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from Senator Fraser Anning
Having grown up in the bush, a healthy and balanced environment is very dear to my heart. I commend environmentalists for sharing that desire for a well-balanced and sustainable future.
I am frustrated however, when Green politicians take normal environmental events and
scaremonger people to gain votes.
Scientists can argue over whether the planet will warm over the coming decades.
However, I am not aware of any evidence that the current temperatures are outside the normal (geologically) recent cycles.
Australia is a land of droughts, floods and bushfires yet none of these recent events have matched those which occurred a century or more ago.
Before recent times, the Murray Darling (which extends into Qld) was often a dry river bed in summer, This left numerous unconnected water holes right up until the 1920`s when Australians began building weirs and Dams.
Did fish die in large amounts before then? Yes
Were there algal blooms in water holes, killing fish before then – Yep.
Unfortunately, grizzling Greens have hoodwinked a gullible media into believing that every natural disaster is our fault.
They blame us for not living some utopian “cave man” style existence whilst
ignoring the population explosion which will grow Africa’s population from 1 billion today to over 4 billion in just 80 years.
The Commonwealth Environmental Water Holder (CEWH) manages some 3,000 gigalitres of water.
Thanks to pressure from the Green lobby, the CEWH decided to send environmental water down the Murray Darling system from Medindee. This water was earmarked to go the southern lagoon in the Coorong.
Unfortunately, there isn’t any way for that water to get into the highly saline lower Coorong.
It appears the CEWH wasted water to achieve nothing, instead of keeping it in NSW where it could have done some actual good.
These highly idealistic and impractical decisions infuriate irrigators and fishermen.
I believe it’s time we got our priorities right and recognise productivity as the first priority for water use.
In order to ensure the best outcome, environmental issues should be dealt with via a cost benefit analysis and not according to some ill-conceived thought bubble, hatched by well-meaning meddlers in inner city Melbourne or Sydney.
None of us like to see a fish kill. But many of us would like to see impractical, wasteful environmental extremism die.
by Senator Fraser Anning
Since becoming a Qld Senator last year, I have assigned a staffer to listen to the stories of people who have been victims of questionable lending practices of Banks.
I wanted to assist these people by helping them find ways to receive justice. At the same time, I have been trying to get the Banking Royal Commission extended so they can deal with all the problems
in the banking system.
I have been motivated by the experiences of several close friends who have been victimised by banks and who have unjustly lost their assets and their livelihood.
The Government has resisted calls to extend the Royal commission, but less than 30 cases (from the 10,000 submissions to the RC) have been looked at. This means that so far, only the tip of the iceberg has been exposed.
During my investigation into this subject, I have been staggered by the depth of deceit and manipulation that I have heard from Bank victims involving the clever and deceptive actions of banks, lawyers, receivers, liquidators and other bank agents. The public has been kept completely in the dark by a media which is indifferent at best.
My staff have looked at more than 80 cases in detail. Many of these unfortunate people had successful businesses, farms, pubs, and houses worth millions of dollars. Within a short time, their assets were sold, and they were bankrupted.
The bankruptcies appear to have been a tactic to make sure they did not have any means to fight back.
Some victims have suicided, but many, many more have been so depressed and distraught they cannot even bear to hope for justice. My staff know of several who could not even write a submission to the Royal commission due to the pain of remembering the details.
There are three points I want to make for Australians to consider:
1) It is vital we elect people in parliament who will not be corrupted by party politics or personal payoffs. Unfortunately, few will buck the system and stand on the side of justice.
Instead, they allow themselves to be controlled by the party. I don`t believe the dominating party system was the intention of our nation’s founding fathers, and …….it is destroying our democracy and preventing justice from being done.
2) If you are a bank victim, I suggest you join in with the hundreds of others who are getting mobilised to find ways to get justice. Please contact my office to learn how to get in touch with the appropriate people.
3) Many Bank victims (and one of my staff) have been attending Bank AGMs to inform shareholders and the banks boards about the human consequences of bank actions.
These actions have financially and emotionally destroyed some customers. I encourage people to use BANK AGM`s as ways to shine a light on the corrupt behaviour of banks (and their agents), so they will be pressured from inside as well as from outside their organisations.
I wish all Australians well and I encourage them to say hello whenever I visit their area.
Anning’s Facebook page and office phones off the dial with support
Channel 9 poll backfires with Anning support at 77 per cent
Senator Fraser Anning has set the record straight on his attendance at a rally against African gang violence in Melbourne yesterday, which some have claimed was infiltrated by right-wing extremists.
