Two Great Victories Down Under

It is nice to get some wins now and then:

Great news from the southern hemisphere! In Australia the Voice referendum was defeated handily, while in neighbouring New Zealand the deplorable Labour government has been turfed out in its federal election. It seems like a pretty good Saturday to me! Let me speak to each in turn.

The Voice

Thankfully the Voice referendum has failed. It seems like the vote at this point is 56 per cent for the No case and 44 per cent for the Yes case. But it is the federal seat count that matters, with around 130 of the 150 seats appearing to vote no. Four of the six states had to win for this to pass. At the time of this writing, not one state approved it!

People power has prevailed. The divisive and racist Voice has been shot down in flames by the people of Australia. It even seems that 40 per cent of Labor electorates rejected it! And many aboriginal people voted against it as well with the No vote as high as 70% in some places. And this despite all the claims made that they would overwhelmingly embrace it!

So where to now for Albanese? Good question. He wasted over $400 million of taxpayer money. But we know he failed big time, as did so many in the Yes crowd who pushed often nasty and quite misleading information for so long. He and them were clearly out of touch with actual Australians who were far more worried about things like the cost of living. Albo and the Yessers targeted the elites. The No folks targeted ordinary people.

Yes supporters like Ray Martin calling us who had real concerns about it “dinosaurs and dickheads” did not help their cause either. Ordinary Australians greatly resented ugly and uncalled for attacks like that. Also, a year ago some two-thirds of Australians supported the Voice. Today it seems close to that many Australians rejected it. So are the majority of Aussies now racist, while they were not racist a year ago?

Albo can’t blame the electorate – he can’t blame the media who were quite onside, But already those who lost are whining about hatred, racism and fear campaigns. Hmm, talk about sore losers. And this despite the massive spending by the Yes group. Banks had put in $7 million in funding for the Yes campaign. The woke corporate world had $100 million spent on this – a tiny fraction of that spent on the No campaign. One person posted this on the social media:

List of Companies based in Australia yet FOREIGN owned promoting the YES campaign and pouring millions into it:

ANZ (Major shareholders are Black Rock and Vanguard Group)

CBA (Top shareholder group = Vanguard Group)

NAB (Top shareholder group = Vanguard Group)

Westpac (Top shareholder group = Vanguard Group)

Coles (Top shareholder group = Vanguard Group)

Woolworths (Top shareholder group = Vanguard Group and BlackRock)

Wesfarmers (Top shareholder group = Vanguard Group and BlackRock)

Telstra (Top shareholder group = BlackRock)

Qantas (Top shareholder group = Vanguard Group)

BHP (73% owned by American investors)

Newcrest Mining (Top shareholder group = Vanguard Group and BlackRock)

Rio Tinto (Top shareholder group = BlackRock and China)

Transurban (Top shareholder group = Vanguard Group)

Woodside Energy (Top shareholder group = Vanguard Group and BlackRock)

Atlassian (Top shareholder group = Vanguard Group)

The Yes side had almost all the money, almost all the media, and almost all the corporate backing, and so on. Speaking of advertising: for the past ten days or so I have been watching my little-used Foxtel. I only have had two channels on – both conservative: Fox News and Sky News. During this period I must have seen at least 100 Yes ads aired. I did not see even one No ad! That is telling for a few reasons:

-As I said, the Yes camp is awash with funds, be it government, corporate or what have you.

-Yes, the media depends on revenue from ads but one would have thought so-called conservative networks would try to get a bit less Yes advertising and just a bit of No advertising. Perhaps money really is their bottom line.

-Despite this completely unbalanced advertising blitz, the masses rejected it and went with common sense. Well done Aussie majority!

A few interesting snippets:

-The Yes camp had 70,000 volunteers working on election day yet they still lost.

-The seat of Lingiari, which covers the national icon Uluru, is set to vote No for the Voice to Parliament!

-This was a people’s revolt against arrogant and out-of-touch leadership.

-This shows we should let aboriginal people decide on their issues, not political activist groups, the Greens, and others.

-There were far too many unanswered questions: Who will be in on it? What will it cost? What about treaties, reparations, etc?

-There were 44 referendums before this one: only 8 won while 36 had failed.

-You need bipartisan support for a referendum to pass.

-Well done to Peter Dutton for standing strong here.

-Woke corporations are just as out of touch with ordinary Australians as are Labor and the activists.

-Australians clearly do not want to be divided by race.

Well done Australians!

New Zealand

Labour has finally been dumped by the New Zealand votes, with Christopher Luxon of the Nationals becoming the 42nd Prime Minister of the country. The centre-right parties have done very well, all up. Figures as of the time of this writing (with around 67% of votes counted) are:

National Party, 670,000 votes, 41 per cent

Labor Party, 430,000 votes, 26 per cent

Green Party, 171,000 votes, 10 per cent

ACT New Zealand, 152,000 votes, 9 per cent

New Zealand First Party, 102,000 votes, 6 per cent

Te Peti Maori, 41,000 votes, 3 per cent

Other, 69,000 votes, 4 per cent

Jacinta Ardern was horrific, especially in her lockdown tyranny, and her replacement Hipkins was another failure – he could not even deal with answering a question about ‘what is a woman?’:

It has been a long time in the wilderness for more conservative parties to be in power. Ardern first got in office in 2017. It is now time for a new face in government. We can pray for these new rulers that at the very least, they do far better than the previous lot.

Well done New Zealanders!

I will write more on these two wins in the days ahead.

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19 Replies to “Two Great Victories Down Under”

  1. It was truly a wonderful thing Bill, to see Aussies voting NO to systemic racism.

    Go the Deplorables!!!!

