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AN E-mail bungle by Queensland Police has exposed the personal details of hundreds of the
state’s licensed firearm owners, sparking security concerns being raised by one of
Queensland’s peak pro-shooting organisations.
A police officer in the Moreton Police District, encompassing parts of the Moreton Bay
region, sent an e-mail to more than 350 licensed gun owners on Wednesday, advising them
to ensure their firearms security was in order following a series of break-ins in the region.
However, the sender did not hide the recipient’s e-mail addresses, meaning every single
person who received the e-mail also received the names and e-mail addresses of the other
Shooters Union Queensland president Graham Park said while it might sound like a
harmless error of the type anyone could make, it could have extremely serious
“Thanks to this error, the details of several hundred licensed gun owners have been
exposed including their names and e-mail addresses,” he said.
“It might not sound like much, but that alone is enough for someone with criminal intent to
start piecing together the location of hundreds of firearms in the area.”
Moreton District Officer Superintendent John Hallam said investigations showed human error was the cause of the breach of more than 1,200 email addresses.
“The email address of the licensed weapon holders was placed in the ‘to’ line of the email as opposed to the blind copy line,” he said.
“It was an honest mistake — there’s been nothing to indicate the officer did it for any other reason.
“The officer did endeavour to recall the email as soon as she realised what the error was but unfortunately that was unsuccessful.”
Mr Hallam acknowledged the concern from the shooting community.
“I accept that the error is unacceptable. I understand how it occurred but it is unacceptable,” he said.
“I understand there is a level of concern amongst the people that their personal details have been sent out.
“What was sent out was their email address and their email address only and it went to other licensed weapons holders.”
Shooters Union president Graham Park said the error cast more doubt on the firearm registry system in Queensland.
“This system is supposed to be a highly secure system,” he said.
Mr Park said while gun owners were, by legislation and their nature, among the very most
trustworthy and law-abiding people in the community, an additional concern was how the
information came to be mishandled in the first place.
“It seems a lot like all these e-mail addresses were somehow put in a spreadsheet or text
document or something like that, then copied into an e-mail address field,” he said.
“The fact there’s an option in the firearms management software to mass-extract e-mail
addresses is a gigantic security flaw that raises extremely serious questions about the
integrity of the firearms registry system in Queensland as a whole.
“What other data can be pulled out easily and transferred elsewhere?”
Shooters Union Australia has contacted the Police Minister requesting the situation be resolved – not just with an apology and a shrug, but a commitment to fix the issues and
ensure affected shooters are protected and compensated if they suffer any adverse affects
from the breach.
“The irony is one of the advice items from the police to licence-holders in the e-mail was
‘Don’t make it public knowledge that you possess firearms’,” Mr Park said.
“That’s now off the table for those several hundred gun owners, all because of a situation
outside their control and which shouldn’t have happened in the first place.”
Cairns News readers comments
It is encouraging this article continues to garner interest and responses after so long. I just want to make a couple of points regarding matters which keep arising.
Firstly encouraging and admirable as the action by these police from NSW is, it does not really mean anything as far as the majority of our police are concerned. This is a very small group of police. Given about 17,000 NSW police are employed, these decent, humane and intelligent officers amount to 0.4% of that state’s officers and I have not yet heard of even one in any other state.
Overall cops are ignorant, uninformed and thugs. The chance of even a sizeable minority of them ever standing against their masters and for the community they ostensibly serve is about the same rate. Even if they do they will inevitably be pushed out of the force and will have as much standing then as any of us and the same ability to resist this. I bless and toast the men and women police officers who stand with us, but I have no illusions about what difference it will make at this point.
A majority of cops will like most people simply not care enough or have the courage to go against the traditional authority as they see it and will choose to support the stronger side and lend their weight and ‘enthusiasm’ for oppressing the population to the process as well. So even lacking a true commitment to the agenda, even doubting the truthfulness or legality of it all, these will often be as brutal and vile as those who actually are just brutal cowardly bullies and crooks.
There are many sadists and people with variously stunted personalities and minds who wear police uniforms and any honest cop will be the first to tell you this. The force hasn’t been in the business of attracting the best and brightest ever. Lack of imagination and moral commitment is preferred over ethics and respect for and concern for their fellow human beings.
The police force would rather employ mindless thugs and opportunists who will tend to corruption when the chance arises, so long as their obedience to edicts from on high is a given. This can be due to simple mindedness, malevolence or cowardice even, but preferable to independent thinking, morally upstanding ethical men and women who might be inclined as these small band of police are, to question authority when it is misused.
PNG cocaine bust: Italian police say Mafia so entrenched in Australian politics and business it is impossible to stamp out
PNG cocaine bust: Australia is a “state of Italy”
Italian police have now classed the mafia in Australia as so entrenched, they believe it would be impossible to stamp out completely with Australian police only able to make busts where they can.
