Published: Wed, February 21, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Nationals MP George Christensen Joked About Shooting "Greenie Punks"

Nationals MP George Christensen Joked About Shooting

Greens MP Sarah Hanson-Young said she had received death threats online following the post.

An Australian MP has refused to apologize for an incendiary Facebook post which Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has labelled "very inappropriate".

"Frankly, guns are not a joke and particularly in the wake of the massacre in the USA only last week, 17 people shot dead, including children", Hanson-Young told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

The uproar is the latest headache for the ruling Liberal-National coalition, with Turnbull last week publicly criticising Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce for his affair with a younger former staffer who is now pregnant with his child.

NJ weather could shatter record-high temperatures. Here's how warm it'll get
The normal daily high for this week is 56, said Harry Gerapetritis of the National Weather Service office in Greer, S.C. And yesterday's high of 37 is 13 degrees below the date's average high of 50 degrees, according to the Weather Service.

Greens leader Richard Di Natale said he had reported the "disgraceful" post to the AFP on Sunday.

Mr Christensen is expected to hold a press conference later on Monday.

"I'm not going to be moralised to by these extreme Greens who put the livelihoods, safety and lives of other people at risk", he told media this morning. "They're the ones doing real harm. I took it down because Nigel asked", he said.

Mr Christensen said the post was a "tongue-in-cheek" reference to a famous line from the 1971 film Dirty Harry, in which Clint Eastwood's character says: "Do I feel lucky?"

Samsung crams 30TB of SSD into a single 2.5-inch drive
It is also capable of up to 400,000 IOPS of random read performance and up to 50,000 IOPS of random write performance. The PM1643 is said to deliver twice the capacity and performance of the company's previous-generation SAS SSD.

But he conceded it was an off-colour attempt at humour.

Senator Hanson-Young says the federal government must condemn his actions and the Nationals should sack him.

Writing on Twitter, Queensland Police said that they are aware of the photograph as well as the circumstances behind it. "Preliminary enquiries would indicate that no offence has been committed", the statement read.

"It was a pretty sexist one and a threat to shoot me", she said.

'I will not shut up,' Haley tells Palestinians at UN
Friedman made the comment during a meeting with a delegation from the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish American Organizations, which is visiting Jerusalem this week.

It was unclear whether Mr Christensen's caption was specifically aimed at the Greens or at environmental activists who are campaigning against a proposed coalmine - which is supported by the MP - in his seat.

Like this: