A very sad start to the New Year with so much of Australia being destroyed by bushfires. I’m very conscious my little causes are trivial compared to what so many people are facing.
But we need to press on. I’m hopeful this is the year when Quiet Australians will get very noisy, reclaiming the public agenda to ensure a fair deal for men and boys.
So now I am launching what I hope will be a real splash to start 2020.
It’s a very important cause. As most of you know, we had some big wins towards the end of last year. The evil system of campus kangaroo courts was dealt a mighty blow. For years now, many Australian universities have had secret committees investigating and adjudicating rape. In a landmark Brisbane Supreme Court decision last November these were declared illegal. And then Education Minister Dan Tehan instructed the university regulator, TEQSA, that universities should leave these crimes to the criminal courts.
This is a huge break-through, but I need every one of you now to step up and help me ensure that the universities take notice. I’m starting a big campaign enlisting graduates of Australian universities, students, academic staff, parents and grandparents of young people planning to attend university. I want everyone with a university connection to write to the relevant Vice Chancellors and Chancellors alerting them to what has happened and putting them on notice that we are expect them to comply with the law. If you have no tertiary association, you can just write to your local universities.
It’s easy – just use my draft letter.
Various lawyers have helped me put together a draft letter you can use – which is on my website. We need to seize the moment, enlist heaps of people to do this across the country to make sure universities have the courage to stand up to the feminist lobbying.
Feminist activists will be appalled if their carefully manufactured campaign is derailed and will put immense pressure on universities to ignore the legal judgement and continue with business as usual. They have put years of effort into promoting the fake rape crisis and bullying universities into establishing these illegal courts. They are not going to give up easily.
Sadly, they have most of the mainstream media right behind them. I find it absolutely shocking the ABC reported the lurid accusations that in the University of Queensland case which led to the Supreme Court decision but mentioned not one word about the judgement. Ditto, the SMH, The Age, The Guardian – all those journalists who have been actively promoting the rape crisis have becomes strangely silent now that the crowning achievement of this activism has been found to be illegal. How about some of you complain to the ABC and Media Watch about this turn of events?
We are watching them
A clever friend in advertising has helped me put together a short social media video, designed to tell universities we are watching them. Here it is – https://www.facebook.com/thebettinaarndt/videos/483879372510196/
Watch it now. It’s only just over a minute long. I hope you agree it really hits the mark.
We’re using this for what I hope will be a major social media campaign. Please help me circulate it in every way you can, retweeting, sending out to people in the media.
Contact me if you have ideas about how to get it to go viral – I need smart young social media experts to help with this one.
We are also going to spend some of the funds people contribute to me to promote it widely. You are very welcome to donate.
Closing down Australia’s illegal campus kangaroo courts.
I have put also together a proper video. It’s been a long time since I released something new and we realised that we hadn’t told my YouTube and thinkspot audiences about all these exciting developments.
Here it is – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kg0Vp0qph6Q. Remember it really helps if you like the video, comment and subscribe.
When I was researching all the events I wanted to cover, I made an amazing discovery. We knew that the university regulator, TEQSA, had sent out advice to the universities telling them that they should “take disciplinary action against perpetrators of sexual assault” – advice which led to our kangaroo courts.
I stumbled across footage, now included in this video, of TEQSA CEO Anthony McClaran, proudly announcing he has told universities to “hold perpetrators to account.” Well, now it turns out he was advising them to do something quite illegal.
Other activities coming up
Finally, a big thank you to my team who have been helping people put together good submissions for the Family Law inquiry. We hope we have sorted out the glitch about withholding submissions with identifying information – now apparently everyone should be able to get extensions and edit these to ensure publication. We’re now working to get good people before the committee in the public hearings.
I’m getting a heap of new volunteers coming forward and have many plans to tackle other key issues, like male suicide, domestic violence and all the other areas where men don’t get a fair deal. Plenty more for you all to do – coming up soon.
That’s it. All power to your pens, good people.
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