Category Archives: ALP

Australia’s entire strategic oil reserve is only enough for 1.5 days of domestic consumption

from the Spectator and IPA

Former cosmopolitan elite-in-chief, Adrian Blundell-Wignall (a former head of the OECD) let the mask slip earlier this month when he said:

‘Here is the simple truth. It doesn’t matter where the fossil is burned. The carbon dioxide pumped into the atmosphere has exactly the same effect on climate change, regardless of whether it is burned here or abroad.’

Putting aside the flawed climate science, Blundell-Wignall’s admission is significant. China’s annual emissions are around thirty times higher than Australia’s. It is futile (again, putting the climate science to one side) for Australia to cut its emissions and to end coal when China continues to build more coal stations and increase its emissions.

But rather than draw the obvious conclusion that Australia should shelve its emissions reduction policies such as Net Zero, Blundell-Wignall argues what we actually need is a carbon tax, because ‘with a carbon tax, other countries would buy less of our coal’.

It’s a touch ironic that just weeks after these comments, the federal government announced it would be sending 70,000 tonnes of coal to Ukraine to support their military and defence efforts against the Kremlin. It seems Tony Abbott was right after all when he said in 2014 at the opening of the Caval Ridge coal mine in central Queensland that ‘coal is good for humanity’, and that ‘coal is vital for the future energy needs of the world, so let’s have no demonisation of coal’.

Still, Blundell-Wignall is at least honest, which is more than can be said of the federal government.

Having won a landslide victory in 2013 on the promise to ‘axe the tax’, and on the back of the victory at the 2019 ‘climate election’, Scott Morrison has spent the better part of three years shifting his focus from the workers of Gladstone to the bureaucrats of Glasgow.

Just before the COP 26 Glasgow climate conference held in October last year, Morrison announced the Coalition would adopt Labor’s policy of Net Zero emissions by 2050. And just after the conference, the government released modelling asserting such a commitment would make us all $2,000 richer by the year 2050.

Promises of green hydrogen, ‘choices not mandates’, and exciting new technologies yet to be discovered – all without costing a single job – makes for a great marketing slogan. But here’s the rub. Australians are still unpersuaded.

The disconnect between the political class and mainstream Australians has even been publicly acknowledged by the member for Longman, Terry Young.

In February, Young was reported as telling a Liberal Party room meeting that he voted in favour of Net Zero even though the people of Longman didn’t back it.

It’s likely more than a few more MPs would have followed Young in ignoring their constituents’ preferences if a recent survey by the Institute of Public Affairs is anything to go by.

Over 1,000 Australians were asked a series of questions by marketing firm Dynata between March 4-6 about energy security, Net Zero emissions, and national defence. Some 72 per cent of respondents said they believed reliability or affordability should be the focus of energy policy, and only 28 per cent said meeting Net Zero emissions by 2050 should be the focus.

What is significant about this finding is how far attitudes toward cutting emissions have shifted over the past year. A similar survey undertaken by the Lowy Institute in April 2021, before Scott Morrison committed Australia to Net Zero, found 55 per cent of Australians believed reducing carbon emissions should be a priority of the federal government, while 44 per cent believed reducing household bills (affordability) and reducing the risk of blackouts (reliability) should be a priority (and 1 per cent weren’t sure).

The plummet to those supporting cutting emissions as a priority of energy policy has no doubt been driven by the growing geopolitical uncertainty.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has exposed the dependency of Western European nations, such as Germany, on foreign energy supply and the extent to which this can be used as diplomatic and military leverage. It has also highlighted our own vulnerabilities.

Australia’s entire strategic oil reserve is only enough for 1.5 days of domestic consumption, and we lack the capacity to bulk store fuel resources locally. At the turn of the century, Australia had eight operational oil refineries, enough to almost meet our domestic consumption of fuel, however only two remain today.

Worst still, on Scott Morrison’s watch, both BP and ExxonMobil announced they would be closing their respective refineries in Kwinana, Western Australia, and Altona, Victoria.

Further, policies such as Net Zero – by shifting our energy supply basis from coal to solar, wind, and batteries – are making us more reliant on foreign powers.

