Category Archives: Annastacia Palaszczuk
Economy destroyed by death from a thousand cuts
A false positive Coronavirus test of a 30 year old miner who had passed away from other causes, threw a family into turmoil at Blackwater 200 klms west of Rockhampton last week.
This morning the Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk apologised to Nathan Turner’s family for the stress the government had placed them under and to the people of Blackwater for emergency testing of the town’s 5100 residents, all of whom tested negative.
The foibles of the entire Coronahoax epidemic have been reinforced after eminent virologists world- wide have been calling in the efficacy of testing and control measures and indeed the diagnosis and existence of the virus itself.
The US Government owned Centre for Disease Control on its Covid 19 test kits has the disclaimer that the test is not accurate, and can show any bacterial infection, the common cold or flu.
The unnecessary shutdown of the economy will haunt the political party duopoly for a decade and the Premier, magnanimously this morning continued with the “how good am I” slow release of restrictions for businesses such as hotels, cafes, tourist venues and airlines to reopen.
The Premier, or moreover, the Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young, purportedly has been managing the destruction of the economy by death from a thousand cuts.
A Labor insider told Cairnsnews the psyche of socialist psychopaths is not complete until those in charge can unleash a break-up of the normal order to replace it with a depopulated socialist Utopia which is totally controlled by the state.
The Democrats, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden and George Soros presently trying to destroy America are supported across the Pacific by their brothers of the socialist Australian Broadcasting Corporation parroting the same Communist-controlled WHO script.
Not to be left out, ABC TV in a show of support for the deadly American Marxist upheaval, broadcast a Joe Biden, US paid election advertisement at 11 pm on May 29.
This societal breakdown has been achieved leaving many hundreds of thousands of employees across the Australian business sector wholly dependent on the state for income and medical care.
The state, as it is done in Communist China, dictates how far and to where you can travel provided your travel documents are in order and the number of patrons allowed in a venue. It forces you to stay locked up in your home, enforces nonsensical, ineffective ‘social distancing’ and enforces vaccination.
The LNP is complicit in this transformation to a Marxist dystopia and until the sheeples take a stance nothing will change for the better.
Young children today will never know the freedoms Australians and Americans had before and post- WW2, until the 1970’s coup by leftist PM Malcolm Fraser followed by the paedophile, Marxist, Labor union hack Bob Hawke who earnestly started the rot in 1983.
Today the farming town of Mareeba, to the west of Cairns with a population of 15,000, came of age. The first permanent traffic lights ever seen on the Atherton Tablelands were turned on this afternoon but the traffic outcome was not what The Main Roads Department had expected.
Costing $3.47 million, the new lights at the Byrnes and Rankin Street intersection were predicted to improve safety for motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
Instead a traffic jam of Rodeo Procession proportion saw cars and trucks backed up for more than one kilometre along the main thoroughfare of Byrnes Street for more than an hour, coinciding with school departures at 3pm.
Mareeba Shire Council has had almost no involvement with the construction of the lights and the new intersection as Byrnes St is the responsibility of TMR.
Residents and business proprietors have questioned why traffic lights replaced a large roundabout when a gazetted but unmade vehicle bypass skirts the CBD which would alleviate the extremely high volume of traffic movements along Byrnes Street.
Katters Australian Party spokesman for FNQ Alan Webb said the bypass should have been constructed a decade ago removing the need for traffic lights and taking large trucks out of the main street.
“These single semitrailers carrying Cairns garbage, soon cane trucks and heavy trucks traveling to the west and north every day are an accident waiting to happen,” Mr Webb said.
“I know (Member for Kennedy) Bob Katter has been in talks with TMR in Cairns and federal authorities in Canberra about funding for the bypass but neither the state government nor the federal government want to know about it.”
Mareeba mother, Ann-Marie Keating was quite worried when it took the school bus an extra 40 minutes to go past the gate to their small farm, 6 klms from town.
“I had picked up the kids from school because of the traffic and it took me over 40 minutes to get home instead of 15 and the bus was just behind me,” Ms Keating said.
