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The Battle for our Grasslands and Livestock

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By Viv Forbes, Albrecht Glatzle and others

Any quotes below may be attributed to Viv Forbes

Grasslands and arable land cover just 10% of Earth’s surface but (with the oceans) they produce all of our food and fibre. But the productivityand health of our grasslands, farms and livestock are under threat from global warming alarmists and green preservationists.

We are afflicted by climate crazies and methane madness. It is poor public policy that condones restrictions on grazing operations, or taxes on grazing animals, based on disputed theories that claim that bodily emissions from farm animals will cause dangerous global warming.

New Zealand was the first cattle country to propose a “livestock fart tax”. Four hundred farmers then drove 20 tractors to the Parliament in Wellington waving placards and banners saying “STOP THE FART TAX”. The proposal was laughed out of Parliament. But the war on farmers and livestock continues.

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Top – Global atmospheric methane distribution as measured by the ENVISAT satellite over three complete years, 2003-2005; Bottom – Global total livestock distribution of both ruminants and monogastrics. There is no discernible geographical relationship between methane and livestock distribution

Ruminants such as sheep, cattle and goats cannot make long-term additions to the gases in the atmosphere – they just recycle atmospheric carbon and nitrogen nutrients in a cycle-of-life that has operated for millennia.

Grazing ruminant animals with their emission products have always been part of healthy grasslands. Only when large numbers of animals are fed artificially and confined on the one patch of land do pollution problems appear.

Many otherwise genuine environmentalists are assisting the destruction of grasslands with their native pastures and endangered grass birds. Blinded by their love for the trees, they neglect the grasses, legumes, herbs and livestock that provide their food. In Australia they pass laws to protect weedy eucalypts invading the grasslands but ignore the valuable and declining Mitchell grass that once dominated Australia’s treeless plains.

Grasslands are also under threat from cultivation for biofuel crops, from subsidised carbon credit forests and from the remorseless encroachment of fire-prone government reserves and pest havens.

Trying to control atmospheric carbon-bearing gases with taxes is futile and anti-life. Even if carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere doubled, or more, the climate effect if any, is probably beneficial (warmer at night and near the poles and with more moisture in the atmosphere). More importantly, all life on Earth already benefits from the additional CO2 plant nutrient in the atmosphere, and would benefit even more were CO2 levels to double.

Nitrogen is the most abundant natural gas in the atmosphere, inhaled in every breath and an essential component of all protein. Grazing livestock merely recycle a few compounds of nitrogen, all of which either return to the atmosphere or provide valuable nitrogen fertilisers for the plants they graze on.

We also have the modern methane madness. Mobs of grazing ruminants have been roaming the grasslands since cave-man days. Methane has also been seeping from marshes, bubbling out of oceans, leaking from coal seams and oil seeps and being released in huge quantities from volcanoes. So what more can a few domestic cows and sheep do to affect this? Methane from domestic ruminants is a non-problem.

It is a foolish and costly fantasy to believe that Earth’s climate can be controlled by passing laws, imposing taxes, attempting to manipulate the bodily emissions of farm animals or trying to prevent farmers from clearing woody weeds invading their pastures.

The Clexit (ClimateExit) Coalition, comprising over 190 representatives from 26 countries, has formed the Clexit Grassland Protection Group with nine representatives from five big grazing countries.

This is an important problem. We hope you choose to publish part or all of our report. At least we hope you will read it.

