Fraser Anning Kicked Out Of Bob Katter's Party Over Racist Rhetoric
Senator Fraser Anning has been booted out of Bob Katter's political party over his appeals to racism.
Senator Anning, who left Pauline Hanson's One Nation before joining Katter's party, has called for an end to Muslim migration and wants a return to a "European Christian" immigration program.
He was slammed for his maiden speech where he called for a "final solution" on Muslim immigration, and praised the White Australia policy.
"The Party cannot and will not have any representative from our executive, Members of Parliament, Senators or Candidates dividing Australia along racial ‘Europeans’ and ‘non-Europeans’ divides," Katter said, quoting a statement by party federal president Shane Paulger on Thursday.
"[It] in fact destroys the message which was carried initially, so extremely well and laudably by Senator Fraser Anning."
"We announce the termination of his endorsement by the KAP".
"In spite of the most severe and clear warnings, Senator Anning has continued down this pathway and consequently we announce the termination of his endorsement by the KAP."
Anning will likely return to the crossbench as an independent, marking his fourth separate grouping since he joined the Senate in November -- he was elected as a One Nation representative, then left to sit as an independent, then joined Katter's party.
Katter said he backed Anning "100 percent" on his maiden speech, saying that "99 percent" of what Anning had been saying was "solid gold", and again reacted angrily to suggestions the senator had alluded to Nazism when speaking of a 'final solution'.
"But the Party cannot and will not have any representative... dividing Australia along racial ‘Europeans’ and ‘non-Europeans’ divides," Katter said, reading from the statement.
The statement also praised the "wonderful work" of Anning, and backed his calls for a discussion on Australia's immigration intake.
"His Bill said the people should have the last say and that Australia’s policies should favour European migration. Both these things are true," the statement said.
ten daily has contacted Anning's office for comment.
More to come.