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Woke culture in curriculum being forced onto young students places too much emphasis on Black Lives Matter
All lives matter – time for more parents to start home schooling
Albert Facey’s autobiographical tome A Fortunate Life would become required national reading in Years 7, 8 or 9 as part of the Australian Curriculum in a proposal floated by the KAP to prevent the further “woke” ideological indoctrination of today’s youth.
The draft changes to Australian’s national education doctrine were revealed last week and have led to heated debate.
The new national plan, which must be signed off on by the state and territory governments, effectually cancels any positive mention of Judeo-Christian tradition and frames the birth of modern Australia as an inhumane, colonial conquest that has led to continued Indigenous dispossession and oppression.
Islam is mentioned in the new curriculum eight times, but Christianity just five. Liberalism, the West’s defining ideological principle since the 17th century, is hardly mentioned at all.
However the KAP said there was one quick fix that would create some balance – introducing Albert Facey’s poignant, and quintessentially Australian, book.
KAP Leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter said few youth of today would be able imagine the hardship the author, born in 1894 in Melbourne, had faced and overcome in his life.
Albert Facey’s father died when he was two, then his mother deserted him. He started work aged eight and being denied an education, grew up illiterate but later taught himself to read and write. 
He survived Gallipoli but lost two of his brothers there and suffered terrible pain because of injuries he sustained. He married and had a family, but one of his sons died in World War II.
Despite all this, the retired pig and poultry farmer decided to term his life story A Fortunate Life when he sat down at his kitchen table to write it in the early 1970s.
Mr Katter said contemporary Australia was so far removed from the reality of lives like Albert Facey’s, even though he was around until just a few decades ago.
“Mr Facey’s book is one I read when I was young and something I have revisited over the years – it is an incredible story and a very good lesson on perspective that many of us could do with these days,” he said.
“History is not for those who have an ideological agenda, and it is not there to be twisted to indoctrinate our kids – it is for remembering in all its complexities and learning from.
“Young Australians are being perpetually taught to be ashamed for simply existing, whether the topic is climate change and their involvement, racism or some other systemic inequality – they are being falsely led to believe the world has never been in a worse state and it’s all their fault.”
Mr Katter said Albert Facey was a self-described “Labor man” who believed the party stood on the side of the workers.
“I am not sure what he would think of the Labor party we have today,” he said.
The KAP believes the book should become mandatory reading for English students in Years 7,8 or 9 – while the book is sometimes currently used in schools, it is not mandatory.
The Australian National Curriculum serves as a framework for all Australian educators and students, but the new draft curriculum has been publicly criticised for being ideological and abstract. Further it proposes to delay teaching primary school kids core maths concepts, and places a greater focus on sex and relationship education in the early school years.
Not to be outdone by illegitimate Traditional Owners and the Cairns Post newspaper, Far Northern tourist operators have been trumped by the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council which has removed the car ferry from the Jardine River for maintenance.
Now in dry dock the only land link between the Top of Queensland and the Peninsula Development Road to the south is gone until April 26.
Holidaymakers who made bookings for the caravan parks and resorts north of the Jardine River have been forced to cancel causing struggling tourist operators to lose significant income desperately needed after last year’s unnecessary Covid disaster.
Popular tourist camping grounds such as Loyalty Beach, Seisia Camping Ground, Bamaga Resort and Punsand Bay resort will have to lay off staff.
Punsand Bay resort operator Rod Colquhoun said he has lost the remaining 100 bookings he had saved after assuring tourists the Tip was not closed following scurrilous reporting by the Cairns Post newspaper a week ago claiming the gates were closed to the Tip of Cape York.
“Apart from the fact there are no gates anywhere, the Tip could not be closed unless the council did it,” Mr Colquhoun said.
“I have just employed staff for an expected busy Easter. I have now sought legal advice to claim compensation for lost income.
“The council could have done maintenance on the ferry after the Easter holidays which would not have affected tourism and not caused a loss of income for the service stations, grocery shops, the pub, the baker and all the tourist operators.”
Thursday Island tourism and the island ferry operator would also suffer significant losses as the Easter break is the start of the tourist season.
NPARC Mayor Patricia Yusia said the council’s hands were tied because the car ferry had exceeded regulated hours for maintenance and did not meet safety standards.
by Jim O’Toole
Tourists intending to visit the top of Cape York for the Easter holidays have been turned back by a fake news campaign emanating from the Cairns Post newspaper claiming the Tip is closed.
An islander from Bamaga, Michael Solomon, acting largely on his own according to Injinoo sources, has duped the newspaper into supporting his agenda of closing the Tip to garner state government funds to develop one of the Aboriginal freehold titles he was handed by the Department of Natural Resources in 2019.