Read more:

In pdf format:
http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/grasslands.pdf

Or doc format:
http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/grasslands.doc

The Clexit Grassland Protection Group is represented and supported by:

Viv & Judy Forbes                           Sheep and cattle breeders, Qld, Australia
Albrecht & Eva-Maria Glatzle         Cattle graziers, Paraguay, South America
Howard Crozier                                Former Exec Councillor NSW Farmers Assoc
Robin Grieve                                    Chairman, Pastural Farming Climate Research,
New Zealand
, http://www.farmcarbon.co.nz/
Neil & Esther Henderson               Sheep and cattle farmers, New Zealand
Jim and Nancy Lents                      Anxiety Herefords, Oklahoma, USA

Don Nicolson                                               Former President
Federated Farmers of New Zealand.
Pownall Family                                Fifth generations graziers on
Carfax Cattle Co, Australia.
Petra Scholtz                                    Wildlife breeder, South Africa

www.clexit.net
vforbes@clexit.net
http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/clexit-members.pdf

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Trump video delivers a powerful message to all Americans and Australians

These words from Donald Trump reflects to the American people that the same message applies to the dictatorial Australian political machine total control of we the people you need to view.

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Crooks and Nannies

Letter to the Editor

lawThe Separation of Church and State is fundamental to peace order and good government and is guaranteed by the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 and Ch III The Constitution, but a small minority, the Legal Profession who have as probably their most important clients, the Big Banks, with almost a quarter of the members in both houses of this Parliament scattered equally between the Liberals and Labor have compelled us to be members of a de-facto Church of Australia by compelling us to vote mostly for one or the other. With preferential voting one or the other ends up with our vote eventually. We have no lawyers admitted to practice representing the people in this House in the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Party.

For 498 years the English banned lawyers altogether from sitting in the House of Commons. It worked for them, because the King could appoint leading lawyers to the House of Lords, as Life Peers, to keep the bastards in the House of Commons honest. In 1872, after 498 years they let lawyers back into the House of Commons. From 1374 to 1872 not one lawyer sat in the House of Commons. They kept the born to rule attitude out of the House of Commons. But here in Australia both Labor and the Liberals have many career politicians who were lawyers before coming here. Not one of them picked up on the problems with the High Court. At the very top the Australian system was flawed. It is flawed right down to the suburban solicitor, and local Magistrate who almost every day tells someone before them to get a lawyer.

PoliticianIt is almost as if Lawyers have formed an alternate Compulsory Church or Cartel for want of a better name, The Church of Satan and the Latter day Demons. It writes its own Rule Book just like the Muslims do. Comply or do not come to our Court. It has Judges in Court both with capital Letters, and yet Justice McKerracher in Perth, either never did punctuation in school, or like the High Court did not issue process in the name of the Queen, does not understand the significance of a Capital Letter and one that has no capitals. In the Australian Constitution the words ‘court’ and “courts” appear twice without Capitals. The word “judges” appears twice, and this is supposed to guarantee the Separation of Powers, the power to judge from the Power to Administer a judgment. Merging the two in a Judge makes the separation of powers a joke. These houses, in S 2 Judiciary Act 1903 defines Appeal as any proceeding to call in question the proceedings, jurisdiction or decision of a Judge Capitalised or Court capitalised as an Appeal. We must ask Judge McKerracher what he does not understand by that Section. It looks like black and white law to me.

There is an Australian Style Manual published by the Commonwealth available from the Tables Office here. Perhaps it should be the basis of a Recall by Universities of every Student since 1973, for a new update on the Australian Constitution, for six months, so they can read and understand English as she is written in Australia. It clearly differentiated between a word with a Capital letter and one without. Because they have not really understood English when they graduated, none of the lawyers in this place in the last twelve years picked up on the contempt held for this place by the High Court for 12 years. Perhaps every Member and Senator should get and read a copy of the Style Manual.

Because they have not done so, the Australian Banks have made a profit of over 45 billion dollars in the past 12 months, and mocked the people of Australia in this place last week, while the Government has a deficit of around 38 billion dollars, entirely because the lawyers serving these Banks cannot read and write properly. The fraud industry relies absolutely on ignorance. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. I have evidence that 35 Billion dollars of Home Loans in Australia were reclassified as Investment Loans, so they could be called up to strip the assets of people who could not meet the much shorter time frames of Investment Loans compared to Homer Loans, which when called out by an unrepresented individual, at great cost, were switched back to Home Loans again. We have the black and white forgeries done by Bank Managers do do this, and how the Law Firms sacked lawyers who admitted this had been done.

