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Closure of Emerald and Longreach agricultural colleges raises the ire of industries

by staff writers

In its generational, ideological war against agriculture the Queensland Labor Party has delivered a final blow to the farming and livestock industries by closing down the state’s two iconic agricultural and pastoral colleges.

Amid a loud hue and cry from farmers and former staff, the state government has removed or stacked boards of management to ensure a fait accompli.

Several weeks ago sources revealed the prized Central Queensland Emerald Agricultural College irrigation farm was leased to a former director of the college’s board of management.

This valuable 360ha (900 acre) farm, which is attached to the college, two kilometres from the Emerald CBD has trained several thousand students over 40 years in the irrigated production of fibre and grain crops ensuring the state can prosper and generate billions of dollars in farm production.

In the federal election KAP senate candidates visited Longreach Pastoral College gathering information in an effort to stop its closure

Recently prized horses from Longreach college were offered for sale on Auction Plus.

Former students, now successful farmers have gone on to run their own farms or manage others bringing the latest technology to agriculture and cattle production.

State Member for Traeger, Robbie Katter said the closure of these iconic institutions was a national tragedy, considering their decades-long contribution to the economy by training younger famers to stay on the land to produce food and fibre.

Mr Katter said he is preparing to move against the planned disposal of the two multi-million dollar facilities and with the help of the LNP, force the state government to keep funding them.

Longreach Pastoral College has an international reputation for research and development of rangelands management producing cattle, wool and sheep meat in a semi-arid environment.

The horse production and horsemanship course is managed by Chief Instructor John Arnold whose acclaimed international reputation has drawn students from across the world.

The state government claimed low student numbers this year proved the colleges were no longer relevant to industry, but the seven year drought across much of the state prevented potential students from leaving their family grazing properties to study.

Or did parents have the financial resources to pay for tuition.

The vast Longreach training establishment showcased its 50th anniversary last year when many hundreds of former students converged on the college for a reunion.

At a time when sheep, wool and cattle have broken all previous market indicators the state government should allow and in fact support these institutions for the next generation of farming, instead of portraying farmers as environmental vandals.

The colleges could have paid their way instead the state government siphoned off most of the hundreds of millions of dollars revenue from decades of produce sales into consolidated revenue according to a retired senior manager.

The former manager of student services at Longreach Mr Bill Angus said he had devoted a lifetime steering students into running their own sheep and cattle properties across Australia and without the knowledge imparted by the colleges the ‘brain drain’ from agriculture would have had a serious impact on continued food production.

“Now I fear for agriculture,” Mr Angus lamented.ends

Longreach Pastoral College

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smUDaQ7_pFc

Emerald Agricultural College

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxAFYLmqc6c

 

Media and governments waging psychological war against the people

Australian Broadcasting Corporation a ringleader

by Alexandra Bruce

Many of us have had it with the nonstop lies and manipulation by the Mainstream Media, as if the endless repetition of these would cause a  Pavlovian response that makes them true.

This is a full-blown psychological war that is hurting people and it’s especially perverse that it is being wielded by those who lord Political Correctness over everyone, by those who de-monetize, de-platform and de-bank creators who sincerely do stand for truth and justice.

It’s a symptom of something even bigger. One of my favorite writers, James Howard Kunstler calls the current descent of liberalism into a maw of delusion and bad faith “Wokesterism…the widespread dishonest, despotic, and sadistic behavior syndrome that has roiled college campuses all over the country, and infected every corner of national life, including the giant social media companies, the corporate HR departments, the entire Democratic Party, virtually all show business, and the US Military.

Governments and media are using the same tactics as Chairman Mao who murdered millions during China’s cultural revolution – an epic fiasco of mass coercion

Wokesterism employs the same tactics used by Mao Zedong’s Red Guard during China’s ‘cultural revolution’ of the 1960s — an epic fiasco of mass coercion in which millions of innocent people were imprisoned, tortured, and executed to consolidate the ageing and ailing Mao’s power and purge all dissenters. Even the Chinese communist party got sick of it and quashed the hysteria after Mao’s death.”

