Senate

Debbie Robinson

Fighting against 'Islamisation'

Jun 27, 2016Taylah Hanna

Candidate Snapshot

Party: ALA
State: WA
First Stood in this Electorate: 2016


Debbie Robinson is the director of the Australian Liberty Alliance (ALA) and National President of Q Society, an organisation that describes itself as "Australia's leading Islam-critical movement".

She moved to WA when she was 12 and has lived here ever since, raising a family and working as a registered nurse for 30 years. Robinson embraces the lifestyle and freedoms available to people in Australia.

“I am an ordinary Australian who cares about my fellow human beings and the future of the wonderful country,” she says in a profile on the ALA party website.

Being passionate about democracy, freedom of speech and upholding Australian values, Robinson believes she has a duty of care to address the very real concerns of people sharing similar ideals and political opinions.

She represented the ALA on their recent national tour leading up to the federal election and at the launch of the party in WA. Robinson said members were all passionate about their beliefs and they deserved the right to express them. She describes ALA as a basic political organisation, formed by concerned Australians, "who love their families and Australia, hold conservative values and stand for solid, fact-based policies".

Gaining approval through the AEC in registering their party and signing up more than the 500 members required, the ALA is the first political party in Australia modeled after far-right wing movements from Europe. Also the first party to have claim that Islam is a totalitarian ideology and calling for the end of the “Islamisation of Australia”.

Robinson is at the forefront of these views stating she is worried about where we are headed as a nation.

She wholeheartedly supports the ALA’s views on individual liberty, small government, Western values, rationalist foundations, social fairness and and an integrated multi-ethnic personality.

She claims the party is not against individual Muslims, but against their ideologies.

While the party has more than one policy, it states that “Islam is the great threat facing the world at the moment,”

"We have so much to be thankful for here in Australia," Robinson says on her website,

"But we must never take our liberty for granted. Make no mistake - Islam is at war with us."

Robinson’s views and affiliation with the ALA and Q Society has left critics referring to it as ‘organised intolerance’.


In Q Society emails, Robinson has said the ALA intends to "rebuild the lucky country".

In a Yahoo news article documenting the first steps of the ALA last year, WA Islamic Council president Rateb Jneid said Robinson’s comments were highly offensive to Australian Muslims who loved their country and wished only to live in peace.

“The Muslim community is very concerned that a virulently Islamophobic political party was launched in Western Australia — a single issue political party based on promoting fear and hate of Islam,” he said.

Multicultural Interests Minister Mike Nahan said the growth of any group that promotes disunity is an issue for concern.

“It is the right of every Australian to express their views, however, with that right comes responsibility,” he said.

Media outlets, like the New Matilda, have mocked the ALA causing Robinson to be mistrustful of the media and believing that ‘left leaning’ journalists are too hostile with her far-right policies. Explaining: "If you do say something that no one agrees with you're labelled a bigot or called a name, and you're shot down in flames,” she said.

However, some comments on Perth Now articles about Robinson are in support of her ideals and party. “I hope they do really well Australia's lost the Australian culture that we desperately need back,” commented one user called Sean.

“Australians are crying out for someone to stand up and tell the truth about Islam. All we have been getting from both sides of politics is meaningless nonsense, and capitulation. I think you will find that
the silent majority in this country stand with the common sense approach of this new political party.” another user called Kenneth stated.


Robinson believes that people are waking up to the dangers and problems that will come from increased Muslim immigration and hopes people will support the ALA’s other policies, explaining that they are not a one issue party.

With the reduced Senate quota this year, Robinson expects the Senate candidates from minor parties to do very well.

Robinson did not respond to many requests for an interview with UniPollWatch.



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