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To our many indigenous friends and readers across Northern Australia:
The Queensland Labor Party is coming to get you, but MP Cynthia Lui doesn’t have to get it, and force you to have the now proven beyond any doubt, dangerous Covid inoculation.
Aboriginal and Islander people have proven to be quite susceptible to influenza-type sickness but if you get the gene-altering jab being pushed by the Queensland Labor Party, in particular the Labor Member for Cook, Cynthia Lui and the not-too-bright Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Craig Crawford of Cairns you will suffer sooner or later. It does not prevent you from getting a coronavirus.
Did you know that India, with a population of 1,397,605,690 has all but fixed its Covid problem by using Ivermectin which is a cheap anti-parasitic medicine that the big vaccine companies can’t make any money out of.
Did you know the Queensland Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made a law to stop doctors from prescribing Ivermectin or the anti-malaria medicine hydroxychloroquine?
Did you know that nearly all hospital admissions for Covid related disease have had the Covid jab?
Did you know, according to world renowned researchers, the so-called Delta variant is actually caused by the vaccine?
Did you know that Crawford, as a Cabinet Minister, will not support a vaccine mandate for himself or any other Queensland politician?
While he is forcing you to get the deadly jab, he does not have to take it himself.
Nor does Cynthia Lui of Yam Island, who incidentally is trying to introduce a one-size-fits-all Islander and Aboriginal ILUA which will ensure your tribal group loses control over any native title claims it may have.
These two Labor members are not your friends. Because they are members of the ALP they are in the pockets of the large vaccine companies like Pfizer and Astra Zeneca who are making hundreds of millions of dollars from Australian vaccine sales. These so-called vaccines have killed and injured tens of thousands of innocent people of all ages across Europe, America and Australia. Look up previous articles in Cairns News from our correspondents around the world and in Australia for verification.
There is no going back if you get the jab. If you refuse, it is most likely the state and federal governments will take your sit down money and grants away as they threaten to do if you don’t vote for the Labor Party at every election.
Because they can’t lawfully force you take the poisonous jab we suggest you maintain your position and tell them you won’t be wearing a useless and ineffective mask or will you be locked up in your home unable to go to the shop or canteen or go fishing. Without daily sunlight you will get very sick.
Take them on at their own game, it’s your future health and wellbeing at stake. The Covid scam has nothing to do with controlling an influenza epidemic. It is all about controlling you and your family.
The government will decide if you can buy food and what type of groceries you can buy. They will decide if you can get married and who is allowed to attend. They will prevent you from holding tombstone openings or attending funerals.
Ring Craig Crawford’s office in Cairns (42290100) and ask him, in between drinks, to provide a sworn statement that he has had the deadly jab, not a placebo(saline water jab) like other politicians.
Ring Cynthia too and ask the same question on 1800802391.
Tell Crawford your cultural beliefs do not allow you to have such a vaccine. It’s your life you are protecting.
From Jim O’Toole, Townsville Bureau
While it would now appear from Mainstream Media’s propaganda and the relaxation of some of the draconian restrictions on freedom, that the war on the COVID pandemic war is being won, however I believe that this is a ruse, reinforcement part of a larger PSYCOPS to complete an ongoing Eugenics agenda. Features of the COVID-19 pandemic are very worrying as follows: –
COVID-19 disease has now been overwhelmingly proven to be just another treatable cold / Influenza which was medically mis-managed by denying early treatment which caused premature deaths in very elderly and people with underlying health conditions, this gave the misconception that there were excess deaths occurring and created mass hysteria.
Mainstream Media coverage of a possible Wuhan Lab virus leak heightened the fear that a perceived sudden increase in deaths could have been the result of a deadly bioweapon escape and caused further panic to develop a vaccine to stop the spread of COVID, it was stated that this would take at least 10 years further raising public fears.
The use of the now debunked real-time PCR test to diagnose COVID produced large numbers of positive results, dubbed “cases” without any symptoms, i.e. asymptomatic infections which is known not to exist, and this further terrorised the population. We now know that at least 97% of those positive results were false due the excessive cycle thresholds used in testing labs. Real-time PCR was developed as a research tool and is considered not suitable for diagnostic purposes.
