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Straddie croc could have been a dugong, but watch out for real ones

By Jim O’Toole, Townsville Bureau

A reported sighting of a salt water crocodile near Stradbroke Island turned out to be a dugong. After viewing social media footage Cairns News agrees the sighting was not a croc.

After 60 reported sightings of crocs in and around Cairns beaches and northern suburbs over the last month, any surface water is out of bounds until the excessive numbers are cleaned up preferably by shooting.

Mareeba on the northern Tablelands once was free of crocs in its waterways but since numerous small crocs escaped from a local croc farm during the massive Cyclone Yasi in 2011 they populated Two Mile Creek, small streams, Barron River and Granite Creek, all within walking distance of the town’s CBD.

Croc farms and zoos are overloaded with salties and do not want any more, especially over two metres long.

But the idiotic policy of the state Labor corporation is to catch and relocate crocs giving somebody else the problem.

Anyone silly enough to dip their toes in the Ross River in Townsville or the Barron River in Cairns deserves to be snapped up.

However there is plenty of anecdotal evidence of crocs living in southern Queensland waters over the years.

In the 70’s fishermen were quoted in the Gympie and Sunshine Coast media seeing salties in creeks and near beaches.

The Mary River at Maryborough was home to large crocs in the 60’s, indeed relatives of this scribe saw a monster alongside their dinghy when fishing in the Mary River circa 1965.

There were also claims of crocodiles being shot by farmers in the Mary River in the 70’s.

With the great explosion of saltie numbers from the Torres Strait to Gladstone it is not unrealistic to expect these deadly saurians to be seen in southern waters after being pushed out of usual territory by larger aggressive males..

The Queensland Labor Corporation claim only some salties are dangerous to humans but Aborigines and Islanders have long warned, in spite of this nonsense, that every saltie is dangerous from one foot long to 25 feet long.

Two years ago we invited wildlife officers who said they would only remove dangerous crocs from Cairns beaches, to get into the water and identify which ones should be removed.

Needless to say none of the state’s armchair experts took up the offer.

The mistaken croc seen at Straddie should be shot says Bob Katter

About five years ago several of our contributors passed on Facebook comments and a photo of a saltie seen in the Brisbane river.

Unfortunately the photo was lost in the ether.

Far Northern federal member Bob Katter yesterday commented on the Stradbroke sighting sternly advising media he “did not put any crocs near Straddie.”

He did however tell wildlife rangers that it “should be shot” because it was too close to people.

Absolutely correct Mr Katter.

US Supreme Court upholds the right to carry arms in public for self defence

by the Epoch Times and Cairns News

The US Supreme Court voted 6–3 on June 23 to strike down New York state’s draconian concealed carry gun permitting system on constitutional grounds, recognizing for the first time a constitutional right to carry firearms in public for self-defense.

This judgement removes any hope of Marxist President Joe Biden and his Democrat colleagues of taking guns from law-abiding American citizens. It also has ramifications for Australia’s much maligned gun owners who have been pilloried by the ABC, Labor Party-Green junta and the Liberal Party simply for owning a firearm.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas wrote a majority opinion upholding the right of citizens to carry arms in public for self defence. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Australian courts now must take heed of the inalienable right of freemen to own and carry a firearm for their inherent right of self defence.

The ruling is a sweeping victory for Second Amendment gun ownership rights and may help to undo restrictive gun control laws outside New York state, possibly including so-called red flag laws, which allow the confiscation of guns in certain circumstances with limited due process.

The Second Amendment states: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

The Supreme Court has been strengthening Second Amendment protections in recent years, and observers have said that the court’s six-member conservative supermajority could help expand gun ownership protections. In District of Columbia v. Heller (2008), the Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment protects “the individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation,” and in McDonald v. City of Chicago (2010), it held that this right “is fully applicable to the States.”

The ruling comes amid rising crime rates, activist demands to defund police departments, and a Biden administration push to strengthen gun control policies. A legislative package, introduced in the wake of a series of high-profile mass shootings, is moving forward in Congress.

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association (NRA) hailed the decision, calling it a “watershed win for good men and women all across America” and taking credit for the victory after “a decades-long fight the NRA has led.”

“The right to self-defense and to defend your family and loved ones should not end at your home,” LaPierre said.

President Joe Biden condemned the new ruling, which he said “contradicts both common sense and the Constitution and should deeply trouble us all.”

“I call on Americans across the country to make their voices heard on gun safety. Lives are on the line,” Biden said.

