CPAC: Former PM Tony Abbott and John Howard, Katherine Deves addresses forum on republic, voice to parliament

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Former prime minister Tony Abbott says Australians should not be “morally bullied” into supporting a republic movement, an anti-corruption watchdog or an Indigenous Voice to Parliament.

In a keynote address to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Sydney on Saturday, the former Liberal party leader claimed not supporting either did not make him “less Australian” or “anti-Aboriginal”.

“Conservatives should never be afraid to say no, even if there might sometimes be a pragmatic case for making change for the worse, less bad,” he said.

“We should never allow ourselves to be morally bullied into changing what works.”

After going through his achievements as prime minister, he later told the crowd that conservatives were “better placed” to “bring some inspiration and some hope back to our public life”.

Mr Abbott, who received a standing ovation from the crowd, in a later panel with former LNP senator Amanda Stoker conceded he was “obviously completely out of step with the modern world”.

“I don’t like the climate cult. I don’t like the virus hysteria. I can’t understand the gender fluidity push. I don’t like magic pudding economics and I particularly dislike the cultural self loathing,” he said.

“Yet these things are now almost conventional wisdom.”

Mr Abbott, who was unseated as the member for Warringah in 2019 by independent Zali Steggall, said it was a “pity” that not more people in the crowd lived in the seat.

Katherine Deves, who failed in her bid to win back the seat in May, also made a surprise appearance at the conference.

The former candidate, who was hand-picked by Scott Morrison to run, caused controversy during the campaign over her opposition to transgender women participating in female sports.

She told the forum she was “silenced” and likened her experience to being “burned at the stake”.

Ms Deves later described gender-affirming medical procedures as “experimental” and accused journalists of refusing to report on “the biggest medical scandal of our time”.

In a prerecorded message, former prime minister John Howard said conservative values “were under attack”.

“We must constantly summon the energy and the intellect to argue the cause to advocate for conservative values.”

Originally published as Tony Abbott says ‘moral bullies’ can’t force Australians to support republic, Voice


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