Australia Day

Australia Day should remain on the 26th of January to serve as a sign that despite past wrongs, love is stronger than hate, understanding is stronger than prejudice, and forgiveness is stronger than the grudges that hold us down. Holding onto the hurt of the decades and generations past only serves to prevent complete and meaningful reconciliation.

The Australia of today is not the Australia of the time of British colonisation. We should be rightly proud – not of the wrongs committed by those who were before us – but of how far Australia has come in advancing fairness and respect for all its peoples. However, we must never lose sight of the never ending need to foster the virtues and values that enable us to embrace the human dignity of all peoples.

And so, by celebrating Australia Day on the 26th of January, we not only celebrate and appreciate the value and contributions of people from various backgrounds and cultures who have made Australia the vibrant and highly cultured nation it is today. But we also celebrate the great hope in knowing that wrongs can be made right, and remind ourselves of the strength in always striving to be a better and more virtuous people, community and nation.

CANDIDATE PRE – SELECTION

Pre-selection of DLP candidates for the Victorian State election in November 2018 is now open. 

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DLP REGISTRATION FOR TASMANIAN ELECTION

The Democratic Labour Party is hoping to register for the Tasmanian State Election which is to be held by May 2018,

Its been many years since we stood in a Tasmanian State election but with the growth of the party in recent years its time we reentered the fight. 

The Australian Christians and Family First have been absorbed by the Australian Conservatives who have not registered for the next Tasmanian State election. This leaves no Christian pro-life parties to defend the rights of all Tasmanians except the DLP.  

As a supporting member you will help the Tasmanian branch of the DLP become registered and to run candidates. You will also be entitled to nominate as a candidate for the next State and federal elections. 

New Tasmanian members are not required to pay a fee for the first 12 months of their supporting membership.

To become a supporting member please join online at www.dlp.org.au/join/

Further details can be obtained by contacting the Tasmanian State Secretary at tassec@dlp.org.au

The Safe Schools Program, Communism, and the DLP

The Democratic Labour Party (DLP) was born out of the need to protect Australians from the increasing presence of communist influence within the labour movement back in the 1950s.

Communist ideologues infiltrated trade unions affiliated with the ALP and were able to dictate ALP policy in critical areas, which in those days included matters of foreign affairs and defence.

Dozens of ALP parliamentarians put their careers on the line by taking a principled stand in defending the labour movement from communism. They knew what was at stake; they knew that labour movement traditions of democracy, justice and fairness had been subverted.

Today’s DLP continues the fight of its predecessors.

One might have thought that the fall of communism internationally in the late 1980s and early 1990s would have ended its influence in policy matters in Australia.

However, the current controversy surrounding the ‘Safe Schools’ program and the recent suspension of the program’s chief architect and public face Roz Ward, proves that the opposite is in fact true.

Courtesy David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Courtesy Divid Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The program, which is endorsed and financially supported by the Victorian ALP Government as an anti-bullying program, has come under heavy public scrutiny in as its content and true intentions have been slowly unearthed.

Far from being an anti-bullying program, ‘Safe Schools’ has been found to be stringently ideologically driven in its teaching of a contested and controversial form of gender ideology, and there is now widespread awareness that it has social re-engineering as its ultimate purpose.

Ms Ward is a seasoned Marxist activist, and her Marxist leanings have been well-known. However, as the program’s content and true purpose was unveiled, and following some radical comments she posted on social media, Ms Ward resigned from her advisory role with the Victorian government and was suspended by her employer, La Trobe University.

Federal Education Minister Simon Birmingham also called for Ms Ward to step down from the national steering committee for Safe Schools Coalition Australia, which has already severed its ties with the Victorian branch.

Clearly, the influence of radical left-wing ideology is still alive and well in Australia. ‘Safe Schools’ is nothing other than a continuation of the Marxist quest to destroy traditional structures and values, without you knowing about it and while you pay for it, under the guise of anti-bullying.

The bullying of any child, for any reason, is undesirable and unacceptable. Equally undesirable and unacceptable, is the indoctrination of our children in our schools by programs driven by radical ideologies, used as a platform for Marxist social engineering.

The DLP still has a reason to continue its defence of Australian principles and values against the infiltration of dangerous Socialist and Communist ideologies. 

Assisted Dying Bill – A Defining Moment for Victoria

The Assisted Dying Bill is currently being debated in the Victorian Upper House. This is a defining moment for Victoria. What happens in this debate will determine how we treat our most vulnerable people now and in the future.

 

Silence is the disease that will cost the lives of our most vulnerable.

They need you to speak up for them just as someday someone may need to speak up for you.

Contact your MP now – call, email, tweet – do something and do it NOW. 

Pat Dodson articulates the DLP policy on Indigenous Affairs

Sensible decisions can only be made when they are made with the input and support of the Indigenous communities they are going to effect.

“Indigenous communities need to be part of the solution. Top down measures don’t work.” Senator Pat Dodson

The following is an article in which Senator Pat Dodson decries the fact that Indigenous communities have had to endure policies dreamed up by authorities who have never and will never suffer the consequences of those policies.

