Shadow Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong has accused the federal government of endangering Australia’s relationship with China by using alarmist rhetoric for domestic political gain.
In an address to a Canberra book launch, Senator Wong said Prime Minister Scott Morrison had been indulging in political opportunism in foreign affairs.
“My concern is that not only does he not fully comprehend Australia’s interests in relation to China, he doesn’t even seek to,” she said.
“It’s always about the domestic political advantage — either in the internal fights within the Liberal Party in pandering to the far right, or in seeking to pursue some partisan advantage over the Labor Party.”
Senator Wong also took aim at Home Affairs secretary Mike Pezzullo over his comments that free nations are once again hearing “the beating drums” of war.
“Today, as free nations again hear the beating drums and watch worryingly the militarisation of issues that we had, until recent years, thought unlikely to be catalysts for war, let us continue to search unceasingly for the chance for peace while bracing again, yet again, for the curse of war,” Mr Pezzullo told staff in an Anzac Day message last month.
He also said Australia should strive to reduce the likelihood of war “but not at the cost of our precious liberty”.
Mr Pezzullo’s comments came days after Defence Minister Peter Dutton said conflict over Taiwan should not be discounted as tensions between the US and China rise in the Pacific.
Senator Wong called that rhetoric unhelpful, and said inflating the threat of war would serve China’s purposes.
“Two of the people most responsible for keeping Australians safe are instead talking tough for political purposes, and in doing so they are playing directly into the CPC’s narrative and providing Beijing with the leverage that comes with a sense of inevitability about crisis, conflict and war,” she said.
“The first job of national leaders is the safety of their citizens. Our leaders do not make us safe by beating the drums of war with China.
“Foreign policy should not be the prosecution of domestic politics by other means because, as I’ve said, in diplomacy words matter.”
Australia’s relationship with China has deteriorated sharply over the past year, as the country hit local exports with a wide range of trade barriers after Australia called for an independent investigation into the origins of COVID-19.
The federal government also tore up Victoria’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative agreement with China last month, prompting China to freeze activities under its Strategic Economic Dialogue with Australia.
Fiery independent MHR, Bob Katter accuses Wong of stoking the China fire
“A Chinese Communist Party diplomat had a picture of an Australian solider slitting the throat of a child posted on twitter,” Mr Katter said
“They had on Chinese state media, which is government controlled, Australia should be bombed.
“Penny, is it really us stoking the fires?
“What has Morrison said?
“What has Dutton said?
“You might accuse me of stoking the fires. Well that’s because in the last major war they were prepared to give North Queensland to the enemy, Japan.
“Was it China or Australia who imposed trade bans on the other country?
“Drew Pavlou and his mates were having a peaceful protest at the University of Qld for Hong Kongers and Uighurs. Did they stoke the fire?
“Or was it the Chinese thugs who attacked them on campus during their peaceful demonstration.
“Penny Wong’s statements are outrageous.
“If things unfold as people are predicting they will unfold, then her comments will be remembered, just as those people who were selling iron ore to Japan before the 2nd World War.”
by Peter Gargan in WA
The “Stinkin Thinkin” that underpins the left of Australian Politics is that Almighty God is elected to the Parliament of the Commonwealth, and that he also is elected to every State and Territory Parliament with unlimited power, to use and abuse the electorate as it deems fit. The “Stinkin Thinkin” introduced by Whitlam, followed by Fraser, and continued by every Liberal-Australian Labor Party –Greens Coalition Government since, is that once a Parliament is elected it has a divine right to govern as it sees fit.
However like Mighty Mouse, confronted with a Tiger, it has and looks pathetic when push comes to shove. This “Stinkin Thinkin” has permeated the United Kingdom, the European Union, and is of course in force in China, which on every occasion when united has sought to expand. Donald Trump has ended the “Stinkin Thinkin” in the United States of America, and Scott Morrison ought to be given a chance to end it here. Unless the Parliament of the Commonwealth asserts it superiority by getting its identity correct, and the Paramount Parliament, chaos will continue for another three years unless a minor party, the Great Australian Party gets enough Senators to ensure sanity returns.
While it is a lovely dream to think that we elect Almighty God when we elect a Prime Minister: it aint necessarily so. Bill Shorten inane question to Scott Morrison about whether homosexuals go to hell, exposes his absolute lack even though he is a lawyer, of the first question any lawyer asks, when confronted with a court. Has this Court jurisdiction? The wonderful great big court of public opinion, in which we have a contest for Prime Minister, and lots of little contests for individual seats, is being led astray by a silver tongued lawyer, who presumes that the Australian Electorate is equivalent to Almighty God.
Shorten is supposed to say the Lord’s Prayer, every day he sits in the Parliament of the Commonwealth. No one has asked him if he does. I am sure his vision of heaven is a carbon free Australia, but without a World Referendum, Mr Shorten and his fellow dream merchants are urinating into the wind. The pandemonium that followed Whitlam’s election in 1992, and permanently damaged the Commonwealth, should not be repeated, in 2019. Only Almighty God can change the climate, and with over a billion Indians and more than a billion Chinese, all breathing out 2.5 pounds of carbon every day, only a nuclear war between those two superpowers can save the planet from Carbon Dioxide. That is if Carbon Dioxide is the villain Bill Shorten thinks it is.
