Who you gonna vote for? It’s a fair question given that Our Dear Leader has already set the election date an astounding seven months hence. No doubt rusted-ons on both sides have already decided. However, swinging voters now have some time to make up their minds.
Admittedly, Labor, after five years, has made a few stuff-ups. That’s if you redefine ‘few’ to mean ‘everything’. As the Macquarie Dictionary has already redefined ‘misogyny’ to mean whatever Ms Gillard wants, I’m sure this won’t be a problem.
Iain’s previous post detailed a litany of errors, foul-ups and corruption, but he left one piece of proposed legislation off the list. Perhaps he was being generous.
That proposed legislation? It’s that abhorrent submission by soon to retire, nascent and now failed, Attorney-General Nicola Roxon. It’s her stalled, though by no means halted, odious ‘anti-discrimination bill’.
Until the chairman of the ABC, and former judge, Jim Spigelman and former High Court judge Ian Callinan, and various religious groups and almost all of the media objected, Roxon was adamant that her bill was worthy.
Unfortunately, her noxious bill has not been defeated. As Janet Albrechsten explains:
Roxon’s assault on free speech has not been completely defeated. There is, for example, still the matter of the bill making a mockery of the presumption of innocence and the burden of proof
What is it with Labor wanting to control our behaviour? Especially when they are younger than half the population and have never held a job outside of politics or the union hierarchy. What gives them the right to determine or define our moral code?
Now that Roxon has admitted over-stepping the mark, can we look forward to Greg Combet admitting that the carbon tax is based on a scam? Or Stephen Conroy, of the ‘crying Conroys’ admitting that his ‘back of an envelope’ vision of an NBN is not only unnecessary, but financially out of control and way behind schedule?
However, it is good to see that Labor’s PR department are working as hard as ever:
So who you gonna vote for?
Thanks for an entertaining Post GD!
Thanks too for reminding me about Roxon’s “anti-discrimination” legislation, the litany of Labor own goals is so extensive that hers “slipped through to the keeper”
Paraphrasing the slogan of the South Australian “Family First” Party ( whose name and background colour the local comrades of the labor party so cutely stole and used on some of their how to vote handouts to confuse the elderly and the less than observant in some marginal electorates in our last State election ) “Put your family first and labor last” Maybe not forever but most certainly for this coming electorate.