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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