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Senate could investigate Attorney General George Brandis
West Australian ‘Senator in exile’, Rod Culleton, has today sent a letter to all Senators, informing them that his extension request for the purported Commonwealth debt of $700,000, is due to expire today. He has requested that the matters surrounding his removal from the Senate earlier this year be urgently addressed.
Mr Culleton has accused the Attorney-General of being in contempt of Parliament and claims that the High Court did not have the jurisdiction under section 376 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, to remove him from the Senate based on the Senate’s referral on 7th November 2016.
“Section 353 of the Electoral Act clearly states that only a petition can be used by the High Court, sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns, to invalidate a member and remove them from Parliament. There has been no petition by the Senate in my matter and laws have appeared to been broken by the Attorney-General. Furthermore, his cavalier actions may have even brought the High Court into disrepute and that is unacceptable by the highest legal figure in our country.”
“I believe that Senator Brandis has misled the Parliament by hot-wiring the Court of Disputed Returns without a key, which was not activated correctly under the Electoral Act to remove me. His actions have not gone unnoticed by the people of Western Australia and also members within the legal profession.”
“As the highest court in the land, and under the Constitution, I have put the Senate on further notice and asked them to deal with the matter expediently. I believe that there have been serious constitutional breaches surrounding the passage of the motion that was granted leave, by the Senate.”
“I am standing up not only for the rights of my Western Australian constituents but also for my staff who were left jobless and financially disadvantaged due to this judicial abuse by Senator Brandis.”
Mr Culleton has said that he is currently in talks with Senators who have realised that there are serious questions that the Attorney-General must answer to before the Parliament and that Brandis now could find himself in breach of being disqualified from Parliament under section 44 of the Australian Constitution.
Party duopoly throw farmers to the wolves
The Queensland Government’s Farm Business Debt Mediation Act, which it is spruiking in a media release today, is a ruse to cover the fact it has completely failed to address the farm debt crisis.
“It’s another frightening example of a government putting ambulances at the bottom of the cliff,” Member for Mount Isa Robbie Katter said.
Robbie is warning people not to be fooled by the Government’s ‘solution’ which comes into play next month. “A farm debt mediation mechanism doesn’t solve the debt problem, it just means that when the farmer is finally completely crippled by debt, they can shut their business efficiently. It’s a complete slap in the face to the entire agriculture industry,” Robbie said.
In March this year, the government and LNP refused to support KAP’s Rural Debt Bill, which would have addressed the unsustainable levels of farm debt, which is bringing Queensland’s agriculture industry to its knees.
“Through the Rural Debt and Drought Taskforce that I chaired in this parliament, it was clear that the debt problem is massive and that a significant response from the Government was required to address it,” Robbie said.
“In 2015, I thought the Palaszczuk Government was serious about identifying solutions to address rural debt issues with the formation of a Rural Debt and Drought Taskforce. I was wrong. Just like the opposition they prefer to leave it to the market. This approach has delivered a declining sugar industry, a decimated dairy industry and some of the most expensive gas and electricity in the world.”
“Governments intervene in markets all the time. Between the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and the Australian Renewable Energy Agency, there’s about $5 billion worth of low-interest loans to help stimulate the industry. However, when it comes to supporting agriculture, and particularly family enterprises, the Government doesn’t want to touch it”.
“Instead of supporting KAP’s Rural Debt Bill, which was created off the back of extensive investigation and consultation, and would have made a real difference to fixing the rural debt problem, the government pushed through its mediation act to make it look like it was doing something,” Robbie said.
“It’s a disgrace. It’s just another example of how little the major parties care about anything that’s happening outside of Brisbane.”
Member for Buderim and Queensland One Nation Leader Steve Dickson believes Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has brought democracy to it’s knees in Queensland after refusing to answer a Question Without Notice during budget week claiming it was actually two questions.
“On Wednesday I asked the Premier ‘While every day Queenslanders and businesses are finding it difficult to pay electricity bills and keep their heads above water financially, how many Queensland government employees are receiving taxpayer funded salaries in excess of $200,000 per annum?’ It was a very straight single question”, Mr Dickson said.
He added, “In part the Premier replied. ‘There are a couple of questions there; I will take the last one first. I am happy if the member wants to put that question on notice and I will get back to him about it. I do not have that information off the top of my head.’ There were not two questions, only one. It was a question about the number of government employees on salaries in excess of $200,000 when considering that so many people struggle to pay their power bills!”
“The Premier was obviously rattled by my question, as I understand salaries account for more than 40 per cent of the entire state budget. But more particularly it’s the high priced bureaucrats Queenslanders should know about. I asked the question two days ago. The Premier needs to answer the question before she heads overseas tomorrow. Queenslanders deserve an answer”, Mr Dickson said
Cairns News has received notice from the Walter family that David will be released on parole from Lotus Glen prison on Friday.
