Given that Nine, NewsCorp, Their ABC et al have broken the Margaret Court Australia Day Honour embargo....

.......I thought it might be useful to publish the actual citation.

Margaret Court is being honoured for her eminent service to tennis, and for her mentorship of young sports people.

Nothing about her work in the church.

Nothing about her beliefs or sermons.

Reverend Court is being honoured because no one else in the world has done what she's done.

Margaret Court is a great Australian and she deserves to be recognised alongside our greatest achievers.

Keep this in mind when you hear Daniel Andrews and his ilk with their ill-informed and downright nasty comments about this magnificent Australian woman.


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Daniel Andrews says Margaret Court shouldn't receive top Australia Day honour because "her views do not accord with the majority

Quotes from Andrews when asked about the top gong for Margaret Court:

"I do not support that. I do not believe that she has views that accord with the vast majority of people across our nation."

"I'm sick of talking about that person every summer."

Conform and comply or be cancelled.

What a horrible man.

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Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews says he does not support former tennis great Margaret Court being recognised with an Australia Day honour.

Ms Court is set to be promoted to a Com"panion of the Order of Australia (AC), she is currently an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).

In recent years, Ms Court has come under for her views on the LGBTQI community.

"I do not support that. I do not believe that she has views that accord with the vast majority of people across our nation, that see people particularly from the LGBTIQ community as equal and deserving as dignity, respect and safety," Mr Andrews said.

Ms Court won 24 Grand Slam singles titles and was the first female Australian to win Wimbledon in 1963.

One of the main stadiums at Melbourne Park — home of the Australian Open — is named in her honour.

Mr Andrews said the name of Margaret Court Arena was a matter for other people.

"I'm sick of talking about that person every summer," he said.

"I'm sick of having this discussion in one form or another, every single summer."

Mr Andrews said he would prefer not to be giving oxygen to Ms Court's views.

"But I don't give out those gongs, that's not a matter for me, that's for others," he said.

"You might want to speak to them about why they think those views, which are disgraceful, hurtful and cost lives, should be honoured."


North Korea joins the fray, attacking Australia at the UN over human rights!

Shameless.

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Communist China launches full-on attack against Australia - on human rights!

This was published today by China's state-run media.

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Australia found itself in hot water again as China and other countries raised concerns over Australia's human rights problems including racism, war crimes overseas, including in Iraq, at a recent United Nation (UN) human rights session. 

A Chinese expert warned  Australia's long-standing racism could lead to another "Floyd tragedy." The expert said the country's accusations over China's issues including that of Xinjiang and Hong Kong are solely for political purposes as it has turned blind to its home problems and doesn't really care about human rights.

UN Watch tweeted on Wednesday that China reviewed Australia's rights record at the UN and urged Australia to "combat racism and protect minorities, close migrant detention centers, investigate Australian war crimes, eliminate systematic discrimination and stop making baseless charges for political purpose."

Hua Chunying, spokesperson for Chinese Foreign Ministry said at a press conference on Thursday that China hopes that Australia will take the opinions of the international community seriously, face its human rights issues squarely, and take concrete measures to improve its human rights situation and contribute to the sound development of the global human rights cause.

Hua said that China's representative submitted five recommendations for Australia, including taking action "to combat racial discrimination, hate speech and violence and protect the rights of ethnic minorities" and eliminating systematic discrimination against Indigenous Australians.

China called on Canberra to close offshore detention centers for migrants, the report said.

It reaffirmed calls for a thorough investigation into war crimes by Australian special forces in Afghanistan - the issue that was at the center of a tweet by a Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson in December.

Some of the recommendations were echoed by other countries attending Wednesday's UN Universal Periodic Review of Human Rights.

Media reports said that one question that stood out is why Australia has delayed a push to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 14 years, which was widely believed to likely result in Australia's high rates of incarceration of Indigenous children.

Canada, France, Germany, Venezuela and Norway were among the 31 UN member states to call on Australia to raise the age, Australian media said.

Chen Hong, director of the Australian Studies Center at East China Normal University in Shanghai, told the Global Times on Thursday that the human rights issues raised by the UN countries are deep-rooted, long-standing and critical in Australia.

Discrimination against Asians, especially Chinese, are worsening in the country since the COVID-19 pandemic and a series of cases involving physical and verbal attacks have been reported by local media, he said.

Not only has the international community long called on Australia to reduce the imprisonment of indigenous citizens, but also Australian society has paid attention to some unexplained deaths of indigenous residents on the way to jail and believe the police could be suspected.

The police violence against the indigenous residents remind the public of the African American George Floyd who died after being pinned down by a US police officer who held his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes, and the consequent social protests. Chen said the racism and attendant police enforcement in Australia are similar with those in the US, and he's worried it could lead to another "Floyd tragedy" and social conflicts.

"This is not just a social but systematic problem," Chen addressed.

However, despite its serious home human rights issues, Australia turned to hype up China's affairs and smeared China's Xinjiang, Tibet and Hong Kong issues without evidence, which reflects the country's indifference in true human rights issues and craze for political gains, Chen noted.

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202101/1213582.shtml


Biden says he'll always be honest and transparent. Like with Hunter's laptop.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8838939/Joe-Biden-met-son-Hunters-Ukrainian-energy-contacts.html

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Joe Biden's campaign DENIES he met Hunter's Ukrainian business partner despite email showing him thanking VP's son for 'opportunity to meet'

  • Email cache raises new claims about Hunter Biden's dealings with Ukrainian firm 
  • He apparently introduced Joe Biden to an executive at gas company Burisma
  • Biden would later pressure Ukraine to fire prosecutor investigating the firm  
  • Prosecutor was fired amid concerns which were shared by other countries 
  • Stash of files was disclosed by Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani 
  • The Senate Homeland Security Committee says it has been contacted by the 'whistleblower' and is looking into the matter

Joe Biden's presidential campaign on Wednesday dismissed an explosive story about Hunter Biden after emails purported to come from Hunter's laptop appeared to show Hunter making an introduction between his powerful father and a Ukrainian energy firm.

A trove of emails obtained from Hunter's laptop and revealed by Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani showed Hunter making an effort to introduce his father to an adviser at his Ukrainian gas firm before the then-vice president lobbied for the firing of a prosecutor who had investigated the company. 

Burisma adviser Vadym Pozharskyi thanked Hunter Biden for 'an opportunity to meet your father' in an email sent in 2015, according to the stash of data given to the New York Post by Giuliani. 

Hours after the story landed, the Biden camp blasted the report, and said a records search indicated no such meeting occurred.