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Wind generation gets the thumbs down from One Nation senator

Senator Malcolm Roberts told a meeting of Lakeland residents on Sunday he was surprised the developers of a massive windfarm project would have advised them there was no government requirement to conduct public notification or consider public submissions.

The One Nation Senator visited Lakeland at the request of landowner Joy Marriott, one of the closest neighbours to be affected by 35 towers, up to 240 metres high.

In a letter from the proponents, Windlab, residents were told the Department of Infrastructure, Local Government and Planning is currently assessing the development application for the wind farm.

“They have confirmed with us that there is no requirement to conduct public notification or consider public submissions. However, you can still make a submission by writing to the Department ,”wrote spokesman, Joshua Petrass.

Lakeland residents David Collie, Eric Rosendahl, Toni-Lee Smith, Joy Marriott and Senator Malcolm Roberts examining a photo montage of 240 metre high wind towers

Ms Marriott said the company was not required to undertake an Environmental Impact Study, “yet when a Lakeland business applied to extend its accommodation facilities the council insisted on a very strict application process that involved an EIS and planning that will cost a lot of money.

“I had to do a similar process when I started my now nearly completed caravan park and it cost a lot of money, so I can’t see how a southern developer can come to Lakeland with a $200 million wind farm and not do an EIS or take any notice of objections.”

Wind-generated power did not receive top marks from Senator Roberts. He warned that the huge increase in power prices across the State was caused in part by subsidised renewable power.

A mining engineer by profession, Senator Roberts warned that wind power was not all it was made out to be.

“My research shows that wind power destroys the security of electricity supply because it is asynchronous (not occurring at the same time) and it destabilises electricity supply,” Senator Roberts explained.

“It relies on subsidies from taxpayers and can be harmful to physical and mental health as well as harm the environment, but it can also destroy property values.

“Wind towers are not aesthetically pleasant, but worst of all wind farms are based on a lie-Australian industry is not affecting the global climate.”

In the letter, Mr Petrass said Windlab seeks to partner with the community to bring economic development and investment in renewable energy.

 

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Culleton brings criminal charges against Brandis

The Federal Government and Opposition continue to fall apart driven by corruption scandals, citizenship disqualification and a judiciary acting as the arm of dishonest political parties.

Former One Nation WA senator Rod Culleton has borne the brunt of a corrupt and unaccountable judiciary marching to the orders of Liberal Attorney General George Brandis.

This time justice might catch up to the errant Brandis after he was served with a summons to face the Magistrates Court on a criminal conspiracy charge.

Attorney General George Brandis faces disqualification from two fronts. One is a criminal charge against him and two is an entitlement to German citizenship.

Culleton has charged the beleaguered Attorney General with conspiracy allegedly over his part in giving the senate false information to have the High Court disqualify Culleton over his bankruptcy which he says was an intentionally incorrect finding of a Federal Court judge.

Culleton launched the private prosecution after a meeting with the Chief Magistrate in Canberra.

Meanwhile the Director of Public Prosecutions is attempting to take over the case and shut it down, no doubt on orders from the accused Attorney General.

Culleton says the DPP is a public servant, “not a duly elected public officer.”

“The Director has no right or qualifications to take over my case. They are not a judge or jury,” he claimed.

“I was tossed out of the senate because my first question to Senator Brandis pointed out the High Court and all other courts had been functioning unlawfully since 2004 when the courts removed the Crown(Queen) from all process.” (Cairns News Nov 22, 2016)

Disqualification of sitting politicians under Section 44 of the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia, should also apply to lawyers or barristers who sit in Parliament.

“The Parliament is in conflict with the Constitution by having lawyers as politicians,” Mr Culleton explained.

“These members are officers of the court and being a politician they receive a reward under the Crown and as such should be disqualified under Section 44 too.”

A constitutional analyst has pointed out to Cairns News that George Brandis’ parents were both born in Germany, entitling him to German citizenship.

“”This would bar him from sitting,” the analyst said.