Nearby Punsand Bay Resort owner and operator Rod Colquhoun has called out Mr Solomon for disrupting tourism and causing considerable economic loss on Cape York Peninsula including Mr Solomon’s community of Bamaga.
Mr Colquhoun said there had been hundreds of cancellations by tourists who had booked in at his camping ground and others across the Peninsula since the fake news was published.
“I ask Mr Solomon what right he has to speak for Pajinka when I have been reliably advised his grandfather is from St Pauls community of Pacific Islanders on Moa Island,” Mr Colquhoun said.
“Can he produce a certified copy of his genealogy?
“Every year I make major contributions and give my time to the local communities for school competitions, sporting events, rodeo and show.”
After determining his losses Mr Colquhoun said he would be seeking legal advice.
Cairnsnews has discovered Mr Solomon is a member of the Gudang Yadhaykenu Aboriginal Corporation which holds the Deed of Grant. This corporation is not recognised by the federal government and does not represent the traditional owners of Pajinka. A search of the Native Title register revealed the Impima Ikaya Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (Registered Native Title Body Corporate) at Injinoo is the real native title holder of Pajinka.
The Ipima Ikaya PBC should clarify their qualifications for membership as Mr Solomon is unable to be a member of the Impima Ikaya under the Native Title Act.
Injinoo Native Title holders have said generally they do not support Mr Solomon.
The three Pajinka Aboriginal Freehold titles are held as Deed of Grant of Land under the Land Act 1994 and cannot ever be sold or leased for more than 30 years.
An examination of the aerial map(above) with the Aboriginal Freehold title boundaries marked in yellow clearly shows a gazetted road (Pajinka Rd) bisecting the three titles heading to the north ending at the base of the Tip. This road comes under the control of Torres Strait Regional Council.
The Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council based at Bamaga controls this road on behalf of the TSRC south to where it joins the NPARC boundary where the council then assumes total control of the road.
It should be noted the 50 acres or more at the actual Tip of Cape York is not legally controlled by Mr Solomon. Nor is the foreshore esplanade which is controlled by the Commonwealth Government. This can be clearly seen on the map.
Mr Solomon cannot legally prevent any visitors from going to the Tip by road or sea. Cairns News has been informed the “You are standing at the Top of Australia” sign has been removed.
The collective media has been bluffed and has not done any due diligence instead accepting the untruthful story spun by Mr Solomon and is not at all concerned about the economic and cultural consequences of its blunder.
Traditional owners from other areas of the Peninsula have warned there is a deeper agenda in place with the attempted closure of the Tip of Cape York. They are suggesting the long-term plan is to totally close down Cape York Peninsula to visitors and create an independent Aboriginal State.
Hence the ongoing Cape York Land Council Number 1 claim which seeks to tie up all unallocated land and land not already subject to native title claim across the entire Peninsula approximately north from the 16 th Parallel.
According to extensive mining exploration surveys in recent years, Cape York Peninsula has some of the largest and most valuable mineral deposits in Australia and is ripe for development, however the State reserves the right to minerals and petroleum.
Existing mining operations on the Peninsula already pay royalties to native title holders, separate to government royalties.
The Cape York Land Council has its finger prints over this latest partial closure and some TO’s believe Mr Solomon has been projected as a forward scout to take the flak. Sources said he had been in Cairns recently and no doubt he would have met with the land council.
The Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council is holding fast against a rogue traditional owner who has told the Cairns Post newspaper he will shut down Pajinka at the Tip of Cape York to tourists.
Mayor Patricia Yusia said today tourists should not listen to Michael Solomon who is claiming to be a traditional owner for Pajinka.
Nor should they take any notice of the paper claiming the Pajinka Road will be closed because “it will not happen,” said the Mayor.
“The road is open, nothing has changed and tourists are always welcome.
“The council is in charge of the Pajinka Road not Michael Solomon.”
The glaring headline on the front page of the Cairns Post claiming the gate will be locked on the Tip is more beating up and has no basis in fact because there is no gate there or at any other of the tourist hotspots mentioned in the article.
Cairns News has been told Mr Solomon is upset because the State Government had knocked back a funding application for works at the Pajinka site, hence the attack on tourists which impacts the NPARC community as a whole, not tourists or the state government.
It was just a year ago that other rogue Pajinka claimants from Sydney signed up for the sale of the Pajinka site to a Chinese company.
Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter raised the matter in Parliament at the time citing national security concerns and after several genuine traditional owners discovered the imminent sale it was stopped.
