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Rural Australia should boycott American-owned freight company TNT/FedEx because it has refused to transport firearms or ammunition around the country.
Shooting Industry Foundation Australia spokesman James Walsh said the move by the multinational freight company was a “kick in the teeth” for farmers and regional residents who depended on firearms for pest eradication and sport.
“FedEx/TNT seemingly have no corporate conscience as they have cancelled an entire Australian industry and then move with a hefty price increase,” Mr Walsh told QCL.
“This is at a time when Australians are more reliant on freight services than ever due to COVID-19.
“Our entire industry has been de-platformed yet TNT managing director, sales, Matt Daniels writes to them stating, ‘Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for your loyal support and ongoing partnership with TNT. We remain committed to providing the best possible experience for you and your customers by constantly improving our logistics service offering’.”
For Brisbane dealer Rob Nioa, one of Australia’s largest gun dealers and manufacturers who had been a customer for 35 years, it was “really hypocritical” and a price-gouging exercise that would hurt regional and rural Australia the most.
Mr Walsh said a message needed to be sent to the big American corporate that had achieved a dominant position in Australia’s freight industry that this behaviour was unacceptable.
TNT’s transportation of firearms finished on Monday, meanwhile SIFA had been speaking with many different freight providers to try and find a solution.
Fed/Ex does have a point in that states’ gun policies are a tangled web of malfeasance and unlawful dictates unable to be deciphered by even the smartest solicitor. Maybe regional Australians should stop voting for the treacherous LNP/ALP duopoly which hates guns. – Editor
Letter to the Editor
The personal and private Weapons Act 1990 is a private Act of the Queensland Treasury Corporation and holds no authority over or above any person inside the Constitution Act 1867 (Qld) or to require them to register or licence any firearm or so named weapon as they are their own private and personal property hence no Licence is required in Queensland.
And further no person is required to pay a fee in the electronic currency of the firm, Queensland Treasury Corp and the fees etc. to be paid into the Queensland Treasury Corporation for the profit of the firm, being a private Australian business registered on the New York Stock Exchange:-
The Chief Executive Officer
Queensland Treasury Corporation
The Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk MP
C/O Queensland Treasury Corp.
111 Eagle Street,
BRISBANE CITY Qld 4001
Queensland Weapons Act 1990
Current as at December 1, 2018
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from David Walter, FNQ
Treacherous politicians from July 1 implemented a national firearms amnesty hoping gun owners are sufficiently stupid enough to hand in any unregistered guns for destruction. The pollies are terrified of unregistered guns because they cannot be controlled by their corporate police enforcers. Surely citizens would not stage an armed revolt against unlawful ‘governments’?
What will be the repercussions for pollies and bureaucrats when victims of Covid gene therapy start falling off the perch, as designed, in one or two years time?
Gun confiscations could start at any time because the enforcers have lists of your guns and where you live. It is the alleged half a million unregistered guns they are afraid of.
Will you be silly enough to hand them in?
In any case from where does the federal government get its authority to call a national amnesty. Are not guns the responsibility of the states?
Why are governments afraid of an armed population?
by Jim O’Toole, Townsville bureau
Kerry Stokes, Executive Chairman of Seven Group Holdings has revealed his ties to the Deep State (hidden parallel government) by airing a program that further demonised Port Arthur massacre patsy Martin Bryant.
We are left wondering if Stokes is a part of the Deep State’s alleged child trafficking ring operating in Canberra leaving him just as compromised as several Cabinet Ministers, a few Labor Members, various politicians and senior public servants.
What else would be his motive to run such a slanderous piece?
Readers who have ever viewed our comprehensive gallery about the Port Arthur scam would have seen through the omissions and misrepresentations of Channel Seven almost straight away.
This show is the second time Channel 7 has stuffed up in their lying narrative when mentally incapacitated Bryant appeared in the official police interview demonstrating he was a left-handed shooter.
Every police witness statement describing the shooter said he was right-handed. End of story!
Then the dodgy reporter tried to hang the murder of Bryant’s father onto him with 25 year old hearsay evidence from two obscure neighbours. Why have these two neighbours been quiet since 1996?
Cairns News several years ago published a photograph taken from Channel 7’s own footage at Port Arthur in 1996.
The photo showed one of the two shooters and named both . Nobody has claimed Kerry Stokes is the sharpest tack in the box, so their stupidity could be forgiven.
AUSTRALIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION: Prisoners and Human Rights
“One right of special importance to prisoners is the right to be treated with humanity, dignity and respect while in detention. This human right is set out in articles 7 and 10 of the ICCPR, article 37 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and in the Convention Against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (CAT).”
The only way to understand the Port Arthur incident is to cease accepting the official narrative is the truth – the whole truth. Every significant fact has to be assessed with an objectivity which does not have as its motive the setting up of a patsy, but which is motivated by the need for undeniable truth. We must, in Roger Bacon’s words, resist “weak and unworthy authority, longstanding custom, the feeling of the ignorant crowd, and the hiding of our own ignorance,” all of which send us back to the official narrative. As soon as your truth torch lights up, you will see Martin Bryant is INNOCENT!
The Australian military, as a trial, will be patrolling with Queensland Police in Toowoomba until May 16 the day after Australian Freedom Rallies are staged around the nation. What a coincidence and for an alleged Christian PM Scott Morrison your actions have confirmed your intentions. As far as the Marxist Queensland Premier goes most people outside of the precious SE corner know exactly what the Bolshies are up to. How many readers saw the communist Unionists march in Brisbane and Barcaldine on May day? Thankfully some good Samaritan poisoned the Labor ‘Tree of Knowledge’ at Barcaldine years ago. Real Labor died with it. What happened to the good old decent unionists of the post-war era? They have been replaced by left wing, hairy arm-pitted, smelly, tattooed Green eunuchs who don’t even know if they have balls or a vagina. That readers, represents today’s Labor Party, the culmination of a generational war by socialist academia strategically installed in universities, schools and most obviously the media. Children born since 1980 have been the victims. God help Australia.
This letter to the editor was sent to The Courier Mail, News Corp, but not known if it was published:
In response to the article by Ellen Whinnett, Courier Mail, on Port Arthur 17 April 2021 “Port Arthur Facts Released By Deeply Concerned Members Of The Tasmanian Bureaucracy”
I always enjoy your articles written by Ellen Whinnett but must comment on Pt Arthur, there is so much more to this story.
I had a chance meeting with a lady in a café years ago. Her name was (the late) Wendy Scurr, she was a tour guide at Pt Arthur on the day of the shooting, she was having refreshment in the kitchen of the Broad Arrow café when the shooting started.
She looked over the counter to see what was happening, she did not recognise the shooter who was shooting from the hip pointing the gun and shooting and not with the gun at his shoulder where you look along the barrel to sight it. She knows Martin Bryant and said it was not him, she was not allowed to give evidence, the police told her she was not needed that they had more than enough evidence already?
She and the others working in the kitchen hid behind the counters. At that time there was a local resident and retired police detective with his wife and another couple who were their guests seated at a table in the corner, they put two tables up as a barricade and hid behind them — the detective knew Martin very well and said unequivocally that it was not him as the shooter had a deeply pock marked face, he also noted the gun being fired from the hip and killing people without sighting it. The Police refused to let him give evidence?
We all commented at the time that PM Howard and the press were in breach of law stating Bryant was definitely guilty, guilt can only be determined by a court — those words led to the condemnation of him in everyone’s eyes. There should have been charges laid over that issue, but it was ignored as many issues are to protect others. Bryant was guilty and may he rot in Hell was universally accepted, long before any Court or Inquest procedure.
At all times understand he is intellectually disabled with a mind of about a 11-year-old. The law requires that he must have a guardian with him at all times, that never occurred and other serious breaches occurred, but as he was already declared guilty, application of law, procedures and requirements did not matter.
Whether Martin Bryant is guilty or not he should have been afforded due legal process as mandated by the Constitution and a full coronial inquiry should have been held, which on the finding of the limited inquiry held in Tasmania may well have uncovered a great deal more evidence of frightening consequence to the people — so was blocked.
Two Victorian politicians who were family friends of long standing told me their inquiry identified the serial number of AR15 used in the shooting was traced back to the 1987 Melbourne gun amnesty , the firearm originally owned by (Bill Drysdale from Yae, Victoria–Ed ) was acquired by the Victoria S.O.G’s which is not unusual, they get to keep certain firearms and use them for police work, the part that is not okay is the firearm ending up in Port Arthur nine years later. They said it was common knowledge governments were involved — they (politicians) were told they would face police and ATO investigation into every aspect of their lives and lose their seat in Parliament if they spoke out?
