TAKE URGENT ACTION TO SUPPORT FREE SPEECH: CONTACT THE MINISTER TODAY!

Victorian Police have just announced that they will charge Canadian speaker Lauren Southern a staggering $68,000 after violent thugs threatened to protest her talk in Melbourne.

That’s right: A law-abiding speaker giving a legal speech is being charged because of threats by rabid far-left activists.

Protecting people from violence literally is the core duty of the police (and one VicPolice seem to be failing at consistently). To charge the law-abiding because of the threats made against them makes a complete mockery of our legal system.

These protests are organised by the “Campaign Against Racism and Fascism” (CARF) – an organisation started by members of the radical Socialist Alternative, which previously had members arrested for violently attacking attendees at a speech last year  and has already created a “Solidarity And Defence Fund” to defend members arrested for violence.

It doesn’t matter if you agree with Lauren or disagree with her. This goes to the very heart of freedom of speech in Australia. If the police can force someone to pay $68,000 or else be silent, then freedom of speech in Australia is dead.

Make no mistake: The Victorian Police literally want to charge someone $68,000 to exercise the right to freedom of speech because of threats made AGAINST them. If anyone should pay the bill, it should be the protestors who are the once threatening violence.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights state “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.”

This is the behaviour of tin-pot dictatorships, not a free society like Australia.

HELP STOP THIS OUTRAGE – USE THE CONTACT FORM TO CONTACT THE VICTORIAN POLICE MINISTER TODAY AND DEMAND THESE CHARGES BE DROPPED.

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78 Responses to TAKE URGENT ACTION TO SUPPORT FREE SPEECH: CONTACT THE MINISTER TODAY!

  1. C.L.

    This is to be expected under that cowardly, loathsome tub of lard, Ashton.
    VicPol works for the ALP.

  2. sabena

    Can anyone tell me which act authorises the police to make such a demand?

  3. Habib

    Bill the nazis. I thought victim-blaming, particularly of XX chromosome carriers, was verboten?

  4. John Constantine

    Make sure you don’t lodge a protest under a name that is registered as a firearm owner, or the public order response kommittat will put you on record as a potential domestic terrorist.

    No warrant or offence needed for armed State operatives to drop into your house for an inspection one night.

    Comrades.

  5. .

    I tried but that page was running some crazy arse script and the bloody screen was jumping all over the place like Cazaly went on a clubbing bender on the roundies with the 2005 West Coast Eagles.

  6. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    They are called ‘Police’ because they are to carry out the policies of the government. But governments usually hid behind some law. Is the government justifying this with some legal pretext?

  7. Oh come on

    Didn’t they bill Milo, too? Pretty sure he just ignored the bill. What are they going to do?

  8. Tel

    Do VicPol stay bought?

    Asking for an errr “associate”.

  9. H B Bear

    VicPol, Australia’s most politicised police force, at it again.

    At least they know their price in Australia’s first neo-Marxist state. Nice lecture series you have there, shame if something were to happen to it.

  10. Snoopy

    Despite the fact that policing is what VicPol is allocated government funds to do, how can they invoice someone for something they didn’t request?

  11. When the attendees are hurt by the fascist left thugs they should class action sue the police and demand Ashton’s sacking. The police had warnings and failed to protect the attendees, open and shut case.

    But no, we’re going to send a letter instead.

    And then another round of “I wonder why we keep losing?” will begin.

  12. Cassie of Sydney

    “Oh come on
    #2768346, posted on July 20, 2018 at 11:19 am
    Didn’t they bill Milo, too? Pretty sure he just ignored the bill. What are they going to do?”

    I don’t know what the outcome of that was. Damian Costas, who organised the Milo tour, refused outright to pay the bill and said that he would gladly go to court and that if so, he would call as witnesses every person who bought a ticket to the Milo event in Melbourne…..precisely because the violence that did occur last December in Melbourne (which was rather nasty, premeditated and well organised) during Milo’s Melbourne leg came, not from any of the “nazi” attendees to Milo’s show, but from the usual leftist fascist dreggy scum…Antifa, Socialist Unity etc. …in other words….the real nazi socialists

  13. Roger

    Despite the fact that policing is what VicPol is allocated government funds to do, how can they invoice someone for something they didn’t request?

    Go ahead with the function and refuse to pay any “charge”.

  14. .

    Snoopy
    #2768357, posted on July 20, 2018 at 11:27 am
    Despite the fact that policing is what VicPol is allocated government funds to do, how can they invoice someone for something they didn’t request?

