Qld Labor Party gives 9.5 million acres of Cape York to Aboriginal groups then shoots more cattle

by staff writers

The Queensland Labor Party has allocated an extra $20 million for voluntary land purchase to be jointly managed by traditional owners as new national parks and Aboriginal freehold on Cape York, as part of a $38.5 million package.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the funding follows the recent purchase by the government of two of the state’s northernmost cattle properties – Bramwell Station and Richardson Station (adjoining leases) – to link existing national parks into a one-million-hectare protection zone (2,470,000 acres)

Bramwell Station runs more then 1500 head of breeders, but has now been sold to the Queensland Labor Party government.

Local cattle producers say this vast tract of mostly inaccessible, overgrown land incorporating the former Shelburne Bay cattle station is completely unmanageable with regard to feral animals and fires and handing it over to aboriginal groups ultimately will destroy the natural environment.

The Queensland Parks Service caused a furor recently when thousands of cattle were shot on national parks and reserves.

The QPS has added more fuel to the fire by shooting many hundreds of cattle on Heathlands National Park over the past week.

The service now shoots so many stock which do not belong to them, they have employed a permanent shooter who charters helicopters for aerial shooting to kill branded and unbranded cattle.

Cairns News knows the identities of the pilots and shooters which will be published in an article, ‘Cape York Peninsula the new Aboriginal state’ in coming weeks.

Katters Australian Party Member for Hill, Shane Knuth has called out Minister Scanlon, a former Gold Coast solicitor, for killing cattle belonging to park neighbours.

Mr Knuth said the cattle were quite valuable on today’s market and were an untapped resource that could provide employment for Peninsula Aborigines by catching them on parks.

Massive wildfires denuded many thousands of hectares on Heathlands national park, a former well-developed, Comalco-owned cattle station which supplied meat to Weipa and much of the Peninsula thirty years ago

In 2021 wildfires consumed vast tracts of Heathlands national park causing permanent damage to many thousands of acres of natural herbage leaving much of the land sterile due to a lack of annual fires and detritus build-up generating intense heat.

According to local inhabitants, the fires were suspected to have been lit by Aborigines traveling through the park along the main road.

“By returning this land to traditional custodians, we can work together to conserve the significant natural and cultural treasures of Cape York,” the Premier said.

“It will also create jobs and opportunities for locals into the future.”

Environment Minister Meaghan Scanlon said more than 3.85 million hectares   (9,500,000 acres) of Cape York Peninsula land has been transferred to Traditional Owners by the Cape York Peninsula Tenure Resolution Program, with another 1.5 million acres yet to be handed over.

“This is about land justice,’’ Minister Scanlon said.

“We share an ugly and uncomfortable history in this country.

“And our First Nations communities have waited generations to have their land back.”

Such disinformation is like “water on a duck’s back” to northern Australians who have seen countless cattle properties handed over to Aboriginal organisations only to find nearly every one mismanaged, stripped bare, burnt out and become non-operational in a short time.

“It is a terrible injustice,” said a Cape York cattle producer who wished to remain unidentified because of government retaliation against those who speak the truth about the degeneration of Cape York.

“These misled groups have been given back land where they will never be allowed to run cattle or have a viable commercial business-like tourism,” the producer said.

“Just look what happened at Dixie Station (350 klms to the south west of Shelbourne Bay) after it was handed back.

“It used to run 5000 breeders and employ a few ringers, now nearly all the water points have been destroyed and all infrastructure, including fences and cattle yards except the house have been burnt to the ground.

“The national parks service hates water bores and dams and now they wonder where the wildlife has gone after the water disappears.

“The Olkola Corporation will never be able to run cattle there.

“Living off carbon credits is counter-productive to indigenous people.”

Minister Scanlon said an extra $38.5 million over the next four years had been allocated to continue the CYPTR Program and to manage certain Cape York lands.

Since the Goss-led Labor Party, successive governments had united more than one million hectares of protected areas and Aboriginal land, according to Minister Scanlon.

But there remains about 400,000 hectares of national park and reserves and more than 200,000 hectares of other State land yet to be transferred.

“Last month, I announced the largest land acquisition in the Cape in more than a decade when the famous tourist resort Bramwell Station was purchased for $11.5M,” she said.

