Cory Bernardi’s exit from the Turnbull Government today signals greater competition for voters who care about marriage, freedom of speech and the truth about gender.

It is regrettable to see further fragmentation of Australian politics.

I hope that today’s events, which seem to be part of a global disenchantment with politics, will cause both Labor and Liberal to become more responsive to mainstream concerns.

This is not just an issue for the Liberal Party. Australians have watched with bewilderment as both sides of politics have been captured by political correctness on marriage, transgender politics affecting our children, the Islamist motivation of terrorism and freedom of speech.

Disruptions like Trump and now Bernardi here may sadly be what is needed to cause politics to become more responsive to mainstream concerns again.