Every day someone in distress comes to my Office. Many are contemplating suicide, because they see no hope. 27 a week successfully suicide, and we at Pauline Hanson’s One Nation want to give them back hope, and trust. Trust that what comes out of here means something. Hope that the words of the English Language mean something. Hope that the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: Published as Schedule 2 to the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986, will govern the Next set of Rules of Court in every court both State and Federal in every nook and cranny in Australia, or should I say in every Crook and Nanny. The Nanny State relies on lawyers and Crooks as Judges. Many lawyers from here have gone on to be High Court Judges. Barwick from the Liberals and Murphy from Labor come to mind.

We at Pauline Hanson;s One Nation stand for reform. God knows we need it. By asking the hard questions, and restoring the Separation of Powers to give every Religion a fair go, we want to make this wonderful country a land of hope and glory where fairness and honesty reign Supreme in every “court” without exception. The Queen represents Honesty and Integrity, In Victoria and my home State Judges no longer swear allegiance to Her. Some Judges have resigned in protest, but many absolutely dependent for their salaries on the State like McKerracher J, have stayed on, rendering service not to the Queen but some foreign unknown God invented by the United Nations. This why I called out the High Court. We cannot sit here owing Allegiance to a Foreign Power, so why should they be allowed to do so.

Peter Gargan ~ Perth

 

The real China outside our Kowtowing duopoly parliament

Canberra dictatorial duopoly puppets capitulating to China’s cashing up silent invasion via a Trojan Horse, are remote controlling Australia  from behind a facade of glossy assimilation.

BE PREPARED, new owners in waiting will  remove the tiny residue of freedom we have left.

 Duopoly faithful lemmings  sustain promoted mountainous fear driven legislation, set in place by self appointed political masters agenda to maintain total control  by deception, and so glaringly obvious to a far greater master targeting the defenseless.

Harry Palmer

Extreme torture inside China’s correctional facilities

WARNING: Disturbing content.

JINTAO Liu’s body shuddered in pain as he endured yet another day of extreme torture.

He had woken to pins being pushed into his nails before he was forced to stand still in a yard for some 18 hours. If he moved, he was beaten viciously and within an inch of his life.

Each excruciating second of the gruelling punishment caused his legs to swell as his body threatened to buckle under the pressure. He was given “no toilet breaks”, and shown no mercy. Time had become his enemy — but not his worst.

That was a typical day for Mr Liu during a lengthy stint in a series of Beijing detention centres and labour camps between 2006 and 2009.

There, he was subjected to electric shocks, medical tests, forced feedings, beatings, violent sexual assaults and other barbaric forms of torture designed by prison guards to humiliate and inflict maximum pain.

But it was one particularly savage punishment that etched the deepest psychological scar on Mr Liu.

“The incident which marked me the most was when they, four of (the prison guards), stripped me of my clothes, and used the toilet brush to pierce my anus, saying that they would pierce until I turned homosexual,” Mr Liu told news.com.au.

“They pulled my pubic hairs and played with my genitals.”

His only ‘crime’ was to practice Falun Gong, a spiritual meditation based on the guiding principles of “truth, compassion and tolerance”.

But perhaps just as shocking is that the Chinese government has been carrying out these human rights atrocities — including forced organ removal for harvesting purposes — on innocent citizens and convicted criminals for the best part of the past two decades. And it’s still happening today.

A woman protests in Hyde Park to end the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. Picture: Sam Mooy

WHAT IS HAPPENING AND WHY?

Mr Liu, 36, is one of thousands of people who have been incarcerated in some of China’s worst jails, labour camps and detention centres for practising Falun Gong and refusing to give up their spiritual beliefs.

By the 1990s Falun Gong had become so popular it was estimated to have 100 million members, outnumbering the country’s ruling Communist Party and prompting former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin to ban the practice in 1999.

Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) Australia spokeswoman Sophia Bryskine said the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners was still extensive with many being locked up “with no legal proceedings”.

