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While Covid plandemic is a hoax in Queensland – the real pandemic is the hundreds of cars stolen across north each month
by Jim O’Toole, Townsville bureau
Police warn public not to stop or hinder car thieves – just let them take your car or you will be charged with an offence
Commentary from Cairns police (below) is proof the socialist Queensland Labor Party has warned its corporate police to back off blackfellas committing any type of offences.
The inability of police to stop or even hinder the epidemic of black youths stealing cars and breaking into homes or business premises is no more evident than at the far northern Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Bamaga.
Voters in Bamaga keep supporting the Labor Party which will eventually destroy them
A spate of break and enters in the struggling community has not been hindered by police action despite security footage, names and addresses of offenders and details of stolen goods being given to police for the most recent offences.
Requests from the community council and pleas by commercial operators to curb the crime rate have fallen on deaf ears of police and officialdom.
A rogue family of Sydney-based former locals has been terrorising local businessmen making threats of repossessing “their” land and demanding protection payments in lieu of rent payable to the local council.
While threatening the lives of local people, the leader of the Sydney extortionists and stand-over man allegedly made an official complaint to senior police in Cairns they are being harassed by Thursday Island police who were simply doing their job.
Local residents from the five communities are reluctant to stand up to the experienced southern thugs in fear of being bashed.
Police seem powerless to act. Prominent businessmen and elders in the townships fear their community will soon equal the unenviable reputation of lawless Aurukun on Cape York Peninsula which would have a detrimental effect on the tourist trade which is their only source of income outside of welfare.
The emerging trend from endless Facebook pages and constant media reports of black malfeasance in the Far North appears to reinforce the Labor Party’s suspected adoption of American-styled black lives matter hate ethos.
In the US, BLM activists in Democrat (Labor) states have been constantly demanding governors disband police departments.
According to some reports it would appear President Creepy Joe Biden agrees.
Black car thieves in Cairns hold the city to ransom
Vehicles stolen this month: 32
Vehicles stolen this year: 385
Vehicles stolen in 2019: 659
Vigilantes have stopped teenage gang members allegedly stealing hire cars by cornering and confronting the youths outside a fast food restaurant.
The gang of six allegedly smashed into a Thrifty car rental business in Cairns’ CBD at 7pm on Wednesday night before breaking away in three Toyota Corollas.
Vigilantes managed to track down two of the alleged thieves (above), believed to be 14-years-old, in a white sedan outside a Hungry Jack’s, surrounding the vehicle so they couldn’t flee.
‘As police we don’t encourage any form of vigilantism,’ Senior Constable Matt Cornish said.
‘So if you do see a vehicle that you deem to be suspicious or suspect that has been stolen we encourage people to contact police on triple zero immediately.
‘Don’t attempt to interfere or intercept the vehicle in any way.’
The three allegedly stolen Thrifty cars were located in different locations around the city – one on the Bruce Highway at Woree, while the other two in the CBD.
Police allege the gang had found keys inside the company’s Sheridan Street building, before smashing the window of the car lot.
‘Obviously these are only suspects at this stage and we anticipate once arrests have been made charges will be laid,’ Snr Const Cornish said.
He discouraged anyone acting as vigilants, saying citizens could potentially face charges themselves if the situation got violent.
‘People might feel like this is the right thing to do. (But) if you do commit a violent offence against someone, you could be charged yourself,’ he said.
Leader of Katters Australian Party Robbie Katter of Mt Isa is well aware of the ongoing crime spree across the north which he says can only be fixed by immediately exporting captured youths to remote training and rehabilitation camps, a scheme that has been proven to work for decades and pioneered by Geoff Guest OAM.
The Labor Party believes that this approach no longer works and that wayward kids should be treated with kid gloves. The recent Labor state conference upheld a motion from, of all people, their Far Northern branches including Tablelands, not to place kids 14 and under into any form of custody.
This age group comprises the majority of car thieves.
