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What is NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian thinking?
It has been revealed that her energy minister Matt Kean, fresh from legislating his green new deal to close all coal-fired power in NSW, is giving $10 million of taxpayer money to a Chinese Communist Party-controlled company to build windmills.
That’s right. As the CCP shores-up its strength by building 100 new coal-fired power stations, Kean is paying the CCP to weaken Australia with expensive and unreliable wind power.
Kean and Berejiklian want to close down the remaining coal-fired power stations in the Hunter Valley and replace them with CCP-made wind turbines which only serve to hike the price of electricity and make it unreliable.
Goldwind Australia, a subsidiary of a CCP-controlled company is getting the cash, straight from the taxpayer’s pocket.
The NSW Hunter Valley coalfields are adjacent to the world’s biggest coal export port at Newcastle.
The comrades in Beijing must think we are fools for tearing down coal and erecting their windmills. They would not be wrong.
Belling the cat on all this has been NSW One Nation Leader Mark Latham. He’s been supported by Nationals Matt Canavan and Barnaby Joyce and courageous federal Liberal Craig Kelly.
It’s been crickets from virtually everyone else.
That’s why Advance keeps banging on. As more and more mainstream Australians wake-up to the CCP sell-outs in our parliaments and their globalist bedfellows at the World Economic Forum, there will be a reckoning.
Thanks for your part in powering the awakening.
Kick out the fascists of the Liberal and Labor Parties for promulgating a false Covid pandemic
The Commonwealth Constitution of Australia states categorically that Political Party ‘Governments’ cannot force compulsory vaccination upon the public. This section cannot be altered and any penalties such as banning kids from school or a loss of social security payments to parents are unlawful.
Any amendment to the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901 MUST be voted on in a referendum before the Constitution can be changed.
State legislation is always subordinate to a Constitutional Act. All state legislation imposing covid restrictions are NULL and VOID. We, the people of the Commonwealth of Australia, can lawfully refuse to obey any state legislation that is against the constitution.
In 1946 Australians voted in a referendum that asked if they would authorise the so-called political party governments to force anyone to undergo a medical or dental procedure without their consent.
Here is what the referendum asked, and the voting result:
Referendum 1946 CONSTITUTION ALTERATION (SOCIAL SERVICES) 1946
Do you approve of the proposed law for the Alteration of the Constitution, entitled Constitution Alteration (Social Services) 1946?
THE FIRST QUESTION
CONSTITUTION ALTERATION (SOCIAL SERVICES) 1946 SOCIAL SERVICES
New paragraph to be added to section 51 of the Constitution:
(xxiiiA) the provision of maternity allowances, widows’ pensions, child endowment, unemployment, pharmaceutical, sickness and hospital benefits, medical and dental services (but not so as to authorize any form of civil conscription), benefits to students and family allowances;
Q1. The referendum was carried.
All six States recorded a YES vote. Nationally 54.39% of electors voted YES
The question was approved, but with a condition:
medical and dental services (but not so as to authorize any form of civil conscription)
This means that the People of the Commonwealth of Australia denied the government any power to force people to undergo any medical or dental procedure without their consent.
You do not have to consent!
Download and print out the PDF and carry it around with you at all times. If you are stopped by the police or the covid cops show them this document and explain to them politely that they are also men / women of the Commonwealth of Australia with one vote each. They do not have any authority to break the law.
Forcing people to wear a mask, or undertake any test (including for covid or RBT) is a crime under the Crimes Act 1914, as codified in our Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1901 S. 51 (xxiiiA)
Inform them that if they continue to demand that you submit to their unlawful orders you will citizens arrest them and summon them to appear before a Common Law Court.
If they continue to demand that you submit to their demands, utter the words:
I hereby arrest you under my common law power to citizens arrest anyone I observe committing a crime. By insisting that I submit to your demands you are committing an indictable crime against me. You are hereby required to supply your name, badge number and police station you are working from.