Bamaga sources, in a previous article in Cairns News, said that Michael Solomon was not a rightful traditional owner or claimant of Pajinka. The source said Mr Solomon is a Solomon Islander whose grandfather moved from the Pacific Islands settlement on Moa Island to the mainland.
Blackfella politics has always been part and parcel of life on Cape York Peninsula and in some cases it has become ‘dog eat dog’ over land claims and boundaries between competing groups.
Former Prime Minister Bob Hawke was a cunning operator and he knew the land rights bill he started would divide Aboriginal and Islander people forever. After Hawke was deposed by Paul Keating in 1991 the Native Title bill was enacted in 1993.
Allowing governments to patronise indigenous people by divide and conquer tactics means the government of the day stays in control of indigenous people leaving them entirely dependent on the government teat to exist.
White people too however have long been caught in this divisive net.
We ask readers to appreciate the damage being done to Far Northern tourism by The Cairns Post running fake news stories particularly after the Covid plandemic has left no option for the majority of Cairns tourist operators but to close down as soon as the federal Jobkeeper funding program finishes at the end of the month.
Where is Labor state member Cynthia Lui or Federal Liberal Member Warren Entsch?
by Senator Pauline Hanson
Today I attempted to use my Senate time to have the issue of the abuse and corruption that is rife in the indigenous industry debated in the Senate.
Sadly, the Greens decided to use every procedural trick in the book to run down the clock and silence debate, as you will see if you watch this video.
This is an important issue that has been swept under the rug by all sides of politics for too long.
It’s a shame that there are those in other parties who are too afraid to hear the truth about what is going on.
You can read my prepared remarks in full below. This is what the Greens didn’t want you to be able to hear.
I rise to bring to the attention of Senators and the people of Australia, yet again, the inequality that exists in the funding of Indigenous programs and the continuing desperate circumstances of the victims of this financial bastardry and mismanagement.
I learned of this in my many conversations over the years with indigenous communities across Australia.
Unlike many vocal urban aboriginal elites, I have walked through the streets of remote Aboriginal communities in Queensland, the Northern Territory, South Australia and Western Australia.
And I’ve listened.
And I understand.
Whether it’s sitting on the beach with Mullawop on Thursday Island or Jimpoona and her family at the base of Uluru. Just being in remote communities listening to elders and residents have been profound and very informative. There’s not one indigenous community I’ve met with that isn’t concerned and they want to share what’s going wrong.
A lot of these people can’t even gain access to their own land which has in many cases been given back to the registered native title bodies corporate which are often more restrictive than the government was.
Many of these Bodies, especially in more remote areas are highly restrictive to the detriment of the aboriginal people.
Some are charged to go on their ancestral land or worse still some are denied access altogether.
But those conversations in both the large communities and in remote locations, always turn to the needs that their isolation and situation brings.
- Needs reflected in a lack of adequate housing,
- A deficiency of infrastructure,
- Widespread alcoholism,
- Out-of-control levels of domestic violence,
- Repeated sexual abuse – including of young children,
- And a lack of effective pathways to escape the cycles of poverty and
unemployment that are often normalised and passed on from
generation to generation.
Those communities live on the other side of what the highly respected Indigenous spokesperson, Jacinta Price, referred to in the Australian newspaper recently as ‘the kasm’.
She described in detail how the aboriginal elite, the activists, the academics from the indoctrination centres posing as universities, those with their hands out for grant money, those with the loudest voices who want to change the date of Australia Day – they all live in the city – on their side of the kasm.
When was the last time you heard one of the members of the Elite in this place saying anything positive or uplifting about indigenous achievements? When was the last time you heard one of the activists who identifies as indigenous talk up the efforts of those in remote locations working to succeed?
The Elites, the truth deniers, they know there’s a multitude of ways to end the misery.
They know there’s a ton of money being poured into programs.
Letter to the Editor
A heartfelt response to the article about runaway juvenile crime and to the idiots who voted for the ALP
So is the Qld Socialist Labor Government going to Reimburse all of us that have been broken into / robbed and had our cars stolen? We were lucky in a way because we had insurance to cover our car and it wasnt that badly damaged and we got it back , other poor people are not that lucky they dont get there cars back and cant afford insurance. The cost of repairs for the ute was around 8 to $9000 + we had to fork out $920.00 of our own money to pay for the excess .