First published February, 2016
by Charles Miranda
ITALIAN police have carried out a series of raids to smash a Mafia-led operation to smuggle cocaine to Australia that police say godfathers have now divided into six zones for trafficking drugs, extortion and money laundering.
And such is the entrenchment of Mafia links to Australia now, authorities say the country is virtually a state of Italy and it would be impossible to ever wipe out.
Authorities have uncovered a treasure trove of intelligence related to the fearsome Calabrian-based ’ Ndrangheta mafia group and their operations in Australia including members’ infiltration of key areas to assist in their trade, including transport and politics.
The police operation last week with raids on more than a dozen homes in Calabria has seen 14 members of clans linked to ’Ndrangheta arrested and charged with “criminal association linked to international drugs tracking”, namely to Australia and Canada.
One of eight refused bail is a police officer tasked with protection of a port but instead was allegedly providing guidance on evading controls and security for drug shipments.
The case was the culmination of five years of work by the Central Operational Service of the Italian National Police, a specialist Italian police squad from Calabria and the district’s Anti-Mafia Prosecutor’s Office.
Despite the success of arrests and uncovering intelligence on international operations through extensive listening devices, taps and surveillance, it may not assist the overall ’Ndrangheta crime fight in Australia.
Italian police have now classed the mafia in Australia as so entrenched, they believe it would be impossible to stamp out completely with Australian police only able to make busts where they can.
“Australia is not a target nation any more, it’s now like a state of Italy from a criminal perspective,” a senior Italian officer, speaking on condition of anonymity, told News Corp Australia.
“They are entrenched in their activities and have been for a long time. They have not got an expansion strategy with your country any more, it’s not expansion, it’s consolidation. Australia, Canada, Belgium, United States, Germany are all countries where these crimes are being consolidated.”
’Ndrangheta work as “strictly a family-based enterprise, affiliation having to be through blood relation”.
According to evidence gathered by authorities, the group had designated six “locales” in Australia for Calabrian-linked mafia, not necessarily by state but by powerbase for extended family support and drug importation markets as well as large-scale construction contracts, paying of backhanders and racketeering. Each locale has its own mob boss that reports directly to Italy
Former WA mayor faces accusations he led mafia cell
Court documents from ongoing proceedings in Italy also show Italian prosecutors allege Tony Vallelonga, who is the former mayor of Stirling in Perth, is the local leader of a mafia cell in Perth.
Court files allege that Mr Vallelonga is responsible for “making the most important decisions, imparting orders or imposing sanctions on other subordinate associates”.
The files allege Mr Vallelonga was concerned about a rival who wanted to start his own cell on Mr Vallelonga’s turf with the approval of Calabrian bosses.
Mr Vallelonga was allegedly recorded in an Italian laundromat recounting a conversation with his competitor where he allegedly said: “As long as I’m alive, you don’t get a locale [local mafia cell] … and that’s that!”
To which his rival responded: “You can’t be the man any more … enough!”
It comes after the prosecutors sought to question Mr Vallelonga over his dealings in Calabria with a notorious mafia boss.
Mr Valleonga has always denied the allegations and in a statement sent to the ABC, Mr Vallelonga’s lawyer said any allegation the former mayor had ever been involved in criminal activity was “completely without any foundation”.
Outside of the political arena, Italian police have identified another Australian allegedly working in Calabria who is part of the influential Alvaro family.
Some members of the family were recently subjects of an international anti-mafia operation when authorities seized tonnes of cocaine and made dozens of arrests.
Confidential Italian and Australian police files state that the Alvaro clan has arms in Australia.
They are allegedly headed by Adelaide construction figure Paul Alvaro, 64, and a New South Wales man.
The pair are among figures around the country, including in Griffith, New South Wales.
A police assessment said the individuals operate as “an executive board of directors” for the Calabrian Mafia.
Where is the real Floyd George? Knee on neck standard police practice. Makow delves right into the video and who shot it. Have a good look at this and make up your own mind.
by Jim O’Toole, Townsville Bureau
Real Aborigines boycotted the so-called ‘black lives matter’ gathering in Cairns and most other centres around the country at the weekend.
Up to 1500 people, many of whom posing as blackfellas lined the streets of Cairns protesting black deaths in custody, a perpetual cause for mainly white agitators trying to jump onboard the annual taxpayer-funded, $30 billion blackfella gravy train.
These staged demonstrations across the nation had nothing to do with an American negro unfortunately killed by a Minnesota police officer then broadcast around the world.
The American demonstrations have been created and supported by the Democrat Marxists Bernie Sanders and ‘creepy’ Joe Biden, surreptitiously bankrolled by billionaire international money dealer and malcontent George Soros.