Make sure you get as much information from them and inform them that they will be required to appear before a Common Law Court when they receive the summons, and that if convicted by a jury of 12 of their peers they will be held personally responsible for any harm they have caused.
Then upload your complaint here and we will advise you on how to take these criminals, liars, thieves and traitors to a real court before 12 of their peers sitting on a properly constitution jury.
Click here to download the PDF, print it out and carry it with you everywhere. If you are challenged by the police be polite, ask them if they are aware that they are the ones committing a crime, and hand them this document….
The Chinese-modeled ultimate surveillance state is coming. Australia began its program 18 months ago
by Jon Rappoport
January 6, 2021
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The China lockdown of 50 million citizens overnight was a key element in the long-standing plan to foist a fake pandemic on humanity.
That lockdown provided the model for the rest of the world.
We are now in phase one of Lockdown Civilization.
The “scientific” rationale? THE VIRUS. The virus that isn’t there. The virus whose existence is unproven.
But the story line works: “We have to follow the China model because the pandemic is sweeping across the globe…”
Close on the heels of this con job, we have the intro to phase two: “In order to deal with future pandemics, we must install a new planetary system of command and control; human behavior must be modified.”
Translation: wall to wall surveillance at a level never achieved before; universal guaranteed income for every human, tied to obedience to all state directives; violate those directives and income is reduced or canceled; the planting of nano devices inside the body which will broadcast physiological changes to central command, and which will receive instructions that modify mood and reaction…
Phase one lockdowns prepare the citizenry to accept phase two.
In other words, phase one had nothing to do with a virus. It was part of the technocratic revolution.
I call your attention to a stunning article in The Atlantic. “The Panopticon Is Already Here” (9/20), by Ross Andersen.
Here are significant excerpts:
“Artificial intelligence has applications in nearly every human domain, from the instant translation of spoken language to early viral-outbreak detection. But Xi [Xi Jinping, president of China] also wants to use AI’s awesome analytical powers to push China to the cutting edge of surveillance. He wants to build an all-seeing digital system of social control, patrolled by precog algorithms that identify potential dissenters in real time.”
“China already has hundreds of millions of surveillance cameras in place. Xi’s government hopes to soon achieve full video coverage of key public areas. Much of the footage collected by China’s cameras is parsed by algorithms for security threats of one kind or another. In the near future, every person who enters a public space could be identified, instantly, by AI matching them to an ocean of personal data, including their every text communication, and their body’s one-of-a-kind protein-construction schema. In time, algorithms will be able to string together data points from a broad range of sources—travel records, friends and associates, reading habits, purchases—to predict political resistance before it happens. China’s government could soon achieve an unprecedented political stranglehold on more than 1 billion people.”
“China is already developing powerful new surveillance tools, and exporting them to dozens of the world’s actual and would-be autocracies. Over the next few years, those technologies will be refined and integrated into all-encompassing surveillance systems that dictators can plug and play.”
“China’s government could harvest footage from equivalent Chinese products. They could tap the cameras attached to ride-share cars, or the self-driving vehicles that may soon replace them: Automated vehicles will be covered in a whole host of sensors, including some that will take in information much richer than 2-D video. Data from a massive fleet of them could be stitched together, and supplemented by other City Brain streams, to produce a 3-D model of the city that’s updated second by second. Each refresh could log every human’s location within the model. Such a system would make unidentified faces a priority, perhaps by sending drone swarms to secure a positive ID.”
BOB Katter, Federal Member for Kennedy has had a gut-full of China’s trade terror tactics on Australian producers and has slammed the Federal Government for failing to aggressively market our produce to other countries.
It comes as China began its investigation into anti-dumping allegations, slapping Aussie wine makers with a 200 per cent duty from midnight.
Mr Katter said, “We wouldn’t be in this position if the lazy, useless b.a.s.t.a.r.d.s, who occupy – with their big fat backsides – the parliamentary benches in Brisbane and Canberra, got out there like Jack McEwen did when Britain went into the Common Market and we lost 30 per cent of our exports.
