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Demonising the building blocks of life – carbon dioxide

Letter to the editor

by Viv Forbes

There was a time when true environmentalists strove to protect wild things. Now the green shirts have become enemies of the environment by pushing green energy and demonising the building blocks of life – carbon and carbon dioxide.

Wind turbines and their cobweb of connecting roads and transmission lines have destroyed native trees and grasses, scarred and uglified wild hilltops, and littered continental shelves with naval and aerial obstacles. They create wind and rain shadows and decimate resident and migratory birds and bats.


Industrial-scale solar is no better, stealing sunlight from every plant that tries to live in the shadow of the panels. Solar-thermal arrays have the additional trick of roasting any birds, bats and insects which fly through their focussed rays of heat.


These green energy toys produce piddling amounts of unreliable weather-dependent energy at great economic and environmental cost.


Greens also promoted diesel to replace cleaner petrol in vehicles. Thank them for more urban pollution.


Their promotion of ethanol and bio-diesel has caused the widespread conversion of cropland and clearing of natural vegetation and forests to grow industrial crops like corn and palm oil. This has also reduced food supplies, increased food prices and forced some poor people to poach in parklands.


And the stupid promotion of burning wood for power and home heating has taken some cities back sixty-five years to the era of London smogs. Forests are again being cleared and wood smoke is again choking urban communities.


None of these expensive and destructive activities will have any measurable or beneficial effect on global temperature.


What is the real agenda?

 

Soros and GetUp set to agitate Bernardi

GetUp Australia is billionaire George Soros’ puppet cult. It is one of the most dangerous pressure groups (naïve students and Greens  disciples) in Australia today.  Canada and Hungary right now are moving to ban all George Soros funded organisations in their countries. Soros backed and funded Hilary Clinton’s disastrous campaign to become US president. Soros has been found by US authorities to fund left-wing violent campaigns against Trump and the powerful firearms lobby.

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Soros directly funded demonstrations to disrupt Trump’s inauguration and also contributed towards the ‘womens march’ in the US, attended by hairy armpitted, hairy legged, pseudo-intellectual, chardonnay-sipping left-wing feminists who hate men with a passion.Below is the latest tirade from the Bolsheviks of GetUp:

George Soros funds violent left-wing demonstrations, Hilary Clinton and GetUp Australia

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Right-wing Senator Cory Bernardi just announced he’s leaving the Liberals to form his own ‘Australian Conservatives’ Party. Modelling himself on Donald Trump, Bernardi’s agenda is one of hate, climate destruction and increasing inequality. His policies hurt people. And he’s starting off with 50,000 followers and his “very close friend” Gina Rinehart, who joined Bernardi in meetings with Trump’s campaign team in New York.1 Like Trump, we can’t underestimate Bernardi or the damage he can do. We have a community of 1 million members, who proved last election we can take on the far right and win. If there’s any group of committed, passionate people who can counter Bernardi’s Trump-inspired politics of division, it’s us. But to keep countering that far right agenda, we need to fight harder and longer than any election campaign. That means more people joining the GetUp Crew — the team of GetUp supporters who make a regular donation to fund our collective power.

Check out our video about what Bernardi’s move means for Australia — and join the GetUp Crew today.

What will we do? Everything GetUp does best. We’re going to counter and frustrate Bernardi’s mining-backed right-wing agenda with bigger, deeper and more far-reaching campaigns — just like we did to stop Tony Abbott’s extreme agenda. We’ll hit the streets, airwaves and online. And we’ll counter his 50,000 followers with 1 million passionate GetUp members, like we’ve done time and again on the issues that matter. But we won’t stop there. We’ll also work with members to mobilise in their own communities, and get their neighbours and friends involved to organise for lasting, long-term change that combats hate and division with unity. And we’ll drive the political narrative with cutting-edge, media-grabbing policy research that takes back the agenda from Bernardi’s denial of science and fact. All to be backed in by the creative ads and viral videos that reach millions and stand out from the political pack.

