THE LNP and the ALP have once again teamed up to defeat a common sense measure put forward by the Katter’s Australia Party; this time in relation to primary producers who need to use handguns for their work. The Motion, which called for the parliament to support the rights of Primary Producers to own handguns, was voted down by the Government and LNP.
“The Government has continued its attack on regional Queensland and the LNP has supported them. These city based politicians really have no understanding of what life is like west of Ipswich”, Mount Isa MP Robbie Katter said.
“Currently Weapons Licencing are rejecting applications and renewals by primary producers who have legitimate reasons to own a handgun. This attitude does nothing to reduce risks to the public. A farmer can still own a handgun to shoot at the pistol club in town but they can’t own one to use for their business. It makes no sense.”
“Let’s be clear here – you still need a licence to apply for category H. The claims from the LNP that everyone would have access are ridiculous as there is a fit and proper person test to gain a licence in the first place”. Robbie said.
“Firearms on properties are a specialised tool. Like most specialised tools, it’s not every day you need to use them. They are vitally important to rural family’s safety, especially if you’re miles away from the house or being bailed up by a pack of wild dogs as happened to Ms. Katie Casey on her property near Hughenden recently.
“In recent months there has been numerous calls to my office from concerned property owners who are being told they will not have their Category H Firearms licenses renewed. I know other members of the House with rural electorates have received similar calls and it’s a disgrace they wouldn’t support the motion.” Robbie said.
Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth said the LNP will always back their city voters over regional Queenslanders.
“The LNP talk up their support for farmers but when they’re forced to choose between their city voters and regional voters, they pick the city voters every time”. Mr Knuth said.
“The types of people who are getting rejected for licences are often Primary Producers, many of whom have held a pistol license for many years. They have satisfied the rules in the past but clearly something has changed, despite the government assuring us they have made no policy change. This is why an as of right clause is required.”
“The major parties have shown they couldn’t care less about rural Queenslanders and have once again betrayed the bush. This is nothing less than gun control by stealth. These measures do nothing to reduce the incidence of illegal firearms in our community and reduce violent criminals. These measures only serve to punish legitimate pistol owners in rural areas.” Mr Knuth said.
A brilliant expose of the stand-over merchants out of control YES voters captured on video giving the NO vote a massive boost from concerned Australians. The audio has been substituted with captions to indentify the comments from the background screaming and chanting by the YES rabble.
Mirranda Devive wrote:
SO now we see why rainbow warriors didn’t want a people’s vote on same-sex marriage.
It was because they knew we’d see their true, intolerant colours.
Yes campaign HQ knows thuggery won’t win over Middle Australia, but their foot-soldiers are revealing themselves as fascistic bullies who vilify and intimidate anyone who dares to disagree.
Last week’s abusive exhibition by same-sex marriage activists at Sydney University was the clearest example yet.
On Thursday, about 15 students, including members of the uni’s Catholic Society, set up an information table on the main campus thoroughfare with placards saying: “It’s OK to Say No”.
They offered free kebabs and two large bowls of delicious Lebanese hummus made by one of their mothers.
It was the first time the No campaign has had a presence on campus where “Marriage Equality” stalls have featured almost every day this semester.
“The idea was pretty much to give the No campaign perspective on campus,” said 21-year-old IT student, Francis Tamer, one of the organisers.
“The message was that it’s OK to vote No. We weren’t looking to convince people how to vote. We’re just saying its OK to have your own opinion.”
After an hour 40 to 60 activists arrived with a megaphone, led by “Queer officers” of the Students’ Representative Council, which has an annual budget of $1.7 million. Read her full story [HERE]
from The Age
A last-minute surge has seen a record number of Australians enrolled to vote ahead of the upcoming postal survey on same-sex marriage.
The Australian Electoral Commission on Friday released figures it described as “extraordinary” that show 90,000 new voters – mostly the young – had joined the roll since the survey was announced on August 8.
The development delighted same-sex marriage advocates but alarmed nervous Coalition MPs, who believe the enlarged youth vote will come back to bite them at the next election.
A further 675,000 people had updated their electoral details, and 165,000 transactions were yet to be processed as of Thursday night, the AEC said.
