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Prime Minister XG's 2nd Address to the Nation

Day 1,889, 23:11 by Aus Prime Minister Office




My Fellow Australians,

It has been 15 days now since I was elected by you the people as Prime Minister of Australia. It has still been very hectic, which I am glad about; it means things are being done. There have been a few hiccups since my last communication with you, but nothing we have not been able to weather.

As many of you will be aware, my cabinet lost Ranger Bob for a brief period due to RL issues, but hopefully will be back with us soon, we understand that RL must come first. Also, your Commissioner for the DoD Review Commission has just about finished the Review and will be presenting his findings of that soon as well, again, RL issues have delayed him slightly but we look forward to seeing his recommendations.

I also lost my Chief of Staff who has since joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and surprisingly roboz, a Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs has taken on the role of Chief of Staff, keeping me well up to date with details when I need them. The information is part of the last briefing he gave me, so I have included it here for your information so you to will know what has occurred in each of the portfolios:


Department of Human Services

- We've imported all the entries from the old babyinfo website
- Read through and edited anything from the babyinfo website that is clearly out of place and should not be there
- Customised the look a bit to make it feel a bit more Australian (definitely going to improve it a bit, as long as this clears up quickly)
- Made a list of the articles in the Help and Information subforum, and what we could do with them in relation to the DHS website
- Copied across my original article about gold investments
- Written a rather lengthy article about the different forms of communications in eRepublik, for eAus (http://dhs.auserepublik.com/?p=761)
- Written another article about companies (http://dhs.auserepublik.com/?p=776)
- Written an article about the senate (http://dhs.auserepublik.com/?p=712)


Department of Centrelink

- Restarted Centrelink as an active organization for player support.
- PM'd 60 recently joined eRep players
- Made meaningful contact with 6 new players
- Restarted Centrelink news posting
- Provided supplies to new players and received donations from old.
- Began accounting for Centrelink again and seeking options for its continued funding.
- Trying to keep Welcome news article in news feed.
- Investigated options to improve DHS website


Department of Information

- the department has commenced putting out weekly articles again about what is going on in the Senate and mainly the Cabinet.
- after the Interview of myself in eIndonesia it was throught that our own eAustralian Press Club would be a great idea for interviews and other information as well, which has resulted in the new Australian Media Newspaper due to release its first printed article shortly
- Made meaningful contact with 6 new players
- Restarted Centrelink news posting
- Provided supplies to new players and received donations from old.
- Began accounting for Centrelink again and seeking options for its continued funding.
- Trying to keep Welcome news article in news feed.
- Investigated options to improve DHS website


Department of Foreign Affairs

- Americas
Although we have a portfolio of only Americas, we have covered other MoFA's during times when they can’t be available, as they do for us also. We started the month by contacting all countries within the America's region, introducing ourselves and sharing Cabinet lists. Roboz was a huge help in this field and I truly appreciate his help.

Since the start of term we have been faced with a few challenges, and we have done our best to advise the CP, and gain the best result, which is what MoFA comes down to basically.

Currently we have been concentrating on speaking with our allies and friends, in regard to the Indo-WA situation, and keep everyone up to date, and rally support where possible. We have also been speaking with Indo when regional MoFA is not online, to try and secure the best deal with eAus as we can, and this is a true MoFA team effort.

- Euro
Greetings and our cabinet list have been sent to all European countries. Almost all of the euro countries replied to the messages. We are keeping good relations with those that replied and are in constant talks on how we can work together and help each other in the future.

- Regional
One fortunate issue was the offer to do an interview for eIndonesia by an eIndonesian reporter. It was a magnificent experience and very well handled. It also arrived at the best time for us so that we could explain our position regarding WA to the eIndonesian people personally, and was relatively well received. You can find it here if you missed it: XG Interview

As many of you are probably aware by now, Argentina has been RWing our regions that are supposed to be held by Chile under the Treaty. This was an issue after Tasmania, but Chile and CoT are aware of what is going on and we have not been held accountable for that loss.

