Victorian government priorities

Victorian government workers are being discouraged from using “heteronormative” terms such as “husband” and “wife” in a new guide to communicating with the LGBTI community.

Instead, the workers are being schooled in adopting gender-neutral pronouns “zie” and “hir”.

The Inclusive Language Guide, which has been designed for use across the public sector, also warns against derogatory terms, such as “dyke” and “fag”, as well as “offensive questions”, including asking a transgender person whether or not they have had surgery.

In his introduction to the guide, Victorian Equality Minister Martin Foley says the government’s responsibility is to keep people safe, including the LGBTI community.

“The guide is one of the ways in which we are addressing and eradicating homophobia, biphobia and transphobia,” he says.

Surprising that there is no mention of crimephobia though. In other news:

CRIME in Victoria has skyrocketed by 11.6 per cent in the past year.

New figures released by the Crime Statistics Agency show the total number of offences grew to 543,315 in the year to September 30.

There were 333,214 victim reports made and 176,595 alleged offender incidents with both counts also increasing over the past 12 months.

Now I understand that some people can walk and chew gum at the same, but I’m coming to the view that those people don’t work in the government sector – either as politicians or bureaucrats.

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44 Responses to Victorian government priorities

  1. wretch

    Good luck to them; you vote=you get

  2. miltonf

    Yes there are certainly keeping up with the latest trends in cultural marxism here in Melbourne. Poison.

  3. Baldrick

    Let’s face it, there’s not much hope left for Victoria when the only credible opposition to Dan Andrews is the Victorian Liberal Party.

  4. John Michelmore

    Yep, That will make all the difference in keeping people safe!

  5. min

    Next edict will be Mao suits and same haircuts for everyone . That will make everyone look the same and no longer heteronormativie differences. Wow that will save having to think about what to wear today.

  6. steve

    We can try to stop the transgender flood, but it is like putting your finger in a dyke.

  7. H B Bear

    Democracy. Good and hard.

  8. Mother Lode

    What a bunch of zickheads and xunts.

    (I am sure that is no longer offensive.)

  9. Nathan

    I vote Steve for Liberty Quote of the week.

  10. Rabz

    There is no chance of humanity ever achieving the (almost mythical) pinnacle of peak stupid while the ALP exists.

    The likes of Dickhead Dan (the CFMEU caliphate man) seem to become more staggeringly stupid with each passing day. They’d all have to go the way of the dinosaurs for PS to have been reached.

  11. Rabz

    Next edict will be Mao suits and same haircuts for everyone . That will make everyone look the same and no longer heteronormative differences. Wow, that will save having to think about what to wear today.

    It will also enhance Mosquebourne’s reputation as a style capital, not to mention making the place even more “livable”.

  12. Delta

    The workers are being schooled in adopting gender-neutral pronouns “zie” and “hir”

    Good luck with that clap trap!

  13. Jo Smyth

    There seems to be an experiment going on where Danny Boy is expanding the boundaries and just seeing how much he can get away with. It seems he can pretty much get away with anything and the sheeples just accept it and let it happen. Wouldn’t be surprised if the rest of Australia follows in time because indoctrination of the masses is nearing completion.

  14. Tel

    Surprising that there is no mention of crimephobia though.

    Regular exposure is the key to getting past your phobia. Dan’s doing his bit to expose Victorians to crime.

  15. struth

    Top comment Steve.

    In his introduction to the guide, Victorian Equality Minister Martin Foley says the government’s responsibility is to keep people safe, including the LGBTI community.

    Who keeps us safe from the government?

    Once “safety” is used for the reason to control speech, and you let them get away with it, you are rooted.

    It’s all about language.
    They have been trying to control language, by using words like “offence” and “discrimination”, but “safety” is a whole other ball game.
    That’s sinister and another very big step towards our demise.

  16. Leo G

    Now zie hir, ziss cannot go on!