We do not owe the blackfellas a living

Aboriginal cultural history did not begin until the end of 1945. Prior to the end of WWII indigenous inhabitants of Australia faced a grim future with Japanese imperial forces on our door step and the German army taking over Europe.

It took the US Navy to stem the Japanese tide at the Battle of the Coral Sea in 1942 otherwise it would have been all over for our languishing black population.

Do indigenous agitators think the Japs would have spared their forefathers if they started their mainland push southwards from Darwin or Cairns?

The Aborigines would have been exterminated to a man, but thanks to the heroic Australian army they held off the pagan invaders at Kokoda.

Australian 39th Battalion at Kokoda fought off the Japs

Australian 39th Battalion at Kokoda fought off the Japs

Thankfully there was a scattering of indigenous soldiers in the Australian forces who fought just as hard alongside the white troops and their efforts have been formally recognised.

Violent demonstrations in Sydney about ‘invasion day’ being held on January 26 to commemorate the 1788 arrival of the first fleet have fallen on the deaf ears of mainstream Australia and repulsed while the unwashed, dole collecting, pinko rent-a-crowd clashed with police.

National conscription has again been mooted by One Nation and polling has shown it will be accepted by the rank and file population.

Pauline Hanson. One Nation has mooted a return of national conscription for 17 to 24 year olds

Pauline Hanson. One Nation has mooted a return of national conscription for 17 to 24 year olds

These brain-dead, university indoctrinated Bolsheviks need cleaning out just like the second generation of left-leaning university lecturers and the black militia that have infiltrated the so-called halls of secondary education.

The army needs beefing up, most likely with the aid of a battalion of US Marines who could assist our hopeless Generals with discipline by kicking out the gay brigade and women from front line troops.

Then our military would easily accommodate the hordes of 17 to 24 year olds sucking off the social security teat and show them there is more to life than rallying against and bludging off normal people who really run the country.

US President Donald Trump has started to drain the swamp. Australia needs to drain the swamp and flush out the malcontents as soon as possible.

US President Donald Trump has started to drain the swamp. Australia needs to drain the swamp and flush out the malcontents as soon as possible.

Trump has started with the disinfectant in the US to flush out the same mob from their once-esteemed campuses and to ‘drain the swamp’ a process we should follow as soon as possible, that is when we put the broom through the limp-wristed, politically correct bureaucracy that infests Canberra.

All jobs for the boys in the bureaucracy and judiciary should be declared vacant by the militarist Governor General from June 30, 2017 and then re-employ half the number who sign declarations of non-membership of trade unions, political parties and the Lodge.

Turnbull’s ever- diminishing ‘ruling elite’ and Shorten’s mishmash of miscreants should end up in the mop bucket along with this third generation of bureaucratic malcontents who with the aid of their ideological masters have pushed Australia to a standstill.

Australians must thumb their noses at the international ruling elite whose designs of a one world government will stop with Trump.

Unfortunately we do not yet have a political messiah emerging from the ranks but when the going gets even tougher, the Australian camaraderie historically, will shine through.

No corporate party hacks will be tolerated and in reality it is not a job for a woman.

May God help this country for right now there is nobody else!

The Government Knows a Third of the County’s Water Is Poisoned with a Deadly Toxin, but They Aren’t Doing Anything About It

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Sorry to yell, but HAVE YOU FILTERED YOUR WATER YET?!

If not, you really have to start.

It’s something we all take for granted because its just a basic part of our lives, but what you can’t see in your drinking water can hurt you. And the stories just keep coming out on a near-weekly basis about some new poison found in our water.

We’ve done multiple reports over the years on TDS about all of the nasty surprises lurking in the average American’s tap water, water they don’t just drink but cook with and bathe in.

Reports like this one about how salmon swimming around in estuaries in the northeast were found contaminated with 81 different pharmaceuticals and drugs. Like all of these articles about the poisonous water found in Flint, Michigan and other cities around the nation.