The Empire State’s gun permit law, as with laws in seven other states, generally requires an applicant to demonstrate “proper cause” in order to obtain a license to carry a concealed handgun in public.

New York makes it a crime to possess a firearm without a license, whether inside or outside the home. An individual who wants to carry a firearm outside his home may obtain an unrestricted license to “have and carry” a concealed “pistol or revolver” if he can prove that “proper cause exists” for doing so, according to state law. An applicant satisfies the “proper cause” requirement only if he can “demonstrate a special need for self-protection distinguishable from that of the general community,” according to a 1980 ruling by the Supreme Court of New York in Klenosky v. New York City Police Department.

The specific issue before the court was whether the state’s denial of the petitioning individuals’ applications for concealed carry licenses for self-defense violates the U.S. Constitution.

Oral arguments in the case, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, court file 20-843, an appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, were heard on Nov. 3.

Respondent Kevin Bruen heads the New York State Police. Founded in 1871, the lead petitioner, the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, describes itself as “the state’s largest and nation’s oldest firearms advocacy organization,” and as the official NRA-affiliated state association in New York.

The majority opinion (pdf) was written by Justice Clarence Thomas, who declared that New York’s proper-cause requirement violates the 14th Amendment by preventing law-abiding citizens with ordinary self-defense needs from exercising their Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms in public for self-defense.

“Because the State of New York issues public-carry licenses only when an applicant demonstrates a special need for self-defense, we conclude that the State’s licensing regime violates the Constitution,” Thomas wrote, before quoting Konigsberg v. State Bar of California (1961).

“In keeping with Heller, we hold that when the Second Amendment’s plain text covers an individual’s conduct, the Constitution presumptively protects that conduct. To justify its regulation, the government … must demonstrate that the regulation is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation. Only if a firearm regulation is consistent with this Nation’s historical tradition may a court conclude that the individual’s conduct falls outside the Second Amendment’s ‘unqualified command.’”

It makes no sense to deny Americans the ability to defend themselves outside their homes, he said.

“To confine the right to ‘bear’ arms to the home would nullify half of the Second Amendment’s operative protections. Moreover, confining the right to ‘bear’ arms to the home would make little sense given that self-defense is ‘the central component of the [Second Amendment] right itself,’” Thomas wrote, quoting the Heller opinion.

“After all, the Second Amendment guarantees an ‘individual right to possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation,’ and confrontation can surely take place outside the home. … Many Americans hazard greater danger outside the home than in it.”

In a concurring opinion, Justice Samuel Alito wrote that in 1791 when the Second Amendment was adopted, “there were no police departments, and many families lived alone on isolated farms or on the frontiers. If these people were attacked, they were on their own. It is hard to imagine the furor that would have erupted if the Federal Government and the States had tried to take away the guns that these people needed for protection. Today, unfortunately, many Americans have good reason to fear that they will be victimized if they are unable to protect themselves. And today, no less than in 1791, the Second Amendment guarantees their [rights].”

Justice Stephen Breyer wrote a dissenting opinion, which Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan joined.

“In 2020, 45,222 Americans were killed by firearms. Since the start of this year (2022), there have been 277 reported mass shootings—an average of more than one per day. Gun violence has now surpassed motor vehicle crashes as the leading cause of death among children and adolescents. Many States have tried to address some of the dangers of gun violence just described by passing laws that limit, in various ways, who may purchase, carry, or use firearms of different kinds. The Court today severely burdens States’ efforts to do so.”

LNP liars strike at every election trying to discredit Katter

by Jim O’Toole

A desperate LNP candidate for the federal seat of Kennedy and a senator have attacked sitting member Bob Katter with lies and innuendo, the whopper being that he does not support the Hells Gates’ dam he has fought to get built for years.

LNP’s Bryce MacDonald

They belong to the LNP that supported Queensland Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s extension of hated and unnecessary Covid mandates until October this year.

The same LNP at state and federal levels oversaw the states kill and maim tens of thousands of citizens with deadly mRNA Covid clot shots.

LNP Senator Susan McDonald

Then to cap it all off, Prime Minister Scott Morrison supported his communist mate and Victoria Premier Dangerous Dan Andrews when his megalomaniacal private cops shot and severely wounded a dozen Covid mandate protesters with large rubber bullets at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne.

The federal ALP and unions also supported the entire Covid program.

This LNP mob just handed over Australia’s health sovereignty to transvestite and WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former member of a Libyan terrorist group.

