Controversial Christian political party Rise Up Australia and its outspoken national leader Daniel Nalliah will be at the Bunbury Bowling Club this Saturday as part of a regional tour ahead of the Federal election.
The patriotic, flag-waving party aims to “Keep Australia Australian” and has set its eyes on Senate seats in September’s election.
WA president and senate candidate Jane Foreman said the new political party already had members in and around Bunbury.
“Political correctness is eroding the freedom and Aussie way of life we enjoy – freedom of speech, freedom of religion,” Mrs Foreman said.
“Also the possible Islamisation of the nation is a growing concern, England and Europe are sending out warnings to our nation and we need to be heeding their advice.”
Mrs Foreman lived in Bridgetown, then Bunbury for six years, before moving to Geraldton.
Rise Up Australia’s president Mr Nalliah will be at the launch to share the party’s anti-Islamic, pro-Christian vision.
The former Family First candidate launched his own party this year, aided by climate sceptic Christopher “Lord’’ Monckton and has set his sights on Canberra.
Mr Nalliah, a Christian evangelist pastor, made headlines after the Black Saturday bushfires, saying the fires were God’s retribution for Victoria’s decriminalisation of abortion.
Mr Nalliah says Australia’s Muslim population poses a great challenge to the country’s culture.
He said he would speak to Bunbury people about the importance of protecting Australia’s Judeo-Christian heritage and “taking a stand against political correctness’’.
“We must now take a stand for our nation or our children and grandchildren will pay a heavy price to re-take what we have lost,” he said.
Mrs Foreman said the party wanted to replace Australia’s multiculturalism with multi-ethnicity.
“Multiculturalism divides a nation but multi-ethnicity will build a united nation – we are many races but one culture,” she said.
Mrs Foreman said the party supported Australian farmers and producers, the invigoration of manufacturing industries and repealing anti-discrimination laws to protect freedom of speech.