Subjects: ‘Return of Kings’ claims; Senator Lambie’s comments on ADF.
Can you give us an update on this man from Return of Kings?
Look there's no evidence that I've seen that this individual has applied for a visa to Australia.
We've cancelled visas of people in the past that have advocated violence against women and no Australian wants to see somebody with those attitudes travel to our country.
But I think this is a publicity stunt. I think this guy is basking in all the publicity he's receiving and frankly I think we should shut him down because his views aren't serious views – no man would accept what this individual has to say and his abhorrent views should be rejected.
So I think it's a publicity stunt and I think the more we talk about it the more we play into his hands.
How ridiculous are claims that he says I'll come in under disguise and by other means?
I just think it shows that this guy is a joke and I think it demonstrates that he's more about the publicity and loves the attention online. I just don't think we should give him that opportunity. I don't think it's a legitimate travel claim. There's no visa as I'm advised that's been lodged with the department and we're monitoring it because, as I say, we don't want to see people with views where they're advocating for violence against women travelling to our country.
What do you make of Senator Lambie using parliamentary privilege last night to effectively slag a lot of the top brass within the Defence Force?
I haven't seen Senator Lambie's comments, but all of us should respect the work that the men and women of the Australian Defence Force do and that's from the top down.
All of us have seen the work of the ADF in action in Afghanistan. We've got troops fighting right now against the ISIL scourge, people that would want to seek to do harm to men, women and children in Australia and I think politicians should respect the men and women of the Australian Defence Force and certainly not use parliamentary privilege to slag off against the hierarchy of the Australian Defence Force.