The LNP government has agreed, along with more than 100 other countries to hand over all health directives for any future pandemic to the WHO, delivering lockdowns or other police state measures for the UN to implement. Will they need UN troops?

Australia will have no say and when the planned 10 years of future pandemics start Tedros will shut down the economy. 

Bob Katters proposed Hells Gates Dam he has fought for a decade to get built.

Palmer, Hanson, Katter, Newman go head-to-head from the Gold Coast in Paul Murray’s Live Pub Test

United Australia Party chairman Clive Palmer, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, firebrand independent federal MP Bob Katter and Liberal Democrats senate candidate Campbell Newman have partaken in Paul Murray’s Live Pub Test.

They passed with flying colours.

These figureheads are four of Australia’s most colourful figures and have gone head-to-head in Paul Murray Live’s The Pub Test which put them in front of a live audience in an unscripted and televised Q&A format.

United Australia Party chairman Clive Palmer, One Nation leader Pauline Hanson, firebrand independent federal MP Bob Katter and Liberal Democrats senate candidate Campbell Newman answered questions from voters in the forum hosted by Sky News Australia’s Paul Murray.

Following the debate and Q&A, Murray was joined for analysis by Sky News Queensland Editor Peter Gleeson, Courier Mail editor Chris Jones and Senator Amanda Stoker.

“I’m thrilled to be announcing our ‘Paul Murray Live Pub Test: The Mavericks’ episode,” Murray said.#

Cairns News strongly supports these independent party leaders being the best of a bad bunch. We would also add Riccardo Bosi to this group and urge readers to get this video to everybody they know. Under no circumstances vote for LNP, Labor or Greens.

Be careful of ‘independents’ read story in Cairns News about Climate 200 supported candidates.

https://www.climate200.com.au/candidates

Watch out for GetUp and voter fraud. There is a story coming.

Supermarkets must provide farmers with a minimum price guarantee – Katter

Federal member for Kennedy Bob Katter has taken to the floor of Federal Parliament to voice the concerns of North Queensland’s farmers whose plight has been forgotten in the cost-of-living debate gripping the nation.

“Australian farmers have seen costs skyrocket – fertiliser, freight and packaging have nearly doubled in the past 12 months. Urgent action is required,” Mr Katter said.

MHR Bob Katter demands supermarkets give farmers a fair go

“For example, medium sized banana farmers who provide work for 25-30 people face monthly bills of around half a million dollars. This equates to around $1.50 per kilo of bananas before the farmers have any return. Farmers receive about 20 cents less (around $1.30kg) but supermarkets charge consumers double (around $3kg).

“Farmers would actually save money if they did nothing but sit around and burn $5 dollar bills.”

The Katter’s Australian Party MHR called on the Federal Government to urgently act.

“Supermarkets must provide farmers with a minimum price guarantee that is higher than the cost of production,” he said.

“Supermarkets equally need to be accountable for the price increases that they charge Australians.

“We demand a strong Government that doesn’t provide a sugar hit to the Australian public.

“We demand a Government that provides real change to stop large multinational companies from continually taking advantage of our farmers and the Australian public.”

Bob Katter warns Queensland is a police state

Joel Jammal journalist interviews MP Bob Katter, meets protesters and slams mandatory jab

Bob Katter addresses rally in Canberra

Just a portion of Canberra rally over 1klm marching

Poor Craig busy chasing martians instead of making coherent statements

contributed

A bypass road for the Kuranda Range is well into the planning stages by private means and has passed every test as a viable route from Mareeba to Cairns taking 20 minutes off the existing dangerous Kuranda Range track with its outdated, derelict, Barron River traffic bridge.

Labor Member for Barron River Craig Crawford

In spite of the garbage spewed forth by the Labor state member for Barron River and former ambulance attendant Craig Crawford, there would not be one house resumption , there would be no added traffic to Intake Road at Redlynch, no tunnels and it can be built in 18 months for $450 million.

This is $1.5 billion cheaper than Member for Kennedy Bob Katter’s ‘wobbly way’ to Edmonton and without heavy transport-inhibiting tunnels.

In a public tussle between Crawford and Bob Katter every bogey man possible has been dreamt up by poor Craig, in between drinks of course, believing houses will be bulldozed presumably with occupants intact and the job will take 15 years. Then he found two martians drinking at the bar under his house and discovered all his port and brandy had disappeared.

After a brawl with the slippery aliens, a somewhat bruised Craig called the ambos but they were too busy carting vaxx-damaged victims to the overflowing Cairns Base Hospital and told him to visit the local doctor.

