Out of 75 senators, only 6 voted to forego payrises until the federal government brings the budget back into surplus!
The Libs, Labor and Greens showed themselves to be the fat cats we know they are by putting their own salaries ahead of the Australian budget.
Interesting to note that senators and members receive an annual allowance by way of basic salaray – $199,040 from 1 January 2016.
Surely that’s an ample salary?
So you’re probably wondering who the senators were who voted to freeze their pay.. Actually, you’re probably not. It’s quite obvious who the 6 are!
Australian Conservatives Cory Bernardi
Liberal Democrats David Leyonhjelm
One Nation Pauline Hanson, Malcolm Roberts & Brian Burston
Independant Jacqui Lambie
The petulant parasitic puppet Richard Di Natale of The Greens said he was:
“sympathetic to the intent of the proposal but wanted it amended to freeze pay rises until the government was prepared to address inequality in Australia”
In other words he won’t take a pay freeze or heaven forbid a pay cut until the loony left stop crying over spilt milk and “inequality”…
Well, to Senator Di Natale, your Green and Labor cohorts, the Nick Xenophon Team and the rest of the fat cats in the Liberal Party (who still don’t know what their constituents want!)
I feel I’d be remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to send you a message on behalf of the vast majority of Australians:
Yesterday, during the first day of Parliament for the year, now former-Liberal Senator Cory Bernardi defected from the party he had once been the South Australian President of, in favour of starting his own political party, Australian Conservatives.
Make no mistake! Regardless of what the media tell you, or what the politically uninformed would have you believe, this is the best move for Bernardi! This is the best move for conservatives and this will be looked back upon as one of the best moves for Australian politics.
The right-wing of Australian politics has been divided for too long, votes being split across tens of parties, many of whom failed to regularly receive the necessary number of votes to qualify for parliamentary seats.
At the 2016 election, Pauline Hanson and her One Nation party “shocked” those on the left and those in the media who had clearly not been paying attention to the voters and the political climate they found themselves in. The Brexit vote had just passed, pleasing the silent majority and paving the way for a wave of traditionalist, conservative, right-wing values to rush on in and smash those on left attempting to bring about the decline of Western Civilization, Western Values and Western Traditions in an attempt to push their Cultural Marxist agenda and usher in a socialist’s dream of destruction and decadence.
Donald Trump went on to once again “shock” the mainstream leftist media and those who following Brexit and One Nations rebirth still hadn’t worked out what was happening!
Now, British PM Theresa May is pushing the will of the people.
US President Donald Trump is pushing the will of the people.
BUT, back home Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had lead the once conservative Liberal Party so far to the left that they would be indivisible from The Labor Party, had the Labor Party not rushed to meet the Greens, who in turn don’t even pretend to be Green anymore and are proudly wearing their Red shirts and all but proclaiming the destruction of Australia as we know it to reign in a communist regime.
Now the right are in a position with a handful of Liberal and Nationals MP’s, along with Senate crossbenchers One Nation and now Cory Bernardi to not only push the wishes of the people, but to hold strong try to protect the Australian public from ridiculous notions the Greens would attempt to pass through Parliament. We are in a position to see One Nation pick up enough seats in the upcoming Queensland and Western Australian state elections to not just “shock” the leftist mainstream media, but also “shock” many of their supporters and members.
So whats the problem? Where’s the lack of unity you might ask?
Today alone, across social media Nationals supporters, Liberal supporters, One Nation supporters and now Cory Bernardi supporters bickered, the positioned themselves with one party and against another, these attitudes don’t help the party they support, they don’t help the movement and they dont help the concerns they have and causes they want stood up for.
A prime example is the numerous “conservative” Liberal and Nationals supporters condemning Bernardi for stating
“For many years I have warned of the consequences of ignoring the clear signs. I have spoken of the need to restore faith in our political system and to put principle back into politics. I regret that too often these warnings have been lost on those who needed to hear them most.
It really is time for a better way; a conservative way.“
and subsequently going out on his own. “Conservatives” who dismissed the likes of George Christensen and former Prime Minister Tony Abbott for staying with The Nationals and Liberals rather than defecting aswell alongside their conservative colleague. Or the number of One Nation supporters whom condemned Bernardi and his supporters for wanting to steal a slice of One Nation’s pie… Now this notion is one that really irritates me, if you support Pauline Hanson, LISTEN TO HER!
Pauline herself stated on 2GB Radio
“I have a lot of respect for Cory, “ she said. “I’d love to work with him or join forces. If Cory wants to take over [One Nation] so be it but at the end of the day it has got to be on the issues that I want to fight for the people.”
