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Minor parties united can break the political duopoly on Saturday

Senate candidates address the Gold Coast forum held in front of a packed Croatian Club last Friday night. Speaking is Jason Miles (Great Australian Party) with Debra Yuille (TheSilentMajority.org), Campbell Newman (Liberal Democrats), and George Christensen and Senator Malcolm Roberts (One Nation).

By TONY MOBILIFONITIS

THE preferential voting system, which is designed to benefit the Labor-Green/Liberal National political duopoly, could finally work against the establishment parties this Saturday.

That’s because of unprecedented unity and preference swapping as the minor parties put the majors last in the 2022 federal election.

While preferencing is ultimately In the hands of the individual voter, the minor parties are showing more unity than ever and presenting a united front against the Canberra political duopoly.

In Queensland, from Cairns to the Gold Coast, the minor parties have not only worked out mutual preferences but have gathered together

at several forums to rally volunteers and lay down the essential issues, which mostly revolve around the freedom agenda.

An example is the gathering at the Gold Coast Croatian Club on Friday 13th where representatives of One Nation, United Australia Party, the Liberal Democrats, the Great Australian Party, the Australian Federation Party, Australian Values Party and TheSilentMajority.org appeared on stage together.

On the following Sunday most of the same local candidates for the same parties were invited to a local church where prayer was offered for their campaigns. The “scandalous” congruence of “right wing politics” and religion apparently escaped the local media, although the church invited all candidates regardless of party affiliation.

On the Saturday the freedom coalition gathered at a Put the Majors Last rally at a rain-drenched Broadwater Park on the Gold Coast.

The common theme at the gatherings was freedom, hence the tag “freedom parties” for the small parties standing up against the political establishment. This freedom coalition clearly represents a threat to “safe” Gold Coast Liberal seats like Moncrieff, held by the leftie Angie Bell, and McPherson held by Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews.

Bell and Andrews have been busy dishing out money to local community organisations as part of their vote buying strategy. Andrews has also been seen doing the rounds of pre-polling stations in her ministerial BMW, followed closely by an armed Federal police security team of three and a campaign bus.

One of her polling support team caused an uproar during the week when she threatened to take “Federal Court action” against a woman representing Senate candidates Len Harris and Debra Yuille. The woman moved Liberal election signs out of the way to put her own ones in to the limited space.

The threat instantly raised a loud chorus of rebukes from all the other parties (UAP, One Nation, Liberal Democrats, Australian Values Party, The Greens, ALP) represented at the site as the embarrassed Liberal lass jumped on her phone for backup.  

The threat was seen as symptomatic of the power games played by entrenched mainstream parties.

Meanwhile the ABC is giving special coverage to the so-called Teal Independents, the leftist group of climate alarmists funded by Climate 200, a group funded by woke West Australian aristocrat Simon Holmes a Court.

While the Murdoch media has been relentlessly slamming the Teals because of their direct threat to sitting Liberals, almost all media has basically ignored the freedom parties led primarily by One Nation, UAP and the Liberal Democrats. They have been mentioned but only occasionally and reluctantly by mainstream media. However, patriots can be encouraged by the fact that ABC’s election guru Antony Green and others have actually raised the possibility of a hung parliament.

In a recent ABC appearance, Green ran with a poll claiming Labor would win but conceded a hung parliament was a “possibility”. If the freedom parties gain the mass protest vote seen during the plandemic, it will be more than a mere possibility. We can only wait and see.

Put Majors Last move has Liberal minister in its sights

A page from the Put the Majors Last presents the option of choosing your preferred minor parties (above 1-5) and your preference choice for the majors (below).

By TONY MOBILIFONITIS

FOUR minor parties have set their sights on rolling Scott Morrison’s Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews out of the Gold Coast seat of McPherson.

The unified effort aligns with the Put the Majors Last (PML) campaign in which minor, anti-establishment parties swap preferences to push their candidates across the line. Overall PML does not promote any one minor political party above another and you the voter can make your own changes.