Thats not counting what they took – Mob ph / $719.00 to replace / Drivers Licence 70 to $80.00 to replace / plant operator tickets have not replaced yet work bag with wallet $150.00 Dollars / small plastic bottle with $1.00 and $2.00 coins around $50.00 10 or $20..00 floating around in bottom of my bag / Bank Cards / Business cards /Spare keys for machinery ,Excavator key is over a $100.00 to replace and truck keys not yet replaced / ute keys $140.00 just for the key extra to have it cut / note book and leather cover my Granddaughter had bought me ( cant put a price on that ) to stop the notebook from getting wet when i sweat / breadboard stolen from kitchen sink / Tobacco $100.00 / lighter and ashtray / torches plus the gate POST and fence they knocked over stealing the car .Then the expense for security cameras / security lights + security alarms $300 + we were lucky we could install a lot of this stuff it has cost a lot of our hard earned money to be taken away by slimy little thieves that get a slap on the wrist and told dont do that again and released to go out and do the same thing all over again thanks to our Do Gooder Politicians SO WHO IS GOING TO REIMBURSE US not our POLITICIANS that are there to work for the people you can bet on that . We did have a second visit but the alarm scared them of but just to prove a point they didnt give a shit they stole a second ashtray out the back and another week or to later we had another visitor but she was caught on camera and has been charged with trespassing and she was well known to the police . So i reckon send these little Turds to a place like Petford and learn some respect and manners because later on in life it might be there hard earned money / cars and property that gets stolen because Karmas A Bitch Boys and Girls and this could happen to you later on in life . SO YOU POLITICIANS DO SOMETHING RIGHT FOR ONCE IN YOUR LIFE YOU LOT YOU HAVENT DONE SO FAR just destroyed our STATE OUR COUNTRY and our way of life . Dont get me going on that .
Residents demand Labor amend its soft-on-crime policies
Innocent bystanders killed during stolen car pursuits in Brisbane and Townsville
from Jim O’Toole, Townsville Bureau
Female members of the looney Labor Left got their knickers in a knot at a public meeting held in Mareeba on Friday to discuss runaway Aboriginal juvenile crime which is wreaking havoc across the Tablelands, Cairns and Townsville.
Courageously organised by Tablelands resident Bill Cohen in response to hundreds of break-and-enters, robberies, car thefts and car-jackings about 90 people turned up to voice their opinions on how to overcome the Labor Party’s soft-on-crime policy.
Cynthia Lui, the Islander Labor Member for Cook, which takes in Mareeba, naturally was nowhere to be seen.
Fortunately the popular Member for Hill, Shane Knuth, from the adjoining electorate made a great effort to catch a bus in Charters Towers and travel to Mareeba.
The intrepid Member’s vehicle was not available but he made the arduous trip anyway suspecting the invisible Member for Cook would not be there leaving the meeting with no parliamentary representation.
Apart from the fact he was asked to attend and speak about the only proven remedy for the indigenous crime tsunami. Mr Knuth has a bill prepared for Relocation Sentencing to a remote rehabilitation facility a long way from indigenous hunting grounds and their mates where they are taught respect and some hard yakka.
Queensland used to have this option for Stipendiary Magistrates until the United Nations-driven, Fabian Socialist, Labor mob of union soft-cocks changed the Criminal Code to make juvenile crime an art form.
Different speakers, most of them victims of young, out-of-control blackfellas, offered remedies from a rattan cane to incarceration in the bastille for years on hard rations and hard Labor.
Commendable recommendations no doubt but how to get the message to corporate Labor?
Parents of juvenile delinquents were targeted by speakers for not being responsible for their kids but how can they be when they are traumatised by their parents lying prostrate on the floor every night alongside empty goon casks and marijuana dumpers.
These irresponsible parents are tarring decent Aboriginal families with the same brush.
A similar meeting in Atherton held the following day resolved to ask MP Shane Knuth if he would start a parliamentary petition across the north instructing the hopeless ALP to set up remote facilities based on the famous Petford Farm model in the Far North, which is now defunct.
Facebook attacks on meeting attendees and obscene phone calls after the meeting to MP’s offices from a female member of Mareeba’s looney left, being staunch supporters of the invisible Member for Cook’s Aborigines, Cynthia Lui, have been noticed.
It is hard to understand how organisations such as Tablelands Justice Group can get handsome pay packets every fortnight but have never been able to prevent any juvenile crime for the years they have been funded.
Deaths of innocent bystanders and motorists due solely to widespread juvenile crimewaves rest solely on the heads of the brain-dead, treacherous Queensland ALP.
By staff writers
Serious juvenile crime has finally hit the sleepy Tablelands town of Atherton in Far North Queensland, set among evergreen pastures and running creeks when last week two Aboriginal youths pulled a 47 year old woman from her sedan, threatened her, stole her purse then drove off in her car to continue their crime spree.
Both are foster kids aged 15 and 16 and they have finally been caught by police after a dramatic car chase near Cairns.
Police said they locked down the tourist town of Kuranda while trying to locate the stolen vehicle and its occupants.
