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By 2030, the UN plans for each person to have a biometric identification, which will be approved worldwide. The information of every human being will be stored in a universal database, located in Geneva, Switzerland.
Australia’s Liberal, Labor and Greens parties support New World Order
The organization of the United Nations is addressed to all the governments of the world, which impose the “Universal Biometric Identification” card to its citizens. “This new program is a model for the” New World Order “, and if you enter the subprojects for these new global goals, you will find things very alarming,” reports The Economic Collapse.
The United Nations has implemented this project among refugees who have arrived in Europe. The system collects the face, the iris and the biometric data from the fingerprints, settling in the only official documentation for refugees.
The information will be sent to a central database in Geneva, allowing in practice its follow-up.
According to the Find Biometrics report, the authorities hope that this technology will enable them to achieve the goal of having this kind of identification for men, women and children on the planet, within reach of their hands in 2030.
This development initiative was originally launched by the World Bank, which works with the UN and other institutions to achieve “legal identity” in the hands of all. The goal is to ensure a legal and unique identity by enabling digital ID-based services for everyone.
“What would happen if someone refused this new system of” legal identification “, would undoubtedly disqualify him from taking a job, obtaining a new bank account, requesting a credit card, obtaining a mortgage, receiving any form of government payment, etc. Anyone who refused to take a “universal ID” would become a despised society, “said Michael Snyder.
“What the elite wants is to make sure that everyone is” in the system “that they control and manipulate for their own ends, which is one of the reasons why you are discouraging the use of money all over the world,” concluded Snyde.
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Mike Holt discusses with Wayne Glew how the Governor General Sir Peter Cosgrove revoked his power and ordered that matters be dealt with by our unaccountable government unvetted a total violation of the constitution. OZ CHAT with Mike Holt follows discussing the constitution and how you can halt the illegal local government practices. Copy of the official Cosgove document can be downloaded from this link “Cosgrove Download“
The Morrison Government’s number one priority is keeping Australians safe and secure. The 2019–20 Budget sees continued strong investment in Australia’s national security, with a particular focus on enhancing our regional security, building defence capability and supporting Australia’s sovereign defence industry.
The Budget maintains the Government’s commitment to grow the Defence budget to two per cent of GDP by 2020–21. The Government will allocate Defence $38.7 billion in 2019-20 and $175.8 billion to 2022-23.
REGIONAL AND GLOBAL SECURITY
As our security environment evolves, we are increasing Australia’s commitment to regional and global security to protect our interests at home and abroad.
Australia currently has around 2,300 Defence personnel deployed around the world, including on operations across the Middle East Region and Afghanistan.
Australia will continue to make a meaningful contribution to the US-led international Counter-Daesh coalition in Iraq. For this reason, Australia has around 400 personnel deployed as part of Operation OKRA.
The Government is committed to assisting the Government of Afghanistan to control its security and to make sure the nation never again becomes a safe-haven for terrorist networks. Operation HIGHROAD will continue to provide security, development assistance and capability building for Afghan institutions.
Defence will also continue to support other Government agencies to keep our borders safe and maintain the capability to support Australians affected by flooding, cyclones and other natural disasters.
The Australian Defence Force (ADF) contributes to the whole-of-government effort to protect our borders through Operation RESOLUTE. At any one time, up to 600 personnel at sea, in the air and on the land, are working to protect Australia’s borders and offshore maritime interests.
Defence is also playing a crucial part of the Morrison Government’s Pacific step-up. This includes:
- building Fiji’s Blackrock Peacekeeping Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief Camp into a regional hub for police and peacekeeping training;
- working with the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to increase security cooperation; and
- helping to develop the Papua New Guinea Defence Force’s Lombrum Naval Base in Manus Province and increase the inter-operability between our defence forces.
Defence will also increase the level of support to Southeast Asian countries including:
- increased frequency of visits and training opportunities for regional countries;
- supporting the training of regional military forces in Australia, including the
$2.25 billion Australia–Singapore Military Training Initiative in Central and North Queensland;
- continuing to work cooperatively with regional countries to support their security, including through the Five Power Defence Arrangement; and
- assisting the Armed Forces of the Philippines with counter-terrorism training to counter Daesh’s influence in the Southern Philippines.
DELIVERING THE INTEGRATED INVESTMENT PROGRAM
The Government is increasing investment in advanced Defence capabilities, while boosting Australia’s sovereign defence industry and creating Australian jobs.
