Tag: Australian Greens

The biases of GetUp! #getup #ausvotes

GetUp! claim to be impartial when it comes to politics. According to their website it states

“Our work is driven by our values, not party politics. GetUp is, and always has been, an independent organisation.”

Then why is it that they are campaigning against right wing politicians and have come out to support Nick Xenophon and Glenn Lazarus?  They have released how to vote cards for the Senate and key lower house seats. They have also asked for volunteers to help them on election day.

GetUp! is a left wing activists arm of Labor, Greens and other leftwing lunatic fringe groups, it’s about time there is a real alternative activist group that caters for centre right politics. When will GetUp! admit that they are not an independent organisation but merely lap dogs for the leftist elite?

The Greens attack Paramedics and Firies!

The Federal Budget was handed down on 3rd May 2016, and without going into too much detail, one news article got my attention. The big problem with the $80k tax cut.
The budget will see income tax bracket increase from $80,000 to $87,000 which will, according to the news article, provide an extra $315 per year to those who earn that amount.

The interesting thing that caught my eye was the Greens MP Adam Bandts comments that those who earn over $80k are wealthy.

“Greens MP Adam Bandt has slammed the Government for offering this relief to wealthy Australians while ignoring those who need it. We don’t need it. Ordinary Australians do and they miss out in this Budget,  he said.”

So Adam, you think Paramedics, Nurses, Police and other frontline public servants are not ordinary Australians? You think those who earn $80k are rich scum and should be taxed out of prosperity? As a frontline public servant I am absolutely offended and disgusted about these comments and his ascertions that because someone earns $80k it means that they don’t deserve a tax break.

About time people start waking up the menace of the Green monster that is infiltrating our political arena. The Greens are scum, and only prey on the weak and vulnerable. Given that over 50% of Australian voters receive some sort of taxpayer handouts the Green thrive on this. They don’t want to see Australians further their prosperity they would rather see people suffer and rely on taxpayers to ensure their political survival. This is clearly evident by Adams out of touch comments he made to News Ltd.

MPs have a right to be critical of Islam!

I am somewhat perplexed as to why ASIO’s chief Duncan Lewis decided that he must involve himself in political matters by calling up Liberal MPs telling them they must moderate their language over Islam. His argument is that it puts our national safety at risk. This improper involvement of senior bureaucrats raises the question how effective is ASIO at keeping Australia safe and also does flag concerns as to the real reason why Lewis called up concerned Liberal MPs.

Members of Parliament are elected representatives of the people who vote for them. As a secular nation we must be able to have the ability to question religions and be critical where necessary. For instance, society as a whole has been, and should be, critical of some aspects of christianity especially some denominations which have hidden concerns of paedophilia. Likewise, society should question Islam and the role it plays in society when it comes to homosexuality, women’s rights and the extreme element of terrorism.
Politicians such as Tony Abbott, Craig Kelly, Andrew Nikolic and other Liberal MPs have every right to question Islam and to encourage Muslims to consider opening up their religion for reform, after all these MPs are elected representatives and must represent the views of the electorate.

It is interesting to note that Lewis has just admitted that using strong language to critise Islam will put our national security at risk. Does this mean a terror attack? Either way, ASIO is equipped legislatively and has the funding to intercept potential attacks. To suggest that strong language increases a risk of an attack is foolish and discredits the hard work ASIO does to keep us safe.

This notion then raises the question, why did Lewis put ASIO’s own credibility at risk by calling up Liberal MPs? The answer is we will never know, however it would not be surprising if either the Prime Minister or someone within his office put Lewis up to it. As we all know Malcolm Turnbull is a progressive politician and as the Liberals hold seats such as Reid for the first time, upsetting the Muslim community would detrimental for the Liberals.

 

 

Reclaim Common Sense

Australia is suppose to be a democracy. We are suppose to value and nurture the fundamentals of free speech. Unfortunately what we have seen this weekend (18th and 19th July 2015) is nothing much but a disgrace. Disgrace by all parties involved – in particular the Melbourne rally.

