• Hannah Phillips

"Sharia Law has no place in this country" - Cory Bernardi

Leader of the Australian Conservatives, Cory Bernardi, is a regular on Flow FM's Morning Show, and today joined Wayne to talk about a number of pressing political topics including the upcoming by-elections.

He said it was a "big surprise" and "a little worrying" Pauline Hanson has decided to withdraw from on-the-ground campaigning in "One Nation heartland" Longman.

Speaking of Georgina Downer campaigning for the SA seat of Mayo, Mr Bernardi told Flow FM: "I don't think she's going to win".

Senator Bernardi also shared his thoughts on comments made by the Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs, Alan Tudge, while in the UK recently.

"We've been saying for a long time Sharia Law has no place in this country," Mr Bernardi said, adding our "visa system is being ripped off...working against Australia".

"This is everything that's wrong with politics - they don't want to prevent a crisis, they only want to try and appear to solve it," Mr Bernardi said.

He also shared his thoughts on Anthony Albanese's response to Mr Tudge's comments, saying he "is just playing politics".

The Australian Conservative also told Flow FM what he would like to see as part of a test for Australian permanent residency, adding that we need to ensure a "student visa is not a shortcut to permanent residency".

For more pressing political coverage, join Wayne on Flow FM's Morning Show Monday to Thursday from 10am to midday each week.