Senior government figures have resisted calls to condemn Liberal MP Craig Kelly for declaring compulsory mask wearing in schools would be "a crime" and a "form of child abuse".

Both Acting Prime Minister Michael McCormack said while he did not agree with his colleague's comments on masks, they were a matter for Mr Kelly.

Now a group of residents in his electorate of Hughes have decided to take matters into their own hands.

Linda Seymour, is the founder of a local group called 'We Are Hughes.' She spoke to ABC NewsRadio's Thomas Oriti. Posted Thu 14 Jan 2021, 10:00am

Updated Thu 14 Jan 2021, 1:49pm Link to interview here