  17. Ellen of Tasmania

    “In my study of communist societies, I came to the conclusion that the purpose of communist propaganda was not to persuade or convince, not to inform, but to humiliate; and therefore, the less it corresponded to reality the better.

    When people are forced to remain silent when they are being told the most obvious lies, or even worse when they are forced to repeat the lies themselves, they lose once and for all their sense of probity. To assent to obvious lies is…in some small way to become evil oneself. One’s standing to resist anything is thus eroded, and even destroyed. A society of emasculated liars is easy to control.

    I think if you examine political correctness, it has the same effect and is intended to.

    ― Theodore Dalrymple

  18. RobK

    Since when and by whom has the “normative majority” been diagnosed as having a phobia? These tossers have a problem, not the normal majority. They could just learn to cope.

  19. Stackja

    Just more ALP stupidity.
    Evatt had excuse with mental.
    Whitlam had no excuses.

  20. Diogenes

    And they want marriage why exactly ?

  21. john constantine

    “First we change their language, then we change their thinking”

    This was the plain exhortation going around from a taxfunded activist group recently.

    As Orwell laid out, if the language doesn’t exist to explore and share a concept, the thought dies unspoken.

  22. john constantine

    Since the two towers went down, near two million people have been imported into melbournibad and twenty percent of the obsolete and deplorable voters have died off.

    Their caliph andrews can play identity politics and win, if he can hit Deplorable Australia so hard he forces it into One Nation’s arms, he can play the racist card and win the next election.

    [unless they pull a bait and switch, dumping andrews closer to the election with his baggage and putting a radical wymynsys femynys in his place, bringing the racist and the misogynyst cards into play.]

    Their umm, err, feckless, ummm , err, viclibs umm, err, are umm uncomfortable with being yelled at as umm, err, racists and umm, err, misogynysts, so they will throw the election so their abc might love them again.

  23. Rococo Liberal

    Where is our Trump?
    We need to drain the swamp.
    The Fisky doctrine needs to be implemented: no free speech for lefties for 5 years.

  24. Eddystone

    steve
    #2236431, posted on December 16, 2016 at 7:59 am

    We can try to stop the transgender flood, but it is like putting your finger in a dyke.

    Definitely needs to go on high rotation in the Liberty Quotes!

  25. Rossini

    Is PHON setting up candidates for a victorian onslaught?

  26. The Deplorable Barking Toad

    Yes – Steve wins the internets

  27. Mundi

    Oh man… LGBT, now there is an I on the end? What the fuck doors it stands for.

    No wait don’t tell me. I’m better off letting it grow to the entire alphabet.

  28. OldOzzie

    The Following Australian Financia Review Article sums up the Stupidity of Victorian Labor Dan Andrews and NSW Liberals under Mike Baird

    BHP Billiton named America’s best fracker

    There is infuriating paradox in news that BHP Billiton has been rated, by some distance, America’s most transparent and risk-averse oil and gas fracker.

    BHP makes its home in the Victorian capital of Melbourne. And that means the world’s best fracker – if you are the safest unconventional driller in the US then you must be the best in the world – makes its home in an Australian state that has, uniquely, put a permanent ban on the technologies whose efficacious use so differentiates BHP from its oil and gas peers.

    So who decided that BHP is best? Well, for the past five years a trio of ethical investors and green investment advocates has put out a fracking industry scorecard called “Disclosing the Facts: Transparency and Risk in Hydraulic Fracturing”.

    The group of three is Boston Common Asset Management, Investor Environmental Health Network and As You Sow, and their work on fracking is funded by, among others, the Roddenberry Foundation (yes, it honours the Star Trek guy) and the Disney Family Foundation.

    The basic idea of the fracking scorecard is to encourage drillers to become ever more transparent about what they are putting into the earth and how they manage what is taken out.