There are discussions occurring at the present moment about what should be done. The best plan at the moment seems to be for Chile to return Victoria, hopefully to shift their capital back to the Chilean mainland, although these things need to be discussed.

There are currently 2 issues that the Cabinet is working to have resolved as quickly as possible, 1 in particular involves the $200,000 AUD given to Brazil. Brazil has had it stored in a safe Organisation and as yet it has not been returned. The Cabinet is trying to ensure this is returned to us as soon as possible.
Another issue that has arisen is that the eIndonesian CP seems frozen on exactly what to do regarding WA and has decided to hold a referendum on the subject to ensure he follows the peoples wishes. The issue with this is that it is taking so long for a decision to be made and that in itself has made it hard for us to get any more MPPs until that issue is resolved. We are still trying to get the eIndonesian Government to make a decision so we can either move forward or if it must, move to war.


Department of Finance

- The Cabinet budget was submitted on the 10th and was discussed by Senate and the put to a vote. The Budget proposal was carried 5 votes in favour, o against and was thus approved.

Comments on the Economy

During the bot buying period excess production was absorbed but in the process Plato injected huge quantities of currency into the economy - mainly held by country treasuries. In the absence of the bot both individual wage income and country tax incomes have been hit hard and countries are drawing down on their reserves.

Both the Australian and world economies are now in sharp price deflation. This is affecting all raws/food/weapons as well as wages. Because the rate of deflation is quite rapid, it is causing some consternation particularly as wages tumble every few days even though everything is cheaper to buy. The flow on is that government tax take is also declining quickly.

Tax for the first 9 days was 9,770 AUS (1,085/day) so even now it’s apparent we will struggle to achieve budget unless Plato intervenes soon.


DoD Review Commission

- Contact has been made with all the interested stakeholders. Discussions are underway in relation to the role of the ADF in Australia and also the means of allocation funding between Australian MUs. Discussion has been long and hard, and we should have a report within the next few days regarding the best option for Australia to move militarily.


Personal Note in Closing.

One of the biggest issues we have had for some time is that there has never been one location for all information, both for new and old players alike. This is slowly changing with the new National Library of Australia quickly coming together and containing various information, for both new and old alike and covering a lot of topics. With any luck it should continue to grow and accumulate historical information that can be looked back at as time goes by, provided successive Governments continue have a Department of Human Services / Information Cabinet member to look after it and keep the information flowing.

Another thing that people will see slowly building as it increases is the in game Library at the bottom of Government Org newspapers, directly all players to the Newspapers and other areas so people know where they can go for information they may be looking for.

Important news I assure you will be sent out separately and as soon as we have it.

Regards


Xavier Grifith
eAustralian Prime Minister



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Comments

Xavier Griffith
Xavier Griffith Day 1,889, 23:14

Yes we know the Org name is wrong, it should be fixed in the next day or so.

Binda33
Binda33 Day 1,889, 23:16

voted

Ouke Stinos
Ouke Stinos Day 1,889, 23:22

o7

vergolian
vergolian Day 1,889, 23:35

"We started the month by contacting all countries within the America's region, introducing ourselves and sharing Cabinet lists. Roboz was a huge help in this field and I truly appreciate his help."

*coughs*

Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen
Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen Day 1,889, 00:40

All TJ did was make an ass of himself hence why he was fired from USA cabinet and is back in eAus.

BOUD1CCA
BOUD1CCA Day 1,889, 01:13

we must be nice because we let him back in

stump1100
stump1100 Day 1,889, 02:11

Good update, thanks for the info.

vergolian
vergolian Day 1,889, 02:44

What was that? All I heard was crud, crud, crud.. few facts

1. Keep lying Larni because the eUS President can prove you wrong and anyone is free to confirm it. I resigned to come back of my own free will.

2. The eAus government hasn't made any arrangement for posts in months. To say that the information was exchanged by someone that it wasn't is lying (no offence to roboz this isn't at him but his lying government).

