Grass roots options

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Abalinx 23 February Adamis


This article was previously published under the title: Is the good ship Victoria lost in a storm.  The article has been updated to reflect new developments. 

A GRASS ROOTS RISK ANALYSIS.         Had Sir Robert Menzies been alive today he would have been appalled by the behaviour of Robert Clark and his lack of leadership. In all of my thirty years as a member of the Liberal Party, I have never seen such abuse of power by a small group of individuals, who will do whatever it takes to remain in power.  Political life back in the nineties were different, a time when differences were discussed amicably and decisions made that did not attract division. 

Yes there were deals be made behind the scenes, amalgamations, alliances and new groups formed and we were all united when it came to the day of election.  Technology has changed everything. It has invaded our very lives, at work, at home, whilst we are entertaining friends on vacation, technology is with us every minute of the day.  Readers will wonder why technology has changed the culture of politics. Technology has lifted the veil of political secrecy, increased the speed of communication regarding facts, figures and data, involved more people into the loop and created a whole new platform for discussion. Political parties are then forced to create new controls to ensure that members do not deviate from the party line and will admonish, suspend or punish those who speak out.

I write this on reflecting past those thirty years. I must say that should we continue to travel along the path taken by Robert Clark and his select group of followers on the Administrative and Constitutional Committees, then we the grass roots members are going to suffer in silence, burdened by harsh and undemocratic decisions. Having said the above, my political analysis for the longevity of the Victorian Division is not a good one and as such its time that all grass root members took a stand against the false and undemocratic decisions of Robert Clark and his cronies.  We need a political, cultural and spiritual reformation with a focus on what is in the best interest of Australia and not be seduced by pseudo Liberals which Menzies considered false liberals.

Over the next few weeks I will attempt to address the concerns of the grass root members, the effect of long election campaigns by the introduction of early pre-selections, the lack of support and the biased against grass root members who are more than qualified to assist the Liberal party win government. We need unity not division and it is about time wiser heads come together for the good of the party. Members are certainly considering their options having witnessed at first hand the incompentence of the Administrative Committee.  Not only are we losing financial investments but the Administrative Committee in their wisdom have now created a headache for future generations with the deal regarding 60 Collins Street. There was no consultation wit the cast majority of paid up members. 

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: Contact via Email:


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