More of the same or something new

Gregory Storer Head shot

Gregory Storer

There are plenty of political stories around at present!  No surprises there.

We have the coalition  promising us their “Action Contract” and that we should stand up for action and stand up for Australia.  Then we have the Labor party wanting to “Move Australia Forward”.  You know, slogans.  Meaningless catch-cries.  Where is the substance?  Where is the real contract and notion for moving Australia forward?  It’s not with our current politicians who’s main focus is on getting elected.  Then, when that happens they work on getting re-elected.  We get fed the same tired lines over and over again.  The major parties know that they have a bulk of the vote; they have become sloppy.  We are subjected to short bursts on TV and radio news – the 15 second grab.

Then we come to Melbourne Ports where Michael Danby has been sitting comfortably for 12 years.  He claims a great deal of success over those years, but where has he addressed the big issues?  Sure, he’s good at supporting Israel.  He’s taken a full page ad out in the Jewish News1 that slams Iran and tells us that Labor and the Jewish community and Israel are friends forever.  A really good sentiment, and good to see, but it’s an easy win for him.  Plenty of countries have sanctions against Iran and we are playing a very small and insignificant role compared to the rest of the world.  Why isn’t he talking about his success in getting equality for all Australians?  Why hasn’t he spoken out about his former leader speaking to the Christian lobby?  Why hasn’t he addressed the issue of carbon tax?  Does he support giving $165,000,000 to the National School Chaplaincy Program in State schools that is so much loved by the Christian church?

Michael Danby feels very comfortable, and perhaps he needs a gentle nudge to get him moving again.  The people of Melbourne Ports need more than a few platitudes from their member.  If he’s so keen on moving Australia forward, then let’s hear what he has planned for Melbourne Ports; not more of the same.

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  1. The Australian Jewish News July 30th, p5
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Radio Spot on Joy 94.9

Today I spoke with Doug Pollard on Joy 94.9

Doug interviewed me and we covered a range of topics including a brief snapshot of what the Secular Party is all about, my drive for wanting to stand in Melbourne Ports and a little about my thoughts on the current sitting member’s long time representing the people of Melbourne Ports.

I’ve had plenty of good feed back from people.  Thanks to all of you and thanks to Doug for his time, it’s much appreciated!

If you’d like to listen to the podcast you can catch it by clicking here

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On the Radio

I’ll be on Joy Melbourne, 94.9 on Thursday July 29th at around about 9.40 a.m.

You can listen on line or if you can’t listen in live, I’m sure there will be a podcast later on.

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Gregory Storer (Secular Party) runs for Melbourne Ports

The federal election for 2010 is an important one for all Australians.  We need to help Australia progress to enable us to continue to live in a free and democratic society.  A society that allows its citizens true equality and to ensure that when our government makes decisions it is doing so for the benefit of all and not just some.

I am happy to announce that I am standing for the Division of Melbourne Ports in this election, as a member of the Secular Party Of Australia

The Secular Party of Australia believes that we should all have freedom of religion and freedom from religion.

Secularism is the separation of religion from state institutions, impartiality between religions and the protection of human rights from violation on the basis of religious doctrine.

A clear separation of church and state is missing in Australia.  I firmly believe that it is time to challenge the status quo and help Australia move to a governance model that clearly defines the role of religion in our society and allows decisions to be made based on secular notions, without the influence of religious doctrine.

As the campaign picks up momentum, I look forward to meeting you and invite you to register to receive regular updates from me, via email, Twitter and Facebook.  Feel free to email or call me.

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Thanks for your support!

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