Kur-World resort at Kuranda not yet beer and skittles

One of the most ambitious eco-resort and housing developments seen in the Far North outside of the mooted Aquis venture in Cairns seems set to go ahead if the proponents get their way.

The proposed $650 million Kur-World resort at Kuranda held an open day at the 600 ha site on February 18, to showcase the project to local property owners and the public.

A timeline for the project recently released by the developers reveals consultants Reever and Ocean will deliver the draft Environmental Impact Statement in August this year.

Local property owners are relishing its release in September when it will be available for public consultation.

More than 70 people, many local, attended the property inspection where much interest was shown in the new dam, now full, that caused a lot of angst last year when it broke its bank during rain.

In November this year the EIS is expected to gain approval from the Queensland Coordinator General.

Kur-World executives Harry Sou; Mark Lawson and Neil Boland have a firm commitment to getting the eco-resort approved

Kur-World executives Harry Sou; Mark Lawson and Neil Boland have a firm commitment to getting the eco-resort approved

Chief Operations Officer Harry Sou said the Environmental Impact Study was the key to the project’s success indicating that their investors would be wary of any adverse findings.

“They will need surety,” he said.

Mr Sou said the development would be entirely self-sufficient and would not be a financial burden on any Mareeba Shire Council ratepayers.

“We will give preference to local tradesmen and material suppliers and do not propose to bring in any outside labour,” Mr Sou said.

In view of recent speculation after the failed 1500 pupil Standard Bearers Academy at Mareeba in 2015, Mr Sou stressed the makeup of the 500 student educational facility would be across the board, comprising Australian and international students, not from one country.

“We will lease out the faculty to either James Cook University, Central Queensland University, Latrobe or another Australian university,” he said.

“A part of the agreement with the faculty will ensure that we won’t try to market the unique courses in one country. The image is international.

“There will be boarders and day students with a focus on agriculture, green tourism, hospitality, environmental and organic courses.

“The business model has to survive, be sustainable and it would be way too sensitive to attract one group – it will be very versatile.”

Visitors toured a large organic vegetable garden growing a wide variety of normal and exotic plants watered by one of six bores on the property.

Project Manager Mark Lawson said organic farming would be a main feature of the green image, with the ability to supply vegetables for the resort.

The open day was not all beer and skittles when some pertinent questions about the adequacy of public infrastructure were directed at the Environmental Coordinator Neil Boland during his presentation.

Local residents Eva Podiadlowski, Speewah; Dr Colin McGregor, Kuranda; Cathy Retter, Kuranda and Marc Jascwok of Koah have questioned the size of the overall project

Local residents Eva Podiadlowski, Speewah; Dr Colin McGregor, Kuranda; Cathy Retter, Kuranda and Marc Jascwok of Koah have questioned the size of the overall project

Local protesters, members of the Kuranda Region Planning Group complained the strata development of 373 villas would place a huge burden on local facilities, in particular the water supply.

They maintained that residents mostly relied on bore water although there was some town supply available.

Nearby land owner Tanya Vickers warned the development was a threat to the lifestyles of all Kuranda inhabitants.

“The facilities like water, power and roads are insufficient and people will lose part of their properties to widen roads,” Ms Vickers claimed.

Responding, the Infrastructure Manager Nathan Lee Long said it was too early to predict what the outcomes of the EIS would be, and that he could not advise what effect it would have on local properties.

President of Kuranda Envirocare, Cathy Retter has long held reservations about the size of the resort and its social impact on the nearby and wider communities.

“We conducted a poll and we have had 400 responses so far. About 90 per cent were either somewhat against or strongly against the residential development,” Ms Retter said.

“These three bedroom villas will have to sell for around $750,000 and there are 373 proposed by 2023, with about 2000 residents using the Kuranda Range Road.

“The Initial Advice Statement said the resort will not have any impact on the range road, but add in 500 students and staff, of course it will.”

The developers hope to market the strata-titled villas locally, interstate and overseas and will be built in three stages over six years.

“We are going to work out what we would like to see with social and environmental outcomes,” Ms Retter said.

