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Peter Harris: Treat the Cause or the Symptom?

This extract from the Party’s 25 April 2021 newsletter. This article by Peter Harris, the party’s founder, provides the logic behind this party.

Treat the Cause or the Symptom?

By Peter Harris

I’m no doctor but I do know that as a general rule one is better to treat the cause of a disease or problem before it manifests into a symptom.

History tells us that humans are more comfortable treating symptoms than dealing with the cause. That’s why there is a $1.25 trillion prescription drug industry in the world today. To bring that into context, the global music industry is worth about $35 billion (or 0.028%). Humanity has become addicted to treating the symptom and not the cause.

Most often in times of crisis, whether it be the human body or some other element of our world, we treat symptoms in order to avoid a tragedy or catastrophe. Symptom treatment is generally used when things have been allowed to spiral out of control.

If humanity understood this then the symptom industry would not be so big. It seems we prefer to take our medicine later than sooner!

Wouldn’t life be better if we learnt from history and dealt with causes rather than the resulting symptoms when they manifest?

Right now, people are angry, and rightly so, that their liberties have been stripped away and their rights have been aggressively eroded. Whether it is having movement restricted, vaccine passports, having to wear a mask, social spacing, lockdowns or legislation that erodes our personal sovereignty, we all know something is wrong.

Many groups are fighting against the measures put in place by various governments. I think this is an appropriate response but it must not be the primary response.

The cause of our plight can be gleaned from history. Look at the Romans and nations that have fallen into tyranny and totalitarianism: it is always the apathy of the people.

Both major Australian political parties have become addicted to being the masters and not the servants. They do what they want because they know that the citizens of Australia will largely swallow whatever they dish up.

Both the ALP and Liberal parties have become top-down organisations littered with personal agendas, power brokers, vested interests, globalist agendas, corruption and criminal behaviour. They have stopped listening to the people and believe it is their God-given right to dominate the people of this nation. They have abandoned the democracy we thought we were all living in.

So here we are chasing the symptoms of a collapsed democracy rather than dealing with the cause, apathy.

This is just the latest incarnation of “absolute power corrupts absolutely”.

That’s why Australia’s Representatives has been established, it’s time to address the cause of the problem. We need to show Australians, who have been lulled into a false sense of security, that there is an alternative to totalitarianism. Its called Representative Democracy where elected members represent the people that elected them, not those that selected them.

It’s time to change the way politics and governance works in this nation.

It’s time to reverse the system that has evolved and make it for the people once again. It’s not easy and requires discipline to represent the people, but it must be done.

It is your right to protest and oppose the things you do not believe in. But we must now also stand-up and change the system itself so this never happens again.

Join us as we return Australia to democracy where our elected members will serve you, not rule you.

 

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Wagga Wagga Daily Advertiser’s Editorial: Friday on my Mind – editorial by Graham Gorrel

Editorial by Graham Gorrel, 12 May 2021 [PDF]

Friday on my Mind

The column resumes today at a potentially vital and exciting time. What so many readers and voters have been screaming for is about to happen – a brand new political party “to replace the dinosaur Liberal and Labor parties of Australia”.

The focus of the new party, Australia’s Representatives, is on restoring our democracy; it is about freedom and liberty. It is about an entirely different representation than that currently being provided by a dinosaurian pairing of government and opposition parties whose brokers, vested interests, donors and global interests have, as an AR spokesman told Google earlier this month, run amok from the day in March 2013 when we foolishly elected Tony Abbott as PM and in doing so neglected Mr and Mrs Middle Australia. That’s still happening.

Right now, the Morrison Government is bribing us all again with budgetary sweets and dodgy employment figures while its “mate”, the ALP, stands by, devoid of policies and expecting to win government in a possible election later this year designed to do no more than keep pathetic MPs in their exorbitant salaries and perks for another three years.

As a FOMM scout (and a former Labor supporter) said when informed of the new party: “Whoever runs the new party must get away from the polarised ideals of the current major parties; people are looking for change, not more of the same. Voters want a new fresh approach, a new agenda”.

