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1. Credit to:… “There are groups of people with tremendous power, who have incredible influence on almost EVERY nation. They torture and kill, overthrow countries, traffic drugs, undermine our politicians and can spy on almost everyone. They operate in
2. SECRET. and are often referred to as
“THE DEEP STATE”. - Peter Stefanovic Sky News
In this special investigation, Sky News speaks to former spies, politicians and investigative journalists, to uncover if the rumours are true. Is US President Donald Trump at war with the “Cabal
3. ”, the “Unelected Deep State Operatives”? Since this investigation was aired, it is worth noting that during the week of June 9, 2020 the following has happened in the US, all led by the Trump Administration, in the war to “bring down the Deep State”.
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I have never desired a change to the system for choosing the Parliamentary Leader of the Australian Greens.
I use these words carefully, as the Parliamentary Leader is not the leader of the #Greens, although they have inspired many Australians to join our Party.
I have cast a vote in party preselections since 2004 at a local, state and federal level. Ahead of every election in this country we select people from within our number to represent us and work with their colleagues - Green and otherwise - to implement our policy platform. 2/
Our candidates, Councillors and MPs remain members of our State and Territory Parties, bound by the rules which we cooperatively design and support.

The Australian Greens are not our Federal Parliamentary team. 3/
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It's here! Our new report on what the various manifestos have to say about Brexit #GeneralElection2019, #GeneralElection, #Election2019, #Brexit, #ConservativeManifesto, #LabourManifesto, #LibDems, #SNP, #PlaidCymru, #Greens, #BrexitParty 1/25
It tells you everything you need to know about the party positions on the Brexit process, the future relationship and much more. We hope this report sets out in a clear and straightforward way what they’re all pledging to do. 2/25
First, let me thank all of those who have contributed: @CSBarnard24, @matt_bevington, @CharlieBEU, @hayward_katy, @McEwen_Nicola, @jdportes, @jillongovt, @DanielWinc, @DrAlanWager, @salterjp 3/25
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#GE2019 #GeneralElection2019

Are you still #undecided?
Are you thinking of voting #LibDem? Think very hard: your vote may get you a very bad #Brexit.
You want to #Remain & that's why you're voting #LibDem?
But the #LibDems can't #RevokeArticle50 unless they win the election. In 2017 they won 12 seats. They need 326 MPs to win. How many do they need to claim a mandate to #Revoke?
Maybe the #LibDems can form a minority government?
Could a minority government #RevokeArticle50? Even for that the #LibDems would need at least 200 seats. And what other parties would they then need for success? The #SNP might vote to #RevokeArticle50, but would they be enough?
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----- #JOINtheDOTS -----

#QUESTION = WHO is Really at Fault for OZ Demise ??
1 = Detractors
2 = Enablers
3 = Providers
4 = Ignores
5 = Presenters
6 = Advocates
7 = Lazy
8 = Blind to Reality
9 = Stupid
10 = Appeasers

WHO are YOU ??
Did You allow it ??


Bill enshrines Legislation principles of multiculturalism & diversity in law is consistent with state legislation & ensures multilateral & ongoing support
#NOTE = Above is
WHAT they are Doing
HOW they are doing
WHERE they are doing

NOW = This is #WHY they are doing

Are YOU still Allowing it ??
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Imagine the social segregation of not being able to attend your best friend's 40th Birthday party because it's held in a restaurant that doesn't accept #indue #CashlessDebitCard
Imagine not being able to take your mum out on Mother's Day or dad on Farther's Day for lunch or dinner because local businesses aren't pre-registered for #CashlessDebitCard #indue
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Today is possibly .@theresa_may's last day as PM, if .@BorisJohnson can command a majority (which is in some doubt...)

So it's a great opportunity to look back at some of the *highlights* of Mrs May's premiership in memes👇
13 JUL 2016: May was appointed as PM and named her Cabinet shortly thereafter, surprising many by giving 3 of the top #Brexit-related jobs to arch-brexiters Boris Johnson, David Davis & Liam Fox. Sheer folly, or genius in making them own what they'd sold? Sadly, the former😢
5 OCT 2016: With such a narrow result, the country could be forgiven for expecting May to propose a consensual solution, as Norway PM Erna Solberg had done in a similar situation. Most Remainers would've accepted #Norway.

