Originally published in "The Australian"
The newest recruit to Cory Bernardi’s Australian Conservatives party has channelled US President Donald Trump to declare “Canberra is broken” ahead of his tilt to join the ranks of federal parliamentarians.
Lyle Shelton yesterday stepped down as managing director of the Australian Christian Lobby.
He joined Senator Bernardi to announce his new role as the Australian Conservatives’ federal communications director — a party spokesman outside the parliamentary ranks.
“After more than a decade living in Canberra, fighting for truth and freedom, I can tell you that Canberra is broken,” Mr Shelton told the audience at an event in his home town of Toowoomba.