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Yeas, I know I feel the need to post this song periodically, but, after the last month or so, with BORDER FORCE and the like, I totally think it’s time again

Well I’m left sitting here staring into a beer
shaking my head at the same ol’ loathing and fear
Stranger in my own land, can’t understand
How the very word Australian has just been damned
I fucking hate myself, take ‘Aussie’ from my name
Erase this endless shame, forever casting blame
If you don’t act the same will I destroy you?
Everyone looks the same beaten, black and blue
So I’ve had enough of these redneck pricks
When fact is the only real shit that sticks
Watch as I tear the very skin from my face
So none’ll see my race, my deep disgrace
Your not even from here in the first place
And those that are you wanna further debate
Nup, no more, never again whether by fist or pen
I will defend, cos I’m at a loose end
The shattered remnants of Aussie dignity
I’m a skip, whitey, round-eye suprise me
By using your shrivelled brain to please explain
How the clever country just went down the drain
We rode the sheep’s back now the sheep ride you
If this is how its gonna be don’t call me ‘true blue’
I denounce my ancestors, wounds still fester
If you say ‘it aint so’ I suggest ya’ wake up

(Chorus)

It’s time for you to
Wake up – this country needs a fucking shake up
Wake up – these cunts need a shake up (x4)

Talkback squawking hacks won’t relax
Until Jones’y, Zemanek and Laws are all axed
77 percent of aussies are racist
And if you’re here, I’ll say it your faces
Rich redneck pricks still hold all the aces
So I’ll buy ya a beer, with an arsenic chaser
Better off dead? is that what I’ve said?
Tempting to take for all the blood you’ve shed
No doubt your as bad as your dads and ya mums
Mainsteam media making me so fucking glum
Just anglo reality, intellectual cavities
Channel 9 fostering prejudiced mentalities
I won’t be a casualty, just mention casually
That I can’t stand for you shit-eating bullies
Preying on peeps without a mainstream voice
Most of you stay silent but I’ve got no choice

(Chorus)

Well I’ve yelled my lungs out but to no avail
Well I’ve yelled my lungs out but to no avail
Well I’ve yelled my lungs out but to no fukin’ avail
That you’re a stranger yourself now thats the sting in the tail
Captain Cook was the very first queue jumper
It was immigrant labour that made Australia plumper
Enough is enough, whiteys go pack your stuff
Don’t wanna live in England? That’s fucking tough
I’m sick and tired of this redneck wonderland
Most’ve you stay silent and I can’t understand
I just can’t understand (understand)

It’s time for you to
Wake up – this country needs a fucking shake up
Wake up – these cunts need a shake up (x4)

and, yeah, deliberately publishing at 7am. Because that’s the best time to call your incompetent pollies cunts.

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Oh, Hai there.

My name is Fiona, and, yes, I’m rather cynical when it comes to the gay//equal marriage movement. I try to articulate why. but it can be hard to when the world you live in is full of weddings and babies and people wondering why someone might be content with the already happening legal recognition of relationships, or even the, supposed, equality that “WILL” come by saying people can marry.

So, in Australia, defacto relationships actually afford the same protections as state or religious sanctioned marriages.

Yeah, so I shack up with a guy or a girl for 6 months or so, and, legally, it’s seen as a marriage, in that I have property rights. Yep, his/her shit could be mine. Remember 2008 where everything except Howard’s precious “vows” became equal? When your pensions and Centrelink payments were combined, when Health insurers considered you a couple?

Yeah, so everything except that state-sanctioned vow is legal.

yeah, some of you want it…. but having to have your relationship sanctioned by the state…. doesn’t that make you turn in your early grave? I need Abbott to say my love is legit…. *spew* I’ll pass..

And continue to live in “sin” and so on. Have your white wedding, I just hope it brings you the hope you thought it would.

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Yesterday, I put forward an amendment to the Government's detention bill that would make the reporting of child abuse…

Posted by Senator Sarah Hanson-Young on Thursday, 25 June 2015

From the link here

Question—That the amendments be agreed to—put.