“In our recent research and communications we have focused predominantly on prisoners of conscience as the scale of abuse remains vast,” she told news.com.au.

Dr Bryskine said China was committing human rights atrocities on a mass, state-sanctioned level and that Australia, along with the other nations, needed to immediately act and condemn it.

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YES – you are still funding engineered global warming nonsense

Climate Cargo Cult Circles the Pacific

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By Viv Forbes

Greens Fiction Engineer

Greens Fiction Engineer

The World Economic Forum in 2015 had a prophetic vision that unless the world mends its wicked ways “global warming will become catastrophic and irreversible”.
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2015/11/15-quotes-on-climate-change-by-world-leaders/

In July 2016 the US Secretary of State, John Kerry, claimed that global warming was as dangerous to the world as Islamic terrorism.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2016/07/23/john-kerry-climate-change-big-threat-islamic-state/

At the recent G20 summit in China, the world leader of the Global Warming Religion, Ban Ki-moon, canonised two new cardinals – Cardinal Obama (who seeks political sainthood in his after-life), and Cardinal Xi Jinping (who seeks to crucify western industry on the climate cross). Both signed the Paris Pledge.
http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=54841#.V9Jowfl97IU

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/sep/03/breakthrough-us-china-agree-ratify-paris-climate-change-deal
Then at the ASEAN Economic Forum, ordained Minister Turnbull of Australia joined worshippers to pray for a Saviour from Global Warming.

 Global warming to hit Asia hardest – “Hundreds of millions of people are likely to lose their homes as flooding, famine and rising sea levels sweep the region.”
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/mar/22/global-warming-hit-asia-hardest


Finally, at the Pacific Island Forum in Vanuatu last week, the Global Warming service commenced with a rousing rendition of the hymn “Repent and Pay, or the Seas will Devour Us”.

http://joannenova.com.au/2016/09/line-up-the-free-cars-on-the-frontline-of-the-climate-change-war/
As a sign of his devotion, Australia’s Global Warming Minister Turnbull dropped a cool $80M into the Global Warming Collection Plate. Islanders who truly believe will now receive total donations of A$300M from the pious Australian government.
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/blogs/andrew-bolt/youd-believe-in-global-warming-too-if-turnbull-gave-you-300-million/news-story/7e3ae18cc20623d7a65fe2028a18f7e6

John Kerry was right – this new Global Warming religion is spreading faster than radical Islam. It is the new Cargo Cult.

 

Do not be LIBERAL with your vote

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Corruption with submarine $50 billion French contract

BRIBERY ALLEGATIONS AGAINST AUSTRALIA’S $50 BILLION SUBMARINE CONTRACT WINNER

Australia has just awarded a $50 billion defence project to build Submarines and even before the ink is dry on the contract hundreds of thousands of dollars if not millions of dollars have landed in the pockets of Liberal Party crony and former staffer Sean Costello. To make matters worse the French company DCNS which has won the $50 billion contract is currently under investigation by a French court for bribing Malaysian officials to win their submarine contract in 2002.

DCNS is alleged to have bribed officials linked to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and the corruption also involves allegations of murder. This is on top of other previous allegations of bribery against DCNS.

Another suspicious element of the Australian tender is that DCNS employed former Liberal staffer Sean Costello as its CEO for the bid. Mr Costello was chief-of-staff for former Defence Minister David Johnston who was sacked from his position in 2014.

The contract is said to be the biggest defence contract in this nation’s history. The contract itself really has to be re-evaluated in light of the French court proceedings and Sean Costello’s appointment as CEO of the winning tender. There should at the very least be a Senate Inquiry. It looks like another reason why we need a federal Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC).

Read the full story by Shane Dowling at Kangaroo Courts Australia

A quick view into the Turnbull Chronicles

From the plethora of information we have in our TURNBULL CHRONICLES, this

smidgen will enlighten you to his credibility or lack of

from Harry Palmer

Politicians since time began have planned agenda to methodical personal nest feathering from this acquired position of power, along with perks that come with job.

