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by A Stewart
Arising from the review of the 2016 and 2019 federal elections, Senator James McGrath as Chairman of the JSCEM committee has TWICE recommended Voter ID be provided at polling booths.
I met him on June 1 in person in Canberra and he expressed annoyance at lack of action by prime Minister Scott Morrison and Cabinet and said he instructed Pariamentary staff to prepare a Private Member’s Bill to give effect to these recommendations attached, but he has not done that, and has not replied to my many recent emails enquiring about progress and time is rapidly running out.
JSCEM recommendation not acted upon:
PARLIAMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA
Report on the conduct of the 2016 federal election and matters related thereto
Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters
Senator the Hon James McGrath, Chairman
3.141 The Committee recommends that the Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918 and the Referendum (Machinery Provisions) Act 1984 be amended to require that:
- voters must present a form of acceptable identification to be issued with an ordinary pre-poll or election day vote. Authorised identification must be suitably broad so as to not actively prevent electors from casting an ordinary ballot. Examples of acceptable identification would include:
- photographic ID such as a drivers licence, passport, or proof of age card;
- government-issued identification card, such as a Medicare card, senior’s card or concession card;
- proof of address, such as an account from a utilities provider, taxation notice of assessment or Australian Electoral Commission issued voter registration letter; or
- alternatively, a ‘voter ID’ card be introduced and issued to all voters.
- where voters cannot provide acceptable identification they must be issued with a declaration vote.
Amendments to Act:
The federal coalition Govt recently pushed through Parliament four Bills to amend the Commonwealth Electoral Act.
These 4 Bills dealt with minor issues, and did not bring in Voter ID which would
- prevent getting false names onto the Electoral Roll,
- prevent multiple votes at multiple polling booths
- prevent ‘voter impersonation’ i.e. I could turn up at a polling booth distant from where ‘Fred Smith’ lives and verbally claim to be Fred Smith and could vote on his behalf.
There have been AT LEAST 36,000 Multiple Votes at the last two federal elections. BEAR IN MIND that elections are often won or lost by a handful of votes:
- e.g. if 5,992 persons had voted differently in six electorates, then Kevin Rudd would not have defeated John Howard in Nov 2007
- e.g. if a mere 1,100 persons had voted differently in two electorates, then in 2010 Oakeshott and Windsor would have been irrrelevant, and the Coalition could have formed Govt.
- e.g Neville Wran became Premier in NSW in 1976 by ONE seat, and, in that one seat of Hurstville, and from memory his winning margin was only 12 to 20 votes
- In the Townsville federal seat of Herbert the ALP won by just 37 votes https://www.news.com.au/national/federal-election/2016-federal-election-labor-takes-herbert-by-37-votes/news-story/9992cc1b15482e3d994ab5b628229f7a
Unless we pressurise ScoMo et al quickly, then I bet that VOTE FRAUDS WILL SWING THE NEXT ELECTION TO THE ALP regardless of even if the polls show the coalition in front.
A sad reality, get ready for Albanese as PM, in coalition with the Greens
The ALP did not activate their normal Vote Frauds in the May 2019 federal election, because they did not think they needed to — polls showed a Bill Shorten win
BUT NEXT TIME the ALP will activate Vote Frauds to target the wildcard United Australia Party and the LNP.
by HARRY PALMER
We have published stats from the Australian Bureau of Statistics data base so you may make informed decisions as to the credibility of this nations leaders quoting figures to enhance an agenda misleading COVID-19 facts with normal mortality we have presented below. To view more detailed information and relevant graphs click here
When government control by enforcement is initiated from ill researched allegations from billion dollar corporate confederates looking after their bottom line, it is time to stand firm. We the people now must return our voice back into the Australian parliament and stop this political devastation of our nation.
Provisional Mortality Statistics
Provisional deaths data for measuring changes in patterns of mortality during the COVID-19 pandemic and recovery period Reference periodJan 2020 – Apr 2021 Released 29/07/2021 – Next release 25/08/2021 Previous releases
- 45,407 deaths occurred by 30 April 2021 and were registered by 30 June.
- Counts of deaths were above historical averages for each month of 2021.
- Age standardised death rates for dementia are lower in 2021 than 2020.
Excess mortality is an epidemiological concept typically defined as the difference between the observed number of deaths in a specified time period and the expected numbers of deaths in that same time period. Estimates of excess deaths can provide information about the burden of mortality potentially related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including deaths that are directly or indirectly attributed to COVID-19.