PML is described as a national voters’ education initiative with the potential to upset the two major-party race in the 2022 election. “This non-partisan initiative will equip voters to give freedom-friendly candidates the full benefit of their vote while disenfranchising the majors and the Greens,” PML’s press release states.

The Gold Coast four are One Nation (Kevin Hargraves), the Values Party (Andy Cullen), United Australia Party (Joshua Berrigan) and the Liberal Democrats (Glenn Pyne), whose candidates met on the same platform at a candidates’ forum during the week. The Australian Federation Party (Gary Pead) did not send their candidate but is counted among the pro-freedom group.

The UAP’s Berrigan, who quit his teaching job in January to campaign full-time in the electorate, has been suggested as the leading challenger to Andrews and is expected to poll more than the 15.9% the UAP (then Palmer United) gained in 2013, well ahead of the Greens on 6.8%.

In 2019, with no campaign, UAP won only 3.3%, One Nation 5.8% and Liberal Democrats 3.5%. The Greens lifted to 10.9 but were still behind the 12.6% total polled by the four minor parties. Their preferences pushed Andrews (48.2%) over the line. ALP polled 22.8%.

Since that time the popularity of the mainstream parties has plummeted due to the damage caused by their COVID restrictions and mandates. A conservative projection for McPherson drawn up by a Gold Coast mathematics teacher has Andrews falling to 43% (49% with preferences) and Labor 20% (28%).

But with the massive numbers of Australians joining anti-mandate protests over the last two years, the minor parties’ polling support is reasonably expected to increase significantly. The electoral effect of these protests has been admitted by the left-leaning website The Conversation.

The projections give UAP a possible 18% plus 11% from One Nation, Values Party and Liberal Democrats for a total of 29%. A preference spill from the major parties could then lift UAP to 51%.

Senator Malcolm Roberts strenuously warns against LNP/ALP’s coming ID legislation – a licence to live

Freemasons, red shoes, UAP and political craziness

Romeo aka Antoine Georges complains on video and (right) in his full lodge regalia.

BY TONY MOBILIFONITIS

Clive Palmer
Craig Kelly accused by Romeo Georges of “betrayal”.

IT was inevitable that the push by Craig Kelly and the United Australia Party to break the two-party monopoly at the next Australian Federal Election would soon come under attack by those who claim loudly to be “Aussie patriots”.

One such loud voice was Romeo George of Sydney, who apparently buddied up with Craig Kelly “to start a new political party”. Not only that, Romeo aka Antoine George, a deputy grand-master freemason, wanted Kelly to take him on as a paid campaigner.

And when Romeo later discovered that Kelly had teamed up with Clive Palmer, Romeo got offended and went on Instagram and complained non-stop about how he had been betrayed because Kelly and Palmer never stumped up with the money he needed ($250,000 has been suggested) in order to become their big-shot political partner. He had been pushing this for some six weeks in repeated calls to Kelly.

“We sat around my own dining table to discuss how to start a new political party,” Romeo whined on the Instagram video that has now been removed.

Kelly and Palmer obviously realised that this guy was not going to be an asset. So now we see Romeo banging his own political drum on Sydney community radio station 2RSR, and now touting Ricardo Bosi as “his man”. Bosi knows better than to get tangled up with high-level masons, regardless of how patriotic they claim to be. Romeo now has his own fundraiser going, and a month or so ago was sitting at around $24,000.

Romeo has now “worked out” that Clive Palmer is running UAP in order to “sell UAP votes to the Coalition” and “get more mining land”. He also thinks Clive maliciously launched a lawsuit against the people of Western Australia. Hello? Has this man done any serious research? And then there’s Palmer’s preference deal with Campbell Newman and the Liberal Democrats, that Romeo sees as another big sellout because in his opinion they should have teamed up with One Nation.

