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By HARRY PALMER
Federal Court judge Mordecai Bromberg delivered a landmark judgement 27 May 2021 that federal Environment Minister Sussan Ley has a duty of care to avoid harm to young people as a result of climate change.
The litigants, eight Australian high school students Anjali Sharma, Isolde Shanti Raj-Seppings, Ambrose Malachy Hayes, Tomas Webster Arbizu, Bella Paige Burgemeister, Laura Fleck Kirwan, Ava Princi and Luca Gwyther Saunders and a catholic nun, Sister Marie Brigid Arthur acted as their representative.
Respondents were federal Minister for the Environment and Vickery Coal Pty Ltd.
After reading the judgement I query who paid the students’ surmountable legal costs. A three day hearing represented by senior counsel, Mr Noel Hutley, junior counsel Mr E Nekvapil, Ms K Brazenor, Ms S Brenker and solicitor David Barnden of Equity Generation Lawyers. Unless this legal team appeared pro bono their fee would keep the North Shore for a year.
Spokeswoman for the high school students, Ava Princi, (pictured) a pivotal member of ‘School Strike 4 Climate’, a high school group of mislead environmentalists and climate change activists said “I’m thrilled because this is a global first,”
“We understand it is the first time a Court anywhere in the world has ordered a government to specifically protect young people from the catastrophic harms of climate change.”
This judgement could have flow-on consequences for projects seeking to increase Australia’s production of coal.
Fortunately most serious scientists across the world say climate change or global warming is nonsense.
Labor politicians will seize on this dodgy judgement and it could affect the neglected majority which is often denied constitutional protection. However governments could challenge the Federal Court finding in the High Court.
One example of failed constitutional duty of care by government is out-of-control young Aboriginal thugs and ethnic youth gangs which rampage with immunity around the nation when non-Aboriginal Australians are subject to the full weight of law.
from ABC Rural
International travel restrictions are not only costing Queensland’s horticulture industry millions, they are also impacting the mental health of fruit and vegetable growers, a new report has revealed.
- Crop losses from labour shortages have more than doubled in the last month, costing farmers more than $43 million
- Nearly 25 per cent of growers report a decline in mental health and physical health
- Two-thirds of growers report financial stress and some are at risk of foreclosure
Crop losses from the labour shortage have more than doubled in the last month, now totalling more than $43 million, according to the National Farmer’s Federation’s Lost Crop register.
Now, a new analysis by peak body Growcom has found 25 per cent of growers are reporting an associated decline in mental health, with 75 per cent experiencing financial stress.
On Queensland’s Scenic Rim, vegetable grower Mitch Brimblecombe knows the situation well. Still dealing with drought, he now faces another challenge.
“We were about to walk into a field, and I rang my labour contractor and said, ‘Right we need a few extra people,’ and he said, ‘Oh, I’ve got no one.'”
With international borders shut, the backpacker workforce that Australia’s fruit and vegetable industry rely on to pick their produce has disappeared.
So too has millions of dollars in income for farmers.
“There’s a lot of growers who haven’t registered or thought about their crop losses because they don’t want to think about it,” Mr Brimblecombe said.
“But that $43 million — [it] could be double that to be honest.”
Growcom have been processing the other information reported by growers on the Lost Crop Register.
“In many cases farmers are harvesting crops themselves, all through the night in some instances, it’s taking a toll on their physical health,” said Growcom’s Richard Shannon.
The Growcom analysis also found a number of growers reporting they were at risk of foreclosure.
“Watching their produce go to waste, that in many cases they’ve been looking after for 12 months or more — it’s their livelihoods that are at stake here,” Mr Shannon said.
Mr Brimblecombe said that the COVID-induced worker shortage was having a compounding effect.
“Certainly having all those factors come into it,” he said.
“You’ve got drought, bad prices, no labour to harvest your crop — it all takes a toll.”
The ‘quarantine bottleneck’
Industry advocates say they want federal and state governments to increase incentives and expand quarantine.