“This new funding brings us ever closer to righting the wrongs of the past.’’

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships Minister Craig Crawford said land tenure was the way forward for First Nations people on Cape York.

“This is where we can draw a line in the sand and work jointly with the traditional custodians,’’ Mr Crawford said.

Balkanu Cape York Development Executive Director Gerhardt Pearson said the CYPTR program also recognises the importance of economic development to Traditional Owners.

“Revenue is generated through activities such gravel extraction, grazing, tourism, carbon offsets contracts, and ‘fee for service’ land management activities,’’ Mr Pearson said.

“There are social, cultural, health and wellbeing benefits that flow from Traditional Owners owning and managing their homelands.”

The extra funding includes:

  • $31.9 million for the continuation of the Cape York Peninsula Tenure Resolution Program including acquisition funds
  • $4 million for joint management of existing 32 National Parks (Cape York Peninsula Aboriginal Land), and
  • $2.6 million for the management of Springvale Station Nature Refuge, being 56,000 hectares of the former grazing property, 40 km south-west of Cooktown, purchased by the Queensland Government in 2016, (which has been a disaster in the making).

Further information on the Cape York Peninsula Tenure Resolution Program is available at https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/management/programs/joint-management-cape-york.

Further information on Springvale Nature Refuge is available at www.qld.gov.au/environment/coasts-waterways/plans/catchment-management/springvale-station.

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  1. What do you expect when politicians run the country like this bloke delivers parcels!

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  2. Qld Labor Party gives 9.5 million acres of Cape York to Aboriginal groups? They give the land back to the owners; an interesting concept, then they kill the cattle to show their sincerity and goodwill. I have trouble understanding this because I can’t get my head up my butt that far. Perhaps a show in kind might wake them up. It’s time for a Peoples’ Militia and a Peoples’ Star Chamber. The Qld Police is a private corporation so they have no jurisdiction to interdict but we need force.
    I read just recently that the Bundy Family in the US that did an armed stand off against the US gov to defend their lands won!

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  3. As far as we know its still on the burner. When Rothschild Bank calls in the un-payable Qld debt we will see
    some action. Ed

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  4. Dave Coleman

    I wonder where the new township of Port Stewart fits into the story. Must be after the destructive phase is complete in a few years.

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  5. Hi Alison, Yes. All First Nation peoples (myself included) know very well what’s going on… have done for the duration. They have ALL been inherently skilled and respectful land managers for centuries…and always will be. Colonialists in their arrogance and rampant destruction have never learnt a single thing.

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  6. How can the aboriginal people trust any co-operative agenda with this globalist-minded, covid-vaccine-addicted Government, even now as more light shines on Australia’s recent unconstitutional fraudulent election process?

    The Qld Parks talk of planning for “sustainable livelihoods and economic development opportunities” sounds somewhat incongruous in terms.

    Do the aboriginal people trust the promises made about the land to them, such as:
    – become independent highly functioning land managers
    – meet governance and land management obligations
    – create networks and pursue economic development opportunities.
    Link: Aboriginal freehold land and jointly managed parks on Cape York Peninsula | Parks and forests | Department of Environment and Science, Queensland (des.qld.gov.au)

    With the present Government it seems safe to say that all Australians will miss out. The local cattle producers and the aboriginal people.

    Kevin Annett in Canada continues after many long years of seeing genocide of native peoples to disclose west coast puppet Indian chiefs as China’s biggest allies in the robbing of Canadian resources and sovereignty.
    Link: Breaking News, May 9: Global Alliance forms to oust Corporatocracy, restore liberty: A Special Global Communique from The Republic Alliance: An International Federation of Free, Sovereign Nations – Murder by Decree

    It was reported prior to the election that Australia’s Indigenous leaders were calling on the next Australian government to hold a referendum on a First Nations Voice to Parliament within two years. Labor has agreed to a referendum on a Voice to Parliament, and has also said it would establish a “Makarrata Commission” to oversee a national process for treaty and truth-telling. Labor MP Linda Burney has said, “An Albanese Labor [government] will work with First Nations communities towards a referendum in our first term”.
    Link: Indigenous leaders say ‘it’s time for a referendum’ on First Nations Voice to Parliament – ABC News

    Back in 2013, the UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development stated: “The HLPF is well positioned to better integrate sustainable development into global economic governance and policies in order to improve the legitimacy and sustainability of the international economic order.”
    Link: Microsoft Word – Bernstein study on HLPF.doc (un.org)

    Shortly afterwards, a Traditional Knowledge, Natural Resources meeting was organised by the United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), on Respecting Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and Culture at the IUCN World Parks Congress, which was held from 12 to 19 November 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Sponsors were Australian Government Parks Australia, NSW Government, National Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW.

