Category Archives: Voting fraud

Scomo refuses to act on proven widespread voting fraud which can change a government

Has Scomo been compromised and being controlled?

Submission on widespread voting fraud made to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters

From Alexander Cornell Stewart, elector enrolled at 13 Ocean Ave, Stuarts Point NSW 2441

Dear Committee                                                                                     19 September 2019

Thank you for the opportunity to provide a Submission to this Inquiry with Terms of Reference “that the Committee inquire into and report on the conduct of the 2019 Federal Election and matters related thereto.”

I offer comments, including some recommendations, based on my perspectives:

  • as a parent and grandparent concerned at the degeneration of our democracy;
  • among a 50-year mainly Engineering career in industry and Government Departments, I worked for 6 MPs (3 Canberra, 3 NSW) from 4 different parties, including a Liberal Minister and a Senator; and I have also done voluntary work in 7 political parties;
  • drawing from the expertise of Dr Amy McGrath OAM of the H.S.Chapman Society hschapman.org she discovered Vote Frauds while working during WW2
  • my experiences for years as President of “Australians for Honest Elections Inc” recently renamed to “Vote Australia”, of which I was President, but am no longer.

Based on my expertise, I request that I be able to speak at a public hearing of JSCEM.

INDEX

1          OVERVIEW

2          THE MOST IMPORTANT THING

3          DOES VOTE FRAUD OCCUR?

4          THE ELECTORAL ROLLS ARE IN A SHAMBLES

5          THE AEC MODEL IS WRONG
and IT MUST NOW BE JUDGED AS A FAILED EXPERIMENT

6          SOME YOUTUBE SEGMENTS and MEDIA COVERAGE re VOTE FRAUDS

7          RECOMMENDATIONS

8          NON-DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF POLITICS JEOPARDISES DEMOCRACY

APPENDICES – ten of them

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Labor branch stacking and electoral fraud in Victoria tip of the iceberg – in Qld it’s an art form

by Robert J Lee

Labor branch stacking comes hand-in-hand with false electoral roll entries but the Murdoch media and the ABC have not included this corruption in their reporting of branch-stacking imperator and Victorian MP Adem Somyurek.

For decades the ALP has perfected the art of branch and electoral roll stacking. Evidence the inquiry into Queensland voting fraud when Labor imprimatur Mike Kaiser had been caught out fiddling with the electoral roll which sparked the Shepherdson Inquiry into Electoral Fraud.

An April 2001 report presented the results of the independent Inquiry by the Honourable Tom Shepherdson, QC, into allegations of electoral fraud.

The Inquiry was prompted when a member of the Australian Labor Party, Karen Lynn Ehrmann, made serious public allegations about the possibility of electoral fraud by members of the Queensland branch of the ALP.

Queensland Labor imprimatur Mike Kaiser has not been left off the party endowment list by attracting plum highly paid jobs for copping it sweet in 2001 for Labor and union voting fraudsters. His latest lucrative jaunt as a KPMG partner was to assist the State Government with its Coronavirus jobs strategy.

Allegations examined by the Inquiry related to two main categories of false enrollment, forgery and consensual false enrollment. The information gathered during the Inquiry clearly established that the practice of making consensual false enrollments to bolster the chances of specific candidates in pre-selections was regarded by some Party members as a legitimate campaign tactic.

The Inquiry uncovered evidence of forgery, but there was significant difficulty in obtaining evidence to establish who was responsible.

There was no evidence indicating that the tactic had been generally used to influence the outcome of public elections.

This was due to the limited scope of the Inquiry reviewing illegal activities only between 1993 to 1997. This paper was tabled in Parliament on 1 May 2001.

ALP Member for Woodridge in 2001 Mike Kaiser quit parliament after being outed by the Inquiry, taking the hit for numerous other ALP and union identities involved in voting fraud.

Two other Labor MP’s were forced to resign.  Kaiser’s indiscretions were rewarded in 2010 by slotting him into the NBN Board on $450,000 a year.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/how-to-get-a-450000-job-no-ads-required–just-a-nice-word-from-the-minister-20100209-no66.html

In essence, to enable ALP branch members a vote for election candidates they have to be on the electoral roll.

In larger branches factional interests wanting a particular candidate to be endorsed simply pad the electoral roll with names of people literally off the street. These names, real or not, end up on the roll.

The proxies of these ‘voters’ are used to stack the numbers for a candidate’s endorsement. What the major media did not mention in the Victorian affair is that in marginal electorates these fictitious names are then given to unionists or Labor members and supporters to vote with at general elections.

If there are sufficient bogus numbers on the roll the election result can be swayed in the ALP’s or LNP’s favour.

In tight electorates just 50 false entries can change the result.

The Federal seat of Herbert in Townsville was taken by the ALP with just 37 votes after a recount in 2016. This result was without doubt enabled by voting fraud utilising false enrollments and those voting more than once.

The losing Liberal candidate stated he would seek a remedy in the Court of Disputed Returns but soon dropped the action after LNP backroomers realised court action would expose their voting fraud activities.

It is of note that the very first piece of legislation enacted by the incoming Queensland Labor Government in 2015 was to repeal the previous Liberal government law requiring identification before voting.

In 2018 the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral matters staunchly recommended the Federal Government enact an identification requirement before the 2019 federal election. Prime Minister Scott Morrison steadfastly refused to implement any ID requirement for voters.  He won the election in 2019 by just two seats.

Since the Australian Electoral Commission stopped checking the accuracy of the rolls nearly 25 years ago by conducting physical habitation checks going door-to-door verifying occupants, election results have been manipulated to choose a government.

The AEC and the Queensland Electoral Commission will howl that their rolls are accurate but in 2004 the AEC Commissioner admitted to then Senator Len Harris there were more than 400,000 entries on the roll whose identity could not be verified.

Recent investigations by Vote Australia revealed the rolls remained in a mess, in fact former President of the organisation Lex Stewart said the roll was full of bogus entries certainly sufficient to change the course of a federal or state election.

Readers should realise the Liberal Party too has been renown for branch stacking but to our knowledge is not involved in stacking the roll with large numbers.

Cairnsnews has been leading the charge nationally to expose widespread voting fraud which has changed the outcome of past elections.

The mail-out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to conduct the same-sex marriage survey in 2017 resulted in more than 248,000 individual envelopes marked ‘return to sender not known at this address’ being returned to their office unopened.

The ABS used addresses from the AEC electoral roll to mail out ballot forms to voters.

Here are a few stories about electoral fraud published over the past six years:

https://cairnsnews.org/2019/01/28/vote-fraud-could-cost-scomo-government/

https://cairnsnews.org/2018/07/26/10299/

https://cairnsnews.org/2016/05/17/unions-campaign-to-pad-the-electoral-roll/

https://cairnsnews.org/2015/12/22/afp-level-fraud-charges-over-alleged-rigging-of-2012-auburn-council-election/

https://cairnsnews.org/2015/09/03/getup-stacks-electoral-roll-with-false-enrolments/

https://cairnsnews.org/2015/04/14/labors-electoral-base-to-be-bolstered-by-legislating-vote-fraud/

http://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id%3A%22committees%2Fcommjnt%2Fda4cb50c-a552-4c7a-a9be-904b3e44b06f%2F0000%22

Cairnsnews read today in 51 countries

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The electoral system and electoral rolls should be completely cleansed of up to half a million bogus entries which keeps the duopoly in power.

The Australian Electoral Commission was infiltrated in about 1985 by foreign agents which took control of the first RAMNS computerised roll systems while working for the AEC.

We have no doubt the Liberal Party this time around benefited from voting fraud sufficient to give the the party two seats needed to take power.

More often than not it is the ALP which benefits from voting fraud.

Cairnsnews is aware of a number of voters who wrote personal letters to PM Scott Morrison begging him to introduce voter ID as recommended by the Joint Standing Commission into Electoral Matters.

Morrison ignored the requests. And he narrowly won government in the much-touted unwinnable election.

Thank you readers for your continued support.

 

Coal and climate change drain the swamp of Labor politicians

by Jim O’Toole, Townsville bureau

Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is reeling after the Labor Party lost every federal seat north of Brisbane at last week’s election. Fed-up voters elected only one ALP senator for Queensland.

In a fleeting visit to Cairns on Friday to shore up its four state ALP MP’s, the Premier allocated just 15 minutes for each one to air their grievances.