China, for example, controls approximately 80 per cent of the global supply of rare earths and metals which are used to produce solar panels, wind turbines, and batteries. They are also used critical defence manufactures such as weapons and fighter jets.

Our increasing dependency on foreign energy supplies is completely unnecessary and can only be described as an act of self-sabotage. Australia has over 2,000 years’ worth of coal deposits, around one-third of the world’s known uranium deposits, and an abundance of onshore and offshore oil and gas. Yet government intervention, primarily through emissions mandates, red tape, and outright bans, means these vital resources – which are mission-critical to our national security – stay in the ground underneath our feet.

The tension between pursuing Net Zero and securing our national defence is becoming more apparent to policymakers and to the average person.

The same survey undertaken by the IPA found that 61 per cent of Australians agree the federal government should be more focused on national defence rather than meeting Australia’s Net Zero emissions by 2050 target, while only 39 per cent disagree.

As our region becomes more uncertain by the day, it’s well time that Morrison ditched Net Zero so that Australia can avoid becoming the Germany of the Asia-Pacific.

https://pesa.com.au/china-account-44-asias-crude-oil-refining-capacity-2023/

Want a cheap car? 19,000 to choose from

More than 19,000 cars were stolen in Queensland last year with Brisbane topping the score across the nation with 7000 disappearing.

Cairns recorded 1289 stolen cars at the end of December, a record for the far northern city.

The most common cars stolen were Toyotas, specifically Landcruisers, HiLuxs and Corollas, followed by Holden Commodores and Ford Rangers according to the RACQ.

One of the two 17 year old Cairns youths who caused more than $2 million damage to this crane and an excavator in south Cairns in January. Note the fire extinguisher through the windscreen. How will they or their families ever make restitution? When asked by police why they committed this terrible vandalism they replied:
“because we can…”

These were the top selling makes and models which are impossible to start without the right key. It follows on that thieves have been able to break into homes and find the keys which is worrying for homeowners who probably were asleep when the thefts occurred.

In Cairns the majority of thieves are usually aged 12 to 16 who have no fear of the police or courts. They often post the photos of stolen cars on social media including themselves sitting on the bonnet for a trophy shot.

Many of these juveniles are Aboriginal who should be at home late at night and going to school the next day.

There is a great deal of anecdotal evidence claiming the kiddie car thieves are part of an organised group which deploys them into neighborhoods because the courts are unable to keep them locked up when caught and there are minor consequences.

Recently two white 17 year old males caused more than two million dollars damage to earthmoving machinery in south Cairns but were soon caught because they too posted their expensive exploits on social media.

Police asked the duo why they vandalised the machinery to which they replied: “because we can…”

These kids, black and white have not ever been taught respect for others or their property because the Labor Party’s juvenile justice laws have been debased to the point of irrelevance and indigenous education curricula has conditioned students that white man is a trespasser.

There are no rehabilitation or remote sentencing programs of any value to suit these recalcitrant kids and doubling jail time for property offences is laughable.

Kids are taught humanistic values where it is OK to do as you like with no possibility of retribution, and that white man stole your land so go get ‘em.

Could the same malady be affecting Alice Springs?

Some of us wondered why doctors stopped being doctors and instead became meek unthinking servants who forgot all about informed consent for Covid jabs

Letter to the Editor

“Three Long and Wearisome Covid Years”: To All You Latecomers to the Party of Truth: Two Words”

https://www.globalresearch.ca/three-long-and-wearisome-covid-years-to-all-you-latecomers-to-the-party-of-truth-two-words/5807281

It’s been approximately three years, three long and wearisome years, since the madness descended upon us.

Some of us thought that the story about a wet-market bat in Wuhan was an obviously deliberate deception.

Some of us thought that the globally-synchronized rush to shut down the world and pursue a single solution – the so-called vaccine – was an omen.

The discontinued PCR test which was taken off the market in November 2021 by manufacturer CDC in the US because it was totally inaccurate and could find a sore toe in a garden gnome.

