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Full Neil Mitchell interview: PM rejects Margaret Court renaming calls

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has rejected calls to rename Margaret Court Arena.

There’s a push for the Melbourne Park stadium to drop the moniker after the tennis legend outraged the gay community and marriage equality supporters by penning a provocative newspaper letter to announce she would boycott Qantas for its recent same-sex stance.

“She is one of the all-time greats and the Margaret Court Arena celebrates Margaret Court the tennis player,” he told Neil Mitchell

Also on the agenda with Malcolm Turnbull:

  • The Prime Minister says people have to be “agile and alert” to potential terrorist risks in Australia
  • Mr Turnbull told of a meeting with Dan Andrews about terrorism yesterday
  • He also took aim at Victoria’s Premier for “undermining 60,000 (CFA) volunteers … at the behest of a militant union.
  • Confirmed the government was “making representations” to Israel on behalf of alleged sex assault victim Dassi Erlich

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