    Because unlike Frank Benvenuto, they have badges.

    The stupidity in Victoria continues:

    Ambulance Victoria sorry good Samaritan was chased by debt collectors

  15. Dr Fred Lenin

    Find the sources of income the professional protesters get ,dole etc and deprive them of it totally ,you cannot look for work if you are belting cops at protestsso you don’t deserve the dole . Like the way the police “leaders” try to protect the thugs who attack and abuse their rank and file on instructions from party HQ . Have they ever been in the front line ? Are they coppers or political aparatchiks ? No to the former ,Yes to the latter . If anyone is fi[unding them do an obama on them sool the Tax people on them .

  16. Pedro the Ignorant

    Dead link at the “Contact Form” in the opening post.

    Standover men in uniform?

    Victoria is busted almost beyond repair.

  17. A Lurker

    I think there is a word for this…

    Extortion
    Victoria, Marxist police state.

  18. harry buttle

    whilst I support the individual case, it is far more useful to tell your minister that legislated freedom of speech is a vote changer.

  19. A Lurker

    People might find this interesting…

    Who is organising the protests against Southern and Molyneux?
    July 19, 2018 Lucas Rosas

    Who are these protesters who inspire such fear?

    In Australia the protests in Melbourne are being organised by a group that calls itself the Campaign Against Racism and Fascism or “CARF” for short. CARF was begun in 2015 by members of the Freedom Socialist Party and the Socialist Alternative as a competitor to the then predominant “No Room For Racism” group controlled by Socialist Party Councillor Stephen Jolly. All of the above organisations openly profess a revolutionary Marxist ideology in the Trotskyist tradition. Their ultimate aim is a violent overthrow of the Australian state and the imposition of a totalitarian regime.

    All of this is public record. There is no conspiracy or cover up. No shadowy hand shrouded in darkness. No secret cabal meeting in dimly lit rooms.

    and

    “CARF aims to bring together supporters of all of Melbourne’s other far left extremist groups under their leadership to try and start a riot at the Southern/Molyneux event just as they did outside the Milo event in Flemington last year. In furtherance to this end they’ve been holding regular organising events in Melbourne’s Trades Hall during which they’ve attempted to bring together all the other factions of the sometimes fractious Victorian extreme left. Chris Di Pasquale of Socialist Alternative has been leading postering runs all over Melbourne trying to publicise the event, fly-papering telephone poles and power boxes like some sort of demented four armed interior decorator on an ice binge.

    CARF are involved in a clear conspiracy to breach the peace. They’ve assembled a coalition of the most ideologically extreme groups responsible for almost all the politically related violence in Victoria over the last decade to do so. They’ve even established a legal fund to help them escape the consequences of the mayhem they are intending to inflict.”

    Read the link to discover who their supporters are.

  20. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Their ultimate aim is a violent overthrow of the Australian state and the imposition of a totalitarian regime.

    A regime, presumably in which they’ll be top of the food chain?

  21. Pickles

    I’m with John Constantine on this. In the current state of the State you can be sure the State will use its unlimited resources and untrammelled power get square. Just reflect for a moment on what you’re protesting about and then reflect on how serious this situation is.

  22. Why the sudden outrage?
    It is a long standing Vicpol tradition that before they do anything (or not do something), a palm must be greased.

  23. Zatara

    “No thanks VicPol, we’ll be providing our own security”

    Ring ring…

    “Hello African street gangs are us? We’d like to hire you to provide security for our event.”

    CARF and the cops wouldn’t know whether to shit or go blind.

  24. John Constantine

    Just another way that activists, paid by the State can harass their enemies.

    It is a war, one side is subsidised by the taxpayer.

    We obviously must change the demographics of vicpol until we have 100% diversity activists progressing the Revolution.

    Our silencing of everybody that isn’t Stalinist is our Strength.

    Comrades.

  25. cohenite

    I don’t know the equivalent sections of the Victorian Police Act and associated regulations but SS. 8 and 208 of the NSW Police Act 1900 are pertinent.

  26. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    I knew that Asset Forfeiture was being used by the police to fill their coffers in America, so, I guess, our cops got jealous and have gone into the Controversial Speaker Protection racket.

  27. Jannie

    This is quite literally outrageous. The obvious thing to do is ignore the extortion and proceed with the event. Should they try and enforce their demand for money Southern should fight it in court. I will donate two days income to her defence team. I bet she will raise more money than needed for her defence.

