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KAP Federal Leader and Federal member for Kennedy, Bob Katter was joined today in Cairns by Robbie Katter, KAP State Leader and Daniel McCarthy KAP candidate for Leichhardt to officially launch Queensland Senate candidate, Joy Marriott.
North Queensland cattle producer and fruit grower Joy Marriott is a passionate Queenslander who is committed to developing Regional Australia. She has previously held positions such as President of the Cape York Peninsula Development Association and the National Councillor on the Cattlemen’s Union Australia.
Joy will be campaigning to lower the cost of living for all Queenslanders particularly those most vulnerable such as retirees and pensioners and small businesses by reducing electricity and fuel prices.
She will also be campaigning for water security through her support of major water infrastructure projects, the creation of jobs through nation-building projects and by supporting industry, including mining. Joy feels passionately about protecting and fighting for our famers and wants to ensure a better future for all of regional Queensland.
If elected Ms Marriott said she would open an electorate office in Mareeba, FNQ.
For a fair deal for regional and rural Queensland, vote 1 for KAP and Joy Marriott.
No government-mandated strategic reserve supply of fuel
by staff writers
A former army Chief turned senator has warned that the Liberal and Labor policies of turning Australia into a service nation could leave us vulnerable to attack from near neighbours.
The loss of any ability to manufacture on a medium scale, basic motor vehicles, parts or advanced weaponry and the inaction of government over a mandatory fuel reserve storage plan could halt any prolonged military protection for the nation by our troops.
Free trade has sounded the death knell for most Australian industries and the petroleum refining industry is no exception.
The Australian Institute of Petroleum says the domestic context of high operating costs, ageing facilities, increasing sea miles for the transport of crude to the refineries, shallow berths that are not suitable for large crude carriers, increasing technical complexity needed for refining of the broad range of crude oil and the high Australian dollar, put Australia at a competitive disadvantage, resulting in the closure of some domestic refineries that are no longer commercially competitive.
Jim Molan was the chief of operations for coalition forces in Iraq and will enter the senate next month, replacing former deputy Nationals leader Fiona Nash who was forced out due to dual citizenship.
He has issued a stark warning about Australia’s readiness for war, saying the armed forces could be ineffective within 19 days if current stockpiles of petrol, diesel and aviation fuel run dry.
“We are almost unique throughout the world in that we don’t have a government-mandated strategic reserve of fuel,” Senator Molan said.
“There are things that we can probably never build in this country, such as the Joint Strike Fighter and the most advanced missiles,” he continued.
“But we should guarantee their delivery to Australia — which you can rarely do — or we should have them in warehouses.
“Unless we have a plan to get them when we need them … then I, as an ex-military commander, wouldn’t want to cross the start line in doing something militarily unless I had those warehouses behind me.”
The 2016 Defence White Paper warned Australia’s dependency on fuel imports was a risk given tensions in the South China Sea, which is a major shipping route.
US military assistance not guaranteed
Senator Molan has also warned that military support from the US is not guaranteed and the Federal Government needs to be more prepared.
“Australia should be thinking about the level of defence expenditure that we are prepared to commit ourselves if America was the centre pole of our defence policy and now may not be as strong as it once was,” Senator Molan said.
Senator Molan said US Defence Secretary James Mattis has raised concerns about the readiness of the US military’s readiness for war.
“That should be ringing bells all over the world,” Senator Molan said.
Half of Australia’s fuel is imported- five refineries left
The Petroleum Institute has thrown its weight behind imported fuel claiming the closure of the refineries will not lead to negative price outcomes for consumers. Australian fuel prices reflect an import parity price, which is the price in international markets.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission was clear in its advice to the API committee that as a result of import parity pricing, the retail price for petrol is not impacted by refinery closures.
Australia can source its liquid fuel needs from a diversity of sources so that if one source becomes unavailable other sources can meet demand according to the committee report.
Following the closure of the Clyde and Kurnell oil refineries, refinery capacity in Australia will decrease about 28 per cent and leave five operating refineries.