Throughout this report, counts of deaths for 2020 and 2021 are compared to an average number of deaths recorded over the previous 5 years (2015-2019). These average or baseline counts serve as a proxy for the expected number of deaths, so comparisons against baseline counts can provide an indication of excess mortality. The minimum and maximum counts from 2015-19 are also included to provide an indication of the range of previous counts. Minimums and maximums for any given week can be from any of the five years from 2015-19. As mortality during 2020 had periods where deaths were significantly lower than expected, 2020 has not been included in the baseline average.
All-cause deaths certified by a doctor
Tracking the number of doctor certified deaths against historical averages for similar time periods provides an indication of when excess deaths may occur. This is of particular relevance because of the many potential public health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of COVID-19 infections by week in Australia is highlighted alongside total deaths to enable a comparison of the timelines for the pandemic with changes in numbers of deaths.
- There were 44,407 deaths that occurred between January and April 2021 and were registered by 30 June.
- This is 2,427 deaths (5.6%) more than the 2015-19 average and comparable to 2020.
- There was an average of 378.4 deaths per day between January and April 2021, comparable to 375.9 at the same point in 2020.
Note: This analysis does not include coroner referred deaths. Any changes in patterns of coroner referral could affect counts of doctor certified deaths. Some conditions have higher coroner referral rates (ischaemic heart disease, cerebrovascular diseases and to a lesser extent respiratory diseases and diabetes) so counts for those conditions would be more likely to be affected by such changes.
Deaths are presented by counts only. Counts of death do not account for changes in population. See data downloads for weekly standardised death rate calculations. Download
Ischaemic heart disease
Ischaemic heart disease is the leading cause of death in Australia. The category includes acute conditions such as myocardial infarction and chronic conditions such as coronary atherosclerosis.
- 4,166 deaths occurred from ischaemic heart disease between January and April 2021
- This is 341 deaths (7.6%) below the 2015-19 average, comparable to the 4,191 deaths at the same point in 2020.
- Deaths due to ischaemic heart disease have been decreasing over time.
Cerebrovascular diseases refer to a number of conditions such as stroke, cerebral aneurysms and stenosis that affect blood flow and circulation to the brain.
- 2,811 deaths from cerebrovascular diseases (including strokes) occurred between January and April 2021.
- This is 207 deaths (6.9%) below the 2015-19 average, comparable to the 2,828 deaths at the same point in 2020.
- Similar to ischaemic heart disease, deaths from cerebrovascular diseases have been declining over time.
Respiratory diseases include causes of death such as pneumonia, influenza, and chronic lower respiratory diseases (including emphysema and chronic bronchitis). Deaths due to COVID-19 are not included in this category. COVID-19 deaths are captured using WHO issued emergency codes U07.1 and U07.2 and are not currently grouped with any other diseases, though they are included in the total number of deaths.
- There were 3,824 deaths from respiratory diseases between January and April 2021.
- This is 73 deaths (1.9%) higher than the 2015-19 average, but remains 268 deaths (6.5%) lower than at the same point in 2020.
- The mortality rate for respiratory disease is lower in 2021 (10.1 per 100,000 people) compared to the same period in 2020 (11.3 per 100,000 people).
Chronic lower respiratory diseases
Chronic lower respiratory diseases include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases (COPD). Chronic lower respiratory diseases are a sub-group of respiratory diseases (J00-J99).
- There were 2,159 deaths from chronic lower respiratory diseases between January and April 2021.
- This is 82 deaths (3.9%) higher than the 2015-19 average, but remains 80 deaths (3.6%) lower than at the same point in 2020.
Influenza and pneumonia
Influenza and pneumonia are acute respiratory diseases often grouped together when compiling leading causes of death. They are two distinct diseases: influenza is a viral infection, while pneumonia can be caused by a virus, bacteria or fungi. Influenza is a common cause of pneumonia.
Influenza deaths are highly seasonal and most commonly occur in Australia between the months of May and September. The timing, length and severity of the influenza season varies considerably from year to year. For this reason, influenza deaths have been excluded from the graph below so pneumonia deaths can be tracked separately.
Influenza and pneumonia are a subset of respiratory diseases (J00-J99).
- There were 556 deaths due to influenza and pneumonia recorded between January and April 2021. All deaths in this category were due to pneumonia.
- This is 184 deaths (24.9%) lower than the 2015-19 average, and 275 deaths (33.1%) lower than at the same point in 2020.
- There has not been a death certified due to influenza since late July 2020.
