Violence Against Women: Australia Says No!

On Friday May 16th, a group of radical misogynist socialists attempted to physically attack Julie Bishop MP while she was a guest at the University of Sydney.

Some of the students engaged in the assault were in the privileged position of being office bearers of the Student Union, Student Representative Council, and National Union of Students.

Violence against women is ALWAYS unacceptable. 

The perpetrators of this despicable attack MUST face the consequences of their actions

Our campuses should be safe for all women, whoever they are.

Join our campaign to make our campuses safe for all women, by using the form below to send an email to Sydney Uni’s Vice-Chancellor, the USU and SRC Presidents, and cc the Minister for Education, demanding a full investigation, and the resignation of all elected office bearers immediately.

(Note: If you are a current student, or alumni of, the University of Sydney, please feel free to incorporate this into the pro-forma message)

Note: The preceding campaign has been created by a group of concerned NSW university students, and is not an official campaign of the Australian Taxpayers’ Alliance.

Update: the Australian Liberal Students’ Federation has issued the following statement.

56 Replies to "Violence Against Women: Australia Says No! "

  • Annie Barrie
    17 May, 2014 (10:55 am)

    These feral uneducated scum have no place in todays society creating violence against anyone.
    Dismiss them from our Uni,s

  • J
    17 May, 2014 (11:35 am)

    This has got to be a joke. She supports a budget which is costs us all. She deserved it and so did Carr.

    • K
      17 May, 2014 (2:46 pm)

      No one deserves to be attacked. Period. She made a budget. Could you have done better?

    • Ken Goldsmith
      17 May, 2014 (3:52 pm)

      J, you are the joke. The budget actually puts more REAL money into universities than the recent juvenile Labor govt. would have put in, in unsustainable funny money.
      As a taxpayer, I resent every cent spent on “educating” scum like those named in the petition.

    • Jenny
      17 May, 2014 (4:03 pm)

      Violence can never and must never be condoned, whatever your politics. Especially when it’s a mob against – security or no – one person! I’m sorry but *you* must be joking if you think an economic policy merits a vicious flood of anarchists bearing down on you.

      It’s not a question of one’s right to protest; non-violent protests have been successful in the past. It’s a question of every individual, under Australian law and elsewhere, to not be subjected to violence or the threat of violence.

    • Joan Davidson
      17 May, 2014 (4:49 pm)

      Julie Bishop is our Foreign Minister and deserves to be treated with respect regardless of the policies of the Government. The behaviour of these students illustrates exactly “The era of entitlement” that these students are living. This is a fools paradise – I would remind them that the taxes of ordinary Australians (who actually work, and get their hands dirty) is what is keeping them in their privileged positions. Most of the people who contribute (albeit sometimes unwillingly), have not had the advantages these little brats have and yet they still appear to feel they are “entitled” to their free education etc. Actually, they behave as though they are completely uneducated, and have no care for anyone but themselves. Time to face the real world and help yourself kiddies!

    • Annie
      17 May, 2014 (5:29 pm)

      NO-ONE deserves to be treated like this! This is mob rule and VERY un-Australian. We expect scenes like this in other countries not here.
      Just shows these “students” have NO respect for the rule of law or democracy. They forget that a majority of people voted the Coalition into government.

    • The Real Johno
      17 May, 2014 (8:52 pm)

      Left wing filth! Get a job loser!

    • B
      17 May, 2014 (9:32 pm)

      Are you serious? So a woman, or indeed any person, can be assaulted, both physically and verbally, because they support the budget? NO ONE deserves to be assaulted, no matter their beliefs or political views. Our country is a DEMOCRACY and each of us has the right to be safe in this country.

    • Don
      17 May, 2014 (10:56 pm)

      So if I dont agree with your actions you deserve to be assaulted.
      Please tell me you are not a Uni student or lecturer.
      Tell me that you are a primary school drop out with absolutely no morals or decency, and absolutely no understanding of the law of assault.
      If you can read, go and have a look at Section 61 of the NSW Crimes Act, and see the explanatory remarks and case law as to what constitutes an assault.

    • C
      17 May, 2014 (11:28 pm)

      Actually this is not a joke, but I know something that is…

      people who believe others, specifically women, ‘deserve’ to be physically abused for what they support. Now that, is a joke.

