What happened to the ALA?

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imageA day after the 2016 Australian Federal election, much of what I and my colleagues at The XYZ suggested would happen has happened, although perhaps not exactly as we had imagined.  Most obviously, our prediction of carnage on election day proved correct.  We may not know for a few days which party, Liberal or Labor, will form government, nor whether they will govern outright or as a minority government relying on the goodwill of minor parties and independents.

The XYZ Viewer Poll conducted last week indicated that this was probable, with many former Coalition voters saying they would preference the minor parties to the right before the Liberals, and many would even preference the Liberal Party last, in order to punish them for disloyalty to Tony Abbott and disloyalty to core conservative principles.  It was not known whether this would manifest itself in a big vote for minor parties and independents in the Senate, (it has) or whether it would affect the House of Representatives too.  Clearly, it has.

What has surprised me is where this protest vote has gone.  I, along with other independent media commentators such as Paul Zanetti, had predicted a big haul of Senate spots for the Australian Liberty Alliance.  Although there may still be a slim chance they could snare one seat on preferencs, it is unlikely.  Instead, The XYZ’s Ryan Fletcher appeared to have his finger more on the pulse than I, predicting the return of Pauline Hanson and her One Nation Party.

Regarding my own thoughts on some of the new independent and minor parties who have been elected in the Senate – the Protectionist Party, sorry, Nick Xenophon Party, Jacqui Lambie Party, Derryn Hinch, and One Nation – are that they are populists.  My two favourites, the Liberal Democrats and the Australian Liberty Alliance, have both struggled.  The reason I preferred these two parties was that they both appeared to have clearly articulated principles and a clear plan for the future.  The Liberal Democrats are principled libertarians, and apply the philosophy that limiting the size and role of government to every aspect of political and national life is a good thing.  Contrast this to the single-issue opportunism of Xenophon, and the attention-seeking opportunism of Lambie.  The A.L.A. appear to have an extensive knowledge of Islamic ideology and history, and an understanding of how Islamic ideology instructs and drives Islamic terrorism and conquest.  Pauline Hanson has re-moulded herself as an anti-Islamic candidate, but her previous opposition to migration, and Asians in general, makes me suspect her for the same reason I suspect the UPF.

The conclusion I reach from this is that parties which have a clear conservative, classically liberal, cultural libertarian philosophy, have a potential constituency, especially as the Liberal Party moves further away from these positions.  At the moment, that constituency is voting for people whom it knows, who are familiar to them, but do not necessarily have an over-arching philosophy which can lead to coherent policy, and articulate a clear, credible strategy for the future.

Like XYZ contributor Lucas Rosas, I think a right-wing equivalent to the Greens is necessary to keep the Liberal Party in check.  Otherwise, today’s satire on the merger of the Liberal and Labor Party will not be satire for much longer. For this reason, I think it is vital for the ALA and LDP to perservere, to hone hone messaging and organisation, and to keep articulating their philosophy.  David Leyenholm has done a tremendous job promoting libertarianism inside parliament and on social media.  The ALA have tremendous candidates in the form of Bernard Gaynor and Kirralie Smith, and the potential for big popular support in Angry Anderson.

Their time will come.

Oh, also. Taxation is theft.

  • What’s really noticeable in this election is the continued rise of ‘name’ parties. Even the Libs tried it with their abortive Team Turnbull logo.
    Xenophon’s success astounds me. Perhaps some SA reader can explain what he’s got that pulls votes.

  • Howard

    Excellent analysis. Populism has been trumping principle for way too long.

    • Thank you Howard. I think it is just about articulating a vision and making it compelling.

  • Darren

    I voted ALA, however if it wasn’t for a friend on Facebook who shared the ALA page, I wouldn’t have heard of them. No television advertising, no local candidate, no signs in my area.

    I know the ALA mentioned something about the media not being on their side, apparently they planned to advertise in one of the major newspapers but their money was refunded and the ad wasn’t run. No doubt the likes of Murdoch etc have their alliances.

    So in a nutshell, I think the likes of the ALA need more exposure before the next election. Voters need to know they exist and what they stand for. And they still need to be able to access more traditional media like newspapers, television.

    • P liddell

      They were block by the media thanks to Islamic money changing hands

      • As usual, I think the traditional media won’t acknowledge it until facts on the ground force them to.