  2. It may be cynical to say this but the howls of racist will quickly be overwhelmed by other things. Important things like atrocities and so on. Real issues not fabricated and needless pontifications by the pompous left. Give them a tissue and walk past when their crocodile tears flow.

  3. Thanks for the huge effort by so many of you.
    We still have ” the gap”, and now we all need to find the solutions that have eluded us since the late ’60s when the Christian long term missions were closing down and welfare-ism and short term token involvement by government entities and workers were coming in.
    Humanism is not the solution,
    instead the answer is to be found in the principles given to us in the Kingdom of God.
    As each person finds their value as defined by God,
    as each person finds the transforming power of the Gospel in Christ,
    as each person intends to walk as a disciple of Jesus, and in the power of the Holy Spirit,
    then we will be on the way to achieve the outcomes we want so much.
    It is time to preach the good news again.

  4. To quote Andrew Hennessy:

    An indigenous mother of 4 from a remote community has defeated the;

    – Federal & State Governments
    – Big Business
    – Unions
    – Media & Entertainment Industry
    – Academia
    – AMA
    – Law Societies

    And the entire White Saviour establishment.

    Don’t ever mention the glass ceiling again.

  5. Great result! Now that most of the vote is counted it appears that over all the ‘Yes’ vote scored under 40%, and the ‘No’ vote above 60%. This is decisive and crushing.
    Some implications:
    1. Albo’s position is now untenable. He has staked everything on the Voice, talked about little else for the last year, and he has lost despite doing everything in his power to tip the outcome his way. He must go as a failed leader.
    2. The same goes for the hapless and feckless Linda Burney.
    3. Perhaps we will now see and hear less of “Welcome to country”, smoke ceremonies, and land ownership rhetoric at airports, public meetings, ferry terminals, etc. as a result of the vote.
    4. Jacinta Price has done brilliantly, yet against all odds, without funding, and in the face of abuse, threats, and intimidation all along the way. She has a stellar future ahead of her.
    5. Hopefully, while the activists will spit their predictable sour grapes and excuses in coming weeks; in the longer term their influence may well fade.
    6. Finally, you mentioned that the mainstream media was overwhelmingly on-side with ‘Yes’, but their rhetoric failed. I suspect that this is because more and more people are abandoning the MSM and turning to social media and Sky News for their news outlets. The media can say what they like as long as they like, but if few people are listening the media are bellowing into an echo chamber.

  6. A great result. Mind you Bill, Sky News is owned by Comcast who’s major shareholder is the Vanguard group.

  7. Thanks Stephen. As I have often said, there are many problems with the supposedly conservative Sky News and Fox News. Yet I am glad they are both there to a large extent – often giving us an alternative view on many things the lamestream media offers us.

  8. “…..Aboriginals…welfare…Constitution.



    Obscurum per obscurious. – a Latin saying.

    You are being told something obscure through something even more obscure.

    We are ALL still none the wiser as to what the Voice in reality, actually is.

    It’s immoral to then vote YES to something cloaked in obscurity, more so where the Constitution, and the welfare of Aboriginals are concerned. Every Australian unconsciously saw this. It is only natural to vote no.

    Hamas will outlast Albanese – as he’s been seriously wrong twice in just this last week alone. Wong….Labor is seriously weak all around.

    Meloni and now Price!

    Well, it is what is Bill. Thank the Lord. God Bless Bill.

  9. You must have written this a bit earlier.

    With the advantage of the WA timezone, I watched all the remote electorates (Durack where I am for now, and O’Connor in WA, Lingiari in NT, and similar in Qld and SA).

    EVERY ONE voted more firmly No than the metro electorates, indicating that the indigenous peoples were more against than for the Voice.

    So don’t let the elites get away with the lie that 80% of the indigenous population was for it, and that the remote peoples were voting Yes.

  10. There’s nothing to gloat about. The distribution by electorate shows that intelligent, educated people voted Yes, while the bogans and rural electorates voted No. It’s the No voters who are racist bigots.

    You can carry on all you like about “elites”, but the fact is that the ignorant and uneducated contribute little of value to society. We need “lifters” not “leaners”.

    The NZ vote is not what you seem to think it either. NZ is not America, thank goodness, and neither is Australia. Conservatism here is far more realistic and progressive than the utter madness of the GOP and Trumpism.

  11. Ha, I love it Marion! As my rules clearly state, I normally just bin the angry rants and brainless outbursts of loopy, emotive trolls. But every now and then you folks come along and so perfectly make my case that it is well worth letting the whole world see what inanities and reprehensible nonsense you guys are so willing to spout.

    Your ugly and condescending attitude is the perfect illustration and encapsulation of everything I – and the majority of Australians – have been concerned about. You are an arrogant, angry, elitist and out-of-touch bigot who clearly hates us mere peons and wants us out of the way. Why do I suspect that you would be the first to approve of me and the 8 million other voters being thrown into prison, or even executed, as enemies of the state – all because we are evidently dead weight, totally uneducated, and a deterrent to your ‘progressive’ and radical agendas. I love it when folks like you roll up here and fully and decisively verify everything I have been saying! Thanks again – I really appreciate it!

    As to NZ, it is pretty obvious that the majority of voters there no longer wanted your preferred leftist elitist government.

  12. Thank you for this coverage Bill ,
    I have shared your piece widely .
    Let the truth be known , I believe that
    The original Australians will be thankful for this act of people power .
    Even the very near future will bare this out .

  13. So Marion Thompson just labelled the indigenous voters in NO electorates as “bogans and racist bigots.” Stay in New Zealand Marion, we have a much higher regard for our indigenous fellow Australians.

  14. Hi Bill,

    We can be thankful that the “NO” vote won.

    What is concerning is that “YES” got as much as 40 %!

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