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Local economic recovery plans will help towns and regions hit by bushfires get back on their feet as part of a new $650 million package of support from the Morrison Government.
As part of the Regional Bushfire Recovery and Development Program, bushfire affected communities will share in $448.5 million from the Morrison Government to support the delivery of local recovery plans with priority given to the most severely impacted regions, drawing on local voices and local governments in close partnership and as part of cost-sharing arrangements with states.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison said the National Bushfire Recovery Agency (NBRA) would lead work to drive a strong economic recovery so the more than 18,600 families and businesses in bushfire-affected areas could get back on their feet.
“The same communities that were hurting most from the bushfires are hurting from the impacts of COVID-19. The impacts have been devastating,” the Prime Minister said.
“This funding injection comes as the damage from the bushfires has made itself clear in the weeks and months after they passed and regions have been finalising the sorts of projects they want to get underway to build back better.
“Every community is different and every community is at a different point in their recovery. That’s why the projects that these funds will support are not one-size-fits-all – they will reflect community needs.
“This is about locals leading the recovery with the NBRA and our state and local partners ensuring our support gets to where it’s needed most.”
“I urge local communities to work with their state governments and to provide the National Bushfire Recovery Agency with their priority projects as soon as possible.
The support will back local projects and recovery plans, in specific areas, as well as initiatives that benefit all bushfire-affected communities. The projects could include those that build community capability and wellbeing, including through workshops and events, projects that focus on the landscape and water, replacing produce and stock, supporting local jobs and building future resilience.
Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said I’ve always wanted a locally led recovery not a Canberra led recovery. This is the mechanism to deliver that and to build it back better.
“We’re working side-by-side with families, small businesses, primary producers and the tourism sector to deliver a well thought-out economic recovery as quickly as possible,” Minister Littleproud said.
“We know and have seen firsthand just how severe the impact from the bushfires and now COVID-19 has been. The past six months have been incredibly tough for so many Australians.
“To date, the efforts of every level of government have been focused on emergency relief, the restoration of basic services, clean-up operations and the immediate wellbeing needs of people in the most severely impacted communities.
“While we recognise not all communities are at the same point of recovery, some communities are starting to consider longer-term planning. We’re here to support them with opportunities to rebuild.”
Letter to the Editor
Never in my lifetime have I ever seen a bushfire become so political, with so much interference from city based experts!
Australia is known for its bushfires, cyclones, droughts and flooding rains so what has changed this time?
I believe we now have a new breed of people in this country that NEED TO BLAME somebody for every natural event that occurs and they have infiltrated our communities with their ideology!
The majority in this country are the “Quiet Australians” who have seen it all happen before and know we will see it all happen again.
Our voice wasn’t being heard! We knew that the fuel load was too high, we knew that policy had changed allowing fuel reduction burns and we knew that protesting by minority groups was influencing decision making!
Just back on June 20, 2019 I raised these issues in a Regional Forests Agreement meeting in Corryong with representatives from DELWP, Federal, State and local governments regarding the fuel load in National Parks, the blackberries and noxious weeds in State forests and Parks, the lack of maintenance of fire tracks, the lack of water storages in these areas and outlined that we had a ticking time bomb right under our noses!
Climate Change didn’t light the fires in NSW and Victoria, lightning and arsonists did!! The fuel load was there and it was tinder dry from the drought.
But now the SWAMP is rising and along with social media and mainstream media they are driving a tsunami of hate, of blame, of rebellion like we’ve never seen before!
Everything that goes wrong has to be someone else’s fault!!
They CRY Climate Change but then board an aeroplane to go overseas!
The scientists are some of the worst hypocrites in this area! Fly to this climate conference and then to the next!
Children are being indoctrinated in schools before they can even read and write, about politics, climate change, gender equality, sex and religion at such a young age and well before they can make their own judgments on any of these matters.
This indoctrination then spreads like a virus and infects those who we thought were immune, until it becomes a plague of rebellion and uprising against those who are the quiet Australians.
I might be old fashioned, but the Australia I knew as a kid was far better!
We didn’t care where the power came from, as long as the toaster or the lights worked!
We didn’t care if it was a drought as we knew every day was one closer to it raining!
I battled the 1st of February 1969 bushfires in 45c heat as a 15 year old, I bent all the linkage arms on the tractor ploughing fire breaks, experienced the extreme heat of the fire, the lack of oxygen in my lungs, being too scared to sleep inside the house at 2am!
I saw the devastating loss of property, and the burying of dead stock.