“There should be standards they are adhering to and a level of responsible stewardship.”

Demonising the building blocks of life – carbon dioxide

Letter to the editor

by Viv Forbes

There was a time when true environmentalists strove to protect wild things. Now the green shirts have become enemies of the environment by pushing green energy and demonising the building blocks of life – carbon and carbon dioxide.

Wind turbines and their cobweb of connecting roads and transmission lines have destroyed native trees and grasses, scarred and uglified wild hilltops, and littered continental shelves with naval and aerial obstacles. They create wind and rain shadows and decimate resident and migratory birds and bats.


Industrial-scale solar is no better, stealing sunlight from every plant that tries to live in the shadow of the panels. Solar-thermal arrays have the additional trick of roasting any birds, bats and insects which fly through their focussed rays of heat.


These green energy toys produce piddling amounts of unreliable weather-dependent energy at great economic and environmental cost.


Greens also promoted diesel to replace cleaner petrol in vehicles. Thank them for more urban pollution.


Their promotion of ethanol and bio-diesel has caused the widespread conversion of cropland and clearing of natural vegetation and forests to grow industrial crops like corn and palm oil. This has also reduced food supplies, increased food prices and forced some poor people to poach in parklands.


And the stupid promotion of burning wood for power and home heating has taken some cities back sixty-five years to the era of London smogs. Forests are again being cleared and wood smoke is again choking urban communities.


None of these expensive and destructive activities will have any measurable or beneficial effect on global temperature.


What is the real agenda?

 

Australia Post CEO quits his $5.6m a year plum job-no more gifts to Muslim museum

Following KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter’s Question in Parliament last week, Mr Katter is calling Australia Post CEO, Ahmed Fahour’s resignation today – “a win for the people”.

 Last week, Mr Katter asked the Minister for Communications about the $5.6m pay packet for the CEO:

 Mr Katter said, “We asked a very funny, but also very ‘bash them up’ question in the Parliament last week and even I was surprised that we’re climbing up towards 600,000 hits on our Facebook page on that Question https://www.facebook.com/bobkattermp/

 “Clearly the people of Australia are absolutely sickened by people paying themselves $6M a year.  I mean look around at 20 of your mates – in your whole lifetime the 20 of you will not receive $6M.

 “You would have to go back to the days where there were about 1,000 people owned the wealth of Australia in the wool industry to find the disparity in wealth that we have today and those people earned that wealth, today these people do not earn that wealth.

 “The suits that run around in your tapestry towers in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and pay yourselves these absolutely sickingly unconscionable salary levels – then your day is coming to an end – you suits in your tapestry towers, your day and the day of your mouthpieces, the two major parties, is coming to an end.”

Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour decides to call it a day and will soon quit his $5.6m a year job, thanks to questions in Parliament from Bob Katter

Australia Post CEO Ahmed Fahour decides to call it a day and will soon quit his $5.6m a year job, thanks to questions in Parliament from Bob Katter

Last week, Mr Katter’s Question raised Mr Fahour’s pay; the cost of postage doubling to $1 a letter; and the $2.8m pre-tax donation it is reported that Australia Post “mutually agreed” to give to the Islamic Museum of Australia, founded by Ahmed Fahour’s brother Moustafa Fahour, when in the same year 900 Australia Post staff were sacked.  Mr Katter asked the Minister for Communications:

 “Australia Post’s CEO pre-corporatisation received $360,000, Ahmed Fahour the current CEO enjoys $5.6 million.

France’s Postal Services CEO receives $1m whilst the United States CEO only $550,000.

Pre Fahour stamps cost 50c; now $1.

Minister, no more Christmas cards.

In 2014 Australia Post sacked 900 staff. In the same year, Mr Fahour’s Australia Post donated $2.8m to his brother’s Islamic Museum.

In light of Ahmed’s Australia Post’s generosity, Minister, could I get $30,000 to repair the Catholic Church in Julia Creek?”

 

Christensen neck to neck with One Nation but Pauline does not support a bank Royal Commission

  KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter has called on Australians to contact their local politicians and give them The Request’- to support the Banking Royal Commission/Commission of Inquiry. 

