Bernardi: Xenophon is "Justin Trudeau in a cheap suit"

February 09, 2018

Australian Conservatives leader and South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi has exposed the reality of the Nick Xenophon Team’s true left-wing position, not the ‘sensible centre’ as Mr Xenophon like to claim.

In the Senate this week, Senator Bernardi unleashed on SA Best and its leader Nick Xenophon during debate on the Federal Government's proposed cashless welfare debit card bill.

The speech came on the same day Mr Xenophon flip-flopped on his poker machine policy — a policy which he has fought on for years, originally entering politics as the 'No Pokies' MP.

The mayor of Ceduna Allan Suter has attacked the Nick Xenophon Team for failing to show long-term support for the controversial cashless welfare card.

The Advertiser reports Mr Suter said he was “staggered, amazed and disappointed” Mayo MP Rebekha Sharkie would only support a 12-month extension of the trial in the west coast town.

Mr Suter said the card had “transformed” Ceduna and the only people who had spoken out against the card were addicts whose ability to indulge in their vices had been taken away.

The ABC reported here on senator Bernardi's attack on the Nick Xenophon Team record. 

 

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