 

 

Former ‘bank-bashing’ WA Senator Rod Culleton files charges against Hanson

from Gil Hanrahan in Melbourne

Senator Pauline Hanson

One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson, two of her senators and Attorney General George Brandis QC, have had criminal conspiracy charges filed against them in the Melbourne registry of the High Court of Australia.

The complaint was filed by former One Nation WA Senator Rodney Culleton on Friday June 23 and includes former colleagues senators Brian Burston (NSW) and Malcolm Roberts (Qld).

They have been charged under Section 43, Crimes Act 1914 (Cth).

The summons will be served by Mr Culleton on Monday, June 26.

Senator George Brandis

Senator Brian Burston

Senator Malcolm Roberts

 

 

 

 

 

Former senator Rodney Culleton, was sacked from the senate on Jan 12 after being found bankrupt by the Federal Court. His brother-in-law Peter Georgiou was nominated by the High Court to sit in his place as a One Nation senator for Western Australia.

Rod Culleton former One Nation WA Senator

Mr Culleton filed criminal charges of intent to attempt to pervert the course of justice in respect of the judicial power of the Commonwealth.

Mr Cullleton accused the senators of “seconding a motion in the Senate on the 7th November 2016, to refer the question of the possibility that Rodney Norman Culleton would be subjected to a term of imprisonment by a Magistrate at Armidale, and the Senate did refer the said Rodney Norman Culleton’s eligibility to the High Court.”

The charge further reads “…..and you allowed the matter to continue, even after an agreed Statement of Facts was filed in that Court proving beyond any reasonable doubt that the said Rodney Norman Culleton was never under potential imprisonment and thereby in breach of your sworn public duty, attempted to pervert the course of justice in respect of the judicial power of the Commonwealth.

“ (this is) An Offence against S 43 Crimes Act 1914 (Cth). Under S 129 (5) Evidence Act 1995, the transcript of proceedings in the Senate are admissible against you.”

The charges were filed in support of a notice under 78B of the Judiciary Act 1903 of a constitutional matter alleging the Attorney General had withheld the agreed statement of facts of the referral to the courts by a motion instead of a mandated petition which in any case exceeded the 40 day requirement to lodge an objection to the eligibility of a sitting member.

The agreed statements of fact were not filed in the HCA by the Attorney General.

Culleton said the statements of fact clearly show that he would never have been sentenced to imprisonment for the alleged theft of a truck key two years ago.

“I got no say and the agreed facts were never presented to the bench,” he said.

“Brandis should have filed the agreed facts that were signed of off by the Australian Government solicitor stating that I would never have been sentenced.

“Sect 25 (1) (a)  of the Crime Sentencing  Procedure Act says the local court must not make an order of imprisonment if the offender is absent.

“This matter has never been held at trial but was only based on non-agreed facts put to the HCA by Brandis.

“He has used taxpayers money to unlawfully remove me from senate at the request of the banks.”

No date has yet been set for a hearing.

Senator Hanson was unavailable for comment.

During Culleton’s short tenure sitting in the senate he forced the High Court to restore the Queen in legal process.

He says the restored ‘Queen of Australia’, does not exist. Culleton has been a huge thorn in the side of the banks, calling for a federal inquiry into banking practices after presenting evidence of widespread corruption involving farm foreclosures.

View documents of charges lodged;

Pauline Hanson

George Brandis

Malcolm Roberts

Bureaucratic salaries account for more than 40% of Qld budget

Member for Buderim and Queensland One Nation Leader Steve Dickson believes Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has brought democracy to it’s knees in Queensland after refusing to answer a Question Without Notice during budget week claiming it was actually two questions.

“On Wednesday I asked the Premier ‘While every day Queenslanders and businesses are finding it difficult to pay electricity bills and keep their heads above water financially, how many Queensland government employees are receiving taxpayer funded salaries in excess of $200,000 per annum?’ It was a very straight single question”, Mr Dickson said.

He added, “In part the Premier replied. ‘There are a couple of questions there; I will take the last one first. I am happy if the member wants to put that question on notice and I will get back to him about it. I do not have that information off the top of my head.’ There were not two questions, only one. It was a question about the number of government employees on salaries in excess of $200,000 when considering that so many people struggle to pay their power bills!”