He still faces spurious charges of assaulting Court Protection officers and some incredulous charge by the ACCC for not declaring his pet bird collection as an asset in vexatious bankruptcy proceedings.
We will keep informed our many thousands of readers who have been watching the Walter saga.
Recent comments from the Coroner exposed gaping flaws in police capability
by Gil Hanrahan in Sydney
Any ten year old kid who has fired a .177 Daisy air rifle would know that low velocity lead pellets do not fragment nor in most instances, ricochet.
Police at the Lindt Café siege in 2014 should have possessed the same knowledge. Supposedly trained SWAT policemen too should have known this basic ballistic tenet.
More revelations about the police blunders were aired during the recent Coroners report into the deaths of Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson.
One unit threw flash grenades about the foyer before entering the café, thus blinding and deafening themselves before getting into the café.
The shooter at Port Arthur obviously was not in the same situation. He wore ear plugs or he would have had concussion from the firearm muzzle energy and excruciating noise of repeated firing in a confined space.
The police blundered into the cafe, one on top of the other falling about in the dark, waving around and blazing their H & K .223 high velocity assault rifles at an indistinguishable target.
Travelling at 3300 feet per second these 55 grain projectiles are lethal if they directly hit a target or if a bullet hits a hard wall and ricochets or fragments.
The officer who actually hit the gunman fired 17 rounds in three seconds clearly demonstrating he had not been trained to shoot in a confined space, tactical response situation.
Another officer was actually wounded by shrapnel from either his own or his partner’s firearm.
The young barrister, Katrina Dawson, did not have a chance. Of course bullet fragments had to go somewhere and they did, killing an innocent young mother with shrapnel.
Commissioner Scipione was not about to allow the highly trained army anti- terrorist unit that was on standby, poised and ready to move from Holdsworthy Army Base, to take out the terrorist. This would look bad for the cops.
This error of judgement by a Police Commissioner who went home to bed for the night while 10 highly distressed innocent café patrons and eight staff cowered under the mad terrorist’s shotgun, left command of the siege to the totally hopeless and inept Assistant Commissioner Catherine Burns.
For this the families of the two murdered hostages and NSW should be thankful. Commissioner Andrew Scipione has retired will not again be at the helm of another disaster, and nor should his Commander Jenkins.
Café manager Tori Johnson died needlessly at the muzzle of mad Man Monis’ 12 gauge shotgun.
The army anti-terrorist unit would have stormed the café within an hour of assessing the siege situation. Tori and Katrina would not have died.
Only two officers were needed to enter the café through each door. Armed with HK MP5 assault rifles chambered in 9mm calibre, these lower velocity, copper jacketed lead projectiles travelling at 1300 fps do not fragment, rarely ricochet and are effective at close range.
The snipers had a chance to take out Man Monis on several occasions by firing through a plate glass window.
Who knows what firearms the snipers had that night. They should have been armed with a minimum .30 calibre sniper rifle such as a 7mm Remington Magnum or a .300 Winchester Magnum, highly effective sniper rifles at any distance.
If they had been properly trained they would have used 150 grain armour piercing, boat tailed projectiles that could have punched a hole through plate glass or even medium armoured glass at the close range they were offered.
There would have been little collateral damage.
Instead no sniper fired a shot. The mad Islamic terrorist might have had a bomb in his back pack but If they had shot him in the head at 50 metres through the glass, the bomb factor would have been irrelevant.
The police protect their own and for the new Commissioner, Mick Fuller, interviewed on Four Corners, it was obviously extremely hard for him make his best admission, “we could have gone in earlier.”
Well Commissioner, where was your apology to the Dawson and Johnson families?
The people of Inner Sydney can be thankful there was not more than one terrorist.
The Federal Government will soon finalise the complete and ultimate facial recognition records for all Australian citizens.
And Pauline Hanson wants a national ID Card?
A national data base of passport, driver, gun owner and high risk equipment operator licence photos will be kept for access by just whom remains unknown.
Federal and State police, immigration officers and Border Force will have access, but it seems more clandestine bodies will get their hands on your complete identity.
ASIO, ASIS and reciprocal overseas spy agencies will also have access to all of your personal data.
It should be noted that Australia has arrangements with some rather dubious nations for exchanging the personal information of all our citizens.
CCTV footage as depicted in US television shows such as NCIS Los Angeles will end up in captured data as supposedly trained facial recognition experts scan your face while you browse the shopping mall, fuel your car at the service station or sit on a park bench.
Queensland Traffic Police and their contractors have had this technology for three years, photographing you in your car every time you pass a highway patrol vehicle or stationary camera car, storing your image and that of passengers, vehicle description, direction, time and date of travel.