“McEwen drew up an agreement on the supply of beef, grain and coal into Japan – all of which made us extremely unpopular because it was only 20 years after the war – but it was successful.
“But they have done absolutely nothing to develop alternative markets. Clearly the VIP countries, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines, our bloody neighbours who have 700m people living there should be the priority?!.
“China may think they are tough and big and throw their weight around, but it was stupid that they picked a fight with the Muslim provinces, the Mongolian provinces, they have picked a fight with India and they have picked a fight with the United States, and that’s not a smart thing to do.
“They have managed to pick a fight with everyone – and well, I don’t know of any fights they have ever even won against Japan – but I certainly wouldn’t be provoking that little tiger either.
“It sure would be nice if we had 300 patrol boats with 60 cruise missiles on the back of them so we can defend our country. And yes, it may cost two per cent of the federal budget, but quite frankly it’s not going to break the bank.
“We must remember that we live on an island, with vast coastline, and are extremely vulnerable. We are overwhelmingly a European country in the middle of Asia with a landmass that is completely empty.
“You take out the coastal strip from Cairns through to Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, and take out a little dot around Perth, well you have less than one million people living there.
“And in that wasteland is all of our oil, all of our gas, all of our bauxite, and all of our coal and all of the nation’s water.
“’A land without people will be taken by a people without land’. That is the truism of history,” Mr Katter warned.
“So get off your backside and go chase up the VIP countries, get off your backside and do something about protecting us!”
It’s Not an Epidemic, it is An Operation
from Behind the News Network
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (slip of the tongue) tacitly admits in a somewhat contradictory statement that COVID-19 is a “Live Exercise”, an “Operation”: “This is not about retribution… This matter is going forward — we are in a live exercise here to get this right.”
To which president Trump retorted “you should have told us”.
Those words will go down in history.
Imagine you are living in a world that you are told is a democracy – and you may even believe it – but in fact your life and fate is in the hands of a few ultra-rich, ultra-powerful and ultra-inhuman oligarchs. They may be called Deep State, or anything else obscure or untraceable – it doesn’t matter. They are less than the 0.0001%.
For lack of a better expression, let’s call them for now “The Two Families”. The two families have, over the decades, created a “Network of Power”- which contains within it a collection of banks, central banks, corporations, think tanks, foundations and various multi-lateral entities. These two families are the Rockefeller and Rothschild families. The Rockefeller family is based in New York, and the Rothschild family is based in London. Each family has many other super-rich families allied to it. This alliance of families, along with its associated companies, banks, and entities is called a “Network of Power”. Each network of power has a leadership, and this leadership is headed by the wealthiest and most powerful family – either the Rothschild or the Rockefeller family. These two families make the policy, and the rest of the group follows this.
Now, the most talented individuals in each network are promoted to higher positions of authority and influence, becoming heads of companies, banks, foundations, etc. It is THIS GROUP THAT IS CALLED THE DEEP STATE.
These “Two Families” who run our world have never been elected. They have created structures, or organisms without any legal format. They are fully out of international legality – A New or One World Order (NWO, or OWO).
These obscure individuals are running, for example, The World Economic Forum (WEF – representing Big Industry, Big Finance and Big Fame), the Group of 7 – G7, the Group of 20 – G20 (the leaders of the economically strongest nations). There are also some lesser entities, called the Bilderberg Society, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Chatham House and more.
The members of all of them are overlapping. Even this expanded forefront combined represents less than 0.001%. They all have superimposed themselves over sovereign national elected and constitutional governments, and over THE multinational world body, the United Nations, the UN.
In fact, the Rockefellers (namely Nelson) have created the UN to do their bidding. UN Director Generals, as well as the DGs of the multiple UN-sub-organizations, are chosen mostly by the US, with the consenting nod of their European vassals – according to the candidate’s political and psychological profile. If his or her ‘performance’ as head of the UN or head of one of the UN sub-organizations fails, his or her days are counted. Also coopted or created by the Two Families are the European Union, the Bretton Woods Organizations, World Bank and IMF, as well as the World Trade Organization (WTO).
