Tag: Quentin Bryce

No problem here

Posted by – 29 August, 2009

I don’t see a problem with this, even though the MSM are pointing the finger:

A spokeswoman for Ms Bryce yesterday defended her decision to join the Lyceum Club.

 ”The Governor-General has no issue with men or women-only clubs or organisations,” the spokeswoman said.

This comes on the back of an absurd suggestion by Gillard that she would turn up to a men only club in Melbourne demanding membership.

“I’m sometimes tempted, on days when I am Acting Prime Minister, to go down to the Melbourne Club with our female Governor-General and apply for membership on the spot.

I don’t recall the former GG or Deputy PM, both men, ever threatening to go down to their local Country Women’s Association demanding membership. Childish stuff.

GG pushes her left-wing political agenda, again

Posted by – 8 August, 2009

She just can’t help herself. This time the GG is endorsing a separate legal system for Aboriginals:

“I sensed the extraordinary power of a court calibrated to indigenous belonging; the elders’ endeavours in keeping people out of jail, creating bridges of trust, building and supporting communities.

“The atmosphere was like nothing I had encountered before.”

She said Indigenous courts – which comprise Nunga, Circle, Koori and Murri courts – represented better pathways and prospects for indigenous people.

So the point of the Aboriginal legal system is to keep Aboriginals out of jail, not to seek justice and enforce the law. There is more of the GG’s Orwellian rhetoric:

“They are about a conversation, about giving people a chance to have their say and to be heard,” the Governor-General said.

“They leave court knowing someone has listened to them, understanding what has happened to them, and connected to longer-term support networks.”

So the GG is by implication saying that the legal system for the rest of the country does not allow Aboriginals to ‘have their say and to be heard.’  Sheer nonsense. This Andrew Bolt article quickly exposes the lies and the consequences of the GG’s rhetoric. Under the Aboriginal legal system, offenders have gotten away rape and murder in the name of reducing rates of incarceration and upholding ‘traditonal’ Aboriginal customs.

The GG’s comments were made at a conference hosted by an academic organisation called the Australian Institute of Judicial Administration. In other words, an organisation the GG is not obligated to be involved with as part of her official duties. So once again Quentin Bryce has undermined the office of the GG and operation of the Constitution in order to promote her political agenda. A small taste of what a republic would be like.

The GG starts up the Orwellian rhetoric, again

Posted by – 1 August, 2009

Reported by the ABC upon the Governor-General Quentin Bryce opening some type of conservative bashing literary event that apparently we as Australians are all meant to be interested in:

Ms Bryce also says the presence of Indigenous writers is important in the anthology, shining a light on the so-called ‘black armband’ view of history that polarised Australia.

“I think that’s one of the great contributions; bringing this new understandings, awareness and knowledge and voices from right across Australia,” she said.

The GG can’t help herself, entering into a deeply contentious issue. The only opinions the GG seems interested in are those from the left. And unlike how the ABC has reported the history wars, it continues to polarise Australia. A change of government has not ended the debate.

GG at it again

Posted by – 30 April, 2009

The Governor-General still can’t help herself from entering into politics by pushing her left-wing agenda:

The first woman governor-general was also honouring the daughter of a man taken from his South Sea island home to work as a slave in the Queensland canefields.

So this is how it works: create a victim myth, turn a person or people into a victim(s), publicly lament the victim myth in public education and through a sympathetic media, and then honour the ‘victims’ through speeches, apologies, honours, special rights and most importantly tax-payer money. Once the ‘victim(s)’ are locked into and then are addicted to tax-payer funded government benefits and programmes, you as a politician have got them and their children for life. From the Australian, back in 2004.

…Mr Windschuttle claims the trade in slaves was exaggerated.

“There were a small number of cases around 1860, but it ceased soon after,” he said.

“The government didn’t want any suggestion there was a slave trade in Australia and launched several royal commissions into it.

“In the history of the labour movement, it had to be the most bureaucratic labour trade in the history of the world.”

A confused GG

Posted by – 3 April, 2009

From The Australian:

GOVERNOR-GENERAL Quentin Bryce has defended her recent trip to Africa against Coalition claims it was a lobbying exercise on behalf of the Federal Government….”I think very deeply about these issues, I know how much Australian people value the bipartisanship of the governor-general’s role,” she told ABC Radio.

The GG’s role is not to be a travelling lobbyist for the Government; but to fulfil the role as prescribed by the constitution in an apolitical manner as the Queen’s representative in Australia. Not to practice political bipartisanship.

