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APTRadio Podcast June 2018

We have moved to our new site address – www.australianpatriotradio.com – as we ran out of space at sosnews site.

There are two new podcasts you may listen to.  Last weeks with Alan Jones discussing the wind turbine disaster government support, and this weeks production where Harry Palmer introduces a great poem by and unknown Aussie that will give you a laughing. Both podcasts contain the weekly “Oz Chat” segment with Harry and Mike.

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Don’t miss Huntfest gun show and outdoor sports event at Narooma next year

June outdoor extravaganza

HuntFest returns to Narooma this year bigger and better with 35 stalls inside along with another 38 stalls outside and numerous outside stalls covering outdoor gear, kayaks, 4WD and boating along with the exhibits that include hunting and equipment, four wheel drives, camping, clothing, bikes and quadbikes, bow hunting, field cooking equipment, meat processing and preserving equipment combined with a photographic and DVD competition.

Unfortunately Cairns News was unaware of this great event held on June 9 and 10 or we would have published it all over the place.

As well as all the latest in hunting and outdoor gear there are numerous workshops run over the two day event designed to educated the novice as well as seasoned hunter.

The gates will be open from 9am ’til 4pm on Saturday and from 9am ’til 3pm on Sunday .

The SSAA conducts Firearms Licence testing as well as R licenses for hunting on public land and WIT testing. Also in attendance is the SSAA NSW air rifle range where seasoned firearms users can evaluate their skills whilst the novice is taught basic firearms safety on the range.

The local Euroballa Archers Club will have the “Try Archery” range set up at HuntFest again this year. Drop by and have ago at archery, they have small bows so that even the kids can have ago as well as Mums and Dads.

Qualified Archery Instructors will be on hand to answer all your question on the sport from what type of bow to use and how to hunt. ARCHERY A SPORT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY HUNTING OR TARGET

HuntFest started life as a hunting DVD and Photograph competition and has now grown into a well-attended hunting and outdoors expo. HuntFest’s aim is to show case all new hunting and outdoor equipment on the market as well as to educate both hunters and non-hunters about firearm safety and hunting.

There are excellent professional and respectful demonstrations in skinning and processing meat from game animals. Our local Mr Bold will be catering the event with venison and pork pies, venison burgers, pulled pork burgers and sausages bringing home the connection between beast and plate that everyone, young and old, acknowledges and enjoys.

New State of North Queensland is looming

A proposal to create new state of North Queensland has been around for decades but momentum is gathering among fed-up Far Northerners who attended the ‘Boot Brisbane’ forum on Wednesday night.

The first State of Origin match for the year did not deter more than 80 supporters from packing the Brother’s club boardroom in Cairns to hear a decisive argument for the north to break away from a decadent south east corner.

A southern border following the Tropic of Capricorn north of Rockhampton would ultimately foster great prosperity for a languishing North Queensland economy.

Katters Australian Party parliamentary representatives, Robbie Katter, Shane Knuth, Nick Dametto and newest recruit Senator Fraser Anning joined Member for Kennedy Bob Katter who held the floor with compelling economic data compiled by Cairns economist Bill Cummings.

New state promoters Ron Crew;Bob Katter; Barrister Peter Raffles; Shane Knuth; Nick Dametto

Mr Katter said necessary infrastructure had been neglected by successive state and federal governments and there was no alternative but to allow North Queenslanders to govern themselves because much of the State’s economy was generated north of Rockhampton.

“The State Government has committed $7.5 billion – $2 billion for pleasure domes and $5.5 billion for yet another tunnel in Brisbane.

“There’s just no way that a budget of $54 billion can take a hit of $7.5 billion and have something left over for the rest of the state and the further away from Brisbane then the less money you will get. While they’ve got $5 billion to improve their transportation systems, four years ago we did not get a single cent for road improvement in North Queensland except for a roundabout at Port Douglas that was it.

“We got a roundabout at Port Douglas worth half a million dollars and Brisbane got $3 billion for tunnels and this is going to go on.”

Mr Katter accused the governments of failing to understand industry and economic development in the North.

“You are not allowed to use a drop of water for irrigation in North Queensland except if you make outrageous, corrupt payments to political parties – that’s the only way you’ll ever get a drop of water in North Queensland for irrigation and yet, if North Queensland were a separate country we would be the wettest country on earth.

“We’ve got these huge resources and we’re not allowed to use them so we can’t develop. “We’re not allowed to dredge the Port of Cairns; one of most significant tourist destinations in the world.

“Don’t expect any new dams from the State Government for the Tablelands anytime soon.”