It is the Far North that has had the explosion of black and white youth crime in which these Labor dimwits live.
Cairnsnews supports property owners who at common law attempt to prevent their property from being stolen or to recover it by any reasonable means.
Letter to the Editor
What absolute stupidity to spend millions of dollars of taxpayer money on a Dingo Fence (CM15/5) when your family cannot get medical attention, when ambulances are waiting long periods to get patients medical attention — that is stupidity you elected into parliament. Politicians who would sooner spend money on dingo’s than saving your families’ lives.
The Dingoes on Fraser Island need to be removed, they were introduced there years ago, they are not native animals, all native animals are marsupials or monotremes. Genetic studies show Dingoes arrived in Australia with the migration of Southern India aborigines about 4,000 years ago when they migrated from Borneo through Sulawesi to Australia.
DNA shows Dingoes lost multiple copies of a starch digestion gene while living with agricultural people possibly in Borneo, Indonesia, which identifies their origin.
About 4,000 years ago the Tasmanian Tiger or Thylacine existed on the mainland, as it was a solitary animal as dingoes hunt in packs, they eventually wiped out Thylacines.
These dogs should not be allowed in the wild, they are no different to any other feral animal: they are however one of the most intelligent dogs alive and must be kept for breeding.
Their genes are what make Australian cattle and sheep dogs the world’s smartest and most reliable working dogs.
G J May
Letter to the Editor from 2020
Tune-up for dumbed-down aussies
You have done your research on the Port Arthur incident, but you certainly have no idea what you are talking about when it comes World War 2 and Adolf Hitler, you are making the same mistake that your adversaries are making.
Hitler did not disarm the German people, Hitler expressed his disgust with the communist parties disarming Hitler labeling these Bolshevist as traitors in a speech.
I for the life of me cannot understand why so many people cannot see this pattern that keeps repeating.
To many people have this ill conceived perception that the world is perfect , that there is no evil, people perceive the world as if it is the movie clip of Julia Andrews singing ” the hills are alive with the sound of music”.
I can assure you that no man in history has been misrepresented the way Hitler has been misrepresented, you are talking about a very educated, creative, empathetic and intelligent, who was democratically elected, who rebuilt Germany’s broken economy, who was a vegetarian because he couldn’t bare to kill an animal, who was responsible for creating laws against cruelty to animals, who banned all the smut art that the Bolsheviks brought over with them when they were finished destroying Russia, the man that watched Churchill’s planes bomb Germany for 3 months without retaliating, the man that kept pleading for peace while Churchill kept bombing, Hitler refrained from retaliation until Polish Jews murdered 5000 Germans that were living just over the Germany border in a polish town,then he was blamed for the murders claiming it was Hitlers propaganda designed to initiate a war.
Here we are 2020 the year of the covid-19, I’m seeing the world through a sentient beings eyes and it is crystal clear, while many see it through sheep’s eyes, and I’m in noway condoning the behavior of the evil beings that control this world but these damn sheep who suffer from severe cognitive dissonance are the ones that make all these atrocities possible, this dimwits are happy to jail an innocent man and allow psychopaths cold blooded murderers go free before they have their ego bruised. I am absolutely disgusted and at my wits end with these types of pathetic excuses for human being, what kind of absolute moron argues against his own inalienable inherent right, why is it so hard for your people to see right from wrong, it’s because you bloody don’t have a clue what is right and wrong, get a grip of your righteous self and wake up. if you want to live under a communist regime your wish is about to come to fruition.
What kind of moron argues with such conviction against his own rights, looks like you’re going to get your wish, the communist cabal has arrived in our neck of the woods as many of the conspiracy theorist figured they would, just our luck, we don’t have any semi automatic rifles to defend ourselves with, and even if Bryant did do it, does that mean that were are supposed to get our asses handed to us by tyrannical governments.
