Category Archives: Agenda 2030
by Jim O’Toole, Townsville bureau
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is reeling after the Labor Party lost every federal seat north of Brisbane at last week’s election. Fed-up voters elected only one ALP senator for Queensland.
In a fleeting visit to Cairns on Friday to shore up its four state ALP MP’s, the Premier allocated just 15 minutes for each one to air their grievances.
Pundits claim stalling on the Adani mine approvals and scaremongering over fictitious ‘climate’ change’ by the Labor Party turned voters away in droves from their federal candidates.
Even the hard-nosed, anti-coal mining Deputy Premier Jackie Trad joined with the Premier’s change of heart and discovered on Monday morning after the election that coal was all right after all.
These two hypocrites will battle to hold seats north of Brisbane at the next state election and rightly so as every city and all regions north of the Sunshine Coast, except the coal mining depot of Mackay are experiencing severe economic downturns.
Katters Australian Party warned during the federal campaign that every Labor- held state seat north of Rockhampton would be contested by its candidates, with some already campaigning in the regions.
Bob Katter’s spectacular result in the sprawling electorate of Kennedy left the LNP and ALP candidates speechless after he increased his margin by 2.5 points to 65 per cent easily retaining the vast cane, cattle, mining and tourism region.
Although recording substantial results without spectacular numbers were KAP’s five other federal candidates who were bypassed by panicked voters in an effort to keep out the Labor Party.
Party polling officials in the hotly contested, marginal seat of Leichardt which extends to the PNG border some 1500 klms to the north of Cairns, were warned by Voting Australia to be on the lookout for voting fraud.
In the last federal election 18,000 voters across the nation were found by the Australian Electoral Commission to have recorded more than one vote.
No action was taken by the AEC against this fraud.
Just a small percentage of these dud votes would have enabled Liberal Party candidate and incumbent member Warren Entsch to get across the line.
In spite of numerous requests from voters to Prime Minister Scott Morrison prior to the election to ensure the AEC implemented the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters for compulsory identification, the AEC confirmed no ID requirements were enforced at polling booths.
by Viv Forbes, science writer
The proposed Adani mine has been wading through a green swamp of political obstacles for nine long years. Other coal optimists have struggled to develop coal in the Galilee Basin for over 40 years. Federal Labor, State Labor and the Greens have taken turns to man the anti-coal barricades.
In these bad new days, before anyone can open a mine they need multiple approvals, each one providing opportunities for do-nothing activists to raise new hurdles at every hearing. The whole process of judicial judgements and reviews, enquiries, objections, hearings and re-hearings has been a gold mine for lawyers and barristers and a bottomless pit into which mine optimists throw money.
Nine years ago, Labor Premier Anna Bligh declared Adani “a significant project for Queensland”.
The Queensland Co-ordinator General gave Adani approval to proceed in 2014.
The Federal Government also gave its approval to proceed in 2014 but that approval was set aside because of complaints by the Mackay Conservation Council, the Australian Conservation Foundation and others that the yakka skink, the ornamental snake, koalas, the waxy cabbage palm and the black throated finch would be disturbed.
And of course the Great Barrier Reef, the coastal seagrass and inland ground water would be threatened.
The ACF and the Greens have also cowed most Australian banks into denying finance to the Carmichael Project. Native title rights have been asserted by two groups, and Greenpeace and the Climate Council have run scare campaigns on Greenhouse gas emissions should Adani go ahead. Naturally the ABC gives all Adani opponents good air time.
Just 5 months ago the anti-Adani Deputy Premier of Queensland, Jacki Trad, said she did not believe the Adani project would ever get off the ground.
But immediately after the recent Federal election landslide which left the ALP holding zero federal seats north of Brisbane, and winning only one of the six Queensland senate vacancies, Queensland Premier Palaszczuk flew north to Mackay and demanded that her departments produce firm timeline for Adani decisions “by Friday” (today).
What a difference a day makes.
Bob Brown, Queensland Labor and the ABC want to save the planet with these cow fart bags.
Queensland has about 9 million cattle. Will Bob Brown, Bill Shorten and the Qld Deputy Premier Jackie Trad go west to fit the bags? Naturally the cattle producer would have to buy them first.
There could be a new rodeo event named ‘bag fitting.’
Who empties them when they are filled with gas? What happens when a cow walks under a prickly acacia tree and the bag gets punctured. Got any patches Jackie or do you take the cow to Beaurepaires?
