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Expect Trump movement in Australia: MP

AAP logoAAP 9/11/2016 Rashida Yosufzai

Conservative politician George Christensen says Australia is heading down the same path as the US as it faces an imminent Donald Trump presidency.

The outspoken Nationals MP says Mr Trump has been a "stick of dynamite" thrown into the American political system and Australians should expect something similar.

"We're probably only a few years behind the US," he told Sky News on Wednesday.

"The same movement, the one of populism, fused with nationalism, fused with conservatism is going to come here."

The Australian Greens said a Trump presidency was shocking and disappointing.

Leader Richard Di Natale said an American president had been elected on a platform of racism, xenophobia and nationalism.

"I expected more from our American cousins. They have let us down," he said in a statement.

Senator Di Natale questioned whether Australia should place a "sober eye" on its alliance with the US and consider if it continued to serve the national interest.

"The following weeks and months will reveal what leaders across the world will be wondering tonight - if the American moment is truly over and, if so, what will replace it."

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten said Australia's alliance with the United States had grown and thrived for seven decades no matter who was in charge.

But he would always "call it as he sees it."

"If I see women being disrespected, I'm going to call it out," he said in a statement on Facebook.

"If I see people being discriminated against because of the colour of their skin or their religion, I'm going to call it out."

Former prime minister Tony Abbott congratulated Mr Trump on social media.

"Congrats to the new president who appreciates that middle America is sick of being taken for granted."

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