Category Archives: Treaties
Exclusive from Robert J Lee in Canberra
The Coalition Government, with the aid of Greens and Labor secretly passed the Emissions Trading Scheme legislation in the senate on December 3, the last day of sitting in 2015.
This was the day before the Paris Climate Conference , called COP 21, got underway at which an agreement to keep the global temperature increase to 2 degrees was signed by 189 countries, including Australia.
The ETS, in effect the ALP’s Carbon Tax comes into effect on July 1, the day before the Federal election.
One hundred and fifty companies representing half of Australia’s total carbon dioxide emissions will be capped by legislation at their highest level of emissions between 2009-10 and 2013-14.
The caps specifically include the electricity sector and the Australian Carbon Credit Units (ACCU’s) which were created by Julia Gillard in 2011.
If these companies emit more than their caps they have to buy ACCU’s which no doubt will affect the bottom line of the companies, thus the cost will be passed onto consumers.
The caps imposed on 150 companies are described by the government as a “safeguard mechanism” to support the Emissions Reduction fund that the centrepiece of the Direct Action Plan in which companies bid at auction for the right to be paid to reduce their emissions.
These auctions have so far resulted in 143 million tonnes of abatement at an average price of $12.10 per tonne, which is much lower than has been forecast by the scheme’s opponents.
The interesting question is why no one is talking about this discredited scheme.
Obviously the 150 companies involved know about it, and it’s all described on the government website, but the fact that Australia has legislated an emissions trading scheme is virtually a secret.
It is no secret however that Malcolm Turnbull for years, has been waiting anxiously for the scheme to become law so his private emissions trading company with offices in Sydney can grab a part of the action.
Further information by Alan kohler in The Australian: – http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/opinion/alan-kohler/australias-secret-ets-starts-in-five-weeks/news-story/7f1de2a63db3e8d4a12066f31edcf640
Bob Katter describes the folly of the TPP and the cost to Australian business and local government
Budget allocation for Federal Court to fight challenges to TPP
Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Implementation
· Costing $15.6million over four years to implement reform to government procurement which are included in the TPP
· $12.4m for IT systems to support transparency in procurements conducted by limited tendering
· $2.9m proactively being given to the Federal Court of Australia to deal with the disputes caused by the changes.
“The TPP takes away the rights of government to protect their people. For example industrial practice that endangers Australian health and lives, for example their right to a decent wage and income,” Mr Katter lamented.
“This money is for enforcement, so if a Local Government Council wants to use local contractors, instead of a big foreign corporation the foreign corporation can come at them. The TPP gives foreign corporations tendering rights that can be enforced. Pretty sad stuff.”
A university in the United States has found that the much-heralded Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal will cost the American economy 448,000 jobs and significantly decrease their Gross Domestic Product.
One of 12 nations in the deal, Australia signed the agreement in New Zealand last week.
The Global Development and Environment Institute at Tufts University near Boston said President Obama’s promises of sweeping economic benefits are wrong and the treaty would actually harm America.
The analysis said U.S. jobs would be “hardest hit” of all the nations in the agreement.
Meanwhile the TPP along with the National Interest Analysis was tabled in the Australian House of Representatives today prompting the Member for Kennedy and leader of Katters Australian Party, Bob Katter to form a cross bench alliance, citing the TPP as the “greatest threat to Australia’s sovereignty in decades.”
Mr Katter, Senator Glenn Lazarus and Greens’ Trade Spokesman Senator Peter Whish-Wilson fronted a joint press conference at Parliament House to oppose the ratification of the TPP, which is expected within weeks.
Whilst full details of the TPP Agreement were laid before Parliament, all three attacked the Government’s own analysis of the Agreement – an analysis which is unlikely to highlight the real losses to Australian manufacturers and producers.
“There has been a hole a mile wide torn in the sovereignty of Australia,” Mr Katter said.
“If there is a product which some foreign corporation is producing or distributing in Australia and they have invested money, then we can’t stop that product from coming in – so what is left of our sovereignty is now vanishing away.
“Andrew Robb, one of the most appropriately named Ministers that I have encountered in my time in Parliament, has greatly erred here, so maybe we should call him Rob-err.