The question we all must ask is how did an 11-year-old organise and carry out the incidents — what incidents you ask. So, I identify just a few hereunder that I found of extreme concern with all pointing to a very, very, well planned, and organised incident. After reading them, check them out for authenticity, satisfy your own analytical thinking to make sure that I am not misleading you.
Maybe I should tell you what aroused my interest: In the press reports at the time were too many giving widely conflicting information and facts — logic is they should have all been very similar as they all reported the same incident, but there were many factual variances — in such cases as still occurs in reporting I take the view of ‘watch this space and be very observant’ for more information will eventually arise — as it always does and the press try to hide the original stuff-ups and false writings.
The commonwealth bank employee that was in the cafe recognized the gunman and stood up and yelled “not in here” before the gunman shot and killed him (he was also an ex ASIO agent)
Investigations that do not answer all base questions on how an issue originated cannot get a correct answer. Highly suspicious individual sections must be examined in minute detail and those involved tested under oath. Indelible evidentiary material fully identifies prior planning for the delivery of an Embalming Box and equipment to be on sight: and for the purchase and special construction of a Yellow Chevrolet 350 V8 truck with 22-body refrigerated Mortuary – the only one in Australia. The orders for these items the ‘Embalming Box and equipment’ and the ‘22-body refrigerated Mortuary Truck’ would have had to be placed months before the event for them to have been on-site waiting for the Port Arthur massacre to occur. Read more on this truck [HERE]
FACT 1. Those who placed the orders knew of the planned event.
- 1. Why have AFP, Government and Press NOT demanded a Royal Commission and STEPHEN SHANE PARRY put under oath to explain his apparent prior knowledge to order and have on site an embalming machine box and a special large equipment case to be manufactured ready for the incident?
- Stephen Parry former President of the Senate wrote within: –
AFDA National Embalming Team – Detailed Report appears on pages 104 to 119 of said book. On the top of page 104, the name Stephen Parry as Team Leader wrote on Page 112. “I was particularly impressed by the quick response and initiatives by some of the team members in packaging and collecting equipment. The response time and the amount of equipment quickly relocated was fantastic. One firm in particular, Nelson Brothers, had organized for an embalming machine box and a special large equipment case to be manufactured ready for the incident. These two containers were the envy of all embalmers and worked extremely well. I would suggest that design specifications may be available from this firm for any future considerations by other firms.”
He says that the funeral services company Nelson Brothers had: “organized for an embalming machine box and a special large equipment case to be manufactured ready for the incident.” There is no uncertainty in his words. Said equipment was large, possessed significant design specifications, and was made prior to and for the incident at Port Arthur, Tasmania. He knew this in 1997. He possibly knew these facts in 1996 at the time he worked as the leader of a team responsible for embalming bodies (c.25) of the victims of the Port Arthur shooting incident.
Q.2. Why did the Tasmanian Government order in June 1995 and have specially built a 22-body refrigerated Mortuary Truck the only one in Australia, ten months before the Port Arthur massacre; and was placed on sale in September 1999? Why has no one been put under oath to explain why this was ordered and delivered prior to the event, who ordered and paid for it?
Mortuary truck for sale
The actual advertisement and photograph:
22-BODY VEHICLE FOR SALE
Genuine Enquiries Only
Vehicle for Sale. Genuine Enquiries only. Yellow Chevrolet 350 V8 truck with refrigerated body, holds 22, this vehicle was primarily used as the disaster vehicle in the Port Arthur Massacre. This vehicle is currently for sale and all reasonable offers will be considered. The vehicle has value as not only a refrigerated unit for body removal, it is the only one of its kind in the entire country. The memorabilia value of it for anyone making a movie/series or writing a book on Port Arthur is limitless. Not only would the purchaser be getting the disaster vehicle, but the whole Port Arthur Story would be given as well.
This vehicle is currently for sale and all REASONABLE OFFERS will be considered.
The Mortuary Truck was ordered ten months beforehand — who placed the order and who paid for it, and who got the money from the sale of it?
Ellen, now some heavy thinking for you — How did an intellectually handicapped boy with a low IQ organise the following.
1. Nelson Brothers in Victoria had special big-job embalming equipment “manufactured ready for the incident.” Why did the government specially order such beforehand?