The car left Kuranda and headed down the notorious Kuranda Range Road but the stolen vehicle was stopped at the bottom of the range with road spikes and one of the offenders was apprehended by police. The other was located two days later and both were in custody.
By now these youths could be out of custody awaiting a court appearance only to go on to re-offend again. Similar to the tragic incident in Brisbane where a 17 year old criminal on bail for 50 offences allegedly stole a four wheel drive station wagon which rolled during a chase killing two innocent bystanders.
In Townsville two police officers were seriously injured when they crashed their Hilux four wheel drive patrol car while trying to apprehend brazen, young black car thieves.
Civic leaders from throughout the north have had enough of the Labor Party’s go-soft-on-crime policies which force police and courts to let offenders go free after they have been caught and charged.
This five year old legislative amendment has watered down any notion of curtailing criminal behavior by juveniles. It is why police do not put much effort into catching indigenous and white youth because courts do not impose any meaningful punishment.
The Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 has in its very first section:
Under the youth justice principles in schedule 1, it is a principle of this Act that a child should be detained in custody for an offence, whether on arrest or sentence, only as a last resort and for the least time that is justified in the circumstances. 1 2 Clause 3 4 5 Clause 6 7 8 9 10 11 Clause 12 13 Clause 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
After suffering several years of a continuous crime wave in the Far North by Aboriginal youths ranging in age from 10 to 18 years, community and business leaders have called for the establishment of youth relocation sentencing facilities to be modeled on the world-acclaimed Petford Farm facility operated by Geoff and Norma Guest which began in the 70’s until it ceased operation 12 years ago.
Katters Australian Party leader Robbie Katter has remote sentencing legislation prepared and several remote properties in mind to counter the black crime gangs creating havoc across the north.
Located one hour west of Mareeba the Petford Farm facility was originally funded by the State Government during the 80’s at $400 per week for a continual eight participants ordered there by courts.
Now aged 94 Geoff Guest OAM said while the government funded a minimal number of youths his attendance roll would normally show 20 to 25 participants each week.
Most kids, he said, would turn up of their own volition seeking help for substance abuse or alcohol rehabilitation based on a horse adventure. Other kids simply wanted training in a cattle station environment to enable them to find a good job before they went off the rails.
A one-off government grant of $200,000 during the 80’s allowed the facility to employ a school teacher and youth worker to assist him and his wife.
“They eventually left because they said the kids were too dangerous to deal with,” Mr Guest said.
Undeterred he and Norma soldiered on for another 18 years overseeing a total of nearly 4000 graduates from his all-encompassing course in which the WW2 veteran contradicted many norms of psychiatric and medical dogma. It was his unconventional, pharmaceutical-free, successful bush therapies which overturned decades of established medical orthodoxy attested by his outstanding world-first, non-recidivism results recognised at nearly 70 per cent.
He said a proper diet played a major part of his success story.
To this day visitors to the now-idle Petform Farm will not find one grain of sugar, one slice of bread, any flour or vegetable oil.
Wheat, he says, attributed to poor mental health of many of the students. “Soft drinks I found are an extreme health hazard,” he said.
“One can of soft drink a day equals 30 kilos of sugar a year. The younger they are the more susceptible they become.”
“Poor diet, tobacco and marijuana can affect female health for three generations.”
“The majority of these troubled kids are unfit and incapable of working. At Petford Farm I put them into fitness courses to toughen them up in readiness for a job.”
“The bad behaviour and mental health of these young offenders today can be sourced back to a poor diet and a lack of parenting and role models.
“Like a lot of indigenous people I have known for many years I agree there are few suitable ‘elders’ to take kids back to country to share knowledge and help with their problems.”
When asked how to fix this burgeoning health blight on regional communities Mr Guest said there was no silver bullet, but in his experience courts should order parenting courses which include financial budgeting and proper food preparation.
He criticised the delays in the justice system where sentencing of offenders takes months or years after being arrested.
“These young repeat offenders should be sentenced and have a penalty incurred within a week of being arrested otherwise they simply re-offend again,” he said.
“I am deeply offended the government is allowing overseas people to work on farms when there is an abundance of youth available to fill these jobs.”
He supported the re-establishment of community fruit and vegetable gardens and a return to remote sentencing facilities based on his Petford Farm model. Prison for most of these offenders should be a last resort.