Your water is on drugs, lots and lots of drugs, and filled with all sorts of nasty chemicals that are harmful to human health even in tiny amounts.

Remember the movie Erin Brockovich?

Well apparently a new study just released has found that over 200 million Americans in cities across the nation in all 50 states are drinking, cooking, and bathing in water tainted with the chemical from that movie chromium-6.

Via Environmental Working Group:

A new EWG analysis of federal data from nationwide drinking water tests shows that the compound contaminates water supplies for more than 200 million Americans in all 50 states. Yet federal regulations are stalled by a chemical industry challenge that could mean no national regulation of a chemical state scientists in California and elsewhere say causes cancer when ingested at even extraordinarily low levels.

The key phrase is “even at extraordinarily low levels”.

One part per billion is the size of a single drop of water in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. To give you an idea of just how carcinogenic chromium-6 is, scientists in California called for a safety standard of 0.02 parts per billion to be put into place.

It really doesn’t take much. California was one of the worst states, but it wasn’t alone by far:

The tests found chromium-6 in almost 90 percent of the water systems sampled. Oklahoma, Arizona and California had the highest average statewide levels and the greatest shares of detections above California’s public health goal. Among major cities, Phoenix had, by far, the highest average level, at almost 400 times the California health goal, and St. Louis and Houston also had comparatively high levels.

Right now as it stands, with standards for this dangerous carcinogen entirely too lax, based on the EPA’s data, EWG estimates some 12,000 people stand to get cancer if they continue drinking their tap water.

You can find the full breakdown of this new findings at the EWG here.

In the meantime, please look in to reverse osmosis water filtration, at least for the water you are drinking and cooking with. You have no idea what’s really in there…

(H/T: C. J. Albert)

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Greens parliament funding activist thugs


This email was sent to the Greens on 6th June 2016 yet to receive a reply.

Dear Senators Lee Rhiannon and Richard Di Natale,

It has come to my attention that there are TWO community groups in Australia that are currently being supported financially (via poster printing) by Senator Lee Rhiannon that could be considered unworthy of any style of support in a civilised society.

The activities of these groups, which share the same logo and most likely the same people, fall so short of community expectations as to be regarded as scandalous.

The activities of these two groups are -slander, theft, assault and attempted murder.

Posters bearing the words “authorised by Senator Lee Rhiannon” & “printed by Senator Lee Rhiannon – Parliament House, Canberra ACT…..” have been seen and photographed around numerous suburbs, not only myself and people I am associated with but also by members of the general public for both groups.

The posters from the second group I have only recently had confirmation of, which is the reason in the delay in dealing with this matter.

The first group is anti fascist action sydney, who have a web page https://antifascistactionsydney.wordpress.com which is comprised of smear and rather feeble attempts at Alinsky style ridicule.

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YES – you are still funding engineered global warming nonsense

Climate Cargo Cult Circles the Pacific

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By Viv Forbes

Greens Fiction Engineer

Greens Fiction Engineer

The World Economic Forum in 2015 had a prophetic vision that unless the world mends its wicked ways “global warming will become catastrophic and irreversible”.
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/11/15-quotes-on-climate-change-by-world-leaders/

In July 2016 the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, claimed that global warming was as dangerous to the world as Islamic terrorism.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/23/john-kerry-climate-change-big-threat-islamic-state/

At the recent G20 summit in China, the world leader of the Global Warming Religion, Ban Ki-moon, canonised two new cardinals – Cardinal Obama (who seeks political sainthood in his after-life), and Cardinal Xi Jinping (who seeks to crucify western industry on the climate cross). Both signed the Paris Pledge.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54841#.V9Jowfl97IU

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/03/breakthrough-us-china-agree-ratify-paris-climate-change-deal
Then at the ASEAN Economic Forum, ordained Minister Turnbull of Australia joined worshippers to pray for a Saviour from Global Warming.

