Category Archives: Election
by staff writers
Election candidates, booth workers and scrutineers again have reported widespread corruption similar to that reported at the 2012 and 2015 state elections run by the dodgy Electoral Commission of Queensland.
Booth workers across the state claim the Labor Party and unions have infiltrated to ECQ to such an extent there is no possibility of this government department carrying out a state election to deliver a clean result.
In the Far North an onslaught against conservative political parties began in earnest at least eight weeks ago.
Many hundreds of election signs erected by party supporters were reported damaged or stolen from roadsides and private property. At an estimated cost of $8 for a corflute sign and $3 for a wooden stake, the financial loss to candidates was crippling.
Candidates have blamed the ALP and the crocodile lovers for the sign thefts. Cairns News hopes the croc shaggers and the militant Labor trench-coaters are soon devoured by the explosion of dangerous crocs infesting human habitats.
One Nation and Katters Australian Party were hard hit by sign thieves who struck in the middle of the night.
Booth workers across Cape York Peninsula reported ALP posters being left in polling booths at indigenous communities, ALP-aligned scrutineers accompanying indigenous voters into booths and actually filling out their ballot papers, with a lead pencil, naturally.
A Kowanyama booth worker reported Labor supporters telling indigenous voters on their way to the booth to vote only for the Labor candidate or they would lose their pensions and dole (sit down money).
Meanwhile we are advised the counting continues at the Cook electorate office where Labor candidate Cynthia Lui has a slim lead over One Nation candidate Jen Sackley and KAP candidate Gordon Rasmussen. This is occurring in spite of the questionable Bamaga ballot box being included in the count.
Harry Palmer presents an update on David Walter’s day in the pantomime of Cairns court discrediting the establishment … Exposes Pauline Hanson agenda to parachute James Ashby into the senate seat unelected …. AWU raid by police to uncover Shorten’s fingers in the pie …. GETUP foundation member Bill Shorten format the Labor party Gestapo …. CLICK HERE to listen
Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a record-equalling fourth term. Photo: AAP
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a record-equalling fourth term in office, after elections that have seen a far-right party win seats in Germany’s parliament for the first time in more than half a century.
But Ms Merkel will have to form an uneasy coalition to form government, after her conservatives haemorrhaged support to the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
After shock election results last year, from Britain’s vote to leave the European Union to the election of US President Donald Trump, many look to Ms Merkel to rally a bruised liberal Western order, tasking her with leading a post-Brexit Europe.
She must now form a coalition government – an arduous process that could take months, as all potential partners are unsure whether they really want to share power with her.
Ms Merkel’s conservative bloc won 33.5 per cent of the vote, making them the largest parliamentary group, an exit poll for broadcaster ZDF showed – a sharp drop from its 41.5 per cent in the last election, in 2013.
Support for their closest rivals, the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) which are currently junior partners in a so-called “grand coalition” with Ms Merkel, slumped to 20 per cent – a new post-war low.
But the biggest shock came in the form of the AfD which stunned the nation by finishing third and entering parliament for the first time, with 13.2 per cent of the vote.
The result sparked protests around the country, while Germany’s Die Welt newspaper described the result as “the triumph of the fear campaign,” referring to the rise of the far-right and anti-immigration AfD.
SPD deputy leader Manuela Schwesig ruled out a repeat of Ms Merkel’s existing alliance with the party.
An alternative coalition would be a three-way tie-up with the liberal Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens. That is a combination as yet untested at national level and known as the “Jamaica” option because the three parties’ colours are those of the black-gold-green Jamaican national flag.
Both parties have played down that prospect but, as they have been out of government for four and 12 years respectively, they may be lured into an alliance by the prospect of power.
AfD success ‘particularly depressing’
The AfD is projected to take as many as 98 seats in parliament after winning 13.2 per cent of the vote.
The AfD was founded in 2013 as a eurosceptic outfit, but has turned its focus to opposition to immigration and Islam amid a nationalist backlash against Chancellor Angela Merkel’s decision to welcome hundreds of thousands of migrants in 2015 and 2016.
