Wednesday 12th of December 2018

an australian republic? sure...

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Tony Abbott has accused Labor of attacking Australia’s way of life by proposing apublic vote on whether to become a republic.

The former prime minister says the republic vote is the federal opposition’s latest attack after it vowed to legalise same-sex marriage with a parliamentary vote.

 

The proposed republic vote would cost the same $150m as a plebiscite on same-sex marriage and would not answer the question of whether a president should be elected by voters or chosen by the government, he said.

It could undermine the legitimacy of Australia’s system of government without putting anything in its place, he warned.

“This attack on the monarchy is just the latest instalment in the green-left’s war on our way of life that Shorten Labor has largely made its own,” he writes in the Australian on Wednesday.

Abbott accused Labor of trying to divide and diminish the nation with its “envy-exploiting” campaign against inequality.

He also appeared to take a swipe at his own side.

 

Read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/02/tony-abbott-label...

 

 

Note: ALL THE MEDIA  should support the REPUBLIC OF AUSTRALIA. It's the way of things. Stuff Tony the Turd and his middle ages beliefs...

 

long live the republic and marriage equality...

Conservatives in the Federal Government have warned Liberal MPs trying to break the impasse on same sex marriage they risked "destroying" the Coalition, as internal divisions over the issue widen.

Key points:
  • Warren Entsch has hit out at Queensland LNP president for "intimidating" MPs who support same-sex marriage
  • Entsch said anonymous threats have been made in the media against those who support change
  • A group of Liberals is calling for the Coalition to allow conscience vote on same-sex marriage

 

This morning Queensland Liberal MP Warren Entsch hit out angrily at what he said were "veiled threats" made against Coalition members who wanted to abandon the policy of a plebiscite.

Mr Entsch is one of a group of Liberals calling for the Coalition to allow a conscience vote on the issue when Parliament resumes next week.

But conservatives hit back. Queensland Nationals senator Barry O'Sullivan accused Mr Entsch and other MPs of "quite treasonous" behaviour.

"This is just a smattering of people who are just going to go and go and go until they get want they want … it's completely wrong," Mr O'Sullivan said.

The senator said he was particularly angry about the suggestion some Coalition MPs could cross the floor to interrupt Parliament and bring on a vote on same sex marriage.

"They will destroy the Government in the process," he said.

"This will attack the Prime Minister's authority, it will attack the Government's authority and the confidence the Government can govern."

Mr O'Sullivan said the Coalition had made a "solemn promise" to pursue a plebiscite on same sex marriage, and it would be a "massive breach of trust" to abandon it.

"The majority of their colleagues do not agree with [these MPs] yet they will not abide it… they, in quite a treasonous way, are now prepared to cross the floor to give the governing of the country across to the Opposition to do something completely inconsistent with Government policy."

The Queensland LNP president Gary Spence has also criticised the Coalition MPs who want a vote in Parliament, writing to party members to say he was "disappointed that views that do not accord with the party's policy have been aired publicly".

"I am equally disappointed that members elected under the LNP banner have chosen to take a position that defies LNP policy and the wishes of the LNP's membership," Mr Spence said.

That has infuriated Mr Entsch, who phoned Mr Spence last night and told him he would not be silenced.

"I have every right to be able to express a view," he said.

read more:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/aug/02/tony-abbott-label...

 

Many of my gay friends have gone overseas to get their marriage certificates. Tony Abbott can get stuffed... 

democracy on his own terms...

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has fuelled speculation the government will bypass Parliament and commission a postal vote on same-sex marriage, refusing to rule it out on Wednesday as the idea builds momentum among colleagues.

But it has been revealed Mr Turnbull argued vociferously against a postal vote when he led the campaign for an Australian republic, saying such a method "flies in the face of Australian democratic values".

read more:

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/scorching-malcolm-...

turmoil, turnboil, turdball, turnbull... time for the republic..

... rumor has it Her Majesty, now in her 92nd year, plans to implement the Regents Act when she reaches the age of 95, which will allow her eldest child Prince Charles to reign while she is still alive.

“I have spoken to a number of high-ranking courtiers who made it clear that preparations for a transition are moving ahead at pace,” Daily Mail royal commentator Robert Jobson reports.

“They have all confirmed that a Regency with Charles taking the lead is now, at the very least, a real possibility.”

According to the Mail, one former senior member of the Royal Household said Her Majesty wants to do “everything she can”for her country before she departs.

Read more:

https://www.rt.com/uk/399541-queen-abdicate-prince-charles/

 

It's time, Mr Turnbull, to make the necessary arrangement for this fair country to GROW UP by becoming a republic as it should have done in 2001, except for your miserable efforts undermined by a much cleverer Howard. Time to throw out the last vestige of a crumbling monarchy before the grand kids can take over the illusions of this fluffy fairy tale that the sobbing deceitful media loves so much to sell more pulp to fill our rubbish tips... IT'S TIME ! TIME !

a sulking fool rather...

 

 

After losing the prime ministership, Tony Abbott bunkered himself in the prime minister's office for three days and three nights without emerging.

To Malcolm Turnbull and his team, increasingly frustrated as they tried to move into the prime ministerial suite and establish an executive government, it was evidence of a mad king who couldn't accept the reality of his downfall.

read more:

http://www.smh.com.au/comment/bright-sparks-on-energy-leave-abbott-in-th...

 

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a year later... tonee of northshoree...

Some high-profile monarchists are now more strident in their attacks on Bill Shorten’s plan for addressing the republic issue, writes David Muir.

IS IT JUST ME or are the pro-monarchy forces starting to worry about a change of Federal Government and the chance the people of Australia may actually exercise their democratic rights and voice support for an Australian republic?

In the past week, we have witnessed Tony Abbott step up his rhetoric to new levels – or maybe new lows – by predicting all but the end of the Constitution as we know it if Bill Shorten gets to The Lodge and implements his two-step process for moving towards a republic.

The doom-laden claims by the former PM and former Executive Director of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy were soon followed in a column by Nick Cater in The Australian.

Mr Cater is Executive Director of the Menzies Research Centre and, perhaps channelling Ming himself, his column mercilessly attacked the Shorten plan.

It, too, was full of inflammatory language and, in a disappointing tactic, included personal criticisms of Australian Republic Movement head, Peter FitzSimons.

Mr Abbott has never changed his view on the correctness of Australia maintaining a member of the British Royal Family as our Head of State.

Yet in his speech to the Samuel Griffith Society in Brisbane, he tried the well-worn monarchist sleight of hand by suggesting the Governor-General is actually our Head of State.

He even verballed his predecessor and successor in that regard.

In his address, Mr Abbott declared:

“Prime Ministers, including Kevin Rudd and Malcolm Turnbull, at different times, have described the Governor-General as our head of state.”

He claimed Mr Shorten’s two-stage plan – a referendum offering options on a model that would follow a successful national plebiscite on the threshold question of becoming a republic – was a dangerous idea that would “delegitimise the Constitution” and the whole process would inflict “Constitutional vandalism”.

Mr Abbott painted Mr Shorten’s plans for an initial yes-or-no plebiscite on a republic as a “trick question” and part of a process that would be “toxic” for our Constitution.

Yet various governments since Federation have proposed Constitutional changes that have been widely known and canvassed before being put to voters at a referendum.

The mere existence of those proposals to change the Constitution via a referendum has never proved to be “toxic”, as Mr Abbott claims would be the case once the outcome of the initial plebiscite question was known.

Mr Abbott thinks that consulting Australians on their own future will bring about the end of the world as we know it.

 

Read more:

https://independentaustralia.net/australia/australia-display/monarchists...

 

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