But that could be a messy, complicated process and One Nation leader Mark Latham – a veteran political operative like Palmer – would not want to get bogged down in it. Liberal Democrats, a small outfit being used as a platform by LNP defector Campbell Newman, was an easier alliance.

For those who don’t know, the Liberal Democrats have very little in common with present-day Liberals or the old leftie Democrats. The Liberal Democrats are libertarians, a notable example being ex-Senator David Leyonhelm who has been an outstanding defender of firearm owners. Libertarians are probably the most anti-nanny state party anywhere. Palmer United are unashamedly pro-freedom, a point repeatedly made by Palmer at the freedom rallies across Australia.

If Palmer was in this political battle to line his own pockets with mining profits, he wouldn’t want to be bothered running for a Senate seat. Neither would he be upsetting the big business and the political establishment in states like Western Australia.

Romeo Georges was not the only person making crazy conspiratorial accusations against Kelly and Palmer. Kelly was spotted at a rally in Melbourne sitting down with his hands in a “secret freemason V sign” and Palmer appeared at another rally in Brisbane wearing red shoes! That’s right, red shoes. You know, the Red Shoes Cult …. spare us folks!

Strangely, some people at one of the People’s Revolution rallies in Brisbane, started heckling Palmer about his shoes. The hecklers were rebuked by an embarrassed Tristan Trickie, TPM organiser, who pointed out the stupidity of it.

But if you’re looking for masons under mattresses take a look at deputy grand-master Romeo. Are we suggesting some dark conspiracy here? No, but you have to ask the question: who are Romeo’s friends in the high places at the Lodge? ScoMo? Dan Andrews? Is “grand master” Romeo playing some clever political chess games? Probably not. It seems more like a bad case of sour grapes.

The suggestion by conspiracy theorists was that Palmer and Kelly are “controlled opposition”. Really? If you’re looking for controlled opposition, look no further than the LNP in Queensland or Labor in Canberra and any mainstream party in opposition in the other states. Palmer is a maverick with lots of moolah, but he’s at least splashing it around and fighting for his country first and foremost.

Palmer is also surprisingly frank and open about his wealth and told the freedom rally in Brisbane that most people including himself don’t need a lot of money. That’s a true statement, even coming from the mouth of a billionaire. Palmer doesn’t deny he has it, but he uses it for purposes bigger than himself. Being wealthy doesn’t automatically make one a villain, it’s how that wealth is used that tells the story.

Will UAP be the perfect party for Australia? Absolutely not. They will make their bungles like any other party. They will probably work with One Nation if they can gain a good number of Senate and House of Representative seats. If One Nation, UAP and maybe one or two others can stymie the duopoly then there’s real hope for Australia.

Craig Kelly has laid down the strategy very clearly and very simply: Use the federal preference voting system to number the alternatives like UAP, One Nation etc 1,2,3, with the major parties and the Greens last. Also avoid voting “above the line” in the Senate because the preference system has been very cleverly rigged to work for the Greens.

Ricardo Bosi and his supporters, meanwhile, will be watching and monitoring the coming federal election very closely. Bosi is under no illusion about the political stakes involved but has a brilliant strategy for the Australian people – whether he gets elected or not.

But patriotic Aussies should calm down, stop the whingeing and moaning and shooting themselves in the foot because this or that party of candidate doesn’t measure up to their ideals. Vote and make your vote count.

Former Senator Len Harris exposes the extinguishing and shredding of all freehold title deeds by Labor Government

The Great Australian Awakening shakes LNP’s political wasteland

Part of the crowd at Broadbeach on Saturday. A rally in May at the same location attracted a fraction of this crowd.
Placards like this brought cheers from those looking on as the march moved through Broadbeach.
The Croation community proudly flew their flag at the rally.
A profound and pertinent message at the rally.

