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Kuranda Range Road highway to hell

contributed

The Queensland Labor Corporation last year engaged a Cairns green consulting firm to produce a $1.6 million report requiring a predetermined outcome about finding a new road access to Cairns

Queensland Labor Transport Minister Mark Bailey has been steadfastly opposing any new road to take the place of the outdated and extremely dangerous Kuranda Range Road connecting the Atherton Tablelands to Cairns.

Bailey cannot drive a car therefore makes an excellent choice of a Labor academic in charge of the state’s massive road network.

Labor Transport Minister Mark Bailey

The report’s author, Mark Aitken, CEO of ARUP consultancy firm in Cairns was tasked to deliver a report finding no new road access was needed until 2051, an incredulous outcome in face of the facts.

When the $1.6m funding, secured by the KAP Member for Hill, Shane Knuth was announced in August, the newly formed Kuranda Range Road Bypass Committee contacted Mr Aitken offering him support and mentioned the Reddicliffe Bypass which had been on the table for 30 years.

The committee offered to take Mr Aitken onsite to inspect the route which is considered by engineers and road transport operators as the best and most cost-effective, alternative bypass available.

Mr Aitken declined the offer of inspection but took a phone number for future reference.

He was never heard from again.

The committee by then realised the Minister and the consultant had no intention of investigating a new road and would produce a bogus report.

In a foreword to the report, it was stated that local authorities had been consulted about the contents, however a Mareeba Shire Council spokesperson was unaware of any contact with ARUP.

A joint Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils and Main Roads Department investigation revealed Kuranda Range Road vehicle movements were far in excess of its design capacity in 2017.

FNQROC and Main Roads Department joint report (graph) shows the Kuranda Range Road traffic numbers were over its design capacity in 2017

In other words the range road has been redundant for five years.

The ARUP report found the Kuranda Range Road was not trafficable during a total of 44 closures averaging 6.6 hours annually due to accidents.

This data is at best absurd as any driver who lives on the Tablelands would know. The actual rate of closures, many unreported, is much more, particularly in the wet season when landslides, fallen trees and innumerable vehicle accidents close the road often for 4 to 5 hours at a time.

Latest advice received from shire council sources is the Environment Department now requires a total foliage umbrella for the length of the road, which is another disaster waiting to happen and a dangerous, inhibiting factor for heavy vehicle, wide or high loads.

Excessive leaf litter on the already diesel-smeared, slippery surface will send many more light vehicles over the edge. No sunlight will ensure the road stays wet.

Another glaring anomaly in the report states 93 per cent of travel movements are within two minutes of the expected travel time. Most range travelers today allow three to five hours on top of their estimated travel time to get to Cairns Airport or for medical appointments. Some travelers go the day before staying overnight in Cairns.

“The planning study found that while there are clear challenges with each corridor, none of the existing corridors are operating at capacity.

Traffic analysis indicates 93 per cent of travel movements on the Kuranda Range are within two minutes of the expected travel time.

On average, travel duration (light vehicles) is extended by 30 to 40 seconds throughout the day due to the presence of slower moving heavy vehicles.”

It gets worse:

“Current modelling indicates that with natural growth rates traffic volumes on the Kuranda Range Road will not reach the threshold for major upgrades until 2051.

Major development on the tablelands could increase growth rates and bring forward the need for major capacity upgrades.

While currently not needed, actions can be taken to progress towards planning for an alternative alignment in the long-term…….”

The erroneously-named Bridle Track at Davies Creek was not investigated as an alternative route or was the Reddicliffe Bypass which starts east of the Davies Creek bridge on the Kennedy Highway and takes a direct line eastwards to emerge on state government owned vacant land next to the Boral Quarry on Intake Road in Redlynch Valley, Cairns.

An Intake Rd overpass has been included in the plan along with an entry and exit ramp for local traffic, thus allaying any concerns about extra vehicles along Intake Rd.

