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Tom Elliott clashes with Victorian Socialists on-air over controversial conference to be held in Melbourne

Tom Elliott has clashed with the Victorian Socialists over a four-day Marxism conference, which will be hosted by the University of Melbourne over the Easter Weekend.

In a move that has disappointed Tom Elliott, his former place of study will play host to workshops and speaking events that will advocate rioting in the streets, “smashing” capitalism and the abolition of the “racist and corrupt” police force.

During a fiery clash on 3AW Drive, Tom Elliott asked Liz Walsh why she was helping advocate for socialism.

“I don’t understand how you could say capitalism is a good system,” she said in response.

“The planet is literally being destroyed by capitalism.”

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The 3AW Drive host, who attended the university in his younger days, said he was “almost ashamed” to be a graduate.

“I believe in freedom in speech – I don’t think you can shut down a conference like this – but really?” Tom Elliott said.

“For the University of Melbourne to be hosting a group of ratbag Marxists for four days…”

Tom Elliott said “nobody in their right mind” would want to live in a communist society.

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