    Behind that ambition sits a pragmatic realism that recognises that hydraulic technologies now sit in the mainstream of the US energy mix. “From a production perspective, these formations are anything but unconventional; the US Energy Information Administration reports that in 2015 ‘unconventional resources’ yielded approximately two-thirds of the natural gas and roughly half of the oil produced in the United States.”

    The introduction to the latest fracking report card observes:

    New frontiers

    “Following the ‘what gets measured, gets managed’, this report encourages oil and gas companies to increase disclosure about their use of current best practices to minimise the environmental risks and community impacts of their ‘fracking’ activities.

    “This year, the report card has been compiled amidst a continuing dramatic contraction of well drilling and completion activities and enormous financial write-offs. As reported by Baker Hughes, the number of drilling rigs dropped to 476 in March 2016 from a peak of 1931 in late 2014. Nearly 100,000 jobs linked to the oil and gas sector have been lost in the United States, bankruptcies have multiplied, and companies are now focusing on their most profitable areas rather than expanding into new frontiers,” the report says.

    “Despite the sharp downturn from the pell-mell growth of the prior 10 years, a core group of companies within the industry has maintained and enhanced disclosures of their practices for managing the environmental risks and community impacts of their operations.

    “While the number of leading scorers has grown, the majority of the oil and gas sector is still leaving investors in the dark about their risk management practices.”

    Which leads us to BHP. For a third year running it emerged the top-ranked US operator based on a scorecard that assesses disclosures on the use of toxic chemicals, water and waste management, air emissions, community impact and management accountability.

    Out of a possible score of 50, BHP’s rating was 40, up from the 32 that saw it the top-ranked operator in 2015. To put that out-performance into industry perspective, the big operators that worry the report’s authors include serious operators like Exxon, BP, Chevron and Shell.

    BHP is obviously pretty chuffed to be recognised for the integrity of its reporting standards and its operational performance.

    “Transparency is a core value at BHP Billiton and we are really proud to be recognised for this,” the petroleum division’s environment and regulatory boss, Ed Mongan, said from Houston on Wednesday.

    Best practice

    “This is very credible third-party acknowledgement of the level of public information we provide and also a good way for us to measure our own disclosure.

    “It’s important to note that the report not only recognises disclosure, but also places an emphasis on best practice. Not only do we have a responsibility to be transparent, we also need to be doing something well, doing what we say we will do, and be transparent about it.

    “For the past three years, we have been recognised as best in the world with this year’s score our best yet, which demonstrates our own focus on continuous improvement. It is also pleasing to see how many other companies are scoring higher and shows an uptick in commitment to transparency across the industry.”

    None of this progress matters a jot in BHP’s home town. In the name of rural serenity and green, marginal urban politics, last August Victoria’s Labor government banned the exploitation of shale, coal seam and tight gas resources within its state boundaries.

    The ban is built on a confection of anxieties over hydraulic fracturing, the “unconventional” drilling technology needed to release petroleum from the solid rocks that bind it.

    The US is home to the world’s biggest unconventional petroleum industry and its successful and increasingly uncontroversial deployment has revolutionised its domestic energy economy and its broader geo-politics.
    But Premier Dan Andrews reckons Victoria’s suite of bans will protect the clean and green integrity of Victoria’s pastoral bounty while alleviating the farmers’ concerns about the risks supposedly embraced by the fracturing of the sub-surface that is necessary to release petroleum from hard rocks.Furthered its cause
    The Premier would, of course, better serve Victoria by educating both pastoral and urban communities to the idea that what was once unconventional and uncertain is now thoroughly mainstream and manageable.
    Instead a state that has historically made much of its competitive advantage in the cost and quantum of its energy supply decided to add four years to a moratorium on conventional onshore drilling to its permanent ban on fracking.

    Victoria is not alone, of course, in crumbling in the face of an environmental lobby that has consistently furthered its cause – to stop all oil and gas drilling – by disseminating exaggerations and mistruths about the risks of the unconventional generally and of coal seam gas extraction specifically.

