Tony Abbott’s coalition is showing more signs of division after George Christensen was slammed by fellow colleague Ewen Jones over a series of tweets denouncing the #illridewithyou.
The hashtag was intended to encourage and maintain Australia’s understanding of multiculturalism. The hashtag has been an amazing success, trending on Twitter for the past few days and even gaining the attention of US President Barack Obama. Opposition leader Bill Shorten praised the hashtag on the night of the Sydney siege; “Australians tonight doing what we do best – uniting to overcome intolerance and hate”.
George Christensen, the federal Liberal National Party member for Dawson was less sympathetic;