Agenda 21 driving anti-development Labor policies. Labor has a deep-rooted hatred of farmers.
Agenda 21 is a United Nations agreement to stifle development that was first signed off in 1993 by former Qld Labor Attorney General Rod Welford.
Editorial by Robert J Lee in Brisbane
An all night Parliamentary debate on Thursday resulted in changes to the much maligned Vegetation Management Act going to a committee which will report to Parliament after June 30.
Demands by Deputy Premier Jackie Trad to wind up the committee’s findings in one month were defeated. Trad said she feared “panic clearing” by farmers while the committee sought public input, however a succession of LNP and KAP members argued strongly against denying affected landowners any say over such draconian laws.
The LNP and Katters Party, to defeat Trad’s motion, were supported by the much needed vote of Cairns independent Rob Pyne, who deserted the Labor Party a week ago. Another former ALP member now independent Billy Gordon whose vote was desperately needed by his indigenous constituents was nowhere to be heard.
Gordon voted on both occasions with the Government to stop tree clearing. His sole aim is to be readmitted to the Labor Party and he will sell his soul for it to happen.
Cape York Land Council Chairman Richie AhMat ten days ago pleaded with Gordon to vote against the new laws.
The ABC and Queensland Government Ministers Steven Miles and Jackie Trad continued their misinformation campaign about tree clearing in Queensland in the run up to the bill being debated.
ABC Television news on Thursday night showed images of trees being cleared by two dozers on Olive Vale Station at Laura on Cape York Peninsula, filmed illegally by a chartered Jetranger helicopter paid for by the Malthusian Wilderness Society.
On the bulletin Trad and Miles falsely claimed the halting of tree clearing by the government was to protect koala habitats and stop run-off onto the Barrier Reef.
All of the areas cleared under the existing laws have had habitat investigations and no permits would have been issued by the DNR if there was any impact on wild life.
In most of these western areas and the Laura district there are no koalas. It is not their preferred habitat. There is no proven run off from any grazing land north of Lakeland through the river systems.
In any case JCU researchers have continually stated that apart from some normal summer coral bleaching near Lizard Island, the reef is doing “just fine.”
These two inner Brisbane Labor politicians have absolutely no idea of anything rural other than the Mt Cootha Botannical Gardens, around the corner from Environment Minister Miles’ electoral office.
Jackie Trad’s knowledge of rural affairs is even more limited; she does not own as much as a garden according to Labor sources. Trad simply does the bidding of ratbag green mobs such as the multinational, corporate-funded World Wildlife Fund and Wilderness Society as well as their equally stupid anti-development partners, the CAFNEC dole-bludging creatures holed out in a dingy Cairns office.
At a large meeting of stakeholders held recently in Mareeba, indigenous leader Noel Pearson attacked the Labor Party for proposing any changes to the Vegetation Management Act.
He presented a strong case for desperately needed development of indigenous held land on Cape York Peninsula.
During debate in Parliament on Thursday night, Andrew Cripps, the Minister for Natural Resources under the previous LNP government summed up the Deputy Premier most accurately.
“The Deputy Premier is dishonest and has presented a disgraceful distortion of facts.” Mr Cripps told Parliament.
“She has made a serious and disgraceful attack on the property owners of Queensland.
“They (ALP) need to take a long hard look at themselves.”
The Member for Callide, Jeff Seeney launched into the ALP reminding them about the hardship, family breakups and suicides the Beattie and Blight Governments caused farmers due to their unlawful vegetation and environmental laws combined with a prolonged drought and a deliberately collapsed live cattle export market.
The Labor Member for Thuringowa Aaron Harper says the opposition can’t see the forest for the trees because “…they cleared them all.”
This idiot would have to be the dumbest politician in the country, and God knows we have a lot. He has deposed the Queen of Stupidity Sarah Hanson Young of the Greens for the title.
There are many more trees in Queensland now than in 1770. He should read the journals of Sir Joseph Banks and other contemporary explorers to easily discover this fact conveniently ignored by the fascist Green brigade.
To alleviate his suffering, this Townsville-bound member should get in a plane and travel from Monto on a northerly flight path to Bamaga at the tip of Cape York, some 1300 klm. He will have difficulty in seeing the ground due to the massive tree cover.
He went on to say that agriculture flourished under Beattie and Blight. It seems he has been sniffing too many emissions from Clive Palmer’s nearby nickel refinery.
LNP Member Jeff Seeney said the new laws would reverberate throughout regional Queensland like an earthquake.
“This government has no idea about thickening of woody vegetation regrowth, only between their own ears,” Mr Seeney said.
The ALP then lamented all the CO2 that would poison the population. Jackie Trad said she was deeply offended because none of the Opposition speakers had condemned the extra carbon dioxide that would bedevil the cities through what every farmer knows is necessary clearing of natural vegetation ‘thickening.’
