Turnbull government reveals a lump of coal at its heart in a disgraceful week of name-calling.

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“He has no respect for the taxpayer any more than he has respect for the members of the Australian Workers Union, he betrayed again and again. He sold them out. He sold them out.”

A volley of cheap shots rings out across the chamber this week as a beleaguered Malcolm Turnbull begins the new parliamentary year in a flat spin. He’s under attack on all sides, travel rorts, Trump’s dumping on him, Bernardi’s defection, Abbott’s sniping, a seven-month losing streak in the polls and what to do about George Brandis and his diary.

What do you do with an Attorney General, an officer in charge of freedom of information who refuses a court order to make his appointments public as Mark Dreyfus, a real QC, has requested? The London posting  can’t come soon enough.

Peta Credlin, Abbott’s all-powerful, all-seeing former chief of staff helpfully puts the skids under the PM she dubbed “Mr Harbourside Mansion” when she tells Sky viewers the Coalition is broken by “an unbridgeable ideological divide”.

Add in to the mix electricity blackouts, a failure to curb power sector emissions and an energy market crisis which has been simmering unattended for years. Luckily energy is all Labor’s fault. It’s their ideological belief in the future of the planet instead of doing whatever it takes to protect the wealth of the coal industry and its many rent-seekers.

The power crisis is caused by Labor because Labor is led by Bill Shorten, a Labor leader who has dinner with rich people!

Desperately, the PM who sold out to his right wing, aims to divert his critics and snatch back credibility by assassinating Hypocrite Bill’s character. Yet Turnbull aims so low he destroys any vestige of credibility; shoots himself in the foot.

The other foot is in his mouth. With nothing left to lose, a gung-ho meets gonzo PM Trumps up his invective; indulges his inner bully in an assault on the man, not his policies, complete with gratuitous, archly homophobic insults.

“This sycophant, blowing hard in the House of Representatives, sucking hard in the living rooms of Melbourne, what a hypocrite,” Turnbull sneers. The “simpering” “sycophant” “sucking up to Dick [Pratt]” “tucked his knees under… tables” jeers the PM. The dig is unlikely to boost his stocks in his inner-Sydney electorate of Wentworth, however many sniggers it gets from his party. Nor will his prejudice play well with his broader constituency.

But why be resolute or decisive when you can be abusive and impulsive? It works for Trump.

Desperate, the orator with an ear of tin leaps, misses his footing and plunges to dangerous depths. He unleashes a raging, ranting, ten-minute volley of personal abuse and defamatory accusation on the Labor leader –  lowering himself to ape Tony Abbott, the leader he deposed because he was incapable of anything but junkyard. Doubtless, he plans to hide, in the fray, how deep in crises he has mired his government.  Instead, Turnbull highlights his own bad judgement.

Bellowing, braying, belittling, the PM calls Shorten names in a spray of spittle. He contorts his face fit to out-butch a bull seal bugling. Shorten is a “a climber”, “a social-climbing sycophant”, a “parasite and a hypocrite”, terms of abuse the PM finds on a prompt helpfully handed up to him by his batman, Christopher lickspittle Pyne, obsequious to a fault.

Sadly, all Turnbull achieves is a grotesque Abbott travesty, an homage to another self-made loser who often parodied himself in his puerile taunting, name-calling, monstrous lies, absurd assertions and bullshit braggodoccio until it cost him his job.

Turnbull is wasting his time trying to impress his party’s puritan choir; the Nationals and the Liberal right. They hate him with a passion. He may as well be Labor. No concession will ever be enough to buy their approval. Nor win their trust. For most other observers, the PM’s ill-advised and hammy performance is a shocking demonstration of just how far he will stoop to conquer. Pollster Hugh McKay believes Turnbull has sealed his fate. Disintegration and ruin can only follow.

Turnbull’s big problem is the plank in his own eye. “No consistency, no integrity. This sycophant, this simpering sycophant,” sneers a PM who hosts Rupert, a PM whose merchant banking venture was funded by sucking up to Kerry Packer whom Turnbull had saved a fortune on tax, a PM whose sell-out to his party’s right wing cost him all credibility.

Almost as big for the toff is the vexed politics of class. As Bernard Keane and Van Badham note, Turnbull’s attack is a slap-down for Shorten getting above himself. Essentially, Turnbull’s case is that he’s Prime Minister because, unlike the Opposition leader, he’s a better class of person.

