Archive for September, 2011

The Australian Republican Movement by Tim Brian Tufuga

Today, the 27th September, 2011. My sister and I officially became financial members of the Australian Republican Movement (ARM).

Our objective is simple. To ensure that the Australian head of state is an Australian citizen. To ensure that the judicial laws and judgement are made by Australian citizens. Finally, to ensure that all legislative laws at all three levels of government are ratified by an executive whom is an Australian citizen.

O se fa’aalialiliga

O le aso 6 o Novema 1998, sa faia se referenda mo tagata sitiseni o Ausetalia atoa, ina fa’ailoga fesili le manatu pe e tatau ina tuto’atasi le malo o Ausetalia mai le pulega o Peretania e le ao ole malo o Elisepeta le lua. Ua maua le fa’aiuga ua 51 pasene i le le suiga o le tulaga o lenei malo o Ausetalia. O le 49 pasene o tagata sa i oe i le suiga o le Ao o le malo ina ia fa’atu se ao o le malo o se sitiseni Ausetalia ua pei o tagata inosia ma le taulia.

Ae peta’i o lo’o ola pea le Australian Republican Movement. (ARM)

O lenei ua ou sani ma lesitala lo’u igoa mo le Australian Republican Movement. Ua ou ‘au nei ma le Australian Republican Movement (ARM), ina ia uga’i i luma le sui o le ao o lenei malo o Ausetalia. O le manatu ina ia tuto’atasi Ausetalia e pei o le Malo Tuto’atasi o Samoa. O lenei fa’avae o le malo o Ausetalia olo’o manatu lava i le pulega o Ao o le Malo o Peretania O Elisepeta le lua. O lenei o le a asiasi mai le Ao o le Malo iinei lalafaga o Ausetalia ma iinei o Kuinisilani i le aso 24 o Oketopa 2011. Ua fa’apea le manatu o le toe asiasi lenei o le Ao o le malo. O lea o fa’apea fo’i i le manatu e le talia e tagata Ausetalia i se suiga o le ao i a Sale po’o o lana atali’i o Viliamu le fa. O lenei ua fa’aliali lenei le manatu ina ‘ia fa’amalosia le manatu ina ia suia le Monarchy ae fa’atuto’atasi o Ausetalia, e pei o Samoa i le tausaga 1962.

O lenei fuafuaaga mo le lumana’i o le fa’asolosologa lemu o le malo o Ausetalia ma tagata sitiseni o lenei malo ina ia ‘au fa’atasi uma o tagata i le tusiga o igoa mo le Australian Republican Movement (ARM). Ia fa’atu nei se Ao o lenei malo o Ausetalia o se sitiseni moni o lenei malo. Malo fa’aaloalo lava. fa’afetai lava.

O Tim Brian Tufuga

Brisbane Australia


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The American Jobs Act 2011 An elixir or placebo?

The American woeful economic fortunes has led to a rethink of the American established policies on the economy. The restructure of the American fiscal policy and financial policy has been transparent from the polemic politics in Congress. American hegemonic leadership is considered as being a very poor role model for the free world. The global perceptions are shaped by the recent global financial crises which had inadvertently begun in America with the Lehman Brothers Subprime lending debacle. The world had recovered somewhat from the 2009 GFC ever so tentatively. This fragility has become more endemic with the 10 per cent unemployment rate which was reduced by 1 per cent in 2011. The stagflationary impact of the post GFC fallout has become an urgent policy revolution by a not so Lindblomian muddling through policy formulation and evaluation by the Capital Hill Wonks advising their political masters, but, rather a more comprehensive model of an overhaul of the machinery of labour market policy with the primary aim of reducing the unemployment rate. Thus, the elixir for job creation for American industrial relations policy. The white paper has thus been drafted and was submitted to Congress and for the world to scrutinise. Will this formulae work to reconcile the disparity between the economic stability and growth on the one hand and the reduction of  inflation, whilst stimulating employment, on the other. A tough ask if you’re wanting to have your cake and eat it at the same time. A compromise of austerity government measures in the public sector and a hands off regulatory measures, ie, payee tax, a carrot in a stick for business entrepreneurs to take on more staff, the crux of the The American Jobs Act 2011 legislation. will this fundamental industrial relations legislation revamp a hitherto voodoo economics response by the GOP and Republican incumbents of previous administrations whould mean a much more confronting address to a most direct problem to America’s very mediocre hegemonic performance as viewed from afar.

Fa’afeatai lava.

Tim Tufuga

Brisbane Australia



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The fourtieth Pacific Island forum, 6th September, 2011, in Auckland, New Zealand.

Top on the agenda is climate change, regional economic development, trade negotiations, and at the back of the minds of many regionalists is the concern over Fiji’s presumed regional recalcitrant, and the impact of a traditional hegemonic leadership by Fiji of Pacific Island matters. As for Australia, the regional focus is on the way in which the present incumbent government deals with illegal migration, the legal and ethical dilemma of the asylum seekers offshore processing.

Adjunct to this topical concern, in the meantime, is the age long regional issue of concern of the perpetual human resource movements from Pacific Islands to Australia and New Zealand and the endemic impact of institutionalised racism, joblessness and the rendering to second class citizenry of many Pacific Islanders within New Zealand and in particular within Australian society.

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Logan City housefire that claimed 11 lives of Tongan and Samoans are still being investigated.

Criminal investigations on the cause of the housefire in Logan City has not been discounted, week after the a tragic housefire that killed some 11 victims. Tongans and Samoans converged onto the Logan Metro Indoor Centre to pay respects to the victim’s families. Meanwhile, the Slacks Creek house, within ALP Evan Moorhead’s Waterford Electorate, and within ALP Federal member, Craig Emersen, Rankin electorate, are sharing condolences and sadness with the presence of the Queensland’s Premier Anna Bligh and the Mayor of Logan City Mrs. Pam Parker, delivering eulogy speeches on behalf of the people of Queensland and the people of Logan City community.

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