This Labor Government is a disgrace and is only concerned about representing the south east corner. It is now up to the KAP and heroic Rob Pyne to steer development in this State.
from Robert J Lee
The remuneration received by those at the top of the ABC is far in excess of normal pay for journalists, photographers or editors in the print media and for most of those ‘hot shot’ TV presenters in the private sector.
What makes the politically correct ABC so special? Maybe it is because the public broadcaster panders to all minorities, the Greens and the ALP, Islamic terrorists, illegal immigrants, gay rights and marriage, hairy-legged feminists, gay mardigras, anything remotely connected with the ever-changing climate, Unions, Jews, political scandals relating to everybody except the ALP and Greens, Gough Whitless, Zionist Hawke, guns or anything that could remotely be used to fire a projectile, animals having more rights than humans or just about any malcontent person or group that has helped destroy the Australian economy and way of life.
Apologies to any we have left out.
This is what the public pays to get jaundiced and skewed programs about the abovementioned subjects. The only defence we can offer against halving the ABC funding is the good job it does covering rural events, information and regional news bulletins, except the ABC forgot to mention the huge ‘Bank Buster’ 400 strong meeting at Winton two weeks ago with keynote speakers Alan Jones of 2GB and the effervescent Bob Katter. Jonesy has long been a critic of the ABC and its off-the-planet reporting of the natural climate and other screwed-up programming. So to the detriment of it public paymasters the ABC simply ignored it. Its Cairns Rural reporter, Charley McKillop(no relation to the recently installed Catholic saint Mary) comes right out of the Liberal camp, having once stood for the free-trading Libs in the federal seat of Leichardt. If you ain’t a Liberal it’s a no show on the Far North rural roundup.
Charley is a very capable presenter and probably one of the best ever seen in the Far North, but she hasn’t worked out yet that the indifference and callous disregard shown to starving northern producers by the Canberra Liberals has gone over like a lead balloon. The old guard has just about changed Charley!
Would any northern primary producers like to get onto this payroll?
NamePositionTOTAL BASIC PAY $
SCOTT,MARK MANAGING DIRECTOR 678,940
PENDLETON,DAVID CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER 362,838
DALTON,KIM DIRECTOR TELEVISION 359,238
JONES,ANTHONY JOURNALIST 355,789
MARSHALL,LYNLEY DIRECTOR ABC COMMERCIAL 355,492
CHADWICK,PAUL DIRECTOR EDITORIAL POLICIES 350,978
TORNEY,KATE DIRECTOR NEWS 350,394
SIMPSON,ROBERT DIRECTOR LEGAL & BUSINESS AFFAIRS 344,713
CLARK,ANGELA DIRECTOR ABC INNOVATION 334,225
PHILLIPS,JUANITA JOURNALIST 316,454
GALLACHER,KEN DIRECTOR TECHNOLOGY 315,500
MILLETT,MICHAEL DIRECTOR CORPORATE AFFAIRS 314,801
GREEN,MURRAY DIRECTOR ABC INTERNATIONAL 300,746
DUNDAS,KATHERINE DIRECTOR RADIO 298,207
DEMPSTER,QUENTIN JOURNALIST 291,505
GLOVER,RICHARD CONTENT MAKER (PRESENTER) 290,000
FAINE,JONATHAN CONTENT MAKER (PRESENTER) 285,249
SALES,LEIGH PRESENTER/REPORTER 280,400
DOVER,BRUCE CHIEF EXECUTIVE AUSTRALIA NETWORK 279,006
DAHILL,BRENDAN CONTROLLER ABC1 266,300
JACKSON,BRIAN DIRECTOR BUSINESS SERVICES 260,000
UHLMANN,CHRIS POLITICAL EDITOR ABC NEWS 255,400
GROVES,URSULA DIRECTOR PEOPLE & LEARNING 255,270
KELLY,FRANCES PRESENTER 255,000
NOLL,ALUN GENERAL MANAGER MULTI-CHANNEL 246,900
CASSIDY,BARRIE PRESENTER ‘INSIDERS’ 243,478
MENZIES,ALEX CONTROLLER ABC2 239,649