Some of us thought that our medical institutions, by pushing lockdowns for the healthy, masks for everybody, school closures and remote learning and work, among other things, all the while neglecting early treatment and prevention, had betrayed us and themselves profoundly and inexplicably.

Some of us hesitated to believe that the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test for COVID was legitimate.

Some of us, looking around carefully to notice a dearth of dead bodies regularly scooped up off the streets, doubted that we were truly in the midst of a devastating pandemic.

Some of us chose to heed the therapeutic advice of Drs. Vladimir Zelenko, Pierre Kory and Peter McCullough, the epidemiological findings of Dr. John Ioannidis, and the grave warnings about the mRNA inoculation by Drs. Sucharit Bhakdi and Mike Yeadon, and many others.

Some of us simply listened to our own autonomous good sense and reasoned that there was no cause to be hysterically alarmed and no need to receive a newly-introduced injection for which long-term studies were absent.

Some of us were mystified by the increasingly vehement language used to subject us to political and medical dictates.

Some of us wondered why doctors stopped being doctors and instead became meek unthinking servants who forgot all about informed consent, individualized treatment and the principle of not doing harm.

Some of us predicted that the generation of spike proteins and the introduction of messenger RNA into our cells might result in a plethora of devastating consequences for health, consequences that could not be described in their entirety but which could include vascular compromise, strokes, inflammatory autoimmune reactions and a weakening of our immune system’s ability to function properly and robustly.

Some of us were disgusted by the attempt to scapegoat those who refused to be inoculated by an unnecessary and potentially dangerous agent, and to exclude us from the fabric of society.

Some of us bristled at the attempts to deny us the right to congregate, worship, protest and, in countries like New Zealand, even to take a swim.

Some of us didn’t accept that young children having strokes or dropping dead, or super-fit athletes dying on the pitch, or regular folks perishing far sooner than expected was normal.

Some of us gave up our jobs and lost many friendships for making a decision to think for ourselves and reject ill-conceived coercions.

Some of us also saw that the Corona War was the first big battle in a mission to digitize, control and enslave much of the now-depopulating population.

Some of us called a spade a spade and murder, by any other name – such as ‘excess mortality’ – murder. .

Others, now three years down the line, as a mountain of evidence that can no longer be concealed, even by MSM propaganda, accumulates about the serious risks of the jabs, aside from their inefficacy, are beginning to give public mea culpas for their initial and often rabid promotion of the global governmental/media position.

Some of these others have dared to ask how those of us could have been so right so early on:

‘What was our secret?’

They have had the chutzpah to criticize us for not having warned them emphatically enough in the midst of the fear-frenzy:

‘Why hadn’t we pulled them up by the lapels and shaken some sense into them? Why were we so selfish with our knowledge, and so timid in our campaign?’

To all these others, late-comers to the party of truth, standing at the gates on Judgment Day, I have two words, which I will not say.

Instead, I ask:

“Why were you such cowards? Where was your common sense?”

Emanuel E. Garcia, M.D.

From David2

Queensland

Qld Labor ‘inhumane’ for removing Covid remedy hydroxychloroquine from market and jailing anyone who uses it

Senator Malcolm Roberts questions, is Australia the New World Order’s testing ground? He discusses this and more with Maria Zeee on the Alex Jones Show.

Download video – https://rumble.com/v28glmi-wake-up-world-senator-malcolm-roberts-exposes-death-squad-duopoly-governmen.html?mref=qnz9d&mc=6f8oi

Be the judges of The Voice

Download: https://rumble.com/v27k562-referendum-to-be-a-second-voice-in-government-for-aboriginals-only.html?mref=qnz9d&mc=6f8oi

All Australians have a voice in our so called democracy. The government now is to present to we the people a referendum to give indigenous Australians who already have the voice of 11 sitting members along with every other Australian, to now get a second exclusive say in government agenda … VOTE NO

United [Communist] Nations Regime of Australia is building a black insurgency – make civic life impossible, drive out citizens of Alice Springs

By columnist Lyndesy Symonds

As Albo and the Gates Entity stitch up Australia, the feral ‘kids’ problem has gone off the dial in Alice Springs. On the face of it, this is Black Entitlement to Crime with the ‘kids’ being indigenous, xerox copies of the ‘youths’ of African gang Entitlement to Crime problem that rampages the Southern States.