The new corridor crosses a small wet area and follows the edge of a wet sclerophyll forest to intersect with the Western Arterial Highway.

Contrary to wild claims of destroying homes in Redlynch by Mark Bailey and the Labor Member for Barron River, Craig Crawford, the Reddicliffe Bypass does not provide for one house or any private property resumption excepting a small vacant allotment on the edge of the Western Arterial Hwy.

“This proposed(Reddicliffe) highway is a project no government would ever build due to its hideous cost and destruction of a heritage listed National Park,” said the Greens-driven Mark Bailey.

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter and Reddicliffe Bypass designer and earthmover Ron Reddicliffe examine the structure of the ailing Barron River bridge, the cost of replacement estimated at more than $700M

The cost of the Reddicliffe Bypass has been estimated at well under $500m. A new bridge across the Barron River is estimated at $700m leaving intact the problems with the Kuranda Range Road. There is an existing road access through the national park which would form a part of the new road and there would be minimal disturbance, said committee members.

Bailey has been totally inept and incompetent as a transport Minister according to Cape York transport industry spokesman John Witherspoon who operates road trains across the north.

“The Labor Party wants to shut down Cape York and Gulf cattle and farming industries” he said.

“While we have a new bitumen Peninsula Development Road built mostly with federal funding,

we have a road bottleneck starting at Mt Molloy restricting truck access to Mareeba, Cairns and the port.

“Now the Barron River bridge at Kuranda is back to single lane because it is structurally unsound.

“The Reddicliffe Bypass is the most sensible solution of the lot.”

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter whose electorate takes in the Tablelands has been scathing of Bailey and the Labor Corporation for ignoring the community which is crying out for a new road to Cairns.

“There are 56,000 people living on the Tablelands and 5 percent of Australia’s fruit and vegetable production is land-locked and cannot access the Cairns Port or a proposed deep-water port at Yarrabah,” Mr Katter said.

“We are in a situation where the State Government doesn’t know if the Kuranda Bridge is or isn’t safe. And even when the bridge is open, that route closes 44 times a year for an average of seven hours per closure (according to their own report). 

“Despite this, they tell us that a new road from Cairns to the Tablelands isn’t viable, but they are spending $6b on the Cross River Rail to save Brisbane commuters five minutes, and are also spending billions on the Olympic Games in Brisbane, a sporting contest that will last two weeks!”

ICLEI the real international driver of local government not local communities

Letter to the Editor

The root of all our Local Council problems is UN partner ICLEI (International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives).
It’s the unspoken higher circle in LG.

“The leading network of local and regional governments “ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability” has announced its new leadership following a one-year global democratic election process.” https://iclei.org/en/media/release-iclei-elects-new-leadership-through-global-democratic-process

“ICLEI Global Executive Committee 2021-2024 – Regional seats of Oceania is Amanda Stone, Councillor, City of Yarra, Australia.”

“ICLEI Global Executive Committee 2021-2024 – Portfolio: Urban research on sustainability challenge solutions is Dr. Cathy Oke, Enterprise Senior Fellow in Informed Cities, Connected Cities Lab, Faculty of Architecture Building and Planning, Melbourne School of Design, Melbourne, Australia”

“Special Advisor to the Global Executive Committee is Amanda Stone, Councillor, City of Yarra, Australia. Advisor to: Nature, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Restoration portfolio”

https://iclei.org/en/media/release-iclei-elects-new-leadership-through-global-democratic-process

This Global agenda just overrides the local communities. Around our own community we look in dismay at the huge Chinese style towers replacing our surburban homes. Nothing is ‘sacred’ to the globalists and their initiates.

https://www.iclei.org/

ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability is a global network of more than 2500 local and regional governments committed to sustainable urban development. Active in 125+ countries, we influence sustainability policy and drive local action for low emission, nature-based, equitable, resilient and circular development. Our Members and team of experts work together through peer exchange, partnerships and capacity building to create systemic change for urban sustainability. Does Australia need this interference?

