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Nearly 5000 anti-vaxxers march on Queensland Parliament-no social distancing needed

May 30, Brisbane      

https://www.facebook.com/greg.ventura.564/videos/154290499485453/   

Controlled Brisbane media ignored largest ever Brisbane gathering to protest vaccination, chanting “our children our choice!”

The Coronahoax and those pushing it copped a serve from the kilometre-long procession of mums, dads and their kids

by Wordman on the Gold Coast

AUSTRALIAN governments had better take heed of a major new protest movement brought on by the Gates & company scamdemic, plandemic – call it what you want.
While George Soros and his highly organised global left rallies their footsoldiers around the George Lloyd killing this weekend, the weekend before saw large and spontaneous anti-vaccine, anti-COVID scam marches in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide.
The messages were clear – no to any suggestion of mandatory vaccination, COVID-19 fakery and Bill Gates’ global health mafia.
These were barely organised marches, with call-to-rally messages going out only two or three weeks before on social media.
Who actually organised them is not widely known, and media barely mentioned them.
The leftie publication The Guardian gave some coverage including photos and videos from the march claiming only 500 attended the Sydney rally.
However in Brisbane the March stretched for blocks and people ignored social distancing with few, if any, wearing masks.
A video posted on Twitter by a Brisbane Times reporter Lucy Stone showed hundreds of marchers quietly streaming down Adelaide Street.
“Police are monitoring both protests and have blocked off Adelaide Street to allow protesters to walk up the street toward Parliament House. No arrests have been made, Queensland police say, despite there being not much evidence of social distancing.”
The other protest involved a small group outside the Chinese consulate, including anti-Chinese influence student Drew Pavlou, who has been suspended from the University of Queensland for two years.
Ms Stone completed her Twitter feed with a link to the snooty “academic” website The Conversation and an article on “5G-coronavirus conspiracy theories”.

The website targeted the “conspiracy theory video “Plandemic” featuring virologist Dr Judy Mikovits, which has been viewed millions of times despite being taken down by YouTube and Facebook.

The Conversation and the mainstream media is using the leftist US organisation Media Matters allegedly to “debunk” Plandemic.

It’s not working.

 

Global vaccine depopulation passport coming soon for you

Natural News As the current pandemic rages on, people around the world are being ordered to do things for the “greater good.” Governments are requiring specific things from people in order to protect the “public health.”

Long before the current pandemic, the European Union had been in the planning stages of developing a “common vaccination card/passport.” This universal vaccination passport is also designed for the “greater good” and will be implemented as a requirement to protect the “public health.”

How might your liberty and livelihood be restricted if you do not succumb to all the vaccines required for the universal passport?

Populations around the world are currently being conditioned to socially distance themselves from one another, in the expectation that everyone they meet is a biological source of contamination — innately guilty of spreading disease. Showing no authorization of immunity, every person is to be considered a filthy vector of disease and is to be avoided at all costs. The vaccination passport will be presented as the solution to quell these disease fears. By showing electronic proof of vaccination, people will be able to “return to normal” – a term used by authorities to coerce people to believe that biologics (vaccines) are the passport to prove absolute immunization. The commercialization of social distancing will continue until all citizens can prove they have received the authorized injections.

Coming soon to prick you whether you like it or not

The European Union has been working on global vaccine passport since 2018

The planning stages began in 2018 when the European Union released a survey comparing public confidence/skepticism toward vaccines. The survey, titled “2018 State of Vaccine Confidence” was presented to the European Commission. The report immediately criticized “vaccine hesitancy” and praised “vaccine confidence,” in an attempt to build public trust in the effectiveness and safety of vaccines. The report immediately blames “vaccine delays and refusals” as the sole reason why outbreaks occur, why people are dying. One of the ways these central vaccine planners can eliminate “vaccine delays and refusals” is to blame people for diseases they don’t have. The next step is to socially isolate anyone who refuses vaccines by restricting their liberties.

A “common vaccine passport” achieves these goals. This passport is blatant coercion, a violation of informed consent in medicine, an attack on personal choice, and ultimately sets the stage for segregation of healthy, unvaccinated people from society.

The central vaccine planners do not care how they ultimately coerce or manipulate people into submission. Soon after this coercive report was published, the EU commissioned a technical report titled “Designing and implementing an immunization information system” which mapped a monitoring system to ensure compliance to vaccinations. The report examined the development of a “common vaccination card/ passport for all including a comprehensive electronic immunization information system that can monitor vaccine compliance. Finally, the report sought to “overcome the legal and technical barriers impeding the interoperability of national immunization information systems.”

