Australian greenies, mining companies, universities and big business to attend WEF conference on Monday
Big names and big companies will meet in Davos on Monday to discuss and develop policy for governments.
The meeting will take place from 16 January to 20 January. The four days will cover a wide spectrum of formats for interaction and learning, giving leaders the necessary tools to address the current complexity and build for the future. They will revolve around the following three archetypes:
- Dialogues to forge understanding and alignment and exchange insights
- Gatherings of communities of purpose to drive tangible action on key global issues
- Opportunities for foresight and discovery to scale society critical innovations
The meeting will feature addresses by key heads of state and government as well as various geo-economic and geopolitical deliberations such as the Country Strategy Dialogues, Diplomacy Dialogues and the Informal Gathering of World Economic Leaders (IGWEL) meetings. It will also gather the Forum’s foremost business communities, such as the International Business Council, the Community of Chairpersons and the Industry Governors.
1.Addressing the Current Energy and Food Crises in the context of a New System for Energy, Climate and Nature
2.Addressing the Current High Inflation, Low Growth, High Debt Economy in the context of a New System for Investment, Trade and Infrastructure
3.Addressing the Current Industry Headwinds in the context of a New System for Harnessing Frontier Technologies for Private Sector Innovation and Resilience
4.Addressing the Current Social Vulnerabilities in the context of a New System for Work, Skills and Care
5.Addressing the Current Geopolitical Risks in the context of a New System for Dialogue and Cooperation in a Multipolar World
Australian delegates are:
Millionaire rabid Greenie, climate cultist, and co-ordinator of the Parliamentary Teals
(b)Professor Genevieve Bell
Former Foreign Affairs Minister and solicitor
CEO of BHP
NSW Liberal Assistant Minister for Trade
Chairman Fortescue Metals, WA
Teen environmental activist
(j)Julie Inman Grant
Coles sacks all un-vaxxed staff, clearing the way to shop exclusively at IGA
from the Spectator
Coles sacked the last of its unvaccinated staff at the beginning of this year, long after state mandates fell and other industries began allowing the so-called mavericks of the workforce back into the office. The move, along with other supermarket giants, saw thousands of Australians unceremoniously dumped, many of them single mothers or from struggling households.
‘Shop safe at Coles’ is something that looks good printed in big letters across double-page ads to those still suffering from anxiety hangovers. Just don’t ask too many questions about the health logic, given unvaccinated people can shop in the store, but not stand behind the counter.
Speaking of corporate virtue signalling.
The same company turned around this week and announced it would be offering its trans and gender-diverse employees ten extra days of paid leave for the purpose of ‘gender affirmation’. ‘Affirmation’ is a hazy term that Coles describes as ‘any process’ that relates to the act of gender affirmation including surgical, social, legal, or medical action. Leave could be granted for anything from an appointment with a lawyer through to full surgery.
Gender Affirmation Leave was timed to coincide with the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexism, and Transphobia – one of the dozens of days and months dedicated to a sexual preference or pronouns.
Coles Chief Legal and Safety Officer, David Brewster, (who also serves as the Chairman of the Pride Steering Committee), released a statement.
‘We know that we have at least 900 team members who identify as transgender or gender diverse. We need to have proper policy and education in this area so there is clear guidance around taking leave for this important transition in their life.’
Coles attached a long and bizarre ‘gender affirming’ statement that seems a little over the top for employment that largely involves stacking shelves and pushing trolleys. Its headings include ‘encouraging you to be your authentic self’ and ‘developing our Pride Team member network’ – which doesn’t sound like something employers should concern themselves with.
This move, described as ‘way ahead of politicians’ (add to that logic, reason, and fairness) is meant to be an action against ‘trans hate’. 2022 has transitioned into a world where an employer who is not constantly, publicly, and (preferably financially) ‘affirming’ an employee they must, by default, hate them. For most of human history, workers preferred their employers to keep their noses out of any private medical business.
‘You’ll be supported as the gender with which you identify, wear the clothes or uniform of your affirmed gender, use the toilets and change rooms of your affirmed gender and be referred to by the name of your affirmed gender too,’ read a statement, issued by Coles.