“The Federal Government will tell us that there is 20,000 or so Pacific Islanders with a job offer and visa to enter Australia and do this work, but the bottleneck is quarantine,” Mr Shannon said.
A spokesman for the Queensland government said that it continues to offer $1,500 payments to people who take up jobs in agriculture, that’s on top of up to $6,000 the Federal Government is offering to help with relocation costs.
But as of this week, just 93 people had applied for the Queensland scheme.
Mr Shannon acknowledges that the pandemic has highlighted the over-reliance on backpacker labour.
He said now was an opportunity to look at long-term labour supply.
One idea being floated is an industry-specific visa that would allow people to come and work during harvest, then return home.
“That’s an idea and a program that’s worked really well with Pacific Island nations,” Mr Shannon said.
More people seeking help
Dr Kirsten Hunter has been practising as a clinical psychologist in regional Queensland for 20 years, based in Toowoomba.
“There can be a culture in the agricultural world of not reaching out for psychological support,” Dr Hunter said.
“Of course the suicide risk amongst the male rural population is a bit scary, very scary.”
from a source in the United States
Declassified Documents – Collection
1-17-20 DECLAS ombudsman report on politicization of intelligence on foreign election threats
1-17-21 DECLAS DNI Ratcliffe ICA Foreign Threats to 2020 Election
1-15-21 DECLAS FISA Abuse Investigation 11 Transcripts
1-15-20 State Department – Activity at the Wuhan Institute of Virology
1-15-20 Long List of Trump Administration Accomplishments
1-12-20 DECLAS NSC Indo-Pacific Strategy on China
12-29-20 REPORT: Senate Investigation Finds Obama Admin Knowingly Funded al-Qaeda Affiliate
12-23-20 FBI DECLAS E-Mails Hunter Biden Burma
12-17-20 DECLAS Peter Strzok Texts – Spying on Trump BEFORE CrossfireHurricane
12-17-20 Navarro Election Report All Three Volumes
12-16-20 Amistad Project on Election Oligarch Zuckerberg
12-14-20 Forensic Analysis Dominion, Antrim County, Michigan
12-8-20 Senate Homeland Security & Finance Committees report on Hunter Biden
12-6-20 DECLAS Emails About Fusion GPS Thumb Drive
12-4-20 VOTER FRAUD Infographic Epoch Times
12-3-20 FBI Texts – Jennifer Boone
12-3-20 DECLAS Russia Hoax Docs Part 1
12-3-20 Russia Hoax Docs Part 2
12-3-20 Russia Hoax Docs Part 3
11-26-20 The 4 Year Long Campaign Against DJT Infographic
Hunter Biden Files
11-18-20 Supplement to Report on Potential Conflicts of Interest Stemming from Biden Family Foreign Business Arrangements
10-12-20 DECLAS 94 pg FBI effort to try and corroborate Steele Dossier
Jim Comey Ignored State Department Whistleblower On Hillary’s Crimes With Classified Material
10-9-20 DECLAS State Dept Emails Top Officials – Christopher Steele
10-7-20 DECLAS Eric Ciaramella Email
10-6-20 DECLAS former CIA Director John Brennan Handwritten Notes
10-6-20 DECLAS Formal CIA Referral To FBI To Investigate Clinton Campaign
10-1-20 Mueller Part 11 302s Declassified
9-29-20 DECLASSIFIED Letter to Graham from DNI Ratcliffe – Russia Narrative 2016
9-24-20 DECLASSIFIED – AG BARR letter to Graham w/ FBI Docs on Steele Subsource FISA 2009
One crisp winter morning in Sweden, a cute little girl named Greta woke up to a perfect world, one where there were no petroleum products ruining the earth She tossed aside her cotton sheet and wool blanket and stepped out onto a dirt floor covered with willow bark that had been pulverized with rocks.
“What’s this?” she asked.
“Pulverized willow bark,” replied her fairy godmother.
“What happened to the carpet?” she asked.