By the third quarter of 2019, the EU created the “Vaccination Roadmap” designed to combat “vaccine hesitancy.” During this time, social media platforms began to label any information about vaccine choice, natural immunity, vaccine risk, and vaccine injury as dangerous “misinformation.”

Global Vaccination Summit and the “call to action” to implement the vaccine passport

By September 2019, the EU and the World Health Organization held the “Global Vaccination Summit.” There, “influential” leaders announced “10 Actions towards Vaccination for All” – a coercive plan to manipulate people into vaccine compliance. To make matters worse, just a month later, Event 201 was held. Sponsored by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, the World Economic Forum, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Event 201 simulated a pandemic exercise focusing on a zoonotic novel coronavirus originating in bats. By November of 2019, these central vaccine planners had suggested a “call to action.”

All this planning came before the current pandemic. The people who have planned for a vaccine passport are now calling for a “certificate of immunity.” Central vaccine planners like Bill Gates are now parading the media, and are putting their “call to action” into motion. People are now being told by their governments and their media that life cannot go back to normal unless there is a vaccine. The vaccine, currently being rushed into existence, will enable the coercive and forceful vaccination passport to become a reality.

The planning is documented. The coercion is out in the open. Will you be a slave to this system of medical rape, as individual consent, choice, and human dignity are stripped away?

Sources include:

OffGuardian.org

EC.Europa.eu

OffGuardian.org

ECDC.Europa.eu

CenterforHealthSecurity.org

Trump said Floyd’s death was a tragedy and should not have happened

Democrat states riot and pillage. Trump ordered FBI to investigate Floyd’s death

from New York Post

by Eddie Scarry

Anti-Trump liberals (i.e., Democrats and the media) just have to find something — anything — wrong with the president, even if it means making it up.

The perpetually not-President Hillary Clinton on Monday shared a side-by-side photo of the White House, one lit up in a rainbow spectrum from 2015, when Barack Obama was in office, and the other appearing almost in pitch black with no lighting. “Elections matter,” tweeted Clinton.

Former Obama adviser David Axelrod shared the same image of the darkened White House, calling it “perfect symbolism,” because, “if ever the country needed the occupant of the White House to shed light, and not heat, now is the time. Sadly, the lights are out.”

Trump maligned by the fake news media and the Satanists of the Democrats supporting the serial criminal George Floyd unfortunately killed by a police officer

Yet it turns out the photo passed off as a metaphor for Trump’s apathy toward police brutality and racism was actually, like the rainbow White House, from the Obama years.

So pervasive was that meme on social media that the Associated Press was moved to fact-check and let liberals know that, sorry, the slam dunk on Trump was actually an embarrassing rebound.

People even started saying Trump was “hiding in his bunker” and the lights went out — until a CNN reporter pointed out the main lights always go out at 11 p.m.

It’s not as if this hasn’t happened before. Recall the images of “children in cages” that were all the rage heading into summer 2018, passed off as demonstrable proof that the Trump administration was taking a needlessly callous hard line in locking up illegal immigrants.

Those photos ended up being from 2014, again, when Obama was president.

Indeed, based on some of the TV coverage, you’d think Trump had actually spat on the memory of George Floyd, the black man who died in Minneapolis while a white police officer kneeled on his neck.

In reality, Trump has been exceedingly sensitive and respectful to Floyd’s memory, calling his death a “tragedy” that “should have never happened.” He added that the incident “filled Americans all over the country with horror, anger and grief.”

Twitter may need to increase investment in fact-checking, experts say

 

Last week, just two days after Floyd’s death, Trump ordered FBI and Justice Department officials to conduct an expedited investigation into the matter. Yet the press ignores all this, suggesting instead that he’s refused to address the tragic episode at all.

Then the looting, destruction and violence sparked in Minneapolis, Atlanta, Louisville and Washington, DC.

That was apparently Trump’s fault, too.

CNN political analyst David Gergen said Tuesday that Trump’s referrals to himself as “the president of law and order” functioned as “race-baiting” and, in turn, “would deliberately incite violence.”

Liberal Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank wrote Monday that the riots and destruction we’re seeing “are the wages of Trump’s hate-filled incumbency.”

