澳洲上周大选终于落幕！联盟党在Scott Morrison的领導下 赢得了众所认为胜不了的联邦大选！工党Bill Shorten大失所望，输了不该输的大选！
我在此祝贺Scott Morrison及团队们，也祝贺Bill Shorten有机会当了近6年的工党领袖，虽败犹荣！
Pay tribute to a liberal democratic and civilized Australian electoral system!
Dr Ka Sing Chua
The Federal election in Australia held on 18 May 2019 has finally come to an end! The Coalition Party, led by Scott Morrison, has won the federal election that the public thinks he would not have won! Bill Shorten, leader of the Labour Party, was disappointed to lose the election that should not have been lost!
I congratulate Scott Morrison and his team, as well as Bill Shorten, who has had the chance to lead the Labour Party for nearly six years.
I like the liberal democractic and civilized electoral competition system of Australia! When the Labour leader Shorten knew he couldn't win that night, he accepted the defeat gracefully and politely and congratulated Morrison on his election. Morrison, too, graciously thanked Shorten for his congratulations in his election victory speech. All parties generously accepted the final choice of the Australian people!
I would also like to congratulate the two candidates running in the Federal lower seat of Chisholm namely Madam Liao Chan-ngo representing the Liberal Party for the Coalition and Madam Yang Qianhui representing the Labour Party respectively. Both ladies have brought tremendous expectation to the Australian community especially the Chinese Australian community! Whoever wins the Federal Representative in this seat will be the pride of our community! I send my blessings to both!
I again congratulate Ms. Liao who now stands to win in the end! She becomes the first Chinese Australian Federal Representative! I hope she will continue to serve the people well! Ms. Yang however should not be discouraged,. She still has lot of opportunity in future if she continues to work hard and participate in politics. She can compete the seat again in three years' time at the next Federal election.
Many Chinese may not know that our Australian system of democracy and civilisation, was adopted following hundreds of years of trial and courageous experimentation by Western democratic institutions. It was also through countless of hardships, bloodshed and sacrifice that the transformation from a feudal civil war era to a modern democratic and civilized institution where political power was transferred to opposition in peaceful manner. Many countries in the world are striving to move in this direction. Because this system is good for the people and the country!
Change of ruling party no longer has to be decided by force and armed civil wars. People now can adopt such a system with peaceful change-of-power through election system such as in Australia, Britain, America, Japan and so on!
Moreover, after the election , the losing party members still have the chance to participate in the political affairs of the country. They can help to scrutinise the winning party to make them accountable to the people they both serve. People from all walks of life who are in opposition to one and another during the election, gracefully accept the result of the election! Life goes on for every one and live in peace as usual! If one does not agree with the result of the election, it can be handled peacefully according to the established legal processes and no need for violence.
Unfortunately, there are still many countries in the world which are not democratic and civilized enough to embrace this system of governance. They still engage in riots and civil war activities. Innocent people suffer, victimized and country ruined, for whatever reason, by the corruption of their selfish leaders who try to seize political power by force and killing one another.
Therefore, people of all walks of life in Australia should assist one another and cherish this system of peaceful change of governments. I also hope that more people all over the world will have a chance to learn to embrace such a system and live in peace and security in a system of peaceful transformation, Then there will be no more civil wars. So please do not use war to settle disputes over political dissent.