‘Many Victorians are reeling after the passage of the Andrews government’s ‘Change or Suppression’ Bill. This is the most draconian legislation of its kind in the entire world.
When a man designs a law which is…
- medically inappropriate according to the AMA,
- legally inappropriate according to the Law Institute of Victoria,
- singularly targeting faith communities for things like prayer,
- making parents potential “domestic abusers” for counselling their own children,
- empowering bureaucrats to police, control, and re-educate faith communities…
you have to ask, “What makes Daniel Andrews tick?”
Daniel Andrews is Australia’s longest serving major political leader, having served just over six years as the Victorian Premier. He says he’s a Catholic… but actions speak louder than words.
Let me share some of his policies and public comments to give you a picture of the man…
- Andrews created the nation’s first Equality Minister, whose portfolio is resourced by the department of Premier and Cabinet, in 2015.
- He appointed a full-time Gender and Sexuality Commissioner in 2015 to advocate for LGBTIQ+ issues and they have the ear of the Premier himself.
- Same sex-adoption was legalised in 2015 so that a child can be placed in a motherless or fatherless home by design.
- Andrews was the first Premier ever to walk in a Pride March. He led the Melbourne Pride March in his first year in government and he hasn’t missed one since. Now, in 2021, he has promised that Melbourne Pride will become one of the largest LGBTQ events that there is.
- He opposed there being a vote on same-sex marriage in 2017 because he said it would unleash hate and bigotry. (So, that’s what he thinks of those who opposed same-sex marriage).
- Laws were passed in 2019 to allow a person to change their sex on their birth certificate – whether or not they’ve had any medical treatment – and a child’s sex can be altered on their birth certificate at will.
- A discussion paper was released on a whole-of-government LGBTQI strategy in 2020. Andrews is very clear he wants this to shape every part of his government.
- The Andrews government provided $15M in funding for a Pride Centre that is to be opened in St Kilda in 2021. It will be a government space in which to host LGBTQ advocacy.
- Also in 2021, the ‘Change and Suppression’ Bill was passed without amendments. I have covered this extensively, noting that it imposes massive criminal penalties on doctors, medical professionals, pastors, people of faith, and parents for things as mild as giving advice, praying, or conversations. Andrews said,
“Some faith leaders have been critical of a law to ban the worst form of bigoted quackery imaginable. This is not kindness and love or the protection of a vulnerable and persecuted group. This is not something to be proud of.”
- A government Gender Equality Strategy was released recently. It is something of a Marxist creed, talking at length about colonialism, transgender diverse empowerment, and it attacks gendered clothing and gender stereotypes.
- Rainbow flags have been raised over government buildings on several occasions. Andrews says,
“Pride is not a cold acceptance, it’s a celebration. If you’re a member of the LGBT community and there’s someone in your life that you love, then do me a favour. Next time you’re on a tram in Melbourne, hold their hand. Do it with pride and defiance because you have that freedom. Here in the progressive capital, I can think of nothing more Victorian than that.”
Daniel Andrews will never say something like that to a person of faith. He’ll never say, “Go out there and live out what you believe.”
This is not about equality. It’s not about tolerating everybody. This is about Pride at the expense of everybody else. That is what Daniel Andrews – and his whole government – is all about.
Now, let’s consider his record in relation to life…
- In 2008, Andrews was the Health Minister in Victoria and that’s when abortion to birth was legislated. Victoria led the nation in this respect and, as Health Minister, Andrews played a major role in getting the abortion to birth legislation passed.
- Andrews voted against all of the following amendments…
- Providing pain relief to a foetus that can feel pain while being dismembered during an abortion;
- Rendering medical care to a child born alive as a result of a failed abortion;
- Banning partial birth abortion – the practice of partially delivering a baby and then killing it;
- Requiring mandatory reporting of suspected child abuse victims at abortion clinics;
- Requiring information to be provided about the health risks of abortion;
- Offering women impartial decision-making counselling;
- Notifying the custodial parent of a child who is seeking an abortion.
I repeat, these are all amendments that Daniel Andrews voted against. He said afterwards, “I’m not a Catholic Health Minister, I’m a Victorian Health Minister.” In other words, he doesn’t believe his faith has real application in the public realm.
Dozens of babies have been born alive and left to die since these laws were passed, unamended.
