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5th Aug 2013 – We don’t trust our Leaders –
28th May 2013 – New Cash Grab to cover Political Party Administration Costs –
– 5th Nov – Referendum Discussion No 1 – Compulsory Voting – “None of the Above” Campaign –
– 3rd Nov 2012 – ALP voters beware – The Labour Party is not what it seems –
– 2nd Aug 2012 – New Q’LD LNP amends Party Funding arrangements ….
– 13th July 2012 – The Consequence of Poor Political Leadership
– 12th July 2012 – This Labour Party is Diseased
– 10th Jan 2011 – Australia Votes – “None of the Above” Campaign
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| Author: EYE-BALL Opinion | Last Updated – 5th Aug 2013 |
|T he EYE-BALL Opinion dedicated “NONE of the ABOVE” page has a purpose to improving our form of Democracy and the way it functions in our modern society.
For far too long Democracy and its true meaning – ‘Government of the people, for the people, and by the people,’ has been hijacked by would be Dictators and Political Leaders with agenda’s that do not adhere to the true understanding of our Democracy.
Liberty and Freedoms are under threat from all directions as our global society continues to evolve, and might I add that the progress made in the last 40 odd years, and the way forward does not reflect well on Leaders even returning democracy to the people.
The biggest threat facing the 21st Century is our “right to privacy”, i.e. personal freedoms, the rights of free speech, and the most important right in any form of democracy – the right to question Governments. The EYE-BALL ‘None of the Above’ campaign is against compulsory voting when the ‘None of the Above’ option is not offered as a vote choice on any ballot paper.
An example – there is plenty of evidence where elderly people for a host of reasons, including – mobility, personal hardship, mental competency, a total disinterest in life, and after a life lived, they do not want to be compelled to do something they have no interest in doing – why are these senior citizens forced to vote?
In this Nation [Australia], if you are registered to vote and don’t vote, then you risk having your drivers license cancelled, and/or court ordered fines.
The question raised by this campaign is that Political Parties have a financial interest in forcing people to vote – and more often than not, that vote pledge at the election is made without knowing the candidate, or wanting to pledge a vote in the first place. Yet that vote and every other donkey vote earns the Party voted for $2.50 if they attain 4% of the vote or more.
At the 2010 election, the ‘informal’ and ‘no show’ vote count polled 11.96% of the vote – third behind the ALP (33.45%) and the Liberal Party (26.81%). [See AEC 2010 poll data here.] This vote count exceeded the Nationals, and the Greens – yet nobody knew what portion of that ‘informal’ vote was ‘deliberate informal’.
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There are many challenges facing this Nation and those of our nearest neighbours where common ground needs to be found.
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