Monash University Journalism Article on Rise Up Australia Party

Daniel Nalliah, leader of the Rise Up Australia Party Picture Jackson StilesDear friends,

We’re forwarding the following Monash University Journalism Article by Jackson Stiles regarding Rise Up Australia Party for your interest.

The picture shows Pastor Daniel Nalliah flanked by two Israeli soldiers armed with automatic rifles – a happy snap from one of his tours of the Holy Land.

An Australian flag glints on his tiepin, another is perched in a vase of plastic flowers, and more are strewn across the many Rise Up Australia Party campaign posters in his office. 

In a silky Sri Lankan accent, which breaks into Aussie twang whenever he calls you mate, he tells you his party is misunderstood. 

“To be honest, I have no clue why they would call us extreme or racist. Our policies are very basic commonsense. If you look back in the ’50s, Labor and Liberal had very similar policies to us,” he says.

“I myself, being the leader and founder and national president of the party, am a black fellow, so it clearly shows that there is no racism. It’s a matter of nationalism.”

Outside the cool refuge of the party’s headquarters, the midday sun beats down savagely on Daniel’s 11-year-old Holden Commodore, doing its very best to fade the bright yellow bumper sticker that reads AUSTRALIA FOR JESUS.

Click the following link to keep reading.

http://artsonline.monash.edu.au/mojo/the-catch-22-of-micro-politics/

 

Posted on October 30, 2013 in Interview / Media, Policies, Rise Up Australia, Sharia

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  1. Admin
    December 13, 2013 at 6:13 am ·

    Thank you for contacting us. We are in the process of moving into our new premises over the next few weeks and will be in touch with you at a later date.

  2. Christopher Ring
    December 11, 2013 at 9:02 am ·

    Having previously read your policies,I found them to be very rational and practical.I am a very politically motivated person(not party political,but passionate about Realpolitik)holding a B.A.,with a double major in Historical and Philosophical Studies and Political Studies.Although I am not in a strong financial position,I would like to help the’Rise up Australia Party’ with the considerable assets of knowledge I believe I could contribute:I have a considerable library which I have put together over a considerable number of years.Please feel free to contact me,as I would like to contribute,even if only in a small way to the values and principles your party stands for.

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