The most unsettling feature of Wokesterism is how much of what passes for “normal” would have been seen as something out of a parallel universe just 18 months ago. The line between Woke and parody has become very blurred. There are endless examples of this but half the time Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweets, people have to double check to see if it’s really her or if it’s a parody Twitter account.

It’s like the universe is bifurcating before our eyes.

But don’t be fooled by the woke theatrics. It’s all a big distraction from the largest political crime in US history and Dr Dave Janda is back on the SGT Report with the latest juicy, behind-the-scenes details.

Running Time: 28 min

https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/what-the-deep-state-fears-most-dr-dave-janda/

Qld Premier cast under Al Gore’s laughable climate spell

Al Gore has profited $300 million with his carbon trading schemes

One of the greatest conmen in recent history has inbued International Socialist Organisation member, the Queensland Labor Party with deliberate lies about so-called climate change.

Making doomsday predictions for the past 30 years terrifying industry leaders, leftist politicians, school students and their equally unintelligent teachers, failed former United States Vice-President Al Gore, a Clinton Democrat, cost the state’s taxpayers $320,000 to push his globalist, socialist agenda of shutting down industry in developed nations and to dramatically reduce world population.

In Brisbane Gore addressed the factional-racked ALP which gets is oxygen from the state’s militant and corrupt worker’s unions.

‘In particular the coal miners’ union CFMEU is calling for a tripartite approach to coal plant closures with no forced job losses, in line with the successful exit from coal mining in Germany’s Ruhr region and in contrast to the disastrous, unplanned retrenchment of coal workers in the US Appalachian region.

Gore conning Queensland Premier Comrade Annastacia Palaszczuk with laughable climate predictions

Tony Maher, head of the mining division of the Construction, Forestry, Mining, Maritime and Energy Union, said research commissioned by the union showed it was possible to avoid the intergenerational unemployment, poverty and social dysfunction in the Appalachians’ laissez faire approach to coal mine closures through forward planning, investment in industry diversification, staggered closures and just transition measures.’ from Financial Review

Even the hard-nosed coal miner’s union has been cast under Gore’s odious spell believing coal is bad for humanity and is prepared to sacrifice several hundred thousand jobs by throwing them under a bus in the name of Gore’s false science.

Scientists in the US have presented one of the most dramatic forecasts yet for the disappearance of Arctic sea ice.

Their latest modelling studies indicate northern polar waters could be ice-free in summers within just 5-6 years. Professor Wieslaw Maslowski told an American Geophysical Union meeting that previous projections had underestimated the processes now driving ice loss.

On 14 December 2009, during a speech at the Copenhagen Climate Conference, Gore cited newer research from the same group:

“These figures are fresh. Some of the models suggest to Dr [Wieslav] Maslowski that there is a 75 per cent chance that the entire north polar ice cap, during the summer months, could be completely ice-free within five to seven years.”

That statement put Gore in hot water when Maslowski told The Times of London that his data did not allow for such a prediction:

“It’s unclear to me how this figure was arrived at,” Dr Maslowski said. “I would never try to estimate likelihood at anything as exact as this.”

Mr Gore’s office later admitted that the 75 per cent figure was one used by Dr Maslowksi as a “ballpark figure” several years ago in a conversation with Mr Gore.

The claim that Gore “predicted” an ice-free Arctic in 2014 is a simplification of these events. However, Gore is definitely guilty, in these cases, of cherry picking science or lying about the details of that science.

This graph shows a dramatic decline in CO2 emissions in the United States

 Skeptical Science outed Gore yet again: The High Priest of Environmental Causes Al Gore was out promoting his waste of cellulose In January, 2006 – when promoting his Oscar-winning (yes, Oscar-winning) documentary, An Inconvenient Truth – Gore declared that unless we took “drastic measures” to reduce greenhouse gasses, the world would reach a “point of no return” in a mere ten years. He called it a “true planetary emergency.” Well, the ten years passed today, we’re still here, and the climate activists have postponed the apocalypse. Again.

