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Liberal candidate for Isaacs Jeremy Hearn dumped over anti-Islamic comments
|Last Edited||IndyGeorgia May 01, 2019 08:33am|
|News Date||Wednesday, May 1, 2019 09:00:00 AM UTC0:0|
|Description||The Victorian Liberal Party has dumped Jeremy Hearn as its candidate for the seat of Isaacs over a conspiracy-laden anti-Muslim rant he posted online last year. |
The Liberal hopeful's comments included several suggestions Muslim Australians were hiding their true intentions, which he said were to overthrow the Australian Government and introduce Sharia law.
Speaking to reporters in Perth, Prime Minister Scott Morrison confirmed Mr Hearn had been disendorsed.
He said Mr Hearn had been preselected late because of challenges relating to section 44 of the constitution, which relates to foreign citizenship.
Mr Morrison said social media presented new challenges for the Liberal Party in the vetting of candidates.
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