Sunday, January 24, 2021

Australia Day on Tuesday

Tuesday is Australia Day, divisive between we white invaders from England a couple of hundred years ago and more recent immigrants, and those who have lived here for hundreds of thousands of years, the Australia Aborigine. Many of the original people refer to the day as Invasion Day. As I have said in the past, there needs to be a less divisive and more inclusive day to celebrate Australia rather than the day white men arrived from England.

Australia Day awards are handed out and folk receive honours such as an Order of Australia. The homophobic and all round nasty person Margaret Court, even though she has two lower awards, is about to receive the highest honour of the land. Last night I was busy contacting the Australia Day Awards Committee, the PM, with copies going to my Federal politician, my current State politician and my former State politician. 

I am not asking you but if you feel strongly, https://www.change.org/p/governor-general-oppose-margaret-court-s-australia-day-2021-honour

Attached is from  her church where she ministers. 


Here is what I wrote:

Firstly, why was the award leaked before it was awarded but I am pleased it has been which gives time for the committee to not proceed with the award.

So Margaret Court was a very good tennis player. She has already received two Australian honours for successfully playing sport in recognition and if either of them were recent, I think those awards were mistakes.

While not always the case, generally Australia in 2021 is not homophobic and it is an outrage the this homophobic extreme right wing religious nutter will be given the highest honour of the land.

I know the committee does not say why nominated people don't receive awards but I will be very interested to read why Court is up for an award who has all about being self when the very decent Dr Helen Caldicott who worked for the betterment of society and peoplekind was not. Did the committee consider her a rabble rouser leftie?

Attached is the aim of her church towards gay people. How can the committee possibly think she is an appropriate person in 2021 to receive the highest honour of the land? By giving her such an award you are endorsing an overtly homophobic person as worthy of honour and a person Australians should respect!

I have no respect for her and if she receives the award I have no respect for this committee.

I will add, there is a whole lot wrong with the way Australia Day awards are given. Get out there in the real world and find people who selflessly give their time and energy to society and not those who are paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for doing their jobs. And what is Court's wage from her church to do her job?

24 comments:

  1. My goodness, this is a shocker, and so very sad. Hugs, RO

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  2. Oh, Lord, even I've heard of Margaret Court and her homophobia. I can't believe they're giving her this recognition!

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    1. Steve, she is very much a supporter of our Federal party now in office and may be a sop to some of the religious people in the party.

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  3. Good Gawd, Andrew it's 2021! I've been around gay men and children and never observed any kind of paedo behaviour. However, I've observed far too much of it in so-called "straight" males.

    She's into Hate for hate's sake. Often closeted homosexuals themselves.

    I hope these pols cop themselves on.
    XO
    WWW

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    1. WWW, openly and well adjusted gay men are rarely a threat to children. What a disgrace.

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  4. I was very, very impressed that a local doctor is returning her award (given for her support of gay, transgender and people affected by HIV) because if Margaret Court's behaviour is valued hers is not. And so very sad that it has come to that.

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    1. I too was impressed by her EC. Yes, she is from your neck of the woods I believe.

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    2. She is. I need a new GP and was tempted - but other people need her particular skills and interests more than I do.

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    3. She is speaking to Trioli now on radio.

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    1. One word sums it up nicely, Cynthia.

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  6. Oh brother, why do the most useless judgemental people get the awards? Makes a mockery of the awards themselves.

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    1. Strayer, long have such awards been mocked by poor choices and omissions.

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  7. Anonymous11:02 am

    The day itself and these 'honours' are a joke. The powers that be pay lip service only to inclusiveness. Bunyip

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    1. Bunyip, no disagreement from me. Gough meant well but did not get it right.

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  8. It is beyond belief that some people still think homosexuality is something you can be brainwashed into.
    If she gets this award I will never set foot in a church again. Any church.

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    1. River, a really cynical person would suggest that she is receiving the honour because she is a minister within the Pentecostal church, the same church Prime Minister Morrison attends.

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  9. Like so many people who lean on a church's teaching, she's a nasty and twisted woman. You are 100% right, she should not be awarded honours for spreading hatred.

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    1. Thank you Cro and you are right. She is a spreader of hatred and not acceptance, or even tolerance.

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  10. Hi Andrew

    She wouldn't need a wage. She lives in a riverfront property with a tennis court in a very nice suburb in Perth. Her husband is the son and brother of two WA Premiers and she and Barry, the husband, have done OK.

    It does make One wonder(well, OK, me,I'm the One who is snippily wondering) how come sell all you have and give to the poor has no place in her life. Mind you, if I were married to Barry (go on, google him, you'll see why I say this), I'd probably feel a bit sour about life but she could just take a brisk walk or vacuum the Mansion, she doesn't need to start a Church and be hateful.

    Cheers Marie in Perth

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    1. Wow Marie. That is a lot of stuff I did not know. It adds a lot to her picture. Thanks.

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  11. Signed and shared Andrew. What a horrible woman!

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    1. Thanks Grace. Why are some people so horrible and intolerant, if not accepting.

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