Category Archives: Annastacia Palaszczuk
The House Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources today launched a new inquiry(Dec 7) into the impact on the agricultural sector of vegetation and land management policies, regulations and restrictions, and called for submissions.
The Committee’s Chairman, Rick Wilson MP, acknowledged that the impact of land management and vegetation policies can be significant on the agricultural sector.
“Bushfires, expanding land use, and hazard management can dictate the future of regional, rural and remote land areas. The Committee’s inquiry into these issues is timely, given the current and impending natural disaster probability”.
The Committee will be inquiring into these impacts, with particular regard to:
- Past and current practices of land and vegetation management by the agricultural sector and regional industries;
- The science behind activities such as back burning, clearing and rehabilitation;
- The economic impact of vegetation and land management policies, regulations and restrictions;
- The impact of severe fires on the agricultural landscape, agricultural production and industry in regional, rural and remote areas;
- Factors that contribute to fire risk in regional, rural and remote areas; and
- The role the agricultural sector has in working with emergency services and forestry management officials in managing fire risk.
The Committee will be accepting submissions until Friday 25 January 2019.
Mr Rick Wilson MP (O’Connor, WA), Chairman of the Agriculture and Water Resources Committee
(08) 9021 2044
For background information:
Standing Committee on Agriculture and Water Resources
(02) 6277 4500, email@example.com
State KAP Leader Robbie Katter has called on the Queensland Attorney-General to refer Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk to the Director of Public Prosecutions over her sacking of KAP staff last month.
Mr Katter’s calls preceded news that Labor had this week used its numbers in Parliament to vote down an LNP motion that would see a special committee established to investigate the Premier’s behaviour.
Mr Katter said the objectivity of the Ethics Committee that the Premier had been referred to had huge questions around it.
“Both major parties are compromised in this process, but particularly the Labor Party as each Labor MP on the Committee will be investigating their boss,” Mr Katter said.
“We’d be naïve to think that they won’t have that in the back of their mind when making recommendations.
“It’s vitally important that the Ethics Committee seeks impartial and independent advice from experts about the case.
“The CCC has said the Premier has breached the Criminal Code – if that doesn’t require significant punishment under our parliamentary standards I don’t know what does.”
A report handed down by the Queensland Crime and Corruption Commission on September 27 found there was “prime facie” evidence the Premier had breached the Criminal Code by using the funding she had granted the KAP as leverage to influence the minor party.
Mr Katter said there was now great public pressure on the government to uphold the integrity of the Queensland Parliament, and that it was vital for the Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath to step in.
“The Director of Public Prosecutions has two tests to consider when taking on a prosecution,” he said.
“1. Is there sufficient evidence? The head of the CCC has said that there is a prima facie breach of the Criminal Code.
“2. Does the public interest require prosecution? The individual occupying the highest office in the state has acted illegally. If this isn’t in the public interest, I’m not sure what is.”
Mr Katter said he was astounded by the fact the Premier had refused to stand aside while the matter was being investigated.
“We all make mistakes and we all must be held accountable for those mistakes; if the same level of standards were being applied to the Premier now as she had applied to some of those in her Cabinet, she would have stood down,” he said.
“To me, that refusal is the height of arrogance and suggests that in our Parliament, some people can get away with things while others can’t.
“Unfortunately for the State Government, I don’t think Queenslanders are very accepting of that sentiment.”
Walter calls for supporters to attend the court
After losing his wife and property, then being jailed for a month in 2017, former policeman and Constitutional analyst David Walter has struck back, filing a claim in the Supreme Court against the Queensland Premier.
A hearing to strike out Walter’s application under the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 1999 by solicitor Paul Andrew Lack for Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has been set down for October 12, 2018 in the Cairns Courthouse.
Walter was bankrupted by the Mackay City Council and other regional councils allegedly for advising ratepayers not to pay council rates.
He said he had made two requests to the Premier to have the matter settled out of court, but she had refused.
In 2017 he was unlawfully bankrupted by four shire councils as a non-party to actions taken by the councils against ratepayers for refusing to pay rates. In what was a first ever action of this nature, Walter experienced and exposed judicial and political corruption on a scale not ever seen in Queensland.
In his deposition Walter states private citizens are excluded from any criminal or civil legal actions by the ‘State Government.’
“Any property be it real or ready money Legal tender of the Commonwealth Pounds, shillings and pence, real property land or any private property held in any private Constructive Trust of any private person which includes Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth 2 in their will and testament for their heirs and assigns, is protected under the Common Law of the Commonwealth of Australia (UK) as held to Crimes Act 1914 and the ASIO Act of 1914 from any taking and use for any business purposes of a private person themselves the Members of the Registered Political Parties in the Commonwealth of Australia Act (UK), must be by way of signed Contracts by all parties involved and the property be it Money Legal tender of the Commonwealth or Real or Personal Property by way of acquisition only,” Walter deposed.
“Any acquisition of property by the Members of the Registered Political Parties are held to Paragraph 51 (xxxi) of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (UK):
acquisition of property has the same meaning as in paragraph 51(xxxi) of the Constitution.
“Section 33 binds the Crown in the right of the Commonwealth, as the Crown is represented by the Constitutional Sovereign Her Majesty the QUEEN Elizabeth 2, in the Constitutions of the Six former Colonies those Constitutions are held to Parliaments of the (UK) – as members of the House of Commons as held to Common Laws of England, not being Members of Registered Political Parties or a MP in a signed De Facto Relationship with either John Howard or Peter Beattie both private persons an subjects of the Crown in the Preamble, the Deed of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act (UK).
