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Feb 16, 2018

Can we believe Jim Molan’s claim he’s not a member of the ‘hard right’?

As a new Senator, Molan’s job must surely go beyond retweeting and posting ranting and propaganda.

Irfan Yusuf — Lawyer, author and commentator

Irfan Yusuf

Lawyer, author and commentator

In his first speech, Jim Molan declared: “Those journos who call me a member of the NSW Hard Right have never met a member of the New South Wales Hard Right”. I haven’t met Jim Molan but I have known and worked with many in the NSW Hard Right. Make no mistake. Jim speaks like them. He has written for Quadrant, for an anthology of essays called Making Australia Right: Where To From Here? edited by James Allan of the UQ Law School and for the Liberal Party’s hopeless attempt to mimic GetUp!.

Jim Molan could have entered the Senate in the same way most other Senators do -- quietly and with minimal fuss. But this was not to be. Molan’s positions on internal NSW Liberal Party matters have given him enemies in high places. If I had any to spare, I’d put money on a Liberal Party member alerting a journalist to the racial madness appearing Molan’s Facebook page.

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18 thoughts on “Can we believe Jim Molan’s claim he’s not a member of the ‘hard right’?

  1. Richard Shortt

    Another claim that gridlock, house costs and lack of other essential infrastructure is down to migrants. Wow. I suggest poor planning, multiple levels of government and possibly even some incompetence ranks up there instead. By the way, 300k+ ‘Aussies’ are born every year. About 160k+ ‘Aussies’ die every year, and 180k+ migrants arrive every year. Perhaps locals need to be also asked to think twice before ‘having one for the country’ as John Howard asked, as well as tightening immigration.

    1. Craig

      It’s interesting isn’t it. I live in Perth and we are constantly told that the population of the city will be five million by 2025. Why?
      Who gains from such a rapidly incresing population? Certainly not the people who live there. As far as I can see the only winners are greedy corporations always trying to increase their profits and land developers squeezing more people on to less land for more money.
      Why can’t we have a sustainable, small population instead?

      1. Richard Shortt

        Sorry, forgot to add the almost 92k people who migrate from Aust each year.

    2. Richard Shortt

      Sorry, forgot to add the almost 92k people who migrate from Aust each year.

    3. Woopwoop

      Where do these figures come from?
      According to the ABS,
      Natural increase and NOM (Net Overseas Migration) contributed 36.8% and 63.2% respectively to total population growth for the year ended 30 June 2017
      Net overseas migration for the year ended 30 June 2017 was 245,400 people.

  2. Craig

    “the nationalist terrorism of Britain First”
    Really? Britain First are extremists and probably racist, but terrorists? I don’t recall anyone pledging allegiance to Britain First driving trucks into crowded market places or shooting cartoonists in their workplace.

    1. Marcus Hicks

      Nah, just violently stabbing MP’s. Give BF time, though.

      1. Craig

        The chap you’re speaking of had links to the National Front and English Defence League, very much racist and violent organisations.
        I am no fan of Britain First believe me, but my understanding is that they work to remove fascist and violent elements from their organisation. Of course they are universally slated by the British Press because any opposition to immigration is automatically labelled as “the new Nazis”.

    2. Craig

      The chap you’re speaking of had links to the National Front and English Defence League, very much racist and violent organisations.
      I am not a fan of Britain First believe me, but my understanding is that they work to remove fascist and violent elements from their organisation. Of course they are universally slated by the British Press because any opposition to immigration is automatically labelled as “the new Nazis”.

    3. old greybearded one

      No they couldn’t be terrorists, they are white,right and Christian. I think you need to read the history of Jo Cox MP and see who killed her, then stop talking nonsense.

      1. Craig

        Crikey don’t seem to want to publish my response to this (still awaiting moderation). I wonder if responding to you will work.
        The chap you’re speaking of had links to the National Front and English Defence League, very much racist and violent organisations.
        I am not a fan of Britain First believe me, but my understanding is that they work to remove fascist and violent elements from their organisation. Of course they are universally slated by the British Press because any opposition to immigration is automatically labelled beynold the pale.

  3. old greybearded one

    I have never seen a skilled commander who was a blowhard. Therefore, Molam was not a skilled commander. He seems never to have had a battlefield command as such and looked to have done plenty of desk flying. Soldiers (and I have heard some scathing remarks about Molam attributed to soldiers) do not like skites.

  4. Woopwoop

    It’s not the “culture” of migrants, it’s the sheer numbers, about the highest in the OECD.
    Ironic that you should quote the infrastructure record of Japan, which copes with an immigration rate of approximately zero. Sure, our cities could become acres of high rises like Hong Kong – but that would benefit us how?

    1. Duncan Gilbey

      Exactly. Current population growth is about 1.6%, which will give us a population of some 50 million in 45-50 years time.

      No one’s talking about stopping migration, just reducing it. Irfan Yusuf’s conflating of culture and numbers is bullshit.

      But what would I know? I’m just a racist, right?

  5. AR

    An entire article making an untrue point and using dodgy figures to deflect attention from a real issue.

  6. [email protected]

    ‘Entered the Senate…queitly and with minimal fuss’?
    So you’re saying, ‘forget the concerns of the the people you are supposed to represent and just go along with a failing status quo and keep banking your pay check.’
    If our poor planning for infrastructure cannot cope with population growth and immigration quotas you don’t just keep blindly adding to the strain on it. It is the antithesis to common sense.

  7. margaret

    I sat next to Jim Molan once with my daughter in law, a very sensitive Muslim girl who is into politics and arguing and he was quite pleasant. She would have sniffed him out and exposed him if he was a right-winger, as it’s her hobby she tells me. So this is a political beat-up and very tedious fellas, give it a rest eh? My husband and I were 60s lefties, todays Left has really lost their way, obsessing over words while wage inequality soars! As for Barnaby, being a retired HR manager I look at this very differently from all this childish sexual innuendo. Having spent decades counselling beautiful young women forever being hit on and flirted with by entitled old married men, leading to a highly unpleasant atmosphere and unending legal problems, how many partners do you men need, seriously? Concentrate on your work, appreciate your partner at home, leave the attractive young things alone and if you are single, focus on Tinder or any of the other thousands of dating channels. Truly people, ours is a porno-culture gone mad, grow up the lot of you.

  8. Doc79

    So what you are suggesting is that despite poor planning that cannot accommodate population growth and immigration quotas we should continue to choke the essential infrastructure of the Australian residents?
    Jim Molan is not in a Senate seat to maintain the status quo but to represent his constituents.
    Can you grasp the concept of democracy?

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