We say kick out the United Nations.

from Alison Ryan

Campbell Newman, Bligh funded Green Cross an environmental front for Agenda 21

Letter to the Editor

All about Campbell Newman, LNP, Labor & Agend 21 & UN NGO ICLEI (Local Government) which controls all our Local/City Councils running progressive Socialist UN policies.

Agenda 21 produced numerous spin-offs under varying names, all coming under the umbrella term ‘ecological sustainability’. Various organisations were established to assist in promoting and implementing AG 21.

Former Brisbane Lord Mayor Campbell Newman funded Green Cross an environmental front for Agenda 21/30

One such organisation was Green Cross International, which was established by Mikhail S. Gorbachev to promote global implementation of Agenda 21, as also noted by ECC. Another was ICLEI, specifically established to promote Agenda 21 implementation by LOCAL COUNCILS around the world (6).

Former Qld Labor Premier Anna Bligh now CEO Australian Bankers Assn

All Australian LOCAL COUNCILS are running a parallel shadow type govt using progressive socialist UN policies.

Green Cross Australia was formed by Rothschild puppet, former Communist Russian President, Mikhail Gorbachev, then Queensland Premier PETER BEATTIE, and LORD MAYOR CAMPBELL NEWMAN, following Brisbane Festival’s Earth Dialogue in 2006. Funding for the formation of Green Cross Australia was supplied by then MAYOR CAMPBELL NEWMAN and new PREMIER, ANNA BLIGH. (CEO Australian Bankers Association)

Former Qld Labor Premier Peter Beattie caught with fingers in till

Green Cross Australia foundation members included, PHILLIP ADAMS, Anna BLIGH, Margaret DE WIT, Ian Dunlop, CAMPBELL NEWMAN, JANE PRENTICE, and many others. Green Cross Australia CEO is Mara BUN, formerly Business Development Director at CSIRO.

Initial Partners of Green Cross Australia included the QUEENSLAND government, BRISBANE CITY COUNCIL, the Earth Charter, and GRIFFITH University. IUCN is also a Partner with Green Cross, and the COMMONWEALTH and STATE governments in Australia are members of IUCN. Green Cross Australia played a large role in education, and indoctrination of our children with the principles of the United Nations Agenda 21 program.

The “Plan of Action” resulting from the Earth Dialogue Festival in Brisbane included the “incorporation of the Earth Charter into Queensland Education’s environmental curricula.” To this end Green Cross developed the Green Lane Diary to target schoolchildren. According to Katy Orell in Global Education magazine: “The Green Lane Environmental Diary program, founded in 1999 by Green Cross, is a school-based educational initiative promoting sustainable development and inspiring students to become agents of transformative change in their own communities.

The initiative underscores a central aim of the Earth Charter Declaration to ‘provide all, especially children and youth, with educational opportunities that empower them to contribute actively to sustainable development’……. The Green Lane Diary falls in line with ideas laid out in the United Nation’s Agenda 21 plan of action for sustainable development………

In 2010, Green Cross Australia introduced the first English-language version of Green Lane Diary, guided by the framework of the Japanese model. The project was so well funded that for two years, the diaries were printed and distributed for free. In 2013, Green Cross rolled out the first e-version of Green Lane Diary.”

The Green Lane Diary, though described as “revolutionary”, was well supported by Australian politicians and teachers. In their “Appeal for Peace”, endorsed by the Queensland government, the Brisbane Earth Dialogue stated: “There can be no sustainable peace if we fail to rise to the global challenge presented by Climate Change.” Clive Palmer, Campbell Newman & One Nation are all controlled opposition. LNP & Labor must be in really big trouble.

Clive Palmer only gives his preferences to LNP. Hanson only gives her preferences to Labor, LNP and KAP in Queensland..

The way to win. is to only run candidates in the Senate. All preferences should go to other party that supports our lawful Constitution. Internet Bill Privacy protection Common Law Medical Bill – Privacy & Mandates. ONLY support parties that will follow: Lawful Constitution not ‘their’ Australian Act. Delete ICLEI Local Govt. (future UN Govt).