“On Monday I don’t know if the bus will come early to get the kids to school on time. The kids will have to get up early to make it then if it is 40 minutes late again it will be a long day for them.
“It could be a very long day on the bus for kids from further out.
“There were temporary traffic lights set up at Centenary Park and Anzac Avenue intersection that made the congestion worse than Cairns.”
Member for Cook Cynthia Lui has been contacted for comment.
Letter to the Editor
There is a full page advertisement in some newspapers from the Liberal Party asking for candidates to contest the state seats of Cook and Hill.(west of Cairns)
It never ceases to amaze me when we keep getting Labor candidates re-elected in Cook. At least five conservative political parties I have discovered are going to put their hands up to run against Cynthia Lui the indigenous Labor member on October 31.
Not all of them can be serious about winning the seat. There is a large welfare vote in the northern part of Cook which favours the sitting member.
But conservative voters outnumber the Labor voters. If the LNP, KAP, One Nation, Palmer and NQ First all nominate candidates they split the vote five ways and Labor gets returned.
I have my suspicions that most of these parties know they can’t win and are just chasing the money. Why not when the Labor Government recently doubled the value of your vote to candidates and parties which get over 4 per cent of the tally?
Payments to candidates standing for election will increase from $1.57 per vote received to $3.
Payments to political parties will also increase, from $3.14 to $6 per vote received.
The eligibility threshold for the payments has also changed — parties and candidates will only require 4 per cent of the primary vote, rather than 6 per cent, to receive the money.
It would be a good question to ask. Where does the money come from?
It is up to voters to determine which candidate is serious about winning and working for the local community instead of chasing the money. My test is who is a local and will live in the seat, how many MP’s do they have in the nearby region and their past performance and who champions regional communities, farmers and small businesses of the Far North?
It is not hard to find an answer.
Editor: Cairnsnews editorial board has agreed to publish letters from North Queensland readers relating to the upcoming state election. Particularly like this one which the writer said Newscorp and other press would not publish. Send in your unpublished letter and we will print it if it has merit. We will publish the identity of the newspapers that refuse to publish well written letters with topical subjects.
Cairns economist warns of massive unemployment and damage to local economy because of border closure
The international tourist destination of Cairns in Far North Queensland which showcases the Great Barrier Reef has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.
Cairns economist Bill Cummings has investigated the real number of unemployed which rose from 8178 in December 2019 to 23,100 in April 2020.
This massive increase is directly attributable to Covid 19 forced business shutdowns and a halt to international and most domestic flights.
“The number has leapt from about 8,400 in the region (4,900 in Cairns) in February, to 23,000 in the region (15,000 in Cairns) in April. Estimated unemployment rate as measured by registered unemployed on benefits has jumped from about 6% to about 18%. This compares with about 9% at national level. It can be expected that the May figures will show a further increase,” Mr Cummings said.
“On top of this, there are large numbers of jobs being supported by the Australian Government’s JobKeeper program. At this stage numbers are unknown. It is quite possible that at present, at end May, there is at least 25% either unemployed or only being in employment due to the JobKeeper program.”
He said the figures also highlight the unreliability of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force Series that for April records unemployment of only 7700 in the region and incredibly, an increase in employment over March.
The city and region are almost totally reliant on tourism and dozens of travel, tourist and accommodation businesses in Cairns have closed their doors, unlikely to ever reopen.
Labor’s real agenda is to keep the state borders closed until election in October
A defiant Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has repeatedly told the tourism sector she will not reopen the border with NSW until at least mid-September, a decision she says is based on medical advice, presumably from Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young.
If the border reopened interstate tourists could take the economic pressure off the Gold Coast and Cairns keeping businesses and jobs alive.
Despite conflicting advice from federal Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Paul Kelly, who said he cannot see any medical reason for the border to remain closed, Dr Young refuses to yield.
Not only is Cairns acutely suffering but 1900 kilometres to the south, Cavill Avenue, the main street of the Gold Coast, looks and feels like a morgue.
There is however a feeling among northern political commentators and some Cape York residents that the real agenda of the Premier and the Labor Party is to keep the state closed up until mid-September, a month before the state election, due on October 31.
