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Dangerous Dan should be tipped out on his head

Letter to the Editor

Dear Daniel,

As it is now conclusive that you are a communist to your bootstraps and care nothing for the people of Victoria, Australia or the economy of the Commonwealth of Australia, and are intent in following the dictates of your foreign handlers, particularly the Chinese Communist Party and its insane leader who wants to dominate the world, and as neither you nor your handlers have learned one thing from history, you must surely now realise from the correspondence you receive that your plans of subjugation of the people of Victoria and the Commonwealth of Australia have been doomed from the word go. Go back and re-read the histories of all the empires that have ever existed on this planet and discover what happened to them.

 

Dangerous Dan keeping the dynamite in his ears while mining for brains

In case you do not understand, or are incapable of understanding, the people of the Commonwealth of Australia, not your communist inspired “Australia”, as Gough Whitlam attempted to impose upon the people of the Commonwealth of Australia by way of deception and treachery, do not consent to your treasonist and seditious ways.

You need to understand that evil always destroys itself. A little following of history would have demonstrated that to you. You need to read “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu as your Chinese handlers should have told you to do.

I suggest you stop bullshitting Daniel as the current toll from the corona bacteria as published by the Main Stream Media and governments does not stack up. You need to keep your hand off it. The Italian health Authorities have proven that the corona problem is not a virus but an inflammation infection caused by the corona bacteria and it coagulates the blood and prevents oxygen circulating throughout the body and when the brain is starved of O2 for long enough you die. That is why we saw initial videos from Wuhan showing people walking down the street and falling over dead. No oxygen, no life. Get it?

A petition to remove you from any office of authority or influence over any person is in train and following hard on the heels of that is a Class Action to confirm such requirements.

Quite frankly you are not fit to hold any public office.

You remain our faithful servant, or should do,

L W Clampett

Coburg

Two-thirds of US Coronavirus deaths are of people with disabilities

Eugenics in Victoria same as the US

by Sophie Hemery

“When the figures first came out from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), I shared it on my Instagram and thought, ‘Oh this is definitely going to pick up and make all the major news outlets,’” says Nina Tame, a disability rights activist with 17,000 followers on Instagram.

The stats, however, didn’t make nearly the kind of impact Tame was expecting. “It’s just that feeling of, ‘Oh, well it doesn’t really matter,’” she says. “This pandemic has highlighted how disposable we’re seen as.”

On 19 June, the ONS released statistics on Covid-19 -related deaths by disability status, which showed that two-thirds of people who have died from the virus (between 2 March and 15 May) had a disability. Out of an overall 38,000 deaths, 22,500 of those were disabled people.

Tame and her friend Charlie Martin, who are both disabled, analysed the statistics and sent a statement to Novara Media, detailing “the huge number of preventable disabled deaths that have occurred in the UK during the course of this pandemic,” and highlighting the way that the government views “the disabled population as collateral damage in preserving the economy”. The failure to protect the disabled community, they wrote, is “eugenics in action”.

Along with other disability rights activists – including the group Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) – Tame and Martin are calling for an official inquiry into the deaths………….”

Cairns economist warns of massive unemployment and damage to local economy because of border closure

The international tourist destination of Cairns in Far North Queensland which showcases the Great Barrier Reef has one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.

Cairns economist Bill Cummings has investigated the real number of unemployed which rose from 8178 in December 2019 to 23,100 in April 2020.

This massive increase is directly attributable to Covid 19 forced business shutdowns and a halt to international and most domestic flights.

“The number has leapt from about 8,400 in the region (4,900 in Cairns) in February, to 23,000 in the region (15,000 in Cairns) in April.  Estimated unemployment rate as measured by registered unemployed on benefits has jumped from about 6% to about 18%.  This compares with about 9% at national level.  It can be expected that the May figures will show a further increase,” Mr Cummings said.

“On top of this, there are large numbers of jobs being supported by the Australian Government’s JobKeeper program.  At this stage numbers are unknown.  It is quite possible that at present, at end May, there is at least 25% either unemployed or only being in employment due to the JobKeeper program.”

Cairns unemployment has hit 18 per cent, double the national average, due to Covid closures and a refusal by the Premier to reopen state borders.

He said the figures also highlight the unreliability of the Australian Bureau of Statistics Labour Force Series that for April records unemployment of only 7700 in the region and incredibly, an increase in employment over March.

