Knox city council observers have been shocked that rising Liberal star and council candidate Sue McMillan has jumped into political bed with a former One Nation candidate and alleged white supremacist Ian Cameron who is also contesting the municipal elections.
Concerned locals tell VEXNEWS that McMillan, a frequent candidate in Liberal preselections in Melbourne’s south-east and who is married to a former Kennett staffer, has pooled campaign resources with Cameron who is running in a different ward.
Cameron is legendary in the area for being slightly less racially tolerant than the average Klan member, once addressing a group of recently arrived migrants as “you people” while flying the flag for One Nation, running in the 1998 federal election at the peak of the anti-Asian immigration party’s powers.
The candidate has even boasted to the local press that Pauline Hanson is a “personal friend.”
Cameron’s campaign corflutes – while bearing different typefaces and authorisers – were clearly designed by the same person at the same time as Sue McMillan’s.
Their other campaign material reportedly is very similar too.
Liberal insiders worry that the former federal wet Liberal MP Peter Nugent’s legacy of racial tolerance and reconciliation is being besmirched by what they say are “sordid alliances of convenience with extremists”.