From the Heartland Institute:

TIME magazine’s January 31, 1977 cover featured a story, “How to Survive The Coming Ice Age.” It included “facts” such as scientists predicting that Earth’s so-called average temperature could drop by 20 degrees Fahrenheit due to manmade global cooling. Dr. Murray Mitchell of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration warned readers that “the drop in temperature between 1945 and 1968 had taken us one sixth of the way to the next Ice Age temperature.”

Global cooling gained considerable traction with the general public. But then, instead of cooling as long predicted by manmade climate change advocates, the planet started warming again. Something had to be done to rescue the climate change agenda from utter disaster. Enter Al Gore.

Al Gore Sr., a powerful Senator from Tennessee, saw to it that his son was elected to the House of Representatives, serving from 1977 to 1985, then going on to the Senate from 1985 to 1993.  Gore Junior’s primary issue was his conviction that the Earth would perish if we did not eliminate fossil fuels.

Gore advanced to Vice President under President Bill Clinton, where he was able to enact policies and direct funding to ensure that the climate change agenda became a top priority of the United States Government. Gore’s mission was boosted when Clinton gave him authority over the newly created President’s Council on Sustainable Development.

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Gay voters favoured Warren’s seat

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.’

“I flogged that gay candidate from the ALP by this much.” With Liberal on 53.6% and ALP at 46.4% two party preferred, Warren has never been known to exaggerate

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.

 

Liberal Frank Beveridge supports Labor’s nationwide land clearing ban

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.

LNP candidate for Kennedy Frank Beveridge supports Labor’s proposed national clearing ban which will bring agricultural production to a halt within a few years

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.

Psychological warfare by media distorts election

from Brent Melville

Deceptive media and poll reporting on election points techniques of witchcraft
THERE is an interesting parallel between Trump’s election and the 2019 Australian Federal Election.

 

Labor Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has terrified business on all levels should voting fraud manage to get him and his motley mob of carpetbaggers and communists  over the line

The big media relentlessly declared Hillary Clinton the winner. And “the story” of the Australian election has been for media and the polling companies they commission to relentlessly declare Shorten “the winner/leader” in the “two-party preferred” race from the start by 54 to 48 and now 52 to 48 – numbers all around that zone.
https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/ipsos-poll-labor-keeps-election-winning-lead-over-coalition-as-preferred-pm-contest-narrows-20190505-p51k71.html
But read “the story” again down to the bottom and note this stunning admission in the same Sydney Morning Herald story:

“While 45 per cent of voters name Mr Morrison their preferred prime minister compared to 40 per cent for Mr Shorten, the gap between the two leaders is the closest it has ever been. The five-point gap between the two leaders is also closer than seen under former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull, who had a lead of 20 points on the same measure one year ago. One month ago only 35 per cent of voters considered Mr Shorten their preferred prime minister, compared to 46 per cent for Mr Morrison.

It is clear there are psychological/witchcraft games going on, on the part of the media.
If the mass of unthinking voters are going to be swayed on the emotive daily TV Bill and Scott show, I would declare the much warmer and approachable Morrison with the advantage over the cold and awkward Shorten. And the actual preferred leader polling results indicate that very clearly!

What dark powers don’t want is an evangelical Christian continuing as Prime Minister.
Christians please pray! Including FOR our enemies, that they may be saved.
Also bind and nullify the powers and principalities and spiritual wickedness in high places (Ephesians 6).

Shorten will tax us into Venezuela

After the ‘rich people’ have deserted the country and can’t be taxed any longer by the ALP, Shorten will tax workers and small business into oblivion and the death duties he has mentioned will take us to new lows such as crippled Venezuela

-contributed

Australia Headed for a Perfect Storm…………

Thoughts from a concerned Australian including on the 2019 election

REASON : 3 current convergences

  • China bubble potential burst and commodity price collapse upon which Australia is so dependent
    1. 22% of all apartments are empty due to massive government building programs sold to individuals and producing no income. This bubble will ultimately burst. Similarly with factories etc
    2. The Chinese, with little trust of their government had been laundering their money through buying houses into what they considered safer jurisdictions such as Australia particularly Sydney and Melbourne, and forcing prices to record, unrealistic levels. The Chinese government has now cracked down on funds leaving the country hence a huge decrease in demand in those centres causing the current drop in the market. Some analysts believe the market in Sydney and Melbourne could drop by 42% at best case to 75% worse case.
    3. Dramatic decrease in demand for commodities upon which our economy depends as our main export destination for these.

