Why Political Activism In 2012 Will Flourish In Australia

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					Political Activism in Australia has never been more prominent in
Australian Culture than ever before. The past twelve months have seen a
shift in the political paradigm not seen since the former Prime Minister
Kevin Rudd was voted into office. The swell of political antagonism
towards Prime Minister Julia Gillard has awoken an intrinsic desire of
the Australian people to rebel against the government and ruling
classes.2012 will see an even greater push from all sectors of the
Australian community against both Federal and State Governments. The only
thing that could derail this movement is complacency, or the notion that
because everything on the surface appears normal, there is no need to
rebel. The Australian economy is experiencing a boom never experienced
before, unemployment is at an all-time low and living standards for most
Australians are considered to be the highest in the world.The perception
globally that Australia is a care-free, no nonsense nation who values
nothing more than sitting back and doing nothing is completely wrong.
Australians care about global and local social and political issues.In
2011, Hundreds of people turned out to protest in city centres declaring
that there are fundamental problems with Australia's democracy. In
Sydney, about 500 people set up camp in Martin Place to protest against
corruption and corporate greed. The protestors were chanting "you can't
eat money" and "we are the 99 per cent" Others recited "We are here as
part of the global movement, the occupier movement, we are here with a
similar message that we want a world for human need, not corporate
greed".Also, in 2011 there were many large scale demonstrations against
the globalist backed carbon tax. Australia recently passed legislation
for the introduction of a carbon tax.Wide scale protests were
orchestrated around the Australia's major cities and towns. One of the
largest protests, which were located in Canberra, was orchestrated on the
anniversary that Prime Minister Julia Gillard said she wouldn't introduce
a carbon tax. 5,000 passionate activists came out in force against the
lying globalist Julia Gillard.So, where too from here? How can the
activist movement in Australia gain momentum in the fight against the
government and globalists? Well, it's fair to say that there is no real
need to educate ordinary Australians about the evils of government and
the globalist agenda. What we need to do is inspire ordinary Australians
to reignite their passion for rebellion to take the fight to the
government and globalists.There are many social issues that Australians
need to fight for on a daily basis. Logging in Tasmania, the abolition of
puppy farms, reduction of mining in sensitive environmental zones, the
elimination of fluoride in water supplies and fighting for Aboriginal
rights are still on the agenda.The biggest problem all Australians face
is the duopoly political paradigm in Australia. What the duopoly
political paradigm means is that the country is split down the centre in
political thought, practice and ideology. Liberal (right wing) and Labor
(left wing) advocates each demonstrate compelling arguments for and
against most of Australia's social, political and economic issues. The
problem is that when Australians pick a side or choose an ideology, their
opinions become associated with what the masses and media have to say on
the issues.What this means is, because of Australia's duopoly political
system, activism can only thrive by individuals taking action on
important social issues based on the individuals desire to understand why
these issues exist and how to resolve them, and not what the main stream
media tells them.The good news is that this duopoly political paradigm is
slowly breaking down as alternative political parties and independent
representatives become more and more popular. There is very strong
evidence that this is occurring. At the last Australian federal election,
the Greens received a four percent swing to finish with 13 percent of the
vote (more than 1.6 million votes) in the Senate, a first for any
Australian minor party.The Senate vote throughout the states was between
10 to 20 percent. The Greens won a seat in each of the six states at the
election, again a first for any Australian minor party, which brought the
party to a total of nine Senators from July 2011 and gave the Greens the
sole balance of power in the Senate. The Greens also won their first
House of Representatives seat at a general election, the seat of
Melbourne with candidate Adam Bandt. A crossbencher in the first hung
parliament since the 1940 federal election, he is one of four
crossbenchers providing confidence and supply to the Gillard Labor
minority government.What the results of the last Australian federal
election mean is that the shift away from the two party political system
has already began.More proof that the duopoly political paradigm in
Australia is falling apart was also demonstrated at the last Australian
Federal election. Four independent representatives, Rob Oakeshott, Tony
Windsor, Bob Katter and Andrew Wilkie each won their respective seats.
Unlike in other political systems, the appointment of four independents
in one election is not typical in Australian politics.Political Activism
in Australia has never been more prominent in Australian Culture than
ever before and the momentum for change is increasing at an exponential
rate. Gone are the days of a sheepish public who, forced by legislation,
vote for two similar alternatives without any thought about policy and
agenda and gone are the days of political in-activism.

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