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Outspoken National Christensen to quit, says politics broken | The Land

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Outspoken MP George Christensen has used his impending retirement from federal parliament to condemn the “broken” state of Australian politics.

The Queensland Liberal National MP on Thursday announced he would not re-contest his seat of Dawson at the next election, ending his controversial career in federal politics.

Into his fourth term, Mr Christensen said he had only intended to stay in parliament for three stints and wanted to spend more time with his family which includes Filipina wife April Asuncion.

“While I’ve been repeatedly encouraged by the party, my staff, my colleagues and my voters to run again, the reality is in the past year I’ve been separated from my family who was caught up overseas with the pandemic,” he said in a video…



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