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Gazza still getting square with those who wronged him

By johnboy - 30 September 2010 37

Senator Humphries, returned victorious to his seat in the Senate is still lashing out at all who encouraged any outcome but his return.

It’s been 20 days since the last outburst against Lin Hatfield Dodds for having the temerity to try to unseat him.

Today we get this:

GETUP IS A FRONT FOR THE LABOR/GREENS ALLIANCE

Senator Gary Humphries has today in a speech to the Senate declared GetUp! to be a front for the ALP and Greens.

This follows revelations in The Monthly that former GetUp! Executive Director Brett Solomon considered dropping the organisation’s guise of independence in 2007 and openly campaigning for Labor.

“GetUp! is a front for the Greens and, to a lesser extent, for the Australian Labor Party,” Senator Humphries said today in the Senate.

“It is not a credible independent observer of Australian politics; it is a player for one side.

“It is a party in all but name, and it should be regarded so by the Australian community.

Senator Humphries added that “as someone who has been the subject of two concerted campaigns from the Labor/Greens/ GetUp! alliance to try and elect extreme left candidates to the Senate for the ACT, I am very switched on to what they’re up to.

“GetUp! was funded at the recent election to the tune of a million dollars by the unions– possibly the same unions that fund the Labor Party.

“It’s time for Labor and the Greens to stop pulling the wool over the eyes of Australians and out their silent partners.

“I am very happy that Senator Eric Abetz has written to the AEC to seek an investigation into this blatantly partisan group,” Senator Humphries concluded.

30 September 2010

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37 Responses to
Gazza still getting square with those who wronged him
caf 12:20 am 01 Oct 10

If you find yourself agreeing with Eric Abetz, it’s probably time to reevaluate your position.

Anna Key 10:24 pm 30 Sep 10

Gungahlin Al said :

Senator Bloggs added that “as someone who has been the subject of two concerted campaigns from the Liberal/National/IPA alliance to try and elect extreme right candidates to the Senate, I am very switched on to what they’re up to.

“The Institute of Public Affairs was funded at the recent election to the tune of a million dollars by big business – possibly the same big businesses that fund the Liberal Party.

“It’s time for the Liberals and the Nationals to stop pulling the wool over the eyes of Australians and out their silent partners.”

And Gazza will now also launch a campaign against the Centre for Independent Studies. Apparently they are a bunch of ultra right right wing liberal party supporters and not “independent” at all. We should be grateful to Gary that there is at least one polly fighting for honesty and openness

Anna Key 10:19 pm 30 Sep 10

““I am very happy that Senator Eric Abetz has written to the AEC to seek an investigation into this blatantly partisan group,” Senator Humphries concluded.

Perhaps Eric’s good mate Godwin Grech could also assist.

And in breaking news, Piers Akerman is a front for the liberal party, and is not a rational independent journalist at all.

p1 9:46 pm 30 Sep 10

If I was to create a political action group, it would likely align somewhat with the greens, an randomly with policies of other parties. That would not make me a front for anyone.

Wraith 8:18 pm 30 Sep 10

Gary. Head, Ar@e, Remove please.

nhand42 6:50 pm 30 Sep 10

“Senator Gary Humphries has today in a speech to the Senate declared GetUp! to be a front for the ALP and Greens.”

Well he’s not wrong. That’s exactly what they are.

Gungahlin Al 6:17 pm 30 Sep 10

sepi said :

Get Up wouldn’t merge with the Greens, or any other party, precisely because that would mean they had to support any stupid ideas that party has. The whole point of Get Up is to move quickly on arising issues and have their own opinions that are not tied to part politics.

Indeed. Like the net filter. But Gary relies on his spin not being subjected to scrutiny, so it doesn’t matter a bit that it fails even a cursory examination for fact.

Let’s try a little exercise, just as silly as Gary’s:

INSTITUTE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS IS A FRONT FOR THE LIBERAL/NATIONAL PARTY ALLIANCE

Senator Joe Bloggs has today in a speech to the Senate declared the Institute of Public Affairs to be a front for the Liberals and Nationals.

This follows revelations in The Monthly that the Institute of Public Affairs considered dropping the organisation’s guise of independence in 2010 and openly campaigning for Liberal.

“The Institute of Public Affairs is a front for the Liberals and, to a lesser extent, for the National Party,” Senator Bloggs said today in the Senate.

“It is not a credible independent observer of Australian politics; it is a player for one side.

“It is a party in all but name, and it should be regarded so by the Australian community.

Senator Bloggs added that “as someone who has been the subject of two concerted campaigns from the Liberal/National/IPA alliance to try and elect extreme right candidates to the Senate, I am very switched on to what they’re up to.

“The Institute of Public Affairs was funded at the recent election to the tune of a million dollars by big business – possibly the same big businesses that fund the Liberal Party.

“It’s time for the Liberals and the Nationals to stop pulling the wool over the eyes of Australians and out their silent partners.”

Mr Waffle 6:15 pm 30 Sep 10

I have to admit, I laughed when I was handed the Get Up pamphlet on voting day and the party comparison had all the boxes ticked for Greens (and the questions appeared to be written specifically for that). I voted Greens but even I found it was kind of weird and off-putting.

sepi 5:42 pm 30 Sep 10

Get Up wouldn’t merge with the Greens, or any other party, precisely because that would mean they had to support any stupid ideas that party has. The whole point of Get Up is to move quickly on arising issues and have their own opinions that are not tied to part politics.

smpc 5:34 pm 30 Sep 10

Humphries is an utter sook. GetUp is explicitly left wing; of course it will generally favour the ALP/Greens (though the ALP have also copped it on internet censorship and mandatory detention).

DeadlySchnauzer 5:12 pm 30 Sep 10

Gazza needs lay off the wowwy juice. Yes GetUp have targeted the liberals with specific campaigns… they have also targeted labor with specific campaigns as well, eg:

– Internet censorship: https://www.getup.org.au/campaign/SaveTheNet&id=684
– Climate change: https://www.getup.org.au/campaign/ClimateActionNow&id=488
– Mandatory Detention: http://www.getup.org.au/campaign/EndMandatoryDetention/1042

and the list goes on.

Gazza is like a whingy little child who has had his pocket money taken away and thinks its unfair even thou all the other kids have had their pocket money taken away too. He deserves his pocket money, because he’s special.

WillowJim 5:11 pm 30 Sep 10

I don’t see this as vindictive. GetUp has successfully engaged many Australians who don’t engage with political parties, yet its campaigns are almost always in sync with Greens policy. Nothing wrong with that necessarily, but I think GetUp needs to work out what it really is. If a political party is already almost everything GetUp does, why not merge with that party?

Squil 5:02 pm 30 Sep 10

Meh.

GetUp claims to be independent, campaigning for the issues their members deem important towards building a “progressive Australia.”

Of course their “independent analysis” will come out in favour of the Greens if they bias their campaign to the issues their members hold dear.

If the Libs had supported gay marriage, an ETS, euthanasia then they’d probably earn the support of GetUp.

This is nothing but kudos to the organisation that they have developed the clout to warrant the mud and ire of such a victorious political luminary.

Gary Humphries you have the reasoning of a farm animal.

harvyk1 4:35 pm 30 Sep 10

So Senator Humphries why is it the most memorable GetUp! ad that I have seen of late is having a good go at the gov’t proposed internet filter?

An anti ALP ad produced by the ALP prehaps? – Wait a minute…

colourful sydney rac 4:32 pm 30 Sep 10

Is there a bigger sook in federal parliament?

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