Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives’ latest recruit says, “After more than a decade living in Canberra, fighting for truth and freedom I can tell you that Canberra is broken.”
The Advertiser reports the former managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby Lyle Shelton has been appointed the Australian Conservatives’ Federal Communications Director and party spokesman.
“This is not the Australia I grew up in. But I believe that there are things in life worth fighting for” Mr Shelton said.
He aims to win a seat in Canberra at the next federal election.
Senator Bernardi said Mr Shelton is “a man who lives his principles every single day, not only in the public sphere but in his private life as well.”
Mr Shelton is the highest profile recruit for the Australian Conservatives, after he rose to national prominence during the same-sex marriage postal vote last year.