        • GG

          People need to become members and get involved in the party, we have a great regional support group in our area that meets weekly, and growing each week. Our aim is to grow, and get the name known within our local area. Remember that the party only launched in Oct last year, so even though it was disappointing that it didn’t get any seats, it still did rather well considering the time frame. My advice is get involved, there is a lot of work to do, and it takes a good strong team. In my opinion, it’s the most important stand we have to take at present. When you consider that Muslims are getting elected into parliament we need to get involved. I also agree that tax is legalised theft, I’d like to put my hard earned cash towards organisations that deserve it, and respect it.

    • Yep and that’s where the average Aussie can step in and do their bit. Social media is free and easy to use and also powerful. We just have to use it properly.

    • Gab

      Exactly my sentiment. Didnt hear about ALA until adter the election. And on the ballot paper voters were wary of voting for socialist left wing parties who have innocent sounding titles. However One Nation had a much larger public profile (18 yrs of negative publicity has been marvellous for this) and more chance of getting in) and hence most voters felt a standing chance.

    • Bikinis not Burkas

      Darren, as a paid up member of ALA I can tell you we are only here for the betterment of Australia, ALA is the culmination of the Q Society that tries to educate the Australian public to the pitfalls of allowing Islamic immigration into our country, Q to get the message across decided the time was right to become a political party as the politicians only care about their ivory towers and not the Australian people.
      ALA only started in October 2015 (now 20,000 + members) and have been critisised by the media as being anti-muslim, ALA is in fact anti-Islam as should be all Australians. (Yes the media did stop on-line ads and delayed TV add in Perth)
      ALA has started with 20 policies the most outstanding being the irrigation of Australia thus providing “Jobs and Growth”.
      All Australians must pull their heads out of the sand and do just 1 hours research into Islam to realise that the “False Prophet” Muhammad was a mass murderer, paedophile, necrophile, womaniser, control freak, hate monger, slave trader, racist, mysogonist etc etc.
      Islam is a political, expansionist, militaristic ideology that encompasses a Muslims entire life from birth to death which they must comply with without questioning.
      Look at:- http://www.thereligionofpeace.com/
      then please keep voting for the ALA.
      Watch for candidates in Local and State Elections.

  • karen liddel

    Darren… indeed… not one but scores of newspaper adverts were cancelled, multiple television adverts cancelled… and that’s before we even get to preference rigging/snaking. Kudos to Pauline… I preferenced her but let’s face it… she has hopped on the anti-Islam bandwagon without any of the in depth knowledge of the ALA not to mention that Islam is only but 5% of their succinct, smart policies which makes all the other ‘right’ micro-parties look somewhat amateur. They are a ‘real’ threat in times to come… which brings me on to my next point…

    “I think a right-wing equivalent to the Greens is necessary to keep the Liberal Party in check.”

    Did anyone catch Paul Murray at the end of his overnight election show on Sky News (the only news worth watching now)… somewhat worse for wear… he let it slip that exactly that might be in the works!

    • Doc Smith

      Sure did! Made mention that there were over a million ‘conservative’ votes that didn’t go to Turnbullshit and the Coalition and suggested a new political party may emerge. Intrigued me. Bernardi perhaps? Leyenholm would also be an excellent choice (or Kirralee Smith for that matter) BUT they’d need a well known ‘face’ to front them. Unfortunately we have the redheaded bogan and the Tasmanian one heading their own cliches in the senate so unless Tony’s not doing anything next weekend… 😉

      You’re spot on about the media’s shameful shunning of the ALA (save Bolt and Murray of course). That and Turnbull’s comment to put them last on the ballot made it very hard for them to get any traction with the electorate – all the media attention for independents was gobbled up in coverage of Pauline etc.

      • karen liddel

        And there you have it people… Corey Bernardi posted this today… spread wide and far my friends!

        http://www.conservatives.org.au/

      • Maryanne

        Please don’t insult Pauline Hanson. She may not be the sharpest pencil in the box but she has ten times the integrity of the Wentworth waffler or Shorton brains. She loves Australia and wants to conserve our heritage despite all the insults she gets for proclaiming it loud and clear.

    • scott

      Surly it shouldn’t be legal for media to say no to advertising from a legitimate party.

      • Perhaps ALA need to find their own redhead..

