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Liberal Democrats the only true liberals



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SENATOR DAVID LEYONHJELM Leader of the Liberal Democrats

MEDIA RELEASE

24 August 2018

Liberal Democrats the only true liberals

Senator David Leyonhjelm has thanked outgoing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his Liberal Party colleagues for their contribution to the Liberal Democratic Party over the past week.

Since the leadership crisis boiled to the surface early last week, the Liberal Democrats have acquired several hundred new members and received more than $30,000 in political donations.

“Lower taxes, a free market, smaller government and greater civil liberties are no longer the hallmarks of the Liberal Party,” Senator Leyonhjelm said.

“Over recent years we have seen a government working in flagrant violation of what is generally understood to be Liberal Party principles.

“Only the Liberal Democrats have held steadfastly to these key principles of a liberal democracy.”

Senator Leyonhjelm said as long as the major parties maintained their internecine feuds fuelled by factions and egos, more Australians will look to minor parties that adhere to clear common-sense policies with integrity.

“The voting public has had a gutful of politicians’ disdain for the Australian people they are supposed to serve,” he said.

“Bring on the next Federal election.”

Media: Kelly Burke 0408 734 586 Kelly.burke@aph.gov.au