“The carpet was nylon, which is made from butadiene and hydrogen cyanide, both made from petroleum,” came the response.
Greta smiled, acknowledging that adjustments are necessary to save the planet, and moved to the sink to brush her teeth where instead of a toothbrush, she found a willow, mangled on one end to expose wood fibre bristles.
“Your old toothbrush?” noted her godmother, “Also nylon.”
“Where’s the water? asked Greta.
“Down the road in the canal,” replied her godmother, ‘Just make sure you avoid water with cholera in it”
“Why’s there no running water? ”Greta asked, becoming a little peevish.
“Well,” said her godmother, who happened to teach engineering at university, “Where do we begin?”
There followed a long monologue about how sink valves need elastomer seats and how copper pipes contain copper, which has to be mined and how it’s impossible to make all-electric earth-moving equipment with no gear lubrication or tires and how ore has to be smelted to a make metal, and that’s tough to do with only electricity as a source of heat, and even if you use only electricity, the wires need insulation, which is petroleum-based, and though most of Sweden’s energy is produced in an environmentally friendly way because of hydro and nuclear, if you do a mass and energy balance around the whole system, you still need lots of petroleum products like lubricants and nylon and rubber for tires and asphalt for filling potholes and wax and iPhone plastic and elastic to hold your underwear up while operating a copper smelting furnace and . . .
“What’s for breakfast?” interjected Greta, whose head was hurting.
“Fresh, range-fed chicken eggs,” replied her godmother. “Raw.”
“How so, raw?” inquired Greta.
“Well, . . .” And once again, Greta was told about the need for petroleum products like transformer oil and scores of petroleum products essential for producing metals for frying pans and in the end was educated about how you can’t have a petroleum-free world and then cook eggs.
Unless you rip your front fence up and start a fire and carefully cook your egg in an orange peel like you do in Boy Scouts. Not that you can find oranges in Sweden anymore.
“But I want poached eggs like my Aunt Tilda makes,” lamented Greta.
“Tilda died this morning,” the godmother explained. “Bacterial pneumonia.”
“What?!” interjected Greta. “No one dies of bacterial pneumonia! We have penicillin.”
“Not anymore,” explained godmother:
“The production of penicillin requires chemical extraction using isobutyl acetate, which, if you know your organic chemistry, is petroleum-based.
Lots of people are dying, which is problematic because there’s not any easy way of disposing of the bodies since backhoes need hydraulic oil and crematoriums can’t really burn many bodies using as fuel Swedish fences and furniture, which are rapidly disappearing – being used on the black market for roasting eggs and staying warm.”
This represents only a fraction of Greta’s day, a day without microphones to exclaim into and a day without much food, and a day without carbon-fibre boats to sail in, but a day that will save the planet. – contributed
Cairnsnews and its small band of volunteers have been bombarded with nearly all non-mainstream media for months. We cannot read it all let alone research facts. And we do not have the luxury of watching endless hours of video shows.
Facts are impossible to find these days amid this bombardment and the psy-op being perpetrated by the mainstream media such as the ABC, News Ltd and commercial networks, some of which are aligned with fake news media like CNN, Google and The Guardian.
The US is teeming with fake news channels: https://prwatch.org/fakenews/tv-stations
The only way through this maze is to give some authenticity to those alternative channels that have been in operation for many years.
Alex Jones is one of these more reliable and credible commentators simply by his long-standing record. Another is Natural News run by Mike Adams. These reporters have been around for a long time and have major audiences world-wide.
Cairns News has another valuable correspondent in Forbidden Knowledge TV whose reporter and prolific author Alexandra Bruce is a long-time veteran of real US and world news.
A few readers like to criticise these reports and that’s fine but without the alt news we all would resemble mushrooms.
Why do Australian PM Scott Morrison and his Jewish Treasurer Josh Frydenberg suck-up to the communists?
from the White House
American capital should not be used to finance the development and construction of China’s military weapons that are literally aimed at killing Americans and driving the U.S. military out of Asia. President Trump recently signed an executive order putting a stop to that Wall Street insanity.