Extreme left wing groups like Socialist Alliance, Socialist alternative and the Australian Greens have come out in force and used violence against ordinary Australians voicing their concerns about the rise of extreme Islam. The rise of extreme Islam is real; we have seen this in Europe, and here on our land. Given this Australian’s should be concerned and they should be able to voice their opinions free from violence.

Reclaim Australia however isn’t all innocent in the violence on the weekend. The problem with groups like Reclaim Australia, they attract far right Neo-Nazi sympathisers, just like socialist alliance and the Greens attract far left Trotsky communist loving hippies. Often we see neo Nazi’s join these groups to be able to act in a thuggerish behaviour.

Both sides must know that the media will only report on the hype of violence and not on the undertones in which they stand for. Interestingly however the extreme left were the perpetrators of the violence yet the media painted Reclaim Australia as the troublemakers.

If Reclaim Australia want to be taken seriously they need to rid the extremist element of their organisation and start a grassroots campaign to outline what they really stand for, otherwise the media and the extreme left will just continue to discredit them.

Greens logic 101 – Do what we say not what we do!

Christine Milne has resigned from the Leadership of the Australian Greens, and it appears she won’t be standing again for the 2016 Senate Elections. Whilst I’d like to say good riddance, the issue with the Greens go beyond leader’s, as Chris Kenny (http://www.theaustralian.com.au/opinion/columnists/greens-leadership-christine-milne-was-a-snarling-negative-leader/story-fn8qlm5e-1227338470767) pointed out, its their policies and their hypocritical views which are on the nose.

The Greens new leader is Richard Di Natale, a well spoken individual and a GP, his co-deputies are Scott Ludlam (WA Greens Senator) and Larissa Waters (QLD Greens Senator). When you break down this leadership team, 67% are male. Those males are not gay. The only woman is not a lesbian. According to the lefts own admission, one could argue that The Greens are nothing but a sexist, misogynist, homophobic Party.

Where is the diversity in their leadership? The Greens were quick to attack the Liberal Party for lack of diversity – do they work on the premise “do what we say and not what we do?” For a party that champions diversity they aren’t doing too well at the moment.

WA – Not a win for the left!!

WA had a senate election. Both major parties have had swings against them, and the biggest winners are the Greens and Palmers ‘larger than life’ United Australia Party. Despite a swing towards the Greens this state senate election, don’t be fooled by the rhetoric of the Greens that ‘the people of WA have spoken, and they voted in favour of Green policies’ this is untrue and we all need to sit down, have a cuppa and put things into perspective.

http://vtr.aec.gov.au

If you have a look at the results (89.61% of votes counted), the ALP only received 21.76% of the vote, the Greens received 15.88%, this gives the left a total of 37.64%. When we look at the Liberals they received 33.71%, their coalition partner, the Nationals received a measly 3.10%, but given that the Liberals have campaigned to scrap the carbon tax and mining tax which both Labor and the Greens want to keep, we have the Palmers United Party who also wants to scrap these taxes coming in at 12.49%. This gives the centre right a total of 49.3%.
Now, I can hear the left saying “that’s still not a majority of West Aussies” true, but if we look at other centre right micro parties electoral results, we will find that over 50% of western Australians voted for centre right leaning parties.

With this in mind, the people of WA have spoken, and they do not endorse the Labor/Green alliance views on the carbon tax and mining tax, nor do they endorse the Greens policies. Scott Ludlam and the Greens ran an exceptional campaign, got to give some credit where its due, and many voters are disgruntled with the ALP’s failure to establish themselves as an opposition, therefore this is possibly the main reasons why the Greens have had a comfortable swing towards them. All in all, this was not a true test of Tony Abbott’s Prime Ministership, and if it was, well I’d say he is on the right track according to these results.

KNIGHTS AND DAMES – Who really cares??

Our Prime Minister announced last week that he is re-introducing in Australia honours of Knights and Dames. This has caused a lot of controversy especially amongst the left and republicans, to a point that some people claim that this decision to re-introduce Knights and Dames has ruined Abbott’s first 6 months in office. Does this decision really have a major impact on our way of life? Of course not.

