Feb 20, 2013

Rise Up to ‘keep Australia Australian’ (unless you’re mentally ill)

Danny Nalliah's Rise Up Australia Party has taken a thoroughly professional approach to its formal constitutional processes. Crikey has obtained the fledgling party's constitution.

Andrew Crook — Former <em>Crikey</em> Senior Journalist

Andrew Crook

Former Crikey Senior Journalist

The controversial political vehicle for radical Sri Lankan-born pastor Danny Nalliah — who once claimed abortions caused Black Saturday — has developed a surprisingly professional and coherent party constitution.

The insurgent Rise Up Australia party’s full and updated 37-page founding document, obtained by Crikey, reveals a thoroughly professional outfit with all sorts of voting rules and quorum requirements reminiscent of far more established outfits like the ALP.

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15 thoughts on “Rise Up to ‘keep Australia Australian’ (unless you’re mentally ill)

  1. klewso

    “Unsound mind”? There’s an interesting future?
    Where’s my brown shirt….?

  2. Holden Back

    I wonder, do other political parties have similar provisions? Maybe they should.

    It is an interesting acceptance of the attraction of certain kinds of ‘charismatic’ Christian sects which encourage talking in tongues and communing directly with god for people with serious treat-it-with-drugs mental illness.

  3. klewso

    “Talking in tongues” – is that like when God whispers in your ear and no one else can hear him? It tickles.

  4. ianjohnno

    Talking in tongues simply meant being able to evangelize in other languages. American-style nitwits go all googly and start jabbering incoherent noise.

  5. Holden Back

    Hence the single quotes around ‘charismatic’.

  6. Recalcitrant.Rick

    The man is a con artist, not satisfied with making money from religion, he’s moved on to politics. As to not allowing the mentally ill into the party??? The leader himself thinks that natural catastrophes are caused by “sin” so surely he should be excluded? I’d vote for that!

  7. Holden Back

    @Recalcitrant Rick – they’re not excluded from the party, they’re just not allowed to vote.

  8. Electric Lardyland

    Since their leader, Danny Nalliah, has claimed to have resurrected the dead, surely he is of unsound mind, and therefore, should be unable to vote in his own party.

  9. Hugh (Charlie) McColl

    Like every other Australian political party, the executive will do with it whatever they like.

  10. Andybob

    No mention of Galipolli or mateship then ?

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