May's #CitizensOfNowhere speech crushed all hope.
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I’m honoured to be the new Greens spokesperson for International Development. As someone born in the Global South taking on this role, I am looking forward to bringing a new perspective #Greens #auspol Image
Global poverty is the result of colonialism, structural inequalities, and grossly unfair neoliberal trade and debt systems. We must look at overseas aid as a global justice issue.
I am inspired by the words of Uruguayan author Eduardo Galeano, “Poverty is not written in the stars; underdevelopment is not one of God's mysterious designs”.

I said in my first speech to parliament that we must reject simplistic solutions and tackle the root causes.
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Have you heard of #Hotelling’s Law? In a two party system, it says that you get most votes by minimising the political distance between the parties. It’s worked well in the past, but it’s about to bring an end to both #Labour and the #Tory party. 1/n…
Hotelling’s law worked really well for Tony #Blair. #Thatcher had moved the Tory party to the right, so #NewLabour had an opportunity to increase its vote share by also moving rightwards. 2/n
Politics had shifted. Both parties held broadly similar policies. Blair’s political stance, although to the left of Thatcher’s, was much further right than any Labour leader previously (or since). Labour was able to capture ground that the Tories had left unguarded. 3/n
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#EuropeanElection2019 results in #Belgium interesting… big gains were the far-right Flemish party (+8.3%), the far-left Workers’ Party (+8.6%), and the #Greens (+3.6% if you include both the French and Flemish Green parties). The combined Greens makes them 2nd largest.
Interesting that both the Workers’ Party and the Greens can claim to be national parties, and together now hold almost 21% of the vote, much larger than the largest party, the N-VA (the Flemish nationalist conservative party) at 16%.

But as ever this country will remain unruly.
As a last note, #Greens continue to sweep Brussels, winning in even more than last year’s municipal elections, including my commune of Forest + St Gilles, Ixelles, Etterbeek, etc., and second in most other communes, including in conservative Uccle, Waterloo, etc.
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The broad ‘progressive’ side of Australia risks drawing all the wrong conclusions from the election - especially about climate and Adani - and it could cost us all dearly.

(A thread /1)
One of the biggest mistakes came when people accepted the implication that Adani/coal = jobs. From the moment that ALP MPs and candidates were being effectively forced to sign pledges to support coal projects because of ‘jobs’, the LNP got a massive boost. /2
Adani, of course, wants to automate its whole endeavour and provide only 1,400 jobs. The right knows this & had been seeking to fight the whole thing as part of a culture war, with coal as a proxy. That was a fight they were doomed to lose. /3
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BXP has no manifesto, no detailed policies & no plan for #Brexit (no, "just walk away" isn't a serious plan outside of a pub!)

Why are people willing to vote for a shady outfit that isn't a party, has dodgy finances & will likely adopt #UKIP's *no work* habit?
What's more, BXP now say they want to run in the next GE, even though the leader admits #Brexit isn't the answer to any of our domestic problems — you know, all those problems Leave voters thought Brexit was going to fix.

Somehow it feels like this is all about the salary and perks for some of the BXP's candidates, and that they're not taking the business of representing our country in an international forum seriously - as indeed those who were previously part of UKIP never have.

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1. As lead candidates are gearing up for the #telleurope debate tonight I thought I would do a mini #thread on how I see the @Europarl_EN elections playing out.
2. One of the problems with these elections is that they are seen as 'second-order' elections and attract little public interest. Ever since 1979 the turnout has been decreasing and in 2014 reached record low 43 %.
3. It is unclear if turnout will be higher this time. But there are reasons to believe that this will be the case at least in some MS. According to @PolitykaInsight 38 % voters could go to the polls in PL whereas in 2014 only 24 % voted. UK turnout could also be a bit higher
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#QUESTION = Are ALL Politicians absolutely LYING to the Australian Public about the Issue of -; #MIGRATION ??

