Anti-immigration party barbecue to go ahead

KIM Vuga, the founder of the Love Australia or Leave Party, says the group will go ahead with its barbecue at Hyde Park on March 20.

Mrs Vuga said she was trying to do the right thing by applying for a permit for the event with the City of Vincent.

The City confirmed it rejected the application but did not comment further.

In response, Mrs Vuga has organised a protest outside the council building from 1pm, followed by the barbecue at Hyde Park at 2pm.

On the event’s Facebook page, Mrs Vuga said she was looking forward to meeting members and non-members of the anti-immigration political party.

“Come and have a chat and find out about Love Australia or Leave Party and what we stand for,” Mrs Vuga said.

The event will coincide with Harmony Week from March 15 to 21, which encourages West Australians to appreciate the cultural, religious, linguistic and ethnic diversity of the state.

Mrs Vuga said the group was initially trying to hold a “family-friendly barbecue”, not a protest.

“We would have rather had council support – we were trying to do the right thing by applying for a permit,” she said.

“The protest is to say we are disappointed with the council’s decision.”

The Love Australia or Leave Party was founded by NSW-born Kim Vuga.

In a Facebook post by the group, it is described as a “party that puts the people first”.

“No longer can we sit back and ignore the many issues we are facing in our country,” the post said.

“There appears to be no direction from our current government.

“The only way we can make a difference is to stand together and be heard.

“It will be people power that will win at the end of the day.”

The Love Australia or Leave Party website said the party stood against the privatisation of essential state, territory and national assets that “were paid for by the blood and sweat of Australians over generations since colonization.”

Late last week, 39 people had responded “attending” on the social media’s event page.