For years, the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has forced all companies, foreign and domestic, operating on Chinese soil to support the state’s military and intelligence activities under the national strategy of “Military-Civil Fusion.” This strategy ensures that any scientific or technological enterprise — ranging from semiconductors, 5G communications, aerospace and nuclear technology, to artificial intelligence and quantum computing — will advance the military aims of the CCP.
Numerous Chinese companies that constitute the CCP’s military-industrial complex raise capital through the sale of equities and bonds traded on public exchanges in the United States and abroad. American dollars are thereby used to help build the missiles, turn the propellers and fly the jetfighters of the People’s Liberation Army’s ground, air, naval, missile, space and cyber forces.
Under the National Defense Authorization Act of 1999, the Department of Defense was required to compile a list of companies operating in the U.S. with ties to the Chinese military. At the time, Congress was wisely concerned that China’s entry into the World Trade Organization would enable the CCP to access defense technologies that bolstered China’s military and threatened the United States and its allies. More than 20 years later, no such list had been created and Congress’s fears had become a frightening reality.
Under President Trump’s leadership, in June 2020, the Department of Defense at last published a list of Chinese military companies operating directly or indirectly in the United States. The list was augmented in August. The 31 companies on the list span nearly every industry of China’s military adventurism.
Consider the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC). It builds a fifth-generation fighter, the Chengdu J-20, which is based on designs stolen from the Pentagon for the F-22 and F-35. Huawei is the tip of the spear for battlefield artificial intelligence. Hikvision is the Orwellian eye of China’s digital surveillance and often-very-real concentration camps.
Consider, too, China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation. It is churning out all of the naval hardware designed to sink our aircraft carriers and to drive America out of the Pacific. It’s theater-of-the-absurd for an American pensioner or investor to support such activity.
Tony Thomas, Quadrant Online 27th October 2020
There are two take-aways about Joe Biden and his influence-peddling crackhead son Hunter. The first story is the extent to which Hunter’s murky deals were a family affair, and that story is being chipped into piece-by-piece from examination of the hard drive of his old laptop, which he abandoned in April 2019 at a Delaware repair shop.
The second story concerns the truly desperate attempts of the mainstream US print, TV and social media, with the Australian Broadcasting Commission in tow, to put a lid on the Bidens’ scandal. President Trump’s favorite medium is Twitter and that social media outfit’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, is officially de-platforming all citations of the New York Post’s laptop exposes. Moreover, Twitter is locking out the accounts of those who do try to recycle the Post’s story. Twitter’s locked-out roll-call – I’m not making this up – includes White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany and, two hours before the second Trump/Biden debate, the Trump campaign’s national press secretary Hogan Gidley. Twitter has blocked the account of the New York Post ever since it broke the laptop story. This is what the Deep State’s joined-at-the-hip fusion with Big Tech is all about.
The Democrat-conniving media and our Their ABC have evinced no concern. They have themselves failed in their suppression strategy. That’s because they can’t ignore Trump’s direct accusations to Joe Biden in the second debate. But they have ignored Biden’s failure to deny that the laptop and its incriminating emails are authentic. Countless debate viewers saw for themselves that Biden merely blustered about it.
This article lays out the facts of a complex narrative. It also lays out the utter untrustworthiness of the mainstream media in how they report this most consequential presidential election. Privately-owned media can do what they like (and pay the consequences)[i]. However “our” ABC has a legal charter of impartiality, making its bias and unprofessionalism doubly reprehensible. This, of course, is the same outfit that promoted Sarah Ferguson’s breathless three-part “investigation” of Trump’s purported Russia collusion as “the story of the century”.
The laptop scandal, unlike every element of the Russia Collusion hoax which the media ran for three years, is testable. The Biden camp have never challenged the authenticity of the laptop and its contents, which include a sordid selfie-video of Hunter having sex while smoking crack. As the clip is extremely graphic, Quadrant Online won’t provide a direct link, other than to point the curious and prurient to the website of Taiwanese TV network GTV, where it can be viewed in full.
