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AUSTRALIA THE STUPID COUNTRY

by Gil May

To those who ignore the requirements of future generations — those who only think of themselves with no planning for the requirements of future generations:

You voted for politicians to treat your grandchildren’s future with contemptuous disinterest, to sell it out from under them.

Have you given any consideration of future generations survival requirements or are you too busy and self-centered to care?

AUSTRALIA THE WORLD’S QUARRY, what happens when there is none left?

What do your grandchildren do for “their” nations income and industry?

When all the oil, gas, copper, gold, precious metals needed in modern technology, and other minerals have been sold to China and others, how do your descendants survive?

How do they power their homes and industry?

How do they process and cook their food, as you did or as caveman did?

Did anyone hear PM Scott Morrison object when the Foreign Investment Review Board allowed a CCP company in March to buy the lease of Cockatoo Island just off the West Australian coastline adjacent to a sensitive military training area used by the SAS?

It requires energy to think, intelligence to formulate thoughts, and wisdom to put them into practice — do you have any of these requirements?

Or do you default to other’s thinking and instructions, instead of using your own?

You are the beginning of your children’s and their children’s future,

Will you make it a success for them?

Or by your own inaction let others destroy it?

You have a responsibility to those who walked before you to make your life of value, their sacrifices in war and backbreaking toil of their life’s work for a better world for you, to make your life of value.

What are you doing to continue their work for your children and grandchildren?

When did you take a little of your time to tell your local MP and Senator, what you want them to do for your children’s future?

Too much trouble for you to take time away from your sport, pub, and other interests?

By your inaction you default your thinking and direction to those of lesser intelligence who have no concern nor interest in your children’s future — only their own.

Are you one of those who stand tall and proud on ANZAC DAY — then wilt with disinterest and lack of concern for your children’s future the next day?

Do you want a kook like Greens Senator Hanson Young deciding on the future of Australia?

It took years of hard work to produce the great Australia we know today, it took less than a decade for ALP and Green politicians to allow mentally deranged religious terrorists into your community to kill you — then take billions of you taxes to protect you from them — taxes that should have been spent on education and health for your family.

Our pioneers, community, parents and defences personnel set a standard for Australia to live by — in a decade you have allowed these standards to be destroyed by social engineers, word warpers, gender benders, the offence industry, and the those unable to analyse common sense into reality.

It’s never too late – ‘IF’ you care for your children and Australia’s future.

Take a deep breath, stand on your feet and let that bit of ‘snake’ in you rise to the surface, go and take your local politician head-on — as you did opponents on the football field years ago — tell them and their pathetically complaint staff that put you correspondence to them in the rubbish bin — that you have had a gutful, that you demand a better standard, no more twisted words and sexual distortions, we are male or female — what you do with it does not change your sex.

Labor Leader and Greens sympathiser Anthony Albanese, another China sycophant infesting our parliament, will allow China to settle vast areas of Northern Australia, more than they already own now. The ALP suggested China should take up this land in a parliamentary paper several years ago

Go back to a high standard of decency in the community teaching children basic subjects, English, Maths, Science — where factual history is taught and twisted, sanitised personal opinions in lieu of fact are banned — PROVE IT OR REMOVE IT, from teaching.

Everyone — it is up to us what direction our children and society goes forward into the future with. We must demand an improved standard from teachers, bureaucracy, politicians — or dissolve into a quagmire of confused nothing the Chinese are watching happen — as they let us destroy ourselves, making it easier for their planned invasion — it’s not far away.

They have control of land near every infrastructure, military establishment, ports, airports, parliaments, water supplies, roads, bridges, and power supplies — with permission of stupid state governments and prior federal governments — at least this federal government is taking action.

It has been revealed Chinese intention is to kill all defence personnel, politicians, community leaders, *non-productive people, and take ownership of your home with a bullet induced vacancy — as done in Tibet.  *(Protestors note)

We provide them with all their construction and development material for their massive trillion-dollar military equipment, that will be attacking us in the future — have we gone mad?

Their biological weapons are well established, as detailed in ‘China Speaks’ by General Chi Haotain — Covid-19 was a test run to observe how it would cripple the West’s economy and military.

It provided the camouflage under the guise of Covid vaccination, to inoculation their population against the next one that will destroy Australia, the West and most of the world.