My comment is that Bill Shorten made the same mistake as Mark Latham when he attacked Scott Morrison for his Christianity. Australia is still a Christian country albeit under attack. On Saturday the majority of Christians will smash Shorten and the Greens and endorse a return to the Constitution and its Christian roots. Take the five dollars the bookies are offering, because Almighty God always wins.
What sort of a question is it when the Leader of the Opposition wants the Prime Minister to talk for God Almighty, and decide who goes which way in the afterlife. Good on Israel Folau for sticking to his Christian beliefs, He may have just gifted Morrison an election!!
One question Bill Shorten and his lawyer mates need to answer: Since when did Almighty God appear on the ballot paper? Only Almighty God decides who goes to heaven or hell, not the Prime Minister. Does Bill Shorten believe he will become Almighty God and with his mighty wand end Climate Change, decide who goes to heaven or hell, and create all the gold he will need to keep his promises. There are 17% still undecided. How will they vote!!!!!!
Europe is burning wood to generate electricity, and the carbon released as Carbon Dioxide is not counted!!!!! Of course it is not counted as it is from the earth and when the ash is returned to the earth, the trees grow again and repeat the cycle. A biomass base load Power Station situated in the vast eucalyptus forests of the Savannah woodlands of Northern Australia would provide a renewable power source of unlimited potential.
Richard Marles, Mark Dreyfus, Penny Wong and Bill Shorten are all lawyers, and are assuming that if elected on Saturday Bill Shorten will become Almighty God and decide who will or will not go to hell, and who will not or will suffer from the actions on Climate Change. It is an insufferable imposition on Christians and Muslims alike, and the very worst kind of bullying, to attack the faith of a fellow Australian.
By having Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second the Queen of the Constitution of the Commonwealth as Sovereign, only a referendum can impose atheism upon the people of Australia. The Great Australian Party which is making the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 and Commonwealth its central policy, is a complete answer to this type of bullying, and Senator Rod Culleton and his team ought to be elected to the Senate to finish the job of returning law and order, as a civil and political right under the Constitution.
The legal profession which numbered among its number 23 Liberal Party members, and 23 Labor Party Members, and one Green in the House of Representatives and sixteen lawyers in the Senate carried bullying to an extreme, when Senator Rod Culleton as he then was called for a debate on the Judiciary, which are exclusively lawyers, in the Senate on the 1st December 2016.
The Turnbull Government carried out that bullying, by instructing the Australian Government Solicitor and its counsel in the High Court to mislead and deceive the High Court, by excluding admissible evidence, and mislead and deceive a Federal Court of Australia Judge in Perth, about the obligations of the Attorney General who was at the time Senator George Henry Brandis to obtain an adjournment on the 19th December 2016.
Banks and other criminal corporations have been using Bankruptcy for around 53 years to bully victims out of their day in a fair court with judges, as guaranteed by S 79 Constitution, and Bill Shorten’s arrack on Scott Morrison for his Christian views, is a full frontal attack by lawyers on the Christianity of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, the Queen of the Constitution of the Commonweal and is part of this widespread and systematic bullying policy.
United Nations sycophants of ALP, Greens and LNP decry Senator Anning’s remarkable maiden speech which is reproduced in full at the bottom of the page
The dominant left wing of national broadcaster, the ABC is frothing at both ends over Senator Fraser Anning’s maiden speech.
Cairns News has perused the speech and discovered it is not nearly as volatile as Pauline Hanson’s in the maiden speech stakes.
Brainless shock jock Senator Derryn Hinch, naturally a Victorian and ALP atheist Penny Wong have joined the choirmaster ABC along with the Jew, Josh Frydenberg, unremarkably spluttering the views of the Liberal Left.
It is a terrible blight on the jaundiced, national Marxist education system, that a supposed government Minister is unable to rely on normal comprehension to understand the meaning of Senator Anning’s quite acceptable speech.
Readers can decide for themselves but the new senator leaves us in no doubt a national referendum on immigration should happen quite soon.
Below is a statement from Senator Anning:
Senator Anning has dismissed criticism of his use of the words “final solution” in regards to immigration as an effort by the left to shut down debate.
“Claims that the words meant anything other than the “ultimate solution” to any political question is always a popular vote are simply ridiculous.”
“Anyone who actually reads them in context will realise this.”
“Some in the media and left wing politicians are simply afraid of the Australian people having a say on who comes here.”
“As I called for a plebiscite on the immigration mix, this baseless and ridiculous criticism is simply an effort to play the man and not the ball.”
“It is ironic that those on the left such as the Greens and some Labor who seek to criticise me are the same people who refused to support my efforts to stop Australia funding the Palestinian Authority which finance terrorist attacks against innocent Israeli women and children.”
To read the full speech click link – Maiden Speech – Senator Anning
Larry Pickering at his best
Why did the censors put a MA15+ rating on our new ad?
Because it displays quotes from the radical gay sex education that’s being taught to 12-year-olds in our schools through the so-called ‘Safe Schools’ program.
Radical gay sex education like this is being pushed on our kids in school – but it can’t be shown on TV till after 8:30 at night.
Same-sex marriage will quickly be followed by compulsory radical gay sex and de-gendering programs in all schools.
And parents won’t be able to object.
Bill, we only have days left to get this important message out to the millions who haven’t yet voted.
Thank you for raising your voice to defend marriage, freedom and your children!