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If you have been done over by the banks you must attend this Royal Commission seminar

Townsville Seminar Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd of February 2018

 9.00am to 5.00pm

Grand Chancellor Hotel Townsville

For all Farmers, Rural Small Businesses and Home owners

Speakers Senator Fraser Anning, Don Bundesen, Leon Ashby (Chairman),

Andy McLaughlin, Stewart Jensen and one or two more speakers sharing their stories.

This Townsville Seminar is a follow up to the previous Seminar held on Wednesday the 13th of December 2017,

The above speakers want to support, and assist  farmers, small business owners & residential owners  with their complaints against  Banks, Lenders, Advisers, Solicitors, Valuers, Agents and Receivers to help prepare their submissions  and position paper  so they can be submitted  to the Banking Royal Commission.  

  • A print out of the Seminars notes will be available on the Friday.



Thursday 1st Feb.  from 9 am onwards (appointments preferred)

 A workshop on how to prepare your submission (for those wanting to be walked through the process)

  • Getting your argument together in a minimal summary (1 – 4 pages)
  • copies of documents  to support your case –  which ones & why
  • Position paper – what it is & how to do it
  • What not to do
  • bookings , –  e-mail  Leon Ashby,  (advisor to Senator Fraser Anning) , 0435423636, or Andy McLaughlin Senior Rural Consultant & Mediator


Friday 2nd Feb,  9 am to 5 pm

 Senator Fraser Anning, Welcoming guests and speakers

 Opening address by the Chairman Leon Ashby

  • Craig Caulfield’s story
  • What has been learnt about banks so far
  • The outcome of the Senate Inquiry into Rural banking

Mr Don Bundesen:  lawyer options, opportunities with  the Royal Commission

Morning tea 20 minute break

 Senator Fraser Anning – government assistance and grants to keep you trading

 Andy McLaughlin negotiating with your bank

 Lunch 45 minutes

Stewart Jensen /credit liberation –  Legal avenues for dire situations

Andy McLaughlin and Leon Ashby – preparing your submission

  • Key points to get commission to understand your case easily
  • Understanding when and why a bank will not meet with you

Open forum and questions

 Afternoon tea 20 minutes

People who can help you – lawyers, consultants, advisors and others

Summary of day and final questions


It is important that farmers and small business people promote and attend this seminar and encourage those who have been affected by their banks actions come forward. All complaints will be restricted and kept confidential if necessary. Many guests and speakers will arrive on Wednesday the 31st 2018 if you wish to catch up before the seminar.    Please make a booking for accommodation at the Grand Chancellor hotel asap. Car Parks are allocated to booked rooms. We look forward to meeting you. We hope you will attend to learn what you can do to achieve the best possible results for you and your family.


Andy McLaughlin

Senior, Rural Consultant, Mediator and Seminar Organiser.


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by John F Howard in Townsville

Netherlands-based bank Rabobank with the aid of an armada of government-paid enforcers arriving in government vehicles along with grubby receivers Ferrier Hodgson heavied Noeline Bradshaw and her son Neil to get off their cattle property, Ballabay north of Pentland.

Noelene and Neil were arrested by several violent officers and marched off to the paddy wagon

Although the receivers and Rabobank representatives indicated they would go to the negotiating table after a court appearance on Thursday, in order to avoid a welcoming party at the property they did not arrive on Monday February 20 as they had indicated.

Instead they arrived in military style on Wednesday, with enforcers blocking the entry road and threatening any media or supporters with arrest if they tried to enter.

Ferrier Hodgson were supposed to remove the family on “voluntary terms” as they had suggested.

It appears they did not wish to have any other parties present when removing the entire family.

Neil Bradshaw owns cattle on the property that are not mortgaged to Rabobank. He previously circulated descriptions and brands of his cattle to all livestock agents and meatworks warning them not to deal with the cattle.

This sorry saga of a foreign bank dispossessing honest, hard-working Australians from their properties is completely sanctioned by the LNP and Labor Party.

Banking industry sources believe Rabobank is acting in league with coal and gas companies to remove land holders in order to easily access known coal and gas reserves in the Pentland district.

“Rabobank will have token buyers lined up ready to buy the properties at discounted prices, leaving the Bradshaws holding the bag with a $1 million or more deficit, which without any means of income they will never be able to pay off,” the source said.

Yesterday Member for Kennedy Bob Katter weighed into this disgraceful episode, contacting the Labor Polce Minister(whose husband is a police inspector) then arriving at the Charters Towers police station to get the Bradshaws out of the watch house.

He was told the Bradshaws had been released just before he arrived.

The clearly upset Bob Katter told Cairns News that the lending practices of the banks are designed to allow foreclosures.

“In this case the bank loaned the family too much money because of droughts and poor cattle prices then the government-instigated live cattle export ban which placed them in an unviable position,” he said

“The banks are a law unto themselves and there is no power on earth to control them.

“I have got hundreds of similar cases on file where farmers have not been able to get any relief from any of the so-called government watchdogs like ACCC, courts, the Reserve Bank ASIC and others that are supposed to offer financially stressed businesses relief.

“Banks like Rabobank continue to flagrantly break the law.

“The Bradshaws are devastated after a lifetime’s work to lose their possessions to a foreign bank or any bank.

“The bank will make a profit of half a million or more from these seizures and the Bradshaws will have to carry a $1 million or more debt for the rest of their lives.

“This assault on an Australian farming family clearly demonstrates the urgent need for a Royal Commission into banking practices.”

Rabobank carves up Australia

from Robert J Lee
How did Rabobank get into Australia to take the place of the Commonwealth Development Bank?

The Netherlands-based Rabobank has its origins in Australia thanks to former Labor Prime Minister Paul Keating and his then wife Annita, a Dutch-born Australian.

Reputedly the world’s largest rural bank, Rabobank reportedly was asked to hang up its shingle in Australia by the Keatings when he was Prime Minister in 1995.

Several years before the Keatings were involved with Danish interests in setting up a string of large piggeries in NSW.


“Nice to be KING KEATING”

Eventually the business failed and the Keatings were left holding the bag with the Commonwealth Development Bank reportedly for about $4million however according to then Senator Michael Baume, who doggedly pursued Keating over his debts at the time, it could have been much more.

To get out of debt in one foul swoop, Keating wound up the CDB in 1995, and put Rabobank in its place. Senator Baume said at the time the CDB debt was not ever repaid by Keating.

Most Rabobank profits go back to European shareholders. Paul Keating today drip feeds hundreds of thousands of dollars each year from the public purse, his reward for destroying Australian manufacturing and opening up Australia to the rapacious foreign banks.

Even today Keating still maintains Australia should be a ‘service country’, an ideology carried on by Malcolm Turnbull and the Liberal Party.

BREAKING NEWS – Bradshaw warrant of possession from Rabobank expired

bank-raid-cops-1Cairnsnews has been advised that the Bradshaw family today has filed an application in the Townsville Supreme Court to set aside the warrant used by receivers Ferrier Hodgson and Gadens solicitors to terrorise and take possession of Laurelvale at Prarie, had expired on December 16, 2016.

The Bradshaws now hold the high moral ground to take further action against all the invaders after they swooped on Laurelvale on February 1, 2017.

Stay tuned to Cairnsnews!

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