    • A
      18 May, 2014 (12:07 am)

      Nobody deserves to be physically pushed or shoved because someone disagrees with them. You have literally just condoned violence against women and highlight the complete and utter lack of ability of that group of people to engage in any meaningful debate. The solution seems to be to physically charge at people you don’t like. Stop and think about what you are saying and doing and realise that most of the rest of Australia is disgusted with those type of actions, not supporting it like these militant university students have been claiming in the past few days.

    • Walter Schillani
      18 May, 2014 (3:46 am)

      You are a bloody idiot!!!

    • JohnB
      18 May, 2014 (8:23 am)

      Labor supported a series of budgets which would have left those selfish, violent, hypocrites of the Left, paying it off for decades as well as paying my pension.

      The Libs are doing these scumbags a favour by getting the nation’s finances in order that these dopey students are NOT burdened from too much taxation in their working lives.
      Of course if all they intend to do is bludge off the taxpayer, then I can see why they’d want to protest.

    • juggernaut
      18 May, 2014 (11:26 am)

      Your obvious radicalism will diminish with time and wisdom. In the meantime try to refrain from acts which have long term consequences for both yourself and country. And do your best to hasten your enlightenment.

    • observa
      18 May, 2014 (12:08 pm)

      ‘She supports a budget which is costs us all’

      Well certainly she supports a Budget by which we taxpayers receive value for our investment in educating the future generation, but as you so sublimely demonstrate, the joke is all at our expense.

    • Jock
      18 May, 2014 (12:17 pm)


    • Ex - Digger
      18 May, 2014 (5:56 pm)

      Bet you are not a taxpayer, like your Socialist professional bludger Uni mates, J.

    • sydneysider
      18 May, 2014 (11:58 pm)

      becareful of what u said here.

    • Keith L
      19 May, 2014 (11:22 am)

      You are a disgrace. But please feel free to expand on your justification for violence against women…

    • Lea
      19 May, 2014 (12:02 pm)

      Deserved it? Idiot.

    • J.H
      19 May, 2014 (12:06 pm)

      Labor is the party that cost us all. They are the ones that spent all of Australia’s money. The liberals are now doing what they can to improve this country and to return it to its proper state. What they are doing is for the GREATER GOOD of Australia. Australia as a whole will benefit from this budget. That is what is most important. No one cares about all the scummy people living off welfare and handouts that are going to “suffer” from this budget. They shouldn’t even be allowed to live in Australia. They are stealing from Australian tax-payers. Get off your ass and work. Stop whining and complaining saying you deserve this and that. You’re embarrassing yourself.

    • James
      19 May, 2014 (12:17 pm)

      If you are a taxpayer, every budget by every government of any persuasion costs you money! Do you think the Government services run on magic money?

      As it happens however, most people who are complaining about this budget, simply do not have the facts right. For instance, the benefits to be retained by pensioners, and individuals and families from the repeal of the carbon tax will more than offset the measures such as the family Tax benefits, Doctor’s Co-Payment and increase in Pharmaceutical co payment.

      You may recall the Gillard Government introduced a one-off $320 increase in Pensions as a carbon tax offset which has since been part of the normal pension indexation. This increase will be retained. Yet power bills and shire rates and other costs associated with the carbon tax will go down. Leaving more than enough to pay for the maximum 10 doctors co payments at $7 or maximum of 62 scrips before they are free (at the additional $0.60 co payment).

      The increase in tax free threshold for individuals from $6,000 to $18,200 leaves an additional $1,830 in taxpayers pockets which was compensation for the carbon tax. But when the carbon tax is repealed all families and individuals will benefit from reduced costs while retaining that reduced tax benefit.

      The Government is providing the ACCC with $10m to ensure companies pass on the carbon tax savings.

    • D
      19 May, 2014 (1:10 pm)

      Does that mean I can rape and bash all the women I can find that voted labour?

      Labour and the socialists caused this budget.

    • snowtiger
      19 May, 2014 (3:06 pm)

      No one ever deserves this. That is the defense used by rapists and abusers. Maybe you should read what the budget actually contains and not just the media out takes and the Labor propaganda

    • Peter
      19 May, 2014 (7:37 pm)

      Just to be clear, in your world, supporters of a budget with which you disagree deserve to be pushed, shoved, shouted at and generally intimidated. Is that correct?
      I disagreed with 6 budgets that Ms Gillard supported. Would it have been ok for me to act in a similar way towards her or would that have been misogynistic?