Why don’t these rent-a-crowd mobs across the nation jump onto the white bandwagon? Most of them are more white than black. Is it because a succession of Labor State governments has for years spoilt two generations of pseudo-Aborigines by delivering on every demand of the core, urbane agitators?
The real Aborigines of the NT, Cape York and the Gulf are decent members of their communities and do not partake in such subversion.
Cairnsnews is well aware the elders of the 13 communities on Cape York do not support these rabid protestors, many of whom are wet-behind-the-ears, Green, James Cook University students revolting and letting off steam after being cooped up during the Coronahoax lock-ups.
Many of the protestors acted like cattle dogs after being let off the Coronavirus chain-letting off steam by running frantically around the paddock and urinating on every tree, snapping at falling leaves.
What these idiots are achieving is further division between the white population and genuine blackfellas who should be assisted by the state. Their weekend protests have been a great, retrogressive step, trashing any hope of furthering the reconciliation process.
Many of these antagonistic protestors, in our experience are not capable of holding a job, and when the double-dole payments stop in July they might reflect on how their stupidity has harmed the real people of the remote communities who actually do need help.
One thing for sure – city pubs and bottle shops will think their throats have been cut when the double-dole dries up.
Any of our readers watching the ABC Q & A television program tonight would be reviled by the outward hostility and racist attitudes of a couple of alleged indigenous activists appearing on the panel, in particular one named Meyne Wyatt.
First published on Cairnsnews June 9, 2017
The Federal Government will soon finalise the complete and ultimate facial recognition records for all Australian citizens.
And Pauline Hanson wants a national ID Card?
A national data base of passport, driver, gun owner and high risk equipment operator licence photos will be kept for access by just whom remains unknown.
Federal and State police, immigration officers and Border Force will have access, but it seems more clandestine bodies will get their hands on your complete identity.
ASIO, ASIS and reciprocal overseas spy agencies could also have access to all of your personal data.
It should be noted that Australia has arrangements with some rather dubious nations for exchanging the personal information of all our citizens.
CCTV footage as depicted in US television shows such as NCIS Los Angeles will end up in captured data as supposedly trained facial recognition experts scan your face while you browse the shopping mall, fuel your car at the service station or sit on a park bench.
Queensland Traffic Police and their contractors have had this technology for three years, photographing you in your car every time you pass a highway patrol vehicle or stationary camera car, storing your image and that of passengers, vehicle description, direction, time and date of travel.
The police cars have infa-red ability and can photograph the driver and all passengers in the car as you pass. By then your number plate will have been read by the on-board computer and sent online to the huge data bank in Roma Street Police HQ and another massive data bank held by the Main Roads Department.
Soon after the facial images of the car occupants will be sent to the national Face Identification Service.
Nearly 80 per cent of people over 16 hold a drivers licence and 55 per cent have a passport. More than 600,000 citizens have a photographic gun licence in Queensland.
Justice Minister Michael Keenan told News Corp that passport photos would be accessed in the coming months and drivers licences would be tapped into after ongoing discussions with the states were finalised.
The Face Identification Service will match a photo of an unknown person against multiple government records to help establish their identity.
“These biometric services will change the face of crime fighting in Australia,” Mr Keenan, a Liberal, said.
The final piece of the identity jigsaw is about to come into place. Tasmania MP Andrew Wilkie has warned Australia will become the police state, test case for the final solution.
Bookmark June 22, 2020 as the day the citizens of 52 Commonwealth countries take back control of their destiny. Form a group and co-ordinate with the UK. No more unlawful government. Government belongs to the people not sheeple.
So far in Australia there are allegedly 5.8 million certifiable sheeple who loaded a laughable phone tracing app; that leaves 19 million thinkers who could be a fighting force. Are you one of them?
The true extent of fatalities due the Covid 19 flu virus will never be known. Obfuscation by nation states, the medical profession and the False News media is overwhelming the outbreak of the virus which has a lower death rate than the common flu..
While we have published the accurate death statistics from Italy the false news media continues on blithely with its distortion under direction of the Deep State.
An Italian Government Scientist has asked the media to report the true fatality rates caused by Covid 19. He said 88 per cent died with the flu and just 12 per cent died from the flu.
Most readers know the real agenda here is to hold as many people indoors for as long as possible while the economy is trashed in a manner not seen since the great depression of the 1930’s.
Prime Minister Morrison, a banker’s man, has already heralded the era of the Deep State’s cashless society by introducing the Currency (Restrictions on the Use of Cash) Bill 2019.
If a vaccine is ever developed, as some researchers claim, it will be laced with microscopic radio receptors which will leave you with the ‘mark of the beast’ for life.
