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Dairy Australia Chairman admits that wife is on the board of Murray Goulburn

Conflict of Interest

Australia’s dairy industry is spiraling to oblivion as farmers battle producers for fair milk prices. Believing their primary voice, Dairy Australia quoting, “projecting the national services body for dairy farmers and the industry to help farmers adapt to a changing operating environment, and achieve a profitable, sustainable dairy industry”, are but a toothless tiger.

With dairy farmers struggling to make a sustainable living, are casting serious doubt upon this so called arm of dairy farmers to tackle monopoly puppet masters from Australia’s largest dairy industry milk producers “Murray Goulburn Co-operate Co Limited”, retailing “Devondale”, dictating pricing their way or take to the highway.

Inquiries by Senator Jaquie Lambie reveal that Chairman of Dairy Australia and a Director of Murray Goulburn Co-operate Co Limited are married and operate a 700 cow dairy in Victoria.

natalie-akers-murray-goulburn-dairyNatalie Akers was elected to the Board of Murray Goulburn in 2011. She is a member of the Finance, Risk and Audit Committee and Supplier Relations Committee. Natalie is a dairy farmer, milking 700 cows at Tallygaroopna, in northern Victoria. She has a Bachelor of Public Policy and Management with Honours, a Bachelor of Arts and has completed the Fairley Leadership Program. Natalie has pursued a professional career in agriculture, including water policy and dairy research and development. Natalie is also a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

geoff-akers-dairy-australiaChairman of Dairy Australia Mr Geoff Akers is a dairy farmer from Tallygaroopna in Northern Victoria. He has extensive experience in dairy research, development and extension. He worked for Victoria’s then Department of Agriculture (Target 10 and Operation Mid Lactation) and at the Kyabram Research Institute. He spent four of six years on the Murray Dairy Board as Chairperson and two years on the National Dairy Alliance Board. He has also served as a Director of Australian Dairy Farmers Board, a Central Councillor of the United Dairyfarmers of Victoria and is a former Chair of the Victorian Farmers Federation Water Council. He is also a former Director of the Northern Victorian Irrigation Renewal Project

 

Jaquie Lambie’s newsletter published …

jacqui-lambieDuring Senate Estimates, I raised conflict-of-interest concerns with the chair of Dairy Australia, Mr Geoff Akers, who admitted that his wife was on the board of Australia’s largest dairy manufacturer Murray Goulburn.

Normally I wouldn’t inquire about the personal lives of any person in organisations that receive taxpayer funds, but given hundreds of Tasmanian dairy families are facing ruin because of the way the Australian dairy industry has been managed – I stand by my questioning of Mr Akers during Estimates Hearings.

The Association of Certified Fraud Examiners state that, “conflict-of-interest is a gateway to corruption”, and given the dangerous mess that our Dairy industry is in – farmers right now must be given a guarantee that their representatives, running Dairy Australia are acting solely in farmers’ best interests
– not the interests of other parties.

It’s important for all Australians to establish if Dairy Australia is a truly independent body, given the taxpayer contributes tens of million to its operations every year.

A free trade agreement with Great Britain enslaves us as an “economic colony”

Bob-Katter-006When Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull met British Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks ago he hoped to secure a “strong” free trade agreement between Australia and Britain. KAP Member for Kennedy believes Australia will only end up worse off and “political interference” is not required to take advantage of #Brexit trade opportunities.

Mr Katter said, “We are the weakest trading nation on earth and we should despise free trade deals. Free trade deals are the ceding of our sovereignty.

“Free trade deals have proved disastrous for Australia. Every single report that’s come out indicates Australia comes off second best.

“Our leaders are so mind numbingly stupid they actually think that a free trade deal wins them votes in Australia. When Prime Minister Abbott stood up and signed a free trade deal with China, he was gone within five or six weeks. Hardly the stuff of winning the hearts and minds.

“The British have made their statement with #Brexit. We as a nation have to grow up and cease to be an economic colony.

“I think the UK offers splendid opportunities for our beef our sugar and to a lesser extent our dairy products.

“Effectively sugar was not allowed into the EU. I will be seeking discussion with Queensland Sugar Limited to move aggressively to capture this market. The deal should not be with government, the deal is with purchasers of sugar in Great Britain, and the soft drink manufactures, the supermarket retailers, the confectionary manufactures. We don’t need political interference.