The Queen and an activist GG

Posted by – 13 March, 2009

What’s your favourite ‘fact’ about the Queen? Asks James Delingpole from the UK Telegraph;

…That’s the glory of Her Majesty. There’s SO much about her inner workings that we just don’t know.

Would that the same could be said of her boy Charles – in Rio today sounding off about how we have “less than 100 months” to save the world from ManBearPig. Sorry, from climate change disaster.

As I’ve written elsewhere, the reason our Queen has remained such an enduringly popular monarch is because she doesn’t meddle in politics. Not only does this confound her chippy, kill-joy republican critics by denying them any ammunition to use against her. But it also enables each of her subjects to project on to the blank canvas all those attributes which they would like Her Majesty, as their Queen, to possess.

My Queen, for example, utterly loathes wind farms, was enraged by the Islamist protestors who barracked our returning troops in Luton on Tuesday, desires an immediate repeal of the fox-hunting ban and wishes the Conservative party would start sounding like proper Tories sooner rather than later.

Good advice for our current Governor ‘social justice republican president’ General, who seems to place more importance on promoting government policy on climate change, maternity pay and the UN, instead of holding the constitution in check as the Queen’s representative in Australia. Andrew Bolt notes (my comments):

…the Opposition’s new foreign affairs spokeswoman, Julie Bishop, spells it out in words even Bryce can no longer ignore without making clear she is not the nation’s Governor-General, but Kevin Rudd’s. (no, actually the Queen’s!)

Says Bishop: “The Governor-General should not be lobbying for votes as part of the Australian Government’s campaign for a Security Council seat. The campaign is not bipartisan, it is highly contentious and it is highly political.”

…I quote to her (GG) the words of a former Victorian governor, Labor official and Supreme Court judge, Richard McGarvie, who said the Governor-General had to be a “respected person who remains entirely above partisan politics and exerts a unifying influence”.

The Opposition now says Bryce’s planned duties in Africa are instead political, contentious and partisan.

That is all the proof she should need that she is no longer a unifying influence, bipartisan or above politics.

Bryce must call off her trip. And resist any further urge to be our Activist-General — or Rudd’s extra minister.

Well following on from Delingpole’s article, my Queen would tell the Australian Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, to stop sticking her nose into politics by imposing her ‘progressive’ socialist and post-modernist views on the country. And stop acting like a partisan republican president and start acting like the Queen’s servant.

I just realise that I’d missed this observation from The Spectator Australia:

Monday was Commonwealth Day, although sadly few Australians realise this. While the governors of New South Wales, Queensland and Canada, for example, at least marked the occasion with official statements and formal gatherings, the Queen’s chief representative in Australia — in contrast to her predecessor last year — had not even marked the event on her official website, or so much as mentioned it in two speeches given in Perth on Commonwealth Day itself. Indeed, Ms Bryce gave International Women’s Day significantly more attention.

Overstepping the mark, once again

Posted by – 21 January, 2009

The GG just can’t help herself. She has once again weighed into an intensly political topic, climate change:

While some governors-general steer clear of hot political topics, Ms Bryce has waded into the climate change debate at a major conference on renewable energy in the Middle East.

Climate change was a “huge challenge facing humanity”, Australia’s first female governor-general said yesterday.

“We all have the responsibility – to each other and to our children for generations to come – to prevent the potentially catastrophic effects of climate change,” Ms Bryce said.

She even went on to endorse geo-sequestration technology as the way to solve the ‘problem’. Regardless of your view on climate change, the GG is breaking convention by speaking out on her own on political matters. It would be different if the Government had sent her to a conference to speak on behalf of the Government, but this does not appear to of been the case.

This is another case of republicanism by stealth. By discussing such an intensly political matter, which divides Parliament and the community, the GG is acting more like a republican President than a Governor-General.

A strange GG acceptance speech

Posted by – 5 September, 2008

It looks like the left is attempting to capture the position of Governor-General, again. We had Sir William Deane, who went around commemorating Aboriginal massacres that never happened and now we have Ms Quentin Bryce. From her acceptance statements:

I want you to know that I take on this role with solemnity, impartiality, energy and a profound love for the country we share.

That’s great. And now we are going to hear something about upholding the constitution, which is the GG’s role:

I promise to be open, responsive and faithful to the contemporary thinking and working of Australian society.

Oh, I guess not. Forget the constitution, now get a load of my left wing agenda and how I am going to force ‘contemporary thinking’ on people. And from Qld Premier about what she expects from the new GG:

She will be someone who will bring the voices of the unheard into the public debate and I expect that she will win the hearts of Australians everywhere.

Well last time I checked the GG was not meant to enter into public debate. So much for being impartial.