In addition to the key international financial institutions, WB and IMF, there are the so-called regional development banks and similar financial institutions, keeping the countries of their respective regions in check. In the end it’s the financial or debt-economy that controls everything. Western neoliberal banditry has created a system, where political disobedience can be punished by economic oppression or outright theft of national assets in international territories. The system’s common denominator is the (still) omnipresent US-dollar.
We have become enslaved to the two Families. They call the shots on boom or bust of our economies, on who should be shackled by debt, when and where a pandemic should break out, and on the conditions of surviving the pandemic, for example, social confinement. And to top it all off – the instruments they use, very cleverly, are a tiny-tiny invisible enemy, called a virus, and a huge but also invisible monster, called FEAR. That keeps us off the street, off reunions with our friends, and off our social entertainment, theatre, sports, or a picnic in the park.
Soon they will decide who will live and who will die, literally – if we let it. This may be not far away. Another wave of pandemic and people may beg, yell and scream for a vaccine, for their death knell, and for the super bonanza of Big Pharma – and towards the objectives of the eugenicists blatantly roaming the world .Take the latest case of blatant imposture. Conveniently, after the first wave of Covid-19 had passed, at least in the Global North, where the major world decisions are made, the unelected WEF Chairman, Klaus Schwab, announced “The Great Reset”. Taking advantage of the economic collapse – the crisis shock, as in “The Shock Doctrine” – Mr. Schwab, announces openly what the WEF will discuss and decide for the world – to come in their next Davos Forum in January 2021.It will focus on how to rebuild the willfully destroyed global economy.
Among many similar globalist states, The British government is a public-private partnership between government, financial institutions, multinational corporations, global think tanks, and well-funded third sector organisations, such as so called non-governmental organisations(NGO’s) and large international charities. The British government is a division of the Rothschild Empire. Through a labyrinthine structure of direct funding, grant making and philanthropy, the British government is a cohesive globalist organisation that works with selected academics, scientific institutions and mainstream media (MSM) outlets to advance a tightly controlled, predetermined narrative. This designed consensus serves the interests and global ambitions of the two families- and its Network of Power aka The Deep State.
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists, and will persist. (President Dwight D. Eisenhower, January 17, 1961)
This group of parasites, often misleadingly referred to as the “elite,” exploit all humanity for their own gain and to consolidate and enhance their power. They control the money supply and the global debt, which is a debt owed to them.
Human beings are forced to pay tax which, via government procurement, flows directly to the private corporations they own. War, security, infrastructure projects, education and health care provide profits and are used by the parasite class to socially engineer society. Globally, they fund all political parties, with any realistic chance of gaining power, they own the MSM and spend billions lobbying policy makers. Through think tanks and the actions of “independent” political activists, they directly fund political campaigns in exchange for the politician’s loyalty to them, not to the electorate. Through their tax exempt grant making foundations, they control the scientific, medical and academic orthodoxy.
A new stage in the evolution of global capitalism is unfolding. A system of “Global Governance” controlled by powerful financial interests including corporate foundations and Washington think tanks oversees decision-making at both the national and global levels. National governments become subordinate to “Global Governance”. The concept of World Government was raised by the late David Rockefeller at the Bilderberger Meeting in Baden Germany, June 1991:
“Some even believe we are part of a secret cabal working against the best interests of the United States, characterizing my family and me as ‘internationalists’ and of conspiring with others around the world to build a more integrated global political and economic structure, one world if you will. If that is the charge, I stand guilty, and I am proud of it.”
Rockefeller Foundation’s Operation Lockstep: ‘Under the Guise of a Pandemic, We Will Create a Prison State”.
Right from the horse’s mouth, and is it not right now looking just like a police state?
LOCAL airports are being forced to adhere to strict and expensive security upgrades to remain compliant as part of a Federal Government initiative to enhance security at commercial airports around Australia.
