Kevin Hague has been pursuing and victimising Katherine Rich in a rather creepy stalking and hounding campaign against her for daring to have a different point of view to him.
He has shown that he isis intolerant of opposing views and like all good Stalinists for McCarthyists he wants to shut anyone down who differed in politics to him.
THE notorious US anti-communism campaigner Joe McCarthy would be proud â the Australian Senate has adopted his tactics inÂ pursuit of independent think tanks.
Instead of âAre you now or have you ever been a member of the Communist Party of the United States?â, a Senate estimates committee is asking whether particular academics and specialists are âconnectedâ with the Institute of Public ÂAffairs or the Centre for Independent Studies.
The federal Education Department has emailed a dozen or more subject specialists who contributed to the national curriculum review.
The correspondence begins: âThe department has received a number of questions from Senate estimates. The specific question is: âIf any of the reviewers who were appointed are connected with the Institute of Public ÂAffairs or the Centre for Independent Studies?â â
Exactly the same modus operandi as Kevin Hague.
âThis is outright McCarthyism,â IPA deputy director James Paterson said. âIt is pretty much âAre you now or have you even been a member of the IPA?â â
University of Wollongong historian Greg Melleuish said he was happy to answer the question because he had ânothing to hideâ.
The issue was the âmotives of the people asking the questionsâ rather than the department following up. The person who asked the question was South Australian Greens senator Penny Wright, who raised it at an October hearing.
âI am interested to know if any of the reviewers who were appointed are connected with the Institute of Public Affairs or the Centre for Independent Studies?â she asked.