The police cars have infa-red ability and can photograph the driver and all passengers in the car as you pass. By then your number plate will have been read by the on-board computer and sent online to the huge data bank in Roma Street Police HQ and another massive data bank held by the Main Roads Department.
Soon after the facial images of the car occupants will be sent to the national Face Identification Service.
Nearly 80 per cent of people over 16 hold a drivers licence and 55 per cent have a passport. More than 600,000 citizens have a photographic gun licence in Queensland.
Justice Minister Michael Keenan told News Corp that passport photos would be accessed in the coming months and drivers licences would be tapped into after ongoing discussions with the states were finalised.
The Face Identification Service will match a photo of an unknown person against multiple government records to help establish their identity.
“These biometric services will change the face of crime fighting in Australia,” Mr Keenan, a Liberal, said.
The final piece of the identity jigsaw is about to come into place. Tasmania MP Andrew Wilkie has warned Australia will become the police state, test case for the final solution.
The advice of Sydney security expert Mike Petersen: Do not vote at any election. If everybody does this the government will fail and the people can lawfully take control, elect their own representatives and return to Constitutional rule.
Petition to ban chemtrails
KAP’s Robbie Katter and Shane Knuth and the rest of the Queensland crossbench will vote together against the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill.
Robbie, Shane, and fellow crossbenchers Rob Pyne, Billy Gordon and Steve Dickson, said they could not in good conscience support a bill that gave more power to supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths.
KAP State Leader and Member for Mount Isa, Robbie Katter, said KAP and his crossbench colleagues had consulted extensively with their electorates on the Bill.
“This bill is sold as making positive changes to trading hours in Queensland, but in reality it will squeeze out small and independent retailers and give more power to the supermarket duopoly,” Robbie said.
“The Parliamentary Committee that investigated the Bill could not even bring itself to recommend it be passed,” he said.
The report states: “The IGA State Board stated that following the deregulation of trading hours in December 2016, IGA supermarkets lost $1 million per week in turnover. It advised that the loss in turnover reduced wages by approx. $5.5 million, which will lead to a reduction in employment across the network of approximately 128 fulltime jobs.” The report suggested that these jobs were not necessarily re-created by the two major supermarkets, because of the use of self-check outs.
“This will be disastrous for small business operators in Mount Isa and other rural and regional areas in Queensland,” Robbie said.
“KAP has been sticking up for smaller businesses for a long time, and we won’t give up,” Shane said.
“KAP is opposed to any changes to trading hours that would allow a supermarket duopoly to dominate the market over small business. If the changes are passed, there is a real danger it will destroy small businesses which are already doing it tough. It’s the one size fits all mentality that simply does not work for smaller regional centres,” Shane said.
from Gil Hanrahan in Cairns
Observers from the court gallery swear 12 statements in registry immediately after Walter was removed from the Magistrates Courtroom
The exposure of the corporate governance of Australia has seen retired policeman David Walter unlawfully jailed for his research by Cairns Magistrate, Mrs Jane Bentley.
Comments received by Cairns News from onlookers at the court on Monday clearly indicate the Magistrate provoked David Walter, after she told him he had three minutes to state his defence to a spurious and vexatious bankruptcy charge.
It seems the Magistrate talked over Walter whenever he tried to present his extensive defence, soon expiring his three minutes.
She then allowed him five minutes to speak in his defence, but any mention of the corporation was spoken over by the Magistrate.
Clearly Walter was becoming more frustrated because of the stymieing efforts of the now vocal Magistrate in what eventually became a slanging match.
Walter picked up his books from the bar table, then accidentally dropped them throwing the remainder back onto the table.
The federal Department of Public Prosecutions barrister present to prosecute Walter allegedly for not declaring a collection of pet birds in his assets, stood looking rather stunned as Walter advised him of the legitimacy of the legal profession.
He told the Magistrate, who was in the throes of departing the court room, that the premises belonged to the real Crown and she had no business there.
He said he too was leaving but two burly Court Protective officers blocked the doorway from the court.
Walter told them they too had no authority and to get out of the room. Before disappearing through a rear door, Mrs Bentley told the two officers to arrest Walter.
On his re-appearance at 11.30am a manacled Walter in the witness box was told of the new charges concocted by the Magistrate during the recess.
She ordered he undergo a mental assessment, then be held in the lockup charged with contempt, assault and other erroneous misdemeanours.
The ensuing mental health report said Walter was not delusional or psychotic, but “held some idiosyncratic views regarding several judgements from higher courts.”
In Corporation-speak we can only assume this means he knows exactly what his argument is about and judging by the Corporation’s knee jerk reaction, he is completely correct but was now ready to be admitted to the re-education camp.
Walter will remain incarcerated for a month then he should be eligible for parole, no doubt on the proviso he not mention the antics of the Corporation.