The always-hysterical Don Lemon on CNN said late last week that Trump has “contributed” to the “environment” we’re now experiencing.

It never ends, but these aren’t mistakes. This is how the national media are intended to operate in the Trump era. If they can’t find something wrong with him, they make it up.

Eddie Scarry is a columnist for the Washington Examiner.

Pastor’s corner

Catch the urgency of this Old Testament prophet Joel. We could apply this to our world right now.
“Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on My holy mountain! Let all who dwell in the land tremble, for the Day of the Lord is coming; in fact, it is at hand— a  day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like the dawn  overspreading the mountains a great and strong army appears, such as  never was of old, nor will ever be in ages to come.…” Joel 2:1

Early this year, just before the COVID-19 crisis broke out, someone in our Gold Coast neighbourhood blew a shofar (ram’s horn) on two occasions. I wonder if the second time was pointing to “part II” of the 2020 crisis – the unrest across America and now other parts of the world.

Why not take Joel’s warning as applicable to right now?
Some are warning that even worse things are likely planned in what’s emerging as an insurgency against America.
Pray for those in government (as instructed by the Apostle Paul), and against satanic plans to kill, steal and destroy.
Pray also for truth and justice and peace and economic restoration. We desperately need all of these things.

President Trump’s response today to Antifa and Democrat supported riots

Premier apologises to distraught family for unreliable Covid 19 test

Economy destroyed by death from a thousand cuts

A false positive Coronavirus test of a 30 year old miner who had passed away from other causes, threw a family into turmoil at Blackwater 200 klms west of Rockhampton last week.

This morning the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk apologised to Nathan Turner’s family for the stress the government had placed them under and to the people of Blackwater for emergency testing of the town’s 5100 residents, all of whom tested negative.

The foibles of the entire Coronahoax epidemic have been reinforced after eminent virologists world- wide have been calling in the efficacy of testing and control measures and indeed the diagnosis and existence of the virus itself.

The family of the late Nathan Turner were dragged unnecessarily to hell and back over unreliable Covid 19 testing which throws all testing and the data to date, out the window

The US Government owned Centre for Disease Control on its Covid 19 test kits has the disclaimer that the test is not accurate, and can show any bacterial infection, the common cold or flu.

The unnecessary shutdown of the economy will haunt the political party duopoly for a decade and the Premier, magnanimously this morning continued with the “how good am I” slow release of restrictions for businesses such as hotels, cafes, tourist venues and airlines to reopen.

The Premier, or moreover,  the Chief Health Officer  Dr Jeanette Young, purportedly has been managing the destruction of the economy by death from a thousand cuts.

A Labor insider told Cairnsnews the psyche of socialist psychopaths is not complete until those in charge can unleash a break-up of the normal order to replace it with a depopulated socialist Utopia which is totally controlled by the state.

The Democrats, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and George Soros  presently trying to destroy America are supported across the Pacific by their brothers of the socialist Australian Broadcasting Corporation parroting the same Communist-controlled WHO script.

Not to be left out, ABC TV in a show of support for the deadly American Marxist upheaval, broadcast a Joe Biden, US paid election advertisement at 11 pm on May 29.

This societal breakdown has been achieved leaving many hundreds of thousands of employees across the Australian business sector wholly dependent on the state for income and medical care.

The state, as it is done in Communist China, dictates how far and to where you can travel provided your travel documents are in order and the number of patrons allowed in a venue. It forces you to stay locked up in your home, enforces nonsensical, ineffective ‘social distancing’ and enforces vaccination.

The LNP is complicit in this transformation to a Marxist dystopia and until the sheeples take a stance nothing will change for the better.

Young children today will never know the freedoms Australians and Americans had before and post- WW2, until the 1970’s coup by leftist PM Malcolm Fraser followed by the paedophile, Marxist, Labor union hack Bob Hawke who earnestly started the rot in 1983.

Dreamtime: a cruel delusion of British anthropologists

This was first published by cairnsnews 25th September 2015. We were inundated with inquiries about the real ancestry of Australian Aborigines so we have republished it here today

 

Source: The Catalyst, Volume 1, Issue 2. September 1999, pp. 10-12.

Copyright: CairnsNews.org© First published in Cairns News in 2015

by Robert J Lee, investigative journalist

aboriginal-flagAboriginal land claims, native title and land rights are based on a false anthropological premise and are totally fraudulent according to astounding new Australian archaeological discoveries and recent linguistic studies.