Kennedy MP, Bob Katter said the changes spell the end for carriers such as Rex Airlines and countless regional airports across Queensland as the majority of the owners are local councils who will have no means to foot the diabolical bill estimated to be up to $760,000 a year.
Mr Katter said the measurements fall into the Government’s typical “once size fits all” approach to governing and only imposes further restrictions in the name of national security with the collateral damage being regional towns.
“If these airports close, it will make life utterly intolerable,” Mr Katter warned.
“They have put in requirements stipulating airports that don’t meet a certain quota in passengers a year will not get the security clearance, so it cannot be used as a commercial airport. This decision closes every small-town airport in Australia.”
Rex Airline has received $54 million in Federal subsidies since August as part of the Government’s coronavirus recovery funding and has been able to remain operating with a reduced number of flights in some areas. But the new security changes mean Rex will not be able to land in towns like Cloncurry, Hughenden, Richmond and Karumba unless the security requirements are met.
But the Federal Government has confirmed that there would not be financial support for these measures until June 2021.
“The Federal Government’s proposition to provide financial support in July next year is too little, too late – the airports will be gone by then,” Mr Katter said.
“In North Queensland, we have over 20 airports stretching from Georgetown through to Normanton through the Mid-West towns – Julia Creek, Richmond, Hughenden, Cloncurry and Winton etc – none of these will be able to operate.
“And the people who live in these towns will have to drive between 400km-500km from the Mid-West to get to an airport or upward of 900km to get all the way to the coast.
“Life has been made utterly intolerable for these people. And if you are going down to Brisbane to check if you have cancer, or receive urgent treatment, well so sorry, too bad, you’ll just have to die.
“The tyranny of distance has been reimposed by the Federal LNP four days before election and I have never ever seen such infinite dumbness in all my life.
“What they have done is taken the mantle of safety put there by so many people over generations and ripped it away.”
Mr Katter said he was calling on the State Government to override the feds and regulate the remote market routes to ensure continuity, to save our small towns, keep the airports open and the planes in the sky.
“So all I can say is that we are going to fight this all the way down to Canberra and I think we might have the numbers on this one.
“The Government thinks they are going to finance it in July next year. No way Hosay, the airlines and airports will have closed by then – gone forever – but I will fight like a tiger to keep them open.”
An election pledge has been made by the Queensland LNP Opposition Attorney General to make available the identity of child sex offenders should it win the election.
Like the Labor Party the LNP has decided to place its ugly head in a noose to commit suicide over their entrenched sex offenders whose identity no doubt will not be on the list.
Like Labor the LNP has among its ranks sitting members of parliament from the highest positions in government and throughout the ranks of the bureaucracy. The LNP and ALP have appointed sex offenders to the highest positions in the country which includes the judiciary, intelligence and police.
Will their names appear on the register? We doubt it. The LNP would lose government should this occur. And the ALP would never again hold it.
How are they protected? By the sex offenders of the mainstream media who occupy similar positions within the child trafficking industry.
Trump has arrested thousands of underground child traffickers across the US and Europe but has barely touched the surface of the Australian operation.
Several years ago Cairnsnews was shown a list of high-profile sex offenders only to discover several of them are still in office. We have considered publishing this list, which is not available in Australia.
If and when the LNP decides to make available the Queensland sex offender list Cairnsnews will check the veracity of it with the view of publishing ours.
Compiled by Jim O’Rourke, Townsville Bureau
Statement by Katters Australian Party
We are hereby advising the media and the public that a defamation action has been commenced against Senator Canavan.
Senator Canavan stated on a national media programme which aired on 13 October, 2020, with reference to myself:
“he has preferenced a Labor Government over the years…”
This is a proposition continuously promulgated by the Liberal National Party (LNP).
Whilst undoubtedly politicians lie, these are elements that make this a very “malevolent lie.”
- “It can be proved to be a lie” since How to Vote cards with preferences must be registered with the Electoral Commission Qld (ECQ).