These sheep wont believe that we are under attack because it will be our police that initiate this attack on the Australian people , they have already started and the people are supporting their actions —> “thank you Vicpol for making people wear masks and saving my precious life how dare these people risk my life just because they are trying to protect everyone’s rights; shoot and kill anyone that puts my life in danger”
I honestly thought people were much smarter but I was obviously wrong, the majority of people are so damn stupid and even if you try to educate then you wont get anywhere, they become so engaged in the argument defending what they believe, they don’t realize how stupid they look because they are opposed to common sense, 800 years of common law, basic fundamental rights, law of equity, the bible, western democratic society and logic.
The more I see these people and their subjective argument the more I realize how this country has become a communist country overnight, these subverted fools have helped usher in the Bolsheviks, these fools that watch the 6 o’clock news and believe that the majority of the 26 million people in Australia are murdering,criminal,drug dealing, violent, bank robbing, street racer, outlaw, tax evading, psychopaths who are a straw on a camels back away from dowsing their family and pets with fuel and striking the match, while these dumb asses cheers our government on for implementing road side speed detection cash registers, random blood alcohol testing of sober motorists and we can’t forget the fining of a notorious P plater not displaying P’s, registration or license expired psychos, busting weed smoking Pablo Escobar serial killers, thanks to you morons that have been subverted, we are all F**KED now, you people allowed this to happen, you useless PPL caused this, F**K you and your precious enslaved life, we’ll see if your life is going to be worth living now, you wanted a communist police state, you got it.
An estimated 10,000 fed up Brisbane residents marched through the CBD on Saturday demanding their freedoms be upheld by government. Freedom of choice for vaccination dominated the billboards and placards waved fervently by the largely young crowd.
Some of those present complained the state government had deliberately stopped passenger train services that morning to prevent more protesters from getting to the rally.
The video, compliments of General Maddox should be a wake up call to the Liberal and Labor parties forcing unnecessary and dangerous DNA-altering gene therapy onto healthy people.
Don’t miss this excellent video which would never have been broadcast on the ABC or commercial television.
By staff writers
Serious juvenile crime has finally hit the sleepy Tablelands town of Atherton in Far North Queensland, set among evergreen pastures and running creeks when last week two Aboriginal youths pulled a 47 year old woman from her sedan, threatened her, stole her purse then drove off in her car to continue their crime spree.
Both are foster kids aged 15 and 16 and they have finally been caught by police after a dramatic car chase near Cairns.
Police said they locked down the tourist town of Kuranda while trying to locate the stolen vehicle and its occupants.
The car left Kuranda and headed down the notorious Kuranda Range Road but the stolen vehicle was stopped at the bottom of the range with road spikes and one of the offenders was apprehended by police. The other was located two days later and both were in custody.
By now these youths could be out of custody awaiting a court appearance only to go on to re-offend again. Similar to the tragic incident in Brisbane where a 17 year old criminal on bail for 50 offences allegedly stole a four wheel drive station wagon which rolled during a chase killing two innocent bystanders.
In Townsville two police officers were seriously injured when they crashed their Hilux four wheel drive patrol car while trying to apprehend brazen, young black car thieves.
Civic leaders from throughout the north have had enough of the Labor Party’s go-soft-on-crime policies which force police and courts to let offenders go free after they have been caught and charged.
This five year old legislative amendment has watered down any notion of curtailing criminal behavior by juveniles. It is why police do not put much effort into catching indigenous and white youth because courts do not impose any meaningful punishment.
The Youth Justice and Other Legislation Amendment Act 2015 has in its very first section:
Under the youth justice principles in schedule 1, it is a principle of this Act that a child should be detained in custody for an offence, whether on arrest or sentence, only as a last resort and for the least time that is justified in the circumstances. 1 2 Clause 3 4 5 Clause 6 7 8 9 10 11 Clause 12 13 Clause 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
After suffering several years of a continuous crime wave in the Far North by Aboriginal youths ranging in age from 10 to 18 years, community and business leaders have called for the establishment of youth relocation sentencing facilities to be modeled on the world-acclaimed Petford Farm facility operated by Geoff and Norma Guest which began in the 70’s until it ceased operation 12 years ago.
