‘They are a menace to society’: Glamorous new face of Australia’s conservative movement vows to bring down ‘unhinged’ climate change activists after week of protests
- Conservative movement leader has vowed to take down climate change activists
- Liz Storer, 36, has been named as the new national director of Advance Australia
- She has her sights set on Extinction Rebellion the disruption caused last week
Liz Storer, 36, has been announced as the new national director of centre-right lobby group Advance Australia
A glamorous woman has stepped up to be the new face of Australia’s conservative movement and is vowing to take down climate change activists.
Liz Storer, 36, has been announced as the new national director of centre-right lobby group Advance Australia.
And the former Liberal councillor has her sights set on Extinction Rebellion after they spent a week disrupting traffic in cities across Australia in an attempt to raise awareness for what they claim is a climate change ’emergency’.
‘These people are seriously unhinged. They are a menace to society,’ she told The Australian.
‘These guys are very strategic but the truth is they are not a climate change action group.
‘They may market themselves that way. They are hell bent on deconstructing society as we know it … they operate on a manifesto of delusions based on a rejection of European colonisation and traditional values that most mainstream Australians hold dear.’
Protestors from the Extinction Rebellion march on day six of protests stopping traffic in the city district of Melbourne last week
Extinction Rebellion protesters swarmed major Australian cities on Friday.
Activists buried their heads in the sand at Sydney’s Manly Beach, while Brisbane’s William Jolly Bridge was flooded with marchers.
In Melbourne, more than 100 activists blocked cars and trams in both directions causing major disruptions.
A large number of activists were arrested.
Ms Storer, who has a masters degree in human rights, said her group planned to run counter campaigns to combat ‘radical agendas’.
Advance Australia has positioned itself in direct competition with left-wing group GetUp! and Ms Storer says it will be the voice for ‘mainstream Australia’.
However, the group has stiff competition. GetUp! has been growing in popularity since it was launched in August 2005 to encourage Internet activism in Australia.
‘The hourglass symbolises the threat of extinction and that time is running out,’ the group wrote online (pictured at the Melbourne Nudie March)