- He knows also that it’s a lie since my office sent to him in February this year, How to Vote cards from previous elections along with a warning not to repeat this lie.
For an elected official to continue lying when he knows he is lying should be regarded as the highest of impropriety.
The High Court of Australia in Theophanous v Herald & Weekly Times Ltd, went so far as to state that it is implicit in our Constitution, the right to know and the right to know the truth.
- This has been most damaging to our small, northern and western based party.
The Australian Labor Party’s (ALP) notorious and continuous opposition to coal, cane farming, and cattle (you will remember the live cattle bans), make the ALP a pariah in northern and western Qld.
And the Senator and his ilk, their lies are most damaging to our party.
- Whilst it is true,
“that you throw dirt you lose ground”
it is also true that,
“some of it sticks.”
My father and Sir Douglas Logan, World War soldiers, endlessly drummed into me to ‘watch out,’ and Adolf Hitler said, ‘if you tell a lie continuously, constantly and consistently people will believe it is the truth even though it is a lie.’
Later I discovered that that quote is in Mein Kampf.
KAP how to vote cards on one side preference Liberals over Labor, on the other side they preference Labor over Liberals.
We are well aware that the LNP Federal Govt. deregulated and destroyed all rural industries.
And it was the LNP that disarmed Australians.
But we let the voters decide, poor as those choices might be.
This defamation is seriously exacerbated since the Senator must know that just the complete opposite is true.
The LNP in the last Qld election, in their bitter hatred of Pauline Hanson, preferenced Labor over One Nation thereby cheating Hanson’s One Nation out of two seats.
Since Hanson would have never voted in a Palaszczuk-Trad Govt, there is no question that Liberal preferences elected a Labor Govt.
It is an extraordinary act of self-immolation, making preferences an issue when your own LNP Party is preferencing the Greens above Labor.
This ensures in my opinion a very real prospect that a Greens-ALP Govt. could be elected.
The Greens raison d’être:- the closure of the coal industry, cane industry, hard-hoofed animals (cattle) and solar energy which closes the aluminium industry.
These are the only industries Qld has got since tourism is “Covided”.
Further, making preferences an issue is ill-advised when your LNP Party’s preferencing of Labor in the last Qld election elected a Labor Govt.
A concluding matter of great importance:
Anyone else who repeats this lie will join the Senator in the courtroom.
So, if your neighbour in the backyard tells you this then please advise us, and your neighbour will join the Senator as a Defendant in this action.
They will be with him in the courts.
Editor: Matt Canavan as a Northern Development Minister has not turned one sod of soil for five years instead relying on LNP ‘smoke and mirrors’ over new dam construction. He is just another LNP snake oil salesman who has wasted more then $500 million on water investigations that produced nothing for regional Australia.
Totally compromised banker’s man PM Scott Morrison, rushes in a ban on cash that has nothing whatsoever to do with alleged Covid 19 infected banknotes or tax evasion. The ABC and MSM are supporting the NWO takeover with their fake news
Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter, has expressed his disgust on the back of the announcement that some inner-city supermarkets will no longer be accepting cash.
“A proposal by one of the supermarket chains to go cashless?” Mr Katter said in disbelief when first confronted with the news.
“Once cash vanishes then you become the puppet of the banks,” said Mr Katter.
“A cashless society means the only way you can buy anything is if the bank approves it and four banks encompass 90% of Australia’s transactions.”
“If we Australians are stupid enough to trust 4 giant corporations and their puppets, the Federal Government, then we are really stupid people.”
“Australian currency is owned by the people, not the banks.”
Mr Katter’s tirade follows a major supermarket informing the public that, from yesterday, they would no longer be accepting cash payments at six more inner city stores in Melbourne and Sydney. This is on top of the six stores that began the trial in July this year.
“The concentration of power here is really scary,” Mr Katter added.
“The giant supermarket chains have destroyed owner operator businesses across Australia.”
“This is the first step onto a slippery slope, and it will be absolutely disastrous, at a time when people are trying to desperately to get their money out of the banks and financial institutions.”