NB. This is the very age group of male ‘youths’ that the Australian government continues to fly into Australia from every failed Marxist state in Africa. We are talking the age group of the best soldiers of any gook cadre anywhere in the world – aged say 17 – 21 years. If they can pass for 13 – 16 in the Big Jew msmedia photo-op so much the better.

The Sky News interviews with Darren Clark should should tell us everything we need to know about where Alice Springs fits into the synoptic picture.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11656677/Alice-Springs-businessman-claims-broken-41-times-citys-youth-crime-wave.html

https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/community-organization/Action-for-Alice-2020-111304870409274/

Points to note. These rampages have been going on at this level of intensity for three years. The police are overwhelmed and/or stood down by covert order. Whenever the media spotlight is shone on the ‘feral kids’ problem, the feral kids go to ground. [Kind of like they are either bussed in [read inserted] for these rampages or they were ordered to stand down]. This is at odds with the ‘senseless behaviour’ that is so well documented on Darren Clark’s FB page.
When the federal or state politicians visit, suddenly The Alice is tidy town of the NT. Nothing to see here. The federal and state leaders who could take these matters smartly in hand in the Southern states and in Alice Springs refuse to do so. The media censor the hell to which an Australian town is being subjected and sanitize the reports that filter through. Anyone demanding action is of course a racist, a white supremacist ( probably a Nazi) .

What are the Australians looking at here? What is going on?

Short answer: Together with its multi-lateral partners circling like vultures, the United [Communist] Nations Regime of Australia is building a gook insurgency. It is being cherry picked and flown in and home grown units are training in Alice Springs. The idea here is to do whatever is needed to make civic life impossible and drive out the Australians – the majority Anglo-Celtic demographic. Crime, chaos and corruption is not incompetence, it is the underpinning sistema of every Marxist state. This is the method they use to destroy the White population, the private business sector and the social infrastructure that is built on this productivity. These are the class enemies of the Revolution.

Alice Springs is not ‘crime riddled’. It is being subjected to insurgency. Anyone who happens to notice this, is (of course) racist. And there will be payola involved for all the bad boyz who are running amok, not least their entitlement to crime.

Want to see where this is going? South Africa July 2021. ‘Kill the Boere. Kill the farmer’ is the solution to the systemic failure of every branch of government, most notably the failure to even keep the lights on in major cities.

Burning, looting, murder, mayhem, Black entitlement to crime is the way the criminal cartel behind the ANC keeps the minority White population and the Black constituency in line. And that is exactly the way United [Communist] Nations Australian Regime intends to break the class and racial ‘enemies’ in Australia. This is a tried and true formula of the Revolution on at least four continents.

Reclaiming Rhodesia covered July 2021 in SA with an on-the-ground podcast

Emergency Broadcast The Real Story of the Worst Riots in South Africa that are Happening as we speak!
http://reclaimingrhodesia.com/emergency-broadcast-the-real-story-of-the-worst-riots-in-south-africa-that-are-happening-as-we-speak/
July 19 2021.

https://www.amren.com/blog/2021/07/cry-the-beloved-country-south-africa/
Sights and Sounds: South Africa

https://www.amren.com/blog/2021/07/sights-and-sounds-south-africa/
Sights and Sounds: South Africa Burns

We asked Senator Jacinta Price to comment on this article 10 days ago. She declined yesterday. It seems it is too hot to handle. Editor

Readers should be asking the Qld ALP what these checkpoints are to be used for. Gun confiscation is around the corner

These checkpoints are found throughout regional Queensland costing many millions to construct. Readers should ask their local members of parliament what is their purpose. Pic supplied

Checkpoint Charlies are dotted throughout regional Queensland by the hundreds usually in a location near townships where it is impossible to drive around because of gullies or embankments. When these check points were being constructed new bitumen was put down for no apparent reason in most cases. The sign posts have quick release mechanisms to remove present speed signs to be replaced by checkpoint signs.

