Mr Pyne told the ABC’s Lateline that the AFP were concerned about his and the Prime Minister’s safety should they attend the event in Geelong.
He also said the Prime Minister took the decision “so that students can get on with their studies unmolested by the Socialist Alternative”.
“The advice from the Australian Federal Police was that they were concerned about our safety, but also that they were concerned about the safety of the innocent bystanders who might be impacted upon by the Socialist Alternative,” Mr Pyne told Lateline.
“And it’s a great shame, of course, in the modern era that this would be the case.”
Oh no, it’s Reds Under The Beds time again! They really are determined to turn back the clock, aren’t they?
I have, naturally, added this post to HaT’s Abbott Watch series.
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