2. Martin Bryant organised for senior Port Arthur staff to go away on a Work Seminar so they wouldn’t get hurt.
3. He managed to get Royal Hobart Hospital to have their Emergency Plan in place two days before the massacre so things would run smoothly.
4. He managed to get Hobart Hospital to have a Trauma Seminar timed to end at the exact moment he started shooting so they could patch up all the wounded quickly.
5. He arranged for helicopter pilots – usually unavailable – to be available that Sunday.
6. He managed to kill the Martins of Seascape with a firearm when he was at a service station 57 kilometres away.
7. He decoyed the local police to be at the opposite end of the peninsula at the exact moment the shooting began.
8. He managed to fool staff at the Historic Site into believing he arrived at 1.15pm when in fact he was there at 12.45pm.
9. He managed not to look like himself – as if wearing a woman’s wig – when being filmed in the car park by tourists.
10. He wore a face mask making his face look pockmarked when shooting in the cafe.
11. He arranged for a suspect black van to appear outside the Broad Arrow Cafe afterwards so people wouldn’t think it was him who did it.
12. He managed to get Sally Martin to run around Seascape naked that afternoon and make it appear she had been killed that morning.
13. He managed to shoot a rifle from upstairs at Seascape when he was downstairs talking to police on the phone.
14. He had infrared night vision eyes.
15. He managed to shoot from two Seascape buildings at once during the night of the siege.
16. He managed to stay in a heavily burning building shooting and yelling at police and get severe burns only on his back.
17. He managed to have the world press to have a convention in Hobart on the 30th April so there were plenty of reporters on hand so he would get better than usual media coverage.
18. He managed to make it appear ASIO was behind the incident.
19. He managed to make it appear Tasmania Police had fabricated and tampered with evidence.
20. He managed to get the Tasmanian DPP to lie to the Court about his activities.
21. He arranged for the media nationwide to display his photo to witnesses to influence them; and to print false stories about him and get Channel Nine To fabricate a video – all while in custody.
22. He fired two shots at 6.30pm at Port Arthur while he was under siege by police at Seascape.
23. If you believe the official version, his marksmanship was fantastic – twenty head shots, from the right hip, in 90 seconds! A movement of 3 degrees would have missed at 3 -4 meters.
24. There are only about 100 shooters that good (better than Olympians) in the world.
25. US news TV published a film of Bryant running between the buildings — in the background was a large blue boat: That blue boat had left two days beforehand.
26. All done by an intellectually handicapped young man with an IQ of 66 and the mental age of an eleven-year-old boy.
27. Martin Bryant uses a rifle left-handed; victims said and photographic evidence showed the shooter to be right-handed
Everyone knows Bryant was guilty including you, but all you know is what the media printed, as they did not have access to the full files that were kept hidden they could NOT have printed all the facts.
The overwhelming disgust of people within the Tasmanian bureaucracy to the deliberate cover-up withholding crucial evidence from the Court to pervert the course of justice, was so great they progressively released files to Dr Keith Noble who compiled the facts for us to read. As YOU DO NOT KNOW the facts as they were hidden, and the Tasmanian government went in to panic mode of what would happen if the public ever knew hurriedly placed a 30-year secrecy ban.
Researcher Dr Keith Noble On Why Martin Bryant Could Not Have Carried Out 1996 Port Arthur Massacre! Verrrrrry Interesting indeed.
A Royal Commission is obviously required to get these answers – only when these questions are answered and included can the investigation reach a correct verdict of honesty to the victims’ families and the Australian people.
Royal Commissions are government controlled kangaroo courts where the outcome is defined first, then the appointment of a controlled government commissioner. The terms of reference exclude any embarrassing exposure or harmful evidenced being submitted and finally prepare guidelines for the commissioner’s findings and report. This formula has been applied to all Royal Commissions but in any case governments are not obligated to act on the findings which make the whole exercise futile.
A Coronial Inquiry should be started immediately.
Letter to the Editor from 2020
Tune-up for dumbed-down aussies
You have done your research on the Port Arthur incident, but you certainly have no idea what you are talking about when it comes World War 2 and Adolf Hitler, you are making the same mistake that your adversaries are making.
Hitler did not disarm the German people, Hitler expressed his disgust with the communist parties disarming Hitler labeling these Bolshevist as traitors in a speech.
