DLP Launches Campaign in NSW

NSW Candidates Click here for full media release:
DLP NSW 2016 Campaign Launch

The NSW Democratic Labour Party (DLP) campaign was launched at Lambton Bowling Club on Saturday.

Senate candidates Paul McCormack and Dawn Willis, along with the candidate for Newcastle Stuart Southwell, announced several policies that the DLP will be pursuing in this election and in parliament if elected. Mr McCormack explained that, as it has been in the past, the DLP could once again be a responsible balance-of-power party in the Senate that placed the family and small business at the centre of Australia’s economy and society.

Housing affordability was raised as one of the most significant issues facing Australians, with Mr Southwell stating that “home ownership should not only be for the rich or two-income families.” The DLP announced it would reduce housing costs by restricting foreign investment into the Australian residential market through taxing foreign investors, with other measures to be investigated.

Senate candidate Dawn Willis spoke passionately about the DLP’s support for a plebiscite on marriage. The DLP provided the Liberal party with legislation calling for a Marriage referendum three days before former Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced his intention to seek a referendum or plebiscite on the matter. The DLP hopes to see that legislation brought up in the next parliament.

The “Safe Schools” program is also clearly in the sights of the DLP. Mr Southwell and Mrs Willis stated that, while youth suicide was a significant issue and bullying was never acceptable, “Safe Schools” had nothing to do with bullying and was simply designed to indoctrinate children into the radical sexual and gender ideology of the Greens. Mr Southwell also argued that the Greens’ education policies attacked the “right of parents to choose the kind of education that shall be given to their children.”

Mr Southwell criticised political correctness, stating his concern that our society was starting to value “Freedom from speech more than freedom of speech.”

The Democratic Labour Party is in column H of the NSW senate ballot paper.

DLP calls for all political parties to join nation-wide Solidarity Day in support of West Papuans on December 1st

Click here for full media release: Premier Andrews called to support Solidarity for West Papuans

Excerpt below:

The Democratic Labour Party Member of Parliament, Dr Rachel Carling-Jenkins today introduced a motion into the Victorian State parliament calling for:

“the Government to 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, commencing Thursday, 1 December 2016 and continuing on 1 December each year until the United Nations free vote is held.”

Dr Carling-Jenkins advised the parliament that: “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.

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.

“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 on December 1st.

“The DLP will be contacting every party in this country and asking for them to turn up with their supporters in every capital city in Australia on December 1st” Mr Campbell said.

“This is one time when party politics must disappear. None of us should seek anything except justice for the West Papuan people and the full compassion of the Australian people.”

Media Release – DLP Vindicated with AEC Registration

DLP Media Release – AEC reregistration 11 March 2016 (PDF version)

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Media Release: On the Question of Marriage a Referendum is the Democratic Answer

DLP Media Reliease: On the Question of Marriage, a Referendum is the Democratic Answer
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The Democratic Labour Party has thrown its full support behind the call for a referendum to resolve the ongoing debate on marriage.

DLP Federal Secretary Steve Campbell said the party believes this must be presented to the people of Australia.

“The Democratic Labour Party strongly supports Minister Scott Morrison’s call for a referendum to resolve the Marriage question once and for all.”

“We would also like to congratulate the Prime Minister for his strong stand and for demonstrating true leadership for his party and for the government.”

“Something as fundamental to the structure of the family and therefore of society itself cannot be decided on a vote by a handful of Parliamentarians, it can only be determined by the people, by society itself.”

“Surely those who have been telling us that 70 or 80% of Australians support same sex marriage would welcome the chance to be proven right, unless they think those figures may not be as accurate as previously stated.”

“If you ask any ordinary Australian, whichever side of the debate they take, every one of them believe a referendum is the fairest and most democratic way to end this debate once and for all.”

“The Federal DLP and its members Australia-wide have consistently expressed their support for Traditional Marriage. The DLP believes we should now enter a period of respectful discussion and debate, free from slurs and intimidation, culminating in a question being put to the Australian people in a Referendum during the next term of Government.”

“We will be supporting this call at the next Federal election and beyond.”

 

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Contact: Federal Secretary Stephen Campbell 0438 650 776

Media Release: Federal Party De-Registration

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Resignation: Senator John Madigan

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DLP signs joint statement with Australian Christians and Rise Up Australia

Media Release

The Victorian Branch of the DLP today co-signed a “Public Assurance of Cooperation” with the Australian Christians and the Rise Up Australia Party.

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Victorian Branch elects new State Executive

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1 August 2014

Sex Party’s Fiona Patten seriously misled about DLP on this morning’s Sunrise

This morning’s Sunrise on channel 7  in Victoria hosted a short debate between the Sex Party’s senate candidate Fiona Patten and the DLP’s senate candidate Mark Farrell.

This 5 minute debate touched on the issues of same-sex “marriage” and abortion, with both sides presenting their positions.

While on the topic of abortion, in what appeared to be an attempt to deceive people and throw mud at the DLP, Fiona Patten declared that it is stated in the DLP Constitution that the DLP are “against sex before marriage”.

Mark Farrell refuted this, stating that it was not in the Party’s Constitution. “I am the Federal Secretary and I know my Party”, Mark added.

Indeed, Mark was right. Here is a copy of the DLP’s most up-to-date Constitution:
DLP Constitution and By-Laws

Nowhere in the Constitution do you find such a statement. No such thing is mentioned in any of the Party’s policies, either.

The private relationship between two people is not a matter for the state to legislate on. Is the Sex Party really that unintelligent as to think the DLP would support a position that would require a state-sanctioned, legislated move to have police patrolling our citizens’ bedrooms? Sounds a bit Communist to me.

Massive fail, Sex Party.

Mark Farrell on channel 7's Sunrise

Mark Farrell on channel 7’s Sunrise