The statement leans heavily toward sentiments of anti-discrimination and equity – which is fine, one is simply left to wonder where this emotionally sensitive Coles hurt-feelings committee was when it was ruthlessly sacking unvaccinated staff who simply wanted to keep their jobs and their body autonomy at the same time. Coles went one step further, attempting to impose its vaccination policies on unrelated suppliers, contractors, partners, and anyone working onsite.
And no. If you’re an employee with a non-gender related medical or emotional issue, you’ll have to plan ahead and sacrifice some of your holiday leave when you run out of the standard state-sanctioned medical allotment. No one is going to give you a Woke Virtue point for a hip replacement.
Only unpatriotic morons shop at Woolies
Letter to the Editor
One person gets/spreads Disease, Bacteria or maybe disasters like floods, fire, Power outages, or train derailment, road closure and Woolworths or Coles New centralised processing facilities grind to a halt.Hundreds of supermarkets all over Australia could run out of meat, fresh produce and groceries.
*We need local butchers back in the supermarkets for quality fresh guaranteed supply of local Aussie meat.
*We need local Aussie produce back on the supermarket shelves.
*We need quality 100% Aussie made food.
Meat and produce grown in Far North Queensland is now transported to Woolworths centralised processing facilities then sent back to FNQ doing more than 3500km (It’s near rotten before we can buy it)
Any idiot can see Woolworths end game here.
A) Monopolize the industry.
B) Price control local small business.
C) Dissolve market enterprise.
C) Force contract control on suppliers.
D) Centralisation of meat and produce processing facilities and distribution.
In my opinion Woolworths & Coles BIG plan is exporting quality Australian grown meat and produce overseas and import substandard second or third grade meat and produce for Australian supermarket shelves.
(Pork is already over 70% imported from China, Europe and USA)
Aussie’s have been asked to help and support local Australian farmers for years and in return is this what happens?
It appears the health departments are asleep at the wheel. If you think Covid is bad wait until our food has disease and bacteria (Remember the frozen Nana’s berries made in China that Thousands of Aussie’s got Hepatitis in 2015 ! *In 2016 10,202 or 6.5% of Deaths in Australia had Hepatitis)
The government should be watching this closely but they are having to much fun spreading fear with this bloody Covid crap or climate change (ABC), always a diversion while big corporations are playing with Australian food supplies.
Did anyone notice that all the big Virtue signalling donors to our major political parties sush as Woolworths, Coles, Bunnings etc also government employees NEVER LOST A CENT DURING COVID, Some actually doubled or tripled profits and wages.
(Fair dinkum Aussie’s can smell a rat)
Utter chaos, shortages of food and exhausted health care workers due to total inaccuracy of PCR Covid test
Stupidity or careful planning by the ALP/LNP duopoly knows no bounds
Supermarket giant Coles is introducing purchase limits on meat products across NSW, as staff shortages cause major issues in supply chains.
· Coles imposes limits on packets of mince, chicken breast, chicken thigh and sausages
· The meat industry wants isolation rules for its workers in line with healthcare
· A leading economist warns the situation will get worse as more workers get sick
Customers will be allowed to buy a maximum of two packets of mince, chicken breast, chicken thigh and sausages.
Australian Meat Industry Council CEO Patrick Hutchinson said supply chains were being disrupted by workers getting sick at the same time, contributing to increasingly bare shelves in supermarkets and meat shortages.
“We’re seeing abattoirs and processing facilities on the eastern seaboard, either working at next-to-no staff or closed and that’s now causing gaps in our supply chain,” Mr Hutchinson said.
“It’s all food that’s being affected here … farmers will be the ones who suffer.”
He said the crisis in the industry meant demand for meat on Australia Day may not be met.
The Meat Industry Council called on the government to allow employees to ask asymptomatic close contacts to come back to work — the same isolation conditions as healthcare workers.
The staffing issues are affecting all industries and a leading economist warns the situation will worsen as more and more workers fall ill with COVID-19.
