Poll confirms Keay in the wrong

Newspoll published today confirms that Tasmanians have had enough of the excuses from Labor’s Braddon candidate Justine Keay following months of excuses.

Despite the Roberts case handed down last October making it clear that Ms Keay was ineligible to sit in the Parliament, she continued to sit in Parliament - drawing $165,000 of taxpayers’ money - for a further six months.

“Today’s poll shows that any sympathy for dual citizen MPs who have failed to do the honourable thing like Ms Keay has completely dissipated, confirming community feedback that her unapologetic and arrogant attitude is being judged harshly,” Senator Abetz said.

“I’ve been saying for more than six months that she should do the honourable thing - just as Stephen Parry and Jacqui Lambie did - but instead Ms Keay refused to resign, sat in the Bill Shorten Protection Racket and even had her Labor colleagues calling journalists ‘maggots’ for daring to ask her questions.”

“It is disappointing that despite her excuses for months, she is still refusing to apologise to Tasmanians and has once again gone into hiding by refusing to speak to the media yesterday.”

“In the Braddon by-election, the contrast couldn’t be clearer: an ineffective Justine Keay who is unapologetic for delivering nothing or Brett Whiteley, a hard working local who has a strong track record of delivery,” Senator Abetz concluded. 

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Eric Abetz has been a Liberal Senator for Tasmania since 1994 and has served in a range of Leadership, Ministerial and Shadow Ministerial roles.

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