 Global warming to hit Asia hardest – “Hundreds of millions of people are likely to lose their homes as flooding, famine and rising sea levels sweep the region.”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/22/global-warming-hit-asia-hardest


Finally, at the Pacific Island Forum in Vanuatu last week, the Global Warming service commenced with a rousing rendition of the hymn “Repent and Pay, or the Seas will Devour Us”.

http://joannenova.com.au/2016/09/line-up-the-free-cars-on-the-frontline-of-the-climate-change-war/
As a sign of his devotion, Australia’s Global Warming Minister Turnbull dropped a cool $80M into the Global Warming Collection Plate. Islanders who truly believe will now receive total donations of A$300M from the pious Australian government.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/youd-believe-in-global-warming-too-if-turnbull-gave-you-300-million/news-story/7e3ae18cc20623d7a65fe2028a18f7e6

John Kerry was right – this new Global Warming religion is spreading faster than radical Islam. It is the new Cargo Cult.

 

Katter thinks ruling on “bat tree” pruning is madness – “bat greenies are dangerous fanatical extremists”

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KAP member for Kennedy, Bob Katter thinks the verdict and fines handed down to an arborist and Cairns Regional Council by Magistrate on Tuesday for pruning the infamous flying fox trees are wrong.

Mr Katter said, “Cairns Regional Council is not even allowed to carry out normal safety measures from qualified arborists! These bat greenies are dangerous fanatical extremists and they’d be more at home in Iraq or Syria than here.

“These bat extremists have spiritual belief systems that fly in the face of common humanity.  Future generations will look upon them as they’ll look upon the abhorrent behavior of other crazy extremists down through history without the slightest scintilla of humanitarian values.

“We can’t continue our tourism industry with bat droppings falling out of the sky above you carrying all sorts of diseases and let me go through them:

  • The bat-born Lyssavirus (A.K.A “Bat Virus”), (rabies like disease). In a Qld government health paper it says that Lyssavirus is almost always fatal. A young boy died a terrible death from Lyssavirus after being bitten or scratched by a flying fox in North Qld in 2013.
  • Leptospirosis (Which would kill cane cutters. This is transmitted via the urine of infected animals. A main originating factor is flying foxes.)
  • Hendra Virus (We’ve had 6 cases of Hendra in Qld and four have been fatal.) Hendra is almost always fatal.
  • Salmonella
  • SARS
  • Avian Flu
  • Nipah Virus

“We need jobs from the tourism trade and I’m sick and tired of ratbags telling me this is the bat’s habitat. The proliferation of pythons have vanished because of the cane toads, they’re mostly gone. The owls and other predatory birds have been crowded out of the trees because of the massive bat numbers. Nature is completely out of balance. Humans have a right to defend themselves and protect their families.”

“Bats and human health” from QLD Health.

http://conditions.health.qld.gov.au/HealthCondition/condition/14/33/14/Bats-human-health

 

Loony Greens lose the plot

Simon Benson and Alicia Wood, The Daily Telegraph

THE Greens yesterday surpassed even their lofty benchmark for blatantly nutty policies, declaring in just one day they want to hire snipers to shoot pet dogs, double the number of firefighters to combat global warming and destroy our retirement by slugging us with massive superannuation tax increases.

And the madness doesn’t stop there. The Greens also want to give prisoners the vote — which would give mass murderers such as Ivan Milat and Martin Bryant the right to cast a vote at the ballot box at the next federal election.

Although Labor leader Bill Shorten signed a solemn pledge — drawn up by The Daily Telegraph — promising he will never do a deal with the Greens to form a government, the leader of the loony left rabble, Richard Di Natale, believes Labor will end up doing ­precisely that if it means the difference between government and opposition..

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In a sign of the policies the Greens would seek to implement if it was ever given the balance of power again, Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young yesterday threw out the spectre of ­medium- to high-income earners having to pay up to 47 per cent tax on their super contributions.