    • Reg Tartoosie
      20 May, 2014 (12:10 am)

      Go and read up on the budget papers and inform yourself of the correct position in regard to this matter.

    • Amanda Victor
      21 May, 2014 (6:05 pm)


  • James Warne
    17 May, 2014 (1:31 pm)

    There is never an acceptable reason for violence against women. This should be beyond partisanship. Every man should take the White Ribbon oath. There needs to be greater awareness that this is not acceptable, and men should stand up for what is right.

  • Daz
    17 May, 2014 (1:34 pm)

    These people are self absorbed grubs. To this J clown above you’re typical of these loosers – you’ve just condoned violence against women.

  • Josh
    17 May, 2014 (2:23 pm)

    What a disgrace for that Uni student to attack our female foreign minister, As I am AGAINST female assaults made by blokes. Not only is that uni student wreckless, but he just pulled a COWARD act..

    I hope Tony Abbott does make new strict law against males bashing on females.

  • Tim
    17 May, 2014 (4:31 pm)

    This spin first popped up by the liberal student club at the uni about 30 mins after the protest, I’ve seen the original page. Its ABSOLUTE SPIN that presents itself as ‘bipartisan’. Its sickening that people will use this issue to further their agenda. AND reducing this to ‘radical misogynist” and pretending that protest is an attack just because she is a woman screams of a constructed male view. The main members and leader of the socialist group are women, so to pose them as misogynist its just stupid.
    Nice spin.

  • Ex - Digger
    17 May, 2014 (9:12 pm)

    How are these professionals bludgers allowed to stay on the public purse for so many years.

    These cretins have to be weeded out and their sinecures removed.

    I had enough of these bastards in the 60s and 70s.

  • c.hunt
    17 May, 2014 (9:32 pm)

    unacceptable behavior, they don’t deserve any hard earned taxpayers contributions

  • Jones
    17 May, 2014 (10:57 pm)

    Look at these people.. absolute degenerates.

  • Robert E Kennedy
    18 May, 2014 (2:23 am)

    Its no violence against men and children equally. Aust Bureau of Stats finds 38% of violence against women is by other women so what is the surprise? And when women attack men it is 77% of the time in the home. Chris Bowen and the female leader of the pack are hypocrites denying there was any violence to Julie Bishop I want to see those who made contact with her and her security charged with assault.

  • Wayne
    18 May, 2014 (4:09 am)

    They should be expelled, can someone start a petition for that?

  • asproella
    18 May, 2014 (8:21 am)

    This is what your tax $$ pay for protest groups run by the Labor party and the union’s wake up Australia!

  • Sandra
    18 May, 2014 (8:52 am)

    Whether she’s a woman or a man, it’s not OK. Imagine if a mob had brutalised Julia Gillard? Universities need to stand against this despicable behaviour – the problem is they have career students and career anti-society people who can’t live in the real world running these student councils. Students who want to achieve and contribute to society are too busy working and learning to spend time on student councils or riots. Perhaps student councils should involve alumni who can give guidance instead of these creeps with conflict of interest – of course they want more free money for uni since they plan to be there most of their adult lives.

  • Cheryl
    18 May, 2014 (9:02 am)

    NO ONE deserves acts of violence against them, no matter what they believe in, wear, or their social circumstance.

    J you are a grub for saying she deserved it, and I hope if you were involved in this violence that you are dealt with in a manner that changes your views on violent and threatening acts against any human being.

  • Jock
    18 May, 2014 (12:18 pm)

    J you are a KNOB and an uneducated one at that.

  • Con Verdis
    18 May, 2014 (12:19 pm)

    The only course of action is for these studnsts to ‘be identified and terminated from uni. If this behavior took place in the work place or say the NRL or any other sporting code the uproar would be massive.

    As an Australian Citizen and tax payer this is the minimum action that I am prepared to accept


    Con Verdis

  • Paul Baker
    18 May, 2014 (12:53 pm)

    I don’t think the University will act against the lefty unionists running around the University we have seen no action on the posters and T shirts, the Union cares more about asylum seekers and protecting their rackets around the university that funds their militancy
    I suspect their Unionists themselves or scared of them causing trouble at the uni which will stop foreign paying students attending

  • Big_Nambas
    18 May, 2014 (1:14 pm)

    This rabble will be the next bunch of Labor/Green big spenders. and when their children can’t go to university because there is no money left to run them they will blame everyone other than themselves. If these are typical of our students we have no future.

