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from the Australian Morning Mail
The Clintons and Turnbulls
One can’t escape that the two families seem to like ‘foundations’, it has a cozy sound, one of philanthropy through the pure heart of a samaritan—even Mother Theresa like. Past Australian governments simply adored the Clinton Foundation to the tune of more than $400 million. Gillard is in there somewhere also. Perhaps ‘foundation’ was the lure for Malcolm? The Great Barrier Reef Foundation sounds regal—don’t you think? The Clinton Foundation $400 million odd. The GBRF $444 million—not too much and not too little. Gee, big Mal has a lot of good friends—today. Tomorrow—I dunnow!
Malcolm Turnbull’s office has confirmed that two of the directors of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation — the recipient of a $444 million grant from his government awarded without tender — may have been hosted at the Prime Minister’s home by wife Lucy.
Source: News Corp
PM fends off Lucy’s links to $444m reef grant recipients
The Australian can reveal the head of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation’s philanthropy committee, Stephen Fitzgerald, a one-time head of Mr Turnbull’s former investment bank Goldman Sachs, was on the board of the European Business Advisory Council at the same time as Mrs Turnbull.
Mr Fitzgerald is also on the council of advisers for the US Studies Centre in Sydney — where Mrs Turnbull is patron — and was on that council while Mrs Turnbull held the role of deputy chair between 2012 and 2015.
The chairman of the philanthropy committee for the Great Barrier Reef Foundation before Mr Fitzgerald, Stephen Roberts, was also on the council of advisers for the US Studies Centre at the same time Mrs Turnbull held ceremonial roles. Mr Roberts resigned from his foundation role in June after being charged with alleged criminal cartel conduct.
Asked yesterday whether Mr Fitzgerald or Mr Roberts had been to the Turnbulls’ home, a spokesman for the Prime Minister said: “Prior to 2015, as deputy chair of the US Studies Centre, Mrs Turnbull occasionally hosted USSC directors and advisers at her home.”
The revelations will raise more questions about the grant to the foundation but the Prime Minister’s office insists the decision was not a result of connections.
The Australian understands Mrs Turnbull concedes she knows Mr Fitzgerald but says she has not seen him for more than three years and cannot “recall” discussing the Great Barrier Reef Foundation with him.
“Mrs Turnbull is not a director of the European Australian Business Council and has not been for more than a year,” a spokesman for the Prime Minister said.
“The PM’s parliamentary disclosures reflect this. (Mrs Turnbull) has not spoken directly with either man for several years, and does not recall discussing the funding of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation with them.”
He said: “The PM has not discussed this issue with Mr Fitzgerald or Mr Roberts. The government is preserving the Great Barrier Reef for future generations. This initiative will secure jobs and improve the health of the reef. The foundation is the best-placed body to deliver on these goals.”
Asked whose idea the grant was, Mr Turnbull’s spokesman would only say: “The proposal was developed within the Department of the Environment and Energy in consultation with the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, the Department of Finance, Treasury, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.”
The Australian does not suggest the grant was made improperly.
Mr Turnbull has conceded he knows Mr Fitzgerald but says he does not know another Goldman Sachs boss, Keith Tuffley, who was on the Great Barrier Reef Foundation board until he resigned on federal budget day, May 8.
Environment Minister Josh Frydenberg repeatedly refused to say on 2GB yesterday whether the decision to give the $444m to the foundation without tender was Mr Turnbull’s idea. “It’s the government’s idea and it was one of the major announcements … in the budget because we want to save the Barrier Reef,” he said.
“This is the single largest ever investment in the Barrier Reef.”
Labor senator Kristina Keneally said: “There is something fishy about this grant.
“How does a prime minister give away $444m of public money without due diligence, competitive tender or grant application?”
“If Malcolm Turnbull and his family has a personal relationship with one or more of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation board members, that’s even more reason (he) should have ensured this grant decision was taken at arm’s length from him, with the highest standards of probity and contestability, so as to give the public confidence in the decision.”
Prime Minister, former head of Goldman Sachs Australia 1997-2002.