A prolonged closure would seriously hamper election candidates for opposing parties from accessing different parts of the state to campaign.
Last week the leader of the fledgling NQ First party, Jason Costigan caused a stir and a belated police investigation after a Liberal Party supporter in Cooktown questioned how he got through the police and military checkpoint to enter the small ocean front town.
Being the Member for Whitsunday, Mr Costigan, said he made a proper application for a permit and was allowed to enter the no go zone for electoral purposes, in deference to Cooktown residents and Hopevale Aboriginal community which have been locked up since March.
“I did nothing wrong and abided by the law,” Mr Costigan said.
The NQ First party endorsed former Mayor of Aboriginal community Wulal Wujal, Desmond Tayley, as its candidate for the seat of Cook.
Wujal Wujal is situated just to the south of Cooktown.
This abuse of power by the State Government could be a sign of things to come.
Ventilators killing majority of critical patients
Preliminary data from a clinical trial involving more than 100 covid-19 patients in Ecuador has resulted in a claimed 100 per cent cure rate within four days, according to Andreas Kalcker who is closely following the results of the effort. The tests were carried out by the Asociacion Ecuatoriana de Medicos Expertos en Medicina Integrativa, a group of integrative medicine practitioners.
Ecuador has been hit particularly hard by the coronavirus, and the current “standard of care” promoted by Western medicine — largely based on the use of ventilators — has been killing the vast majority of critical patients while utterly failing to address the real root of the problem.
Covid-19 isn’t an Acute Respiratory Disease (ARD), it turns out. Rather, it often presents as an inflammation and blood clotting condition (see The Lancet research, below) which causes the blood to be unable to carry oxygen, resulting in patient hypoxia and eventual asphyxiation.
This is why intravenous chlorine dioxide — which immediately delivers a high dose of oxygen to blood cells — is believed to work so effectively against covid-19. It reportedly restores the oxygen-carrying capacity of hemoglobin and clears the clotting in the lungs, all while destroying pathogens.
Chlorine dioxide researcher and advocate Andreas Kalcker has posted a video (in Spanish) where he explains the findings. That video, entitled, “Mas de 100 Casos de Covid-19 recuperados con CDS por medicos de Aememi,” is found at this link on Lbry.tv.
In the video, Andreas explains that researchers were able to achieve a complete cure in just four days through the use of intravenous chlorine dioxide (ClO2). Here’s a photo of some of the researchers holding syringes of chlorine dioxide, which is then infused into the patients’ blood, where it releases a wave of oxygen that researchers believe saturates the blood with O2 while killing pathogens:
In another bombshell science paper published May 7, 2020, in The Lancet, researchers Dennis McGonagle and others determined that covid-19 is not a respiratory disease but rather “diffuse pulmonary intravascular coagulopathy,” a kind of blood clotting that presents in lung tissue.
This explains why patients with covid-19 are dying from hypoxia (lack of oxygen) and are frequently killed by the use of ventilators. As an ICU doctor from New York warned months ago, doctors are treating the wrong disease. (That doctor’s YouTube channel was deleted and all his videos were censored, of course. No one is allowed to question medical orthodoxy in the medical police state known as the United States of America.)
Study authors also found the inflammation triggers a worsening of the condition, which implies that anti-inflammatory interventions might be the key to saving lives and ending the pandemic. From the study:
The immune mechanism underlying diffuse alveolar and pulmonary interstitial inflammation in COVID-19 involves a MAS-like state that triggers extensive immunothrombosis…
MAS stands for Macrophage Activation Syndrome, and it is an inflammatory response stemming from an over-reactive immune response, similar to the “cytokine storm” that’s being widely discussed (which vitamin C helps prevent, according to published research). As the study explains:
The severity of systemic inflammation in response to human coronavirus family members has features reminiscent of a cytokine storm or macrophage activation syndrome (MAS), also known as secondary haemophagocytic lymphohistocytosis (sHLH).
To simplify these findings, covid-19 is not acute viral pneumonia impacting the respiratory system but rather an inflammation-based immunological response that leads to thrombosis (clotting in the lungs) which kills the patient. The use of ventilators only makes the problem worse, which is why previous observational studies have found that 88% of patients put on ventilators end up dying. They are dying because the ventilator treatment is the wrong treatment.
