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Voting fraud again mars a Queensland election

from Jim O’Toole, Townsville Bureau

Dumbed-down voters in the October 31 state election it would seem, have returned a socialist Labor government with a majority of 52 seats out of 93.

But the legitimacy of the result is somewhat like the American hiatus – too many dead people voted more than once and many others voted more than once in the thousands of fictitious names contained on the electoral roll.

Polling day in the recent Queensland election was marred by Maritime Union grubs making voting an unpleasant experience

These usual voting irregularities occurred with scrutineers and booth workers taking complaints from voters about dead people voting more than once, legitimate voters being crossed off the roll because someone else had voted in their name,  postal votes applied for in rural areas never arriving, a deluge of suspicious postal ballots arriving at marginal seats, nonsensical Covid distancing for scrutineers and election signage contravening the rules.

These were just some of the issues across the north reported to Cairns News during pre-polling and on polling day.

Making voting a really unpleasant task were hordes of red-shirted dummies from various unions manning booths and harassing voters to support the socialists.

The unions arrived due to the incumbent Labor member’s inability to get help from local Labor Party members.

In the far northern seat of Cook, held by an Aboriginal woman from Yam Island in the Torres Strait, the unions upset opposition candidates, polling booth workers and Queensland Electoral Commission staff.

The abuse from union booth workers in Mossman directed against two female candidates was unprecedented. A Labor booth worker who disassociated himself from the union heavies said normally the offending unionists could be called “thugs, but this mob didn’t have enough intelligence or were not tough enough to be a thug”.

The communists of the Maritime Union made their presence felt by voters. A female voter attending the State School booth in Mareeba told party workers.  “ These grubs really are stupid. They are turning people off Cynthia Lui (ALP candidate) while they push people around.

“I won’t be voting for her now.”  Lui lost the booth.

Cairns News has been advised a group of analysts have all the QEC raw data from the Cook electorate and have been checking the legitimacy of the Labor vote.

We will publish the results when they come to hand.

Why did the Labor Party after being elected in 2017 make their first piece of legislation an amendment to remove voter identification from the Electoral Act?

Labor-Left agenda for Queensland after October election

Queensland can expect an avalanche of Green madness if the Labor Party is re-elected to government. Below is the agenda for an online meeting being hosted by the Labor Left on Saturday June 20.

The poor silly buggers of the Labor/Greens alliance had forgotten Climate cultism while the Coronahoax dominated the front pages, but as the plandemic wanes, if it ever started, they want to resurrect the climate hoax.

The looney-left of the ALP has an agenda that would make Thomas Malthus blush. Keep voting for the ALP if you don’t want to eat.

Australia cannot afford another Labor Government either state or federal ever again, not that the climate cultists of the Liberals and Nationals are any better; the LNP will shaft us without advertising it while the socialist ALP usually give some warning like this dangerous agenda which if implemented would be the final curtain for manufacturing industries and food production:

“We’re inviting you to the online launch of our campaign for a LEAN Recovery Plan – our 5 point plan to recover our economy and fix the climate crisis:

1) Build 1 gigawatt of public renewables invest in Queensland jobs by building 1GW of shovel-ready renewable energy projects which will create jobs and bring down power prices

2) Build quality, energy efficient public housing – building 100,000 sustainably designed public dwellings by 2036 will bring down household and construction emissions and create good jobs

3) Train Queenslanders for work in land management – an investment of $200 million would create 2,000 jobs to revegetate fire-damaged land, train 2000 Queenslanders in new skill, while safely social distancing, and to look after our land and environment

4) Invest in active transport infrastructure – our cities and towns need infrastructure investment to allow social distancing, reduce long distance travel, and decrease congestion

5) Build it here and create sustainable export industries Queensland Labor can lead a recovery that creates better jobs than before. By requiring local content in manufacturing wind turbines, and investing in new industries like hydrogen production and carbon farming we can export into growth markets, rather than relying on risky industries like gas.”

Tell your Labor-voting friends, if you have any, that to continue supporting these Malthusians will be their own demise. Especially if they like to eat.