A vote for the major partiers in the next state election will perpetuate this madness.
by Robert J Lee
Incredibly the perennial Warren Entsch has managed to hang onto the seat of Leichardt defeating Labor’s gay candidate Elida Faith, a former Centrelink worker.
Liberal Warren was champion of the same sex marriage bill which passed through parliament last year after a dodgy postal plebiscite which saw 248,000 envelopes returned to the ABS marked ‘return to sender, not known at this address.’
These fictitious entries which originated from the roll remain on it. As a result you may use your imagination as to the election outcome in marginal seats, just like Warren’s.
In Leichardt, the Christopher Skase Utopia of Port Douglas is Queensland’s significant gay garrison and its foot soldiers to a man and woman (woops, fluid genderless persons) supported Warren.
Cairns has a reputation nationally and internationally as the ‘gay capital’ of Queensland so Warren was on safe ground taking the multitude of gays under his arm.
Ditto for Cairns northern suburbs such as Palm Cove which has a large ‘fluid’ population.
Similar to the result in many other electorates across Australia fearful voters simply wanted to reject the ABC/ALP/Green climate change rubbish and voted with their feet, ignoring the independents.
Fortunately only a few Liberal MP’s believe the UN’s global warming or climate change agenda which has been designed through the Paris Agreement on Climate to transfer even more wealth from developed nations to black juntas in Africa.
The blacklisting of coal by the ABC/ALP/Greens triumvirate and the potential loss of franking credits for several million retirees was the hapless Shorten’s Achilles heel.
As re-elected Member for Dickson(north of Brisbane) the much maligned Liberal Peter Dutton said it was the best help anyone could get after the Shorten-aligned GetUp doorknocked his electorate vigorously trying to slander his reputation.
by Andrew Mackinnon
Thanks a lot for reminding me of the machinations of the Labor Party. Since I share your contempt for the Labor Party and since this website posts comments made in good faith without censoring them like the mainstream media, it’s my great pleasure to share my perspective on your comment.
The Labor Party is enthusiastic about progressive income taxation when a flat rate of 20% on all income above the tax free threshold is what would be fair. Who wants to work more than one day out of five to support the needs of the nation via taxation? It’s not necessary.
(What is the purpose of progressive income taxation? It’s to maximise income taxation revenue. Why? The official reason is so that the money can be given to those with less via old age pensions and unemployment benefits (ie. Newstart). However, this can’t be the real reason because the old age pension in Australia is barely adequate and Newstart allowance is much less than adequate. So, what’s the real reason? It’s to fund government spending that funnels super profits to the private entities that the government pays to deliver its projects. An example is $50 billion to French entities for submarines. A huge percentage of that figure is gratuitous super profit – money for nothing. That super profit is paid for out of the income taxes of Australian citizens.
If the government doesn’t have enough income tax revenue to fund largesse like this, it doesn’t let that stop it from pursuing this scam that transfers wealth out of the public purse to private entities. It borrows money by issuing government bonds in order to fund its spending on projects so that the private entities delivering the project can receive their super profits and thereby increases this transfer of wealth. Now, taxpayers are not only on the hook for repaying the cost of the project out of future income taxes to the bondholders who lent the money to the government, they’re on the hook for paying the bondholders a yield of something like 5% per annum on the money that the bondholders have lent to the government. The government’s enthusiasm for increasing debt by issuing bonds is deliberate. Wealthy entities are keen to earn a guaranteed 5% yield on their wealth by lending to the government and the government is keen to make it happen by borrowing (for projects that transfer super profits to the private entities delivering the projects) because the government has been hijacked by traitors who are committed to making this transfer of wealth from the public to the private purse happen.
I know that the Liberal Party is famous for this financially traitorous behaviour and that the Liberal Party is responsible for the example above of $50 billion for submarines, however, the Labor Party does this also. The same principle applies.)
The Labor Party introduced capital gains tax in the 1980s which should be abolished. Capital gains tax is in direct opposition to property rights. If somebody saves up some money and then invests it in shares (or anything for that matter), they quite obviously don’t have full property rights to it because if they later sell it for more than they paid for it, the government wants a cut of the gain via capital gains tax. If they had full property rights to it, they could sell it and keep the full amount they receive for it without paying any capital gains tax.
