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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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Campbell Newman and Hating BiPolar People

Member for Redcliffe Scott Driscoll.

Member for Redcliffe Scott Driscoll. Photo: Glenn Hunt

The Premier of Queensland, Campbell Newman has been making a name of himself by demonising groups of people and keen to list them as criminals. People who oppose are the Devil.

Now it seems that Campbell Newman and his Conservative Government dominated by the Christian Right are also against people who have mental health issues such as BiPolar. That might explain the quick slashing of funding for the disabled and, Newman’s sudden outbursts against Scott Driscoll.

Why are the Christian Right so heartless, soulless and mean spirited?

Scott Driscoll has revealed he has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

The Redcliffe MP, who has only made sporadic parliamentary appearances after allegations were made against him in regards to his business and lobby group dealings in March, wrote to the premier and disclosed his illness on Monday through email.

Mr Driscoll said he was motivated by Campbell Newman’s response to Clive Palmer’s bipolar “slur”.

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“Your quoted response when Bipolar disorder slurs were made in the context of political attacks included, “… insensitive comments show a total lack of empathy towards people who are actually dealing with the condition,” he wrote.

“Mr Premier, I could not agree more as one of the many Queenslanders who battle Bipolar daily and now implore you to follow your own advice and lead by example to improve and not worsen the prospects for sufferers.”

Mr Driscoll’s announcement did not alter Mr Newman’s view that the people of Redcliffe should have “proper representation in parliament”, however he did soften his words.

Mr Newman said his previous comments regarding Mr Driscoll, where he accused him of “gaming” the parliamentary absenteeism system and said he wanted him “out” of parliament, were made “with the knowledge that I had” at the time and he was “digesting” Mr Driscoll’s admission.

But he said his former LNP colleague had been given a “fair go”.

“He has been given every consideration and the record demonstrates that I gave him and the party team gave him, every consideration for many months and indeed, some commentators suggested we should have been much tougher, much earlier on,” Mr Newman said.

“I have said continually that everyone deserves a fair go and he was definitely given a fair go.”

Mr Driscoll said Mr Newman should have “picked up the telephone to enquire about my actual medical condition” as he would have “been more than willing to discuss it without you in a positive manner”.

Mr Driscoll has maintained his innocence in regards to all wrong doing.

But he said his “specialist psychiatrist” has recommended against his appearing in front of the parliamentary ethics committee, which is investigating Mr Driscoll’s interest register.

“… due to my condition, she has firmly instructed that I am obviously not in a position to provide evidence to the committee, which would otherwise potentially stand to defend and completely vindicate my position,” Mr Driscoll wrote.

Mr Newman said the ethics committee would make its own determination.

I personally hold no faith in the Queensland Government’s ‘Ethics Committee’ as the Independence has been removed and, the original Chair under Campbell Newman was quickly sacked for criticising the Premier.

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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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Insane Anti Graffiti – Chalking Laws

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NSW Police – Serious Chalking Crime Investigation

Here in Australia, we must be traveling well when it comes to matters of crime. We keep hearing about Police being understaffed in the number of Beat Police but with the laws being introduced by one conservative Government after another that gives Police the lawful power to control the most little and craziest of things, Australia must be doing well.

In Queensland, their conservative State Government has created laws where politicians and/or the Police Commissioner can just list any group as being criminal organisations without a single argument offered in the Court system. The laws are so loosely written that even Police Officers in their uniform sharing the same markings can be listed as criminals.

Many people fear this law will be turned against political opponents of the State Government who has already written an Industrial Law which effectively muzzles them. Now there are reports of this Liberal National Party(LNP), some of their members and/or supporters that the activists against CSG and fracking should be listed as criminal organisations.

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Hopscotch chalked on bitumen

Now we have in the State of New South Wales(NSW), the Liberal National Government under the helm of, Premier Barry O’Farrell who has moved to see laws against graffiti written so loosely that a child will be committing a criminal offense for merely using chalk on the footpath. If you are like me and rent your home, they cannot use chalk on any concrete, bitumen, etc on the property or even the driveway.

The State Government’s Attorney-General has assured that while this is a reality, Police will have the discretion to decide for themselves. The problem I have with this, is that Police will have another little non-matter to have people criminally punished when they can’t get them on anything serious. Or worse, as an act of revenge or power tripping.

This law, so loosely written that I hope people challenge having their City Council charged under these laws for graffiti under the new Chalk Law where a Parking Inspector marks the tyres of their car.