    Indigenous leaders from around the world, including Patrick Dodson (Australia), Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (the Philippines), Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (Chad), Ramiro Batzin (Guatemala), and Aroha Mead (New Zealand) attended.

    The UNU-IAS and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Protected Areas, ran the event called Nature-Culture Linkages: Stewardship of Biocultural Landscapes for Biodiversity and People. Here is their spiel in 2014 –

    “The effective and equitable governance of protected areas is considered to be one of the best ways of slowing today’s unprecedented loss of biodiversity. However, while their stewards may be equipped with legal instruments, resource constraints and other issues can make it difficult for protected areas to realize their intended effects. To achieve conservation targets, it is therefore important to recognize the need for cooperative management of buffer zones and corridors that border and surround protected areas. Increasingly, indigenous and traditional knowledge and land-use practices by communities in biocultural landscapes inside and neighbouring protected areas are being recognized for their potential contributions in this area. This session aims to stimulate discussion and solicit suggestions regarding the significance of biocultural landscapes, UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme, and other protected landscapes, customary uses of biodiversity, and the concept of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) as defined by the Satoyama Initiative.”
    Another session was held on Traditional Fire Management and Climate Change Mitigation, which linked “fire as a key tool in protecting economic, cultural and environmental assets.”
    Link: Respecting Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and Culture – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (unu.edu)

    In 2022 we are reaping the fruits of their unintelligent hypothesis.
    The aboriginal people are being used for totally nefarious purposes and I’m very sorry to see this.

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  7. How can the aboriginal people trust any co-operative agenda with this globalist-minded, covid-vaccine-addicted Government, even now as more light shines on Australia’s recent unconstitutional fraudulent election process?
    The Qld Parks talk of planning for “sustainable livelihoods and economic development opportunities” sounds somewhat incongruous in terms.
    Do the aboriginal people trust the promises made about the land to them, such as:
    – become independent highly functioning land managers
    – meet governance and land management obligations
    – create networks and pursue economic development opportunities.
    https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/management/programs/joint-management-cape-york

    With the present Government it seems safe to say that all Australians will miss out. The local cattle producers and the aboriginal people.

    Kevin Annett in Canada continues after many long years of seeing genocide of native peoples to disclose west coast puppet Indian chiefs as China’s biggest allies in the robbing of Canadian resources and sovereignty.
    http://murderbydecree.com/2022/05/09/breaking-news-may-9-global-alliance-forms-to-oust-corporatocracy-restore-liberty-a-special-global-communique-from-the-republic-alliance-an-international-federation-of-free-sovereign-nations/#page-content

    It was reported prior to the election that Australia’s Indigenous leaders were calling on the next Australian government to hold a referendum on a First Nations Voice to Parliament within two years. Labor has agreed to a referendum on a Voice to Parliament, and has also said it would establish a “Makarrata Commission” to oversee a national process for treaty and truth-telling. Labor MP Linda Burney has said, “An Albanese Labor [government] will work with First Nations communities towards a referendum in our first term”.
    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-04-11/aboriginal-leaders-call-for-referendum-on-voice-to-parliament/100982290

    Back in 2013, the UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on Sustainable Development stated: “The HLPF is well positioned to better integrate sustainable development into global economic governance and policies in order to improve the legitimacy and sustainability of the international economic order.”

    Click to access 2331Bernstein%20study%20on%20HLPF.pdf

    Shortly afterwards, a Traditional Knowledge, Natural Resources meeting was organised by the United Nations University – Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), on Respecting Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and Culture at the IUCN World Parks Congress, which was held from 12 to 19 November 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Sponsors were Australian Government Parks Australia, NSW Government, National Parks and Wildlife Service, NSW.