The Labor Party introduced compulsory superannuation in the 1990s, which has resulted in a significant percentage (eg. 9.5/109.5 x 100% = 8.7%) of citizens income being compulsorily confiscated week after week after week. Employers don’t pay employees superannuation as a gift. Employees earn it via their work. The fact that employees endure this loss of what is their property – income that they’ve worked for, is more evidence of the Labor Party’s animosity and hostility towards property rights. Such hostility towards property rights is one of the ten planks of communism. Property rights is a biblical concept and is a foundation stone of western societies.
Regarding taking over private land like farming land, I have negligible expertise regarding agriculture, however my guess is that Labor’s enthusiasm for “vegetation management” laws is all about its animosity towards Anglo-Saxon farmers. My guess is that it’s not that Labor isn’t interested in agriculture. I think the problem for Australia is that Labor is hostile towards farmers of Anglo-Saxon ancestry – likewise the Liberal Party. My guess is that it intends to drive Anglo-Saxon farmers out of business via vegetation management laws so that it can obtain their land and then sell the land to China so that the Chinese can farm it. Why China? Because that’s who the Australian government has been selling a lot of land to. Why China? Because communism in China was establish by Jews – it’s not common knowledge, just like communism in Russia was established by Jews – also not common knowledge. With the United States and Australia both similarly under the thumb of Jewish rule, who has their manufacturing, land and who knows what else been sold out to? China.
from Jim O’Toole
Farmers in Bob Katter’s Kennedy electorate have been warned the Liberal candidate in the upcoming election has agreed with Labor’s intention of halting all land clearing in Australia.
Liberal Frank Beveridge, along with a Labor hopeful, at a candidates forum held in Mareeba two weeks ago said he was “100 per cent behind” Labor’s harsh clearing laws.
Some members of the audience expressed astonishment at hearing a Liberal candidate support clearing laws which had brought the state to a standstill and mercilessly prosecuted farmers through the courts for knocking down a tree or shrub in their paddocks.
Mareeba is a large farming and grazing district to the west of Cairns which has supported Bob Katter for decades as a true representative of rural Queenslanders who has consistently opposed Labor’s stringent vegetation management laws.
Katter said the Labor Party and now it seemed the Liberals had no interest in the rural sector and Deputy Premier Jackie Trad would like to see it closed down forcing farmers out of business.
Meanwhile Lakeland farmers after a meeting with government representatives have reported that the State Government plans to further penalise farmers by charging them licence fees to cultivate their fallowed paddocks.
Whatever happened to freehold rights which the duopoly has trashed?
State Leader of Katters Australian Party Robbie Katter said the next election would see Labor lose its majority by KAP getting at least three more members elected.
He said his team would be in a powerful position to clean up the ALP and LNP mess by reversing draconian legislation.
by Dr Mark Stengler
The United States Food and Drug Administration just made a SHOCKING confession.
They just straight-up admitted the advice they’ve been pushing on more than 300 million Americans isn’t just wrong…
It’s dangerous; it might even be deadly!
And odds are… you’ve followed this advice yourself.
Well, friend, it’s time to think twice about sunscreen — because the United States government just admitted the TRUTH about what’s inside it.
How to get SAFE protection from the sun
I’ve warned about the ingredients in sunscreen, including dangerous hormone blockers and chemicals even known to cause cancer.
The mainstream has dismissed that as alarmist… and those are the nicer ones.
Some have even claimed it’s a wild conspiracy theory!
Well, now the FDA itself has been forced to admit it’s neither alarmist nor conspiracy.
The agency said that almost NONE of the regular ingredients in today’s most common sunscreens have been proven safe!
There are 16 common ingredients used in various sunscreens. Just two are definitively safe: titanium and/or zinc oxide (which, by the way, are the same ones I’ve recommended all along).
Two of the other 14 — PABA and trolamine salicylate, which are not commonly used in the United States — are definitely UNSAFE.
The feds say they need more evidence on the other 12…
But I can tell you right now many of them are absolutely dangerous.
One of the most common, oxybenzone, is a “weak estrogen” that can mess with your body’s hormone levels. Yet it’s tough to avoid: Environmental Working Group says it’s in 65 percent of non-mineral sunscreens.
But that doesn’t mean you have to risk sunburn anytime you hope to step outside this spring and summer.
And you certainly don’t have to hide indoors.
There are two steps you can take to protect your skin, cut your risks and enjoy the great outdoors all year long.
First, stop fearing the sun.
It wasn’t created to hurt you. It’s there because we all need it — and not just for sunlight and plants. Our bodies need it. Sun levels cue hormones such as melatonin, charge up immune-system T cells and stimulate the production of essentials such as vitamin D and nitric oxide.
