Minor parties united can break the political duopoly on Saturday
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.
Senate voting changes an attack on small parties, says Katter
23 September 2015: Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter today joined Federal crossbenchers in slamming the Government’s reported proposal to change the voting system in the Senate, which he said is a move designed to advantage the major parties and wipe out small parties.
“Clive Palmer’s dead right on this occasion when he says this is an attempt by the major parties to rig the system and emasculate the ‘other’ point of view,” Mr Katter said.
“I think people like Dio Wang, John Madigan, Nick Xenophon, Ricky Muir, Bob Day and even the Jacqui Lambies are outstanding examples of independents and small parties who make a very valuable contribution.
“They vote, in my opinion, infinitely more intelligently than those in the mainstream major parties who have destroyed our economy with their fanatical free-marketism.
“They represent the people, the rest represent the ALP and LNP corporations,” Mr Katter said.
Mr Katter attacked the two-party system which he said was not appealing to the majority of voters.
“We are the only country on earth that has the two-party system, except America which has constituency voting, but which makes them much more sensitive to their electorates than even a multi-party system,” Mr Katter said.
“So maybe the rest of the world’s wrong and we’re the only country on Earth that’s right.
“But that’s clearly not what the people think when they vote now, as over 20% of them will not vote for the mainstream parties.”
Mr Katter added that even without the balance of power, independents and small parties could achieve extraordinary results.
“The re-opening of the live cattle trade to Indonesia is one example,” Mr Katter said.
“The reversal of the decision to sell the Snowy Mountains is another. The Snowy arguably facilitates through irrigation half of Australia’s agricultural production and nearly a tenth of the nation’s vital peak load power.
“Without independents in the Parliament that decision would not have been reversed. The Australian people were responsible for the decision, but it could not have been achieved without the cross-benches.”