A Newspoll released today shows that sitting member for Dawson, LNP George Christensen is neck to neck with One Nation, which places him on a suicide mission if he does not cross the floor to support Katters bill for a Royal Commission.

 Although 68 per cent of voters in Dawson support the Royal Commission, they haven’t yet realised One Nation is now another branch of the Liberal Party and will not support the inquiry.

 

LNP Federal Member George Christensen will cross the floor of parliament to support Katter's bill for a bank Royal Commission

LNP Federal Member George Christensen will cross the floor of parliament to support Katter’s bill for a bank Royal Commission

George would be best placed for his longevity in Parliament to support Katter and join his party.

 PM Malcolm Turnbull and his Cabinet, including Barnaby Joyce have been instructed by the Australian Bankers Association new chairman, Anna Bligh (ex Qld ALP Premier), to prevent a Royal Commission from going ahead.

 Bligh is simply reinforcing a long-held policy of the ABA and the Liberals.

Only the executive arm of Government can call for a Royal Commission, so a Commission of Inquiry is being pursued with all the powers of a Royal Commission, but it will report to the Parliament, instead of the executive arm of Government.

To become law the Commission of Inquiry will require two members of the Government in the lower house to cross the floor.  The Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen has publicly stated he will support a Commission of Inquiry – so one more Government MP’s vote is required for the bill to pass.

“So we just need one more.  There is only one language politicians understand and that is ‘we are going to get you, we are going to get rid of you at the next election’,” Mr Katter said.

“We have had 100s of people from all over Australia ringing my office and demanding a Royal Commission into the banks – which we already support and we introduced Commission of Inquiry legislation last year. 

“So from now on we are telling them to put ‘The Request’ to their local Federal Member of Parliament and get three people to do the same.  Those three people are then asked to get another three people each, who then get another three people….and so it continues.

“I’m telling Australians to contact their local Federal Member of Parliament and say ‘are you voting to support this?’  If the Local Federal Member is not supporting the Royal Commission into the Banks then say, ‘we officially inform you that we are working to get rid of you at the next election’.  It is not about saying we support someone else, it is just that we are getting rid of you.

“80% of the Australian people want a Royal Commission into the banks.  It is a litmus test really on whether you are there to represent and protect the established order, or if you are there to represent the people.  This could not be a more clear cut case.

“It is quite clear to me that George Christensen is a man of integrity and will cross the floor, as he has done before. He is a Lone Ranger.  Not another soul from the ALP or LNP has crossed the floor in the last 20 years. 

“Depending on definition there has been between 15 and 38 inquiries since 2010.  But the savagery of a Royal Commission and its powers can’t be ignored.  I never regretted the Royal Commission in QLD, even though it cost me and my Country Party greatly and many innocents were burned.  Even though we never put the bad guys in gaol, we did remove their protection and destroyed the corruption.  This is what a Royal Commission brings. 

Australians can find out who their local Federal Member of Parliament is on the following website which has a search function to search by electorate, postcode or politicians name: http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Members

 

New state of North Queensland here we come

No adequate political representation for the Far North after ECQ and ALP gerrymandered northern seats to Brisbane. Consequently the new State of North Queensland is in the making

The Electoral Commission of Queensland, a Brisbane-based bureaucracy headed by H W H Botting has long defended itself against corruption allegations and again has come into the spotlight after a State electoral redistribution moved several key northern seats to Brisbane.

The Labor orientated ECQ cries independent but long suffering voters outside of the south east corner of the State have been crapped all over by its ALP and LNP driven agenda for decades.

KAP Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth says LNP removed safety net from his bill to protect cane growers

KAP Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth

Released today, the ECQ has engineered a gerrymander of monumental proportions removing Katters Australia Party Shane Knuth’s seat of Dalrymple stretching from Atherton in the north to the southern mining town of Moranbah in the Coalfields.

The last time the effective and independent member Rosa Lee Long threatened the status quo of the LNP and ALP,  her seat of Tablelands was abolished by the ECQ in 2009.