His family has held off filing a Writ of Habeas Corpus until a legal representative can be briefed next week.
In the meantime however he will have to take part in a video hook up from Lotus Glen prison at Mareeba, to defend the dodgy charge of failing to report his bird-keeping hobby.
This is Australia folks and we advise our many overseas readers contemplating a holiday down-under to have a rethink, otherwise you might end up like this highly esteemed policeman unable to defend himself against a totally broken, corrupt and unlawful corporate legal system.
One reader suggested the magistrate should undergo a mental assessment for referring to the ‘busted-arse judicial process’ as a “justice system.”
He said although Australia had been overrun by Chinese, “it does not mean we have to adopt their legal system too.”
from Robert J Lee in Cairns
One of the sorriest days in Queensland judicial history played out in the Cairns Magistrates Court on Monday when two Court Protective Officers threw former policeman David Walter, 67, to the floor, handcuffed him and led him off to the watch house.
In the long-running saga Walter was hit with bogus charges by the Commonwealth Director of Prosecutions for not including a bird collection in assets when he was forced into bankruptcy by an equally bogus and corrupt federal legal system.
He was attempting to defend himself against a corporate system designed to take out any opposition to its satanic objectives.
Presiding Magistrate Jane Bentley is a barrister formerly employed by the Queensland Police Service, then with the National Crime Authority.
According to witnesses in the public gallery, she was on a mission to derail Walter at any cost.
Walter subpoenaed Prime Minister Turnbull, Governor General Peter Cosgrove, Premier Palaszczuk, Governor Paul de Jersey(affectionately known within the bureaucracy as ‘Daphne’) and Police Commissioner Ian Stewart to attend and provide certain documents.
DPP Prosecutor Berens, agreed with Bentley the subpoenas required 21 days clear notice of service but he claimed they were one day short of the statutory period.
The Magistrate obviously had pre-determined the subpoenas invalid, thus the high profile witnesses did not turn up in any case.
When beginning his defence at the bar table Bentley gave Walter three minutes to outline his case. After one minute, Bentley, an obviously hostile former DPP employee, talked over the top of him whenever he mentioned the Corporation.
“You sit under the corporate symbol of and are a member of Peter Beattie’s corporate ‘my state’ and you have no authority outside of it,” the retired prosecutor told her.
“I am a private person not of your Corporation that is registered in Washington DC and you Madam have no authority over any citizen who is not member of a political party.
“You are a member of a corporation talking to me as a private person.”
Bentley was not going to allow Walter to get his synopsis into the court records, thus becoming a public disclosure of the corporatized government and courts with their own ABN numbers.
The Corporation has too much to lose should the already awakening public giant finally discover the treasonous path down which the political parties have led this once prosperous state and nation without its consent.
In an increasingly heated exchange between the Magistrate and Walter, he became angry as she kept talking over him in a louder and louder voice, warning she would charge him with contempt if he didn’t back down.
Any self-litigant would have reacted in a similar manner when facing such hostility particularly when one observer described the Magistrates Court system as a Roman Catholic tribunal, and a ‘pretend court’ operating under Admiralty rules in which one is unable to mount a defence against bogus charges.
In a highly charged address Walter explained the unlawfulness of the tribunal, how Beattie changed the Queensland Constitution in 2001, removing the Queen, and enshrining the public service within the corporation all without a referendum of the people
Bentley ordered an adjournment after Walter was trussed like a turkey by court officers, then taken to the caboose for re-education.
When Walter reappeared at 11.30 am he stood manacled in the witness box to hear new charges read out by Bentley.
Court officers refused his request to loosen the handcuffs which he said were cutting off his circulation.
Essentially she was charging him with contempt, ignoring her orders that he shut up, bringing the ‘court’ into disrepute, assaulting court officers, resisting arrest and other alleged, erroneous misdeeds.
Reminiscent of a Stasi operation in post-war Germany, Bentley ordered Walter undergo a mental health assessment, a favourite tool of fascist oppressors.
She warned the penalty for such terrible misdemeanours was 12 months jail and he “should consider his options” while she was in the driver’s seat as Walter continued to tell her she had no authority over him.
The magistrate adjourned the bird cage allegations for several weeks, saying a video trial would probably be arranged to hear the original charge of not including his hobby of keeping birds as an asset.
Having an unblemished 37 years service as a Northern Territory police officer and prosecutor, this man, after realising how far society had descended in the race to the bottom, unselfishly assisted citizens across the nation in their war against an unwavering, egregious and avaricious, corporate, partisan system of government.
Other than to record all public electronic communications, the corporation has been unable to deal with social media, lest it prematurely start a revolution. For now unblemished information is the only weapon of the masses.
Welcome to the dawning of the 51st American state.