PASTOR Daniel Nalliah, president of the fringe political party Rise Up Australia, has what you might politely describe as some fairly interesting views on matters of science, the climate, abortion and religious tolerance.
In the pulpit-driven eyes of Melbourne's Pastor Nalliah, humans didn't appear on Earth until 6000 years ago, when his god put us there. That same god was also behind Australia's most devastating bushfires, but only because laws are in place to allow abortion.
Pastor Danny, as he is known, doesn't like Islam much either. He'd also like to see school principals given the power to hit pupils with bits of wood (but only with parental consent).
But more of all this later, because Pastor Danny has announced the name of the man to give the keynote speech at the official launch of his Rise Up Australia political party.