Domestic refiners will produce just over half the fuel consumed in Australia with the remainder being imported. Consequently, concerns have been raised about the viability of Australia’s oil refinery industry, and the potential impacts of declining domestic refinery capacity on the economy, energy security and employment in the sector.
The most pessimistic view was that this is the beginning of the end of Australian refining, and the most optimistic view was that there is a future for Australian refining, albeit under increasing competitive pressure.
The committee noted that during the last decade the oil industry has invested over $9 billion in its Australian refineries.
The Liberal and Labor free trade mantra has all but destroyed our once great manufacturing base. No cars, no parts, no tyres, no fuel, no white goods, no military aeroplanes, no guns, only minute amounts of ammo, no boots, clothing or equipment for the military. All of it is imported.
Submissions called to investigate the unlawful removal of Senator Rod Culleton from the senate earlier this year.
What really happened? Why did the Attorney General Liberal George Brandis, intentionally mislead the senate about Culleton and how did the Senate President Stephen Parry(former Port Arthur undertaker) remove Culleton without a motion of the senate? Section 47 of the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia says only the senate can rule on the eligibility of a senator.
Brandis is hightailing it to London as the new High Commissioner. He will no doubt be called to give evidence. He has a problem.
‘On 6 December 2017, the Senate resolved that the following matter be referred to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters for inquiry and report by 6 February 2018:
The implications of recent decisions by the Court of Disputed Returns concerning section 44 of the Constitution on questions referred by the Parliament under section 376 of the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918, with particular reference to:
(a) the decisions in connection with the disqualification of former Senators Bob Day and Rodney Culleton;
(b) a regime for disclosing information relating to aspects other than section 44(i), for which the Parliament has already provided;
(c) the form such a process might take and how it could be implemented; and
(d) any related matters.’
Committee Secretariat contact:
Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters
PO Box 6021
Canberra ACT 2600
Phone: +61 2 6277 2374
Fax: +61 2 6277 4773
The SSM plebiscite could have been hacked with a predictably skewed result. In any case Cairns News has a long-standing policy of ignoring the gender neutral campaign started years ago by the feminist movement, contemporaneously referred to as the ‘femminazi’ collection of dykes.
Canberra is infested with thousands in this clique. They sit in the multitude of offices found in the Prime Minister’s Department many drafting bills such as the SSM legislation which was passed yesterday in the Lower House.
This newsletter will continue to use the grammatically correct terminology of Mr; Mrs; husband; wife; de-facto; girl; boy; married couple; fisherman; waiter; waitress, ad infinitum.
Time after time Australia has been the guinea pig for the cultural revolution orchestrated by the United Nations and the
Dark Government which is largely unknown to the average Australian. The SSM continues the tradition paving the way for the seemingly normal people remaining on the planet. Every day Mormon lifestyles seem more attractive.
The growing fascism emanating from state parliaments will be evident to all when the Queensland ALP begins its legislative attack on the business and farming sectors during this term of parliament.
The campaign to restore the Upper House should begin in earnest drawing its members from the existing number of state politicians without adding any more. – Gil Hanrahan
Both Queensland Liberal senator George Brandis QC, Attorney General and recently appointed WA senator Peter Georgiou reportedly, have dual citizenship but are not included in this list.
Attorney General George Brandis QC next to go: says government insider
We have been made a Republic without a Referendum. The High Court of Australia is not even ashamed of itself for failing to read the Sections 16 and 34(2) Constitution, and the ABC in the form of Anthony Green tweets that those Sections of the Constitution, were exhausted in 1901 with the first Election. In this republic we never agreed to there must be some sort of magic that turns people into gender neutral robots, who fail to understand the plain words of the English language. It is time the whole Parliament, the 76 Senators and 150 members of the House of Representatives met in a joint sitting and asked some hard questions of the seven members of the High Court and the judiciary generally but especially the High Court, because we need these questions answered.