Over the next decade to 2028-29, the Government is investing more than $200 billion in Defence capabilities including:
- the continuous naval shipbuilding program, which is investing around
$90 billion to build world class vessels, while also building a strong and viable Australian naval shipbuilding industry;
- continuing the purchase of the 5th generation F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and
P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft to provide Australia with regionally superior combat and maritime surveillance capabilities;
- continuing to upgrade our EA-18G Growler electronic attack aircraft and
E-7A Wedgetail battlespace management aircraft; and
- building our policy and intelligence capabilities to ensure Australia has a deeper understanding of the world we live in.
DEFENCE CAPABILITY INVESTMENT
Since the release of the 2018-19 Budget, the Government has committed around
$47.5 billion to new capabilities including:
- signing the Strategic Partnering Agreement for the $50 billion Attack class submarine program, which will see 12 regionally superior submarines designed and built in Australia;
- nine Hunter class frigates, valued at $35 billion, to replace the Anzac class frigates from the late 2020s. The Hunter class will be a highly capable and lethal surface combat capability;
- a fleet of 211 new advanced Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles to protect our troops, with the majority to be manufactured by Australian workers in Queensland, using Australian steel;
- unmanned maritime patrol aircraft, with an initial investment valued at
$1.4 billion to acquire the MQ-4C Triton through a cooperative program with the United States Navy;
- Integrated Soldier Systems, valued at up to $1 billion, that will deliver a broad range of equipment to ensure ADF personnel continue to meet emerging threats and that are less detectable, less susceptible to enemy attacks and able to fight longer and more effectively in challenging conditions; and
- the first tranche of the $1.1 billion Defence Fuel Transformation Program to deliver a safer, simpler and more assured Defence fuel network in partnership with industry.
NAVAL SHIPBUILDING PROGRAM
The Government’s $90 billion investment in continuous ship and submarine building is the largest regeneration of the Navy since the Second World War. Fifty-four naval ships will be built in Australia using Australian steel. This commitment will create thousands of jobs for decades to come.
Development of the Osborne North Shipyard in South Australia is continuing in preparation for the construction of the 12 new Attack class submarines.
The $535 million infrastructure redevelopment at Osborne South is on track to be completed in early 2020, in time for the start of Hunter class frigate prototyping. Nine Hunter class frigates will be built at the shipyard.
The first two Arafura class offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) are being built in existing facilities at Osborne South. Twelve OPVs will be built as part of the $3.6 billion investment to protect our borders and replace the existing patrol boat fleet. Ten OPVs will be built at Henderson in Western Australia. This project will also help sustain critical skills in Australia’s naval shipbuilding workforce.
Plans for the upgrade and development of facilities in WA to support the Hunter class frigates and the Arafura class offshore patrol vessels are progressing. Around $1.5 billion dollars will be spent on infrastructure in WA to support our new fleet.
Twenty-one Guardian class patrol boats are being built in WA to help our Pacific neighbours and Timor-Leste. Our $504 million investment will improve the security and prosperity of the region.
SUPPORTING DEFENCE INDUSTRY
The Government is making additional investments in our national sovereign industrial capacity, which will ensure we can respond to changes to Australia’s future security situation. The Government’s actions include:
- implementing the Defence Industry Skilling and Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Strategy, released by the Government in February 2019, which outlines support to help our defence industry to meet anticipated workforce and skills demand over the next decade;
- establishing the Defence Global Competitiveness Grant program, an initiative of the Defence Export Strategy (launched in January 2018), investing up to $4.1 million a year to support small to medium enterprises to overcome barriers in accessing export opportunities;
- establishing the Sovereign Industrial Capability Grant program, a key initiative of the Defence Industrial Capability Plan (launched in November 2018) to invest up to
$17 million per year in grants to build the capacity and capability of Australian small to medium-sized enterprises to deliver operationally critical capability for Defence;
- providing advisory and facilitation services through the Centre for Defence Industry Capability for 550 small and medium enterprises, issuing over $3 million in grants and conducted stakeholder outreach events which have been delivered to more than 5,000 participants; and
- administering the Defence Innovation Hub which has received over 800 innovation proposals and awarded around $100 million in contracts and an additional 12 Special Notice contracts worth around $10 million focused on specific capability challenges.
ENHANCING CYBER SECURITY
The Government continues to invest in the Australian Signals Directorate, including the Australian Cyber Security Centre, to deliver intelligence, cyber security and offensive operations in support of the Australian Government and ADF.