    NSW, for example, should already be the same unconventional gas powerhouse that Queensland is.
    Instead the state has effectively banned the coal seam gas industry even though an inquiry by its own chief scientist found the environmental risk of unconventional technologies was essentially no greater than those posed by any other extractive industry and that those risks were entirely manageable.

    Surely if we accept the science of climate change (we do) then we should accept the scientific and regulatory reviews that have so consistently endorsed this rapidly maturing drilling technology?

    NSW presently imports all of its gas from Queensland and South Australia. Every molecule of that gas is fracked.

    Because its supply is piped a great distance, NSW industry pays about $2.50 a unit more for gas than its East Coast competitors (Victoria is still living on energy easy street because Bass Strait continues to pump out tonnes and tonnes of gas).

    Once upon a time Santos planned to generate half of NSW demand from its coal seam gas fields around Narrabri. Outside of delivering a security of supply, that gas would have made NSW industry more competitive because it is so close to western Sydney.

    Narrabri’s gas was meant to hit the market next year. But the project has never really been allowed to start. Last week Santos despatched Narrabri into its basket of non-mainstream assets. For company, state and nation that is a minor economic tragedy.

    Dan Andrews and Mike Baird should apply the

    The US Mineral Rights
    Basic information about mineral, surface, oil and gas rights.

    the artilce above is worth aread

  29. Robbo

    Foley is just another of the loony left oxygen bandits occupying a cabinet post in Victoria. No qualifications, no brains and no hope that he will ever do anything even remotely competent. If Foley is the best that Labor can offer as a Minister then they definitely need to get back to the drawing board when it comes to endorsing candidates.
    By the way if the titles “husband and wife” are not be used how about substituting the terms “boss and slave”?
    I’ll leave it up to others to work out which is which.

  30. JJF

    Is there a bigger turd than cross eyed Dan?

  31. old bloke

    In his introduction to the guide, Victorian Equality Minister Martin Foley says the government’s responsibility is to keep people safe, including the LGBTI community.

    The very existence of an office titled “Equality Minister” shows how far we have degenerated. Why on earth do we need an Equality Ministry?

  32. gabrianga

    Simples! Don’t associate with pooves or lesbos?

  33. rickw

    Victoriastan is a disgrace, watching the collapse will be hilarious, even though I live in Melbournibad!

  34. King Koala

    CRIME in Victoria has skyrocketed by 11.6 per cent in the past year.

    Immigration making our economy stronger by breaking more windows.

    Instead, the workers are being schooled in adopting gender-neutral pronouns “zie” and “hir”.

    This is the end result of equalitarianism. First you start by denying racial differences because you don’t want to be a dirty old racist (hi dot) but eventually you reach the point where recognising any biological differences is discrimination.

  35. King Koala

    Sinc,

    Does Eddie Obeid getting gaoled not merit a mention? I genuinely thought he would get off scot free a couple of years ago. Now it seems some people have grown enough backbone to begin draining the swamp in Aus. One down, many to go.

  36. OldOzzie

    King Koala
    #2236696, posted on December 16, 2016 at 12:48 pm
    Sinc,

    Does Eddie Obeid getting gaoled not merit a mention? I genuinely thought he would get off scot free a couple of years ago. Now it seems some people have grown enough backbone to begin draining the swamp in Aus. One down, many to go.

    King Koala,

    agreed when you read Kate McClymont, SMH Article

    Rise and fall of Eddie Obeid, the minister to whom Labor turned a blind eye

    In the fortnight before he officially slid onto the red bench seats of the NSW Upper House, Obeid pulled off an astonishing deal.

    On September 5, 1991, his company bought a property in Clovelly for $875,000. By the next day he had on-sold it to the NSW Housing Department for $1.1 million. He was also awarded a contract by the Housing Department to build units on the site.

    Obeid was to repeat this remarkably successful pattern with the Housing Department.

