The NEW Liberal Party of Australia

Just to show how much damage to the word liberal have done the Liberal Party of Australia, have a look at this new cool and hip party, the New Liberals.

Apparently, the people who populate political parties and seek political office are not politicians.  Well at least this is what the New Liberals believe:

The New Liberals are different from other parties. We are not politicians. Most members of The New Liberals would never have entered politics, unless they were driven to do so, by the yawning nothingness offered by the other parties.

And their catch line:

Economically responsible, socially progressive.

Alright.  Fine.  What are their policies then.  Let’s go to where the rubber hits the road.; their financial policies:

We believe in Modern Monetary Theory, which is really an updated form of that Keynesianism which got the world out of the Great Depression and which created prosperity, full employment (and more than enough wealth for the wealthy), around the western world in the post war period. Our policy is heavily influenced by a number of modern monetary theorists, and in particular by the work of William Mitchell and Thomas Fazi: Reclaiming the State (Pluto Press, London, 2017).

Unfortunately the evidence is that Keynesianism actually made the Great Depression much longer than it should have been.  But never let the facts get between politicians (sorry for these people, non-politicians) and the ability to use other people’s money to try to shape the world towards an utopian nirvana.

But there is more:

Our Economic Policy goes hand in glove with our Climate Policy. We see a strong place for government in solving our climate crisis, and a strong place for government to do that via a progressive economic policy as outlined above.

Then there is their education policy:

We will establish universal affordable child care. It will be funded by the savings in other areas of education (see below), and from savings gained via our immigration, law and justice and tax policies.

We support the Gonski model of needs-based funding for primary and secondary education.

We will conduct a strict review of government spending on fee help to ensure that only those institutions which offer a real and tangible benefit to students and the economy, will be funded.

We will re-establish proper funding for TAFE courses and give proper financial support to apprenticeships.

We will fund research into, and the teaching of indigenous languages to prevent them disappearing.

We will endorse a funding scheme that allows refugees and asylum seekers funding for higher education pathways, so that they can thrive in the community. As part of his scheme, Universities and other tertiary institutions will be required to take a certain minimum number of refugees and asylum seekers each year under a similar model to HECS.

There is so much more to the New Liberals.  Be sure to read their policies.

The New Liberals.  About as Liberal as the current Liberals.

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65 Responses to The NEW Liberal Party of Australia

  1. From ‘Our People’:

    When we recover the hundreds of billions of dollars gouged from the tax system by multinationals, not only not paying their share, but in some cases paying no share at all. – Dr Katharine Kline

    As a writer, actor and theatre maker, holding the mirror up to nature, I’m constantly drawing stories from truth and current affairs, from the people around me, and looking back on the lessons of history. – Steve Hopley

    I am a retired public servant with service of over thirty years. – Jennifer Philip

    I couldn’t watch the appalling treatment of refugees and asylum seekers anymore. – Victor Kline

    Libertarians all!

  2. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    The New Liberals acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their cultures, and to their elders past, present and emerging.

  3. Bruce

    Seem to be just another bunch of opportunist, statist vermin; nothing “new” about them at all.

    About as functionally “liberal”, (in the classical sense) as their “model”, the US Demoncrats.

  4. Noddy

    Economically responsible, socially progressive’
    Sounds like a front for any of the current failed wannabe representatives. The ‘trough’ is big enough to fit them all in and the perks endless.
    What about me?!

  5. John A

    We see a strong place for government in solving our climate crisis, and a strong place for government to do that via a progressive economic policy as outlined above.

    Tom Bombadil “I am no weather-master, nor is aught that goes on two legs!
    From Tolkein, JRR, Lord of The Rings I ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’

  6. TPL001

    Good grief. Another bunch of socialists. It is notable that Mises had to go out of his way to explain liberal in the sense of nineteenth century liberalism; as distinct from morally and politically liberal.

    Looking at Braverman today (‘Labor and Monopoly Capital’). He had to separate himself from what he thought was the botched effort of Lenin — Classical Marxists — who from 1917 advocated Taylor’s successful industrial production techniques. This was the new way, according to Lenin, that the USSR was to advance – but not in that grubby capitalist sense, but in the ‘nice’ socialist sense. Bunch of dunces!

