More Than A Million People Sign Petition To Have Fraser Anning Removed From Parliament
It continues to grow
More than a million people have signed a petition to remove Queensland senator Fraser Anning from parliament.
The petition comes after Senator Anning made offensive comments about the Christchurch Terror attack and has now had the most signatures in the history of Australia's online petitions.
The petition was started by Sydney doctor Kate Ahmad and a Melbourne author Harris Sultan and reads:
“Senator Fraser Anning has no place in the government of our democratic and multicultural country. We request that he be expelled from his position as senator, and investigated by law enforcement agencies for supporting right wing terrorism.”
But while the petition may be the largest, and fastest growing, it’s unlikely it will have much impact.
The Parliamentary Privilege Act of 1987 means it’s no possibility for a member to be expelled – and with only few sitting days left before the election, it’s unlikely it can be amended.