Occasionally one will trip, dropping thirty pieces of silver triggering a point scoring reaction from opposition, then followed by colleague denial amidst a truly unaccountable network of bureaucratic disguised red tape as accountable control.

One instrument, still baffling modern science, the process used to convert smart, sometimes well educated persons, dedicated to represent the people in our suggested democratic parliament. Crossing the threshold to “party pals”, within a week dismisses constituent concern for the “party room pals”. Should ever this cloned puppet decide to represent constituents against party, castigated ensues under hailing abuse, personal attack and threats of dismissal to no future preselection to represent the constituents next polling day.

Understanding multi millionaire Opposition Leader, Malcolm Turnbull’s allegiance to Labor Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd’s push to introduce ETS (Environment Trading Scheme), is a license to print money for trading in hot air while costing ALL Australians $BILLIONS of dollars in taxes to support third world nations and finance projected World Government.

Presented is a smidgen of information about Malcolm Turnbull may explain his credibility to Australia, his dedication to the almighty dollar and corporate friendship alive and very well.

Malcolm Turnbull born 1954, raised in Sydney’s eastern suburbs of Vaucluse and Double Bay, attended prestigious Sydney Grammar School as a boarder then completing a double degree in law and arts, Mr Turnbull during his university years worked as a journalist for the Bulletin, Channel Nine. Winning a Rhodes scholarship to study at Oxford University in 1978, he continued as a journalist with the Sunday Times London.

 

POLITICS

The Turnbull aspiration for politics started in 1981 when presented for Liberal party candidate in Wentworth and beaten by eight votes by standing member Peter Coleman. Just two votes halted his preselection in 1983 by Phillip Smiles for the seat of Mosman.

If at first you don’t succeed, try again, this time deciding to aim for “PRESIDENT” of the new “Republic of Australia”.

Appointed by the Keating Labor government to head the Republican Advisory Committee, led the subsequent republic campaign into the unsuccessful 1999 referendum.

The ill-fated referendum in 1999: Chairman of the Australian Republican Movement, describing monarchist Prime Minister John Howard as the man “who broke a nation’s heart”, Malcolm again retired hurt.

Makes you wonder this deckchair changer aspired to be the Liberal member for the Sydney seat of Wentworth in a government headed by Australia’s leading monarchist, John Howard.

2000: Turnbull explores preselection for Wentworth but bows out after being convinced that sitting Liberal member Peter King has the numbers.

2004: Narrowly defeats Peter King for Liberal preselection and then wins the seat after a tight election campaign.

2006: Appointed as parliamentary secretary for water.

2007: Appointed as Environment minister.

KERRY PACKER

kerry-packerAs a lawyer saw Mr Turnbull in 1984 acts as legal counsel for Kerry Packer, outed as the prominent businessman codenamed “Goanna” in the Costigan Royal Commission alleging involvement in criminal activities on Australia’s docks.

Again in 1989 working for Kerry Packer’s move to shut down Aboriginal Television Station in the Northern Territory in 1989 collapsed when the Aborigines established a radio station 8KIN broadcasting in their native tongue to the people applied to the Australian Broadcasting Tribunal for a Television station license, which was granted to “Imparja”. Just weeks before Imparja was due to go to air, the NT Government appealed against the decision in Federal Courts and LOST. With only 3 day to go before opening the TV Channel, the howling of ravaging wolves from the opposing packer owned Northern Territory Television Station in Darwin, asked the Broadcasting Tribunal to review Imparja’s license and to enquire into it’s resources. Despite this power hungry corporate magnate’s backdoor attempt to close down Imparja, Turnbull’s legal attack did not survive, “Imparja” is alive and very well today.

Kerry Packer planned to takeover Fairfax with a suggested motivation of dealing out retribution on journalist and editors was not impressed with Malcolm Turnbull, threatening to “KILL HIM” when Mr Turnbull secretly handed over vital information that forced Kerry Packer to pull out of his bid for the Fairfax media group in 1991.