The city and region are almost totally reliant on tourism and dozens of travel, tourist and accommodation businesses in Cairns have closed their doors, unlikely to ever reopen.

Labor’s real agenda is to keep the state borders closed until election in October

A defiant Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, has repeatedly told the tourism sector she will not reopen the border with NSW until at least mid-September, a decision she says is based on medical advice, presumably from Chief Health Officer Dr Jeanette Young.

If the border reopened interstate tourists could take the economic pressure off the Gold Coast and Cairns keeping businesses and jobs alive.

Despite conflicting advice from federal Deputy Chief Medical Officer Dr Paul Kelly, who said he cannot see any medical reason for the border to remain closed, Dr Young refuses to yield.

Not only is Cairns acutely suffering but 1900 kilometres to the south, Cavill Avenue, the main street of the Gold Coast, looks and feels like a morgue.

There is however a feeling among northern political commentators and some Cape York residents that the real agenda of the Premier and the Labor Party is to keep the state closed up until mid-September, a month before the state election, due on October 31.

A prolonged closure would seriously hamper election candidates for opposing parties from accessing different parts of the state to campaign.

Last week the leader of the fledgling NQ First party, Jason Costigan caused a stir and a belated police investigation after a Liberal Party supporter in Cooktown questioned how he got through the police and military checkpoint to enter the small ocean front town.

Being the Member for Whitsunday,  Mr Costigan, said he made a proper application for a permit and was allowed to enter the no go zone for electoral purposes, in deference to Cooktown residents and Hopevale Aboriginal community which have been locked up since March.

“I did nothing wrong and abided by the law,” Mr Costigan said.

The NQ First party endorsed former Mayor of Aboriginal community Wulal Wujal, Desmond Tayley, as its candidate for the seat of Cook.

Wujal Wujal is situated just to the south of Cooktown.

This abuse of power by the State Government could be a sign of things to come.

Coronavirus epidemic all about losing basic human rights to create Orwellian police state

Australia following Deep State script to the letter

by Alex Bruce

This is a vaccine truth video, with some recent blurbs from two high-profile vaccine experts. It might  pulled within 24 hours

Robert F Kennedy, Jr

 It is impossible to make a vaccine that’s completely safe.

 You are going to injure a certain amount of people.

 Government is going to mandate this product.

 No matter how grievous your injury or your child’s injury, no matter how toxic the ingredient, no matter how sloppy the line protocols, no matter how negligent that company, you cannot sue them for redress.

 So, there’s no discovery, there’s no depositions, there’s no medical malpractice, there’s no class-actions. There’s zero consequence, if they kill you or if they injure you for life, that there’s no liability.

 And for a every medical product, the biggest cost is paying liability at the back end. So they just said, “Now, that’s scrubbed. We don’t have to worry about that. We don’t have to safety test them.”

 And there’s no reason to make it safe, because nobody can sue you, nobody can do discovery. There’s no consequence to giving you a really dangerous vaccine.

 It’s almost mandatory consumption of that product.

 It’s a gold mine.

 If you can get a vaccine on the CDC schedule. It’s worth a billion dollars a year, typically to your company.

 There was a Gold Rush and all of these companies rushed on CDC and captured the agency and got them to mandate all these vaccines.

 Dr Andrew Kaufman

 Some of the technological strategies that they’re using to create these vaccines are quite scary and unprecedented.

 This vaccine doesn’t work in the way that, normally vaccines do, where you have a piece of a virus that’s inactivated in some way and inject that in, that causes an immune response and you would make antibodies to it.

 They have to use a special technology. So, it’s not like a regular vaccine, where there’s just a syringe, with one needle and a liquid containing whatever’s in the vaccine and they just put it in.

More and more medical specialists are exposing the Coronahoax. Doctors have been instructed to record almost every general death as caused by Coronavirus

 This has three needles. So, the needle in the middle is the typical type, that the material would flow through but the other two needles on either side are actually electrodes and what they do is they generate an electric current inside of our cells and this creates what’s called electroporation.

 And what happens is that the electricity causes the cell membranes to create little holes called pores and then, the genetic material can enter the cell through those pores whereas, normally the cell membrane would be a barrier and keep the genetic material outside the cells.

 So, they’re using this technique and they’re basically – this is a form of gene therapy – so, they would actually be changing the genetic makeup of our own cells in the local area where they’re injecting this.

 And I think this is something that could be used for all sorts of purposes that we may not know about, because we don’t really know what these genes represent.