We didn’t have P2 masks or were told every 5 minutes of the what the air quality was!! We wet a handkerchief and put it across our nose and mouth and tied a knot in the back and got on with it!!
Then the chaos came again a few weeks later when torrential rains came and caused massive erosion and polluted our water, and 3 months later on the 5th of May we had cows dying of bloat as the grass was so prolific!
THIS WILL ALL HAPPEN AGAIN!!
This is the country we live in and know as Australia, NO politician can change it, NO Climate Change policy will either!
31 deaths and 2600 burnt out homes has not yet woken up governments as Canberra is again threatened by wildfire
by staff writers
The futility of using aircraft to impede large bushfires has been borne home after a converted military C-130 Hercules four prop tanker crashed near Cooma (NSW) killing all three American crewmen.
Dense smoke and poor visibility were blamed by authorities for causing the accident.
“Tragically, there appears to be no survivors as a result of the crash down in the Snowy Monaro area,” Shane Fitzsimmons, the Rural Fire Services Commissioner for New South Wales, said at a news conference.
The tragedy brings the death toll from the blazes to at least 31 since September. The fires have also destroyed more than 2,600 homes and razed more than 10.4 million hectares (25.7 million acres).
New age, politically correct firefighting techniques which include aircraft have proven ineffective in fighting large bush fires.
Tens of millions of dollars have been wasted in highly dangerous water and fire retardant bombing, giving only false hope to property owners.
While the retardant might slow down a fire the evidence from the firefront shows water only temporarily slows a hot fire with a several kilometre long front, particularly when the Hercules can drop only 15,000 litres at a time.
The aircraft has to land at the closest suitable airfield, fill up with water then take off to the fire ground, a round trip of 90 minutes or more depending on the distance from the airstrip.
These aircraft cost the federal government more than $15,000 an hour each to operate.
The tried and proven method of constructing wide fire breaks with dozers and graders then back burning has become politically incorrect and almost no footage of machinery building fire breaks has been shown by any of the television networks.
The fire services and government instead ensure the wider viewing audience sees plenty of shots of aerial bombers dropping pink retardant which in reality is a public relations, conditioning exercise to imbue the public.
Struggling volunteer firemen on the ground had no chance of stopping any of these huge conflagrations without constructed firebreaks.
Anecdotal evidence reveals the use of machinery at these mega-fires was very limited. In years past there would and should have been dozens of graders and dozers making breaks.
Desk jockeys of the Fire and Emergency Services had no idea how to fight these fires. They should have known months before that fire breaks were needed. What happened?
Regional firefighters would have informed the hierarchy of the impending danger of excessive fuel loads and should have done something about it like hazard reduction burning from fire breaks.
A thousand or more dwellings of the 2600 destroyed were surrounded by eucalyptus trees and dry grass of any length was growing up to the back door in many cases.
Fire can run along 10mm high dry grass in house yards even though it gives the appearance of bare ground if the wind and weather conditions are right and the only way it can be stopped is with a fire break and water. There were almost no breaks around house yards.
Trees growing around homes for 100 metres should have been felled and pushed away. There was no preventative preparation. Why not?
If you want trees growing out of your lounge room then expect to get burnt out.
Insurance companies would be mugs to pay for losses under these circumstances. Sue the state governments.
Fire survivors who have lost everything should place the blame squarely on the political party duopoly, Greens and Bob Brown and in some cases themselves for a lack of preparation.
Volunteer firefighters should have objected to the lack of preparation. They should have refused to go into some of these danger zones. Instead six are now dead.
So-called ‘climate change’ has absolutely nothing to do with the size and intensity of these fires.
Yesterday snow fell in the desert in Saudi Arabia.
Letter to the Editor
I am sending this out far and wide by email and Facebook (see 2 videos below)
I am 79 years old. I have lived through drought and I have lived through bush fires, but NEVER have I seen cars and metal melt and such devastation. Everybody with a brain knows that this is not normal.
You can choose to ignore this, or choose to pass it on, but ultimately the truth will be known.
This is an attack by the New World Order to reduce population and to bring us to our knees, to bring famine and to control every aspect of our lives, including the poisoning of humanity by vaccines.
They do not care who or what they kill.These “people” are either possessed by the devil, or from another planet. There is no way a normal human being would do this.
Choose to speak out, fight against this, or sit back and do nothing and become a slave.
Because of censorship, these videos will probably soon be removed, as being fake.
