Deeming dossier in Pesutto’s motion to expel MP after anti-trans rally

Opposition Leader John Pesutto will seek to expel Moira Deeming from the parliamentary party room for organising, promoting and attending an anti-trans rights rally headlined by an activist “known to be publicly associated with far-right extremist groups”, according to his motion publicly released this morning.

The party room will meet next Monday at 10am to decide on the fate of the western metropolitan region MP, who has vowed to fight the “unjust” push to oust her.

Victorian Opposition Leader John Pesutto has moved to expel Liberal MP Moira Deeming from the parliamentary party room.Credit:Simon Schluter

The other main reason for Deeming’s proposed expulsion is her post-rally meeting with Kellie-Jay Keen-Minshull, Katherine Deves and Angie Jones, who posted on Twitter “that, in the mind of any reasonable and lay observer, made association with Nazis”.

Jones on Sunday afternoon tweeted: “Nazis and women want to get rid of peado filth, why don’t you?”

The motion includes a dossier compiled by the leader’s office, showing Keen-Minshull using a profile picture on social media of a Barbie doll wearing a Nazi swastika armband.

She has also appeared in interviews for far-right networks.

Premier Daniel Andrews attacked the Liberal Party for its treatment of transgender Victorians after the rally on the weekend.

“That event was a nasty, hateful event, long before anyone offered up the Nazi salute,” Andrews told reporters on Tuesday.

“You might say that the [Victorian] Liberal Party are increasingly becoming a nasty, hateful little rabble.”

More to come.

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