Former Mulgrave Councillor Ron Crew explained how Cairns and the hinterland agricultural industry lost $35 million a year due to a lack of infrastructure projects

“The government won’t agree to dredge the port in a reasonable manner, yet we have the largest population adjacent to any port in northern Australia and agriculture can’t expand,” Mr Crew said.

From a legal point of view the creation of a new state was a simple exercise according to Townsville barrister Peter Raffles, one of the first law graduates from JCU in 1991.

Mr Raffles cited a High Court case in 1978 whether the approval of a majority of electors for surrendering a State and the acceptance by the Commonwealth is necessary and the ability of the Queensland Parliament to legislate for the excising of a new State.

“The State Parliament can do it and no referendum is required,” he said.

Fraser Anning locks in with Katters Australian Party to secure a North Queensland state

04 June 2018: Katter’s Australian Party (KAP)  today welcomed Senator Fraser Anning’s announcement that he will represent regional Queenslanders under the KAP banner in the Senate. Federal KAP leader Bob Katter and Senator Anning made the announcement during a story that aired on the ABC’s 7:30 program on Monday night.
Bob Katter, KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy said his affiliation with the Senator spans generations.
“It’s fantastic news. We’re tribal, both our families were from Charters Towers before there was a Charters Towers. I have known Fraser a long time.

One Nation senator for a day, Fraser Anning, has locked in with KAP to help secure the future of North Qld

“Fraser is about development. I walked into his office and he was working on the revised Bradfield Scheme; so we were instantly blood brothers.

“We are both patriotic and know that if the country keeps bringing in 643,000 visa entrants then we will be bankrupt and there will be no jobs for Australians. It will push people onto welfare and we need to be able to support our retirees.”
Senator Anning has been a staunch advocate for regional Queensland in the Senate since his appointment in November 2017. Senator Anning says the KAP’s vision for Queensland and Australia aligns perfectly with his own and the decision came down to giving regional Queensland the strongest voice.
”KAP represents the traditional Australian values, commitment to infrastructure development and balanced, fiscally responsible government that I have supported since being sworn in.”
“I have known Bob for almost 40 years and we have a lot in common both personally and politically. Bob is the last cabinet minister from Sir Joh’s government still in office and founded KAP to carry on the late, Sir Joh’s legacy. As an old time National, KAP was the obvious home for me.

Bob Katter says Fraser Anning will lead a strong senate team at the next federal election

“Thirty years after the end of the Joh era, Queensland is in terrible shape. For thirty years there has been no real infrastructure investment other than Labor vanity projects in the South East corner.”
“As a Queensland Senator I am keen to fight and campaign for federal funds to allow for balanced development throughout the state and to ensure that crazy left-wing policies are stopped or reversed. KAP share this vision and have continue to work hard for regional Queenslanders.”
In the last Queensland Parliament for example, KAP prevented the livelihood-killing extreme Green Vegetation Management Laws being passed.”

“Coming on board with KAP, I will continue the hard work that Bob, Robbie, Shane and Nick already do in making sure that regional and rural Queenslanders get a fair go.”
“When regional Queensland prospers so does the whole state.”
The KAP has a proud history of uncompromising commitment to regional Australia. Party President Shane Paulger says Senator Anning’s decision to join the KAP is a reflection of the Party’s integrity and stability.
“As a Party, we’ve walked the hard road to earn our reputation for putting regional Australia first. Fraser’s decision to join KAP goes beyond an alignment of policy objectives; it reflects the effort of all our members and staff who have built a stable organisation on shared values and principles.
“Having Fraser on board is recognition of the Party’s integrity and it undoubtedly strengthens our position as the true advocates for regional Australia”

State KAP leader and member for Traeger Robbie Katter, says KAP has been able to strengthen its position in regional Queensland after years of neglect and broken promises by other parties. He welcomes Senator Anning and says it is a huge step forward for the Party.
“Regional Queenslanders have very little reason to trust major parties. They’ve been completely duplicitous in their representation and they’ve continually shown that they put regional Queenslanders behind people in the South East.
“The National Party no longer exists after being subsumed by the Libs and there’s no difference between Labor and the Greens. The KAP wants to expand its parliamentary representation to people across all of regional Queensland, and with Fraser coming on board it is a huge step toward that.”
KAP will continue to uphold traditional Australian values and pursue significant reforms that favour all Queenslanders.

KAP will ensure that the regional centres that drive the state receive the critically needed investment in transport, water and energy infrastructure that they have missed out on for so long.

When regional and rural Queensland prospers, so does the whole state.

