The stupidity of the federal bureaucracy and the ALP/LNP duopoly knows no bounds

Imported supply of diesel additive to make modern truck and tractor engines operate has run out

By Henry Jom

December 12, 2021 

Federal Trade Minister Dan Tehan is confident Australia’s urea supply will be unaffected as the federal government seeks to secure the crucial diesel fuel emissions ingredient from other countries.

Australia’s bloated, leftist bureaucracy has again stuffed up nearly shutting down much of the country’s heavy transport fleet and farmers by forcing the closure of fertiliser factories because of carbon dioxide emissions then relying on an expensive and unnecessary, imported environmental emissions preventative added to truck fuel. Farmers across Australia need more than five million tonnes of urea plus other fertilisers to plant next year’s cereal, oilseed and fibre crops. It seems there will be none available. The madmen of the ALP/LNP have shut down fertiliser factories because of onerous carbon dioxide targets that have been set by international agreements. And Barnaby Joyce the Nationals leader wants voters to keep away from independent candidates? The depopulation agenda continues.

Tehan has also urged businesses not to hoard AdBlue—a brand of diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) containing urea used in modern trucks and diesel vehicles—in order to prevent disruptions to the nation’s freight and logistics sector.

“There are obviously issues around containers, shipping disruptions which we’re also working through,” Tehan told ABC Radio.

“But from everything that we’re seeing, there is a clear supply which we can bring to Australia and given we have seven weeks already in stock, we are very confident we will be able to get the urea that we need into the country.”

Last month, the federal government imported 27,000 litres of urea from South Korea used to make AdBlue.

Australia is also speaking with Indonesia and will approach Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Japan, to secure further urea supplies.

“I’ve spoken to my Indonesian counterpart and there is some supply in Indonesia that we should be able to access in the coming weeks,” Tehan told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).

This follows the banning of urea exports from China as it prioritises domestic supply.

Analysts estimate about three-quarters of urea produced in China is made with coal, while the rest uses natural gas, reported.

While Australia has previously imported 80 percent of its urea from China, countries like Indonesia and South Korea appear to be good alternatives for Australia, David Leaney, an International Supply Chain Management lecturer at Australian National University said.

“We’ve got good trade relationships with South Korea as well.”

Leaney added that the geographical closeness of Indonesia is more appealing for Australia as urea is a cheap commodity for its volume.

“What you don’t want is transporting cheap stuff using expensive transport a long way because then transport becomes a too higher percentage of the total price you’re paying,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF) said the shortage was a “wake-up call” for an over-reliance on concentrated international supply chains.

“We need to increase our domestic manufacturing capacity to increase Australia’s resilience to international supply chain shocks,” VFF infrastructure and transport committee chair Ryan Milgate said in a media release.

Milgate added that the agricultural supply was already under strain with truck driver shortages and global supply chain disruptions.

“As farmers produce essential perishable goods, the supply of critical inputs like AdBlue is essential to maintaining our food security.

“It’s critical the AdBlue supply chain including manufacturers, the fertiliser industry, transport operators and government work together to address the shortages,” Milgate said.

National Road Transport Association’s chief executive Warren Clark previously called on the federal government to form a task force of industry groups to look at options to mitigate the situation in the immediate term.

“If we learned one thing from COVID-19 it’s that a lack of coordination only compounds problems,” Warren said.

“Our industry isn’t the only one that will be affected, but we will be hit first and hardest.”

From a reader:

https://www.bakeryoung.com.au/a-boost-for-agriculture-from-sa/ Leigh Creek Energy is developing its flagship Leigh Creek Urea Project (LCUP), located 550km north of Adelaide in South Australia.

The $2.6 billion LCUP will be the lowest-cost sovereign producer of urea, producing nitrogen-based fertiliser for local and export agriculture markets. It will provide additional security for a critical product for the Australian agricultural sector and avoid supply-side risks associated with international transport, exchange rates, commodity prices, and import logistics that Australian farmers contend with.