“I went to Melbourne to represent the people of Queensland who have also been subjected to African Gang violence recently; these issues are not just confined to Melbourne anymore, as we have seen they are rapidly spreading to my own state.” Senator Anning said.
“We have seen violent assaults and carjacking’s by African criminals in Annerly, Rocklea, Yeronga and Greenslopes.”
“My presence at the event should in no way be considered an endorsement by me of the views of other speakers or attendees.”
“However the truth is that attempts to claim that this rally was a “far right” event appear to be left wing media attempts to distract attention from the purpose of the protest – African gang violence.”
“I didn’t see any people there who appeared to be radicals. There were no skinheads, just ordinary working people who’d had enough.”
“I spoke to a diverse range of people including, Vietnamese shopkeepers who were there because they were sick of being victims of these gangs. Yet they are being portrayed as “far right extremists”- I don’t think so!”
“The only people who were doing Nazi salutes were the far left extremists one hundred metres away who came to try to disrupt a peaceful rally.” Senator Anning continued.
“This is just another media beat-up to try and the distract attention from the real story – that African gang violence is out of control in Melbourne and has spread to Queensland.”
“What we saw yesterday is the result of government inaction; ordinary working people are now taking to the streets to demand their safety and protection from criminal African gangs.” Senator Anning concluded.
Brainless senators cut off their noses to spite their face
Speaking after the defeat of his amendments to the Road Vehicle Standards Bill 2018, Senator Anning expressed his disappointment that party politics couldn’t be put aside to give Aussies access to late model reliable, affordable second hand vehicles.
“It’s bitterly disappointing my amendment to the Road Vehicle Standards Bill 2018 was voted down. It would have meant that hundreds of thousands of Australian working families who currently struggle to afford a reliable car would have been able to afford one.” Senator Anning said.
“This would have been a direct and immediate improvement to their living standards, yet the Senate rejected it out of hand.” Senator Anning continued.
“The amendment I moved mirrored recommendations by the Productivity Commission. It was very reasonable and would have gone a long way to improve the motoring industry in the Australia.”
“The recommendations suggested the Government progressively relax restrictions on the importation of second-hand passenger and light commercial vehicles; and called on the Government to relax import restrictions on second-hand cars to allow widespread wholesale importation of late model second-hand vehicles from countries such as Japan.”
“The simple fact is that relaxing import restrictions on late model second-hand cars and commercials would increase the supply in Australia, increasing competition amongst sellers and driving down prices,” Senator Anning continued.
“The only opponents of this measure are the new vehicle dealers, who see an increase in their supply of good, reliable second-hand cars as a threat to their own profits. Well, I say that the government isn’t here to protect the profits of a minority at the expense of everyone else.”
“Unfortunately this Senate is more intent on passing Greens legislation which will increase the cost of living, than reducing the cost of living for Aussies already struggling to stay afloat.” Senator Anning concluded.
How Whitlam paved the way to destroy manufacturing by signing Lima Declaration 1975
Senator ANNING (Queensland): I rise today to oppose and condemn the Customs Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018 and related bills, that enable what is commonly called the Trans-Pacific Partnership. This agreement is bad for Aussie business and bad for Aussie workers and families. Because of this, I foreshadow that I will be moving a second reading amendment to the bill.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement might be great for Vietnam, the Philippines and other low-wage Third World economies, but it is very bad for Australia. This agreement is but the latest in a long line of deals with foreign countries that give away Aussie jobs and industry to supposedly disadvantaged foreign nations, beginning with Whitlam, who put a wrecking ball through Australian industry with his unilateral tariff cuts. Subsequent Liberal and Labor governments have all been infatuated with the internationalist vision of trade. In 1975, the Whitlam government signed the United Nations Lima Declaration, through which the Australian government sold out Australian industries and workers by specifically agreeing to transfer manufacturing to Third World countries, supposedly to help them develop. Almost every move to liberalise trade since that day has led to a net transfer of jobs and industry away from Australia and the current TPP is just the latest outrageous example. Giant transnational corporations love the Lima agreement, of course, since taking jobs away from decently-paid Aussie workers and instead employing Third World semi-slaves made them a fortune. Perhaps that is the reason why both Labor and the Liberals agree on these kinds of trade deals. The Left think that our national prosperity is something to apologise for and that we have an unending obligation to subsidise foreigners. In practice, if not intent, the capitalist globalists agree with them. Transnational corporations don’t care about the best interests of Australians, only their own profits, and profits are larger if you employ Third Worlders on slave wages than if you employ Aussies on decent award wages.
