Enough is Enough
Australia is a free and fair country. But for how long?
Calvary Hospital began operating in 1979, invited by the Commonwealth Government (1971).
It has operated for 44 years and has 76 years left on its 120-year lease.
The ACT Government will pass legislation in order to compulsorily acquire both the buildings and land of Calvary Hospital. They aim to build a new public hospital, estimated to be $1B.
This is madness. Consider three things:
Nobody should be dispossessed of their land and property without consultation. The ACT Government is doing exactly this – contravening lawful property rights.
Why would the ACT Government run a second hospital when it is incompetent at running its current hospital? Read the 2019 Independent Review.
Who is next? What other faith groups, welfare agencies, educational institutions, and community organisations are in the ACT Government Gun? When will the trigger be pulled?
The ACT Standing Committee Health Report (10 April 2023) notes that neither the Canberra Public Hospital or Calvary Public Hospital perform abortions (except in exceptional circumstances).
Yet the Report accuses Calvary of restricting ‘medical services’ ‘due to an overriding religious ethos.’
Enough is enough.
Stand up. Sign the petition to protect Australia.
Thoughts and prayers as you go into battle – “not against flesh and blood but against spiritual powers”!!
I agree totally. They also intend to take a lot more–Starting with the next referendum.All part of Wef, WHO and Un agenda.Australia and the whole world is at a critical point.Listen to Usap, One Nation, Bob Katter, and Riccardo Bosi—Time for honest and free elections —-
Absolutely Enough is Enough! (It’s why I moved to Queanbeyan. The Canberra people continue to vote this awful government back in.) I think it might be time for a Goulburn School Strike style protest.
This is an outrage, so fearful of what these politicians are trying to do to us all.
We do need to stop this.
It is time for a change in the ACT government.
The ACT government has faced several management issues with the Canberra hospital, yet they are now seeking to manage another public hospital. This raises the question: why take on additional responsibility when the current management of the Canberra hospital is still in question? Enough is enough!
I agree with the sentiment of a morally bankrupt Local Government. One that continues to push fringe agendas and erode society values. I do have a few questions that relates to the compulsory acquisition. Does the Archdiocese and the Vatican have any significant plans for the upgrade of Calvary? Has the Archdiocese sought financial assistance from the Federal or local governments to fund any proposed upgrade? Has the Archdiocese spoken to ACT Government about the possibilities of a joint venture. One in which the Archdiocese would retain 75% and ultimate control of the asset. With ACT & Federal Governments paying the all costs of upgrade? I would be interested and happy to provide time at no cost to assisting with any steering committee or any commercial negotiations. My contact number is 0411691123. Background is 33 years in business in the region
Great advocacy Fr Tony. I initially thought the new hospital was proposed through a partnership with Calvary and was shocked to subsequently realise it was a forced takeover. Accepting this sort of behaviour is a slippery slope that has to be opposed.
This proposal by the ACT government is discriminatory, disrespectful and repugnant to a large section to the community. It must be prevented at all costs
And how much is this going to cost the Canberra community, given it is a compulsory acquisition (quite separate from the cost of a new hospital)?
Wouldn’t that money be better spent improving health care services (at both hospitals)?
One wonders if part of the motivation is that the (appalling) ACT health bureaucracy wants to avoid continued comparisons with the excellent service that Calvary provides.
Not on without a constructive and open consultation with public.
Proposal by the ACT government is discriminatory and disrespectful. It must be prevented at all costs. Terrible news that this proposal is even possible, fundamentally not right, potentially hindering future private development other than ACT Government funded or initiated.
This is unacceptable in a democratic country.
Kudos to Fr Percy for his righteous anger displayed on Sky TV. It is well placed, well directed and good to see the Church (ie:all of us) stand up for the right to life in the public square! The behavior of this ACT Gov is just morally bankrupt on many fronts.