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.
Sussan Ley has been crucified (and rightfully so) for her lackadaisical attitude towards spending the tax-payers money, but she isn’t the only MP under fire, Julie Bishop also came under fire for her use of taxpayer dollars to attend a polo match.. What do they have in common? Female, Blonde.. Let’s look deeper, Oh.. That’s right! They’re both ministers for the Liberal Party.
Since the majority of the mainstream media are overlooking the expenditure of further left-wing politicians and expenses on issues close to the heart, such as Islamic dinners, we will!
Opposition Leader Bill (Once accused of raping a woman) Shorten claimed over $51,000 in taxpayer expenses in the first half of 2016 which he has claimed was for his family to be by his side during the election campaign and thus, we paid for them to fly alongside him.. My work sure doesn’t pay for my wife to travel around the countryside if I have to travel.. These numbers and this excuse have emerged just days after the Shorten lead Labor Party called the government’s refusal to outright sack Sussan Ley “weak”.. Now we’re all aware that the Labor Party and the word ‘hypocrisy’ go together like like bacon and eggs, but really?
Senator Penny Wong took the “moral” high ground and stated that:
“Instead of doing the right thing and moving to remove Ms Ley from his frontbench, to sack her from Cabinet, we have a Prime Minister who, yet again, goes for the weak option”
Well since the Senator does not believe taking the “weak option”, maybe she should personally push for the Labor party to crack down on their own expenditure, after all, how is it feasible for the public to believe that during the same length campaign, visiting the same number of cities, that opposition leader Bill Shorten could rack up a bill 3 times higher than that of the Prime Minister? But we know Senator Wong won’t call for Shorten to resign, and neither will the media!
Speaking of Senators that the media refuses to be honest about, Greens Senator Richard Di Natale spent a whopping $56,536 in taxpayer dollars, purely for 6 months worth of travel.. Lets be honest Dick, no one in this country outside of the Melbourne CBD is even remotely interested in anything you have to say, stop spending our money and shut your mouth!
The Greens “Community Services” Minister.. [WAIT! Why do The Greens even get “shadow ministers” with portfolio’s? You do nothing positive for this country and carrying around a “portfolio” won’t change that!] Rachel Siewert claimed an insane $63,934 which was even more than Foreign Minister Julie Bishop claimed, and now The Greens are trying to claim the moral high ground and are insisting that the government instates a new “Anti-Corruption Watchdog”with the purpose of stopping politicians from rorting the system.. The Greens can claim to be abiding by the expense laws and that they personally utilised taxpayer funds for “moral” causes, but it just doesn’t pass the pub test that a Greens Minister, who no one has heard of, Rachel Siewert could legitimately claim enough to rank her 5th in overall expenditure! Especially when their excuse that she lives in Western Australia and the flights are more expensive doesn’t hold weight, as she still outspent her Western Australian colleagues:
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop ($51,212)
Finance Minister Mathias Cormann ($50,638)
Fellow Greens Senator Scott Ludlam ($46,692)
Assistant Health Minister Ken Wyatt ($46,353)
Overall, only 4 sitting MP’s spent more in taxpayer funded expenses over the same time period:
Justice Minister Michael Keenan ($83,808)
Social Services Minister Christian Porter ($77,469)
Employment Minister Michaelia Cash ($73,550)
Labor leader Bill Shorten ($71,182)
All of whom, are ministers holding portfolio’s or the Opposition Leader who’s expenditure I previously called into question.
Expense spending aside, the biggest travesty is that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull spent in excess of $30,000 on an Islamic Dinner last year where he invited should be criminal SheikShady Al-Suleiman, who once called for his God to “destroy the enemies of Islam” and stated publicly that homosexuality is “an act of evil” and that “adulterers should be stoned to death”.
Yes! Sussan Ley wasted taxpayer funds, has a string of dirty dealings surfacing as every hour passes and should face the full consequences coming to her, such as her being forced to resign from the position of Health Minister. But it’s not simply enough for Sussan Ley to have the law brought down upon her, we should pull all MP’s under the same scrutiny, Opposition leaders and waste of space politicians should not be outspending cabinet ministers and getting a free pass from the mainstream media!
Imagine the mainstream media’s “outrage” if Senator Pauline Hanson and One Nation stablemate, Senator Malcolm Roberts had spent $56,536 and $63,934 respectively (the amount spent by Di Natale and Siewert) I think we all know what would be the headline story tomorrow in every mainstream weekend newspaper.
Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews is the prototypical cultural Marxist moron with an ounce of power!
The Victorian Premier has time and time again proven his disconnect with the average Victorian through his elitist virtue signaling that has only been appealing to the safe-space loving, white man hating, new gender pretending, Christian blaming, “moral high-ground” taking, green haired LOSERS that regularly rally behind issues such as:
This week, once again he has come under fire for his narcissistic behaviour that has lead him to ask the High Court to block a proposed inquiry into Labor MP’s misusing taxpayer-funded allowances during the 2014 Victorian state election. Because NOTHING says I stand against corruption like attempting to block a court case relating to his own corruption! see. Victorian premier Daniel Andrews asks High Court to block inquiry into MPs’ rorts.
“Dictator Dan” (as he is referred to by Victorian MP Bernie Finn) has virtue signalled on the public stage on the topic of same-sex marriage. After the plebiscite (that the Federal Labor and Greens MP’s blocked from being passed through parliament) failed to take place, which would have given the Australian people a say on the matter, he published a copy of a letter that he emailed to PM Malcolm Turnbull on Twitter, in an attempt to say “Look at me, look how progressive I am” to his supportersmoronic inner-city fanatics and has gone on to defy the ruling of the Federal government and stated:
“We have a proud history in this state of changing the law, and trying to be the progressive capital of our nation and that is not going to change … this plebiscite will hurt people. It will legitimise a hateful debate which will subject LGBTI Australians to publicly-funded slurs and denigration, further alienating a proud community who have fought so hard against prejudice for so long … In Victoria equality is not negotiable. On behalf of my state, I urge you to accept there is no need for a costly and divisive plebiscite and agree to produce a bipartisan Bill to amend the Marriage Act within the next 100 days … We will see bigotry and prejudice like never before!”
Showing his disconnect with the hard-working Australian silent-majority and his blatant contempt for the hierarchy of Australian government, he went on to once again defy PM Malcolm Turnbull and indicated that he would go forward with radical plans to unionize the Victorian volunteer Country Fire Authority, a plan which the volunteers and federal government opposed which would give the hostile state firefighters union control over the CFA. see. Vic Premier Daniel Andrews slams Malcolm Turnbull for politicising CFA dispute to further read about this issue.
Whether he is defending Islam, appeasing radical Marxist rioters, “mansplaining” to rabid feminazi’s, replacing reliable power sources with unreliable green dreams, propagating for legalized assisted suicide (see.Legal euthanasia nears as Victorian Labor and Liberal MPs unite) or denying the problem Victorian citizens are being faced through his celebrated influx of refugees (The violent Apex gang) see:
He has shown not only the people of Victoria, but the people of Australia that he is not fit for public office!
Daniel Andrews is doing nothing to further his state in the fields of safety or prosperity, and at the next Victorian state election, current polling shows that thankfully, the majority of Victorians are fed up with this Marxist and will not be gifting him another term in office!