You know your skin well; unless you easily burn, don’t worry about sun “safety” for short periods outside of 15-30 minutes, depending on your complexion.
Second, if you’re out longer or burn easily, look for a natural sunscreen with safe and proven ingredients such as the titanium and/or zinc oxide (that even the FDA now admits are your best options).
2 April 2019: KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has commented on the 2019/20 budget.
- Budget surplus of $7.1 bn
General Budget comments:
“For the first time in 30 years our Government has committed to building dams and we praise all of the people that have fought the great battle to secure this wonderful breakthrough”.
“Government is reduced to arguing that some people should get more, some should get less.
“KAP we want to make the cake bigger so everyone gets more,” Mr Katter said.
- NQ Water Infrastructure Authority – establish 12 March 2019 (roll out Hells Gates Dam, HIPCO, Big Rocks Weir)
“This authority streamlines and overrides hurdles we’ve been made to jump through for the past 30 years.”
- $11.6m Mareeba Dimbulah Water Supply Scheme
“This is much needed and long overdue but we must go after with aggression. The North Australia Development Fund for the North Johnstone Transfer, the Upper Mitchell Dam, realignment of the Tully Hydro Penstock. Hell’s Gates Dam will supply almost all of North Qld’s baseload power, the Tully hydro realignment will provide all of North Qld’s peak load requirements.”
- $54m for Big Rocks Weir and Hell’s Gates
- $180m for Hughenden Irrigation Scheme (HIPCO)
“This is the culmination of a journey which started when my father took me, at the age of 18, to Charlie Phillott’s keyline irrigation scheme.
“The great battle for Bradfield, which we won, but then we watched within a year both the much maligned and greatest ever Bjelke Petersen Qld Government and the Malcolm Fraser Government both go down 11 months later.
“Hughenden will change the world as we know it. It is a template for 17 other schemes in North Qld and five in Northern Territory’s Western Gulf”
- $100bn over next decade
- $380m Townsville area
- Constructing stadium
- Port Channel Capacity Upgrade
- Preserving the Townsville Eastern Access Rail Corridor
“My great grandfather paid for the original two cranes which created Port of Townsville. He did get repaid later. This is a welcome initiative and will mostly benefit the North West area.
“The upgrades to the railway line – that line is there to service Mt Isa – fertiliser, copper, silver, lead and zinc. The major beneficiary is my homeland.”
- Roads of Strategic Importance – $50m Cairns to Northern Territory border, $200m Tennant Creek to Townsville
- $2.2bn for Safer Roads
“The notorious Feluga intersection and the Silkwood Kurrimine intersections on the Bruce Highway are in urgent need of funding. Whilst it is not notorious, the Mareeba bypass is vital.
“We are going after these projects with super aggression.”
- $1bn to improve freight routes and access to ports
“I’m thinking very strongly in terms of Normanton, which is out for 1-2 months of the year at the present moment with flooding; and which will become over the next three years the major live cattle port export terminal in Australia.
- $100m over four years to 2022-23 for regional airports
“Innisfail’s Mundoo Airport must be shortlisted for assistance. Through cyclones and flooding, it’s the only all-weather airport for the 80,000 people between Townsville and Cairns”.
- $2.2bn to fix blackspots, ageing bridges and funding to Councils for roads.
“It’s absolutely vital. I deeply regret that, except for the Mulgrave River Bridge, almost every bridge in Kennedy would fit into this category”.
- Another $200m for the fourth round of Building Betters Regions Fund
“We have got money under this fund before. It is the ‘big key’ to the water development in Georgetown, Normanton and the Mid-West, Cloncurry and back to Hughenden which we vitally need.”
- $150,000 for Kennedy through the Stronger Community Program
- $272m over four years for the Regional Growth Fund
- $6.3bn drought support
- $3.3bn flood support
- Establishing the Future Drought Fund
- NQ Livestock Industry Recovery Agency – providing long-term assistance, including $1.7bn low-interest loans.
