Anonymous ID: 0caa4b June 20, 2022, 7:45 p.m. No.16480588   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>0790 >>0810 >>0982 >>1037 >>1065 >>1217

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese breaks the law and his first election promise as he keeps National Cabinet secret from the public


Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has broken Freedom of Information laws which are the same laws PM Albanese accused Scott Morrison of breaking as recently as December 2021. Senator Rex Patrick has taken the initial steps to have it tested in court, if need be, in the near future which will be extremely embarrassing for PM Albanese and the government.


When Anthony Albanese was opposition leader last year, he attacked the federal government for not releasing documents from the National Cabinet because the government claimed they were protected from freedom of information laws as the “National Cabinet” was a sub-committee of the Federal Cabinet which is protected from freedom of information laws.


But a judgment by Justice Richard White found that the “National Cabinet”, which was set up by Scott Morrison and is nothing more than the Prime Minister and State Premiers, did not have any relationship with the federal cabinet.


In August 2021 Senator Rex Patrick won a case in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal with Justice Richard White: “finding the national cabinet was not, as the prime minister had contended, a subcommittee of the federal cabinet.”


White concluded none of the documents sought by Patrick under FOI were an “official record of a committee of cabinet” and were, therefore, not covered by the cabinet exemption.


Katy Gallagher, the shadow finance minister and chair of the Senate select committee on Covid-19, told Guardian Australia she would move for immediate disclosure of key documents outlining the pandemic response. (Click here to read more)


But Scott Morrison and his government refused to hand over the documents.


In December 2021 it was reported:


Albanese, who has also attempted to get national cabinet documents under FOI, told Guardian Australia the department’s decision to reject his request was “extraordinary”, warning that the prime minister’s department was “not above the law”.


“Mr Morrison’s obsession with secrecy has undermined the law that protects all Australians’ right to know and, if left unchecked, threatens other fundamental rights,” he said. (Click here to read more)


In March 2022 the then shadow attorney general, Mark Dreyfus told the Canberra Times Labor would unwind the secrecy scheme in government.


“But Labor’s position is that it was never subject to cabinet-in-confidence rules for FOI requests, and we would adhere to this in office.” (Click here to read more)


Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and the National Cabinet


The National Cabinet, which is the Prime Minister and State Premiers and has nothing to do with the Federal Cabinet, met on Friday the 17th of June 2022. The day before Senator Rex Patrick sent an FOI request to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (as per below) seeking “The agenda and associated papers related to the national cabinet meeting scheduled to take place on 17 June 2022”.

Anonymous ID: 0caa4b June 20, 2022, 7:48 p.m. No.16480603   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>0764

Biden State Department Racial Equity Rep Says White Diplomats Like America Too Much


The Biden State Department this month named its first ever special representative for racial equity and justice. The newly minted envoy, Desirée Cormier Smith, once slammed white diplomats for being overly "protective" of the United States and lacking the "empathy" of their minority counterparts.


Smith, a self-described "Black activist," made the comments in an October 2020 interview. At the time, Smith served as senior policy adviser for Open Society Foundations, the think tank funded by Democratic billionaire donor George Soros. The State Department on Friday announced Smith’s appointment to the post, which was created to "confront systemic racism and injustice around the world." The State Department described Smith as a "racial justice expert with a deep and steadfast commitment to equity and justice for all."


Smith may have to temper her racially charged views in her new role. The State Department prohibits statements that show "hostility toward an individual because of his or her race." Department guidelines also prohibit discriminatory harassment in the form of "racial epithets, ‘jokes,' offensive or derogatory comments, or other verbal or physical conduct based on an individual's race/color."


In an interview with the Black Diplomats podcast, Smith discussed her earlier work as a foreign service officer. She said her white colleagues displayed an "ownership" mentality when awarding visas to foreign applicants. White diplomats, Smith said, "were so protective of the United States, and they didn't want anybody who could sully the image of the United States because it's this perfect shining city on a hill."


"We also come with a certain humility that I would say that a lot of white foreign service officers lack," Smith said of her fellow minority diplomats. "We approached it with so much more empathy."


Smith has spoken openly about her activist role at Foggy Bottom, where she has served as senior adviser in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs.


"Black activists like myself are still working through the United Nations to defend human rights and freedoms for all," Smith wrote in a column for the Grio in March. She said she worked "relentlessly" to elect a critical race theory scholar, Justin Hansford, to the United Nations Permanent Forum of People of African Descent.


Smith is not the only Biden State Department official to come under fire for controversial statements.


Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, the department’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, complained in a 2020 podcast interview about the "white male-dominated" national security field. She said that as a minority woman, she was "probably better prepared than my male colleagues, certainly my European-American colleagues."


Jalina Porter, who until recently served as deputy spokeswoman at Foggy Bottom, has said the ​​"largest threat to U.S. national security are U.S. cops." Porter left the State Department earlier this month.

Anonymous ID: 0caa4b June 20, 2022, 7:49 p.m. No.16480607   🗄️.is 🔗kun

N.Y. Gov. Hochul slams pro-lifers as 'Neanderthals' after attacks on nearly 30 facilities


One of the pro-life pregnancy centers that was attacked earlier this month is in Buffalo.


Democratic New York Gov. Kathy Hochul criticized pro-life Americans as "Neanderthals" after nearly 30 pro-life pregnancy centers have been attacked across the country.


Hochul made the comment last week as she signed legislation "to immediately protect the rights of patients and empower reproductive healthcare providers in anticipation of a final decision by the Supreme Court on abortion access," according to her office's press release.


"This is the United States of America, where freedom and liberty are supposed to mean something," Hochul said in her speech. "It's the rock upon which we were founded. It is supposed to mean something. Except in the eyes of some Neanderthals, who say women are not entitled to those rights."


Earlier in June, in Buffalo, N.Y., CompassCare pro-life pregnancy center was firebombed in an attack that broke windows and set the medical office on fire, The Daily Wire reported. The center was also vandalized with graffiti that read, "Jane Was Here," which is a phrase that the pro-abortion group called Jane's Revenge uses.


CompassCare CEO Jim Harden told The Daily Wire, "Refusal to equally enforce the law on behalf of those whose ideology differs from that of the political elite, turns people like pro-lifers into second-class citizen. Either all of us are equal under the law, without qualification, including pre-born boys and girls, or equality is just a word politicians use to manipulate the masses."


CompassCare is just one of 28 offices of pro-life groups and pregnancy resource centers that have been vandalized or attacked since the draft Supreme Court opinion overturning Roe v. Wade was leaked last month, according to Catholic Vote.


The FBI told The Daily Wire last week that it is "investigating a series of attacks and threats targeting pregnancy resource centers and faith-based organizations across the country."