 

Pauline Hanson’s popularity spooks Labor before Queensland election

Labor figures pushing for election before the end of the year due to worries One Nation’s vote will increase

 
Pauline Hanson and the Queensland leader of One Nation, Steve Dickson. Labor and the Liberal National party have both said no to formal preference deals with the party. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

The One Nation leader has emerged as a spectre for Queensland political pundits who remember when her personal popularity took her party to a 23% primary vote, nabbing 11 seats in the state’s unicameral parliament in 1998.

While she is yet to see those heights uniformly, with One Nation polling at about 15% in statewide Newspolls and hovering at about 8% nationwide, seat by seat it is a different story.

“It is definitely a factor,” one party heavyweight told Guardian Australia. “Not the only one. There are boundary redistributions, local factors and other issues but it is there.

“There are those within the party pushing for it to happen soon, looking at the Newspoll figures, worried it will increase. But then the seat-by-seat figures are showing One Nation is much higher than that, across a range of seats.

“So you have to weigh up – can we turn that around? Do we risk more seats heading that way?”

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Queensland election undermined by loophole rorts in postal votes

29 January 2015

· New voter ID requirements rendered useless by loophole in law

· Expect cheating in Postal Votes just as previously

The result of the 31 January Queensland State election could be jeopardised by rorts in postal voting and recently-discovered loopholes in the Queensland Electoral Act according to claims by the Australians for Honest Elections organisation.

Many people who have been concerned for years about the vote frauds in Queensland (and who remember all the cheating in Mundingburra triggering a by-election, as described in a book by famous crime investigator Bob Bottom over 15 years ago) were delighted by amendments to the Queensland Electoral Act about 7 months ago to require voters to provide ID before being allowed to vote,” said Mr Lex Stewart, President of Australians for Honest Elections.

But how many journalists or election commentators have woken up to the fact that the ID requirements of sections 107 and 3A of the Electoral Act are rendered meaningless because they do not apply to POSTAL voters, where no such identity proofs are required!”

“Also, unlike the Commonwealth Electoral Act, section 119(1) of this Queensland Act allows anybody, including false enrolments, to apply for a postal vote without even requiring any reason at all!” said Mr Stewart.

“Furthermore, for Postal voters there are no identity requirements at all – merely a signature of a witness (section 119(6)(a) of the Act), and such a witness could be one of the false enrolments, of which there have been plenty of evidence over the years.”

“Was the sudden snap election in Queensland called at such short notice to prevent the Electoral Roll being cleansed of illegitimate enrolments in time?” asks Mr Stewart.

The woeful state of the Electoral Rolls, which are done jointly by the AEC and State authorities, has been pointed out by the Australian National Audit Office audit reports of 2002, 2004, 2010 and 2014 on the ‘Integrity of the Electoral Roll’ but little has been done to fix the problems.”

Postal voting has long been recognised as fertile ground for vote cheating, and for this reason many countries around the world do not allow any postal voting.

UK Election Commissioner Richard Mawrey QC (who sent people from both sides of politics to jail in the UK for vote frauds) said during his visit to Australia 4 years ago that the ‘system of postal voting is a recipe for fraud … the system is highly vulnerable at a number of critical points’.”

How many people know that Joe Cahill the Labor NSW Premier cancelled postal voting in NSW in 1949 due to the proven cheating that was occurring in it?! And postal voting did not occur in NSW until it was re-introduced by Neville Wran in 1976,” said Mr Stewart.

www.afhe.org.au

Separate North Queensland state a reality

North Queensland would become a state in its own right if a referendum on the issue was held today, exclusive polling conducted by ReachTEL in Townsville has revealed.

The poll, commissioned by Katter’s Australian Party, has revealed almost 36 per cent of Townsvillians “strongly agree” with the push for a North Queensland to secede from the state’s south while 21 per cent “agree”.

New State of North Queensland on the way.
Northerners have had enough of the UN-controlled ALP/LNP duopoly

Around 17 per cent of people are indifferent, while collectively 26 per cent “disagree” or “strongly disagree”.

The poll, conducted in late September, surveyed around 350 locals across the state electorate of Mundingburra.

Buoyed by the results, KAP Leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter has announced his party’s plans to push for a referendum within six months of the next parliament on whether the North should take control of its future and officially separate from the south.

The referendum question would be posed to North Queenslanders only, with the boundary to be drawn strategically alongside the Tropic of Capricorn (north of Rockhampton).

