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AustraliaComment: I'm young, I voted Liberal and I am not a bigot

03:00  21 may  2019
03:00  21 may  2019 Source:   smh.com.au

The loyal voters still backing Tony Abbott in Warringah

The loyal voters still backing Tony Abbott in Warringah The former prime minister faces a tough battle to defeat independent candidate Zali Steggall. Prime Minister Scott Morrison has written to voters in Warringah in support of Tony Abbott, saying he "understand[s] that many people in Warringah have strong opinions about your local MP". "Tony has served his local community from the day he entered parliament and before," Mr Morrison wrote. © James Brickwood Manly resident Charles Rochester, 88, says he will "of course" vote for Tony Abbott next weekend. "He is someone that I know has deep convictions and wears his heart on his sleeve.

I ' m young , I voted Liberal and I am not a bigot . By AC Griffiths. May 21, 2019 — 12.00am. Betting agencies had paid in favour of a Labor win days in advance; even the Liberal leader called the election win a miracle. I am a young , female, Victorian, inner city dweller, but I made the decision to give my

I ' m sad that many people saw Liberal voters as a negative influence on this country. As I have said before, the cognitive dissonance required to vote Liberal /Nats and still be a decent human being must be crippling.

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On Sunday morning, many Australians found themselves staring into their morning coffee wondering at what point the Labor Party lost the unlosable election. Betting agencies had paid in favour of a Labor win days in advance; even the Liberal leader called the election win a miracle.

I am a young, female, Victorian, inner city dweller, but I made the decision to give my vote to the Liberal Party, as I have since the 2013 election, the first time I voted. However, the elation I experienced on Sunday morning over the Liberal win was short-lived.

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The South Australian Young Liberal Movement is excited to announce the keynote speaker for the annual Dr David Tonkin Memorial Dinner as Federal Liberal Party P resident the Hon Nick Greiner AC. I ' m young , I voted Liberal and I am not a bigot .

According to social media, I: am scared, uneducated, a bigot, should be ashamed, have condemned this planet to burn, pathetic, not a feminist, probably hate gays, hate minorities, and probably want to stop women having access to abortions.

Comment: I'm young, I voted Liberal and I am not a bigot © Supplied AC Griffiths voted for the Liberal Party and has no regrets. Wandering around the streets of Melbourne on this unseasonably warm Sunday, I felt many negative emotions but no regret about the ballot I cast. Instead, I was sad that many people saw Liberal voters as a negative influence on this country.

I would like our nation to take a collective deep breath and hear me out, please. I would like to remind Australians of policies and laws that the "right" have enacted. In hope it might quell the fear experienced in the present.

Liberal volunteer attacked at Warringah polling booth

Liberal volunteer attacked at Warringah polling booth The hotly contested electorate, where former prime minister Tony Abbott is facing off against independent Zali Steggall, has seen a race that has turned increasingly bitter. A number of Liberal volunteers were putting up campaign material at Balgowlah Heights Public school when a man started yelling abuse at the volunteers and taking down the material, police said. One of the volunteers, a 32-year-old male, sustained minor injuries after he was attacked by the man, who was wielding a weapon police believe may have been a corkscrew.

I noticed this name calling tends to be the liberals only line of defense when he realizes his argument doesn't stand on it's own. But the question I have is Update: But I ' m not a racist nor a bigot . Looking back on this I actually realize I ' m the one with friends from multiple ethnicities and this guy hangs out

“OOOUUU” is a cloudy club banger from buzzing Brooklyn rapper Young M .A. The spacey production from U-Dubb allows M .A to showcase her skills—dropping witty punchlines as she flows smoothly from line to line. Me and the bros will be like, “OOOUUU,” and at first I wasn’t going to name the song this.

The political triumphs listed below are not in order of importance or year, but rather a reflection of how progressive the Australian conservative political party has been and can be.

The United Australia Party under Herbert Payne made voting compulsory; Australia is among only a handful of nations where voting is mandatory.

Comment: I'm young, I voted Liberal and I am not a bigot © George Lipman Aboriginal activist Faith Bandler at Town Hall during the 1967 referendum, held by Harold Holt's government. Under the Menzies administration in 1962, voting rights were extended to Indigenous Australians. Granted this was horribly late, but that was an indictment on the nation not the conservative party.