“More importantly, whoever and whatever the new party is, they have got to do it quickly. The message clearly has to be from the new party to voters, ‘this is your party, your chance to bring about change to the political system in this country and how we elect it’”.

From another NSW column contact: “The country is going to pot (and too many smoking pot as well?). The Coalition is in disarray and the ALP not much better. Our entire parliament processes currently are about who can pork barrel the most and who can line their own pockets”.

Then this from a retired miner in Broken Hill: “I have lost confidence in any of the current political parties; it’s about time they started to come up with policies to benefit the country as a whole and stop privatising all our assets. We will end up with nothing.”

So; what is Australia’s Representatives and who’s driving it? Peter Harris, who started Family First in 2000, is leading some heavy hitters from around the nation and particularly regional Australia and the pastoral and agricultural regions. My contact, a former Wagga resident who held some serious positions in the Queensland Liberal Party before having a leap of faith and ditching it to be a foundation member of AR, said it was not looking for a few Senate seats but running candidates in every single electorate. She told me: “It does not matter what you believe but about how you want to live your life … the bottom line is that as a human being we must have a choice and right now we don’t. Right now it is about freedom and liberty. Scott Morrison has broken so many laws it is unconscionable”.

 

“I can definitely say that we will give the next election our best shot. We are aiming for the big prize. You may think that’s a bit of a stretch, but hey, anything is possible. Look at Wagga; now a state seat held by an Independent”.

Family First was always meant to be centrist until the far right fundamentalists started dictating policies which has prompted AR, I was told, to recruit only those with the “bottom up rather than the top down AR concept”.

The pensioner I sat alongside in the GP’s surgery this week was another to highlight, as so many column readers have, the shortcomings of major parties towards middle Australians.

Still waiting 43 days for his landline to be repaired is a fair indication of how governments have forgotten what public services are supposed to represent. Add to this the appalling state of our health services (and Media Watch this week on the ABC graphically portrayed the disgrace this has reached in NSW).

What is so aggravating about this is that we have the finest doctors, nurses and health professionals in the nation but many regional and rural hospitals are running so short, that as Media Watch reported, a man with a possible stroke was “minded” by a hospital cook at a regional NSW hospital for three hours.

Then there is the neglect of education, water, tax evasion and funding of the ABC under the dinosaur parties. Dump them!

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Newsletter #1 – dated 25 April 2021

Dear members and supporters of Australia’s Representatives, we are delighted to launch our first update.

A day to reaffirm our commitment to liberty

By Sanjeev Sabhlok

Today is ANZAC day. Early morning today, I recorded a message for fellow Australians, available at:

A nation can only exist with a strong defence capability. Our armed forces defend not merely our borders – most importantly they defend our liberty. Liberty, which has been earned at huge cost of blood and treasure over the centuries, must not be allowed to lapse in the face of a pandemic. We must not allow the life of those who fought and died for us to have been sacrificed in vain.

The history of the 20th century shows us how fragile liberty is. The best way to remember and honour those who fought and lost their life for us, is to reaffirm our commitment to liberty and our determination to never give it up, and definitely not for a relatively modest pandemic.

We re-affirm today to ourselves as free people of a free nation.

  • We expect our governments to rely upon us to take precautions for our own health and the health of others in our care.
  • We must never forego unquestioned autonomy over our own body, freedom of movement and freedom of speech.

We reject outright the Australia of 2020 and 2021 in which false government propaganda has made people afraid for their lives and many of us have forgotten our basic humanity, reasoning, and values.

Curfews, lockdowns, requirement of mandatory masks outdoors – these are all un-Australian and go against the spirit of the ANZACs.

Not a single official pandemic plan, not a single public health textbook, not a single published scientific paper ever recommended the kinds of measures Australia has implemented during this relatively modest covid pandemic.

Australia’s Representatives condemns the WA government’s recent actions

The disruption of ANZAC ceremonies in parts of Australia for the second year in a row is completely unacceptable. The fact that Mark McGowan announced the snap lockdown on the day that the state of emergency was to end, confirms that this was a power grab, with nothing whatsoever to do with public health.