On Friday National Cabinet of nearly all Labor Premiers and a Labor Prime Minister will discuss tighter gun laws and their nationalisation in the wake of a psyop in south western Queensland on December 12 where six people died in an alleged shootout. It is all coming together more quickly as social media including Twitter beats these socialists at their own game and they realise they have to disarm as many as possible as soon as possible.

National gun laws will be the result of Friday’s meeting which by all indications will restrict the number of firearms held by an individual, probably to two or three. One centre fire, one rimfire and a shotgun and no more than 100 rounds of ammunition.

Like Western Australia last year, which developed the most recent blueprint for restricting gun ownership, reloading equipment will almost certainly be banned.

If SSAA members want to keep their guns and sport they had better get rid of the present hierarchy in the states and federally.

They are going to sell you out yet again. Pistol shooters will have no chance. They will be restricted to one centrefire and one rimfire it they are not totally banned.

Remember, Ian Leavers, the President of the Police Federation of Australia is also the Queensland Police Union president and has 66,000 members some of whom own guns privately.

Some police officers are calling for mandatory psychological testing of all registered shooters yet the Queensland ALP Corporation and the Police Union refuse to introduce mandatory drug and alcohol testing for officers before going on duty in deference to every other industrial workplace.

Leavers is claimed by some of his former members as a megalomaniac and is on the record telling ABC Radio several years ago “….the only people who should own guns are police.”

Pfizer knew its vaxx was a killer when it was rolled out by the D of D Operation Warp Speed

By Lyndesy Symonds

The bioweapon for the Australian CoVID Regime of the United [Communist] Nations is working just fine.

It is being deployed in within the legal, judicial, health and military framework of ‘the Kill Box’ . This is a military term which describes a construction that every member nation of the United [Communist] Nations is engaged in putting together under the WHO so that the bioweapon of the CoVID vaxx can be deployed as part of a military operation.

Contrary to popular imagination, the WHO is not a ‘Health’ Agency but is the military arm of the UN. And it has been tasked with depopulation in accordance with the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The multi-lateral partners like WEF, Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, manufactured billionaire foundations are tasked with sections of the Operation only.

In Australia, a essential piece of legislation for the construction of the Australian ‘Kill Box” was the Defence Legislation Amendment (Enhancement of Defence Force Response to Emergencies) Bill 2020. This law amended the Defence Act 1903 (Defence Act) and the Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001 (DRSP Act). Its purpose was to enable Operation CoVID Shield, to enable foreign security forces to be deployed on Australian soil and to task and indemnify them from all criminal and and civil liabilities under Operation CoVID Shield. Its cover-story in Big Jew msm and the government was to facilitate the streamline for calling out members of the ADF Reserves, provide the Minister with certain powers to direct use of the ADF in an emergency, and to provide immunities to certain personnel while they are performing duties to support civil emergency and disaster preparedness, recovery and response.

The trail of contracts / contacts involved in this world-wide operation began to come into view with the discovery of evidence when the Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency filed suit against the FDA for its refusal to provide the PHMPT with its data on Pfizer’s CoVID-19 ‘vaccine biological product file’.

Sept 16 , 2021.  PHMPT filed suit against the FDA in the US District Court, Northern District Texas.
https://phmpt.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/001-Complaint-101021.pdf

United States District Court Northern District of Texas
Case 4:21-cv-01058-P
Document 1 Filed: Sept 16 2021
Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency, Plaintiff
against
Food and Drug Administration, Defendant

Most of the comment on this case has centred around the release of the secret FDA-Pfizer report on the adversities of the vaxx. And it is shocking what Pfizer absolutely, positively knew when the vaxx was rolled out in the US under Operation Warp Speed.

But the Texas Court found that the FDA had no case to answer. That is the real eye-opener. Why?

The FDA successfully defended the case brought against them by the PHMPT.  They received  a ‘no case to answer’ judgement on the basis that they had no contractual obligation to test their vaxx for anything.  Their contract was only to deliver the vaxx.  Nothing more. Pfizer’s contract was with the Department of Defense, not the FDA or CDC or any health agency of the government.