Comrade Premier Palaszczuk discovered on Monday morning after the federal election that coal was not so bad after all

Pundits claim stalling on the Adani mine approvals and scaremongering over fictitious ‘climate’ change’ by the Labor Party turned voters away in droves from their federal candidates.

Even the hard-nosed, anti-coal mining Deputy Premier Jackie Trad joined with the Premier’s change of heart and discovered on Monday morning after the election that coal was all right after all.

These two hypocrites will battle to hold seats north of Brisbane at the next state election and rightly so as every city and all regions north of the Sunshine Coast, except the coal mining depot of Mackay are experiencing severe economic downturns.

Katters Australian Party warned during the federal campaign that every Labor- held state seat north of Rockhampton would be contested by its candidates, with some already campaigning in the regions.

Bob Katter’s spectacular result in the sprawling electorate of Kennedy left the LNP and ALP candidates speechless after he increased his margin by 2.5 points to 65 per cent easily retaining the vast cane, cattle, mining and tourism region.

Bob Katter has warned the Queensland Premier due to her alliance with the de-industrialising Greens she is likely to lose all Labor-held state seats north of Rockhampton

Although recording substantial results without spectacular numbers were KAP’s five other federal candidates who were bypassed by panicked voters in an effort to keep out the Labor Party.

Party polling officials in the hotly contested, marginal seat of Leichardt which extends to the PNG border some 1500 klms to the north of Cairns, were warned by Voting Australia to be on the lookout for voting fraud.

In the last federal election 18,000 voters across the nation were found by the Australian Electoral Commission to have recorded more than one vote.

No action was taken by the AEC against this fraud.

Just a small percentage of these dud votes would have enabled Liberal Party candidate and incumbent member Warren Entsch to get across the line.

In spite of numerous requests from voters to Prime Minister Scott Morrison prior to the election to ensure the AEC implemented the recommendations of the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters for compulsory identification, the AEC confirmed no ID requirements were enforced at polling booths.

 

Alan Jones and Peta Credlin tackle expected, massive voting fraud

Watch this exclusive interview with Lex Stewart, Chairman of Vote Australia expose the corrupt Australian Electoral commission and why Prime Minister Scott Morrison won’t do anything about it.

www.skynews.com.au/details/_6010096288001

 

Vote fraud could cost Scomo government – ID required

by Jim O’Toole

“The mail-out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to conduct the same-sex marriage survey in 2017 resulted in more than 248,000 individual envelopes marked ‘return to sender’  being returned to their office unopened.”

Turning up to vote at a state or federal election is the cornerstone of the democratic process, some politicians declare, but what if your vote no longer counts?

If you live in a marginal electorate where the result of an election hinges on just a few votes, each ballot paper is critical usually for either a Liberal or Labor candidate to decide their individual fate or perhaps who actually forms government.

What if there are more than 248,000 names on the Australian electoral roll which have been confirmed as unknown?

The mail-out by the Australian Bureau of Statistics to conduct the same-sex marriage survey in 2017 resulted in more than 248,000 individual envelopes marked ‘return to sender’  being returned to their office unopened.

The ABS has confirmed this incredible figure some of which it says could comprise those who did not wish to take part in the survey. It could also include those who had recently moved house or other names which simply are fictitious.

More worrying is the admission by the ABS that a quarter of a million envelopes marked ‘return to sender’ were destroyed.

The ABS advised it did not give names of the unknown addressees to the AEC to enable it to update the roll before shredding the envelopes.

The ABS used Australian Electoral Commission data direct from the electoral roll to address the 12,727,920 envelopes mailed through Australia Post.

The result of the federal election scheduled for May  almost certainly will be affected by vote fraud after the ABS disclosed there are more than 248,000 fictitious names on the roll

This means as of December 22, 2018 there were 248,000 names on the roll whose identity has not been confirmed.

In the federal seat of Herbert in Townsville at the 2016 election just 37 votes after a recount separated the ALP winner from the Liberal loser.

Having 248,000 votes up their sleeve will dictate the result of every election. But who would do that?

Correspondence in 2017 between Chairman of Vote Australia Lex Stewart and the ABS reveals  that … “during survey operations, letters which were marked return to sender (RTS) were sent via Australia Post to our processing contractor Fuji Xerox’s Sydney site.  This material was then kept separate from the millions of completed and returned surveys.

