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by John Wilson. Chairman, Australian Common Law Party
Ian Turnbull’s Non-Trial.
Photo: Ian Turnbull
Farmer Ian Turnbull shot dead Greg Turner as a result of legislation removing property rights from the Australian people and the only hope we ought to have of reversing this atrocity. Thomas Jefferson said, “Trial by jury is the only anchor yet imagined by man that can hold a government to the principles of its constitution.” Lord Edward Coke said, “Common law doth control Acts of Parliament and adjudges them, when against common right, to be void.”
Framer Ian Turnbull was denied his common law right to “the lawful judgment of his equals which is the law of the land” and this persecution was relentless until he “simply cracked” and took the life a man who “was only doing his job”.
Photo: George Bender
Another farmer, George Bender, suffered the same violation of his common law rights and also took a life – his own, as an incalculable number of victims of Australian courts continue to do. Meanwhile the general population are kept well fed, entertained and blissfully ignorant of their rights and freedoms.
Ian Turnbull’s trial continues tomorrow in the NSW Supreme Court, Sydney, where “His Honour Justice” Peter Johnson is a typical example of the corrupt and treacherous judiciary destroying any semblance of justice as he lies to tell the uninformed and incompetent jury, “You can only judges the facts. I am the judge of the law and I will direct you accordingly.”- thereby, committing treason which is “an act intent on overthrowing the sovereignty of the people”.
In this trial, there are no facts to judge because prosecution and defence unreservedly agree to the facts. The only dispute here is that Ian Turnbull pleads guilty to manslaughter while the prosecution insists it is murder. The juror has been instructed to choose which definition in law is appropriate.
This trial will follow the same course as every jury trial in Australia does and conclude with the so-called “judge” receiving the verdict from the jury, dismissing them and then carrying on to render his own judgment with any consent and, therefore, no jurisdiction. Because it is “the lawful judgment of his equals” that is mandated by the Rule of Law, any sentence given by a “judge” in this manner is wholly void.
Neither the prosecution nor the defence (and certainly not the “judge”) have any intention of allowing the jury to judge the justice of law that caused the death of Greg Turner at the hands of Ian Turnbull. And, if any juror should dare to venture down that path, they will incur the wrath of “His Honour Justice” Peter Johnson. This is a disgrace and brings shame on the entire country.
The Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter believes the $16 million biofuels pilot plant announced yesterday in Gladstone is a big win for Queensland.
Southern Oil Refining is the NSW-based company behind the plant which has the potential to expand to a $150 million commercial-scale refinery with the capacity to produce 200 million litres of fuel per year.
The initiative aligns with the long established policy of KAP to create a biofuels industry in Queensland.
“The announcement of $16 million for the diesel-from-fibre plant at Gladstone is very big news for North Queensland,” said Mr Katter.
“I think most of us are scared that public money is going into new technologies but very big commercial money has also gone into this, indicating that large commercial players take this project seriously.”
“KAP would like to thank its Queensland MPs, Robbie Katter and Shane Knuth. Their contribution was small but it was significant.”
Mr Katter pointed out that this kind of initiative is linked to the future of development in the North West,
“If we were to do this kind of thing in Cloncurry, and we’ve already had discussions with the new Mayor of Cloncurry about the project, and similarly at Hughenden, onsite production of diesel would be a massive boost for the mining industry. The really big benefit would be to Richmond.”
“In the case of onsite produced diesel, the mines, the railways, the livestock and banana haulage… you’d only have to contact 20 or 30 of these industry actors before you’d have a market.”
But Mr Katter also pointed out the incongruity of the Australian Government’s current methodology to fuel procurement.
“This plant proves the total incompetence of the ALP and LNP Federal Governments that we’re sending $23 billion a year to the Middle East to buy petrol. That $23 billion should be going into rural Australia and specifically regional North Queensland to develop this kind of industry.”
Ignore the NSW Liberal/National Party policies that will put you in jail for seven years if you protest against any mining activity even on your own freehold land(Deed of Grant in fee simple). This policy of the NSW Liberal/National Party Corporation only applies to a ‘’thing’. Their corporate policies are gender neutral and do not apply to a living human being. Toss out the NSW party duopoly at the election and replace them with independents and smaller parties. It is working extremely well in Queensland where two Katters Australia Party members and an independent control the excesses of the Labor Government. Bob Katter is the only Australian politician who has ever stood up to the foreign owned CSG mining companies. He has a bill on the table in Federal Parliament for an immediate moratorium on CSG, awaiting support from other members. Unfortunately the CSG companies own the Australian Liberal/National Party, ‘lock, stock and barrel.’ Do not be misled by the lies of the Labor Party. They too wholly support CSG companies, particularly in Queensland where it is a policy platform. The Greens have been in the senate for a decade or more and have not introduced a bill to stop CSG. They too are false prophets with their noses in the trough.