And I will bet you any money that Pfizer’s contract will be the same here in Australia.

These health agencies and regulatory agencies are running cover for defence departments which are tasked under the WHO – the military arm of the United [Communist] Nations. And they are making a Kill Box.

The DOD Global Experiment
https://www.bitchute.com/video/ndG3QwHanVAa/

Covid jabs cause 5162 per cent increase in Australian deaths

By Lyndesy Symonds

And while genocidal psychopath , Bill , is over here to take a dump on Australia, he just happens to let it drop that CoVID vaxxes don’t work.

This must be some kind of ‘in joke’ after the Australian Bureau of Stats has crunched the numbers and come up with 5162% increase in excess deaths across all causes of mortality in Australia from 2021 – 2023. They gave this info secretly to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. So now it is public domain.

All the CoVID Commissars get it. Bill, a slime-y little sucker pad on the Vampyre Squid and little Albo who has to run UN CoVID Operation here in the Australian patch. They all get it. And since we all know it is NOT, Absolutely NOT the vaccine that could possibly be causing 5162% cause of excess mortality, Bill just can’t restrain his squidliness: – ‘well the covid vaxxes don’t work anyway’ he assures the Australian families who have loved ones due to the vaxx adversities and the Australians who have lost their homes, their jobs, businesses and health due to the Australian CoVID Regime mandates.

What we are supposed to believe from Bill’s infobyte is that the CoVID Vaxx ‘doesn’t work’ against the ‘SARS nouvelle corona cov-2 virus’ of the Global Pandemic 2020, a virus that was never isolated from any human tissue and shown to be infectious and transmissible. That Virus. That Pandemic.

But the CoVID Vaxx as a bioweapon for depopulation, well it is working just fine. The numbers are now in at a pleasing 5162%. And Bill is on public record as a depopulator for the Vampyre Squid. So he would know.

Referendum to be a second voice in government for Aborigines only

Labor should not complain about huge debt, it was left by Labor

Letter to the Editor

In the opinion of most intelligent people, the former Rudd and Gillard Labor/Greens Government, in power between 2007 and 2013, were recognized worldwide as the worst government in Australia’s history.

In November 2007, Howard and Costello’s Coalition Government left Rudd and Gillard with a PERFECT economy and a $22 BILLION SURPLUS,….which Rudd’s and Gillard’s incompetence (both economic illiterates!) quickly DESTROYED, and left us with a $600 BILLION “DEBT”, a destructive Carbon Tax, Mining Tax, and over 50,000 illegal Boat-People (Criminals).

NOTE: There was NO Covid 19 pandemic, or any other reason or excuse, to BLAME for THEIR economic MISMANAGEMENT!

In 2013, after winning a landslide election, new Coalition Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, successfully began the massive task of repairing the destroyed economy, and paying-off the massive $600 BILLION “DEBT” left by Rudd and Gillard!

Like NO other former PM (or future PM), Abbott actually kept his election promises, and immediately ‘stopped-the-boats’, abolished the Carbon Tax and Mining Tax, and began ‘paying-off-Labor’s-massive- DEBT’,….$600 BILLION!!!!

The corrupt left-wing extremist (Communist, Nazi, Marxist) portion (90%) of the media, with the help of left-wing extremist Malcolm Turnbull, refused to accept the vote and voice of the Australian people, and after TWO years of relentless attacks and white-anting, THEY brought-down Tony Abbott!

Turnbull and Morrison were hopeless PM’s and economic managers, but it was NOT THEIR fault that Australia had never recovered from the huge mess and massive $600 BILLION “DEBT” that Rudd and Gillard had left behind in 2013, and THEREFORE it was NOT Morrison’s fault that Australia was forced to go much further in to debt in order to get us through the Covid 19 Pandemic (SCAM). If Labor/Greens had NOT destroyed the economy and left the massive $600 BILLION “DEBT” between 2007 and 2013, Australia would have been in much better shape to get-through and survive the pandemic!

