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Independent candidate dresses as woman in bizarre protest against inequality

 

A candidate running for an independent party in the upcoming WA state election has dressed up as a woman to protest against what he believes is injustices towards men by the Family Court.

Aaron Malloy, who is running in the seat of Joondalup for the Julie Matheson for Western Australia Party, posted a video of himself dressed in a wig and prom dresses 2017 outside the Family Court of WA on Monday morning.

"Today I'm going for a different tactic... I'm going with the tactic of if you can't beat them join them," he says.

"So if I can't be seen an equal as a man, perhaps they will see me as an equal if I dress as a woman.

"In fact this could be my new lifestyle, who knows."

"This is how ridiculous it is that people have to resort to stupid crazy stunts like this, but that's what it has become."

It's not clear why Mr Malloy made the video, which was unveiled on 6PR Radio's Rumour File on Tuesday, but he claims he had a gag order put on him by a judge from talking about his dealings with the court.

But he then makes the extraordinary and odd claim he can override the judge's gag order, because he has parliamentary privilege.

The problem is, parliamentary privilege only provides legal immunity to elected members who use it within the houses of parliament.

Its main primary purpose is to allow politicians to speak out on behalf of constituents without legal barriers.

Mr Malloy is not a MP, nor was he speaking in the confines of parliament.

"I do have parliamentary privilege and that's something he is trying to override," he said.

"In fact as you all know, he has actually already overwritten the constitution of Australia.

"Even though I've given him the order, I gave him the act, I showed him exactly what it was.

"He's still overriding it and he has no respect for the law whatsoever."

Mr Malloy then goes onto says he has nothing against women.

"This is the only way to achieve equality in the family court if I'm a woman," he said.

"I'm not anti-woman in any possible way, in fact I think women are absolutely fantastic

"What I'm actually upset about is the system that absolutely goes out of its way to destroy families."

"It absolutely shows incredible bias, look at the statistics. And the terrifying thing is, 21 men per week in this country lose their lives because of decisions made in this building."

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