As part of our continued investment to protect Government networks from hostile cyber compromise, and ensure the integrity of the 2019 Federal Election, the Government is investing in the creation of cyber security ‘SPRINT teams’ and a Cyber Security Response Fund.
LOCAL JOBS SUPPORTING THE DEFENCE ESTATE
The Government continues to invest in upgrading and expanding the Defence estate, comprising hundreds of bases, facilities and other sites right across Australia, particularly in regional communities.
The Government has commenced pilots of Local Industry Capability Plans for major Defence infrastructure projects to ensure local industry has the best opportunity to be involved in our unprecedented investment in Defence capability. Pilot projects include:
- the HMAS Cerberus Redevelopment Project in Victoria, a $465.6 million project;
- the Explosive Ordnance Logistics Reform Program, a $230.9 million project covering 12 Defence sites across Australia;
- the Shoalwater Bay Training Area Redevelopment in Queensland, an approximately $135 million infrastructure upgrade project; and
- a program of works worth approximately $112 million comprising the Townsville Field Training Area Mid-Term Refresh, RAAF Base Townsville Mid-Term Refresh and the HMAS Cairns Mid-Term Refresh in Queensland,
All of these investments and initiatives continue to ensure that we remain on track to implement the plans as set out in the 2016 Defence White Paper to keep Australia safe and secure, while maximising the involvement of Australian industry in our unprecedented capability investment.
2 April 2019: KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has commented on the 2019/20 budget.
- Budget surplus of $7.1 bn
General Budget comments:
“For the first time in 30 years our Government has committed to building dams and we praise all of the people that have fought the great battle to secure this wonderful breakthrough”.
“Government is reduced to arguing that some people should get more, some should get less.
“KAP we want to make the cake bigger so everyone gets more,” Mr Katter said.
- NQ Water Infrastructure Authority – establish 12 March 2019 (roll out Hells Gates Dam, HIPCO, Big Rocks Weir)
“This authority streamlines and overrides hurdles we’ve been made to jump through for the past 30 years.”
- $11.6m Mareeba Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme
“This is much needed and long overdue but we must go after with aggression. The North Australia Development Fund for the North Johnstone Transfer, the Upper Mitchell Dam, realignment of the Tully Hydro Penstock. Hell’s Gates Dam will supply almost all of North Qld’s baseload power, the Tully hydro realignment will provide all of North Qld’s peak load requirements.”
- $54m for Big Rocks Weir and Hell’s Gates
- $180m for Hughenden Irrigation Scheme (HIPCO)
“This is the culmination of a journey which started when my father took me, at the age of 18, to Charlie Phillott’s keyline irrigation scheme.
“The great battle for Bradfield, which we won, but then we watched within a year both the much maligned and greatest ever Bjelke Petersen Qld Government and the Malcolm Fraser Government both go down 11 months later.
“Hughenden will change the world as we know it. It is a template for 17 other schemes in North Qld and five in Northern Territory’s Western Gulf”
- $100bn over next decade
- $380m Townsville area
- Constructing stadium
- Port Channel Capacity Upgrade
- Preserving the Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor
“My great grandfather paid for the original two cranes which created Port of Townsville. He did get repaid later. This is a welcome initiative and will mostly benefit the North West area.
“The upgrades to the railway line – that line is there to service Mt Isa – fertiliser, copper, silver, lead and zinc. The major beneficiary is my homeland.”
- Roads of Strategic Importance – $50m Cairns to Northern Territory border, $200m Tennant Creek to Townsville
- $2.2bn for Safer Roads
“The notorious Feluga intersection and the Silkwood Kurrimine intersections on the Bruce Highway are in urgent need of funding. Whilst it is not notorious, the Mareeba bypass is vital.
“We are going after these projects with super aggression.”
- $1bn to improve freight routes and access to ports
“I’m thinking very strongly in terms of Normanton, which is out for 1-2 months of the year at the present moment with flooding; and which will become over the next three years the major live cattle port export terminal in Australia.
- $100m over four years to 2022-23 for regional airports
“Innisfail’s Mundoo Airport must be shortlisted for assistance. Through cyclones and flooding, it’s the only all-weather airport for the 80,000 people between Townsville and Cairns”.
- $2.2bn to fix blackspots, ageing bridges and funding to Councils for roads.
