The Australian Labor Prime Minister Julia Gillard has advocated a people's political council for climate change; rather like ruling commissars are appointed in totalitarian and communist countries. Who will be selected? What will be the criteria?
Well, they do claim that it is a random selection. Random, really? I'd like to see that. Will it be random including people who don't care about climate change or politics or public policy? Fat chance. It will be people who are interested in the "climate change issue" and who are interested in setting public policy. It is a people's governing council and it is unelected.
What is the Parliament for if not an ongoing council? Why are so-called random people the right people for the job? It sounds ludicrous.Julia Gillard will today pledge to set up a Citizens' Assembly to spend 12 months examining the evidence on climate change...
Local administrators and officials are selected without the will of the people in this country. This is fair enough, we need people who can do the job they are appointed to do and that should be sufficient criteria to hold the job. But if they are formulating policy this is another matter.
If the Prime Minister was calling this a focus group that would be one thing. A one-off community consultation is fine. But, an ongoing board with the same people forming government policy....it is something Australia has never had before and it is undemocratic. This is the way they rule in communist countries like China.
It seems the Labor government wants this country to become more and more like China. They want a Chinese-style Internet filter where another People's Board of Classification will decide what information we are privy to. And the sacked PM Kevin Rudd was very enthusiastic about signing Australia's sovereignty away to an unelected UN world government in the climate change Copenhagen Treaty. He is still eying a job in the UN world bureaucracy as a top-level adviser on climate change. Nothing like jobs for the boys.
Labor oversaw the introduction of X-ray naked body scanners at our airports which store a naked image of you and your family on a computer and increase your cancer risk. And Labor has masterminded a scheme to introduce a tracking device to every person's car under the guise of a saving fatalities at level rail crossings.
It's time for a change of government. (And the Greens are no solution either. They are even more extreme in their climate views and want to use it as a tool to bring in world government, though they call it global governance). Don't just sack the PM Australia, sack Labor.