Tony Abbott, it is Not Okay.
All Government departments are answerable to the Government. But in the end, the Government must answer to the people that elected it.
So when did it become okay to hide behind the guise of “Operational Matters” in regards to children being abused in detention centres? When did it become okay for a Prime Minister of a developed country to accuse the Human Rights Commissioner of having a political agenda against the Government for speaking out against these issues? On top of that, attacking the United Nations over breaches that the Government made in relation to treatment of asylum seekers?
When did it become okay for a Prime Minister of a developed nation to attack the public broadcasting network for not being on the government’s side, when the entire point of the network is that it isn’t on any side? North Korea has a network like that. Is that what we want? Is that what he wants?
When did it become okay for a conservative businessman, who is no longer an Australian citizen, to own 75% of the news media in a single country and use that monopoly for biased political purposes? People seeking the news should be able to receive unbiased and non-politically motivated information, allowing them to form their own opinions about the world around them.
When did it become okay for a Government to launch an attack on renewable energies, slashing the Renewable Energy Target, and declaring coal is “good for humanity” whilst wind-farms are “visually awful” and are apparently hurting people, seeking to cut funding to them and solar power? And how can a top government business advisor claim that Climate Change is a United Nations led ruse to take over the world, and still maintain his position? The current government doesn’t even have a committed Minister for Science, and the funding for research purposes has also been cut, so how is this country supposed to invest in its future when the flow of money is being diverted into royal commissions into wind farms?
The Budget Emergency under the Labor Government has been solved… by blowing out the debt to $100bn by 2018.
How is it okay for the government to justify the discrimination of same-sex couples by denying them the opportunity to get married? Or for Senators to claim that same-sex marriage will lead to polyamory; falling victim to the Slippery Slope Fallacy?
When will the blatant lies stop? When will the Government take responsibility for its actions? When will the people stand up for the future of the country their children will inherit?
“To sin by silence, when we must protest, makes cowards out of men.” - Ella Wheeler Wilcox