Quotes from Andrews when asked about the top gong for Margaret Court:
"I do not support that. I do not believe that she has views that accord with the vast majority of people across our nation."
"I'm sick of talking about that person every summer."
Conform and comply or be cancelled.
What a horrible man.
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says he does not support former tennis great Margaret Court being recognised with an Australia Day honour.
Ms Court is set to be promoted to a Com"panion of the Order of Australia (AC), she is currently an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).
In recent years, Ms Court has come under for her views on the LGBTQI community.
"I do not support that. I do not believe that she has views that accord with the vast majority of people across our nation, that see people particularly from the LGBTIQ community as equal and deserving as dignity, respect and safety," Mr Andrews said.
Ms Court won 24 Grand Slam singles titles and was the first female Australian to win Wimbledon in 1963.
One of the main stadiums at Melbourne Park — home of the Australian Open — is named in her honour.
Mr Andrews said the name of Margaret Court Arena was a matter for other people.
"I'm sick of talking about that person every summer," he said.
"I'm sick of having this discussion in one form or another, every single summer."
Mr Andrews said he would prefer not to be giving oxygen to Ms Court's views.
"But I don't give out those gongs, that's not a matter for me, that's for others," he said.
"You might want to speak to them about why they think those views, which are disgraceful, hurtful and cost lives, should be honoured."