Its 13.2 per cent share of the vote makes the third-biggest party in parliament, giving it more support than that earned by parties pushing pro-business, environmentalist or hard-left positions.
An exit poll conducted by the research institute Infratest dimap on Sunday showed that 46 per cent of German voters are “very worried about the rising influence of Islam” in the country and 38 per cent said there are too many foreigners entering the country.
Ms Merkel said she would seek “to win back voters by listening to their concerns and their fears and primarily by conducting good politics.”
Mr Schulz later blamed Merkel for the far-right surge, saying that she had run a “scandalous election campaign” devoid of meaningful debate and that the AfD had filled the vacuum.
AfD lead candidate Alexander Gauland, 76, said: “We’ve made it – we will change this country.”
“The fact that we are the third-strongest party (means that) this government should dress warmly. We will chase them! We will chase Merkel or whomever else! And we will take our country and our nation back,” he said.
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.
Katter calls for minor parties to come together & don’t forget the Culleton factor
KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter watched Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party’s performance in the Western Australia (WA) election closely. It is Mr Katter’s little party, the KAP – who stand to gain or lose the most from One Nation’s performance in the looming Qld election.
Mr Katter said, “Anyone in Qld who thinks One Nation is dead in the water is badly misreading the situation. The LNP is toxic in WA, but the difference in Qld is, so is the ALP (as well as the LNP).
“The disaster of One Nation giving all their preferences to Liberals, and voting with them all the time in Canberra… (This brought down Tony Windsor who was always voting with the ALP), One Nation is beginning to look like a LNP lamb in wolf’s ‘Third Force’ clothing, the Hanson Party must realise the reason people vote for them is because they’re not one of the majors.
“But when in Canberra, One Nation has taken a stand on the following (and these were all burning issues):
“Came out against a banking Royal Commission,
“Came out in support for the sale of Kidman to Shanghai Cred (whoever their partners are is irrelevant),
“Voted for the Bash up the Workers Legislation (ABCC),
“Voted for the Bash up the Farmers and Tourist Operators legislation (the Backpackers Tax).
“Not only does this portray One Nation as an LNP supporter, but it portrays them as LNP.
“But if you look like a duck and quack like a duck, then you will get shot like a duck.
“We would like One Nation not to duck, but listen to calm, reasoned and experienced counsel. This is the kind of counsel we always reply upon.
“Also, people have underestimated the reaction to throwing WA Senator Rodney Culleton out of the Senate. Cool heads would have seen the disastrous ramifications of this.
“We shall be urging all of the Third Force parties in Australia, whatever their strengths and weaknesses, to come together.
“All the little parties have one strength in common; they were not the ones who exported our industries and jobs overseas and imported workers into Australia to take what’s left of our jobs. That was (believe it or not) mostly the ALP, and most certainly the LNP.
“It will be a great tragedy for this nation if the Xenophons and Lambies, the KAPs and all the other non-major parties do not have a coming together.
“Our strengths are in our differences but one thing we all have in common is we tenaciously oppose the extremism of the Free Market ideologues and their privatisation, de-regulation and globalisation.
“To the people of QLD, don’t worry about WA; you’ve made a decision to leave the majors and as the Johnathan Thurston and his NQ Cowboys say — stay in the fight!”
CIA Treason Agenda
Angry, leftist politicians are seeking to overthrow the U.S. government, holding clandestine meetings with CIA operatives… and the media is complainant in the treasonous task.
It’s a sentence that reads like it comes from a two dollar-store spy novel… but it’s very real, according to best-selling author and noted journalist Glenn Greenwald.
Australian Treasonous Public Service
Australian embattled political establishment poised to be trumped by people powered One Nation and other elected independents platform returning the peoples stolen voice to their parliament back is terrifying the duopoly two party system of government, but most feared – “what if they examine the books”.