The committee divided—

AYES (Voted Yes), 16

Senators—

Di Natale (Greens)

Ludlam (Greens)

Rhiannon (Greens)

Waters (Greens)

Hanson-Young (Greens)

Madigan (Independent)

Rice (Greens)

Whish-Wilson (Greens)

Lazarus (Independent)

Milne (Greens)

Siewert (Greens)

Wright (Greens)

Leyonhjelm (LDP)

Muir (Independent)

Wang (PUP)

Xenophon (Independent)

(Voted No) NOES, 31

Senators—

Back (LNP)

Colbeck (LNP)

Ludwig (Labor)

Peris (Labor)

Bernardi (LNP)

Edwards (LNP)

Macdonald (LNP)

Ruston (LNP)

Bilyk (Labor)

Fawcett (LNP)

McGrath (LNP)

Seselja (LNP)

Brandis (LNP)

Gallacher (Labor)

McKenzie (LNP)

Singh (Labor)

Bullock (Labor)

Gallagher (Labor)

McLucas (Labor)

Smith (LNP)

Bushby (LNP)

Ketter (Labor)

Moore (Labor)

Sterle (Labor)

Canavan (Nationals)

Lindgren (LNP)

O‘Neill (Labor)

Williams (Nationals)

Carr (Labor)

Lines (Labor)

O‘Sullivan (LNP)

They should be ashamed of themselves and if you voted for these senators you should be letting them know it. Find their contact details here.

Edited so I can share the wording of the amendment proposed by Senator Hanson-Young, as it’s not the easiest piece of text to access

From here:

197BAA Mandatory reporting of reportable assaults
(1) If a designated person believes on reasonable grounds that a person has experienced, or is experiencing, a reportable assault, the designated person must, as soon as practicable, notify the relevant authorities of:
(a) the alleged assault; and
(b) the grounds on which the person has formed the belief that the alleged assault occurred.
Offence
(2) A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person is required to make a notification under subsection (1); and
(b) the person fails to comply with the requirement.
Penalty: 60 penalty units.
Geographical jurisdiction
(3) Section 15.3 of the Criminal Code (extended geographical jurisdiction—category C) applies to an offence against subsection (2).
Interpretation
(4) In this section:
designated person means:
(a) an authorised officer; and
(b) a person appointed or employed by, or for the performance of services for:
(i) the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; or
(ii) an authority of the Commonwealth, a State or a Territory; and
(c) a person employed by another person or body that is contracted by the Commonwealth, or an authority of the Commonwealth, to perform services in relation to an immigration detention facility.
relevant authority means:
(a) in any case—the Department and the Australian Federal Police; and
(b) if:
(i) the victim of an alleged reportable assault is a child ; and
(ii) the alleged assault occurs in a State or Territory;
a relevant authority of the State or Territory that has functions relating to child safety; and
(c) if:
(i) the victim of an alleged reportable assault is a child; and
(ii) the alleged assault occurs in a foreign country;
a police force of the foreign country.
reportable assault means any of the following, to the extent that they occur, or allegedly occur, in an immigration detention facility:
(a) unlawful sexual contact;
(b) sexual harassment;
(c) unreasonable use of force;
(d) any other assault.

Edit again :p (5:30pm)

Okay, I’ve had my outrage, read the amendment through a few times, and feel that it needed to be better thought out, phrased, and actually discussed with Labor. Unfortunately they did not have the time for that as Cormann threatened to have the senate sit until it passes and were hell bent on rushing it through in order to stop a high court challenge on whether they are actually legally allowed to detain people offshore.

*sigh*

edit sat
Oh and also the rest of the amendment such as limiting offshore detention to 3/months doesn’t fit with labor’s need to race to the bottom and be “tough” so they couldn’t vote for it. That and the proposal to not send vulnerable people such as kids. You know because we have to treat all refugees as non persons regardless of age

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The one that says –

Why care about GST on tampons…. when women in detention centres have to live up for one or two pads or tampons at a time, don’t get enough pads for the month and swap sexual favours aka get sexually assaulted in return for shower time.

Why care about gay marriage…. Just get it over with so people can worry about actual discrimination, such as Tasmanian schools wanting to be able to expel queer teens on religious grounds.

