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Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com

Jimmy Barnes at Red Hot Summer Mornington 2019 photo Noise11.com

Jimmy Barnes Calls Out Dutton Fear Tactics on Q&A

by Paul Cashmere on June 4, 2019

in News

Jimmy Barnes cut right to the chase to call out Immigration Minister Peter Dutton for the spread of misinformation leading into Australia’s Federal Election.

“I watched every night and watched Peter Dutton not know the difference between a refugee and a terrorist,” Jimmy told Q&A’s audience. “I think the mis-messaging that has gone on in this election, the scare tactics, have really been brutal. I think it’s dishonest, I think it’s uncool”.

While the number of Australia’s bowing to the fear was enough to fudge the election of the line for the Liberal Party Jimmy doesn’t think Australians can be fooled forever. “I think the Australian public will see through it. But there are too many people out there struggling to keep jobs and they are confused and all they want to do is put food on the table. There was a big swing to Peter Dutton because of fear, pure fear,” he said.

He labelled Dutton in the very un-Q&A terminology “uncool”. “When people think that they think they are being attacked, like the difference between a refugee and a terrorist, it was rammed down our throats that they are all the same and they were coming to get our jobs, coming to kill us. It just wasn’t right. It was very, very, very uncool”.

Jimmy also performed his current song ‘Shutting Down Our Town’ written by Troy Cassar-Daley on the show.

SHUTTING DOWN YOUR TOWN TOUR DATES

Wednesday, 18 September 2019 *
Mackay Entertainment Centre, Mackay Qld
Tickets available from the venue – 07 4961 9777 or themecc.com.au

Friday, 20 September 2019 *
Townsville Entertainment Centre, Townsville Qld
Special Guest: Eskimo Joe
Tickets available from the venue – 07 4771 4000 or tecc.net.au

Saturday, 21 September 2019 *
Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns Qld
Special Guest: Eskimo Joe
Tickets available from Ticketlink – 1300 855 835 or ticketlink.com.au

Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Dunedin Town Hall, Dunedin NZ
Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 0800 111 999 or ticketmaster.co.nz

Thursday, 26 September 2019
Christchurch Town Hall, Christchurch NZ
Tickets available from Ticketek – 0800 842 538 or ticketek.co.nz

Saturday, 28 September 2019
Spark Arena, Auckland NZ
Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 0800 111 999 ticketmaster.co.nz

Thursday, 3 October 2019 *
WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong NSW
Special Guest: Jet
Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au

Saturday, 5 October 2019 *
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney NSW
Special Guest: Jet
Tickets available from Ticketek – 132 849 or ticketek.com.au

Saturday, 12 October 2019 *
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne, Vic
Special Guest: Jet
Tickets available from Ticketek – 132 849 or ticketek.com.au

Sunday, 13 October 2019 *
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide SA
Special Guest: Jet
Tickets available from Ticketek – 132 849 or ticketek.com.au

Thursday, 17 October 2019 *
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba Qld
Tickets available from the venue – 1300 655 299 or empiretheatre.com.au

Saturday, 19 October 2019 *
Riverstage, Brisbane Qld
Special Guests: Jet and Eskimo Joe
Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au

Sunday, 20 October 2019 *
Home of the Arts, Gold Coast Qld
Special Guest: Jet
Tickets available from the venue – 07 5588 4000 or hota.com.au

Friday, 25 October 2019 *
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Newcastle NSW
Special Guest: Jet
Tickets available from Ticketek – 132 849 or ticketek.com.au

Saturday, 26 October 2019
Park Beach Reserve, Coffs Harbour NSW
Special Guests: Jet and Eskimo Joe
Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au

Thursday, 31 October 2019 *
Theatre Royal, Canberra ACT
Special Guest: Eskimo Joe
Tickets available from Ticketek – 132 849 or ticketek.com.au

Saturday, 2 November 2019
Pola Park, Tullamore NSW
Special Guest: Troy Cassar-Daley
Tickets available from 123tix – 1300 001 238 or 123tix.com.au

ALSO APPEARING AT:

Sunday, 10 November 2019
96FM’s Kickstart Summer Concert
Ascot Racetrack, Perth WA
Tickets available from Ticketmaster – 136 100 or ticketmaster.com.au

Jimmy Barnes’ new album, My Criminal Record, is out now through Bloodlines and is available to order here.

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