Former deputy chairman and director of US Studies Centre 2012-15 and on the board of directors of the centre 2007-15, including a time when both Great Barrier Reef Foundation directors Stephen Fitzgerald and Stephen Roberts were on the council of advisers for the US Studies Centre. Also on the board of the European Australian Business Council at the same time as Mr Fitzgerald was a fellow director.
The Turnbulls’ son-in-law. A former non-resident fellow at the US Studies Centre.
Former chairman of Goldman Sachs after joining in 1992. Named a managing director in 1998 and a partner in 2002. The current chair of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation Board’s philanthropy committee. On the board of the European Australian Business Council at the same time as Lucy Turnbull. On the council of advisers for the US Studies Centre at the same time Mrs Turnbull was on the board of directors. The PM’s office confirms Mr Fitzgerald may have been hosted by Mrs Turnbull at the Turnbulls’ home.
Former head of Citigroup. Was charged with alleged criminal cartel conduct related to his time at Citigroup. Was chairman of the Great Barrier Reef Foundation philanthropy committee in 2016 and 2017. Resigned from Great Barrier Reef Foundation board in June after he was charged. Was on the council of advisers for the US Studies Centre at the same time as Mrs Turnbull was on the board of directors. The PM’s office confirms he may have been hosted at the Turnbulls’ home.
The Turnbulls’ son. Worked for Goldman Sachs in Hong Kong. The PM’s office says Alex Turnbull ‘does not recall meeting Stephen Fitzgerald’ and ‘they did not work together at Goldman Sachs’.
Harry Palmer exposes Melbourne beaches now Islam controlled, NO PORK-NO BEER-NO BIKINIS. – Harry introduces Len McGuire a contributing journalist for years with Harry on SOSNEWS now part of the APRadio team. Len discusses the ABC Islam agenda in north Queensland, the sweeping move of QLD voters away from the duopoly gathering momentum daily as ALP and LNP continue to self destruct while Bob Katter’s KAP take a considerable lead in the polls.
Rod Culleton speaks on how the High Court dismissed his affidavit before the case began due to Parliament privilege act paving the way for Rod, along with other recently dismissed members of parliament, able to call parliament to accountability under their own rules they attempted to hand to the High Court that clearly lies within the Australian parliament jurisdiction which Rod has been trying achieve since his illegal dismissal from the Senate.
by Brent Melville
ALEX Jones, front man for Infowars.com and Prison Planet in Austin, Texas, has warned that a major false flag terrorism event may be attempted soon to discredit and destroy him and President Trump in order to push the corrupt Clinton Democrats across the line in the US mid-term elections.
Jones was taken off Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and other social media early in August at the urging of major media channels such as CNN, NBC, Washington Post and New York Times.
The same media are now spreading blatantly false reports that Infowars is broadcasting illegally and that Jones is threatening violence against the media.
One CNN contributor, author Rafia Zakaria, accused Infowars of being “complicit in domestic terror”.
Channel after channel including the so-called comedians like Bill Maher are chiming in with the same anti-Jones/Infowars message accusing him of “hate speech”, “lurid conspiracies”, running an illegal broadcasting operation and so on.
Infowars has become one of the top five US broadcasters – an audience of some 6 million people – with Jones the leading agitator of US opposition to globalism for two decades.
Before his election in 2016 Donald Trump appeared on Infowars for one interview with Alex Jones.
But now as the populist President Trump moves to “drain the swamp” i.e. the entrenched Washington-London global power elite and their Clinton-Rothschild-Soros pedophile Satanist network, a desperate fightback has been launched.
“At 5am I get up and type my name into a iPad and I see ‘Alex Jones pirate radio station’ and I was raided by the feds – it’s a total hoax,” Jones said on his Newswars channel this week.
“It’s a lie per day or more. It’s crazy. I hear ‘Alex Jones hit with $15,000 fine’. I haven’t, it’s a lie.
“I haven’t an FCC case or issue against us in 24 years.”
Jones says Infowars is a content provider with satellite uplinks. “We don’t have radio transmitters,” he said.
He said Infowars was fed into 400-plus cable TV stations and 50kW radio stations across the nation.