“It’s absolutely vital. I deeply regret that, except for the Mulgrave River Bridge, almost every bridge in Kennedy would fit into this category”.
- Another $200m for the fourth round of Building Betters Regions Fund
“We have got money under this fund before. It is the ‘big key’ to the water development in Georgetown, Normanton and the Mid-West, Cloncurry and back to Hughenden which we vitally need.”
- $150,000 for Kennedy through the Stronger Community Program
- $272m over four years for the Regional Growth Fund
- $6.3bn drought support
- $3.3bn flood support
- Establishing the Future Drought Fund
- NQ Livestock Industry Recovery Agency – providing long-term assistance, including $1.7bn low-interest loans.
- $3.9bn Emergency Response Fund
- Income tax exemption for qualifying grants made to producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations affected by NQ floods
- $4.3m from 2019-20 to improve and maintain National Drought Map
- Funding for schools in flood-affected areas
- Additional $3m mental health services for flood-affected people in North and Western Queensland
- One-off payment of $1,000 to students who between 25 January and 14 February 2019 received a qualifying payment and whose parental home is in the local government areas of Burdekin, Burke, Carpentaria, Cloncurry, Douglas, Flinders, Hinchinbrook, McKinlay, Richmond, Townsville or Winton. NB Qualifying payments are Assistance for Isolated Children Basic Boarding Allowance, Assistance for Isolated Children Second Home Allowance, Assistance for Isolated Children Distance Education Allowance, Abstudy school fees. This will be paid by 23 April 2019.
- $300m for two grant programs for restocking where farmers can access up to $400,000 to rebuild and restock.
- $5m over five years as part of $10m joint funded program with Queensland Government to tackle prickly acacia.
- $5m grant to the CWA to provide financial assistance’
“The prickly acacia has taken over one million of the five million hectares in the Mid-Western Gulf plains country. There’s controversy as to whether it’s an advantage or a weed and I’ve got to say that the ubiquitous nature of the tree, with no leaves for most of the year, I’m afraid on the other side of the fence, and I’m tremendously pleased at this money.
“Low Interest Loans– my rage at the current proposal, and I don’t want to pre-empt further discussions with Shane Stone, CEO of the NQ Livestock Industry Recovery Agency, but currently the scheme rescued the banks from their bad debt and imposes extra debt burden upon farmers.
“Banks wrote off their bad debts; under the current proposal, the banks’ bad debts have been removed and the farmers have been given an extra debt burden. That was no solution except for the banks.
$300m restocking: “This is much better – actual grants.”
- No Queensland funding for remote housing.
“The removal of the housing scheme is disastrous. Probably ¾ of the houses have an occupancy of 10-15 people in a house designed for 4-5 people. Desperately we need to recreate the housing scheme of the 80s utilising work for dole labour, exclusively local Indigenous labour, and give title deeds.
Bureau of Meteorology
- $77.2m over 23 years from 2019-20 to improve radar coverage in regional areas (including between Charters Towers and Hughenden, Burdekin and Flinders region rain gauges)
“This is vital because we did not have detailed rain gauges in 74-75 floods, in the upper flinders we were caught totally ambushed. Massive flooding did untold destruction; we didn’t know it was coming.”
- $137.8m over five years additional biosecurity funding
- $9.2m for yellow crazy ant
“Fantastically good news because we’ve raised repeatedly the issue of crazy ants.
“Biosecurity is essential, we have had constant breakdowns in quarantine, while most attributable to ‘free market’ policies, that just makes our case stronger for quarantine bolstering up.
Jobs and skills
- $525m skills package
- Create 80,000 new apprenticeships
- Double incentive payments to employers to $8,000 per placement
- New apprentices receive $2,000 incentive payment
- Ten new training hubs
- $62m to boost literacy, numeracy and digital skills
“We desperately need that (the $8,000 for employers for placements). We have numerous people in the mining industry at Mt Isa where the training skills have disappeared. Where there were 720 apprenticeships at MIMs there would be flat out being 2-3 dozen now (not entirely MIM’s fault). We would plead that the slipways, auto electricians, sugar mills, most of all our mining operations and Councils – they will benefit from this and we plead with them to take this money for NQ.
- $9bn for science research technology
- $20bn Medical Research Future Fund (previously announced)
“Medical research is one of the areas in Australia that is almost holding its own. I think it’s laudable that the government is concentrating on it.