He got his missus to drive him the few hundred metres but the clinic staff wouldn’t let him in because he hadn’t been jabbed.

Ah well back to Smithfield Tavern to top up his depleted supplies, nurse his bruises and lie-in-wait near his bar with a baseball bat for the martians to reappear.

Craig is moving his office from Smithfield away from the nearby ambulance station in case he is called to re-enlist as a driver to help replace the 600 ambos he and his Cabinet colleagues sacked because they won’t take the deadly jab. Nor will Craig – the Premier said he didn’t have to.

He is off to Redlynch to set up his new office, fortuitously near the shops and in case the martians come back, he can walk to the bottleo.

A typical sight on the notorious Kuranda Range Road. At least two vehicles per week go over the edge as soon as it rains

After Tablelands commuters threatened to lynch poor Craig last year over the poor state of the Kuranda Range Road and its 1000 daily, heavy vehicle movements, he promised the problem would soon be fixed.

He told ABC Radio he would place driver-less cars on the range and that would stop the cars and trucks from careering over the edge.

https://www.cairnspost.com.au/news/craig-crawford-mp-kuranda-range-problems-could-be-solved-by-future-tech/news-story/03ba06da795c5afcf11fd6cda7b161b0

That didn’t go too well with many angry truckies thinking he was looking through the bottom of a brandy bottle while he was solving the problem.

Nevertheless now he is installing a system of stop and go lights along the length of the range road trying to stifle the traffic flow.

The cabling contract alone will cost $30 million and it’s anybody’s guess what the completed project will cost or if it will work.

Poor Craig, he wasted $30 million on the range road that was declared obsolete by the Main Roads Department in 2005. Those funds could have provided the necessary corridor for the proposed Reddicliffe Highway from Mareeba to the Cairns CBD.

If the state government had anything to do with the road construction then it would most likely take 20 years to build, one astute engineer quipped.

“We can build it in 18 months,” the engineer said.

Craig was being conservative probably for the first time in his life at 15 years.

Voter ID bill before federal parliament

by staff writers

This is a Cairns News exclusive feature on voter fraud in Australia and how it has changed governments by less than 5000 fraudulent votes cast at either a state or federal election and discusses the need for compulsory voting and the bona fides of the AEC

The introduction of voter identification at the next federal election has been hailed as long overdue by electoral systems analyst and engineer Mr Alexander Stewart.

Claims by the socialists of the Greens and the Labor Party that somehow not having ID at a polling booth would prevent Aborigines or Islanders from voting are “fanciful” at the very least Mr Stewart said.

Surprisingly federal member for Kennedy (NQ) Bob Katter has jumped in claiming the ID requirement is “racist” and will disenfranchise Aborigines.    We are unsure how this fits with the bill but if indigenous people just like everybody else have to present ID at the door of the local pub or to enter any business premises under Covid regulations then surely the most responsible civic duty of all, voting, should be protected from fraud.

No doubt these claims have their genesis with the Labor Party which has long relied on wide-spread fraud at polling booths and captured postal votes to keep the party bankrolled and their snouts in the federal and state troughs.

Cairns News has covered numerous state and federal elections and published evidence of fraudulent entries on electoral rolls, bogus postal votes and of late the highly questionable Scytl electronic voting programs now used in Australia, particularly Queensland, which were used covertly to great effect in many American states to oust President Donald Trump.

To claim that the Liberal Party’s proposed ID requirements would disenfranchise anyone is laughable.

Almost every Aborigine or Islander in North Queensland and in most parts of Northern Australia carry a Medicare card and an Eftpos card without fail. Under the new laws either is acceptable ID to get a ballot paper.

Many Aborigines over 18 have a drivers licence either active or suspended and carry other means of ID such as Over 18 cards which would comply with the proposed law.

If an indigenous person does not have an Eftpos card then he or she would starve. They are carried on their person religiously. No Maccas, no grog without it. Their welfare payments are paid every fortnight straight into their bank accounts. Few carry large amounts of cash.

In some communities welfare payments are quarantined in part to prevent gambling, drug abuse and excessive alcohol consumption. The kids are supposed to be the beneficiary. Over 18’s carry their cards as a necessity.

Unfortunately the Bolshies of the Greens and Labor are so far removed from reality, isolated in ivory towers in Canberra and major cities and almost certainly have never seen or spoken to a real blackfella in a remote community.

