Abalinx 23 February 2020 Peter Adamis
This article was previously published under the title: Stone the flaming crows”. The article has been updated to reflect new developments.
It has been alleged that the physical assault on Renee Heath and intimidation of Diane Plim and Helen Senior by male members including one by a Liberal male member of Parliament have occurred. Very concerning if currently there are instances of members of the party who have been physically and emotionally intimidated by individuals at meetings. Maybe its time to stop the INTIMIDATION, HARRASSMENT & BULLYING OF MEN & WOMEN IN THE LIBERAL PARTY. That member of Parliament has since gone quiet as a result of being exposed for his unbecoming conduct expected of a member of the Liberal Party. Shame on Robert Clark and his minions. Talk about throwing stones at glass houses.
It has come to my notice that a number of other complaints have been sitting at the Secretariat for in excess of eight months while they wish to spend time and money investigating a long time member of the party for the distribution of ENewsletters (Under review) whilst at the same time ignoring the distribution of emails by Mr. Ian Quick who kept sending them out under the current administration and him as Mr. Ian Quick as the Vice President. Rather than investigating and pursuing the incidents of harassment, intimidation and bullying. There is something wrong with the current Administrative Committee focus on what takes priority. The women in the Liberal Party rightly so do not see the National Code of Conduct as being enforceable unlike the Abalinx ENews Code of Conduct Charter which is.
I am not surprised that it is taking so long to investigate such complaints. I remember when I submitted my lengthy complaint post the 2016 Federal election whilst I was undergoing the remnants of chemotherapy for cancer. I found to my dismay that my documented complaint was not acknowledged or any action taken against the member. Disappointing to say the least, I must say. Suffice to say that member responsible is no longer a member of the Liberal party.
However despite the above one thing is for sure and that there is an obvious problem with the State Parliamentary Party. I am disappointed to find that a member such as Louise Staley (Electorate of Ripon) fails to take action within the Parliamentary Party and put a stop to her colleague’s unwarranted and disgusting behaviour. Louise Staley may be aggressive and lacking in social skills but her dour and aggressive personality may also be a veil to mask her disgust at her male colleague’s behaviour. As a freelance journalist I would have more respect for Louise Staley if she demonstrated the courage, tenacity and the will to stand up to those bullies in Parliament and of course voice her opinion at Liberal Party gatherings.
On another serious note, we are not amused by the recent correspondence sent to a long time member by the current State Director regarding the material in the Abalinx ENews letters (Under review). We the volunteers are not the type to be intimidated, bullied or threatened by a mob of sycophantic wannabee political social climbers who have lost the plot and bring disrepute upon the Liberal party in Victoria.
The current administration under Robert Clark will soon find out that not investigating complaints of sexual harassment, physical assaults, intimidation, corruptive practices, financial mismanagement and fiddling of Annual General Meeting delegate’s votes will bring about their downfall. If the Administrative Committee decide to suspend me or worse still, revoke my membership I welcome the chance to speak freely without any restraints. I stand up on behalf of thousands of grass root members who have diligently worked for the Liberal party year after year without seeking acknowledgement or remuneration. There are many like me who just want to see the Liberal party win government and have a bright future for the generations to come. Moral of the story, don’t wage war in the absence of good intelligence for there is always a galah amongst the crows.
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: abalinx.com Contact via Email: abalinx.com