She was forced to recant from a trainwreck of an interview in which she said: “Look, we’re saying in order to make it fair you should be paying the same tax rate on income as you do for what you’re earning on your super.”

Later in the interview, she attempted to clarify her position, saying: “I’ve had a text from my chief of staff sitting ­outside, sending me the table.

“It’s basically as I was saying. A ­progressive tax rate.”

The Greens then released the policy, which showed that it did indeed want the progressive income tax scale ­applied to super — but with a top tax band of 32 per cent on those earning more than $150,000.

Potential Greens voters were then given an even bigger shock when Tasmanian Greens senator Peter Whish-Wilson called for snipers to shoot dogs that get too close to penguin colonies.

And controversial Greens candidate for the Sydney seat of Grayndler Jim Casey then suggested Australia could help combat climate change by ­doubling the number of firefighters.

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Senator Sarah Hanson-Young and Senator Lee Rhiannon / Picture: Mike Burton

Mr Casey, who is himself a firefighter, announced the Greens would spend $120 million over four years to double the number of fireys because, he said, global warming will cause “more frequent, catastrophic bushfires”.

“Global warming is already driving devastating and sometimes fatal bushfires across Australia. We must act now to save lives from increasing bushfires in a warming world,” Mr Casey said.

He appeared to claim bushfires were a result of global warming rather than arsonists and lightning strikes.

“Bushfires (are) intensifying ­dramatically due to global warming. We must boost numbers of paid firefighters to share the workload,” he said.

GREENS MADNESS

DUMB POLICY 1

Greens leader Richard “Spock” Di Natale wants to give prisoners the vote, which means mass murderers like Ivan Milat and Martyn Bryant would be able to affect the outcome of the next federal election

DUMB POLICY 2

Greens senator Sarah Hanson-Young wants to tax super contributions at the same rate as income tax

DUMB POLICY 3

Greens candidate Jim Casey who is going up against Labor’s Anthony Albanese in the inner Sydney seat of Grayndler, wants to double the number of fireys to combat “global warming”

DUMB POLICY 4

Greens Senator Peter Whish-Wilson wants to employ snipers to shoot dogs that get too close to penguin colonies

 Cairns News Editorial:

Party faithful Green lemmings will continue following their leaders over the cliff into oblivion with best wishes from all logical voters.

A tidal wave of voter awareness will swamp the polls on July 2 in spite of LNP and ALP spin doctors demonising Jackie Lambie, Bob Katter, Andrew Wilkie and Nick Xenophon, who actually represent their constituents contrary to government and opposition politicians.

Social media is swimming with discontent ranging from the invasion of our cities by Islam to free trade agreements signing away our sovereignty.

With this election presenting an unprecedented challenge to the establishment elite, we will assist you to remove the LNP, ALP, Greens, power base by publishing a “how to vote card” over the next few days.

 

This blackfella gone walkabout over changes to vegetation laws

Agenda 21 driving anti-development Labor policies. Labor has a deep-rooted hatred of farmers.

Agenda 21 is a United Nations agreement to stifle development that was first signed off in 1993 by former Qld Labor Attorney General Rod Welford.

 Editorial by Robert J Lee in Brisbane

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This  Blackfella, Billy Gordon, went walkabout on his indigenous constituents during an all night parliamentary debate about tree clearing laws

An all night Parliamentary debate on Thursday resulted in changes to the much maligned Vegetation Management Act going to a committee which will report to Parliament  after June 30.

Demands by Deputy Premier Jackie Trad to wind up the committee’s findings in one month were defeated. Trad said she feared “panic clearing” by farmers while the committee sought public input, however a succession of LNP and KAP members argued strongly against denying affected landowners any say over such draconian laws.

The LNP and Katters Party, to defeat Trad’s motion, were supported by the much needed vote of Cairns independent Rob Pyne, who deserted the Labor Party a week ago.  Another former ALP member now independent Billy Gordon whose vote was desperately needed by his indigenous constituents was nowhere to be heard.