The letter continued, “Note that some envelopes may have been marked RTS because the recipient did not wish to participate in the survey and was returning the material.

“Once the completed surveys were scanned and processed, Fuji Xerox scanned the RTS mail held and sent this barcode data back to the ABS.

“All materials from the AMLPS has now been destroyed in accordance with industry best practice, Government secured document certification standards, and all relevant requirements of the Australian Governments Protective Security Policy Framework (PSPF)

“As at 24 November there had been 248,000 RTS mail items received.  We are unable to provide an exact final figure of RTS material from the AMLPS as we continue to receive RTS material.  This is because RTS is low priority mail for Australia Post, and we expect to keep receiving this especially from remote areas, for the next few months.

“The ABS will provide some aggregate metrics to the AEC on the volume of returned mail by area in order to assist with electoral maintenance or other future AEC activities. The ABS will not provide name or address information from the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey to the AEC.”  

After the 2016 federal election the AEC confirmed there were 18,000 voters who voted more than once.

Embedded in ALP-union genes, the motto for polling day is ‘vote early and often comrade’.

It is no secret in union circles that moles within the AEC supply bogus names and address lists to unionists and others complicit in voting fraud to use at polling booths across a given electorate.

Booth workers from all parties have reported busloads of voters converging on a polling place to vote with lists of fictitious names at correct addresses.

Senator Len Harris’ office in 2004 was given 16 AEC envelopes addressed with false names at a single legitimate address in St Lucia, a Brisbane suburb not far from Queensland University.

Compulsory ID will prevent much of this fraud but what of previous elections which have been won by dud votes?

Vote Australia Chairman Lex Stewart said he and his organisation had been warning the AEC and the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters for more than 15 years that the roll contained hundreds of thousands of fictitious entries.

Finally the JSCEM in a 2018 review recommended the federal government introduce voter ID at federal elections to be produced by a voter before applying for a ballot paper at a polling booth.

In 2014 the JSCEM held its usual post-election inquiry into the conduct of the 2013 election.

Then Acting AEC Electoral Commissioner, Thomas Rogers observed there were startling differences between the NSW state roll and the federal roll.

“Yesterday the committee asked the New South Wales state manager, Mr Orr, for information on roll divergence in New South Wales. I have with me information by State on the divergence, and I am happy to discuss this with this committee,” Mr Rogers said.

“But, as an example, in New South Wales as at 30 September 2014 there were 139,898 more electors on the New South Wales state roll than the federal roll.

“And there were also 102,427 electors enrolled at different addresses. As you can see from this example, the divergence is a very significant issue …. ”

Mr Stewart said the cessation of physical habitation checks by the AEC of every Australian household some years ago has resulted in a completely inaccurate roll which has a sufficient number of fictitious entries to change the result of an election.

“The NSW Electoral Roll for the 28/3/15 election contained 5,040,662 entries.

“This ‘divergence’ between the two Rolls of 139,898 was therefore 2.8%,

‘very significant’ is a euphemism for ‘disgraceful !

“The AEC also admitted that this ‘divergence’ was higher than it had ever been!

“The discrepancy of 102,427 on both Rolls but at different addresses was 2.0%

“The divergence plus the discrepancy add up to 242,325 or 4.8% of the roll !

“Is it suspicious that such a record amount of divergence-plus-discrepancy occurred only a short time before the NSW State election ?

“How reliable could the result of the 2015 NSW State election have been, based on such deficient electoral rolls ?

“The total of 242,325 is an average of 2,594 per 93 state electorates

“Many seats are won or lost by margins of less than 1,000 votes

How many seats were swung by bogus votes from bogus enrolments?” Mr Stewart asked.

By-elections voting fraud expected

 

Can we rely on By-election results being correct?

On Sunday 22July 2018 on SkyNews, doubts were cast whether we can trust the results of the looming five By-elections.

Our Electoral Rolls lack integrity, thus enabling Vote Frauds,” said Lex Stewart, President of Vote Australia on the Outsiders program, where Rowan Dean asked questions about a list of 16 Electoral fraud cases in Australia, while Ross Cameron provided horrific information about Vote Frauds in USA.