“He has an extraordinary eagerness to please foreign corporations and to get foreign investment – but what he calls foreign investment I call the stealing of our country!
“I defy him in the last 10 years to tell me where any significant jobs have been created by foreign investment, that hadn’t already started 15-20 years ago.
“And in the last 10 years, since this fanatical free trade business has been going on, I defy them to point out to me where there has been one benefit for the Australian economy.”
Mr Katter pointed to the absurdity in the Government’s own figures published today – which cited $109 billion in sales to TPP countries, versus $1,109 of investment in Australia by TPP countries – meaning a staggering ten times more imports than exports, all of which compete with if not eradicate Australian producers and manufacturers.
“Mr Robb says that this agreement will open up avenues for Australian manufactured goods – for iron and steel, ships and auto parts to name a few.
“But manufacturing – it’s already all gone. There is no capital investment by Government, no motor vehicles produced, no white goods produced – no manufacturing left in the country.
“We allow slave labour produced goods into the country without any tariffs or restrictions on them whatsoever.
“Instead of trading aggressively and collectively, we have the weakest trading position of any country on earth.
“TheGovernment keeps pressing ahead talking about foreign investment as if it’s a good thing – when we all know it’s just selling your country off because your country’s broke, the Government’s broke, and the only way to get out of trouble is to sell off the assets,” Mr Katter said.
REALITY CHECK NEEDED BY CLIMATE DISCIPLES
Cosmic Cycles Control Climate
by Viv Forbes, Science writer
Those who think a war on carbon energy will lower Earth’s temperature need to study climate history.
Temperatures on Earth dance to a cyclical rhythm every hour, every day, every month, every season, every year, and to every beat of the sun-spot and glacial cycles.
These cycles interact to produce a wide range of ever-changing temperatures. Even at the same moment, temperatures vary dramatically from the equator to the poles and from the surface to the stratosphere. For would-be climate “managers” to claim they can calculate a mythical “global temperature” with precision greater than thermometers can measure is statistical nonsense.
It is even sillier for people who cannot accurately forecast next weekend’s weather to claim they can regulate the temperature of the globe by bashing industry and taxing carbon.
What is the role of carbon dioxide in climate? Al Gore did a great job to dramatise the recurring glacial cycles revealed by ice cores in his widely acclaimed work of science fiction. But he missed two inconvenient truths.
First, ice cores show that in the glacial spring-time the temperature rose BEFORE the CO2 levels rose. Therefore the rising CO2 cannot be a CAUSE of the warming – it is a RESULT of CO2 being expelled from the warming oceans.
Second, at the top of every warm cycle, high levels of CO2 in the atmosphere were unable to prevent Earth from cooling into the next cycle of ice.
We are fortunate to live in the Holocene Epoch, the latest warm phase of the Pleistocene Ice Age. The climate history of the Holocene, and its predecessor the Eemian, are well documented in ice core logs. These show that today’s warm Greenhouse Earth is probably nearing its end. It will be followed by Icehouse Earth.
There is no evidence in the climate records that carbon dioxide has a detectable effect on global temperatures. However if our continued use of cheap reliable hydro-carbon energy does slightly delay the onset of the next glacial winter, we and all life on Earth should count ourselves lucky.
Viv Forbes is a qualified geologist who has spent much of his life studying geological and climate history as written in the rocks. He has also spent several years in formal and private study of climatology and meteorology. He is the Founder of the Carbon Sense Coalition and a non-executive director of a small Australian company developing a coking coal mine.
By far the best reference book I have read on the above subjects is:
“The Inconvenient Skeptic” by John Kehr. This book is written in plain language, but full of sound science, well researched and referenced. I highly recommend it for those wishing to understand what drives our climate. (Hint: It is NOT carbon Dioxide.)
Another well-researched and easy-reading book on the long term cycles of ice ages and volcanism is:
“Not by Fire, but by Ice” by Robert Felix:
Original Research on Sunspots and Rainfall Cycles – Prof Will Alexander:
The Holocene Warmth as revealed by the Greenland Ice Cores:
The Eemian Warm Period was warmer than today:
Paris Climate Party agrees . . . to have another Party
By Viv Forbes, Science Writer
Premature Celebrations by Sceptics
Many climate sceptics are celebrating that “nothing in the Paris deal is legally binding”. They should look deeper. They have suffered a huge political defeat.