APRadio weekly podcast plus “Oz Chat”

Harry Palmer reveals 240,000 letter returned not known at this address issued from the electoral roll to the Australian Bureau of Statistics for the recent plebiscite conducted – Harry & Mike speaks on Magna Carta and Lawful Rebellion … Click here to listen

Culleton tells all about Pauline Hanson, Liberals and banks 7.30 Report Monday

MEDIA ALERT

 

Former  West Australian One Nation Senator Rodney Culleton will appear on the ABC 7.30 Report Monday Night EST

7.30 pm June 4, 2018.

He will tell all about the One Nation imbroglio, the Royal Commission into banks which he and Bob Katter initiated and how the Commonwealth Constitution has been subverted.

Don’t miss this revealing interview.

Brisbane rally for the anti-vax network rejects no jab-no pay

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Today we have a guest post by Allona from Allona Fit To Parent Network – Allona is organising the Australian leg of the International Revolution for Choice Rally, which will be held in Brisbane on June 2. Welcome Allona!

I didn’t start the war … they did…

I always knew I was never going to vaccinate after having a Hepatitis B vaccine when I was 21 and within months was literally covered with eczema, had severe allergies, autoimmune issues and 7 years of health hell, I was never going to have another vaccine.

Nearly 20 years later when I was pregnant I realised I needed to get educated when I was bullied and intimidated by a midwife as to why I was not going to jab my newborn baby the Hepatitis B vaccine at birth. The same vaccine that had sent my body into overload and created major health issues.

When the Liberal party announced No Jab, No Pay – never in my lifetime had I felt so isolated, alone, controlled, scared and uncertain. How dare the Government financially blackmail and bribe me into injecting disease and toxins into my baby. The Government had backed me in a corner, if I didn’t fully vaccinate my child with the 14 different diseases on the National Immunisation Schedule I would be financially disadvantaged and segregated and discriminated against with limited daycare and childcare options….

So I got active and here I am today… And I will not back down and nor will I be coerced, bullied, intimidated or bribed to inject disease and toxins into myself or my child. For 10 months I didn’t sleep – I gathered information, read, reached out, contacted those that were active and created my own networks, I didn’t stop, I was on a mission and still am today.

The anti-vaccination network is holding a rally in Brisbane, the International Revolution for Choice Rally, Queens Park Gardens (outside the casino) 2pm to 5pm.

I did NOT throw the first punch…

On June 2nd with the help of many others and connecting with an International network Brisbane is proudly hosting the International Revolution for Choice Rally, Queens Park Gardens (outside the casino) 2pm to 5pm.

Time to UNITE and show solidarity in a grassroots movement across the WORLD, as we STAND TOGETHER in one STRONG VOICE we send a CLEAR MESSAGE for parental rights to PROTECT OUR CHILDREN against the medical tyranny of forced and coerced medical procedures.

Join other passionate people at Queens Gardens Park (next door to the Casino) in Brisbane in an event to unite the people. Stand tall and proud to protect YOUR FREEDOM OF CHOICE now and for future generations.

Speakers will include Medical Specialists, Professionals, leading activists, concerned parents and parents with pharmaceutical-damaged children – bring your blanket, chairs and banners, get ready to be motivated, united, empowered and shut down the streets of Brisbane in a peaceful rally for the people.

 

Academics rally around sacked JCU Professor Peter Ridd

by Don Aitkin

I have written a couple of times about Peter Ridd, here and here. Professor Ridd, a well-published academic whose fields of research include coastal oceanography, reef systems and peer review, has been for ten years the Head of the School of Physics at James Cook University (JCU). When he drew attention to what he saw as exaggerations in the way fellow academics at his university were describing the condition of the Great Barrier Reef he was ‘disciplined’ by JCU, told that he was being uncollegial, and that if he did it again he would be charged with serious misconduct. He subsequently wrote to me about this matter, and that email was seen by the University to be a further sign of misconduct. Professor Ridd decided that he had enough, and launched a legal suit against the University, claiming conflict of interest and bias. The conflict of interest might arise because the Vice-Chancellor of the University is also a director of the Australian Institute for Marine Science, some of whose work Professor Ridd had criticised. He has since withdrawn that part of his suit addressing possible bias on the part of the Vice-Chancellor of the University.

Professor Ridd has now been sacked. Not many professors in Australian universities have ever been fired, and sacking should require some extraordinary misbehaviour on the part of the professor. Professor Ridd is not accepting his sacking quietly, and has raised more than a quarter of a million dollars within a week through crowd-funding. There is going to be a court case.

Sacked JCU Professor Peter Ridd has raised $250,000 for legal costs to defend academic free speech

This is a sad event in Australian higher education, for all sorts of reasons, and at its heart is the working of a new and most important engine in academe. In 1990 I gave an address in England, subsequently published in both the UK and Australia, deploring the extent to which research had become the be-all and end-all of appointment, promotion and honour in our universities. That trend has continued, despite the awards for good teaching, which did not exist when I gave that address.