    Would you trust this union hack with the future of Australia and the destiny of your kids? Only God can help Australia because this trade union fascist is under control of Islam and the International Socialist Organisation

 

  1. Housing market collapse as above-Add to the above factors the current Bank created credit squeeze during and since the banking enquiry where potential home buyers are having difficulty in obtaining finance. It appears the Banks are thumbing their nose at governments and showing them who the real bosses are by turning off the credit tap until the restrictions are put aside or lessened. Whatever their reason, this in turn has tightened housing and other markets resulting in the current slowing. Job losses due to the drop in the housing market will inevitably result.
  2. Shorten election policies if he wins the election-Socialist take from the “rich” to give to the poor -to pay for the freebies- Shorten’s promises amount to an increase in asset taxes to cover his spending spree on social and climate change programs. Just a few examples:
    1. Taxation policies – Shorten has misrepresented these to the population
      1. Franking credits -are NOT A GIFT as Shorten constantly refers to them – a FC is the tax that the company paying a dividend to shareholders has to take out of that dividend to pay to ATO before the dividend is paid to the shareholder– so that the shareholder then includes the dividend in their personal tax returns and pays more tax if not enough has been deducted or gets a refund if excess has been taken out in relation to their overall personal tax position)- essentially similar to the principal of tax taken out of a wage(PAYG)-you get a refund if your individual circumstances give you unaccounted for deductions. This penalises people who have sought to be independent and cover their own retirement and not rely on the government pensions or handouts. Their doing so benefits the government bottom line. IT IS NOT USING OTHER TAXPAYERS TAXES to benefit the shareholder but uses their OWN PREPAID TAX. If he cannot be trusted on a simple thing like this what does it say about the other policies and hidden costs and smoke and mirrors.
      2. Negative gearing– the right to deduct expenses and losses from an investment property from other taxable income. Essentially it can be considered similar to an equipment dealer (for example let’s say a dealer in trucks or bull dozers which can be of similar value to an average house or more) selling items and claiming any expenses or shortfall if there is one against their tax. Selling a house that is not a private home is just similarly a trading business deal with income and expenses with input tax credits. Why is it being treated differently re negative gearing just because it is a fixed building?

 

This in effect will decrease investment in property to rent, thereby increasing demand competition through under supply, thereby increasing rents. Isn’t Australia already suffering from a short supply and especially will this be exacerbated by the Shorten immigration policies of bringing in huge numbers of refugees already requiring huge government aid. The greatest effect will be on those on the lower end of the market who can’t afford it -rents could have a very significant increase. Shorten  says his government will then build 250,000 new low priced houses to fill the supply need – guess who pays- the taxpayer again. And if other schemes are an example (e.g. buildings for schools, insulation debacle) the waste will be frightening. Why not let the taxpayer be incentivised to  build, own and deal with the houses rather than government? Far more efficient and economic.

In addition to government housing, currently the government runs a subsidised rental scheme where private investors provide the house to rent and it is rented out to vetted poorer families at a reduced rate by the government subsiding the balance. This reduces government outlays. Why would an investor take the risks and outlays if it is not tax deductable. This would decrease with fewer properties then available to those in greatest need. This currently supplies an additional affordable housing program over and above direct government built housing.

