The Australian 2 September 2017:
“As Liberals, we believe in individual freedom, and in support for families and small business…”
Hogwash Tony! After fifty years the Liberal’s ‘broad-church’ record speaks for itself. It’s not what a man says as what he does that counts in the long term. We have been ‘up against’ these treacherous policies/beliefs for quite a while.
It was in 2002 that I wrote:
“I HAVE A VISION!” by Betty Luks OT, 28 June 2002
Remember ‘iron bar’ Tuckey announcing the Liberal’s plan (“I have a vision...,”) to ‘improve service deliveries to local communities’ the Liberals plan to bypass State Governments and set up Local Governments to ‘run police forces, hospitals and schools’? At the time, Tuckey said the “Federal Government was willing to bypass the States ...” In fact, one unnamed source was quoted as saying: “What do state governments do anyway?” (“Howard’s plan gives councils wider powers” Sunday Mail, May 5th, 2002.)
In the light of the above we thought the following snippet would be of interest:
“The present financial agreement between the Commonwealth and State Governments must be replaced with a new three part agreement including local government.” The speaker “called for arrangements which would make Local Government an equal partner in the Australian Federal system.” In fact, “the Commonwealth should make direct revenue grants to Local Government – but on a regional basis.”
Who said that? When? The speaker was none other than old Fabius Maximus himself – Fabian Socialist Gough Whitlam. When did he say it? He opened a symposium on outer suburban development at La Trobe University, November 30th, 1970. The League’s On Target reported the event on December 4th, 1970!
The (contemptible) Liberals have now completed their turnaround. But try as I might, I can’t quite picture little Johnny as the new Fabius Maximus – maybe Fabius Minimus, or ‘fabius minimouse’? However one pictures him, the fact is he has utterly rejected the original Liberal Party’s stated beliefs of 1949 and should not claim to be a Liberal.