Chlorine dioxide is reportedly saving 100 percent of the patients studied so far because chlorine dioxide floods the blood with instantly usable oxygen while killing the pathogens responsible for clotting. There is also anecdotal evidence that some people are beating covid-19 infections with high doses of aspirin, a blood thinner, although this information should not be taken as advice for treatment, and far more research is needed on blood thinners and anti-inflammatory interventions.
This may also help explain why turmeric and vitamin D are associated with strong reductions in inflammation in the body, which may prove useful in balancing the immune response and preventing the kind of imbalance that can lead to immune system overreactions.
The criminal medical cartels are censoring all treatments and cures that work to save lives
Notably, the criminal Big Pharma cartels and corrupt government regulators (like the FDA, FTC, CDC) are going out of their way to try to criminalize or suppress any non-vaccine, non-pharma solutions that might save lives. Over the last month, we’ve all witnessed an astonishing level of aggression and mafia-style tactics used by the FDA and FTC against pioneering researchers offering a variety of possible solutions, from colloidal silver to chlorine dioxide and even intravenous vitamin C.
They’ve even declared war on hydroxychloroquine being taken by Donald Trump and the medical establishment has been engineering clinical trials which are designed to fail from the start in order to discredit the off-patent, affordable drug.
There is no doubt that Big Pharma’s obedient government lackeys are at war with truth and are desperately trying to suppress information about natural cures and integrative treatments that might eliminate covid-19 before vaccines can be made available.
The techno-fascist tech giants like Facebook, Google, Vimeo, YouTube and Twitter are all-in with Big Pharma, going out of their way to censor and destroy all information that criticizes vaccines or offers wisdom about natural treatments or integrative medicine interventions. This criminal cabal of Big Tech and Big Pharma is the enemy of humanity, as they are deliberately working to worsen the pandemic, increase suffering and death and extend the punishing lockdowns for as long as possible in order to cause several economic damage while preparing the masses for mandatory vaccines.
We are all witnessing a powerful criminal gang of corporations and regulators who are deliberately seeking to destroy human society as we know it today, and they are the gatekeepers of information on the ‘net (and in the news). This is why we are repeating our call for the CEOs of all the top tech giants to be arrested and charged with crimes against humanity, then prosecuted in a court of law(if we can find one). Over the weekend, a member of Italy’s Parliament gave a rousing speech in which she labeled Bill Gates a “vaccine criminal” and demanded he be arrested and charged with crimes against humanity.
Such efforts should not be limited to Bill Gates, however. They must include the criminals of other tech giants as well as the corrupt, anti-human criminals running the FDA, FTC and CDC, AMA, FSM, among others. Their crimes against humanity must not go unanswered, and they must be held accountable in a court of law.
The destructive, anti-human agendas of Big Pharma and Big Tech are incompatible with human freedom and a sustainable human civilization. These anti-human institutions must be permanently dismantled, and humanity must rise up against this threat in the same way we once awakened against the Third Reich and the rise of Nazi fascism and the Holocaust.
Right now, Big Pharma, Big Tech, the FDA and the CDC are plotting to kill billions of human beings with an engineered bioweapon, a risky vaccine, and high-fatality prescription drugs that make people more vulnerable to covid-19. These enemies of humanity must be stopped, and the truth about chlorine dioxide must be set free so that human beings can be saved from suffering and death.
To learn more about the establishment’s war on truth (and war on humanity), watch my recent interview with Dr. Judy Mikovits, who has also been subjected to extreme censorship for raising the alarm about how vaccines are spreading infectious disease.
Editor: We apologise for a run of Coronahoax articles however the medical mafia and their directed governments must be pulled up before we are held down and vaccinated with a deadly toxin by the military and police.
A federal board of control over medical practitioners that few have heard about is calling the shots in the vaccine war threatening any doctor who challenges the efficacy of vaccination with disqualification or prosecution.
The COAG Health Council oversees the National Scheme under the Health Practitioner Regulation National Law (the National Law).
