Minister for Innovation and Tourism Industry Development Kate Jones has today called on Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington to refuse Lyle Shelton’s membership to the LNP.
“This is a man who supports gay conversion therapy, actively protests against women’s rights and proudly posts selfies with the Proud Boys who are committed to reinstating a spirit of western chauvinism,” she said.
“Mr Shelton does not represent the views of ordinary Queenslanders.
“This is just more evidence that on Deb Frecklington’s watch the LNP have taken a giant step to the right and no longer represent mainstream views.
“The fact that the LNP have given Mr Shelton a job, just proves the extreme right are now in control of the party.
“The Leader of the Oppostion has clearly approved Mr Shelton joining the LNP parliamentary team.
“But given overnight he’s now saying he wants to join the LNP, the buck clearly stops with Deb Frecklington.
“The Leader of the Opposition has to step up and say clearly that she rejects Mr Shelton’s views and refuse his membership to her party.”
The Minister’s comments come after it was revealed the Opposition recently hired failed Senate candidate Lyle Shelton to work in the Oodgeroo electorate office.