Yet it’s a no win situation. Keane also notes that after decades of berating union leaders for being anti-business and being unwilling to work cooperatively with bosses, suddenly Shorten is fair game for being too close to corporate leaders. Yet none of this matters to the parliamentary party whose blood-lust is up.

Excited by his show of aggression, his colleagues cheer on Turnbull’s Shorten-bashing with school-boys jeers, grins and much thumping of desks. It is an unedifying display of arousal which can only cost the party popular support.

Equally disturbing are those many Press Gallery hacks who applaud Turnbull’s lapse, gushing approval over his “flash of steel”, his “withering putdown”. One scribe sees the theatrics as an “aggressive new course.”  Another sees it, somehow, as Turnbull’s version of Gillard’s misogyny speech. Is politics merely blood sport entertainment for a jaded Canberra Press Gallery? Certainly, their praise encourages the PM to further excesses.

By Friday, Turnbull is on 3AW denouncing Shorten as a hypocrite who pretends to be a “horny handed son of toil”.

Horny or corny, it’s all part of a bizarre, ill-judged attempt by a desperate Prime Minister beset by more problems than a junkyard dog has fleas. His government is dead in the water say pollsters. Newspoll has Labor 46-54% on the two-party vote and the Coalition’s primary vote falling four points to 35%, its seventh-straight loss and worst result so far under Turnbull’s leadership. Essential polls 53-47 in Labor’s favour. It would take a miracle to come back from here. Instead, the Coalition declares it is truly, madly, deeply in love with coal all along despite making sheep’s eyes at renewables.

True, not all are on the same page with their passion. There’s a lot of codswallop about being technology neutral, the official Peabody Energy talking point subterfuge and some daggy hamming from Energy Pretender Josh Freydenberg who even promises a new cabinet subcommittee to “oversee the progress”.

Partly Turnbull’s tanty is to cover Coalition hypocrisy in two-timing its 2030 carbon emissions targets with its affair with coal. Federal Treasurer, Mad dog Morrison, a natural buffoon, follows his PM’s lead in the race to the bottom Thursday by bringing a lump of coal into the chamber. It suits him to clown while people die of black lung and other respiratory illnesses. It worries him not a jot that an army of scientists could tell him that burning coal to generate electricity will destroy the planet. Instead he and his party proclaim the sick fantasy that coal is a cheap and clean source of energy.

Ultra super-critical coal-fired plants would cost double renewables reports Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The Melbourne Energy Institute agrees. And who could cost their emissions? New analysis from the government’s own research institutions reveal emissions from USC would exceed the current Australian average of 820g/kWh.

Of course we don’t have to burn coal ourselves to contribute to global warming. Currently we export enough coal each day for others to burn and create emissions equivalent to a 500-megawatt coal-fired power station, or 570,000 cars, in a year. Yet we don’t factor in our CO2 exports into our climate policy. It’s been our dirty little secret for thirty years.

Not a single company has any plans to build new coal power plants. No bank will lend any money. The Turnbull government may wave its shotgun as much as it likes but it may never get coal and banks up the aisle again.

Of course, it has a patent remedy which climate change sceptic and front bench coal-tosser Barnaby Joyce has already forecast. The Clean Energy Foundation, established to fund innovative approaches to power generation,  will be raided to pay for energy which is neither clean nor a good investment in the future. Who could possibly find fault with that?

At least, finally, some of the Coalition has stopped pretending it is only a litlle bit pregnant to Peabody Energy. Indeed, the Turnbull government’s recent embrace of coal-fired power shows it has “abandoned all pretense of taking global warming seriously”, Climate Change Authority member Clive Hamilton explains as he resigns from the agency. Professor Hamilton, who teaches ethics at Charles Sturt University, fires a parting shot. He says it is perverse to be advocating coal when 2016 was the hottest year in history.

Bernie Fraser resigned before Hamilton in disgust at the feeble emissions-reduction targets the government was prepared to set. Fraser, a man of principle, pointed out that the government’s post-2020 carbon reduction efforts – a pledge to cut 2005-level carbon emissions by 26-28 per cent by 2030 – as put Australia “at or near the bottom” of comparable countries.

The Climate Change Authority itself soon got five new you beaut members in October 2015, one of the first reforms of young turk Turnbull who is always quick off the blocks when it comes to doing the bidding of his minders, be it his National Party minders or- as in this case -a toady to the coal lobby. The five new members had been appointed by “coal is good for humanity” Tony Abbott and remained to be approved by Macolm Turnbull.

