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.

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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. 

Australian Conservatives poach DLP seat

The DLP state seat of Western Metropolitan, occupied by Rachel Carling-Jenkins, has been poached by Cory Bernardi and the Australian Conservatives.

 

Neither Bernardi nor any member of his party have made any contact with the state or federal executives of the DLP. We were recently made aware that Rachel and Cory Bernardi have been ‘in discussion’ for some time but her decision to leave and take the DLP seat with her was only advised on Saturday evening.

The party naturally expects Rachel to vacate the seat to allow the DLP to continue representing the people of Western Metropolitan as per their intention when they voted for the DLP at the last state election.

While the DLP has no way of removing Rachel from the seat we call upon her to do the right thing and step aside. Rachel has every right to leave the DLP to join the Australian Conservatives and to stand for them at the next election. However, what we do not accept is her intention to take a DLP seat to a party that has never stood for election in Victoria and is not even registered.

The DLP acknowledges that Rachel has been an outstanding Member of Parliament and to date has carried out her role as a DLP representative with dignity and integrity. The friendship and support offered and shared with her by the party and its members has been a uniting factor after a previously troubled time. We will always be grateful for Rachel’s time with us, though clearly, we are disappointed to see it end in this manner.

We are the pro-family party and here’s the proof

Both the Liberal Party and the ALP talk about being pro-family but the simple fact is that they are not.

They give nothing but lip service to the importance of the family.

Whether it be their leaders marching in the Sydney Gay Mardi Gras, professing their support for same-sex marriage, doing nothing to make changes to the income tax system to allow a parent to stay at home, or standing idly by and letting our children be indoctrinated in our schools with Marxist and anti-family propaganda, both the Libs and the ALP are not fair dinkum about supporting the traditional family.

The Democratic Labour Party, on the other hand, has always been pro-family and we have policies that recognise the family as the foundation of our civil society.

Using the income tax system to allow for stay-at-home parents

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Courtesy of photostock at FreeDigitalPhotos.net

The Liberals and the ALP have done nothing to use the tax system to promote the ability for families to have one parent stay at home, not have to work and instead devote their energies to raising a family.

The DLP will introduce income tax splitting to allow the income of the working parent to be split with the stay-at-home parent for tax purposes, thereby giving them more after-tax income and removing the need for both parents to work.

Only the Democratic Labour Party is committed to changing the way the tax system unfairly and inequitably penalises families.

Maintaining the institution of traditional marriage

The Democratic Labour Party will defend and stand up for the institution of marriage being exclusively between a man and a woman. Only the DLP will make sure that the Marriage Act remains unchanged.

Protecting family values

The ALP, Greens and many Liberals support the Safe Schools program which is being used by socially radical groups as a way to indoctrinate our children into accepting ideologies and causes that are controversial and simply anti-family.

It’s not a matter of parents having a right to withdraw their child from classes dealing with such matters. Children should simply not be indoctrinated with radical social re-engineering in the first place.

The Democratic Labour Party will scrap the Safe Schools program and ensure that our schools are never again used as a platform for social engineering designed to denigrate those institutions which put the family at the centre of our society.

Instead, the DLP will promote proven anti-bullying programs that will not be used as a means to indoctrinate radical social ideology, and which will teach our children emotional intelligence, such as the RULER Program from the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.

 

A tribute to Mr Stephen Smith

stephen-smithIt is with a heavy heart that we report on the passing of Mr Stephen Smith of Melbourne.

Mr Smith passed away on Wednesday 23 November, aged 51 years.

A DLP member until his death, Mr Smith was active in student politics in his youth and went on to become a senior lecturer in accounting at Monash University.

Mr Smith was one of the DLP’s best performing candidates in the 2010 Victorian State Election, winning 3.5% of the vote for the seat of Ivanhoe. 

Mr Smith leaves his lovely wife Pamela, and their six children Maria, Christiane, Patrick, Tamsin and Petria. To his whole family, the DLP offers our sincerest condolences. 

Thanks Steve for being such a great guy – you will be greatly missed. Rest in peace.

Motion to scrap Safe Schools in Victoria divides Parliament ’18-all’

education2On Wednesday 26 October, Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins brought a motion before the upper house of the Victorian parliament, calling on the government to withdraw the Safe Schools program from schools and to conduct a review of the program which would take into account the views of parents. This was the first motion of its type in any Australian parliament. 

In speaking to this motion, Dr Carling-Jenkins drew attention to a number of issues about Safe Schools that have caused a high degree of concern among parents and experts in the fields of paediatrics, education and child protection. 

From the outset, Dr Carling-Jenkins and the DLP have maintained that the bullying of any child, for any reason, is undesirable and unacceptable. Indeed, our children deserve the very best educational programs we can give them. 

Safe Schools is ideological and less about bullying than furthering the political and social agendas of the LGBTI movement to which it is intimately connected. Instead of being indoctrinated with such theories and agendas, our children deserve a program that builds their emotional intelligence and eradicates all forms of bullying, without controversy, without confusion, without causing concern to parents and without ideological bias. 

