The Australian has exclusively reported that Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives will merge with Family First tomorrow, Wednesday 26 April 2017. It reports that secret talks have been carried out between the two parties in order to bring them together in what is to be one of the most important political events in Australia in 2017.
South Australian Family First senator Lucy Gichuhi will resume her career as an independent, according to an insider who spoke exclusively to the Australian.
This has been hailed as great news by conservatives and reactionaries alike, as two right-wing and vocally conservative parties have joined forces to enhance the right’s offensive against the left.
Senator Bernardi is beloved among the right for his views on important issues such as homosexuality and immigration, and his mission to take these views further to save our society from the left can be greatly enriched by Family First.
This news comes weeks after former Australian Liberty Alliance candidate Kirralie Smith also joined Australian Conservatives.
This news may be threatening to One Nation. With the Australian Conservatives appearing to be more critical of immigration along with other social issues, especially after the addition of Kirralie Smith, they may prove to be a powerful competitor for Pauline Hanson, especially being able to gain the support of those who are more economically right-wing.
More to come