By TONY MOBILIFONITIS
THOUSANDS of anti-vaccine mandate demonstrators flooded the Gold Coast on Saturday, filling up a local park and causing a traffic jam reaching into nearby suburbs. The Millions March Against Vaccine Mandates and Passports attracted an estimated 10,000 or more to Broadbeach – ten times the size of similar rallies midway through the year.

The local MPs and their supporters from the LNP heartland were noticeably absent. It would have struck terror into them and their political handlers when the thousands cheered speeches by One Nation senators Pauline Hanson and Malcolm Roberts.

The senators ripped into the Labor-Coalition political duopoly of Canberra that had recently united to vote against Senator Hansen’s constitutionally-based bill to outlaw vaccine mandates and passports, in sharp contradiction to Scott Morrison’s claim that he did not support mandates.

Gold Coast is the home of some of Scott Morrison’s pet federal MPs – Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews (McPherson), Employment, Workforce, Skills, Small and Family Business Minister Stuart Robert and backbenchers Bert Van Manem (Forde) and Angie Bell (Moncrieff).

Some months back Andrews, one of the many Liberal lefties along with Bell, bragged about deporting so-called “far right” UK activist Katie Hopkins from Australia after Hopkins joked on social media about greeting workers delivering food to her room “naked with no face mask”.

Andrews called Ms Hopkins’ comments “appalling” and a “slap in the face” for Australians in lockdown. “Personally, I’m very pleased she’ll be leaving,” she told her friends at the ABC. Strange how Andrews wasn’t able to see the dirty backroom deals between her boss ScoMo and the premiers to viciously lock down Australians on the basis of so-called “medical advice” they have hidden from the public.

And then there’s the collection of ten state LNP seat warmers from Currumbin to Coomera and one very junior Labor MP in the seat of Gaven, who in her first term miraculously inherited a double ministerial portfolio – Environment and the Great Barrier Reef and Science and Youth Affairs.

This complacent political establishment and their media cheer squad want Australians to believe that the mandates are simply what’s required in “the new normal” and Aussies can just get on with life and take part in the usual two-party election charades.

But these career politicians had better be watching their own butts and thinking seriously about their future jobs. Hanson and Roberts had the bulk of the crowd behind them. “An incredible day on the Gold Coast for the Millions March Against Mandatory Vaccines protest. Moving to see so many in a crowd all united against government control and abuse,” Sen. Roberts commented later.

A few days earlier Murdoch’s local LNP cheer squad at the Gold Coast Bulletin reported police as threatening $4000 fines against protesters going out on the streets. As it turned out, the cops had a great day out, chatting among themselves in the background, enjoying the cool sea breezes while one of their own in a fiery address, related his reasons for quitting the service.

An initial police refusal to allow the march on the streets was dropped. Even they could see the writing on the wall.

It really is OK to be white!

Senator Anning Solid in Face of Anti-White Criticism, Again!

Speaking in response to the hysterical reaction to Senator Hanson’s motion which said “It’s ok to be white”, Senator Anning stood and defended the position to howls of outrage.

“Of course it is ok to be white. There is nothing racist about being proud of whom you are, if Senator Faruqi stood up and said she was a proud Muslim woman she would be hailed as a hero.”

“Conversely with any discussion or suggestion of being proud of being white, you are labelled a white supremacist or a Fascist- tired old labels the left attaches to anyone they disagree with.” Senator Anning said.

“The hysterical response to Government support for Senator Hanson’s motion today proves the point that there is most definitely a rise in anti-white sentiment creeping into Australian society.”

“Although Senator Hanson attacked my call for a predominantly European immigration programme in my maiden speech, I will always defend anyone who defends our national identity.”

 “I was the only person who defended her position – the government is frantically trying to back pedal and her own senator Peter Georgiou was apparently urgently required elsewhere.”

“Today’s response has shown that there is anti-white racism and what we need in this country is some of my colleagues to grow an actual backbone” Senator Anning concluded.