Foreign Corporations All treaties signed that go against our Constitution. Agenda 21/2030 deleted our Individual Rights. No one above the other. They must come back to stop the division. NO Corporate Govt No Govt Corporations, Police, Defence, Education, Judicial. No SERCO outsourcing. Science must come back.

Local Councils back to collecting rubbish. No NGOs Delete all Money laundering through Charities. Communal Banks. These 2 parties that will follow our Constitution so far are: Australia One Party, Rod Culleton’s Great Australian Party.

Each politician must draw up a contract with the Australian people. Preferably, no political parties. http://www.galileomovement.com.au/docs/gw/Agenda21inAustralia_2.pdf

https://www.democratsagainstunagenda21.com/the-way-we-see-itour-blog/grabbing-the-bull-by-the-horns-in-australia-fighting-agenda-21

http://www.stopthecrime.net/iclei%20flyer.pdf

from Barnacle Bill

Brisbane

Most regional airports and airlines could close due to expensive security upgrades

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.

Regional airports such as Bamaga at the Tip of Cape York could be shut down by the federal government because of expensive security upgrades

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.”

Local Government and ATO statutes apply only to employees of these entities

Letter to the Editor

As I see it –

Karl Marx Communist Manifesto

1. Abolition of property in land and application of all rents (land taxes, council rates)
of land to public purposes.
.
The “rent” on your property in Australia is in the form of an illegal tax which if not paid over a period of 3 years the “Local Government’ is obliged to hold an auction sale for the recovery of the money owed. So who owns the house and land?
“The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is an Australian government statutory agency…..”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Taxation_Office

Where are the statutes to be found?
.
http://www.knowyourrightsgroup.com.au/files/TaxpayersCharter.pdf
.
Similarly where are the Commonwealth of Australia governments statutes authorising a 3rd tier of government?

Former Liberal Attorney General George Brandis QC, refused to respond to a challenge against the legality of the ATO.

Section 109 of the Australian Constitution states:

“When a law of a State is inconsistent with a law of the Commonwealth, the latter shall prevail and the former shall, to the extent of the inconsistency, be invalid.”

Because the state Parliaments of Australia are subject to the Commonwealth Parliament and also subject to the Commonwealth Constitution, the states cannot lawfully impose a ‘Land Tax’, ‘only the Commonwealth Government holds such taxation authority’.

“The very same applies to local governments continuance and application of rates and taxes issued on their behalf”

(State governments cannot be awarded powers from the commonwealth that are not theirs to hand over)

Until the states of Australia can provide a legal authority either from the High Court of Australia; or from the Federal Government giving authority to raise taxes, to comply with your intentions would be in breach of the law itself, that you are bound to uphold.

All local government has been constitutionally illegal since 3-9-88 when there was a referendum to incorporate local Government into the Australian Constitution, and prior to the referendum, there has never been any implied legality.

This means that all local government authorities now operate without a lawful head of power. The legal bind is that states cannot retain legislation that condones any form of local government.

Thus all levels of government are operating illegally ignoring the instructions of the people. If the government will not obey the Constitutional Will of The People and thus democratic law, why should the people obey parliamentary law? The precedent has been set.

FURTHERMORE Local Government Rates are deemed a tax thus no GST is applicable.

Clearly in sections 51 and 52 of the Constitution and from the Constitutional Commission (1985 – 1988) report that the power of taxation is held exclusively by the Federal Parliament. No states have authority under the constitution to impose a tax. Clearly in sections 51 and 52 of the Constitution and from the Constitutional Commission (1985 – 1988) report that “The power of taxation is held exclusively by the Federal Parliament.” Thus Local Government Rates being a tax are unlawful and in breach of the constitution.

