Katherine Deves Gets 'on the Tools' for Scomo

Lawyer Katherine Deves was handpicked by Scott Morrison to stand in Tony Abbott’s former seat of Warringah on Sydney’s northern beaches. After her pre-selection it emerged that Deves had made statements on social media describing trans children as having been ‘surgically mutilated’. She apologised soon afterwards, but then rescinded the apology, claiming she had used the ‘correct medico-legal term’ to describe surgeries on trans teenagers. LGTBQIA+ advocates were quick to point out this was factually incorrect.