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Is Bettina Arndt a Fit and Proper Person?

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Victoria's Attorney-General, Jill Hennessy, has taken the extraordinary step of writing to the Governor General David Hurley asking that the Council of the Order of Australia consider cancelling the Order of Australia awarded to Bettina Arndt in the Australia Day honours on the basis that Ms Arndt's public commentary brought the order into disrepute. Hennessy argues Arndt's views are "dangerous", and an insult to sexual abuse victims.

Arndt a social commentator, has been accused of sympathising with a convicted paedophile and blaming and shaming victims of abuse in public commentary and media appearances. Arndt had previously gained notoriety with her interview with convicted rapist, Nicolaas Bester, a piece she titled "Feminists persecute disgraced teacher". Arndt was also critical of the Victorian Court of Appeal's decision to uphold a guilty verdict in the rape case against Cardinal George Pell. "Never any hope of justice for George Pell," Ms Arndt wrote on Twitter.

Hennessy believes that Order of Australia members should be recognised as the "best of our nation" such people as Chrissie Foster, who campaigns against sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, and Rosie Batty, who campaigns against family violence, not Bettina Arndt who promotes division within the community. Hennessy said she felt compelled to write to the GG after being contacted by a range of victims and survivors of child sexual abuse who felt such outrage and insult to their experience. Hennessy then took the action she did, to give voice to those victims.

The GG has received a number of complaints about the award to Arndt, and has referred the matter to the Council for the Order of Australia for advice and action.
Posted by Paul1405, Thursday, 30 January 2020 8:08:49 PM
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Is there any hope left for Victoria?

May be, but not while they keep voting this bunch into power.
Posted by Hasbeen, Friday, 31 January 2020 9:27:38 AM
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Paul, again supporting those not upholding justice and facts, to cause open hostility toward a woman who stands for equality for men. These feminist protesters are causing the social division not Bettina. You do not hear these feminists protesting the marriage and rape of nine year old girls in a community in Australia, as it does not suit their agenda.
What Bettina is attempting to do is to give voice to abused and oppressed boys and men. Note who are committing suicide in our society for lack of understanding and justice.

Paul, If you do not believe male suicide needs attention then continue on your gross indifference.

http://www.lifeinmindaustralia.com.au/about-suicide/suicide-data/suicide-facts-and-stats

" The rate of suicide among males is more than three times greater than that for females. In 2018, the age-specific rate for males 18.7 per 100,000 (2,320 deaths by suicide) and female 5.8 per 100,000 (726 deaths by suicide).
Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death for males and the 23rd leading cause for females.
The highest proportion of suicide deaths occur among young and middle aged people, while the proportion decreases in progressively older age cohorts. More than half of all suicide deaths in 2018 (54.8%) occurred between the ages 30 and 59.
In 2018, suicide accounted for over one-third of deaths (38.4%) among people 15-24 years of age and 29.4% of deaths among people 25-34 years of age. In 2018, there were 105,730 years of life lost to suicide. On average, a person who died by suicide in 2018 lost 36.7 years of life."
Posted by Josephus, Friday, 31 January 2020 9:35:37 AM
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Victoria's Attorney-General, Jill Hennessy, obviously has little to do, maybe she should be investigated.
Posted by Is Mise, Friday, 31 January 2020 10:39:31 AM
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Arndt says things some people don't want to hear let alone accept. Things like pointing out that 1/3 to 1/2 of all domestic violence is perpetrated by women, that aboriginal women suffer DV at vastly greater rates than other women, that false rape claims are ubiquitous and a bunch more.

So of course the Feminazis and other left-leaning censors are going to go after her. Can't have the truth getting out after all.
Posted by mhaze, Friday, 31 January 2020 10:53:23 AM
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Josephus, you are full of IT, as per usual! Where in my opening post have I said I support the views of either Ms Hennessy or Ms Arndt. The question from me is; What has this Arndt person done to deserve an Order of Australia Award?
All I understand of her is she is some kind of Social Commentator, whatever that is, do people get paid for uttering dribble? Oh yeah, 'Beat Up' Bolt gets well paid for uttering garbage. If flapping the gums qualifies you for an O of A, then half the population should get one, including you Fr. Jose.
Posted by Paul1405, Friday, 31 January 2020 11:06:40 AM
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