 Remember, I was talking about the source of this genetic material is undetermined.

 The thing that keeps coming back to my mind, about Bill Gates; he made a statement to the effect of, “Through vaccines and family planning, we could reduce the world’s population by 15%.”

And 15% of the world’s population is somewhere around 1 billion people. Billion with a B.

 And he certainly made other statements, recently that basically: “We will not be able to get back to any kind of ‘normalcy’ in our day-to-day lives.” And he specifically, mentioned things, like concerts or sporting events at arenas, where you have large gatherings of people – “until every single person is vaccinated.”

 He’s also talking about having this “vaccination passport” or this tattoo or this ink, that shows you’ve had the vaccination and then that allows you like you to congregate, to travel on airplanes – almost put you in this high “social score” .

 And yes, there is this invisible ink tattoo, which I believe was attempted to be implemented on some children in southern Africa – but was rejected by the local people there – rightfully so!

Virus scam bigger than 9/11

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Bigger con job than 9/11. Health authorities and governments in cohorts with the lying mainstream media have created a ‘pandemic’ with the help of the communist-controlled WHO whose leader is listed on a world terror bulletin. Watch this brilliant biologist and cancer Specialist expose the whole rotten scam. Dr Rashid A Buttar is one of the top 50 doctors in the US. Take this message to your local member of parliament and try to explain that he might face a War Crimes Tribunal unless something is done to restart the economy now and scuttle the lock down. Never ever take any vaccine developed by Bill Gates. Go to     https://bloogify.com/2020/04/microsoft-patent-060606-body-interfaced-digital-currency

Coronavirus wreaking havoc in Iran, like China vastly underestimating deaths

from NewsTarget

According to NPR, the virus — whatever the actual death toll — is piling on new problems for the Iranian regime following unrest and other societal problems, many of which are tied to U.S. and European sanctions on the country:

Iran has reported 77 deaths from the COVID-19 illness, and 2,336 confirmed cases of infection, as of Tuesday. On Monday, Mohammad Mirmohammadi, a 71-year-old member of a council that advises Iran’s supreme leader, became one of the latest casualties — the first senior official to die from the coronavirus. …

Iranians take pride in their ability to ride out tough times. But during a recent NPR visit to Tehran, public concern over the government’s response to the virus was apparent. The coronavirus outbreak comes at a time when Iran is already reeling from economic woes as the United States imposes tough economic sanctions on the country. Iran’s economy contracted by an estimated 9.5% last year.

Business Insider noted further that, thus far, 8 percent of the Iranian Parliament — 23 of 290 members — has contracted the virus. And as each new infection comes, the country appears to be spiraling even deeper into chaos as it becomes more apparent that the regime’s leaders are simply unable to handle the emergency in a competent manner.

Iranians are already complaining that there are no shops with any supplies such as masks, gloves, or disinfectants. Also, they appear to be very suspicious of the government’s official pronouncements about how things are ‘under control’ when they can see they’re not with their own eyes. (Related: New York Emergency Room Doctor: There Will Be “Thousands” Of Confirmed Cases In The U.S. “By Next Week.”)

 

Will NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons comment on this strange beam in the sky at a fire

These photos compliments of ‘State of the Nation’

Just like Operation Torch California, hard evidence of DEWs appearing throughout Australian bushfires (Video + Photo Proof)

NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said he was offended he wasn’t told the army was coming to help with logistics for the bush fires emergency. What a shame he didn’t get on his knees and thank them for coming or better still thank the Prime Minister for arranging the deployment.

Can the NSW Fire Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons explain what this beam of light might be which was photographed at a NSW fire by a volunteer?

 

Maybe the army reservists might have a better idea of fighting bush fires by dropping off some of military’s numerous bulldozers and graders to build proper firebreaks just as the rural brigades did in the past.

Defence Force Chief of the reservists Major General Justin Ellwood offered the Army’s vast array of heavy machinery to Victoria, NSW and South Australia. It is not known if the states accepted his offer.

The hundreds of thousands of people affected by these fires should be angry, bloody angry, and take their wrath out on the ALP/Liberal duopoly, the Greens the Wilderness Society and the Australian Conservation Foundation.

Political correctness and dangerous regulations have prevented volunteers from using proper fire controls

Don’t blame the volunteers who have been hamstrung in their valiant efforts by political correctness in fire management and control strategies which by the countless television footage seen across the world is just patently wrong and ineffective.