New COVID mRNA and Viral Vector gene therapy technology “vaccine” injections were hastily developed, These injections were administered in a frenzy, in a mass global unlicenced experiment, without informed consent, causing many adverse reactions including symptoms similar to haemorrhagic fever i.e. bleeding and clots, The clots and bleeding have been found to be caused by the spike proteins generated by the body in response to the injections, and this is compounded by an undisclosed ingredient, Graphene Oxide, in the injections which is also known to cause clots and bleeding.
The first and second doses of the COVID injections have now weakened the overall health of the population as can be seen by the current situation in hospitals which are well above capacity during the summer months with patients suffering adverse reactions from the injections, many patients have symptoms similar to haemorrhagic fever.
A reader advises this petition has been taken down by change.org so it would safe to assume change petitions are no longer reliable and we would suggest they be ignored in future.
I am writing to advise your media outlet that the petition you posted on your website to have NSW Chief Health Adviser, Kerry Chant removed from office, has been removed by Change.org and is showing as no longer available to sign.
Here is a screenshot of the change.org page. Very disappointed in Change.org with their community guidelines aligned with mainstream media and mainstream big tech to censor truth, real news, and rule of law demands by the people.
Can you please pass this on to the Petition Starter, Jasmine Mufo.
from Craig Peter
As Australians we can no longer stand by and watch Kerry Chant destroy our society, hurt our citizens and threaten our children under the guise of a Health Advisor to the Premier, while her actions favor installing a totalitarian ‘New World Order’, which she publicly referred to this week.
Since this outbreak began in Sydney she has shown both gross incompetence & criminal negligence in her role. At no time has she referred to or made mention of the dozens of studies and papers written by experts from around the world which are all of 1 voice on 2 critical actions. Do Not Lock-down and Masks Do Not Help only Harm. Instead she promotes these actions making them central in what can only be called a Brainwashing of the public too make them docile and compliant. Every single thing this woman has done matches textbook perfect mind control techniques. We cannot let a woman who tortures the public for her own ends be in charge of injecting gene therapy to our kids.
Since the mask mandate and lock-down rules are also in blatant violation of Federal Law (BiosecuritiesAct2015/61) and therefore illegal, the Premier and Prime Minister have as their duty the job of recinding both mandates immediately and hold to account Kerry Chant for her role in the damage caused.
Finally she disregards a fundamental rule and suggest policy based on case numbers obtained from PCR tests cycled above 24 (which makes most of them false positives, rest dubious) when pandemic policy should only ever be considered against the metric of the DEATH rate. Aquick look at these figures shows how NSW was gaslighted by Chant and media hacks into the ILLEGAL & UNWARRANTED lock-down. Throw the book at her Sydney. She should be disbarred from medicine and charged with crimes against humanity.
by Robert J Lee
Gladys Berejiklian has told Covid unvaccinated people in NSW they have lost any freedoms they might have had until they get jabbed twice, then three times. four times and so on….
This rabid Jewess has shown her true colours as agent for the Medical Mafia and Deep State.
It would be of great interest to investigate her onshore and off shore bank accounts and every state’s property register.
The woman has become quite unhinged since her ex-MP boyfriend was investigated for large scale fraud of which she denied any knowledge.
She is as believable as Joseph Goebbels. Medical experts have predicted the mRNA gene therapy that this tyrant is administering to your granny, mum and dad and young kids will start its programmed killing of vax victims by the middle of next year.
What then you poor silly dupes who took the poison?
from Nexus Newsfeed and Cairns News
A legal challenge against mandatory COVID-19 vaccines and extended police powers continues in the NSW Supreme Court this morning. The Federal Government asked for Health Minister Brad Hazzard and CHO Dr Kerry Chant to be removed from the action…..judge on notice….58,000 logged in to observe….Can the old boys network save hapless Hazzard?
The matter was heard for the first time during an Directions Hearing today.
The Law firm, Ashley, Francina, Leonard & Associates — of whom Nikolic is Managing Director – argues that the public health orders requiring “a broad class of workers” to be vaccinated are illegal and unconstitutional, as are the extra powers granted to police to enforce public health orders.