“I will lead the first demonstration in the first store that they attempt to do it!”
Cairnsnews advises voters in the upcoming Queensland election on October 31 to vote for a KAP candidate or you will go down with the Admiralty law ship. If valid, corporation law would prosecute Queensland Inc for trading while insolvent. The state is hopelessly bankrupt yet the knucklehead Premier and the equally silly Opposition Leader, bereft of any intelligence have taken election pork-barreling to such lofty heights the Reserve Bank will have to print money non-stop for the next two years.
Murdoch closed down most of his regional weeklies and some dailies earlier this year
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has admitted his petition calling for a royal commission into Rupert Murdoch’s media empire will likely be ignored by the Liberal government, despite amassing more than 40,000 signatures in just over 24 hours.
In a tweet on Saturday Mr Rudd said he was urging parliament to set up a royal commission into the abuse of media monopoly in Australia, particularly by the Murdoch media, and to make recommendations to maximise media ownership diversity.
“The truth is Murdoch has become a cancer, an arrogant cancer, on our democracy,” Mr Rudd said in a video launching the petition.
It has since racked up over 40,000 signatures, and he says he’s not surprised by the outpouring of support.
“What I picked up across the Australian community is growing levels of anger about the impact of the Murdoch media monopoly on people’s lives,” he told AAP on Sunday.
“This anger is finally bubbling over into a much more broadly based social movement. People are just fed up.”
According to Mr Rudd, 70 per cent of Australia’s print readership – and virtually every newspaper in Queensland – is owned by Mr Murdoch.
He keeps his loss-making newspapers in Australia to maximise his political power, pursue his commercial interests, and bully anybody who has a different point of view, Mr Rudd said.
“In 18 of the last 18 federal and state elections, we’ve seen the Murdoch media campaign viciously against the Labor Party and viciously in support of the Liberal and National parties.”
“There’s no such thing as a level playing field any more.”
Mr Rudd said the issue had been swept under the rug for too long, because the Murdoch media and coalition government scratched each other’s backs.
He hopes the groundswell of support will mean the government will be forced to consider calling a royal commission.
“That is a political decision for Mr Morrison,” he told AAP.
“The Murdoch media act as a political protection racket for the Liberal and National parties, so they don’t want to change things.
“But the bottom line is, any political party will always be mindful of where there is a groundswell of community sentiment.”
Mr Rudd also brushed off concerns that calling for government intervention into the agenda of a media company could set a dangerous precedent.
“What a Royal Commissioner would determine based on open terms of reference will be a matter for whoever that Royal Commissioner is. I don’t prescribe a particular outcome here,” he told AAP.
“But what I am saying loud and clear is that we no longer have sufficient diversity.”
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese on Sunday would not say whether he supports Mr Rudd’s call for a royal commission.
“Kevin is doing that as a private citizen, as a former prime minister. He’s entitled to put his views,” Mr Albanese told reporters in Adelaide.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been contacted for comment.
Editor: Whilst we might agree with some of Mr Rudd’s assertions we support News Ltd’s coverage of so-called climate change as legitimate and an attempt to balance the stupefied climate warriors of the Labor Party, Greens and particularly the ABC.
The Katter’s Australian Party and One Nation have announced they will place each other as the number two position on their how to vote cards in an alliance to reflect the major party neglect of Queensland.
KAP leader Robbie Katter said the Liberal and Labor major party dominance had clearly failed regional Queenslanders and that the time was now for much needed change.
“For far two long the major parties have continued to sell off our assets, pushed green ideology and failed to invest in regional job creating mega-infrastructure projects,” Mr Katter said.
“Queensland can’t afford another four years of major party dominance, we know it doesn’t work, enough is enough, times up.”
Mr Katter said the KAP would put the Greens last in all seats.
“The LNP are preferencing the Greens which highlights how out of touch they have become.
“If there is a result of the LNP deal that ends up with a Greens controlled government this looks like no dams, no coal and more crime.