ECQ staff at Mareeba office praised by candidate

Lui claims Cook but the ALP is not yet over the line

Anxious candidates across the state are awaiting the final counting of postal and absentee votes as ECQ staff work overtime to sort through the backlog.

One Nation, KAP and the LNP are waiting for the final tally to determine how many seats the ALP will have to form a majority.

The ALP has claimed the contentious seat of Cook stretching from Mareeba in the south to the PNG border in the north, however One Nation sources say the counting will not finish until Tuesday night when the final postal votes are counted.

ALP candidate Cunthia Lui’s claim on the seat of Cook is premature with One Nation getting close.

The final postal and absentee numbers will have an impact on preference flows to the One Nation candidate Jen Sackley, who seems set to overtake the lead of the Labor candidate Cynthia Lui.

KAP candidate Gordon Rasmussen said either his preferences or those from the LNP would help One Nation get across the line.

“The staff at the Mareeba ECQ office have been outstanding with the counting and very helpful to scrutineers and I thank them for their great effort,” said Mr Rasmussen.

“Their integrity has never been in question but I am concerned about the reports of suspicious activities on Cape York Peninsula which happens after every election on the Cape.”

 

Draining the Australian swamp

Both Queensland Liberal senator George Brandis QC, Attorney General and recently appointed WA senator Peter Georgiou reportedly, have dual citizenship but are not included in this list.

 

These Members of Parliament soon will have to declare their dual citizenship under Section 44 (ii) of the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia, which will prevent them from sitting in Parliament. The political party controlled High Court created this mess in 1999 when it declared Britain as a foreign power. (Sue-v-Hill)

Hanson speaks the truth about Muslims taking over Australia

Speech in the senate August 9, 2017

Senator Pauline Hanson sorts out the haunting Muslim problem facing all Australians

I am well known for speaking up about immigration, but what isn’t well known is that I am not anti migrant. In 1996, I spoke out about the high rate of immigration from Asia that would have put us on a trajectory of losing our Australian identity. I support immigration when it is in the best interests of Australia, but we have made a mistake in accepting high levels of migrants from countries where democracy is unknown and accepting people who follow Islam and its political ideology.

One of the reasons we don’t know enough about the extent of the problems with Islamic immigration is that political parties don’t want to upset the Muslim vote. There is plenty of information collected, but it is not published and it is not available to senators like myself. In hiding the evidence of high unemployment and high dependence on social welfare, the government hopes you won’t discover the problems associated with Australian Muslim communities.

Despite the best efforts of Labor and the coalition, we have found some reliable information. The unemployment rate amongst Australian Muslims is more than double the average rate and it is more than 50 per cent higher than the nearest other major religious group. The unemployment rate for Muslim women is higher than that of Muslim men, making Muslim women the most likely religious group to be unemployed in Australia. This persistent high-unemployment level among Australian Muslims translates into high levels of income support in the form of payments made by the Department of Social Services.

I don’t have enough time to go into greater detail, but in densely populated Muslim suburbs, Muslims are paid high levels of taxpayer-funded support in the form of disability pensions, carer pensions, carer allowances and other forms of income support. Australian Muslims are a significant drain on the public purse, because of the rates of unemployment and dependence on social welfare. You will not hear these facts from Labor, because Labor is muzzled in pursuit of keeping the Muslim vote it already heavily relies on. We looked at the electoral areas containing 10,000 or more Australian Muslims, using 2016 census information. Every one of those 15 federal seats is held by Labor, and 50.4 per cent of all Australian Muslims live in these 15 Labor seats. It is the concentration of the Muslim vote, in a relatively small number of postcodes and electoral divisions, which gives Australian Muslims a much higher influence in Australian politics. What we know for certain is that Labor needs the Muslim vote to keep those seats in the parliament. The reliance on the Muslim vote in turn gives Australian Muslims an important say over Labor policy, and that influence is increasing because of the high birth rates among Muslim women. In fact, the number of Australian Muslims doubled in the decade between 2006 and 2016.