        • karen liddel

          They already do… and she has far more nouse…

  • Dean

    Spot on Darren

  • Chris

    The ALA had to fight hard against mainstream media blackout of their message and blatant false propaganda that smeared them as bigots and racists… they are neither of these two labels… it was early days for the ALA… their beliefs are good beliefs and their fight is a good fight… they will grow stronger and get their message out despite the venom aimed at them from many quarters… they are the good guys in all this… and history proves… the good guys will always triumph in the end… well done to them all for standing up for this Nation and her people. .. never give in… never give up…

  • Wendy

    ALA did their largest advertising campaign so far on Saturday by handing out how to vote cards at polling booths. As I handed them out a lot of people said ” who is this? I’ve never heard of them”. This is despite us doing letterbox drops of tens of thousands of brochures since February in our electorate. Mainstream media did block our advertising, Turncoat even refused to mention the words Australian Liberty Alliance lest he contribute to our recognition crusade. We were labelled the “anti Islam” party very early on, which is really disappointing because ALA is so much more than that. In our area we also had some Muslims voting for us as they said they hated the way the new Muslim immigrants were behaving and giving all Muslims a bad name. All the ALA people I have met are ordinary Aussies who are sick to death of the rot going on in our great country. None of them are radical racist bigots, on the contrary, they are just normal Aussies, most of whom have never been involved in politics in their lives, me included. Our electoral support group are meeting in a couple of weeks time to debrief about our election campaign, to work in how to improve the things we did poorly and to build on the good things we achieved. We’re not going away anytime soon!

  • Jan

    I joined ALA, the first time I joined a political party,or attended a political meeting, mainly because of all the work Kirrallie Smith did bringing Halal Certification to our attention and her wide knowledge on Islamic affairs. I did expect her to get in.
    I had a letter from Liberal Democrats saying their policies are being against political correctness and the tax on tobacco, and have not been able to understand their popularity, unless it is the word Liberal in their title?

  • Peter Wolthers

    The ALA party now have a time frame to start putting themselves out to the Australian public. If this is done right by the time the next election comes around ALA would be in a better position to take on the other parties. Also the ALA needs to take on the state government.

    • GG

      Yes, the state gov, and local councils.

  • Peter Wolthers

    ALA, you need to developed a plan to achieve your goals.

  • susan west

    ALA does not need to develop any plans, they need to attract voters who share policies, policies that we as voters want people in government to adopt. Immigration or the restriction of this is a good beginning, pensioners, farmers, opening up nation parks for more hunting and culling of feral animals, better firearms policy like in New Zealand. Just think, over 1,000,000 licenced firearm owners, we can help.

  • James W

    I am in Tasmania and I never saw even one how to vote ALA sheet anywhere I did try to contact their candidate, no response. I was very sad, but I still gave my vote to the ALA. Ok Pauline is back well, I suppose that is better than nothing as she will give Mr.Turncoat a good come upance assuming he forms a government. Which I hope he does not. Even if he does I feel certain that the libs will give him the royal order of the boot. Never have I seen such an intelligent person as Turncoat cut his own throat. A fresh election anyone at least for the lower house?

  • Andrew Watson

    I voted ALA in WA but there were no signs or how to vote cards at the polling place and few West Australians have heard of ALA

  • Brian

    I handed out HTV cards at Currambine in WA. What really scares me is the number of brain dead shufflers who have no idea what day of the week it is let alone who to vote for.

  • woebegone

    My complaint about ALA, of which I am a member in good standing, is that their fear of sabotage led them to neglect the base, who could have helped them. I offered to letterbox my suburb for them, I offered to hand out how-to-votes at a local polling place. I got no response. Maybe it was fear, and they certainly had a right to that, what with cancelled bookings for meetings at public places, and memories of the treatment Pauline Hanson got 20 years ago, or maybe it was lack of organisation. The number one ticket holder in the Senate race in NSW didn’t even have a research assistant. So that’s what they need to do first. They have tens of thousands of members. They need to get to know them and therefore trust them. Then turn them loose on their neighbourhoods.

    • GG

      They did ask for people to get involved in Regional support groups, which I got involved with, although I would have missed it if someone I knew didn’t tell me about their first meeting the night before. (although that may have been my fault to start with). I also contacted them for brochures to letter box before hand which they did send, a small amount compared to the amount i got once involved in the support group. I think it was a big job to get all the regional groups up and running, and also agree that the fear of opposition etc held them back somewhat, therefore advertising in our local area didn’t happen when Kirralie and Angry spoke which resulted in only a small turn out. I did letter boxing for around 5 weekends up to the election, and handed out how to vote cards all day at one booth. I wished I could have been at more, we really need so many more voluntees going forward, that’s the only way booths get manned. ALA does have so much more knowledge of Islam then Pauline I feel, and a better way of tackling it. It emerged from the Q society, and they had great international speakers the years leading up to the formation of ALA. Mark Durie from Australia also spoke for them, I never went to any meetings, as I wasn’t a member back then, but listened online. Mark has written a great book called The third choice, Islam, Dhimmitude and freedom. The international speakers included Pamela Geller, Robert Spencer and Clare Lopez an ex CIA member, and of course Geert Wilders. Who has Pauline teamed up with I wonder? In saying that, I really do hope Pauline keeps the other politicians on their toes, and that she has armed herself well with facts, as she will need them.