In total, almost 1 million Australians had either enrolled for the first time or updated their details.
Once all transactions are processed, the number of new voters should easily exceed 100,000.
Electoral Commissioner Tim Rogers said he expected the total proportion of Australians on the roll, which was 95.3 per cent on July 31, to reach a “record high” once processing was completed.
“The maintenance of the roll is a significant achievement given the trend throughout recent electoral cycles for enrolment rates to dip mid-cycle,” he said.
The result is notable because it has only been 14 months since the last general election.
By comparison, 132,000 new voters enrolled in the lead-up to the July 2016 poll.
Of the 800,000 people who were not on the roll on June 30, almost two thirds were aged under 40.
PLEBISCITE RESULT VULNERABLE TO COUNTERFEIT VOTES
Results of the Same Sex Marriage plebiscite may be entirely unreliable due to the counterfeiting of postal votes, says Australian electoral reform group, Vote Australia Inc.
Vote Australia says risk to the result of the plebiscite stems from legislation that hasn’t been fixed.
“It’s a fact that any person in any electorate can vote multiple times and those votes can influence voting results. The existing legislation makes enrolling to vote with multiple identities far too easy,” says Vote Australia president, Lex Stewart.
The concerns about the plebiscite are part of a campaign by Vote Australia to involve all Australians, political parties and community groups in demanding urgent reforms to electoral laws before public mistrust in election results deepens further.
The new campaign website, freeandfair.org.au, identifies four specific weaknesses with Australian electoral procedures that could taint outcomes of the plebiscite:
Faulty voter rolls
“This plebiscite is an opportunity for our nation’s leaders to focus on fixing the problems with our electoral system so that voting outcomes are free and fair for all Australians.” says Mr Stewart.
Vote Australia does not take a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ position in this postal plebiscite. It encourages all Australians to vote honestly.
from Larry Pickering, the last surviving iconic commentator, journalist and cartoonist
It’s got me stuffed. Australians hardly ever pass changes in the law by ballot. They have on only 8 of 44 occasions, and although this survey is not a referendum, or even a plebiscite, the “survey” if successful, will lead to fully gazetted legislation. So why are 70 per cent of citizens going to vote yes? But is it really 70 per cent? Or is it really about the question the pollster asked?
More likely it is the question, a highly biased question designed to evoke only a “YES” answer: “Do you agree with marriage equality?”
That question will almost always get a “yes”, and the GGGGLL will ride a wave of confidence all the way to where they want it to finish… and where they want it to finish they dare not tell you.
I read the question on the survey paper and it asks if you want the Marriage Act changed to accommodate gay marriage. That is not what will happen if a “yes” vote gets up.
In fact the Marriage Act will be abolished completely and a new gender neutral Act will be drafted by the Gay Greens in the Senate, an Act that will please only the wind chime and bong manufacturers in the inner suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne, Byron Bay and South Australia all over.
Ex PM Howard is right when he says that we need to see the legislation first, http://pickeringpost.com/story/okay-mal-just-show-us-the-bloody-bill-/7542 but people are voting already and what’s to say the Gay Green Senate won’t make amendments we will never know about until they become law?
They will get no resistance from Turnbull as he wants the whole gay crap off the table and forgotten about. And so do we. We have energy prices and the Zika Kid to entertain us… we are sick and tired of listening to moaning gay people and Sky and ABC interviewers agreeing with them.
On another part of the survey sheet I read, “If you make a mistake just ask us to send you another form”. On another part is says the survey is 100 per cent anonymous, no names no addresses, no worries.
What a perfect set up for the devious and well-organised GetUp mob to easily skew the result. They will already have a dozen schemes in place.
The survey sheet is of such poor quality that any Asian printer could run off an undetectable few million. Any number of union-committed postmen could take every letter home or deliver them to GetUp’s hard-working gnomes who distance themselves from Shorten and Wong.
This postal survey seems almost designed to be scammed.
And the cherry on the top is when the Government makes temporary laws (that will of course stay in place) where opponents of this scam can be fined $12,500 with an adjudicator by the name of George Brandis at the helm. He alone will decide if you are guilty of offending the “YES” brigade.
What more do you need to vote “NO”?