It is not just me who is concerned. Reports by the Australian National Audit office state that the Electoral Rolls are in a shambles.”

Official advice to me recently is that the Electoral Roll contains at least 248,000 incorrect enrolments, many of which have been deliberately falsified.”

Salim Mehajer, Deputy Mayor in Auburn, was sent to jail a month ago for deliberately adding fraudulent names to the Electoral Roll.

Noreen Hay in Wollongong is another example of many that Vote Australia could provide.

Also Australia is one of the few countries in the world that lacks a requirement on voters to identify themselves when they go to Polling places to vote,” said Mr Stewart.

Voter ID is required in most countries. Kenya and Iraq introduced it last year.”

Using Vote Frauds, marginal seats can be won by candidates who are not the ones for whom the majority of voters truly voted for.

Our voting systems are simply not capable of delivering true Democracy,” said Mr Stewart.

“The government needs urgently to consider amending the Commonwealth Electoral Act to curb Vote Frauds.

Obama was not the real problem; it was the citizenry who elected him

This absolutely brilliant quote from the former President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Klaus – a spot on description of the US voters and the US Media: 

“The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool.

It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their president.”

Since Trump was elected, Obama has set up a 30,000 strong mob of malcontents to destabilise Trump by creating a shadow government

It would be easy to attribute this brilliant expose of the US public to the Queensland voters who supported the Marxists of Queensland Labor at the November election, albeit with a good deal of voting fraud thrown in.

from Vote Australia, formerly called Australians for Honest Elections www.afhe.org.au

How the Queensland Government Destroyed our Democracy

Source: http://www.cirnow.com.au/criminals-in-government/

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If you love our nation and want the best for the future of our children and their descendents take the time to watch this video FIRST. We have listed the references below with comments about how the laws have been used against us. This video runs for one hour. We bet you won’t be able to stop watching it as you learn how the political parties have lied, deceived, stolen and destroyed our nation and our heritage…..

Many Australians know that something has gone with our political system, but we don’t know why it is broken, how it happened, or who is responsible. We have seen our manufacturing base eroded and destroyed. Our farmers are no longer among the top producers as we were in the past. We have draconian laws being enacted, yet We the People are powerless to stop them. As a result, our freedoms have been eroded, and many of them destroyed.

Read the overview of the Brigalow Corp Takeover of Australia ….

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WAS THE SSM POSTAL PLEBISCITE FRAUDED?

Minister Cormann refuses to answer questions regarding the security of the postal ballot

by Lex Stewart, President of Vote Australia

Possibly, Yes. Massive frauds cannot be ruled out yet.

It might be that the officers of the ABS (with staff seconded from the AEC) have conducted the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey in an honest and accurate manner, so that the Australian public can trust the result.

However it is also possible that massive frauds have been conducted, and that the true result could have been 60% no, and 40% yes.

We do not yet have sufficient information to rule out the possibility that the AMLPS result was massively frauded.

Liberal Finance Minister and Acting Minister for State Mathias Cormann has so far refused to answer questions relating to the bona fides of the Same Sex Marriage plebiscite.

Over the period 26 September to 8 November I asked about 30 questions of the ABS and of the Minister Cormann.

In the absence of answers at this stage, it is impossible to verify the accuracy and integrity of what happened in the AMLPS.

I say this from my perspectives both as President of Vote Australia, and as a Consultant Engineer who does Audits of factories and farms for Workplace Health and Safety and for Food Safety, issuing ‘HACCP’ compliance certificates.

It is almost meaningless if I inspect a factory and find that the food being produced is free of contamination, or that nobody was killed or injured on that day.

It is not just what happens when I am present in a factory or farm that matters. There needs to be in place a robust “quality assurance” program, with transparency and accountability.

Before I can issue a compliance certificate, I need to check the management, methods, training, etc to make sure that hazards have been assessed and that procedures are in place to ensure food safety or human safety for the other 364 days of the year.

The lack of evidence of a robust “quality assurance” program and procedures in the ABS is alarming.

