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9.  War crimes and passive mass infanticide  
 
Further to points #1 and #2, under-5 infant deaths total 2.0 million (Iraq, 1990-2010)  and 2.4 million (Afghanistan, 2001-2010), 90% avoidable and due to gross US Alliance violation of the Geneva Convention  through war criminal imposition of horrendous deprivation, variously through bombing, sanctions, occupation and war.
 
10. Lib-Lab betrayal of Australian children due to gross under-funding of Government schools  
 
Educated and informed parents in Australia know that they must spend several hundred thousand dollars to buy into a “good” neighborhood with a good Government school or spend about $100,000 per child sending their children to a good private school. The majority of Australian children going to grossly under-funded Government schools are disproportionately excluded from university, good universities and good courses. Consult the "My School" site  and you will quickly discover that more than twice as many children from a top Melbourne private school get to university (61%) as compared to children from a particular impoverished Melbourne Government school (30%) - and this ignores consideration of which course at which university (e.g. medicine or law at the University of Melbourne).
 
11. Sexual abuse of Australian children
 
It is reported that 34% of Australian women and 16% of Australian men have been sexually abused as children (see p235, the “Little Children Are Sacred” Report. While the expert “Little Children Are Sacred Report” stated (p57) that “it is not possible to accurately estimate the extent of child sexual abuse in the Northern Territory’s Aboriginal communities”, the Indigenous Community was specifically, extensively and unfairly singled out in this respect in the Mainstream media and Parliament. The massive sexual abuse of Australia children was of course ignored in the election campaign.
 
12. Debt and intergenerational justice
 
The organization GetUp successfully intervened in the Courts to ensure that many new voters could be enrolled before the election. However missing from the election campaign were the issues of debt being imposed upon young Australians. Thus many relatively young voters facing or bearing HECS debts were unaware that they are being charged 10 times too much for their undergraduate tuition which is being currently provided in some instances by casual academic teachers for about 10% of the cost of such teaching provided by full-time academic staff. While the Opposition Libs drew attention to the huge Labor Stimulus Package debt,  this criticism was muted by the reality that the Libs would have done much the same (albeit with less and better focused expenditure). There was no mention of the Young Australians who will have to service Labor's huge Stimulus Package debt.
 
13. Reparations debt from the War on Terror 
 
As estimated above in items #1 and #2, about 8 million people have died avoidably due to the US Alliance War on Terror.  At a A$10 million valuation of a human life (US EPA) and assuming that “all men are created equal”,  the US Alliance War on Terror Debt is now 8 million dead x A$10 million per person = A$80 trillion.
 
14. US Alliance creation of refugees
 
A major issue in the election campaign was what to do with the several thousand desperate refugees who enter Australian waters by boat each year. For civilized people like the Greens the answer is simply to treat them humanely and process their refugee applications properly and quickly. For the human rights-abusing Lib-Labs the issue became the basis of a “dog whistling”, xenophobic campaign. While there are 50,000 illegal immigrants in Australia who have come here by plane, the boat-borne asylum seekers are not illegal and have suffered great privations.

However the Lib-Labs have evidently done little about the 50,000 illegals while falsely describing the boat refugees as illegal arrivals. In a bipartisan exercise in utter hypocrisy the Lib-Labs express great sympathy for the asylum seekers and apply great vitriol to the so-called “people smugglers” who try to find safe haven for the asylum seekers that the Lib-Labs persecute and imprison The pre-Coup Labor PM Kevin Rudd described the so-called “people smugglers” as “scum of the earth” who “should rot in hell”. However this raises the question of how one should describe the Israelis, Australians and US Alliance warmongers who have created 22 million Muslim refugees in the first place (the breakdown being 2 million Somalis, 7 million Palestinians, 5-6 million Iraqis, 3-4 million Afghans and 2.5 million NW Pakistani Pashtuns).
 
15. Passive murder of refugees 
 
While the Libs have a policy of transferring  asylum seekers from Australian territory (excess mortality rate 0.0%) to Nauru (excess mortality rate circa 0.0%), Labor proposes to transfer refugees to East Timor (excess mortality 0.92%, 2003 data, one of the worst in the world; see my book “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”) i.e. Labor policy involves transferring refugees from the best to the worst excess mortality environment in the World. This horrible reality was lost even on the Libs during the election campaign.
 
16. Human rights violation of Aborigines and refugees
 
The Lib-Labs grossly violated Australian law by removing Northern Territory Indigenous Australians (Aboriginals, Aborigines) from the protection of the 1975 Racial Discrimination Act. Labor went further under Rudd and Gillard by suspending the human rights of Afghan refugees fleeing the Afghan Genocide and Tamil refugees fleeing the Tamil Genocide in Sri Lanka. These measures raised the ire of Amnesty and UN Human Rights officials but were not Lib-Lab election issues.
 
17. Under-employment and under-utilization 
 
While Labor falsely scares mongered about a return to the draconian Lib Work Choices regime and the Libs countered by repeatedly declaring that these draconian industrial laws were “dead, buried and cremated”, what went unnoticed was that the under-employment (or under-utilization rate) had soared under Labor from about 10% in 2008 to over 15% in 2010. For casual workers under Labor hiring is basically a matter of take it or leave it.
 