Far North people are sick and tired of being the political football for the LNP and the ALP. Cairns News has no doubt many thousands of voters who have depended on Shane Knuth for his astute representation will protest to the ECQ during the public comment period.

Several contributors to Cairns News have already suggested that the entire population of the Far North refuse to vote at the next State election.

The people should take a line on the map north of the Tropic of Capricorn and tell the south east corner Labor and Liberal politicians and their public servants to go to hell – the north is creating its own state, we don’t need you, one contributor said.

The Mt Isa electorate will now take in Charters Towers in a ploy to spread its highly effective member Robbie Katter wafer thin across an electorate nearly twice the size of Victoria.

Robbie Katter says the re-mapping of the boundaries is another blow for rural representation.

He has constantly pushed against further expansion to rural seats and had hoped for more adequate representation in regional areas.

“The major parties have got what they wanted, in particular the ALP,” he said.

“Adequate representation means that each person has the opportunity to meet and shake hands with their local member.”

“It’s a shame the new seats being created are closer to metropolitan areas, not in western areas where it’s already difficult for the local member to get around their massive electorates.”

Mr Katter said the proposed changes meant that the Mount Isa electorate will lose Diamantina and Winton Shire boundaries, of less than 2,000 people combined, while taking in the Charters Towers Regional Council, with a population in excess of about 12,000 people.

“I’m very concerned that we’ll continue to see people with no idea what it’s like to live out west, making decisions about how we use our land and water.”

“That’s a nett gain of approximately 10,000 people for the local member to represent.”

“The people of these smaller rural towns, that already struggling, need more representation, not less.”

“We need to make sure that everything is being done to ensure adequate representation in rural and regional areas.”

Mr Katter was disappointed the rural areas would miss out once again.

“The major parties have got what they wanted which is less representation in regional areas,” he said.

“It’s another example of rural areas being overlooked.”

“With less representation in the bush we’ll continue to see policies focussed on cities.”

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by John F Howard in Townsville

Netherlands-based bank Rabobank with the aid of an armada of government-paid enforcers arriving in government vehicles along with grubby receivers Ferrier Hodgson heavied Noeline Bradshaw and her son Neil to get off their cattle property, Ballabay north of Pentland.

Noelene and Neil were arrested by several violent officers and marched off to the paddy wagon

Although the receivers and Rabobank representatives indicated they would go to the negotiating table after a court appearance on Thursday, in order to avoid a welcoming party at the property they did not arrive on Monday February 20 as they had indicated.

Instead they arrived in military style on Wednesday, with enforcers blocking the entry road and threatening any media or supporters with arrest if they tried to enter.

Ferrier Hodgson were supposed to remove the family on “voluntary terms” as they had suggested.

It appears they did not wish to have any other parties present when removing the entire family.

Neil Bradshaw owns cattle on the property that are not mortgaged to Rabobank. He previously circulated descriptions and brands of his cattle to all livestock agents and meatworks warning them not to deal with the cattle.

This sorry saga of a foreign bank dispossessing honest, hard-working Australians from their properties is completely sanctioned by the LNP and Labor Party.

Banking industry sources believe Rabobank is acting in league with coal and gas companies to remove land holders in order to easily access known coal and gas reserves in the Pentland district.

“Rabobank will have token buyers lined up ready to buy the properties at discounted prices, leaving the Bradshaws holding the bag with a $1 million or more deficit, which without any means of income they will never be able to pay off,” the source said.

Yesterday Member for Kennedy Bob Katter weighed into this disgraceful episode, contacting the Labor Polce Minister(whose husband is a police inspector) then arriving at the Charters Towers police station to get the Bradshaws out of the watch house.

He was told the Bradshaws had been released just before he arrived.

The clearly upset Bob Katter told Cairns News that the lending practices of the banks are designed to allow foreclosures.

“In this case the bank loaned the family too much money because of droughts and poor cattle prices then the government-instigated live cattle export ban which placed them in an unviable position,” he said

“The banks are a law unto themselves and there is no power on earth to control them.