Katters Australian Party leader Robbie Katter has remote sentencing legislation prepared and several remote properties in mind to counter the black crime gangs creating havoc across the north.
Located one hour west of Mareeba the Petford Farm facility was originally funded by the State Government during the 80’s at $400 per week for a continual eight participants ordered there by courts.
Now aged 94 Geoff Guest OAM said while the government funded a minimal number of youths his attendance roll would normally show 20 to 25 participants each week.
Most kids, he said, would turn up of their own volition seeking help for substance abuse or alcohol rehabilitation based on a horse adventure. Other kids simply wanted training in a cattle station environment to enable them to find a good job before they went off the rails.
A one-off government grant of $200,000 during the 80’s allowed the facility to employ a school teacher and youth worker to assist him and his wife.
“They eventually left because they said the kids were too dangerous to deal with,” Mr Guest said.
Undeterred he and Norma soldiered on for another 18 years overseeing a total of nearly 4000 graduates from his all-encompassing course in which the WW2 veteran contradicted many norms of psychiatric and medical dogma. It was his unconventional, pharmaceutical-free, successful bush therapies which overturned decades of established medical orthodoxy attested by his outstanding world-first, non-recidivism results recognised at nearly 70 per cent.
He said a proper diet played a major part of his success story.
To this day visitors to the now-idle Petform Farm will not find one grain of sugar, one slice of bread, any flour or vegetable oil.
Wheat, he says, attributed to poor mental health of many of the students. “Soft drinks I found are an extreme health hazard,” he said.
“One can of soft drink a day equals 30 kilos of sugar a year. The younger they are the more susceptible they become.”
“Poor diet, tobacco and marijuana can affect female health for three generations.”
“The majority of these troubled kids are unfit and incapable of working. At Petford Farm I put them into fitness courses to toughen them up in readiness for a job.”
“The bad behaviour and mental health of these young offenders today can be sourced back to a poor diet and a lack of parenting and role models.
“Like a lot of indigenous people I have known for many years I agree there are few suitable ‘elders’ to take kids back to country to share knowledge and help with their problems.”
When asked how to fix this burgeoning health blight on regional communities Mr Guest said there was no silver bullet, but in his experience courts should order parenting courses which include financial budgeting and proper food preparation.
He criticised the delays in the justice system where sentencing of offenders takes months or years after being arrested.
“These young repeat offenders should be sentenced and have a penalty incurred within a week of being arrested otherwise they simply re-offend again,” he said.
“I am deeply offended the government is allowing overseas people to work on farms when there is an abundance of youth available to fill these jobs.”
He supported the re-establishment of community fruit and vegetable gardens and a return to remote sentencing facilities based on his Petford Farm model. Prison for most of these offenders should be a last resort.
Editor: Social media is alive with calls for indigenous Labor MP Cynthia Lui for the first time since the October election, to visit the largest town, Mareeba in her electorate of Cook, to experience the daily terror caused by juvenile blackfellas forcing the elderly to lock themselves in their homes. Break and enters, home invasions and property theft are at an all time high and now car hijacking targeting older people has reviled the Tablelands population. They are after Lui’s blood considering she moved her electorate office from Mareeba last year to Cairns out of her electorate, so she could better look after blackfellas from the Peninsula and Torres Strait. After all she was re-elected by a large proportion of these welfare voters who should not be forced to participate in an election.
Cynthia Lui is a puppet of socialist Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and she is forever beholden to her every whim and fantasy after being appointed as Deputy Speaker and given a golden handshake of $400,000 per annum.
from Jim O’Toole, Townsville Bureau
Dumbed-down voters in the October 31 state election it would seem, have returned a socialist Labor government with a majority of 52 seats out of 93.