Jones says the attack on Infowars is a beta test, before a major attack is launched on President Trump, who will be aligned with Jones as a domestic terrorist.
“So this is a major psyop. My lawyers wrote an analysis of how it’s a major plan to take us down. They’re scared. It’s a violent revolution against Trump coming in.
“They’re rolling out paid PR.
“They’ve got three New York Times reporters … Buzzfeed reporters working full time against us.
“They literally call and tell us ‘we will destroy you’.
“I’m telling you that staged terror attacks will happen against big tech or ABC or CNN or something.
“A couple of weeks before the (mid-term) election they will do this.”
Liberal Malcolm Turnbull and Labor Bill Shorten want to allow more grubs like these into the country
‘You dogs…I step on your cross…’ said the Imam
A religious leader accused of illegal land clearing on a rural property used for religious prayer has claimed a Western Sydney council is infringing on his group’s religious freedoms by pursuing him over the allegations.
Hawkesbury City Council has launched civil action against Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali and Diaa Kara-Ali in the Land and Environment Court, alleging they carried out illegal land clearing, earthworks and built gates, fences and driveways without seeking any of the relevant development approvals at a property in Colo, in Sydney’s north west.
Mustapha Kara-Ali, a former member of then Prime Minister John Howard’s Muslim Community Reference Group and past postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, is the Imam of religious guild Diwan Al Dawla.
A letter he wrote to a council staff member, filed in the court documents, says the members of the guild live “separated from secular lifestyles to pursue a religious mode of worship and an ascetic lifestyle under an oath of self-sacrifice and dedication to the purposes of Diwan Al Dawla”.
Dashcam vision of Dr Mustapha Kara-Ali (right) and another man during a visit to the property by council officers in July spit on and throw a rock at council staff
The Colo property was owned by the members of Diwan Al Dawla and used “for the carrying out of religious activities of devotion, self-discipline, ritual baptism, inter-community prayers, contemplation and religious study,” the letter said.
A council compliance officer visited the property in October last year following an anonymous complaint to find land clearing, including a number of large native trees and the removal of metal waste, according to court documents.
Over the following months, more complaints were made and council staff returned several times to find people clearing vegetation, knocking down trees and that a main gate, driveways and a boat ramp on the river bank had been built, the documents state.
The Council also issued a $8,000 fine for pollution or potential pollution caused by failed sediment erosion fencing.
The property is actually owned by Southern Chariot Stud, of which Diaa Kara-Ali is the director.
But Diaa Kara-Ali’s correspondence, filed to the court, states the Stud owns it in trust for Diwan Al Dawla, and that Mustapha Kara-Ali is responsible for all works being undertaken.
The conflict between council and the Kara-Alis came to a head last month when three council officers visited the property to provide them with court papers.
A dashcam video tendered to the court shows a man, standing beside Mustapha Kara-Ali, spitting on council staff and attempting to throw a large rock, which hits the fence and then falls to the ground.
“Both men were repeatedly yelling obscenities from the other side of the gate, calling out ‘you dogs, I step on your cross’,” one of the council staff alleged in an affidavit.
“The unknown male person said ‘I spit on you’. He then lunged his head forward towards me and spat at me.”
Religious charity ‘not required to comply’ with law
When the council wrote to Mustapha Kara-Ali directing him to remove a boat ramp and retaining walls at the property, he responded by claiming his organisation was exempt from Australian law because it was classed as a basic religious charity.
“The Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) Act 2012 stipulates that when it is carrying out religious activities that are related to the practice, study, teaching or propagation of its religious beliefs, or other activities ancillary to them … Diwan Al Dawla, as a basic religious charity is not required to comply with Australian laws,” he wrote.
“As the Imam of Diwan Al Dawla and its spiritual leader, I, therefore, ask the Hawkesbury City Council to revoke its letter … on the basis that its demands infringe upon our religious freedom and tamper with our mode of worship in contravention of our ACNC status as a Basic Religious Charity.”
An ACNC spokesperson said basic religious charities did not have to comply with the ACNC Governance Standards.