Skeptics are winning the climate science debate, but the main battle is no longer about facts and science – it is about propaganda and politics. There were few scientists at COP21 talking about atmospheric physics – just politicians, bureaucrats and green activists discussing emission targets, carbon taxes, climate reparations and who will pay.
The Paris party organisers managed to assemble representatives of 196 nations with the aim of getting 100% agreement on something/anything that would assist their clandestine campaign for world government and world taxes. This process will cripple the industrial power and political freedom of the Western democracies. They achieved agreement because of leadership by UN loving Western centralists like Obama, Merkel, Cameron, Hollande, Trudeau and Turnbull, helped by misguided theologians, and supported by vested interests in mendicant nations and some powerful competitors of the West. They spent two weeks reworking the draft document until there was nothing in it that offended any nation. Most of them wanted their benefits clauses made compulsory, but the would-be-providers of such largesse dared not sign obviously binding liabilities because the media and their home electorates were watching.
The UN game plan is for this massive global climate circus to meet regularly in pleasant locations, setting illusory targets, generating publicity and seeking even more green levers to pull. So there is only one legally binding clause – an agreement to table targets, and to meet again.
The cashless society is coming hard and fast. Even the US is preparing to remove cash transactions. The One World economy mentioned on ABC radio today is on track and you can bet the Goldman Sachs Merchant Bank-driven Malcolm Turnbull will be on board. By then it will be too late to stop the One World Government. Do you want this in Australia?
Did you know that 95 percent of all retail sales in Sweden are cashless? And did you know that the government of Denmark has a stated goal of “eradicating cash” by the year 2030? All over the world, we are seeing a relentless march toward a cashless society, and nowhere is this more true than in northern Europe. In Sweden, hundreds of bank branches no longer accept or dispense cash, and thousands of ATM machines have been permanently removed.
At this point, bills and coins only account for just 2 percent of the Swedish economy, and many stores no longer take cash at all. The notion of a truly “cashless society” was once considered to be science fiction, but now we are being told that it is “inevitable”, and authorities insist that it will enable them to thwart criminals, terrorists, drug runners, money launderers and tax evaders. But what will we give up in the process?
Parishioners text tithes to their churches. Homeless street vendors carry mobile credit-card readers. Even the Abba Museum, despite being a shrine to the 1970s pop group that wrote “Money, Money, Money,” considers cash so last-century that it does not accept bills and coins.
Few places are tilting toward a cashless future as quickly as Sweden, which has become hooked on the convenience of paying by app and plastic.
To me, giving money in church electronically seems so bizarre. But it is starting to happen here in the United States, and in Sweden some churches collect most of their tithes and offerings this way…
During a recent Sunday service, the church’s bank account number was projected onto a large screen. Worshipers pulled out cellphones and tithed through an app called Swish, a payment system set up by Sweden’s biggest banks that is fast becoming a rival to cards.
Other congregants lined up at a special “Kollektomat” card machine, where they could transfer funds to various church operations. Last year, out of 20 million kronor in tithes collected, more than 85 percent came in by card or digital payment.
And of course it isn’t just Sweden that is rapidly transitioning to a cashless society. Over in Denmark, government officials have a goal “to completely do away with paper money” by the year 2030…
Sweden is not the only country interested in eradicating cash. Its neighbor, Denmark, is also making great strides to lessen the circulation of banknotes in the country.
Two decades ago, roughly 80 percent of Danish citizens relied on hard cash while shopping. Fast forward to today, that figure has dropped dramatically to 25 percent.
“We’re interested in getting rid of cash,” said Matas IT Director Thomas Grane. “The handling, security and everything else is expensive; so, definitely we want to push digital payments, and that’s of course why we introduced mobile payments to help this process.”
Eventually, establishments may soon have the right to reject cash- a practice that is common in Sweden. Government officials have set a 2030 deadline to completely do away with paper money.
This is the direction things are going – especially in Europe.
As I have written about previously, cash transactions of more than 2,500 euros have already been banned in Spain, and France and Italy have both banned all cash transactions of more than 1,000 euros.