Malcolm Turnbull is quoted in The Sydney Morning Herald LINK HERE newspaper – “He did threaten to kill me. And I said to him:

‘Well, you’d better make sure that your assassin gets me first because if he misses, you better know I won’t miss you’.

“I regarded what Kerry was doing as absolutely … it was not only stupid but it was contrary to everyone’s interests,” Mr Turnbull told Ms Crabb.

“And he was taking the view that because he was bigger and richer than me, he could run me into the ground.

“So I rang Kerry Packer and I had a major row with him. I said: `If you want to do this, this is it. This is the end. There is no stepping back from this.

“This is war … I told him I’d get him thrown out of the deal. I never make threats I don’t carry out’.”

Is this an insight to current Liberal Party Room under Malcolm Turnbull, Investment Banker looking to at any cost legislating ETS that will open a whole new trading area for investment companies, one being Turnbull & Partners Pty Ltd.

 

THE INVESTMENT BANKER

PoliticianLeaving the law profession in 1987, creating an investment banking firm Whitlam Turnbull & Co Ltd with Neville Wran, once Labor government premier of NSW and Nicholas Whitlam, son of Gough Whitlam once Labor Government Prime Minister.

Malcolm Turnbull, former Australian Chairman of merchant bank Goldman Sachs, the global commodity trading company who just coincidentally happen to trade billions of dollars worth of carbon permits, was also brought to the Royal Commission in the HIH collapse to account Goldman Sach involvement – “ring any bells”?
With the challenge by Joe Hockey to Mr Turnbull for leadership, back in 1998 the Managed Investments Act 1998 (MIA) commenced (formerly known as the Corporations Law) governing the regulation of managed investment schemes. The MIA required that a review be undertaken as soon as possible after the third anniversary of its commencement. The Minister for Financial Services and Regulation, the Hon Joe Hockey MP, appointed Mr Malcolm Turnbull to undertake this review. How much was Turnbull paid for this job?

 

ENVIRONMENT
forest-harvestjpgAppointed as Environment minister in 2007, amazed those who knew of Malcolm’s involvement in the Solomon Islands.

Mr. Turnbull’s connection to the logging industry in Solomon Islands began in 1991 and 1992.

Chairman and share holder of the then Hong Kong listed Axiom Forest Resources that own logging operations and forest concessions in the Solomon’s was operating under the trading name, Silvania Forest Products in Western Province and other parts of the country.

Mr. Turnbull claimed in a media interview with ABC last year that “his attitude towards forestry today was informed by his involvement in the (Solomon Islands) logging industry”.

He rejected accusations that he had once played a huge role in bad logging practices
in Solomon Islands, claiming “he was trying to encourage local landowners to change logging practices and ways”.

Mr. Turnbull then further claimed “…. the company (Silvania) brought in some of the best foresters in the world. There was a lot of work done on reforestation, on plantations”.

A report by the Australian International Development Aid Bureau – now Ausaid – in 1994 described the logging practices of Axiom subsidiary Silvania Forest Products as:”…more like a clear-felling operation and bearing little relation to an attempt at even retaining a token sample of future commercial crop on the site.”

A separate report also described Silvania’s forest practices as “amongst the worst in the world”.

Following the reports, the Solomon Islands government then, which was led by a Prime Minister with logging interests and ownership, the former and late Solomon Mamaloni, threaten to close down Silvania’s operations due to constant breaches of logging practices.

Targeting the liberal party we are not, targeting those who would be king we are, targeting democracy decay we expose, so if the shoe fits – change it on the only day of democracy in Australia – POLLING DAY.