      1. A string of others not elaborated on-halving capital gains concession in certain cases, death taxes etc. Venezuela was one of the richest countries but look at it now. Could we follow that path?
    1. Climate Policies-whether you agree with current global warming rhetoric or not, Shorten’s response to explanations that Australia cannot afford it and it will break the country is that Australia cannot afford not to act, yet all reports are that Australia’s contribution of 1.3% will not be measurable in overall “warming” of the planet or affect climate disasters. The policies have been costed out by an independent group as being approx. half a trillion dollars with the loss of 380,000 jobs and an 8% wage reduction for all.As an indicator which should raise questions : Look at the temp vs CO2 graph in Al Gore’s first movie An Inconvenient Truth which pushed all this into the public arena and seemed quite convincing- with the graphs separated so a comparison of timing of the movements in temperature with CO2 could not be seen. This was taken from an original research graph but in that graph temperature and CO2 were superimposed and this showed clearly ( and not surprisingly)that whilst both graphs followed each other as accurately portrayed in the movie, the key was that the temperature graph on the research document moved first and the CO2 graph followed. This could not have been anything other than a calculated misrepresentation in this presentation.CO2 is not a pollutant but the essential plant food and hence the main building block for all life on earth. Without it plants die (95% of the dry weight of a plant comes from the air- note the essential photosynthesis equations you all learned in high school biology classes). What will that do to the food supply? Death of most plants occurs below 150ppm compared to current 400 ppm CO2. An increase in CO2 will be a good thing for the planet as it increases the growth and production of plants and decreases water use( both gases uptake and release from the plant occur by diffusion through the stomata/pores in the leaf and hence increased amounts of CO2 results in faster diffusion of CO2 into the leaf and therefore less water escapes in the process) . As confirmed by the up to 30% increase in crop yields over the last 30 years in the Mid-West due to the 100ppm rise in CO2. This is worth billions of dollars to the global agricultural economy. Note also that nursery growers in various sectors release high amounts of CO2 into their greenhouses in order to greatly increase their productivity. Research has been confirmed by increasing CO2 to over 1000ppm (compared to the current 400ppm) and found great increases in productivity and also in drought resistance. Where did the huge growth come from in the era of the dinosaurs where plant growth was prolific with vast forests and the huge size of all living things during that era of high CO2 levels? It is reported to have been up to 4000 to 8000 ppm in the atmosphere and life obviously flourished.
    2. This is concerning especially when considered in the light of Princeton University physics Professor William Happer’s explanation of the logarithmic effect of adding more CO2 to the atmosphere (i.e. as CO2rates rise it takes double the CO2 to produce each degree of temperature rise ) and that we are in an historical Greenhouse drought. If you assume all of the temperature rise of 0.8 degrees Celsius over the last 100 years with an increase from 300 to 400ppm of CO2 was due to CO2 (which it is not anyway), to get the same 0.8 rise we would need a doubling of the CO2 and a further doubling to add each 0.8 of a degree as the amount of CO2 rises. Is destroying Australia economically worth “no result” environmentally. Add to this the fact that CO2 is only 0.04% of the atmosphere compared to say water vapour which is a far more effective greenhouse gas due to the quantity( So to be genuine they should tell us to limit the water vapour ?– but at least they don’t think we are stupid enough to fall for that suggestion).
    3. And what if Climate change theories are wrong??? There is a plethora of research contradicting the current public theories

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The ABC – one big insidious family

The ABC: it’s almost like incest

This is only at the Federal Level. If you add the State Personalities it is worse.

Smile this is what you are funding  a little homework has come up with the following…