Little by little, cash is being eradicated, and what we have seen so far is just the beginning. 417 billion cashless transactions were conducted in 2014, and the final number for 2015 is projected to be much higher.
Banks like this change, because it enables them to make more money due to the fees that they collect from credit cards and debit cards. And governments like this change because electronic payments enable them to watch, track and monitor what we are all doing much more easily.
These days, very rarely does anyone object to what is happening. Instead, most of us just seem to accept that this change is “inevitable”, and we are being assured that it will be for the better. And no matter where in the world you go, the propaganda seems to be the same. For example, the following comes from an Australian news source…
AND so we prepare to turn the page to fresh year — 2016, a watershed year in which Australia will accelerate towards becoming a genuine cashless society.
The cashless society will be a new world free of $1 and $2 coins, or $5 or $10 bank notes. A new world in which all commercial transactions, from buying an i-pad or a hamburger to playing the poker machines, purchasing a newspaper, paying household bills or picking up the dry-cleaning, will be paid for electronically.
And in that same article the readers are told that Australia will likely be “a fully cashless society” by 2022…
Research by Westpac Bank predicts Australia will be a fully cashless society by 2022 — just six years away. Already half of all commercial payments are now made electronically.
Even in some of the poorest areas on the entire globe we are seeing a move toward a cashless society. In 2015, banks in India made major progress on this front, and income tax rebates are being considered by the government as an incentive “to encourage people to move away from cash transactions”.
Would a truly cashless society reduce crime and make all of our lives much more efficient?
But what would we have to give up?
To me, America is supposed to be a place where we can go where we want and do what we want without the government constantly monitoring us. If people choose to use cashless forms of payment that is one thing, but if we are all required to go to such a system I fear that it could result in the loss of tremendous amounts of freedom and liberty.
And it is all too easy to imagine a world where a government-sponsored form of “identification” would be required to use any form of electronic payment. This would give the government complete control over who could use “the system” and who could not. The potential for various forms of coercion and tyranny in such a scenario is obvious.
What would you do if you could not buy, sell, get a job or open a bank account without proper “identification” someday? What you simply give in to whatever the government was demanding of you at the time even if it went against your fundamental beliefs?
That is certainly something to think about.
Many will cheer as the world makes a rapid transition to a cashless society, but I will not. I believe that a truly cashless system would open the door for great evil, and I don’t want any part of it.
What about you?
Would you welcome a cashless society?
Landbridge Group has formally established armed forces
The USA is stunned that the control of Port Darwin, a major link in their security of northern Australia that has been in place for decades, being ‘leased’ to China by the Northern Territory government for 99 years. This allows a Chinese private company LandBridge, with ties to their government and military, complete with a fully trained private armed militia to protect that port. There was no consultation with the US government.
Malcolm Turnbull just shrugged off a “please explain” from President Barack Obama at their official meeting during the Apec summit in Manila.
Australia’s latest Prime Minister fresh off the PM conveyor belt has snubbed his nose at our major ally concerning the military assets the USA has deployed as part of the Obama foreign policy “pivot” to the Asia-Pacific region, which is a strategic posture concerned with countering China’s growing power in the region. This is of major concern for all Australians who should be very worried .
The USA armed forces might is sourced from some 320 million people hosting 120 million military ready personnel. Australia with 23 million people hosting just 56,000 military ready personnel. There are more cab drivers in Australia than soldiers.
Landbridge Private Army
August 8th 2014, Lan Bridge Group Armed Forces inaugural meeting was held in the Group of 101 meeting rooms.
Military sunshine Gao Yong, political commissar, chief of staff Wang Hao, Party Secretary of Lanshan cover satellite, Deputy Mayor Wang Jijun, Lanshan District People’s Armed Forces Department, political commissar Liu Yusong Minister Zhang Feng Jun, chairman Ye Lan Bridge Group, party secretary of Ho Chao Qing attended the meeting.
Rizhao and Lanshan Military District Department agency personnel, members of the Department Landbridge Group armed militia emergency unit and some of the staff groups participated in the meeting.