The young age profile of Muslims in Australia means that Muslims will increase naturally at a greater rate than any other. The concentration of Australian Muslims in a limited number of postcode areas, together with the high rates of birth, means Labor is now firmly in the hands of the Muslim voter. The demographic information is irrefutable. The only issue is how Australian Muslims will change the Australian Labor Party and Australia.

The Muslim vote has pushed hard for Labor to abandon its traditional support for Israel and they have kept Labor silent on the fate of Christians in the Middle East, particularly Maronite and Coptic Christians, who once made up 20 per cent of the Middle East and now make up less than 5 per cent. In the lower house seat of Blaxland, in NSW, there are 50,995 Muslims, or 29.2 per cent of the population. In the Sydney seat of Watson, there are 40, 903 Muslims or 23.4 per cent of the population. In Victoria it’s a similar situation. In Calwell, there are 29,324 Muslims and in Werriwa there are 21, 761 Muslims.

Labor has made a conscious decision to sell its soul for the Muslim vote. Every speech and every comment made by Labor is now made with reference to keeping the Muslim vote. Labor cannot speak out in opposition or act in government on issues affecting Australian Muslims because it fears losing seats in parliament. The numbers are so finely balanced in the lower house of this parliament that the loss of this small clutch of seats would see Labor’s chance of government end. Labor’s dependence on the Muslim vote is frightening, because a small but fast-growing group, opposed to our way of life, is bending Labor to its will. And communities of Coptic Christians and Lebanese Maronites and other Christians know how that story ends.

The Muslim vote opposes same-sex marriage because the notion of sexual orientation is against the fundamental teachings of Islam. So here is Labor’s dilemma: how does Labor get same-sex marriage passed, bury the hundreds of thousands of ‘no’ votes and not upset Muslims in Labor electorates? The best way forward is to let parliament decide, and then they will tell their Muslim voters they had to follow the party line—gutless!

It is common knowledge that areas with high concentrations of Australian Muslims are also areas associated with organised crime and acts of terrorism performed in the name of Islam. Labor knows this as well as any Australian, but it cannot speak directly, so it talks in riddles. Who can forget Bill Shorten talking to the cameras about combating extreme extremism and hoping those watching could see that he was like any one in a hostage situation. He was communicating in riddles, hoping not to offend the hostage takers—that is, the Muslim vote in Australia.

Australian Muslims take all the benefits that Australia has to offer, but Australian Muslims are underrepresented in the workforce and underrepresented in the Defence forces, instead preferring to fight for ISIL in Syria and Iraq. A federal investigation into the status of foreign fighters found 96 per cent had been on welfare benefits, including disability pensions, before leaving to fight overseas. It’s a disgrace that more Australian Muslims have gone to fight in Syria and Iraq than have joined the Australian Defence Forces to defend Australia. It is a disgrace our pension system is abused by Australian Muslims, and it is a disgrace the Department of Social Services is inept. It is undeniable that many Australian Muslims choose to be separate from other Australians living in communities. Many of them never leave these communities except when accessing government services and benefits and having holidays in their countries of birth.

One Nation supporters have a positive view of migrants when they are willing to become active citizens, to work and to make Australia a better place. However, we are not seeing too much of that from Australian Muslims. It would be comforting to think the problems we have with Muslim refugees and second-generation Muslims will resolve, given time and money, but there is no evidence anywhere in the world that this will be the case.

We need to learn the lesson from other countries who have accepted high numbers of Muslims into their country. They have found that, as the number of Muslims rise in a country, the tolerance of those Muslims to others in that country falls. Then, Muslims demand special treatment, which is given for the sake of appeasement, but is never enough. The demands just keep coming—discussions to change the words ‘race’ to ‘people’ in Section 51(xxvi) of the Australian Constitution for the benefit of Muslims because they are not a race, they are a people.

