I am a refugee in Australia from the Australian police state of Victoria. I have just voted in the current federal election.
On June 19, 2019, I wrote to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison from my true home, Indonesia, announcing: “I now renounce my Australian citizenship, in accordance with my right under Article 15 of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights to change my nationality.”
ScoMo has not written back and I have not withdrawn that renunciation. I was deported back to Australia against my will and now live here in economic poverty.
I do not consider myself an Australian citizen and therefore there is some doubt over whether or not I should vote in the election.
On a pre poll voting form given to me this morning, I informed the Australian Election Commission official who gave it to me, that I was not an Australian citizen and she allowed me to go ahead and vote.
In the House of Representatives, I voted for the United Australia Party candidate and put the police state candidates from the Labor Party, the Liberals and the Greens last.
In the Senate, I put the numbers 1 to 12 next to 11 libertarian candidates and one outstanding environmentalist candidate, Kammy Cordner Hunt (number 9). Kammy lived in the same building (top floor Jeopardy) as me at Trinity College Melbourne, when I was studying Latin and Philosophy there in my twenties. She was a wonderful warm open human being, who was very proud of the fact that her dad had captained the Victorian Australian Rules football team.
I will say a little bit here in order about the four Senate candidates I voted for first.
1. Krystle Mitchell This woman is a courageous, profoundly committed libertarian, who considers her life saved by Victoria Police when she became a police officer, but who then found that her conscience would not allow her to continue in that role:
She writes: “(I) witnessed government control increase in every aspect of our daily lives. Victoria Police turned from its ‘community-focused’ policing mentality toward a strict enforcement of health orders above all else. Our organisational values seemed to be thrown out the window. Video footage was emerging almost daily of police being over-zealous. Dan was on our TVs every night scolding, berating, or gas-lighting us. The protests pushing for less government control seemed pretty reasonable and not all that surprising to me, but my organisation’s response to them quickly escalated beyond any point of reason.” (Spectator Australia, 9th May, 2022)
2. Kelly Moran is one of many people I have met who are a magnificent tribute to the astonishing act of prodemocracy philanthropy of Mr Clive Palmer in setting up and funding the United Australia Party.
3. Morgan C Jonas is one of the best pro-freedom, anti-police state speakers in Australian politics right now. A star on the rise.
4. Morgan’s fiancée Monica Smit was thrown in jail and put on trial for exercising her human rights.
These are just some of the people who make me wish that I could be proud er to be Australian born than I am.
But as long as people like Scott Morrison cannot even answer a letter about my concerns and as longa s god libertarians continue to be thrown into jail in Australia for exercising their rights, i will be ashamed of the country of my birth.
Geoff Fox, 20th May, 2022, Terra Nullius