The delusion of 40,000 years of dreamtime mantra is the product of untruthful anthropologists.

According to Alfred Cort Haddon, a turn of the century figure revered today as the ‘founding father’ of British anthropology, the aborigines were clearly “pre-Dravidian” people from South India.

In Haddon’s 1909 book, The Races of Man, he asserts that Australia was originally inhabited by Papuans, or Negritoes, who wandered on the extreme south of the continent.

Later, a pre-Dravidian race migrated to Australia and overran the continent, absorbing the sparse aboriginal population.

Thus, said Haddon, the original aborigines were either “driven off, exterminated or even partially assimilated.”

Modern anthropologists have a real problem, should they try to dismiss Haddon’s findings. If they dismiss this work of the oligarchy’s icon of the time, they are also discrediting the man who led the famous 1898 Cambridge Anthropological expedition to the Torres Strait, upon whose findings the High Court heavily relied in the Eddie Mabo case.

Mabo was from Murray Island upon which Haddon and his researchers had concentrated their study.

In the remarkable work, Cape York – The Savage Frontier, Queensland author Rodney Liddell asserts, from studying the Jardine diaries, the original Negritoes were hunted down and wiped out by invading aborigines from India.

The tip of Cape York was one of the major landings used by the invaders who arrived in either canoes or on rafts.

Archaeologists in 1973 decided to look for campsites and other evidence on the Cape, finding fire places and middens. Although unreliable, carbon dating of shells and other organic matter was used.

To the horror of the investigating academics, the best they could come up with was between 600 and 1,100 years of occupation by the aborigines.

This petroglyph found in NSW, of Anubus; is an Egyptian deity, son of Osiris who conducted the dead to judgement

This petroglyph of Anubus, found in NSW, is an Egyptian deity, son of Osiris who conducted the dead to judgement

These aborigines from India were an extremely violent, savage and cannibalistic race who mercilessly hunted down the smaller Negritoes.

It would be impossible to accurately calculate the number of Negritoes massacred by the aborigines, but based on the evidence it would be fair to say at least 150,000 were wiped out over a long period.

In modern terms this would be classed as genocide.

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Trump pulls Twitter and Facebook censorship into line

from the White House

President Trump was right and justified Thursday to sign an executive order calling for new regulations to strip legal liability protections from social media companies that censor posts and engage in political conduct on their sites.

I hope the president never has to take action against any social media company. The solution to the very real problem of social media company discrimination – which most often is directed against conservative views – is to end the discrimination, rather than for the government to intervene.

However, President Trump and many conservatives have identified a serious problem. Twitter and some other social media companies want to be two things at the same time: common carriers where anyone can post comments, and news organizations that selectively fact-check some posts and determine which ones are accurate and which ones are not. Making such determinations is an editorial decision that is often very subjective.

TRUMP SIGNS SOCIAL MEDIA EXECUTIVE ORDER, CALLS FOR REMOVAL OF LIABILITY PROTECTIONS BECAUSE OF ‘CENSORING’

Right now social media companies enjoy protection from liability under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act for what is posted on their sites, because in most cases they allow people to post whatever they wish – as if they were posting on a giant virtual bulletin board.

In contrast, news organizations can be sued for libel if they publish false information with “’actual malice’ – that is, with knowledge that it was false or with reckless disregard of whether it was false or not,” according to a 1964 Supreme Court decision in the case New York Times Co. v. Sullivan.

More from Opinion

On average more than 500 million tweets are posted each day. You can see the enormous number tweeted on the day you read this here. It would be impossible for Twitter to review each of these tweets and fact-check them all before posting. Other social media companies face a similar impossible task.

However, Twitter has selectively targeted conservatives – most recently President Trump this week – and has either taken down their tweets or labeled them as misleading and added a fact check, as was the case with two of the president’s tweets dealing with problems with mail-in voting.

Ironically, the president’s tweets saying voter fraud can take place with mail-in voting were accurate. Twitter’s fact check claiming that the president’s tweets were factually inaccurate was itself inaccurate.

What is crucial here is that by deciding to selectively review a tiny number of tweets on its site and running supposed fact checks on them, Twitter is exercising editorial judgment and deciding what people are told is true.

Even Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, told Fox News’ Dana Perino that social media companies should not act as the “arbiter of truth.”