Then as detailed in ‘China Speaks’, Only countries like the United States, Canada and Australia have the vast land to serve our need for mass colonization”,  “Only by using special means to ‘clean up’ America will we be able to lead the Chinese people there. Only by using non-destructive weapons that can kill many people will we be able to reserve America for ourselves”.   “It is indeed brutal to kill one or two hundred million Americans (and Australians). But that is the only path that will secure a Chinese century, a century in which the CCP leads the world”.

Israel’s Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies – advises more than 40 Chinese facilities are involved in bio-weapon production. It is reported they have a successful vaccine for Ebola Virus, highly infectious and usually fatal , and many other gain-of-function chimeric viruses (Lab created viruses with fatal components of others genetically fused).

You either stop them now or they will end your children’s future — like they did to the slaughtered Tibetans and those in Tiananmen Square on 4 June1989, where they shot, killed and injured an estimated 10,000 students, then ran over the dead and dying with tanks pulping their bodies, then scraped their bodies into heaps and burnt them — because they dared to have a different opinion to the government — the same government our politicians and industry suck-up to for dollars.

In a secret cable to Britain (BBC), British ambassador to China, Sir Alan Donald reported:

“….. at least 10,000 people were killed”, “Students linked arms but were mowed down including soldiers. Armoured Personnel Carriers then ran over bodies time and time again to make ‘pie’ and remains collected by bulldozer. Remains incinerated and then hosed down drains”. “Four wounded girl students begged for their lives but were bayoneted.”

Tiananmen Square on 4 June1989 — LEST WE FORGET

Anyone seen a stolen ambulance?

Northern News Briefs

Cape York Peninsula. Police are on the look out for an ambulance stolen from Aurukun. It is described in picture:

Police are on the lookout for a stolen ambulance believed to be used incognito by grog runners to Aboriginal communities

It is not known if there was a patient in it when stolen. It is believed the vehicle was to be used as an undercover grog runner from Cooktown to keep the community riots running smoothly.

Coen. Four local Aborigines charged with killing a bullock, the property of a local grazier, fronted the Coen Magistrates Court on November 11. All were remanded until January.

Cattle duffing has been rife on the Peninsula for a few years according to a prominent grazier.

He said a mob of weaners recently had been stolen from a property near Weipa and breeder cows were missing from other properties in the Northern Peninsula area.

He said there is a flourishing trade in stolen meat allegedly slaughtered by local inhabitants from roadside killings.

Poddy-dodging has been rife on Cape York in recent years according to local graziers

“It is always hard to catch these people and we know who is doing illegal slaughtering but the authorities don’t act on it,” one source claimed.

The unprecedented high price of cattle has made stock stealing quite lucrative and in spite of stock being branded and ear-tagged with NLIS electronic devices, few rustlers ever get caught.

Peninsula Development Road.  Road transport companies report the gravel sections of the PDR are in reasonable shape which is unusual for this time of year. One saving grace is the lowest ever number of tourists converging on the Cape due to Covid lockdowns and border closures.

Finding water for gravel maintenance is always a problem at this time of year particularly when the National Parks and Wildlife Service refuses to allow road maintenance crews to take any of the abundant surface water from national parks either from creeks, lagoons or rivers.

Aboriginal-owned land also has plentiful water availability which in some cases can be accessed at a cost to the Main Roads Department.

Truckies report there are several dangerous bitumen sections of recently-constructed highway that could cause a problem for unwary drivers.

A colllapsed culvert on a new bitumen section south of Musgrave. It had been signposted for 18 months but has recently been patched up

Just north of Archer River crossing is a sunken culvert, which began sinking not long after it was put there in 2018. MRD has been aware of the danger spot for nearly two years but nothing has yet been done to fix it.

A dangerous collapsed culvert on the bitumen south of Musgrave has been patched up after being signposted and in disrepair for more than 18 months.

Along the older bitumen section through Wolverton Station, north of Archer River the sub-structure has moved considerably causing severe rippling of the surface for about 500 metres.

 

Weipa.   Rio Tinto’s Andoom mine, situated 10 klm north of Weipa on the Mapoon Road is set to close in three years but it could be sooner if the mining giant does not find new markets for the non-renewable, valuable resource bauxite. Locals will be left with a large hole in the ground albeit rehabilitated somewhere near to its original state.

Bauxite royalty payments from this mine will also cease for the Mapoon community.