There are no democratic Islamic countries in the world. If we don’t ban further immigration from Islamic countries, our way of life will be lost and the freedoms we take for granted will be gone.

 

Croc removal bill hits Queensland parliament

Click media release above to read in PDF

Culleton will not go away greatly upsetting the Liberal Party and its High Court

Former Western Australian senator Rod Culleton would have scuttled the criminal activities of the banks had he continued in the senate but Liberal Senators Stephen Parry and George Brandis, and their subservient courts acting under instruction from the ‘banks collective’ acted unlawfully by removing Culleton from the senate.

Parry has been compromised by his part in the Port Arthur massacre and will do everything he is told.  Parry’s involvement in the Port Arthur scam has previously been revealed in Cairns News.

Cairns News has no misgivings that the phantom government is making the Liberal Party lean very hard on Parry and Brandis to keep Culleton out.

In reality the WA businessman and Liberal sycophant Dick Lester spent $1.6 million in legal fees, pursuing Culleton for an alleged $205,536.50 debt that resulted in his unlawful bankruptcy.

Former WA senator Rod Culleton warns of biggest Constitutional alteration since Federation

Culleton’s affidavits showed that Lester was not interested in any financial payout but instead wanted Culleton to give him the patent to his invention and the shares to his company.

Culleton believes that Lester used the courts to try to gain control of Culleton’s company and colluded to ensure his removal from the Senate.

Read this explosive story below and weep at the corruption in our parliaments and courts.

CULLETON SIGNALS “MAY-DAY” FOR WA

by Saraya Beric

West Australian ‘Senator in exile’, Rod Culleton is firing shots from all angles to reveal the truth in relation to his unconstitutional removal from the Senate earlier this year.

The resilient farmer was disqualified from the Senate on 23rd December  2016 over a purported bankruptcy. He and others have now filed petitions into the Senate under Standing Order 207, which allows people to dispute the election of his replacement. Mr Culleton says that he has filed a 231-paged affidavit into the High Court yesterday making this move, after learning from a ‘leaked source’ that the Government is moving to sue him for the salary he collected as a  duly elected Senator for West Australia.

“In January, Senator Parry declared that I had been disqualified, yet the bankruptcy matter was still before the court at the time. He ignored the court stay on all proceedings and the notices from my legal team; he interfered with the process and I believe he breached both the Bankruptcy Act and Commonwealth Constitution,” Culleton argued.

“Senator Brandis, as Attorney General, was also asked to intervene to ensure a lawful and transparent process but was found derelict in his duty in refusing to act to rectify the anomalies. This matter is very serious, as it constitutes a breach of the Senate Standing Orders and both Brandis and Parry, I believe, are in contempt of the Senate standing orders.”

“Furthermore, the Governor of West Australia, who had the jurisdiction to appoint a replacement Senator because the WA State Parliament was not sitting, had not ratified the appointment. The procedure under Section 15 of the Commonwealth Constitution clearly demands these procedures are followed, however there is no evidence to suggest this has happened. Documents tabled in the Senate show that Senator Parry used the 10th March, 2017, Court of Disputed Returns Order over a matter which had been annulled, to fill the ‘vacant position’ instead, clearly showing that correct procedure was not adhered to.”

“Senator Parry has crossed the legal boundaries, breaching his responsibilities as Senate President and must review the Senate rules on this matter. He is not above the law and has clearly usurped the powers of the Senate and the West Australian Parliament. This has become an embarrassment for the government and the evidence points to Senator Parry and Senator Brandis having mislead the Senate.”

“My submissions state that the Supreme, Federal and High Courts breached Constitutional clauses, the Parliamentary Privileges Act and the Senate’s manual on its powers, procedures and practices, OdgersSenate Practice, which instructs that ‘no vacancy is to be filled until an outcome is final, or that placement will be void’” .

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