4. Unless we receive a “Rates Notice” from the ‘Commissioner for Taxation council rates are INVALID and UNLAWFUL.

BUT – The ATO is an agency of the Commonwealth.

STATEMENT by former Attorney General to prevent validity of ATO from scutiny

Attorney-General – George Brandis QC

Database

Senate Hansard, Monday, 28 November 2016
Page: 3323

“………..Nevertheless, because a constitutional issue had been raised, a notice under section 78B of the Judiciary Act went to the Commonwealth, as well as to the states and territories, asking if the Commonwealth wished to intervene in the proceedings. It is important to point out that although the ATO is an agency of the Commonwealth it is a different legal personality. It nevertheless represents the interests of the Commonwealth in protecting the revenue. It is not automatic that the Commonwealth intervenes in proceedings every time it receives a section 78B notice. Every section 78B notice is assessed according to its own particular facts………………”

http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1011/11RP10

http://www.markmaldridge.com

https://markaldridge.wordpress.com/2012/11/04/the-australian-constitutions-validity-local-government-and-law/

….Relatively low key but highly symbolic Commonwealth support of local government continued during the Howard Liberal–National Government (1996–2007). A significant local government initiative of the Howard years was the Roads to Recovery program, which provided funds direct to local governments to upgrade, construct and maintain local roads. Begun in 2000, some $1.2 billion dollars was spent on Roads to Recovery grants by May 2005, and a further $1.23 billion was subsequently committed for the 2005–06 to 2008–09 fiscal period.[45] This program benefited many rural and regional councils, a reflection, perhaps, of an old national ideal identified by political scientist Judith Brett:

Built into the notion of what it was to be an Australian was an idea of shared access to basic services, a shared minimum standard of living, no matter where you lived.[46]

The rhetoric behind the Roads to Recovery scheme included a slightly ‘Whitlamesque’ concern for fostering local ‘agency’ and expeditious outcomes without state involvement: ……

http://www.aph.gov.au/About_Parliament/Parliamentary_Departments/Parliamentary_Library/pubs/rp/rp1011/11RP10

Public Service Act 2008 Section 24 Chapter 1 Introduction Part 2 The Queensland Public Service

What is a government entity

1. (a)  a department or part of a department; or
2. (b)  a public service office or part of a public service office; or
3. (c)  an agency, authority, commission, corporation, instrumentality, office, or other entity, established under an Act or under State authorisation for a public or State purpose; or
4. (d)  a part of an entity mentioned in paragraph (c); or
5. (e)  another entity, or part of another entity, declared under a regulation to be a government entity; or
6. (f)  a registry or other administrative office of a court of the State of any jurisdiction.

(2) However, each of the following entities is not a government entity— (a) a local government; etc

Therefore corporate Local government is like the corporate ATO which has no Commonwealth Constitutional authority and is therefore an agency of the Commonwealth and States. Local Government and ATO Acts are only corporate statutes, and only apply to the employees of that private company (Corporations Act 1990 Sec 8).

from Kev Crisscross,

Brisbane

Burke Development Rd unsafe and should be closed

The dangerous state of the Burke Development Road west of Chillagoe in Far North Queensland has prompted calls from local truck drivers to close the road until it can be repaired.

In the past week there have been two motor vehicle accidents, one a roll over resulting in serious injuries requiring the Cairns rescue chopper to evacuate the victims to hospital.

Local truck drivers are warning tourists not to venture west of the Lynd River on the Burke Development Road because of kilometre long stretches of almost bottomless bulldust across the entire road width and now churned up side tracks across claypans have all but shut down access to Kowanyama.

The Transport and Main Roads Department in Cairns and Member for Leichardt Warren Entsch were notified three days ago about  the dangerous condition of a 40 klm section of the main arterial road to Kowanyama and Normanton yet no action has been taken.

Mareeba Shire Council says it has no funds to upgrade the road, however a maintenance crew was working on the Wrotham Park end of the road and heading west.

