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Shorten will tax us into Venezuela

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

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Australia Headed for a Perfect Storm…………

Thoughts from a concerned Australian including on the 2019 election

REASON : 3 current convergences

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

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

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Muslims finally get caught ripping off millions from Child Care

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

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

from the ABC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More than 20 properties targeted

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

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

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

The CCSS previously existed under different names before last July.

Gangs of black African savages rape and pillage Melbourne suburbia

Coming soon to a suburb near you, compliments of the UN, Labor/Greens and Liberals

from The Age

A 59-year-old woman attacked and held hostage in a home by up to a dozen African youths has lost the main connection to her husband who is in intensive care after a Christmas Eve heart attack.

A relative of the woman said she was grabbed, beaten, and forced to give up the code to her iPad after the youths smashed into the home in Hillside, in Melbourne’s west.

As the woman’s husband is in intensive care, she can only visit him for short periods and uses the iPad to keep in contact with him.

Just before 11.30pm Thursday, the woman went to let a pet dog out into the backyard, through a large double-glass door. When she pulled up the blinds, she was confronted with between eight and 12 youths of African appearance leaping over the pool fence toward her.

“So she ran. This window is double-glazed, and they’ve just smashed right through it,” said relative Paul.

“So she nearly made it to the front door, she tripped over our dog. But one got through this part of the window and grabbed her, smacked her in the mouth. Apparently he then opened the front door and there was another one.”

She was house-sitting for relatives Samantha and her husband Paul while they were away on holiday, they told The Age on Friday.

The woman was held hostage in her front room as the gang rampaged through the house, stealing an Xbox, shoes, and Christmas money one of the couple’s young children had collected before stealing their car. They smashed several walls and a television.

“Her husband had a heart attack Christmas Eve, and he’s in intensive care,” Paul said.

“She begged them not to take her iPad because that’s her connection to her husband.”

After the youths left, the woman staggered out of the house and contacted neighbours, who eventually called Paul and Samantha. The couple spent Friday mopping up a trail of blood and blocking over the smashed glass door.

“These cops I spoke to this morning, they are frustrated,” Samantha said.

“I said ‘I feel sorry for you guys, you do all the hard work, and it gets to the next level, and there is no consequences’.”

She said the police officers agreed with her.

“I just don’t know how they can bluntly come into people’s homes and grab onto things that aren’t even theirs. They don’t realise the impact they have on your spirit and the way you feel. I feel unsafe, I feel scared for my kids.”

The Age understands police have taken CCTV footage from a nearby house, as well as fingerprints from the crime scene.

The attack was part of a violent crime spree in Melbourne’s west, including home invasions and assaults, that police described as “thuggish and abhorrent”.

The number of young men involved is yet to be determined.  Victoria Police Commander for the north west metro region Russell Barrett said at a media conference on Friday, but all the victims had told police the offenders were of “African appearance”.

Commander Barrett said it was too early to determine whether the violence was linked to the same group of young offenders, however, it is likely they were given the crimes were committed within a few kilometres of each other.

A Melbourne father belted black African home invaders with a baseball bat to keep them out of his home(above) on Coleridge Drive, Delahey after they made death threats.  Son, 18, gives chase in car but the thugs ran too many red lights for a pursuit to keep up. See comment at end of story. Photo: Paul Jeffers

A second home invasion took place just about 12.45am on Friday in Coleridge Drive, Delahey.

An 18-year-old victim of the home invasion said he was returning home from work about 12.45am when he found three young men attempting to smash their way through his front door as he pulled into the driveway.

He said the men were able to break the glass panel next to the door before his dad heard them and armed himself with a baseball bat inside.

“He just started hitting their hands with the baseball bat so they couldn’t undo the lock,” he said. “But as soon as I got there, they saw the headlights of the car, and they just started running I think they thought I was the cops or something.”

The father, also who did not want to be indentified, said one of the men managed to get into the house through the garage door and stole a mobile phone that was on the floor in the living room before fleeing.

He said another two men who were trying to smash their way through the front door were screaming “come out here, we’re going to kill you”.

