Members of the Gold Coast LNP Chinese Heritage Branch
Members of the Gold Coast LNP Chinese Heritage Branch

LNP creates 'Chinese only' branch on the Gold Coast

A CHINESE-only branch of the Liberal National Party has formed on the Gold Coast, dividing the party faithful.

The Gold Coast LNP Chinese Heritage Branch has just held its first meeting, with dozens of members joining several sitting MPs for the inauguration.

The new branch comes just weeks after the launch of a similar splinter group in the Brisbane suburb of Sunnybank, and is reminiscent of the influx of Chinese members to the party's federal Ryan branch when Chinese Australian Michael Johnson was MP.

While LNP officials have embraced the enthusiasm of the new Chinese supporters, some rank-and-file party members are not impressed, questioning why they wouldn't just join existing branches.

"We welcome Chinese members, or members of any racial background, but having their own branch is more like segregation than integration," one member told The Sunday Mail.

"There's a lot of people quite uncomfortable with it."

Read more at the Sunday Mail

News Corp Australia

Weather watch: Experts warn residents to be ready for storms

Premium Content Weather watch: Experts warn residents to be ready for storms

Central Queensland residents should prepare for another day of unstable weather...

CQ community kindy recognised for innovative education

Premium Content CQ community kindy recognised for innovative education

Middlemount childcare centre one of five CQ centre’s recognised at annual...

NAMED: 60+ people facing Emerald Magistrates Court

Premium Content NAMED: 60+ people facing Emerald Magistrates Court

A number of people appear at Central Highlands courts on a range of different...