Aussie MP Craig Kelly Quits Liberal Party to Stand by His ‘Conscience’

Australian federal MP Craig Kelly has quit the Liberal Party during a party room meeting in Parliament House in Canberra on Tuesday, over a crisis of conscience. In his resignation letter, Kelly indicated that some of his recent conduct had “not helped the boat” of government go faster—referring to a sporting analogy he said was once used by the prime minister in the lead up to the 2019 federal election. “I acknowledge that some of my conduct over the recent months has not helped the boat go faster,” Kelly wrote on Feb. 23. “However, at all times I have acted upon my [conscience] and my beliefs—not political expediency.” “My goal has only been to save lives and ensure that my constituents and all Australians, were not denied access to medical treatments if their doctors believed those treatments could save their life,” he wrote. Kelly, who is the member for Hughes …
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