Or maybe you believe GetUp is an honest political pressure group? Or Maybe North Korea is a pacifist group? Or banks don’t steal your money?
Maybe you really want these hairy arm-pitted, bare-titted sheilas and bare-arsed loony-tune, radical, pillow biters writing your marriage vows for you. If so, then vote “YES”.
But I don’t believe a “YES” vote will survive. If it does, we are not true-blue Australians. Because true-blue Aussies would never vote yes to something as full of holes and as deviously scammable as this.
A “YES” result could never be relied upon as even remotely accurate.
It’s more likely to be a “NO” result that CAN be relied upon because real Australians would never align themselves with a decadent, illegal mob like the Labor Green’s GetUp.
We are better than that,
Letter to editor
Mrs Terri Irwin from Australia Zoo near Weipa has placed the lives of salt water crocodiles above that of people.
It’s a fact the government purchased a Cape York property for $6 million to hand over to Australia Zoo some years ago.
But how can Mrs Irwin place animal lives over humans?
I have been told by tourists who visited Australia Zoo near Weipa, Mrs Irwin’s wildlife officers have tagged more than 130 saltwater crocodiles in a short stretch of the Wenlock River.
The river ecology simply cannot tolerate such a high incidence of estuarine crocodiles. Soon these crocs will start preying on each other because the fish population and any other animals on the croc menu will have been eaten out.
Indigenous people have told me there are far too many saltwater crocs and fish numbers have been seriously depleted in Peninsula waterways because of the explosion in numbers.
Mrs Irwin said on radio that more croc warning signs needed to be erected on beaches and at airports and schools should educate children that they can no longer go near any water anywhere in the north.
How does Mrs Irwin expect tourist operators to promote beaches and rivers for swimming and fishing when it is too dangerous to go near the water? What about the life savers?
Do indigenous people get a say over croc management? After all most of the crocs live in rivers and creeks on Aboriginal controlled land and coastal waterways north of Townsville.
Why does Mrs Irwin who does not live in North Queensland feel she should have more say than indigenous and local residents over croc management?
The ALP and LNP refuse to fast track KAP Safe Waterways legislation that will help protect tourists and northern inhabitants from attacks.
Twenty years ago we did not have this problem in the north.
How many more people and animals need to be devoured by the large, rapacious crocodile population before the party duopoly wakes up?
Gordon Rasmussen, KAP candidate for Cook
AUSTRALIA’S deep state is meeting serious resistance from people hungry to see justice for children injured, maimed and killed by vaccines.
They are rallying behind Melbourne integrative GP Dr John Piesse, who is being targeted by corporate-government health bureaucrats because he willingly provides exemptions for infant vaccinations. Dr Piesse was advised by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) on August 24 that it was proposing to suspend his medical registration. He was given four days to provide a written response in his defence.
Meanwhile Aussies in the know about the government and big pharma-protected vaccine racket leapt to Dr Piesse’s defence, raising more than $60,000 in just three days for his legal costs.
AHPRA is a quasi-government agency that takes directives from health ministers and whose members include bankers, health bureaucrats, lawyers, academics and others from the politically-correct elite of Australia’s urban professional and corporate classes.
But across the nation down-to-earth supporters of Dr Piesse were pouring donations into a drive to raise $100,000 for legal costs to defend his medical licence.
Other doctors won’t even provide exemptions when a child suffers a serious adverse reaction to a vaccine but Dr Piesse is willing to do so because he is honest and ethical enough to admit that he’s seen serious adverse reactions to vaccines among his patients.
The Melbourne Age reported that Dr Piesse and his naturopath colleague Nerida James attended a screening of “the controversial anti-vaccination film” Vaxxed in Hawthorn in August “where he told participants there were ways in which parents could get vaccination exemptions and he knew of other doctors who were providing them”.
“There are a few who are doing it as well, but they will get attacked as well,” The Age reported him as saying.
The several other Melbourne doctors are also reportedly challenging the medical system that is enforcing vaccines and callously ignoring the pleas of parents who have seen their children convulse, go cross-eyed, lose developmental progress or even die after post-vaccination adverse events.