“I have got hundreds of similar cases on file where farmers have not been able to get any relief from any of the so-called government watchdogs like ACCC, courts, the Reserve Bank ASIC and others that are supposed to offer financially stressed businesses relief.

“Banks like Rabobank continue to flagrantly break the law.

“The Bradshaws are devastated after a lifetime’s work to lose their possessions to a foreign bank or any bank.

“The bank will make a profit of half a million or more from these seizures and the Bradshaws will have to carry a $1 million or more debt for the rest of their lives.

“This assault on an Australian farming family clearly demonstrates the urgent need for a Royal Commission into banking practices.”

High Court restores unlawful ‘Queen of Australia’ in judicial process

Culleton forces HCA to restore the wrong Queen in court process, resulting in its bench closing ranks on Culleton and refusing to hear his arguments about nullified charges in a NSW court involving the disappearance of a $7.50 car key

The continual denial of natural justice in Australia is a direct result of political appointments to the bench

a dissertation by law analyst Peter Gargan

The Restoration of the Queen and all She stands for in the law, must be a priority for every West Australian voter this election because:

The Queen by Her Coronation Oath represents peace, order and good government as the Corporate Parliament of the Commonwealth has tried to legislate since 1986, but after the Australia Act 1986, The Parliament of Western Australia has legislated to remove all safeguards for private property, all freedoms of travel except other than that they approve, and tax, legislated to imprison people without fair trials, and not one Judge or Magistrate in Australia has ever said this is wrong.
Because all WA Judges and Magistrates are supposed to represent the Queen but now only represent the State of Western Australia and its people, they are repudiating the Australian Constitution. Consequently the entire Commonwealth Parliament is absolutely useless to the people of Western Australia because the Judges and Magistrates are treating the work of the Commonwealth politicians as a joke.

Former Senator Rod Culleton forces the High Court to restore the Queen of Australia in judicial process.

 Former Senator Rod Culleton requested the High Court to restore  Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth in judicial procedure instead the incorrect and unlawful Queen of Australia was reinserted by the Rules Committee.

When Rodney Norman Culleton asked why the Queen was removed from the High Court the republican lawyers as Judges and Magistrates set out to get him. They put the Queen back in, but only the Queen of Australia not the one who represented peace order and good government from 1900 to 1973.

Your hip pocket is paying all the time for this new regime. Every time a Sheriff attempts to have a Judgment executed or take away your licence to drive, unless you pay the fines they have in the Fines Registry, they are breaking the Laws of the Commonwealth. By levying fines without first taking you to a proper Ch III Constitution Court they are breaking S 43 Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) and should be paying you, instead of attempting to steal your property. The penalty for that is ten years jail. It should mean the State of Western Australia pays you, $540,000 in liquidated damages every time a Sheriff tries to steal a car for unpaid fines. The Sheriff himself should pay $108,000 and so should every Police Officer who helps him get away with highway robbery.

Likewise every person who has lost his or her property in the last ten years, since the real  Queen was abolished, ought to be able to collect this liquidated penalty, pay fifty percent tax upon it, and still be far better off than they are now. The biggest beneficiaries of this regime put in place by the Liberal Party are the Big Banks who made a $46 Billion Dollar profit last year, while the Liberal Government in Canberra is trying to screw Centrelink clients, to rake in around the $35 billion dollars deficit that they have allowed the Banks to evade using captive Judges and Magistrates.
Since 1983, the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Commonwealth has had power to overrule the Laws of the Commonwealth when it comes to law enforcement. Each and every one of the people was granted power, in 1914 in the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) in s 13 of that Act, to prosecute any offender, but the Protection Racket this person has been running since this Act was passed, a protection racket for Banks, Corporate Offenders, Drug Dealers and Judges and Magistrates that has directly caused the present Budget Deficit of the Commonwealth is still there. The DPP has done this by s 9.5 Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983, an Act that should never have received the Royal Assent because it has robbed the Crown. This should be repealed, but you need Rodney Norman Culleton in the Senate to get it done.