The engine works this way. There is strong pressure on all academics to bring in research grant money for the department, the faculty and university. Those who do it well find their careers advancing quickly. To assist them there are media sections in universities whose job it is to frame the research work of academics in a way that will gain the attention of the media. Such media releases will come with as arresting a headline as the media section can devise. Buzzwords like ‘breakthrough’, ‘crucial’, ‘cutting edge’ and ‘revolution’ will be used. If possible, the staff members will appear on television, with the accompaniment of familiar stock images of laboratories and machines. The staff members will also be aware (or made aware) of the opportunity they have to advance their careers and names through writing another version of their published journal article for The Conversation, a website in which academics can write in more accessible language for an inquiring lay readership. Free from the requirements of journal house-rules, the staff members will be able to lard up their findings, call for urgency in funding and, where that is apposite, demand political attention. The output of the engine is heightened recognition of the name of the university, the academics and their area, and of course the likely prospect of more research money. All those in the engine-room think that they are just doing their jobs. The engine did not exist thirty years ago.

None of this is much of a problem in the more recondite areas of academic research, string theory in physics, for example, or advanced econometrics in the social sciences. But it is a problem, and a rapidly growing one, in areas of research where what is actually the case is contested vigorously by others. An eye has to be kept on the source of the money going to higher education research, which in our country is overwhelmingly the Australian Government. In 2014, not quite four billion dollars was available within the higher education system for research, all of it from the Commonwealth. In addition universities made another billion or thereabouts from consultancy and research for other funders. That is a lot of money. As the last Chairman of the Australian Research Grants Committee in 1987 I had a little over $30 million to parcel out. The engine has been most effective.

In the last forty years governments have become interested in universities’ finding academic support for what they are proposing or have in place. We are in an era of ‘policy-based evidence’. We are also in an era of a particular political correctness, where it is very difficult indeed to get funds for research if the purpose of the research seems antithetical to current government policy. ‘Curiosity-directed research’ now comes with some serious barriers. Nowhere is this situation clearer than in the case of research on the Great Barrier Reef, in which Professor Ridd has been involved. A bucket-load of money has been devoted to ‘the Reef’, and another half-billion was forecast in the recent Budget, some of which will doubtless go the James Cook University, the Australian Institute of Marine Science and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority. The Reef, as is frequently said, is an Australian ‘icon’. An icon is a religious object. Professor Ridd is a scientist, not a priest.

To have people like Professor Ridd decrying the hyperbole with which some research has been couched could imperil future grant money (notwithstanding the recent half-billion), and it would be understandable if academics within JCU have appealed to their Vice-Chancellor to shut Professor Ridd up. Something like this was presumably the reason the late Professor Bob Carter, an internationally distinguished geologist at JCU, was stripped of his adjunct status (which meant he could not use the University Library’s resources, a real penalty). Carter, like Ridd, was concerned to point to the errors of balance and rigour in research and publication on the reef.

There is no likely good outcome from this legal battle. Early on I wrote to the JCU Vice-Chancellor to suggest that she move to settle the issues quickly and away from the court. JCU’s reputation can only worsen as the trial continues, while Professor Ridd will spend his entire time raising money and defending his position. In the meantime his students and colleagues have lost a fine teacher and colleague.

And who is giving attention to the engine, let alone to the engine-room? So far, the major players have remained silent. The Minister, Simon Birmingham, has said nothing, Universities Australia likewise, the NTEU likewise (though it did come to the defence of another professor a few years ago, forced out on what a judge described as a sham redundancy claim). Sacking senior staff who have tried to point out that all is not right with the world is a singular matter, one which, if it passes without comment, can only lead other universities to try and get rid of their own ‘trouble-makers’ the same way. The ability of academics to speak up and out has been one of the universities’ great virtues for at least the last hundred years. They used to be proud of it, too. What is happening at JCU is deeply disturbing to those who value freedom of speech and justified criticism. As the Popper quote at the head of my website reminds us, we learn through disagreement.

 

Muslim bikie gangs toss a grenade and NSW govt demands honest people hand in their guns

filed by Jim O’Toole in Sydney

Melburnians can thank former Labor and Liberal Prime Ministers for allowing Muslim gangs to terrorise Melbourne and often Sydney after a hand grenade attack two days ago in Lalor wrecked property but did not harm any occupants of the targeted unit.

Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Juliar Gillard and Malcolm Turnbull can share the blame for allowing tens of thousands of mad Islamic immigrants to come to our country then live in enclaves in all capital cities.

Mad Islamic bikie gangs now have hand grenades in their arsenal and the silly NSW govt demands honest people hand in their guns?

Muslim bikie gangs terrorise suburbia with drive by shootings. The NSW firearms registry has been infiltrated by gang supporters as attested by a number of targeted homes being burgled where only concealable firearms were stolen.

The homes belonged to registered members of pistol clubs in Western Sydney.

Now the emerging fascist, NSW Liberal government is calling for unregistered firearms to be handed in at an amnesty.

Only honest but foolish citizens would give up their guns. The stupid Cabinet must believe in the tooth fairy if they think the Muslims will give up their Chinese military SKK semi-auto rifles or now hand grenades and other military armaments.

The Islamists prey on the welfare system stripping money from worthy Australian pensioners and the needy.

Last week it was reported a Muslim with four wives and a heap of kids was earning $360,000 a year from welfare payments. Imagine what type of guns he could afford on the burgeoning black market.

A police computer- generated photo of the Lalor grenade thrower

He is better paid than all our politicians except the Prime Minister. Divisive mosques are sprouting up throughout the neighbourhoods of every major city worrying the life out of Australians.

How much longer brainless voters will support the party duopoly is unknown but the terrorised citizens of Melbourne where the police swear there are no black African gangs again will vote for the derelict Labor Party run by union hacks and frothing-mad communist academics, none of which has had a real job in their lives.

Former union official and upstanding Australian Bob Kernohan got it right when he said he couldn’t get far enough away from Labor and its entrenched corruption after Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s union the AWU had Bob bashed mercilessly then he received live bullets in the mail.

Queensland has not been immune from the same generational malfeasance when the entire Ipswich City Council recently was sacked for being caught by the independent Crime and Misconduct Commission with all of their fingers in the till.

The Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was told of the corrupt Labor Ipswich Council by the local State MP Joanne Miller four years ago but ignored it.

How is it the Premier and Cabinet are immune from prosecution for protecting a bent Labor council?

Cairns News asks those who would support the unscrupulous Labor and Liberal parties why they keep doing the same thing election after election but expect a different result?

Live sheep exports to be banned by treacherous Liberals, cattle next

Editorial

by Gil Hanrahan

The farming industry’s beloved Liberal National Party is about to betray them again when Liberal MP Susan Ley will today introduce a private member’s bill into the Lower House that would ban live sheep exports to the Middle East during the northern hemisphere summer months in 2019 and close the sector down entirely in five years.

The last major double-cross for agriculture by the Liberals was in 1999 when PM John Howard introduced the Environment and Biosecurity Conservation Act which was the key for the states to introduce severe vegetation management laws.

How much more government intervention the industry can take is anyone’s guess but soon over-regulation will choke all primary industry to a standstill regardless of the political hue in Canberra.

The last bastion of neo-liberalism, the National Farmers Federation and Meat and Livestock Australia have committed their final Judas act by rolling over whenever pressure is applied by activists.

Animals Australia activist and former policewoman, Lyn White is trying to shut down the farming industry in Australia

The traitorous ABC troll responsible for shutting down the live cattle export industry based on false and misleading television footage of Indonesian-bred cattle being mistreated by bribed abattoir workers is Susan Ferguson.

Coincidentally she is the wife of Q&A presenter and ALP sycophant Tony Jones.

Ferguson and the Animals Australia snake Lyn White aided and abetted by the ABC shut down the live cattle export trade overnight in 2011.

It is on the record these misguided, athiest animal rights activists indirectly caused a number of suicides across the agricultural sector.

As a consequence a group of cattle producers is suing the Federal Government for $600 million in compensation after live exports to Indonesia were banned by the Gillard administration.

Now it seems the trendsetters of the left division in the Liberal Party have joined in to support the Liberal backbencher’s anti-export bill.

Shadow Agriculture Minister Joel Fitzgibbon said Labor will lock in its support for what will be known as the Live Sheep Long Haul Export Prohibition Bill.

Livestock producers should be aware these fifth-columnists won’t stop with sheep. Those opposed to live export are rounding up their forces right now to shut down cattle exports. http://www.animalsaustralia.org/

These pagans believe animal rights take precedence over human lives in a similar fashion to the Queensland Labor Party and it seems the Liberals who continue to allow tourists and North Queensland inhabitants be torn apart by monstrous crocodiles.

The sheep meat industry and producers had better take a strong stand instead of simply rolling over as normal. If they leave it to the producer bodies they might as well hand the farm keys to the Chinese now.

What will their starving, urbanised grandchildren say?

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