Category Archives: Federal Politics
Culleton forces HCA to restore the wrong Queen in court process, resulting in its bench closing ranks on Culleton and refusing to hear his arguments about nullified charges in a NSW court involving the disappearance of a $7.50 car key
The continual denial of natural justice in Australia is a direct result of political appointments to the bench
a dissertation by law analyst Peter Gargan
The Restoration of the Queen and all She stands for in the law, must be a priority for every West Australian voter this election because:
The Queen by Her Coronation Oath represents peace, order and good government as the Corporate Parliament of the Commonwealth has tried to legislate since 1986, but after the Australia Act 1986, The Parliament of Western Australia has legislated to remove all safeguards for private property, all freedoms of travel except other than that they approve, and tax, legislated to imprison people without fair trials, and not one Judge or Magistrate in Australia has ever said this is wrong.
Because all WA Judges and Magistrates are supposed to represent the Queen but now only represent the State of Western Australia and its people, they are repudiating the Australian Constitution. Consequently the entire Commonwealth Parliament is absolutely useless to the people of Western Australia because the Judges and Magistrates are treating the work of the Commonwealth politicians as a joke.
When Rodney Norman Culleton asked why the Queen was removed from the High Court the republican lawyers as Judges and Magistrates set out to get him. They put the Queen back in, but only the Queen of Australia not the one who represented peace order and good government from 1900 to 1973.
Your hip pocket is paying all the time for this new regime. Every time a Sheriff attempts to have a Judgment executed or take away your licence to drive, unless you pay the fines they have in the Fines Registry, they are breaking the Laws of the Commonwealth. By levying fines without first taking you to a proper Ch III Constitution Court they are breaking S 43 Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) and should be paying you, instead of attempting to steal your property. The penalty for that is ten years jail. It should mean the State of Western Australia pays you, $540,000 in liquidated damages every time a Sheriff tries to steal a car for unpaid fines. The Sheriff himself should pay $108,000 and so should every Police Officer who helps him get away with highway robbery.
Likewise every person who has lost his or her property in the last ten years, since the real Queen was abolished, ought to be able to collect this liquidated penalty, pay fifty percent tax upon it, and still be far better off than they are now. The biggest beneficiaries of this regime put in place by the Liberal Party are the Big Banks who made a $46 Billion Dollar profit last year, while the Liberal Government in Canberra is trying to screw Centrelink clients, to rake in around the $35 billion dollars deficit that they have allowed the Banks to evade using captive Judges and Magistrates.
Since 1983, the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Commonwealth has had power to overrule the Laws of the Commonwealth when it comes to law enforcement. Each and every one of the people was granted power, in 1914 in the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) in s 13 of that Act, to prosecute any offender, but the Protection Racket this person has been running since this Act was passed, a protection racket for Banks, Corporate Offenders, Drug Dealers and Judges and Magistrates that has directly caused the present Budget Deficit of the Commonwealth is still there. The DPP has done this by s 9.5 Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983, an Act that should never have received the Royal Assent because it has robbed the Crown. This should be repealed, but you need Rodney Norman Culleton in the Senate to get it done.
In 1973 the Governor General was misled into consenting to the creation of the Queen of Australia. Since then only a few High Court Justices have cast doubt on any allegiance whatsoever to the homespun Queen looking upon Her as illegitimate. Every Senator and Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth swears allegiance to the Successor of Queen Victoria. This pretend Queen does not qualify, and no wonder some High Court Justices think she is a pretender. The present High Court which had five Judges declare Rodney Norman Culleton disqualified from the Senate, and the five Federal Court Judges who accepted a Judgment from a District Court Judge in Western Australia not made in the name of the Queen ought to be charged and disgraced. This should be enough to see Rodney Norman Culleton restored to the Senate and that Attorney General and President of the Senate charged as accessories to the said perversion of justice.
The Attorney General Senator George Brandis got a written Notice that Rodney Norman Culleton wanted the Commonwealth to strictly prove the Queen was legitimate in Western Australia, and he refused to come to the party. Senator Parry used the Judgment of an alleged illegitimate Judge in bankruptcy to kick out Rodney Norman Culleton from the Senate, on a dodgy contract no self- respecting lawyer would hold valid.