    Never once did he disclose that as a member of parliament he was selling land to a government department and that he was also scoring multi-million dollar building contracts for the same sites.

    and then there is the “Icing on the Cake”

    In February 1993 Obeid was earning $275,000 — triple that of a backbencher’s salary. In the list of assets and liabilities that Obeid provided to the bank to obtain refinancing, there was a most intriguing entry.

    The MP was receiving $50,000 a year to be a “consultant” to a small printing company, Offset Alpine, which would be mysteriously destroyed by fire later that year.

    In 1992, when Kerry Packer’s Australian Consolidated Press was offloading assets, Obeid was offered the firm’s printing plant, Offset Alpine. Obeid’s good friend, the then federal Labor minister Graham Richardson, put Obeid in touch with his stockbroker, Rene Rivkin, who funded the project. At the time of the fire, Christmas Eve 1993, Obeid’s son Paul was a director of the company.

    The fire brought with it an unintended bonanza in the shape of a recently negotiated insurance policy for $53.2 million. News of the insurance windfall sent the share price soaring. Not a bad earn for a business that had been purchased two years earlier for $15 million.

    As was their wont the Obeids hadn’t yet paid Rivkin for their 25 per cent share of the company but, behind the scenes, Obeid was insisting on sharing in the upside.

    In December 1994, a few months after the final insurance payout was made, his friend Richardson transferred $1 million from his Swiss account to an account in Beirut, Lebanon.

    The bank account just happened to be owned by Dennis Lattouf, a close associate of the Obeid family.

    Years later, the Offset Alpine scandal came back to haunt Rivkin and Richardson. In 2003 The Australian Financial Review revealed that Rivkin had set up a Swiss bank account to hide Richardson’s secret shareholding in Offset Alpine.

    When the names of the various players in the Offset Alpine saga were raised in the NSW parliament in 2012, then police minister Mike Gallacher quipped: “I hear people saying that a name is missing from that list: Where there is smoke, there is Eddie.”

  37. LGS

    In his introduction to the guide, Victorian Equality Minister Martin Foley says the government’s responsibility is to keep people safe, including the LGBTI community.
    “Safe”!?!
    What does Marxist thought and speech policing have to do with safety?
    I’d be far happier if the Victorian government were more concerned about keep the average Victorian “safe” from a soaring crime rate, home intrusions and car-jackings usually by young, often black (out of all proportion to the population) and Islander crims!

  38. mc

    ….schooled in adopting gender-neutral pronouns “zie” and “hir”.

    Ve have vays of making you talk!

  39. JohnA

    Hey mc, that should be “tok!”

    See how easy that is? 🙂

  40. candy

    6% unemployment and Victoria has an Equality Minister.

    It’s kind of hideous, really.

  41. john constantine

    Their yarragrad, where oil and gas is unconventional but instructing cross-dressing primary school kiddies in fisting,rimming and felching with older, anonymous and more experienced men as partners is praised as the new normal.

  42. eam

    We already have a perfectly serviceable pronoun. IT – covers all ‘bases’.

  43. .

    King Koala
    #2236691, posted on December 16, 2016 at 12:46 pm
    CRIME in Victoria has skyrocketed by 11.6 per cent in the past year.

    Immigration making our economy stronger by breaking more windows.

    Instead, the workers are being schooled in adopting gender-neutral pronouns “zie” and “hir”.

    This is the end result of equalitarianism. First you start by denying racial differences because you don’t want to be a dirty old racist (hi dot) but eventually you reach the point where recognising any biological differences is discrimination.

    You are trying to wrap up your racism in concern for other things. You’re as shallow as a puddle of piss.

  44. Slayer of Memes

    One wonders if someone started including reports of the misuse of gender pronouns as ‘hate crimes’, resulting in the huge leap in numbers of ‘victims’.

    Wouldn’t be the first time a Victorian Labor government was caught fiddling the crome stats in their favour….

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