Mission River Bridge across Weipa Inlet will be scrapped in three years

Mapoon residents will be disadvantaged because the ailing, Rio-owned road and rail Mission River Bridge over the Weipa Inlet will not be maintained after Andoom closes. This will prevent easy road access to Weipa for the remote community.

In ten years time this bridge will be a rusting navigational hazard and an eyesore.

As a result a new bitumen bypass road has been constructed through the disused, large cattle property Billys Lagoon handed over to local Aborigines about 10 years ago. The cost of the road, believed to be part-funded by the State Government has not been divulged. Earthmoving contractors say it would be more than $10 million.

One contractor not involved in the project said after inspecting the road the bitumen construction was less than industry standard.

from a Weipa correspondent

High power prices and renewable energy will finish off most industries

By Alan Moran, Saltbush Club and Cairnsnews,

Rio Tinto’s [Paywall] announced closure of its aluminium smelter in New Zealand due to uncompetitive power prices is a reminder of the vulnerability of Australia’s four remaining smelters, all of which face sharply higher prices courtesy of government energy policies. With energy costs comprising about a third of their total costs, smelters are industry’s bellwethers of future energy competitiveness and all four of Australia’s are on national suicide watch.

As a result of subsidies to wind and solar, these expensive and unreliable energy sources have caused high customer costs, both directly and indirectly, while also diverting the nation’s investment resources into avenues that actually damage the economy.

Amumina producer Rio Tinto Alcan has threatened to close its CQ Boyne Smelter over  extortionist power prices causing the loss of 3000 jobs. This would place Rio’s Weipa bauxite mine under a cloud.

The Queensland Labor Government”s suicidal rush to rely on 50 per cent renewable energy by 2030 will finish off any remaining industries that rely on base load power. Rio’s Tannum Sands aluminum smelter is struggling now with high power costs and has threatened to close down its Gladstone refinery and Boyne smelter if power charges don’t ease. This would result in the loss of more than 3000 jobs for its Gladstone  workforce.

Commonwealth and state subsidies for wind and solar energy are running at just under $7 billion a year. $4 billion of these are as a result of requirements imposed on consumers by the Commonwealth’s Renewable Energy Target, its similar provisions for roof-top installations and measures taken by state governments. Some $2 billion of assistance to renewables comes from direct subsidies.

The effect of these subsidies is compounded by their forcing out of production lower cost coal generators. As a result, prices are now double what they were three years ago, bringing the national damage to over $15 billion per year. The outcome is that from having the world’s lowest cost electricity we now suffer from being among the highest and our reliance on intermittent renewables has left supply increasingly precarious.

But it does not stop there. In order to accommodate the subsidised renewables, consumers are being required to spend vast sums to augment transmission links.

These expenditures are for two reasons. First, they are to allow the surplus from wind and solar during daytime peaks to be exported – a further subsidy to renewables. Secondly, they are to provide greater security for those regions, especially South Australia, which have become over-reliant on intermittent power, having jettisoned the in-state coal generators that provided stability and reliability. In addition, suffering from a disastrous Malcolm Turnbull thought bubble, we are in the process of converting the magnificent Snowy and Tasmanian hydro systems into quasi-batteries that will, at a cost of 30 per cent of their output, simply offset the inherent unreliability and intermittent nature of wind and solar. The Tasmanian link is likely to cost over $2 billion and Snowy2 will be far pricier than this.

At some future date we will ask how this was allowed to happen. How did we as a nation not only acquiesce in but actually finance the demise of our energy industry? Agenda 21 can provide the answers.

Obviously, the great sales pitch from the wind/solar subsidy seekers is part of the answer. That pitch promised low cost reliable electricity if only the government offered a few incentives as a bridge to this future. So also is the hysteria, on which the subsidy-seekers’ pitch partly rested, about global warming and the misinformation that this can be remedied by Australia abandoning the fossil fuels that still supply three quarters of our electricity.

But a great deal of the blame must be sheeted home to the bureaucracy, especially Treasury, formerly the gatekeeper to wasteful spending and the leader in combating other damaging proposals and policy stances. Forty years ago, under the legendary John Stone, the Commonwealth Treasury not only focused on paring back ministerial spending ambitions but was also the leader in reducing regulatory imposts – which were at that time mainly in the form of import tariffs.