The suit will seek a declaration that NSW public health orders are invalid and impose a ban on any further orders made by Mr Hazzard and Dr Chant.
“We have received thousands of inquiries from front-line workers – police, paramedics, nurses, aged care (staff), doctors, firefighters – construction workers, teachers, airline staff, miners, truck drivers, university students, mums, and dads and, importantly, employers,” said a release by the law firm.
“It is our view that vaccine compulsion strips citizens of their basic human rights, including their right to work, their right to bodily integrity, and their right to informed consent to medical treatment without coercion.
No one is above the law, including ministers and public health officers.”
In a post to Facebook on Saturday, Nikolic praised Australians for their opposition to mandatory vaccinations and lockdowns, stating that the firm will fight for the rights of citizens
“You are born free, free to choose, freedom from arbitrary detention, freedom of bodily integrity – don’t give it away for free,” he said.
He ended the post by saying: “Don’t be bullied.”
Meanwhile more than 58,000 people tuned into the live-streamed hearing this morning, as the court began hearing over 300 pages of written statements.
The defending side claims they have not had enough time to read the 300 pages of affidavits and arguments brought forward by the firm to them.
The material seeks to raise a number of questions about the validity or unreasonableness of the NSW legislation, and at least three questions relating to the constitution, Justice John Sackar said.
The case has been adjourned until Wednesday next week, in which the judge has asked both parties to come to an agreed set of questions, and to decide if there are any legal objections to the lodging.
Finally – and perhaps most importantly – the Commonwealth is seeking to have Brad Hazzard and Kerry Chant removed from personal litigation in this case.
“I now have instructions to seek to have them removed as parties in the matter … the state of New South Wales is a party that is the more appropriate for it,” defending lawyer Megan Caristo said.
It was a “sensible” point, Justice Sackar said, asking lawyers acting for the plaintiff to consider it before a hearing at 9am on Wednesday.
|Entire Gathering Placed Under Protection Of Tribal Law At Darwin ProtestTranscript of David Cole’s Speech here. Thank Uncle Jimmy I value your knowledge, guidance and teachings Thank you Chris Bell for the opportunity to speak and for your tireless work to protect the people ….Imagine if we were in the 8th Century – SPARTAN!!!!thrival.international|
Transcript of David Cole’s Speech here
Thank Uncle Jimmy I value your knowledge, guidance and teachings
Thank you Chris Bell for the opportunity to speak and for your tireless work to protect the people ….Imagine if we were in the 8th Century – SPARTAN!!!!
I Acknowledge the country I’m standing on. Larrakia Land, Sovereign Tribal Land
My name is David, my Tribal name is Lurnpa, I stand before you simply as a man and I stand here as a Tribal Lore Man on Sovereign Tribal Lands. I am no part of this fictitious fraudulent and treasonous system.
Acknowledge and thank everyone that’s here today and I acknowledge all the truth speakers and freedom fighters all over the world, in Unity we seek freedom.
I Acknowledge Souvlaki Grill and Chill for standing for our human rights, we all need to stand with you, your fight is our fight.
Why are we here today? We’re tired, sick, and frustrated from the corporate draconian, totalitarian rules being enforced upon the people by armed corporate agents who are nothing but private hired mercenaries.
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There is no pandemic; there is only fear mongering to enslave the people and harm the people for the corporate greed of a wealthy few.
On many occasions in the last year I have addressed the Senate in regard to freedom as a counterbalance to medical tyranny. And I recently addressed the Canberra Freedom Rally, remotely. The side that is locking people up for the crime of being healthy, arresting protesters, pepper spraying kids, beating up grannies, banning books and electronic messages, censoring social media, sending threatening letters, forcing small businesses to close, urging people to dob in dissenters and banning safe drugs that have worked for 60 years are all on the wrong side of history.
In a frightening development, New South Wales has called in the troops to keep innocent, healthy citizens locked in their homes in what can only be called martial law. Recent freedom marches showed what happens to citizens who exercise their democratic right to protest. People are demonised, hunted down; the media vilifies them to discourage others from questioning the control state. If the government can decide who is free and who is not, then that is not freedom and no-one is free. A crisis will always be found to justify measures designed to protect the government, not the public—a crisis that is as is easy to create as turning up the PCR test from 24 cycles to 42, where a false positive is the most likely outcome, as has occurred.