·        Why does the Left media protect the left?
·        Because the political commentators of the Left media are either intermingled or married to the left politicians.
·        It’s a family thing and they protect their own:
·        Greg Combet (Labor) partnered to Juanita Phillips (ABC).
·        Gai Brodtmann (Labor) married to Chris Uhlmann (ABC)
·        David Feeney (Labor) married to Liberty Sanger (guest commentator on ABC)
·        Barry Cassidy (ABC) former speech writer for Bob Hawke (Labor) from 1986-1991
·        Heather Ewart (ABC) married to Barry Cassidy (ABC) speech writer for Bob Hawke (Labor) from 1986-1991
·        Maxine McKew (ABC) married to Bob Hogg (former ALP national secretary)
·        Maxine McKew (ABC) became Labor politician replacing John Howard for one term only.
·        Virginia Trioli (ABC) married to Russell Skelton (The Age)
·        Mark Kenny (Fairfax) married to Virginia Haussegger (ABC)
·        Christine Wallace (ABC & Fairfax) married to Michael Costello (former Chief of Staff to Labor’s Kim Beazley)
·        Annabel Crabb (former Fairfax journalist now with the ABC)
·        Tony Jones (ABC) married to Sarah Ferguson (ABC) Coincidentally Jones took over the Lateline role from Maxine McKew (from ABC presenter to Labor politician)
·        David Penberthy (journalist) married to Kate Ellis (Labor)
·        Paul Kelly (former Fairfax journalist) formerly married to Ros Kelly (Labor)
·        Kerry O’Brien (ABC) former press secretary to Gough Whitlam.
·        Mark Colvin (ABC) married to Michelle McKenzie (Leichhardt deputy-mayor and Greens Councillor)
·        Denis Atkins (ABC Insiders regular) married to Melanie Christensen (ABC Canberra)
·        Paul Barry (ABC) married to Lisa McGregor (ABC)
·        The lamentable Mike Carlton (formerly Fairfax) partners Morag Ramsay (ABC)
·        Andrew Fraser (Fairfax) and Catriona Jackson (formerly Fairfax and Laborpress secretary)
·        And so the list goes on.

Labor, Fairfax and the ABC are joined at the hip. Much like the relationship between Labor and the unions.

They’re on the Aussie payroll.

Now you know why Bill Shorten wants to increase your taxes.

To fund the propaganda and jaundiced news.

How do we get rid of their false news about ‘climate change’ and politics?

 

Muslims finally get caught ripping off millions from Child Care

Shorten and ALP will miss out when these welfare voters go to jail

Investigators fear this long-running scam, similar to others which have previously been reported on various television programs, is just the tip of the iceberg

from the ABC

  • NSW Police yesterday arrested 18 people who were allegedly involved in the scheme
  • The Commonwealth Child Care Subsidy Scheme was designed to help reduce the financial burden on low and middle-income families
  • Detectives are investigating other childcare providers in NSW

A childcare provider allegedly filed claims for non-existent children and bought the identities of parents as a way to defraud millions of dollars from the Federal Government.

According to its website, Red Roses Family Day Care — which has locations in Sydney and Wollongong — promised to provide “high-quality, home-care options for children between the ages of birth to 12 years”.

But the family-run company allegedly made fraudulent claims worth up to $5 million from Government childcare programs, including the Commonwealth’s Child Care Subsidy Scheme (CCSS).

More than 170 Muslims have been targeted by NSW police who have ripped off the Child Care system by more than $4million in eight months. One Muslim woman had $35,000 cash in her purse and was claiming Centrelink payments. This huge scam is a direct result of ALP/Greens immigration policy. (pic NSW Police)

Red Roses Family Day Care allegedly filed claims for children who never existed and investigators NSW Police are now pursuing up to 150 parents who allegedly sold their children’s identities to help the company qualify for the subsidies.

“There are over 150 parents laying claim in terms of rebate, what we’ve taken out yesterday are the professional facilitators behind his syndicate,” NSW Police Acting Assistant Commissioner Stuart Smith said.

The ABC understand the business existed on paper, but no child ever went into care at any of the properties.

“The [child] identities were legitimate it’s just there wasn’t any physical evidence of anyone being looked after,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Smith said.

Police said some of the men and women charged over the alleged scam were preparing to target the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

One of the “childcare centres” that supposedly looked after 50 children was operating out of a garage, police said.

Yesterday, NSW Police arrested 18 people over their alleged involvement in the scam — so far 17 have been charged.

“Strike force Mercury will continue in its investigations and we won’t rule out further arrests,” Acting Assistant Commissioner Smith said.

The company’s director, Alee Farman, 49, was among 15 women and three men who were arrested yesterday during raids stretching from Fairfield to Wollongong in relation to the alleged syndicate.

Police said Mr Farman was originally from Iraq and became an Australian citizen in 2007.

Police said one woman arrested yesterday had $35,000 cash in her handbag, despite claiming Centrelink benefits.

More than 20 properties targeted

The means-tested scheme was designed to help reduce the financial burden placed on low and middle-income families paying for childcare.