The media initially ignored the laptop scandal partly on the ground that it was “Russian disinformation”. Their evidence for that was the usual nameless “intelligence sources” and “experts”, none of whom had actually seen or tested the materials, since the copies of the laptop’s hard drive are tightly held by the Trump camp and FBI. Last week the Director of National Intelligence, John Ratcliffe, said the materials were “not part of some Russian disinformation campaign.” He continued, “Let me be clear: the intelligence community doesn’t believe that because there is no intelligence that supports that.” The FBI supports Ratcliffe’s view.
The media’s attempt at Totschweigtaktik (death by silence) was further destroyed when the laptop ownership was electronically traced to Hunter and his signature was on the deposit slip. More than that, according to Rudy Giuliani, he was contacted by a Biden clan lawyer who asked for the laptop’s return. Wanting it back is a pretty good indication you owned it to begin with.
Of course, Hunter can be any sort of low-life and Joe is not responsible for that; some parents do have ’em. What is incontrovertible, however, is that Hunter was making millions peddling the vice-president’s name around the Eastern Bloc and to Chinese oligarchs and officials. He was and remains otherwise unemployable. Kicked out of the US Navy over cocaine use, he has no qualifications. Joe Biden claims no knowledge of Hunter’s scamming and denies any complicity in rorts or personally profiting from them. But at very least, Joe Biden as vice-president (and thereafter) was remiss in not putting a stop to Hunter’s pocket-lining chicanery, all of it based on his father’s status as the man one heartbeat away from the Oval Office.
MULTIPLE online sources are saying Joe Biden’s son Hunter Biden has died from a drug overdose after being taken to hospital, following the release of more shocking information including child porn and sexual abuse from his laptop and other sources.
One online poster said to have predicted the Epstein suicide before it happened also floated the suicide theory.
“Don’t ask me how I know, but Hunter Biden died of a crack overdose 20 minutes ago. Joe is already on his way to hospital,” the person posted on October 25 at 5.24pm (Eastern Time).
“Apparently, that’s the same anonymous social-media denizen who correctly reported on Jeffrey Epstein’s death by hanging ahead of everyone else,” Hollywood LA News reported.
Another Twitter poster claiming to be working at the hospital made a similar claim (see picture).
And some online posters are speculating that the death may be presented as a suicide just before the November 3 election, in a desperate attempt to win a sympathy vote by blaming the release of the laptop contents.
There has also been confusion around Joe Biden’s campaign, and whether he will continue.
Gateway Pundit reported JT Lewis of Team Trump tweeting on Sunday that “Joe Biden says he won’t do any more in person campaigning for the remaining 9 days.”
But this report was quickly shown to be false when Biden showed up at a rally in Chester, Pennsylvania.
Joe Biden also appeared to go into hiding last week after his campaign team announced he would have no interactions with the press until last Thursday’s debate.
During the debate President Trump asked Biden if he was “the big guy” referred to in Hunter’s emails between him and his business partner.
And Trump, speaking on Fox and Friends, demanded that Attorney General William Barr launch a corruption investigation into the emails retrieved from Hunter Biden’s laptop.
Another desperate attempt to stop Trump in conjunction with Hunter’s suspected death could be the WHO announcing a “third wave” of COVID-19, and already controlled US TV channels such as NPR are talking up a new wave of “positive cases” which are mostly non-infectious and merely show those tested had DNA fragments of previous coronavirus infections like colds and flu.
And in the case of massive vote fraud with Biden announced winner, the ramped up COVID crisis could be overlaid to shut down everything while mainstream media does their worst.
Does the treacherous Australian Broadcasting Corporation think China will spare them when their troops start moving into Sydney and Melbourne? ABC support of everything bad in America has shamed all Australians. Write to Trump and offer him our apologies for the ABC”s war on Trump and tell him most Aussies support the US. Their troops will be needed when China moves on us. After revelations of wide-scale Ukranian bribery the demented octogenarian Biden, apart from Hilary Clinton and Obama is the most corrupt Democrat ever to run for President.
