Above : Soon-to-be-former NSW Premier Kristina Keneally employs direct action to tackle the dreadful scourge of graffiti.
Despite working really really really hard to create jobs jobs jobs for working families working families working families in NSW, the ALP looks set to undergo a crushing defeat in the upcoming state election (March 26), as ungrateful voters turn to the Tories for political salvation. Presumably, the victorious party will proceed to do to NSW what Kennett done to Victoria when he won office back in 1992. On a more positive note, the Kremlin’s Fifty Year Plan to take over the NSW State Government (hatched only a few years after Khrushchev gave his Speech) finally looks set to bear fruit as the
Reds Greens gain their first seats in the Legislative Assembly.
The Greens’ unstated goal of wrecking Western civilisation and imposing a one world government edges ever closer…
Sadly, it appears that the Communist Alliance will not be fielding any candidates at this election. Worse, Ron Poulsen (Communist League) appears not to be contesting for his local seat.
Still, the Socialist Alliance (SA) will be standing four Lower House candidates–Paola Harvey in Keira, Pip Hinman in Marrickville, Zane Alcorn in Newcastle and Duncan Roden in Parramatta–and no less than 21 candidates in the Legislative Council (Upper House).
The Socialist Equality Party is also fielding four candidates, two of whom–in the seats of Marickville and Newcastle–will be clashing with SA candidates:
The Socialist Equality Party calls on working people and youth to support our campaign and our candidates—Richard Phillips in Bankstown in Sydney’s south west, Carolyn Kennett in the adjoining working class seat of Auburn, James Cogan in the inner western Sydney electorate of Marrickville, and Noel Holt in the regional city of Newcastle—in the March 26 New South Wales (NSW) state election.
The ‘Australian Protectionist Party’ is fielding one, solitary, lonesome, single candidate–Nicholas Hunter Folkes in Balmain–while their rivals in the ‘Australia First Party’ are doubling APP’s efforts and fielding two: Tony Pettitt in Riverstone and Tony Robinson in Mulgoa.
A former One Nation Party (ONP) member, Pettitt has contested numerous elections: Greenway for ONP in 2004; Hawkesbury, on behalf of AF in 2010, Blacktown (Fifth Ward), in 2008 and Greenway (again) last year. He also stood for Australians Against Further Immigration in Mitchell in 1996.
One Nation in NSW appears to be dead-in-the-water, but I could be wrogn. (The Communist Mike Carlton reckons that the Liberals are ‘One Nation wrapped in a blue ribbon’ in any case, so perhaps all is not lost.) In February, the party apparently released the following statement:
As many already know One Nation NSW will not be contesting any seats at the upcoming state election. This is due to the fact that we are no longer registered in NSW, due in part to the resignation from the party of Pauline Hanson and David Oldfield in 2004. One Nation will not be in a position to reregister the party in NSW for at least 18 months.
Note: The Liberal Democratic Party in NSW will be appearing as the Outdoor Recreation Party (ORP) in the election. Blokes who like shootin’ ‘n’ fishin’ will be votin’ for the Shooters & Fishers Party (they gotsss two MLCsss and hatesss the nasssty Greensss for wanting to take preciousss rightsss to shoot and fisssh awaysss nasssty Greensssesss…).
Now the Liberal Democratic Party and the Shooters and Fishers Party is one of the strangest alliances I ever heard.
In fact, having a Liberal Democratic Party in Australia is strange altogether.
Liberal Democratic Party and the Shooters and Fishers Party… kinda strange, but not really. The LDP thinks that The Market is The Solution, and any restraint on activity (principally economic) by The Government is Bad. So, if men want to shoot and fish, Amen.
We are not well served by our political representatives, l am not sure who is to blame for that. l would like to see citizen initiated referenda introduced here. Perhaps there are some other changes that could be made to our system of governance? l don’t think the constitution is a great document and l do think too much policy is made by unelected judges whether they be high low or intermediate.
The calibre of those elected to office doesn’t seem to be very high and there is a reluctance to make decisions that might be seen as “unpopular”. Too much time spent watching the polls causes them to neglect their higher minds – assuming any of them have anything that resembles a higher mind.
Update on the Socialist Alliance. They’re (we’re?) standing in Fairfield now as well:
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Nominate one change (achievable) you’d like to see?
Well anyway just as in Brasil the governing party has kept hidden its socialist goals until it could get into power that is the way forward. Once you get in you can rig it so you can stay there – pretty much forever. Those stupid socialist groups here they have a lot to learn, they will never get in by being so obvious about their politics.
And it just gets sillier and sillier.
Nice area now spoilt and corrupted.
Can’t blame Pauline for throwing her hat into the ring: she’s guaranteed to make quite a bit of money out of it. As for her running mates, Brian Burston is an old friend and ex-National Director of One Nation (sacked in October 2000) who went to the polls with her in 2007 (as “Pauline’s United Australia Party”). On the bright side, if she makes enough money, maybe she’ll finally fuck off to England?
@FLAEDO: ‘Each year at springtime scores of people on snowmobiles crash through the melting ice on the lakes of Minnesota and drown. Pressure is mounting on the new governor to pass a protective law. He, the former wrestler and bodyguard, has the only sage answer to this: “You can’t legislate stupidity”.’
Well actually here in australia all they do is legislate against stupidity – except they always choose soft targets. They will never upset a chinese target (hard) such as ban the import of chinese food products even though approx 20 percent of same are toxic to some varying degree. They will make more and more planning rules controlling little peoples little houses to the nth degree, such as mine – yet allow indonesian scum companies to build monstrous (grafted onto historic buildings) towers that utterly destroy quaint historic precincts. Theres hard and theres soft and soft gets the attention every time.
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‘Liberal Democratic Party and the Shooters and Fishers Party’.
There’s nothing strange about those two Parties. Considering we are finding our firearm rights taken away.
Do you support the right of citizens to possess a firearm?
In a word Jack – no.
There are better devices on the market now for those men who feel so inadequate they require a rock-hard metal penis substitute. And there’s always the pills…
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I’m thinking it might be really useful if someone with this info were to post a blow-by-blow account of all the changes in every state and territory from Milperra to the eve of Port Arthur.
That way we’d all have a better idea of how much-or how little-PA changed things.
I for one believe the changes were radical. What happened before PA was nibbling around the edges compared with what followed it. Even WA was paradise compared to anywhere after PA.
One clear difference I can think of is that AFAIK everywhere except WA, you could buy ammo without a license. Right there is a huge difference. All the people who didn’t have a license could still get ammo, keep a few guns and go shooting occasionally with little risk.
No-one ever seemed to be done for unlicensed possession (again except maybe in WA). At least that’s how I remember it.
I don’t think they were even too worried about unlicensed semi-autos.
And most parts of the country that had registries, didn’t have real registries (confiscation lists). Only guns bought at gunshops were on them-completely unlike today when every last slug gun and paintball gun is registered so they can come over and inspect them to see if you are keeping them under lock and key in exactly the way as required, and can be swooped up from owners at a moment’s notice.
So for my money, Port Arthur really did change Australia in a major way.