Saturday, 19 March 2011

How to vote (or rather who not to vote for!) in NSW...

For those preparing to vote next weekend in the New South Wales election, the Feast of St Joseph seems an appropriate day to do some thinking about the subject!

And Family Life International have put up a helpful guide to how New South Wales' representatives have voted in the past on key pieces of legislation, including cloning, recognition of sex relationships, and related issues.  I'd have to say the list is depressing reading - so few have voted pro-life all the way!

Hard to see how, overall, anything but a Liberal landslide can be expected.  But the site's assessment is that "a Liberal whitewash won’t be all good news for pro-lifers":

"In the last term of parliament, Labor was particularly active in supporting the homosexual activist agenda (see the voting tables inside). Although the Labor Government did not introduce the Adoption Amendment (Independent Clover Moore sponsored it), it has been Labor’s support of the homosexual activist agenda which enabled broad changes to family law to appease the so called ‘gay rights’ movement.

Liberal Opposition Leader Barry O’Farrell also has a wholly unsatisfactory voting record: he has supported EVERY one of the bills mentioned above. His Coalition partner, Nationals Leader Andrew Stoner, has a better but imperfect voting record: Stoner supported the Miscellaneous Acts Amendment (Same Sex Relationships) Bill 2008."
It also includes an interesting 'pick of the best and worst' candidates.
Oh and it has a nice piece on the Green menace...


R J said...

Nobody can say that Wikipedia doesn't have a sense of humour. It lists Barry O'Farrell in its directory of "Australian Roman Catholics."

How long, oh Lord, how long will the pretence be maintained that any Australian voter to the right of Jim Cairns is morally obligated to spend his or her entire life as the Liberal Party's punching-bag?

PM said...

We do have a poltical problem here. the pro-life cause has, regrettably and in some respects illogically, become so identified with the hard right in politics that the left will ignore it and the right take it for granted and string pro-lifers along.

Before the Greens got into the act, the biggest pushes to legalise euthanasia in Australia were from the utilitarians and social darwinists among the Liberals (for US readers, our conservatives)in the Northern Teritory and Victoria.