Following Bernardi’s move Pauline did not show angst, she did not direct anger towards Bernardi, she shook his hand and they smiled.
While One Nation will look to seat MP’s in QLD and WA at their next elections, you can bet that once Bernardi grows his party he won’t. I believe they will assist each other and look to win seats in separate states, and in those states they both front possible MP’s for, they wont have them stand against each other. They will remain separate entities yet work alongside each other and not look to steal votes from one another.
We can have more than one party on the right and benefit from it such as the Liberal and National parties have, by working together towards a common goal.
This is the a brilliant time for the right!
Those looking at it as Bernardi vs One Nation vs the conservative voices of the Liberals and Nationals truly haven’t looked at the bigger picture before us. If we fail to stand united and listen to what we are being told, the left will pick off seat after seat and we will be left wondering where we went wrong and how our country was systematically dismantled piece by piece under our noses.
The most important part of this journey is coming to terms with the realisation that we are stronger together and that IT’S TIME FOR THE RIGHT TO UNITE!
Via address to the Senate at 12:30pm AEST today, Cory Bernardi has officially left the Liberal Party!
#BREAKINGNEWS #CoryBernardi has officially resigned from the Liberal Party to set up his own party – the Australian Conservatives.
Below is Senator Bernardi’s delivering his speech and his speech written in full below that:
Mr President, I rise to inform the Senate that this morning I have resigned as a member of the Liberal Party.
I consider it my duty to inform the Senate of this decision prior to making any public comment.
After a membership spanning my entire adult life, having been a State President and a Federal Vice President, this has been a very difficult decision for me – perhaps the most difficult of my life.
I stand here today both reluctant and relieved; reluctant because this decision has weighed heavy on my heart but relieved because, whilst difficult, it is the right thing to do.
When, as a younger man I first joined the ‘ship of state’ I was in awe of its traditions and the great captains that had guided us on our way. But now, as the seas through which we sail have become more challenging, the respect for the values and principles that have served us well have been set aside for expedient, self-serving, short term ends. This approach has not served our nation well.
There are few, if any, who can claim that respect for politics and politicians is stronger now than it was a decade ago.
In short, the body politic is failing the people of Australia and it’s clear we need to find a better way.
The level of public disenchantment with the major parties, lack of confidence in our political process and concern about the direction of our nation is very strong. This is a direct product of the political class being out of touch with the hopes and aspirations of the Australian people.
Politics at its best has always been the shared contribution of men and women of conscience who bring their skills to bear for the nation. It is not in the interests of our nation to yield to the temptation of personality politics which shrink the debate to the opinion of the few whilst compromising the good sense and values of the many.
For many years I have warned of the consequences of ignoring the clear signs. I have spoken of the need to restore faith in our political system and to put principle back into politics. I regret that too often these warnings have been lost on those who needed to hear them most.
It really is time for a better way; a conservative way.
The enduring beauty of the conservative tradition is that it looks to the past, to all that is great and good, to inform the future. It is a rich paradox where the established equips us for the new.
And so today I begin something new, built on enduring values and principles that have served our nation so well for many decades.
It is a political movement of Australian Conservatives…a community of individual Australians who will share their unique gifts and talents to chart a better way.
We will be united by a desire to create stronger families, foster free enterprise, limit the size and scope and reach of government whilst seeking to rebuild civil society.
We will give hope to those who despair at the current state of Australian politics and who demand a better way for themselves, their children and their country.
The journey ahead will not be for the faint of heart but worthwhile ventures rarely are.
And every journey begins with a first step.
Today I take that step, knowing the direction in which I will head and hoping that those truly concerned for the future of our nation will choose to join me.
Mr President, in light of this statement you may like to consider the Senate seating arrangements.
Our “Peaceful Islamic neighbours to the north”, have suspended all military co-operation with Australia, apparently over “offensive material” that members of their military were exposed to whilst training in Australian SAS base in Perth. This comes just days after the Palestinian representative to Australia, Izzat Abdulhadi called for Islamic nations to sanction Australia and threatened “severe consequences”! see. Cut ABC funding until they support Australia instead of Palestinian terrorists.
The move has been reported by Indonesian media outlet, Kompas as due to:
Indonesian Special Forces instructor took offence to some “laminated material” at the Perth base, Kompas reported. The material was judged to be demeaning to Pancasila, Indonesia’s “ruling philosophy” and the principles on which the state was founded.”All forms of co-operation have been suspended and a broad range of activities would be affected,” Major General Wuryanto said.