- In 2015 the Andrews government was involved in the legislation of “safe access zones.” That is a 100-metre buffer around all abortion clinics where communication on the subject of abortion in a way that could be seen or heard was banned. This directly resulted in the criminal conviction of a sidewalk counsellor, whose quiet counselling ministry had seen hundreds of babies saved and their mothers helped. Their work is now illegal.
- Victoria became the first state in Australia to legalise euthanasia in 2017 (apart from the brief episode in NT in 1995). Andrews gave the Health Minister, Jill Hennessy, a hug when that passed.
- The Andrews government was responsible for removing Special Religious Education from schools in 2015 and then made Respectful Relationships compulsory (with content similar to Safe Schools). Tens of thousands of students once received SRI in Victoria, now it is rare.
- The Safe Schools program was funded and established by the Victorian government in 2010. The program included explicit advice on sexual activity, being trans, chest binding, and worse. When the federal government announced it would review the material, Andrews said,
“If the [federal] government decides to cut the funding for this program, I’m proud to announce that the Victorian government will make up the shortfall. ‘Safe Schools’ is officially saved in Victoria… I get my policy advice from experts not bigots.”
- Guidelines were issued to Victorian schools in 2015 which banned children from singing traditional Christmas carols that “glorified God.” Students were not to sing any carols which welcomed the birth of Christ including Silent Night, Away in a Manger, and others.
- Andrews is responsible for the Doctors in Secondary Schools. One hundred high schools are visited by GPs and students can get health care without their parents’ knowledge. There are issues like abortion, STIs, gender dysphoria – and doctors don’t necessarily have to tell parents.
- Requirements were changed in Victoria in 2019 so that chaplains no longer have to be Christians – they can be people with any faith, or no faith.
- The Andrews government attempted to change religious freedom laws in 2016 so that religious institutions could not hire staff that would support their ethos exclusively. This was one of the rare occasions early in his tenure when a proposal failed – and Andrews wasn’t happy about it.
- Most recently, we saw Daniel Andrews’ attitude toward Margaret Court. She was to receive Australia Day honours and Andrews said,
“I don’t want to give this person’s disgraceful bigoted views any oxygen. Grand slam wins don’t give you some right to spew hatred and create division. Nothing does.”
(While he bullied a 70-year-old woman to hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers).
This is the legacy of one man’s political career. He has radically changed Victoria, and his influence has changed the Labor party.
Nobody in this country has a more radical and aggressive social engineering agenda than Daniel Andrews.
I hope you can see, as a person of faith, that Daniel Andrews despises what you believe. He has a passion against it that has driven him for years now and he’s getting worse, not better.’https://www.acl.org.au/blog_mi_truth_daniel_andrews?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=enews%20210223&utm_content=enews%20210223+CID_4f8151b991bd10dddb83b2cb5d2e9cf3&utm_source=CreateSend&utm_term=Read%20more
Protest the China Virus Vaccine in Melbourne and this is what happens.
‘The rallies were peaceful in every capital city, besides one: Melbourne.
Victoria police cracked down on the peaceful rally, deployed pepper spray and engaged in their favourite heavyhanded tactic known as kettling, where they surrounded, trapped and violently arrested protesters.
A Herald Sun journalist and photographer also received very familiar treatment. They were caught up in the police trap, cuffed and frogmarched away.
Where have we seen that happen before?
Welcome to the party, guys. It’s not a good feeling. No journalist in a REAL democracy should ever be the target of law enforcement for doing their job. But the response to the Herald Sun arrests was a little different.
Following their arrests, unlike my five, the outpour of condemnation came in hard and fast. And within 24 hours, Victoria Police apologised for “unintentionally arresting journalists”.
I’m just grateful I don’t work for a publication that accepts that sorry excuse on my behalf.’https://www.rebelnews.com/this_is_why_the_media_should_stop_ignoring_what_happened_to_avi_yemini?utm_campaign=rb_2_22_21&utm_medium=email&utm_source=therebel
This is UNBELIEVABLE! Victoria, Australia is governed by a dictator whose name is DANIEL ANDREWS! Victoria is a CCP state simply put. Unbelievable that this could occur in a supposedly free democracy!
Here is a video on the difference in Victorian Police Tactics with journalists.
‘I grew up in Sri Lanka during a time of civil war. Anyone who criticised the Sinhalese-dominated government disappeared. And anyone who criticised the Tamil rebels was assassinated. So we all learned to keep our mouths shut.
In September 1991, I changed nationalities. I swore allegiance to Australia at a citizenship ceremony in Parramatta Park. During that ceremony, I delivered a speech where I committed myself, as one of those who come from “beyond the seas”, to “advance Australia fair”.