- $3.9bn Emergency Response Fund
- Income tax exemption for qualifying grants made to producers, small businesses and non-profit organisations affected by NQ floods
- $4.3m from 2019-20 to improve and maintain National Drought Map
- Funding for schools in flood-affected areas
- Additional $3m mental health services for flood-affected people in North and Western Queensland
- One-off payment of $1,000 to students who between 25 January and 14 February 2019 received a qualifying payment and whose parental home is in the local government areas of Burdekin, Burke, Carpentaria, Cloncurry, Douglas, Flinders, Hinchinbrook, McKinlay, Richmond, Townsville or Winton. NB Qualifying payments are Assistance for Isolated Children Basic Boarding Allowance, Assistance for Isolated Children Second Home Allowance, Assistance for Isolated Children Distance Education Allowance, Abstudy school fees. This will be paid by 23 April 2019.
- $300m for two grant programs for restocking where farmers can access up to $400,000 to rebuild and restock.
- $5m over five years as part of $10m joint funded program with Queensland Government to tackle prickly acacia.
- $5m grant to the CWA to provide financial assistance’
“The prickly acacia has taken over one million of the five million hectares in the Mid-Western Gulf plains country. There’s controversy as to whether it’s an advantage or a weed and I’ve got to say that the ubiquitous nature of the tree, with no leaves for most of the year, I’m afraid on the other side of the fence, and I’m tremendously pleased at this money.
“Low Interest Loans– my rage at the current proposal, and I don’t want to pre-empt further discussions with Shane Stone, CEO of the NQ Livestock Industry Recovery Agency, but currently the scheme rescued the banks from their bad debt and imposes extra debt burden upon farmers.
“Banks wrote off their bad debts; under the current proposal, the banks’ bad debts have been removed and the farmers have been given an extra debt burden. That was no solution except for the banks.
$300m restocking: “This is much better – actual grants.”
- No Queensland funding for remote housing.
“The removal of the housing scheme is disastrous. Probably ¾ of the houses have an occupancy of 10-15 people in a house designed for 4-5 people. Desperately we need to recreate the housing scheme of the 80s utilising work for dole labour, exclusively local Indigenous labour, and give title deeds.
Bureau of Meteorology
- $77.2m over 23 years from 2019-20 to improve radar coverage in regional areas (including between Charters Towers and Hughenden, Burdekin and Flinders region rain gauges)
“This is vital because we did not have detailed rain gauges in 74-75 floods, in the upper flinders we were caught totally ambushed. Massive flooding did untold destruction; we didn’t know it was coming.”
- $137.8m over five years additional biosecurity funding
- $9.2m for yellow crazy ant
“Fantastically good news because we’ve raised repeatedly the issue of crazy ants.
“Biosecurity is essential, we have had constant breakdowns in quarantine, while most attributable to ‘free market’ policies, that just makes our case stronger for quarantine bolstering up.
Jobs and skills
- $525m skills package
- Create 80,000 new apprenticeships
- Double incentive payments to employers to $8,000 per placement
- New apprentices receive $2,000 incentive payment
- Ten new training hubs
- $62m to boost literacy, numeracy and digital skills
“We desperately need that (the $8,000 for employers for placements). We have numerous people in the mining industry at Mt Isa where the training skills have disappeared. Where there were 720 apprenticeships at MIMs there would be flat out being 2-3 dozen now (not entirely MIM’s fault). We would plead that the slipways, auto electricians, sugar mills, most of all our mining operations and Councils – they will benefit from this and we plead with them to take this money for NQ.
- $9bn for science research technology
- $20bn Medical Research Future Fund (previously announced)
“Medical research is one of the areas in Australia that is almost holding its own. I think it’s laudable that the government is concentrating on it.
- $80bn spend on healthcare
- $160m to improve Indigenous health
- $60m for James Cook University Tropical Enterprise Centre in Queensland to become Centre of Excellence in Tropical Medicine
- Upgrading Townsville Hospital
- Medicare Benefits Schedule, including diagnostic imaging for breast cancer and heart health checks
- $461m for youth mental health and suicide prevention
- 30 new Headspace centres
- Increased support for Indigenous youth
- Treatment for early psychosis
- Perinatal mental health
- Extra counselling for communities that have suffered natural disasters
- Increasing Breast Screen Australia from women aged 50-69 to 50-74
- $21.7m in 2019-20 for dental services in Queensland
- Heart of Australia, $12m three-year partnership providing mobile cardiology services. Heart of Australia will have two ‘Heart Buses’ on the road providing a number of health services on a fortnightly basis including gynaecology, neurology and endocrinology to residents of 16 towns including Dalby, Goondiwindi, Stanthorpe, St George, Charleville, Quilpie, Roma, Cloncurry, Emerald, Barcaldine, Blackall, Longreach, Winton, Hughenden, Charters Towers, Moranbah, Richmond, Weipa, Cooktown, Sarina, Palm island, Biloela, Childers, Proserpine and Ayr.