NO ACTION TAKEN BY TRANSPORT AND MAIN ROADS DEPT OR MEMBER FOR LEICHARDT, WARREN ENTSCH

Triple road trains have been carting gravel to Kowanyama completely destroying  long sections of the Burke Development Rd which local transport operators believe should be closed until repaired

Katters Australian Party Member for Leichardt Dan McCarthy said he had driven on the road several times in the past and it had always been in need of repair.

“This road is disgraceful and trucks are getting wrecked trying to drive over it. I know of a transport operator at Dimbulah who refuses to use it. I have been advised the side tracks through the bush are now getting cut up and it really is unsafe to use,” Mr McCarthy said.

“Like the gravel sections of the Peninsula Development Road, the TMR just refuses to fix it. I will be ensuring federal money is forthcoming to have a major upgrade so the Kowanyama people and locals can use it.”

Triple road trains carrying gravel to Kowanyama from a local quarry over the past month have destroyed the soft clay loam road surface.

Chillagoe transport operator Karyl Struber said the road should be closed until it is repaired, but the deep dust holes were beyond a grader and water truck. She said it would need major works before reopening.

“It is disgusting and not safe. It is not right and little money ever gets spent on it,” Ms Struber said.

“Tourist buses and people from Kowanyama use this road and if a bus load of kids had an accident there would be big trouble.” –contributed

 

 

 

Bundaberg Regional Council threatens landowner for living in caravan

Letter to the Editor

Can readers assist Michal at Gin Gin, west of Bundaberg?

 

Bundaberg Mayor – John “Jack” Dempsey was born on 7 April 1966. He started as  a brickies labourer then became a Queensland policeman then Police Minister under the LNP Newman Government in 2012.

The buck stops here people with this illegal council dictating to the people without being a sanctioned by the people to act as a government body.

Contact Jack the dictator to voice your opinion of this persecution from his office.

jack.dempsey@bundaberg.qld.gov.au

 

THE LETTER

I bought a land in Gin Gin and have no debt. Started to build but council came and started to mess. Caravan they say is unlawful on my land, the sheds are unlawful and if I do not comply I face a $500 000 fine.

A few days after that unexpected visit I decided to sell the land rather than fight and likely loose.

They still make a problem that is demand me to submit an application and pay $600 for permission to spread the home pad.

Well they allege that everything mine on my land is unlawful. I do not agree at all if I am a  free man.

But when I have enough of them, they also do not allow me to restore my land to an original shape but demand a hefty payment.

They also do not allow me to live in my caravan (not comfortable for a long run) on my land.

  1. What would be the best I can do to sell and go without a problem?

Q2. Can we as society do anything to stop this unlawful acts of councils and our government? It is clearly a case of slavery. It is also a case of them reinstating the Feudal laws. YOu bought your land but you had to pay yearly in order to have permission to actually own it.

Is it clear?

How to combat the slavery and unlawfulness and if anyone could possibly guide me of how to finish this drama as I’ve described?

(now pad is almost not visible as I have smoothed it with a machinery. But must live in my caravan until sell the land.

Thanks
Michal          26whitebox@gmail.com

 

Lancet outs fluoride as a dangerous neurotoxin

A report from the world’s oldest and most prestigious medical journal, The Lancet, has officially classified fluoride as a neurotoxin, in the same category as arsenic, lead, and mercury. [1] 

The news was broken by author Stefan Smyle and disseminated by the Facebook page Occupy Food, which linked to the report published in The Lancet Neurology, Volume 13, Issue 3, in the March 2014 edition, by authors Dr. Phillippe Grandjean and Philip J. Landrigan, MD. The report can be viewed by clicking here.

Industrial chemicals identified

As noted in the summary of the report, a systematic review identified five different similar industrial chemicals as developmental neurotoxicants: lead, methylmercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, arsenic, and toluene.

The summary goes on to state that six additional developmental neurotoxicants have also now been identified: manganese, fluoride, chlorpyrifos, dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane, tetrachloroethylene, and the polybrominated diphenyl ethers.