Like all post-Lima declaration trade deals, the TPP will allow foreign multinationals the right to dictate terms to our government regarding rules and regulations. The TPP will see Australia’s sovereignty further eroded. This agreement will allow cheap foreign goods from countries with historically bad safety regulations to flood the Australian market. The TPP will see food from countries with almost non-existent workplace health and safety standards enter Australia—just like the Asian white spot disease, which was introduced and devastated our prawn sector. The TPP will see hardworking Australians fighting against workers whose wages would be considered slavery in Australia. Their wages are so low that they struggle to afford food, shelter or clothing. To protect our sovereignty, food security, wages and work, the TPP agreement must be rejected.
Australia was once a nation of doers, hard workers and builders. We tamed the harsh, dry land of the outback. We built massive infrastructure projects, like the Snowy scheme. Australia was the land of the worker and the farmer. Now, ever since the Whitlam era, we have seen a Liberal-Labor consensus in favour of globalism, foreign ownership, exporting jobs and importing cheap foreign labour. This has resulted in Australia becoming the land of unemployed university graduates and foreign workers. Our major parties have allowed Australia to become a nation without work, with our remaining major industries, mining and hospitality, digging things up and selling them to foreigners, and serving dinner and drinks to our foreign overlords. Our once prosperous economy has been raided and pillaged by multinational corporations. That is exactly what Australia has seen with these global trade agreements.
We have seen the demand for labour drop as factories move overseas, while the major parties allow foreign workers to flood the country. This has caused the devastating problems of wage stagnation and the casualisation of our workforce. Without a proper wage and stable, full-time work, how can Australians provide for their families? Before Whitlam, 70 per cent of the Australian workforce were employed in decent, well-paid jobs in manufacturing. Now there are barely any. One-sided trade deals since the Lima declaration, like the TPP, have seen almost all of our manufacturing closed down. The Liberal-Labor consensus is happy to see the whitegoods industry gone, the textile industry gone, the glass industry gone, the steel industry gone and, of course, the Aussie motor industry gone. Whatever we have left will be destroyed by the TPP.
The first focus of any Australian government should be the long-term security and prosperity of Australian families and Australia. Families are only strong when there is stable, well-paying, full-time work. A nation is only strong when families are thriving. My amendment goes to the heart of this issue. My amendment will provide that further consideration of the bill will be postponed until the TPP agreement is renegotiated to exclude countries with low wage levels and countries that provide direct or indirect subsidies for key products. My amendment will protect the jobs and conditions of Aussie workers. I ask my Senate colleagues to think again about this UN-inspired globalist compact, voting for my amendment or rejecting these bills if my amendment is unsuccessful.
Chamber Senate on 15/10/2018 Item BILLS – Customs Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018, Customs Tariff Amendment (Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership Implementation) Bill 2018 – Second Reading Speaker: Anning, Sen Fraser Transcript and Image from Parliament of Australia Website 2018
A proposal to create new state of North Queensland has been around for decades but momentum is gathering among fed-up Far Northerners who attended the ‘Boot Brisbane’ forum on Wednesday night.
The first State of Origin match for the year did not deter more than 80 supporters from packing the Brother’s club boardroom in Cairns to hear a decisive argument for the north to break away from a decadent south east corner.
A southern border following the Tropic of Capricorn north of Rockhampton would ultimately foster great prosperity for a languishing North Queensland economy.
Katters Australian Party parliamentary representatives, Robbie Katter, Shane Knuth, Nick Dametto and newest recruit Senator Fraser Anning joined Member for Kennedy Bob Katter who held the floor with compelling economic data compiled by Cairns economist Bill Cummings.
Mr Katter said necessary infrastructure had been neglected by successive state and federal governments and there was no alternative but to allow North Queenslanders to govern themselves because much of the State’s economy was generated north of Rockhampton.
“The State Government has committed $7.5 billion – $2 billion for pleasure domes and $5.5 billion for yet another tunnel in Brisbane.
“There’s just no way that a budget of $54 billion can take a hit of $7.5 billion and have something left over for the rest of the state and the further away from Brisbane then the less money you will get. While they’ve got $5 billion to improve their transportation systems, four years ago we did not get a single cent for road improvement in North Queensland except for a roundabout at Port Douglas that was it.
“We got a roundabout at Port Douglas worth half a million dollars and Brisbane got $3 billion for tunnels and this is going to go on.”
Mr Katter accused the governments of failing to understand industry and economic development in the North.
“You are not allowed to use a drop of water for irrigation in North Queensland except if you make outrageous, corrupt payments to political parties – that’s the only way you’ll ever get a drop of water in North Queensland for irrigation and yet, if North Queensland were a separate country we would be the wettest country on earth.