Health Ministers from each state and territory and the Commonwealth are members of the Ministerial Council and members of the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority
The chief executive of Ahpra, Martin Fletcher said he was concerned that some doctors, nurses and chiropractors were promoting anti-vaccination views on social media or in their practices.
These member organisations(below) of Ahpra are dictating often dangerous health policies to the Federal Government.
- » Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Practice Board
- » Chinese Medicine Board
- » Chiropractic Board
- » Dental Board
- » Medical Board
- » Medical Radiation Practice Board
- » Nursing and Midwifery Board
- » Occupational Therapy Board
- » Optometry Board
- » Osteopathy Board
- » Paramedicine Board
- » Pharmacy Board
- » Physiotherapy Board
- » Podiatry Board
- » Psychology Board
“We take seriously any case of practitioners spreading dangerous and misleading anti-vaccination information including on social media,” Mr Fletcher said.
“They will face regulatory action or prosecution. We are asking the public to tell us if their practitioner is doing this. If you raise your concerns with us we can investigate and protect others.”
Our work with the WHO
As a WHO collaborating centre, Ahpra:
- assists the WHO in providing technical support to strengthen health workforce regulatory systems in member states
- supports the WHO in promoting the adoption of contemporary regulatory approaches to health workforce regulation, and
- strengthens the capacity, skills and knowledge of regulators in member states under the WHO’s guidance.
Fletcher’s statement has been met with scepticism with a spokesman for the group Friends of Science in Medicine, Ken McLeod, who along with other members of the group have reported hundreds of chiropractors, along with several doctors and nurses, to Ahpra over the past decade for spreading anti-vaccination messages.
“The response from the regulators has invariably been a slap with a damp lettuce, just warning them to fix their advertising, or a warning not to mention vaccination to their clients,” McLeod said.
”If Ahpra and other regulators had responded properly to our notifications, today’s picture would be different. Because this is more than just false-advertising. I consider it medical malpractice.” McLeod told the Guardian.
The FSM with McLeod is the real enemy in the vaccine wars:
These are Big Pharma’s delirious vaxxers who ensure your new born baby is jabbed with up to 16 different toxins, some containing live human foetus before age 18 months. Is it any wonder a number of these poor kids have not got a chance of having a normal, healthy life. Autism it is said will affect one in 32 children within five years. Fifty years ago autism was unheard of because then there were few dangerous vaccines being administered.
Anyone in doubt just contact prominent US Lawyer and anti-vaccine crusader Robert F Kennedy.
It is not about health but about profits for Big Pharma and doctors who are regularly bribed by this insidious industry.
Now they are supporting eugenicist Bill Gates’ potent Coronahoax witches brew which will alter the DNA of the patient and is laced with RFID technology.
Recent comments from world-renowned virologist and cancer expert Dr Rashid Buttar confirmed advice from Australian researchers that any patient who had received a flu shot in the past 12 months can show up as positive in the dodgy Covid 19 test.
This is why the Australian Medical Association advised against taking flu shots until much later in the year so as not to conflict with ongoing Covid 19 testing. (because the evidence shows the flu shot doesn’t work and is toxic to have caused deaths or serious complications)
Can the Ahpra or the FSM produce the safety testing records of any vaccines used in Australia since 1986?
Below is the government National Immunisation Schedule Program of (mandatory) vaccines from birth to death.
Our kids don’t have a chance. While at common law and under S 51 of the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia, vaccinations cannot be forcibly administered, the sneaky LNP/ALP duopoly has oozed in through the back door enforcing no jab-no pay-no school. If states’ curricula are examined no self-respecting parent would want their kids there anyway.
Dick Smith has been caught funding the treacherous Australian Skeptics vaccine support network
The Australian Government has mandated with financial incentives 16 vaccines (~51 doses) for children for welfare benefits and access to early childhood education. This has resulted in discriminatory social welfare policies, the banning of many healthy children from early childhood education and university students who cannot choose careers in health without receiving 10 – 16 vaccines. These are vaccines that most adults have never used and they did not control these diseases in the Australian community by creating herd immunity. (Septic Skeptics)
Australians should be prepared for the vax police to come knocking on their door. PM Scott Morrison is a disciple of forced jabs now that President Trump has enlisted the military to go door to door offering, for now, non-compulsory vaccination for the Coronahoax.
