Tag: senate

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?

Is One Nation, Australia’s UKIP?

When the Liberal Party knifed Tony Abbott last year they should have known that it would create controversy amongst the rank and file conservatives who pay $100 a year to be Party members. They should have also known that non party members who lean towards the right would also be disgruntled to see a Malcolm Turnbull resurrection. Unfortunately they believed that Malcolm Turnbull, despite alienating the right, would attract those on the left and subsequently those on the right would still vote Liberal because let’s be honest, do we want a Labor Government? Little did the Liberal Party elite know that someone, a blast from the past, a nagging former Liberal and a figurehead for the right was working tirelessly to reform her political party and provide an alternative to the two major parties. Pauline Hanson and her One Nation Party.

Pauline Hanson became famous in 1996 when she stood up and spoke what the majority were thinking, she formed Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party in 1997 but failed to retain her seat in 1998 Federal Election but her party gained one senate seat in Queensland. The Queensland based Party gained 11 seats in State Parliament, 8 more seats than the Liberal Party, the Liberals had a measly 3 seats. In Western Australia in 2001 it gained 3 upper house seats and produced 3 excellent MLC’s. Problems arose for One Nation with infighting rife in all state divisions of the Party and ultimately it destroyed itself from within. Last year, Pauline Hanson took over the reigns of the Party and rebrand it with a new colourful Logo. It has produced policies, or broad policy statements if we want to get technical that doesn’t just talk about Immigration. Pauline Hanson has managed to improve her public speaking skills and has managed to get with the times with the use of social media and acquiring a plane which has the party logo on it, not as big as Clive Palmer’s plane though. Pauline has also obtained a vehicle which is heavily signed, great form of advertising. Pauline Hanson has been invited on many news programs such as Paul Murray Live, Today Show, Sunrise and has been heard on many radio stations. It’s safe to say Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Political Party is back and is ready to fill that void the Liberal Party has created by knifing Tony Abbott. The question remains though, can Pauline Hanson do it? Can One Nation ultimately rise to be the third major conservative voice in Australian Politics? In other words, is One Nation the UKIP of Australia?

As mentioned in previous posts we have seen a rise in the number of right-wing political parties such as:

  • Rise Up Australia
  • Australian Liberty Alliance
  • Katters Australia Party
  • Australia First
  • Hinch Justice Party
  • Jacquie Lambie Network
  • and more! 

The difference between these political parties and One Nation is Pauline Hanson. Pauline Hanson is a great figurehead for One Nation, her brand has been around since 1996 and the party gained a lot of electoral support. It has been proven without Pauline Hanson the party failed to continue to sustain their electoral successes.
There has been talk that many disgruntled Liberals have gone over to the newly created Australian Liberty Alliance but unfortunately they have not gained much media attention unlike Hanson therefore it would be hard to see ALA as a potential third major conservative party, this leaves One Nation on top.

The issue now is can Pauline Hanson’s One Nation continue to rise? In order to cement themselves to be that third major conservative force it is imperative that Pauline Hanson is elected into the Senate in Queensland. If she is elected into the Senate, it will give One Nation Political Party some focus, a means for people to join. At the moment they are classified as a micro party, with a member of parliament, people will see that One Nation has potential and purpose. If Pauline Hanson fails to win a senate seat, I think it could be over for One Nation as an organisation unless they remain focus and on top of the issues especially if Malcolm Turnbull or Bill Shorten remain as leaders of their retrospective parties.

I see great things for One Nation, the knifing of Tony Abbott and the infighting amongst the factions within the Liberal Party is a blessing in disguise for Australia as it does open the door for a third major conservative political party. It makes sense for One Nation to fill that void as it has already been established, has community recognition, has a figurehead and a potential youth movement called Young Nation, which can be reformed. It all comes down to whether or not Hanson can gain that senate seat.

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!