6 minute video (Aluminium in chemtrails and fires burning hotter)
11 minute video (Geo-engineering is fuelling Firestorm Catastrophes)
Junk news, News Ltd is in damage control over social media revealing the true status of the UN Agenda 21/30 agreement which Australian states signed up to in 1992. Since then in Queensland it has been the blueprint for state and local government planning and by-laws to affect every mortal way of life.
Agenda 30, ‘A call for action to change our world’
Allotment sizes, storm water drainage, water ownership, road locations, vegetation control, fire management(no machinery), super cities, smart cities, environmentally smart homes, smart meters, power generation, national parks, forestry, education, science, ad infinitum…..
Sustainable Development Goals taken from Agenda 30
- Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
- Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
- Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
- Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
- Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
- Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
- Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
- Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
- Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
- Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
- Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
- Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
- Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
- Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
- Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch in damage control:
It is of interest that just on this site alone over 8 years there have been more than a quarter of a million views of our stories about this insidious UN Agreement which has been rigidly adhered to by Queensland and all other state governments since 1992.
Brain-dead News Ltd reporters are claiming a Facebook site shared an Agenda 21 story 30 times. Our articles do this almost on a daily basis. Cairnsnews has a much greater readership than the News Ltd hallmark social rag the Cairns Post and most of its other regional dailies. If this readership is combined with Australian Patriot Radio listeners then suddenly we are big players in the regional media stakes. Robert J Lee, Editor
Is the directed energy weapon used to make way for an infrastructure of “smart cities” in Australia?
More than 1000 homes destroyed by wildfire
Source photo : Copyright © 2019 Lockheed Martin Corporation
by Guy Boulianne in Montreal
“Our fiber lasers operate with an efficiency that generates less heat and exists in a smaller housing allowing easier integration into various defense platforms. Our ALADIN laser has been operating in the field for two years without the need for realignment, proving both the deadliness and the reliability of our solutions. ”
– Dr. Rob Afzal, Senior Researcher, Sensors and Laser Systems
A theoretical, and entirely legitimate, question arises when we seek to perceive the truth among the scraps of information that we receive every day from the traditional media: is the directed energy weapon secretly used to make room for “smart cities” infrastructure in Australia? A directed energy weapon emits energy in a desired direction without the need for a projectile. It transfers energy to a target for the desired effect. The desired effects on humans may or may not be lethal.
In addition to its use on people or as a potential missile defense, directed energy technology has also been shown to stop or disable moving cars, drones, jet skis and electronic devices such as cell phones. An electrolaser allows (thanks to the laser) that the blooming occurs (forming a channel / path of ionized air of conductor), then sends a powerful electric current through the channel / path of plasma formed in the direction of the target, much like lightning. It works like a giant version of the Taser or a high-energy electric pulse pistol over a long distance.
“Now is the time to send directed energy weapons to the battlefield. The Army recognizes the need for directed energy lasers as part of its modernization plan. It is no longer a research or demonstration effort. It is a strategic combat capability, and we are on track to get it into the hands of the soldiers. ”
– Lieutenant-General L. Neil Thurgood, Director of “Hypersonics, Directed Energy, Space and Rapid Acquisition”
On December 11, 2019, Julie Kern wrote on the Futura-Sciences site: “The fires in Australia do not seem to be ending. It has been almost five months since the beginning of August that the country of kangaroos burns everywhere. The regions of New South Wales and Queensland are the most affected. More than three million hectares have been devastated by the flames in these two regions. Currently, 87 homes are still active covering a perimeter of more than ten kilometers. They are essentially bush fires which progress quickly and produce a lot of smoke which suffocates cities like Sydney. The fires also damaged precious ecosystems that house endangered animals, and more than 684 homes were consumed by the flames. Despite the emergency, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has not declared a climate emergency in his country. ”
On December 22, 2019, the Sky News reported the Prime Minister’s words that there were “many other factors” than the climate change responsible for the fires that killed at least nine people.
“There is no argument, in my opinion, or from the point of view of the government, and any government in the country, about the links between the broader issues of global climate change and weather events around the world – but I I’m sure people would also recognize that direct connection to a single fire is not a credible suggestion. ”
The “official” news continues to say that the fires were caused by high heat and drought due to climate change and high winds. According to these sources, the earth has become so hot that the trees and grass have caught fire or is so dry that fires have spread over the grass and passed from one house to another even if the grass and brush between the burned houses was still green. For too hot soil, it should be at least 172 degrees C. (341.6 F.) as this is the temperature at which the hay burns (which is drier than the grass) and between 190 and 260 degrees Celsius (374 to 500 degrees F) for wood depending on the type and condition of it. In addition, warmer weather should bring more rain as more water is drawn from the ocean, creating clouds of rain. In the Contracts for Weather Control document, you can read at the bottom of page 13 how HAARP disperses storms and can create winds up to 70 mph.