I for the life of me cannot understand why so many people cannot see this pattern that keeps repeating.
To many people have this ill conceived perception that the world is perfect , that there is no evil, people perceive the world as if it is the movie clip of Julia Andrews singing ” the hills are alive with the sound of music”.
I can assure you that no man in history has been misrepresented the way Hitler has been misrepresented, you are talking about a very educated, creative, empathetic and intelligent, who was democratically elected, who rebuilt Germany’s broken economy, who was a vegetarian because he couldn’t bare to kill an animal, who was responsible for creating laws against cruelty to animals, who banned all the smut art that the Bolsheviks brought over with them when they were finished destroying Russia, the man that watched Churchill’s planes bomb Germany for 3 months without retaliating, the man that kept pleading for peace while Churchill kept bombing, Hitler refrained from retaliation until Polish Jews murdered 5000 Germans that were living just over the Germany border in a polish town,then he was blamed for the murders claiming it was Hitlers propaganda designed to initiate a war.
Here we are 2020 the year of the covid-19, I’m seeing the world through a sentient beings eyes and it is crystal clear, while many see it through sheep’s eyes, and I’m in noway condoning the behavior of the evil beings that control this world but these damn sheep who suffer from severe cognitive dissonance are the ones that make all these atrocities possible, this dimwits are happy to jail an innocent man and allow psychopaths cold blooded murderers go free before they have their ego bruised. I am absolutely disgusted and at my wits end with these types of pathetic excuses for human being, what kind of absolute moron argues against his own inalienable inherent right, why is it so hard for your people to see right from wrong, it’s because you bloody don’t have a clue what is right and wrong, get a grip of your righteous self and wake up. if you want to live under a communist regime your wish is about to come to fruition.
What kind of moron argues with such conviction against his own rights, looks like you’re going to get your wish, the communist cabal has arrived in our neck of the woods as many of the conspiracy theorist figured they would, just our luck, we don’t have any semi automatic rifles to defend ourselves with, and even if Bryant did do it, does that mean that were are supposed to get our asses handed to us by tyrannical governments.
These sheep wont believe that we are under attack because it will be our police that initiate this attack on the Australian people , they have already started and the people are supporting their actions —> “thank you Vicpol for making people wear masks and saving my precious life how dare these people risk my life just because they are trying to protect everyone’s rights; shoot and kill anyone that puts my life in danger”
I honestly thought people were much smarter but I was obviously wrong, the majority of people are so damn stupid and even if you try to educate then you wont get anywhere, they become so engaged in the argument defending what they believe, they don’t realize how stupid they look because they are opposed to common sense, 800 years of common law, basic fundamental rights, law of equity, the bible, western democratic society and logic.
The more I see these people and their subjective argument the more I realize how this country has become a communist country overnight, these subverted fools have helped usher in the Bolsheviks, these fools that watch the 6 o’clock news and believe that the majority of the 26 million people in Australia are murdering,criminal,drug dealing, violent, bank robbing, street racer, outlaw, tax evading, psychopaths who are a straw on a camels back away from dowsing their family and pets with fuel and striking the match, while these dumb asses cheers our government on for implementing road side speed detection cash registers, random blood alcohol testing of sober motorists and we can’t forget the fining of a notorious P plater not displaying P’s, registration or license expired psychos, busting weed smoking Pablo Escobar serial killers, thanks to you morons that have been subverted, we are all F**KED now, you people allowed this to happen, you useless PPL caused this, F**K you and your precious enslaved life, we’ll see if your life is going to be worth living now, you wanted a communist police state, you got it.
by Jim O’Toole, Townsville Bureau
Like many thousands of our readers, Cairns News hopes and prays that the Prime Minister at the time of the shooting in 1996, John Howard, will be interrogated by an independent inquiry or perhaps by another Coronial Inquest.
Allegedly 35 people were killed at Port Arthur, Tasmania on April 28, 1996. Martin Bryant, allegedly the shooter with an official IQ of an 11 year old, meticulously planned all by himself a complex strategy to decoy local police and fire on tourists employing a shooting ability that then Brigadier Ted Serong said equaled the best in the world.
Bountiful evidence shows the federal and Tasmanian governments conspired with Mossad intelligence and others to disarm the Australian population. An Inquest would have no choice but to find this outcome based on the overwhelming evidence we have published over the years. Subsequent evidence given to Cairns News revealed the Jesuits also were involved.