For too long entrenched voter fraud has dogged any candidate outside of the two-party system said Mr Stewart, a former president of Australians for Honest Elections.

In a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral matters in 2019 he outlined how the fraud continued since at least 1983 and how fraud has been allowed to continue  :

  • by deficiencies in the Commonwealth Electoral Act that permit Vote Frauds
  • by the inherently-flawed design of the Australian Electoral Commission model that was introduced in 1984.  In my view, the experiment has failed and elections should be run by a subset of the Public Service, as occurred very well from 1901 to 1983.
  • by the mismanagement of the AEC, for example in mismanaging pre-polling
  • by the deficiencies in Electoral Rolls
  • by the debasement of Parliament due to the Party Machines preselecting candidates for their compliance rather than their competence/expertise, and by then using Vote Frauds to instal their wrongly-chosen candidates

Does voter fraud occur?

3.1.1   “That the electoral system is open to manipulation is beyond question  … Fraudulent enrolment is almost impossible to prevent.”  (NSW Electoral Commissioners, Messrs R. Cundy and Ian Dickson, in the NSW Government Inquiry 1989) 

3.1.2   “Electoral fraud, malpractice and errors are a common feature of the Australian electoral system,” Alex Howen, Metropolitan  Vice-Pres of the NSW Liberal Party 11/9/1999

3.1.3   78% of several thousand people voted “Yes” on www.publicdebate.com.au in year 2001 to the question “Should a Royal Commission be held into Electoral Fraud?”

3.1.3  The Shepherdson Inquiry in Queensland found that ALP members had committed Vote Frauds in 1986, 1993 and 1996.  This was a finding by a Judge, based on evidence

http://www.ccc.qld.gov.au/research-and-publications/publications/misconduct/the-shepherdson-inquiry-an-investigation-into-electoral-fraud.pdf/download

3.1.4   Dr Amy McGrath OAM has written several books about Vote Frauds.   She first discovered Vote Frauds when she was a member of the ALP and was working during World War 2 in the Balmain branch of the Ironworkers’ Union, and was given a list of dead people’s names and told to go and vote in those names.  She made 17 Submissions to the JSCEM from 1993 to 2014, and was largely ignored.  Her books are:- (Page 2:-)

Coles and Woolworths will get a hike in income from FWC ruling much to the detriment of farmers

CHANGES to a farm worker Industrial Relations Award means that fruit pickers will now receive a guaranteed minimum wage but Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter, says the farmers will bear the brunt of an increase in costs in the supermarket as a result.

Bob Katter warns farmers will be unable to pass on fixed minimum wages costs awarded by the Fair Work Commission

“The decision by the Fair Work Commission to provide a minimum wage for farm workers is a good decision because it will encourage people to become farm workers and not have to get everyone from overseas.

“Having said that, cost structures have to be born by the farmers – they can’t pass it on.

“We have only two or three people that sell fruit and vegetables in Australia and combined they have over 75 percent of the market. They pay the farmers whatever they feel like paying the farmers.”

Mr Katter said that farm incomes from the supermarkets giants had barely changed in the last 30 years ago but the price of food to the consumer has skyrocketed more than 250 percent.

“The real problem here is that the farmers had their collective bargaining rights taken off them. For the workers, this is a good thing that they have got their bargaining rights, but the farmers don’t have their bargaining rights because the National Party deregulated most of their industries.

“So yes, the workers can and should be given a better go but the people who are going to be punished here are the farmers and the benefit to the consumer, is nil.

“There is a as much chance of the supermarket giants passing on that charge and giving it to the farmers as I have got of becoming a beetle rider from Booroola.

“So, Mr Government, give back to the farmers their right to collectively bargain. The workers have that right and they should have it and the farmers should have it.

“You took it off them and they’ve been screwed through the floor. There were 270,000 of them, now there is a 160,000 of them. What a cruelty. What a cruelty.  And the Australian people are paying the price.

“All those changes, clearly, we know who profited by them. It wasn’t the worker. It wasn’t the consumer, and it most certainly wasn’t the farmer.”

Halls of shame – Australian Universities ban free speech

James Cook University in Cairns leads the pack. Their precious academics don’t like peer reviews of their sometimes dodgy work. Never let the facts get in the way when appeasing governments for more and bigger grants.

A dark cloud hangs over the future of academic freedom of speech in Australia following the High Court’s ruling today against Great Barrier Reef expert Dr Peter Ridd, Katter’s Australian Party MPs have said.