Mr. Katter said it was clear the only way North Queensland would get a fair go was for us to be able to determine our own future.

“By definition, a referendum is direct democracy in action and that is 100 per cent consistent with what we are setting out to achieve here,” he said.

“And the LNP and Labor are afraid of even letting us have a vote to decide our future.’”

Mr Katter said people in the North should not be surprised at the determination of the LNP and Labor to prevent North Queensland from having a vote its future.

They are constantly looking over their shoulders to butter up to Brisbane’s inner suburbs regardless of the effect on regional Queensland,” Mr Katter said.

“”You only have to look at the LNP’s decision to preference the Greens in every seat, all the key decision makers in the public service sitting in Brisbane issuing instructions about how we should live our lives and run our businesses, Labor’s and the LNP’s spending billions on more road systems around Brisbane, but putting upgrading the Bruce Highway on the ‘sometime/maybe’ system and the LNP’s and Labor’s willingness to spend millions on an Olympic Games bid but not being able to find money for dialysis machines in North Queensland.”

In September, 2016 the LNP voted with Labor to oppose the KAP in a motion to establish of a separate state of North Queensland.

Again in March, 2018 the LNP and Labor even opposed a KAP proposal to conduct a $250,000 feasibility study into how much it would cost to divide Queensland into two separate states.

But Mr Katter said the major parties’ blatant disregard of the proposal was now being drowned out by a growing tide of support from both Queenslanders and Independent MPs.

Last month, Independent MP Jason Costigan backflipped on his previous dismissal of the plan and pledged his support for a North Queensland state.

The KAP labelled the Mr Costigan’s moves as the height of hypocrisy considering the Whitsunday MP’s history of helping to block the KAP’s past attempt to fund a feasibility study when he was a member of the LNP.

Then, The Courier Mail released its Your Say 2020 survey results showing almost half of North Queensland respondents expected a split between the north and the south within three decades. [1]

Mr Katter said finally holding referendum on the issue was the key first step in understanding what was the best future for North Queensland.

“We know that while there has been a push for North Queensland statehood since before federation, but the Queensland Government is controlled by Brisbane and therefore has always refused us this chance,” he said.

“They have everything to lose by separating, but we in the North have everything to gain.”

[1] https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/state-election-2020/sentiment-survey-queenslanders-have-their-say/news-story/b47110a7e6cdf2dc1f28c92da2660b5f

The vile baby killers of the Queensland Labor Party

by Townsville Bureau 

Shocking new abortion laws supported by the Labor Member for Cook, Cynthia Lui in 2018 that allow a medical practitioner to abort a living foetus at 37 weeks have been aired on radio ads running across the state and paid for by the ‘Put Labor Last’ group.

On October 17, 2018 the Termination of Pregnancy Act was passed. The legislation allows a late term foetus to be terminated until birth at 37 weeks. Aborting this living child amounts to murder.

Labor member for Cook Cynthia Lui, has three children of her own and has been criticised by voters for supporting the killing of live babies at 37 weeks old

Cynthia Lui hails from Yam Island in the Torres Strait where traditional custom does not allow for abortion and her support for killing babies and other repugnant, feminist Labor policies have infuriated a portion of Islanders.

A Torres Strait Regional Council source on Thursday Island said two factions had formed among the island communities, one to support Ms Lui and another to get rid of her.

Lui’s support of late term abortion has also grated with voters in the lower half of the Cook electorate in which she took power at the 2017 state election following the dis-endorsement of then Labor member Billy Gordon.

Polling booth workers in Mossman, Mareeba and Port Douglas have reported disquiet among voters who once may have supported Lui.

Killing living babies has been first among Labor rejections heard by booth staff.

Lui, said to have three children of her own, supported the conscience vote as did every other Labor member. See the shocking video of Labor politicians rejoicing in the House after the Abortion bill was passed.

https://www.laborlast.org.au/

Particularly repugnant is the image of Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk being furiously hugged by the now disgraced Labor back-bencher Jackie Trad.

Three members of the LNP also supported the legislation but Katters Australian Party, the remaining LNP members and a cross-bencher voted against it.