But the legitimacy of the result is somewhat like the American hiatus – too many dead people voted more than once and many others voted more than once in the thousands of fictitious names contained on the electoral roll.
These usual voting irregularities occurred with scrutineers and booth workers taking complaints from voters about dead people voting more than once, legitimate voters being crossed off the roll because someone else had voted in their name, postal votes applied for in rural areas never arriving, a deluge of suspicious postal ballots arriving at marginal seats, nonsensical Covid distancing for scrutineers and election signage contravening the rules.
These were just some of the issues across the north reported to Cairns News during pre-polling and on polling day.
Making voting a really unpleasant task were hordes of red-shirted dummies from various unions manning booths and harassing voters to support the socialists.
The unions arrived due to the incumbent Labor member’s inability to get help from local Labor Party members.
In the far northern seat of Cook, held by an Aboriginal woman from Yam Island in the Torres Strait, the unions upset opposition candidates, polling booth workers and Queensland Electoral Commission staff.
The abuse from union booth workers in Mossman directed against two female candidates was unprecedented. A Labor booth worker who disassociated himself from the union heavies said normally the offending unionists could be called “thugs, but this mob didn’t have enough intelligence or were not tough enough to be a thug”.
The communists of the Maritime Union made their presence felt by voters. A female voter attending the State School booth in Mareeba told party workers. “ These grubs really are stupid. They are turning people off Cynthia Lui (ALP candidate) while they push people around.
“I won’t be voting for her now.” Lui lost the booth.
Cairns News has been advised a group of analysts have all the QEC raw data from the Cook electorate and have been checking the legitimacy of the Labor vote.
We will publish the results when they come to hand.
Why did the Labor Party after being elected in 2017 make their first piece of legislation an amendment to remove voter identification from the Electoral Act?
By EDITOR, CAIRNS NEWS
NORTH Queensland MP Bob Katter has sounded the alarm about a massive undersupply of fruit picking workers in his electorate, despite the fact that some 20,000 people in the same region are on the Jobseeker allowance.
Katter has called on the Minister for Agriculture and Acting Minister for Immigration to intervene immediately to help provide an estimated 15,000 farm jobs available in the Cairns hinterland region in a few weeks, during the peak season. Fruit on orchards in the region is already dropping off trees and rotting on the ground.
Katter says there are similar figures elsewhere in Queensland which is prompting the industry to question why their fruit is being left to rot when thousands of idle workers are receiving the dole.
“The Government’s response to Covid-19, whether good or bad, has left us with a serious lack of willing workers in north Queensland which is impacting industries that hold our communities together,” Mr Katter said.
“The Minister needs to explain why fruit is being left to rot on the ground in far north Queensland when there are 20,000 people in the area on Jobseeker allowance.”
Mr Katter has suggested a three-prong approach to alleviate the worker shortage problem:
- Abandoned, cyclone damaged, resorts to be renovated and used as quarantine hubs for incoming overseas workers.
- Remove the mandatory quarantine requirements for incoming workers from Samoa and Vanuatu, where there is no Covid-19 transmission.
- Nationalise the social welfare job allocations, which has been run disastrously since it was privatised.
“The privatisation of human services and job allocation has been disastrous for jobs because it means these people can get away with doing nothing whereas they couldn’t before. There’s no accountability now,” he says.
“Whether it is Mackay mining contractors, farmers in Tully, or Taxi drivers in Cairns or Townsville, the complaints are coming in from everywhere and the Government is left with no alternative – the Department of Human Services needs to be back under government control.”
Mr Katter has spoken to numerous farming organisations that have supported his call for intervention, particularly in lifting the restrictions on South Pacific Islander workers and the reignition of backpackers to fill the jobs.
“I’m told that the Pacific Islands are Covid-free, and north Queensland is Covid-free. So why are these workers being forced to quarantine here at the cost of the farmer?
“The farmers I have spoken to are simply asking for the restrictions on South Pacific Islanders to be lifted like with New Zealand which allows a reliable coming and going of the workers.
