In 2008, Gavin King stated that women who drink too much, and suffered sexual violence, have to bear their share of responsibility.
In 2011, he is the endorsed Liberal National Party candidate for the seat of Cairns.
When questions were put to the leader of the party on the party position, it was dismissed.
When frustrated by continued enquiries about his own financial interests, he stated the Government was run by a bunch of "punks, drunks and desperadoes."
It is NOT acceptable to brush aside the REAL issues such as sexual violence against women. The comment is not related but the crux of the issue is this: enquiries into his personal financial affairs are an unacceptable outrage, but to offer no serious response to the outrageous claims made within his own party - fine!
This is not about your politics. This is far more serious than that. Irresponsible comments such as these extend the suffering of those who have been violated, often times repeatedly.
I have no connection with the Brisbane Rape and Incest Survivors' Support Centre, but will donate any proceeds from this site to their organisation. Where they do real work.
Every. Single. Day.