“We can’t risk the Greens grabbing a seat, it’s a major threat to the future of North Queensland.”
Mr Katter said the only way the majors can learn their lesson is that if people don’t give them their vote.
“Both the LNP and Labor are Brisbane based parties and the evidence of this is beyond clear,” he said.
“Up here in the north the LNP they say they are pro coal, yet down in Brisbane they tell everyone they are anti-coal, the truth is they are preferencing the Greens and they can’t have a bet each way.
“Ultimately our preferences are up to the voter, the how to vote card is just a guide.”
Mr Katter said other Westminster democracies who had more than a duopoly party dominance had a better governance of their citizens.
“Stronger minor parties means politicians have to actually fight for your vote in order to make a difference.”
Weipa miner Metro Mining today made a shock announcement it was shutting down its flagship Cape York Bauxite Hill operation which came hard on the heels of the Liberal National Party joining with Labor to shut down cheap coal fired power for Queensland.
Metro said it would shelve its Skardon River project 100 klm north of Weipa until April next year due to its inability to renew contracts with China amid a slumped world alumina market.
The closure will see 50 Cape York Aborigines and Islanders lose their plant operation jobs which will significantly impact local communities. The mine employs another 160 fly-in employees,
Yesterday saw the LNP vote with Labor and Greens to curb Queensland coal mining and to drop support for coal-fired power.
Katters Australian Party leader Robbie Katter put forward a motion to provide Queenslanders with the cheapest electricity possible by ceasing costly renewable power mandates, subsidies and investment programs available to inefficient wind and solar generation to ensure coal and renewables competed on a level playing field.
The LNP is supporting Labor to achieve its renewable energy target of 50 per cent by 2030, a move Mr Katter says will kill power dependent industries in the state.
Mr Katter said the LNP Opposition’s stance on coal was akin to former Federal Labor leader Bill Shorten.
“They tell us in North Queensland they support coal, but when it came time to nail their colours to the mast in Parliament, they squibbed it,” he said.
“They are giving preferences to the Greens in Brisbane-based seats at the upcoming election so it hardly surprises me that they have voted this way. But they can be sure the people of regional and North Queensland will remember that the LNP betrayed them when they walk into the polling booth on October 31.”
Mr Katter said coal played an important part in the economy and now and into the future, providing $3.8 billion in wages, $4.4 billion in royalties last year, accounting for 0.1 per cent of Queensland’s land mass, $52.5 billion gross regional product in 2918-19, 15 per cent of the total GDP over the whole of Queensland, and 11 per cent of employment.
“Regional Queenslanders feel like the Government has been their enemy for so many years. Go out there and try and start a coal mine or water project from scratch—it is not very easy.”
Member for Hill Shane Knuth said electricity prices continued to go up because there were zero coal-fired power plants in North Queensland.
“Collinsville was the last coal-fired power station in North Queensland, and it had five coal-powered steam turbines with a combined generation capacity of 190 megawatts of electricity,” he said.
“However, a solar power farm which was built on adjacent land in 2018 now generates only 42 megawatts of electricity. The Collinsville power station had families who lived, worked and sent their kids to school in Collinsville and the generator saved hundreds of millions of dollars in lost transmission and kept electricity prices down.”
Member for Hinchinbrook Nick Dametto said the KAP wasn’t against renewables, but wanted the State Government to put a stop to solar and wind subsidies that made regional power prices soar.
“Wind, solar and hydro projects are getting all the benefit from the subsidies for renewable energies, yet we have a project sitting in the middle of the Hinchinbrook electorate ready to go—the NQBE (the North Queensland Bio-Energy Corporation)—which has no government backing,” he said.
“They have been offered a little bit of money to go towards the development of the project—about $1 million was ear-tagged—but there is not a cent to go towards making sure that this project has longevity and the legs to get up.
“NQBE offers dispatchable power and supports the sugar cane industry but can’t get a cent. That’s because the Government’s renewable subsidies are driven by ideology and not economics.”