Dropping a few thousand litres of water onto flames from aircraft is ineffective and at $15,000 per plane, per hour, a waste of money. The only solution is to let the huge fire mass burn out on a wide break after back burning from the break.

Have the rural crews in place to extinguish spot fires with water, dozers and a helicopter.

Building a break naturally requires trees to be pushed over and even in the face of such massive destruction was not permitted by ALP/Liberal policies.

The RFS had sufficient time to build breaks in southern NSW and East Gippsland before the conflagration arrived. They could have started 6 months ago.

Have a Royal Commission? Another ALP sick joke from an Opposition leader so far out of his depth an oxygen tank can’t save him.

After the duplicitous Royal Commission into the financial industry few are interested in another show trial.

Drain the socialist, bureaucratic swamp, clean out the universities, get rid of UN Agenda 21/30 and a host of other, similar treaties various governments have signed us into, repeal the thousands of dangerous environmental regulations imposed by states and the Commonwealth and start again after input from rural farm land managers and Forestry Departments.

Can we get Donald Trump here on a three month contract?

 

A majority of Christians will smash Shorten and Greens tomorrow

by Peter Gargan in WA

The “Stinkin Thinkin” that underpins the left of Australian Politics is that Almighty God is elected to the Parliament of the Commonwealth, and that he also is elected to every State and Territory Parliament with unlimited power, to use and abuse the electorate as it deems fit. The “Stinkin Thinkin” introduced by Whitlam, followed by Fraser, and continued by every Liberal-Australian Labor Party –Greens Coalition Government since, is that once a Parliament is elected it has a divine right to govern as it sees fit.

Greens leader and intellectual pygmy Richard di Natali will be going full speed in reverse like the Italian army after the Christians are finished with him and Shorten

However like Mighty Mouse, confronted with a Tiger, it has and looks pathetic when push comes to shove. This “Stinkin Thinkin” has permeated the United Kingdom, the European Union, and is of course in force in China, which on every occasion when united has sought to expand. Donald Trump has ended the “Stinkin Thinkin” in the United States of America, and Scott Morrison ought to be given a chance to end it here. Unless the Parliament of the Commonwealth asserts it superiority by getting its identity correct, and the Paramount Parliament, chaos will continue for another three years unless a minor party, the Great Australian Party gets enough Senators to ensure sanity returns.

While it is a lovely dream to think that we elect Almighty God when we elect a Prime Minister: it aint necessarily so. Bill Shorten inane question to Scott Morrison about whether homosexuals go to hell, exposes his absolute lack even though he is a lawyer, of the first question any lawyer asks, when confronted with a court. Has this Court jurisdiction? The wonderful great big court of public opinion, in which we have a contest for Prime Minister, and lots of little contests for individual seats, is being led astray by a silver tongued lawyer, who presumes that the Australian Electorate is equivalent to Almighty God.

Shorten is supposed to say the Lord’s Prayer, every day he sits in the Parliament of the Commonwealth. No one has asked him if he does. I am sure his vision of heaven is a carbon free Australia, but without a World Referendum, Mr Shorten and his fellow dream merchants are urinating into the wind. The pandemonium that followed Whitlam’s election in 1992, and permanently damaged the Commonwealth, should not be repeated, in 2019. Only Almighty God can change the climate, and with over a billion Indians and more than a billion Chinese, all breathing out 2.5 pounds of carbon every day, only a nuclear war between those two superpowers can save the planet from Carbon Dioxide. That is if Carbon Dioxide is the villain Bill Shorten thinks it is.

My comment is that Bill Shorten made the same mistake as Mark Latham when he attacked Scott Morrison for his Christianity. Australia is still a Christian country albeit under attack. On Saturday the majority of Christians will smash Shorten and the Greens and endorse a return to the Constitution and its Christian roots. Take the five dollars the bookies are offering, because Almighty God always wins.

What sort of a question is it when the Leader of the Opposition wants the Prime Minister to talk for God Almighty, and decide who goes which way in the afterlife.  Good on Israel Folau for sticking to his Christian beliefs, He may have just gifted Morrison an election!!

One question Bill Shorten and his lawyer mates need to answer: Since when did Almighty God appear on the ballot paper? Only Almighty God decides who goes to heaven or hell, not the Prime Minister. Does Bill Shorten believe he will become Almighty God and with his mighty wand end Climate Change, decide who goes to heaven or hell, and create all the gold he will need to keep his promises. There are 17% still undecided. How will they vote!!!!!!