Gradually Treasury has metamorphosed. Treasurers themselves, with the notable exception of Peter Costello, have been incapable of resisting the green interventionist advice that they have been offered.

Today the Treasury is headed by people who are wedded to accelerating an “inevitable” replacement of fossil fueled electricity generation to one dominated by wind, solar or some yet to be discovered alternative. Secretary Steven Kennedy was the author of the notorious 2008 Garnaut report with its panoply of taxes and new spending levers designed to transform the economy. The two senior Deputy Secretaries, Jenny Wilkinson and Meghan Quinn have also spent over a decade pressing for socialist carbon taxes and other interventions designed to push the economy in the directions they favour.

The coronavirus crisis offers an opportunity to turn back the tide before it engulfs the entire economy. Benefits include savings of over $2 billion in Commonwealth and state outlays presently wasted in direct support of renewables, a further $5 billion in regulatory forced transfers imposed on electricity customers and almost $10 billion in consequent increases in wholesale energy costs. In addition, there are the further outlays down the pike on new transmission lines and in converting the hydro schemes into renewable support facilities.

But the leading bureaucrats will not help in illuminating these opportunities and the Energy Minister is either incapable of persuading his colleagues to reverse course or he too is captive to the same environmentalist fervor.

US aluminium processor Alcoa dumps Australian supplier for overseas products

Australian construction Industry products manufacturer Adbri will lose $70 million in annual revenue from mid-2021 following a decision by US aluminium processor Alcoa to cancel a lime supply contract with the company after 50 years of uninterrupted service.

Alcoa has decided to source its lime supply from offshore leaving Adbri to mitigate job losses in its subsidiary West Australian Cockburn Cement operation.

Alcoa has delivered a blow to the Australian economy at a time when most industries are suffering from the Coronahoax shutdowns.

The federal government should be applying a blowtorch to overseas companies which pay little or no Australian tax yet benefit greatly from our non-renewable bauxite resources.

Furthermore we should be processing our own bauxite as Alcoa does at Gladstone, Queensland, but instead of exporting aluminium ingots we should be using them for manufacturing goods here instead of sending the ingots to China.

 

 

 

LNP Government kills off mining on Cape York

Cape Alumina project scrapped

In another cynical, self-preservation announcement the government stopped the proposed Cape Alumina bauxite project dead in its tracks this week after the (Steve) Irwin family pressured the Deputy Premier Jeff Seeney to halt the $1 billion development on environmental grounds.

Although Cape Alumina had no intention of mining anywhere near the Wenlock river which flows through Bertiehaugh pastoral holding held by the Irwins, 200 klms north east of Weipa, Newman could see the positive environmental spin it would generate for the LNP amongst the Brisbane chardonnay set at the next election.

Cairns News has no doubt the Irwins’ will be campaigning for the LNP in the south east corner come next election, mooted in August.

The wider collateral damage has not yet been evaluated however the decision will directly cut 1700 jobs, further entrench the reliance of local indigenous groups on the welfare sponge and set back the Cape York economy many years.

In yet another blow to the Far North, Rio Tinto at Weipa yesterday announced it was placing its $1b South of Embley expansion on the back burner for a further 12 months.

In today’s Cairns Post, Warren Entsch, the Liberal Member for Leichardt which takes in Cape York Peninsula, launched a scathing attack on the State Government for shutting down mining on the Peninsula.

Entsch attacked the Irwin’s for having prior knowledge of the government’s rebuke and for campaigning against the project which was in place before they were gifted the $6.3m Bertiehaugh station by the former Federal Labor Government.

“Terry and Bindi Irwin had enough notice to travel to Brisbane so they could stand beside Campbell Newman for the announcement,” an angry Warren Entsch said.

He said he was shocked there had been no consultation with himself, the Mapoon Shire Council, Cook Shire Council or Cape Alumina itself.

Mr Entsch said this decision sends a very bad message about development in Queensland.

CMC Committee sacked

The wheels are starting to come off the LNP Government wagon after this week’s desperate manoeuvres by Premier Campbell Newman to gain control of the anti-crime watchdog, the Crime and Misconduct Commission.

The Parliamentary CMC watchdog committee was sacked by the Attorney General Jerrod Bleije after its Chairman, Independent MP Elizabeth Cunningham criticised its interim chairman, Ken Levy allegedly for making a false statement before the committee.

Amid much public controversy, a new committee was appointed yesterday with a majority of government members.