Gordon voted on both occasions with the Government to stop tree clearing. His sole aim is to be readmitted to the Labor Party and he will sell his soul for it to happen.

Cape York Land Council Chairman Richie AhMat ten days ago pleaded with Gordon to vote against the new laws.

The ABC and Queensland Government Ministers Steven Miles and Jackie Trad continued their misinformation campaign about tree clearing in Queensland in the run up to the bill being debated.

ABC Television news on Thursday night showed images of trees being cleared by two dozers on Olive Vale Station at Laura on Cape York Peninsula, filmed illegally by a chartered Jetranger helicopter paid for by the Malthusian Wilderness Society.

On the bulletin Trad and Miles falsely claimed the halting of tree clearing by the government was to protect koala habitats and stop run-off onto the Barrier Reef.

All of the areas cleared under the existing laws have had habitat investigations and no permits would have been issued by the DNR if there was any impact on wild life.

In most of these western areas and the Laura district there are no koalas. It is not their preferred habitat. There is no proven run off from any grazing land north of Lakeland through the river systems.

In any case JCU researchers have continually stated that apart from some normal summer coral bleaching near Lizard Island, the reef is doing “just fine.”

These two inner Brisbane Labor politicians have absolutely no idea of anything rural other than the Mt Cootha Botannical Gardens, around the corner from Environment Minister Miles’ electoral office.

Jackie Trad’s knowledge of rural affairs is even more limited; she does not own as much as a garden according to Labor sources. Trad simply does the bidding of ratbag green mobs such as the multinational, corporate-funded World Wildlife Fund and Wilderness Society as well as their equally stupid anti-development partners, the CAFNEC dole-bludging creatures holed out in a dingy Cairns office.

At a large meeting of stakeholders held recently in Mareeba, indigenous leader Noel Pearson attacked the Labor Party for proposing any changes to the Vegetation Management Act.

He presented a strong case for desperately needed development of indigenous held land on Cape York Peninsula.

During debate in Parliament on Thursday night, Andrew Cripps, the Minister for Natural Resources under the previous LNP government summed up the Deputy Premier most accurately.

“The Deputy Premier is dishonest and has presented a disgraceful distortion of facts.” Mr Cripps told Parliament.

“She has made a serious and disgraceful attack on the property owners of Queensland.

“They (ALP) need to take a long hard look at themselves.”

The Member for Callide, Jeff Seeney launched into the ALP reminding them about the hardship, family breakups and suicides the Beattie and Blight Governments caused farmers due to their unlawful vegetation and environmental laws combined with a prolonged drought and a deliberately collapsed live cattle export market.

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Aaron Harper, Labor Member for Thuringowa

The Labor Member for Thuringowa Aaron Harper says the opposition can’t see the forest for the trees because “…they cleared them all.”

This idiot would have to be the dumbest politician in the country, and God knows we have a lot. He has deposed the Queen of Stupidity Sarah Hanson Young of the Greens for the title.

There are many more trees in Queensland now than in 1770. He should read the journals of Sir Joseph Banks and other contemporary explorers to easily discover this fact conveniently ignored by the fascist Green brigade.

To alleviate his suffering, this Townsville-bound member should get in a plane and travel from Monto on a northerly flight path to Bamaga at the tip of Cape York, some 1300 klm. He will have difficulty in seeing the ground due to the massive tree cover.

He went on to say that agriculture flourished under Beattie and Blight. It seems he has been sniffing too many emissions from Clive Palmer’s nearby nickel refinery.

LNP Member  Jeff Seeney said the new laws would reverberate throughout regional Queensland like an earthquake.

“This government has no idea about thickening of woody vegetation regrowth, only between their own ears,” Mr Seeney said.

The ALP then lamented all the CO2 that would poison the population. Jackie Trad said she was deeply offended because none of the Opposition speakers had condemned the extra carbon dioxide that would bedevil the cities through what every farmer knows is necessary clearing of natural vegetation ‘thickening.’

