Union drops Katter support as recording claims Fraser Anning aimed to 'hit nerve'

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Senator was told to be controversial, says man that Sky News claims is former One Nation official in leaked audio

Fraser Anning was urged to be controversial by a former One Nation official before he gave a racially inflammatory speech that has also triggered warnings the union movement will abandon Katter’s Australia party over the controversy.

On Thursday Sky News played a recording purported to be of the former Queensland One Nation president Jim Savage telling an unidentified person that he and others had told Anning months ago to “say something really controversial, really hit that nerve” to draw attention to his first speech.

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