The Family Court has been illegal since its creation. It owes no allegiance whatsoever to the Queen. It destroys lives every time it adjudicates. It sends children into danger. It treats fathers and mothers alike as slaves. It treats children as chattels, as property of the State, to be dealt with like a commodity. It is the greatest lawyer’s money making machine ever created. It only continues because the High Court refuses to acknowledge the Queen and all She stands for.
No one, no one at all, should be imprisoned, have to pay any debt, unless the approval has been obtained from one of the Courts of Her Majesty. There are no such Courts in Australia today. There are lawyers Courts in the present Australia, but none “in the name of the Queen”, the words Senator Culleton insisted the High Court comply with, and as top of the pile, every lower court must comply too. For this they set out to destroy him, using Courts of Lawyers, and the lack of a proper education for every lawyer in Australia including those who advise the President of the Senate. The people of Western Australia must protest. By protesting and tossing out the present lawyers government in Western Australia and putting in a democratic party with the balance of power, you, the people of Western Australia will get your lives back, and your fair share of the GST. You will also lead the Commonwealth back to the Rule of Law, and get justice restored.
14 February 2017: Today KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter delivered a Question without Notice in Question Time to the Minister for Communications about the $5.6m pay packet for the CEO of Australia Post – Ahmed Fahour.
Mr Katter’s Question raised Mr Fahour’s pay; the cost of postage doubling to $1 a letter; and the $2.8m pre-tax donation it is reported that Australia Post “mutually agreed” to give to the Islamic Museum of Australia, founded by Ahmed Fahour’s brother Moustafa Fahour, when in the same year 900 Australia Post staff were sacked. Mr Katter asked the Minister for Communications:
“Australia Post’s CEO pre-corporatisation received $360,000, Ahmed Fahour the current CEO enjoys $5.6 million.
France’s Postal Services CEO receives $1m whilst the United States CEO only $550,000.
Pre Fahour stamps cost 50c; now $1.
Minister, no more Christmas cards.
In 2014 Australia Post sacked 900 staff. In the same year, Mr Fahour’s Australia Post donated $2.8m to his brother’s Islamic Museum.
In light of Ahmed’s Australia Post’s generosity, Minister, could I get $30,000 to repair the Catholic Church in Julia Creek?”
On appointment in 2010 Mr Fahour was paid $2,086,710. This salary package has almost tripled in 6 years to $5.6m.
Mr Katter has highlighted exorbitant CEO pay as a consequence of privatisation and deregulation; and it is not limited to Australia Post.
“The case was strongly pleaded by Lance Hockridge, to privatise Queensland Rail. Mr Hockridge was the then CEO and as a senior public servant would have been on around $250,000 a year. Within a few years after privatisation he was reported to be paying himself a package in excess of $6m a year, for exactly the same job.
“According to the Australian and the Daily Telegraph with one article titled ‘Happy Dragon’, assuming these stories are accurate, it would mean Gail Kelly had received $77m in 8 years, between 2002-2009. “Happy Dragon indeed, but where is St George?” Mr Katter asked.
“Sol Trujillo for little more than 3.5 years at Telstra was paid $40m. Ben Butler at the Courier Mail said ‘complaints had a 241% increase in three years during Trujillo’s reign at Telstra’. Before he arrived at Telstra share prices were $5, when he left they were $3.
“Piketty in his landmark book, stated clearly that the world’s wealth now is going to the managerial class, which effectively sets their own wages. He makes the point that 100 years ago the world’s wealth was going to the owner class, the Carnegies, the Fords, the Rockefellers. People who risked their own money and built the motor vehicle industry, the steel industry, the American railways industry.
“It is now going to a class of people that really produce nothing. Particularly in Australia’s case they simply cut workforce numbers and send the jobs overseas. Then pay themselves an extra $1m a year for closing down an Australian industry. “They cry out for foreign investment, which of course means CEOs pay themselves increasingly more. Until now we reach the point where the only thing we export are jobs.
“Essington Lewis who created the biggest company on earth BHP, an Australian company, when he died he had an estate of $1.7m. In today’s terms an estate worth a measly $2.4m, which would not buy you a decent home in Sydney today.
“Essington Lewis, Les Thiess (coal), Lang Hancock (iron ore), Laurence Hartnett (motor vehicles) all died with very little money. Their riches were in another treasure chest which, please god, they are enjoying now.
