AFP want to speak with George Christensen over Facebook gun post

Australian Federal Police have asked to speak with Queensland Nationals MP George Christensen over a recent gun-toting Facebook post.

Coalition MP George Christensen will not seek re-election at the next federal election.

Coalition MP George Christensen will not seek re-election at the next federal election. Source: AAP

Australian Federal Police want to speak with federal Nationals MP George Christensen after he posted a photo of himself on Facebook holding a handgun with the caption: "Do you feel lucky, greenie punks?"

The AFP is looking to chat to the Queensland politician as it works out exactly what has occurred and which criminal offences may apply.

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"We're assessing it, and as part of that assessment we're talking to a range of people including complainants," AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin told a Senate committee in Canberra on Tuesday.

Greens senator Nick McKim asked the commissioner whether the possibility Mr Christensen "tried to pretend he was joking" was of any consequence.

"I think everything around the post and the individual's intention or otherwise is germane to the investigation," Mr Colvin said.

The photo uploaded by Nationals MP George Christensen.
The photo uploaded by Nationals MP George Christensen. Source: Facebook / George Christensen



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Published 27 February 2018 at 12:00pm