Opposition Leader Bill Shorten has written to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull asking for him to intervene before Tasmania’s re-elected Liberal Government frees up the State’s gun laws.
Two days before the Tasmania election, the Liberals dropped a grenade – that if they won government they would amend the tough and ineffective laws to allow farmers and sporting shooters access to semi-auto rifles and shotguns.
However the Liberal Government had been in secret discussions with farming groups and the shooting lobby for six weeks prior to the election.
The glaring elephant in the room, is the bona fides of the Port Arthur massacre. The people’s court after dissecting the overwhelming evidence to the contrary has decided Martin Bryant did not shoot any person at the Broad Arrow Café – he was miles away at the time of the shooting. His mother and two other witnesses who knew Martin confirmed this fact with investigators yet none was called to give evidence to Tasmania Police.
The so-called National Firearms Agreement has no effect in law, it is only an agreement between the States because the Commonwealth cannot legislate firearms law for the States.
If any State wishes to amend their respective gun laws they can do so with impunity. When the Queensland National Party Government in 1997 said it would not enact the pre-packaged gun laws presented by the Federal Government, PM John Howard threatened to withhold Commonwealth money from the State.
The Nationals leader Rob (Bubbles) Borbidge buckled and pushed the new laws through Parliament.
Shorten, soon to be deposed by Anthony Albanese, is barking up the wrong tree, because the Tasmania Liberals can tell him to go to hell where he belongs.
Likewise Turnbull would be a fool to intervene, but in any case there is nothing he can do. Premier Will Hodgman needs all the support he can get. Cairns News urges Tasmanian readers to phone Will Hodgman and give him support over the proposed changes to the gun laws.
He should take notice because it was the gun lobby which got his government over the line.
Yesterday, after the usual pressure from the ABC, Mr Hodgman said the amendments would be put before a committee to examine the effects and if they would contravene the national agreement.
Larry Pickering at his best
The Labor leopard has not changed it’s spots
As the Abbott government began to take on union power and corruption and then a Royal Commission exposing Union liars, thugs & thieves, a new book reveals the union movement’s role in one of the most shameful periods of Australian history. What the wharfies did to Australian troops – and their nation’s war effort – between 1939 and 1945 is nothing short of an abomination.
Perth lawyer Hal Colebatch has done the nation a service with his groundbreaking book, Australia’s Secret War, telling the untold story of union bastardry during World War 2.
Using diary entries, letters and interviews with key witnesses, he has pieced together with forensic precision the tale of how Australia’s unions sabotaged the war effort; how wharfies vandalised, harassed, and robbed Australian troop ships, and probably cost lives.
One of the most obscene acts occurred in October, 1945, at the end of the war, after Australian soldiers were released from Japanese prison camps. They were half dead, starving and desperate for home. But when the British aircraft-carrier HMS Speaker brought them into Sydney Harbour, the wharfies went on strike. For 36 hours, the soldiers were forced to remain on-board, tantalisingly close to home. This final act of cruelty from their countrymen was their thanks for all the sacrifice.
Colebatch coolly recounts outrage after outrage. There were the radio valves pilfered by waterside workers in Townsville which prevented a new radar station at Green Island from operating. So when American dive bombers returning from a raid on a Japanese base were caught in an electrical storm and lost their bearings, there was no radio station to guide them to safety. Lost, they ran out of fuel and crashed, killing all 32 airmen.
Colebatch quotes RAAF serviceman James Ahearn, who served at Green Island, where the Australians had to listen impotently to the doomed Americans’ radio calls: “The grief was compounded by the fact that had it not been for the greed and corruption on the Australian waterfront such lives would not have been needlessly lost.”
Almost every major Australian warship was targeted throughout the war, with little intervention from an enfeebled Prime Minister Curtin. There was the deliberate destruction by wharfies of vehicles and equipment, theft of food being loaded for soldiers, snap strikes, go-slows, demands for “danger money” for loading biscuits.
Then there were the coal strikes which pushed down coal production between 1942 and 1945 despite the war emergency. There were a few honourable attempts to resist union leaders, such as the women working in a small arms factory in Orange, NSW, who refused to strike and “pelted union leaders with tomatoes and eggs”.
This is a tale of the worst of Australia amid the best, the valour and courage of our soldiers in New Guinea providing our last line of defence against Japanese, only to be forced onto starvation rations and to “go easy on the ammo” because strikes by the wharfies back home prevented supplies from reaching them. A planned rescue of Australian POWs in Borneo late in the war apparently had to be abandoned, writes Colebatch, because a wharf strike in Brisbane meant the ships had no heavy weapons.
There was no act too low for the unionists. For instance, in 1941, hundreds of soldiers on board a ship docked in Fremantle entrusted personal letters to wharfies who offered to post them in return for beer money. The letters never arrived.
At one point in 1942 a US Army colonel became so frustrated at the refusal of Townsville wharfies to load munitions unless paid quadruple time, he ordered his men to throw the unionists into the water and load the guns themselves.
