Victorian political clowns

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Abalinx 25 February 2020 Peter Adamis

This article was previously published under the title “Who is running the circus in Victoria”. Due to recent developments it has been redrafted in its current format until further notice.

THE PRICE OF LIBERTY IS ETERNAL VIGILANCE. THE PRICE OF DEMOCRACY IS ETERNAL DILIGENCE. ROBERT CLARK 6 NOVEMBER 2018.  These are very fine words indeed, yet coming from someone who is in the chair at the moment, we the grass root members wonder whether they ring true. The old saying that you can fool some o the people some of the time does not mean that you can fool the people all the time, is becoming a reality in the current climate within Victoria Truly we are being led by a bunch of clowns.  

Scandalous behaviour by these clowns to think that we the grass root members will be fooled by recent events in an attempt to silence people from writing and speaking openly, exposing those who seek power at all costs. The Victorian Division is being run by an inexperienced and motley crew of failed and frustrated candidates, factional operatives on the Administrative Committee, cheered on and supported by an angry group of factional followers. Unsurprisingly, there isn’t a quality leader amongst them and things are in an unholy mess!  

New and experienced leadership is desperately required to rescue the Victorian Division from the malaise the Party finds itself in. The Administrative Committee elected in 2019, consisting largely of a cobbled together coalition of power hungry individuals, each having a range of different ideals and objectives, was always destined to fail, and fail it has; miserably.   They are using every clever political trick that they can devise, conjure and create to bring about division.  Not even Jeff Kennett, Ted Baillieu, David Kemp and others of their ilk are to be seen as to bring about stability. They represent one side of the equation and have the means and assets to open up the channels of communication and begin talks to stop the battles within the Liberal Party. Peter Costello, operating in the wings could lend a hand, but is he willing to put aside his differences and work with others, that is the question. 

I am of the opinion that many have gone underground, in the event there is a major political fallout from the debris that will fall upon those unprepared. There are many indications of such preparations going on behind the scenes and those operating in the dark are using everything at their disposal to be in the best possible position when the State Council meets in May of this year.  Therefore one hopes that the 2020 State Council, with a groundswell of support from the broader membership, and having observed the object failure of the 2019 Administrative Committee experiment, will elect a competent Administrative Committee, focused on traditional Liberal ideals, and with a strong mandate to work to restore the Victorian Division to its rightful place.

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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