“Their riches were what they gave to their fellow Australians. That was how those men measured their wealth”, Mr Katter said.
FORMER SENATOR ROD CULLETON ASKS COMMUNITY TO STAND UP TO BANK RECEIVERS AT BALLABAY STATION
Former Senator Rod Culleton, has released a plea on social media for people to get to Ballabay Station located just outside Charters Towers, at Pentland, 9am on Thursday morning.
Nolene Bradshaw and her family own Ballabay Station and Mr Culleton said that he had been working closely with Mrs Bradshaw when he was a Senator, to help keep them on the farm.
Mr Culleton said Rabobank, the lender, was one of the most aggressive banks along with the ANZ, when it came to farm foreclosures.
“Once we lose the great generational farmers of this nation, they will never be replaced and we will have lost the knowledge and expertise forever. This happened in Europe and it can happen here! Our farmers are irreplaceable,” he said.
“Rabobank have engineered the demise of Nolene Bradshaw and her farm. Nolene, her husband and their son are great pastoralists and have survived drought for years and the government induced live export debacle. Even through these tough times, the Bradshaws were able to look after their cattle, which are in prime condition now to be sold. The market is at an optimum peak and Rabobank should be allowing the Bradshaws to sell their cattle, to help service their loan. The Bradshaws had room to financially manoeuvre to meet repayment deadlines but Rabobank kicked in their heels.”
“The cattle are calving at present and the heat is extremely high, yet, the receivers have sent in a helicopter to muster the cattle. There is no court order to do this and the cattle do not belong to the bank. This is theft, not to mention that these actions will cause stress to the cattle and it is highly likely that they will die as a result.”
Mr Culleton says that he does not have a hatred for banks, but how the major four Australian banks treat their customers. “Instead of sitting down at a table and working out a commercial and viable way for the borrower to service the loan, the banks send in receivers and lawyers,” he said.
“This is why I am fighting for a Royal Commission into the banks, the receivers and other financial associates. The Senate has already agreed to one with the terms of reference I presented to them and now the House of Representatives will be voting on it again, imminently. I urge people to contact their local member and tell them you want a Royal Commission.”
Mr Culleton said that all members of the public and media are invited to attend Ballabay Station, on Gregory Springs Rd in Pentland, at 9am on Thursday 9th February.
“Mrs Bradshaw has advised me that the receivers could come at an moment during the day, so we are asking the public to be prepared to attend and stay for the day and potentially into the night. Our aim is to stop the receivers moving in so that we can prepare other avenues for the Bradshaws to save their farm. Bring drinks, food and shelter. It could turn out to be one big bush barbeque.”
BRING ON THE NATIONAL ID CARD
Australia is maintaining its ‘guinea pig’ status for the world by enforcing facial recognition and iris ID scans for its citizens, aided and abetted by the Liberal Party. If it works other countries will follow.
We suggest you contact Immigration Minister Peter Dutton’s office and tell him you will not participate in such draconian ID measures
New technology will mean many travellers will soon not need to present their passports when entering or leaving Australia.
The Department of Immigration and Border Protection is seeking tenders for a self-processing system to be introduced later this year.
The system will use fingerprints, iris or facial structure recognition at major air and sea ports.
Immigration Minister Peter Dutton said the aim was for more than 90 per cent of passengers to avoid paperwork or manual processing by staff.
“In many cases that will mean people, whilst they’ll still have to carry their passport, may not have to present their passport at all in the long term,” Mr Dutton said.
“But in the immediate term, this will make it easier, it will make it quicker, for people going in and out of our airports.”
Mr Dutton said the $78 million upgrade would also boost security at the nation’s borders by making it easier to detect threats.
“Already we know from the money we’ve invested into biometrics collections that that is a much more reliable collection than we have with people just scanning manually passports,” he said.
“So there is the ability through this technology to improve detections of people that might be coming into our country to do the wrong thing.”
Mr Dutton said cutting down processing times for travellers was also likely to boost tourism.
He said the government was keeping an open mind as to what technology may be used as it sought tenders.
January 19, 2017
COURT PROVES SENATOR PARRY HAS JUMPED THE GUN
Senate president Stephan Parry has a lot to answer for after a huge revelation at the Perth Federal Court this morning.