- $80bn spend on healthcare
- $160m to improve Indigenous health
- $60m for James Cook University Tropical Enterprise Centre in Queensland to become Centre of Excellence in Tropical Medicine
- Upgrading Townsville Hospital
- Medicare Benefits Schedule, including diagnostic imaging for breast cancer and heart health checks
- $461m for youth mental health and suicide prevention
- 30 new Headspace centres
- Increased support for Indigenous youth
- Treatment for early psychosis
- Perinatal mental health
- Extra counselling for communities that have suffered natural disasters
- Increasing Breast Screen Australia from women aged 50-69 to 50-74
- $21.7m in 2019-20 for dental services in Queensland
- Heart of Australia, $12m three-year partnership providing mobile cardiology services. Heart of Australia will have two ‘Heart Buses’ on the road providing a number of health services on a fortnightly basis including gynaecology, neurology and endocrinology to residents of 16 towns including Dalby, Goondiwindi, Stanthorpe, St George, Charleville, Quilpie, Roma, Cloncurry, Emerald, Barcaldine, Blackall, Longreach, Winton, Hughenden, Charters Towers, Moranbah, Richmond, Weipa, Cooktown, Sarina, Palm island, Biloela, Childers, Proserpine and Ayr.
“This service saves the lives of those in the bush who would not otherwise access heart related services.
“You are twice as likely to die of heart issues if you live in the bush. The work that this organisation is doing could be described as work by the Good Lord himself.”
- $550m over five years from 2017-18 to strengthen rural, regional and remote health outcomes, in particular creating a new junior training doctor program to support training in rural settings
- Additional $84.1m over four years from 2018-19 for the RFDS to increase dental care, mental health and emergency aeromedical services.
- $8.2m over four years from 2018-19 to improve access to maternity services for women in rural and remote areas.
- $793.9m over four years from 2018-19 for the rural health and multidisciplinary health program to encourage recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural and remote Australia.
“We are deeply appreciative but I don’t think that is going to get us where we need to be. There is an extra 100 places at JCU Medical School and we need an extra $150,000 to be paid to doctors serving in private practice in towns in NQ, and public-private practice in these towns as well.
“But the government’s efforts are laudable but we just need change of direction.
- 10,000 new home care packages
- Additional financial support for residential care (capital works with a focus on regions)
“There are 2,500 people that need to go into aged care centres and we probably have less than 200 beds – an appalling shortfall.
“The home care program actually came out of the Mid-West. The pilot program started in Richmond and Hughenden and we pay those great pioneers a tribute today, as we see the full flowering of their work.
“Meals on Wheels needs assistance – less regulation and more assistance.
- $84m for carer respite
“One of best initiatives by Government in the last 30 years.
- One-off energy assistance payment (for pensioners) – $75/singles, $125/couples
- $10m detailed evaluation feasibility projects in North and Central Queensland
“All we want is the freedom to revert to use our balance of power to secure ‘operating cost only’ for electricity. Currently $2,500 per year per household, will be reduced to under $700.
“The silly nature of solar panels and subsidies and the ‘save the planet brigade’ and the most outrageous profiteering by the State Government – takes it up to costs of $3000m a year in what is just a secret tax and falls part heavily on families young families and our retirees. These are the last people on the planet that you should be taxing.
- $300bn to schools, an increase of 63 per cent
- Local school community program
- New scholarship program – 1,000 students a year to study in regional Australia
- $453m to extend pre-school education
- $9.8m over four years for non-government distance education schools
- Tax cuts for low and middle income-earners:
- For taxpayers earning up to $126,000/year (better off each year – single income $1,080, families with dual income $2,160).
- More than 10 million Australians will benefit. 4.5m will receive the full tax cut. To start 1 July 2019.
- Decreasing tax rate 32.5 per cent to 30 per cent from 1 July 2024 – 94 per cent of taxpayers will pay no more than 30 cents in the dollar.
“Government is reduced to arguing that some people should get more, some should get less.
“KAP we want to make the cake bigger so everyone gets more.
- Cut tax to 25 per cent
- New $2bn fund
- Instant asset write-off increased and expanded from $25,000 to $30,000 for businesses with turnover of up to $50 million
“Don’t want to denigrate benefits but it’s not about micro rearrangements. The emphasis is shallow to say the least.
Banking royal commission
- $600 million for ASIC and APRA to implement royal commission findings
“I am sickened by that proposal. They are two of the most disgraceful institutions I have ever dealt with in my 50 years of political life. I can give case after case where they have failed to act.