ZUCKERBERG KNOCKS TWITTER FOR FACT-CHECKING TRUMP, SAYS PRIVATE COMPANIES SHOULDN’T BE ‘THE ARBITER OF TRUTH’

President Trump’s executive order states that social media companies that remove or restrict content should be exposed to liability “like any traditional editor and publisher that is not an online provider.”

Immunology expert Dr Dolores Cahill exposes major errors in the responses to Coronavirus

by Alex Stewart

No benefit from ‘social distancing’ or masks if healthy, flu vaccines contaminated with coronavirus

Dr Cahhill’s interview at goes for 69 minutes, and contains much fascinating information.

Her qualifications are in the Appendix, including that she was on the Irish Scientific Technology and Innovations Council 2004-2013, and was nominated years ago to be Ireland’s representative on a top European Medical Committee, of which she has been Deputy Chairman since 2018.

Professor Dolores Cahill of University College Dublin discredits the treatment methods for Coronavirus by ‘social distancing

CORONAVIRUS CURRENT SITUATION AS RELATED BY DR CAHILL:

  1. Firstly there is a lot of hope – COVID19 is not as dangerous as is made out; the Media allege it is serious, but 99% of people can clear the virus with symptoms no worse than normal colds/flu.
  2. Half in Ireland who died were over 80, and died with coronavirus not because of it.
  3. There was and is no need for lockdowns (Taiwan and S Korea did not do them); It is a hoax; if you boost immune systems, there is no section of the population that needs to be locked down.
  4. In 100 years of infectious disease control, we have never quarantined healthy people.
  5. It is well-known in immunology that you can take preventative measures (e.g. vitamin C, vitamin D, Zinc) to boost the immune system, in which case 90% of people who catch the virus won’t even know they caught it and they develop immunity.
  6. Prof Knut Wittowski epidemiologist https://youtu.be/k0Q4naYOYDw presented at 17/4/2020 briefing in the White House “Weekly National Summary 2019-2020 and previous seasons” showing from week 48 in 2019 to 12/4/2020 there were 3 viruses circulating globally and that peak infection in USA occurred 12 March, and then there was absolutely no need for a lockdown.
  7. Scare hysteria; they say no cure for COVID19, but there is no cure for the common cold either!
  8. There is no need for a drug or vaccine to be developed; Hydroxychloroquine is effective in preventing and curing COVID19 – it has been used for 30 years for malaria etc; one tablet costs 10cents; they did a study on 68,000 people and only 4 needed hospital.
  9. Papers published by the USA army show that those who had flu vaccination in 2018 and 2019 got severely sick on meeting COVID19 due to a cytokine storm, called ‘viral interference’. Similarly in Italy the previous flu vaccines grown on dog tissue contained coronavirus!
  10. There have been lots of clinical trials of benefits of Vitamins C & D, and hydroxychloroquine, so it is a crime against humanity that medical advisers and politicians have not advocated these. She challenges the media and Irish Govt – people are dying unnecessarily.
  11. There is absolutely no need for, or benefit by, social distancing – there are only THREE things for which social distancing is appropriate:- (1) TB, (2) smallpox, (3) ebola.
  12. It is utterly ineffective to ban handshakes, limit meetings to a certain size or use a tracking App – this is about governmental control of the population, not about science-based medicine.
  13. Masks – no need to wear unless you already have the symptoms – it is the wrong thing; we all have lots of latent viruses, and the stress of the mask allows the latent viruses to emerge!
  14. More people may be dying as a result of Lockdowns than of COVID19! Increases in suicides etc; unemployment kills: the longer that the lockdowns last, the worse it will get.
  15. Mandatory vaccination goes against human rights, is not supported by the evidence, is unnecessary and ineffective compared to numerous other far better strategies.
  16. As a last thing, Dr Cahill offers if any agency wants to challenge the Govt lockdowns etc she is available to support as an expert witness for free. She thinks that we need to call it out.  Scaremongering about disease has been used as a means to get more controls.

RECOMMENDATIONS

Wake up, and stop being fooled by Governments and spurious medical advisers which includes Chief Medical Officer Dr Brendan Murphy and his four deputy advisors .

Qualifications of Dr Dolores Cahill

PhD in immunology, Worked 3 years Munich, 8 years Max Planck Molecular Genetics, Berlin

Has a lot experience in academia, research and running companies and advising Gov’ts.

