The Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia (FECCA) has called on all political parties to preference One Nation last in the upcoming Federal Election, ahead of pre-polling voting opening on Monday.
FECCA Chair Ms Mary Patetsos said there are still a number of parties that are yet to clarify how they will preference One Nation on their how to vote cards.
“Frankly, anything less than last lets down multicultural Australia,” she said.
“Hate speech in our parliament is very dangerous and makes Australia a less safe place for its citizens.
“The shootings in Christchurch are a tragic reminder of the consequences of racist ideology.
“Pauline Hanson has described Islam as a disease that needs to be vaccinated, and it’s One Nation that is responsible for having Fraser Anning elected to the Senate.
“One Nation’s objective is to divide Australia, when our political institutions should be working to bring Australians from all backgrounds closer together.
“That is why we are calling on all political parties to do the responsible thing and preference One Nation and Fraser Anning last.”
FECCA is the peak, national body representing Australians from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. FECCA’s role is to advocate and promote issues on behalf of its constituency to government, business and the broader community.