NSW State Elections


I am looking at the options for the NSW Elections.

Mike Baird is the current NSW Liberal Leader facing an election for 2015.

Mike Baird is the current NSW Liberal Leader facing an election for 2015.

As part of that I went into the Greens office at Lismore. I asked what I could get involved with and was invited to a night of learning to be a Volunteer to Scrutineering.

The Greens Lismore Adam Guise

Adam Guise, The Greens Lismore NSW Vote 1 for CSG Free in the NSW State Election.

When I got there I really felt out of place, I tried to ask some questions about what other things the Greens get people involved in doing after the lecture on how to Scrutineer.

Then as the lecture became a practical exercise I couldn’t get near the table to do the exercise, which did not really matter because while it was being explained the fellow behind me gave comments and chatted to his female companions, so following the instructions for the exercise became difficult, considering I could hardly hear.

One lady in front of me did ask them to shut up, but the chatter continued.

Considering how sick I have been lately getting there was an exercise in itself but I was determined to go and see what happens in Greens politics, just like I would like to observe what happens with all the parties and gain a perspective on who I should vote for. I mean I did not even know who leads The NSW Greens.

Jan Barnum the Leader of The NSW Greens.

Jan Barnum the Leader of The NSW Greens.

As for voting, I received a fine for not voting last year in a Local Election. Therefore, I am determined now to vote for a party that would include my wants and needs within a society and where if I attend an event or a lecture and I attempt to speak with people and make the effort to know what the party is doing, I would get some constructive feedback or even be offered a way to get in and help to see the democratic voting process happening.

As for that fine, I never paid the fine, I send letters back to the state government and the fines defaced, with messages about paedophiles and the Child Protection Industry in NSW and the affect they are having on our vulnerable families. I think I also mentioned homelessness and a lack of occupation for people.

Eventually I screamed down the phone at a man who demanded I pay the fine, he hung up on me.

The reason I was screaming was because I was sent letters to say the Roads and Maritime Service (RMS) would no longer be doing any business with me because I have not paid my fines.

The reason I would not pay the fine for not voting is because the Department of Community Services (DoCS) now FaCS, took my two daughters away in 2009.

I asked for ministerial help from all parties and was Scheduled and drugged instead of helped. My story is in part about Domestic Violence, but I am as my blog shows, definitely not defined by that.

I was eventually assisted by a wonderful woman within the RMS who adjusted the records to show I was indeed very ill when I missed the vote, however the pain of having the past recalled is still always a daunting exercise, as is trying to navigate who to vote for when you realise the levels of corruption that the public continues to live with and never questions.

What I am really continuously asking myself and what I mean is, do you come into great political power by using portfolios like being the NSW Minister for Community Services (DoCS) now (FaCS), or the Federal Minister for Education.

Meanwhile, we have public systems that are not functioning for people and are causing dysfunction in our society.

With Social Democrats as equal to blame as the Coalition for decrepit systems for children in both schools and society which fail our families, and with a bipartisan approach to bringing back Forced Adoption Agenda’s, how does someone like me vote?

These systems have failed our whole society and with our previous PM Julia Gillard beginning a Royal Commission that has shown us the very worst of the tax free Non Government Sector and the various religious groups being shown up as the abusers of the past, how does any thinking person not understand that these are great rorts still occurring in our country and using children as mere pawns for jobs that maim our community. Children are actually dying in the care of the ministers.

Linda Burney

The Hon Linda Burney, Deputy Leader of the current NSW Opposition for Labor, previously has been Minister for Women, 2009 and Minister for Community Services (DoCS) and continues as the Shadow Minister for Community Services. Listed as a definite walk in for the NSW Leadership had she been given the top job.

I have, to date, 2015 received no help in any form to aid me, classed as a trouble making mental health patient, to see my youngest child who is now 11. It will be six years this year since she was removed. Six years since my daughter has seen any of her siblings, or me.

I ended up with the 16 year old teenager back at home, demanding I help her. When I attempted to speak to police and DoCS about that it was ignored completely.

She will be 21 this year, my ideas of rehabilitation for all my family was purely education, with a faulty education system being where all the problems began.

I took my two middle children to TAFE each day in 2012 to complete the HSC equivalent. I had to do this as Domestic Violence, the Education Department, the Police and DoCS now FaCS, had destroyed their chances within the school system and what most consider normal.

I must say that bullying and teaching children abnormal ideas about sex, drugs and alcohol are not the ideas I want to see in an Education Department.

Julia Gillard Previously Labor Federal Education Minister and Labor PM

Julia Gillard Previously Labor Federal Education Minister and Labor PM

Well, yes back to the election.

I am looking at myself in the mirror and questioning what I stand for and what I don’t, I have made that rather clear on Facebook, and I have ignored the blogging process, and what I learnt in my IT studies as I spend hours scrolling through Facebook, reading the comments of Australians, and being directed by social media to what it wants me to see, and I guess sometimes also things it doesn’t want me to see.