The Labor Party could have a vested interest in killing live babies for organ harvesting to make the banned substance Adrenochrome which is said to be the elixir of life and taken by celebrities around the world purportedly to keep them young.

It is manufactured by oxidising adrenaline extracted from live babies and consumed by the Hollywood elite, politicians and other high-ranking world figures.

Like the world market in human organs, young children trafficked for the sex-trade and burgeoning witchcraft ceremonies in Queensland, this could be another underground industry supported by the elitists of the Australian Labor Party.

https://cairnsnews.org/2020/10/07/the-baby-killers-of-the-queensland-labor-party/

https://cairnsnews.org/2020/03/23/the-storm-is-upon-us-adrenochrome-users-among-the-rich-and-famous-going-down/

ABC News Reported on Vaccines Containing Ingredients Derived from Aborted Babies

 

ALP ignores Queensland crime, rewards criminals and punishes locked-in homeowners

Letter to the Editor

What about law and order being a major election subject: People are being subjected to robberies, violence, rapes, injuries and killed, with no punishment.  Nothing to hurt them as deterrent all the pain and suffering is being born by the victims, they laugh at the court’s puny penalties, and when released break the law again knowing they are unlikely to be caught.   Because there is no punishment, nothing that hurts them physically, all the pain and suffering is carried by the victims, their children and the local community — that is total government insanity.

The people hide locked in their homes while the criminal element roam freely, and we have to cower to their threats, even the Police Commissioner said not to oppose criminals.  What a degenerate disgrace when the people are told to live in fear because the government refuses to pass legislation giving total protection at law against home invasion or anyone injured from unlawful access — we are insulted.

The cruel killer who drowned two people in a toolbox was given 16 years only — a rapist in NSW got 20 years, and no one was killed.

Analyze the toolbox murders;

Two lives lost, so let us look at the value of their life.

The basic wage is $753.80 a week or $38,197.60 a year — over 16 years = $ 627,161.6

Divide it by two to get the value of these two-unfortunate people = $ 313,580.80

$313,580.80 is all the court has determined their individual lives to be worth, had they been killed in a no-fault accident their lives would have been worth many times more.

 What a sick joke Queensland, it’s time to protect the people, families with children: Let there be fear in the hearts of criminals — we need the cane as a serious punishment deterrent. Those who object answer ‘If you seriously cut your finger, will you immediately do it again?”, or was the pain a deterrent to adjust your brain into NOT doing it again?  

Sincerely

G J May

Forestdale, Qld

The baby killers of the Queensland Labor Party

By Jim O’Rourke, Townsville bureau

In October 2018 every Labor Member of the Queensland Parliament passed the Termination of Pregnancy bill which allows a health practitioner to abort a foetus over 22 weeks old.

The legislation allows a late term foetus to be terminated until birth at 36 weeks. Aborting this living child amounts to decriminalised murder.

Introducing the bill, the Attorney General Yvette D’Ath told parliament the bill decriminalised abortion and removed the offence of killing an unborn child from the Criminal Code.

Termination of Pregnancy Bill 2018

6 Termination by medical practitioner after 22 weeks

(1) A medical practitioner may perform a termination on a woman who is more than 22 weeks pregnant if— (a) the medical practitioner considers that, in all the circumstances, the termination should be performed; and (b) the medical practitioner has consulted with another medical practitioner who also considers that, in all the circumstances, the termination should be performed.

(2) In considering whether a termination should be performed on a woman, a medical practitioner must consider— (a) all relevant medical circumstances; and (b) the woman’s current and future physical, psychological and social circumstances; and (c) the professional standards and guidelines that apply to the medical practitioner in relation to the performance of the termination

This legislation horrified the Christian community and the Catholic church railed against the Labor Party for introducing baby killing laws.

Not only did all Labor Party MP’s vote for this abomination, so did three LNP members, Jan Stuckey (since resigned), Steve Minnikin, Tim Nicholls,  the only Greens member Michael Berkman and the sole independent Sandy Bolton.

The majority of the LNP and the three Katters Members voted against it.

Cairnsnews was told at the time this bill passed into legislation, at an ‘abortion bill’ celebration held in a hotel by some Labor members after parliament, an obviously intoxicated Deputy Premier Jackie Trad danced on a table top with a bottle of alcohol.