Jim Stanford from the Centre for Future Work said worker absenteeism in essential services like healthcare, childcare centres and aged care could present a “life-threatening catastrophe”.
Shortages are affecting “everything from your neighbourhood coffee shop or pub, up to major corporations, factories, transportation companies”.
Dr Stanford said one-third of workers in NSW could be in isolation over the coming weeks.
On Tuesday, more than 3,000 health staff were furloughed, because they had COVID-19 or were a close contact.
NSW nurses have told the ABC they’re feeling pressured not to take sick leave or mental health days, with staff members managing the workload of several people at once.
Nurses reveal they’re feeling pressured not to take sick leave.
Regional healthcare worker and union member Gil Wilson said overtime was at record levels.
“Everybody is doing extra shifts, the hospital itself seems to be functioning on the goodwill of the nurses,” Mr Wilson said.
Childcare, transport and emergency service workers are also feeling the pressure, with firefighters backfilling other stations and rail services to be cut back from next Monday.
Today, a number of bus, train and ferry services were either delayed or cancelled.
A Transport for NSW spokesperson said they were trying to manage the impact of COVID across the network for both staff and commuters.
They thanked people for their patience but urged them to plan ahead.
More than 300 childcare centres were closed on Wednesday due to COVID-related issues.
NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet admitted the staffing issues were an “incredible challenge”, particularly for smaller business which he said would be forced to close at various points.
The Premier said some staffing woes were being caused by workers isolating as a precaution.
“I have received substantial feedback that people believe they cannot go to work because they are deemed to be a close contact when they are actually not one.”
The federal government will provide free RAT tests in testing clinics and Mr Perrottet said the state government was working on providing them at “schools, healthcare and the like”.
“There is no dollar figure that we will not put on the table to ensure as we move through this next phase, rapid antigen tests are available to anybody.”
Editor: Doctors have warned the Rapid Antigen Test is more inaccurate than the discontinued PCR test. The real numbers of those who tested positive with Covid using the RAT test are low. The RAT test is about 50 per cent accurate and can record almost any infection. So-called Omicron infections are no more than the common influenza Type A according to a number of doctors.#
How your IGA can fight the corporate slag heap enforcing vaccine tyranny
By Tony Mobilifonitis
AUSTRALIA’S top business corporations – especially those in retail – are enforcing Morrison and the premiers’ unlawful, tyrannical attack on the unvaccinated population and vaccine mandates.
These corporate slag heaps, as typified by names like Westfield, who run just about every shopping mall in Australia and all over the globe, and Wesfarmers, who own a conglomerate of brands like Bunnings, Coles and Officeworks, should be avoided like the plague.
Wait a minute you say, they won’t let the “unclean, unvaccinated” in their doors anyway. But they will if it’s an “essential” supermarket like Coles (owned by Wesfarmers) or Woolies (Woolworths Group) or Aldi.
Woolworths owns Big W, and liquor stores including Dan Murphy’s, BWS and Cellarmasters. The trio of grog sellers somehow managed to worm their way into the “essential” category, but not Big W, which is demanding proof of vaccination at the door or it’s goodbye – as discovered to the annoyance of a Cairns News reader from Geelong who was looking for a bicycle tyre tube. So much for their “inclusivity policy”.
Maybe the best way around this is to shop at Woolworths’ major competitor IGA, who also operate as Drakes IGA. Drakes supermarkets in South Australia recently took a public stand that they were open for all, but it apparently decided to tone it all down. Nevertheless, their intentions were good, so why not give them your ‘dollar vote’.
Voting with your dollar against the big corporates and supporting smaller, independent retailers, is probably the most effective way to punish them. This corporate cabal claim to be about “diversity and inclusion” but have no problem practising discrimination based on an unlawful violation of a person’s informed consent right to choose their medical treatment.
There are also many legal issues around disclosure of private medical information. Readers facing demands to vaccinate should go to Concerned Lawyers Network and AdvocateMe Updates (Telegram) or a law firm like AFL Solicitors in Sydney. Form letters are provided to lay the basis for your role in any future class action.