Harold Holt deserves a notable mention; in 1967 he held a referendum on the right for Indigenous Australians to be counted in the census. The Liberal Party was also the first political party to have an Indigenous person in Parliament. Neville Bonner joined the Senate and served in the Liberal Party for 12 years.

Federal election 2019: Liberal volunteer stabbed at polling booth site in Tony Abbott's seat of Warringah

Federal election 2019: Liberal volunteer stabbed at polling booth site in Tony Abbott's seat of Warringah A man is charged with common assault after allegedly stabbing a Liberal Party volunteer with a corkscrew as the worker erected campaign posters outside Balgowlah Heights Public School in the seat of Warringah. A man has been charged after a Liberal Party volunteer was stabbed with a corkscrew in former prime minister Tony Abbott's seat of Warringah on Friday night.A number of volunteers were putting up campaign posters outside Balgowlah Heights Public School about 8:00pm when a man began yelling abuse at them, police said.

And yet the idea of voting for Bernie Sanders never once crossed my mind. The problem is Bernie is running to be the President of the United States, and in the United States, no matter how many young , frustrated, liberals there may be who dream of a more equal America with better opportunities for

I Am A Bigot by Randy McClave. . I am a smallminded bigotRacial remarks come from my mouth like an open spigot Discrimination is my only true apparel. When I feel hatred or prejudice I turned on the faucet At other races, beliefs and colors, my injustice I will toss it, If they're not a white Americans like

Malcolm Fraser established SBS, accepted Vietnamese refugees after the war and strongly apposed apartheid.

This may be a little known fact but John Gorton introduced a parliamentary motion from the Opposition supporting the legalisation of same-gender sexual relations. John Howard enacted reform on guns.

Malcolm Turnbull as leader of the Liberal Party passed laws legalising gay marriage. Many will say there was an issue with the process but, as it stands, the "right" side of government passed the bill on same-sex marriage not the "left".

Comment: I'm young, I voted Liberal and I am not a bigot © The Age Liberal prime minister Malcolm Fraser welcomed Vietnamese refugees into Australia. The Australian "right" has passed nation-changing laws that were not part of its mandate as a conservative party. It did so because the Liberal and Nationals coalition understands what is right for Australia. On countless occasions the "right" of Australia has followed a moral compass and passed legislation more progressive then the "left" in many other countries.

To every Greens or Labor or other minor party supporter who feels saddened or disenfranchised by the Saturday election, these facts are for you. We who voted for the Coalition did not vote out of fear, nor naivety, bigotry or anger. Rather, we voted with our hearts for a party that will do the right thing on social issues, but which can also lead a country through a challenging time economically.

'This election is not about my future': Scott Morrison refuses to say if he will stay on as Liberal leader if he loses - and shies away from predicting the result after Bill Shorten declared Labor will win

'This election is not about my future': Scott Morrison refuses to say if he will stay on as Liberal leader if he loses - and shies away from predicting the result after Bill Shorten declared Labor will win The Prime Minister addressed the media after kissing his wife Jenny as they cast their ballots in Cook, south Sydney. Mr Morrison shied away from predicting the result.

I am a liberal , and I fully support equal access to housing, employment, education, and My fears are about the rush to turn physically healthy teenage girls and young women into permanent medical They do not understand my concerns and assume I am ignorant or a bigot . I think it is because most

Republicans voted for a man that advocates for bigotry and hatred, but it’s a liberal ’s job to start understanding the other side? I forgot when appeasing bigots gave people the right to vote or end segregation. Do people think before they speak? People didn’t vote for Trump for economic reasons.

Labor supporters, I am sorry you were left blindsided and heartbroken. In time you will heal and I am sure rally around your new leader. But, for now, gain heart from these facts because the members of the Coalition are not monsters, rather they are Australia's preference for a third term.

AC Griffiths is a Melbourne voter.

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A simple mathematical calculation tells us 5,223,699 electors either did not vote or voted informally. That is a huge number of voters and to put it in some perspective, their combined electoral impact exceeds the current vote tallies of either of the Liberal Party (3.5 million) and the ALP (4.2 million). It dwarfs the output of the Greens (1.2 million), Liberal National Party (1 million) and Nationals (602,286) and destroys Palmer’s United Australia (423,762) and Hanson’s One Nation (376,806) claims they have any meaningful level of public support.

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