- The number of deaths due to pneumonia has been largely below average since late April 2020.
- Between January and April 2021, deaths due to pneumonia were 130 (19.0%) below the 2015-19 average and 235 deaths (29.7%) below the same point in 2020.
Cancer includes malignant neoplasms encompassing carcinomas, sarcomas and lymph and blood cancers.
- 15,836 deaths from cancer occurred between January and April 2021.
- This is 780 deaths (5.1%) higher than the 2015-19 average, but comparable to the 15,733 deaths at the same point in 2020.
Diabetes includes both Type 1 diabetes and Type 2 diabetes. The majority of diabetes deaths are from Type 2 diabetes.
- 1,456 deaths from diabetes occurred between January and April 2021.
- This is 113 deaths (8.4%) higher than the 2015-19 average, but remains 101 deaths (6.5%) lower than at the same point in 2020.
- Counts of deaths due to diabetes were above historical averages in March (by 24.3%) and April (by 15.8%).
Dementia, including Alzheimer disease
Dementia, including Alzheimer disease, is the second leading cause of death in Australia and counts of deaths from dementia have increased steadily over the past 20 years. This increase should be taken into consideration when comparing 2020 and 2021 counts against baseline averages.
- 4,749 deaths from dementia, including Alzheimer disease, occurred between January and April 2021.
- This is 742 deaths (18.5%) higher than the 2015-19 average, but remains 65 deaths (1.4%) lower than at the same point in 2020.
Each death registration in the national mortality dataset has 3 dates:
- The date on which the death occurred.
- The date on which the death was registered with the jurisdictional Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages (RBDM).
- The date on which the death was lodged with the ABS.
The time between the occurrence of a death and registration can vary, although in general, deaths certified by a doctor are registered sooner. Coroner certified deaths undergo extensive investigative processes which can delay registration times, and for this reason they are excluded from the provisional mortality reports.
When looking to measure change over time, the completeness of data for the most recent period is important. When data are received each month by the ABS, the lag between the date of death and date of registration means that only 40-50% of reported registrations are of deaths that occurred in the month being reported. The remainder are deaths that occurred in earlier months. After a second month of reporting, approximately 95% of doctor certified registrations have been received. This is considered sufficiently complete to enable meaningful comparison with historical counts, noting that the level of completeness will be higher for the start of any given month than the end of that month.
This pattern of registration and reporting is highlighted in the table below, which also shows the slight variation in reporting timelines by cause of death. This should be considered when comparing 2021 data to the 2015-2019 baseline data.
Video of government stats
by HARRY PALMER
Any government suggesting control of pensioners spending their inadequate pension payment is one step short of inciting the wrath of god, not mentioning political suicide.
Labor campaigns suggesting the Morrison government if re-elected will introduce pensioners a cashless debit card will invoke a grey power vote avalanche removing LNP from government.
Social Services Minister Anne Ruston has flatly rejected the allegations, saying “the government would never take such a move”. History taught us never accept allegations directed at politician or political parties as factual until they are officially denied.
Promulgated legislation rarely is revoked in Australian parliaments. With a cashless debit card in existence, the threat is only awaiting government rubber stamping locking pensioners to the government chain gang.
Either non-accountable duopoly party in office will run this debit card agenda. Eliminate the problem, remove the source, VOTE INDEPENDENT.
by Lorie Wimble
When inventor Jovan Pulitzer gained fame for testifying before state legislatures about voter fraud, he was attacked heavily by mainstream media and Democrats. They tried to discredit the man in hopes that nobody would look at his astounding work in demonstrating how voter fraud was perpetrated during the 2020 election. When that didn’t work, they tried a different approach.
In a recent interview with David K. Clements on The Professor’s Record, Pulitzer revealed something only his inner circle had previously heard. When bullying didn’t work at silencing him, they tried the good ol’ bribe… and what a bribe attempt it was.
“So you know how bad this is, and I’m going to give you a nugget that nobody outside of my inner circle knows this,” he said. “I got offered $10 million dollars to not do this.”
After a brief pause to allow the bombshell to sink in, he continued. “I have no price. It can’t be done. This is about America. There isn’t enough money in America to turn us communist and to sell out America. I’ll take a bullet to the head. And, maybe that’s what’s waiting for me.”
Pulitzer’s rise to fame during the aftermath of the 2020 election steal was not his first. He has been in and out of public life for the better part of three decades with inventions and patents that have helped shape the world we live in today. Along the way, he’s made a splash in the worlds of technology and media, but one can argue his most important contribution to the world is his effort to correct the 2020 election.