“My wife was already in bed and she didn’t know what was happening,” he said. “I thought they were going to kill me, I just kept hitting them with the bat then my son got home. We feel really scared to be here now.”

The teenager said his 25-year-old brother and mother were also inside during the attack and the family would be installing security cameras this weekend.

“We’re all pretty shaken up and tired,” he said. “It’s made us feel like we aren’t even safe in our own home.”

The teenager said the three young men fled into a getaway car.

He pulled out of the driveway and chased after them.

“I wanted to get a car registration number or something I could tell police,” he said. “But they were driving so fast and running red lights, I couldn’t catch them.”

Other residents in Coleridge Drive say they’re living in fear, with cars and houses regularly broken into.

One resident, Samuel Momo, said his family no longer parked their cars on the street after his dad’s car was broken into a number of times last year.

Mr Momo said he wasn’t shocked by the latest home invasion in his neighbourhood.

“There was a gun shooting across the road from our house a few years back,” Mr Momo said.

“It’s almost like the norm here. I don’t think it’s a recent thing either, there’s always been a fair bit of crime. We keep the house locked up at night. Even if it’s a hot night, we might open a window to let a bit of air in but we turn off all the lights so nobody can see in.”

Another resident said he stepped out the front of his house last week to see his mum’s car has been “kicked in”.

“The windscreen was smashed, there was glass everywhere,” he said. “It’s a pretty common occurrence. At one stage it was happening (to cars in the street) about twice a week. Other times cars speeding down the street have ploughed straight into houses.”

The man who has lived in the neighbourhood  for seven years said while he felt there had always been an element of crime in the area, he had noticed an increased presence of teenagers on the streets at night in recent months.

“I see mobs of youth walking down the street at night a lot,” he said. “Sometimes they’re not doing anything too suss from what I can see, but they’re always loud and they walk together in big groups which would be intimidating for anyone walking down the street.”

Another resident who also did not want to be named said she never opened her windows or doors and kept her car inside her garage at all times.

“To be honest I don’t feel safe to do that anymore,” she said.

“It used to be such a lovely area but you hear things and you see things on the news and the paranoia and fear grows. When the police knocked on my door this morning to tell me about what happened down the street I thought “here we go again.”

Comment: This is a political problem initiated by the political party duopoly. Until you start demanding these worthless thugs be deported or executed you will have to put up with the problem.

The political party corporations will not allow you, as the first respondent to protect yourself by any means. Cairns News suggests you join a rifle or pistol club, buy a shotgun and arm yourselves in readiness. There will be no worthwhile help from police or the judicial system under present arrangements.

There are 1.8 million people looking for work in Australia; immigration rate is unsustainable

by the ABC and Cairns News

Net migration of 245,400

Australia’s immigration rate has become unsustainable now that 1000 additional people entered the country each day up to June 2017.

Treasurer Scott Morrison is correct when he says there were 371,000 new jobs created over the past year.

Australia’s population swelled by 388,000 in the year until June — which is more than 1,000 people being added to our population every day.

However, it doesn’t necessarily make life any better for the people who live in the country and arguably, makes it a lot worse.

This is more people competing for jobs and housing, pushing down wages and pushing up property prices.

Australia’s population growth is extraordinarily high when compared to our global peers, at 1.6 per cent per year.

This is more than double the rate of the US, nearly three times the rate of the UK, and four times the rate of France.

On current projections, Australia will hit 38 million people by 2050.

This high rate of population growth is driven mostly by high immigration.

Middle Eastern migrants are piling on to the dole queue — with a 33 per cent jobless rate during their first five years in Australia. The Labor, Liberals and Greens are doing what that Fabian sycophant Bob Hawke did in the 80’s – importing potential voters

Net migration was 245,400 people over the past 12 months — which was a 27.1 per cent increase over the year before.

That’s more than the total population of Hobart in new migrants coming to the country in a single year.

Worse still, a large number of the migrants indentify as Muslim, unbalancing the nation’s Christian foundation and way of life.

The simple economic rule of supply and demand means these new workers effectively lower the price of labour, which means lower wages.