The Liberal National Party’s were voted in last years September federal election to fix up Labor and Greens bad policies. The LNP were given a mandate to fix the budget, stop the boats, and to repeal both the mining and carbon taxes. Our Prime Minister has stopped the boats, has attempted to repeal these anti growth taxes and currently working on bringing our budget back to surplus therefore for individuals to say that this decision to bring back knights and dames has ruined his first 6 months as PM is nothing more of hyperactive hyperbole from the left and republicans. The notion of the honours system that its sending Australia backwards is a lot of crapola, and the true fact of the matter is, it does not affect anyone’s way of life. Whether you agree with the honours system or not, the Government should not be judged on this issue, however no doubt we will see both the ALP and the Greens continue to vomit a smear campaign against Tony Abbott.

Green Green Go Away!!

The recent Tasmanian and South Australian elections have proved that the electorate is slowly killing off the Australian Greens. Their dominance in the labor party has slowed down their support and even the labor party is being punished for doing creepy deals with this Green entity. Why are the Greens on the nose to many Australians? Well their constant obstructionist approach to government is probably a start, but there abhorrent policies are probably the main catalyst.

The Greens are no doubt a TAX party, we have seen this already when they were sharing the bed with the ALP i.e. Mining Tax and Carbon tax; but this does not end here. The Greens want to increase the Mining Tax and Carbon Tax, they also want to apply a 0.2% levy on banks, and increase taxes for hard-working Australians who do earn a decent income, all this will have a flow effect on the economy and ordinary Australians will have to pay for it. Australians are fed up of taxes, recently we have seen an increase in tobacco tax and alcohol pops tax not to mention a levy on medicare to pay for Labors (failed) policy of NDIS, therefore the electorate is waking up to Greens that they are not for ordinary middle class Australia, they are there for the welfare class, and want everyone to be on the same playing field. Policies that promote the distribution of wealth.

The Greens need to be a high taxing party to fund their exuberant social policies such Denticare, increasing the Newstart Allowance, greening the health sector, and throwing more money into the health of asylum seekers; whilst all this is a noble cause, the cost of this to the Australian worker is huge. Many Australians are fed up of Government over spending and not living within their means, this was clearly evident with the landslide win to the Coalition at the 2013 Federal Election after when the ALP went absolutely bonkers for 6 years with the taxpayers credit card.

Other lunatic policies of the Greens include:
• Increasing funding to the arts. (Do you really want your taxes going on some student art project that depicts a vagina and kids can walk through it?)
• reducing the standard working week to 4 (how would the economy cope with this?)
• making it part of the curriculum to teach about trade unions, enterprise bargaining and assisting people to adapt to a life-style that is not dependent on paid work (So basically instilling socialism into our youths, as well as promoting young Australians that they do not need a job because the state will always look after them).
• Support the abolition of the Australian Building and Construction Commission. (Clearly they support corruption in this industry).
• Reducing the number of juveniles in prison (Therefore they want to introduce feel good policies – we already have a judicial system that is soft on criminals)
• Removal of Tasers from police (The Greens want our police to be punching bags, the use of Tasers actually save lives, rather the police using their glocks they use Tasers instead).
• Stop using sniffer dogs in public places. (The Greens are ‘barking’ mad)

These are just a few of bizarre policies of the Greens. You can actually check them our on their websites, also check out individual state party websites as each state has a different policy.

The Greens still share the power with the Labor Party in the Senate until July. Even though the Greens have had a massive swing against them both in Tasmania, South Australia and Federally they still want to hold the Government to ransom on issues such as Carbon Tax, Mining Tax and illegal boat arrivals. These three core policies were what the Liberal and National Parties were given a mandate on. The Greens shear arrogance leaves a bad taste on many Australians mouths and hopefully they will be punished at the WA Senate election in April.

With all this in mind and after their shared power with the Labor Party, the Greens have shown their true colours, they are not the friendly environmentalists that they purport to be, they are extremist imbeciles who would wreck your standard of living through their outrageous and radical left-wing policies. Australians have finally woken up to them. Goodbye Greens!

Repost – Why do minor parties fail to sustain their electoral success?

