. I do believe there needs to be a discussion in relation to the participation of transgender [women] in sport,” she said.

" Mr Kean, a member of the Liberal's moderate faction, believes the controversy threatens the political fortunes of moderate federal government MPs Dave Sharma and Trent Zimmerman. “We need to look at fairness, at safety and inclusion in terms of women in sport. Both Mr Sharma and Mr Zimmerman face challenges by independent candidates in their inner-Sydney electorates of Wentworth and North Sydney. "I don't think having candidates that want to spruik the politics of division is in the interests of the party or in the interests of those people candidates," he said.” Kean, a senior member in the NSW branch, said “the Liberal Party should be about building a better country for everyone not dividing people based on their identity”.” Kean, a senior member in the NSW branch, said “the Liberal Party should be about building a better country for everyone not dividing people based on their identity”. Mr Morrison has defended Ms Deves, saying her concerns about transgender women in women's sport were "common sense" and hit out at what he called a "pile-on" of criticism. Former prime ministers Tony Abbott, who previously sat in Warringah, and John Howard have also supported Ms Deves's candidacy.” “The comments that Katherine has made obviously were insensitive, and she’s admitted that,” he said.

Space to play or pause, M to mute, left and right arrows to seek, up and down arrows for volume. “This is a woman standing up for women and girls in sport. Watch Duration: 4 minutes 54 seconds 4 . That is the primary issue she has raised.