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Wed, 15 May, 2019Basmah Qazi

Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s scathing attack on Bill Shorten: “The end of life as we know it”

Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s scathing attack on Bill Shorten: “The end of life as we know it”

TV veteran Kerri-Anne Kennerley has launched a scathing attack on Bill Shorten, saying that if elected, the politician would spark an “end to life as we know it”.

The Studio 10 panellist slammed the leader of the Labor Party this morning, only a few short days before the Federal Election, saying that his policies would damage Australia.

She started her ferocious rant by criticising Labor’s taxation plan, which is aimed towards the “top end of town” in order to provide broader tax cuts for low-income earners.

“If Bill Shorten gets in, it’s the end of life as we know it,” she said. “Honestly, without question.”

She then unleashed her frustration on planned changes to franking credits, which allows retirees to receive a tax refund on dividends.

“Taking money retrospectively, as they will do, that franking credits … this is the way (for) self-funded retirees to not leach off the government pension. They look after themselves. They’ve got a plan. He’ll rip that off them.”

But she saved the majority of her anger for her last critique, as she fired up about Labor’s plan to establish a National Gender Centre.

“One thing I’m seriously outraged about, the millions and millions they’ll spend on a Gender Commission,” said Kennerley.

“These kids out there who are gender confused, and there’s a percentage of people out there gender confused, they will put up this Commission and we, like Tasmania, will have a child and it won’t be male or female, it will be gender-free.

“That’ll be national.”

It’s worth noting that in Tasmania the Liberal Party is in power. The optional gender on birth certificates rule was introduced by the State Parliament in April.

Shorten has not expressed any indication that he would force the nation to adopt the same procedure, and regardless, matters of this nature are controlled by each individual state.

“And if your child is confused, the rights of your child will go to them, you will have no rights as a parent. That child will go, ‘I want to be either a boy or girl, please give me whatever I need’ and you as a parent will have no choice.”

In the policy detail released by the opposition, they have not suggested that would be the case in any shape or form.