Dear Tassie, leave Abetz to yell at clouds

Eric Abetz the C-word
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Dear Tassie, for 28 years we put up with former Senator Eric Abetz in the federal senate and now he wants a turn in your state legislature?

Jeez Louise!

Enough is enough, is enough, is…

What the f*ck is he going to achieve now he couldn’t get done in 28 years?

Ok – you caught us! 😁 It was a rhetorical question. We know he achieved SFA. Almost three decades of zero, zip, zilch, nada… other than demonising LGBTQIA+ Aussies with slippery slopes and well-lubricated hypotheticals.

Abetz began yelling at clouds late last century and did little else since.

But the Libs finally caught on in time for the 2022 election and tried to ease him out.

Since then, he’s resembled nothing so much as those dreadful flickering images of the last Tasmanian Tiger, prowling its bleak confinement and forlornly contemplating extinction.

But now former Senator Eric Abetz glimpses an opportunity to remain unproductive into his pensionable years.

Unlike Abetz, the Tasmanian Liberal Party inclines to a somewhat liberal bent and the former senator no doubt senses an opportunity to impose a more conservative agenda over the state party.

Hey, hey, hey! It’s back to the fifties with Uncle Eric!

We love you, Tassie. And we forgive you the odd crackpot. After all, some of us live in Queensland. But all things must come to an end and the time has come for Uncle Eric to retire and yell at clouds on his own dime.

If he couldn’t do it in 28 years, he ain’t gonna do it now.

Don’t let the door, blah blah blah…

Eric Abetz’s Greatest Hits

Senator’s staffer accused of publicly humiliating gay teenager.

Abetz Denies Suggesting Gay People Can Become Straight.

Abetz: Rainbow Flag ‘Symbol Of A Hostile Nation’.

Senator calls for investigation into Folau sacking.

The legacy of Eric Abetz: homophobia and the C-word.

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Destiny Rogers

Destiny Rogers embarked on her career in the media industry immediately after high school, initially joining Mirror News, which later evolved into News Ltd. She fondly recalls editing Ian Byford's 'Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns' as one of her most fulfilling projects. Additionally, Destiny co-researched and co-wrote 'The Queen's Ball', chronicling the history of the world's longest-running continuous queer event. Her investigative work on the history of Australia's COON Cheese and Edward Coon culminated in the publication 'COON: More Holes than Swiss Cheese', a collaborative effort with Dr. Stephen Hagan. Destiny's journey at QNews began as a feature writer, and she was subsequently elevated to the role of Managing Editor of QNews Magazine in 2018. However, in July 2022, she decided to resign from this role to refocus on research and feature writing. For contact, please reach out at

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