A huge intake of new workers makes economic sense if you don’t have enough workers in order to do the jobs you need to get done. But with 700,000 in the unemployment ranks already, we simply don’t need these migrants.

Immigration has been the foundation of Australia’s economic growth, so what would happen if we “close the door”? questions Ian Verrender.

It also makes sense to run a real skilled migration program in order to attract the talent you can’t train yourself.

For example, at the height of the mining investment boom, attracting talent from overseas made sense in many occupations to allow projects to be built.

Although be careful when talking about ‘skill shortages’. Often it isn’t a case of there not being enough people with those skills.

Instead, it’s a case of businesses not being willing to pay enough money to attract people and thus choosing to sponsor foreigners who will work for worse pay and conditions arriving on 457 and holiday visas.

Then to add insult to injury the Liberal Party Government slapped those back packers and overseas workers with a 15 per cent income tax. Previously they worked in the farming industry without paying any tax at all.

Farmers objected strongly saying crops would be left in paddocks to rot, because the majority backpacker workforce would not come to Australia for a working holiday on farms.

Consequently a group representing foreign backpackers has taken the government to court over what it says is an unfair tax.

Raw deal for Australian workers, where are the unions and the ALP?

Australia is not currently anywhere near full employment.

At 5.4 per cent unemployment, Australia is well above the US which is sitting at 4.1 per cent and the UK at 4.2 per cent.

There are currently 707,000 unemployed Australians. These are people actually looking for work.

But that’s only part of the story as there are currently about 1.1 million Australians who are ‘underemployed’.

These are people who are currently working (perhaps as little as one hour a week) but want to work more hours.

So the number of Australians currently looking for more work is 1.8 million.

There is still a huge amount of ‘slack’ in the labour market which is keeping people from getting a decent pay rise.

Companies are much less likely to offer big pay rises to workers if they know there’s a big supply of other workers who are desperate for a job or more hours.

What’s really worrying, is despite the Government crowing about creating ‘1,000 jobs a week’, there are only 20,000 less unemployed Australians than there were a year ago.

The economic ‘growth’ hasn’t made a sizeable difference to the amount of Australians unemployed and has left us with the worst wages growth since the 1960s.

Katter questions boys going to school wearing dresses

“In the yes-no ballot we were lied to. The law recognises no difference between man & woman or man & man. After a period of living together the law imposes all the rights & legalities of ‘marriage’ whether the word is ‘partner’ or ‘de facto’, in the eyes of the law you are ‘married’, whether you like it or not.

“We’ve been told people won’t be discriminated and won’t be punished – they’ve already been persecuted. The Catholic Bishop in Tasmania was charged under the discrimination act. All the legislative amendments in Parliament to protect religious freedom were voted down.

The real controversy here arose out of Victoria where boys were being made to go to school wearing dresses – a move which supposedly would enable them to be more ‘open minded’ about their sexual preferences.

“One thing for absolute certain is that up until 30 years ago, every single person on this planet, for the last 3.5million years, was the result of a heterosexual relationship and when you start putting into an impressionable young boy that he should be a girl’, then I’m not really surprised Australia has some of the highest juvenile male suicide rates in the world.

“For those promoting this behaviour, if you are successful, we Australians have the lowest birth rate on earth, in other words we are a vanishing race.  Come back in a hundred years time and we’ll be gone. When 20 Australians die, they are replaced by only 17 people. There cannot be a more definitive statement on a race of people than that they simply eliminate themselves from the gene pool.

“The health risks and a lot of this behaviour are high and they are real, and this happy clapper stuff out there is like the use of the word “gay”. It’s not real.

“I got Distinctions for English on an essay on Alexander Popes, a famous poem “And then Belinda smiled, and all the world was gay”. The word gay has been arrogated by the homosexual community. The dictionary defined ‘gay’ as beautiful, light, ethereal, attractive, happy. You’ve got to have a really high opinion of yourself describing yourself with those adjectives. Now they want to steal the word marriage. Marriage is a ceremony sanctifying the relationship between a man and a woman.

