On Tuesday, the Australian Liberty Alliance celebrated its official launch in Western Australia. The party was fortunate to have Dutch parliamentarian, Geert Wilders, as its official guest and keynote speaker.
Wilders is a man of great courage, leadership and vision. His Party for Freedom has endured years of hate-filled derision from the ruling class and the media. But it is now the most popular party in the Netherlands because Wilders has had the foresight to oppose Islam and to protect the Dutch people and Dutch culture.
We need to do the same in Australia: we must stop the appeasement of a minority that has more of its sons fighting for the Islamic State than the Australian Defence Force. It’s time to put Australia first again.
I am greatly honoured to have been selected as the Australian Liberty Alliance’s Senate Candidate for Queensland. You can visit my candidate page on the Australian Liberty Alliance website here.
The transcript of the speech that I gave at the party launch on Tuesday night is below (a video should be available early next week), as well as some of the media coverage from the Australian Liberty Alliance’s press conference with Geert Wilders on Wednesday.
You will notice that there were protesters at the press conference. More than likely, a journalist provided them the location for this event. By and large, I do not expect the media to report the news about the Australian Liberty Alliance. Instead, elements will be actively working to destroy this party, including by disrupting our press conferences. As I say below, bring it on. We will not be deterred.
Australian Liberty Alliance launch – speech
Good evening ladies and gentlemen and a big thank you once again to Geert Wilders, for his courage, leadership and his support.
Last week, Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews stated:
“Australians have to accept that violent extremism is part of a contemporary Australia.”
Here we have a state premier telling us, you and me, that we must accept that Australia is no longer safe.
The safe country we inherited from our parents: gone.
The safe country we should be handing to our children: gone.
That is the message from Premier Andrews.
The sad thing is, Premier Andrews is partly right. Australia is no longer as safe as it was.
There is one big reason for this. Successive Liberal and Labor governments have failed this country.
Whether it be Premier Andrews condemning those who express their concerns about the construction of new mega-mosques in regional cities, or whether it be new Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull, lecturing Australians about respect after a brutal terrorist attack carried out from the local mosque, the Labor Party and the Liberal Party have turned a blind eye to the danger that they had a duty to protect Australians from.
That danger is Islam.
And instead of confronting this threat, our politically-correct leaders have embraced it. They defend it, protect it and respect it more than they respect the safe Australia that they have so shamefully destroyed.
As a result, all these parties can do now is lament their failure. They still offer no solutions. In fact, even as the violence rises, the Liberals, Labor and the Greens are all in lockstep: they refuse to accept that this violence has any link with Islam.
That is why Premier Andrews is right that Australia is not as safe as it used to be. But he is wrong that Australians have to accept this.
Australians should never have to accept violent extremism.
My message, and the message of the Australian Liberty Alliance, is clear. We will address this violence. We will stop the ideology that promotes it. And we will once again create a safe future for this country.
We will do this together, with the Australian people, who have been ignored for far too long.
Australians are sick of the stories. They are sick of the reports, released by our government that state we are losing the counter-terrorism war on every front. And they are deeply worried that our current political leaders continue to support and fund a community that has more of its sons fighting for the Islamic State than the Australian Defence Force.
This must stop.
I am greatly honoured to be the Australian Liberty Alliance Senate candidate for Queensland. It is also a great responsibility.
And I make this pledge: I will work night and day stop the growing threat to Australia as part of this new team, this committed team, this organised team, and this team that has the knowledge and fortitude to offer solutions where Premier Andrews, Prime Minister Turnbull and the Liberal and Labor parties can only offer excuses.
And once this threat is addressed, as it can easily be addressed, then the Australian Liberty Alliance will also offer solutions that will reduce debt, support the natural family, increase opportunity and grow a safe Australia into a prosperous Australia. We will have a nation with an efficient medical system; a nation that has an exceptional educational system because it teaches the basics exceptionally well; a nation where every Australian can use their initiative to start and grow their own business.
That is our goal and our vision.
Along the way we will be demonised and viciously attacked by vested political interests and biased elements of the media. We say, do your best. We are ready, we are determined and we are not afraid.
But we are confident in our plan and our vision. We are also confident that we are in touch with everyday Australians because we, too, are everyday Australians. And because we are, you can expect the Australian Liberty Alliance to hold the course.
You can expect us to stand tall and fight hard for Australia. That is what the Australian Liberty Alliance is all about.
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