Senator Culleton has successfully got an appeal for his bankruptcy case and a further extended stay on all proceedings.
Today from a Sydney courtroom, Chief Justice Leslie Allsop, declared if Senator Culleton was to win the appeal, the bankruptcy conviction would be set aside which means it never happened.
“This shows that declaring my seat vacant was a premature move by Senator Parry and this now needs to be heard by the Senate,” Senator Culleton said.
“I believe the President of the Senate has usurped powers without consulting or getting approval from the Senate,” he said
“At all material times Senator Parry has ignored correspondence from my lawyers to whereby they stated that any action taken by anyone would be prejudicial and damaging and could hinder the outcome of the appeal due to it being very public.”
He said however Senator Parry declined to heed the warnings of his lawyers in the letter sent to his office that clearly stated his or her actions of his office would be clearly premature and maybe in beach of number 2 of the order of Justice Barker and Dowsett being that “all proceedings are stayed”.
“I am not going anywhere as a Senator of Federal Parliament until it’s fully vented and determined by the court and a court order clearly tells me to do so – and that might be from the High Court because clearly this is a Constitutional issue,” Senator Culleton said.
“These premature actions have branded me as bankrupt, when I’m clearly not and left me fighting for my life in the judiciary system against the big boys.
“I pride myself as an honourable business man but these actions have been very damaging and have publically disgraced me in the wider community which is disgusting.”
Trigger-happy Senate President, as Culleton granted appeal
KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter said, “The more we become aware what has been done to Senator Culleton the more clear it becomes that the Liberal Party counts on the vote of One Nation.”
This morning in the Perth Federal Court, Senator Rod Culleton was granted his right to have an Appeal heard on his bankruptcy ruling.
The Senator’s Appeal application was a live matter last week when the Senate President removed Senator Culleton from his elected seat in the Senate on the basis of Senator Culleton’s bankruptcy declaration being finally determined, which at the time — it was not.
Mr Katter said, “Whilst One Nation may have started off the ‘Killing of Culleton’, it is most certainly the Liberal Party who are trying to finish the job. The Liberals are doing exactly the same job on Senator Culleton that they did on Pauline Hanson herself. I was always appalled with what they did to her and publicly said so on numerous occasions. However, it is hard to feel sorry for her now.
“It’s becoming clear now that the Liberals with the support of One Nation moved at lightning speed to bankrupt Senator Culleton and in my opinion, stand him down from the Senate.
“On the issue of bankruptcy, the Liberal W.A Government gets to make the decision (in cahoots with One Nation).
If Senator Culleton is thrown out over the loss of a $7 key then the Liberals and One Nation do not get to choose his replacement. It goes to the number 2 on the ballot who is a One Nation True Believer, not of the new, ‘James Ashby (Liberal) One Nation’ that we see today.
“The staggering injustice of what has been done to Senator Culleton to make it legally impossible for him to defend himself… His tiny little pockets against the Government acting with the support of his One Nation party leadership.
“The President of the Senate with the support of One Nation has taken away Senator Culleton’s most basic rights to appeal. By having his bank accounts frozen. They have effectively killed his ability to appeal.
“It’s clear now that while the Liberals could count on One Nation doing as they’re told on the 4 burning issues,
- For the ‘Bash up the workers’ bill (ACCC),
- For the ‘Bash up the farmers’ bill (Backpacker’s Tax),
- For the Sale of Kidman to Gina Rinehart and Shanghai CRED,
- Failure to push for a Royal Commission into the banking industry.
“Senator Culleton has been a vote we can count on for these 4 key heartland issues.
“The Liberals could count on One Nation to sell out on their principals on all 4 issues, they could not count on Senator Rod Culleton. He represents the One Nation True Believers and he represents the policies of One Nation that we have always supported, but the One Nation we knew is not the One Nation that exists today.”
KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter believes democracy has been compromised in response to the Senate President’s decision to remove Senator Rod Culleton from the Senate before Senator Culleton’s bankruptcy appeals have been exhausted. Mr Katter is resolute that the bankruptcy ruling is not final until the appeals have been exhausted.
Mr Katter said, “The Senate President has a very checkered past. This reputation has been reinforced by his precipitate actions which quite frankly raise issues of ultra vires.