“However, the exemption of basic religious charities from complying with the Governance Standards does not mean that they do not have to comply with Australian laws,” the spokesperson said.
“A registered charity cannot have a purpose of engaging in or promoting unlawful activity — this can be grounds for revocation of charity status.”
United Nations sycophants of ALP, Greens and LNP decry Senator Anning’s remarkable maiden speech which is reproduced in full at the bottom of the page
The dominant left wing of national broadcaster, the ABC is frothing at both ends over Senator Fraser Anning’s maiden speech.
Cairns News has perused the speech and discovered it is not nearly as volatile as Pauline Hanson’s in the maiden speech stakes.
Brainless shock jock Senator Derryn Hinch, naturally a Victorian and ALP atheist Penny Wong have joined the choirmaster ABC along with the Jew, Josh Frydenberg, unremarkably spluttering the views of the Liberal Left.
It is a terrible blight on the jaundiced, national Marxist education system, that a supposed government Minister is unable to rely on normal comprehension to understand the meaning of Senator Anning’s quite acceptable speech.
Readers can decide for themselves but the new senator leaves us in no doubt a national referendum on immigration should happen quite soon.
Below is a statement from Senator Anning:
Senator Anning has dismissed criticism of his use of the words “final solution” in regards to immigration as an effort by the left to shut down debate.
“Claims that the words meant anything other than the “ultimate solution” to any political question is always a popular vote are simply ridiculous.”
“Anyone who actually reads them in context will realise this.”
“Some in the media and left wing politicians are simply afraid of the Australian people having a say on who comes here.”
“As I called for a plebiscite on the immigration mix, this baseless and ridiculous criticism is simply an effort to play the man and not the ball.”
“It is ironic that those on the left such as the Greens and some Labor who seek to criticise me are the same people who refused to support my efforts to stop Australia funding the Palestinian Authority which finance terrorist attacks against innocent Israeli women and children.”
To read the full speech click link – Maiden Speech – Senator Anning
Australia has been deceived as this great patriotic song tells how we have been sold out by our parliament. Our manufacturing is gone, we are but a consumer to the world we once contributed.
from Jim O’Toole
Real estate agent and principal of the Cairns RE/MAX franchise Tony Williamson is heading to South Korea to flog off yet more Cairns property to Asian buyers.
Diverters of social cohesion such as Williamson have helped force up the price of homes keeping young Australians, not Asians out of the market.
We do not want greedy real estate agents like Williamson and his entourage of fellow agents hawking our homes to foreign buyers.
About 30 other Remax agents will attend the global network’s Asia Pacific convention in Seoul.
Mr Williamson is quoted as saying he wants to turn the global spotlight onto the Cairns property market
Mr Williamson and the entire Remax franchise would do well to hark the recent immigration speech of Senator Fraser Anning.
We do not want any more foreign ownership of any Australian property, Mr Williamson.
Harry Palmer- Features in today’s APRadio podcast the China takeover of our now gone manufacturing, expertise in industry and now take our money to purchase the food and goods we once manufactured.. Harry and Mike discuss the Turnbull $444million to the Great Barrie Reef cartel patroned by his wife Lucy with a crooked merchant banker… They cover the ADF now in the pink- a laugh at association of Turnbull with Shorten in a pub together…..
Listen to this podcast [HERE]
Port Arthur – HOW AUSTRALIANS WERE DISARMED BY A FALSE FLAG “MASSACRE”
26 Coincidences Which the Media and Officials Cannot and Do Not Want to Explain at Port Arthur – Can you explain them?
- Martin Bryant got the Tasmanian authorities to have a 22-body refrigerated morgue truck available for his handiwork.Specially built and the only one in Australia, advertised for sale afterwards. YEAH RIGHT ! read YEAH RIGHT after each point .
