Former Nationals leader and general ignoramus, Barnaby Joyce, reckons new religious freedom laws should give people – particularly celebrities – the right to express “completely and utterly dopey” opinions.
“We’ve got people who are a pain in the arse and they’re in every office, but we can’t just go around sacking them because they’re annoying.”
Joyce recently attended a political briefing in Canberra to discuss a planned ‘Religious Discrimination Act’.
In his radio interview, he extrapolated on his views by extending the notion of expression of opinion into the general workplace, saying: “We’ve got people who are a pain in the arse and they’re in every office, but we can’t just go around sacking them because they’re annoying. If someone is a complete and utter dill, then they’re going to find themselves socially isolated and out of the job.”
Ultimately, Joyce did say that “the goal is to not discriminate.”