Local Communities Fight Back!
A social movement is sweeping the nation.
Communities are coming together to fight for their way of life and protect their health, their environment and their future…
And they’re having FUN!
All around Australia people are getting involved in the fight against gas mining at the local level. Some communities are even achieving big wins against these mining giants!
People are going door to door and surveying their own communities in a grassroots democracy process. More than 360 communities have declared themselves Gasfield Free. They’re not waiting for their governments, they’re doing it for themselves!
And don’t believe for a moment that this only applies to rural communities – Sydney’s Drinking Water Catchment is also under coal and gas licenses. Nothing is safe.
So – do you know what could happen to your local community?
I hope to see you at future events.
Thanks for standing with us,
Annie Kia – Community Engagement Coordinator
p.s. We can’t do this alone – we’d love to have your help!
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Exclusive from Harry Palmer
New anti-protest laws to give police powers to search, seize, and move on protesters align with a Nazi Germany dictator’s handbook.
The NSW Baird government laws will increase fines for illegal entry into CSG & mining sites from $550 to $5,500. Anti CSG protestors can be jailed for up to 7 years. This reeks of a mining corporation’s puppet government.
At the same time this Baird government has strengthened it’s wrath upon protestors freedom of speech, introducing the “Petroleum Onshore Legislation Amendment Harmonisation Act” to reduce mining companies penalties when in breach of the law.
For example, a current $550,000 fine for a mining company breach will now be a $5,000 penalty infringement notice.
Mike Baird at a dinner in 2014 promised his former chief of staff Steve Galilee, who is now head of the Minerals Council, to crack down on protesters and reduce mining company fines. He has now delivered that promise.
Mining companies write their own Environmental Impact Statements [EIS] worded with very creative misinformation on health, community, water, etc. Under the crimes act, providing false and/or misleading information attracts a fine of $550,000 plus $50,000 a day until the false statement is rectified. That now has been reduced to fine of $2,500.
Failing to submit a report on a petroleum title attracted a fine of $1.1 million plus $110,000 a day. That is amended to a fine of $2,500. Now there is a real incentive for companies to lie and mislead with greater creativity.
Farmers protesting against mining company’s blatant violation of EIS who park a tractor or truck across an access on their own freehold property in protest, are looking at 7 years jail, a $5,000 fine, and their vehicle confiscated and destroyed.
Welcome to the 4th Reich of NSW. The Liberals, Nationals (the farmers friend), Shooters and Fishers party and Christian Democrat Fred Nile.
Demands from Labor and the Greens that the Bill at least be taken to the Law and Justice Committee were dismissed by the government.
Greens MP and Justice Spokesman David Shoebridge said:
“The right to protest dates back 800 years to the Magna Carta but Premier Baird is so arrogant that he believes he can trample that right to deliver for the Liberal party’s paymasters in the mining industry.
“Protest is an essential part of a functioning democracy, it ended slavery, delivered Aboriginal land rights, gave women the vote, saved the Franklin and protected the Sydney Rocks area.
“These laws have no social licence in NSW and if ever the police or the Liberal National parties try to enforce them, they will hit a wall of public protest that will stop them in their tracks”.
So can we count on you voting one of these LNP/LABOR parties back into government to support the tyranny of the two-party system and maintain this level of dictatorship and stop your freedom to protest?
Your water supplies will be gone and so will the farms.
Listen to 2GB presenter Alan Jones report on this story – http://www.2gb.com/audioplayer/163661#pXYeUvB0dIqFEz9p.01
by Harry Palmer
Ignoring a decade of Hunter Valley farmers in their plight to halt coal mining and gas fracking of prime agricultural land, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull now is at the coal face himself.
His family farm lies under clouds of dust driven by prevailing winds 5 kilometres from Nathan Tinkler’s open cut venture at the underground Dartbrook coal mine, which is of great concern to the township of Aberdeen, next door to the mine.
Malcolm advocates the mining of prime food bowl agricultural lands, but those driving the opposition are wealthy horse stud breeders also backed by our ever arrogant Prime Minister.
We will be following this battle front with interest comparing the plight of neighbouring Liverpool Plains farmers under siege from coal mining operations protected by government legislation. Many of those farmers have been prosecuted for trying to protect their properties.
