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Innlegg QIQrrr 03 Nov 2010, 09:40

Sjansen for at karrieren til enkelte venstreorienterte australske politikere ender i giljotinen gikk akkurat opp:

    Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun, November 3, 2010: So you think I exaggerate when I say global warming is just the latest cause of the closet totalitarian? Then pay close attention to an experiment the warmists are about to inflict on the people of Norfolk Island. Be warned. What’s being trialled there with $390,000 of Gillard Government money may, if it works, be spread to the mainland, say the researchers. Which means it’s coming for you. The plan - and, no, I’m not joking - is to put Norfolk Islanders on rations to fight both global warming and obesity. Funded by the Australian Research Council, and approved by the Socialist Left Science Minister Kim Carr, researchers from the Southern Cross University will give each volunteer on the island a “carbon card”. Every time they buy petrol, electricity or an air flight, they will have “carbon units” deducted from the fixed allowance on their card. More units will be lost each time they buy fatty foods, or produce flown in from a long way away. If, at the end of each year or so, they have carbon units left over, they can sell them. If they’ve blown their allocation, they must buy more - Why you may soon need a warmist’s permission to eat
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The Telegraph, March 27, 2011: In what commentators correctly predicted would be "the political equivalent of a slasher movie", New South Wales Labor suffered the biggest swing against any political party in Australian electoral history. The party, which has presided over a string of ministerial scandals so numerous and so absurd that it had been likened to a series of Big Brother, came close to being wiped out entirely, with several high-profile ministers losing their seats. The unprecedented unpopularity of the government stemmed from a string of embarrassing incidents coupled with a failure to deliver major new infrastructure for the state, which is home to more than seven million people - New South Wales Labor government wiped out in election
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TheTelegraph.com.au, June 5, 2011: Australians are demanding Julia Gillard call a fresh election, saying she has no mandate for a carbon tax. With less than a third of all voters now claiming to support the tax, the federal government is facing a nationwide backlash if it proceeds. An exclusive Galaxy poll commissioned by The Daily Telegraph has revealed 73 per cent of people claim they will end up worse off under the tax. Just 7 per cent believe they could end up better off in some way. More fatal for the Prime Minister, however, was the overwhelming support for an election to be called on the issue - confirming widespread anger over her broken election promise not to introduce a carbon tax - Angry voters want election on carbon tax
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Andrew Bolt, Herald Sun, July 6, 2011: Here are some things I never thought I'd see in this country I love - An ill wind of change in Australia
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The Australian, August 18, 2011: The "convoy of no-confidence" in the federal Labor government, a convoy of trucks, trailers and campervans sponsored by the National Road Freighters Association started out from all over Australia yesterday and will be converging on Canberra on Monday. The convoy will be carrying a petition calling for a federal election. Thousands will be streaming in from regional Australia in no fewer than 11 different convoys. They are coming from Bendigo and Mildura, Warragul and Colac, Norseman and Wyong, Rocklea and Rockhampton, Atherton and Charters Towers, Port Hedland and Halls Creek. The petitioners assert that "the 43rd executive government of Australia has been compromised into wilfully and intentionally misleading the Australian people [by] introducing a carbon tax without the consent of the Australian people and that would be normally decided by a free and unencumbered ballot" - Convoy a revolt of working people

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Reuters, August 22, 2011: Australia's parliament endorsed the world's first national scheme that regulates the creation and trade of carbon credits from farming and forestry on Monday, to complement government plans to put a price on carbon emissions from mid-2012 - Australia passes CO2 offset laws, carbon pricing next
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The Scotsman, August 24, 2011: Australian police are investigating whether a government Labour MP committed a crime by allegedly using a union credit card to pay for prostitutes - if proven, the scandal could bring down the government. Julia Gillard, the Welsh-born prime minister, clings to power with one seat, thanks to the support of one Green and three independent MPs. If Craig Thomson is forced to resign, her party is almost certain to lose the by-election in the New South Wales constituency of Dobell, forcing a general election - Call girl scandal could bring down Gillard's government
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Re: Australia

Innlegg Jan A. Skarstein 14 Des 2013, 05:25

Usikker på om denne går her, eller i humortråden, men studentorganisasjonen til det Australske Arbeiderpartiet ved Universitet i Sydney (USYD) løsrev seg fra moderorganisasjonen, og noen av grunnene er:

The admonishment of a USYD member for claiming “the Holocaust was the greatest tragedy of all time.”

- The refusal of the National Caucus to speak out against forced female genital mutilation, due to cultural relativism.

- A prominent member of the caucus, now a National Office Bearer, who believes in ‘headmates’ – other identities that occupy your body, and can claim different ethnicities or sexualities, thus allowing you to join an autonomous caucus (for instance queer or women’s) you were not otherwise entitled to join.

- A prominent member denouncing “logic,” “rationality,” and economics as tools used by males to subjugate women.

- A debate in National Caucus about dating preferences: some members stated that racial dating preferences is entirely racist, another criticised those who dated based on attractiveness, and one person even stated that dating based on the sex of the other is discriminatory.

- The judgment that the term ‘cut’ – as in, ‘cut me from the speaking list’ – was a word likely to trigger traumatic flashbacks and could not be used at all.
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