“As the Crown, being a private person Elizabeth 2, the Crown herself cannot be liable to pay any pecuniary penalties in Australian Currency $AUSD a digital Currency only, by way of a fine under Australian Law.
“Nor can Her Majesty the Queen be imprisoned for any Statutory Offence of the Australian Parliaments commencing 1988, by any Judicial Officer (Justice or Magistrate) in any Australian Court on the land of the Crown held to Common Law of England as is every other person of the Commonwealth including the Queen herself.
“Therefore any person being a subject of the Crown, imprisoned in Queensland, under the statutory Laws of Private persons, Members of Registered Political Parties, in unsigned and dated and sealed Judgements signed by a employee of (the “State”) a State of a Clerk of any Queensland Courts or person holding that authority and paid in Australian Currency, for their private services to the Parliamentary Members of the Parliament of Queensland Act No.80 of 2001. Reprint 1E © State of Queensland 2016, persons themselves inside the Constitution Act 1867 Qld, as those they have imprisoned or fined under digital Australian Law, must be immediately released as held to the Common Law of England as held to Church of England and the Holy See.”
David Walter has asked for supporters to turn up at the Cairns hearing to ensure a repeat of his incarceration by a wayward Magistrate does not occur again.
Letter to the Editor
Liberal Member for Warrego urges ALP mates to remove Katter’s staff
The ongoing lies of Ann Leahy must be addressed. The Member for Warrego goes on like a broken record with her false claims the KAP preferenced Labor over the LNP at the last election. A simple fact check by visiting the Electoral Commission Queensland website, where all how to vote cards from the last election are recorded, puts Ann Leahy’s favourite fantasy to bed and exposes her willingness to deceive the public. Clearly the 22 LNP staff just aren’t enough when it comes to undertaking a simple fact check. I have requested a meeting with Ms Leahy so I can assist her on how to read how to vote cards.
As far as her reference to the KAP undertaking a ‘sweet heart deal’ with Labor at the previous Parliament, the Member for Warrego forgot to mention the fact the LNP also offered this so-called‘ sweet heart deal’ to the KAP. It’s also important to remember it was Peter Wellington who gave Labor government, not the KAP.
Ann Leahy receives $60,000 a year over and above her MP entitlement – for being an opposition spokeswoman. Apparently this isn’t even enough for get together facts right, but it is enough for her to spend a huge amount of time attacking the KAP rather than the government. Nice work if you can get it Ann. Being so flush with cash it would only be fair to highlight what Ms Leahy has done for her electorate and regional Queensland. Well, we all know not a single LNP member has introduced a Private Member’s Bill in this Parliament.
However, Ms Leahy did attend a hearing of an estimates committee that wasn’t her own in Brisbane and achieved…absolutely nothing. While she was busy achieving nothing in Brisbane, KAP members were out in our electorates. Of course it is a matter of record that the KAP, with support from Billy Gordon, blocked the Labor government’s vegetation management laws in the previous parliament.
Ann Leahy’s only impact on Queensland has been to ensure other regional MPs lost four staff and reduced their ability to help regional Queenslanders. The LNP’s voting record on rural issues, rather than the KAP, has been more closely aligned with the Labor Government such as the Dairy Bill, Rural Development Bank and the Budget from the previous parliament. Well done Ann, regional Queensland salutes you for all of your great work.
-Rob Katter, Member for Traeger
from Jim O’Toole
The Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk has joined up with the thought police demanding Katters Australian Party state MP’s denounce the now famous immigration speech of Senator Fraser Anning.
In an overt threat to leader Robbie Katter’s political liberty, she has demanded he disown Anning’s call for a national referendum on immigration or she will remove his staff.
This blackmail has been rejected by legal opinion as unlawful and a direct threat to deny free speech to a member of parliament.
,Robbie Katter has vowed his party will not bow to threats from the Queensland Labor Government and LNP to remove resources because they were ‘offended’ by comments made by KAP Senator Fraser Anning.
“Labor and LNP threats to remove KAP resources because of Fraser Anning’s comments are a fundamental attack on freedom of speech and diversity of representation in the Parliament,’’ he said.
“It is frightening to think that the major parties feel it is appropriate to threaten other MPs with punishment because they express an alternate view.
“From the LNP’s response to Senator Anning’s speech, it is now clear they have fallen in-line behind the politically correct Labor left.
“LNP member for Warrego, Ann Leahy, asked the Government to reduce KAP resources and the LNP endorsed Labor’s position on immigration when they supported a Labor motion in Parliament last Thursday.’’
Mr Katter has welcomed any review of the State KAP Members and staff performance so long as the LNP Opposition are subject to the same scrutiny.
“The facts are the KAP has three elected members in Parliament and we have introduced three private members Bills in this term, the LNP have 39 MPs and they haven’t introduced a single Bill,’’ he said.
“The KAP is the third largest party in the Queensland parliament but most people think we are the opposition.
“If Labor and the LNP want to try and threaten and intimidate us, I say bring it on.
“Queenslanders will not tolerate the blatant hypocrisy of Labor and the LNP working together to try and curb free speech and shut down debate on immigration”.
Meanwhile Katter warned the Premier and the Liberal MP Anne Leahy, they are skating on thin legal ice and he has retaliated by seeking legal advice on a prosecution under Section 83.4 of the Criminal Code Act 1995.
Katter’s next move could see the Premier arrested and charged under 83.4, Interference with Political Rights and Duties, (1) (a) (b) (c) (d) which would prevent her from sitting in Parliament until the matter is dealt with in court.
If convicted the penalty is up to three years imprisonment.
Such a move would throw the ALP into disarray leaving the Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, to take over as leader.
Queensland will rue the day should ‘mad Trad’ a rabid, self-confessed greenie lead the State.