Gold Coast rallies as small business revolts against Palaszczuk’s ‘mandate’

Gold Coast people with the support of The People’s Revolution rally behind Ormeau coffee shop NoEgo.
Dan Salter of NoEgo Coffee Company, Ormeau.

By TONY MOBILIFONITIS

SE Queensland small business operators who refuse to discriminate are being harrassed and bullied by the Palaszczuk regime cops, dictatorial bureaucrats with the Murdoch media crowd cheering them on, but the businesses and the people are fighting back.

Just two days before Christmas and people were out on the street demonstrating in suburban Ormeau between Brisbane and the Gold Coast in support of a popular coffee and food outlet called NoEgo.

The business own Dan Salter advertises his cafe as open to all, as do a growing number other service businesses who are part of two campaigns called Undivided Gold Coast and Gold Coast Businesses Who Welcome All.

Palaszczuk and her cronies are desperately trying to make an example of a business defying the state’s ban on unvaccinated access to certain designated businesses, but they picked on the wrong guy in Salter, who was visited by two uniformed cops last week and again by cops accompanied by officers from the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation who aggressively questioned him.

After the first visit, word quickly got out and NoEgo was flooded by customers, many of whom had to wait two hours for their orders. It didn’t matter. The people are voting with their wallets and the dictators are losing. On Thursday the flood of supporters forced NoEgo to run out of stock by 1pm – an hour before closing.

Salter questions the government’s use of the term “mandate”, which implies a contract requiring consent. “A mandate is a contract by which a lawful business is committed to the management of another, and by him undertaken to be performed gratuitously,” Black’s Law Dictionary states.

Salter told police he supplied all the necessary information to those who wanted to check in and asked that they show him the law in regard to enforcing the so-called mandate. The Liquor and Gaming officers returned to issue a fine.

The harrassment spread up to Mt Tamborine on Thursday as well, where the outdoor-indoor Monkey Tree Restaurant had a visit from the police. Locals turned up in force almost immediately.

Other venues have been visited by the cops including Artichoke at Sanctuary Cove, which has been ordered to close for refusing the mandate. They are getting legal advice and local people have also been supportive. Ms Claude’s Crepes at Westfield Coomera has had to adapt to the situation after feeling the intimidation. They have gone to take-away only while making clear their anti-discrimination stance.

Locals are now well aware of the harrassment, based upon Salter and others’ stand against discrimination and have been coming out to support his business. Murdoch media headlines about “shocking” numbers of businesses not checking vaccination status is merely fueling the fightback.

Businesses are quite happy to make QR code check-ins available but draw the line on asking for medical status, which is actually prohibited under the Federal Privacy Act but claimed to be some sort of required performance under chief health officer orders.

Gold Coast Businesses Who Welcome All is advertising work wanted with excellent reponses. Could it be the beginning of a truly free market throwing off the shackles of bureaucratic control of small business as practised by government, councils and corporate industry groups?

Late in November Undivided Gold Coast gathered a crowd of some 1000 at a night-time protest meeting on the Gold Coast. They offered businesses a choice of notices, the first for people willing to take a stand and boldly display that they “will not discriminate”.

The group’s other sign protects owners to an extent as it shows compliance with the mandate by asking for vaccination status, while also signalling to customers that they won’t be kicked out. Grace Harrison from Undivided Gold Coast says she understands that business operators are fearful of fines but whether these fines will even upheld in court is questionable.

As previously reported by Cairns News, Victoria’s fines for individuals and businesses disobeying the orders of the chief health officer were essentially intimidation and not upheld by the courts when challenged.

Ms Harrison says the wording of the government’s mandate makes it clear that they expect business owners to “take reasonable steps to enforce restrictions”, but there is no forceful mandate stating that owners must ensure that no unvaccinated people enter.

“To demonstrate that they have taken reasonable steps, they can ensure they have a QR code visible and ask for vaccination status, while also affirming that the customer can legally refuse to show this,” she said.

Ms Harrison is organising dozens of volunteers across the city to approach the restricted access venues. She says it’s imperative to reach out to as many restricted businesses as possible, to extend the group’s support and “encourage them to choose inclusivity”.

“I believe many business are pro-choice, but are fearful that they will be alone in their stance. Undivided Gold Coast is here, with the force of the community, to say we have their back,” she wrote on the group’s social media page.