  • Glenn

    there were no flyers or posters or anything at the polling point in the N.E. suburbs of Adelaide its as though ALA were invisible ,disappointing but our group voted ALA as im sure many many more people would have ,if they were informed

  • Paul Zanetti reiterates the point made by other commenters here regarding Pauline Hanson’s ‘adoption’ of ALA policies. He says it far less diplomatically too, which is fun.
    http://zanettisview.com/story/what-happened-to-the-conservative-vote/3204

  • B.Walker

    I went to vote in the afternoon close to Bankstown there was nothing or no one to indicate the ALA , I did put my mark in the ALA box , but I’ve heard nothing on Rv or the media on how the party went .
    As everyone knows the whole country, the world has been infiltrated it’s not going to be easy . We’ve all seen what’s happened to Pauline because she had the balls to bring up the Muslims , if anyone thinks it’s going to be easy your delusional, the world domination plan has been in place thousands of years , keep with it people you can make a difference .

  • Shane Webber

    ALA still listed LNP on their HTV cards (albeit last) out of respect for conservative principles. Too bad it wasn’t reciprocated.

  • Ivan Tipp

    We, “THINKING AUSSIES” Know the average bloke is flat out just keeping the family in necessities.
    He doesn’t have time to be on FB. So his main source of info is from the Brainwash Box.

  • Marie Billings

    There were no people handing out how to vote cards simply because no one would volunteer to do it. Two people that includes myself would do our town. None on the pre polls. No one volunteered a ute, etc to go around with a ladder & put up any Cor flutes. If people want a party like this to represent them, they have to lend a hand. I’m sure all those candidates would be behind financially because the costs would be huge. I was going to get some more how to vote cards printed & it was going to cost $300 for 500. Can you imagine how much it would have cost for how to vote cards, pamphlets for letterbox drops, Cor flutes, meetings, etc, Australia wide. They haven’t got big corporation backing, rely on donations from mainly pensioners. They need help to do any good for future elections. That’s if they are prepared to do all that again.

  • ALA were advised, in private how to run a good election campaign. They chose not to and went with fringe dwellers and ad hoc advice and management that could never hope to deliver votes.

    If they get focused and become professional they will win seats next time.

    But it looks increasingly likely that they were a front for the most part and never a genuine let alone a serious political movement. The tell is their deadly silence from just before the election onwards.

    One Nation is a conservative and nativist political party with an associated movement of broad appeal despite the claims otherwise by the lapdog media scum.

    ALA did not contest the lower house and did not even set up nationwide networks of branches, despite thousands of people offering to do so for them. Why?

    • Fair point, Flying Tiger Comics.

    • Robyn

      Sorry, but they were professional and had a lot of meetings etc etc which the media was invited to and never ever came. They got no publicity at all. Bernie was all over Qld in a Tiger Moth which would have been news but still nothing!. Also lack of funds do not help. They ranf up papers, reporters etc and nobody would even mention them. All media is so left wing.

  • Bazza McKenzie

    Most of the comments here confuse policy coherence and purism (which appeals to the respondents) with practical politics. Most people don’t vote for an understood plethora of policies. When they are not voting for the lesser of two evils, they are voting on a few policy positions that really matter to them, or on the general political stance of the candidate.

    In Australia, new parties have been established either by breakaways (DLP) or around individuals who were well known in the political arena, who brought their own brand developed over a long time. Don Chipp for the Democrats, Bob Brown for the Greens (who then benefited from the Marxists) and Pauline Hanson for One Nation.

    Pauline Hanson is a person of extraordinary courage who has been vilified by the establishment parties and media in a way that almost no else in Australia has been, including Howard and Abbott – and that has made her brand. She is, as Bronwyn Bishop rightly noted, Australia’s first political prisoner (at least in the modern era). Yet despite that over 20 years she has stood her ground, with little organised or moneyed support, and been consistent in her political disposition. Most people believe they know Pauline Hanson the politician and that they know basically where she will come down a number of hot button issues.