These big corporates also specialize in bankrolling the predictable two-party system. Coalition or Labor, it doesn’t matter, as long as they can lobby to get the best laws and regulations to suit their business models and bottom line. And what’s best for Wesfarmers will inevitably be best for Woolworths Group or Westfield.
Look at the Westfarmers board of directors. They even have a former Kiwi prime minister in their ranks. These upstanding “pillars of the establishment” all have “the right corporate connections”, but are contained in their corporate bubble world of endless board meetings and cocktail parties. They seldom reveal any original thinking and like corporate robots in general, simply run with the politically correct causes of the day to give their corporate slag heap a veneer of respectability.
And like the governments they work with, they are ultimately under the control of the banks, the hedge funds and global investment Goliaths like Black Rock and others that can pull the rug on them at will, should they not “behave” in a manner fitting of a global corporation.
Coles and Woolworths will get a hike in income from FWC ruling much to the detriment of farmers
CHANGES to a farm worker Industrial Relations Award means that fruit pickers will now receive a guaranteed minimum wage but Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter, says the farmers will bear the brunt of an increase in costs in the supermarket as a result.
“The decision by the Fair Work Commission to provide a minimum wage for farm workers is a good decision because it will encourage people to become farm workers and not have to get everyone from overseas.
“Having said that, cost structures have to be born by the farmers – they can’t pass it on.
“We have only two or three people that sell fruit and vegetables in Australia and combined they have over 75 percent of the market. They pay the farmers whatever they feel like paying the farmers.”
Mr Katter said that farm incomes from the supermarkets giants had barely changed in the last 30 years ago but the price of food to the consumer has skyrocketed more than 250 percent.
“The real problem here is that the farmers had their collective bargaining rights taken off them. For the workers, this is a good thing that they have got their bargaining rights, but the farmers don’t have their bargaining rights because the National Party deregulated most of their industries.
“So yes, the workers can and should be given a better go but the people who are going to be punished here are the farmers and the benefit to the consumer, is nil.
“There is a as much chance of the supermarket giants passing on that charge and giving it to the farmers as I have got of becoming a beetle rider from Booroola.
“So, Mr Government, give back to the farmers their right to collectively bargain. The workers have that right and they should have it and the farmers should have it.
“You took it off them and they’ve been screwed through the floor. There were 270,000 of them, now there is a 160,000 of them. What a cruelty. What a cruelty. And the Australian people are paying the price.
“All those changes, clearly, we know who profited by them. It wasn’t the worker. It wasn’t the consumer, and it most certainly wasn’t the farmer.”
Andrews’ assault against medium to small business follows Antifa’s US plan
THE upmarket Arcobar café-bar run by businessman Franz Madlener in Moorabbin, Melbourne, is what one might call a small to medium sized business, turning over a few hundred thousand dollars a year, and employing half a dozen or more staff.
These “middle class” business that represent tens of thousands of jobs in Victoria, have been targeted by the socialist/fascist thug Dan Andrews under his phony COVID police state lockdown. This has also been the standard practice of Democrat governors across the US.
They are happy to have their corporate sponsors like Target, Woolworths, Coles and Bunnings open, but not the small to medium-sized enterprises, who they claim are non-essential.
So should we be surprised that this café owner was attacked, Antifa-style, by rock-throwing, brain-dead “I Stand With Dan” thugs when Madlener indulged in some light-hearted politics?
Madlener had merely put up a good-humoured, tongue-in-cheek sign advising Andrews supporters they would be charged a dollar extra. The sign went viral across the web and news channels.
But the humourless I Stand With Dan crowd who love their slavery, would have none of this and abused and threatened staff and threw rocks through one of the café windows, forcing Madlener to employ security guards overnight.
But yesterday Melbourne freedom supporters turned up to buy up coffee and food to give the business it’s best day of trade since last Christmas.
“In the last 24 hours, I guess since this sign’s gone viral, the level of abuse and vile anger and personal attacks on the business, me and the staff yesterday, was completely over the top,” he told media.