Editor: Social media is alive with calls for indigenous Labor MP Cynthia Lui for the first time since the October election, to visit the largest town, Mareeba in her electorate of Cook, to experience the daily terror caused by juvenile blackfellas forcing the elderly to lock themselves in their homes. Break and enters, home invasions and property theft are at an all time high and now car hijacking targeting older people has reviled the Tablelands population. They are after Lui’s blood considering she moved her electorate office from Mareeba last year to Cairns out of her electorate, so she could better look after blackfellas from the Peninsula and Torres Strait. After all she was re-elected by a large proportion of these welfare voters who should not be forced to participate in an election.
Cynthia Lui is a puppet of socialist Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and she is forever beholden to her every whim and fantasy after being appointed as Deputy Speaker and given a golden handshake of $400,000 per annum.
Another Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ project this time to strangle Far North Queensland and Torres Strait
Not a word from newly elected Labor Member and Torres Strait resident Cynthia Lui
China is set to move a part of its commercial fishing fleet into the Torres Strait after a deal was struck in Port Moresby between China and Papua New Guinea last week.
Torres Strait Islanders are up in arms because the agreement could see 25 per cent of the Australian tropical rock lobster resource and 40 per cent of the allowable Torres Strait Spanish mackeral catch end up on Chinese dinner plates.
The deal would castrate the northern fishery leaving Torres Strait Islanders starving and further decimate the Island economy.
All sectors of the northern fishery have reacted angrily to the plan for the establishment of a “comprehensive Multi-functional Fishery Industrial Park project on Daru Island.
Under the agreement, Chinese-funded PNG fishermen can enter the Torres Strait under PNG’s treaty rights to take commercial species of fish.
Chairman of the Torres Strait Sea and Land Council Gur A Baradharaw Ned David told the Cape and Torres News his people were extremely concerned.
“I think we are going to have to sort out a few things on our side of the border,” Mr David said.
“We would like to see the level of monitoring and restrictions the Commonwealth has taken on the border for Covid 19 continued in terms of policing and presence to ensure that nobody is pilfering and plundering our resources on our side of the border.”
The Chinese government’s Ministry of Commerce website details the controversial deal:
“The Minister of Fisheries Hon Lino Tom, the Governor of Western Province, Hon Taboi Yoto and Yan Aiwu the authorised representative of Zhonghong Fisheries signed the memorandum.”
The Chinese Ambassador to PNG Xue Bing and other dignitaries witnessed the signing.
“Minister Tom said PNG encourages foreign investment to enter the fishery sector in order to realise the potential of PNG fishery.
“Under the influence of China’s One Belt One Road policy Zhonghong Fishery Company decided to invest in PNG……”
Liberal Member for Leichardt Warren Entsch said PNG was an independent nation and was entitled to do business with whom it liked.
by Robert J Lee
A levy imposed on the fossil fuel industry to pay for fighting bushfires allegedly caused by climate change is absurd, unscientific and will not stop wildfires.
It comes as part of 165 recommendations by the Emergency Leaders for Climate Action (ELCA), a group of more than 150 experts and affected community members, in a bid to improve bushfire readiness, response and recovery.
How 150 so-called experts could get it so wrong is typical when academia in concert with government closes ranks to assure a pre-determined outcome. Climate change has been discredited by thousands of scientists around the world.
The real cause of the Queensland, NSW and Victorian wildfires was four decades of disastrous Labor Party environmental policies. Grazing properties, forestry reserves, national parks and state land were locked up then the socialist governments threw away the keys.
After the Aboriginal firestick disappeared 100 years ago the problem grew worse across the nation but in particular NSW and Victoria where successive state governments acquired hundreds of grazing and farming properties and turned them into national parks or environmental reserves.
Wet years would see vegetation grow uncontrollably in these parks and reserves creating a huge amount of fuel for fires. Firefighters in Victoria were reported as saying they saw forest detritus one to two metres thick over large areas they were trying to protect.
Naturally with such fuel loads nothing could save these forests. A complete lack of hazard reduction burning over many years by authorities left vast areas potential fire bombs of nuclear proportion.
The other major fire prevention deficiency was a lack of cleared firebreaks. Hours of television footage covering the wildfires revealed almost no firebreaks and no machinery to make any.
In Queensland, NSW and Victoria, all suffering from decades of Labor rule, it was most evident that rural firefighters had only public roads or power line tracks for access to reserves and private property to conduct back burning.
It was a hopeless, dangerous situation that volunteer firefighters faced and there were no bulldozers or graders to construct breaks even when the RFS had weeks of opportunity to build breaks before fires arrived. Labor policies prevent disturbing any trees or vegetation growing in reserves and on private property from being damaged or removed by constructing a firebreak.
Fire experts and seasoned firefighters know that in temperate climates during the dry season hot bush fires stoked by half a metre of detritus in eucalypt forests create their own fire environment developing strong winds and wild atmospheric conditions to create crown fires.
