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This is where you find out what is ringing my chimes. This is also where you get insights into my life. I rant. I rave. I basically let off as much steam as I want here. You will probably find references to CentreLink, Australian ISP, Ombudsman, Religion, Australian Politics, and Globalisation.

Mostly, being an INFP, the thing that rings my chimes is discrimination against low income earners. There are too many examples of how the rich make the rules that govern us all. They increasingly make it obvious that democracy is just a cover for the time old tradition of treating us as little more than dumb sheep.

Fiascos and coverups are always the rule of the day in Australian Politics. With some special concessions for 'sick old pals' who have been proven to break the laws of the country. Politics and the promotion of disinformation is a dirty business. In Australia, I see no real difference in the direction of travel that the two major political parties participate towards.

I seem to Blog a lot about the unfairness of city legislated laws on rural people. I have to wonder when will our political leaders give more than just lip service to the need for amendments to many of the city legislated laws?

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2014-08-26 Life, the Universe and Everything

NPR covered the anniversary of the Burning of Washington last week, reenacting the event as though it were happening live.


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2014-06-29 Tony Abbott

Have you ever experienced a more heartless politician? Some may argue (rightly so) that Morrison is more heartless. Some may also argue that the whole LNP Ideology is heartless. I have no answer for why the LNP are intent on creating a heartless society. But intent they are.

It doesn’t seem to matter to the LNP however many people march in the streets against this unnecessary budget. The LNP continues in it’s unwanted ideology against all opposition.

It matters not that leading economists have cast doubts over ‘budget emergency’ claims.

Quote:

“SAUL ESLAKE: The truth in my view is that the budget deficit in prospect for 2014/15, prior to this week, was 2 per cent of GDP with public debt in the range of 14 per cent of GDP. That’s worse than it should have been; that’s worse than the previous government had let on, but it hardly amounted to a crisis or an emergency.”

“SAUL ESLAKE: The real problem that the Government inherited was the sharp increase in the budget deficits and in spending in 2017/18, the year after the forward estimates of the last Labor budget and, correctly in my view, most of the thrust of the measures in the budget are directed at the period 2017/18 and beyond. That’s where the problem was.”

Who is Saul Eslake? He is Bank of America Merrill Lynch chief economist.

See: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-16/economists-cast-doubt-over-budget-emergency-claims/

All that matters is that many thousands of Australians are going to be hurt with this outrageously unnecessary, unwanted, and totally heartless budget.

The blame cannot be simply levelled towards Tony Abbott either. The whole LNP support this ideological stance.

A Royal Commission into Political Parties needs to be held in this country. Terms of reference should simply be “Corruption”.

Everybody knows that the Left and the Right of politics would be undone by a Royal Commission into political corruption.

Perhaps political parties would need to be held accountable for their actions and their members would need to be fined for each day of sitting unlawfully. (as per the Australian Constitution)

Quote:

“44. Any person who - (v.) Has any direct or indirect pecuniary interest in any agreement with the Public Service of the Commonwealth otherwise than as a member and in common with the other members of an incorporated company consisting of more than twenty-five persons:

shall be incapable of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of Representatives.”

and the penalty?

Quote:

“46. Until the Parliament otherwise provides, any person declared by this Constitution to be incapable of sitting as a senator or as a member of the House of Representatives shall, for every day on which he so sits, be liable to pay the sum of one hundred pounds to any person who sues for it in any court of competent jurisdiction.”

So every citizen of Australia should sue each member of parliament that is also a member of a political party..

Lets see how that works out for them..

See: http://www.aph.gov.au/constitution

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2014-03-24 Scott Morrison

This "News" has now been "pulled" from MSM..
The Missing News (from what I can work out..) is as follows..

Asylum seeker in legal appeal over data breach receives deportation notice An asylum seeker in legal appeal over data breach has received a deportation notice, despite assurances that those involved in court action would not be removed.

Basically, the names and personal details of 10,000 asylum seekers were leaked following the incident on Manus. This means that people know who they are. This means that they and their families could be in serious danger.

This guy is about to be sent back home.

The place he fled from.

And he'll be charged $5,000 for it.

And the information is out there that he sought asylum in Australia.

Chinese man in Villawood detention centre issued notice despite assurances those involved in court action would not be removed In a letter to the Chinese asylum seeker in Villawood detention centre, he was told he would be charged over $5,000 for his deportation and might be deported before his legal challenge is heard. Asylum seekers have been told they will foot the bill if their data-breach cases fail.

See: http://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/03/21/removed-deportation-notice-asylum-seeker-data-breach-case

and

See: http://www.theguardian.com/info/2014/mar/22/1

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2014-03-24 George Brandis

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The Coalition promised before the 2013 election to repeal section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act in its current form, but indigenous Liberal MP Ken Wyatt has threatened to cross the floor to oppose the change.

Senator Brandis told the Senate on Monday he would soon be bringing forward an amendment that would ensure the Bolt case would never be repeated.

Never again in Australia will we have a situation in which a person may be taken to court for expressing a political opinion, Senator Brandis said in response to a question from indigenous Labor Senator Nova Peris.

Senator Brandis said the problem with the current law was that it dealt with racial vilification in the wrong way by political censorship.

People do have a right to be bigots, you know, Senator Brandis said.