Actions such as these have created a crisis of confidence in government, and that, fellow citizens, is on the Senate. We are the house of review. We’re tasked with a duty to ensure honesty, transparency and accountability in the government of the day. We have failed in that solemn duty, our duty to our constituents. We have failed those who are yet to vote, our children, who are now being injected with a substance that has not undergone meaningful safety testing. The Liberal, National and Labor parties have colluded to waive these measures through this place, reducing the Senate to the status of a dystopian echo chamber.
Each new restriction, although met with rightful public opposition, has not led to a re-evaluation but, rather, has led the government to crack down even further. The Morrison government is behaving like a gambling addict who loses a hand but doubles down instead of admitting error and walking away. With troops now on the streets, it’s frightening to contemplate where this will end. Everyday Australians are being deliberately demoralised to extract a higher degree of compliance. When COVID first arrived, there were few masks, and the experts and authorities told us masks were not necessary. Now, those same medically ineffective masks are used to condition people to fear and obedience. Crushing resistance crushes hope, and without hope we have no future.
Is it any wonder that small businesses are closing permanently? Every small business that closes is a family that was being provided for through hard work and enterprise. Who will look after those families now—the government? With whose money? The Reserve Bank, using electronic journal entries, can only create fiat money out of thin air for so long before it runs down our country. The government can only sell bonds until buyers stop coming forward. Then what happens? We will have no tax base left to pay government stipends to people who were once able to pay their own way. Since when has the Liberal Party, the supposed party of Menzies, been dedicated to making huge sections of the population totally reliant on the government for survival? The bad joke here is that the excuse used to justify the sudden rush to Marxism—public health—is moot. Death from all sources, including coronavirus and the flu, are at historic lows. Australia’s death rate in 2020 was less than in 2019, and 2021’s death rate is lower again.
We’re strangling Australia’s economic life and future for no reason. Power has gone to the heads of our elected leaders and unelected bureaucrats, who are exercising powers yet do not feel the consequences themselves.
Never in history has Lord Acton’s famous quote rung more true: ‘Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.’ It’s been calculated that the civil disobedience tipping point—which is the maximum capacity of the police to arrest people, of the jails to hold people and of the courts to process people—is in Australia around 100,000 people. Anything more than that and the system comes crashing down. Attendance at the freedom rallies last month shows we’re almost there.
No wonder the Morrison government has been scared into resorting to the refuge of tyrants—using the military to intimidate civilians into compliance and to mandating injections and threatening to rip away people’s livelihoods. Everyday Australians are seeing through the smokescreens of fear and intimidation. People now see that the costs of the restrictions to family and community exceed the medical cost of the virus. Everyday Australians have spoken. We will not be divided, we are united, we are one community, we are one nation.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison is well aware he is unable to lawfully mandate vaccination or conscription of any medical procedure. Therefore as Professor Zimmerman explains the entire Covid response has been and is unlawful.
Cairnsnews fervently hopes the people will rise up in any manner or form but especially to start legal proceedings against nearly every politician in Australia. None of them have any protection at Common Law and their statutes are simply corporate policies which have no meaning or effect upon the natural citizens of Australia.
Lock downs, vaccination passports, masks, contact tracing, home incarceration, road blocks, arrests and coercion by financial penalty are all covered under the ambit of section 51 (xxiiiA) particularly when the entire plandemic has been thoroughly investigated by innumerable, reputable virologists across the world and found to be a scam.
Workplace-related vaccine mandates also fall under Section 51. Tell any so-called authority to go jump if you are pressured by Covid cops to submit. -Editor
Constitutionally Inoculated to Resist Coercion
24 July 2021 Dr Augusto Zimmermann is Professor and Head of Law at Sheridan Institute of Higher Education, and Professor of Law (Adjunct) at the University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney campus. Dr Zimmermann was chairman and professor of constitutional law at Murdoch University from 2007 to 2017. He is also a former Law Reform Commissioner in WA (2012-2017) and President of the Western Australian Legal Theory Association (WALTA).