These fires are impossible to stop, but they are relatively easy to prevent. Climate change is pure nonsense and Labor and Liberal governments must shoulder most of the blame.
Then there are the city people who want a life in the bush but have no idea of rural conditions especially fire prevention. They set up bush camps in the hills to live their dream.. No water, no power, no machinery, no fire breaks and no sense.
Many of the burnt-out homes, ranging from subsistence dwellers to large well-constructed houses had eucalyptus trees growing out of the lounge room, so to speak. How did they think they could prevent their homes from burning down?
The television footage of burnt out homes from all states in the aftermath of the conflagrations said it all, the most evident mistake being a complete lack of fire breaks due to government regulations, an inadequate water supply and lack of fire-fighting equipment.
In NSW alone 2439 homes were lost and at least 33 people died in the summer fire season of 2019-20. More than 400 homes were burnt down in Victoria and 5 people lost their lives leaving nationally, 46.3 million acres ravaged and many of the forests permanently damaged never to recover.
Hard as it is to believe, this man, Greg Mullins, a former NSW Fire and Rescue Commissioner and a member of the ECLA is supposedly a seasoned fire fighter. He is blaming climate change. He is simply deflecting blame from the socialist policies of the political party duopoly.
“The escalation in natural disasters is driven by climate change,” he said.
“There should be a levy on the fossil fuel industry, given all their tax breaks.
“We had the hottest, driest year ever — a year that would not have happened without the impact of climate change.
“It drove the worst bushfires in Australia’s history — they were bigger, hotter, faster and more destructive [than] what we’ve ever experienced before.”
“The fires were weather driven and the weather was driven by a warming climate,” Mr Mullins said.
Australia was on average hotter in the 18th century than the 19th or 20th and the extent of the fires was not unique. The climate varies widely according to changing cycles of the Sun. Earth has been wobbling on its axis in recent years causing abnormal, prolonged exposure to the Sun in southern areas of the continent.
Blaming excess carbon dioxide emissions for fires is pure fantasy. Carbon dioxide is essential for life and responsible scientists say we need more not less.
Australia’s hot, arid climate and wind-driven bushfires were a new and frightening phenomenon to the European settlers of the colonial era. The devastating Victorian bushfires of 1851, remembered as the Black Thursday bushfires, burned in a chain from Portland to Gippsland, and sent smoke billowing across the Bass Strait to north west Tasmania.
State Library of Victoria:
Widespread bushfires occurred in Victoria in early February 1851. The height of the destruction happened on Black Thursday, 6 February 1851.
‘Fires covered a quarter of what is now Victoria (approximately 5 million hectares). Areas affected include Portland, Plenty Ranges, Westernport, the Wimmera and Dandenong districts. Approximately 12 lives, one million sheep and thousands of cattle were lost’.
Mr Mullins should do some research into fire fighting methodology and revert to the tried and proven policies of Forestry departments before the advent of dangerous United Nations environmental policies enacted after Australia signed up to Agenda 21.
This UN policy on Environment and Development was endorsed by world governments at a Rio de Janerio conference in 1992 and is in reality a blueprint for de-population.
All Australian governments jumped onboard and its environmental policies ever since have all but destroyed agriculture and increased the cost of housing by 30 per cent. Environment departments followed this UN dictate closely and now we have borne the brunt of it.
Perhaps the former fire chief should set his sights on reversing the harmful effects of this treaty instead of following some esoteric climate change vision. Demanding another impost on hard hit tax payers is sheer folly.
Aboriginal Australians are riding on the gravy train and based on 2016* figures released by the Productivity Commission, state and federal governments spent $33.4 billion on the indigenous industry for that year.
This equates to $44,886 for every Aborigine and Torres Strait Islander, or at least people claiming to be indigenous, compared to $22,356 each for non-indigenous citizens across the 150 expenditure categories.
Whatever way it is looked at, putting aside the crescendo of racist screams from the pseudo indigenous mob marching in the streets demanding more taxpayers money, indigenous people are twice as well off compared to non-indigenous in financial terms.
If we take Cape York Peninsula, home to about 5000 Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders, their living conditions are exactly what they choose.
The 14 isolated Peninsula and Gulf local government communities have more than double per capita spent on them than the rest of Australia. There they have well-funded government programs of every shape and size which have been ongoing for more than 40 years.
There are many thousands of government bureaucrats, quangos and NGO staff running these programs which are in the hundreds and too many to publish in this format, even if we could find all of them.
Housing and health consume much of the total annual budget. There are a dozen Aboriginal and Islander health organisations with offices in Cairns and every remote community including the Torres Strait. They operate large fleets of cars and buses all assigned with fuel cards.