What do you not understand about Clause 5 of the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900? It says , This Act and all laws made by the Parliament of the Commonwealth under this Constitution, Shall be binding on the courts judges and people of every State notwithstanding anything in the laws of any State. If the High Court Judges are people, they are bound. If not or they do not understand that the Constitution binds them, and if Anthony Green of the ABC does not understand that he is one of the people referred to in that Section, the Commonwealth and ABC should let them go. If someone who earns $350,000 at least tax free cannot read and understand plain written English, then it is time that we got someone in there who can. That is what S 72 (ii) Constitution provides.
S 16 Constitution deals specifically with the Qualification of Senators, and S 34 (ii) Constitution deals with the qualification of Members of the House of Representatives. These sections say that if they have been in the country five years and owe allegiance to the Queen, they are eligible. Clear straight forward instructions, to the courts judges and people and once again the High Court is defying the Parliament of the Commonwealth and the Laws of the Commonwealth. So too are Judges and Magistrates all over Australia and a regime of institutional theft has been introduced by the States, for the benefit of the States because the High Court needs to go to Specsavers. So too it seems do all the lawyers who had their expenses paid by the Commonwealth and failed to make this argument to the Apex Club sitting at the top of the organised crime gang, presently operating in Australia and severely burdening the people with greater and greater expenses keeping children in poverty, and old people poor while our wealth is exported and the Banks pay huge dividends and make enormous profits.
If the High Court were not really ordinary people and did not have to eat as we do, drink as we do, and die eventually as we do, they would be entitled to consider themselves as Gods. They will all die eventually, they will all retire at seventy, but they should on their performance since 2004, be all sacked after their response to my first question. I asked Senator George Brandis the Commonwealth Attorney General, on the 12th September 2016 why for 12 years they had felt free to defy the Laws of the Commonwealth by leaving the Name of the Queen off all process issued out of the High Court. If they had bona fide set out to correct the High Court Rules 2004, after they admitted they were wrong, then this debacle of supposedly sacking six duly elected Members of Parliament would never have happened. I have incontrovertible evidence on the High Court letterhead that they were advised of this problem in 2006-7 and did nothing for nine more years.
They may look like a Golden Calf, and Act like a Golden Calf, but the same fate as befell those who worshipped that Golden Calf in Exodus, should all make their exodus, with their lives, but little else. The Sins of the High Court are many. They believe, if the Record is examined that they are the Government and the Parliament is an inconvenient nuisance to be ignored. I and every other member of the people of the Commonwealth, have been given authority to call them before the Queen they deny is the Sovereign, the Queen to whom I swore allegiance when I became a Senator. I have got Senator George Brandis as George Henry Brandis before that Queen on criminal charges, and when a person, any person reads S 5 Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 and then S 147.1 Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) it is quite clear that it is a serious crime to put violence on a Commonwealth Public Official. The head -butter who assaulted Tony Abbott is prosecuted by the Australian Federal Police but they have not yet prosecuted the High Court for assaulting by Paper Order they expect to be obeyed, 6 out of the eight sitting Members illegally haled before them, and thrown out of Parliament by them. There is a special punishment prescribed for people who are Judges and Magistrates who assault Members of Parliament. Instead of ten years imprisonment the Parliament says they must get 13 years . It’s all there in black and white.
As for the lawyers of the Commonwealth. Not one of them publicly pointed out that Ss 16 and 34(ii) Constitution make the politically murdered perfectly qualified to be in Parliament. As for the lawyers of the Commonwealth. Not one of them publicly pointed out that Ss 16 and 34 (ii) Constitution mean they are perfectly qualified if they were here for five years and owe allegiance to the Queen. Not one of them.
Lets get to the Court of Disputed Returns. After I attempted to intervene to save the other five elected representatives in this proceedings, by pointing out that S 77 (i) Constitution prohibits the Parliament of the Commonwealth from legislating to define the jurisdiction of the High Court, which it has done in the Court of Disputed Returns, and pointed out that since 1986 the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights is definitely part of the Laws of the Commonwealth, they ploughed on regardless. The Court of Disputed Returns is illegal and has been ever since it was created. It is being used not for its intended purpose but to intimidate Members of Parliament. It exercises a defined jurisdiction. So intimidated are the Members of both Houses the High Court and Federal Court of Australia have been allowed to get away with political murder.