See the Below Thread & Judge for Yourself

#REMEMBER = To make an informed choice for Voting requires ALL information to be presented
#QUESTION = Has that Happened ??
#ALP = Increasing Australia’s annual humanitarian intake of refugees to 27,000 by 2025 to address the global humanitarian crisis
Providing $450 million in funding over three years to support #UNHCR both globally and in South East Asia and the Pacific;
#GREENS = Full implementation by Australia of 1994 UN International Conference on Population & Development Program Action
+ Increase overseas aid budget to #minimum of 0.7% of GNI
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Labor’s plan for childcare is a step in the right direction but it does not abolish the Coalition’s unfair activity test which we know has negatively impacted access to childcare for disadvantaged families. #greens #auspol2019 #AusVotes2019
"The Greens believe that the 100% subsidy should be extended to more families. Under our plan, four in five families will receive free childcare. #greens #auspol2019 #AusVotes2019
It is good to see Labor partially adopting Greens policies, particularly for one hundred percent subsidies. We will keep pushing them for a more ambitious childcare policy so families and particularly women aren't left behind.#greens #auspol2019 #AusVotes2019
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Ah, the #EuropeanParliamentElection knocks at the door! Let’s see who is #campaigning for what…In #Italy, a #rightwingcoalition calls for a #guaranteedincome, #largerpensions, and resistance to the heavy-handed #austerityprograms enforced by the #EuropeanUnion.
In #France, some #rightwinggroups champion #fight against #climatechange, decry #exploitation of #foreignworkers, growing #economicinequality. What about the #centerright and #centerleft parties? #Polls show they will lose their #majority, and the Euroskeptics bag 30+% of seats.
However, #Euroskeptic, like #populist, is a term that obscures more than it reveals. #Spain’s leftist #Podemos isn’t likely to break bread with #Italy’s rightist #NorthernLeague-#M5S, but both are considered #Euroskeptic. Some are really #wolves but wear #sheepskins.
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The #Greens have today launched our human rights based approach to Aged Care including 50,000 home care packages and a pay rise for aged care workers… #auspol #agedcare #AgedCareRC
It's been clear for years now that there are significant issues within the aged care sector and for too long aged care has been put in the too hard basket. We can’t keep tinkering around the edges. We need a comprehensive plan for how we are going to care for older Australians.
Our plan: 1. Guarantees a human rights based approach to aged care 2. Provides funding for an additional 50,000 Level 3 and 4 Home Care Packages over three years at a cost of $5.491billion
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"Did you notice that the Morrison government has slashed Australia's Paris climate target in half?"

The #Greens did, and we're bloody furious about it. Here's the simple version of the conservatives' latest bastardry (a thread).

Over 20 years ago, at the 1997 Kyoto climate Conference, Australia joined other countries to work out what our first 'target' for reducing emissions would be. Australia insisted on receiving special treatment and demanded it be allowed to INCREASE our carbon emissions.

So our first target: We could INCREASE our emissions by 8% on 1990 levels over 2008-2012 (and 1990 was a very high year for emissions).

Beating this weak target wasn't difficult at all.

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Mega Thread of Opinion (1 of 52)

My take on #Election2019, is one that will surprise all #Canadians who will take the #time to read past this #headline. It will be a #long #series of #tweets that will be #purely #honest & straight to the #point.
This #series of tweets will contain #jabs at #voters, the #media & our #political #parties & they are #jabs, that in my own #opinion are #merited. Agree or don’t agree, I won’t care, but it needs to be said to ease my conscience in the lead up to our election!
In 2015, Canada’s #media, declared that #Trudeau & .@liberal_party outflanked the @NDP on leftist policies & for the 1st time in recent history the media supported large deficits & destruction of our country’s finances over a more balanced approach. Let’s stop here for a sec.
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The Government must suspend #robodebt during the legal challenge in the Federal Court #centrelink #auspol #greens…
Two years ago I chaired the senate inquiry into the #robodebt debacle and the evidence we heard was both devastating because of the human consequences and gobsmacking in the brazen way the Gov threw out fairness to pick on some of the most vulnerable people #auspol #greens
Since that senate inquiry the Government has tweaked around the edges, but it has not addressed the underlining unfairness of the program and people are still being harassed for money they do not owe and cannot pay #auspol #greens #robodebt #centrelink
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1/ Transparency International (@anticorruption) have just released their 'corruption perception index' rankings for the last year

It's a global rank of government corruption. We came 13th #Auspol #DemocracyForSale…
2/ Since 2012, we've slipped from 7th to 13th and to be honest, it's not actually that hard to see why...

3/ In that same time period (since 2012), @LiberalAus and @AustralianLabor have received more than $100 million from some of the biggest corporations in #Auspol (and the World!) through political donations, or other means - such as 'business forums'
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Labor is voting with the Coalition to take support away from migrants. Their decision is punitive & reeks of xenophobia.

I know the impact their vote will have, because 27yrs ago the support I received when I arrived in Australia is the only reason I'm here today

1/x #auspol
I came here as a migrant in 1992, with my husband, my one year old son and 2 suitcases - A very typical migrant story.
My husband and I - both engineers- were told that there was an acute shortage in Australia and there were lots of jobs available for us. But when we got here, things were quite different. We applied for hundreds of jobs and never got a look in.
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