Abalinx 3 April 2018 Peter Adamis
Now that the Cormack Foundation trial is over, a final decision on the differences between them and the Liberal Party is not expected for some time. In this you have to pay credit where it is due and Michael Kroger certainly deserves to seen as the saviour of the Liberal Party, after having put his money where his mouth is and pledging one million dollars towards the trial. A copy of the article may be downloaded by clicking on: Trials and tribulations of political life are merely challenges of life.
Some may scoff at this offer as merely a stunt to shore up his bid for another term at the presidency, while others hiding in the background support Greg Hannan’s bid for the top kahunas job. I fear that Greg Hannan, have made a tactical error. His decision to oppose Michael Kroger is an error of judgement and miscalculation on his part. Greg Hannan is a good bloke but it is widely accepted that Michael Kroger will be returned as the President.
What this means is that Greg Hannan will not be able to on the administrative Committee nor partake in any policy making decisions. However it is not all bad news as Greg Hannan may well be laying the foundations for future pre-selection proceedings. This is a good strategy on his part and if his mentor Frank Greenstein has anything to do with it, Greg should achieve his goals. For those who do not know of Frank Greenstein, he an experienced campaigner who has been involved in supporting many others in their pursuit of a political career.
If you look at the enormous efforts put in by Frank Greenstein, Greg Hannan should not have a problem with achieving his long held ambitions. I may have had my differences with Frank Greenstein over the years but what I do know is that he is a great Liberal at heart and I would support Frank Greenstein in helping Greg Hannan achieve his lifelong ambition. I am already on record as having financially supported Frank Greenstein when he was campaigning for the candidate Samli Oztuk in Yan Yean. (On reflection he did rather well given that he was newcomer in the electorate.)But so what, we did not seek any acknowledgement from the Liberal party for we put our money where our mouth was and helped where we could.
I also believe that Greg Hannan would make a fine parliamentarian and therefore I see his challenge to Michael Kroger as a means of raising his profile. A subtle tactic that is not often used but it may yet become an effective tool for future pre-selection’s post the State Council Elections. He will need to focus on campaigning for a Federal electorate seat that is to become vacant prior to the Federal Election in2019. For my part, I wish Greg Hannan all the best for the future as I know that he will do well.
As for Michael Kroger, you cannot fault him during this presidency as he has worked hard to win the support of the members and has united the Liberal party membership into one cohesive political unit.
He has effectively removed the vicious elements, reduced mischief sycophants, spoken with recalcitrant members and to others whose actions were detrimental to Liberal party interests. He has been responsible for alliances being reviewed, regrouped and strengthened, creating a united and far more effective political machine that before.
His restructure of the party has not been without blemish and sacrifices had to be made in order to remain united. Therefore, at this very moment, the Liberal Party in Victoria is gathering the threads of change and preparing for the elections in the latter part of this year. Those changes can only occur with a Matthew Guy and his team win at the next State Election.
Labor party on the other hand are attempting to repair the damage to the very fabric that unites them and restore their credibility with the voters before the election. In the past few months Victorians have been subjected to one rort after another, scandal upon scandal, recriminations, insults being hurled, and threats of revenge and unspeakable incidents of poor governance by members of the Labor Party.
During all this time, Daniel Andrews’s ability of convincing voters that all is well with his government has come to a dead halt. How Labor is going to recover is anybody’s guess and I am sure that the next few winter months are going to be crucial when the price of utilities rise and Victorians seek a respite from crippling energy prices.
I have looked at all those currently still in power and I am appalled at the hypocrisy of it all. One Labor member is screaming about the recent reneging of a long time partisan agreement while at the same time being caught red handed with their hands in the taxpayers pocket misusing our money.
As for those being caught, all that I can say is that it is a great pity that further taxpayer funds were expended in court to suppress them from being published. A list of those Members of Parliament on the Labor Frontbench are shown below:
- Jenny Mikakos, Minister for Families, Children and Youth Affairs ($21,148);
- Gavin Jennings, Special Minister of State ($20,539);
- Lily D’Ambrosio, Minister for Energy, Environment and Climate Change ($5364);
- Martin Pakula, Attorney-General ($5354); and
- John Eren, Minister for Tourism and Major Events ($2358).
At the next State election these same members of parliament will start their screaming matches and will probably come out with some outrageous claims that even their own mothers will find hard to believe. The only way to embed credibility into Victoria is by a Matthew Guy and his team to win government. Nothing less is acceptable in my book. Honestly, we are in desperate need of a change in parliament and only a Matthew Guy team can win.
If we do not have a change of government then we as Victorian voters have only ourselves to blame. We will have to put up with rising prices, a hike in energy bills, a destruction of our institutions, a new generation brought up by the now discredited education program and the loss of an independent laws system and Police Force.
As always, I apologise for my savagery of the English language, but as human beings we endure the hardships of life according to our needs. Masquerading as a Freelance Journalist is better than being a recalcitrant sycophant like those hiding behind their desks, their parliamentary robes, religion, sexuality, colour of their skin and the hypocrites who are nothing but mere key board warriors. My message to them is to stop seeking scapegoats, see that a spade is truly a spade and turn your energies into bringing about a Liberal Government in Victoria.
I know that it is the Anglican Easter and I am not a spectre of John the Baptist seeking the saviour, but merely a concerned Liberal who wants a strong Liberal Government. I have no time at all for such individuals. After all I am just one bloke writing in the bloody wilderness. You are either help support the Liberal party or you don’t. I will have more to say about this in due course.
Peter Adamis is a Journalist/Social Media Commentator and writer. He is a retired Australian military serviceman and an Industry organisational & Occupational (OHS) & Training Consultant whose interests are within the parameters of domestic and international political spectrum. He is an avid blogger and contributes to domestic and international community news media outlets as well as to local and Ethnic News. He holds a Bachelor of Adult Learning & Development (Monash), Grad Dip Occupational Health & Safety, (Monash), and Dip. Training & Assessment, Dip Public Administration, and Dip Frontline Management. Website