The only Inquest ever held into Port Arthur found Martin Bryant was not responsible for the alleged killings. Watch the video and weep for Australia. The evil LNP/ALP duopoly has created this horrible morass that continues today.
Unfortunately today all of the State’s Premiers, the Prime Minister and many in the Cabinet are compromised beyond help and are making such detrimental decisions dancing to the tune of the Deep State. The Labor Opposition is no better.
Until the TV-conditioned, brainwashed voters stop voting for the duopoly and elect independents, they will have signed their own death warrants. How many of them get the unnecessary and dangerous Covid jab will determine the fate of this once proud country.
Community safety is being compromised as political elites and ideologues continue their war on licensed firearm owners, Katter’s Australian Party Leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter has told the Queensland Parliament.
Mr Katter said he and his fellow KAP colleague’s offices had received an unprecedented number of complaints and pleas for assistance from the public following changes made the definition of “Fit and Proper Person” in December.
The new criteria, spawn out of the Queensland Audit Office’s review into the regulation of firearms in the state, now places greater scrutiny on an applicant’s traffic history, health status and ability to successfully participate in bureaucratic processes.
This includes broad and ambiguous questioning that can result in a rejected license if an applicant makes a mistake or accidentally omits personal information.
Mr Katter said while the Weapon’s Licencing Branch was part of the Queensland Police Service, it was the Labor State Government who had to take responsibility for the system.
He said their political obsession with punishing those with a genuine need for a gun was risking community safety.
“I would challenge anyone to name a group that is more discriminated against than licensed firearm owners, and these laws are not doing anything,” he said.
“After looking at the evidence, the only thing being achieved by all this effort from the Government is people like me and farmers are writing more letters regarding the constraints around us.
“We are not the problem; it is the illegal gun owners that the Government should be focusing on.”
Mr Katter said the decision-makers, including politicians and uniformed police from the Weapon’s Licencing Branch, were too far removed from the day-to-day reality of most licensed gun-users.
“These decisions are being made from an office from Brisbane but they have very real consequences for the people on the ground – there are people who need to use these things as tools,” he said.
“In most cases those deciding on applications do not even have a weapon’s licence, so outside of being a uniformed police officer they do not have any real-life experience with how this all operates in practice.
“The focus should always be on community safety, but this needs to be in terms of the evidence of where firearms are genuinely needed”.
The Traeger MP said the goal posts for weapon’s licence applicants were constantly being changed and were now essentially limitless.
“It used to be that five years was the limit where a person applying had to reveal anything on their record; now it is indefinite,” he said.
“A traffic offence from 20 years ago is now relevant and is counting against people.
“For those people who were getting their firearms licence, it is now either held up or they are just not getting it – all this thanks to a 20-year-old traffic offence that never counted before.
“It’s mischievous because the authorities already have all of that information, but they force people applying into admitting it.
“If they forget or make a mistake, they can be forced into a corner that results in the immediate rejection of their application through no genuine fault of their own.”
Mr Katter said while the current situation for licensed weapon-holders was dire, he’d had some preliminary and positive discussions with the State Government.
He said from these talks, there’d been an indication the Government was prepared to take action to restore some common sense to the system.
Labor is following the disarmament instructions from the communist-run United Nations
FIREARMS Licensing matters being appealed to the Queensland Civil Administration Tribunal (QCAT) have more then tripled this year alone, costing applicants and Queensland Police more than an estimated $4m in legal fees and expenses.
Research undertaken by Shooters Union Australia shows there are currently more than 500 firearms licensing matters before the tribunal as of March 2021 – compared to the approximately 200 in the entire period from 2009 to December 2020.
Shooters Union Australia president Graham Park said the situation was completely unprecedented and a number of the cases involved the organisation’s members.
“We’ve never seen anything like it, and it’s only getting worse,” he said.
“We have seen members having licence applications or renewals rejected for things which weren’t an issue even late last year, including one member who had had a Primary Producer’s licence for many years until Weapons Licensing suddenly decided they didn’t earn enough from the business and initially refused their renewal.
“The majority of issues we are helping our members with relate to licensing issues due to unrelated matters such as traffic offences, or historical misdemeanours with no relevance today.
