Melbourne, 5 October 2015: Following the rejection of controversial visitors from the US, Debbie Robinson, the national president of the Australian Liberty Alliance Party, warned that amber lights were flashing for democracy.
The Australian Liberty Alliance launches this month and Mrs Robinson points out that popular Dutch MP Geert Wilders, the invited keynote speaker, has still not received his visa.
“Despite assurances, in August, that this would be forthcoming it has not been granted. This is unacceptable,” she said. “Geert Wilders is a democratically elected Dutch MP who requires permanent bodyguards because of his stand against Islamic extremism. All his movements require planning. Recent opinion polls indicate he has an excellent chance of overtaking the ruling Dutch coalition with his Party for Freedom (PVV). If the Australian leader of the opposition was treated in this manner by the Netherlands, we would be outraged.”
Mrs Robinson said the PVV represented one million voters with seats in both Houses of Parliament and the European Parliament. She stated playing political games with visas, for people like Mr Wilders, was unacceptable.
“The former Labour government did that in Spring 2012, when the then Immigration Minister, Chris Bowen, stonewalled the visa.”
The planned trip had to be cancelled and Mr Wilders eventually visited in February 2013.
“If the current Liberal Minister, Peter Dutton, wants to emulate Mr Bowen’s behaviour he will be judged accordingly. The Australian electorate is already concerned with the erosion of freedom of speech being imposed on them by the dictate of militant aggressive minorities, complete with the use of abusive terms, towards people holding traditional views.
“The Turnbull coup gives no comfort to concerned Australians who are already being lectured about being more sensitive towards the feelings of Muslims in Australia.”
Mrs Robinson said the new party is launching on 20 October and offers Australian voters a new vision and hope for the future. The policy platform is available on the ALA website.
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Australian Liberty Alliance Ltd (ALA) is a national political party that was registered with the Australian Electoral Commission in July 2015 and now prepares to stand its first candidates at the upcoming federal election. The organisation is headquartered in Melbourne and the Constitution and Manifesto of the party are available on www.australianlibertyalliance.org
Australian Liberty Alliance Ltd
Australian Liberty Alliance Ltd (ALA) is a national political party that is registered with the Australian Electoral Commission and prepares to stand its first candidates at the upcoming federal election. The organisation is headquartered in Melbourne and the Constitution and Manifesto of the party are available on its website www.australianlibertyalliance.org