3. I went through the official approval process via the Dept of Security and approved by AC - not you.

4. Regarding above 'Senator' Brooks, at least one of us can say we went through the accepted process when it comes to citizenships (notes you broke the law and accepted 2 cits without departmental post confirmation).

5. Re 4 - that makes you a hypocrite as you've gone after other citizens for doing the same thing.

roboz
roboz Day 1,889, 03:00

What are you talking about TJ? It says that I helped. It doesnt say that I contacted all the the countries myself. I contacted about half of the countries in the Americas. USA wasn't one of them.

Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen
Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen Day 1,889, 03:13

1) lol idiot. You failed in your US senate run as well.

2) That is an outright lie.

3) Former ACP bigwig grants you citizenship and you join which party the ACP who are presently engaged in underhanded tactics with the PTO'd APP party to remove democracy from our nation.

4) AC was bias and ludicrous in letting you back into the nation. He did so for self serving reasons. So Louise proved a simply point. Be accountable for you actions, if you are in Gov and in a trusted position DO NOT ABUSE the privilege.

5) You're still an idiot.

Icetek
Icetek Day 1,889, 03:15

"It has been 15 days now since I was elected by you the people as Prime Minister of Australia. It has still been very hectic, which I am glad about; it means things are being done."

Lmao i swear we heard that before. In other words......

"Its been 15 days and i have not done sh!t, except do what was already pre-planned for me by Greg. All i do now i sit back and take credit for everything."

Your a JOKE!

Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen
Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen Day 1,889, 03:37

He's been more successful in 15 days than you and Greg were Icetek, your little dummy spits and pathetic crying aren't fooling anyone.

vergolian
vergolian Day 1,889, 05:38

@roboz: Like I said it wasn't aimed at you mate - I was making a point about correcting information.

vergolian
vergolian Day 1,889, 05:49

1) LOL! Yeah that's right - you lost pushing that lie out your rear end.

2) Proof is for all to see.See the eAustralian Embassy to the eUnited States via the eUSA Forums (http://eusaforums.com/forum/index.php/topic,11024.30.html) - requires permission.

Last post by an eAustralian Government official, let alone poster of information prior to when I started exchanging info for you guys, was 17th October 2012.

Owned again dear Larni - with proof.

3) A duly authorised government officer of the Dept of Security granted me citizenship through the right process. I didn't decide to join the ACP until I got back - nice try. It also seems you're not familiar with game mechanics. The APP president got banned. In the event a player is removed/resigns/deletes themselves, the most superior in Experience Level and Points rises to the Party presidency.

Additionally, you're pushing quite the barrow up the proverbial hill if you're claiming a well-known and respected eAussie like ronnyjnrjnr is a PTO'er. Excuse me while I LMFAO.

4) Says you - without any evidence and more cheap accusations that we've come to know and love. Corruption, you say? Love to see the evidence against AC - please go ahead at any time and show the public that you can back it up.

Re. Louise's "point". Which was? You allege ACP corruption without evidence. How about an ARP Senator who is also an Executive Branch of government official, who knows the laws and the punishment that can be handed down for not following correct Immigration checking procedures YET still goes ahead saying she doesn't give a hoot for the law and approves not 1 .. but 2 uncleared citizens.

5) Love you too.

Icetek
Icetek Day 1,889, 06:15

Larni how about you stick to what you said the Revolutionary party was for....if i remember correctly you where going to get rid of laws and policy's and install common sense.

Instead of kissing butt's do what you told people you where going to do BEFORE they joined. But i guess your just like them all, all talk and no action. You will do anything to get power. Even lie to eAUS people, then look for the black sheep to take the attention away.

LanyIsLost
LanyIsLost Day 1,889, 06:52

Additionally, you're pushing quite the barrow up the proverbial hill if you're claiming a well-known and respected eAussie like ronnyjnrjnr is a PTO'er. Excuse me while I LMFAO.
x2

Icetek
Icetek Day 1,889, 07:01

Lany at least he is stating facts, all your doing is attacking him with poor lines. Excuse me while i LMFAO, at the hypocrisy coming out of your head.

