Gordon hits out at LNP’s ‘dirty’ campaign

Posted February 14th, 2019 by admin and filed in 杭州夜生活
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Queensland MP Billy Gordon has lashed out at Liberal National Party Leader Lawrence Springborg for “using domestic violence as a political tool” to wage a “dirty, grotty” campaign against him.


Mr Gordon claims he’s been told by police that charges won’t be laid against him in relation to domestic violence allegations made by his former partner, Kristy Peckham.

Police have told AAP the investigation is continuing, but Mr Gordon’s electoral office described the mood as “very happy” on Thursday morning.

The far north Queensland MP has been under a cloud since the claims were made public in late March.

Mr Gordon also resigned from Labor before the party moved to sack him because he did not disclose his criminal record.

He claims the entire episode has been a malicious campaign led by Opposition Leader Lawrence Springborg.

“This was never about domestic violence; it’s been a dirty, grotty (campaign) and it was a convenient political tool that people decided to use,” Mr Gordon told The Cairns Post.

“We’ve got a leader of the opposition (Lawrence Springborg) that’s failed three or four times to become premier of this state, I think there’s a degree of desperation there, and malice. That’s almost institutionalised in the LNP.”

The independent MP said the last few months of being “bludgeoned … demonised and bastardised in the media” had been extremely taxing on his mental health.

“It’s the ultimate baptism of fire,” he added.

“I stood up and took the blows, and I’ve taken some huge hits.”

Mr Gordon remains one of the most powerful MPs in state parliament as he’s one of three crossbenchers – along with Katter MPs Robbie Katter and Shane Knuth – who combine to hold the balance of power.

Comment has been sought from the LNP.

Mr Gordon won’t be invited back into the Labor fold because the party maintains that it moved against him for lying about his past criminal record rather than the allegations of domestic violence.

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