    The ALA, as good as their policies and people may be (and they had many good candidates) are unknown to the vast majority of the electorate and, even if they had the money to have run lots of advertising, the public would still be left wondering who these individuals are, who leads them, and what will they actually do if elected.

    The ALA has little hope unless an individually high profile person emerges to lead them, someone that much of the public believes they know and trust in a political context. If they can’t find such a person, they would be better joining with One Nation and trying to flesh out the policy basis.

    That’s the reality, however distasteful it may be to some.

    • Thank you for your analysis, Bazza, you make some very good points. Do you think they could help provide some more substance to Hanson’s approach to Islam, or do you think she has a handle on it?

  • Mark Imisides

    Sorry guys, but you have missed the main game here. This was the high water mark for the ALA. Put simply, it didn’t work, exactly as I suspected. Here’s why: firstly, the name of the party sounds like a fringe party – anything with the word “Alliance” in it sounds a little too much like the “Judaean People’s Front,” and can therefore never be expected to be taken seriously at large.

    Secondly, they are a single issue party, and single issue parties in Australian politics have always been a flash in the pan. And in this case, it’s made worse by the fact that the single issue they are running on – anti Islam – is also common to every other Conservative minor party: One Nation, plus all four of the Christian parties (Christian Democrats, Family First, Australian Christians, and Rise Up Australia).

    Don’t get me wrong – no one would have been happier than me if Kirralie Smith had been elected. I just don’t think it’s ever going to happen.

    The main game here, and that no one seems to have noticed, is the rise of the Christian Democrats. We (I ran for the WA Senate) didn’t get any publicity at all in the mainstream media, but appear to be in the frame to get a Senate seat in New South Wales (probably at David Leyonhjelm’s expense).

    Although the Christian Democrats are of course associated with Fred Nile, he is a state politician, and in any case is 83 years old, and the party is now looking towards becoming a mainstream Conservative party at national level. The name of the party was no accident, and was based on the well established political philosophy (https://www.britannica.com/topic/Christian-democracy).

    In years to come the party will move away from the emphasis on moral issues (that people associate with Fred Nile) and will build a team of well-credentialled professionals that bring to Parliament experience and expertise from a wide range of professions. Issues such as immigration, “climate change”, economic policy, welfare and disability issues will all be on the table and will be approached from an unashamedly conservative view point.

    Many people have been calling for the rise of a new mainstream conservative party. Well, if we get a seat in NSW, we’re here. Wait a little while for the Senate results, wait until the party restructures for its national profile, and join us. We can become the alternative conservative to those disaffected with the Lib/Nat.

    • Thank you for your take on this subject Mark, and well done and good luck with the work you are doing. If you would like to wxpand on these thoughts, we would be happy to publish them. You can email us at editors@xyz.net.au if you are interested.

    • Robyn

      You certainly haven’t read their manifesto. They are not a single issue party. Don’t comment before you have the facts!

    • Bikinis not Burkas
    • Wendy

      This assertion of yours that ALA is a one issue party is exactly what the mainstream press want you to believe. Go to their website and check out their other policies, they are far from a one issue party! As I said in my earlier post here, ALA are not the radical right wingers the mainstream press appears to have put into your and other people’s head Mr Imisides. Without any credible advertising – not of their making – getting the word out about them was close to impossible. Combine this with Pauline Hanson jumping on the anti Islam bandwagon with her celebrity status and it was quite evident a couple of weeks out from the election that ALA had a huge task ahead of them. However, given all of that, they still polled very well for what is probably the youngest party in the election, we achieved about 2% of the vote for our house of reps candidate and he was only endorsed about 8 weeks out from the election. Our Electoral Support Group has met and we are putting together plans to get our name out there between now and the next election (probably the Qld State Election, but if Turncoat spits the dummy again it could be sooner for another Federal Election). We have learned a lot in the last 5 months that our ESG has been in place, both good and bad. We won’t be going away anytime soon, we’re going to be more efficient at what we do and we will be at the next election and showing a much better result that this one, even though we’re really proud of what we did achieve at this election.

  • Mellymel

    Michael Smith News had good background information of the ALA’s Bernard Gaynor and team. Michael’s prior policing skills and attention to detail provide incredible informative journalism. Worth checking out http://www.michaelsmithnews.com

    • Thank you for the tip, Mellymel.