“People have the right to say things that other people would find insulting, offensive or bigoted.”

Asked in the House of Representatives about Senator Brandis’ comments, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said it was in the nature of free speech that sometimes some people will not like it.

Reference: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/attorneygeneral-george-brandis-people-do-have-a-right-to-be-bigots-20140324-35dj3.html

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2014-03-21 MarchinMarch

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Many causes come together

March in March was different. It revealed itself to be organised by grassroots campaigners with few or no organisational affiliations. More importantly, it used social media, mainly Facebook, to organise people to attend protests.

The March in March campaigners claimed in very general terms that it was:

…to protest against government decisions that are against the common good of our nation. At the event in Sydney last weekend, I observed a range of issues – from shark culling to refugees to public service job cuts – on mostly handmade signs. While several flags were flown representing unions and small political parties, I was struck by the lack of co-ordinated political messaging in the signs or even among the rally speakers, compared to past rallies with higher profiles.

The largest rallies in Australia have tended to be on single issues; they focused on distinct political outcomes. For example, the goal was to “stop the war” and bring Australian soldiers home, in either Vietnam or Iraq, or to defeat government legislation, such as WorkChoices.

Reference: http://theconversation.com/march-in-march-the-old-ways-of-doing-politics-are-under-challenge-24573

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2014-03-20 Scott Morrison

Changes to act would allow Scott Morrison to ‘play God’

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2014-03-20 Mark Aldridge

At times it is very clear to me why I am not suitable to politics, there are so many things wrong in our society and in the way we are governed, yet the massive issues to me personally don’t appear to be the same as the issues debated during elections or discussed on social networks.

Our judicial system is a mess; affordable justice is a fallacy, prosecutions by police and government departments can occur without any procedural limitations or guidelines, allowing abuse of due process and absolutely no chance of equity or justice.

Government legislation is written with the sole intent of control of every aspect of our lives, while at the same time it ensures the inclusion of sections that undermine our rights and liberties

Our electoral system is written and controlled by those with the most to gain from structural biases, and the process itself is designed to ensure outcomes can be determined in advance.

Our political representatives do the bidding of their political parties, which are controlled by people we never get to see or meet, and the overall agenda is to follow the direction of the United Nations, even though as a nation we have little to no input into the direction chosen by them.

Free trade was designed and sold as the levelling of the playing field, a cosy feel good concept where the whole world enjoy the same quality of life, what we would like to think is that this means lifting the standards of living in third world countries, not dragging us down to their levels.

But none of these topics are ever on the agenda, as a nation we debate other topics, Gay marriage, football stadiums, trams, Holdens, and a variety of local issues, forgetting the root of all these problems are solved by demanding change in how we are governed not by whom.

Why is the agenda for political debate chosen by the politicians, not we the people? It is because we have lost our voice, and the reason we have lost it, is all of the above “The loss of democracy”

It reminds me of my first political slogan “Freedom Justice and democracy” are not negotiable

Mark Aldridge

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2014-03-20 MarchinMarch

From little things, big things grow. I went to the March in March here in Melbourne on Sunday and I felt compelled to write a letter about it. Let's agitate and yell and let our so-called leaders know that we won’t take their crap anymore. Spread the word!

"Are they serious? Who do they think they’re kidding? Did they not get the memo that we here in Australia live in a democracy?

Obviously not.

The Victorian government is attempting to destroy one of the most important features of any democracy: the right to protest. We as a society are only strengthened by our rights to peacefully assemble and tell the government that not everyone agrees with what they’re doing. A democracy is, after all, a political system where the elected representatives are supposed to be the voice of the people, not the tools that help to silence the people.

Throughout history the power to protest has helped shaped culture, legislation and provided hope for a brighter future. Imagine if Martin Luther King and the million people that marched with him in ’63 had not had the opportunity to share with the world that he and other people of colour had a dream. Imagine if in 1988, the thousands of Aboriginals who descended on Australia’s capital were told to move along and denied the right to tell the nation about our version of what happened 200 years ago, when Europeans first invaded. And more recently, imagine if musicians and music fans alike had not been allowed to take to the streets to point out to our local leaders that the proposed changes to the laws regarding live music and security were not only bad for culture in this state, but they were bad for business. I perish the thought of what Melbourne would have become if the music community had not been allowed to come together and tell our government that they didn’t ‘get it’.

And now it seems that once again, they don’t ‘get it’.

The thing that I don’t understand is that our elected leaders are supposed to be men and women of learning. They are supposed to be the people in our community who steer us towards a more enlightened future. And yet if these men and women had taken the time to read a little more, they would realise that their attempts to take away our right to peacefully assemble and protest is actually in violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This is not only embarrassing, but also appalling.

It feels like we are taking a step back into the repressive 1950s. The key difference of course is that back then people were allowed to protest. So what does that say about where our elected government is taking us? The time to act is now. People from all walks of life need to stand up and tell the Victorian Government that their attempts to deny us some of the most basic rights of living in a democracy are not only cruel, but also morally bankrupt.

We need to fire up. Apathy is one of fascism’s best friends. And while we do not currently live under a dictatorship, letting our elected leaders run rough shot over us like this is the first step in the wrong direction.

Don’t be complacent Victorians.

In the words of the great Bob Marley: Get up, stand up. Stand up for your rights."

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