LanyIsLost
LanyIsLost Day 1,889, 07:15

um Icetek, I agree 100% with all TJ is saying, and the quote above is aimed at Larni thinking ronny is a PTO'er. I know ronny and I know he isn't.

Arcaian
Arcaian Day 1,889, 07:44

"Larni how about you stick to what you said the Revolutionary party was for....if i remember correctly you where going to get rid of laws and policy's and install common sense."

That requires a senate majority, something we don't have. Hard to change the in-game laws when we have 1 senator in the senate. Instead, we're focusing on the other area we talked about as part of the revolution - helping noobs gain experience. Not only is the current government actually supporting and putting new players in cabinet, there is an extensive library of information being compiled to make it easier, and there is more communication than the previous government. All the things we said we would do, par the cutting laws, which is not possible at this point.

LanyIsLost
LanyIsLost Day 1,889, 08:15

Your 1 Senator knowingly went against immigration laws and admitted 2 citizens not approved by our immigration minister, hopefully the ARP won't be held responsible if they turn out to be real PTO'ers. Im my opinion Louise should be banned from Senate for the duration of this term for blatantly ignoring the laws in place and for her comment on granting citizenship to KevinChaves, and hopefully no one will vote for her again.

Vyrin the First
Vyrin the First Day 1,889, 09:24

It's certainly true that anyone who accomplishes something in this country gives the oldfags a chance to bring out their axes to grind, and their dead horses to beat. Their records are spotless and unimpeachable I'm sure.

LanyIsLost
LanyIsLost Day 1,889, 09:44

Immigration laws were put in place to PREVENT PTO's. To knowingly admit citizens from other countries without the Immigration Minsters approval is tantamount to allowing a PTO to occur. Ask Mr. Crocodile how everyone went after him for doing it.

Vyrin the First
Vyrin the First Day 1,889, 13:03

So it is an old axe to grind...

If it is such a big and important issue, write an article about it. Provide some history, talk to Louise in PM and work out some resolution behind the scenes. There are many options other than just making snipes in the comments sections.

lancer450
lancer450 Day 1,889, 13:43

" In other words......

'Its been 15 days and i have not done sh!t, except do what was already pre-planned for me by Greg. All i do now i sit back and take credit for everything.'

Your a JOKE!"

What in the literal f*ck are you on about?

Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen
Daenerys Stormborn Targaryen Day 1,889, 16:54

now now Lany, the Immigration Laws are being abused by the sitting minister. If they can do what they want, then senators can as well.

Tim_Holtz
Tim_Holtz Day 1,889, 18:21

um the sitting minister checks for threats before putting up names, i highly doubt senators do the same

Arthur the Elitist Cole
Arthur the Elitist Cole Day 1,889, 19:16

guys guys guys
>mfw Detroit was the one to pass TJ

I have my input yes, but I mainly do the photoshopping

vergolian
vergolian Day 1,889, 22:52

"So it is an old axe to grind...

If it is such a big and important issue, write an article about it. Provide some history, talk to Louise in PM and work out some resolution behind the scenes. There are many options other than just making snipes in the comments sections. "

Vyrin it's a double standard. To appease Molly by not labelling the ARP I'll use the words 'the other camp'. They don't miss a beat whenever someone they didn't happen to like bent the rules or even crushed them with a steamroller. Fair enough they are punished for it.

So it's a simple question: Why does the same principle not apply? Is it because they happen to be the Executive Government party in power and by some unwritten rule they're immune to the consequences of committing crimes against the state - and worse by not expecting a thing to happen?

Come on now.

I'm not going to speak for Tim or any other ACP member. I'm speaking for myself now.

The ARP 'banner' (refer to that how you will) openly defamed the ACP prior to coming to office in its campaign material. Commentary was passed by the incumbent Prime Minister, members of the party leadership of the day and rank and file keeps the fires burning now.

What's the end game? That's rhetorical because we know it will never end as long as such attacks persist.