“Under normal circumstances, the backpackers comprise 50 per cent of the fruit pickers in north Queensland which is a region that produces 20 per cent of Australia’s fruit and vegetable supply. But due to border closures, the number of backpackers available is dwindling by the week.”
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The Katter’s Australian Party and One Nation have announced they will place each other as the number two position on their how to vote cards in an alliance to reflect the major party neglect of Queensland.
KAP leader Robbie Katter said the Liberal and Labor major party dominance had clearly failed regional Queenslanders and that the time was now for much needed change.
“For far two long the major parties have continued to sell off our assets, pushed green ideology and failed to invest in regional job creating mega-infrastructure projects,” Mr Katter said.
“Queensland can’t afford another four years of major party dominance, we know it doesn’t work, enough is enough, times up.”
Mr Katter said the KAP would put the Greens last in all seats.
“The LNP are preferencing the Greens which highlights how out of touch they have become.
“If there is a result of the LNP deal that ends up with a Greens controlled government this looks like no dams, no coal and more crime.
“We can’t risk the Greens grabbing a seat, it’s a major threat to the future of North Queensland.”
Mr Katter said the only way the majors can learn their lesson is that if people don’t give them their vote.
“Both the LNP and Labor are Brisbane based parties and the evidence of this is beyond clear,” he said.
“Up here in the north the LNP they say they are pro coal, yet down in Brisbane they tell everyone they are anti-coal, the truth is they are preferencing the Greens and they can’t have a bet each way.
“Ultimately our preferences are up to the voter, the how to vote card is just a guide.”
Mr Katter said other Westminster democracies who had more than a duopoly party dominance had a better governance of their citizens.
“Stronger minor parties means politicians have to actually fight for your vote in order to make a difference.”
from CN Townsville bureau
Queensland’s hapless Fire and Emergency Services Minister Comrade Craig Crawford recently ordered the State’s permanent firefighters to undergo a rigorous fitness test but discovered to his horror three quarters of the 3,337 seasoned firies failed.
Just two of 56 recruits who passed the new testing regimen and progressed to the paid 16 week training course were women.
Senior firemen say the test was devised to weed out female recruits. Last year only 24 of 148 new recruits were women.
The upgraded physical testing procedure includes a beep test, aerobic fitness, muscular strength and endurance assessments.
The high level of fitness failures sits astride the refusal of more than 17,000 volunteer rural firefighters to apply for a working with children blue card.
Volunteers say they are more interested in saving lives and property from bush fires than playing footsie with the Marxist policies of the QFES, Comrade Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk and Craig Crawford, who happens to a be a former ambulance driver from Victoria.
The attempted hijacking of the volunteer Rural Fire Service by the QFES has created widespread disharmony and many thousands of potential resignations from the RFS.
Recently, Crawford was asked by a volunteer to provide any contract between the QFES and individual volunteers. He was unable to do so, consequently the corporate QFES is legally unable to take over the RFS.
19 February, 2020
KAP ANNOUNCES “BAT RE-STOCKING” PROPOSAL
Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) has today offered to devise a plan to safely export hundreds of thousands of Queensland flying foxes to New South Wales with no option for “return to sender”, as part of a proposed “Bat Re-Stocking Program”.
The announcement follows the news that hundreds of bats were flown on a private plane for care at Queensland’s Australia Zoo following the recent NSW bushfires, and that local populations on the ground were likely to have taken a hit during the natural disaster.
It also follows an announcement by Australia Zoo that its ‘flying fox intake’ had sky-rocketed by 750 per cent due to the effects of drought in Queensland, followed more recently by the import of bats to Queensland affected by the NSW/Victoria fires.
While obviously a tongue-in-cheek proposal that should in no way been taken too seriously, the KAP is using this opportunity to call for some common sense to be injected into the way the State Government and Queensland communities handle flying fox populations.
KAP Leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter said for too long Brisbane had failed to acknowledge through legislation the effect huge populations of flying foxes are having on the towns they inhabit.
