calebbabcock:

Backpacking through Denali. Part 1.

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yoghurting:

destinationneuchatel:

yoghurting:

i really despise the liberal party and their ideology but john howard was a good prime minister under the circumstances

  • Following Bush into two wars in the ‘best interest’ of Australia (Afghanistan cost $7.5 billion, 40 Australian lives, 261 serious wounded and 18,000+…

um but are you forgetting the banning of all automatic weapons after port arthur. im deffintely not a liberal supporting nor do i position myself anywhere near the right side but john howard had to do what was right by his party.

*For the country. The Nationals were strongly against gun control. Possibly, it was the best thing he did for the country, yes. However, he was PM for 11 years and aside from severely damaging race-relations in Australia, that is his only surviving (positive) legacy. 

kalashnikoffee:

"Do you want to fuck?" (Koenig, Ezra M.)

Works Cited 

Koenig, Ezra M. “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa.” Vampire Weekend. Vampire Weekend. XL Recording, 2008. CD.   

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yoghurting:

i really despise the liberal party and their ideology but john howard was a good prime minister under the circumstances

  • Following Bush into two wars in the ‘best interest’ of Australia (Afghanistan cost $7.5 billion, 40 Australian lives, 261 serious wounded and 18,000+ civilian lives).
  • Denied human rights obligation to 438 asylum seekers during tampa affair, breaching international law.
  • Introduced WorkChoices in an attempt to give employers more power over employees(unfair dismissal law changed so no claim can be made against employer who employs less than 100 people).
  • Vehemently defended his belief that Australians ought not to feel guilt over how Indigenous people were treated (also refused to attend the 2008 apology to indigenous people)
  • The White Australia One Nation policy while in Opposition which suggested the end to ‘Australian Multiculturalism’ including ‘reducing the amount of Asian immigration to support social cohesion’. Definitely not racist. Part of the reason why Australia has such a tense relationship with Asia.
  • In response to Aboriginal Land Rights? “I don’t think it is wrong, racist, immoral or anything, for a country to say ‘we will decide what the cultural identity and the cultural destiny of this country will be and nobody else” .
  • Strongly against same sex unions, his government introduced an amendment to the Marriage Act stating that marriage was between a man and a woman AND that Australia would not recognise any union between same-sex people. As most recent as last year he stated that children are worse off being raised by same-sex parents.

There is a reason why John Howard is one of Tony Abbott’s political idols.

"Tony Abbott deserves Hero status among liberals"-John Howard

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oedipus-sex:

imagine your current friend group but dwayne the rock johnson is an unquestioned part of it

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"   if you consider a woman
less pure after you’ve touched her
maybe you should take a look at your hands   "

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80% of the 157 Tamil Asylum Seekers were said to have shown signs of trauma and/or torture

Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young attempted to visit the Curtin detention centre where these Asylum Seekers were being held but was denied ‘ministerial permission’ just ahead of her visit. 

According to the Immigration Department: “The minister was advised that access would not be appropriate in the interests of the good management and safety of the centre”. 

This follows an article from The Daily Telegraph which claimed that a ‘leaked’ report by ‘Serco’ to the Immigration Department showed a spike in ‘incidents’ when human rights lawyers, refugee groups and in particular Sarah Hanson-Young visit the detention centres. 

The Guardian also obtained a ‘leaked’ report by Serco which stated that an increase in self-harm was DIRECTLY RELATED to the Government’s immigration policy and handling of off-shore processing.

The solution the Government has decided on is preventing access to detention facilities and citing the ‘best interests’ of the people who are being indefinitely detained. Despite the UN Human Rights committee repeatedly insisting Australia has an obligation to release, compensate and rehabilitate refugees in indefinite detainment. 

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