Migrants like me love Australia because “we are young and free”. And many of us come from countries which are not free – where deviating from the approved political opinion is punished, therefore there’s no free speech. Public speech, in countries like the Sri Lanka of my childhood, was costly. It could cost you your life.
And it’s precisely that love of freedom, and my desire to advance Australia fair, that makes me worried about the Victorian government’s Change or Suppression Bill 2020.
The bill aims “to ensure that all” LGBT+ people “are able to live authentically and with pride” and “to denounce and give statutory recognition to the serious harm caused” by practices which suggest that “a person’s sexual orientation or gender identity” is in any way “broken”.
Nobody who opposes this bill is seeking to harm people who identify as LGBT+. The problem with this bill is the its definitions and prohibitions are so broad, it potentially criminalises any suggestion that sexuality has an objective order and that discovering and conforming to that order could be healthy for individuals, families, and society as a whole.
Most of human civilisation has, throughout history, believed that human sexuality is not a matter of personal preference, but possesses an objective order. Not all cultures agree on what that healthy pattern is. And not everyone within that society lives according to that healthy pattern. But they agree that it exists. And that talking about it, trying to discover it, and helping each other live according to it, is good.
This bill denounces that kind of belief, and prohibits and suppresses talking about it. This bill is on the wrong side of history. It seeks to criminalise something that has historically made human civilisation civil and humane.
Therefore, this bill is not actually progressive. It takes us backwards, into a dark age where public speech is costly and deviating from the approved political opinion gets punished.
LGBT+ activists often speak about “authenticity” and “pride”, and often accuse people who hold conservative values – especially religious people, and within that, especially Christians – as “harming” them. They’re welcome to do that. That’s an application of free speech.
And under conditions of free speech, social conservatives, religious people – including Christians – can talk back. We’re allowed to defend ourselves against those accusations of harm. And explain why we think healthy sexuality is not a matter of personal preference but possesses an objective order. And invite all people – including LGBT+ people – to willingly join us in living that sexuality because they’ve been persuaded that it’s right and good.
But by being an instrument of law, this bill takes away the right to talk back. If this bill becomes law, any assertion that healthy sexuality is ordered, not a matter of personal preference, could cost money or land you in jail. This threat of formal, legal punishment would intimidate people to self-censor. And that amounts to a stifling, in practice, of free speech.
That’s why this bill is dangerous. Not just for Christians, religious people, or social conservatives. This bill wrecks the social environment which has underpinned what we take for granted as a free, open, tolerant society – the kind of Australia I migrated to, love, and vowed to advance.
Mainstream media tend to caricature those who oppose this bill – especially religious people – as using public freedoms, like freedoms of speech and assembly, to protect themselves in a selfish, self-interested way. Is the mainstream media broad-minded enough to consider that we oppose this bill out of love? Love of freedom and tolerance? And love of country? And even – shock, horror – love of LGBT+ people?
And is the Victorian government broad-minded enough to make Victoria a place where social conservatives and religious people feel safe and welcome? Or has Australia gone backwards to become precisely the kind of country I was trying to escape from – a place that is not young and free, but old, cynical, and enslaved?’ https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/12/daniel-andrews-gender-antics-are-a-threat-not-enhancement-to-the-fundamentals-of-our-free-open-tolerant-society/
If you thought Communism died when the Berlin Wall came down you are wrong! Communism is well and alive around the world today! The Australian state of Victoria is a FAR FAR LEFT Leaning state government and therefore it isn’t a real surprise that ‘Four members of three competing communist groups have won election to Melbourne councils in the recent local elections.
Three of those were re-elected, with Stephen Jolly and Brigid O’Brien (both formally of the Socialist Party and the Victorian Socialists) winning seats on Yarra Council with 26.07% and 15.13% of the vote respectively. Sue Bolton a veteran Marxist of many decades standing and one of the last leaders of the faltering Socialist Alliance was also re-elected to the City of Moreland Council for a third term with only 12.1% of the vote. Whilst these percentages may seem ludicrously low, the voting systems for many inner city Melbourne councils are deliberately designed to allow candidates to win with the approval of only small slivers of the electorate.
But one successful communist candidate was a newcomer, and by that I mean a newcomer only in the realm of being a new elected councillor, because in the realm of Australian communism Jorge Jorquera is anything but new. Jorge, representing the Socialist Alternative front group “Victorian Socialists” won a seat on Maribyrnong council after two recounts and an astoundingly low 8.76% of the vote. Thus becoming the first ever communist elected to a council in Melbourne’s Western suburbs.
