Monday, 12 September 2016

The break they needed

The Liberal Party was desperate for a break, from their failure in the House of Representatives that they won on the July 2 election this year. When three MP’s ignored their duties to the nation, when they ignored the promise they made to their electorate that they would serve with distinction. I hardly call skipping work serving with distinction.
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But beside this, the Liberal Party was a shambles. Turnbull has run off, glad he is free from the confinement of the conservative party room, making money-spending announcements everywhere. And the loss of control of the House of Representatives hardly showed strength in the government, which Turnbull claims has the majority of power.

So when Sam Dastyari was caught being backed by some wealthy Chinese businessmen, the Liberal Party could rejoice. Shanghai Sam has asked some Chinese companies, with links to the Chinese Communist Government, to pay his travel expenses and other fees that he needed payed. To add to this, he was given a top of the range Grange, (Wine) equivalent, or even better, than the one that Barry O’Farrell received, that ended his time as Premier of New South Wales, Shanghai Sam’s own state. Surely Shanghai Sam could have learnt from Barry’s mistakes? Or maybe not.

Image result for barry o'farrellThe oath that Dastyari made upon his election into the Senate all stands for nothing. Sam couldn’t give a damn about the allegiance he purported he had to Australia. He’s proved that, and any donations to charity can’t change what he did by receiving money from a foreign party. And the supposed ‘Cash for Talk’ ideology that Turnbull claims has laid siege to this situation, is probably right. Why else, would an outside interest donate to Sam Dastyari. Major companies don’t donate expecting nothing in return. There is a deeper meaning to this situation, and one that Sam is desperate to hide.

Sam deserved to lose his place t the front bench, and lost the Labour Party’s control of the House of Representatives, for the spotlight is now on the Labour Party, and we’re all waiting for the next stuff-up.

Friday, 9 September 2016

Democratic procedures unknown to the Baird Government

With the forced council amalgamations getting into their later stages for the Baird Government, the breaking of democratic promises is becoming more visible. 300 kilometres from Macquarie Street, just past Orange, a town is being forced into this undemocratic procedure that has riveted the state, and Mike Baird’s ‘voice’ that he said this procedure was full of, is as desolate as a well in the desert.  This all came out when a caller rang Alan Jones on Friday, expressing her distaste and disgust at the conduct of operations in her area.

Image result for mike baird amalgamationsDictator Baird, as the Lane Cove’s TWT likes to call him, stated that this procedure of council amalgamations would be full of people having their say, and affecting the democratic procedures, as is the essence of democracy, but instead, people have to act like students in a classroom, and get treated like a group of incompetent young children, unable to speak for themselves.

In this town outside Orange, they are holding a no-confidence vote in their local amalgamated council, and hope to change the result of the amalgamation. Before they were amalgamated, government officials (paid by you, the taxpayer) were sent out to find the voice of the area. Unfortunately, they stamped out the voice, with a set of procedures planned to stop people giving their view.

To get to a meeting to express your view, you had to register, as if you were a child in school. Then, if you wanted to express your view, you had to register further. The citizens were subjected to further restrictions, though. They were only allowed to have 3 minutes to express their view.

It comes to no surprise when they find out on the day of the meeting, that due to an overload of people simply wishing to express their view and opinion, in a democratic and fair way, the citizens had only 2 minutes to express their view, due to the fact that ‘under law, we cannot hold a meeting more than 2 hours’.

Further into the meeting, they told people that due to the time restrictions, and the amount of people left, people that had had what they were going to say, had to sit down, and couldn’t express their view. A fair view the officials were going to get. I am sure, that every citizen there would have been happy to stay for 4 hours, if that is what it took to express their view, to aid their cause, as w=every person has the right to do.

But maybe because the government officials weren’t having their democratic rights taken, or because they needed their ‘well deserved’ lunch or coffee break, they had to stop the meeting. I am sure they reported back to Dictator Baird with a ‘wide range of views from the community’. No doubt, they changed the views while they were at it. It wouldn’t have made much of a difference, the harm was done. Not only has the forced amalgamations taken away the democratic rights of people that voted in the Baird Government, but the process and carrying out of the process is a disrespectful and illegitimate one that disregards the people’s view who Baird is supposed to serve,.

Baird was elected in through democratic means, and is now ignoring those democratic means. Should he really be in Macquarie Street? I suppose he is better than the Labour party, who would no doubt bring in the dangerous ‘Safe Schools Scheme’, but we have to wonder, does the Baird Government deserve their position?