  28. .

    cohenite

    Could they not appeal through the ADT?

    If the costs are not reasonable, “thinks fit” is still constrained by general precedent regarding administrative law, no?

  29. .

    Check out the ATO reform petition too guys.

  30. Cassie of Sydney

    “A Lurker
    #2768393, posted on July 20, 2018 at 11:55 am
    People might find this interesting…

    Who is organising the protests against Southern and Molyneux?”

    Thanks Lurker, I read the link. It is pretty depressing stuff. I don’t know whether to cry or scream.

  31. Iampeter

    I wouldn’t characterize this as a “free speech” issue, it’s just basic law and order.
    If one group of nationalist leftists can’t hold an event without another group of multiculturalist leftists turning up to start an altercation without law enforcement stopping them, then we may as well just have running gang battles in the streets.

    If venues are pulling out because of security concerns isn’t that automatically a job for the police?

  32. .

    If venues are pulling out because of security concerns isn’t that automatically a job for the police?

    They’re refusing to protect people they do not agree with. Hence it is a free speech & association issue.

  33. Baldrick

    Does this mean VicPol will be sending bills to the CFMEU or vote herding Somali’s who run riot in the streets or trash AirBnB properties?

  34. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Does this mean VicPol will be sending bills to the CFMEU or vote herding Somali’s who run riot in the streets or trash AirBnB properties?

    Does this mean VicPol will be sending bills to the Warriors of Aboriginal Resistance, when they close down Central Melbourne, protesting the closure of Third World shithole communities in Western Australia?

  35. Zatara

    “Hello African street gangs are us? We’d like to hire you to provide security for our event.”

    I was dead serious about that by the way. It’s basic alinskyism.

    Play the oppressed minority / moral outrage stuff right back at the cops. Make them live by their own rules since African gangs are apparently sacrosanct and untouchable these days.

    As to CARF, go ahead, take a swing at security, throw something, just look like you want some attention….. or have a mobile phone, or a wallet, or nice sneakers.

  36. A Lurker

    They’re refusing to protect people they do not agree with. Hence it is a free speech & association issue.

    Dot, just like CARF, iampeter clearly does not understand the fundamentals of freedom as exemplified by the following quote:

    “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”

    Ipso facto he is a far-Leftist too.

    “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same.” – Ronald Reagan

  37. Frank

    A regime, presumably in which they’ll be top of the food chain?

    Probably not, among the first to get purged is more likely. Never trust someone that is willing to sell out their own.

  38. thefrolickingmole

    I wonder if the window lickers have thought through the consequences of the state dealing themselves out of the protection racket/monopoly on violence bit?

    We dont pay the police to stop bad people, thats a fiction, we pay police to stop us from resorting to individual punishment for wrongs against us.
    The internet is full of videos of people being killed and maimed in shithole countries for what we consider minor offences such as stealing.
    Bu with no functioning police force/courts then not to inflict a punishment out of proportion to the reward is to make the shopkeeper/owner a target.

    The police are subcontracted out so as to avoid people having to be violent themselves, if they go away then vigilantism will take over.

  39. john

    Why doesn’t Southern just tell the Police they won’t be required and organise her own security.

  40. Mitchell Porter

    Can someone get CARF on the record as saying whether they approve or disapprove of this?

  41. Gab

    So police protect and serve only the Left. This is what it has come to.

  42. Mother Lode

    Campaign Against Racism and Fascism

    Always with the deceptively crafted names.

    When you consider what they mean by racism (anyone who thinks Western Culture has value at least as much as others) and fascism (the idea individuals’ freedoms are more fundamental than collective freedoms) then they are really against individuals who like the way we live.

    I suggest we start a campaign called ‘We Love Puppies and Ice Cream’.

    Everyone who wants to join must bring their own balaclava and star picket.

  43. Dr Fred Lenin

    The Andrew Daniels union mafia ruled mob are running scared the election is not far off and they are scared of the communist gangrene branch of the socialist globalist soros movement who nearly knocked them off in Batman when the crook feeney had to resign it was a close run thing and the alp vote riggers were quicker than the gangrene commos ,watch the criminality as the two socialist sects try to cheat their way into power . Likethe SA government the Victorian liberals don’t exist in the media,in the national media SA hasn’t had a government since comrade weathercock was cheated out of power,must be run by the turnbull alp mob now .
    As for vicpol Pty Ltd hasn’t had a real copper in charge sine Nixon took over and lawbt-reakers became clients and complainants customers .