Europe is burning wood to generate electricity, and the carbon released as Carbon Dioxide is not counted!!!!! Of course it is not counted as it is from the earth and when the ash is returned to the earth, the trees grow again and repeat the cycle. A biomass base load Power Station situated in the vast eucalyptus forests of the Savannah woodlands of Northern Australia would provide a renewable power source of unlimited potential.

Richard Marles, Mark Dreyfus, Penny Wong and Bill Shorten are all lawyers, and are assuming that if elected on Saturday Bill Shorten will become Almighty God and decide who will or will not go to hell, and who will not or will suffer from the actions on Climate Change. It is an insufferable imposition on Christians and Muslims alike, and the very worst kind of bullying, to attack the faith of a fellow Australian.

By having Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second the Queen of the Constitution of the Commonwealth as Sovereign, only a referendum can impose atheism upon the people of Australia. The Great Australian Party which is making the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 and Commonwealth its central policy, is a complete answer to this type of bullying, and Senator Rod Culleton and his team ought to be elected to the Senate to finish the job of returning law and order, as a civil and political right under the Constitution.

The legal profession which numbered among its number 23 Liberal Party members, and 23 Labor Party Members, and one Green in the House of Representatives and sixteen lawyers in the Senate carried bullying to an extreme, when Senator Rod Culleton as he then was called for a debate on the Judiciary, which are exclusively lawyers, in the Senate on the 1st December 2016.

The Turnbull Government carried out that bullying, by instructing the Australian Government Solicitor and its counsel in the High Court to mislead and deceive the High Court, by excluding admissible evidence, and mislead and deceive a Federal Court of Australia Judge in Perth, about the obligations of the Attorney General who was at the time Senator George Henry Brandis to obtain an adjournment on the 19th December 2016.

Banks and other criminal corporations have been using Bankruptcy for around 53 years to bully victims out of their day in a fair court with judges, as guaranteed by S 79 Constitution, and Bill Shorten’s arrack on Scott Morrison for his Christian views, is a full frontal attack by lawyers on the Christianity of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second, the Queen of the Constitution of the Commonweal and is part of this widespread and systematic bullying policy.

 

Firebomb takes election campaign to a new low in Far Northern Qld seat of Leichardt

Sabotage of hundreds of election signs by Greens supporters, a firebomb, a stolen trailer, prosecution of a union member and a protracted offensive against independent candidates by News Ltd’s Cairns Post newspaper so far have marred the 2019 federal election campaign.

Candidates said although they knew they would be ignored or maligned by the Cairns Post, the newspaper’s exceptionally favourable promotion of sitting Liberal member Warren Entsch has gone far beyond expectations.

Entsch was the champion of gay marriage legislation last year which divided the nation on religious principles. Analysis of the plebiscite results since the passing of legislation has revealed the results were dodgy at the very least.

Vote Australia analysed the Australian Electoral Commission database from where the Australian Bureau of Statistics got its addresses. More then 248,000 envelopes marked “return to sender not known at this address” came back to the ABS.

The ABS did not give these names to the AEC enabling it to cleanse the roll.

These fictitious names remain on the electoral roll which allows those having access to these entries to register a dud vote at the federal election, a ploy developed by the Labor and Liberal parties some 30 years ago.

At the last federal election according to the AEC, at least 18,000 persons voted more than once in support of the ALP slogan ‘vote early and vote often comrade.’

The Townsville seat of Herbert, being hotly contested by Clive Palmer, was ‘won’ by the ALP at the last election by just 37 votes.

In spite of hundreds of requests to Prime Minister Morrison from constituents, he has steadfastly refused to follow the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters to make voters provide identification when voting.

Leichardt is a marginal seat and voting fraud could be a lifeline for Warren Entsch or the saviour of ALP candidate and union hack Elida Faith.

Katters Australian Party candidate and charter boat skipper Dan McCarthy now is being attacked through social media by the Electrical Trades Union which is a sure indicator of his surge in the polls.

Once upon a time such election frivolity occurred only in corrupt Asian or African dictatorships, but it seems these tin pot nations had their training upgraded in Australia.

by Jim O’Toole, Townsville bureau

 

 

 

Perth SWAT police storm home repossessing it for bank – owner dies in hospital

from Channel 9

A woman who was yesterday involved in a five-hour siege at a Perth property has died in hospital.