Based on the somewhat limited information to hand so far:

  • Website www.abs.gov.au, notably the two sections with titles:- “Quality & Integrity Statement” and “External Observers
  • The “Fraud Control Plan and fraud control measures”and its related ‘comprehensive risk assessment’ mentioned on www.abs.gov.au have not been made public
  • And this plan and assessment seem not to have been audited by independent experts
  • Unsatisfactory answers by the ABS to some of my 9 questions of 26 September
  • Lack of answers by the ABS to my questions numbered 10 to 22 of 7 and 8 November
  • Lack of answers by the Minister’s office to my 8 questions numbered A to G
  • Apparent anomalies in the mathematical patterns of votes
  • The refusal by Protoviti, the auditor engaged by the ABS, to answer my questions
  • The ABS not making public the Protoviti reports (likely they have done excellent work, but only within the scope of the ‘terms of reference’ set for them by the ABS)
  • The strange phenomenon that Protoviti employees were forced to sign a “non-disclosure” agreement – the sort of thing only relevant to matters of defence and commercial competitiveness re tenders etc
  • The lack of any publicly-available knowledge as to whether the ‘terms of reference’ (i.e. the scope of activities that Protoviti was asked to address) were adequate or had been set too restrictively by the ABS
  • The inherent possibility that ABS computers could have been ‘hacked’ unless the “cyber security controls including extensive use of data encryption” were of a higher standard than that which normally prevails in Canberra public service agencies

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LNP SUPPORT JACKIE TRAD’S OVERBEARING GUN CONTROL

KAP Shane Knuth and Robbie Katter stated “There are a number of things that could be done to improve community safety including a permanent amnesty, a real time licence verification system, better screening of packages coming in from overseas and redirecting resources from persecution of law abiding shooters to fighting gun crime.

October 11, 2017 – The LNP tonight backed Jackie Trad’s stricter Queensland gun control laws, with both parties displaying their willingness to work together to successfully attack the rights of law-abiding firearm owners.

The major party duopoly voted down a KAP Disallowance motion, ensuring more irrational changes will be made to the National Firearms Agreement (NFA).

KAP members Robbie Katter and Shane Knuth commended LNP Member for Gympie, Tony Perrett for crossing the floor to vote for KAP’s disallowance motion and for putting his constituents before his party.

After a debate characterised by mudslinging and misdirection the LNP sided with the Government to vote down the KAP motion moved by Robbie Katter resulting in Queensland now having gun laws which go far beyond those put in place by John Howard.

When debating the motion, Robbie urged all members of the house to look past the fear and emotion of the issue to ensure our laws are based on evidence and fairness.

“The changes to the NFA have absolutely no empirical or practical justification.

“Unfortunately these laws only punish people who do the right thing while doing nothing to address community safety,’’ Robbie said.

KAP Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth

Member of Dalrymple Shane Knuth said if the State Government was serious about community safety it would look at measures which crackdown on gun crime, including a permanent amnesty, real time licence verification and better mail and customs screening to stop illegal weapons entering the country.

“The aim of the KAP disallowance motion was to remove the additional regulations imposed by Labor, resulting in tougher gun control laws,’’ Mr Knuth said.

“The LNP had the chance to block these tougher gun controls but chose to support Labor, even though they had been telling constituents they would champion law-abiding gun owners.’’

The LNP attempted to shift the blame to the State Government and the KAP for their decision to support the irrational NFA changes, however it was clear to all observers this was a weak attempt to move the focus away from their attack on law-abiding gun owners and the division within their own party.

“We will always support measures that make the community safer however, good policy needs to be based on evidence and not emotion,’’ Mr Knuth said.

Leader of the Opposition, Tim Nicholls quoted support for John Howard’s gun laws as the rationale. However, the new regulations significantly strengthen John Howard’s laws and they have been made without sufficient consultation with shooters.

The major aspects of the regulations which strengthen John Howard’s laws include:

– A reclassification of lever action shotguns to Category D, which is the same category as AK-47s and AR-15s, while pump action shotguns with the same capacity are classified in Category C.

– Serious questions around changes to the definition of lawful modification which could have the effect of making any type of weapon that has been modified by a licence shooter illegal. This has potential to make hundreds of thousands weapons illegal.

– If weapons are now deemed illegal they need to be handed back. With no compensation scheme in place this is perhaps the biggest injustice in the new laws.

Robbie Katter member for Mt Isa enjoying LNP and ALP pushing votes over to KAP by targeting legal firearm owners with looney legislation

Robbie Katter talks about a number of changes that could be brought in to improve community safety.