One Nation Qld MP Steve Dickson with Pauline Hanson, embarrasses Premier over bureaucratic salaries

“The Premier was obviously rattled by my question, as I understand salaries account for more than 40 per cent of the entire state budget. But more particularly it’s the high priced bureaucrats Queenslanders should know about. I asked the question two days ago. The Premier needs to answer the question before she heads overseas tomorrow. Queenslanders deserve an answer”, Mr Dickson said

MEDIA ALERT – Please Explain

ABC Four Corners will air the One Nation imbroglio; The sacking of Senator Rod Culleton; and extremely dodgy High Court proceedings on Monday night. The High Court has

no distance between its Judges and the executive arm of government. Tune in to the ABC TV at 8.30 pm.

ABC Monday 3 April 2017 – 8.30pm

“We don’t cheat, we don’t lie, we are upfront with the people.” Pauline Hanson

When Pauline Hanson and her One Nation party stormed back into politics as a major force, it was done on the promise they would be nothing like the “mainstream” political parties they and their supporters loathe.

“We bring a fearlessness. We don’t care what people think… we just speak the facts.” One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts

But on Monday night Four Corners will reveal the brutal backroom politics ripping into Pauline Hanson’s One Nation party.

“If the public knew what went on in the Party I don’t think they’d have anything to do with One Nation.” Former Candidate

Reporter Caro Meldrum-Hanna investigates the party’s inner workings and explores how former supporters have been left disenchanted, asking for Pauline Hanson to “please explain”.

“A political party is supposed to be transparent, democratic, inclusive and the party at the moment is not any of those things.” Former Party Worker

A must-watch investigation.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2017/03/30/4645233.htm

One Nation claims 18C protects Muslims

Malcolm Roberts One Nation

Race-hate speech laws must be changed so people can ‘call out’ Muslim terrorists, perverts and child mutilators, a One Nation senator has told parliament. Malcolm Roberts says Australian Islamists are the real beneficiaries of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, comparing restrictions on race-hate speech to ‘Stalinist repression.

If your Muslim Sudanese neighbour is engaging in female genital mutilation or your Syrian Muslim cafe owner is a terrorist building a bomb or maybe just the Afghan Muslims in the public housing flat next to you are molesting small children, chances are that you are afraid to speak out,’ he said.’Ordinary, decent people are simply afraid to speak the truth.

Source: skynews.com

ONE NATION WA ELECTION FALL OUT

Katter calls for minor parties to come together & don’t forget the Culleton factor

KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter watched Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party’s performance in the Western Australia (WA) election closely. It is Mr Katter’s little party, the KAP – who stand to gain or lose the most from One Nation’s performance in the looming Qld election.

Mr Katter said, “Anyone in Qld who thinks One Nation is dead in the water is badly misreading the situation. The LNP is toxic in WA, but the difference in Qld is, so is the ALP (as well as the LNP).

“The disaster of One Nation giving all their preferences to Liberals, and voting with them all the time in Canberra… (This brought down Tony Windsor who was always voting with the ALP), One Nation is beginning to look like a LNP lamb in wolf’s ‘Third Force’ clothing, the Hanson Party must realise the reason people vote for them is because they’re not one of the majors.

“But when in Canberra, One Nation has taken a stand on the following (and these were all burning issues):

“Came out against a banking Royal Commission,

“Came out in support for the sale of Kidman to Shanghai Cred (whoever their partners are is irrelevant),

“Voted for the Bash up the Workers Legislation (ABCC),

“Voted for the Bash up the Farmers and Tourist Operators legislation (the Backpackers Tax).

“Not only does this portray One Nation as an LNP supporter, but it portrays them as LNP.

“But if you look like a duck and quack like a duck, then you will get shot like a duck.

“We would like One Nation not to duck, but listen to calm, reasoned and experienced counsel.  This is the kind of counsel we always reply upon.