“This service saves the lives of those in the bush who would not otherwise access heart related services.
“You are twice as likely to die of heart issues if you live in the bush. The work that this organisation is doing could be described as work by the Good Lord himself.”
- $550m over five years from 2017-18 to strengthen rural, regional and remote health outcomes, in particular creating a new junior training doctor program to support training in rural settings
- Additional $84.1m over four years from 2018-19 for the RFDS to increase dental care, mental health and emergency aeromedical services.
- $8.2m over four years from 2018-19 to improve access to maternity services for women in rural and remote areas.
- $793.9m over four years from 2018-19 for the rural health and multidisciplinary health program to encourage recruitment and retention of health professionals in rural and remote Australia.
“We are deeply appreciative but I don’t think that is going to get us where we need to be. There is an extra 100 places at JCU Medical School and we need an extra $150,000 to be paid to doctors serving in private practice in towns in NQ, and public-private practice in these towns as well.
“But the government’s efforts are laudable but we just need change of direction.
- 10,000 new home care packages
- Additional financial support for residential care (capital works with a focus on regions)
“There are 2,500 people that need to go into aged care centres and we probably have less than 200 beds – an appalling shortfall.
“The home care program actually came out of the Mid-West. The pilot program started in Richmond and Hughenden and we pay those great pioneers a tribute today, as we see the full flowering of their work.
“Meals on Wheels needs assistance – less regulation and more assistance.
- $84m for carer respite
“One of best initiatives by Government in the last 30 years.
- One-off energy assistance payment (for pensioners) – $75/singles, $125/couples
- $10m detailed evaluation feasibility projects in North and Central Queensland
“All we want is the freedom to revert to use our balance of power to secure ‘operating cost only’ for electricity. Currently $2,500 per year per household, will be reduced to under $700.
“The silly nature of solar panels and subsidies and the ‘save the planet brigade’ and the most outrageous profiteering by the State Government – takes it up to costs of $3000m a year in what is just a secret tax and falls part heavily on families young families and our retirees. These are the last people on the planet that you should be taxing.
- $300bn to schools, an increase of 63 per cent
- Local school community program
- New scholarship program – 1,000 students a year to study in regional Australia
- $453m to extend pre-school education
- $9.8m over four years for non-government distance education schools
- Tax cuts for low and middle income-earners:
- For taxpayers earning up to $126,000/year (better off each year – single income $1,080, families with dual income $2,160).
- More than 10 million Australians will benefit. 4.5m will receive the full tax cut. To start 1 July 2019.
- Decreasing tax rate 32.5 per cent to 30 per cent from 1 July 2024 – 94 per cent of taxpayers will pay no more than 30 cents in the dollar.
“Government is reduced to arguing that some people should get more, some should get less.
“KAP we want to make the cake bigger so everyone gets more.
- Cut tax to 25 per cent
- New $2bn fund
- Instant asset write-off increased and expanded from $25,000 to $30,000 for businesses with turnover of up to $50 million
“Don’t want to denigrate benefits but it’s not about micro rearrangements. The emphasis is shallow to say the least.
Banking royal commission
- $600 million for ASIC and APRA to implement royal commission findings
“I am sickened by that proposal. They are two of the most disgraceful institutions I have ever dealt with in my 50 years of political life. I can give case after case where they have failed to act.
“What they do with their time nobody knows.
“To think they’re still there and getting money I find sickening.
- Banning excessive credit card surcharges
- Protecting retirement savings from undue erosion from inappropriate insurance premiums and excessive fees
- Establishing the Australian Financial Complaints Authority
- Establishing a compensation scheme of last resort
- Significantly broadening and increasing civil penalties
- Increasing ASIC’s and APRA’s powers
- Requiring mortgage brokers to work in best interests of their clients
Mistreatment of people with a disability royal commission
- Half a billion dollars for royal commission into the mistreatment of people with a disability
- $60m increase to export marketing development grants
- $29.4m over four years to enhance agricultural exports and trade
Multinational tax avoidance
- Crackdown to raise $12bn.
That the government would crack down on multinationals: “I believe in the tooth fairy and that the abominable snowman comes from Bedourie.”