Described at the time as being as “more sceptical of climate change” the five coalition appointments stacked the committee in favour of government policy and removed the vexed Left-Greens ideological commitment to the continuation of humanity and the troublesome notion of taking responsibility to reduce emissions and redress some of the damage already caused to the environment through global warming, noxious emissions and other pollution.

It is timely to review the government team players.  Assisted by former National Farmers’ Federation’s head Wendy Craik the committee gained Kate Carnell, former CEO of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and former ACT Liberal chief minister; Danny Price, economist and managing director of Frontier Economics, who advised the government on its Direct Action policies; John Sharp, a former Nationals politician and federal transport in John Howard’s government before stepping down after questions raised over his use of ministerial travel expenses; Stuart Allinson, the chief executive of Bid Energy.

No-one can pretend these worthy figures, however deserving they may be as representatives of their constituents, have been chosen for their halcyon impartiality. To use Turnbull’s term du jour Australia has been sold out.

Those who were shocked by gonzo Scott Morrison’s pet rock in parliament Thursday – and it’s impossible not to be shocked by the graphic abdication of responsibility to future generations not to mention a contempt for science and a cavalier disregard for all of the economic and environmental benefits of investment in renewables should thank him for so dramatically revealing the government’s hand, a hand which has been prepared ever since Turnbull took office despite all sentiment and nostalgia for the Old Leather Jacket. Get real. This government has always been pro-coal.

But it’s not all plain sailing or committee stacking. Coal is a big blow to the Prime Minister’s new self-appointed role as Parliament’s Grand Inquisitor determined to root out hypocrisy and energy heresy in the opposition. Why, only seven years ago he, himself, was urging Australia to move to a “a situation where all or almost all of our energy comes from zero or very near zero-emission sources” to avoid the risks, laid out in the science, of catastrophic climate change.

Along with Groucho, Turnbull has principles and if you don’t like those, well … he has others.

“You don’t quit a party you already run, protests Sam Dastyaryi when Cory Bernardi, the man who single-handedly, caused Malcolm Turnbull to drop all mention of any form of ETS in 24 hours flat, leaves the Liberals this week over principle, he says. Principle. Yet he is unable to say what the principles are beyond a bit of mangled metaphor about broad tents and churches and pegs. Fearlessly exercising his new role as moral guardian, Turnbull tells him the honourable thing to do would be to resign. The PM gets one thing right. Hasn’t Cory already caused enough trouble?

Cory Bernardi helped Tony Abbott change from an ETS wuss to an axe the tax crusader in 2009. If there were one man we could thank for Tony Abbott becoming the worst Prime Minister Australia has seen, Cory would be right up there. And weather vane Abbott is quick to take any opportunity now to put the boot into Turnbull.

“… While Cory and I have sometimes disagreed I’m disappointed that more effort has not been made to keep our party united. The Liberal Party needs more people, like Cory, who believe that freer citizens will make a fairer society and a stronger country and who are prepared to speak out and make a difference …”

Now a man of principles he can’t articulate, Bernardi will continue his vanity politics while his quest for relevance becomes even harder, however many anti-halal meetings he attends. The harsh truth is that Cory Bernardi represents Cory Bernardi and while he may indeed enjoy the support of Gina Rinehart, it will take more than the backing of the coal lobby to make him a real political force now he’s out on his own and competing with quite a range of other right wing nut jobs for the reactionary and the protest against the two major parties’ vote.

The South Australian senator is, however, a powerful emblem of the disunity and lack of discipline in Turnbull’s parliamentary party and his weak leadership. It is also a reminder of the parlous state of the Liberal Party when it comes to principles.

As poor Cory comes to leave and make his stand on principle, he can’t clearly articulate a single principle. Looking at the government’s disastrous week, its hypocritical bashing of Bill Shorten and its theatrical flourishing of a lump of coal in parliament, most Australians would also have trouble identifying a single principle – apart from its steadfast loyalty to the mining lobby –  in the Turnbull government’s shameful behaviour this week.

 

19 thoughts on “Turnbull government reveals a lump of coal at its heart in a disgraceful week of name-calling.