Developed a technology, which was patented and she set up a company in 1997, to look at antibodies in serum;  Ground-breaking research to look at Antibodies and Diagnostic Assays in auto-immune diseases and cancer.

Involved in the Human Protein Atlas in Sweden, where they systematically mapped every protein, the human proteome, and she found a lot of errors in other people’s research

1990s set up the resource centre with the Human Genome project

Funded 40 technicians for 10 years, and her research and clones and arrays were distributed worldwide for 20 years, with others checking her results; concerned to check what manufacturers say; concerned about fraud and scientific integrity; she was testing 8,000 proteins, whereas most people check only a few dozen

Got an award from the German Minister for Science

has been advising Govts for 20 years, including that she was on the Irish Advisory Scientific Technology and Innovations Council 2004-2013

she was nominated by Ireland years ago to be on the European Innovative Medicines Initiative Committee, of which she has been Deputy Chairman since 2018

Developed a vaccine for Meningitis B in Africa, funded by the EU

20 years ago she ran a class 3 biosafety Lab, and then worked in a class 4 Lab.

Some of the scientific research and information that she mentioned includes:

54m  Coronavirus “Gain of function” research was done in a N Carolina lab – then because it was blocked in USA; the research moved to China funded $3.7m.  A PhD student in this lab died, and after her funeral people got symptoms circa Oct-Nov-Dec.  Oct 2019 from Wuhan lab there was a publication – 40 people – date of publication 2jan20 – there is an issue with this virus.

54mins 52secs SLIDE 17 – in general these viruses have 30,000 nucleotides, but in this SARS cov2 there is a stretch of twelve nucleotides not present in other viruses, and this would not occur naturally.  It would take 800 years for that to occur naturally.

55m36s SLIDE “Mutations and Inserts” shows these 12 nucleotides, and so it has been publicised that this was inserted into the orginal SARS virus in yr 2006

56m12s  “And Again and Again” https://medium.com/@yurideigin/lab-made-cov2-genealogy-through-the-lens-of-gain-of-function research-f96dd7413748

58m05secs SLIDE 24 “Two State Process to Gain Entry intro Cells”  https;//jouirnals.physiology.org/doi/full/10.11.52/physrev.00013.2020

58m34s Slide 25 “No Close Relatives / Furin Cleavage Site” http://chinaxiv.org/user/download.htm?id=3023

Mareeba comes of age with a massive traffic jam

Local News

Today the farming town of Mareeba, to the west of Cairns with a population of 15,000, came of age. The first permanent traffic lights ever seen on the Atherton Tablelands were turned on this afternoon but the traffic outcome was not what The Main Roads Department had expected.

Costing $3.47 million, the new lights at the Byrnes and Rankin Street intersection were predicted to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.

A large traffic jam, an unusual sight in Mareeba, 60 klms west of Cairns was caused by new traffic lights

Instead a traffic jam of Rodeo Procession proportion saw cars and trucks backed up for more than one kilometre along the main thoroughfare of Byrnes Street for more than an hour, coinciding with school departures at 3pm.

Mareeba Shire Council has had almost no involvement with the construction of the lights and the new intersection as Byrnes St is the responsibility of TMR.

Residents and business proprietors have questioned why traffic lights replaced a large roundabout  when a gazetted but unmade vehicle bypass skirts the CBD which would alleviate the extremely high volume of traffic movements along Byrnes Street.

Katters Australian Party spokesman for FNQ Alan Webb said the bypass should have been constructed a decade ago removing the need for traffic lights and taking large trucks out of the main street.

“These single semitrailers carrying Cairns garbage, soon cane trucks and heavy trucks traveling to the west and north every day are an accident waiting to happen,” Mr Webb said.

“I know (Member for Kennedy) Bob Katter has been in talks with TMR in Cairns and federal authorities in Canberra about funding for the bypass but neither the state government nor the federal government want to know about it.”

New traffic lights caused a massive traffic jam more than one klm long in Mareeba. According to Katters Australian Party, a heavy vehicle bypass would be a better option said spokesman Alan Webb.

Mareeba mother, Ann-Marie Keating was quite worried when it took the school bus an extra 40 minutes to go past the gate to their small farm, 6 klms from town.

“I had picked up the kids from school because of the traffic and it took me over 40 minutes to get home instead of 15  and the bus was just behind me,” Ms Keating said.

