I apologise to the readers of my articles for my absence over the past two to three days, as personal matters had to be attended to by me.
Nevertheless, during my absence from being politically active online, I did stop to take in the importance of this 2022 Federal Election, not just from the aspect of soundly removing the Morrison Government from office, thereby destining them to the annals of history books, but also why the policy agenda of the Australian Labor Party (‘ALP’) has set out for us is such a doorway of opportunity and protection, not only in this century, but also into the twenty- second century.
It is a somewhat confronting experience to talk about a future history which one knows one will be unlikely to be around for. However, such thoughts are but inconsequential once you have read Tolstoy’s ‘The Death Ivan Ilych’. Considering our feral media (sorry if narcissistic younger journalists take offence to the nomenclature, but the behaviour of some of you has been infantile (my many thanks to Mike Carlton for this description infantile) will not ask one single question of Morrison beyond the initial feeble enquiry to which he immediately twitches a dislike to, so it is left to us the public, on the Fifth Estate of social media to make the case for change.
This article will address the matters of very poor governance by the Morrison Government, which not only raise concerns about questions of competency, but also highlight the need for a Federal ICAC. I might add, a Federal ICAC is not the ogre Morrison makes it out to be, an opinion he allegedly seems to hold from perhaps fear of his own political conduct since 2007. In addition to the matters of poor governance, I shall also address the Morrison Government’s lack of a policy agenda which will lead us into the twenty second century.
The second component of this article will address the sound economic and social policies the ALP wish to introduce to secure our futures, and those of our descendants’ futures. Remember, the ALP has always been the party of dynamic economic and social change, so when a Coalition supporter asks a member of the ALP “what has your party done?”, we can respond with such nation changing policies from the Snowy River Hydro system through to the NDIS (to name a few), these are policy agendas which various ALP governments have implemented. When the same the question is asked of the Coalition supporters, they can only meekly point to a consumption tax called the GST (Goods and Services Tax) which Mr Howard lied to the electorate about to ensure he could win the 1996 Federal Election.
By way of an executive summary, you will read how the need for change is required as the Morrison Government has delivered poor governance due to:
- Morrison’s lies and poor character.
- The government’s terrible management of the economy.
- Its broken promises.
- Its failure to act on climate change.
- Its failure to properly execute foreign affairs and national security.
- The scandals.
- The aged care debacle and the threat of the Indue Card.
- Medicare being dismantled.
- Robodebt causing so much harm and even death.
Whereas the call for change to an Albanese Government may be found in not just the ALP’s treasure trove of policies, but also in a future Prime Minister and a cabinet which will not be embroiled in controversies, a cabinet which governs in the nation’s interest, not their own.
So, now that we have the agenda of this article set out in stone, as they would say in the 2009 comedy-drama of the same title, “away we go.”
The reasons why the Morrison Government must go
I have previously addressed in articles, posts, and tweets the reasons why the Morrison Government must be swept out of office, articles which have been published by the good people at The Australian Independent Media Network:
However, if life has taught me anything when it comes to writing, it’s the writer’s prerogative to take the readers to the topics of concern. There are so many topics of concern regarding this terrible Morrison Government, I have also broken these issues of concern down into subcategories, so that you the reader may explore this horrible trail of governance in a focused manner.
