Senator Fierravanti-Wells Media Release: Grassroots Changed My Mind

From Senator Fierravanti-Wells’ Media Release:

Today I have tendered my resignation to the Leader of the Opposition, the Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP from the positions of Shadow Parliamentary Secretary for Immigration and Citizenship and Shadow Parliamentary Secretary Assisting the Leader in the Senate.

This has been a very difficult time for the Liberal Party.

I acknowledge the avalanche of correspondence and feedback conveyed to me from a wide cross-section of the community, most especially after the decision of the Joint Party Room to amend and support the legislation.

It is also especially clear from the Liberal base in NSW that the mood is strongly against that decision.  In all my years of involvement in the Party, I have never seen such an extraordinary reaction.  As a person who owes much to the Liberal Party and to that grassroots base, as well as to the people of NSW who elected me, I feel compelled to heed their concerns.

Accordingly, I will be voting against the ETS legislation.


2 Responses to “Senator Fierravanti-Wells Media Release: Grassroots Changed My Mind”

  1. B. P. M. Says:

    Good. I was surprised she voted for it in the first place, to be honest.

  2. TerjeP (say tay-a) Says:

    Did Australia just have a Ron Paul type of event?

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