“On Monday I don’t know if the bus will come early to get the kids to school on time. The kids will have to get up early to make it then if it is 40 minutes late again it will be a long day for them.

“It could be a very long day on the bus for kids from further out.

“There were temporary traffic lights set up at Centenary Park and Anzac Avenue intersection that made the congestion worse than Cairns.”

Member for Cook Cynthia Lui has been contacted for comment.

Government announces massive facial recognition ID scheme immediately after Brighton shooting scam

First published on Cairnsnews June 9, 2017

The Federal Government will soon finalise the complete and ultimate facial recognition records for all Australian citizens.

And Pauline Hanson wants a national ID Card?

A national data base of passport, driver, gun owner and high risk equipment operator licence photos will be kept for access by just whom remains unknown.

Big brother is watching your every move

Federal and State police, immigration officers and Border Force will have access, but it seems more clandestine bodies will get their hands on your complete identity.

ASIO, ASIS and reciprocal overseas spy agencies could also have access to all of your personal data.

It should be noted that Australia has arrangements with some rather dubious nations for exchanging the personal information of all our citizens.

CCTV footage as depicted in US television shows such as NCIS Los Angeles will end up in captured data as supposedly trained facial recognition experts scan your face while you browse the shopping mall, fuel your car at the service station or sit on a park bench.

Highly sophisticated infa-red cameras in police cars record your every move online

Queensland Traffic Police and their contractors have had this technology for three years, photographing you in your car every time you pass a highway patrol vehicle or stationary camera car, storing your image and that of passengers, vehicle description, direction, time and date of travel.

The police cars have infa-red ability and can photograph the driver and all passengers in the car as you pass. By then your number plate will have been read by the on-board computer and sent online to the huge data bank in Roma Street Police HQ and another massive data bank held by the Main Roads Department.

Every occupant of your car can be photographed by patrol cars and recorded online with the Face Identification Service

Soon after the facial images of the car occupants will be sent to the national Face Identification Service.

Nearly 80 per cent of people over 16 hold a drivers licence and 55 per cent have a passport. More than 600,000 citizens have a photographic gun licence in Queensland.

Justice Minister Michael Keenan told News Corp that passport photos would be accessed in the coming months and drivers licences would be tapped into after ongoing discussions with the states were finalised.

The Face Identification Service will match a photo of an unknown person against multiple government records to help establish their identity.

“These biometric services will change the face of crime fighting in Australia,” Mr Keenan, a Liberal, said.

The final piece of the identity jigsaw is about to come into place. Tasmania MP Andrew Wilkie has warned Australia will become the police state, test case for the final solution.

 

Labor doubles the value per vote for political parties from $3 to $6

Letter to the Editor

There is a full page advertisement in some newspapers from the Liberal Party asking for candidates to contest the state seats of Cook and Hill.(west of Cairns)

It never ceases to amaze me when we keep getting Labor candidates re-elected in Cook.  At least five conservative political parties I have discovered are going to put their hands up to run against Cynthia Lui the indigenous Labor member on October 31.

Not all of them can be serious about winning the seat. There is a large welfare vote in the northern part of Cook which favours the sitting member.

But conservative voters outnumber the Labor voters. If the LNP, KAP, One Nation, Palmer and NQ First all nominate candidates they split the vote five ways and Labor gets returned.

I have my suspicions that most of these parties know they can’t win and are just chasing the money. Why not when the Labor Government recently doubled the value of your vote to candidates and parties which get over 4 per cent of the tally?

Payments to candidates standing for election will increase from $1.57 per vote received to $3.

Payments to political parties will also increase, from $3.14 to $6 per vote received.

The eligibility threshold for the payments has also changed — parties and candidates will only require 4 per cent of the primary vote, rather than 6 per cent, to receive the money.

It would be a good question to ask. Where does the money come from?

It is up to voters to determine which candidate is serious about winning and working for the local community instead of chasing the money. My test is who is a local and will live in the seat, how many MP’s do they have in the nearby region and their past performance and who champions regional communities, farmers and small businesses of the Far North?

It is not hard to find an answer.

Yours

K Court

Cairns

Editor: Cairnsnews editorial board has agreed to publish letters from North Queensland readers relating to the upcoming state election. Particularly like this one which the writer said Newscorp and other press would not publish. Send in your unpublished letter and we will print it if it has merit. We will publish the identity of the newspapers that refuse to publish well written letters with topical subjects.