One of the most remarkable characteristics of the Australian Constitution is its express limitation on governmental powers. In drafting the Constitution, the framers sought to design an instrument of government intended to distribute and limit the powers of the State. This distribution and limitation upon governmental powers was deliberately chosen because of the proper understanding that unrestrained power is always inimical to the achievement of human freedom and happiness. As such, the Constitution allocates the areas of legislative power to the Commonwealth primarily in sections 51 and 52, with these powers being variously exclusive or concurrent with the Australian States.
The Constitution was slightly amended in 1946 by a referendum in order to include section 51 (xxiiiA). This provision determines that the Parliament, inter alia, can make laws with respect to:
The provision of … pharmaceutical, sickness and hospital benefits, medical and dental services (but not so as to authorise any form of civil conscription) benefits to students and family allowances…
As can be seen, this provision allows for the granting of various services by the federal government but not to the extent of authorising any form of civil conscription. The prohibition of such conscription is directed particularly to the provision of medical services.
The idea that constitutional provisions protect individual rights plays a fundamental role in our understanding of these express limitations and, indeed, our understanding of the implied constitutional limitations derived from them. In this context, the “no conscription” requirement to be found in that provision amounts to an explicit constitutional limitation. It is an implied constitutional right of the individual so that such prohibition is not directed only to the federal government but it must also be extended to the exercise of legislative power by the Australian states.
In other words, no Australian government, either federal or state, or those acting on its behalf, is constitutionally authorised to force any individual to take medicament against his or her own will, or force them or their children to be, among other things, compulsorily vaccinated.
The concept of ‘civil conscription’ was first considered by the High Court in British Medical Association v Commonwealth (1949) 79 CLR 201;  HCA 44 (7 October 1949). That case involved federal legislation which required medical practitioners to comply with a particular federal medical determination as part of a scheme to provide pharmaceutical benefits.
In other words, that case was about the validity of legislation which compelled medical practitioners to render a particularly medical-pharmaceutical service. In his written judgement Justice Williams stated (emphasis added):
Accordingly, in my opinion, the expression invalidates all legislation which compels medical practitioners or dentists to provide any form of medical service” (emphasis ours). 
Similarly, in his written decision Justice Webb commented:
If Parliament cannot lawfully do this directly by legal means it cannot lawfully do it indirectly by creating a situation, as distinct from merely taking advantage of one, in which the individual is left no real choice but compliance” (emphasis ours).
Of course, a doctor who freely performs his or her medical service does not create conscription. However, as Justice Webb explicitly mentioned:
When Parliament comes between patient and doctor and makes the lawful continuance of their relationship as such depend upon a condition, enforceable by fine, that the doctor shall render the patient a special service, unless that service is waived by the patient, it creates a situation that amounts to a form of civil conscription.
That important decision confirmed the fundamental right of Australian citizens to determine by their own will whether they should take any medical or pharmaceutical benefit provided. Accordingly, any legislation that requires medical practitioners to prescribe government-mandated medical services constitutes a form of civil conscription that is constitutionally invalid.
In this sense, Chief Justice Latham argued in the British Medical Association case that civil conscription would include not only legal compulsion to engage in particular conduct but also the imposition by government of a medical duty to perform a service in any particular way. Constitutional limits on legislation which does not acknowledge this important guarantee were more recently acknowledged in Wong v Commonwealth; Selim v Professional Services Review Committee . In this ruling the High Court restricted the capacity of both federal and state governments to implement mandatory vaccination, even recommendations from the National Health directives for either federal or state governments.
Of course, in the PSR case the Court was simply following precedent as per the previous 1949 decision which had already clarified the issue. Accordingly, Chief Justice French and Justice Gummow held that civil conscription is a ‘compulsion or coercion in the legal and practical sense, to carry out work or provide [medical] services’.
Importantly, the High Court also indicated that the prohibition of civil conscription must be construed widely, to invalidate any law requiring medical practitioners (expressly or by practical compulsion) to work for the Commonwealth government or any Australian State. Simply put, no law in this country can compel any medical service on behalf of the Australian government.
