Northside Forum – Introduction

My name is Kellie Tranter. I see myself as a fairly typical Australian. I’m from regional NSW, locally educated and I’ve worked in Sydney, Newcastle and Maitland as a lawyer.

For the last 10 years I’ve been deeply concerned about our economic, humanitarian and environmental situation.  I’ve also spoken out about government duplicity and misinformation. You can trace my history on those issues on the Internet.

I’ve previously stood as an Independent candidate in NSW State elections.  An unsolicited endorsement of my candidature there by anti-corruption fighter John Hatton I wear like a badge of honour.  Until now I’ve refused to join any political party because of the compromises that involves.  The Wikileaks Party is different because its principled stance is more consistent with my own position than that of any other party. So I’m proud to be here today as one of two Wikileaks Party Senate candidates for NSW.

I’m also pleased to have my running mate here today, the very impressive Dr Alison Broinowski. Alison was an Australian diplomat until 1996, working in Asian countries and at the Australian Mission to the UN in New York. She has written several books on Australia’s interface with Asia, Australia’s invasion of Iraq, our military presence in Afghanistan, and our excessive dependence on the United States.

We are also running quality candidates in Victoria, including of course Julian Assange, and in  Western Australia.

The Wikileaks Party comes forward with the ideals that Julian Assange and Wikileaks have come to represent: freely providing accurate information for the benefit of all citizens, fearlessly exposing truth and encouraging people to be informed and to make up their own minds.

The Party has risen on a groundswell of public opinion against government secrecy and duplicity.  Our focus on a transparent system with accountable actors will produce more responsible and ethical policies in all areas of government.

From a personal perspective I’ve long been concerned with polls that show a deep cynicism about our party political system. In 2005 Don Chipp lamented the fact that he had been unable to get Members of Parliament to vote according to their principles, their conscience, rather than how someone else told them to vote. That’s what he meant when he earlier said he wanted to “keep the bastards honest”.  In 2010 Harry Evans, the former clerk of the Senate, revealed his disappointment about the lack of backbench rebellion. And former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser has recently described Australia as a strategic colony of the United States.  These are symptoms of dysfunctional government, and it’s problems like these that The Wikileaks Party aims to address.

Our team is motivated and determined. Our National Council consists of people from diverse backgrounds with unique and rich perspectives, and our Senate candidates are the same.  Along with all of our party members we have a common goal.  Our aim is to bring The Wikileaks Party’s principles of honesty, transparency and accountability to bear on all levels of government.  If we can do that our governments will truly be governing in the interests of the Australian people and hopefully we might thereby restore some public confidence in our political system.

We aren’t out to form a government, but we’re certainly out to reform government.  Julian Assange has said The Wikileaks Party is an insurance policy for the Australian people. It’s insurance we all need, insurance against any government trying to pull the wool over our eyes or ride rough shod over the rights and interests of the Australian people.

Thank you

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  • PEDRO ALFARO

    It is about time that Australians have a real voice in the Australian government and Julian Assange and the Wikileaks Party can represent the voice of the Australian people. It is a bout time to put a stop on the Corruption of Members of Parliament that help their friends with Government contracts, or help family members with their Companies financial problems like former Pm John Howard.

    It is about time to put a stop on the Corruption of Members of Parliament that use their position of power to Cover Up the Corruption that takes place in Australia like in the Australian Wheat Board affairs. It is time to put a stop on the Corruption of Members of Parliament that use their position of power to appoint Australian Judges that Violate Human Rights and act corrupt to cover up abuses of the Bankruptcy laws to cover up criminal acts like forgery of documents and false imprisonment and damages caused to Australians to cover up Corruption in the Australian legal system.

    Julian Assange and the Wikileaks Party can put a stop to the Corruption of Members of Parliament that use the position of power to Cover Up the abuses of Civil and Human Rights in Australian Courts like the Family Court where Parents are deprived of the children and Orders are made to Cover Up sexual abuses committed by pedophile fathers.

    Julian Assange and the Wikileaks Party can bring a much need change to the Australian Parliament, where many MP are playing politics with the lives of people and do not care what happens to persons like Julian Assange that has to live in the Embassy of Ecuador in the UK, away from his family because the Australian Government and the UK and USA governments seek to punish Julian Assange for making public the abuses of Civil and Human Rights and Criminal activity and War Crimes committed by USA soldiers on the innocent people around the world.

    We need Julian Assange and the Wikileaks Party to get into the Australian Parliament so that the Australian People, can be sure that their voices are heard so that we can have a real Australian Government for the People and by the People.