Morrison’s lies and character
The list is long regarding Morrison not being fit to hold office, for a variety of reasons which have been raised by several political commentators. I have espoused these matters of poor character before, so I shall take you the reader on a journey of my previous articles:
- Too many lies…
- Get to know the real Scott Morrison
- More on Morrison’s lies (attributed to the work undertaken by The VOG Files)
- Barnaby’s text messages
- Some friendly fire
- Character as described by Michael Towke (I acknowledge Morrison has said in a very rudimentary manner it’s all lies, but there are some remaining questions for Morrison to answer as I have raised in part 2 of my AIMN article published on 13 April 2022):
- More lies
- Playing the race card
- Michael Towke breaks silence
- More racism again
- Morrison’s character as described by Ms Cusack, a Liberal member of the New South Wales upper house
- Cowardly running away from a press conference after being caught out on a lie
Former American President Bill Clinton’s illustrious statement in 1992 “it’s the economy, stupid” comes to mind anytime politics and elections are mentioned. Not that I am saying social measure are unimportant, not indeed. No, the statement made by former President Clinton goes to one critical issue in a campaign, and on this issue the Coalition have failed Australians time and time again, as the previous articles, posts of tweets will convey to you:
- Tax, namely it is a terrible Liberal lie to say the ALP taxes more than them
- Inflation, it’s a lie for Morrison to claim ‘outside factors’ were the cause of our out of control inflation:
- Morrison was even warned about supply issues by the TWU last year
- Almost a trillion in debt, after Josh had declared in 2019 “back in black” (how are the sale of those coffee mugs going Josh?):
- The costs of the very basics in life
- Debt and Morrison’s guarantee about taxes:
- Employment has been a noticeable issue the Morrison Government is trying to save its political hide on, but as we have discovered regarding climate change and real economic facts there is, all is not what it seems in Morrison’s little bag of dirty tricks, which I have previously discussed in my AIMN Morrison Must Go Article, but in addition there are these facts.
- Morrison’s gaffe regarding JobSeeker. Now, ordinarily I would say so what, I want to discuss policy, not whether some little Channel 9 reporter impertinently displayed in a clear case of biased reporting, and, to quote Malcolm Farr in The Guardian on Friday 6 May 2022, it’s rudeness journalism (actually, it’s biased, amateurish, and democracy draining journalism).
- The terrible waste of our money, including the damages we have to pay for Morrison and Dutton deciding to pull out of a binding contract regarding submarines (the new ‘nuclear’ submarines will not be delivered to us until some time in the 2040’s).
- The real economic facts (graph prepared by Dr Jim Chalmers):
The ALP have always been the better economic managers.
- The list of broken promises is contained within my Morrison Must Go Article. Nevertheless, after the AIMN published my atricle, there has been some further commentary in the media regarding some of these broken promises:
- Federal ICAC, senior judiciary have described Morrison’s conduct as “spurious“.
- The nonsensical claim by Morrison he didn’t introduce Federal ICAC legislation because the opposition would oppose it.
- Why is Mr Morrison so afraid of an integrity commission (indeed his recent responses of it being a public autocracy which destroys lives suggests he fears for his own personal reasons, rather than the public interest.
- We have a Prime Minister now quite rightly referred to as a buffoon due to his nonsensical statements as to the reasons why a Federal ICAC should not be implemented.
- Morrison’s BROKEN PROMISE to implement a Federal ICAC was criticised as being a failure to undertake a key policy measure, he committed himself to at the last election.
It is an unfortunate that such an important issue regarding the adverse impact of human made climate change has become a weapon of political war in this country. The United Kingdom are united in politics regarding this issue. In any event, here are some of the outrageous claims made by the Morrison Government, and other commentary, regarding climate change:
- Misleading us about our level of emissions
- Carbon credit scheme called an alleged fraud
- No net zero plan; in any event Matt Canavan has flagged his opposition to net zero by 2050.
Foreign Affairs and National Security
The Coalition have always tried to portray themselves as being the form of government which has a record of being strong on national security, which in some ways foreign policy flows from that or is connected to that other area of governance. Well, the Morrison Government and the Coalition have demonstrated time and time again they are just hopeless on:
- Solomon Islands debacle, including Penny Wong raising the Morrison Government were forewarned about the Solomon Islands but did not respond.
- China, which put to one side Morrison’s Trump like behaviour, I acknowledge there are some matters which are a cause for concern, but that doesn’t explain the following:
- Handing over defence secrets (the Port of Darwin lease).
- Dutton’s outrageous remarks dismissed by Turnbull
- Dutton’s lunch date
Continued tomorrow: The Scandals.
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