Perth SWAT police at it again, acting as debt collectors for the avaricious banks. This time one of the home owners,  Janice Croft, passed away in hospital. It has not yet been confirmed if she was hit by a ‘non-lethal’ bullet fired by police during a five hour siege. (what is a non-lethal bullet? Ed)

Officers were called to a home on Douglas Road in Martin, in the city’s south-east, about 9am yesterday following reports a couple in a home made threats after the sheriff’s office came knocking to repossess their home. 

WA Labor Police Minister Michelle Roberts should be conducting an independent inquiry into a possible police shooting of a bank repossession victim

Police fired a single non-lethal shot as the siege came to an end at about 2.30pm.

The home is owned by Rodney and Janice Croft, who were arrested by police.

Soon after, Mrs Croft was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital in cardiac arrest and in a critical condition. Her husband remains under police guard in hospital.

It’s not clear when she suffered the cardiac arrest or if she was hit by the non-lethal police round.

Mr Croft was the former Deputy Mayor of Gosnells but in recent years the couple had battled long running and costly legal troubles.

It is understood they owed close to a million dollars.

No charges have yet been laid. (Against the police? Ed)

 

Brits want a ‘no deal’ Brexit departure or threaten revolution

Oliver Cromwell reincarnated

from Neon Nettle

Yellow vest activists in the UK took to the streets of London on Friday protesting for ‘a clean exit’ from the European Union, according to reports. The group expressed mistrust in politicians and British Prime minister Theresa May, who recently gained the confidence vote despite the escalating chaos around Brexit.

One activist, who spoke to Sputnik News, said they voted Brexit because they wanted to reclaim control of their own country. “We don’t want to be part of the federal European superstate that’s going to erode our rights and take away democracy.”

Brits demand a ‘no deal’ Brexit departure or there will be a revolution. “We are not Europeans”  the protesters yelled!

“This is Britain. We are not European.

“We have never been European. This is our land, and we are taking it back.”

“If the political class doesn’t like it, they will see a revolution as they’ve never seen before. It is time to take up the spirit of Oliver Cromwell, rise and reclaim what’s rightfully ours.”

The activists, inspired by the recent “gilet jaunes” uprising in France, protested outside Downing Street, Tower Bridge, Westminster Bridge, and London Bridge. The group warned about their determination to support Brexit among other causes.

“The yellow vests are just a start. This will spread out to the whole country,” an activist told Sputnik.

According to a named source in the UK’s armed forces, London has tasked troops with developing a plan to prevent an uprising if the country leaves the European Union without a deal.

“We don’t want the deal. Dump the deal: no deal Brexit but trading under World Trade Organization terms.”

 

Ruthless bank receivers Ferrier Hodgson dodge a silver bullet – for now

from ABC

The behaviour of receivers will not be investigated by the banking royal commission, despite a witness accusing them of causing a “massive destruction of value” for farm businesses.

In the opening address of the round four hearings, counsel assisting Rowena Orr announced the commission would not asses the role of receivers in farm foreclosures because it was not in the terms of reference.

“The conduct of receivers does not fall within the terms of reference of this royal commission because receivers do not fall within any of the categories within the definition of a financial services entity,” she said.

“A receiver cannot be considered to be a person or entity that acts or holds itself out as acting as an intermediary between borrowers and lenders.”

Seven carloads of armed enforcers and two carloads of Rabobank’s dodgy receivers, Ferrier Hodgson, arrive at the Bradshaw cattle property at Pentland in 2016 to drag off Neil Bradshaw, 29, in handcuffs. The show of force was endemic in dozens of rural foreclosures in Queensland.

Farmers in attendance, many of whom had travelled from interstate, were visibly upset with the announcement.

Farmers in the audience applauded witness Chris Wheatcroft, from Rural Financial Counsellors WA, who appealed to the commissioner to reconsider.

Mr Wheatcroft accused receivers of wasting farmers’ money when they took over a property and managed it until a buyer could be found.

“It is a massive destruction of value and that sits deeply with people,” he said.

“I wonder if the commission could look at [the reasons] why receivers are put in, as opposed to the practice of receivership.

“There is nowhere to go once receivers are in, and in terms of values, farmers will see their hard-earned money-farm-asset disappear under a receiver like you’ve never seen,” he said.

“They would perceive the money as absolutely wasted and I would be hard pressed — with my background from farming or business management — to say that is not correct”.

