Early counting in Victoria shows a landslide to Labor in a total repudiation of Matthew Guy’s law and order platform which always felt uncomfortably like racial profiling.
The highlighting of a crime by a Muslim individual and some poor behaviour by some teenagers from the Sudanese community was a tacky campaign that may have resonated with the One Nation voters but the people who live in Melbourne still enjoy dining out despite what Peter Dutton might think.
The threats to publish judges’ sentencing records were an appalling attack on the separation of the judiciary and the executive, especially considering three federal ministers had to apologise abjectly to avoid being charged with contempt not so long ago for their criticism of sentencing decisions.
The Liberal Party rhetoric and approach, particularly at a Federal level, is angering many communities who feel they are being victimised and alienated. This, of course, adds to the risk of radicalisation and anti-social behaviour.
Instead of working with Muslim community leaders, they found themselves excoriated in the media for not saying and doing enough to stop lone wolf attacks by individuals with mental health problems, before being peremptorily summonsed to a meeting then publicly castigated for their lack of enthusiasm.
How to win friends and influence people Scott.
Just like the perpetual African gang stuff which is making life miserable for the many good Australian kids who happen to have black skin.
The Aboriginal community have so patiently sat through endless inquiries, commissions, apologies and invitations to offer their ideas, only to see none of the recommendations or suggestions ever come to fruition.
Too many kids in detention? Let’s have an inquiry. Didn’t we already do that? Yes, let’s get Tony Abbott and Warren Mundine to do it this time.
And I still remember when Tony Abbott crowned himself in Napoleonic fashion, “Minister for Women”. Do you men have any perception of what that felt like?
Well done Victoria for using your vote to say no to hatred and division.