Regional communities across Queensland have in recent months been battling with plague proportions of flying foxes, with hundreds of thousands of the animals roosting in urban towns like Charters Towers, Townsville, Ingham, Cairns and Mount Isa at any one time.
More recently, new reports circled that SEQ was also expecting a “flying fox invasion” of upto 600,000 bats, highlighting that no community is immune to the unsustainable numbers seeking refuge in urban areas.
Mr Katter recently made the Minister for Environment and Science, Leanne Enoch, aware of the bat import situation.
He has called for the Minister to detail if the State Government supported the import of bats from interstate and also asked her to clarify if any state money had been spent on the exercise.
Mr Katter said he has no personal issue with flying foxes, but believes it is ludicrous that Queensland’s Nature Conservation Act 1992 has enshrined their rights to the point that their well-being is routinely being prioritised ahead of people.
He said the latest news of the import of bats to Queensland was a symbolic slap in the face to the communities which have been battling plague proportions of the animals for weeks, months and in some cases, years.
Drastic changes to the Lake Eyre Basin Management Plan, proposed by the Queensland Labor Government under new “Pristine Rivers” legislation, could crucify future development in north and western Queensland, Katter’s Australian Party MPs have warned.
Environment Minister Leanne Enoch announced a review into the basin’s management plan just before Christmas, saying the “proposed framework will increase protections for streams and floodplains in the Queensland section of the Lake Eyre Basin”.
Feedback is required by late January, but the public is not allowed to participate in this process.
KAP State Leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter said the secret proposal, the details of which have so far only been shared with invited stakeholders, could lock up almost of third of Queensland and make much of the state’s prime mining and agricultural land untouchable.
He said the misguided move, aimed at shoring up Labor’s green credentials in Brisbane ahead of the 2020 State Election, would also rip away all economic opportunities open to a vast portion or rural and remote Queensland.
“The Labor Government has time and time again smashed regional, rural and remote Queensland with legislation that suits them in Brisbane but rips opportunity and autonomy away from us,” Mr Katter said.
“So far this term they have given us the reef regulations and the tree-clearing laws, all because of the need to keep feeding the green monster in Brisbane.
“Now this ‘Pristine Rivers’ proposal is their third attack, and it’s being launched ahead of the election campaign.
“All the KAP can say on behalf of these northern and western areas is that we are sick of being the sacrificial lambs to win Green votes in Brisbane.
“There is nothing to stop the State Government right now adjudicating on any development, mining or otherwise, that is inappropriate in an area or detrimental to the environment.
“This is regulation for regulation sake, and like the tree-clearing laws it will be politically-based and centred around flimsy science.”
Mr Katter said it was ludicrous to think that the Labor Government, which is presiding over a huge deficit and high unemployment rates, would put a blanket ban on development across large section of the state.
“Quite frankly, Queenslanders need a new deal for the regions because the current state of affairs is simply not good enough,” he said.
“If they want a fight on this, I will say bring it on because the KAP will give them one.”
KAP Member for Hinchinbrook Nick Dametto said, if the proposed changes were to go ahead, Queensland could never be drought-proofed.
“We have heard a lot of talk over the last few months from the major parties about their plans to ‘drought-proof’ Queensland,” he said.
“If this ‘Pristine Rivers’ legislation gets up, you can kiss that goodbye.
“You can kiss goodbye: any style of the Bradfield Scheme ever taking off, any chance of drought-proofing Queensland and any chance of building an agricultural sector on the other side of the Great Dividing Range which would help western Queensland prosper.”
The KAP said it believes the current review and the “Pristine Rivers” proposal was a broad re-hash of the previous, controversial Wild Rivers legislation that was first introduced by Premier Peter Beattie in 2005.
The party has called on Premier Palaszczuk to make the Lake Eyre Basin Management Plan proposal available to the public, and to extend the timeframe allowed for consultation.