BIG TURNOUT: Bernard Gaynor addressed almost 100 people in Ipswich on the merits of the Australian Liberty Alliance.
BIG TURNOUT: Bernard Gaynor addressed almost 100 people in Ipswich on the merits of the Australian Liberty Alliance. Contributed

Gaynor says locals do not want to see Islam grow in Ipswich

The Australian Liberty Alliance is looking to form a branch in Ipswich after almost 100 people attended their first local information evening.

A key platform for the new alliance is to impose a 10 year moratorium on immigration from nations that are members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

They are also pushing to cease public funding and grants for Islamic programs, such as open mosque days.

The meeting addressed by Senate candidate, Bernard Gaynor, also heard about the party's plan to cut government waste, sell the SBS, protect Australian jobs and refocus the education system on the basics.

Mr Gaynor said that local residents expressed their concern about the impact of Islam in the Ipswich area.

"Ipswich residents do not want to see Islam grow in this iconic Queensland city," Mr Gaynor said.

"Unfortunately, councillors like Paul Tully have been part of a push to silence discussion of Islam. Last year he described frank input into this debate as a 'national security' risk."

"The Australian Liberty Alliance believes that freedom of speech is a fundamental right and critical analysis of Islamic ideology is urgently needed in Australia."



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