The first League of Rights was formed in South Australia in 1946. It developed from the Vote NO campaign conducted against Dr. Evatts continuing bid to change the Constitution in order to centralise more power in Canberra Evatt tried to do so, and failed, at the wartime 1944 referendum.
The League is a Christian-based service movement, that unreservedly accepts the Christian Law of Love. It does not seek political power, but is a type of political watchdog, equipped to warn the individual about threats to rights and freedoms, irrespective of the label of the government of the day.
The Australian League of Rights was established in 1960 when the separate Leagues in the States agreed to form one national movement. The establishment of The League of Rights in Canada, the United Kingdom and New Zealand resulted in an association called the Crown Commonwealth League of Rights in 1975.
For eight years the Crown Commonwealth League of Rights was an international chapter of the World anti-Communist League, participating in a number of international conferences in different parts of the world prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union.
The League is not motivated exclusively by threats to individual freedom, It constantly upholds the vision of a world of expanding freedom and security for all, in which every individual can participate freely in association with his fellow man to help build the finest civilisation yet created.
THE LEAGUE'S TRACK RECORD
By their fruits ye shall know them. The track record of The League of Rights is clear for all to see. When the League was formed at the end of World War II, there was widespread optimism about the future. The League stressed that the real winner of the war was international communism, that the future of the once-great British Empire was at risk, and that the drive towards the World State through the United Nations would prove a trap for the free world.
For over 70 years International Communism exerted influence on every continent, and approximately one-third of the worlds population lived under Communist governments. Although the League warned that Communism required capitalist financial support, and could not feed its captive peoples, the West was caught by surprise when the Berlin Wall crumbled. Now the United Nations is emerging as the foundation structure for a proposed World State, complete with global peace-keeping forces.
SUCH WARNINGS PROVED TO BE PROPHETIC
The League has constantly warned of the erosion of the Constitutional Monarchy as a barrier to centralised power. In the 1980s, the League again warned of the use of UN Treaties to undermine the Constitution and strip away State powers. It also directed attention to the long-term Fabian socialist programme of amalgamating local government into regions before abolishing the States and the Senate. This programme is now well advanced.
THE LEAGUE'S PREDICTIONS WERE CORRECT
From its inception the League warned that high progressive taxation, and consequent social controls were inevitable under financial policies which generated increasing debt. It predicted that irrespective of the label of government, no constructive solution to high taxes and inflation was available under debt finance. The social consequences of the debt system include the depopulation of rural Australia, as farmers and small businesses are eliminated.
In 1975 the League warned that the establishment of a New International Economic Order would have a dramatic impact on Australias industries. Following the deregulation of the banking industry, the drive toward the global market has meant the restructuring out of existence of many Australian industries, companies and employment opportunities.
RECENT EVENTS HAVE PROVED THE LEAGUE TO BE RIGHT
After the dismissal of Whitlam in 1975, the League predicted that the Fraser Government had no answer to Labors Fabian socialist revolution, because ALP policies were not being reversed.
Apart from the League, few other groups dared to warn that an open-door immigration policy would fragment a homogeneous population, jeopardising a common culture and heritage. Unfortunately, where adopted, multiculturalism has usually resulted in increased racial and cultural friction.
AGAIN, THE LEAGUES WARNINGS WERE JUSTIFIED
The League has provided accurate forward intelligence because of its vast bank of information, extensive network of international contacts and an understanding of the application of policy. You are invited to make use of its services.
THE LEAGUES FREEDOM CAMPAIGN
No political movement can exist in a moral vacuum, and Australians have traditionally accepted that it is the Christian Faith that generated our heritage of representative government. While the League maintains a small full-time staff primarily motivated by Christian service, it is the extensive network of volunteers from all walks of life who form the backbone of the Movement.
The League of Rights seeks to help create a body of dedicated men and women who serve not for their own material gain, but as custodians of those truths and values which must form the basis of all successful efforts to defeat the enemies of human dignity and freedom.
The League encourages and equips individuals to independently exercise their own initiative in the service of freedom.
Published by the Australian League of Rights, Box 1052. G.P.O. Melbourne 3001.