For 498 years from 1372, to 1870 lawyers were banned from Parliament in the United Kingdom. Perhaps we need a referendum to ban them from this nations Parliament in the House of Representatives. If the best we have can get it so wrong, what are we employing them for? I am a rainmaker. The drought certainly broke for the lawyers I employed to defend me in the High Court and the Federal Court of Australia has arguably by sitting without a jury, which I requested, broken the law in S 268:12 Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth) which bans the arbitrary infliction of imprisonment or other severe deprivation of physical liberty upon any of us, and a Sequestration Order in Bankruptcy, is a severe deprivation of physical liberty carrying Seventeen Years imprisonment , and this Order of the High Court is another. Where are the Australian Federal Police when we really need them? They should march up to the High Court as Moses did to the worshippers of the Golden Calf, and lay the charges that ought to be laid on them for political murder. A political murder that should not go unpunished in the Parliament of the Commonwealth. It is utter and complete contempt by them for your elected representatives, and must be fixed. The Parliament of the Commonwealth has the power. For our Nations sake it must use it. from Rodney Culleton’s law research team
January 19, 2017
COURT PROVES SENATOR PARRY HAS JUMPED THE GUN
Senate president Stephan Parry has a lot to answer for after a huge revelation at the Perth Federal Court this morning.
Senator Culleton has successfully got an appeal for his bankruptcy case and a further extended stay on all proceedings.
Today from a Sydney courtroom, Chief Justice Leslie Allsop, declared if Senator Culleton was to win the appeal, the bankruptcy conviction would be set aside which means it never happened.
“This shows that declaring my seat vacant was a premature move by Senator Parry and this now needs to be heard by the Senate,” Senator Culleton said.
“I believe the President of the Senate has usurped powers without consulting or getting approval from the Senate,” he said
“At all material times Senator Parry has ignored correspondence from my lawyers to whereby they stated that any action taken by anyone would be prejudicial and damaging and could hinder the outcome of the appeal due to it being very public.”
He said however Senator Parry declined to heed the warnings of his lawyers in the letter sent to his office that clearly stated his or her actions of his office would be clearly premature and maybe in beach of number 2 of the order of Justice Barker and Dowsett being that “all proceedings are stayed”.
“I am not going anywhere as a Senator of Federal Parliament until it’s fully vented and determined by the court and a court order clearly tells me to do so – and that might be from the High Court because clearly this is a Constitutional issue,” Senator Culleton said.
“These premature actions have branded me as bankrupt, when I’m clearly not and left me fighting for my life in the judiciary system against the big boys.
“I pride myself as an honourable business man but these actions have been very damaging and have publically disgraced me in the wider community which is disgusting.”
Trigger-happy Senate President, as Culleton granted appeal
KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter said, “The more we become aware what has been done to Senator Culleton the more clear it becomes that the Liberal Party counts on the vote of One Nation.”
This morning in the Perth Federal Court, Senator Rod Culleton was granted his right to have an Appeal heard on his bankruptcy ruling.
The Senator’s Appeal application was a live matter last week when the Senate President removed Senator Culleton from his elected seat in the Senate on the basis of Senator Culleton’s bankruptcy declaration being finally determined, which at the time — it was not.
Mr Katter said, “Whilst One Nation may have started off the ‘Killing of Culleton’, it is most certainly the Liberal Party who are trying to finish the job. The Liberals are doing exactly the same job on Senator Culleton that they did on Pauline Hanson herself. I was always appalled with what they did to her and publicly said so on numerous occasions. However, it is hard to feel sorry for her now.
“It’s becoming clear now that the Liberals with the support of One Nation moved at lightning speed to bankrupt Senator Culleton and in my opinion, stand him down from the Senate.