“Also, people have underestimated the reaction to throwing WA Senator Rodney Culleton out of the Senate. Cool heads would have seen the disastrous ramifications of this.

“We shall be urging all of the Third Force parties in Australia, whatever their strengths and weaknesses, to come together.

“All the little parties have one strength in common; they were not the ones who exported our industries and jobs overseas and imported workers into Australia to take what’s left of our jobs. That was (believe it or not) mostly the ALP, and most certainly the LNP.

“It will be a great tragedy for this nation if the Xenophons and Lambies, the KAPs and all the other non-major parties do not have a coming together.

“Our strengths are in our differences but one thing we all have in common is we tenaciously oppose the extremism of the Free Market ideologues and their privatisation, de-regulation and globalisation.

“To the people of QLD, don’t worry about WA; you’ve made a decision to leave the majors and as the Johnathan Thurston and his NQ Cowboys say — stay in the fight!”

Christensen neck to neck with One Nation but Pauline does not support a bank Royal Commission

  KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter has called on Australians to contact their local politicians and give them The Request’- to support the Banking Royal Commission/Commission of Inquiry. 

A Newspoll released today shows that sitting member for Dawson, LNP George Christensen is neck to neck with One Nation, which places him on a suicide mission if he does not cross the floor to support Katters bill for a Royal Commission.

 Although 68 per cent of voters in Dawson support the Royal Commission, they haven’t yet realised One Nation is now another branch of the Liberal Party and will not support the inquiry.

 

LNP Federal Member George Christensen will cross the floor of parliament to support Katter's bill for a bank Royal Commission

LNP Federal Member George Christensen will cross the floor of parliament to support Katter’s bill for a bank Royal Commission

George would be best placed for his longevity in Parliament to support Katter and join his party.

 PM Malcolm Turnbull and his Cabinet, including Barnaby Joyce have been instructed by the Australian Bankers Association new chairman, Anna Bligh (ex Qld ALP Premier), to prevent a Royal Commission from going ahead.

 Bligh is simply reinforcing a long-held policy of the ABA and the Liberals.

Only the executive arm of Government can call for a Royal Commission, so a Commission of Inquiry is being pursued with all the powers of a Royal Commission, but it will report to the Parliament, instead of the executive arm of Government.

To become law the Commission of Inquiry will require two members of the Government in the lower house to cross the floor.  The Federal Member for Dawson, George Christensen has publicly stated he will support a Commission of Inquiry – so one more Government MP’s vote is required for the bill to pass.

“So we just need one more.  There is only one language politicians understand and that is ‘we are going to get you, we are going to get rid of you at the next election’,” Mr Katter said.

“We have had 100s of people from all over Australia ringing my office and demanding a Royal Commission into the banks – which we already support and we introduced Commission of Inquiry legislation last year. 

“So from now on we are telling them to put ‘The Request’ to their local Federal Member of Parliament and get three people to do the same.  Those three people are then asked to get another three people each, who then get another three people….and so it continues.

“I’m telling Australians to contact their local Federal Member of Parliament and say ‘are you voting to support this?’  If the Local Federal Member is not supporting the Royal Commission into the Banks then say, ‘we officially inform you that we are working to get rid of you at the next election’.  It is not about saying we support someone else, it is just that we are getting rid of you.

“80% of the Australian people want a Royal Commission into the banks.  It is a litmus test really on whether you are there to represent and protect the established order, or if you are there to represent the people.  This could not be a more clear cut case.

“It is quite clear to me that George Christensen is a man of integrity and will cross the floor, as he has done before. He is a Lone Ranger.  Not another soul from the ALP or LNP has crossed the floor in the last 20 years. 

“Depending on definition there has been between 15 and 38 inquiries since 2010.  But the savagery of a Royal Commission and its powers can’t be ignored.  I never regretted the Royal Commission in QLD, even though it cost me and my Country Party greatly and many innocents were burned.  Even though we never put the bad guys in gaol, we did remove their protection and destroyed the corruption.  This is what a Royal Commission brings. 