A WA mother posted on Facebook recently that her son suffered a “proven anaphylactic attack” after his shots.
Two GPs and a vaccination clinic insisted the child should get his next shots under supervision so he “could be resuscitated in case he had another adverse event”.
Would it not be seriously negligent to offer medical treatment twice to an infant after the first treatment caused him potentially fatal breathing difficulties?
Trip up in a factory workshop these days and there will be a Workplace Health and Safety investigation and action plan put in place to stop it happening again.
Or if a naturopath was to sell a supplement that made anyone slightly sick, it would be national news the next day, with a SWAT team shutting that business down.
That’s essentially what happened to the late Jim Selim and his Pan Pharmaceuticals company, when a product called Travcalm made several people sick.
But in Australia’s corporate-fascist medical regime with vaccines frequently causing neurological injuries (e.g. autism) and even deaths of children and teens, it’s a different story.
Dr Piesse’s supporters say he is in fact not anti-vaccine, but rather “pro safe vaccines”.
On the gofundme.com web page a supporter of Dr Piesse wrote: “Please support his right to freedom of speech, and our right to question the 36 or more vaccines a newborn receives before he or she is 6 months old.” The supporter described Dr Piesse as “a doctor of the people”. “He doesn’t drive a Merc. He doesn’t take expensive skiing holidays. In fact, he has very little. “He’s also a busy doctor. He spends all of his time helping patients.
“In fact, it can take months on a waiting list, just to see him for the first time. “Dr Piesse is also a doctor who’s currently under investigation.
“Why? He supports the families of vaccine-injured children.
“It’s a compassionate thing to do, but certainly not a lucrative one. “It means he needs about $50,000 to defend himself, and retain his registration, in the short term.
“If the matter is taken further, the figure might be $100,000, or even $200,000. He doesn’t have that kind of money – not even close. He also needs money to afford to live, and support his family. “He is completely blown away by the massive support for this fundraiser, and has already been inundated with people offering messages of support. Please join them.” Supporters stressed that the fundraiser was not created by Dr Piesse or his Natural Healing Centre in Mitcham, Melbourne.
“It was 100% established by patients and supporters – exactly the kind of people who desperately come to Dr Piesse for support.” Donations to Dr Piesse cand be made and tracked at www.gofundme.com/istandwithdrpiesse.
Senator Malcolm Roberts told a meeting of Lakeland residents on Sunday he was surprised the developers of a massive windfarm project would have advised them there was no government requirement to conduct public notification or consider public submissions.
The One Nation Senator visited Lakeland at the request of landowner Joy Marriott, one of the closest neighbours to be affected by 35 towers, up to 240 metres high.
In a letter from the proponents, Windlab, residents were told the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning is currently assessing the development application for the wind farm.
“They have confirmed with us that there is no requirement to conduct public notification or consider public submissions. However, you can still make a submission by writing to the Department ,”wrote spokesman, Joshua Petrass.
Ms Marriott said the company was not required to undertake an Environmental Impact Study, “yet when a Lakeland business applied to extend its accommodation facilities the council insisted on a very strict application process that involved an EIS and planning that will cost a lot of money.
“I had to do a similar process when I started my now nearly completed caravan park and it cost a lot of money, so I can’t see how a southern developer can come to Lakeland with a $200 million wind farm and not do an EIS or take any notice of objections.”
Wind-generated power did not receive top marks from Senator Roberts. He warned that the huge increase in power prices across the State was caused in part by subsidised renewable power.
A mining engineer by profession, Senator Roberts warned that wind power was not all it was made out to be.
“My research shows that wind power destroys the security of electricity supply because it is asynchronous (not occurring at the same time) and it destabilises electricity supply,” Senator Roberts explained.
“It relies on subsidies from taxpayers and can be harmful to physical and mental health as well as harm the environment, but it can also destroy property values.
“Wind towers are not aesthetically pleasant, but worst of all wind farms are based on a lie-Australian industry is not affecting the global climate.”
In the letter, Mr Petrass said Windlab seeks to partner with the community to bring economic development and investment in renewable energy.
By Jon Rappoport
Polly Tommey, producer of the famous documentary, Vaxxed, has been banned from Australia. If that sounds quite insane—it is.
