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Greens leader twice distances himself from divisive teammates

Greens leader Richard Di Natale has been forced to distance himself from divisive comments made by two high-profile Greens members.

In an extensive interview with Tom Elliott today, Mr Di Natale had to back away from comments made by the Darebin mayor Kim Le Cerf and Senator Sarah Hanson-Young.

On Kim Le Cerf’s assertion that people who want to keep Australia Day on January 26 need to be better educated:

  • “I didn’t hear those comments and no, if they were her words, they’re not the words I’d use.”

On Senator Hanson-Young’s assertion to Pauline Hanson that the next terrorist attack is “on your head”:

  • “It’s not the sort of language I’d use, Tom, but…”

Click PLAY below for his full response to the Hanson-Young comments

Click PLAY above for audio of the full interview