The order of the day is to convince people that global warming is real in order to gain their acceptance to lose their rights and to shape their lifestyles into a single dictatorial world government.
Although the fire map is not evidence of the use of directed energy weapons, it is strange that almost the entire continent burns at the same time, around the same time that California burns. Australia has had bush fires before, but not nearly as much and at the same time. Mainstream media continues to blame climate change for the hot, dry conditions. As noted above, it must be at least 374 to 500 degrees F for the wood to start burning. (Chemtrail Planet)
“Our beam control technology enables equivalent accuracy when firing a beach ball from the top of the Empire State Building to the San Francisco Bay Bridge. ”
– Paul Shattuck, Director of Directed Energy Systems
MyFireWatch – a collaboration between Landgate and Edith Cowan University: www.myfirewatch.landgate.wa.gov.au.
Presumably, directed energy weapons appear to be used in California and Australia.
Planning for 5G “smart cities” in Australia
High view to Hyde Park, Sydney at night Driven by cutting-edge technology and infrastructure, smart cities have progressed, embraced a future concept and are now becoming a reality, with the Australian government initiating a new plan to “transform cities and regional sites ”. The “smart city plan” will include new mechanisms to monitor and control society through technology, including intelligent management of infrastructure functions, ground and air sensors, surveillance with facial recognition, “Sustainable projects” and more.
Many systems are already there, and over the next decade, regions of the country are expected to interconnect to create a national 5G smart grid controlled by advanced biometric technologies. By 2021, the number of devices connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to double, and one major development that is already happening around the world to respond to this increase is the “smart city revolution”.
Using information and communication technologies, a “smart city” aims to provide personalized and intelligent services to residents, businesses and, most importantly, authorities. A smart city is officially defined by international standards as:
“Efficient integration of physical, digital and human systems into the built environment to provide a sustainable, prosperous and inclusive future for its citizens. “(ISO PAS 180, 2014).
A smart city uses data from IoT devices and sensors, widely used by artificial intelligence systems, to improve the city’s service experience, using “smart management” of resources to mitigate problems such as congestion, crime and pollution. Common themes found in smart city designs include: CCTV cameras with facial recognition capabilities, “smart lights” and LED sensors, pedestrian trackers, city movement monitoring systems and “ environmental analyzes ”to understand air quality such as dust, pollution and temperature.
The technology to create this type of smart city is already available and used around the world, including bins that compost, street lights that darken when not needed and light up when pedestrians pass, moment sensors and apps advising live data and much more.
How do 50 or more bushfires start almost simultaneously across NSW or Queensland? There have been no reports of lightning storms to speak of and just a handful of kids charged for allegedly starting fires near Brisbane. Power lines have not been blamed, so how do so many fires start in such a short time?
What is the end play? Authorities, some fire fighters, naturally the media in particular the jaundiced ABC blame ‘climate change.’ Well here is the evidence that something or someone is frequently changing the weather, causing unnatural fires and blaming it on climate change. Unnatural dry weather in the eastern states is driving the climate change hysteria. What has caused years of prolonged drought?
NSW fire bill expected to top $1billion
Comment from a reader who was burnt out at the end of this story
More than 476 homes across NSW have been lost to wildfire, and at least four landowners burnt to death leaving the gate open for a massive class action against the State of NSW for negligence at common law.
By adhering to the United Nations Agenda 21 environmental policy since 1992, when the state signed on, NSW has experienced massive losses to bush fires.
At least four innocent NSW landowners have been burnt to death by uncontrollable bush fires many of which emanated from national parks or other state controlled land.
Their policies under ‘sustainable development’ which are actually designed to hinder any development as a part of the UN depopulation program, has caused untold grief and suffering to nearly 100,000 rural and rural residential dwellers.
Cut down a tree on your rural residential estate and find out how effective these UN laws can be.
The fire bill to date is estimated to be more than $250 million to replace homes, without adding any other infrastructure losses.
The Insurance Council of Australia should begin a class action against the state government, for that matter against all state governments where there have been deaths and property losses due to bush fires. Insurers have estimated a damage bill of over $1billion in NSW.