In 1973 the Governor General was misled into consenting to the creation of the Queen of Australia.  Since then only a few High Court Justices have cast doubt on any allegiance whatsoever to the homespun Queen looking upon Her as illegitimate. Every Senator and Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth swears allegiance to the Successor of Queen Victoria. This pretend Queen does not qualify, and no wonder some High Court Justices think she is a pretender. The present High Court which had five Judges declare Rodney Norman Culleton disqualified from the Senate, and the five Federal Court Judges who accepted a Judgment from a District Court Judge in Western Australia not made in the name of the Queen ought to be charged and disgraced. This should be enough to see Rodney Norman Culleton restored to the Senate and that Attorney General and President of the Senate charged as accessories to the said perversion of justice.

Attorney General Liberal George Brandis, got his captive judges to bushwack Senator Rodney Culleton

Liberal Attorney General George Brandis QC, got his captive judges to bushwack Senator Rodney Culleton

The Attorney General Senator George Brandis got a written Notice that Rodney Norman Culleton wanted the Commonwealth to strictly prove the Queen was legitimate in Western Australia, and he refused to come to the party. Senator Parry used the Judgment of an alleged illegitimate Judge in bankruptcy to kick out Rodney Norman Culleton from the Senate, on a dodgy contract no self- respecting lawyer would hold valid.

The Family Court has been illegal since its creation. It owes no allegiance whatsoever to the Queen. It destroys lives every time it adjudicates. It sends children into danger. It treats fathers and mothers alike as slaves. It treats children as chattels, as property of the State, to be dealt with like a commodity. It is the greatest lawyer’s money making machine ever created. It only continues because the High Court refuses to acknowledge the Queen and all She stands for.
No one, no one at all, should be imprisoned, have to pay any debt, unless the approval has been obtained from one of the Courts of Her Majesty. There are no such Courts in Australia today. There are lawyers Courts in the present Australia, but none “in the name of the Queen”, the words Senator Culleton insisted the High Court comply with, and as top of the pile, every lower court must comply too. For this they set out to destroy him, using Courts of Lawyers, and the lack of a proper education for every lawyer in Australia including those who advise the President of the Senate.  The people of Western Australia must protest. By protesting and tossing out the present lawyers government in Western Australia and putting in a democratic party with the balance of power, you, the people of Western Australia will get your lives back, and your fair share of the GST. You will also lead the Commonwealth back to the Rule of Law, and get justice restored.

McDonalds nuke bacon because it could contaminate other food and lose Halal status

Islam strikes again

Letter to the Editor

I had to pick something up from Grays Online at Lidcombe yesterday and on the way back we called into Maccas on the corner of Parramatta Rd and Silverwater Rd.

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I got a Quarter Pounder and my wife got some Crispy Chicken, BLT Burger (Bacon, Lettuce, Tomato) the crispy was some rectangular things like corn chips but her bacon was cold and sort of pale and watery. When she questioned it at the counter and said the bacon should be cooked and a bit crispy, she was informed that they now do the bacon in the microwave because if they put it on the grill it would contaminate the other meats and they would lose their HALAL Certification. She then said,

“So I can’t have it how we have eaten it all our lives because this minority say it offends them?” The only reply was a shrug of the shoulders and a comment that this was a HALAL Store.

It seems that even the mighty Maccas have bowed to the Muslim Halal Beast. So next time you get a burger from Maccas and wonder why the bacon doesn’t taste right, you’ll know that it was thawed out and heated up in the microwave because it offends less that 3% of the population, (according to Google) and they want to keep their Halal Certification.

I guess that scratches Maccas off my food list. Maybe a good thing and I’ll lose some weight.

From Donald in Sydney

Wilmar Sugar and the LNP rip up canegrowers contracts

KAP Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth says LNP removed safety net from his bill to protect cane growers

KAP Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth says LNP removed safety net from his bill to protect cane growers

Singapore-owned Wilmar Sugar refuses to pay cane growers fair price.

Thanks to the Liberal National Party cane farmers cannot go to arbitration because the LNP removed the clause from Shane Knuth’s bill.