- $3.5bn Climate Solutions package ($2bn to go to working with farmers and Indigenous communities)
- $100m Environmental Restoration Fund to improve water quality and erosion
- $3.1m in 2019-20 in Queensland for critical threats such as feral animals and weeds in world heritage areas
- $150,000 for Kennedy for the Communities Environment Program for community-based groups
“Pig numbers in North Queensland are currently at 10.5 million. This figure explodes to 25 million within six years without adequate management.
“The cassowary, the symbol of NQ, is doomed; the eggs are taken by the pigs. The turtles are doomed; eggs laid on the beach are now being totally taken by the pigs. The Julia Creek dunnart, Australia’s most endangered species, cannot survive the pigs. In part or overwhelmingly the turbidity impacting the Great Barrier Reef has to be coming from the pigs.
“Nothing is being done by the Government to oppress the pigs at all.
“There has to be serious money put forward here, although with proper licencing, we don’t need much money at all. The young blokes will go out hunting, but I will be the first to say it has to be tightly controlled in terms of days and areas, so we have complete security,”
- $328 m for women’s safety
- $82.2m for frontline services for women and children
- $78.4m to provide safe places for people impacted by family and domestic violence
- $68.3m for domestic and family violence prevention
- $64m for counselling services
- $35m for support and prevention strategies for First Australians
- Safer Communities Fund for religious organisations
- Funding to prevent bullying
- Expanding the cashless debit card
- $337m for drug strategy
- $20.1m over four years from 1 July 2020 to expand no-interest loans of up to $1,500 for women experiencing family and domestic violence.
- $680m to support service men and women deployed overseas.
- Joint agreement on a comprehensive strategic partnership between Australia and Singapore through the Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative – 14,000 Singapore armed forces unilateral training for up to 18 weeks annually. One of the two sites in Greenvale. Singapore Government will provide $2.25bn, providing an estimated $50m spent in Queensland annually during construction. Construction will commence in third quarter of 2019.
- Extending the Farm Household Allowance (forced sale of livestock will be exempt from the income test)
- $8.7m over 11 years to set up mandatory code of conduct for dairy industry
- $1.9m to develop national agriculture workforce strategy
- $24.6m 2019-20 in Queensland for improving cattle supply chain
- $71.7m 2019-20 for northern Australia roads – Queensland component
- $2.9m 2019-20 for national leadership for agriculture innovation
- $15m for wild dog fencing
“I can’t believe that the LNP and the Nationals not only voted against a minimum price scheme for milk but argued against it. Using arguments that would oppose any survival program for rural industries.
“Farmers everywhere else in world get 41% of their income from the government. Our farmers get nothing from the government.
“We have an artificially high dollar, propped up to nearly twice its value.
“Beef and sugar industries have been cheated out of half their incomes because of an inflated dollar. Finally on the home market you only have 2 places to sell agriculture produce to – the supermarket duopoly. And the LNP and Nationals are running around talking about codes of conduct!
- $160m for two additional rounds of the Mobile Blackspot Funding Program.
by Alex Bruce US correspondent
As the creator of some of the finest independent documentaries on YouTube, TruthstreamMedia have been on the leading edge of our descent into censorship, at times chronicling their own struggles with Google’s algorithms.
Under the rubric of countering misinformation, Google has been making presentations on their new “anti-fake news system” at places like the Munich Security Conference, a venue that’s supposed to be about countering the threat of terrorist attacks in Europe.
The goal is to build an Artificial Intelligence that will authorize and verify all the information being shared in the videos on their platform, for the purpose of categorizing and suppressing anything that contradicts Google’s Corporatist politics. The ultimate goal appears to be to make the Alternative Media disappear, despite this genre being what built YouTube and what continues to make it so great.
Their automated censorship systems, of course will do nothing to suppress or de-platform such “news” outlets CNN and MSNBC for aggressively lying and broadcasting seditious propaganda for the past 2 years and putting the world and especially Americans through the Hell of a psychological civil war, in their conspiracy to overthrow the President.
For Alphabet-Google-YouTube, treason against the US is OK but dissidence against Globalism is not.
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by Jim O’Toole in our Canberra bureau
This ignorant little 17 year old wanker, Will Connolly from Victoria should have had his face rubbed in the mess for breaking an egg on the head of 68 year old Senator Fraser Anning.
Anning instinctively struck this Greens moron and Islamic sycophant in the mouth twice as a reaction to the egg assault.
Any other red-blooded Australian male would have done the same but some would have knocked this retard to the ground.
The pansies of the Greens and ALP would have asked for more eggs to be slammed onto their empty heads.