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SOURCED INFORMATION LINKS

IMPARJA – http://www.imparja.com/

ROLLING STONE – http://www.rollingstone.com/videos/player/28915225

VALUES AUSTRALIA – http://valuesaustralia.com/blog/?p=138

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY –
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/

SOLOMON ISLANDS STAR – http://solomonstarnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3647&change=103&changeown=89&Itemid=45

THE AGE –
http://www.theage.com.au/national/packers-age-bid-sunk-by-turnbull-20080824-41eu.html

ABC RADIO – http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2004/s1210315.htm

ABC – http://www.abc.net.au/corp/pubs/media/s518720.htm

GOVERNMENT TREASURY- http://miareview.treasury.gov.au/content/welcome.asp

AUSFLAG – http://www.ausflag.com.au/turnbull_stars_in_double-cross.html

INTERNET ARCHIVES – http://www.archives.org/

World Wildlife Fund spruiking lies and misconceptions about koala population

WWF trying to gouge more funding from a gullible public. Urban encroachment along the eastern coastline dislodges most koalas. Western areas of Queensland recently cleared are not koala habitats Wildfires on North Stradbroke Island decimate koalas and other wildlife thanks to custodians of country

(republished from cairnsnews 2014)

North Stradbroke Island lies just off the coastline from Brisbane and is a popular tourist destination for adventurers from the mainland. With its long sandy beaches and easy surf fishing it attracts thousands of anglers each year who make the short journey from the mainland by barge.

Straddie, covering 54,500 hectares is the second largest sand island in the world. Its only industries are sand mining and tourism, which support its 2000 permanent inhabitants.

On any weekend and during holiday season the beach becomes an extension to the Pacific Highway where hundreds of four wheel drives converge, turning the beaches into major thoroughfares.

Last week, due to lightning strikes, fires broke out across the tinder dry island, eventually causing some settlements to be evacuated. A lack of hazard control burning in the cooler months of the previous 10 years created the most dangerous fuel load ever seen on the island.

The Rural Fire Service had a major incident on its hands with volunteers battling kilometres long fire fronts fanned by gusty winds. Fortunately there was no loss of human life but the islands flora and fauna copped a savage beating.

Fires with such a large fuel load burn extremely hot for a more prolonged period, in many cases far too hot for standing eucalypts and other flora to survive. Most of the islands scorched eucalypts will sucker from the trunk and limbs rendering their function in the natural habitat as useless.

In the aftermath of the searing flames, the environmental damage is strikingly evident. Hot fires also reduce the amount of already low levels of organic nutrients thus making it more difficult for regeneration.

Brisbane ecologist Dr Greg Baxter said the islands ecology would take at least 20 years to recover, unless of course there is another wildfire in the meantime.

A lack of seasonal rainfall is also inhibiting plant regrowth

The island is home to a large koala bear population, 59 species of birds including a large colony of glossy black cockatoos, native rats and numerous reptiles.

North Stradbroke Island ablaze with wildfires causing extreme damage to flora and fauna which according to an ecologist, will take more than 20 years to recover.

The island has been claimed by the Quandamooka and Noonuccal aboriginal groups who assist the National Parks and Wildlife Service with management of its natural resources.

Perhaps the best known of the Noonuccal clan was the late activist Kath Walker, who fought for many years to gain native title to the island for her family.

Kath was one of the last of the islands traditional people, passing away in 1993, and it seems some of the handed-down tribal lore Kath possessed was not passed on to the present generation of island inhabitants claiming aboriginality.

This writer stood on the hustings with Kath in the early 80s.

If Kath did pass on what she knew the message did not get through to the great custodians of country residing on the island and mainland.

This lone koala survived the wildfire which left its food source of various tree leaves and other plants in a scorched, parched and devastated landscape.

 

These people who claimed native title, in a similar fashion to most other aboriginal groups, either do not know how to manage country properly, do not care or have been prevented by the idiotic Labor Party policies of the 90s from burning excess fuel loads each year or whenever it was deemed necessary.

Former Queensland Forestry Department practices of conducting annual or two-yearly cool fires, guarantee the damage from uncontrolled fires will be minimal and does not have a great impact on flora and fauna.

But what happened to the traditional hazard reduction burning of the open forest and grassland in the traditional August burning off period?