The federal government is spending $4 billion over the next four years on the Indigenous Australian Health Program.
Another $90 million for primary health care was committed on July 1.
Indigenous Healthcare services for Queensland cost the taxpayer $1, 670.9 billion in 2016.
The hospitals and clinics in these communities are equipped with the latest medical equipment and staffed by well-trained black and white nurses and doctors.
There are five Queensland Ambulance Service bases across the Peninsula boasting some of the best trained staff in the country.
Royal Flying Doctor Service aircraft and doctors are continually servicing Aboriginal communities across the north, running regular clinics and transporting injured or sick patients to Cairns Base hospital on a daily basis.
A festering point of contention among Cape York residents is priority of patients for medical emergencies.
Although the Royal Flying Doctor Service will not admit it, pastoralists and other inhabitants claim Aborigines get priority over them for emergency medical evacuation flights.
Perhaps flights are prioritised on a financial basis? Which patient attracts the best contribution?
Housing for remote communities between 2008 and 2018 cost taxpayers more than $1 billion.
An election promise of another $105 million is expected to roll out over the next 12 months for remote northern indigenous housing.
The building industry benefits greatly from housing construction across the north where the average cost of a three bedroom dwelling is about $600,000. This does not include land.
In spite of continual drug and alcohol induced rioting at the Aurukun Aboriginal community, which saw six of these expensive homes burnt down last year, the capitulating Queensland Government is busy rebuilding them at great expense. These dwellings could easily be burnt down again in the ongoing warfare among the five community tribes.
Nationally, Indigenous Education and Training expenditure for the 2016 financial year was $5.776 billion, with Queensland’s share in 2016 costing $1,463.5 billion.
Every northern indigenous community has a modern school which is the envy of every teacher outside of the Far North. Technology has not been spared in these schools and most indigenous students, that is those who attend, are whiz-kids when it comes to mobile phone and internet ability.
The federal government in response to the Covid 19 destruction of the national economy is paying the displaced workforce of more than one million employees $1500 per fortnight to sit on their bums at home.
Dole payments have been doubled from $540 a fortnight to more than $1000 a fortnight which has provided a booze bonanza for many Aborigines lounging around on their boasted “sit down money.”
Is it any wonder most industries and farmers cannot get employees back to work?
Those who cry “poor blackfella me” should crawl back under their rocks.
* Latest figures available
The Labor Member for Cook, Cynthia Lui has spent months of her time putting together legislation to enshrine Torres Strait Islander adoption tradition into law while motorists are being killed on the neglected streets of the largest town in her electorate.
Lui, from Yam Island in the Torres Strait, controversially moved her office from Mareeba, out of the electorate to Cairns earlier this year, leaving the lower half of Cook without representation.
She said constituents from the Torres Strait found it hard to contact her in Mareeba, one hour’s drive from Cairns.
She relocated the office to the Commonwealth Centre in Cairns to enable a handful of Torres Strait constituents to meet with her after arriving on subsidised flights from Horn Island.
Ms Lui has dumped the 22,000 residents of Mareeba and Douglas Shires leaving them without state representation.
A spokesman for the largest traditional owner group in the Torres Strait told Cairnsnews the child-rearing practices bill introduced by Ms Lui on Thursday into State Parliament was actually related to an Aboriginal custom and not that of Torres Strait Islanders.
Ms Lui has had an electorate office on Thursday Island in the Torres Strait ever since she was elected.
Meanwhile a female motorcyclist was killed in an accident on congested Byrnes Street in Mareeba on Tuesday when a four wheel drive vehicle drove into the rear of her stationary motorcycle while trying to turn into a service station.
Mareeba has been suffering extreme traffic congestion as thousands of tourist vehicles converged on the arterial main street bottleneck this week, heading north after Covid restrictions were lifted.
The Tablelands’ first set of traffic lights, recently erected at a major intersection in the CBD have caused chaos with local traffic forming long queues during peak hours.
Successive State Governments have refused to construct a heavy vehicle, main street bypass, gazetted for 35 years, to divert hundreds of large trucks driving through the CBD each week while parked cars and converging traffic play Russian roulette with smelly semi-trailers full of Cairns rubbish or others carrying dangerous goods.
A heavy vehicle bypass would have enabled The Main Roads Department to leave the large roundabout intact. The Labor government took the soft option of installing lights for $3.5 million instead of building a more expensive bypass.
Federal Member Bob Katter last week opened an office in Mareeba. He says his staff will help to fill the electoral void left by Ms Lui.
Mr Katter said he was “moving heaven and earth” to get funding for the construction of a heavy vehicle bypass, stipulating the work should go only to local contractors.