Bob Brown and his Green Cohort effectively take over running Australia for the next six years.
Julia Gillard did not have the numbers to become the First Australian Female PM at the last Federal Election. It took the assistance of the Greens and the Independents to get her officially accepted (in law) as Prime Minister. Now they are calling in their ‘markers’. Think Carbon Tax for starters.
If Tony Abbott won the next election, and determined to scrap the Carbon Tax, Bob Brown has stated emphatically:
LOOK HERE I am in control now – she is nothing!
“I can give you a rolled gold guarantee that when and if this package, after all this work on behalf of the Australian people, passes our parliament, we will be giving it every guarantee for the future.”
Asked about Mr Abbott’s pledge to repeal the carbon tax if elected in 2013, Senator Brown said the balance-of-power party would block the move, potentially setting up a double dissolution and another election if the Coalition wins the next election.
In effect people this Man is telling you that it matters not if you vote for the Liberals on a mandate to NOT have a Carbon Tax, or any other party should one present itself. Brown and his party will not allow your voice to have any bearing on the matter. In effect you do not have any say at all! What other matters will he also deny you a say in one wonders? Talk about an inflated ego – but he does have the power now.
And that is not all people. They effectively can block any and all items that do not meet with their approval. For the next six years Julia Gillard has effectively stagnated Australia as far as freedom and democracy goes. Why bother voting folks (other than it is a legal requirement) – what you want need and desire for the future of our Country – means nothing. Bob Brown is effectively dictating what will and won’t happen. Did anyone say Dictator?
Are you also aware that this man and his cohorts are not working for the Sovereignty of Australia…. their open and above board desire is to bring the United Nations into the position of World Governance. Others phrase it as One World Government or New World order – take your pick.
The Australian Greens believe that:
- global governance is essential to meet the needs of global peace and security, justice, human rights, poverty alleviation and environmental sustainability.
- effective means of global environmental governance are needed to halt and reverse the current trends towards environmental decline across the globe, especially with regard to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate climate change.
- the system of global governance must be reinvigorated.
- major structural reform is needed to provide stronger, more effective and more representative multilateral institutions.
- the leading role of the United Nations (UN) in the maintenance of international peace and security must be recognised and respected by all countries.
- the international financial institutions that govern aid, development, trade, and transnational financial movements require extensive reform to enable them to provide global economic justice.
You can read all about it at their website, believe me it should make your hair stand on end. How do you fancy having the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court, (enforced in Australia) ensure(ing) that all nations are subject to its decisions.
People how do we dissolve this disguising non Australian Mess we have placed ourselves in? It is no good waiting until the next election; we need to find a champion now. Is our Governor General up to the task?
I honestly believed we had broken away from imprisonment and bondage? Seems like the era of the convict, bound to imperial bondage is once again upon us. Only this time it is Green Bondage…. maybe we can find some bushrangers to help our cause? Maybe they will reopen Port Arthur for dissenters – heaven help us!
You may feel I am over exaggerating the situation – believe me I wish it were so. The Carbon tax is being forced upon us – non mandated by the people of Australia. Other Prime Ministerial Promises may become questionable also in the next few months. What did Julia promise with regards to Marriage?
The Nationals Leader Warren Truss sent out his newsletter today. With the Greens seizing control of the Senate from today, Leader of The Nationals Warren Truss warns that Julia Gillard and Bob Brown make for an extreme and dangerous liaison…
Julia Gillard is in bed with the Greens and they are poised to make their move.
By virtue of the new Senate and the minority government Labor has formed in the House of Representatives, the Greens will no longer merely extol kooky, narrow and unaccountable policies, but begin to truly dictate terms.
Labor is reaping what it has sown. Its refusal to take on the fringe environmental gaggle now sees the Gillard Government reliant on Greens votes in parliament and preference deals for its seats.
Of Labor’s 72 federal seats, 44 (or 61%) come courtesy of Greens’ preferences. That includes eight Labor MPs who finished second on primary vote and fell over the line after big boosts from the Greens.
A case in point saw Deputy Prime Minister and Treasurer Wayne Swan in his seat of Lilley get up after a primary vote of just 41% thanks to the Greens’ 12.17%.
The Treasurer is deeply indebted to the Greens.
The Greens have already taken advantage of their position. Take the Prime Minister’s barefaced ‘no carbon tax’ lie.