Melbourne’s COVID dictatorship has forbidden cafés and other small businesses like Arcobar from having customers, unlike the big corporate supermarkets and hardware stores that have been open all the time for business, capitalizing on the closures of small business.
While Arcobar has been able to conduct takeaway trade throughout the lockdown period it has lost “a couple of hundred thousand dollars during this period”, Madlener said.
In an act of despicable condescension towards the “unessential” small business people, Andrews and his regime announced last Sunday cafes could have 10 customers at a time in two weeks – but only with the added new burden of ludicrous and oppressive so-called COVID-safe plans.
Liberal Party’s cashless society now moving fast as supermarkets refuse cash
Totally compromised banker’s man PM Scott Morrison, rushes in a ban on cash that has nothing whatsoever to do with alleged Covid 19 infected banknotes or tax evasion. The ABC and MSM are supporting the NWO takeover with their fake news
Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter, has expressed his disgust on the back of the announcement that some inner-city supermarkets will no longer be accepting cash.
“A proposal by one of the supermarket chains to go cashless?” Mr Katter said in disbelief when first confronted with the news.
“Once cash vanishes then you become the puppet of the banks,” said Mr Katter.
“A cashless society means the only way you can buy anything is if the bank approves it and four banks encompass 90% of Australia’s transactions.”
“If we Australians are stupid enough to trust 4 giant corporations and their puppets, the Federal Government, then we are really stupid people.”
“Australian currency is owned by the people, not the banks.”
Mr Katter’s tirade follows a major supermarket informing the public that, from yesterday, they would no longer be accepting cash payments at six more inner city stores in Melbourne and Sydney. This is on top of the six stores that began the trial in July this year.
“The concentration of power here is really scary,” Mr Katter added.
“The giant supermarket chains have destroyed owner operator businesses across Australia.”
“This is the first step onto a slippery slope, and it will be absolutely disastrous, at a time when people are trying to desperately to get their money out of the banks and financial institutions.”
“I will lead the first demonstration in the first store that they attempt to do it!”
Cairnsnews advises voters in the upcoming Queensland election on October 31 to vote for a KAP candidate or you will go down with the Admiralty law ship. If valid, corporation law would prosecute Queensland Inc for trading while insolvent. The state is hopelessly bankrupt yet the knucklehead Premier and the equally silly Opposition Leader, bereft of any intelligence have taken election pork-barreling to such lofty heights the Reserve Bank will have to print money non-stop for the next two years.
Total economic collapse is real in 2016
Financial experts predict there is much worse to come. They say get prepared!
The banks and governments are now trying to devise a foolproof system for street people and the unemployed to allow them access to social security payments while living on the streets. The cashless economy is on the way. A recent example of the consequences for an electronically controlled society hit home at the far northern Queensland mining town of Weipa. A green initiative of Rio Tinto is to supplement the town’s diesel-driven power generator by switching over to electricity from a large solar installation the company constructed earlier this year.
When making the switchover the solar system failed and the normal power supply shut down. Woolworths, the only food outlet at Weipa, was forced to close its doors for nearly two hours. People already in the shop were asked to leave and the doors were shut behind them. The cash registers and barcode readers could not function, the refrigeration stopped working, the lights and air conditioning failed. This is how the governments of the future will control a cashless society. When the citizens object to more and more fascist policies of the ALP and LNP, the ‘government’ will force Woolworths, Coles and the banks to drop their security shutters’, turn off the power and without cash to buy produce direct from farmers, people will starve.
If the power is turned off across the city, no EFTPOS machines can work. No cash, no food!
Something smells… and it’s not the ‘Freshly Baked’ bread
KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has expressed his outrage at the sheer audacity of the supermarket giants, following today’s announcement that Coles has been banned for three years from advertising that its bread was made or baked on the day it was sold.
Coles has also been ordered to display a Federal Court Notice in its stores and on its website, telling consumers that it had broken Australian Consumer Law by falsely advertising bread products as “freshly baked” and “baked today”.