  1. Another fine cut of filet mignon Urban. We have a Prime Ministers that felt at a prior time he had to sign a fat cheque possibly from the account in which held the money he gained through his shareholdings during the 1990’s along with others to become the clear-felling cult investors into the Axiom Forest Resources racket, this AFR was soon to become better known as the trashing and plundering hooligans of the Solomon Islands forests.
    Now what sort of an ethical businessman would seek an association with a known disreputable mob of opportunistic tree cutters that were kept busy looting the buggery out of the Solomon Islands giant timber forests.
    http://www.radioaustralia.net.au/international/2008-09-26/turnbull-criticised-over-solomon-islands-logging-connection/22920
    Still our PM went on to flog off his shareholdings for a tidy sum of $20,000,000-00.
    I’ll not rattle on about some of the other nefarious financial undertakings of this fine resolute gentleman that further paved his way to wealth-dom through the aegis of extracting moneys from those persons he would go on to become involved with the commercial aspects of the Insurances Industry.
    One now has to speculate that this big money accumulator could get tipped out of his $1.7 million dollar purchased high chair.
    If so his blend of skills would fit in nicely as another of the functionaries among the insolvency firm of Korda Mentha, they each seem to enjoy the same penchant for gaining their daily bread (or better described as their black caviar laced croissant for their morning breakfast.)

    Lately Malcolm has been seen in close company with 2 of the self-selling souls of both the Belgian bronco/integrity buster, well known for his bronco-riding rough shod over his Senate colleagues, (for shutting down the Senate recommended Royal Commission into the wealth warping CBA by way of even more of the CBA’s false testimony) then the other artful dodger now keeping close company with our charming PM, being Sydney’s deft water diviner (known as Arty the forgetful) who had completely forgot his connection to the invented AWH entity that was to become caught up in the revelations of his business friend Eddie Obeid and his network of nice guys.

    It seems rather unfortunate that our PM has found it necessary to scare the bejesus out of the pension receiving cast outs of society, by having his party colleagues setting loose a robotic brained hell-hound to snap and snarl in its quest for demanding monies from these same social outcasts that they know not of.

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    1. Enjoyed your wonderful response, Williambtm Glad to see your citation of Lord Wentworth for services to scorched earth despoliation and dispossession in the Solomon Islands. Very well put, too. Cutting the buggery out of anything that stands between himself and a profit. Agree that Turnbull’s list of ventures is too long to dwell on but I don’t feel enough has been made of his fine work to bring HIH to collapse in 2001 when it bought an Adler FAI which he had helped to over-value – an event which triggered a Royal Commission. So touching to hear his recent new motto, “I back myself” – well, there’s a first time for everything but it would be interesting to itemise Turnbull’s backers. You’ve got me thinking, Williambtm. Regards Urban

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  2. As always a great article and right on all points. The stage performance of Turnbull screaming at Bill Shorten did nothing for voters, the ones affected by Centrelink Robot Cop Clawback, Pensioners and many of the Disadvantaged that are now wondering in many cases how will they be able to pick up the slack of the lost dollars.

    Interesting that the LNP in Wide Bay have recently held several Community Consultations. As one would expect given the time of the morning, all of those at the meeting I went to were those grossly affected by Pension cuts and Healthfund increases. I was there to ask the question regarding the LNP’s plan for reducing unemployment in the area, one of the highest in Australia. I was the only one that was interested in this. Ultimately, I was a little appalled at the attitude of most that were there, quite obviously people that were reasonably well off, investment properties, portfolios etc. But, this is the problem, who did this? who created this monster of entitlement?, was it Howard with all the handouts? How did Australians become so self serving and this attitude is accross the board. I could take you down my street and point out all those on disability pensions with really negligable complaints. The Health Insurance costs I can understand the frustration of the people who were at this meeting given that most there had severe health problems either themselves or their partner. The Health industry is one big rort, it must be if Qantas, Woolworths are flogging their own versions. I mentioned this to Keith Pitt, what the hell has an airline got with flogging health insurance unless there are big biccies to be had. As was pointed out to me at this meeting, the collusion with Health Providers is another, Sarina Russo is now in on the act. I stayed back to chat to a man that was in a very bad situation with his wife and this con game of the Health Industry, of the $4,000 he receives (that he doesn’t receive as it goes directly to the health services provider) they immediatley take out $1000 for Admin, charge him over $50 for each visit to his severly disabled wife and pay that helper $22!!!! This gentleman lost a $200 pw entitlement from Centrelink and was now having to consider selling an investment house that he had because the rent would not cover the shortfall. The modifications to his own home for his wife were now on hold. This is where Turnbull doesn’t get it, all the screaming at the Opposition may appease a few of the dullards next to him but in fact nothing will save him at the next election. The defection to One Nation will be much more than is reported thus far. the gentleman I spoke to a long time supporter of the LNP, even though he is more comfortable than a lot, still sees his situation as a kick to the guts. As he pointed out to me, he has been a stedfast supporter of this party. So Mr Harbourside Mansion needs to get down from his well heeled ivory tower and just have a look at the damage thus far and the fact that they have achieved so very little.

