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Re-Post – Liberals, State and Federal Have Organised – Australias Right to Know

Much like the movie, ‘Animal Farm’, composed by George Orwell in 1945, and turned into a movie and released in October, 1999, the Australian Liberal Parties, both state and federal seem to have ‘organised’.

We have the Federal Liberal Party revolting against;

  • The Australian labor Party: The Australian Labor Party is Australia’s oldest political party. Our history is intertwined with the history of Australia’s democracy and labour movement. Labor’s commitment to fairness at work, access to quality education no matter what a person’s circumstances and a firm belief that we should all have the same opportunities in life underpin what we do.
  • The Australian Peoples ‘right to know’: Australia now lags well behind most major democracies. The latest worldwide press freedom index, compiled by the independent organisation Reporters Without Borders, ranks Australia 35th – equal with Bulgaria and behind nations such as Bolivia (16th) and South Korea (31st).
  • And People seeking asylum in Australia: Everyone has the right to seek and to enjoy in other countries asylum from persecution. This right may not be invoked in the case of prosecutions genuinely arising from non-political crimes or from acts contrary to the purposes and principles of the United Nations.

    If someone hurts you, you have the right to go to another country and ask it to protect you. You lose this right if you have killed someone and if you, yourself, do not respect what is written here.

    All to the detriment of ‘Human rights‘:

    Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, sex, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. These rights are all interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.

    ‘Freedom of information’:

    Under the Freedom of Information Act 1982, or FOI for short, anyone, anywhere in the world can ask Australian public authorities for information in their custody. This can be information they hold in all the various forms that takes, such as documents on paper, held electronically, pictures, sound recordings or video. By law the authority must respond to that request either providing the information requested, or else it must give a valid legal reason why it must be kept confidential.

    And Labors right Parliamentary privilege.

    This exists for the purpose of enabling the houses of the Parliament to carry out effectively their functions. The primary functions of the houses are to inquire, to debate and to legislate, and parliamentary privilege assists and protects these functions.

    The principal powers are:

    the power to compel the attendance of witnesses, the giving of evidence and the production of documents, and to adjudge and punish contempts of the house.

    The Federal Liberals have failed to provide requested documentations, statistics and information to the opposition when both formal and inquired requests have been made over the past week of parliament time. The first week in Federal parliament has provided an insight into the next three years: an ongoing mushroomianism by the LNP, toward the ALP and the Australian people.

    Human rights are often defined in different ways.

    Simple definitions that are often given include:

  • the recognition and respect of peoples dignity
  • a set of moral and legal guidelines that promote and protect a recognition of our values, our identity and ability to ensure an adequate standard of living
  • the basic standards by which we can identify and measure inequality and fairness
  • those rights associated with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
  • The Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986 (AHRC Act) contains a limited definition of human rights for the purposes of that Act.

    ‘Human rights’ are defined by section 3 of the AHRC Act as the rights and freedoms contained in specific international instruments that are scheduled to, or declared under, the AHRC Act.

    These instruments are:

  • International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
  • Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
  • Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Declaration of the Rights of the Child
  • Declaration on the Rights of Disabled Persons
  • Declaration on the Rights of Mentally Retarded Persons
  • Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief.
  • I am not quite sure if Morrison and Abbotts reasonings and fervour to stop the boats, is the same everyone elses.

    The boats need to be stopped, I agree, but my accordance is based on the premise that unsuspecting asylum seekers, who have already undergone horrific atrocities, are not put in further jeopardy by greedy people smugglers. It is about saving lives. Most of these people arriving on such unsea worthy vessels, are not criminals, they are seeking a safe haven for themselves, and their families.

    In case the LNP doesn’t know, the world is constantly at War, because with War comes wealth, but only to the big corporations that build armories and weaponries.

    Much like the movie the Titanic, I see both Abbott and Morrison like this:


    However, state level Liberal governments are causing havoc right across Australia too.

    The workers of Australia are most affected by what the LNP governments have been up to:

  • With Queensland leading the charge and raining down War on Bikers, and by association, as Abbott referenced during the election campaign, Unions- the peoples protector in the work place.
  • Victorian and NSW LNPs are picking up the ‘Anti-Association’ rhetoric and are beginning to run with it also. Their Liberal Speaker of the House adjourned Parliament for two weeks because his job is in jeopardy. If you have never seen the Victorian Liberal Speaker in action, you should be able to located Victorian parliament time via the web to watch at your leisure. They are not deleted, they just float around out there for you to view.
  • The WA LNP government has been quiet as far as I know, but I know people who live there, and all they can say about the Liberal governance in the state of Western Australia is: ‘I did not vote for them!’ They also say that they cannot find anyone who will admit to voting the Liberal government in, in Western Australia.
  • I hope that you have enjoyed and learned some things from this epic adventure also.



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