19 February 2017:   KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter and State Member for Dalrymple, Shane Knuth MP today, in the Burdekin town of Ayr, attended a meeting with cane farmers to end the sugar marketing stalemate with Singaporean based company Wilmar.

In 2015 Mr Knuth introduced into the QLD Parliament the Sugar Industry (Real Choice in Marketing) Amendment Act 2015 giving an estimated 4,500 cane growing families choice in who they market with – the Bill passed with the support of the LNP and Independent Member for Cook.  It was the second KAP Private Members Bill to become legislation and came within 24 hours of passing the ethanol mandate.

The outcome of the meeting today still does not give clarity because there is no manoeuvre by the Federal Government to introduce a Code of Conduct,” Mr Knuth said. 

The numbers in the QLD Parliament have not been secured by the LNP, as yet, to get any amendments to the sugar marketing legislation.  But as I did in the past when we drafted this legislation – working with the LNP and Canegrowers – we will be doing the same to ensure effective changes can take place,” Mr Knuth pledged.

Mr Katter whose electorate of Kennedy is highly reliant on sugar, was critical of the LNP for removing the final arbitration from the KAP legislation.

The State representatives who were there today – we are only in this hole, without any cane supply agreements (no contracts between farmers and millers), because the LNP took out the clauses for final arbitration – where the referees decision is final. That was in there and the LNP took it out.  We didn’t have the numbers without the LNP so it had to go through QLD Parliament without that clause,” Mr Katter said.

“With all of the QLD State LNP seats now in serious doubt and vulnerable to attacks from KAP and PHON, we might be able to get the QLD State LNP more scared of us than their corporate masters. 

LNP Federal Member George Christensen will cross the floor of parliament if the LNP does not help cane growers in their battle with foreign-owned Wilmar sugar

LNP Federal Member George Christensen will cross the floor of parliament if the LNP does not help cane growers in their battle with foreign-owned Wilmar sugar

“George Christensen has crossed the floor on ethanol. His crossing the floor on ethanol was an act of very great courage and I think he has played a key role in convincing the Feds to stop them from intervening and overturning the sugar marketing legislation.  

“The LNP today says ‘we believe in a competitive market and when it doesn’t work we intervene’.  Fancy saying that when they (the LNP) introduced the deregulation. 

“Statements about ‘we believe in competition setting the market price’.  What an appalling statement! Do you believe the market sets the price of milk with only two buyers in there? Or the price of apples, bananas, oranges or sugar? 

“The two giant supermarket chains set the market price.  Sugar has a 400% mark-up on the price for refined sugar that the industry gets paid.

“Our second underlying problem is the world sugar market price is set by Brazil and they have over the last 16-17 years received $420 a tonne, and I doubt whether we have got $360 a tonne.  We can’t survive on $360 a tonne average price.

“George Christensen no doubt was instrumental in getting the Deputy Prime Minister to stop any intervention from Canberra to overturn the Sugar Marketing legislation.  Farmers and every worker in Australia should be entitled to arbitration.  Thanks to KAP for introducing the legislation, at least one industry now has arbitration. 

“We thank the Deputy Prime Minister for listening to George Christensen on this issue,” Mr Katter ended.

 

Our Investigation continues to expose Port Arthur

martin-bryant-colFor over a decade our sosnews investigators continue turning over rocks under which government rely on to cover facts under the guise of conspiracy theory maintaining guilt of Martin Bryant conducting the April 1996 mass shootings in Tasmania.

Like DNA opening old and cold police cases investigation to reveal new evidence, technology also is revealing new evidence.

A few questions to consider: Surviving victims and families of the deceased still demanding a coronial inquiry John Howard quashed – Police evidence and very selective interviews are more than suspect – No police presence at Port Arthur for hours – Bryant is frightened with automatic guns, is left handed, with the shooter confirmed as right handed – IQ of a child Bryant is painted as an extraordinary marksman with exceptional ability military experts dismiss.

You can only hide for so long then a net of factual information closes around the fictional source.

This video is a further piece of information emerging from the silent abyss.

 

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