Mr Park said Shooters Union research and analysis indicated the combined costs to applicants and Queensland Police Service was, conservatively, likely to be north of $4m this year alone.
“The solicitors representing our members advise us a fairly straightforward QCAT matter’s legal costs start at around $4000-$6000 for the applicant, and Weapons Licensing Branch’s costs would be at least that as well, since they have to pay lawyers too.
“Add in the various administrative costs for QCAT as well as the tribunal’s time and it is a truly worrying sum of money needlessly being spent because Weapons Licensing are choosing to make law-abiding firearms users lives difficult.”
He said the issue stemmed from a Queensland Audit Office report in Weapons Licensing Branch, which appeared to blame the state’s 200,000-plus law-abiding shooters for police administrative issues.
Mr Park said what was particularly frustrating was the apathy being shown by so many politicians to the whole situation.
“If the Department of Transport started refusing to renew driver’s licences because they didn’t think you needed a 4WD, or that you couldn’t be trusted with a car because you were in a pub fight as a teenager and made people spend millions of dollars fighting them in QCAT to get their driver’s licence, it’d be national news and the Minister for Main Roads and Transport would be facing calls to resign over the issue,” he said.
“That’s exactly what’s happening for law-abiding firearms users in Queensland and entirely too many people are just shrugging and saying ‘oh well’, and it’s simply not OK.
“Two MPs have already asked Questions On Notice in parliament about this issue so it’s not going away, and the sooner it gets sorted out, the better for everyone.”
NEARLY $10,000 has been spent by one Queensland shooting organisation in legal fights on behalf of its members following policy changes by the state’s Weapons Licensing Branch – and there’s no sign of that letting up anytime soon, either.
Following in the wake of a Question on Notice in Queensland Parliament from KAP Member for Hinchinbrook, Nick Dametto last week demanding an explanation for firearms licensing delays, cancellations and seizures, pre-eminent pro-shooting organisation Shooters Union Australia has waded into the fray.
Shooters Union Australia president Graham Park said the organisation had spent nearly $10,000 this year alone helping its members with Weapons Licensing issues.
“It’s completely unprecedented – we’ve dealt with more requests for legal help from our members in the past two months than we have in the past two years,” he said.
“It all stems from a deeply flawed Audit into Weapons Licensing, and in particular the auditors essentially not understanding what they were looking at and deciding, for some inexplicable reason, that law-abiding firearms users were the issue and not the incredibly outdated and not-fit-for-purpose systems in the state’s firearms registry.
“We’ve supported more than a dozen applications to the Queensland Civil Administration Tribunal (QCAT), covering everything from people having licences taken off them for speeding offences from decades ago, to primary producers who WLB deemed didn’t earn enough as a farmer to keep their licence.
“In a lot of cases, the situation is sorted out amicably before the QCAT hearing, but a number of cases have gone all the way with rulings in the shooter’s favour.
Mr Park said the situation now was simply chewing up vast sums of taxpayer’s money and administrative resources for no reason other than political appearances.
“Every dollar wasted by police justifying a pointless QCAT case because someone got busted smoking a marijuana joint in 1998 is a dollar that’s not being used to ensure frontline police and emergency services personnel have the equipment and resources they need to fight real and serious crimes like assault or robbery,” he said.
“What makes it worse is this problem could literally go away today if Weapons Licensing stopped actively looking for reasons to deny licenses to people, and went back to the way things were before the Audit when everything was working more or less satisfactorily.”
Mr Park welcomed Mr Dametto’s Question on Notice and said bureaucratic over-reach needed to be exposed and held to account.
“Imagine if the Department of Transport decided to refuse you a driver’s licence because of a decades old misdemeanour, or because you had dodgy mates, or because they decided you didn’t live far enough from your work to need a car – that’s pretty much exactly what happens to law-abiding shooters all the time,” he said.
“We are glad an MP is standing up for the constituents and saying ‘This is not OK’, and we are very much looking forward to the Police Minister’s reply when he provides it by March 29.”
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Contact Australia’s premier shooter’s body below which protects your inherent rights to own and bear arms:
Letter to the Editor
The Marxists of the Queensland Labor Party want your guns and many cops are in bed with them. Cairns News and other patriotic sites warned this would happen before the Queensland election last October.
If you have been prosecuted for drink driving in the past 30 or more years you will lose your gun licence when it comes up for renewal.