Let’s not forget, it was Labor/Greens who were PUSHING the Morrison Government to go FURTHER in to DEBT (Handouts, etc.) during the pandemic, and PUSHING them to EXTEND the handouts! So, they are ALL to blame!

Albanese, Chalmers, and the rest of their Commie mates now keep referring to “Liberal DEBT”, when in FACT, it is LABOR’S DEBT!

Once again, let’s NOT forget, ALL the former members of the disastrous/incompetent Rudd/Gillard (Labor/Greens) Government are ALL still there in this new Albanese government,….minus Rudd and Gillard! NONE of them have the right to criticize ANYONE!

This new incompetent/irresponsible Labor/Greens Albanese government has firstly blamed the former government (their fault!) for Labor/Greens economic mis-management,….and then it was the fault of the war in Ukraine (even though power and fuel prices were rising BEFORE the war started!),….and now they are hinting at blaming the Covid situation in China (their fault!) for Labor/Greens economic mis-management!

from Rusty Marsh

Cowra, NSW

Devious Qld Labor surveillance masters of the new world and record-breaking cash generators

New speed cameras fixed inside flashing school zone signs will be switched on for the first time on Monday, January 23 across Queensland.

Transport and Main Roads Minister Mark Bailey said the purpose-built cameras were part of a world-first pilot designed to protect students during their daily travels.

“I’m pleased to announce that new cameras will target speeding drivers in school zones to keep Queensland kids, parents and teachers safe,” Mr Bailey said.

“Children can be unpredictable and are especially vulnerable to vehicles travelling at speed.

“I don’t want to see someone’s child badly injured or killed on their way to school just because of the recklessness of a speeding driver.

“These cameras will pop up in high-risk locations from Monday, targeting reckless drivers who speed through school zones.

“It’s vital we do everything we can to keep the vulnerable in our community safe on our roads and these cameras will help to achieve that.

“With students heading back to school, we’re putting this new enforcement technology into action to encourage safer driving in school zones.”

Education Minister Grace Grace said the cameras would be rotated across prioritised high-risk school zones state-wide during the pilot program.

“Unfortunately, drivers still aren’t getting the message, with speeding continuing to be a major contributor to serious crashes on Queensland roads,” Ms Grace said.

“Sticking to the speed limit gives you a better chance of stopping in time if needed and can mean the difference between life and death or serious injury to a pedestrian, especially a school aged child.

“We all have a responsibility to drive safely and slow down when children are around.”

The new speed cameras will be operational during school zone hours. Motorists caught exceeding the speed limit will be fined and accrue demerit points.

Mr Bailey said the innovative RBMS would also monitor school crossing movements.

“We know there have been many instances of vehicles not stopping for school crossings, despite the crossing supervisors and students accessing the road at the time,” he said.

“When activated by the presence of a school crossing supervisor, the RBMS can monitor and record any near-hits or traffic and road safety incidents.

“This allows us to collect and analyse incident details to help inform future road safety improvements.”

RACQ General Manager of Advocacy Joshua Cooney said the Club was concerned too many motorists still did not take school zone speed limits seriously.

“Our latest Road Safety Survey showed that despite almost 90% of Queenslanders driving their kids to school, half admitted to speeding in a school zone. It’s simply not good enough,” Mr Cooney said.

“School zone speed limits are not optional; they need to be enforced to keep our kids safe.

“Every child should be able to get to and from school safely, and as drivers, we all have a responsibility to make sure that happens.”

Further information can be found at: www.tmr.qld.gov.au/safety/road-safety/speed-camera-signs-pilot-in-school-zones-and-roadworks

BACKGROUND

Number of school zone speeding infringements issued in Queensland from 1 January 2019 to 30 September 2022
Speed over the limit bracket2019202020212022Total
13-20 km/h9,7056,9936,6903,93227,320
21-30 km/h1,4451,1561,1121,1004,813
31-40 km/h12894 9596413
<13 km/h7,7985,6554,6612,56020,674
>40 km/h151271246
Total19,09113,91012,5657,70053,266
%d bloggers like this: