Please donate towards our Fighting Fund 2020. The NCC is facing a great opportunity to advance good policy for Australia, yet faces unprecedented threat.
Read the letter below from NCC National President Pat Byrne, wherein he outlines the campaigns the NCC is running to build up and defend Australia on the many fronts that our way of life and sovereignty are being attacked.
[Also, available for download is the NCC White Paper, Manufacturing 2035: Double Production by 2035, which goes into detail on how government and business must cooperate to revive the once thriving manufacturing sector.]
I write seeking your valued financial support at this difficult time of the covid19 pandemic, when many Australians are suddenly realising that the nation faces external threats to its sovereignty and internal threats to cherished freedoms.China is an economic, military and technological superpower with a totalitarian leadership taking an increasingly aggressive stance in the Asia-Pacific region. Its totalitarian disregard for human rights is seen in the new draconian Hong Kong security law, the oppression of Christians, Tibetans, Uyghurs and Falun Gong practitioners. Against Australia, it has carried out brazen espionage, infiltration and cyber-attacks and now threatens a trade war. Indeed, Beijing has taken a “disproportionate” interest in Australia, a huge, underpopulated, resource-rich continent that is vulnerable to Beijing’s influence, partly because of its small population size and partly because of its economic reliance on China.
This, at a time when the covid19 crisis and Black Lives Matter protests have exposed deep economic and cultural flaws in the United States, requiring Australia to shoulder a lot more of its defence needs when America is suffering from global strategic overreach.The covid19 crisis has also exposed Australia’s unreliable global supply chains – for pharmaceuticals, building materials, defence equipment and many other products – after the dismantling of the nation’s industrial base over the past 35 years.
So, what is to be done?
The NCC has produced a White Paper, Manufacturing 2035: Build to 15% of GDP. It calls for the Federal Government to build strategic and other industries to 15% of gross domestic product by 2035, requiring $1 trillion from government, a development bank, commercial banks and private equity. Investment in new industries won’t happen unless the Government sets a clear industrial target, identifies strategic industries required by the nation and declares new nation-building trade, banking, foreign ownership and workforce skill policies, along with a range of incentives. This plan would provide another 1.75 million well-paid, secure jobs at least and help to rebuild the shrinking Australian middle class.
Threats to Freedoms
Internally, Australians face a two-pronged threat to their cherished freedoms. Transgender ideology will be imposed on all Australians if exemptions for faith-based schools are removed from anti-discrimination laws and if states criminalise so-called “conversion therapy”.The NCC has led calls for a federal inquiry into children transitioning and anti-discrimination laws.
Our first virtual Young Professional Advocacy Training (YPAT) program in July attracted 70 young people, over four times the usual number of participants. It proved so successful, we are ramping up to run more virtual YPAT programs in coming months.
The NCC does what others can’t or won’t do. But, we can only do this with your financial support.
Please donate generously to the NCC Fighting Fund to defend our sovereignty, rebuild our industries, defend our freedoms and train a new generation of leaders.
Patrick J. Byrne