  44. Augustus Carp

    “The stupidity in Victoria continues: Ambulance Victoria sorry good Samaritan was chased by debt collectors…”

    Doubly stupid because, as Ambulance Victoria is aware, costs arising from injuries as a result of traffic accidents are covered by TAC.

  45. Mother Lode

    So police protect and serve only the Left. This is what it has come to.

    They think that ordinary people who expect law and order can nevertheless be imposed upon infinitely.

    So the choices become:

    1) Arrest the leftist thugs. The means standing up, taking a risk, arresting them, prosecuting them and maybe being hit, while the ordinary citizens will express perhaps muted gratitude since this is already your job.

    2) Let the thugs get what they want. Then there is no confrontation and ordinary people will grumble but not actually do anything.

    Pollies and police love option 2.

    Wait a minute! Hold the donut! There are reports of someone driving 5kph over the speed limit on the M5! Let’s roll!!!

  46. Boambee John

    Jannie
    #2768426, posted on July 20, 2018 at 12:26 pm
    This is quite literally outrageous. The obvious thing to do is ignore the extortion and proceed with the event.

    Tell the police that they are not required at the event, as the organisers are confident that free speech is respected in Victoria.

    Then when trouble starts, ring 000 and call for assistance against a few unexpected protestors who seem unaware of the Victorian government’s unwavering commitment to free speech and public safety.

    Record all calls and offer to Today Tonight.

  47. Iampeter

    They’re refusing to protect people they do not agree with. Hence it is a free speech & association issue.

    That doesn’t make something a free speech and association issue. The police refusing to do their job, for ANY reason, is a law and order issue.
    For it to be a free speech issue the police would have to be acting to stop her from speaking which they are not.

  48. tombell

    I have no confidence the Victorian so called Liberals would be any better.

  49. .

    That doesn’t make something a free speech and association issue.

    Yes it does.

    The police refusing to do their job, for ANY reason, is a law and order issue.

    You have a created a monist fallacy.

    For it to be a free speech issue the police would have to be acting to stop her from speaking which they are not.

    They are trying to do that. These invoices are not common and they are selectively made.

  50. flyingduk

    So now we are Indonesia, where the police and army are just like the mafia, ‘fundraising’ locally to support their activities.

  51. cohenite

    Could they not appeal through the ADT?

    If the costs are not reasonable, “thinks fit” is still constrained by general precedent regarding administrative law, no?

    Good luck with that. Lauren’s option is to not pay any bill and to let the wallopers enforce it.

    Remember police have NO duty of care to protect individuals and have complete discretion in allocation of their resources.

    The suggestion that Lauren employs private security is relevant and has no doubt been acted on.

  52. John Constantine

    Can you just imagine the reaction from their abc if a protest group like their duckluving laurie levy got a bill for his annual arrest on the wetlands at duck opening?.

    Do their abc much luvved employees have to take a pay cut because of the extra security they demand nowadays?.

    Did the Nazgul politicals of yarragrad have to pay for their own Bollards of Sacrifice?.

    Comrades?.

  53. .

    It would be funny seeing the VicPol roll up to a Canadian Court and lodge a civil suit for an invoice she did not order.

    If a civilian did that, what would it be called?

  54. testpattern

    ‘The mayor of New Zealand’s largest city is being sued after banning two contentious Canadian far-right speakers from the city’s public venues…The action, lodged in the High Court, calls for the council’s decision to be overturned saying it breaches New Zealand’s Bill of Rights Act.

    In Australia, all but one of the venues hosting the speakers are owned by local councils or state governments.’

    https://www.sbs.com.au/news/auckland-mayor-sued-over-far-right-speaker-ban

  55. Y

    Victoria Police are an absolute disgrace. Ashton is the weakest loser in have ever seen. Embarrassing.

  56. Y

    “Hello African street gangs are us? We’d like to hire you to provide security for our event.”

    This is genius.

  57. Nicholas (Unlicensed Joker) Gray

    No, this is Black Humour.

  58. testpattern

    ‘No, this is Black Humour’

    A long black with humour please barista

    Breaking: Lauren Southern run over by truck in Fremantle. Flat white on the Cappuccino Strip!

  59. Delta

    I’m with Roger on this one (#2768367, posted on July 20, 2018 at 11:33 am), but ask for the purchase order when presented with the bill and in any event just don’t pay it.