About Editor, cairnsnews

One of the few patriots left who understands the system and how it has been totally subverted under every citizen's nose. If we can help to turn it around we will, otherwise our children will have nothing. Our investigations show there is no 'government' of the people for the people of Australia. The removal of the Crown from Australian Parliaments, followed by the incorporation of Parliaments aided by the Australia Act 1987 has left us with corporate government with policies not laws, that apply only to members of political parties and the public service. There is no law, other than the Common Law. This fact will be borne out in the near future as numerous legal challenges in place now, come to a head soon.

Posted on December 13, 2021, in Agenda 2030, Agforce, agriculture, ALP, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Liberal National Party, LNP, Transport industry and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. https://www.bakeryoung.com.au/a-boost-for-agriculture-from-sa/ Leigh Creek Energy is developing its flagship Leigh Creek Urea Project (LCUP), located 550km north of Adelaide in South Australia.

    The $2.6 billion LCUP will be the lowest-cost sovereign producer of urea, producing nitrogen-based fertiliser for local and export agriculture markets. It will provide additional security for a critical product for the Australian agricultural sector and avoid supply-side risks associated with international transport, exchange rates, commodity prices, and import logistics that Australian farmers contend with.

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  2. It isn’t stupid at all it only seems that way to us “normal” ppl. They know exactly what they are doing.

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  3. Reminds me of the “Mad Hatter”s Tea Party” from Alice in the looking glass.

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  4. The Duopoly is NOT stupid. It’s just treacherous. Australia’s self sufficiency and independence has NOT been destroyed by accident or by stupidity.

    You want proof? Just observe what’s been going on with Australia’s ability to provide it’s own essential goods and services over the last 30 years. With the Duopoly’s blessings!

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  5. Wayne Glew says only 30% of trucks and use urea and there’s other alternatives so he’s calling BS from the govt. Wayne says this is just a cover up of the US destroying crops earlier this year to create food shortages. Go follow this Aussie legend if you don’t already.

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  6. It’s another “fear campaign” a close associate of mine works in a fairly big truck stop/service station, and her comment is that MOST trucks do not use “add blue”, only the very recent ones do.

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  7. ‘Incompetence’ , ‘stupidity’ and ‘the art of the bungle’ are the Jubela, Jubelo and Jubelum of Freemasonry. The Gruesome Twosome is in for a lot more than a penny. The entire political class of government is a Communist front. They are in for a pound under the UN Communist system for all member nations (corporate entities owned as assets of the Central Banking cartel).

    They are collapsing the Australian economy as dictated by the Earth Charter, UN Agendas 21 and 30 and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. This UN Agenda which is the final form of the New International Economic Order to which the Australian government committed itself in 1980 – all parties, all corporate agents impersonating the Commonwealth of Australia government. They are all on the same tag team. What was then called the NIEO is (of course) a world soviet: Communism.

    The UN can not bring in a world soviet unless the economies of the Western nations are collapsed. Gorbachev has said it. Strong has said it. And the list goes on. The transitional international bio-security regime under the UN which just ‘locked into place’ March 2020 is now the CoViD Regime in all Western nations. And our Politburo which calls itself the national cabinet is running it as ‘Operation Covid Shield’.

    Click to access NEIO-PLAN-implications-for-Australia.pdf

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  8. AdBlue has been around for nearly 10 years. Ed

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  9. For at least 8 to 10 years AdBlue was legislated in new trucks allegedly to curb emissions. That is a lot of trucks and certainly more than 30 per cent Wayne is not an encyclopedia. Editor

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  10. Thank God My 4X4 is just a big diesel guzzling pollution machine (That’s the opinion of the nutjob greenies) and it DOESN’T any of this adblue crap (intentional piss take!)

    Strictly speaking modern diesel engines that ‘require’ adblue don’t actually require this additive to run, as its not an intrinsic part of the power generation process, its a requirement programmed into the ECU of the vehicle. Some of these vehicles could have this requirement removed by remapping the ecu, I seem to recall adblue being introduced to Diesel engines to reduce NOx pollution as a part of EU4 emission targets.

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  11. Can we just cut to the chase and get on with the famine, you Khmer Rouge bastards!

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