Australians can find out who their local Federal Member of Parliament is on the following website which has a search function to search by electorate, postcode or politicians name: http://www.aph.gov.au/Senators_and_Members/Members

 

High Court restores unlawful ‘Queen of Australia’ in judicial process

Culleton forces HCA to restore the wrong Queen in court process, resulting in its bench closing ranks on Culleton and refusing to hear his arguments about nullified charges in a NSW court involving the disappearance of a $7.50 car key

The continual denial of natural justice in Australia is a direct result of political appointments to the bench

a dissertation by law analyst Peter Gargan

The Restoration of the Queen and all She stands for in the law, must be a priority for every West Australian voter this election because:

The Queen by Her Coronation Oath represents peace, order and good government as the Corporate Parliament of the Commonwealth has tried to legislate since 1986, but after the Australia Act 1986, The Parliament of Western Australia has legislated to remove all safeguards for private property, all freedoms of travel except other than that they approve, and tax, legislated to imprison people without fair trials, and not one Judge or Magistrate in Australia has ever said this is wrong.
Because all WA Judges and Magistrates are supposed to represent the Queen but now only represent the State of Western Australia and its people, they are repudiating the Australian Constitution. Consequently the entire Commonwealth Parliament is absolutely useless to the people of Western Australia because the Judges and Magistrates are treating the work of the Commonwealth politicians as a joke.

Former Senator Rod Culleton forces the High Court to restore the Queen of Australia in judicial process.

 Former Senator Rod Culleton requested the High Court to restore  Her Royal Highness Queen Elizabeth in judicial procedure instead the incorrect and unlawful Queen of Australia was reinserted by the Rules Committee.

When Rodney Norman Culleton asked why the Queen was removed from the High Court the republican lawyers as Judges and Magistrates set out to get him. They put the Queen back in, but only the Queen of Australia not the one who represented peace order and good government from 1900 to 1973.

Your hip pocket is paying all the time for this new regime. Every time a Sheriff attempts to have a Judgment executed or take away your licence to drive, unless you pay the fines they have in the Fines Registry, they are breaking the Laws of the Commonwealth. By levying fines without first taking you to a proper Ch III Constitution Court they are breaking S 43 Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) and should be paying you, instead of attempting to steal your property. The penalty for that is ten years jail. It should mean the State of Western Australia pays you, $540,000 in liquidated damages every time a Sheriff tries to steal a car for unpaid fines. The Sheriff himself should pay $108,000 and so should every Police Officer who helps him get away with highway robbery.

Likewise every person who has lost his or her property in the last ten years, since the real  Queen was abolished, ought to be able to collect this liquidated penalty, pay fifty percent tax upon it, and still be far better off than they are now. The biggest beneficiaries of this regime put in place by the Liberal Party are the Big Banks who made a $46 Billion Dollar profit last year, while the Liberal Government in Canberra is trying to screw Centrelink clients, to rake in around the $35 billion dollars deficit that they have allowed the Banks to evade using captive Judges and Magistrates.
Since 1983, the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Commonwealth has had power to overrule the Laws of the Commonwealth when it comes to law enforcement. Each and every one of the people was granted power, in 1914 in the Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) in s 13 of that Act, to prosecute any offender, but the Protection Racket this person has been running since this Act was passed, a protection racket for Banks, Corporate Offenders, Drug Dealers and Judges and Magistrates that has directly caused the present Budget Deficit of the Commonwealth is still there. The DPP has done this by s 9.5 Director of Public Prosecutions Act 1983, an Act that should never have received the Royal Assent because it has robbed the Crown. This should be repealed, but you need Rodney Norman Culleton in the Senate to get it done.

In 1973 the Governor General was misled into consenting to the creation of the Queen of Australia.  Since then only a few High Court Justices have cast doubt on any allegiance whatsoever to the homespun Queen looking upon Her as illegitimate. Every Senator and Member of the Parliament of the Commonwealth swears allegiance to the Successor of Queen Victoria. This pretend Queen does not qualify, and no wonder some High Court Justices think she is a pretender. The present High Court which had five Judges declare Rodney Norman Culleton disqualified from the Senate, and the five Federal Court Judges who accepted a Judgment from a District Court Judge in Western Australia not made in the name of the Queen ought to be charged and disgraced. This should be enough to see Rodney Norman Culleton restored to the Senate and that Attorney General and President of the Senate charged as accessories to the said perversion of justice.