In Adelaide, American soldiers fired sub-machine guns at wharfies deliberately destroying their aircraft engines by dropping them from great heights. Australian soldiers had to draw bayonets to stop the same Adelaide wharfies from stealing food meant for troops overseas. You will read this book with mounting fury.
Colebatch offers various explanations for the treasonous behaviour of the unions. Many of the leaders were Communists obsessed with class warfare. Fervent “identity politics” led them to believe they were victims, and that servicemen and women were “puppets of capitalism whose lives were of no consequence”.
Contrary to popular belief, strikes and sabotage continued to the end of the war, even after the Soviet Union became an ally, writes Colebatch, who contends that the Australian Left may have wanted to undermine the military in preparation for revolution after the war. Whatever the reasons for the defective morality of those unionists who sabotaged our war effort, the traitors have never been brought to account.
This story has been largely suppressed for 70 years because Labor and the Left have successfully controlled the narrative of history.
But no more, thanks to Colebatch.
On his recent trip to the USA, Bill Shorten addressed a major gathering of the American Indigenous Indian chiefs.
He spoke for almost an hour about his plans for increasing every Australian Aborigine’s present standard of living.
Though vague in detail, he spoke about his ideas for helping his “sisters and brothers.”
Afterwards, the Indian Chief’s presented him with a plaque inscribed with his new native language name, which translated into English as “Walking Eagle”, which he proudly accepted.
After Shorten left, a news reporter asked the Indian Chief’s spokesman how they came to select this name.
He explained that “Walking Eagle” is the name given to a bird so full of shit it can no longer fly.
Shorten calling for 16 year olds to vote is a cover to hide the investigation by the ALP into branch stacking in Shorten’s seat of Maribyrnong. The ALP will need much more than politically illiterate 16 year olds to get it into power after the Royal Commission into Union Corruption jails half the union leadership in Australia.
Bill Shorten’s political career looks like it had the last nail put in it on Thursday (29/10/15) by the Victorian branch of the Labor Party who have set up a branch stacking corruption inquiry which covers Bill’s seat of Maribyrnong. For good measure the Royal Commission will have David Asmar, who is a member of Bill’s […]
Labor Party trolls Marcus Priest and Chris Winslow, also a Greens candidate conspire to halt the Royal Commission into Union corruption:
Did Bill Shorten swap workers’ benefits for union fees? Yes he did.
Did he hide Gillard and Wilson’s theft from his AWU members? Yes he did.
Did he try to hide the HSU fraud? Yes he did.
Did he have Bob Kernohan bashed? Yes he did.
Did he rape a drunk 16 year-old girl? Yes he did.
Did he knife two sitting Labor Prime Ministers? Yes he did.
Did he… oh, I could go on all day, because this bloke has a rap sheet longer than both the Kray brothers combined.
But Bill is not your average crook, he plans very carefully each and every move, right down to how he was going to rape that young girl after getting her drunk. He knew in advance his girlfriend would not be there that night and had arranged who would be sleeping where. Everything Bill does is meticulously planned.
You only get to see the real Bill Shorten when there’s no camera or mike in sight.
His comrades get their hands dirty while he gets the benefits. He ensured employers were as equally culpable when he shafted his workers, so it’s hard to see the TURC nailing him.
You will not see Commissioner Dyson Heydon recommending charges but today, and maybe tomorrow, you will get glimpses of the type of person Bill Shorten really is… and it’s not pretty.
His rise to the top was styled on his hero, Bob Hawke. He too extricated himself from the filth of the union movement to shower and don an Armani suit and red silk tie, ready for the political rough and tumble of Parliament. But Bill is no Bob… and Bill can never be PM.
Many people unexpectedly took a bullet for this man. Those who suffered, suffered in silence for the sake of their beloved union movement… and Bill knew they would.
He has no old friends, only new ones who can never be real ones.
No, you wouldn’t want to be in the trenches with this bloke. He will be the last to go over the top and the last to bare his back to the comrades he bayoneted. But, as with all craven crooks who pretend to be soldiers, they eventually fall back into the trench to die with those they killed.
But Bill’s death will be slower.
He will have time to gaze into the glassy eyes of former comrades like Bob Kernohan.
It has been well known for a long time that Bill Shorten’s crime gang led by Diana Asmar, David Asmar, Kimberley Kitching and Andrew Landeryou have been ripping off the HSU Victoria Number 1 Branch (known as the Health Workers Union). But now we have the financial report that shows the $millions they have been stealing and rorting from some of the lowest paid workers in the country.
Read the full story [HERE]
Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s Crime Gang recommended for criminal charges by barrister assisting Royal Commission
Video by Shane Dowling of Kangaroo Court blog that is compulsory viewing – how the unions, the Labor Party and Bill Shorten are running their corruption under Mafia rules ….
Bill Shorten into corruption “up to his neck”