    And Paul Sweezy sheds a tear in the foreward about the “sad, horrible, heart-breaking way that … they are obliged to spend their working lives … all in the name of efficiency and productivity [!] … for the greater glory of the great god Capital.” Bollocks. I wonder who puts the bread on his table and pays for his rent. Braverman knew that capitalism was a success (as did the millions of not billions of the poor immiserated working classes – us).

    Does not matter what flavour, hard or soft left, those numb nuts will always turn something successful into wretched poverty, which ironically, the industrial revolution rescued the immiserated working classes from. Case in point: one certain Victorian government, whose present policies are regressive and are producing … capital consumption. There’s your ‘New Liberals’ – another bunch of envious thieves.

  7. We believe in Modern Monetary Theory

    Jesus Christ, man.

    The “New Liberals” are magic pudding economics totalitarians.

  8. John A

    The New Liberals. About as Liberal as the current Liberals.

    Bringing a US meaning to the word “liberal” so that we can now start the process of restoring the word “conservative” to its original meaning.

  9. mh

    Most likely hasSoros funding. Can’t be bothered to look.

    There was a new exciting progressive party in the US for Joos that I stumbled across last year.
    Turned out Alex Soros was behind it.

  10. Colonel Bunty Golightly

    Another bunch of snouts sniffing around for a trough!

  11. Leo G

    We believe in Modern Monetary Theory, which is really an updated form of that Keynesianism which got the world out of the Great Depression …

    Didn’t President Rooseveldt reject Keynes’ prescription for ending the Great Depression?

  12. W Hogg

    I’m not sure how these scum think they are under represented in the existing 3 parties? Big Refugee virtue signallers who think “multinationals” with almost no presence here are evading a sum equal to the ENTIRE taxation footprint of the country, and who are hysterical about the climate hoax. The existing parties are full of this sort of garbage.

    Love how they are both fiscally responsible, and believe in MMT.

  13. Dusty

    Overton window is now so far left yesterday’s labour is today’s liberals. Believing you shouldn’t have your money taken without your permission is considered so far gone as to be radical.

  14. Lee

    Just what we need in Australia; another left of centre party, like the ALP, the Greens, and the modern day LNP.

  15. Rob MW

    The NEW Liberal Party of Australia

    I’m in. They have differentiated themselves extremely well from the Greens Party, the ALParty, the Liberal party, the Communist party, the Socialist Alliance party, the ABC party, the Old Fairfax party, Don’s party, the New Year’s Eve party, the Grievance party, the Victims party and Malcolm’s party. /s

  16. Suburban Boy

    These people are “liberals”?

    Come on, man!

  17. Vagabond

    Funy, I can’t see Malcolm Turdball anywhere on their website…..

  18. Bruce of Newcastle

    Sound like they should be in the Greens Party.

  19. cuckoo

    I say we take off and nuke them from orbit. It’s the only way to be sure.

  20. miltonf

    Same shit, different toilet.

  21. miltonf

    Ha ha I thought it was like New Labour from the 90s.

  22. H B Bear

    Is Chrissy Payne behind this? It’s about the only way it could be more sad.

  23. miltonf

    Activist lawyers, actors, teachers. Would be interesting to know if they are really behind it.

  24. custard

    These people had yet to attain party status at the recent Eden-Monaro by-election. They were represented by Karen Porter who had to stand as an Independent.
    Sadly though if you look at the results she more than doubled Ric Bosi vote and counting the entire vote of left of centre parties and candidates is depressing.

    https://results.aec.gov.au/25820/Website/HouseDivisionPage-25820-117.htm

  25. egg_

    POSTAL ADDRESS:
    PO Box 190
    Northbridge
    NSW 1560

    I’d have sworn they were from Victardstan.

  26. miltonf

    Two Klines? Family affair?

  27. Robbo

    They sound like the usual bunch of wankers that come out from under a rock at the first sniff of an opportunity to bag a couple of seats in the Senate. Opportunists, political screwballs and about as liberal as The Greens.

  28. A reader

    I doubt the AEC will allow then to register under that name. Or initalisism. Mind you they did allow Liberal Democrat Party and they even flukes a poli into the Senate. And that’s no disrespect to Leyonhjelm but there’s no way he would have got in if they hadn’t drawn column A

  29. Uh oh

    Accept the waning value of the US alliance
    In case of aggression against us by a major power, it is unlikely in the extreme that America would risk itself to come to our aid.
    The first step in that process would be to stop slanting our defence spending towards large battleships and submarines

    Um…we don’t have “large battleships” or “large” subs.

