Dreyfus press release:
THE HON MARK DREYFUS QC MP
Minister for Emergency Management
STATEMENT ON COMMENTS BY CHRISTOPHER PYNE
4 February 2013
Christopher Pyne’s callous non-apology today for his deeply offensive comments comparing the Australian Government with Hitler’s Third Reich must be condemned by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.
Mr Pyne’s description this morning of my personal response to his remarks as “confected outrage” is grotesque.
The circumstances of my father and grandparents’ arrival in Australia are detailed in my first speech to Parliament and have been on the public record since 2008.
My father’s mother was born in Wuppertal in Germany.
…with the Nazis in power, she and my grandfather sent my father, then aged 11, and his older brother Richard to Australia. They arrived at Station Pier in Melbourne in 1939. They were cared for in a home for Jewish children and they did not know if they would see their parents again. Their parents, my grandmother and grandfather, managed to escape from Germany, arriving in Australia as stateless persons in 1939. They had failed to convince their parents to leave. Three of my German great-grandparents perished in the Holocaust.
– House of Representatives, 18 February 2008
Mr Pyne’s insensitive comments have no place in public debate in this country. They cause grave offence to Holocaust survivors and all right-thinking Australians.
Mark Dreyfus, Attorney General
For all media enquiries, please contact the Attorney-General’s Office on 02 6277 7300
And this is the same Mark Dreyfus who in March 2011 wrote an article that compared Tony Abbott to Nazi war criminal Joseph Goebbels.
I suppose Dreyfus was lucky Abbott didn’t sue him for contravening s.18C by falsely denigrating him.
And it’s also fine for Mark Dreyfus to label anyone who thinks CAGW is bullshit as a ‘denier.’
From ‘Ghosts of Abbott past haunt climate debate’ – doofus uses the term ‘denier’ three times against the LNP opposition.
Doofus labels the opposition as climate change ‘deniers’ in his September 14, 2011 speech:
“They (the opposition) pander to climate change deniers with an extraordinary level of wilful ignorance.”
Doofus again labels the opposition as climate change ‘deniers’ in his August 18, 2011 speech:
“I see some of the climate change deniers sitting on the other side of the chamber, including the member for Dawson, who actually does not want to take any action on climate change.”
For someone with Jewish heritage, Mark ‘Doofus’ Dreyfus should have known better than to refer to the opposition as ‘deniers’ and compare Tony Abbott to that evil Nazi SOB Goebbels.
So Chris Pyne compares the Gillard gov’t to the movie ‘Downfall’ and Mr precious petal Dreyfus demands an apology?
Dreyfus is a hypocrite and he also comes across as a precious condescending elite.
Harden the foxtrot up, Doofus.