The group has provided a guide for the volunteers on how to address the affected business owners who run restaurants, cafes, pubs, clubs, bars and the like. Retail or essential service businesses are not included. Business owners will be asked if they are against the discrimination being mandated in the state, and whether they would like to let their customers know.

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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 23, 2021, in General and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Stephen Snedddon

    Great job free people the airbags running this state should be gone.
    I was told that the nasty premier was refused entry last week into one of Noosa’s top restaurants and to to go on her way.
    Freedom to the dear people of the once great country.

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  2. I live for the day that the coppers are handed a piece of paper that indicates that they are on their way to prison for enforcing illegal mandates – ignorance of the (real and valid) law is no excuse.

    To all of the decent honest police who still serve the people, you have my utmost respect.

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  3. Resist,do not comply.. Do you believe you should be ordered to always do as you are told ? Are we men or are we mice ? Let us be an inspiration to our country men and women. We need support. We are NOT alone.

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  4. WTF is wrong with everybody? It’s nothing to do with OUR right to “choose”.

    It’s about the government or anyone else NOT HAVING THE RIGHT to force medical procedures on us, and especially not experimental ones!!

    GET IT RIGHT, FOLKS! This is NOT a fight for our rights, It’s a fight against the Government thinking IT has the “right” to abuse us!

    It’s a fight against state tyranny and control! Recognise it before it ultimately comes after you whether you’ve been injected or not.

    Learn the lessons of history. Stop talking about bio-engineering injections as “vaccinations” and our right to “choose”. Authoritarianism is only interested in ITS right to do as it pleases.

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  5. As we are battling against traitors, criminals & infiltrators, their likely next step is to increase ‘case numbers’ as they see fit, so they can target the unjabbed etc.

    𝑀𝑒𝓇𝓇𝓎 𝒞𝒽𝓇𝒾𝓈𝓉𝓂𝒶𝓈

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  6. Their house of cards is starting to fall down
    When we eventually start to file against cops for fraud, (you can’t sue the uniform, but you can sue the plonker inside it), maybe they’ll change their tune.
    Ultimately responsibility resides with the human being not the legal fiction.

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  7. Thanks to all who participated in this – I would turn up if required..

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  8. It would help if enthusiastic volunteers threw rotten squid on the roof of the ABC and NT News, the stench of which would saturate the aircon filters and reticulation surfaces and require destructive repairs and cleaning. Repeat as required. If highly successful, include the Health Department (CMO Office), three main party electoral offices, and Parliament.

    Catapults can be made from rubber strips and can be fired from trailers with covered sides to defeat CCTV.

    If police catch you, hundreds of volunteers should own up to throwing a fresh squid, but no rotten ones. This is the Sparticus Principle and jams the Courts with petty misdemeanours. It can never be proved who threw the stinky ones. Not me.

    For variety, and long distance catapulting, ask your grandmother how to suck eggs and , when empty, fill with red paint. Block the ends with semi-melted candle wax, Then dip the egg in hot wax and remove and let cool. This will prevent it from breaking as you throw. Red patches on offending anti-democracy buildings sends a message that the corrupt journos cannot best. With luck, you may even hit a journo.

    A less adventurous alternative is to just dunk rotten eggs in hot wax, which make really exciting missiles. Once again, if caught, arrange for hundreds of accomplices *ie Freedom Fighters”, to own up to throwing fresh eggs, but no rotten ones. Long LIve Spartacus, and all laugh as the Court System collapses.

    Now I see the Resistance members made of sterner stuff, looking at this and saying with disdain… “That all ya got?”

    I take my hat off to you heroes and I hope you are successful in locating rolls of print paper and ensuring they never make a printing press. Same with printer’s ink. Wish a fuming Rupert Murdoch a Merry Fucking Xmas.

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  9. Ah Ha let the Comrade feel some pain. Ed

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  10. Time for United Australia and One Nation to enter the NT political mess.

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  11. Perhaps one should do as the Irish did when enslaved by the British. They put oil and black paint in a balloon making it about the size of a grapefruit. when it hits a shield the shield becomes useless, when it hits a helmet the helmet becomes useless, when it covers the gloves and hands of the police they become useless/ As a bonus the contaminated items are virtually impossible to clean. Good fortune in our fight for democratic freedom.

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