18. Climate change inaction by Lib-Labs
 
The pro-coal, do-nothing Libs made political capital over the pro-coal, do-nothing Labor backflip over climate change action that Rudd had described as the “greatest moral challenge of our time” – several months before the election PM Rudd declared that having done nothing for nearly 3 years they would do nothing for a further 2 years if re-elected. PM Gillars subsequently re-iterated this irresponsible position. However Lib criticism was necessarily muted because the pro-coal Libs won’t do anything either. Both the Libs and Labs have a derisory policy of “5% off 2000 greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 2020”. Australia’s Domestic plus Exported GHG pollution in 2009-2010 was over 4.3% higher than that under the Libs in 2006-2007.
 
19. ETS fraud and exclusion of agriculture from greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution reduction 
 
The former Lib leader Malcolm Turnbull and former Labor PM Kevin Rudd came to an agreement over a Carbon Trading Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) in 2009. Unfortunately the Rudd-Turnbull ETS was appalling in 3 respects: (a) the ETS approach has been slammed by top scientists and economists as empirically ineffective, dangerously counterproductive and inherently fraudulent; (b) the Australian ETS was falsely named the  Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme because it will actually increase Australia’s Domestic plus Exported GHG pollution; and (c) World Bank analysts Robert Goodland and Jeff Anhang have recently estimated that annual GHG pollution is 50% bigger than hitherto  thought and that livestock is responsible for over 51% of the bigger figure (for this cogent analysis.  However the Rudd-Turnbull compromise proposed to permanently exclude agriculture from any GHG reductions – permanently leaving over 51% of the problem unaddressed forever.
 
20. 300 parts per million CO2 and Climate Genocide 
 
Top climate scientists (including the UK Royal Society Coral Working Group) advocate an urgent return of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentration from the present dangerous and damaging 392 ppm to 300 parts per million for a safe planet for all peoples and all species (for numerous top scientific opinions on this Google 300.org).  Top scientists have advised that "delay is not an option" (255 members of the prestigious US National Academy of Science, 2010) and "inaction is inexcusable" (Synthesis Report of the 2,500-delegate March 2009 Copenhagen Scientific Climate Change Conference). The Lib-Labs don’t merely have a policy of inaction and a continuing increase in GHG pollution; they ignore the demand of top climate scientists that we need to have negative CO2 emissions. They also ignored in the election campaign the dire predictions of both Dr James Lovelock FRS (Gaia hypothesis) and Professor Kevin Anderson ( Director, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester, UK) who recently estimated that fewer than 1 billion people will survive this century due to unaddressed, man-made global warming – noting that the world population is expected to reach 9.5 billion by 2050, these estimates translate to a climate genocide involving deaths of 10 billion people this century, this including 6 billion under-5 year old infants, 3 billion Muslims in a terminal Muslim Holocaust, 2 billion Indians, 1.3 billion non-Arab Africans, 0.5 billion Bengalis, 0.3 billion Pakistanis and 0.3 billion Bangladeshis (Google the term “Climate Genocide”).
 
Conclusion
 
The appalling catalogue above of major Elephant in the Room issues that were ignored by the Lib-Labs and the Mainstream media in the recent Australian election campaign reveals the extent of spin and dishonesty in right wing Australian politics. Even the ignorance-plus-greed-characterized Australian electorate finally realized that they were being grossly deceived by the Lib-Labs in the 2010 Federal election campaign, denying both the Libs and the Labs a majority in the House of Representatives. The great hope from these latest Australian elections was a substantial increase in support for the anti-war, pro-environment, pro-human rights Greens. Hopefully this is the beginning of the end for the pro-war, pro-coal, human rights-abusing, environment-abusing, anti-science Lib-Labs and the end for anti-science, spin-based politics in Australia.

Already 22 million people (about 10 million of them under-5 year old infants) die avoidably every year due to deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease – and man-made global warming is already clearly worsening this global Avoidable Mortality Holocaust. However 10 billion avoidable deaths due to global warming this century will yield an average annual avoidable death rate this century of 100 million per year.

Australia is disproportionately culpable. “Annual per capita greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution” in units of “tones CO2-equivalent per person per year” (2005-2008 data) is 0.9 (Bangladesh), 0.9 (Pakistan), 2.2 (India), less than 3 (many African and Island countries), 3.2 (the Developing World), 5.5 (China), 6.7 (the World), 11 (Europe), 16 (the Developed World), 27 (the US) and 30 (Australia; or 54 if Australia’s huge Exported CO2 pollution is included).

If look-the-other-way, war criminal, climate criminal, politically correct racist (PC racist), pro-US, pro-Zionist Apartheid Australia doesn’t clean up its act on genocidal wars and climate change then the World will insist that it does through Sanctions, Boycotts, Green Tariffs and International Court prosecutions - just as the world successfully acted with Sanctions and Boycotts against Apartheid South Africa and is slowly advancing Sanctions and Boycotts against Apartheid Israel.


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