Media release

Ashby must go: Sackley

The United Australia Party’s North Queensland Secretary, Jen Sackley, has called for the sacking of senior One Nation advisor, James Ashby, following his shocking assault on Senator Brian Burston and his wife at Parliament House on Wednesday.

“Ashby must go, an example needs to be set,’’ Ms Sackley said.

“Australia will not tolerate this type of abuse at any level, he needs to be sacked immediately.

“A clear message must be sent back to the nation that any form of abuse will not be tolerated.

“What gives Mr Ashby the right to abuse Senator Burston and his wife?

“As a tax payer and a citizen of Australia, I call for his immediate dismissal,’’ Ms Sackley said.

“We strive every day to put a stop to abuse of any form. How do we expect to have any significant change in this unacceptable behaviour if it is tolerated where our legislators sit?

“If their workplaces are not safe and their wives can be threatened what does that say of us as a nation.

“The house of the people must make it right,’’ she said.