General Immediate Media Release –23rd April 2014
From the Daily Telegraph, “This Friday, in two rugby matches featuring rival New Zealand and Australian teams, the national anthems will not be played. And all because of some crazy rule book that says they can’t.”
Let’s get this straight. This Friday, April 25th – for many our “National Day” – the Nation’s capital will host the Super Rugby “grand-final rematch” between the ACT Brumbies and N.Z’s Waikato Chiefs. At this venue the opportunity to honor our proud countries with our National Anthem will be not permitted.
This is hard to fathom because we, Australians, together with the New Zealanders constitute “ANZAC”.
Exactly 100 years ago, hostilities on the Eastern and Western fronts partially ceased when isolated games of football [soccer] erupted between shell-shocked Germans and Russian & British soldiers respectively.
Why has the normally joyful rendition of our proud songs been rugby tackled on this centenary year of peace?
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You may click the following link to listen a very interesting debate on ABC Radio with John Cleary as RUAP National President Daniel Nalliah takes on prominent Muslim leader and another Interfaith campaigner Professor Gary Bouma.
Please pass this on to everyone you know as it is very insightful.
The topic was limits to religious tolerance in Australia and the 18c Freedom of Speech.
Do people really have a right to bigotry in a multi-faith, multi-religious society?
When I was a teenager, I took my best friend’s Alsatian dog for a walk. I knew that the dog liked fighting other dogs so kept him on a short leash to avoid any trouble. Suddenly, as we were coming close to a house, a small dog started yapping and throwing itself against the closed wired gate. The Alsatian pulled me over to the gate and my heart pounded as I tried to take a firmer grip on the leash. Much to my surprise, he sniffed the little dog and turned away and continued walking. There was no bark, no growl and not even a snarl.
The Alsatian knew that the little dog was no threat and was not even worth its attention.
I learnt that day that the only people who can get under your skin are those whom you consider a threat. All others just exist and you need take no notice of them. Read more »
The Rise Up Australia Party Senate Re-Election Campaign Rally last Monday at the Old Melbourne Hotel in Perth was very exciting and challenging.
People who attended the meeting and heard the speeches from Jane Foreman, RUAP lead Senate Candidate, and RUAP National President Daniel Nalliah were greatly impacted.
There was a real sense of victory right throughout the meeting with people clapping and standing in agreement to Keep Australia Australian.
Many volunteered to help on the 5th of April as they were greatly impacted by how many RUAP policies have already been introduced by the current government.
To assist RUAP WA State Re-Election on Polling Day this Saturday 5th April please email Jane Foreman at firstname.lastname@example.org
A move to re-establish the practice of having dames and knights is a sign that Australia is maturing as a country. During Australia’s early years of British settlement we looked to the mother country for our cultural nourishment. The shock of being weaned when Great Britain turned its back on us in 1942, resulted in Australia turning to her big sister the United States for misguided policies, while we competed with our nearest sibling rival – New Zealand.
As Australia matured into its teenage years, vocal minorities used emotive language to Urge Australia to reject our heritage and to move forward on our own. Anything from the past was spurned. Anything the vocal minority disagreed with became taboo. Free speech became stifled. Read more »
Dear friends in Victoria,
You may click the following links to download a letter with important information that we recently sent to our Victorian members and a membership application form for you to register with our Victorian Division in preparation for the State Election in November.