“I don’t oppose Islam as a country, but I do feel that their laws should not be welcome here in Australia,” she said, apparently oblivious to the fact that Islam is a religion, not a country.
In any case, Ms Banister doesn’t have a problem with Jewish Kosher food.
“Jews aren’t under Haram, they have their own religion which follows Jesus Christ,” she said.
You’re thinking of Christianity there, Stephanie.
“They don’t have a tax on it, they’ve just got a certain way of making it where Haram has a tax on the food,” Ms Banister said. Except, as Channel Seven pointed out, Kosher food does have a fee.
Ms Banister was also asked her opinion of the government’s National Disability Insurance Scheme.
“I believe that the disability scheme is working at the moment,” she said.
The NDIS doesn’t actually start until 2016.
Ms Banister doesn’t know who her opponents are either. Rankin, a Queensland seat currently held by retiring Labor MP and former minister Craig Emerson, is being contested by David Lin for the Liberals and Jim Chalmers for Labor.
“I’m still learning all of the names of people in politics,” Ms Bannister said.