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Why the UN Security Council seat matters to Australia and the world : Comments

By Ordan Andreevski, published 3/7/2012

On balance, Australia should have a reasonably good chance of being elected to the UN Security Council when one considers the profile and credentials of some past and current non-permanent members.

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Looks like Gillard just tossed this process and millions spent by Labor in the toilet when she snubbed the AU invitation that the dept of foreign affairs had been working on for years.

http://www.smh.com.au/national/rebuff-to-africa-may-backfire-on-gillard-in-un-vote-20120702-21deq.html
Posted by Shadow Minister, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 12:02:56 PM
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What a total, absolute waste of money! If ever anyone needed an excuse to engage in tax avoidance, this is it. Hopefully Romney will be elected in november, and eliminate funding to the UN as part of his budget balancing exercise (which would include cutting out foreign aid as well). In these hard times charity begins at home, and it would be good to see most of the east coast parasites that currently receive enormous tax-free salaries lining up at soup kitchens. If any small amount of this money ever reached people in need there might be some degree of justification, but as usual almost all of it goes to fat cats who live on the hog on the backs of everyone else.
Posted by plerdsus, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 4:09:02 PM
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I thought Julia pulling out of the UN campaign and not wasting any more money the first intelligent thing her government has done.
Posted by EQ, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 7:44:40 PM
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The attempt at world governance in the form of the United Nations has been a dismal failure.
I canít think of one war or massacre that it has managed to stop from happening. Sure it has gone in after the fact with thousands dead and left in refugee camps. Too late to save those lives.

Millions of people in the world are refugees forced by violence (as well as famine)to flee their homes and land.
Still people write these articles as though a world government like the UN will work when it has been a dismal failure.

The Westís involvement in the United Nations has cost the West dearly, in young soldiers lost not to mention the billions of dollars poured into these peace missions. As well as world aid.

I think the West, Europe and Australia would do much better if they abandoned the United Nations and simply defended and looked after their own people first. You canít change the world or the nature of the human species, itís like believing in fairies to think you can.
Posted by CHERFUL, Tuesday, 3 July 2012 8:37:16 PM
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Well said EQ, the best thing we can do is to stay well away from ALL things UN. Pull the pin I say.
Posted by spindoc, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 7:10:43 AM
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Do we want to be ruled by the UN's one world Govt that has no democracy?
Posted by Arjay, Wednesday, 4 July 2012 7:51:54 AM
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