“On the issue of bankruptcy, the Liberal W.A Government gets to make the decision (in cahoots with One Nation).
If Senator Culleton is thrown out over the loss of a $7 key then the Liberals and One Nation do not get to choose his replacement. It goes to the number 2 on the ballot who is a One Nation True Believer, not of the new, ‘James Ashby (Liberal) One Nation’ that we see today.
“The staggering injustice of what has been done to Senator Culleton to make it legally impossible for him to defend himself… His tiny little pockets against the Government acting with the support of his One Nation party leadership.
“The President of the Senate with the support of One Nation has taken away Senator Culleton’s most basic rights to appeal. By having his bank accounts frozen. They have effectively killed his ability to appeal.
“It’s clear now that while the Liberals could count on One Nation doing as they’re told on the 4 burning issues,
- For the ‘Bash up the workers’ bill (ACCC),
- For the ‘Bash up the farmers’ bill (Backpacker’s Tax),
- For the Sale of Kidman to Gina Rinehart and Shanghai CRED,
- Failure to push for a Royal Commission into the banking industry.
“Senator Culleton has been a vote we can count on for these 4 key heartland issues.
“The Liberals could count on One Nation to sell out on their principals on all 4 issues, they could not count on Senator Rod Culleton. He represents the One Nation True Believers and he represents the policies of One Nation that we have always supported, but the One Nation we knew is not the One Nation that exists today.”
by Robert J Lee in Canberra
Embattled Western Australia independent Senator Rodney Culleton has accused the Attorney General of “total incompetence” for referring him to the High Court to determine if he had been disqualified from entering the senate after the July 2 election.
A petition to the Federal Court from Perth businessman Dick Lester to have Senator Culleton declared bankrupt over alleged debts could only be determined by the senate.
He said the Attorney General was “out of his depth” in referring the matter to the High Court.
“Section 47 of the Commonwealth Constitution of Australia is quite plain when it says ‘until the Parliament otherwise provides, any question respecting the qualification of a senator or of a member,…. and any question of a disputed election to either House, shall be determined by the House in which the question arises.’” Senator Culleton explained.
“Quite clearly the judge was wrong in making a Sequestration Order to seize or freeze my assets especially after my lawyer told Justice Barker that sufficient funds had been deposited into his trust account to cover any alleged debt.
“The antics of Justice Michael Barker whose Court was described as a ‘circus’ by the Western Australia Newspaper and the efforts to frustrate the will of the people of Western Australia who have duly elected a Senator are matters that must now be faced by Attorney General George Brandis and the offending judge in the Senate.
“A referral to the High Court can only occur under the Electoral Act. There is no law which can refer a question like this to a court. This is a job for the Senate.
“The senate must consider Section 16 of the Parliamentary Privileges Act which brings in the Bill of Rights 1688 that guarantees jury trial and appeals to Parliament.”
Senator Culleton says he has the numbers to call the judge and Attorney General before the Bar of the senate to show cause why they should not be sacked.
Primary producers, small business and truck operators who had been gutted by the banks and lost their properties and lifetime’s work through similar court proceedings would benefit enormously from this manoeuvre, he said.
Dec 23, 2016
Western Australian Independent Senator, Rodney Culleton has clarified today’s court orders in light of another misinformed attack from Pauline Hanson.
“I have successfully been awarded a stay against the court order for 21 days, therefore my staff and I will continue to serve the people of Western Australia in my continued capacity as a Senator,” Senator Culleton said.
“This has been confirmed with two senior legal opinions. I will address the alleged primary judgement which the unforeseen High Court referral has diverted my attention from.”
“I will allege that at today’s court appearance, Federal Court Judge Barker ignored all the affidavits of service and again failed to allow me due process, instead pushing through without referral to these important statements of fact.”
Judge Barker’s claim today that his court on Monday was conducted in a very orderly manner flies in the face of his contradictory comments on Monday, in which he referred to his court as ‘a circus’.
“This has been a major miscarriage of justice,” Senator Culleton said.
