Kerri-Anne Kennerley REFUSES to back down after attack on Shorten

Kerri-Anne Kennerley has stuck to her guns after she declared: 'If Bill Shorten gets in, it's the end of life as we know it.'

The Studio 10 host launched a scathing attack on the Labor leader and took aim at his party's policies on Wednesday morning. 

She criticised Mr Shorten's plans to created a National Gender Centre which she claimed would cost 'millions and millions' - as well his proposed tax changes.

The veteran broadcaster, 64, was accused by Labor of spreading 'fake news' - but on Thursday refused to back down and instead widened her attack to criticise Prime Minister Scott Morrison too. 

'To be quiet frank both are lackluster people to be voting for,' she said of the leaders.

'Who has come out with a vision, or even one idea, that will hold Australia in good stead for the next 20 or 30 years? Not a single one of them.'

'All they are is sniping at each other to get across the line,' she said.

Responding to claims that she should not have shared her opinion, Ms Kennerley said: 'I'm not a journalist per say I'm a commentator and I don't expect for everyone to understand or relate or agree with me.

'But its just my opinion so you've got your view and I've got mine and I will continue unfortunately.

She did, however, apologise for using the word 'leech' to describe people taking a state pension. 

'OK, I should never have said 'leech' – I didn't mean that,' Ms Kennerley said.

'That was a very bad word for me to say, so I'm sorry... but not for the rest of it.'

Ms Kennerley's criticism on Wednesday appeared to take colleagues by surprise as Sarah Harris joked: 'Tell us what you really think.' 

Ms Kennerley's spiel began during a discussion of a recent study which found that lower paid workers would be less than $1 per week better off under a Labor government

Ms Kennerley's spiel began during a discussion of a recent study which found that lower paid workers would be less than $1 per week better off under a Labor government

Kerri-Anne Kennerley attends the Sydney screening of Avengers: End Game at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter on April 23, 2019

Kerri-Anne Kennerley attends the Sydney screening of Avengers: End Game at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter on April 23, 2019 

Ms Kennerley's spiel began during a discussion of a recent study which found that lower paid workers would be less than $1 per week better off under a Labor government.

The veteran host, 64, slammed Labor's plan to set up a tax payer-funded National Gender Centre to support transgender people.

'One thing I'm seriously outraged about, the millions and millions they'll spend on a Gender Commission,' Ms Kennerley said. 

'These kids out there who are gender confused, and there's a percentage of people out there gender confused, they will put up this Commission and we, like Tasmania, will have a child and it won't be male or female, it will be gender-free.

'That'll be national.'

Ms Kennerley was referring to Tasmania's new policy of making gender optional on birth certificates - although Mr Shorten has said he will not implement this nationally.

She then claimed that parents would lose the right to decide their child's gender - although there is nothing in Labor's plans to suggest this would happen.

'And if your child is confused, the rights of your child will go to them, you will have no rights as a parent,' she said.

'That child will go, 'I want to be either a boy or girl, please give me whatever I need' and you as a parent will have no choice.'  

In a later segment on the show, Ms Kennerley said she had been contacted by Labor and accused of spreading fake news.

She read out sections of an email from Labor, saying: 'Earlier this morning, Kerri-Anne... fake news on your program, Labor spending 'millions and millions' to set up a Gender Commission.' 

The Studio 10 host made her voting intentions clear with an excoriating and somewhat confused attack on Labor policies

Bill Shorten made a pitch to big business in Perth on Wednesday, promising he would consider changes to workplace laws to allow long-term 'greenfields' bargaining

Bill Shorten made a pitch to

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