Abalinx 30 August 2018 Peter Adamis.
Today in the Age Julia Banks the snow flake stated that “I have always listened to the people who elected me and put Australia’s interest before internal political games, factional party figures, self-proclaimed power brokers and certain media personalities who bear vindictive, mean-spirited grudges intent on settling their personal scores”. The image itself tells the story, that she has turned her back on the electorate of Chisholm.
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What utter drivel! What gutless self-seeking individual would say that unless they were part of the Turnbull driven sycophants. She should hang her head in shame. So many people helped her win the seat and now she is off like a rat like her ex-boss the megalomania Turnbull. People like Gladys Lieu, Frank Greenstein, John Paganis, the Chinese and Greek communities, the scores of the young Liberals and the many others that worked their butts off to help her beat the Labor candidate.
She did not resonate or identify well with the Australian Hellenic community, she did acknowledge those who worked diligently behind the scenes and she was certainly no star when she was in Canberra. If she had any courage at all she would have fought back at the alleged bullies who in my opinion were using “If and what” scenarios to seduce and attract rather than bully. But no Julia Banks wants to go out with a bang and put her party at risk.
It matters little that she voted for Turnbull because her vote means absolutely nothing now, especially when Scott Morrison is battling in the trenches throwing grenades to ward off a union controlled Labor party. Scott Morrison deserves better. Scott Morrison whether you like him or not is doing his best under the circumstances and can do without being undermined from within. Turnbull first and now Banks. What a gutless duo and un-Australian to boot.
Also from her statement, Banks goes onto say: “I am not giving up the fight for gender equality. The scourge of cultural and gender bias, bullying and intimidation continues against women in politics, the media, and across businesses. In anticipating my critics saying I’m “playing the gender card” – I say this. Women have suffered in silence for too long and in this last twelve months the world has seen many courageous women speak out. To young women and men reading this announcement – I say I’ve only ever aspired to inspire. If I’ve inspired any one of you to have leadership courage – that will sustain me.”
This pure fantasy and fibs on her part for she uses gender to hide her failure in not becoming a minister as she wanted and was promised by Malcolm Turnbull if he won. Banks could have taken a leaf out her colleague, Sarah Henderson who stated: “Politics is a robust and stressful business, particularly when contesting or representing a marginal seat”. Let us hope that the next candidate who ever that may be is not an ex Liberal parliamentarian, washed out Left Wing Looney Moderate; but someone with life experiences, known to the electorate, respected by all and without any baggage or personal political agendas.
The only thing I agree with Banks is her remarks regarding “self-proclaimed power brokers”. Every political party has them and some would say a necessary evil. But don’t take my word for it. Read the Herald/Sun, extract below. Speak to people in her electorate, speak to those who supported her and as for her poor old staff, I feel sorry for them. If there was a bully, you will find many of them on the Yarra
In my opinion, Banks would have earned my respect if she kept her mouth shut, speak to the Prime Minister and voice her concerns to the Victorian Liberal Party President Michael Kroger. My understanding is that she did not make any approaches to Michael Kroger and I am sure that he would have followed up the complaint like he does with many other in house complaints.
As for Ted Baillieu, I fail to see why it was necessary for him to make a statement regarding Julia Banks. Ted is a good bloke and I hate to think that he making unwarranted statements other than to undermine the President Michael Kroger. People have forgotten that it was Michael Kroger was the President that laid the foundations for Ted Baillieu to become President back in the early Nineties. Ted blotted his book by taking credit for the work done by Michael Kroger.
The short of it all is that Julia Banks is typical of a failed political careerist and now that she has failed she cuts it and run. What a goose and the electorate is better off without her.
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: [email protected]
Postscript. Since the article was published, additional media attention has surfaced. Visit article: Turnbull ally Julia Banks caught in political crossfire.In addition, readers may also find the following of interest: How Julia Banks won Chisholm.