“This, and other cases I’ve been involved in (Greg Kenney) goes to show how the courts and judges need a major overhaul and more accountability.”
“To paraphrase Judge Barker’s own retort, ‘No one is above the law’…and that includes the judiciary, who must also operate within the boundaries of procedural fairness and due process. They are not exempt.”
Senator’s lawyers stated on affidavit, “I have received substantial payment into my Trust Account on behalf of Mr Culleton which I am instructed can be used to pay his creditors”.
“Judge Barker however, ignored that statement and allegedly his responsibilities in this instance, he didn’t even ask for the value of my assets,” Senator Culleton said
“How can he claim such an order, without accepting all admissions of fact?”
“Dick Lester has never wanted to settle in currency, he wants the intellectual property from my invention. This was confirmed yesterday by his lawyers,” Senator Culleton stated.
“When judges continuously appear to fail in their duty of care to families and individuals, it vindicates the calls for more accountability through a system of election or appointment for a set period, subject to performance and ability.”
“Judge Barker chose to refuse my right to a jury, my right to be heard without the orchestrated obstruction of two apparent associates or advisors for the plaintiff, in Monday’s hearing and refused to allow me to read my evidence, after allowing the court to proceed in my absence.”
“Judge Barker told me that he was ‘not interested’ in the contents of the two VRO’s produced, an indictment on the claims of government, the courts and law enforcement authorities that a V RO actually protects the victims of violent behaviour.”
“The tragic loss of life in another WA courtroom the following day, is testament to the error in trivialising these court ordered restraining orders.”
Liberal Senator for Queensland Ian McDonald wants the defence force to buy 23 agricultural and grazing properties next to Townsville city to accommodate Singaporean troops
Katter Australia Party – 2 December 2016
KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter is continuing the fight for nervous landholders who look set to lose their properties through the Australian Defence Force’s expansion plans.
Mr Katter met with Finance Minister Cormann and the Defence Minister Pyne during the last sitting week in Parliament.
Mr Katter told the Finance Minister there are more cost effective areas than Hervey Range for the ADF’s training expansion needs to meet the Singapore Defence Deal.
Mr Katter said, “I told him there won’t be much change from half a billion. One of these properties was recently sold for over $17m.
“Well there are 23 properties in this proposed resumption area.
“They can acquire a vastly more secure area for under 30 million verses half a billion!
“My experience of these issues is that Government end up paying two or three times the market price when these things are fought out in the courts.
“An extra two hours’ drive to the other side of Pentland (where I propose the ADF buy out) would be neither here nor there.
“The other side of Pentland is very poor country. There is no run off from that area to the Great Barrier Reef or domestic water.
“All the problems of the Range simply do not exist at Pentland
“You do not take prime agricultural area to use for a military training area.”
In fierce contrast to Mr Katter, Senator Ian McDonald — who is based in Townsville supports the deal.
Mr Katter said, “The Liberal spokesman (who I’m sure many Liberals would like to put a bung in his mouth, in his vast wisdom he lost the LNP the seat of Townsville and most of the QLD seats too…) well, he’s come up with a gem here.
“Probably the most serious issue here is the strangling of development .
“Townsville has only one serious growth corridor which is Hervey Range.
“This proposal will land lock Townsville. It is disastrous for the city.
“We are positive for the expansion, but not at the expense at our future meat works, the future growth of our city, the destruction of prime agricultural land and serious issues of ordinance running on to the Great Barrier Reef.”
Harry Palmer Comments:
Senator MacDonald has confirmed – “All the seats of fools are now taken in parliament” as that voice of the people diminishes further under this LNP government control generating a fast dawning back to democracy with Bob Katter remaining true voice of the people of Queensland in the house that makes the rules.
The freemarketeers have been “Trumped” according to Bob in his latest video where he addresses the American people’s decision to elect Donald Trump as their next President. Bob is hopeful that this election, along with Brexit, will help Australians secure their own “great victory” against those who are not interested in our well-being or the well-being of the country at large.
Watch the video below …..