Did the NPWS prevent the local indigenous people from burning off in previous years? Perhaps it seems from similar lessons learnt in other indigenous controlled land or national parks, most of the old knowledge has not been passed on because the gap between the ways of the last of the traditional people of the 1920s and the present generation is too wide.

This knowledge is lost forever. It is accepted in some anthropological circles that the lost messages from true traditional people have been supplanted by university trained anthropologists with an agenda not necessarily in the best interests of indigenous people.

Some commentators liken the beaten up stories of modern anthropologists to reinventing the wheel.

Unfortunately politicians of all hues believe it as gospel that modern day aborigines are the only capable custodians of country, the latest fashionable coinage of the annual $25 billion aboriginal industry.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

Firearms industry and gun owners claim NSW Firearms Registry has been compromised leading to gun theft

More than 2300 registered firearms have been stolen from private residences across NSW since 2009, prompting calls from the industry that the thefts were more than coincidence.

Fifty firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition were stolen from registered NSW gun owners in one period of 16 days, with claims the firearms registry has been compromised.

guns-2One robbery victim had eight guns stolen within months of being audited by police and his new address added to the registry.

“I was audited by police in May last year and robbed in October. I had eight weapons stolen from a secure safe,” the victim said.

“I live in an estate of 70 homes and was the only place robbed. To me it was obvious I was targeted with information from somewhere.

“Call me cynical but it is too much of a coincidence.

“I have been in the same shooters club for years and never had a problem.”

In a number of cases since May 14, when the robberies began, entire gun safes have been removed from properties with weapons inside.

Officers said criminals could access the information through a variety of sources – not just the registry.

However dealers are not buying the explanation from police saying the registry would be a gold mine to criminals as it contained details of the types of weapons, where they were stored and addresses of owners.

“We have no evidence to suggest the information has come from the registry,” head of the firearms and organised crime squad Detective Superintendent Ken Finch said.

He said there was no investigation into the registry at the moment – but nothing had been ruled out.

Supt Finch agreed some of the recent thefts appeared to be targeted: “Most are in rural areas where people know locals have multiple weapons.”

Supt Finch said the registry was subject to strict audit provisions and not accessible by all police officers.

“Access is only granted by a local area commander when it is needed for an investigation.”

He said only a limited number of civilians had access and usage of the list was strictly monitored: “Gun clubs are another possible source of information. Some robberies could be opportunistic.”

No reported investigation has been conducted to date into NSW Firearms Registry information leaks and co-ordinated gun theft from registered owners.

Highly trained policewoman mistakes .40 cal pistol for Taser

sgt-sheree-bissettMeanwhile a highly-trained policewoman Sergeant Sheree Bissett shot and killed a man at Lakemba who had mental issues and was harming himself, posing no threat to any other person.

Witnesses state Sergeant Bissett and three other female officers attended the incident where she tested her Taser several times then drew her Glock handgun and without any proper warning shot Salter in the back.

Deputy State Coroner Scott Mitchell said the critical incident investigation report, written by Detective Inspector Russell Oxford of the NSW Homicide Squad, was “seriously flawed” and he thought it is more likely than not that Sergeant Bissett mistakenly chose her Glock, having intended to employ her Taser.

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Tactical Response police at the Lindt Café siege in Sydney according to a military advisor were armed with the wrong firearms for the situation and botched the apprehension of Islamic terrorist Man Haron Monis, killing a hostage with a stray bullet.

The officers claimed to the NSW Police Integrity Commission Mr Salter grappled with Constable Abela before Sergeant Bissett shot him in the back,  but paramedics and Mr Salter’s father said there was no contact.

Wilson, Abela and Metcalfe have been charged with perjury and giving false evidence, while Bissett has been charged with one count of giving false evidence to the commission. All four have been ordered to stand trial in Sydney’s Downing Centre on April 26, 2016.

These officers are still out there, not suspended, with guns, and the capabilities of fabricating evidence.

The public should be terrified that Sergeant Sheree Bissett who has difficulty distinguishing between a non-lethal Taser and a Glock .40 cal pistol, is still on duty with a firearm in her holster.