    I suspect CHINA.

    We believe that the economic policy, embraced by the Liberal Party of Australia, the Australian Labor Party and the Greens (variously know as Monetarism, Thatcherism or Raeganomics), is a deception designed to move income up to the 1% most wealthy, to create unemployment, under employment and the working poor, and to destroy the power of the unions.

    Um

    Now I believe they are doctor’s wives.

  30. A reader
    #3591674, posted on September 20, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    I doubt the AEC will allow then to register under that name. Or initalisism. Mind you they did allow Liberal Democrat Party and they even flukes a poli into the Senate. And that’s no disrespect to Leyonhjelm but there’s no way he would have got in if they hadn’t drawn column A

    Actually in 2013 he probably would have. He came 5th that year, not sixth.

    Remember, we had LNP voters raging about how Sinodonis might miss out.

  31. Pyrmonter

    ‘Liberals for Forests’ stuff – they’re left activists seeking the soft, socially moderate coalition vote. They thrive when the coalition’s louder voices are the likes of Craig Kelly. It’s happened before, will happen again, and has no bearing on how much or little the coalition adheres to anything within a light year of classical liberalism.

  32. Ed Case

    Sadly though if you look at the results she more than doubled Ric Bosi vote and counting the entire vote of left of centre parties and candidates is depressing.***
    Does the AEC site tell you where her preferences ended up?
    If it was to the ALP, then it’s another Labor Astroturf, like Sustainable Australia, The Science Party, Animal Justice Party [which dwarfed the Bosi vote], The Greens, Fishers and Shooters, the LDP, and the NSW National Party.

  33. miltonf

    It’s very New South Head Road even though their address is at Northbridge.

  34. Davey Boy

    Meet the new boss
    Same as the old boss

  35. Hmm yes Ed.

    The LDP is indeed an “ALP front”.

    Well played champ.

  36. A reader

    Dot literally thousands of people saw the word liberal in the left corner of the ballot and wrote a 1 in the box. Not everyone knows the difference. Add in the donkey votes too

  37. egg_

    Add in the donkey votes too

    Is there a “AAA Aardvark” Party?

  38. Tim Neilson

    savings gained via our immigration, law and justice and tax policies.

    Tax increases.

  39. John a at 12:56
    Absolutely correct Clear and concise

  40. Tom

    Photios AstroTurf?

    Sure looks like it, Humphrey: an astroturf operation financed by the renewables industry that backs the Michael Photios subversion of the LNP.

    It sets out to split the Liberal Party vote in the same way the DLP split the ALP in the 1950 and obviously trades on on the donkey voters who think they will be voting Liberal in putting a cross next to the square occupied by these Marxists.

    We believe in Modern Monetary Theory

    Any doubt they are Marxists disappears right there. MMT is for the public service riff raff and subversives in private industry for whom Keynesianism is hot radical enough in setting out to destroy capitalism.

    I would like to hear more from Alan Moran and Steve Kates on the people behind these splitters. As others have commented, it does indeed look like a Soros project.

  41. Robber Baron

    Do not vote Liberal.

  42. Professor Fred Lenin

    New Liberals ,a place for the woke superiors to go to avoid the unwashed uneducted union thugs in the other part of the Uniparty, sort of superior club very particular who is admitted , the club president is a Malcolm Turnbull , you may have heard of him ,a sort of merchant wanker .

  43. Ian of Brisbane

    The determination of the Libs to lose my vote forever is bewildering.

  44. Chris M

    More baby killing communists.

  45. Arky

    Economically responsible, socially progressive.

    ..


  46. Squirrel

    Quoting a publication from Pluto Press – found in all good inner-urban bookshops patronised by privileged twits who want their intellectual pretensions pandered to, and their occasionally-troubled consciences appeased, by radical chic piffle.

    Tells you all you need to know about this outfit.

  47. Bruce in WA

    The implications of some of their “policies” would push us deeper into a totalitarian regime, and reek of socialism. Liberals? My hairy white bum, they are.

    • We will tie infrastructure funding for the States to projects that deliver high volume and high quality reliable and fast public transport, so that taking the train is quicker, easier and cheaper than going by car.

    • The very first thing we will do when in government is bring the offshore detainees to their new home here in Australia.

    • We will establish a Truth and Reconciliation Commission, to heal the wounds that the asylum seekers have endured at the hands of their new persecutors, here in Australia.

