Alex Hawke

A religious conservative power broker who works diligently to oust moderate liberals.

Category:

Additional information

Chamber

Electorate

Party

Religion

Secular Index Score

State

Description

Hawke was raised an Anglican who occasionally is attracted to Hillsong’s happy clapping

A young gun doing the right thing
23 June 2007
www.smh.com.au

“Religion and politics: “Do I inject my religion into my politics? No, but my religion guides the values and the ethics of the things I do.”

Hawke thinks Australia will move increasingly towards an American model of conservatism. “The two greatest forces for good in human history are capitalism and Christianity, and when they’re blended it’s a very powerful duo.”

John Howard once said the Liberal Party was a broad church but Hawke is not so sure. “People say it’s a broad church. My response to that is you’ve got to agree it’s a church. It’s not a brothel, for instance. If people want to legalise drug-injecting rooms, lower the age of consent, go with all these trendy things, this is not the party that believes in those things. We’re not that broad.”

Politician Filter

Sort Federal politicians according to these attributes
show blocks helper

Regular per episode donations

One off donations