Friday 24th of November 2017

an australian republic? sure...

siree

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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