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Attorney-General Brandis must be sacked

Australian Greens Leader Christine Milne says the Prime Minister must immediately sack Attorney-General George Brandis, who has been censured by the Senate today.

"The Australian Senate has declared it's lost confidence in Minister Brandis. He must be sacked," said Senator Milne.

"The current Attorney-General is unfit tho hold the office. His behaviour has demeaned the Senate and the Parliament.

"He should uphold the rule of law and defend the institutions which act as the independent umpire of the state.

"This government's attack on the Human Rights Commission started virtually the day after it was elected.

"The Liberals have exposed themselves to be not conservatives but extremists in the way that they've attacked this independent institution in our democracy.

"The Human Rights Commission is the only institution which is calling out both the former Labor government and this current government in their treatment of children as being contrary to the law.

"That is the job of the AHRC, but that is why the Attorney-General has set out to destroy the credibility of Professor Triggs and the institution itself," said Senator Milne.

"Australians deserve an Attorney-General who will defend the institutions of justice in our democracy, not attack them. George Brandis has got to go."


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