Furthermore as the states now claim ownership of rainwater after it falls onto your land, they should be sued for flood damages as well.
Typically the NSW Government has its priorities all wrong handing out tens of millions to Muslim schools and other Islamic interests yet they have allowed only $220, 000 to replace rural fencing destroyed by their dangerous policies.
A $220,000 package will go to BlazeAid, the volunteer organisation that helps rural families rebuild buildings and fences.
The NSW Government said $100,000 of that would be used to directly purchase fencing materials and tools, and $120,000 would go towards local councils to help BlazeAid with its work.
A typical cattle fence of four barbed wires and steel posts costs nearly $4000 per klm in material alone plus the cost of clearing old lines and erection.
Sheep and goat fencing is much more expensive. Based on the cost of materials only a handful of farms will get any fences replaced.
Rural fire insurance premiums are expected to go through the roof leaving many landowners unable to insure against bush fires.
Why do New South Welshmen put up with such mediocre, mendacious governments?
Comment from a reader who was burnt out in Yeppoon, Central Queensland. It seems the Deep State is operating across Australia in a similar manner to the starting of the intense California fires which we have published in the past:
“We were burnt out in Yeppoon. Fortunately we were insured, others not so lucky, House saved but total devastation of bush land and wildlife. Anything above ground melted. Tyre’s, burnt by leaf litter, what wrong with this picture? Aluminum from mags and cars blocks flowing like that of a furnace, yet trees still standing near them. This is not normal… Going to test water in rain water tanks for aluminum and barium, have been noticing white residue on taps of recent and the clandestine night spraying of an unknown agent several months back when I witnessed what looked like a star appearing from behind a cloud and when revealing my observation to another it was revealed that they too had seen this unusual event, however they viewed it from another angle and it appeared to be a flying object pumping some form of cloud and the light that I saw as a star was actually a spot light viewing the application of the cloud of whatever! The second independent observation of the event was witnessed by several people however this time it was followed by a helicopter.
We need to wake up and look up…”
If you want to live among the trees then expect the worst
by Robert J Lee in Sydney
A succession of Green/ALP state governments in Queensland, NSW and Victoria has ensured the worst bush fires ever seen since the first settlement in 1788.
Blackfellas would not have allowed such high concentrations of forest detritus or would they have allowed open plains and sparsely timbered country to carry excess bodies of natural grasses.
Smart blackfellas burnt grasslands and forest whenever it would carry a fire.
If they didn’t they would have starved. Quite simple.
But the generational, socialist UN policies driving the major parties have allowed our once pristine rural land to become a tinder box due to lack of fuel reduction burning over decades.
In NSW more than 150 homes have been razed, nearly 900,000 hectares (2,250 million acres) have been devastated by wildfire and three people burnt to death because of Greens/ALP/LNP environmental nonsense.
Landowners under NSW and Queensland policies will end up in jail if they cut down a tree. There is no more problem with this stupidity now – there are no trees left.
NSW Liberal Premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared a state of emergency, describing the crisis as “some of the most devastating bushfires we have ever seen”.
The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) confirmed the extent of the damage to date, ahead of a warning about “catastrophic” conditions facing Greater Sydney and the Greater Hunter areas on Tuesday.
And the nonsense still continues in the face of a declared fire emergency; no graders or bulldozers to build fire breaks can be seen at most of these fires. Queensland is no different.
Instead the urban methods of water-bombing with aircraft is next to useless, but puts a lot of money into a few hands.
The NSW fire bill is expected to exceed $1 billion. Insurance companies are hiding under rocks. Great management by state governments!
Then came the UN Agenda 21 (which has morphed into Agenda 30) in 1992 which then Queensland ALP Attorney General, Rod Welford, an avowed socialist among other things, couldn’t wait to sign. On whose authority did he sign such a terrible agreement?
The we have the outgoing Queensland ALP Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Deputy Premier Comrade Jackie Trad promising to sack 11,000 rural fire service volunteers if they don’t apply for a working with children blue card or telephone some ‘official’ from a raging fire ground for permission if they want to back burn.
Today Comrade Premier Palaszczuk issued a state of emergency forbidding any open fires, welding, grinding or acetylene cutting, warning landowners they will commandeer whatever equipment or water needed to fight a fire.
Maybe the desk-jockey morons of the ALP government have discovered they will need machinery to build fire breaks?
Far too little far too late. Get rid of these Trotskyites and replace them with One Nation, Katter and other independents at the next election.
