Thursday 15 October 2015
Daniel Andrews says Victorians have to accept violent extremism in Australia
While discussing terrorism in Australia today, Daniel Andrews told media:
“We all of us as Victorians and indeed Australians have to accept that violent extremism is part of a contemporary Australia.”
Comments from the Shadow Attorney General John Pesutto:
One of the principal functions of government is to protect its citizens.
Daniel Andrews by his comments today appears to be waving a white flag and saying to Australians that they should accept violent extremism as a part of Australian life.
Victorians should not have to accept that violent extremism is here to stay. Victorians expect and deserve a government that aspires to a safe and tolerant community.
To suggest that ‘violent extremism is part of contemporary Australia’ shows a defeatist attitude and a complete lack of leadership.