    It is true of the attitude of the very rich, having had personal experiences myself, the rich do not like the underclass to raise their heads above a certain level. It is always about control. This is so obvious with what is happening world wide, corporations greedy, corrupt control of governments and the masses being squeezed. On the otherhand, the one thing that the rich do admire is talent. If someone has great talent then respect follows, because this is the one thing the rich cannot buy, talent is something you are born with not something you can buy. Perhaps this is the Turnbull/Shorten problem Turnbull does not see Shorten as a man of talent. Whilst Shorten has united the Labor Party, this does not mean he is a worthy Prime Minister. One could hardly compare him to Keathing or Hawke etc.

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    1. A wonderfully detailed, thoughtful and provocative reply, Jeanette. How did we create these monsters? Or have they always been around but neoliberalism has bred them up into even greater monster-materialists of hidebound, contemptible selfishness and greed.
      I echo what you say about the damage being done thus far. If somehow, you could open his eyes. His mind. His heart.
      And you so right about the politics of power and the need to control of the underclass.
      Agree with your verdict on Shorten. Disappointing in so many respects. Others have much better claims to be Labor leader. Yet he’s the best representative working Australians are allowed. Neoliberal, nifty Bill. Scary isn’t it?

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  3. I liked Shorten’s responses to Turnbull’s rant/s – firstly that he felt a bit sorry for Malcolm right now, he’s under a lot of pressure, which just enraged the Bull even further so next day we got the sneering, lipcurling snarl “Im my own man, I cant be bought, I look billionaires in the eye etc” (Really?) then more of the Bill Shorten is a hypocrite stuff. Bill just said mildly “I think he was looking in the mirror”. The thing is I dont think many voters believe Turnbull any more – his lies about the damage done to SA by too much renewable energy, when we could all see with our own eyes that a terrible storm had knocked down a whole lot of towers. The country is crying out for credible leadership in renewable production and management, yet Turnbull tosses out the best option without debate, and lets Morrison bring in a prohibited prop in the form of a lump of coal, into the house. Clearly Malcolm is a legend in his own mind, but is truly out of touch with reality. No wonder voters (esp. Ex Libbers) are flocking in droves, like Americans did, to populist characters like Pauline Hanson and Trump, just because they crave “change”, despite the obvious failings of both. PS love your writing Urban, and interesting the commenter who raises some of the unsavoury past of MBT. More of that please!

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  4. MSM has written about Turnbull being Keating-ish when attacking Shorten…

    What a joke, Keating was witty, his timing was right, even the enemies attacked had to laugh, ( of course only the smarter ones like Hewson, never Howard).

    They are not going to make musicals to honour Tumbril; they did about Keating…

    What hurt Mal most was Shorten saying that he felt PITY for the PM. 🙂

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    1. Spot on, Helvityni

      What upset me more than even the press gallery fawning was Peter Dutton’s ugly threat to the effect that we could expect more of this type of brutish bullying.

      Appreciate your comments. Regards Urban

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  5. Dear Mr U W,

    As always, I would be most grateful if you would allow me to repost.