Vaxxed has been screening across the world. It is an explosive revelation about egregious fraud at the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
The film focuses on the 2014 public confession of a long-time researcher at the CDC, William Thompson. Thompson admits that he and his colleagues committed a crime, by manipulating data to give the MMR vaccine a free pass, “proving” it had no connection to autism—when in fact, as Thompson states, the vaccine does raise the risk of autism in children.
Here are a few statements from the The Sydney Morning Herald’s report, headlined: “Anti-vaccination advocate ‘banned from Australia’ after documentary tour.”
“The producer Polly Tommey behind a controversial anti-vaccination film which has been touring Australia has been banned from returning to the country for three years, she claims.”
“Ms Tommey spearheaded a sold-out national roadshow of the documentary Vaxxed: From Cover-up to Catastrophe organised by the Australian Vaccinations-Skeptics Network.”
“In a video, posted to Youtube on Tuesday, Ms Tommey claimed authorities seized her phone and copied her emails as she left Australian soil to continue the New Zealand leg of the film tour.”
“‘They (Australian Border Force) told me I was banned from Australia for three years and that I would be getting a letter to confirm this,’ Ms Toomey said.”
“A number of secret screenings of the documentary and Q& A sessions were hosted in Australia, including one last week at Village’s Crown casino cinemas in Southbank and another in Melbourne’s eastern suburbs.”
I contacted Polly Tommey, and she sent me this statement, quickly typed on her phone as she was heading to New Zealand:
“After a very successful 2 week tour of Vaxxed in Australia with packed out venues including the Australian National University I went through passport control in Adelaide airport on route to New Zealand, I was traveling with Anu Vaidya, our social media director—he was allowed straight through (we are both on the same business visas and both do the same work, Q&As and stories from parents via social media) I was detained.”
“They took my phone and asked for my password which I gave them (I have nothing to hide) they screenshot emails between AVN [Australian Vaccinations-Skeptics Network] and Vaxxed. They grilled me on Vaxxed and who made money from the documentary, they asked me about Andy Wakefield [also involved in the film’s production].”
“They told me I was banned from Australia for 3 years and I would receive an email to explain in due course. They then gave me my phone back and let me board a plane to New Zealand.”
“Australia’s press did this, they promoted Vaxxed and our tour. We barely filled the venues before they wrote endless articles with quotes from health ministers saying how Vaxxed is dangerous lies. From that moment on the venues were packed with waiting lists, they are their own worst enemies.”
“I don’t need to go back to Australia, the people are strong and know what to do. They are as angry as the rest of the world at the death and destruction of our babies and loved ones.”
Doctors, medical bureaucrats, and government officials in Australia are foaming at the mouth, releasing statements against Vaxxed and warning how “dangerous” the film is, and how it should not be shown and seen.
These Orwellian lunatics want to cancel the public’s right to have access to information. “Don’t think, obey.”
Here is their strategy in a nutshell: they want to equate certain information with shouting fire in a crowded theater and, therefore, claim the right to free speech and free assembly is canceled.
Actually, and quite literally, they’re the ones shouting fire in a crowded theater. Because they want to empty the theaters.
The content of Vaxxed is all about exposing the lies of official science.
Toxic vaccination is destroying the brains of babies and children.
Whether you agree or disagree with that last statement, trying to outlaw conversation about it and intimidate people who want the conversation is sheer totalitarian madness.
Polly Tommey is a woman who stands for what she believes and puts everything on the line. She has delved deeply into the protected secrets of the medical establishment. She has emerged with a film brimming with knowledge.
In a half-sane world, she would be hailed as a hero.
Obviously, the customs agents who detained and questioned her, as she was leaving Australia, who told her she was banned from the country, were acting on behalf of higher-ups.
Those medical, political, and pharmaceutical higher-ups want silence.
They want you to shut up and close your eyes and march straight ahead into the future they are laying out for you.
A future ever more toxic.
Are you going to give in? Are you going to abandon your natural right to search for the truth? Are you going to suck on the teat of the State and thank your betters for the morsels they hand you?
Are you going to believe this surrender to the State has no danger?
Are you going to stop worrying and learn to love Big Brother?