There may be fruit coming at some point in the near future. Various attempts to perform audits, for which his machines may be used, are starting to gain traction across the country. It prompted our EIC to write a post detailing how it can all come together for a Constitutional solution to the problem at hand.
The Constitution does not offer a direct remedy for a situation in which a presidential election is deemed fraudulent after-the-fact. The Supreme Court may use its wide powers to fix things, but that seems very unlikely even with a so-called “conservative” lean in five of the nine Justices. If we learned anything in the last year or so, it’s that we cannot and must not rely on government or the judiciary to make things happen. They are heading in the wrong direction across the board. This is a nation of free people who must stand up.
Click on http://stateofthenation.co/?p=60614 and read the full shocking story.
from Jim O’Toole, Townsville Bureau
Dumbed-down voters in the October 31 state election it would seem, have returned a socialist Labor government with a majority of 52 seats out of 93.
But the legitimacy of the result is somewhat like the American hiatus – too many dead people voted more than once and many others voted more than once in the thousands of fictitious names contained on the electoral roll.
These usual voting irregularities occurred with scrutineers and booth workers taking complaints from voters about dead people voting more than once, legitimate voters being crossed off the roll because someone else had voted in their name, postal votes applied for in rural areas never arriving, a deluge of suspicious postal ballots arriving at marginal seats, nonsensical Covid distancing for scrutineers and election signage contravening the rules.
These were just some of the issues across the north reported to Cairns News during pre-polling and on polling day.
Making voting a really unpleasant task were hordes of red-shirted dummies from various unions manning booths and harassing voters to support the socialists.
The unions arrived due to the incumbent Labor member’s inability to get help from local Labor Party members.
In the far northern seat of Cook, held by an Aboriginal woman from Yam Island in the Torres Strait, the unions upset opposition candidates, polling booth workers and Queensland Electoral Commission staff.
The abuse from union booth workers in Mossman directed against two female candidates was unprecedented. A Labor booth worker who disassociated himself from the union heavies said normally the offending unionists could be called “thugs, but this mob didn’t have enough intelligence or were not tough enough to be a thug”.
The communists of the Maritime Union made their presence felt by voters. A female voter attending the State School booth in Mareeba told party workers. “ These grubs really are stupid. They are turning people off Cynthia Lui (ALP candidate) while they push people around.
“I won’t be voting for her now.” Lui lost the booth.
Cairns News has been advised a group of analysts have all the QEC raw data from the Cook electorate and have been checking the legitimacy of the Labor vote.
We will publish the results when they come to hand.
Why did the Labor Party after being elected in 2017 make their first piece of legislation an amendment to remove voter identification from the Electoral Act?
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.
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
8 NON-DEMOCRATIC CONTROL OF POLITICS JEOPARDISES DEMOCRACY
APPENDICES – ten of them
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.
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.
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:
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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.
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.
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.”
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
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.
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
by staff writers
Election candidates, booth workers and scrutineers again have reported widespread corruption similar to that reported at the 2012 and 2015 state elections run by the dodgy Electoral Commission of Queensland.
Booth workers across the state claim the Labor Party and unions have infiltrated to ECQ to such an extent there is no possibility of this government department carrying out a state election to deliver a clean result.
In the Far North an onslaught against conservative political parties began in earnest at least eight weeks ago.
Many hundreds of election signs erected by party supporters were reported damaged or stolen from roadsides and private property. At an estimated cost of $8 for a corflute sign and $3 for a wooden stake, the financial loss to candidates was crippling.
Candidates have blamed the ALP and the crocodile lovers for the sign thefts. Cairns News hopes the croc shaggers and the militant Labor trench-coaters are soon devoured by the explosion of dangerous crocs infesting human habitats.
One Nation and Katters Australian Party were hard hit by sign thieves who struck in the middle of the night.
Booth workers across Cape York Peninsula reported ALP posters being left in polling booths at indigenous communities, ALP-aligned scrutineers accompanying indigenous voters into booths and actually filling out their ballot papers, with a lead pencil, naturally.
A Kowanyama booth worker reported Labor supporters telling indigenous voters on their way to the booth to vote only for the Labor candidate or they would lose their pensions and dole (sit down money).
Meanwhile we are advised the counting continues at the Cook electorate office where Labor candidate Cynthia Lui has a slim lead over One Nation candidate Jen Sackley and KAP candidate Gordon Rasmussen. This is occurring in spite of the questionable Bamaga ballot box being included in the count.