TRIOLI,VIRGINIA SENIOR PRESENTER ABC NEWS B/FAST 235,664
BROOKE-HUNT,TIM CONTROLLER CHILDREN’S 235,597
CRUTTENDEN,DAVID DIRECTOR ABC RESOURCES 234,000
CAVENETT,ANDREW HEAD PRODUCTION PLANNING & BUSINESS 234,000
HUTCHINSON,ROB GENERAL MANAGER DIGITAL BUS. DEVT. 231,115
MASON,MICHAEL GROUP PROGRAM DIRECTOR 229,641
TAPLEY,MARK CONSULTANT TO THE MANAGING DIRECTOR 226,600
MCCLUSKEY,MICHAEL CHIEF EXECUTIVE, RADIO AUSTRALIA 224,682
WHATELEY, GERARD BROADCASTER 222,740
CONINGHAM,LEON GENERAL MANAGER SALES AND DIST. 220,545
BELSHAM,BRUCE HEAD CURRENT AFFAIRS 219,106
COLLINS,JENNIFER HEAD ENTERTAINMENT 219,106
CRABB,ANNABEL CHIEF POLITICAL WRITER ABC NEWS 217,426
COSTANTINI,DIANA HEAD MARKETING, TELEVISION 216,983
MORRIS,GAVEN HEAD CONTINUOUS NEWS 213,210
WARD,MICHAEL HEAD OPERATIONS PLANNING 212,775
MIDDLETON,JAMES PRESENTER, AUS NET CAFFS 208,831
WATHEN,JOANNE MANAGER PRODUCT AND CONTENT DEVT. 208,275
SKLAN,CAROLE HEAD FICTION 205,548
LINNANE,GARY HEAD ABC SECRETARIAT 204,773
CASSIDY,MARGARET DEPUTY DIRECTOR TECHNOLOGY 198,700
STAPP,PETER CASUALS – CONTENT MAKER OPS. & DESIGN 198,233
BREWSTER,KERRY JOURNALIST 198,178
BREALEY,MICHAEL HEAD OF STRATEGY AND GOVERNANCE 197,794
DINDAR,AZIZ HEAD PROPERTY SERVICES 194,388
SWAN,NORMAN PRODUCER/PRESENTER 193,397
SPURWAY,RONALD HEAD TRANSMISSION NETWORK SERVICES 190,151
RILEY,SALLY HEAD INDIGENOUS 189,377
ANDERSON,DAVID DEPUTY HEAD BUSINESS & OPERATIONS 189,321
HENDERSON,IAN JOURNALIST 188,533
MARTIN,MICHAEL DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL 188,145
SCROOPE,CHERYL CHIEF FIN. OFFICER, ABC COMMERCIAL 187,770
AUSTIN,PATRICK GM ABC RESOURCES SALES/MGR VIC. 187,656
ALY,WALEED PRESENTER 187,500
HOLMES,JONATHAN PRESENTER 187,380
BASKARAN,ARUL CONTROLLER MULTIPLATFORM 186,863
ALBERICI,EMMA PRESENTER/REPORTER 186,199
MOTTRAM,LINDA CONTENT MAKER (PRESENTER) 185,000
POTTER,ADRIAN DIRECTOR COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS 185,000
EASTLEY,ANTHONY JOURNALIST/REPORTER 183,496
WILKINS,PETER NETWORK SPORTS REPORTER 183,355
MCEVOY,PETER EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, FACTUAL 183,090
ROBERTSON,TONI HEAD FINANCIAL CONTROL 182,714
DOOGUE,GERALDINE PRESENTER, SATURDAY EXTRA 182,013
SILVA,ANTONIO HEAD OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 180,430
STUBBINGS,TIMOTHY MGR CAPITAL EXPENDITURE & PLANNING 180,388
WOODWARD,JOHN GM MARKETING & COMMS., ABC CM L. 180,250
MITCHELL,SOPHIE HEAD CORPORATE AFFAIRS 180,250
ALWARD,STEVEN HEAD INTERNATIONAL NEWS 179,629
WRIGHT,JENNIFER DEPUTY GENERAL COUNSEL 178,145
WAITE,GEORGINA HEAD BUSINESS AFFAIRS 178,145SUNDERLAND,ALAN HEAD POLICY & STAFF DEVELOPMENT 178,145
WILESMITH,GREG FIELD PRODUCER 178,009
TAYLOR,STEPHEN EXEC. PROD. FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT 177,391
HAMILL,ALISON HEAD, GROUP AUDIT 177,017
O’BRIEN,JOSEPH SENIOR PRESENTER ABC NEWS 176,454
LEE,DEBORAH HEAD COMEDY 175,898
COLVIN,MARK JOURNALIST/REPORTER 175,657
MATHIESON,RANDAL DIRECTOR VICTORIA 175,650
ERSON,ALAN HEAD DOCUMENTARIES 175,634
HOLDFORTH,JUSTIN HEAD SPORT & EVENTS 175,634
HAWKE,BENJAMIN EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 7.30 REPORT 175,580
WINES,MARIE HEAD BROADCAST NETWORK SERVICES 175,451
MCNAMARA,IAN CONTENT MAKER (PRESENTER) 175,000
PATTERSON,ROBERT GEN. MANAGER ABC MUSIC & PUBLISHING 174,800
MOORE,RAYMOND PROJECT DIRECTOR 173,171
PACKHAM,SUSAN EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO CHAIRMAN 172,513
CORCORAN,MARK JOURNALIST 172,035
MCLIESH,KIRSTIN HEAD AUDIENCE & CONSUMER AFFAIRS 171,847
NEIGHBOUR,SALLY EXECUTIVE PRODUCER 7.30 REPORT 171,301
THOMAS,LESNA MANAGER TV PUBLICITY 171,041
Total “Basic Pay” for “Our ABC” Management $22,196,807.00