The consequences of this brutal, un-Australian action by McGowan have been far-reaching.

Michael Darby from Western Australia has written: “The great West Australian and world class poet Arthur Leggatt OAM was scheduled to recite the Ode at the Cenotaph at the Perth Anzac Day Service which has now been cancelled. Arthur, now 102 years old, was a slave-labourer prisoner of the Nazis and knows that every Anzac Day might be his last. He was denied his Anzac Day in 2020, and the authoritarian WA Premier has done it to him again”.

Michael Darby decided to break Perth’s lockdown rules today and walked, in his crutches, the ANZAC march with a sign saying “Honour the fallen”, undoubtedly in part for Arthur Leggatt and the many other fallen heroes of our nation. The Police supported him the whole way. This poignant video has gone viral across Australia and the world.

The Western Australian government could have taken a range of precautions without cancelling ANZAC ceremonies altogether. Freedom, and its remembrance, is too important to be curtailed in this totalitarian manner even in the midst of a pandemic.

Australia’s Representatives is committed to opposing the unjustified and disproportionate actions of our state Premiers – that have been supported all along by a weak and gutless Prime Minister. All of them have blithely broken Australia’s laws and ignored the human rights covenants that we have signed as a nation.

In this regard, our party will closely monitor the Federal Government’s pursuit of vaccine passports – which will be a further and grievous assault on our freedoms. Our Party, with your support, will fight to ensure these draconian and divisive measures never materialise.

Treat the Cause or the Symptom?

By Peter Harris

I’m no doctor but I do know that as a general rule one is better to treat the cause of a disease or problem before it manifests into a symptom.

History tells us that humans are more comfortable treating symptoms than dealing with the cause. That’s why there is a $1.25 trillion prescription drug industry in the world today. To bring that into context, the global music industry is worth about $35 billion (or 0.028%). Humanity has become addicted to treating the symptom and not the cause.

Most often in times of crisis, whether it be the human body or some other element of our world, we treat symptoms in order to avoid a tragedy or catastrophe. Symptom treatment is generally used when things have been allowed to spiral out of control.

If humanity understood this then the symptom industry would not be so big. It seems we prefer to take our medicine later than sooner!

Wouldn’t life be better if we learnt from history and dealt with causes rather than the resulting symptoms when they manifest?

Right now, people are angry, and rightly so, that their liberties have been stripped away and their rights have been aggressively eroded. Whether it is having movement restricted, vaccine passports, having to wear a mask, social spacing, lockdowns or legislation that erodes our personal sovereignty, we all know something is wrong.

Many groups are fighting against the measures put in place by various governments. I think this is an appropriate response but it must not be the primary response.

The cause of our plight can be gleaned from history. Look at the Romans and nations that have fallen into tyranny and totalitarianism: it is always the apathy of the people.

Both major Australian political parties have become addicted to being the masters and not the servants. They do what they want because they know that the citizens of Australia will largely swallow whatever they dish up.

Both the ALP and Liberal parties have become top-down organisations littered with personal agendas, power brokers, vested interests, globalist agendas, corruption and criminal behaviour. They have stopped listening to the people and believe it is their God-given right to dominate the people of this nation. They have abandoned the democracy we thought we were all living in.

So here we are chasing the symptoms of a collapsed democracy rather than dealing with the cause, apathy.

This is just the latest incarnation of “absolute power corrupts absolutely”.

That’s why Australia’s Representatives has been established, it’s time to address the cause of the problem. We need to show Australians, who have been lulled into a false sense of security, that there is an alternative to totalitarianism. Its called Representative Democracy where elected members represent the people that elected them, not those that selected them.

It’s time to change the way politics and governance works in this nation.

It’s time to reverse the system that has evolved and make it for the people once again. It’s not easy and requires discipline to represent the people, but it must be done.

It is your right to protest and oppose the things you do not believe in. But we must now also stand-up and change the system itself so this never happens again.

Join us as we return Australia to democracy where our elected members will serve you, not rule you.

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