“I do not advocate anything else except friendship towards same sex couples, some of whom definitely have it as nature not nurture. My attitude towards such people is best exemplified in my History of Australia where I continuously quoted a person who I consider to be one of the wittiest communicators in the country.

“Finally, I saw the rally on the yes-no vote and I could not see a single person who was over 27 years of age. And I recall my days at Qld University when thousands of students were running around at demonstrations waving their Mao Tse-tung books. We now know he was responsible for 48 million deaths. One of the greatest monsters in history. How did my generation get it so wrong?

“We’ve spent the entire year in Parliament fooling around with the yes-no vote, it has no effect whatsoever legally. Wasted time and $122m. The rest of the year has been spent playing party games over ‘citizenship’ (‘let’s see if I can knock off more MPs than you can’). No wonder the vote of the Major Partys is down to the mid to low 30%.” Mr Katter said.

New electorate of Cape York looming after welfare vote dominates result

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At least 4000 voters, solely dependent on government welfare payments to survive, have elected Labor in the seat of Cook, leaving the economic generators of the Far North floundering without a say in government.

To separate the disparate welfare influence from the southern half of the Cook electorate it has been suggested the creation of a new electorate would be more in the interests of maintaining a thriving agricultural and mining industry.

Plans to create a separate state seat of Cape York with a boundary drawn north of Laura will now escalate before the Labor Party is able to further entrench itself with welfare voters.

Patriach of North Qld Bob Katter has been approached by indigenous leaders seeking to form a new electorate of Cape York

One proponent of a new seat is the patriarch of the north, Bob Katter, who said he had been approached in the past by indigenous leaders seeking support for a separate electorate.

There is no farming industry north of Laura, just a handful of viable cattle breeding properties locked in a continuing battle with federal and state environment departments, indigenous land rights encroachments, egregious mining exploration companies and a Labor Party determined to shut down the cattle industry.

During the election campaign, notorious Green lackey, Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, threatened land owners with a new round of Wild Rivers, more water storage restrictions and World Heritage listings over the remaining 50 per cent of the land area of the Peninsula not already languishing under conservation zones.

The world’s toughest vegetation management laws will be introduced under the guidance of two of the ALP’s in-house, rabid greenies, Trad and colleague Dr Stephen Miles.

If either possessed a modicum of political will, no help can be expected from so-called representative bodies such as Agforce or the Natural Resources Management (NRM) quangos which are dependent almost entirely on government funding to survive.

Agforce, the last bastion of the failed Liberal Party will struggle to attract membership or have any direct policy influence on a resurgent Labor Party, driven entirely by the trade union movement and the United Nations Agenda 30 to which Queensland is a signatory.

Spot the clowns: Miles and Trad want to lock up Cape York in a deal with the Greens for allowing Adani mine to go ahead

It will be an entirely political manoeuvre to protect the Far North from the flush of international socialism seeping from the confines of the Queensland south east corner which enjoys state government largesse at a ratio of 10 to one over the north.

It is only the cross bench in State Parliament which now can thwart the UN agenda pushed by the Marxists of the Queensland Labor Party seemingly aided and abetted by the flailing Liberals.

As one commentator quipped, “there are no Nationals in the Queensland parliament, just Liberals wearing Akubras.”

The electorate of Traeger, formerly Mt Isa until the unaccountable Electoral Commission tagged it with this misnomer, was held easily by Robbie Katter with 66 per cent of the primary vote.

In the campaign Katter warned the ALP that one of his first policy initiatives for the new parliament would be to create the new State of North Queensland.

This policy obviously resonated with the adjoining, redrawn electorate of Hill easily taken by his colleague Shane Knuth, in spite of the best attempts of the Electoral Commission to gerrymander Knuth from Parliament.

Hinchinbrook, joining Hill to the south also seems set to go to Katters Australian Party.

North Queenslanders will be assured of a tumultuous ride during this term of parliament, towards attaining their well-deserved, modernised statehood.

At the close of counting on Tuesday night, Labor held Cook with a margin of 2900 preferences.