      • Mellymel

        You’re welcome David

  • Mike

    I think things have to get worse before the ALA will get traction, when people are really being effected by muslims, the economy, Poltical Correctness and social issues. It is only recently in Europe that right wing movements have started to get significant support because all these problems are more pronounced there. In Australia the water has not got warm enough for the frog to think about jumping out of the pot.. But for sure Australia will follow Europe downhill and ALA will start to widen it’s appeal.

  • SimonTigey

    I voted ALA in the senate with One Nation second preference. They were blocked from advertising during this election campaign by the leftist anti-free speech bullies, but next election i expect them to do much better now that One Nation have opened the floodgates.

  • Gassius

    It would be a shame if the ALA did not now at least have a yarn to Pauline Hanson about how they might co-operate in future.

    • Bikinis not Burkas

      ALA will not co-operate with One Nation.

    • Bikinis not Burkas

      We have been approached and the Executive Board will consider the possibility of amalgamation or forming of alliances with smaller parties and political interest groups that share our core values. Our board will hold discussions with interested parties and groups over the next weeks. This does not include the One Nation party, religious or nationalist/racist groups.

  • Archangel

    Replying to Gassius: I was a paid up member of ALA and during the election campaign did work on pre-poll and on polling day spent all day handing out how to vote flyers. I received an e-mail from
    their management saying that they are considering talking to other like-minded groups but NOT One Nation. I then cancelled my membership of ALA. The only sensible course of action is for all these groups to amalgamate and present a gi-normous and utterly united front to all and sundry.
    Malcolm Turnbull is a disaster waiting to happen (again) on the Australian political. Bring on the day when he goes!

    • Wendy

      That’s a pity that you cancelled your membership Archangel. ALA is a really good, down to earth and grounded party, unlike One Nation, which seems to lurch from one populist topic to the next without much research or understanding of the complexities of the topics. ALA is also run by the members, our suggestions are taken on board by the powers that be, unlike One Nation where it is one person’s opinion or the highway. While I hope Pauline does well in parliament and tells them what the ordinary Aussie is thinking, I do fear that she’s going to say something that proves she has not properly understood the issues that most Aussies are concerned about. If that happens hopefully people will look to the ALA as the steady party to follow.

  • thefinn

    I tend to mirror the writer in my outlook between one nation and ALA, Pauline went from “Please explain the Asians” to “Please explain the Muslims” and most of the nation didn’t bat an eye. I can’t really get past the fact that at the end of the day – she’s just a racist.

    Now upon saying that I put her second because frankly the issue of Islam requires a fight to be put up and I don’t care if it has to be Pauline Hanson that does it.

    Now that she’s in however, I consider the possibility that she could do more harm than good. She’s likely to say the wrong thing at some point putting the entire path to a solution at risk.

  • syssipus

    Other than Bernard Gaynor in the senate race, it was very difficult to find any information on house of reps candidate in Fisher. I contacted the A.LA. three times to find out information about the candidate . Would not oblige me other than his profile on their web page.Not Good Enough. I HAVE BEEN VOTING SINCE 1963 and I have witnessed too many leeches riding along on party names ,to become expensive ornaments sucking on the government teat. If somebody wants to represent me at least be pro active in the community open yourselves up to scrutiny so we can see the measure of the man/woman

    • Bikinis not Burkas

      syssipus, all you had to do was get on the ALA website put your pointer on candidates, then click on Queensland, scrolling down to the bottom of the page was the bio of John Spellman and at the very end was his email address johnspellman@australianliberty.org you then could have contacted John and exchanged phone numbers, I am sure he would have obliged.
      Are you aware that volunteers during an election are very thin on the ground and therefore are run off their feet. Please forgive them.

      • Sissipus

        Did that , came out of the experience none the wiser.

  • Steve B

    ALA needs to start advertising for the next election now. As mentioned before, they have the evidence to back up their arguments, not just rely on hearsay and populist argument…

  • Deano

    The ALA could feed off the MSM’s attempts to block their rights to advertise and turn it into an internet based campaign teaser. For example:-
    “The mainstream media want us kept a secret. Find out why at http://australianlibertyalliance.org/
    The Liberal Party might accept advertising money to run it. After all, Malcolm’s money won’t be on offer again.

  • ALA is not a grassroots movement as the party claims. Australia does not need another Conservative party. Australia needs a national patriotic party that is not afraid to roll up its sleeves and fight on every strata of struggle for our identity and economic benefit and existence.

    • Australians against Halal

      Not nice Nick wait till I see you next time!