No injected transmitter – no money, no commerce, no job, no pharmaceuticals, no medical attention, no public utilities, no guns, no vehicle registration and your social credit score as determined by thousands of Telstra 5G spy cameras in every street shooting facial recognition images back to the politburo for analysis, will ensure your life is hell on Earth.
Show dissent and you will end up in a re-training facility in the country sitting on once exceptional agricultural land.
Your only income, similar to the majority of the jobless, working and retired population will be dependent upon the ‘government’. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese are scrambling over each other to enact draconian laws which strip every vestige of a free society from every person in Australia.
Any overt dissent will be controlled by United Nations troops and the battle conditioned para-military police in every state. I have extreme doubt the Australian military, bar a few MK Ultra nutcases, will fire on their families and friends.
We have been told Queensland Police have armed themselves with high quality metal detectors and automatic military rifles looking for buried weapons. Already we have Stasi-modelled, military checkpoints around the states doing ID checks, demanding travel permits and searching vehicles. Fortunately so far they have reported few finds.
Without doubt other states and the Federal Police will have followed suit.
My military background helped me put together over 20 years this NWO planned takeover agenda which is now unfolding. Unfortunately city people have been conditioned by a generation of television and computers to think the government is here to help them.
God help Australia!
Queensland Police could be using Stingray phone interceptors to unlawfully download the contents of your smart phone.
It is a common practice with American police to pull up beside a car at the lights and download your phone without you knowing it.
A motorist reported that she was traveling on the Mulligan Highway near Cooktown when she was intercepted by a police car which had been attending the Aurukun riots.(Aboriginal community)
The motorist tried to download messages when she got to her destination not long after the police intercept. She said her phone had been working perfectly before she was stopped.
“The phone went beserk, throwing up messages, the screen was jumping all over the place so I tried to turn it off, but couldn’t do that either,” she told Cairnsnews.
“After playing with the phone I managed to turn it off for about an hour then when I turned it back on it did the same thing. I let it go flat and charged it overnight and today it seems to be OK.”
The motorist said a passenger in the car had the same problem and had to leave it switched off all night while on the charger. She said this phone now seemed to work properly after receiving a call from the passenger complaining about the same problem.
A technician said the phones had displayed symptoms of being externally downloaded.
by Brent Melville
With government and elections on many people’s minds this week, is it possible for epistles written two millennia ago to be relevant to this topic today?
It’s not hard to find discussion somewhere on the topic of “biblical government” as referenced by St Paul in his letter to the Romans and his often controversial statement in 13:1: “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.”
People reading this immediately think “what about Hitler? What about Stalin? What about ….”
I think what Paul is driving at here is the broad issue of government authority and those who administer the law, not popularly elected parties or national leaders, or despots. St Paul goes on to explain: “For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.”
God gave flawed mankind law and authorities in order to provide peace, security and justice for communities. Of course our human systems of government often do not work and are prone to corruption.
Many are aware of issues around our corporate state structure and will argue with cops on the side of the road about these profound issues.
Mostly it’s better to give the cop a break i.e. take the apostle’s big-picture advice and “submit to the authorities”. Pull over, say gidday mate, what’s the problem? Remember: “Blessed are the peacemakers.”
It’s better to take the matters of law to court or just deal with them as the system provides.
from Channel 9
A woman who was yesterday involved in a five-hour siege at a Perth property has died in hospital.
Officers were called to a home on Douglas Road in Martin, in the city’s south-east, about 9am yesterday following reports a couple in a home made threats after the sheriff’s office came knocking to repossess their home.
Police fired a single non-lethal shot as the siege came to an end at about 2.30pm.
The home is owned by Rodney and Janice Croft, who were arrested by police.
Soon after, Mrs Croft was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital in cardiac arrest and in a critical condition. Her husband remains under police guard in hospital.
It’s not clear when she suffered the cardiac arrest or if she was hit by the non-lethal police round.
Mr Croft was the former Deputy Mayor of Gosnells but in recent years the couple had battled long running and costly legal troubles.
It is understood they owed close to a million dollars.
No charges have yet been laid. (Against the police? Ed)
If women are left defenceless then they need self-protection. Pepper sprays, electric prods or handguns have been used in the United States for decades with very few reports of misuse. Heavy penalties apply if misused.
Many centuries of Common law gives us the right of self-defence, but the corporate political parties have denied honest citizens to use force against force.
The political parties claim they own our children and they will protect them and naturally us the parents. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Television news yesterday was awash with the funeral of the young girl, Aiiwa Maasarwe murdered in Melbourne by a young indigenous man. Could she have survived if she had some means of self-protection?
Probably because the conditions for self-carry are to have undertaken a rigid firearms handling course before getting a licence, but if it is widely known that women legally have a means of self-protection, such as a gun or mace then the attack most likely would not have occurred.
How many more women have to be murdered before the political party quislings take action?