The Victorian Reason Party MP Fiona Patten has reacted badly to the re-election of Malcolm Roberts as a One Nation senator from Queensland.
Patten, a member of the Victorian Legislative Council, described Roberts as a “climate-change denying, weirdo, conspiracy theorist”.
“You’re f***ing kidding me right?” Patten wrote.
Malcolm Roberts’ election to the Senate was confirmed this week. First elected at the double dissolution in 2016, Roberts was ruled ineligible to nominate by the High Court on October 27, 2017. Roberts held dual citizenship with the United Kingdom, a breach of Section 44 of the Constitution.
Patten was elected to the Victorian parliament as a representative of the Sex Party in 2014. The party was renamed the Reason Party and she was re-elected in 2018.
Media release from Fiona Patten.