Australia will be alone if creepy Joe Biden gets elected
There is no doubt that Trump is a BUFFOON !! I am sure you all will agree! However !! read this:
The buffoon in the White House just brokered two Middle East Peace Accords, something that 71 years of political intervention and endless war failed to produce.
The buffoon in the White House is the first president who has not engaged us in a foreign war since Eisenhower.
The buffoon in the White House has had the greatest impact on the economy, bringing jobs, and lowering unemployment to the Black and Latino population of ANY other president. Ever.
The buffoon in the White House has exposed the deep, widespread, and long-standing corruption in the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and the Republican and Democratic parties.
The buffoon in the White House turned NATO around and had them start paying their dues.
The buffoon in the White House neutralized the North Koreans, stopped them from developing a further nuclear capability, sending missiles toward Japan, and threatening the West Coast of the US.
The Buffoon in the White House turned our relationship to the Chinese around, brought hundreds of businesses back to the US, and revived the economy. Hello.
The buffoon in the White House has accomplished the appointment of two Supreme Court Justices and close to 300 Federal Judges.
The buffoon in the White House lowered your taxes and caused your stock market to move to record levels over 100 times, positively impacting the retirements of tens of millions of citizens.
The buffoon in the White House fast-tracked the development of a COVID Vaccine – it will be available within weeks – we still don’t have a vaccine for SARS, Bird Flu, Ebola, or a host of diseases that arose during previous administrations.
The buffoon in the White House rebuilt our military which the Obama administration had crippled and had fired 214 key generals and admirals in his first year of office.
The buffoon in the White House uncovered widespread paedophilia in the government and in Hollywood. the buffoon in the White House is exposing worldwide sex trafficking of minors and bringing children home to their families.
The buffoon in the White House. Works for free and has lost well over 2 billion dollars of his own money in serving – and done all of this and much more in the face of relentless undermining and opposition from people who are threatened because they know they are going to be exposed as the criminals that they are if he is re-elected.
I got it, you don’t like him. How special of you. He is serving you and ALL the American people. What are you doing besides calling him names and laughing about him catching the China virus.
74 years old.
Doesn’t need a cent.
Could be on a beach anywhere in the world.
Has worked his whole life.
Raised children who have work ethics out of this world.
Possibly the most hated man in America right now.
Diagnosed with covid.
Still showing up.
Have you ever wondered if you were 74 years old, a billionaire, and diagnosed with covid, if you would still be showing up, fighting for a country where millions of the citizens hated you?
And if the Demoncrats get into the White House, any US support for Australia against the threats from China will be gone, and then we will find out what being alone will be like. – contributed
ABC News won’t ever report this poll
With the November election just weeks away, the race is heating up.
Joe Biden actually believes he will defeat President Trump.
But that all changed after Trump got bombshell election news that has Joe Biden shaking in his boots.
They have polls that show Biden ahead by massive margins in states that Trump needs to win.
On the surface, it all looks horrible for Trump.
That is until you account for the fact that these same pollsters ran polls going into the 2016 election showing Hillary Clinton crushing then-candidate Trump.
So they don’t have a very good record when it comes to reading polls and predicting how Trump will do in an election.
But even their own skewed polls are showing a trend that should terrify Biden and his supporters.
For months, CNN has been running a poll asking registered voters who they are voting for, either President Trump or Joe Biden.
Not to mention, polling registered voters instead of likely voters doesn’t account for voter enthusiasm, something Trump holds a definite advantage over Biden on.
But despite that, their poll is showing that Trump is gaining more support by the day.
Their most recent poll shows Trump has gained 5 percent from the poll they held before that.
The CNN poll conducted between June 2nd and June 5th shows Trump with 41 percent support to Biden’s 55 percent.
