Climate Campaigner & Former Australian PM Malcolm Turnbull Faces Lifetime Ban From Liberal Party

  • Date: 19/04/20
  • The Australian

A former Turnbull government adviser from the conservative bloc of the state executive has asked for an extraordinary general meeting to vote on Turnbull’s expulsion within weeks.

Australia’s former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull faces expulsion from the Liberal Party

Could the dysfunctional relationship between Malcolm Bligh Turnbull and the Liberal Party finally be set for a hostile divorce?

An email calling for Turnbull to be expelled from the party and slapped with a lifetime ban was sent to NSW Liberal state executive members on Sunday afternoon. If the motion is successful, Strewth understands this would be the first time anyone has been chastised with a lifetime Liberal membership ban, let alone Australian’s 29th prime minister.

Christian Ellis — a former Turnbull government adviser from the conservative bloc of the state executive — has asked for an extraordinary general meeting to vote on Turnbull’s expulsion within weeks.

Ellis was scathing in his email rebuke, focusing on the former Liberal leader’s scorched-earth book A Bigger Picture, published on Monday.

“Malcolm Turnbull has shown in the last few weeks how he is not a servant of the Liberal Party, but himself,” Ellis wrote.

“I intend to move for the immediate expulsion of Malcolm Turnbull from the Liberal Party. On top of this, as he may no longer be a member, I will move for a lifetime ban to be imposed on him.”

“Whilst productive commentary from former leaders ought to be encouraged, to use this time to talk about oneself and attack Ministers of the Government is not on.”

“This is not a motion of vengeance or spite. His membership needs to be terminated because if he continues to keep attacking the party as a member, or connected in anyway, he damages the party brand.”

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