We applaud Fraser’s reaction but wish it would have been much harder.
Unfortunately the first wack was with an open hand, but the second was a good hit. Well done Fraser just shows older Queensland bush boys can still mix it with the Victoria riff raff.
This dumbed down scumbag obviously is a cowardly king hitter and would never have tried this stunt if Fraser had seen him first. Connolly arranged for the Channel 9 camera to be on him before he struck.
Would Connolly go a couple of rounds in the ring with Anning? Never!
His obviously neglected upbringing would see him run in the opposite direction.
The myopic Victoria Police say they are investigating Anning for hitting this idiot. Anning has nothing to worry about.
Victoria Police can’t even find the dozen black African gangs wandering Melbourne streets assaulting and robbing Australians.
Hang in there Fraser!
(Natural News) As usual, the lying mainstream media is busy plastering up fake headlines all over the place about the latest mass shooting incident that took place in New Zealand, describing the alleged shooter as a “Trump-supporting white supremacist” who hates Muslims for being brown. But the guy’s own 1,500-page manifesto, which Big Tech is actively trying to scrub from the web, by the way, tells a much different story.
Far from being a rally-attending apologist for President Donald Trump like the fake media is now claiming, 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant, the man whom Australian media outlets have named as the shooter, is a self-described “eco-fascist by nature” – meaning he’s a Leftist that’s more aligned with Democrats than Republicans.
Tarrant clearly wrote in his rambling manifesto, in response to a question he apparently posed to himself, that he certainly does not support President Trump.
“As a policy maker and leader? Dear god no,” were Tarrant’s exact words, unequivocally indicating that, contrary to fake news claims, he likely wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat.
Tarrant’s diary goes on to reveal that he’s anything but a conservative, and is actually more aligned with radical domestic terrorist groups like Antifa. In response to another question he posed to himself about where he aligns both politically and socially, Tarrant had this to say, in no uncertain terms:
“The nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People’s Republic of China.”
In other words, Tarrant is a full-fledged communist, just like Democrat Darling and failed 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who actually grew up in communist China and has had nothing but positive things to the media as “good.”
Brenton Tarrant says his intent was to spark civil war in America, claims Candace Owens “influenced me above all”
As to why Tarrant decided to carry out this particular attack, his manifesto reveals that one of his primary aims was to “create conflict” between opposing ideologies in the United States as it concerns legal gun ownership. His apparent hope was that this ongoing battle over the Second Amendment would result in another civil war, which he believes “will eventually balkanize the U.S. along political, cultural and, most importantly, racial lines.”
Tarrant also bizarrely credited conservative pundit Candace Owens for being the person that “radicalized” him and “influenced me above all,” further describing Owens as someone whose insights and views “helped push me further and further into the belief of violence over meekness.”
Keep in mind that Candace Owens is a black woman, which suggests that Tarrant isn’t doing a very good job at being the “white supremacist” that the fake news media is claiming he is. Further, he describes himself as transitioning from communism, to anarchism, to libertarianism, to eco-fascist, which further suggests that he’s not quite stable in the noggin.
But almost none of this is being reported in the mainstream news, as fake headline after fake headline pushes the narrative that Tarrant is no different than you’re average Trump supporter. Even worse are the escalating Leftist dog whistles against white people, conservatism, patriotism, and gun rights – as if some deranged New Zealander has anything to do with these things here in the United States.
Had this incident been inverted, with a deranged Muslim storming into a Christian church and murdering several dozen innocent people, you can be sure that the mainstream media would be working overtime to conceal the shooter’s ethnic and religious identity. And anyone who actually told the truth in this hypothetical scenario would have been immediately labeled “Islamophobic.”
But because the shooter in this case has lighter skin and doesn’t claim that Allah is God, fake news outlets are having a heyday branding him with all sorts of anti-white, anti-Trump stereotypes in an attempt to foment more Leftist rage against Caucasians, while simultaneously fueling anti-Second Amendment sentiments.
“It’s like clockwork,” wrote one commenter at The Gateway Pundit about the fake news media’s tired and obvious tactic of exploiting tragedies like this to promote their anti-American agendas.
“The left immediately exploits tragedy and horror as a tool to bludgeon their opposition and critics and promote their agenda. The dead and dying have not even been moved from the scene before they start in with their hateful ideological harangue. They don’t mourn the victims, they cheer the political potential of their demise. That isn’t just sick, it’s evil.”