The meeting was chaired by the Ministry of People’s Armed Arashiyama district political commissar Colonel Liu Yusong. At the meeting, Minister of People’s Armed Forces Department Lanshan District Colonel Zhang Feng Yun announced the “Landbridge Group Limited on the establishment of an armed unit of approval” and “Ho Chao Qing serving command.” Military sunshine and Party Secretary Gao Yong, political commissar of the lid satellite Landbridge Group Armed Forces inaugurated.
After the meeting, Group Chairman Ye, party secretary of Ho Chao-Qing Gao Yong, political commissar of the Military sunshine, accompanied by Chief of Staff Wang Hao, Party Secretary of Lanshan cover satellite deputy mayor and other leaders visited the group.
Landbridge Group, as large-scale private enterprises in Shandong Province, after 20 years of unremitting efforts, now has petrochemicals, logistics, real estate tourism, international trade four plates, the total assets of nearly 17 billion yuan. Lan Bridge Group has been, and always adhere to the “strong enterprises not forget their country, Societe Generale did not forget the defense” concept, and actively carry out cultural support the military, science and technology to support the military, to the TSC troops, sunshine garrison solve problems, backed by the TSC Forces Group awarded the “Arashiyama love, love note Iron” support model designation, the chairman, Comrade Ye in 2013 by the provincial government of Shandong Province in recognition of national defense interest “Top Ten individual.”
Landbridge Group of Armed Forces was established to achieve a strong corporate real convergence Landbridge Group and Xing Wu for national defense and Lanshan District Rizhao City poured fresh blood.
With the USA considering their options now rotecting Australia’s north as the flow rate of Muslims gains momentum into the country enhancing the welfare budget and national security, we wonder what happen to that “lucky country” we allowed silky smooth mandarins following their own policies outside of government controlling the political machine to maintain perpetual salvation of power above the people.
Landbridge Group Sign Gas Agreement
November 17, 2014 Chinese President Xi Jinping held talks with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Canberra, the two leaders decided to enhance the Sino-Australian relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership between China and Australia, announced the end of substantive negotiations on China-Australia free trade agreement.
Landbridge came to Australian public attention in mid-2014 with its share offer and purchase of Brisbane-based gas producer Westside Corporation.
After the talks, Xi Jinping with Abbott witnessed the signing held at Parliament House. Lanbridge Group chairman Ye Cheng and Western Australia Energy CEO Mike Hughes signed a natural gas production base investment agreement.
Download the purchase document [HERE]
Landbridge Energy Australia Pty Ltd
Land bridge is a registered company in Australia with an ABN and all the legal requirements to operate a company.
Napoleon once said: “Only a foolish horse fights with his nose bag”
by Viv Forbes, Science Writer
But today we have many foolish people fighting their nose bag. They are weakening Earth’s food chain with a war on carbon.
Carbon is the building block of life. “Organic” means “containing carbon” and every bit of plant and animal life is built around the carbon atom.
Carbon enters Earth’s cycle of life via plants, which extract it from the rare and precious carbon dioxide plant-food in the atmosphere. Living things use
this carbon, plus water, oxygen and minerals, to create the proteins, fats, carbohydrates and skeletons they need.
Plant growth responds quickly to the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
See: CSIRO: Rising Carbon Dioxide causes greening of the deserts:
The Biosphere is booming: CO2 is the Cause:
However, today’s levels are far below those that sustained the abundant forests, grasslands, wetlands, herbivores and carnivores of past eras.
The biggest long term threat to abundant life on Earth is natural carbon sequestration, especially during the recurring cold dry eras when cooling oceans absorb huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, and growing ice sheets capture most of its water.
Nature is very efficient at carbon capture and burial. Enormous quantities of carbon and hydrogen have been removed from past atmospheres and buried under ancient sediments in extensive beds of coal, oil shale, limestone, marble, dolomite and magnesite, and in diffuse deposits of hydrocarbon liquids and gases.
The result is that the carbon dioxide level in today’s atmosphere is not far above the minimum needed to sustain plant life (which is why nurserymen pump more carbon dioxide into their green-houses).
However, in a rare piece of environmental serendipity, man’s extraction and use of coal, oil, gas, limestone and dolomite for power generation, transport, aviation, steel, cement and fertilisers is recycling a tiny part of this storehouse of buried carbon. For example, for every tonne of coal burned, 2.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide plant food plus one tonne of fresh water is added to the atmosphere; and producing one tonne of cement releases about one tonne of carbon dioxide.