Then form a new state of North Queensland and we can leave the Labor communists and their supporters to wallow in the denuded dustbowl of South East Queensland which no dams and no hazard reduction burning policies has created.
Letter to the Editor
I am writing to you seeking your support for the volunteers of the Queensland Rural Fire Brigades.
The State Government has slashed 13 million dollars from the Rural Fire budget for this financial year.
I have lodged an e-petition to the Parliament requesting the Government increase support for our Rural Fire volunteers by providing more equipment and resources to our Rural brigades, to counter the predicted increase in bushfires.
If you could log onto the Parliamentary e-petition web site
and add your name to the petition, it would be greatly appreciated.
Also, Please forward this message to all your friends and relatives, the safety of our volunteers and rural communities depend on the Government getting our message
Terry Gordon. Secretary Gordonbrook Rural Fire Brigade.
The Qld ALP state government in spite of the nonsense spruiked by the Premier on every recent TV bulletin about ‘unprecedented’ bushfires and how good is the RFS, does not like the RFS as witnessed by the urban brigades’ takeover. It has stalled because Annastacia is set to sack more than 11,000 RFS volunteers for refusing to apply for a working with children blue card. She does not have the lawful authority, according to the best legal advice, to enforce anything upon volunteers. There are no contractual agreements between the ‘State Government’ and individual volunteers.
-Jim O’Toole, Editor
State ALP Government about to sack 18,000 Rural Fire Service volunteers for refusing to apply for a ‘blue card’
Takeover of independent, volunteer rural brigades by megalomaniacs of the urban fire services is imminent
Unrelated or not the State Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford, a former ambulance driver from Victoria who is overseeing the impending dismissal of more than 18,000 RFS volunteers from regional areas of Queensland, just lost the support of his Barron River electorate branch of the ALP
The Rural Fire Service Association of volunteers has ignored demands from Crawford and Commissioners Mark Roche, Mike Wassing and Doug Smith to apply for ‘blue cards’ issued by the Health Department as a requirement for working with children.
Consequently in a tit-for-tat retaliation Crawford ordered the department to refuse issues of new Personal Protective Equipment to volunteers until they apply for a blue card.
The RFS says its volunteers are fire fighters not health department employees and with an average age of nearly 60, its membership has refused to jump through Labor hoops, similar to public service entry requirements.
Come December 1 they will be sacked, if that is a lawful action, for not applying for a blue card.
The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service administration has all but gutted the Rural Fire Service, destroying morale, forcing volunteer fire ground firefighters to ring a superior officer in Brisbane to get permission to backburn in the face of a fire.
Such stupidity comes directly from a script in the UK television comedy, ‘Yes Minister’.
Much of rural Queensland where fires are fought, does not have any mobile phone coverage and the RFS radio network is unwieldy and incapable of performing to this standard in bush fire emergencies.
Crawford has presented a bill, before the Parliament now, which if passed will in effect force the sacking of nearly 70 per cent of volunteers across the state smack in the middle of the fire season.
It is expected the fire emergency control centre, Firecom, situated in most cities to direct resources, will have to ask urban brigades to attend bush fires, leaving towns and cities unmanned.
When simultaneous fire or motor accident emergencies occur in the bush or cities, taxpayers and their properties will be left unprotected.
Some sectors of rural brigades are considering returning to their original, privately formed groups usually of farmers and rural-residential dwellers which will not be ‘owned’ or directed by state government.
Much of the original, privately-owned appliances and equipment, bought with proceeds of public fund raising and from council rates levies will be retained by the re-established, unincorporated private brigades.
This ALP Government, which has been cited by Opposition parties and sections of the media as the worst in living memory, even worse than the administrations of Beattie and Bligh, will go down at the next election for being the most ineffectual, immoral, Green, socialist-left, Marxist mob of carpetbaggers ever to occupy George Street.
|Comment from a reader:
If this is the official excuse for implementing this blue card bullshit,
“Put simply, as a member of the Rural Fire Service, you are likely to come into contact with children while performing your role, so are required to have a blue card. It is the law, and one QFES takes seriously.”
Then, we can expect volunteers involved in all public events ( local shows, festivals, week-end markets school fetes, etc.) will also be required to have a blue card.
How about the local supermarket or church on Sunday? We all come in contact with children while doing the weekly grocery shopping and attending church services. Will we need to have a blue card to enter the local supermarket or our local church?
The lunatics have definitely taken control of the George Street nuthouse.
Below is the edict issued by the QFES administration:
CLICK HERE to see the whole document