Attorney General Liberal George Brandis, got his captive judges to bushwack Senator Rodney Culleton

Liberal Attorney General George Brandis QC, got his captive judges to bushwack Senator Rodney Culleton

The Attorney General Senator George Brandis got a written Notice that Rodney Norman Culleton wanted the Commonwealth to strictly prove the Queen was legitimate in Western Australia, and he refused to come to the party. Senator Parry used the Judgment of an alleged illegitimate Judge in bankruptcy to kick out Rodney Norman Culleton from the Senate, on a dodgy contract no self- respecting lawyer would hold valid.

The Family Court has been illegal since its creation. It owes no allegiance whatsoever to the Queen. It destroys lives every time it adjudicates. It sends children into danger. It treats fathers and mothers alike as slaves. It treats children as chattels, as property of the State, to be dealt with like a commodity. It is the greatest lawyer’s money making machine ever created. It only continues because the High Court refuses to acknowledge the Queen and all She stands for.
No one, no one at all, should be imprisoned, have to pay any debt, unless the approval has been obtained from one of the Courts of Her Majesty. There are no such Courts in Australia today. There are lawyers Courts in the present Australia, but none “in the name of the Queen”, the words Senator Culleton insisted the High Court comply with, and as top of the pile, every lower court must comply too. For this they set out to destroy him, using Courts of Lawyers, and the lack of a proper education for every lawyer in Australia including those who advise the President of the Senate.  The people of Western Australia must protest. By protesting and tossing out the present lawyers government in Western Australia and putting in a democratic party with the balance of power, you, the people of Western Australia will get your lives back, and your fair share of the GST. You will also lead the Commonwealth back to the Rule of Law, and get justice restored.

Hanson tackles Section 18c Racial Discrimination Act in the senate

Hansard November 24, 2016

Pauline Hanson addresses the racial Discrimination Act

Senator HANSON (Queensland) (10:48): I have listened to some comments in this chamber today and all I hear about is racism. Let me make my point very clear. When I first came into parliament I stood on the ground of equality for all Australians—equality regardless of race, colour or creed. Also, what I have tried to make quite clear is that, yes, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people were the first peoples of this land here. Yes, Australia was colonised and people came here. Since then, many migrants from around the world have sought to make Australia their home. They have come here to join us and to be one of us, and I welcome that. My first husband was actually Polish. He was a migrant after the Second World War who came to Australia for a new life with his mother.

I have had involvement with people of all different cultural backgrounds. The manager of my shop—my fish and chip shop—was also a refugee from Laos. I had the highest regard for her and we worked very well together. I had properties that I actually rented out to an Aboriginal lady and her child. My children grew up in the same street with Aboriginal children. My association will all different cultures has been one that I have cherished. My parents were people that welcomed anyone into their homes, and that is how I was taught. I have respect for so many different cultures and the people. Respect is earned by the person, not purely based on who they are or their race. It must be earned.

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People say, ‘Why are we standing up here and speaking out against the words “to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate”?’ Today times have changed greatly. People have come to our country. I remember most, years ago when they came, there were the Greeks, the Italians and different ones. They were called wogs. They keep telling me, ‘My god, we actually had everything thrown at us. We were abused, but we said no. We got on with it.’ Because when the Aussies had a go at them in that Aussie way they became part of the community—they assimilated. I remember all the guys at the fish markets—the Greeks and the Italians. We all had jokes together and it was taken in a good sense of humour. I think we have lost that in Australia. I think people have become so precious that you cannot say or do anything anymore. Otherwise, you will be dragged off to the law courts.

