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Australia’s Conservative Movement = Despotism in Australia

When you read the beliefs of Australia’s central conservative movement, the Liberal Party of Australia, one has to wonder if they’re reading the very website of the Governments they have been elected to govern.

We Believe:

In the inalienable rights and freedoms of all peoples; and we work towards a lean government that minimises interference in our daily lives; and maximises individual and private sector initiative

In government that nurtures and encourages its citizens through incentive, rather than putting limits on people through the punishing disincentives of burdensome taxes and the stifling structures of Labor’s corporate state and bureaucratic red tape.

In those most basic freedoms of parliamentary democracy – the freedom of thought, worship, speech and association.

In a just and humane society in which the importance of the family and the role of law and justice is maintained.

In equal opportunity for all Australians; and the encouragement and facilitation of wealth so that all may enjoy the highest possible standards of living, health, education and social justice.

That, wherever possible, government should not compete with an efficient private sector; and that businesses and individuals – not government – are the true creators of wealth and employment.

In preserving Australia’s natural beauty and the environment for future generations.

That our nation has a constructive role to play in maintaining world peace and democracy through alliance with other free nations.

In short, we simply believe in individual freedom and free enterprise; and if you share this belief, then ours is the Party for you.

 

http://www.liberal.org.au/our-beliefs

 

Currently the Liberal Party is elected to govern the Australian Federal Government along with five States being Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania and Western Australia, along with the Northern Territory Government. Only South Australia and the Australian Capital Territory has the Liberal Party not been elected. The South Australian Parliament is currently a minority Parliament where a third party has decided who shall vote govern in that State All of these Liberal Party Governments are in their first term except for Western Australia where the Liberal Party are now in their second term in Office.

A lot has happened in the past two years and very quickly. Rampant corruption, removal of civil liberties, extreme laws to control the people, removing workers rights and protections, financially punishing the poor, telling manufacturing they aren’t wanted in Australia, abolishing the key roles of science in Government, propping up the role of the Christian Church, abandoning public health and education and so much more. Certainly this has to be a mistake for this is opposite to the Liberal Party belief system quoted above.

The Queensland Liberal National Government created Anti Association Laws where the State’s Attorney General, a politician, can make any organisation a criminal organistion. No Court trial or evidence required. Any association and you face 20 years prison as a dangerous prisoner in solitude. All you have to do is know someone even if they are a work mate. You could be put in prison for just knowing the person who is a member of such an organisation or was once a member in the past. Police can also strip search you in public without evidence or a reason required under other laws and, another law that just being more than three people together is enough to see you being viewed as a gang.

The Victorian Liberal Government is attempting the same now. A new Victorian Law can see a protester put in prison for up to two years. The Tasmanian Liberal Government is also now looking at doing this too.

In Queensland, the union movement is no longer allowed to speak out on any issue on behalf their members without a State wide referendum of their members, held by the Queensland Electoral Commission on every single issue. All to illegalise dissent.

The Western Australian Government is also considering strict laws that could see any group be listed as criminal without any trial.

Now, federally speaking, we saw the election of the Liberal National Coalition to the Australian Government. Their first actions included telling GM-Holden to get out of Australia, political witch hunts using the Police and Courts against their rivals began and several Minsterial Portfolios were abolished including; The Aged, Youth and Science. Yes, there is no Government Portfolio for Science any more. It is dead. And as science was removed from the fore, they have upped the importance the Christian Church.

In their first budget, funding for public education and health is being wound back but funding for Christian run schools and health have been given a healthy increase. The more elite the school, the more the conservatives return financial favour. Right at the time the Royal Commission into Child Abuse(created by the previous Gillard Labor Government) has been finding extreme abuse of children committed by the Christian organisations both in the past and still happening, the Abbott Government has decided to financially reward them and seek to have more children in the hands of child abusers at taxpayers expense.

With the Abbott Government’s first budget, they have moved to remove financial incentives from the average person, pensioners stand to lose over $1,000 per annum, people under 30 years old will be treated harshly if unemployed, new taxes and tax increases but not for the wealthy. No unemployment benefit if you are 25 and then up to 30, unemployed will receive six months of welfare assistance for every 12 months while expected to rent house, pay bills, eat, find a job and more. Again, the very wealthy are helped with the move to open up platforms for them to save on further taxation.

On top of all this, the Abbott Government where every single Government Minister is Catholic and must be a Catholic or they have no Ministerial role, lead by Tony Abbott who declared at least once that only Christians make good Australians, who is denying Muslims at prison refugees camps access to essential medicine and medical aids including operations to remove bullets from their bodies after fleeing persecution, a burns victim denied medicine for related injuries, who refuses to distance himself from Priests found to be abusing children and even gave one a character reference, who laughed and mocked an aged pensioner, who smirked when an aged pensioner said she has to work in the sexy industry to survive, to attacks dissent against his Government as being unAustralian…

Where does the Liberal Party philosophy as stated above reflect their Governments?