Click here to view Rachel’s speech 

Disappointingly, the government’s first speaker on the motion spoke beyond the negotiated time-slots, which prevented other members from contributing on the day. The debate would have been all the poorer for it, but thankfully the coalition and crossbench parties made extra time for debate to be resumed during general business on Wednesday 9 November. 

Click here to view Rachel’s ‘right of reply’ at the conclusion of debate 

The motion divided the house at 18 for and 18 against, which unfortunately meant the motion was defeated. However, the debate allowed many of the issues regarding the Safe Schools program to be brought to light, and it has generated a great deal of momentum within the community. 

Dr Carling-Jenkins and the DLP would like to thank everyone who has voiced their concerns about this issue, and everyone who has signed a petition against the program. Now is not the time to give up but to keep pressing forward. 

The fight continues.

2016 March for the Babies shows growing Support for Prolife Cause

Thousands flocked to the steps of Parliament on Saturday to protest Victoria’s abortion laws, mourn the many lives lost, and advocate for a culture of life that provides women with real choice and real support.

It was encouraging to see people of all ages and backgrounds at the March for the Babies – a testament to the breadth of the pro-life cause. This year’s theme was ‘life equality’.

Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins took the opportunity to announce the new pro-life political movement called Move to Change (formerly the 20 Week Movement) which has started up in Victoria. The formal launch for this movement will be at the Gala dinner on the 25th February 2017.

Move to Change is designed solely to advance pro-life legislation – we must move to change abortion laws, and move to change the make-up of parliament to introduce more pro-life MPs into our parliament. More information on this movement can be found when the website launches in the near future at www.movetochange.org.au

MFTB has been taking place at the same time every year since 2008, when Victoria legalised abortion up to birth and took away our health professionals’ fundamental right to conscience.

Watch Rachel’s address to the crowd:

Dr Carling-Jenkins to present at Cherish Life Annual Dinner

rachel-in-chamber2DLP member in the Victorian Parliament Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins will be presenting at the Cherish Life Annual Dinner on Thursday 20 October, in Brisbane.

Cherish Life president Julie Borger invites you to a night of inspiration and celebration as we step back for a moment from our current battles with the Pyne Bills. It is a time for the pro-life community to come together, hear inspirational speakers and support life among great company.

International author and speaker Kay Painter will speak on the effects of abortion and the opportunity for recovery.

If you would like to sit at the DLP table, please book at https://www.trybooking.com/NAOC and contact Terri Bell at qldsec@dlp.org.au or 0498 681 339.

Details

Date: Thursday 20 October
Venue: Fairways Room, Indooroopilly Golf Club, Meiers Road, Indooroopilly.
Time: 6:45pm arrival for 7:15pm start
Cost: Adult $100, Students 13 years & up $75, Children 3-12 years $40.

Cherish Life website: www.cherishlife.org.au

2016 Victorian DLP State Conference

The 2016 Victorian DLP State Conference will take place on Saturday, 13 August, starting at 9:30am sharp, in the Phyllis Hore Room at the Kew Library.

Special guest speaker (Agenda item no. 16): Paul Russell, Director of HOPE: preventing euthanasia & assisted suicide, will present on looming euthanasia legislation in Victoria.

Members who are not delegates are entitled to attend as observers and to participate in the Question and Answer session to be held prior to General Business.

Download Conference Agenda

Parking:
Ample parking is available on site.

Public Transport:
The library is easily accessible by public transport, with the 109 tram on Cotham Rd (stop no. 35). The 16 tram (Kew bound) can be accessed on Glenferrie Rd from Glenferrie train station, and it travels north to the T intersection with Cotham Rd, which is a 5 minute walk to the library.

 

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DLP Conference Map

Bailey Branch Established

The Victorian State branch continues to develop with the formal establishment of the 5th of 12 local branches.
The State Executive is pleased to announce that the members of the Lalor, Gorton, Maribyrnong and Gellibrand electorates met in Werribee on 28th July and established the Bailey branch. The branch is named after Albert ‘Bert’ Bailey, DLP member of the Legislative Council for Western Melbourne until 1958.
The Bailey branch is included in the Western Metropolitan region held for the DLP by Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins. The branch executive hopes to start a membership drive and ongoing social activities within the next few months.
The next branch to be formed will be branch 11 which consists of the Wannon, Mallee, Murray electorates. It will be formed at a meeting in Warrnambool on Thursday 11th August, 2016. Due to the size of the branch most members cannot be expected to attend in person. Therefore members will be able to participate through a phone conference system being established by the State Executive.

Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney gives DLP special mention

The Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney has released its Federal Election Guide 2016 in which key Catholic concerns are pointed out.

Archbishop Anthony Fisher states,

“A Catholic conscience is always informed by a profound respect for the dignity of the human person, from conception until natural death, and for the common good of the community. Values we cherish are at stake in this election, including our religious freedom, the meaning of marriage, our treatment of those fleeing war and persecution, the right of parents to educate their children in a way which respects their religious and moral beliefs, and the responsibility to respect the dignity and innocence of children in their school environment.”

In the Guide, a ‘Special Note’ is made in relation to the Senate elections: “Parties which strongly defend the dignity of the human person in relation to life, marriage, family and religious freedom include the Christian Democratic Party (CDP), Democratic Labour Party (DLP) and the Family First Party (FFP).

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