    • Beyond this, our environmental policies are summarised below.
    Cancel Adani contract
    Federal acquisition of national parks to prevent future logging and hunting (And there goes “reason for” firearms ownership …)
    Protection and preservation of native species
    Trees on farms
    Ethical farming practices
    Ban live export of animals

    • The entrenching of a Bill of Rights into the Constitution
    Lower the voting age to 16, with a programme of teaching of Civics in schools

    Universities and other tertiary institutions will be required to take a certain minimum number of refugees and asylum seekers each year under a similar model to HECS.

    • We will tax sugar and fast food products to help reduce obesity, and the tax will pay for the cost of treatment of those who suffer from obesity related diseases.

    • Given that half of the family law cases involve disputes over property, and those cases are typically complex and involve many hearing days, we will legislate to introduce a community property system, where all property of the divorcing or separating couple will be divided equally between them, with one party doing the dividing of the property into two tranches and the other party choosing the tranche they want. This will reduce family law property litigation by 90%.

    • We will continue with the current tune for the National Anthem, but introduce new lyrics which are more inclusive, and reflective of our diverse and rich cultural heritage.
    The lyrics we would use would be the version written by Judith Durham (of Seekers fame) and Kutcha Edwards ©. The first two verses are as follows:

    Australians let us stand as one, upon this sacred land
    A new day dawns, we’re moving on to trust and understand.
    Combine our ancient history and cultures everywhere,
    To bond together for all time, advance Australia fair.
    With joyful hearts then let us sing, advance Australia fair.

    Australians let us all be one, with peace and harmony.
    Our precious water, soil and sun, grant life for you and me.
    Our land abounds in nature’s gifts to love, respect and share,
    And honouring the Dreaming, advance Australia fair.
    With joyful hearts then let us sing, advance Australia fair.

    • [We hope that by the introduction of our Job Guarantee Scheme, leading towards full employment, concerns over unemployment benefits will diminish, but insofar as they continue, it will be our intention to enact a significant increase in the order of a 100%. The same will apply to other social security benefits]

  48. Jock

    Is this a family or a party? Seeing their policies why don’t they just join the greens or the alp?

  49. so that taking the train is quicker, easier and cheaper than going by car.

    To and from where?

    Cancel Adani contract

    Why?

    Federal acquisition of national parks to prevent future logging and hunting (And there goes “reason for” firearms ownership …)

    Short sighted. Sustainable logging has been practiced in NSW for decades.

    Trees on farms

    There usually is.

    Lower the voting age to 16

    No, 16 year olds are imbeciles.

    • We will tax sugar and fast food products to help reduce obesity, and the tax will pay for the cost of treatment of those who suffer from obesity related diseases.

    How does me eating a low carb burrito cause obesity?

    They’re Greens in skin suits.

  50. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    Ban live export of animals

    Yep, Greens inn skin suits.

  51. Bruce in WA

    They’re Greens in skin suits.

    Bingo!

  52. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    We believe in Magick Moneetree Theory …

    You forking imbeciles. 😠

  53. jupes

    Reminds me of the Australian Democrats. Remember those dickheads?

    Tried to out-green the Greens. Didn’t work out too well.

  54. egg_

    They’re Greens in skin suits.

    Is there any other kind?

    Are the Greens proof of subterranean shape shifting lizard people?

  55. Hay Stockard

    Let them have Photios. Amongst others.

  56. Penguinite

    Wow! Don’t suppose they thought of the name to confuse voters? The Turnbulls really are bitter and twisted!

  57. Perfidious Albino

    Just checked out their website and noted 2 things.

    1) in the crowd photo banner on their home page, there are only 2 people fully in focus and actually looking directly at the camera. Both Chinese, I would guess. For a staged photo it seems an odd and non-inclusive choice, particularly in the current environment.

    2) they have adopted the same spearmint green brand colour the Turnbull & Son ‘Independents’ adopted at the last election.

    These people are clearly globalist bugfolk.

  58. The Sheriff

    They believe in “Invasion Day” and want a republic. No different from the Greens, these clowns

  59. Whalehunt Fun

    Why has the army got so few helicopters when we clearly need to be making many many flights out to sea. Think of it as body civil curing a disease.

  60. Nob

    I’m lodging a patent for a Perpetual Motion Machine.

    It’ll be OK.

    Modern Mechanical Theory.

    No worries!

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