“We would not expect fairness from the ‘Senate Kangaroo Court’ but ultimately there’s going to be a lot of joeys looking for pouches to hide in after this appalling damage to democracy.
“The issue is fairly simple; they tried to railroad Senator Culleton out of the Senate for the loss of a $7.50 key of which he was subsequently found totally innocent. I just hope none of the Senators lose their hotel key when the hotelier doesn’t like them. The most dangerous precedent has been created here.
“On the second Culleton issue of bankruptcy, the ‘golden rule’ prevails under the LNP / ALP junta that runs Australia. The ‘golden rule’ :– he who has the gold, rules.
“Senator Rod Culleton did not have the money to fight off vindictive debt claims and being an average knock-about Australian, he was at a great disadvantage without the legal sophistication and big pockets of his opponents.
“If you can have the will of the people overturned for the loss of a $7.50 key and if you can have the will of the people overturned because someone doesn’t have the big pockets to pay the legal costs to fight debts whether valid or not, then there is clearly a debasement of our democracy.”
Senator Rodney Culleton is under siege ordered by the Federal Government aided by their political and judicial puppeteers, the banks, and is bunkering down for a battle before the Full Bench of the Federal Court.
Today his Melbourne solicitor, John Maitland, filed a Summons in the High Court of Australia, sitting as the Court of Disputed Returns requesting an order to stop the President of the senate, Liberal Stephen Parry from making any representations that Senator Rod Culleton is an undischarged bankrupt and/or disqualified to sit as a senator for Western Australia or to declare the seat vacant.
The Summons has been served on the Liberal Attorney General George Brandis and Senator Parry below.
Click excerpt picture above to view whole legal document
Culleton has made himself a target of the banks and the Liberal Party with his push to establish a Royal Commission into the banking industry after he lost farming property last year through alleged illegal activities of the ANZ Bank and its appointed receivers FTI Consultants.
For the last three years Culleton has assisted distressed and dispossessed farmers across the nation after the banks seized their farms. In most cases he maintains the repossessions were unlawful.
On January 12, Senator Culleton successfully applied for an extension of a stay ordered by Justice Barker in the Federal Court on December 23, 2016 expiring at 4pm today January 13, extended to January 20, 2017.
In spite of this extension, his bank accounts have been frozen before the stay expires and before an appeal against his bankruptcy is heard by the Full Bench of the Federal Court.
In another move Mr Maitland wrote to the Australian Financial Security Authority requesting the entry of Rodney Culleton on the National Personal Insolvency Index be removed immediately.
The letter advised the Authority that Justice Dowsett of the Federal Court extended the original stay expiring today to January 20, 2017.
ANZ not a creditor but stole the farm
The ANZ Bank has been leading the charge in farm forfeitures across Australia but yesterday Culleton said he was not going to take any more assaults from the banking industry or from being thumped from behind by a political adversary as occurred last week in front of the Perth Magistrates Court.
Culleton said as yet he was unaware of any charges being laid against his adversary.
He lost his farm and all his possessions while in the United Kingdom, when the ANZ seized his property purportedly under power of attorney and got a court judgement against him.
“The Supreme Court Rules in Western Australia allow action without an appearance and only three days for an appeal which I didn’t know about,” Senator Culleton said.
“The ANZ stole everything from my property including all my books of record, my kids sporting medallions, grain and stock. We got nothing back whatsoever.
“There were reports of machinery being buried on the property allowing others in to get it.
“At the creditors meeting it was recorded in the minutes that the ANZ Bank was not a creditor and they couldn’t come into the meeting, so how did they seize my property?”
Although Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had been handed all of the evidence relating to his property seizure and that of others, Culleton laments, “Turnbull won’t support a Royal Commission into the banking industry.”
The egregious farmer-come-senator has mooted he will fight the banks to the end, describing the financial industry and his case as a ‘crime scene’ in desperate need of ‘draining the swamp.’
The deadly mantra of free trade has threatened the existence of the $358 million Australian prawn industry after white spot disease contaminated prawn farms in the Logan River south of Brisbane.
Imported raw green prawns from Vietnam, Thailand and China where the highly contagious white spot virus is rampant, have wiped out southern farms, forcing the government to place a ban on imports of green prawns.
Infected prawns die quickly and all the Logan River farms have been destocked in the hope of decontaminating the river.