The KAP which – alongside a variety of other supporters from across the country – have stood in solidarity with Dr Ridd as he took his former employer James Cook University (JCU) to court after being sacked in 2018, said the professor deserved to be applauded for his tenacity.

MHR Bob Katter; Dr Peter Ridd; Nick Dametto MLA and leader of KAP, Robbie Katter MLA address a recent cane industry forum in Ayr.
Dr Ridd said today he “may have lost a battle but he will win the war.”

Hinchinbrook MP Nick Dametto said today’s decision by the High Court meant, by law, Dr Ridd was in breach of his of JCU work contract when he publicly raised quality assurance and trust concerns around fellow researchers’ works.

The ruling had nothing to do with Dr Ridd’s expertise on the GBR or the validity of his scientific views, he said.

Mr Dametto currently has a Bill before the Queensland Parliament seeking a full repeal of the Palaszczuk Labor Government’s Environmental Protection (Great Barrier Reef Protection Measures) and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2019.

This Bill, labelled as “farm-destroying” due to the onerous requirements it places on North and Central Queensland cane growers, was predicated on water quality research similar to that which was questioned by Dr Ridd.

Dr Ridd has long called for the establishment of an Office of Science Quality Assurance to question and monitor the validity of scientific research used to underpin government policy.

“We believe that, in the court of public opinion, Dr Ridd has been successful,” Mr Dametto said.

“As a scientist, academic and individual we believe he deserves to be applauded for putting everything on the line to fight for what he, and many others, believe in, which is the fundamental importance of freedom of speech and academic integrity.

“In the name of standing up for what he thought was morally right and just, Dr Ridd has sacrificed his job and potentially his career and reputation, but he has done this because he believed it was right to at least question the science. 

“Few people understand the effects of sediment and nutrient run-off to the GBR better than Dr Ridd, and systemic quality assurance problems are still plaguing the way GBR ‘science’ is being used to affect modelling that drives government policy and public opinion. 

“The gravest concern attached to today’s ruling is that it has the real potential to scare off anyone else who wants to raise their head out of the trenches to question not only the reef science institutions but also science across the board.”

Mr Dametto said that, without academic freedom, there was a potential to stifle the progression of science and send us back to a time of limited academic thinking not seen since the Dark Ages. 

Kennedy MP Bob Katter said that the cases of Ridd and Pavlou made it quite obvious that there was no freedom of speech on Australia’s university campuses.

“Peter Ridd was expressing opinions, and that has been the entire essence of universities since the days of Plato and Socrates,” he said.

“There must a free expression of ideals for universities to operate properly. When I was at university I disagreed with radicals who opposed Vietnam but I defended tenaciously their right to free expression of their point of view.

“The CEO class now run the universities, the corporations and half the trade unions. They are stifling freedoms in this country.”

Katter warns Australia is becoming one of the most oppressive western regimes

by staff writers

Far North Queensland federal member Bob Katter has attacked the Liberal National Party’s Identify and Disrupt bill before Parliament, enabling police to spy on every citizen by coming through a back door in emails and other private media communications.

He said Australia is now a total Orwellian society and voters should be alarmed at the LNP/ALP duopoly’s trashing of human rights.

Independent federal MP Bob Katter warns Australia has become a dystopian Orwellian state with few remaining human rights

The Identify and Disrupt Bill 2021 grants the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and the Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission (ACIC) the power to modify, add, copy, or delete data, on a person’s online accounts.

So what this means is that the AFP can log into your Email, your Facebook, Instagram any other social media, and not only view it but actually alter it however they want. They can send emails on your behalf, they can post things on your behalf, they can engage in criminal activity on your behalf in order to reach their objective. And if they want to throw you under the bus, you’re just collateral damage.

This will not only turn Australia into a bigger surveillance state, but it will make the government the enemy of Australians.

“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,” Mr Katter said.

“Whatever argument you have for forsaking your freedoms, at the end of the day you will find it’s a poor trade off.

Mr Katter said Australia was becoming one of the most oppressive western regimes, and things were getting worse every day as both mainstream political parties restricted people’s freedoms.

“George Orwell’s book 1984 released in the 1960s was a horror story, but now it is a brutal reality,” he said.

“The Government can fund multi-million-dollar hardware to use against its own people when at the same time they can’t even provide the resources to protect their citizens against continuous home invasions, build dams, or to firm up our fuel security.

“Even boiling a billy after a walk through the bush can put you in breach of multiple petty regulations these days. It’s 1984 Orwell, not Australia.”

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