Merchant banker PM Malcolm Turnbull ensured the Claytons Royal Commission into Banking would not cross-examine ruthless bank receivers whose actions cost agriculture a loss of tens of millions of dollars. Seven carloads of enforcers swoop on the Bradshaw property to evict an elderly Mrs Bradshaw and her son. Dispossessed farmers have advised sooner or later rogue receivers will get their just desserts.

Mr Wheatcroft also said the receivership process was not good for anyone involved — farmers or banks.

“The act of putting in a receiver never benefits the client, I categorically say that,” he said.

“I actually think in most cases it doesn’t benefit the bank [either].”

Dennis McMahon from Legal Aid Queensland, who also gave evidence at the royal commission, said farmers were often too stressed to engage with receivers, and might not be aware of the trouble they were in.

“Some of those people may have been through years and years of drought or had to destroy all their livestock, so they may not have any income for the foreseeable future,” he said.

“I’ve been to properties where there is three months’ worth of mailing sitting in the corner and they [farmers] are unable to open it.

“The bank manager complains that person isn’t responding to their requests for information, but those people are sick, they are suffering from depression.

“They need a lot of assistance and time to work through their problems, and don’t know who to go to.”

Ms Orr said the Commonwealth Bank told the commission it took enforcement action against 82 agriculture customers in the past decade, while ANZ said it took enforcement action on 30 farm businesses in the last four years.

Calls for receivership reform

New South Wales National Party senator John Williams, who agitated for a royal commission into the banks, said he was disappointed the behaviour of receivers would not be probed.

However, he said hoped banks were now reconsidering their reliance on insolvency practitioners in future, arguing the process was too stressful for family-run farms.

“I’m disappointed, but it’s not for me to direct the royal commission,” he said.

“The Government set the terms of refence, but that doesn’t stop us in Government working with banks to get things changed.

“I’ve said to banks and the Australian Bankers Association, ‘please do not send receivers into family farms’. It’s all good to send them into corporate farms because the management is retained.

“So even if the royal commission isn’t looking into it, I hope banks don’t send receivers into family farms.”

In 2017, the Select Committee on Primary Production Lending recommended the Australian Bankers Association revise the Code of Banking Practice to stipulate that if farmers and banks cannot come to an agreement and foreclosure is inevitable, receivers should not be appointed.

The committee also recommended the farmer and his or her family be allowed to stay on the property and manage it, while being paid the minimum wage, until it is sold.

It also recommended insolvency practitioners be more transparent by providing an estimate of receivership costs in advance, and monthly reports to the lender and the borrower afterwards.

“A key problem we found [in that inquiry] was with receivers when they ran the farm — the cost of running them [was high], we had evidence of farms for what I considered to be sold for far below their value,” Senator Williams said.

“I’ve seen some situations where sometimes it’s not done well and it’s an utter disgrace how receivers manage the livestock and the property.

“Farmers need to be treated with respect and dignity, and sending in receivers is too hard and there’s a huge cost they charge, which means less money for the banks anyway, so it’s better for banks to work with farmers on an exit plan.”

Senator Williams said he hoped the royal commission’s failure to probe receivers would lead to a renewed push for a national farm debt mediation scheme, where banks would be forced to offer mediation to farmers before foreclosing on them.

Currently only New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland have legislated farm debt mediation schemes in place, while South Australia has a voluntary one.

Ms Orr said “several” financial service entities had told the royal commission “they would support a uniform farm debt mediation act”.

Receivers Korda Mentha

In one case at Charters Towers in 2015 receivers Korda Mentha allowed at least 500 head of cattle to perish because the owners were not allowed to shift the cattle to agistment and the receivers had provided no money to feed them.

In this case Mr Bradshaw said Rabobank demanded the Bradshaw family pay the entire debt “straight away.”

“They are trying to get their hands on Ballabay Station(Pentland) too, so my parents have worked for a lifetime for nothing,” he said.

The then Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth of Katters Australia Party has been following the case and is critical of the legal system that allows such travesties to occur.

“These people have committed no crime and contributed so much to their community over many years,” Mr Knuth said.

“They have been heavily involved in Landcare and supporting the beef industry. It is not their fault they copped five years of drought and a government enforced live cattle export ban.

“It will take them up to five years to recover from this drought.

“This episode demonstrates a clear demand for a Royal Commission into banking.”

Prophetic words from Mr Knuth in 2016.