It is thought that green prawns used for fish bait, were the source of contamination.
Although the virus has no effect upon humans, it would have a serious economic impact on the seafood industry in southern Queensland.
North Queensland farms have not yet contracted the virus and Agriculture Minister Barnaby Joyce says the priority was to protect the northern industry which catches 20,000 tonnes of wild prawns and farms another 5200 tonnes worth $86 m annually.
Chinese prawn importer, Sino, had its import licence revoked on Friday and will face serious criminal charges for breaching Australian quarantine laws.
Sino and four other companies allegedly were caught providing samples of non-infected green prawns for biosecurity testing by the Federal Agriculture department when their imported consignments were known to be infected.
Four more foreign importers are in the government sights allegedly for deliberately breaching biosecurity rules.
Other imported products such as cooked, marinated or crumbed prawns do not carry the virus.
Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter whose electorate has a prawn farm, warned the Federal Government not to allow imports from white spot infected countries.
“All other ‘smart’ countries won’t import seafood from a country that has white spot, Mr Katter remarked.
“But we have some of the lowest quarantine protections in the world.
“Quite frankly I can’t think of anything that has been stopped from coming in.
“Out of probably 100 horticultural applications, all have been agreed too, similarly with seafood.
“Australia has for some time been a net importer of seafood. We pleaded with the authorities to refuse the application to bring in imported prawns. They brought in prawns. Now we have white spot.”
The grocery duopoly, Woolworths and Coles, being the largest retailers of imported prawns, have found themselves smack in the middle of the industry crisis, that Logan River farmers say will eventually kill off all farmed prawns.
The duopoly, best known for not supporting local farmers, enforcing low farm-gate prices and dodgy supply contracts has remained quiet, but should take the blame for the impending destruction of the local prawn industry square on the nose.
The Liberal, National and Labor free trade policies have produced the toxic fruit of Australian primary industries.
Fortunately American President-elect Donald Trump has sounded the death knell for free trade but it will be too late for Australia.
This year Australia will hand out a borrowed $365.7 million in foreign aid to Indonesia, an Islamic regime, which is seen by some as a mafia-styled protection payment.
In effect, Australia in 2015 supported the world’s 12th largest army with an annual budget of IDR95 trillion($6,900,000,000 AU).
According to the manpower statistics below, the Indonesian Armed Forces (Tentera Nasional Indonesia, or TNI) could easily overrun Northern Australia in a few days.
Total Population: 253,609,643
Available Manpower: 129,075,188
Fit for Service: 107,538,660
Reaching Military Age Annually: 4,455,159
Active Frontline Personnel: 476,000
Active Reserve Personnel: 400,000 (source WowShack)
Australian military strength is too pathetic to publish.
Even more worrying is the military training being offered by the Australian duopoly government to our potential, greatest enemy.
In November an Indonesian instructor complained that “offensive” material about West Papua displayed at an Australian Special Forces base. It prompted Indonesia’s defence chief to cut military cooperation, throwing future joint exercises into doubt.
Indonesian Special Forces group Kopassus trains with the Special Air Service at the unit’s Campbell Barracks in Perth.
Capitulating in normal Australian style, Chief of Army Lieutenant General Angus Campbell also wrote to his Indonesian counterpart on November 24 to reassure him that Australia did not endorse the material.
Never mind that over the last 20 years hundreds have been killed and thousands of West Papuans have been dispossessed of their land and homes by Indonesian armed forces.
The Indonesian President eventually poured cold water over the training officer’s complaint and assured the Federal Government military ties would remain.
The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade says Indonesia is one of our most important bilateral relationships.
According to DFAT Australia and Indonesia have an extensive framework of cooperation spanning political, economic, security, development, education and people-to-people ties.
Sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Indonesia benefits Australia and contributes to regional growth and stability.
Indonesia has experienced steady economic growth in recent years. It has reached middle income status and achieved substantial development progress. However, economic growth is now slowing and inequality is rising.
At least 100 million people in Indonesia continue to live on $2 or less per day. Slow growth will make it more difficult for Indonesia to meet its development goals. Furthermore, low growth means the poor will find it harder to escape poverty, DFAT said.
In 2014-15, Australia exported 1.38 million cattle to Indonesia, valued at A$1.35 billion FOB.