To this writer there is a drawing parallel between the insignificance of the “reason” behind cutting military ties and the call for Islamic nations to “sanction Australia” / give us “severe consequences” after former Prime Minister Tony Abbott called for Australia to cease “aid donations” to Palestine that accumulate to over $40 million per year!
The mainstream media will fail to draw attention to this in the same way they failed to draw attention to the fact that our nation was threatened by the Palestinian representative.
To gain any respect from the Australian people, I personally urge Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop to stand their ground and cut our over-zealous foreign aid program with Indonesia to show them that the Australian Military and the Australian people will not be walked over!
According to the Australian governments Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, in the 2015 – 16 financial year we gifted Indonesia with approximately $379.1 million and in the 2016 – 17 financial year it is projected that we will gift them $365.7 million in “aid”.
Indonesia are a member of the G20 and thus the amount of “aid” they receive from Australia EVERY YEAR, is ridiculous!
The following graphs depict G20 countries.
It’s also quite interesting to note that Indonesia ranks 8th on the list of wealthiest Asian nations.
1. China: US$21.269 trillion (up 8% from 2015)
3. India: $8.721 trillion (up 9%)
4. Japan: $4.932 trillion (up 1.8%)
8. Indonesia: $3.028 trillion (up 6.3%)
13. South Korea: $1.929 trillion (up 4.1%)
20. Thailand: $1.161 trillion (up 4.6%)
21. Taiwan: $1.125 trillion (up 2.3%)
25. Pakistan: $988.2 billion (up 6.1%)
28. Malaysia: $863.8 billion (up 5.7%)
29. Philippines: $801.9 billion (up 7.8%)
33. Bangladesh: $628.4 billion (up 8.3%)
40. Singapore: $486.9 billion (up 3%)
For anyone who is unsure why I question the mainstream media’s love of referring to Indonesia as “our peaceful Islamic neighbours to the north” follow these links:
Indonesian military and police also systematically target any West Papuans campaigning for independence.
2017 has started off with a Australian politicalBANG!
Between Tony Abbott calling for a common sense approach to Palestinian “aid” and Peter Dutton and Pauline Hanson speaking out about fixing the Australian Citizenship tests and Cory Bernardi and Pauline Hanson discussing a possible political joint venture, it looks as though Australian politics is going to get very interesting in 2017!
Heres hoping that Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop are finally able to hear the screams of the Australian people and actually put the will of the people above that of their globalist masters before this is our future!
It’s come to light that the name Australian Majority was registered as a trademark last year by a company owned by Mr and Mrs Bernardi.
From The Australian
It is unclear whether the senator intends to use the new group as a conservative political activist group to rival left-wing GetUp!, or whether Australian Majority is the foundation for a new mainstream political party.
Senator Bernardi has remained tight-lipped about his plans for next year, but in further signs the Australian Majority group may be poised to become a political party, the website uses software popular with formal election campaigning — including the Brexit and Trump movements — called NationBuilder.
The technology, which is also used by many political candidates in the US, is known as a “community organising system”, which goes beyond a traditional website, integrating Facebook, Twitter and other social media, and is also a powerful tool for distributing campaign information.
This news comes in the wake of this week’s earlier story involving Bernardi, Christensen and media speculation.
George Christensen wants Government to “deliver” for conservative voters
Says the Coalition risks losing supporters to parties like One Nation
MP says concerns shared by Senator Cory Bernardi
The left choose to use unflattering photos when writing about conservatives as they did in this ABC article. Unfortunately for the likes of the ABC, common sense lives on the right of politics and we’re perfectly fine with unflattering photos as we own intelligent policies! (Whilst the mainstream media is bought, that’s a trade off the right are willing to take part in!)
One begins to wonder about the rumours of a futher possible 15 sitting MP’s who have privately stated interest in branching off and forming a true Australian Conservative Party. Cory has held influence for some time and has been a beacon for conservative ideas. It’s likely that following a power move such as this we will see the smaller conservative parties such as the Australian Liberty Alliance, Rise Up and Australia First be in talks with Bernardi, putting egos and individual parties aside for the greater good.
Power comes from numbers and for far too long the conservative right of Australian politics has been spread thin! Whether this will aid in fixing the problem and bring together the minor parties, or simply spread the vote across The Coalition, One Nation and Australian Majority is yet to be known.
The following are links to Cory Bernardi related websites: