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The Australian People DEMAND Government Transparency Re Plebiscite Funds

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The upcoming plebiscite vote for gay marriage to be implemented, aka human rights and general equality, is dear to my heart. As a gay women in media, I of course want nothing more than equality for all humans. Honestly, the fact humans are still fighting over things like race, gender and sexuality in 2017 baffles me. Wake up.

My fiance is a lovely French lady and we would like to marry one day, in our own style, not under any suppressive institution, and not with a piece of paper, but as a simple love party; BUT I stand for and fight with everyone who wants and deserves this. It should be a done thing. Truth be told, Gov't could simply change the legislation using their better judgement, fix up their PDF, get the Governor General to sign it an bobs your uncle, we have new law. But no, the Gov't need our tax payer money to pay people they owe - so they're using us, the gays, as an excuse to steal from you, the people of Australia.

Please use large perspective and see that $122mill -$500mill is an exorbindant amount of money, that would go to much better use in aged care, education and Indigenous funding - and this is all just a cover story for the Aust Gov't to steal from us.

Here's how it works. Big dogs like foreign superpower, Adani, give campaign money to the Liberals to fund their campaign to get into power in the first place. Eg pay for their advertising etc. This money just doesn't come out of thin air. They little boys in men's suits, shake hands and make an agreement, something like, "Hey thanks for lending us $122million to get into power. Now we are in power, we will pay you back by allowing you to dig a mine in our Earth, and rape her, so you can sell coal back in India."  - THEN the people power stop such a project, (GOOD JOB!) no banks will touch it, and protests across the country mean such a mine can't go ahead. THEN WHAT!? What happens to the $122 mill the Liberals borrowed off these big dogs? Now they're in debt! How ever will they pay them back?

They'll pick something the masses of Australia will get distracted by, and make their hearts flutter, like Gay Marriage. They will get everything thinking they're going to be doing a good thing by supporting such a vote. YES, to LOVE, and YES to gay marriage. BUT NO TO PUBLICLY STEALING TAX PAYER MONEY! 

Nothing costs $122-500million. There was a bullshit excuse floating around from someone saying that the money would be used to pay a private company to distribute the postal votes. NO. Just no. And who owns this 'private company' who will profit from this paper vote? Are they too investors and backers of the Libs who funded them in the first place and are now owed millions?! We see through all this bullshit. No more tricking the people, we are awake, government.

WE DEMAND A TRANSPARENT BREAKDOWN OF FIGURES and NAMES / EMAILS / PHONE NUMBERS of everyone and every company involved. Where and who is this money going to exactly? Until this is shown and made PUBLIC knowledge, no vote should go ahead. I am gay, but I will not let my fellow Australian's be ROBBED of millions of dollars for some little boys in suits to play power games. No thanks. That old paradigm has fallen. We need you to be transparent now. 

PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION so we get a TRUTHFUL answer off the Gov't. Not some made up numbers. Some REAL ones. And all the contact details of each and every company and umbrella company involved who will benefit from this 'postal vote'.

- I sincerely hope you see what we see, and demand answers. You are not sheep. Do not follow. Speak up, and don't let your hard earned money be stolen! 

Lots of love, with the deepest respect for this land and it's original inhabitants, 

Justine McInerney 



You can write to the PM and read up on the Law around Freedom of Information. Please by all means, so contact and write to your local member; and always keep a paper trail ; emails, record phone calls etc. WE have the power, we are MILLIONS, they are but a few. REMEMBER YOUR POWER. Australia, now is the time to speak up. You were given a mouth and a voice for a reason. Please see below for further info also:

Here’s the number for The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:

Phone: 02 6271 5111

Call up Turnbull’s PA. It’s just like calling up your local fish and chip shop to make an order, only with this call you’re demanding transparency and speaking up for yourself and neighbours.

Here’s how you can directly email Turnbull’s secretary:


Requests to access documents must be in writing and must provide enough information about the documents sought to enable the department to identify them. Requests should be sent to:

The FOI Coordinator
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
PO Box 6500

Requests can also be lodged by email:

A link is provided on the Departmental FoI DIsclosure log if the information can be downloaded from this website or another website. There may be documents in the disclosure log that are currently not available in HTML format. If you are unable to read the format provided please contact the FoI Coordinator at the above address or via email.

Fees and charges:
There is no fee for making a request but the Freedom of Information Act 1982 provides that charges may be imposed for processing requests.

A charge may be imposed to reimburse PM&C for the cost incurred in copying or reproducing the information or sending it to you. We will try to meet all reasonable requests for an alternative format of the document in a timely manner and at the lowest reasonable cost to you.

Freedom of Information:

The broad objective of the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) [ ] is to give the Australian community access to information held by the Government of the Commonwealth.  In order to do this, agencies are required to publish the information and members of the public are provided with a general right of access to documents.

Requests made under the FOI Act must:

·       be in writing;

·       state that the request is an application for the purposes of the FOI Act;

·       provide such information concerning the document that will allow the Department to identify it; and

·       provide detail of how notices provided by the Department in relation to the FOI request can be sent to the applicant.

FOI requests made to the Department on or after 1 November 2010 no longer require an application fee.

The FOI Act provides that charges may be imposed for processing requests.

FOI requests should be sent to:

The FOI Coordinator
Legal Services Branch
Department of Finance
One Canberra Avenue

FOI requests may also be lodged by email to

The FOI Coordinator can be contacted on 02) 6215 1783 to discuss any prospective request to the Department.

Public Interest Disclosure

 The Secretary for Finance has established Procedures for dealing with Public Interest Disclosures. Disclosures can be directed to an Authorised Officer, appointed under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013 [ ](PID Act), via email to

The PID Act prescribes a framework for the disclosure and investigation of wrongdoing and maladministration in the Australian public sector (APS).  Finance encourages and supports the reporting of wrongdoings in the APS so that they can be investigated and addressed.





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