This reflected a 22% increase on 2013-14. Indonesia was Australia’s largest live cattle export market, taking 746,193 head, up 20% year-on- year and was valued at A$601 million FOB.
Indonesia accounted for 54% of total Australian live cattle exports in 2014-15. In 2014-15, the second largest market for Australian cattle was Vietnam, taking 309,505 head (up 136% on 2013-14), valued at A$328 million FOB.
Inquest in 2014 finds against Indonesian military
Seven years ago the AFP launched an investigation into the deaths of Brian Peters, 29, Malcolm Rennie, 28, Gary Cunningham, 27, Gregory Shackleton, 29, and Anthony Stewart, 21, who were killed in October 1975 reporting on Indonesian military action.
In 2007, New South Wales deputy state coroner Dorelle Pinch found the five men died at Balibo in Timor Leste, also known as East Timor, on October 16, 1975.
In her inquest into the death of Peters, Ms Pinch concluded the men “died from wounds sustained when (they) were shot and or stabbed deliberately, and not in the heat of battle, by members of the Indonesian special forces, including (Commander) Christoforus Da Silva and Captain Yunus Yosfiah on the orders of Captain Yosfiah to prevent (them) from revealing that Indonesian special forces had participated in the attack on Balibo”.
The AFP confirmed in a statement to the ABC they had abandoned their investigation into the killing of the men, who came to be known as the Balibo Five.
“The AFP has conducted an extensive review of the investigation,” the statement read.
“During the investigation the AFP identified challenges associated with establishing jurisdiction. The investigation continued in an effort to overcome those issues.
“However, the AFP has concluded that there is currently insufficient evidence to prove an offence.
“As a result, the AFP has exhausted all inquiries in relation to this matter and will be taking no further action.
“The AFP has had ongoing consultation with the families throughout this complex and difficult investigation. Family members based in Australia and the United Kingdom were briefed by senior AFP investigators this evening.”
The AFP said the men’s families had been informed of the decision.
The AFP has a reputation for botched investigations particularly the questionable circumstances leading to the conviction of Shapelle Corby and the Bali Nine in 2005.
In 2009, former Indonesian soldier Gatot Purwanto said the men were shot deliberately but not executed. (from ABC)
It is no secret that most Muslim Indonesians dislike Australia yet Australians flock to the tourist destination of Bali spending millions of dollars a year.
Tourism bodies say that the numbers of Australian travellers has levelled out due mainly to executions of Australian drug dealers, volcanic eruptions and terrorist attacks.
While 16,000 Indonesians visited Australia in 2016, 1 million aussies on average visit Indonesia each year worth a projected $1 billion to its economy by 2020.
Large oil producer
Oil Production: 983,000 bbl/day
Oil Consumption: 1,355,000 bbl/day]
Proven Oil Reserves: 4,030,000,000 bbl/day
Air force capability
Total Aircraft: 405
Fixed-Wing Attack Aircraft: 52
Transport Aircraft: 187
Trainer Aircraft: 104
Attack Helicopters: 5
Our nearest neighbour could one day become our nearest aggressor and paying the Indonesian military government protection money will be unnecessary should the military decide to move on Australia.
Four years ago when Rudd was Prime Minister a northern development paper was released describing millions of acres that were “available for development by other nations.”
The Australian Government will borrow to provide an estimated $365.7 million in total ODA to Indonesia in 2016-17, including an estimated $296 million in bilateral funding also borrowed and managed by DFAT.
Indonesia is one of Australia’s most important bilateral relationships. Australia and Indonesia have an extensive framework of cooperation spanning political, economic, security, development, education and people-to-people ties. Sustainable and inclusive economic growth in Indonesia benefits Australia and contributes to regional growth and stability.
Indonesia has experienced steady economic growth in recent years. It has reached middle income status and achieved substantial development progress. However, economic growth is now slowing and inequality is rising. At least 100 million people in Indonesia continue to live on $2 or less per day. Slow growth will make it more difficult for Indonesia to meet its development goals. Furthermore, low growth means the poor will find it harder to escape poverty.
Australia works in an economic partnership with Indonesia, supporting its efforts to leverage its own resources to generate growth and distribute those benefits to a larger number of its people. Australia provides policy and technical advice that will improve the quality of Indonesia’s investments in infrastructure, economic governance, human development and social policy.