Victorian Premier slams tennis great\'s Australia Day honour
Controversial tennis great Margaret Court is set to receive an Australia Day honour and Victorian Premier Dan Andrews is less than impressed with the decision.
Ms Court regularly expresses homophobic opinions and at a press conference on Friday Mr Andrews said her views towards the LGBTI community were harmful and cost lives.
"I don't believe that she has views that accord with the vast majority of people across our nation, that see people, particularly from the LGBTIQ community, as equal, and deserving of dignity, respect and safety," Mr Andrews said.
"I'm quite sick of talking about that person every summer. We finish up having this discussion in one form or another every single summer. I would prefer not to be giving oxygen to some of these views.
"I don’t give out those gongs, that’s not a matter for me, that’s for others, you might want to speak to them about why they think those views, which are disgraceful, hurtful, and cost lives, should be honoured."
Do you think Margaret Court deserves an Australia Day honour? Should her name be stripped from the arena at Melbourne Park for her divisive views?