Cairnsnews is aware of at least two Australian, pending legal challenges against the Covid regime and upcoming compulsory vaccination.
Loose cannon Deputy Premier and Treasurer Jackie Trad forcibly exits Cabinet amid sighs of relief from all and sundry. One down 11 to go
The Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has refused to ease restrictions for entry to Cape York Peninsula instead deferring any loosening of the state’s tightest quarantine measures to a biosecurity review on June 15.
As reported by Cairnsnews, Peninsula residents are becoming quite restless at the prospect of a minimum 12 months isolation for the indigenous population of 5000.
Although there are no recorded active cases of so-called Coronavirus in the Far North permanent military and police checkpoints are preventing entry to Cape York.
The accuracy of the virus testing regime has been ridiculed by senior virologists and doctors. The Premier, not noted as the sharpest tack in the box, said she is worried about a second wave of the ‘virus’ which has sent shudders throughout the public, business and industry.
Cairnsnews has been advised by a psychologist, who asked to remain anonymous, that the female dominated government by its very makeup has been unable to make sensible and logical decisions ever since it was formed.
There are too many women in Cabinet because of a discriminatory Labor Party rule which ensures a majority female quota is achieved when candidates are endorsed by the party.
Female Ministers outnumber men 12 to 10 which on the evidence does not make for logical decisions. One example is the highly controversial abortion legislation amendments passed in parliament last year allowing late term babies to be killed.
Deputy Opposition Leader Tim Mander on Friday said decisions by “power hungry” Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young were inconsistent, including one that “defies common sense”.
Discussing the emotional distress women often experience, the psychologist referred to the following article from the US publication Everyday Health:
“When a task as simple as a trip to the supermarket becomes an emotional ordeal, Morgan Sheets knows that her period is just around the corner.
The 29-year-old from Indianapolis says that during some months, she notices her emotions becoming more unstable in the five days or so before she is due to start menstruating.
“I begin feeling like everything in my life is wrong and that I’m leading the wrong life,” says Sheets, a marketing director.
“Little things like making decisions about groceries to buy or getting dressed in the morning become monumental, and I agonize over them.” Sheets says she also becomes much more sensitive and cries more easily.
Sheets is just one of the many women who experience premenstrual syndrome, or PMS, a collection of unpleasant symptoms, such as anxiety and bloating, that typically occur one to two weeks before menstruation and might influence behavior through in the menstrual cycle.
An estimated 85 percent of women experience at least one symptom of PMS per month, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists estimates.
While PMS and its related hormonal changes are often talked about and are even the subject of endless jokes on TV sitcoms, the truth is that the hormones in a woman’s body can influence her moods and actions throughout the month.
“We know hormone levels fluctuate throughout the month,” says Diana Schwarzbein, MD, an endocrinologist and author of Menopause Power. “There are going to be corresponding fluctuations in other hormones that are definitely going to affect emotions, processes of thought, and physical well-being.”
Here’s what your reproductive system is doing during throughout your menstrual cycle and how hormonal changes may make you feel and act.”
Many decisions made by women in power medically cannot be logical. Older women going through menopause according to the psychologist, often suffer psychological problems and the nonsensical advice about epidemiology emanating from Dr Jeanette Young flies in the face of research from eminent virologists.
If she lived in India she would be sacred.
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk says loading app on Queensland phones could be compulsory
(ABC Radio, April 22)
Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter says he won’t be signing up to the Federal Government’s contact tracing app full stop, and if it becomes compulsory he’d rather be thrown in jail.
“I will not now, or in the future, agree to a contact tracing app,” Mr Katter said.
“The Christian Brothers, and other educators, insisted on us reading 1984 and A Brave New World, and now these Orwellian predictions have never seemed more real.
“What ever argument you have for forsaking your freedoms, at the end of the day you will find it’s a poor trade off.”