Now with the constant remove of rights and civil liberties including the Government stealing your assets if your dissent, Australians are now at the mercy of despots and there is only way to remove them. That is through the act of mass civil disobedience, violent revolution and the murder of those in power. I endorse it.

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Illegalising Dissent in Australia

With wall to wall Liberal Party Governments being elected in such a short time, Austalians have quickly started to lose their rights and liberties.

In Queensland the Conservatives in power quickly struck by creating a law where the Attorney General can list groups, organisations, etc as being criminal organisations without a lick of evidence. No Court trials. No cause needed to be shown why. The laws are so tight if they a football organisation was listed, every member of the club would become criminals overnight and will go to prison and treated harsher than a murderer or rapist or child molester.

Now in the State of Victoria, the conservatives are about to make attending a rally a criminal offence. Despite the rally being legal, the Police can tell you to move on and fine you. You can even go to prison for up to two years for merely returning to the rally.

So here we are, Australia. A nation where our prisons can now be full of people for merely attending a protest. No wonder the conservative Prime Minister never said a thing at Remembrance Day and instead stood back having a yarn with his mates.

The Premier is introducing amendments to the Summary Offences Act to crack down on protests and remove the protection for Victorians’ right to peaceful assembly. 

Napthine’s Silencing Act: 

  • Removes protections for peaceful assembly
  • Up to two year imprisonment for persons returning to a banned protest or picket
  • Police and PSO discretion to ‘move on’ protests

We call on the Premier to reconsider the need for these amendments, given the overwhelmingly peaceful nature of Victoria’s protest movements.

 

http://www.weareunion.org.au/napthines_silencing_act

 

 

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Queensland Police Threaten Political Dissenters.

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And so it begins, the harassment against ordinary every day citizens for merely showing that they disagree with the State Liberal Government of Queensland. Show a sticker on a car that says your support people who ride motorbikes and the Police threaten you with imprisonment if you don’t remove such a public display of political dissent.

Australia the fascist country? Apparently it is.

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Outlawing Unionism in Australia?

Campbell Newman speaks  during question time in the Queensland Parliament.

Campbell Newman speaks during question time in the Queensland Parliament. Photo: Glenn Hunt

 
And so it begins, the journey of taking Australia to the World of fascism is alive and well. The State Government of Queensland has started the roll of our legislation which has given Queensland’s Attorney-General to list any persons or organisations as criminal organisations without a trial, no evidence, just the strike of the pen.
 
The Queensland Government has already effectively muzzled the union movement from speaking on behalf of their membership with Industrial Laws requiring referendums to speak on any issue. School committees in Queensland are now bound by a contract that forbids all dissent against the Government’s education policies.
 
And now, we have the Queensland State Government moving to make it illegal for union membership fees to be deducted from members wages. This is an attack on the existence of the union movement which should scare people with what the Liberal Party has in store for workers.
 
Federally, the Liberal Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Tony Abbott is seeking to make it illegal for unions to meet with their membership in the luncheon rooms for staff, along with laws that would restrict unions ability to even step on work sites. The Abbott Government is also denying his Ministers from speaking to the media nor to answer their questions.
 
Twenty years ago such actions have seen Australians angry and making their voices heard. Sadly, we have become a gutless nation where far too many people are either selfish, ignorant or just too scared to speak out.
 
It is hard to find a group which the Australian Liberal Party does not blacklist as evil and bad for Australia. Well, except for the very wealthy.

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Stop Pointing At Nazis and Commies.

I’m sick and tired of hearing the West pointing at the negatives of the Nazis and Commies. Yes, atrocities happened but do you know the difference between them our modern lot in our Western nations?

Those living in Nazi and Communist Regimes were mostly compelled by violence to commit inhumane actions, to join certain organisations such as Hitler Youth. Unlike here in the West where we can just quit. Yep, we can just resign from the job. We have the ability to stop what we are doing and stand together in mass and say that we won’t tolerate it any more without being run over by tanks.

Do we do that? Nope. We create reasons to not say no. We try to take the higher moral ground by arguing that should do the same as those we vilify and we ridicule and cast scorn on those who have the spine to stand up for what is right by referring to them as Communists and other labels all because they understand what humanity is about. We support treating whole groups of people in a way that we would scream blue murder were it done to us, our own skin colour, religious folk, sexuality, wealth status, etc.

That is the key difference. Who is of the biggest evil now?

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