    Indigenous leaders from around the world, including Patrick Dodson (Australia), Victoria Tauli-Corpuz (the Philippines), Hindou Oumarou Ibrahim (Chad), Ramiro Batzin (Guatemala), and Aroha Mead (New Zealand) attended.

    The UNU-IAS and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Protected Areas, ran the event called Nature-Culture Linkages: Stewardship of Biocultural Landscapes for Biodiversity and People. Here is their spiel in 2014 –
    “The effective and equitable governance of protected areas is considered to be one of the best ways of slowing today’s unprecedented loss of biodiversity. However, while their stewards may be equipped with legal instruments, resource constraints and other issues can make it difficult for protected areas to realize their intended effects. To achieve conservation targets, it is therefore important to recognize the need for cooperative management of buffer zones and corridors that border and surround protected areas. Increasingly, indigenous and traditional knowledge and land-use practices by communities in biocultural landscapes inside and neighbouring protected areas are being recognized for their potential contributions in this area. This session aims to stimulate discussion and solicit suggestions regarding the significance of biocultural landscapes, UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme, and other protected landscapes, customary uses of biodiversity, and the concept of socio-ecological production landscapes and seascapes (SEPLS) as defined by the Satoyama Initiative.”
    https://ias.unu.edu/en/events/archive/side-event/respecting-indigenous-and-traditional-knowledge-and-culture.html#overview

    So now in 2022 we are reaping the fruits of their unintelligent hypothesis.

    Another session was held on Traditional Fire Management and Climate Change Mitigation, which linked “fire as a key tool in protecting economic, cultural and environmental assets.”

    These people are totally bewitched by the serpent. The aboriginal people are being used for totally nefarious purposes and I’m very sorry to see this.

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  8. A fairly accurate analysis Kev. Regards Ed

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  9. Great to see so many expressions of concern, disgust and/or outrage at the utterly inhumane slaughter of thousands of cattle. ??
    With the exception of innocent children, humans are the authors of their own often self-inflicted misery and demise.

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  10. kevmudskipper

    The only Baron old Cows That need to be taken out is this old bat and her cohorts destroying The Peninsular , im quite surprised there has not been an outbreak of foot and mouth or some other juice she could get from her mate Gates or Fauchi to destroy the rest of the Station owners thats if they dont burn them out first or just send them broke with there crap laws they make up daily , its BLOODY DISGUSTING WHAT THIS BITCH IS UP TO . Give it back to the Traditional Owners WHAT A JOKE , by the time they have finished jabbing the Elders and the rest of the Abos there wont be any left just like they are doing in the Territry and the Pilbra in WA . And they reckon they were Genocided after COOK LANDED with his nazi salute they aint seen nothen yet by the time these Genocidle Bastards like PALLACHOOK AND THE REST OF THESE POLITICIANS are finished you will all be gone along with thousands of these dump white Bastards rushing in to get there jabs like good little sheep .

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  11. Sadly the Aboriginal people up the Cape are far too dysfunctional to manage a cattle station or any other enterprise. As any farmer knows you have to work all day every day to be viable. They tried this in the Kimberley, the cattle died of starvation and dehydration. Qld govt know this. Just another way to reduce the food supply.

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  12. Yep we know how effective the ALP is when it comes to common sense. Ed

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  13. Rosemary Tempany

    Mareeba Sale Yards today, cattle reportedly selling above $ 7.00 per kilo on the hoof. In other words livestock , not even arrived at an abbotior.
    That’s big $.

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  14. They are just mocking the Aboriginals.

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  15. Abominable and sickening.
    As Gandhi stated: “The greatness of a nation and it’s moral progress can be judged by the way it’s animals are treated.”
    And here we are.

    “Cairns News knows the identities of the pilots and shooters which will be published in an article, ‘Cape York Peninsula the new Aboriginal state’ in coming weeks.”
    YES, PLEASE expose all of these brutal and heinous excuses for human beings who in any way whatsoever participated.
    “I was following orders”, or “I need to keep my job to put food on the table” simply doesn’t cut it.
    I wish much pain and suffering to befall these vile individuals.

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