13 June 1999
The Australian Prime Minister who has been acting up
waltzing Matilda by calling everyone "mate" has done a Hitler. He
has done a Hitler by attempting to affect the membership of parliament
The facts uncovered by Senator Faulkner seem to be
So Prime Minister Johnny Hitler, acting on the
that Section 47 applies, appears to have passed legislation that
did not have a pecuniary involvement with the commonwealth,
direct conflict with the facts, in what appears to be a conspiracy by
coalition to avoid possible application of Section 44(v) of the
Constitution to the removal of MP Entsch.
- Parliamentarian Entsch was company secretary
of a Cape York Concrete.
- During 1969 -1978 MP Entsch was an RAAF
- The RAAF awarded a contract for supply of
- The CYC contract was awarded without
- The Australian Constitution (Section
44(v)) states that any person with any direct or indirect
interest in any agreement with the Public Service of the Commonwealth
than as a member and in common with the other members of an
company consisting of more than twenty-five persons shall be incapable
of being chosen or of sitting as a senator or a member of the House of
- The Prime Minister, acting under the umbrella
47 of the constitution which reads Until the Parliament otherwise
any question respecting the qualification of a senator or member of the
House or Representatives, or respecting a vacancy in either House of
Parliament, and any question of a disputed election to either House,
be determined by the House in which the question arises has caused
the house of Representatives to determine that Mr. Entsch does not
any direct or indirect pecuniary interest with the public service of
commonwealth by reason of any contract .. and is therefore not
of sitting as a member..
SPIN notes that the wording of Section 47 is
One intent of the section would have been to provide a flexible method
for solving novel situations. The meaning that Prime Minister has
allocated contradicts an existing constitutional rule.
Why did SPIN draw a parallel with Hitler?
you see, Adolf didn't win the elections of 1933, he was a few seats
of a majority. He achieved his majority by ordering the police to
arrest communists, including (quite incidental I am sure) the communist
party members in the Reichstag.
Neat Huh? Hitler broke no laws, did
But think what Johhny Hitler could do if he is had a
dubious seats after an election.
What is the penalty for
to enact legislation calculated
to circumvent the due
of the Australian Constitution???
SPIN is considering of taking advantage of section
46 of the Constitution
46. Until the Parliament otherwise provides, any person declared
by this Constitution to be incapable of sitting as a senator or as a
of the House of Representatives shall, for every day on which he so
be liable to pay the sum of one hundred pounds to any person who sues
it in any court of competent jurisdiction.
Spin can not calculate whether it is worth sueing. The answers
to two important questions would settle the matter.
It is on such small pecuniary considerations that
the fate of nations rests.
- Can the penalty be upgraded proportionally with Senator's
pay was 400 pounds. We multiply by 200 to give a Senator's pay
($80,000) can we multiply the 100 pounds by 200 to get $20,000 penalty
- In a conspiracy all conspirators are judged on the crime
Can SPIN charge all members of the coalition $20,000 per sitting day?
Despite the media hype, SPIN believes that the
won the war.
Possibly there are a few other people in our great
who think that the news reports coming out about the Balkans are just a
bit too "pat".
We always knew that representative democracy had a
problems. Perhaps it is time that we the people took a more
interest in the affairs of government.
Last week, our banner was:
POLITICIAN ALWAYS WINS
From the Indonesian results we see