Australia’s “irrelevant” Crimes against Humanity pose serious social justice ethical issues for all Australian Christians who are, according to the tenets of their faith, required to “Speak up and defend the poor and see that justice is done.” (Proverbs chapter 31: verses 8 and 9).
For those unfamiliar with the Bible, it contains over 2,000 references to the poor and the need for Christians to help the poor. In fact, the only time that Jesus read from the Old Testament scriptures, he read a passage from Isaiah, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me to bring good news to the poor, and to set the captives free.” Christians who ignore the plight of the poor, actually deny their faith and the social justice message that Jesus constantly taught, both in word and in deed.
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The assumption that Australia is a fair and just society and that our nation’s national leaders are people of integrity has taken a massive reality-check pounding over the last 3 or 4 months. In addition to the Chilcot Report which makes it quite clear that in 2002-03, Prime Minister John Howard was not telling the truth when he claimed to have “irrefutable proof” that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, the following issues highlight more recent Crimes against Humanity perpetrated by the Australian Government:
1. On April 25th, the Full Bench of the Papua New Guinea Supreme Court ruled [in Case SC1497] that the PNG and Australia had violated both the PNG constitution and fundamental human rights that are protected by international conventions. The Court ruled that “Both the Australian and Papua New Guinea governments shall forthwith take all steps necessary to cease and prevent the continued unconstitutional and illegal detention of the asylum seekers or transferees at the relocation centre on Manus Island and the continued breach of the asylum seekers or transferees constitutional and human rights.” In his findings, Justice Terrance Higgins stated that “Treating those required to remain in the relocation centre as prisoners irrespective of their circumstances or status… is to offend against their rights and freedoms.”
2. An issue withheld by the mass media during the federal election campaign is the fact that the International Criminal Court of Justice (ICC) currently has 3 cases before it in which it is alleged that that the former Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, Attorney-General George Brandis, and the former Immigration Minister, now Treasurer, Scott Morrison, have committed Crimes against Humanity. ICC cases can be glacially slow and long, with the investigation of the former Bosnian President, Radovan Karadzic, taking 20 years before the ICC handed down a “Guilty” verdict and imposed a 40-year jail sentence.
3. On 1st July 2016, an amendment to Section 42A of the Social Security (Administration) Act was given “Royal Assent”. This amendment is unconstitutional and violates the civil rights of millions of Australians. Unreported by the Department of Human Services, and secretly classified as “confidential” and “irrelevant”, the fatalities caused by this law may [soon?] be the subject of a United Nations Human Rights Commission inquiry.
For more detailed information about the PNG Supreme Court decision and the cases currently before the International Criminal Court of Justice, check out undercoverinfo.wordpress.com for more details.
[NOTE: As a Christian, I subscribe to the biblical principle that people should “test everything and only keep what is good.” No-one reading my postings should take what I write at face value but should check out ALL of my claims. For a PDF copy of the PNG Supreme Court’s findings, Google the search phrase on the next line. Click on it and the court’s findings should automatically download to your computer:]
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Over the last 6 years I written at length about “Breachgate”, Australia’s unconstitutional welfare penalties law, that may have been responsible for an unknown number of fatalities that may be close to, or even exceed, 100,000 in number. In the JPEG image below are details of a recent amendment to the “Breachgate” law. Any person faced with a “No show” penalty should download this JPG, along with the comments above, and use the information as the basis for a civil rights/human rights violation appeal, not to Centrelink, but to the Australian Human Rights Commission AND to the United Nations Human rights Commission. Governor-General Gosgrove could eventually face Crimes against Humanity charges for having given “Royal Assent” to this law on 1st July 2016.
If a steady stream of breached welfare recipients file complaints, the lethally slow reaction time of the UNHRC may be “actioned” sooner rather than “eventually”. Such urgency is vital as it may help to prevent more unnecessary welfare penalties triggered fatalities.
NOTE TO ALL CHRISTIANS:
Right click on the “Australia’s Deadly Holocaust law” JPEG image below and print it out. Verify the veracity of the 3 clips from the s42A amendment by downloading a copy of the amendment from:
Once you have done that, place it on your church notice board where all Centrelink clients in your congregation can read it.
Ronald Medlicott – A Christian lay advocate for justice in Australia.