The Word Art above shows an image of my father and his younger brother and sister at Air Kaca, General Douglas MacArthur’s national heritage listed waterhole in Morotai, Indonesia. The word art is copyright Geoff Fox 2022. The open letter below to Australia’s new Prime Minister is published under a Creative Commons license. I encourage other people to copy or recreate part or all of this letter in accordance with their own beliefs and send it to Anthony Albanese under their own names.
To: Anthony Albanese.
You said that the Australian people have voted for change. You write on twitter: “I want to bring people together and lead a government that is as courageous, hard-working and caring as the Australian people.”
Here is a list of changes I hope for in Australia, things that I hope you will care about and work for:
1. Will you find out how many people lockdowns killed? How many old people in aged care were so grief stricken at being cut off from their families that they stopped eating and died? How many suicides did lockdowns cause?
2. Will you protect the human rights which have been trashed in Australia? Freedom of speech? Freedom of movement? The right to consent and not be compelled to take any medical treatment?
3. Will you address the contempt for mothers which has characterized the feminist era?
5. Will you reduce the debt that threatens to destroy Australia’s future?
6. Will you work to make certain that no Australian religious leader can ever again be thrown into jail because he had conducted a mass in a cathedral.
7. Will you make it impossible for politicians to use family violence courts against people like me? In 2015-16, I wanted to celebrate WW2 and human rights. From within your political party I was arrested by police and taken to a Family Violence Court and threatened with jail.
8. Will you make certain that no political candidate in an Australian election can ever again disappear into the prison system for unkown reasons during an election campaign? That happened to one good man I met this year in Melbourne. Do you care about this, Anthony Albanese?
Geoff Fox, 23rd May, 2022, Melbourne