/ 25 May 2021

A not so Tame assessment…

Australian Of The Year Grace Tame has told The Betoota Advocate podcast that Amanda Stoker, the recently appointed Assistant Minister for Women, is not an “adequate person for the job”. That’s because the conservative politician had aligned herself with commentator Bettina Arndt, Tame says. And Arndt is in Tame’s sights because the men’s rights commentator had publicly sympathised with her abuser. It’s not the first time Tame has criticised Stoker’s ministerial appointment, and Stoker has previously said Tame’s comments were “utter nonsense”. But it is unusual for the Aussie of the Year to be directly critical of senior government members, including the PM. It comes as officials yesterday confirmed there have been no changes to security protocols at Parliament House since former Liberal staffer Brittany Higgin’s alleged rape. PM Scott Morrison says action is coming “very, very shortly”.

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