Labor leader wants major parties to ‘form a ring’ to stop ‘crazy extremists’ at the next election

The Labor leader, Bill Shorten, has called for an end to “dog whistling by political leaders about immigration and asylum seekers” and for the major parties to “form a ring, a bond” to stop “the crazy extremists from getting oxygen, both by our commentary and by our preferences at the next election”.

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, has said the Liberal party will not make any preference deals with One Nation, the party which spawned Fraser Anning and cleared the way for the far-right Queensland senator’s election to the parliament, but has not answered where the Pauline Hanson party would sit on any future election ticket.

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