2 – The actual advertisement:
Vehicle for Sale. Genuine Enquiries only. Yellow Chevrolet 350 V8 truck with refrigerated body, holds 22, this vehicle was primarily used as the disaster vehicle in the Port Arthur Massacre. This vehicle is currently for sale and all reasonable offers will be considered. The vehicle has value as not only a refrigerated unit for body removal, it is the only one of its kind in the entire country. The memorabilia value of it for anyone making a movie/series or writing a book on Port Arthur is limitless. Not only would the purchaser be getting the disaster vehicle, but the whole Port Arthur Story would be given as well.This vehicle is currently for sale and all REASONABLE OFFERS will be considered.
- Nelson Brothers in Victoria had special big-job embalming equipment “manufactured ready for the incident.” Why did the government specially order such beforehand? YEAH RIGHT !
- Martin Bryant organised for senior Port Arthur staff to go away on a Work Seminar so they wouldn’t get hurt. YEAH RIGHT !
- He managed to get Royal Hobart Hospital to have their Emergency Plan in place two days before the massacre so things would run smoothly. YEAH RIGHT !
- He managed to get Hobart Hospital to have a Trauma Seminar timed to end at the exact moment he started shooting so they could patch up all the wounded quickly.
- He arranged for helicopter pilots – usually unavailable – to be available that Sunday.
- He managed to kill the Martins of Seascape with a firearm when he was at a service station 57 kilometres away.
- He decoyed the local police to be at the opposite end of the peninsula at the exact moment the shooting began.
- He managed to fool staff at the Historic Site into believing he arrived at 1.15pm when in fact he was there at 12.45pm.
- He managed not to look like himself – as if wearing a woman’s wig – when being filmed in the car park by tourists.
- He wore a face mask making his face look pockmarked when shooting in the cafe.
- He arranged for a suspect black van to appear outside the Broad Arrow Cafe afterwards so people wouldn’t think it was him who did it.
- He managed to get Sally Martin to run around Seascape naked that afternoon and make it appear she had been killed that morning.
- He managed to shoot a rifle from upstairs at Seascape when he was downstairs talking to police on the phone.
- He had infrared night vision eyes.
- He managed to shoot from two Seascape buildings at once during the night of the siege.
- He managed to stay in a heavily burning building shooting and yelling at police and get severe burns only on his back.
- He managed to have the world press to have a convention in Hobart on the 30th April so there were plenty of reporters on hand so he would get better than usual media coverage.
- He managed to make it appear ASIO was behind the incident.
- He managed to make it appear Tasmania Police had fabricated and tampered with evidence.
- He managed to get the Tasmanian DPP lie to the Court about his activities.
- He arranged for the media nationwide to display his photo to witnesses to influence them; and to print false stories about him and get Channel Nine To fabricate a video – all while in custody.
- He fired two shots at 6.30pm at Port Arthur while he was under siege by police at Seascape. And fired from the right hip by a left hander. 4 more like him and we could take over the entire world.
- If you believe the official version, his marksmanship was fantastic – twenty head shots, from the right hip, in 90 seconds!A movement of 3 degrees would have missed at 3 -4 meters.
- There are only about 100 shooters that good (better than Olympians) in the world.
All done by an intellectually handicapped young man with an IQ of 66 and the mental age of an eleven year old boy ? The whole event was planned and announced in Hansard 2 years earlier – Why – to disarms us. Bryant was never given a proper trial. Prime Minister Johhny Coward prevented it! All previously arranged. He should replace Martin Bryant in jail!
Read the full story [HERE]
Drought effected farmers living on 3 minute noodles watching their livestock die of starvation have been subjected to more Turn-bullshit as the government hand over $400M to 6 people to support the greens academic army totally reliant on government grants to exist.
An engineered world wide Greenie fictional fear mongering campaign that the barrier reef is in need of major repair requiring $millions has worked. On the factual side, never considered as relevant, is decades of experience from people working and looking after the reef have exposed this cashing up scam to feed the green machine.
The pittance Turn-bullshit has allocated to desperate drought affected farmers of $15,000 assistance upon completing a plethora of bureaucratic paperwork, will not be completed available until March 2019 long after farmers are destitute and their livestock are dead. Available now is the $400 million feeding the greens camp phd’s and cohort bludgers from the unaccountable public purse.
How much long is it going to take for voters to wake up and remove the duopoly establishment problem from power before the new owners move in.