Using a phone for Facebook is fairly limited and you get into poor habits with the addiction. The computer gives you a much greater view of what is going on with the social media giant and what it can do for you.

My Facebook Addiction has however made me start to realise a few options for where I stand with voting as has my experience. I will share them here.

1. Vote or be fined.
2. Don’t pay the fine and you loose all your rights to government services in NSW.
3. Don’t vote and you can go to gaol.
4. I am social, maybe even a social democrat.
5. Greens are the only party that will ban CSG mining so we can keep our waterways clean.
6. Our waterways are not clean, most are full of weeds and cow shit.
7. The Greens have a great deal of young educated people in there, who can be disruptive of the greater good, in areas such as learning, but this is how they protest, and protest is a necessity within the Green movement.
8. The Labor Party has a lot of older (my age) Australians in residence, however there are many fractions in the Labor Party and that is a good thing but can also be a difficulty, with the leanings within going to the Left and Right, within the Left.
9. There is a Country Labor Party.
10. As an environmental thinking person with a Diploma in Natural Resource Management, and much else, in other certificates obtained in 2012, after applying for thousands of jobs, and still unemployed, living in poverty with my children removed so others could profit, I feel very marginalised by all the major parties and I think I could do better and treat people better than the current selection.

Having done everything wrong in my life and striving to do everything right but never getting there, I think my main issue is looking after those who are sick, and those who are mentally ill.

I think that part of that process is to give people occupation, that gives the people rewards for the service they give or the job they do.

People who have reduced capacity to “live in the community” should be cared for in a caring setting such as that of the Psychiatric Facilities that used to be a part of the community.

The idea of drugging and setting people loose without any after care, within the community needs to be challenged.

The idea of social housing being a feeding ground for social dysfunction and for the mentally ill to be left in jobless isolation, needs to be reconsidered.

The Hon Gabrielle Cecelia Upton MP current NSW Minister for Family and Community Services including the Department of Housing, in the Baird Liberal government since April 2014 and the member for Vaucluse. Previous Minister for Sport and Recreation.

The Hon Gabrielle Cecelia Upton MP current NSW Minister for Family and Community Services including the Department of Housing, in the Baird Liberal government since April 2014 and the member for Vaucluse. Previous Minister for Sport and Recreation.

The availability and utilisation of all the facilities in NSW that can be a starting ground towards functional communities must be addressed. There is no point in empty government buildings sitting idol, when people need to be learning and occupied.

I would definitely reduce the services that I see failing our society, and I would not stop to punish people who have been removing children from their parents, siblings and homes without valid reasons, and where children have died in the care of the Minister of Community Services.

Pru Goward Current Minister For Planning NSW

The Hon Pru Goward, current NSW Minister for Planning. Previously, was the Minister for Family and Community Services (FaCS).

False accusations and denigrations of parents for who they were in the past or what has happened to a person in the past, would be illegal to appear in affidavits condemning a parent.

It would also be illegal to share information that would be harmful to a persons mental health unless there is a definite risk of harm, in which case the police would come in and press charges on the parent in question and the issues of the case would proceed to criminal court like any other assault.

I would definitely hold the Federal Minister of Human Services accountable for deaths of Australian Children and the Prime Minister must be accountable for deaths in care.

I would be seeking punishments in the courts.

I would also envisage that Child Protection Industry workers are placed into uniforms nation wide, similar to the police uniform, so that people understand that their job is to remove children not to help people who have asked for help, or to promote the Best Interests of the Child, when in fact most DoCS/FaCS workers are preserving their own jobs and credibility as well as creating an industry designed to meet targets, which employs a plethora of extras from Non Government Sector to the Family and Children’s Courts procession of professionals.

It needs to be understood that the NSW Department of Family and Community Services (FaCS) are the current governments Children’s Police however they are currently unregistered as a profession and show no identity to the misinformed public of what the job actually entails.

Last words are that the Family Courts and the Children’s Courts are required to open the doors, if you are going to come forward in an atmosphere where honesty matters and is imperative, then you should not have to hide your identity or be in fear of the perpetrator.

It is time to no longer be silenced or live in a secret shame because you have been abused, assaulted or taken for a ride by someone. These matters have financial implications due to the Child Support Agency, which gives great concerns as to the infighting between parents that can end up as DoCS matters.

Politics must be free of the current corrupt behaviours experienced by the community at legal levels, that means addressing social and human services issues, that are currently just riding the wave and employing some.

Corrupt long term practices, as are being seen in the media, within the practices of Labor and the LNP and the current Human Services provisions for our people within our communities must be addressed now.

Jenny Macklin

Previous Labor Minister for Families, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs. Served in the Ministries of Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard. Previously Deputy Leader of the Labor Party. Current Shadow Minister for Disability Reform.

As a Social Democrat having to vote Green so we can protect our country from CSG, and because of these other issues over the years, I find myself with only one definite answer to having to vote and that is do not vote for The Australian Liberal Party, and its cohorts The Australian National Party and do not vote for The Australian Labor Party regardless of how sad that makes me because they did nothing to protect my children when I asked them for help as a Labor voter.

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