I’m sure there’s more… But those two are pissing me off this week. And I’m on my phone and suck at Swype.

I used to hate those people. The my cause is more important than yours… But I’m wavering!

Or reading too much Razer ( I blame you Bronwyn!)

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So, there’s this thing in Australian politics where, despite signing up for a certain party and normally being help to vote to what the party thinks, means thaat individual members of parliament are allowed to make a “Consceince Vote” when it comes to matters where, basically, religion may come into play.

A conscience vote or free vote is a type of vote in a legislative body where legislators are allowed to vote according to their own personal conscience rather than according to an official line set down by their political party.

Thanks, Wikipedia

So, you have parties like the Labor party where you can get FIRED for voting against the caucus, where MPs can vote for or against say, euthanasia, or abortion laws, and not fear the wrath of their party.

Or, they can feel that the same “moral” status applies to issues that are clearly about discriminating against 10% of the population, and say that
gay marriage” is a matter of conscience, whereas it’s really a matter of changing one or two words so that people can enter into state-sanctioned monogamous unions. You know, because for tax purposes same-sex partnerships are taxed the same and given the same cred as M/F relationships.

(Personally, I wanna see everyone move past the marriage thing and get back to the late 80s wehere “FUCK YOU I’m not gonna be anyone’s “wife” and change my name and submit to it all”)

But,

Think about history.

Once upon a time it was immoral for a woman to go to work when her husband should be the breadwinner. Undermining him and all that.

So why not got back to the 70s and call a “conscience vote” on maternity leave, or day care subsidies, because, unless her husband is dead or maimed, a woman’s place is at home with her kids, right?

That’s the “traditional” way. Just like marriages is between one man and one woman.

For life.

To the exclusion of all others.

So, basically, I don’t see gay marriage as a conscience issue. I see it as something that we just need to get over, like thinking that Aborigines are people and that women are capable of voting.

And if yu’re ELECTORATE wants it, isn’t it your JOB to say YES?

Am I wrong?

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OUR rail plan for NSW

March 24, 2015

We all know that, heading into the NSW state election on Saturday, transport should be a concern for voters. For those who have good services, they should be concerned about future proofing them, for those with poor services, lobbying to get them, or keep what is left, and for those on train lines all over […]

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So, there’s no more Lambie and The Brick in PUP

March 17, 2015

We had thought that THIS was the end of Lambie and the Brick… But, there’s only one member of the Palmer United Party left in the senate, after Lazarus and Lambie left…. @phonakins @TheRoastTV @humphriesmark Something like this I imagine :) pic.twitter.com/ybtY1DU1wk — Jazz Twemlow (@JazzTwemlow) March 14, 2015 \ A sad sad day Classic […]

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A thousand lashes for Raif Badawi, while the West stays silent on Saudi human rights (Republished from TheConversation)

January 19, 2015

By Madawi al-Rasheed, London School of Economics and Political Science Raif Badawi, a Saudi blogger and the founder of an online liberal debating forum has become the most recent victim of the unjust Saudi justice system and the contradictions, one might say hypocrisy, of the Saudi monarchy. In May 2014 Badawi was sentenced to ten […]

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[EDITED] Happy Birthday Jeff McCloy!

October 12, 2014

EDITED 13/10 – I was asked rather nicely to take these images (and the post, but that’s not happening) down by a member of the birthday party Jeff was with last night. Since I don’t feel like too much hassle I’ll run with it – but I think whoever posted the pics originally will realise […]

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On My Mind

June 28, 2014

(a soundtrack to this post…..) In no particular order, other than the tabs open in my browser….. Why do we care about Peter Greste and co’s ridiculous trial an imprisonment? Well, let’s see, if a white Aussie male can’t get justice, who can in this world? (or the Egyptian world anyway). In six months, the […]

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Where IS the problem?

June 4, 2014

I know I’ve managed to keep this place politics-free for a little while. But this budget just keeps grinding away at me. Where is the ENCOURAGEMENT to be a better person, a better nation? To support one-another (students, those fresh out of uni, the shot- and longer-term unemployed, people with disabilities, families, the older people […]

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