Our politicians are power hungry. We are watching megalomaniacs taking control of every facet of our lives by making all of us criminals. Even children whose childhood has quickly become a criminal activity.

Young hopscotch aficionados could become unwitting criminals under proposed new anti-graffiti laws in New South Wales.

The legislation, which has been introduced to the NSW Parliament, makes it an offence to intentionally mark any premises or other property without the permission of the owner.

Greens MP David Shoebridge says there is no requirement in the legislation for a mark to be permanent or difficult to remove.

He says that means it will technically outlaw things like chalk hopscotch squares or handball courts drawn on footpaths or bitumen.

“Unless the kids get the consent of the local council they’re committing an offence,” Mr Shoebridge said.

“This Government is going to be putting on the statute books laws that make it an offence not just for kids to chalk a hopscotch court on the footpath, but for Mr Stace to have chalked ‘Eternity’, or for a street artist to put a rainbow crossing on the road.

“This will now all become criminal activity. If children get caught by police they’ll be facing a $440 fine. Now that’s just nonsense.”

Attorney-General Greg Smith has downplayed the impact of the new legislation while apparently acknowledging that drawing in chalk will technically be an offence.

He says police always have discretion about whether to lay charges and he considers it unlikely they would charge children for chalking up hopscotch squares.

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-09-19/nsw-anti-graffiti-laws-to-also-outlaw-hopscotch-squares/4967772

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Abbott Government uses Wikipedia, not scientists

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Hon. Greg Hunt – Minister for the Environment

 

Just when you thought that the recently elected Abbott led conservative Government could not get more embarrassing, the Minister for the Environment, the Honourable Greg Hunt has admitted to using Wikipedia to research bushfires and global warming and its relationship.

Now, I am personally skeptical of the argument that no global warming equal no bushfires for Australia is a very dry place known for its bushfire, droughts and flooding. We should not blame every bit of weather on ‘Climate Change’ as many like too.

That said, here we have a Government that is removing much needed funding from medical and environmental sciences, who have also abolished the Ministerial Portfolio of Science that uses Wikipedia for their research relating to the environmental science of bushfire and climate change. Greg Hunt tries to argue that he went to Wikipedia to see what people think overseas believe but that is not how you determine the point of view of people around the world. That is not the role of Wikipedia.

It seems that the Government, led by their Scholar, Prime Minister Abbott need to learn, understand and accept that Universities do not accept Wikipedia as a research tool for a very good reason. It is not reliable.

Environment Minister Greg Hunt has hosed down suggestions of a link between climate change and increased bushfire intensity, saying he had ”looked up what Wikipedia” said and it was clear that bushfires in Australia were frequent events that had occurred during hotter months since before European settlement.

 
We in Australia are doomed to a miserable existence while this mob are in control.

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In Support of Equality – LGBT

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In the news a lot lately in Australia has been the issue of marriage equality for members of the LGBT communities. Well, longer than just lately but for months. Also in the news lately in New South Wales is the matter of private schools being exempt rrom the Discrimination Act so they can expel students for being anything but heterosexual due to ‘religious’ beliefs.

I am sick of people using religion to push acts of bigotry. It makes them a special class of people who are above the law which is wrong.

This blog is motivated by a news article I came across today regarding the Australian Labor Party and how voters are reacting to them. Published on Wed Jun 23, 2010, Barry O’Farrell was still the Leader of the Opposition, trying to get himself elected as the Premier of New South Wales.

The fundamentalists Christian groups such as the Australian Christian Lobby(ACL) love to see themselves as the voice of Christians when in reality, they aren’t. They just claim to be. Just as many lobby groups claim to be the true representatives of the group they claim to represent. These groups carry on about Christians demanding a bigoted line against anybody they disagree with or lose the Christian vote.

I believe this to be utter bullshit because in the lead up to the NSW State Election, Barry O’Farrell was seen at a gay sauna and nobody cared. The Liberal/National Coalition led by Barry O’Farrell was elected with a large majority despite pushing their Christian ideals and despite their leader seen at a gay sauna.

So with voters being so uninterested and not offended, why are our politicians so scared of this so called ‘Christian block’ at elections?

 

“Apart from Barry O’Farrell being found by Channel Seven in a gay sauna, the only major event which could save the New South Wales ALP from the drubbing it seems to electors to deserve…”

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2010-06-23/anger-and-rage-voters-abandon-nsw-labor/877396

 

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