The Labor Party’s baby killing laws will be their Achilles heel come the state election on October 31.

Labor members who voted for this bill:

This is an extract from Hansard on October 17, 2018 which records the Ayes and Noes in favour of this revolting, Satanic bill.

It is time to flush out the child traffickers and Satanists from all Australian parliaments. It starts at the top.

Alarm sounded on possible Queensland vote fraud as enrolment numbers surge


















When Stewart queried a non-response to Abetz’s letter with the subsequent Special Minister of State, the AEC claimed in a letter they did reply, and attached their reply — but there was nothing attached. When followed up again, and asking for a copy of the (alleged) attachment, all he received was a colossal cold shoulder – the AEC and minister’s staff ignored his embarassing requests. 

 

By EDITOR, CAIRNS NEWS

QUEENSLAND MPs have been warned of likely voting fraud in this month’s state election following reports that some 300,000 additional young voters had enrolled for the October 31st poll.

The Labor Party across Australia has a sordid record of foul play in elections at party branch, state, federal and council elections, as reported previously by Cairns News.
The latest warning comes from NSW psephologist (election researcher) Lex Stewart who has written to Katter Party and independent MPs urging them to check their local electoral rolls. Under Queensland law, updated enrolments on electoral rolls must be gazetted every month.

“Vote frauds are likely to be done by the ALP/Greens to rob you of seats in the coming Queensland State election,” said Stewart in the letter to the MPs. He has wide experience in detecting voting fraud at both levels of government.
“In 1993 the federal Liberal MP for Macquarie lost his seat by 164 votes. I was his staffer. We found powerful evidence of at least 300 false enrolments.”
Commonwealth and Queensland electoral laws still provide little protection against vote fraud and allow bogus registrations by people claiming they are moving to a particular electorate and then registering at an address. Postal voting also provides opportunities for fraud.

There is also little protection against multiple voting because voters are still not required to present a form of acceptable identification at an ordinary pre-poll or election day vote.
Stewart has told the federal government’s Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters (JSCEM) that authorised identification should include normal methods of identification used to open bank accounts or obtain government entitlements.
Stewart has supplied the Queensland MPs with details of the Macquarie incident
that he previously gave to the JSCEM. “If you read it, you will be shocked,” he said.
“You can expect a surge of false enrolments at the last minute onto the electoral roll, and there will be insufficient time for the ECQ and/or the AEC to check them for validity.”
In his submission to the JSCEM Stewart noted that the Shepherdson Inquiry in Queensland found that ALP members had been involved in voting fraud in 1986, 1993 and 1996. “This was a finding by a judge, based on evidence,” Stewart noted.

Stewart is not alone in recommending protection against vote fraud. A previous JSCEM has already recommended use of proper ID before voting and a national rollout of Electronic Certified Lists be fully funded and implemented prior to the 2019 federal election.

Stewart also has the name of an ALP figure who is prepared to come and testify in the JSCEM to tell of the electoral frauds that he participated in over a period of years in federal, state and council elections using false names on the electoral roll as instructed by some of the key ALP leaders in Sussex Street HQ and some ALP MPs.

“He is prepared to talk at a public hearing of JSCEM, and I have offered him several times to JSCEM, but have been furiously opposed by AEC officials and by then (circa 2007 or 2013) Liberal party chairman of the JSCEM.”

Serious concerns over the Australian Electoral Commission and its mismanagement of the voting rolls were also raised by an Australian National Audit Office report in November 2015. This followed five previous reports raising such concerns going back to 2002.

The 2015 report said actions taken by the AEC prior to the 2013 election in response to previously agreed ANAO recommendations “have not adequately and effectively addressed the matters that led to recommendations being made”.
One matter of particular concern for Stewart is the Continuous Roll Update process “done by AEC officials sitting in airconditioned offices in Canberra doing comparisons of electronic databases (e.g. driving licences, births, deaths, marriages, school enrolments, exam results etc), but avoiding any practical external fieldwork to check the realities.

“I point out that CRU may well be good at including persons onto the Electoral Roll, but cannot address the issue of ‘validity’, excluding deliberately false enrolments stacked onto the roll by using the provisions of Commonwealth Electoral Act section 98AA(2)(c), where the third option for identity appears in section 6 ‘Evidence of your Identity’ of the AEC form Envorle to Vote or Update Your Details.