“There are a number of things that could be done to improve community safety including a permanent amnesty, a real time licence verification system, better screening of packages coming in from overseas and redirecting resources from persecution of law abiding shooters to fighting gun crime.

“According to a report by the auditor general, Customs only screens 25% of consignments, whereas previously all international mail coming into Australia was scanned. That equates to just 46 million scans, resulting in 67,123 prohibited items being seized. On those calculations, a further 201,369 prohibited items were let into the country,” Robbie said.

 

BRING ON THE ELECTION … NOW IS THE TIME

Prime Minister Turnbull dismissing ADF repatriation a bloody disgrace

PM’s no-show at repatriation “a bastard act” – Veterans Party

Hearses carrying the remains of 33 Australian service personnel and dependants leave RAAF Base Richmond after a repatriation ceremony at the base to welcome them home from cemeteries in Malaysia and Singapore. Photo by  Corporal David Gibbs

Mr Davey said that the PM’s decision demonstrates that he is seemingly more interested in his own political career than honouring fallen veterans and their families on a day of national significance.

“Like many Australians, I chose to watch the live coverage of the Terendak Repatriation. To my surprise, which quickly turned into an emotion of disgust, was the evident absence of our Prime Minister,” Mr Davey said.

“The Prime Minister holds the office that determines if Australia’s men and women go to war, and he should certainly have been there to see their return home, especially at a moment of such significance to the families, Vietnam Veterans and the wider Australian public.

“Mr Turnbull’s decision to campaign in a mattress factory was incomprehensible, and probably robbed the opposition leader of the opportunity to attend alongside the PM in a show of bipartisanship.

“I’ve been hearing the reaction of many veterans and whilst the majority of them were hammering the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has also been copping a fair flogging.

“Now I’m only speculating here, but I would suggest that if Mr Turnbull had made the conscious decision not to attend, then probably no opportunity existed for Mr Shorten to attend – but, Mr Shorten probably needs to clarify why he was not there too.”

Mr Davey added that Treasurer Scott Morrison’s choice of words and signage at a concurrent press conference was a poor decision.

“If I was Mr Morrison I’d be checking whether my closest advisers and confidants were members of another political party, because using the word ‘war’ in both his speech and accompanying signage at the time of a repatriation ceremony was simply clueless,” Mr Davey said.

“Surely such a political aspirant didn’t come up with this ‘brain-child’ idea himself.

The Veterans Party leader said today’s performance by key members of the Government were hardly heartening for Australia’s veterans or those who serve in the Australian Defence Force, let alone others in the Australian public.

“Let me say this to you Mr Turnbull; your decision today leads many to the suspicion that you possess no tradition other than self-interest. You have demonstrated a complete lack of leadership and a total disconnect from the issues close to the heart of our country. Even odds however, come Anzac Day, and you are the Prime Minister, you’ll be there hand on heart and taking salutes from members of the men and women who serve our country,” Mr Davey said.

Source: http://www.contactairlandandsea.com

Editorial

Tuesday morning 31st May 2016 leader of this nation Malcolm Turnbull did not acknowledge returning thirty-three of our soldier and dependants from Malaysia and Singapore cemeteries in coffin draped with the Australian flag and carried by members of our ADF from the two Hercules aircraft at Richmond RAAF Base in NSW led by a chaplain, a lone piper and a drummer through a guard of honour into a hangar where some 100 relative had assembled to grieve.

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Opposition leader Bill Shorten also was conspicuous by his absence as he maintain that plethora of lies and deceit with Mr Turnbull on their panic stricken campaign trail reflecting voters turning away in droves from the corrupt governments delivered by Liberal and Labor, took preference to honoring our fallen returning home.

Ex-service men and women wishing to reclaim Australia from the clutches of Liberal, Labor and Greens, to disengage them from controlling your parliament, may vote for “Veterans Party ” by visiting candidates tab on their website – http://www.advp.org.au and place the LNP’ALP’Greens last on you ballot paper.

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Do not forget to take a pen with you on polling day, just to keep the bastard honest. Polling booth pencils can and do get altered. If you are challenged using ink, ask to see the supervisor of the booth to show you where in the electoral act it states you must use pencil – it does not exist.

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