“What they do with their time nobody knows.
“To think they’re still there and getting money I find sickening.
- Banning excessive credit card surcharges
- Protecting retirement savings from undue erosion from inappropriate insurance premiums and excessive fees
- Establishing the Australian Financial Complaints Authority
- Establishing a compensation scheme of last resort
- Significantly broadening and increasing civil penalties
- Increasing ASIC’s and APRA’s powers
- Requiring mortgage brokers to work in best interests of their clients
Mistreatment of people with a disability royal commission
- Half a billion dollars for royal commission into the mistreatment of people with a disability
- $60m increase to export marketing development grants
- $29.4m over four years to enhance agricultural exports and trade
Multinational tax avoidance
- Crackdown to raise $12bn.
That the government would crack down on multinationals: “I believe in the tooth fairy and that the abominable snowman comes from Bedourie.”
- $3.5bn Climate Solutions package ($2bn to go to working with farmers and Indigenous communities)
- $100m Environmental Restoration Fund to improve water quality and erosion
- $3.1m in 2019-20 in Queensland for critical threats such as feral animals and weeds in world heritage areas
- $150,000 for Kennedy for the Communities Environment Program for community-based groups
“Pig numbers in North Queensland are currently at 10.5 million. This figure explodes to 25 million within six years without adequate management.
“The cassowary, the symbol of NQ, is doomed; the eggs are taken by the pigs. The turtles are doomed; eggs laid on the beach are now being totally taken by the pigs. The Julia Creek dunnart, Australia’s most endangered species, cannot survive the pigs. In part or overwhelmingly the turbidity impacting the Great Barrier Reef has to be coming from the pigs.
“Nothing is being done by the Government to oppress the pigs at all.
“There has to be serious money put forward here, although with proper licencing, we don’t need much money at all. The young blokes will go out hunting, but I will be the first to say it has to be tightly controlled in terms of days and areas, so we have complete security,”
- $328 m for women’s safety
- $82.2m for frontline services for women and children
- $78.4m to provide safe places for people impacted by family and domestic violence
- $68.3m for domestic and family violence prevention
- $64m for counselling services
- $35m for support and prevention strategies for First Australians
- Safer Communities Fund for religious organisations
- Funding to prevent bullying
- Expanding the cashless debit card
- $337m for drug strategy
- $20.1m over four years from 1 July 2020 to expand no-interest loans of up to $1,500 for women experiencing family and domestic violence.
- $680m to support service men and women deployed overseas.
- Joint agreement on a comprehensive strategic partnership between Australia and Singapore through the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative – 14,000 Singapore armed forces unilateral training for up to 18 weeks annually. One of the two sites in Greenvale. Singapore Government will provide $2.25bn, providing an estimated $50m spent in Queensland annually during construction. Construction will commence in third quarter of 2019.
- Extending the Farm Household Allowance (forced sale of livestock will be exempt from the income test)
- $8.7m over 11 years to set up mandatory code of conduct for dairy industry
- $1.9m to develop national agriculture workforce strategy
- $24.6m 2019-20 in Queensland for improving cattle supply chain
- $71.7m 2019-20 for northern Australia roads – Queensland component
- $2.9m 2019-20 for national leadership for agriculture innovation
- $15m for wild dog fencing
“I can’t believe that the LNP and the Nationals not only voted against a minimum price scheme for milk but argued against it. Using arguments that would oppose any survival program for rural industries.
“Farmers everywhere else in world get 41% of their income from the government. Our farmers get nothing from the government.
“We have an artificially high dollar, propped up to nearly twice its value.
“Beef and sugar industries have been cheated out of half their incomes because of an inflated dollar. Finally on the home market you only have 2 places to sell agriculture produce to – the supermarket duopoly. And the LNP and Nationals are running around talking about codes of conduct!
- $160m for two additional rounds of the Mobile Blackspot Funding Program.
by Alex Bruce US correspondent
As the creator of some of the finest independent documentaries on YouTube, TruthstreamMedia have been on the leading edge of our descent into censorship, at times chronicling their own struggles with Google’s algorithms.
Under the rubric of countering misinformation, Google has been making presentations on their new “anti-fake news system” at places like the Munich Security Conference, a venue that’s supposed to be about countering the threat of terrorist attacks in Europe.