As can be seen, section 51 (xxiiiA) maintains the prohibition of vaccination through any form of government-run health service, indicating that vaccination should only be through voluntary means in accordance with the free communications between medical doctor and patient, which is essential to achieve a high-quality healthcare.
To conclude: the Australian Constitution explicitly prohibits any form of legal compulsion upon the medical profession to carry out any form of medication, including vaccination.
In fact, no government, either federal or state, can impose compulsory vaccination in this country, or prevent medical practitioners from remaining entirely free to choose whether or not to provide certain medical services, including vaccination.
 See: Alexandra Private Geriatric Hospital Pty Ltd v Commonwealth (1987) 162 CLR 271 at 279; 69 ALR 631; Halliday v Commonwealth (2000) 45 ATR 458;  FCA 950 AT .
 (1949) 79 CLR 201, at 287 (Williams J).
 (1949) 79 CLR 201, at 293 (Webb J).
 (1949) 79 CLR 201, at 295 (Webb J).
 (1949) 79 CLR 201, at 295 (Latham CJ).
 Wong v Commonwealth; Selim v Professional Services Review Committee (2009) 236 CLR 573, at 
Letter to the Editor
Pandemic Control — A Global Propaganda Operation [Video]
by This article was posted by TLB Staff
Never before has the world witness such a coordinated propaganda effort, featuring near perfect streamlining of messaging and policy, as well as an Establishment launching attacks against any dissenters by deploying “fact-checkers” and using social media firms to deplatform any voices who offer an opinion which differs from the official narrative. It is nothing short of a completely global, corporatised war effort.
Asia Pacific Today talks with Dr. Piers Robinson, an expert on the subject of propaganda, as he explains how governments, mainstream media and the pharmaceutical industry have combined forces to push forward an unprecedented global propaganda onslaught since the onset of the Covid crisis. Watch:
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by Kev Crisscross
To the CEO of the Queensland Treasury Corporation Annastacia Palaszczuk and Dr Jeanette Young we are practicing socialist distancing
Your Covid dictates are unlawful and a scam
Contributors, staff and most of our several million readers in Australia and across the world will not wear ineffective masks, will not adhere to your communist, UN-directed Covid lockups, will not take Covid gene therapy or participate in social distancing.
We are however practicing socialist distancing trying to keep as far away as possible from the communists of the Labor Party and those virus-shedding victims you have vaccinated.
You have ignored the best advice available in the world from eminent virologists that mRNA vaccines are dangerous and from the manufacturers of the Covid PCR test kits in use in Queensland that they were never designed to test for viral infection. (CDC)
Therefore all corporate dictates based upon unreliable Covid testing are unlawful and will be ignored. You and your Queensland Treasury Corporation have intentionally bankrupted the state. Principle mortgagee Rothschild Bank reportedly, is calling in the debt. What will you do about it? Any notion of hosting some futuristic, abstruse $10 billion Olympic Games in Queensland should be treated with the mirth it deserves.
Cairns News, staff, contributors and most readers
by Anna Von Reitz
Apparently, they did a process in Australia that is very similar to what they did here (US), except that what they did there started from the basis of a Constitutional Monarchy— which, as it has never been repealed, remains the basis for the land and soil jurisdiction of Australia, even though they are running Australia as a corporation structure in the international jurisdiction of the sea and are enslaving Australians in that foreign jurisdiction just as they were caught enslaving Americans in the same domain.
This, I think, goes to the heart of the Queen’s behavior revealed in JAH v. Regina — of taking the
Coronation Oath, and then, three days later, assuming the Chair of the Estates instead of the Throne.
There is something very peculiar going on with the Throne and it may be that the Throne itself has been lost or compromised in some way so that it is not viable for the Queen to exercise its offices, but whatever it is — debt, blackmail, fraud — it is standing in the way of the British Government functioning properly, and that leads to the government of Australia being in a Mess also.