Speeding lately? Same thing if you get excess demerit points gone are your guns! Yelled at a neighbour for having a noisy party? Gone are your guns.
Had a fight with your missus or kids? Gone are your guns.
The Labor Party has allowed the drones of the Queensland Weapons Licensing Branch to decide who is a fit and proper person to own firearms regardless if you are a farmer or a baker.
Wait there’s more…. There is no appeal, or so the Weapons Branch believes. Gun owners had better prepare themselves for a Creepy Joe Biden style gun confiscation because the ALP supports Crime boss Biden and his Antifa Congressmen to a man, woman, transgender, dyke, poofter, neutered, lost….what other creatures are there?
The cops have a union leader goes by the name of Ian Leavers, naturally a copper, who believes only cops should own guns, certainly not the public.
But don’t despair, there is a solution. Gun owners silly enough to hand in their valuable guns and heirlooms to Jewish Johnnie deserved all they got, which wasn’t much for individual guns that would be worth a fortune today. Fortunately a lot of shooters did’nt hand in a thing.
I have followed Cairns News for the past eight or nine years so readers would be aware of retired policeman David Walter’s efforts to unravel socialist Peter Beattie’s rewrite of the Queensland Constitution in 2001. He removed the Crown just as the Marxist and closeted gay Fabius Maximus Gough Whitlam did in 1974….only the Queen didn’t go along with his unlawful revised Royal Styles and Titles Act in which Gough Whitless said she was now the Queen of Australia.
There is no such thing. There have been cases in the past few months where Magistrates in summary jurisdiction operating under Admiralty law have thrown out police prosecutions for a range of matters. Because the police do not have the lawful ability to prosecute anybody other than a political party member or a member of Queensland’s 250,000 bureaucracy.
Hang onto your guns, lose them if necessary but never give them up to the Communists of George Street Brisbane or those at 6 Macquarie St, Sydney. You will need them soon.
from J Bell, Tweed Heads
Editor: This letter has been edited.
from Beaudesert Times
A BOONAH business owner is furious after being notified that the National Australia Bank no longer wants to handle her account.
Smiffy’s Guns & Ammo, which says it has been trading in Boonah for several years without incident, received a letter from the bank dated January 29 informing them that the bank had chosen to cease providing them with banking services as a result of reviews into “the risks associated with providing banking services to customers involved in certain industries”.
NAB was contacted but would not go into any detail about what the risks might be.
“We don’t discuss the details of individual customers’ banking,” a NAB spokesperson said.
“When making decisions about the banking services we provide, NAB considers a number of factors including legislative requirements, our risk appetite and the materiality of environmental, social and governance issues.”
Owner Anita Smith said she was “gobsmacked” by the decision, which has forced her to find an inconvenient workaround to make certain deposits into the business account and created more headaches she does not need as a local business owner.
Ms Smith said she only opened the letter last month.
“I saw it when I was going through my monthly statements,” she said.
“They had given me 45 days until my account would be closed.”
Ms Smith said she was so shocked by the move, she posted a comment on Facebook which gained traction when it was shared to the Aussie Reviews page.
“It did get a reaction and last time I checked it had been shared 359 times,” she said.
Smiffy’s Guns & Ammo chose NAB about 18 months ago as they were one of the few banks with a physical branch in Boonah, and Ms Smith said they had never had any issues with the bank or its staff before.
“We can’t use a local bank because of what business we are, yet we can legally operate in the town just as they can. It’s ridiculous,” she said.
She said she shouldn’t have to resort to workarounds to make business deposits and was not at all happy with her highly regulated and secure business being deemed a banking risk when that clearly wasn’t true.
“I am making a formal complaint to NAB about this. It’s totally unacceptable,” she said.
Shooters Union Australia president Graham Park slammed NAB’s decision, calling it abhorrent virtue-signalling which directly harmed rural communities, made it harder for farmers to protect their crops, and penalised people taking part in a popular, safe, and highly regulated sport.
“There are literally millions of law-abiding firearms users in Australia, all of whom have undergone extensive background checks to get their licences,” he said.
“Gun dealers are subject to even further checks, security requirements, and safety standards -there is no risk whatsoever in providing gun shops with merchant banking facilities.”
Editor: Cairnsnews recommends closing your account with the Nab and Grab if you own a firearm or you don’t like human trafficking.