“This process is wide open to rorting, because once you have one false or dead person on the Roll, then unscrupulous persons can do false enrolments by forging that signature, and the AEC does not enquire into signatures, in fact it has no capacity to verify the signatures anyway!”

China has been given access to the entire Queensland electoral roll by Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk

The Queensland Government has been accused of exposing voters to a massive security breach by allowing Chinese-based coders to write critical software for the Queensland Electoral Commission.

While Australia and the United States kicked out the Chinese Huawei IT company, brainless state Labor Party politicians expose the entire voting population to identity theft, bank fraud, and every other aspect of corruption the communists can dream up by allowing China in.

Sky News presenter Peta Credlin dropped the IT bomb on Friday claiming the outsourcing of coding gives China access to the electoral roll and 2,826,613 names, addresses and dates of birth of Queensland residents.

It could make accusations of Russian meddling in the 2016 United States election look like a Facebook discussion.

China effectively could manipulate the result of the upcoming state election, which should raise the hackles of the unions and Deep State operatives within the QEC.

Pauline Hanson lost the state seat of Lockyer at the 2015 state election due to fraudulent postal votes.

For decades the unions have been instrumental in large scale voting manipulation, aided and abetted by QEC sleepers, which has changed the result in marginal seats.

Postal voting is the latest method of voting fraud as Pauline Hanson could attest when she narrowly lost the seat of Lockyer in 2015 by a handful of suspected fraudulent postal votes.

Channel 9 reported on the election:

“One Nation’s Pauline Hanson is having a bigger than expected impact in the seat of Lockyer.

With 77 per cent of the votes from Saturday’s state election counted, Ms Hanson had 6974 primary votes (27.3 percent), ahead of Labor’s Steve Leese (6366 or 24.93 per cent).

Sitting LNP Ian Rickuss was ahead with 8596 (33.65 percent), but had suffered a significant swing against him.

The two-candidate preferred breakdown on the Queensland Electoral Commission website has Ms Hanson ahead with 54.6 per cent compared to Mr Rikuss’ 45.3, but that figure is based on only five of the 61 booths.

ABC’s election analyst said Ms Hanson is leading on a swing of 18 per cent in those five booths.”

The counting stretched out for nearly two weeks as postal votes dribbled in. During the counting, for example,  Ms Hanson was ahead with 100 votes then the next day150 postal votes would arrive. Conversely the next day she would again be ahead by 75 votes then the next day she would be losing by 120 votes just delivered by the postman, ad infinitum.

This went on until the counting finished causing Ms Hanson to lose the race.

The Queensland Marxist government like Premier “Red” Dan Andrews in Victoria, bows and scrapes to China but there is only so much people can take.

Voters will not get a clean election result until the state government orders a physical habitation check of every Queensland household to be undertaken by interstate, independent inspectors and overseen by a retired interstate judge.

 

Labor to lock up 1.5 million acres in the south east corner of Queensland to protect koalas

Its OK to feed koalas eucalyptus leaves; farmers get fined or jailed if they feed sheep or cattle mulga leaves to stay alive

by Jim O’Toole

The State Labor Government is moving to protect koalas in South East Queensland with new plans announced today to increase the protection of more than half a million hectares of land through a landmark new koala strategy.

At Currumbin Wildlife Hospital today, Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Queenslanders are able to have their say on the draft South East Queensland Koala Conservation Strategy 2019-24, which paves the way toward greater protection.

“We know koalas are under threat and that is why my Government has been working with experts, the conservation sector, local governments and industry on a plan to ensure they are protected into the future,” the Premier said.

Christmas is coming for koalas but the ALP says let the cattle and sheep die

“Today we are releasing a landmark draft strategy and draft mapping that outline strong measures to protect koala habitat and address the threats impacting South East Queensland’s koala population.

“New mapping identifies more than 570,000 hectares of land to be declared koala priority areas – an area that is twice the size of the ACT – of which more than 300,000 hectares is core habitat.

“We are proposing to implement stronger regulations to limit clearing in these large interconnected areas of high quality habitat.

“Ensuring the protection of these large corridors of land will address one of the main causes of a declining koala population, which is the destruction of habitat.”