Subsidies are generally paid to childcare providers, who are required to pass them on to parents as a fee reduction.

Families then make a co-contribution to their childcare fees, paying the provider the difference between the fee charged and the subsidy amount.

The CCSS previously existed under different names before last July.

Shorten one sandwich short of a Birdsville picnic

In a hurry to Birdsville to charge the car on the solar charger before the sun goes down and causes a blackout at the pub

 

Racing to the Power Point in Birdsville


When 2,000 electric cars towing caravans descend on the Birdsville races, where do they charge their batteries overnight?

Take a ticket and join the queue?

Viv Forbes

Bullshitter Bill or Sharia Shorten?

Shorten’s energy crisis in the making for Labor

Robert Gottliebsen’s article, in the ‘Australian’, 11/4/19, may force the many potential buyers of EV’s to proceed with caution:

The danger came home to him, when he met up with an affluent, long-time Melbourne acquaintance who lives in a street where there are six Tesla cars.  If all six proud Electric Vehicle owners  try to charge their EV battery at the same time, the power goes out in the street, because the grid fails – some times, it fails when just three, or four charge at the same time.

You see, our Power Grid is designed to transmit predictable, regular waves of power through it’s wires and transformers.  But… suddenly, we began generating large amounts of power from different directions, and much of this is intermittent and based on less predictable sources, such as wind and sunshine.  So, instead of being regular waves of electrons travelling in one direction, – choppy electron flows hit the transformers, causing greatly increased operating temperatures.

The power grid has insufficient electricity to charge 600,000 electric cars

You don’t have to be very bright to know that most nights, up to 70% of our population habitually switch on the ‘aircon’, & go to the shower, before cooking the evening meal, (often, while the family are watching TV). The majority of these actions occurs somewhere between 5pm & 10pm, and most rely on power from the grid.

In Bill Shorten’s ‘new green world’, there’ll be yet another task – i.e. Recharging the EV battery in 50% of homes, probably for many hours, after dark.

Statistics reveal, Australian households currently use, on average, approx. 20k/Wt per day. By comparison, a full charge for an electric vehicle battery needs about 60k/Wt – That’s THREE times the normal household consumption. Power Bills could treble.

So, the progression from conventional vehicle to an EV involves :

  1. a) Buying the pure-electric vehicle ….let’s say, at least $45,000,
  2. b) Installing a suitable wall-mounted Charger ….let’s say $13,000,
  3. c) Saving up for the annual Energy Bill – let’s say, an extra $3,000 per annum….

And

  1. d) Check that there aren’t many EV’s in your street – or you’ll be wasting your money !

That’s a total cost over $60,000…. (the average family may choke on this).

And,

Don’t expect to trade in your old beast – There’ll be thousands of rusty cars everywhere.

Bill says he expects there will be about 600,000 pure electric vehicles on Australian roads by 2030.  Yet, the Labor/Greens Alliance are committed to gradually close Coal-Fired Power Stations, the source of most reliable, base-load power.

Bill also says fully subsidised Renewables will provide CHEAPER Energy prices. SURE.

What plan does Bill have to DOUBLE Australia’s electricity supply to enable half the population to regularly charge their Electric Vehicle. Well, BILL hasn’t mentioned it.

THAT’S BECAUSE IT’S PURE FANTASY…..Bullshit Bill can only guarantee Energy Chaos.

Qld heavy vehicle drivers could get fines refunded

from Leonard William

Please be advised that we have started a Go Fund Me campaign to have all convictions against Heavy Vehicle Drivers across Australia who have been convicted of offences under the Heavy Vehicle National Law 2012 (Qld) in the State of Queensland removed and all penalties stricken from the record and all fines repaid to those drivers.

Heavy vehicle drivers in Queensland could get millions of dollars in fines repaid

 The reason is that since 23 August 2012 the Queensland Transport “authority” and the Queensland Police have taken all these matters to the wrong courts under the wrong jurisdiction. The Go Fund Me web page https://www.gofundme.com/manage/freedom-from-dictatorial-bureaucrats explains in detail.