    Best wishes,

    Fiona at The Pub

    On 12 February 2017 at 08:33, Urban Wronski Writes wrote:

    > urbanwronski posted: ” “He has no respect for the taxpayer any more than > he has respect for the members of the Australian Workers Union, he betrayed > again and again. He sold them out. He sold them out.” A volley of cheap > shots rings out across the chamber this week a” >

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  6. Federal Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, commenting last week on the recent environmental re-approval of the Carmichael coalmining project, sought the moral high ground against the government’s critics, claiming that there is “a strong moral case” for mining and exporting coal to poor countries.
    Got the regigged version of this Oct 2015 statement from the minister this week .
    The essence of his lastest comment are to the effect, It would be hypocritical to not use coal in this country, if we export it overseas.
    Those mental gymnastics lead to a policy, where it’s pointless prosecuting Pederests here in Australia, because if we don’t allow the practice here. They will just jump on plane’s and continue the practice somewhere in South East Asia.
    The COALision is back to the old trick of spruiking bad Policy, then when the Public call Shenanigans. Defend it and claim it’s a winner, the voters are too stupid to understand it. Tell the voters your ‘listening’ when they withdraw it. Wait a while for the coal dust to settle. Then give it another run as ‘Clean Coal’. Now it’s as pure as the driven snow against a Whore house window!

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  7. Shorten has helped say goodbye to abbott he has remained focussed he has skewered turnbull
    he is focussed,his performance in the unions royal commission was outstanding and the same can be said for Julia.Where were the MSM reports?
    To be critical is ok but for christ’s sake don’t jump on the attempted discrediting of shorten you are playing their game.The media that is.
    After all where would the one notion mob be without the media and the constant sell to the public of damaged goods?

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  8. Thanks again Urban.

    I don’t watch question time, too depressing, but of course couldn’t avoid the appalling display of class warfare from Turnbull ( who doesn’t need to social climb, having been born wealthy and married ‘up’ – but enough of that private school crap)

    Today I caught a snippet of Turnbull telling Shorten that his concern for the NDIS was nothing more than some kind of “bleeding heart” problem haw haw haw.

    Well yes. Anyone who has a heart is bleeding. I don’t think I could be more angry, disillusioned, fed up, crapped off etc than I am. But if I had grandchildren, I could be homicidal, I think I’d be moved to go to Canberra and shirtfront the pricks.

    Climate change is real, we know. We’ve known for decades. And is going to get a lot worse. How PEOPLE can willfully destroy the lives of their own flesh and blood baffles me. It really does.

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    1. Totally understand, EA. in any other land or at any other time, a PM who misled his people and parliament so wilfully would be asked to resign yet the people are seduced by the whopping lie that opposition to the coal monsters is just “playing politics” – and that promoting renewables is a type of heresy. “Ideological “thunders a PM whose entire Cabinet and most of his government prefer simply to be the servants of the coal lobby.

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    2. I too am in agreement with your comments EA Meehan and rightly so to our esteemed master of descriptive words, Urbanwrongski.
      For persons yet to be convinced of how dreadful have become Australia’s Liberal party, my reading of the Australian Constitution compels me to state how during the passing of time, this and the Liberal party that smugly dwells in Austalia, has systemically eroded the best-held principles that framed Australia’s Constitution.
      Australia’s originated Constitution became the harvested product of the futuristic mind of Henry Parkes (he better known as the father of Australia’s Federal unification.)
      Australia’s Constitution that claims our rule of democracy in its true self, is a system of rule by laws, NOT INDIVIDUALS.
      In a democracy, the rule of law protects the rights of citizens and maintains law and order and LIMITS the power of government.
      All citizens are equal under the law. No one may be discriminated against on the basis of their race, religion, ethnic group, or gender.
      Currently, the Liberal government in our Australia (those that have become the discordant motley of today’s corporate supplicant ministers) has speedily bypassed the defining first basic principle that underlays the Australian rule of Democracy.

      Here below is a passage of text quoted by Senator John Faulkner held within the entire text of his address to the Henry Parkes Oration given at the Henry Parkes Memorial School of Arts, Tenterfield, NSW. October 2005.
      “If Australians are to once again see their government as the instrument of the nation’s collective will, and their national parliament as the place consensus is forged, then we have to learn again from Henry Parkes the importance of direct democracy. As Parkes said in here in 1889, it is through democracy that governments gain legitimacy. As our nineteenth-century political institutions creak and groan with the effort to keep up with changing times, we are experiencing an increasing deficit of democracy.”
      Turnbull’s Liberal oligarchy has become the destroying agent “upon our democratic rule” that had held up until the latent time of the Australian Liberal party, they that had succored themselves to the foisted corporate dollar that had cast its spell to energise their power-crazed greed motivated entry into the present leadership role of their government party now being in office
      Thus we observe the Liberal party of Australia has indeed failed the governing rule of democracy, also the multitude people of Australia.
      http://australianpolitics.com/2005/10/22/apathy-and-anger-john-faulkner-democracy.html

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