  60. Marcus

    I don’t know if anyone here is a fan of the show Longmire, but a crooked tribal police chief went to prison for doing precisely this – charging members of the public to do his job.

    In fact, there was a scene in Heavy Metal when a detective tried to charge a damsel in distress for offering protection. That was supposed to be a dystopian fantasy, but the Victoria police seem to be making it official policy.

  61. AH

    Couldn’t she ask the police not to protect her and rely on her own private protection?

  62. John Constantine

    Half the private security guards in yarragrad are busy Friday nights at mosque anyway.

  63. gowest

    Pay for Police – for once Victorians can get the protection they seek. Start ordering them for all sorts of “protection” and see what happens.

  64. gowest

    It would be amusing if everyone rolled up to the event in a burka getup…

  65. rickw

    If they want to charge Lauren Southern for protection by the worlds most useless police force, how can they restrict my access to arms to protect her for free?

    If you want to charge for protection then you don’t get to say shit about what arms I can acquire for self defence.

  66. Bruce of Newcastle

    Thugs at play:

    Protesters, cops clash at far-right event (AAP)

    More than 100 protesters have blocked the road outside La Mirage Reception and Convention Centre at Somerton, with dozens of officers pushing them back as attendees are bussed in for Southern’s Friday night event.

    Fine them $670 each for disturbing the peace and voilà!
    But that would be helping class-enemies of Victoria CCP.
    Can’t have that.

  67. BrettW

    She should have worn a CFMMEU hi vis jacket and blocked a Grocon site and gave her talk whilst blocking traffic and preventing people going to work.

    Then VICPOL could have billed Grocon.

    VICPOL are without doubt the most pathetic police organisation around. No other Australian state police comes close.

  68. .

    NSW are pretty bad, Brett W. I was actually given a traffic fine through one of the broads involved in that shooting coverup that saw a sgt. and 3-4 other officers sacked. Morally, the story told about the Lindt siege is corrupt.

    I have a friend who was killed by other cops (corrupt ones). They knew all about Wran but just went along with it. There were senior detectives linked up with OMCGs. Whereas the QLD cops were on the take, the NSW cops were for hire.

    I heard a ACT/AFP pol. car crash near the pubs in Civic in Canberra once. I was young and not “reasonably firm”. Other cops there yelled at us to go back inside the pub. I wonder if there was any forensic evidence pertaining to tyre marks, speed let alone a breatho.

  69. Ve2

    You are wrong when you say police are targeting Laura Southern, they are targeting enemies of the Left.

  70. .

    Oh shit. NEARLY killed by other cops.

  71. Up The Workers!

    Would the Police Minister referred to, be the same one named as being one of Dodgy Dan’s 40 Thieves in the disgraceful “red shirt” embezzlement and election cheating scam?

    No wonder Ashton’s Circus has ‘gone rogue’.

  72. Up The Workers!

    Labor’s Ashton’s Circus political Police Farce did a fantastic job protecting all those shoppers in the Bourke Street Mall and on the Flinders/Elizabeth Street intersection terrorist incidents.

    I’m sure all the bereaved family members of the deceased are absolutely ecstatic with the competence of their flaccid leftard performance.

  73. BorisG

    I would do so if WA police do this.

  74. Ragu

    This should alarm lefties as well, because the cops are essentially saying “oh, didn’t you want to abused and beaten up? That costs extra”

    That way of thinking can easily be used against the left if right-wingers were deranged wannabes that use violence as a threat.
    I’m loathe to say this. The ‘social contract’ we have is that I work and pay tax for a constabulary to ensure my free movement.

    $68k is a bullshit number. On a generous assumption, $500/per head (before tax) means 136 coppers. It’s extortion

  75. Cactus

    How much was Hillary charged for her security?

  76. md

    HELP STOP THIS OUTRAGE – USE THE CONTACT FORM TO CONTACT THE VICTORIAN POLICE MINISTER TODAY AND DEMAND THESE CHARGES BE DROPPED.

    This is why conservatives always lose. They don’t understand that this is a battle in which there are no rules.
    Meanwhile, watch democracy dying in Europe: don’t like the government being criticised? Well, just censor the news.
    And in the US: don’t like the voters you’ve got? Well, just get new ones.

  77. Frank

    Hello African street gangs are us? We’d like to hire you to provide security for our event.

    Altamont!

  78. Yon Toad

    Victoria’s coppers put the p into pusillanimous when it comes to the dreaded “Of African Appearance” folks, but by God, they can man up when it comes to a young woman talking.

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