The DLP expects that all decisions effecting local communities, Indigenous and otherwise, must be done with the full consultation of the members of those communities.  

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/sep/22/indigenous-communities-need-to-be-part-of-the-solution-top-down-measures-dont-work?CMP=share_btn_fb

Banned West Papua independence petition handed to UN

Document outlawed by Indonesia was ‘smuggled from one end of Papua to the other’ and signed by 70% of the population.

Australia must support the pleas of the West Papuans on the floor of the United Nations. The DLP is committed to the cause of the West Papuan people.

The following story in the Guardian explains how 1.8 million West Papuans have taken an incredibly brave and dangerous stand against the threats of the Indonesian military in the hope that the world will finally open its eyes to the atrocities they have endured for over 50 years.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/27/banned-west-papua-independence-petition-un

 

DLP members vote NO to same sex marriage

Australians are fair and reasonable people. We may disagree with each other on many issues but we never stop those we disagree with from having their say. While the DLP does not agree with same sex marriage we believe those who do believe in it are entitled to have their say. That is a basic principle of our democratic society. Anyone abusing or threatening another because they hold a different view are neither a fair minded or democratic Australian.

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West Papua Independence Day

West-Papua-Flag-300x182The 1st of December, marks West Papua’s original independence day when the Morning Star flag was first raised in 1961.

The Dutch had prepared West Papua for independence. However, within months, the Indonesian military invaded – determined to include the resource-rich land as part of their nation.
The United Nations declared that West Papuans were to be given the “opportunity to exercise freedom of choice” through consultation and a referendum, with voting rights for all adult males and females. However, it was only a bogus referendum that followed, with 1026 Papuans (out of 1 million) picked to vote in 1969. Under severe duress, including threats of torture and death, they voted to remain part of Indonesia. The UN shamefully sanctioned the result.

Since then, West Papuans have been slaughtered, tortured, raped, culturally oppressed, discriminated against, denied the most fundamental freedoms and have seen their homes burned to the ground.  

The Morning Star flag is recognised as the national flag of West Papua and continues to be the defining symbol for a Free West Papua – “Parpua Merdeka”. Today it is illegal to raise this flag in West Papua and people who do face arrest, torture and long jail sentences. On this day, people from around the world raise the Morning Star flag to stand in solidarity with the West Papuans. Over the past several years the international community, including a number of the Pacific nations, has become increasingly aware of the West Papua situation and is advocating for their freedom. 

The Democratic Labour Party maintains its position that there must be a new, and proper, vote for independence by the indigenous people of West Papua.

In keeping with our long held position the DLP calls on the Australian Government ro show support for the plight of the people of West Papua by establishing a West Papuan Solidarity Day, including a public raising of the Morning Star Flag on 1 December each year until a United Nations supervised free vote is held.

The Democratic Labour Party Federal Secretary, Stephen Campbell, states that the DLP believes there has been a decades long cover up by consecutive Australian governments who have turned a blind eye to the sufferings of the West Papuan people in return for favourable treatment by the Indonesian government.

“West Papua was forcibly annexed by Indonesia in 1962 and since that time the West Papuan people have suffered from atrocities such as torture, murder, rape, oppression, forced removal of their children, and other crimes against humanity by the Indonesian authorities.”

“Surely history has taught us that no good can come by ignoring the sufferings of oppressed people” Mr Campbell stated.

“How can we, as Australians, deal with any nation who can invade a neighbouring country then treat the citizens of that country with the sort of inhumane treatment the Indonesians have handed out to the West Papuans? Has East Timor taught us nothing?”

The Democratic Labour Party is calling for all political parties to join them in their call for a nation-wide Solidarity Day in support of the West Papuans commencing on December 1st 2017 and continuing until a free vote is held under the supervision of the United Nations.

 

DLP calls for a nation-wide Solidarity Day in support of West Papuans on December 1st

The Democratic Labour Party has continued its call from 2016 that the Australian Government show support for the plight of the people of West Papua by establishing a West Papuan Solidarity Day, including a public raising of the Morning Star Flag on 1 December each year until a United Nations supervised free vote is held.

The Democratic Labour Party Federal Secretary, Stephen Campbell, states that the DLP believes there has been a decades long cover up by consecutive Australian governments who have turned a blind eye to the sufferings of the West Papuan people in return for favourable treatment by the Indonesian government.

“West Papua was forcibly annexed by Indonesia in 1962 and since that time the West Papuan people have suffered from atrocities such as torture, murder, rape, oppression, forced removal of their children, and other crimes against humanity by the Indonesian authorities.”

“Surely history has taught us that no good can come by ignoring the sufferings of oppressed people” Mr Campbell stated.

“How can we, as Australians, deal with any nation who can invade a neighbouring country then treat the citizens of that country with the sort of inhumane treatment the Indonesians have handed out to the West Papuans? Has East Timor taught us nothing?”

The Democratic Labour Party is calling for all political parties to join them in their call for a nation-wide Solidarity Day in support of the West Papuans commencing on December 1st 2017 and continuing until a free vote is held under the supervision of the United Nations.