Let me give you a nickel's worth of free political advice. Notice Binda, infin, Larni et al keep up the BS on ronny's ascension to the PP of APP under game mechanics. Keep calling him a PTO'er will result in negative consequences. That's not from me - that's the electorate. When you're attacking ronnyjnrjnr - you're hitting one of your own. A lot of respect for ronny out there .. so play with it at your political peril.

BOUD1CCA
BOUD1CCA Day 1,890, 01:05

My God he can talk under wet cement. On & on & on & mostly BS.
Got anything else to say TJ, surely you have run out of moans & whinges by now.
And the point was - who let you in to Australia, and what checks were made on you??

vergolian
vergolian Day 1,890, 01:49

Oh LOL Louise you're hilarious. First you bunch try to label ronnyjnrjnr as a PTOer now you're trying to claim I'm a security risk as well? What is it you're trying to sell - I'm likely to steal an e-pen from the eSenate chamber?

Any further plans to whinge and run off back to eIreland?

Icetek
Icetek Day 1,890, 02:00

TJ a little known fact i learned about Louise. She trys to get under peoples skin, but when she is cornered, she is no where to be found. She goes silent and acts as if the convo never happend.

Your wasting your time man. You should see the logs of the stuff she told me in IRC before i got the ban. She is a instigator, she has nothing to back her up.

See Louise i got pride, at least im willing to fight for my cause and see it threw the end. Your just another push over who cant move without the say so of Larni, etc.

Icetek
Icetek Day 1,890, 02:02

Vyrin the FirstDay 1,889, 13:03 "So it is an old axe to grind...
If it is such a big and important issue, write an article about it. Provide some history, talk to Louise in PM and work out some resolution behind the scenes. There are many options other than just making snipes in the comments sections."

LoL @ the noob. Yes, talk to her behind closed doors, might as well give her a bribe or two. We dont have any corruption in eAUS. You good.

Xavier Griffith
Xavier Griffith Day 1,890, 04:15

Wow, TJ..political threats about PTOing other parties...: ) nice, thanks.

BTW...in case you hadn't noticed, my cabinet is filled with people from all the Parties, not just mine...unlike some, I chose the people for my cabinet for their ability to work in the places I thought they where best at, I didn't give a crap about which political party they belonged to.

Icetek
Icetek Day 1,890, 05:51

XG every CP does the same, dont think your special.

Find me the last time a CP had only his party as cabin.

Is this joke still our CP?

vergolian
vergolian Day 1,890, 08:41

Great now XG has caught the Cabinet's paranoia disease. Where did I threaten PTO? LOL like Larni and Louise you really do make it up as you go along. Try doing your job for once or eIndo will have enough of your hollow standing and wipe eAus for the lulz.

"I chose the people for my cabinet for their ability to work in the places I thought they where best at" aka "they agreed with me especially the noobs plucked from obscurity they'd be so grateful for a ministerial title I won't get boo from them". Easy to see as your traditional group hangs around you like a bad smell. I'll give one of them kudos though Binda has stayed out of Larni, Louise, Vyrin and Molly's fracas.

The election can't come soon enough. Usually when governments screw up it requires a workshop broom and a bottle of bleach to clean up its mess. This one's a demo job and a rebuild. Try not to embarrass our country on the world stage any more than you have. The next Executive doesn't need to waste half a term going door-to-door to every MoFA and CP apologising for this government.

Xavier Griffith
Xavier Griffith Day 1,890, 16:51

Sorry TJ, who was the one with paranoia? I don't Think you could call Majester, Roboz, AC, Detroit, Argi or even witherd as "those that agreed with me".

It's ok TJ, we are still demoing your mess, we haven't even started to rebuild yet, so it shouldn't be too hard to demo the rest of the crap YOU left us : )

And you mean the new FA team should just go back to what you did, running around saying yes yes yes sorry to upset you, so the other nations think of us as their dirty door mat? Yes I believe you would, where as my term has forced them to stick to the treaty or at least come forward and renegotiate, as those in the higher echelons can tell you, Chile hasn't wanted to do that. Not my problem. We can only try to help those that want our help or want to help themselves.

 
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