Ditched Wannon candidate appeals anti-discrimination ruling

FORMER Wannon candidate Tess Corbett will today appeal an anti-discrimination ruling against her at a court hearing in Sydney. 

The Lake Bolac resident (pictured)  and former Katter’s Australian Party candidate is attempting to reverse a legal decision forcing her to publish a public apology over homophobic remarks she made in January 2013 comparing homosexuals to paedophiles. 

Her comments sparked outrage, making national headlines and led to Ms Corbett withdrawing as the party’s candidate. 

She later became the candidate for the Australian Christians party, standing by her comments. 

Barristers representing Ms Corbett will make their case this morning in the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT). 

Sydney-based gay rights activist Gary Burns successfully had Ms Corbett found liable of vilification in October last year. 

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