An appeal to young Aussies

I doubt that young Aussies read my blog, but perhaps reblogging will help disseminate this thoughtful piece of writing about the state of our nation …. it certainly affects us here in the local council, in the state and federally, where there big business all have their way if they can buy influence 😦

The Sniper

The Sniper*

Australia is in trouble. Young Australians will have to save it, if you decide it needs saving.

Australia was a democracy. It has slowly become a Corporatocracy: government by Big Business. You will have to change that, if you think it is a bad thing. I will not tell you what to think.

You could argue that Australia is still a democracy. Australians vote in free and fair elections to decide who will run things until the next election.

You could argue that Australia believes in the principle of a free Press (or news media generally). The British parliament, the model for ours, recognised the Press as the Fourth Estate, granting it the right to sit in the parliament and report on the affairs of government.

You could argue that nothing has changed and all is sweet in the land of Oz. You could look more closely, dig…

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9 thoughts on “An appeal to young Aussies

    • thanks Meeka, every little helps … amazing how many still don’t realise what is happening because their fears are manipulated by the press …

      On Mon, May 5, 2014 at 9:12 AM, dadirridreaming wrote:

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  1. Of course I’m not young, or the young it seems the article was directed at… but I thought the article was worth a read. The Sniper covers a lot of ground and *much of it is worth being aware and thoughtful of… which is why I voted even though I didn’t have much faith on anything on offer… We are in trouble and I still can’t find one person who voted for this government.
    *Wiki – The Australian republic referendum held on 6 November 1999 was a two-question referendum to amend the Constitution of Australia. The first question asked whether Australia should become a republic with a President appointed by Parliament following a bi-partisan appointment model which had been approved by a half-elected, half-appointed Constitutional Convention held in Canberra in February 1998. The second question, generally deemed to be far less important politically, asked whether Australia should alter the Constitution to insert a preamble. For some years opinion polls had suggested that a majority of the electorate favoured a republic. Nonetheless, the republic referendum was comfortably defeated due to sustained opposition from monarchist groups and to division among republicans on the method proposed for selection of the president.

  2. In fact a lot of young NZers are just very keen to live in Australia where they have no political say at all. Which means they don’t care about politics or the importance of having a say in politics anywhere; now that is alarming.

  3. Corruption is not something I would have associated with a country like Australia, but the more I here about the government tactics the worse it sees. Robyn Oyenyi’s blog about the immigration system is a real eye opener too.

    • it seems money is what matters …. big business want laws to go their way, more mining, more coal, less local business, more multinational business …. no solar energy, no public funded medicine etc … think of any area we care about and the government policy is against us … like nature … just let the hunters, fishers, foresters, miners have it all …

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