Jorge has an extremely long record as a Marxist activist, as the child of Marxists who fled the Pinochet government in Chile he was likely a communist from his cradle. He began his adult Marxist activism in the mid 1980s and by 1991 he was not only an activist with the Democratic Socialist Party (DSP) but was the Melbourne organiser for their youth group “Resistance”.
In 1992 in his capacity as Resistance organiser Jorge was contacted by both the Australian solicitor general and the Department of Health, Housing and Community Services in relation to the distribution of 5000 copies of a sexually explicit DSP authored pamphlet “Fantastic Sex Facts” to underage schoolchildren. The main culprit involved in this targeting of underage children was Zanny Beg, a fellow Democratic Socialist party activist who would go on to found “Community Action Against Homophobia” to campaign for the lowering of the homosexual age of consent in NSW.
What delightful people.
Jorge was particularly interested in the DSP due to that group’s interest in supporting Latin American communist dictators like Fidel Castro. In the late 80s and early 90s the DSP had gradually moved away from its roots in Trotskyist-style communism and had moved towards an ideology closer to “anything that still vaguely resembles communism is good”. Naturally the DSP’s Trotskyist rivals in the International Socialists (a 1995 split of which eventually became the Socialist Alternative) made much mockery of this evolution, referring to the DSP as “Castroite” for much of the nineties.
While this might have been embarrassing for the older activists in the DSP who had been bleating about Trotsky since the late 60s, it suited Jorge down to the ground. Jorge’s passion at that time (and main activity over the course of the last thirty years) has been an unwavering, steadfast and fanatical fanboy level of support for every communist or Marxist influenced regime in Latin America. When Fidel Castro finally kicked the bucket and went to join his fellow communists in hell, Jorge described the dead dictator as “genuinely heroic” and “inspiring to millions”.
But Jorge has saved perhaps his greatest love for the regime of former Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. Jorge even helped set up communist front groups with names like “Committees in Solidarity with Latin America and the Caribbean” and the “Australia-Venezuela Solidarity Network” to host events here in Australia for ambassadors and other regime officials.
The DSP became the Socialist Alliance in 2001 to try and cash in on the supposed electoral discontent of the working class with capitalism. When a few years later the legions of hidden proletariat votes had failed to materialise a faction inside the Alliance began to argue that the problem was that they had become too moderate and needed to get back to more hardline “Leninist” communism. Jorge was a part of this group. When this “Leninist faction” was expelled in 2008 for being continually annoying he and others (including Kevin Rudd’s nephew) went on to found the “Revolutionary Socialist Party” (RSP). The RSP was a complete failure largely due to the fact that most of its members were such old communists that they kept dying or having to be hospitalised. Eventually in 2012 the more youthful remnants of the RSP begged to be allowed to merge with Socialist Alternative.
Jorge has long been involved in the education sector having formerly been a staff member at Victoria Uni and currently being employed as a Curriculum Advisor at Keypath Education Australia. In 2007 Jorge joined together with Jo Williams (of Victoria University and Socialist Alternative) and Tracey Ollis (of Deakin University school of Education) to form the “Popular Education Network Australia” (PENA). In their own words the aim of PENA was to bring together “fellow travellers” working within the education system to better spread the influence and ideas of Brazilian education theorist Paulo Freire among Australian educators.
Freire argued in his most important work “Pedagogy of the Oppressed” that the purpose of the teacher was not simply to impart knowledge but to also subliminally indoctrinate children in Marxist theory.
These are the people you pay through your taxes to teach your kids’ teachers. And if you’re unfortunate enough to live in Maribyrnong council one of them is now sucking parasitically at your rates.
The typical response from most on the right to hearing about another communist councillor being elected is complacency. “It’s only a council seat” they say. Well it was only one council seat when Stephen Jolly won in Yarra in 2004, now it’s half a dozen Australia wide. With just one seat Jolly was able to lead a campaign to block the billion dollar East-West link project and missed out on a Victorian upper house seat at the last state poll by the slimmest of margins. Ignoring these extremists doesn’t make them go away.
Every year the extreme left in Australia gets more organised and its activists wriggle deeper inside the institutions that make up the bones of our society. The time to start paying attention to these communists is now, before it’s too late.’https://gab.com/theunshackled?mc_cid=da1fdd19dc&mc_eid=6e30632a8a