This Labor Government is a disgrace and is only concerned about representing the south east corner. It is now up to the KAP and heroic Rob Pyne to steer development in this State.

Members vow to vote down any changes to Qld vegetation laws moved by Labor

“We do not want a return to the nasty era of tree police”

     KAP member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth

An emotionally-charged meeting of Far Northern pastoralists, indigenous representatives, councils and farmers at Mareeba has urged three State Parliamentary crossbenchers to vote down proposed changes to the Vegetation Management Act.

Deputy Premier Jackie Trad, in a move to appease Brisbane environmentalists and bolster Greens Party preference support for the ALP, will introduce new VMA regulations to halt tree clearing in State Parliament this week.

Agforce hosted the gathering of nearly 80 primary producers and industry representatives from Innisfail to Cape York Peninsula, held at Mareeba Bowls Club on Tuesday.

In spite of the threat of a snap election, crossbenchers Rob Katter and Shane Knuth vowed they would vote against the new regulations that Mr Knuth said would set the state back 20 years.

Agforce Tablelands organiser Graham Elmes, Robbie Katter, Shane Knuth and Billy Gordon

“We have been telling the Premier for a long time that landowners cannot afford and will not support the return to the nasty era of tree police,” Mr Knuth said.

“We have just had one of the worst droughts in history with record numbers of bank foreclosures and the Labor Party wants to make farmers suffer even more.

“We will not support the new laws.”

After the meeting Mr Knuth said he did not know which way Member for Cairns, now independent Rob Pyne would vote after he deserted the Labor Party last week.

While addressing the audience, Member for Cook Billy Gordon tacitly approved the stance of his crossbench colleagues.

Agforce General President Grant Maudsley said the State Government’s own data showed tree coverage in Queensland increased by 437,000 hectares between 2012 – 2014.

“Moves by the government to reject simple data and repeal the current vegetation management laws are the biggest threat to Queensland farmers since the Gillard Government smashed the live cattle export trade in 2011,” Mr Maudsley told the meeting.

“The results for consumers will be more expensive fresh produce and a loss of jobs. Meat processors have already started putting off staff because of a slow-down in domestic cattle supply as the national herd hits a 20 year low.”

Mareeba District Fruit and Vegetable Growers representative Makse Srhoj warned the new laws would impact severely on farms within the MDIA because of their smaller size.

“If we have to leave 30 per cent remnant vegetation on a block then we can’t do anything with them, particularly if there are two or more deeds,” Mr Srhoj said.

“Who looks after the land the best? Farmers; we are the real greenies.”

Noel Pearson says even white people have land rights

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Noel Pearson

A member of the panel, indigenous leader Noel Pearson, waded in roundly condemning green groups and the ALP Government for holding back economic opportunities in northern communities, rejecting the new laws as a ‘rebirth’ of Wild Rivers legislation.

In his hallmark immutable style Pearson did not hold back, criticising Federal Member for Leichardt Warren Entsch and former Member for Cook, David Kempton for waging a “disgraceful campaign against Billy Gordon” after he was elected.

“These guys are ‘false prophets,’” Mr Pearson told an entirely attentive audience.

“We have no property rights on Cape York and we need upgraded tenure. There are lots of fronts where all landowners are vulnerable.”

Public servants who once worked for environmental lobby groups were targeted by Pearson for pushing extreme green agendas within government.

“These greens have infiltrated indigenous groups and government departments and it’s like a tag team, they are all the same, and have networked with all departments,” Mr Pearson said.

“Public servants should declare their association with environmental groups.

“The proposition there is going to be land clearing the size of Victoria, is fantasy.

“There are only pockets of land suitable for development.

“White people too have had many generations on this land and they have a great love for their land. It’s high time the law in Queensland started to respect that relationship.

“We spent five hard years and lots of money fighting Wild Rivers in court but we could have been doing other more productive things.

“We need another 10 independents in parliament to put us in a better position, given the absence of an Upper House.”

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