You talk about racism. Let’s define the word ‘racism’. A racist is a person who believes their race to be superior to another. Understand the meaning. When you criticise or you have a point of difference, do not counteract that by saying it is a racist comment. I am fed up with people in this parliament and even outside this place calling me a racist, yet they cannot define one word that I have ever said in policy or anything that is racist.

I remember years ago, when I was first elected, I went to have a meeting with the Aboriginal elders. It was set up with the media. I remember they came out and called me a pig in mud and white trash. The media actually printed it. Then, when I actually spoke to them about it, they said, ‘Well, what’s wrong with that?’ I can well imagine if I had reversed the words, but I never did. What I am hearing now is all one way—it is one-sided. Let’s have a debate on this.

Senator McKim says here, ‘If we change it and get rid of 18C, what do you want to say that you can’t say now?’ I will say, through you, Madam Deputy President, a case in point is those students. What did they say on the Facebook page? They said it is ‘segregation with segregation’. So they were shut down. What is that? That is not an insult. It was pure fact. They actually went to the university and they wanted to go into a room and use computers that were purely marked for Aboriginals only. That is racist in itself. Why didn’t they go and complain about 18C? Why wasn’t something done about it? It is not; they are protected because we have laws in this country now that protect anyone who is not of a colour or anyone from another race criticising the Australians. It has become now, in Australia, reverse racism. That is why Australians are fed up with it. That is why they are saying they want change. It has gotten to a point where you cannot have a say anymore. I am okay; I am in this chamber. I am protected. I can say what I want to say here, but not if I go outside this chamber and say it outside, like many Australians. We cannot have an opinion. We cannot say anything anymore.

Senator Dodson made a comment. He said up until 1967 he was not included in the census, and that was true, but the Aboriginal people did have the vote prior to that. I believe it was Western Australia; please correct me if I am wrong. The whole fact is that Australians believed at the time of the referendum in treating Aboriginal people equally. That is why the majority of Australians—around 97 or 98 per cent—voted for that: they wanted equality and they did not want the separation anymore. Senator Dodson says that Aboriginal people were not included in the Constitution. Actually, section 51(xxvi) of the Australian Constitution, in the time before the referendum, said that the Commonwealth shall make specific laws for any race other than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. The framers of that Constitution, our leaders who drew up the Constitution in the 1890s, put in that ability to make specific laws for any race other than Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, and that was because of the Chinese and Afghanis in this country—mainly the Chinese—because of opium and the immigration. That is why it was put in. It was not put in for any reason to do with Aboriginal people at all. It was to do with that.

Senator Dodson talks about words—they can be hurtful and words are what are happening in Syria and the fighting around the world. I do not believe it is just about words. I think it is about hatred of a religion that is casting their hate and their political ideology onto the rest of the world. That is what is behind this. I do believe that we will have the same problem in Australia if we do not address it and have the right to debate it to find the answers so that each and every one of us can live in peace and harmony on our streets and not live in fear of being dragged before the courts. I am pleased to hear that Senator McKim is following my Facebook page. He made a mention of it. Maybe he will learn a lot more from how the Australian people really feel.

What I am saying here today is: is it really going too far to have an opinion that we offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate someone? Maybe the people in Australia should start looking at others of a different religious background to us, so that they may start to think twice before they make their comments on the streets towards our young ladies who wish to not cover themselves up or dress in the fashion of a short skirt and who are then told they are nothing but the meat market. There are women on our beaches who cannot go swimming, because others are offensive towards them. There is a lot of this going on this country, yet there are people in this chamber who will not acknowledge it, and I am sick and tired of seeing them stand up for one race or other people in this country, who do not see themselves as Australians and who have no intentions of ever assimilating. We are told constantly, time and time again, that we must be tolerant. Well, I have had it up to here with my tolerance. I believe that we have a right to have an opinion, have a say and debate it. I will go back to the point: I welcome anyone who has come to this country to join us, to assimilate and to respect our culture and way of life. I stand by that. It is a shame that we have come to the point where we need to debate this issue, but that is where our country is headed. I seek leave to continue my remarks later.

Leave granted; debate adjourned.

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