And their most recent poll, from August 12th through the 15th, shows Trump gaining 5 points, with 46 percent support to Biden’s 50 percent.
This is a major increase in support in such a short time.
And it shows that even CNN’s skewed polls are showing increased support for Trump.
It shouldn’t be a surprise that Trump is doing better by the day in the eyes of voters.
With coronavirus lockdowns beginning to ease in much of the country, the economy is booming again.
And at the same time, the Democrats are showing just how insane they are.
Black Lives Matter radicals continue their violent attacks across the country, with the full support of the Democrat Party.
All the while, Democrats continue to oppose every effort to re-open America.
White House Seeks Crackdown on U.S.-Listed Chinese Firms
–The Wall Street Journal
“Chinese companies with shares traded on U.S. stock exchanges would be forced to give up their listings unless they comply with U.S. audit requirements under a plan recommended Thursday by the Trump administration,” Dave Michaels writes. “It is the latest step in the administration’s policy of getting tough with China.”
U.S. Economy Adds 1.8 Million Jobs in July, Unemployment Rate Falls to 10.2%
“The U.S. economy added 1.8 million jobs in July and the unemployment rate fell to 10.2 percent, providing reassurance that the labor market has kept up some of its post-lockdown momentum . . . The economy has added around 9.1 million jobs in the past three months,” beating economist predictions three months in a row, John Carney reports.
Trump Signs Executive Order to Boost U.S. Drug Manufacturing
“President Donald Trump on Thursday signed an executive order aimed at boosting U.S. production of medicines and medical equipment, lowering drug prices and protecting the United States against shortfalls in a future pandemic,” Jeff Mason and Andrea Shalal write. “‘We cannot rely on China and other nations across the globe, that could one day deny us products in a time of need,’ Trump said. ‘We have to be smart.’”
President Trump: “We have rejected globalism and embraced patriotism.”
Abolish the Police? Those Who Survived the Chaos in Seattle Aren’t So Sure
-The New York Times
“The employees of Bergman’s Lock and Key say they were followed by demonstrators with baseball bats. Cure Cocktail, a local bar and charcuterie, said its workers were asked by protesters to pledge loyalty to the movement . . . The experience of the small-business owners seems a universe away from the rhetoric of Seattle’s politicians,” Nellie Bowles writes.
Letter to the Editor
July 20, 2020
Hi Charlie, I am contacting you from the depths of Cape York Peninsula where quads reign supreme. Horses are now seldom used. Helicopters are sometimes used but are no longer cost effective on the Peninsula. Bull catchers are another feature for mustering. Drones in North Queensland are not an option and never will be.
On the dusty plains of Nyngan NSW a drone could be used for mustering quiet European cattle or coastal dairy cows or perhaps even sheep provided the pilot was capable and possessed stock mustering experience and the drone had at least 4 to 5 hours endurance..
But in spite of the best efforts of the NFF, Agforce, LNP and Farmsafe you will never rid us of quad bikes. No matter that new Chinese bikes will have dangerous roll bars fitted they are easy to remove with an angle grinder. The tragedy of it all is that popular Honda, Suzuki and Polaris recognise that ROPS of any design make their bikes unsafe and consequently will stop selling their bikes in Australia.
OK for Nyngan where its too dry for trees to grow but on Cape York after a decade or two of communist Labor rule the lack of hot fires has allowed unprecedented vegetation thickening making stock grazing difficult.
Trying to navigate this scrub that used to be open plains with a dangerous vertical protrusion on a bike and getting hooked up on trees will cause accidents of unprecedented proportions.
Yeah as you said there could be logs in the long grass, but they don’t worry us because we burn the country before we muster or catch bulls then we can see any logs, or ant beds, or washouts, or holes, or stumps, or rocks or blackfellas with spears, which are far more dangerous than a quad bike without ROPS.
What we could do is bring a few of our quads with bullbars to NSW and Victoria open country and teach all your men how to ride one.
That would save a lot of accidents.