It's time to right the wrongs!
Standing for the voice of the people and not a party is more than just a slogan. It means holding town hall meetings and getting direct feedback from constituents about what is working well, what is not working well and what needs to be changed. With this direct feedback I can fight for what is important to the district of Oakleigh and not just institute pre-ordained party policy. This would start the process of government for the people and by the people.
Regular community meetings on an ongoing basis need to be held for community consultation into policies. Additionally recall elections should be implemented so that elected parliamentarians can be sacked by their constituents if they do not do the job they were elected to do.
The Abortion Law Reform Act 2008 allows the abortion of unborn children up to the point of birth. Victoria does not keep statistics on the number of abortions performed. In 2018 an estimated 73,800 took place based on Western Australian statistics. In South Australia 95% of all abortions are elective, 4% due to foetal abnormality and 1% due to medical reasons. The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has found that doctors typically consider 24 week gestation to be the point of viability and 42-59% survive at this age. Greater support needs to be provided to pregnant mothers to enable them to carry the child to full term and potentially make the child available for adoption. In 219/20 only 48 local adoptions occurred. A local adoption is where the child adopted was not known to the adoptive (i.e. not adopted by foster parents or the child’s relatives).
See also the ‘Life Choices‘ video.
The Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Act 2021. This Act allows for only affirmation of a person’s gender identity or sexual orientation it is no longer legal to provide psychiatry or psychotherapy consultation, treatment or therapy or any other similar consultation, treatment or therapy; to carry out a religious practice, including but not limited to, a prayer based practice, a deliverance practice or an exorcism; or giving a person a referral for the purposes of a change or suppression practice being directed towards a person. The penalty for contravening this Act is up to 10 years improsonment, a fine of up to $221,904 or both.
Refer also to the ‘Change or Suppression Practices‘ video.
Refer to my video on ‘Education and Student Support‘.
The Constitution Alteration (Local Government) Bill 1988, was an unsuccessful proposal to alter the Australian Constitution to recognise local government. It was put to voters for approval in a referendum held on 3 September 1988. The structure of the Constitution recognises government at federal and state levels, but makes no mention of local government.
It was proposed: To alter the Constitution to recognise local government.
The proposal was to add a new provision to the Constitution as follows :
Section 119A. Each State shall provide for the establishment and continuance of a system of local government, with local government bodies elected in accordance with the laws of the State and empowered to administer, and to make by-laws for, their respective areas in accordance with the laws of the State.
As this referendum was defeated in all states and territories we should no longer have Local Governments – the will of the people has been ignored by the government because they didn’t get the answer they wanted.
The people of Australia and Victoria are over-governed. The government is making laws which interfere with the rights of individuals including the rights of the family unit. The amount of legislation needs to be reduced to the essential components giving individuals more freedoms to do what they wish providing that they do no harm to others.
Authorised by Dominique Murphy, 17D Chester Street, Oakleigh, Victoria 3166