Despite her repeated and emphatic declarations that she would not lead a government that pursued a carbon tax, the instant the Greens obtained the balance of power she rolled over and now vehemently promotes their preferred route.
This was just an early, though telling, example of the sorts of concessions the Prime Minister is prepared to make to appease the Greens in order to remain in The Lodge – and it appears she will compromise every time, even if it means abandoning more positions she took to the people last August.
That’s also why any commitment to compensation after a carbon tax kicks in is dubious. The Greens back Professor Ross Garnaut’s so-called ‘principled approach’, meaning everyone must be hit and no-one should get compo.
Without real financial pain for consumers there will be no behavioural change. The Greens’ will relentlessly press that point. The Prime Minister will have to make concession after concession after concession.
Greens’ policies are, therefore, hugely important to how Australia will be governed for the next two years, assuming the duct-tape Labor-Greens-Independents alliance holds together.
To date there has been scant scrutiny of those policies or the dogmatic ideologues that espouse them. What the Greens stand for makes the socialist left of the Labor Party look mainstream.
The Greens’ website denotes a ‘minimum’ carbon reduction target of 40% by 2020, and zero emissions by 2050. Even with a 25% reduction, which the Greens insisted on during the Rudd era’s Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme, Australia would descend into an economic tail-spin.
The cost of living would skyrocket. Entire industries would be driven to the wall or move offshore. Job losses would be massive.
They also want 30% of energy to come from renewables by 2020, and 100% by 2050 – despite growing recognition that the government’s current renewable settings are too costly, unrealistically optimistic and, in any event, will deliver only a minute reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
The Greens want a ban on new coal mines and new coal-fired power stations. They would ban the expansion of existing coal mines, and the refurbishment of existing coal-fired generating plants.
Just this week, Bob Brown said the Australian coal industry should be shutdown. Coal is Australia’s number one export commodity, worth $50 billion-a-year and employing 100,000 Australians.
All this despite affordable base-load energy from renewables being unrealistic any time soon… if ever.
Bob Brown’s stated personal view is that the mining tax should be 50%. The Greens’ official line is 40% – that’s the same level howled down by the community last year because it would destroy our national wealth.
The Greens industrial relations policy, proffering the wholesale return to union dominated workplaces, could have been written by the extreme left wing unionists that openly flirt with the party.
They want a minimum five weeks annual leave for all employees – a move that would add to the woes of small business and see unemployment soar.
The Greens want to end the ANZUS treaty and close all foreign bases. Meanwhile, debate currently rages within the Greens as some want Australia to sever all ties and all contact with Israel.
In their March 2010 Economics Policy, the Greens advocated a new 50% personal tax rate for high incomes, a much higher Capital Gains Tax, the abolition of the 30% Private Health Insurance Rebate, new minimum tax laws, and an increased Company Tax rate of 33%. They also support death taxes and more government ownership of business and assets.
They would reduce the voting age to 16.
They want a uniform age of consent, but don’t dare put a number to it.
They would dramatically constrain funding support for non-government schools, capping it at 2003-04 levels.
They want 30% of all Australian territorial waters locked up in fishing ‘no-take’ zones.
They want an immediate, permanent end to all live exports.
If there was more scrutiny of the Greens, their small vote – and ridiculously disproportionate influence – would crumble.
Around 86% of voters rejected the Greens, yet they claim some bizarre mandate, which is only legitimised by Labor’s lust for power at any cost.
From today, Labor will be squeezed by the Greens in the upper and lower houses of federal parliament and we will hear a lot more about the Greens’ and their extreme edicts.
Given Labor has never had the stomach to seriously take them on, the Greens will be calling the shots.
Kind regards, Warren Truss MP Leader of The Nationals
As I sign off for this blog people, I ask you to pray fervently (if you have faith). I ask you to campaign strongly to say NO to the Carbon Tax. Don’t just sit there and allow this to become law. Get off your chairs and make your voice heard.
Write to your local newspapers and let them know there are more than just a few pensioners objecting to this tax. Write to your politicians and tell them how disgusted you are with their acquiescence – their acceptance without protest.
Are they working for you? Do you pay their wages? Will you allow them to keep their post at the next election?
Find like minded neighbours and start a group locally – against the Carbon Tax, fight while you still can please.
For those who might be trying to work out if I am a member of the National Party – the answer is NO, but I agree with the sentiments expressed by Warren Truss.
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