Treasonous agenda in Australia is not isolated to national security organisations as identified with American CIA, there is a deadly viper nest of entrenched unelected self appointed public servant puppet masters who unchallenged administer control over all elected Australian parliaments. When challenged these vipers access unlimited taxpayer funding to eliminate any threat to this power base. The only attack they cannot defeat is from a united front at polling booths that removes the two party system control of Australian government.
This video of Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News Thursday, Greenwald, not a Trump supporter, warned that there is “obvious open warfare” between the CIA and President Donald Trump. Even worse, Democratic lawmakers were encouraging and “openly calling for and cheering for the intervention of the CIA.”
That, folks, is high treason.
Member for Mt Isa, Robbie Katter has questioned a plan for a reduction of seats in Queensland Parliament, which would give people in the bush even less representation.
The State Leader of the Katter’s Australian Party said the proposal would result in further neglect of rural and regional communities, robbing constituents of their opportunity for face-to-face conversations with their local MP.
“It’s vitally important that MPs are able to get out on the ground in their electorates and talk to their constituents face-to-face,” Mr Katter said.
“The suggestion that MPs could spend less time out in their electorates and replace handshakes with emails simply doesn’t work in Western Queensland.”
“The Mount Isa electorate is more than twice the size of the state of Victoria and it’s already hard enough to get around to meet people face-to-face and understand their issues first hand.”
“Every voter has the right to shake hands with their MP.”
“It would make representation absolutely impossible for Western areas.”
“Frankly, it’s a bush killer, no question, because it would see more power go into the hands of the city-centric establishment.”
Mr Katter was supportive of better checks and balances in Parliament but believes this can be achieved by breaking up the two-party system.
“What we need is the public to embrace a multi-party system that would deliver competition to parliament to break up the duopoly of the two major parties,” he said.
“We need representation that champions development West of the Great Divide.”
“This plan would only exacerbate the gravitation of government spending towards votes in high population areas.”
Mr Katter said relying on undependable technology for communication with constituents in the bush would be disastrous.
“Try and tell the people of Gregory or Karumba who regularly experience internet and mobile phone outages for weeks on end,” he said.
Queensland will have a coalition government comprising One Nation and a major party after the next election, according to former premier Campbell Newman.
Mr Newman also predicts his former treasurer and current Liberal National Party leader Tim Nicholls will also have to publicly confront that reality if he’s to become the state’s next premier.
Speaking on Sky News on Monday night, Mr Newman said he believed One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson was “an older and wiser politician” than 20 years ago.
“You can talk preferences all you like, but they’re going to win enough seats.”
Mr Newman compared inaccurate polling on Ms Hanson’s popularity with the lead-up to president-elect Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the US.
“There was a poll in Queensland on the weekend that says she was at 16 per cent cent,” Mr Newman said.
“I think it’s over 20.”
Regarding preferences, he predicted Ms Hanson would “keep her powder dry” and that it would ultimately come down to a seat-by-seat basis.
Mr Newman admitted Ms Hanson’s sympathies were likely to lie with the LNP.
“Tim Nicholls might be the next Queensland premier, but he’s going to have to confront that issue and he’s going to have to answer in the media,” he said.
Labor has pledged to preference One Nation last at the next poll, which is due by early 2018, however Mr Nicholls has repeatedly danced around the question and said it was a matter for the party’s executive.
Both parties have declared they will attempt to combat the One Nation threat by “listening to the concerns” of the electorate.
© AAP 2016
President elect Donald Trump now will rattle cages of the entrenched American establishment while delivering hope to those countries that the US military elite has smothered for decades.
Prime Minister Turnbull backed down as the reality of people power wiped the smile off his Clinton-supporting face. Shorten’s ALP delivered the bullshit he is known for. Let us not forget the massive Trump dislike coming from the left media.
Pauline Hanson with her One Nation senators are ecstatic over Trump’s win for the people of America against the establishment. Her party numbers swell daily supporting the return of the peoples voice to their parliament currently under duopoly control.
A very clear message to Turnbull, Shorten and the Green dictatorship – “Your credibility has gone. Expect a massive political revolution from the silent majority of people following America’s demolition of their entrenched establishment”.