Election now looms through a contrived fog of media polls, drowning out that distinct stench of political corruption and previously tolerated arrogance, now being challenged.
‘King Malcolm’ now sits upon a throne of thorns. Will he legislate or will he capitulate?
Death and disaster has befallen farmers as a result of government support of invasive coal and gas mining.
Independent internet outlets are now dwarfing establishment media, and have presented the Vaucluse farming PM with a political cross roads.
What do you think he will do?
A NATIONAL DISGRACE: FIONA NASH SHOWS US EXACTLY HOW MUCH THE NATIONS POLITICIANS RESPECT OUR FARMERS
In this video clip below you can clearly see the Rural Health Minister Senator Fiona Nash laughing and talking with total disrespect while Senator Glen Lazarus makes his heartbreaking statement of condolences about George Bender in Federal Parliament.
So we would like to ask Senator Nash a couple of hard questions.
Why were you laughing and chatting, socialising and generally sucking your teeth at a solemn moment like this, Senator Nash? You obviously didn’t care a damn for George Bender, or anything he stood for – or anything he had suffered in his dreadful death.””
Secondly, we would like to ask you why you deliberately and carefully voted against Glen Lazarus’s Motion to have a Royal Commission into CSG?
Apart from behaving like a total disgrace, you are the Rural Health Minister, for God’s sake. Don’t you have a shred of compassion or care for the people you are supposed to represent?
This video show it all Senator – you are a disgrace
Clearly, you are another ambitious political flake without a shred of human decency. Nobody – and we repeat, nobody – has the right to behave with such disrespect when so many people right across rural Australia are grieving for a giant of a man who died of a broken heart, tortured to his own death by the cruel brutality of coal seam gas companies.
We hereby call for the immediate resignation of Senator Fiona Nash
by Dr David Pascoe BVSc PhD
Published by www.sosnews.org
from contributing Editor Robert J Lee
It is not often Cairnsnews would agree with anything the Greens support, but they have been outstanding in their opposition to the destructive Coal Seam Gas mining. The Senate committee members like most other politicians have been bought by the mining industry.
Senator Anne Ruston Liberal Party is a small business owner, primary producer, irrigator and a passionate advocate for rural and regional communities just chaired the committee that dismissed farmers rights to refuse coal seam gas fracking on their land by voting against the bill in favour of mining companies.
Call Ms Ruston at her Renmark office SA
(08) 8586 6600 and let her know your thoughts.
A SENATE committee has rejected a bill by the Greens to give landholders the right to say no to coal seam gas operations on their land.
Senator the Hon Anne Ruston, Chairwoman -LP, South Australia
Senator Anne Urquhart, Deputy Chairwoman ALP, Tasmania
Senator the Hon James McGrath LP, Queensland
Senator the Hon Lisa Singh ALP, Tasmania
Senator the Hon Arthur Sinodinos AO LP, NSW AG, Queensland
The bill, introduced by Queensland Senator Larissa Waters, aimed to create national laws to govern the use of CSG and coal resources, despite such issues long being a state government responsibility.
It would have also banned the use of hydraulic fracturing techniques in some highly valuable agricultural land, such as the Darling Downs and Liverpool Plains.
After more than 370 submissions, the rejected the bill yesterday.
The committee wrote that landholders and the interests of future generations needed to be protected, but that Labor and Coalition senators fundamentally disagreed with the bill’s approach.
In its report, it wrote the Greens bill was “an excessive and unworkable response to concerns that landholders may have about gas and coal activities”.
The committee was also concerned the bill could create what was “essentially akin to a private ownership scheme for certain resources” by giving landholders the final say on projects, rather than state governments.
While the gas industry backed the committee’s decision to reject the bill, Sen Waters hit back in her own dissenting report.
She wrote the committee was endorsing “the Liberal-National government’s head-long rush to expand the unconventional gas industry even further”.
“It is clear which side the Liberal-National government has chosen – the gas companies,” she wrote.
The rejection of the bill came on the same day as a new report found the CSG industry in Queensland was the major driver of rising electricity demand across the nation in the year to September.
The latest Carbon Emissions Index report showed demand was flat in most states, but rose nationally because of “the use of electricity in the production and pipeline transport of coal seam gas to the LNG plants at Gladstone”.
It found demand in all other states was flat, falling, or rose only slightly.
Dick Smith is considering leading an informal alliance of the Federal Cross-Benchers consisting of independent members of the House of Representatives and Senate after being approach by Federal Member for Kennedy and KAP Leader Bob Katter this week.