The Age – Craig Butt – November 20, 2014

Lord Christopher Monckton is lending his support to the Rise Up Australia Party’s Victorian election campaign, and has helped one of their upper house candidates with her attempt to get the Casey Council to stop promoting same-sex relationships.

Lord Monckton, a noted climate change sceptic and former adviser to Britain’s Conservative party, was in the public gallery in a council meeting on Thursday, in which a counter-motion which asserted the council’s existing policy was passed.

Speaking to media after the decision, Lord Monckton said he was “willing to help out anyone on the (Rise Up) team who is needing some help”.

On Tuesday, Casey Councillor Rosalie Crestani, who is also running as an upper house candidate in the South-East Metropolitian region for Pastor Danny Nalliah’s Rise Up Australia party, attempted to pass a motion calling for the council to remove any mention of same-sex relationships from its advertising material and cease its diversity training.

Lord Monckton said: “Cr Crestani had been disturbed by the practices of this council imposed on its staff that appeared to her to contravene the 2010 Equal Opportunity Act.”


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