  • mr. x
    18 May, 2014 (5:08 pm)

    Firstly, simply because one attacks a female politician does not one a misogynist. Did they ‘attack’ her because they hated women? Or because they hated the policies she stands for. Secondly, is it necessary to label them as ‘socialists’? Is this author fear mongering? My family and my neighbours are against this budget, we hate it, we are in a tight economic situation as it is, does that make us ‘socialists’?

    And finally, stop saying, if this happened… because face it, 1000x worse things have happened to Gillard, at NRL Games and in the work place, and 99% of the time, nothing happens or its applauded. Most people are surprised by the relaxed attitude taken when it comes to Liberal politicians.

    A minister is heckled by students, there is uproar. A minister calls his colleague the c-word, there is silence. There is corruption and the consequential resignation of ministers, I find next to nothing.

    Consider past events where Liberal figures are replaced by Labor 🙂

  • Dee
    18 May, 2014 (10:09 pm)

    Listen to you idiots! How dare you condemn these brave young students for standing up not just for their own education – but for future students who will pay dearly under the proposed changes to education. They yelled at these political bullies YES!!! and they did not TOUCH that woman! She had her big burley minders doing all the pushing, shoving, kicking and manhandling for HER!!!! Take a good look! These students are angry and frustrated and they were disgusted that she had the nerve to set foot in the university considering the attack on universities that this government has made. Good for you students whoever you were!!!! You deserve a pat on the back from the working classes of Australia! You have my support 100%!!!!

    • juggernaut
      19 May, 2014 (1:05 am)

      These ferals believe I should pay for their education so they can qualify for enormous potential earnings. It is one thing to demand govt. theft from true battlers for self enrichment and entirely another to perpetuate physical aggression toward a distinguished and honourable Australian. If you don’t like the fees or feel they don’t provide value, become a plumber you hippie shit-for-brains. Better still, open a business and put some of your freeloading, self-absorbed mates to use. Just exclude them from contact with clients or you’ll be on the news.

      • asproella
        19 May, 2014 (6:50 am)

        Brave students???????? If this is the behaviour of the future adults of this country has all to offer in it’s brave students then we are in trouble, labors rent a crowd I call them!

    • Ex - Digger
      19 May, 2014 (9:07 am)

      There is only ONE idiot, Dee. You.

      You wrote UTTER GARBAGE and obviously have the same mental and moral capacity as those you seek to defend.

    • J.H
      19 May, 2014 (12:10 pm)

      These labor students just prove how scummy labor people really are. There is no bravery in abusing anyone. That is what they have done. Where are your morals you foolish uneducated person.

    • Lyn
      19 May, 2014 (12:36 pm)

      Even if you are angry or frustrated, that is no excuse to behave as these students have done. It is appalling. Male or female it is inexcusable to shout , yell, abuse push or shove. And there is footage of one of them laying there hands on her so don’t say no one touched her. She is more than entitled to set foot in any university.

      Maybe people need to start being a little more rational and find out some facts before ranting and raving about how terrible the budget is and how hard done by they are going to be. Yes it will be tough, but will it be for everyone.This behaviour should never be tolerated. I hope they expel the lot of them.

      • Paul Baker
        20 May, 2014 (10:05 am)

        This how our future Labor leaders, union officials, bag men and stand over men train and qualify for internships at their affiliate organisations

    • John
      19 May, 2014 (5:19 pm)


      I cannot believe that you can condone agressive and intimidating behaviour against anyone, let alone a Woman and Hon Member of Parliament, irrespective of what party they represent.
      These are just the sort of people that are destroying this country. Oxygen thieves is all that describes those antagonists.

    • The Real Johno
      7 July, 2014 (3:40 pm)

      They are not students – they are left wing cowards and thugs who attacked a woman. Plain and simple.

  • A
    19 May, 2014 (12:40 am)

    They think they are today’s 1960/70s activist but really they are just a disgrace. When you use violence, abuse and bullying as form of protest, you lose your moral high ground and betray your cause…
    There is no excuse for this behaviour, and these are suppose our higher educated… If this is what universities are producing, I now see why Abbott is cutting funding to Uni’s…

  • M
    19 May, 2014 (9:33 am)

    We pay Uni’s for doctors, engineers etc. I have no wish to fund anyones political aspirations. The 200 students involved need to be, in some cases expelled and others suspended. All should be charged with assault , I refuse to fund them via my taxes a second longer,

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