After confirming that he used taxpayer funds in order to attend a neo-Nazi rally in Melbourne, Queensland senator Fraser Anning has launched a defence which can only be described as bizarre, claiming that ‘Adolf Hitler used oodles of taxpayer money to attend Nazi rallies, and no-one batted an eyelid.’
‘In fact, not only did he attend these rallies, he often organised them - which must’ve cost even more taxpayer money!’
The senator, who has been exiled from both Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party and the Katter Australia Party for being an inappropriate fit with their ideologies (as neither party is overly keen on Nazis), took advantage of the generous travel entitlements afford to parliamentarians to catch a flight to St Kilda beach to be a part of the right-wing rally.
After facing substantial public criticism earlier in the year for his use of the phrase ‘the final solution’ in literally his first speech to Parliament (start with a bang, hey F-Dog), Anning refrained from any Hitler comparisons.
But the accusation of misusing taxpayer funds seems to have struck him harder than the accusation that he supports neo-Nazi views, hence leading to the imaginatively-named ‘Hitler’ defence.
In an exclusive with The Obiter, Anning revealed this was part of a carefully-constructed master plan to get the mass media off his back.
‘See, all they care about is the taxpayer money. And if I can prove other notable public figures used taxpayer money to attend neo-Nazi events, then I can’t imagine anyone will take issue.’
What a gun. Proud day to be a Queenslander.’