The Katter’s Australian Party Member congratulated the Federal Government on its brilliant handling of Coronavirus up until now, but stated they’d failed to force the hands of State Governments to implement regional quarantining (except for the shining example of Western Australia).
“Our most powerful weapon is that regional areas like North Qld have only a dozen active coronavirus cases and by the end of this week will be contagion free,” Mr Katter said.
The recent minor virus outbreak in Cairns was caused by a lab assistant returning from Brisbane to Cairns then testing positive.
“We must keep the clean areas clean by isolating them, and apart from the WA government no-one is doing that.
“If you stop travel from Coronavirus hotspots into these clean areas then you can relax restrictions, restart business and implement a public works scheme of dam building, new railines, roads and transmission lines.
“It’s a far better alternative than implementing an Orwellian phone app that will invade every aspect of our much loved privacy and freedom.”
“The truth is that with their 5g technology they can only track you provided that you maintain a five foot exclusion zone between you and the next nearest person. Because 5G is not fully operational at the moment, it’s not really necessary, but what better way to train the monkeys to stay apart, than to frighten them with a pathogen?”
A knee-jerk decision by the State Labor Government to implement a blanket shut down of all Queensland ports to foreign ships until they go through a two-week quarantine period could see North Queensland lose millions of dollars from the local live export industry.
Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) MPs have called out Maritime Safety Queensland’s (MSQ’s) decision, which will exclude all foreign ships from pilotage areas at Queensland ports until 14 days has elapsed since leaving their last international port due to concerns over COVID-19, as an over-reach.
It follows discussions today between the KAP and Townsville feedlot and export operator Py Porter, who manages Kellys Yards, Queensland Livestock Exporters’ Association president Greg Pankhurst, Frontier International managing director Will McEwin and Frontier logistics operator Tom Emery.
State KAP Leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter said there were fears Queensland’s live export market would be severely impacted at a time when economic stability across all sectors was desperately needed.
“The North’s live export trade is facing an extremely dire situation as a result of this blanket ban,” said Mr Katter said.
“Live export is a critical part of the supply chain in northern Australia and the middle of this year will see a lot of producers looking for markets to sell cattle as the grass is minimal.
“This decision is going to mean that areas such as Cloncurry and Mount Isa will be sending cattle to Darwin as a result of this blanket quarantine policy, with North Queensland losing out on millions of dollars.”
KAP Hinchinbrook MP Nick Dametto said there was no reason why MSQ could not adopt Darwin’s approach to commercial vessels, which instead of imposing a quarantine has implemented measures that restrict the crew from disembarking.
“Persons loading cattle from the docks and the people on those vessels do not meet each other anyway, so Darwin’s measures make far more sense. Restrict the crew from disembarking and you’ve already minimised the chances of
COVID-19 spreading through human-to-human contact,” he said.
“With the current air travel restrictions in place also impacting box meat supply to places like Indonesia and Vietnam, there is already an increased demand for Australian live export.
“But if our customers can’t access our ports in a timely manner, Queensland is going to miss the boat.
“Graziers have been doing it tough for too many years and all of a sudden an economic opportunity is here for them to capitalise on, all they need is for the government to get out of the way and let them do business.
“One cattleman we’ve spoken to fears the live export market will crash because of these port restrictions with little to no consultation by the State Government.”
“I understand there is a vessel due to come into Townsville early next month, which means they would have to hold offshore empty for the 14-day quarantine costing a significant amount of money in carrier fees per seven day waiting period. This is unacceptable,” Mr Katter said.
“Think about the knock-on effects to the industry chain, such as hay suppliers, fodder suppliers, vets, consumables from local agribusiness stores and cattle agents.
“The state needs to remove this restriction and the Federal Government should immediately classify the cattle supply chain as an essential industry. We cannot afford to lose it.”
from CN Townsville bureau
Queensland’s hapless Fire and Emergency Services Minister Comrade Craig Crawford recently ordered the State’s permanent firefighters to undergo a rigorous fitness test but discovered to his horror three quarters of the 3,337 seasoned firies failed.
Just two of 56 recruits who passed the new testing regimen and progressed to the paid 16 week training course were women.