The Premier said today’s release of the draft strategy outlines existing and future actions to deliver on an election commitment to implement the Koala Expert Panel’s six recommendations for protecting koalas.

“We have a once in a generation chance to ensure their survival in the South East and that is why we are asking every Queenslander to get involved.

“Particularly as recent bushfires have had a devastating effect on the koala population with animals killed or badly injured, it’s never been a more pertinent time to act.”

People will have until 31 January 2020 to provide feedback on the draft strategy.

Ms Palaszczuk also today announced the Government was providing $50,000 for koala care infrastructure.

The Palaszczuk Government is also investing $2 million into establishing a five-year partnership with the Queensland Trust for Nature to deliver on-ground koala habitat restoration in priority areas through partnerships with landholders and local governments.

Minister for Environment Leeanne Enoch said the strategy was based on the best available science to protect habitat and give koalas the best chance of survival.

“Sadly, science has shown that koala populations have decreased by 50-80% in South East Queensland habitat areas over about 20 years and nearly three quarters of essential koala habitat has already been destroyed,” she said.

“Koalas are an iconic species of state, national and international importance and Queenslanders want to see them protected.”

Minister Enoch said koala habitat areas in the strategy were identified using internationally recognised, state-of-the-art modelling, including two decades of koala sighting records, scientific research and existing mapping by local councils.

The strategy has been developed in consultation with a dedicated Koala Advisory Council, which includes members of both conservation and development sectors as well as koala experts, First Nations representatives and local government.

Minister Enoch thanked the Koala Advisory Council for its hard work over the past year and its commitment to striking a balance between conservation and the needs of a growing population.

Koala Advisory Council Chair Mark Townend said the strategy was comprehensive and addressed multiple factors that threaten koalas.

“I would like to thank each and every member of the Council for pushing hard to represent their stakeholders and helping to achieve a forward-thinking and realistic strategy that will protect the koala population in our state,” Mr Townend said.

“The strategy addresses all threats impacting on koala populations including habitat loss, disease management, vehicle strikes and dog attacks.

“Queenslanders can be confident the koala will be in and around our backyards long into the future.”

The strategy builds on the Palaszczuk Government’s work to protect koalas including annual funding of $1.5 million to the South East Queensland Wildlife Hospital Network and the $1.4 million Community Sustainability Action Grants program.

The new Strategy and mapping can be accessed by visiting www.qld.gov.au/seqkoalas.

Greens godfather Bob Brown’s opposition to coal mining helped the LNP win the election

Burning forests to generate electricity is probably the worst green energy stupidity. It destroys forests, creates its own pollutants, is less efficient than coal to harvest, handle and burn and has a low heat value. If all factors are counted, it will take decades of forest regrowth to match the CO2 emissions of burning high-energy coal.

Greens godfather Bob Brown helped the LNP win the election by opposing coal fired power

Most coal-fired power stations are built on a coal field with reserves to last the life of the power station. The coal is mined efficiently, the fuel is of known quality and sizing and efficient repetitive methods are used to extract and prepare the coal and convey it continuously into the power station.

The most infamous wood-burning power station in the world is DRAX in Britain. It burns more wood than UK produces and more than any other station in the world. It gets huge subsidies for felling forests as far away as America, then chipping and drying the wood and transporting pellets across the Atlantic. Every step on the way causes large emissions of CO2, but these are conveniently ignored in the mindless war on coal.

Australia’s greenie godfather, Bob Brown, became famous for stopping construction of green-energy dams in Tasmania. Then he helped the LNP win the recent federal election by opposing coal mining in Queensland’s Galilee Basin. And recently he revealed himself as just another NIMBY (not in my backyard) in opposing a proposed wind power project in his homeland, Tasmania. Why not oppose them everywhere, Bob?

Bob should also look into another green energy abomination – bio-fuels. Surely he does not support burning forest to generate electricity or growing huge cultivated tracts of corn, palm oil or sugar beet and calling them biofuel for motor cars?

If Greens want to reduce life-supporting CO2 (a foolish goal), they should be building houses out of old growth forest, not burning it. Then replant the mature milled trees with young trees that will grow much faster than old trees and burn the sawdust in power plants or use it to make compost.