“We’ve got these huge resources and we’re not allowed to use them so we can’t develop. “We’re not allowed to dredge the Port of Cairns; one of most significant tourist destinations in the world.
“Don’t expect any new dams from the State Government for the Tablelands anytime soon.”
Former Mulgrave Councillor Ron Crew explained how Cairns and the hinterland agricultural industry lost $35 million a year due to a lack of infrastructure projects
“The government won’t agree to dredge the port in a reasonable manner, yet we have the largest population adjacent to any port in northern Australia and agriculture can’t expand,” Mr Crew said.
From a legal point of view the creation of a new state was a simple exercise according to Townsville barrister Peter Raffles, one of the first law graduates from JCU in 1991.
Mr Raffles cited a High Court case in 1978 whether the approval of a majority of electors for surrendering a State and the acceptance by the Commonwealth is necessary and the ability of the Queensland Parliament to legislate for the excising of a new State.
“The State Parliament can do it and no referendum is required,” he said.
04 June 2018: Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) today welcomed Senator Fraser Anning’s announcement that he will represent regional Queenslanders under the KAP banner in the Senate. Federal KAP leader Bob Katter and Senator Anning made the announcement during a story that aired on the ABC’s 7:30 program on Monday night.
Bob Katter, KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy said his affiliation with the Senator spans generations.
“It’s fantastic news. We’re tribal, both our families were from Charters Towers before there was a Charters Towers. I have known Fraser a long time.
“Fraser is about development. I walked into his office and he was working on the revised Bradfield Scheme; so we were instantly blood brothers.
“We are both patriotic and know that if the country keeps bringing in 643,000 visa entrants then we will be bankrupt and there will be no jobs for Australians. It will push people onto welfare and we need to be able to support our retirees.”
Senator Anning has been a staunch advocate for regional Queensland in the Senate since his appointment in November 2017. Senator Anning says the KAP’s vision for Queensland and Australia aligns perfectly with his own and the decision came down to giving regional Queensland the strongest voice.
”KAP represents the traditional Australian values, commitment to infrastructure development and balanced, fiscally responsible government that I have supported since being sworn in.”
“I have known Bob for almost 40 years and we have a lot in common both personally and politically. Bob is the last cabinet minister from Sir Joh’s government still in office and founded KAP to carry on the late, Sir Joh’s legacy. As an old time National, KAP was the obvious home for me.
“Thirty years after the end of the Joh era, Queensland is in terrible shape. For thirty years there has been no real infrastructure investment other than Labor vanity projects in the South East corner.”
“As a Queensland Senator I am keen to fight and campaign for federal funds to allow for balanced development throughout the state and to ensure that crazy left-wing policies are stopped or reversed. KAP share this vision and have continue to work hard for regional Queenslanders.”
In the last Queensland Parliament for example, KAP prevented the livelihood-killing extreme Green Vegetation Management Laws being passed.”
“Coming on board with KAP, I will continue the hard work that Bob, Robbie, Shane and Nick already do in making sure that regional and rural Queenslanders get a fair go.”
“When regional Queensland prospers so does the whole state.”
The KAP has a proud history of uncompromising commitment to regional Australia. Party President Shane Paulger says Senator Anning’s decision to join the KAP is a reflection of the Party’s integrity and stability.
“As a Party, we’ve walked the hard road to earn our reputation for putting regional Australia first. Fraser’s decision to join KAP goes beyond an alignment of policy objectives; it reflects the effort of all our members and staff who have built a stable organisation on shared values and principles.
“Having Fraser on board is recognition of the Party’s integrity and it undoubtedly strengthens our position as the true advocates for regional Australia”
State KAP leader and member for Traeger Robbie Katter, says KAP has been able to strengthen its position in regional Queensland after years of neglect and broken promises by other parties. He welcomes Senator Anning and says it is a huge step forward for the Party.
“Regional Queenslanders have very little reason to trust major parties. They’ve been completely duplicitous in their representation and they’ve continually shown that they put regional Queenslanders behind people in the South East.
“The National Party no longer exists after being subsumed by the Libs and there’s no difference between Labor and the Greens. The KAP wants to expand its parliamentary representation to people across all of regional Queensland, and with Fraser coming on board it is a huge step toward that.”
KAP will continue to uphold traditional Australian values and pursue significant reforms that favour all Queenslanders.
KAP will ensure that the regional centres that drive the state receive the critically needed investment in transport, water and energy infrastructure that they have missed out on for so long.
When regional and rural Queensland prospers, so does the whole state.