In Australian politics we have seen minor party’s come and go. In the early 90’s we saw the Australian Democrats gain significant power in the Senate, in the late 90’s we saw the rise of Pauline Hansons One Nation Party which gained a large number of seats in Qld State Parliament and then in the noughties we have seen the Australian Greens gain some momentum. The big question is, why do these party’s continually fail to sustain their electoral success?

As a former member of a minor party in the past, it has been observed that the support base of minor party’s are a result of a number of factors. Many people join, or vote for minor party’s because they are disillusioned by the major party’s; they believe strongly in a particular ideology or issue and or peoples ego’s are satisfied when involved in a political party, and by joining a minor party they can fulfil this easier than if they joined an established party.

At the 2013 Federal Election the Australian Greens lost some of their support. The Australian Greens, which support base is strong on extreme socialism, decided to do deals with the Australian Labor Party, in particular when it came to the Carbon Tax, one could make an educated guess that this relationship was a probable cause for their diminished vote.

Party’s such as Palmers United Party, the Motorist Enthusiast Party and the Liberal Democrat Party all gained parliamentary representation for the first time. If history serves us anything, it can be assumed these parties will not sustain their electoral success.

Starting with the Liberal Democrat Party. In NSW this party gained 9.50% of the vote in the senate, and lucky for them they gained a senate seat. This has been a controversial gain as they were given the number one position on the senate paper, and many individuals voted for the Liberal Democrat Party by mistake as they were confused and thought they were voting for the Liberal Party of Australia; with a swing of 7.19% from the previous 2010 federal election this was not due to the party campaigning hard, in fact many people did not think this party existed. The Liberal Democrat Party is based on hardcore liberalism, they believe in policies such as gay marriage, no gun control, legalisation of drugs and laissez-faire capitalism. Due to having a strong ideological belief, such party’s attract people with this viewpoint and with this in mind the party most probably cannot appeal to the wider community, as Australian voters are a mixed bag. Once you analyse these factors such as the party gaining a senator by mistake and being focussed on ideology, it is a recipe for failure.

The Australian Motor Enthusiast Party gained a senate seat in Victoria, they only received 0.51% of the vote however was elected in by preferences, too confusing to divulge in this blog. According to it’s website the party has policies that revolves around motoring. Recent news reports however stated that infighting within the party was occurring, a split between the party in Queensland and Victoria were rife, and the Queensland division terminated its Victorian leadership. This party is built on a single issue and clearly there are ego’s within the party that need to be satisfied, this party will probably not succeed electorally due to this.

Finally Palmers United Party, this party founded by Clive Palmer early 2013, a larger than life (Due to his outgoing nature of course) businessman who once was a member of the Liberal National Party in Qld. Palmers United Party has gained 2 senate seats and Clive Palmer himself is now the member for Fairfax. The electoral success for PUP is somewhat unremarkable considering they don’t have any solid policies, and the fact his candidates were unknown in most electorates. In Qld, PUP received 9.89% of the vote in the senate and in Tasmania 6.58% therefore gaining 2 senators. The interesting notion with PUP is this party thrives on peoples dissatisfaction of the major parties, Palmer himself appears to have a vendetta with the Liberal Party which appeals to these voters, and with Palmer being a man with money he can capitalise on this.

All in all, minor parties serve only to those who support them, they generally don’t look at the bigger picture of governing, this is why minor party’s fail to sustain their electoral success. Political party’s such as the ALP and LNP have been established for decades, they have seen the ups and downs of party politics and aim to govern for all Australians regardless of ideology. Of course generally speaking both major party’s lean a particular way but not to the extremes of some minor party’s. As mentioned before in regards to my observations being a former member of a minor party, the three things that create a minor party can also be viewed as detrimental such as;

Dissatisfaction of the major party’s – Voters vote for minor party’s in protest, usually unsustainable and people tend to go back to the established party’s.
Ideology – Many minor party’s as mentioned, base their policies and objectives through strong hardcore ideology, therefore only appealing to a small percentage of population.
Ego’s – Minor party’s are an avenue for people with big ego’s therefore creating a magnitude of infighting amongst party members.
In conclusion, minor party’s come and go, the major political party’s will be around for some time, they focus on Governing not on holding Government to ransom, it will take a lot to destabilise a major party in Australia regardless of circumstances.