The goal is to build an Artificial Intelligence that will authorize and verify all the information being shared in the videos on their platform, for the purpose of categorizing and suppressing anything that contradicts Google’s Corporatist politics. The ultimate goal appears to be to make the Alternative Media disappear, despite this genre being what built YouTube and what continues to make it so great.
Their automated censorship systems, of course will do nothing to suppress or de-platform such “news” outlets CNN and MSNBC for aggressively lying and broadcasting seditious propaganda for the past 2 years and putting the world and especially Americans through the Hell of a psychological civil war, in their conspiracy to overthrow the President.
For Alphabet-Google-YouTube, treason against the US is OK but dissidence against Globalism is not.
Running Time: 50 mins
by Viv Forbes
A balanced budget is not necessarily good – Soviet Russia often ran a balanced budget – they took 100% of people’s income and spent it all.
The constant striving by conservative governments to “balance the budget” just gives a free lunch to the big spenders who will inevitably take over from them. This happens every electoral cycle. It is time to break this destructive spending ratchet before we reach bankrupt Soviet status.
There is only one tax on the people and that is government spending. That should be slashed but taxes must be reduced even faster, maintaining or increasing the deficit. That way, no new treasurer will have scope for extra wasteful spending or vote buying.
from CEC, Coburg
Sensational information has surfaced that an Australian Treasury delegation travelled to Europe in February for discreet meetings with European countries on how they handled their banking crises.
Former Coalition economics advisor John Adams made the revelation in a 31 March discussion with Martin North posted on their Interests Of The People YouTube channel, entitled “Scandal – Australian Officials Caught In Covert Banking Meetings”.
Adams attributed the information to an unnamed source, who spoke with both him and Martin North.
This information emerged following news.com.au on 19 March reporting Adams and North for their explosive analysis that Australia’s plunging property market could trigger a banking crisis that could spread overseas, “Australia could be ‘first domino to fall’ in next GFC”, in which they compared Australia’s housing market and banking system to that of Ireland before its crash in 2008. Adams followed this up with a top-rating appearance on Peter Switzer’s Money Talks program on 25 March to debate establishment economist Chris Joye on “Is Australia facing a house price collapse?”, in which he also made the comparison to the banking crises in Europe.
The Citizens Electoral Council can attest that Treasury has consistently denied the likelihood of an Australian banking crisis, despite the growing number of signs. Treasury’s claim that a banking crisis is “unlikely” is one of its excuses for opposing the need for a Glass-Steagall separation of banks.
So why would a Treasury delegation be holding covert meetings in Europe to consult on how to handle precisely such a crisis?
Don’t tell the passengers the Titanic is sinking!
As noted on the latest episode of the CEC Report, the Australian government has a policy of not telling the truth about the economy. Their logic is they don’t want to “spook” the market, or “talk down the economy”. John Adams has reported that government MPs have asked him not to speak out about the economy.
More to the point, according to Adams, one MP admitted they are anticipating a crisis, but hope it would be triggered by an international financial shock, so the government can have plausible deniability and not have to admit that their domestic economic policies, centred on inflating the biggest housing and debt bubble in Australian history, caused the crash.
This amounts to: “If we don’t tell the passengers that the Titanic is sinking, maybe they won’t blame us.” The regulators are even worse. Their attitude is: “If we don’t find out whether the Titanic is sinking, maybe it will stay afloat”! This is evident in Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) deputy governor Guy Debelle’s statement in December 2018 that when it comes to assessing Australia’s record debt, “there is little to form a strong conclusion about how much is too much”. It is also evident in the recent revelation by analysts at Deutsche Bank that the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA), the bank watchdog, has understated mortgage debt by as much as 40 per cent! This is not incompetence from APRA, but a result of its see-no-evil, speak-no-evil approach to regulation, even to the point of ignoring systemic threats. APRA in 2007 suppressed an internal report by its research department that warned lowered mortgage lending standards by banks had created a bubble, in which defaults were rising and were on track to cause a banking crisis and recession. In 2010 APRA went one step further and disbanded its research department.
Two possible explanations for the Treasury meetings in Europe are: 1) a genuine desire to learn from their experience so they can spot a crisis coming and take action to avert it—unlikely; 2) an opportunity to assess the “bail-in” system that is in force across all EU member states, the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive (BRRD), which authorises financial authorities to contain a future financial crisis by seizing savings deposits to prop up failing banks, so they don’t set off a chain-reaction collapse.