The authors added that even more of these neurotoxicants remain undiscovered.

Fluoride has been named by the prestigious medical journal ‘Lancet’ as being a neurotoxin, but the Qld Labor Party knows better, insisting it be added to drinking water

ADHD, Dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments

In the Lancet report, the authors propose a global prevention strategy, saying that “untested chemicals should not be presumed to be safe to brain development, and chemicals in existing use and all new chemicals must, therefore, be tested for developmental neurotoxicity.”

Also in the report, they note that neurodevelopmental disabilities, including attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, dyslexia, and other cognitive impairments, are now affecting millions of children worldwide in what they call a “pandemic of developmental neurotoxicity.”

The report coincides with 2013 findings by a Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health, which concluded that children in areas with highly fluoridated water have “significantly lower” IQ scores than those who live in areas with low amounts of fluoride in their water supplies. [2]

Fluoride also linked to cancers

Sodium fluoride in drinking water has also been linked to various cancers.

It is functionally different than the naturally-occurring calcium fluoride, and commonly added to drinking water supplies and used by dentists and in dental products who posit that it is useful for dental health.

Currently, fluoride is added to water supplies across much of North America, however, adding fluoride to drinking water is not always standard practice, being banned entirely throughout most of Continental Europe and in several other developed nations across the world.

Sources:

[1] Woffinden, B. (2005, June 11). Fluoride water ’causes cancer’. Retrieved from https://www.theguardian.com/society/2005/jun/12/medicineandhealth.genderissues

[2] Mercola, J., Dr. (2013, January 28). Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children’s IQ. Retrieved from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-mercola/fluoride_b_2479833.html

Marxist Victoria government set to seize private property if it fails energy efficiency test

from Alan Manson

A bill to corporatise local government

The Andrews Government has drafted the Local Government Act 2018 that has many draconian features about it.  Reading the Bill indicates the following events will happen if the Bill passes through the parliament unchallenged:

  1. ALL local councils will become legitimised as “corporations” as representing “the third tier of government”.  Our Constitution does NOT allow for this to happen; nor is it appropriate for a corporation be both a commercial profit-making enterprise and an arm of government.
  2. ALL Councils will be elevated to “Authority” status; meaning, they will become laws unto themselves.
  3. ALL councils will be able to make their own “Local Laws” (which are different to by-laws) and they will able to enforce them – even utilising the police when necessary.
  4. Councils will be required to bring community housing up to the standards specified in the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target 2007.  This means they will send “approved officers” to people’s homes and businesses to produce a list of work required by the landowner to meet these targets for energy efficiency.
  5. If the landowner fails to complete the work within the given timespan, the council will then arrange for the work to be done.  This could cost $$0,000’s!
  6. Once completed, the council gives the landowner time to pay.  If he/she cannot do that, then the land is “”transferred” to the council.
  7. The council will then determine “market value” of the property and after any mortgage costs, encumbrances, fees and fines are deducted, many people will not see much cash remaining from the value of their former home.  They could also be looking for other accommodation too.

 

Communist Victoria Premier Dan Andrews moves to confiscate private property if it doesn’t meet energy efficiency standards

With already corrupt councils potentially being offered so much POWER to exercise over their ratepayers, it is believed that the laws they enact will be so totalitarian that no person will have any means to object to their decisions.

Fortunately, this Draft Bill is available for public comment.

I have put together a Submission Template that exposes each council’s illegitimacy (together with other issues) and I’m seeking assistance from those who own/lease or invest in property to contact their MP’s and tell them to NOT support this Bill.

Larry Hannigan has kindly hosted for me a webpage about this matter; so I encourage you to visit the page and read it carefully, as it has extracts taken out of the proposed legislation to demonstrate how draconian this matter is.

More importantly, the webpage has a link where you can download a Submission template that I have created to assist people to make a submission

Contact the author:   Alan Manson frackfreegrovedale@gmail.com

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