“It is extraordinary that Coles would advertise the bread as ‘fresh’ when it was made, partially baked then frozen some months earlier overseas,” Mr Katter said.
“Why would they do this? As the great economist John Quiggin said, “Because they can”.
“The supermarket giants here live in a world where they get whatever they like.
“There are only two people to sell to and two people to buy from, then obviously you have a situation which is disastrous for food producers.
“This is a colossal blow and essentially serves notice that the public of Australia have reached the end of bovine acceptance that ‘free markets will be good for us all’.
“A free market is when corporations feel free to ‘mark it up’ to whatever price they feel like it”.
“The Federal Government said we have to compete on the world market; our Australian dollar is dangerously high, our interest rates are the highest in the world and in other countries around the world farmers get nearly 40% of their income from the Government,” Mr Katter said.
“The LNP has been in power 13 of the last 18 years and they are in power now; their only proposal to reign in the supermarket giants control is through deregulation of trading hours.
“This proposal contained in the Government’s review of competition law (Harper Competition Review Draft Report) only strengthens the hands of the supermarket giants, and will completely wipe out whatever is left of the independent sector.
“The AC Neilson series tracked the supermarket giants’ growth at consistently 2% annually, accumulating a market share of 76.2% in 2002.
“The supermarket giant’s own annual reports to shareholders demonstrate market share growth of 2% annually. The Australian Bureau of Statistics in 1998; also had the supermarket giants on an annual growth of 2%.
“This judgement today confirms that we need to head off the untrammelled greed of the supermarket giants. If not, farmers and the future of our Australian agriculture are doomed,” Mr Katter said.
The Court is yet to decide whether to fine Coles, which faces penalties of up to $3 million.
Laws smash supermarket giants’ stranglehold on Aussie industries, communities
17 June 2013: LAWS to smash the supermarket giants stranglehold on Australia’s grocery retailing and food production industries were introduced to Parliament today by KAP Federal Leader and Member for Kennedy Bob Katter.
Mr Katter has challenged the corporate-controlled ALP-LNP parties to respect the overwhelming majority of the Aussie people’s wishes to rein in the inexorable march of the supermarket oligopoly, by voting for his Reducing Supermarket Dominance Bill 2013.
The legislation forces the supermarket giants to reduce their colossal market share to no more than 20 per cent each within six years, with a Food Retailing Commissioner ensuring compliance or hefty fines.
“The Americans are screaming blue murder because WalMart and their competitor have now reached about 23 per cent market share. Here we have two supermarkets with a market share of over 80 per cent, so if they decide to cut down the amount of money they are going to pay farmers and jack up the price to the consumers, they can, because there is no competition,” said Mr Katter.
“We have to preserve what little competition weve got left so that we can get a fair go. It is vitally important to head off the untrammelled greed of the supermarket giants.
“Because once they have obliterated all other retail competition, along with our food production industries that can’t compete with cheap overseas labour and an artificially inflated Aussie dollar, thanks to our successive free-market obsessed governments, then they will be able to charge us whatever they want for inferior product.
“The KAPs supermarket laws are among three legislative pillars introduced by Mr Katter in a bid to restore power to Australia’s food producers, small businesses and consumers against the might of a supermarket share concentration unseen anywhere else in the world.”
Also currently before the parliament are Mr Katter’s Imported Food Warning Labels Bill 2013, to warn consumers that food imported from other countries could be produced in conditions that pose tis to human health; as well as the Dairy Industry (Drinking Milk) Bill 2011 to give dairy farmers decimated by the supermarket giants milk price wars and governments’ industry deregulation, the right to collectively bargain for a fair price.
And nothing whatsoever is being done by the Australian Government, Mr Katter said.
“This has been going on for far too long. The history books will read that the people who served in this House from 1991 2013 should hang their heads in shame because they sat on their hands when they had a chance to protect the second most important commodity on Earth behind water, our food.
“So while MPs bicker over who should lead; the consumers are forking out more for food, and food producers and farmers are annihilated in the process,” said Mr Katter.