My understanding of the British system is still fledgling compared to my knowledge of the American system, — but it is my understanding that in the British Land Law, all land and soil is held by the Queen in Trust, but she does that with multiple Trusts—- there are the various National Trusts which hold historic places for preservation purposes– castles and so on, that would otherwise fall into disrepair, parks and nature conservancies, etc. and there is the Public Trust which consists of infrastructure of Great Britain — the railways, train stations, harbors, bridges, docks, public utilities, etc., and there is the Queen’s Trust which includes all the land of Great Britain — with land defined as everything six inches and below of the soil. As a result, any building in Britain that has a foundation belongs in part to the Queen, which severely limits the definition of “private property” to moveable sheds, motorhomes, and caravans, etc. Finally, there is the Commonwealth Trust which the Queen manages for the Roman Catholic Church — an arrangement that has been in place since the days of King John.
So let’s look at the Commonwealth Trust which consists of Commonwealth land and properties. The Commonwealth tradition began with William the Conqueror who set aside church properties in England (Roman Catholic Church at that time, of course) and added lots of scraps of waste land and all the cemeteries to the Church’s properties. The idea was to give the Church marginal land in its parishes to turn into worthwhile holdings using the slave labor of mendicants and others dependents on the Church’s dole—- for example, donate a swamp to the Church and then the Monks and Brothers together with able-bodied beggars and indigents that the Church cared for, would work to drain the swamp and turn it into arable land, which they would then use for — an apple orchard, a bee apiary, pasture, herb garden, or sheep pen for example — and thereby improve the value of their holdings and gain a basis to support their charitable works.
An independent candidate for the rural seat of Hill (SW Cairns) in October’s state election has harshly criticised a 2008 amendment to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Act of 1975 that gives “wrongologists an escape clause for damage done to farmers by their questionable expertise and advice to government”.
Peter Campion of Tolga, a retired fireman, is a long-term climate change sceptic and energy realist who has been a regular contributor to the Cairns Post’s ‘Letters to the Editor’ column. Mr Campion is standing for Hill against the Katter Party’s Shane Knuth.
“The GPRMPA Act came about due to concerns for the Great Barrier Reef, which initially stemmed from early Reef tourism operators’ misunderstandings of natural reef systems and cycles – especially relating to the ‘gardeners of the Reef’, the Crown of Thorns starfish,” he said.
“The GBRMPA Act had been in operation for 33 years before Reef researchers felt the need to have an escape clause inserted.
“To me, that suggests that by 2008 they had realised there was a fair chance they were wrong.”
The amendment that has drawn Mr Campion’s scorn is in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2008, which inserts a “precautionary principle” clause.
“The amendment describes the precautionary principle as ‘… the principle that lack of full scientific certainty should not be used as a reason for postponing a measure to prevent degradation of the environment where there are threats of serious or irreversible environmental damage.’”, Mr Campion said.
“On the basis of this blatantly ridiculous ‘precautionary principle’ all farms , industries, towns, sewage systems, and roads should be closed as they all represent a threat to the environment.
“A better precautionary principle would be the proper Popperian scientific method that automatically assumes all science is only correct until such time as it is proved that it is not – which happens far more often than you’d think.
“It is just horrific to think that these scientists, who completely failed to produce their proof to the recent federal Senate inquiry into the Palaszczuk government’s anti-farmer reef regulations, suspected 12 years ago that their work might not be reliable. Why else would they lobby for an escape clause to give cover for their own malfeasance?” he said.
The scientists at the focus of Mr Campion’s anger, Ian Chubb, Geoff Garrett, and Ove Hoegh-Gulberg, took to the far-left website The Guardian to attack the Senate inquiry as a form of defence of their research. Notably this is the research that Professor Peter Ridd was sacked from JCU for suggesting might be unreliable.
Mr Campion noted, “In their own article they still had to admit that ‘little more than 3% of the coral’ may be negatively affected by water quality issues. That means 97 per cent of the Reef is unaffected, but they still want to impose draconian controls on our food producers.
“This is an outrage. These individuals, and their institutions, are unworthy of any further support from taxpayers and the Palaszczuk government’s anti-farmer Reef regulations must be repealed immediately.”
Email: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority: email@example.com
Queensland Premier: firstname.lastname@example.org