See: The ins and outs of coal combustion:
Every tonne of wheat grown needs a tonne of carbon dioxide to get its carbon, and other foods have similar needs. Carbon industries thus help to feed all of Earth’s plants and animals.
See: Should we celebrate CO2: http://www.thegwpf.com/28155/
Industrial use of carbon-bearing mineral resources also recycles valuable trace elements like nitrogen, sulphur and phosphorus which are present in variable amounts in coal, oil and carbonates. Any of these by-product gases can be toxic if concentrated in confined spaces, and all of man’s activities can pollute crowded cities, but in the open atmosphere, plant life often suffers because of a deficiency of these key nutrients.
Those waging a war on hydro-carbons and carbon dioxide are enemies of the biosphere. Their foolish policies like carbon taxes, emissions trading and “Carbon Capture and Burial” are denying essential nutrients to the food chain. The failed global warming forecasts show that these policies will have no effect on climate, but will reduce the atmospheric supply of food nutrients and fresh water for all life on Earth.
Life is a carbon cycle – don’t break the food chain.
Rosewood Qld Australia
Abbott was removed so the Climate Accord can be signed in Paris in November. Cairns News has warned of this for many months. There must be a national awareness campaign and Australia must not sign it. It shows just how many traitors lurk among the ranks of the Liberals, Nationals, Labor and Greens. Read the leaked email below and weep:
|Subject: Invitation to Climate Change Information Session and Private Briefing
I write to invite you and your advisors to a Parliamentary Information Session on the Science of Climate Change. At the session leading Australian climate scientists will discuss the impact of Australia’s decision to sign the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and the upcoming COP21. There is also an opportunity for you to meet with climate researchers in private briefings, should your diary permit.
Date: Tuesday 20 October 2015
Date: Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October 2015
Supported by The Honourable Greg Hunt MP, Mr Mark Butler MP and Senator Larissa Waters, the lunchtime information session will include presentations from some of Australia’s most eminent climate change researchers based at leading research institutions across the country. You can find short biographies on these scientists in the attached.
There will be a focus on the local, regional and global impacts of climate change (in particular the effects of sea level rise), the economics of reducing Australia’s emissions, and possible mitigation and adaptation measures. In addition, a broader discussion will consider how Australia can address the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and, I hope, provide fruitful information in the lead up to COP21 in Paris in November.
We hope you and your advisors will be able to find time in your busy schedule to attend this information session and/or meet privately with the visiting researchers on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 October to discuss any area of climate science of interest.
To arrange an individual meeting, or for more details about the information session, please contact Ms Anna Moloney, Global Change Institute Communications and Engagement Manager, advising if there are specific climate scientists you would like to attend your private briefing.
We look forward to meeting with you.
Communications and Engagement Manager
Sent on behalf of:
Probergfessor Ove Hoegh-Guld PhD FAA
Professor and Director
ARC Laureate Fellow
Prince Albert II of Monaco Climate Change Award (2014)
Staff House Road
QUOTES BY BOB MENZIES AND BOB HAWKE.
“I always tell my Opposition friends that the only difference between us is that
I am theoretically non-Socialist, yet an amazingly practical Socialist, while they
are theoretically Socialists. People will accept things from us that they wouldn’t
accept from the Labor Party . . . . . It is a question of speed . . . .”
Statement of Robert Gordon Menzies, Deceptive Prime Minister and high ranking
Freemason, as quoted in the Melbourne Age, 3-3-1941.
“I gladly acknowledge the debt of my own government to Fabianism. The Fabian
Society acknowledges the principal tenet of Marxism, the abolition of private
property, in this case to own land. They then align themselves with the non-violent
arm of Marxism by accepting the non-violent road of patient gradualism to total
Bob Hawke, Fabian and Labor government Prime Minister of Australia, in his speech
to the Fabian Society in Melbourne on the 8th May 1984.
“For the right moment you must wait, as Fabius did, most patiently, when warring
against Hannibal, though many censured his delays; but when the time comes to
strike, you must strike hard, as Fabius did, or all your waiting will be in vain and
•Bob Hawke, another Deceptive Prime Minister, to the Fabian Society, 1984
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.”
Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
PART OF BOB HAWK’S INFAMOUS SPEECH
TO THE FABIAN SOCIETY, 1984.
“I gladly acknowledge the debt
of my own government to
Fabianism. The Fabian Society
acknowledges the principal tenet
of Marxism – the abolition of private
property, in this case to own
land. They then align themselves
with the non-violent arm of
Marxism by accepting the nonviolent
road of patient gradualism
to total government.”
“For the right moment you
must wait, as Fabius did, most
patiently, when warring against
Hannibal, though many censured
his delays; but when the
time comes, you must strike
hard, as Fabius did, or all your
waiting will be in vain and fruitless.”
Bob Hawke, Labor government
Prime Minister of Australia, in
his infamous speech to the Fabian Society
in Melbourne on the 8th May 1984.
A letter from a reader about the appalling behaviour of Minister for Northern Development Josh Frydenberg in Federal Parliament on October 21, 2015
Hi Josh, we just saw your comments about flogging off Darwin Port to the bloody Chinese, YET AGAIN.
Why are you and the free-trading, de-regulating Liberals so intent on selling our kids future??
Your disgraceful antics when answering Katters question are deplorable in the least, but not unexpected when Katter, the conscience of the Liberals and former Nationals, asks a question that you cannot truthfully answer.
Northern Development is just another cruel hoax and your comments have just proven it.
Yes there is not a high density of population north of the Tropic of Capricorn but that is no excuse to populate it with unwanted chinamen. I have a copy of Rudd’s Cabinet proposal to sell most of the north to China or Indonesia before they take it forcefully. It was published on www.cairnsnews.org last year I believe.
No doubt you are following the same UN dictate.
Is it any wonder people are fed up with neo-con Liberals and Labor recalcitrants in ‘Parliament’ just like you and naturally Malcolm, the Minister for his Jewish mates, Goldman Sachs?
Your machinations foment the white depopulation of Cape York and handing over much needed cattle breeder country to murris that will never again produce anything for the economy.
Did you know there are only 140,000 head of cattle remaining in the Far North?
Why did you allow Warren Entsch to ignore the handing over of the North’s only defence road, the Peninsula Development Road, to the unrepresentative and warring Cape York Land Council?
You have admitted in parliament (prima facie evidence) to the handing over of our country to a foreign power. This is not northern development, this is sedition and you and your ilk should be charged accordingly under the Criminal Code Act 1914.
From a Queensland voter
6 October 2015:
Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter today called the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) the greatest blow to democracy in 300 years, saying that it amounted to nothing more than a new form of Corporate Colonialism.
“This agreement is not about trade, it’s about sovereignty,” Mr Katter said.
“Governments will now be stripped of their power to regulate the behavior of overseas companies.
“Companies will be able to come here under certain terms and conditions and no Government will be able to change those without fairly horrific consequences, if at all.
“It takes away our sovereignty and hands it over to the giant foreign owned corporations.”
Mr Katter expressed concern over the foreign workers who would be let into the country under the TPP agreement.
“Foreign workers will pour in and they are already at high levels, there are 600,000 foreign workers a year coming into an economy creating only 200,000 jobs a year.
“They are taking our jobs and undermining our pay and conditions, and there’s nothing we can do about it.
“Once in place, withdrawing from the TPP will ensure the wrath of countries infinitely more powerful than our own.
“The Americans have imposed this regime upon South and Central America, reducing them to some of the lowest living standards in the world.”
Mr Katter said that he was deeply disappointed with Prime Minister Turnbull, this being his first major initiative since taking the office.
“Mr Turnbull’s background is very much associated with a merchant banking company who’s preeminence in both the Bush and Obama administrations is a matter of public record.
“These are people who make money out of money; they do not make money out of producing goods and services.
“I absolutely believe we are now retreating back to the days of colonialism, the only difference being that it is Corporate Colonialism and not Imperial Colonialism.
“We will be fighting the TPP and have forwarded a letter today to all Senators pleading with them not to turn the control of their country into the hands of foreign corporations.
“We will be moving for the Treaty’s disallowance as soon as Parliament resumes,” Mr Katter said.