Senior firemen say the test was devised to weed out female recruits. Last year only 24 of 148 new recruits were women.
The upgraded physical testing procedure includes a beep test, aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance assessments.
The high level of fitness failures sits astride the refusal of more than 17,000 volunteer rural firefighters to apply for a working with children blue card.
Volunteers say they are more interested in saving lives and property from bush fires than playing footsie with the Marxist policies of the QFES, Comrade Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Craig Crawford, who happens to a be a former ambulance driver from Victoria.
The attempted hijacking of the volunteer Rural Fire Service by the QFES has created widespread disharmony and many thousands of potential resignations from the RFS.
Recently, Crawford was asked by a volunteer to provide any contract between the QFES and individual volunteers. He was unable to do so, consequently the corporate QFES is legally unable to take over the RFS.
Sunday March 1, 2020
compiled by Jim O’Toole
Aurukun has just erupted into violence again after a massive riot and wave of destruction six weeks ago. There are unconfirmed reports of burning homes and police cars. At least 60 police have been stationed at Aurukun and Weipa trying to maintain order at the remote settlement located on the eastern shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria.
Reports suggest Aurukun unrest was costing more than $100,000 a day in police and emergency services overtime. Ambulances, doctors, RFDS and hospitals have been on standby since the first outbreak.
Commentators have suggested millions of dollars of infrastructure damage inflicted by marauding blackfellas should not be repaired at taxpayer expense.
Things were getting quite dry in the southern region of PNG during the long hot dry spell at Christmas time. So hot and dry that PNG nationals were boating across to Saibai Island under the cover of darkness to steal fresh water. Saibai is the closest island to the PNG mainland under Australian control.
Whatever happened to Borderforce patrols is unknown but the coastal guardians don’t seem to be the same since one of their senior boat skippers died in unusual circumstances on board one of their vessels about 18 months ago in the Torres Strait. Around the same time both new Borderforce vessels ran aground on a reef and spent many weeks in Cairns dry dock getting repaired.
Aircraft were the only line of defence left for quite some time after the grounding of the boats.
Rumours and anecdotal evidence of an enduring guns for weed trade in the Torres Strait have been around for many years and a television series was even made about it.
Northern Peninsula Area
The pleasant community of Umagico was rocked on Tuesday when thieves broke into the council operated supermarket and stole a very heavy teller machine. The crooks there are getting much smarter because the CCTV and electricity were cut off before they entered the premises. We heard there were no fingerprints found. It was coincidental the teller machine had been loaded up with bank notes the day before.
Hand over of the Tip of Cape York
In November senior bureaucrats from the Queensland Lands Department held a land handover function at Pajinka at the Tip of Cape York, the site of the former TAA/Bush Pilots tourist resort which flourished in the 80’s. The resort was given to an indigenous tribe in the 90’s but the $10 million destination soon floundered and was then abandoned by the local group.
Any visitor to the Tip of Cape York since then would have seen the Pajinka site consisting of falling- down and vandalised tourist facilities, quarters and homes. For many years desolate Pajinka has been the epitome of government stupidity and tourists’ video footage of the wreckage could be viewed for years on social media castigating blackfellas and the government.
The Pajinka fiasco has probably been the worst ever, unintentional public relations event for the Aboriginal and Islander cause. More than 100,000 tourists visit the Tip each year and the wanton waste at the abandoned site has driven the wedge even further between white and black.
NPA inhabitants are well respected by visitors and bureaucracy alike and conduct themselves in a formidable fashion.
This time around the new owners of Pajinka are being careful with plotting a suitable destiny for the best chunk of freehold real estate in the country. They say there will be no Chinese involvement.
For whom the bell tolls
The NPA community of Injinoo still has a resident saltie some call ‘ding-dong’ because the large croc arrives at the water’s edge in Injinoo Inlet alongside the school fence as soon as the school bell rings at 3pm.
Last year there were thousands of views on social media of the croc eating a dog that ventured too close to the water. Schoolkids were calling for the dog to come away from the water but the large saurian snapped him up before they could get the big pup to move.
Local Rangers supposedly shot the croc soon afterwards but it turned out they shot a smaller one.