“Britain joining the EU saw around 25 per cent of Australia’s beef exports vanish overnight, collapsing our beef market to the point where I missed the sale day in Julia Creek where a competitor of mine bought 1000 cows for a dollar a head, they’d been $70 the year before. That was the damage of Britain going into the EU, whilst the benefits won’t be as great with them coming out; it is still wonderful news for the consumers of Great Britain. They’ll get their sugar at half the price they’ve been paying and their beef with a very formidable drop in price indeed.”

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Katter: Over the next 20 years most of Australia’s farmland will be foreign owned

07 September 2016 KAP Member for Kennedy would like to remind people that the last disclosure of foreign ownership released by the Government in 2013 showed 12.4 per cent foreign ownership of all agricultural land.

Mr Katter said, “The 2013 report said 12.4 per cent so we’ve had an increase to 13.6. Over the next 20 years most of Australia’s farmland will be foreign owned. Nearly a 1.2 per cent increase in two years.”

Mr Katter does not think the findings of the report tell a story of modesty as some elements of the Government are trying to frame it, “30 per cent of NTs farmland is foreign owned, 22 per cent of Tassie – that’s extraordinary!

“Forget about your grandkids getting on to the land, that can’t happen, they can’t compete. In most of these countries buying into Australia, they can borrow money at 2.5 to 3.5 per cent. In Australia, it is impossible to borrow money for agriculture for less than 8 per cent, which gives our competitors a massive advantage.”

Mr Katter thinks it is irrelevant if the UK, US or China own more of Australia, “Ted Theodore’s Government took all the land off our British Landlords and Masters and parcelled it out to Queenslanders both in the sugar industry and in the cattle industry. He was known as “Red Ted”

“With Australian owner operators, owning and working their own land, Australia’s production went through the roof and in fact the sugar industry rescued Australia from the Great Depression.

“Robert Ardrey’s landmark books show the enormous benefits for owner operator agriculture compared with the land being owned by Corporate Absentees.

“We ran out entire campaign on Australia “Not for Sale” and got a near record for majority in the Kennedy Electorate. There is a message there for our politicians, and politics seems to be the only language they understand.”

US businessman Larry Silverstein profited by a $4.5 billion insurance payout from destruction of his own building in 911

Massive insider trading

Deutchbank computers remotely taken over in a 40 minute window between attacks. Investigator says there was a massive “data purge”

These video interviews of expert investigators is so compelling it presents a prima facie case for the arrest of dozens of businessmen, secret servicemen and former President George Bush on murder charges.

 

Politicians greed for more pension dollars heading to court

greedWhile the majority of Australia’s pensioners struggle to make ends meet, a small group of retired politicians are heading to the hight court to try to squeeze even more money out of taxpayers for their own benefit.

Four former federal MPs – Labor’s Barry Cunningham, Tony Lamb and Barry Cohen, and Liberal John Moore – are arguing that they deserve more than the $80,000 to $118,000 a year they already receive as part of their pension entitlements.

The federal government is working to have the case thrown out, but it looks like the four pollies could win the case and add millions of dollars to the $40 million pension bill taxpayers already fork out for every year.

Mr Cunningham, Mr Lamb, Mr Cohen and Mr Moore already receive up to $118,000 a year, plus 10 free business-class return flights and a bevy of other benefits.

However, they say their allowance should be based on the current salary of backbench MPs, which is around $199,000 a year.

As it stands, their allowances are based on the old salary of $154,000 a year.

If they win their case, 350 former politicians and 100 spouses could jump on board the verdict and claim the same amount for themselves.

After the July 2 election, there will be another 20 politicians benefiting from the scheme, including Bronwyn Bishop who is expected to receive a whopping $255,000 every year for the rest of her life.

The topic of politicians’ entitlements and the pension scheme has been in the spotlight recently with people calling for many of the benefits to be scrapped.

It was revealed earlier this year that a number of pollies had been using their travel allowance to pay off their mortgages on their houses in Canberra – which they are legally allowed to do under the scheme – while most Australians are struggling to even get into the housing market.

More than 177,000 Australians have signed an online petition calling for the pension plan and benefits to be scrapped altogether, with many people furious that Mr Cunningham, Mr Lamb, Mr Cohen and Mr Moore are trying to get even more money into their pockets.

What do you think about this news? Do you think politicians should have to survive on the same pension rate as everyone else? Or, do they deserve a bigger pension for their contribution to the country?

Source: http://www.startsat60.com

 

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 Pragmatism That Panders to the Powerful

An article by leading election expert, visiting Fellow at the Australian Catholic University and 3 Million Voices Chairman,
Malcolm Mackerras AO.

Supporters of the Liberal Party of Australia – you must be very disappointed by the outcome in the Federal Parliament on your so-called “Senate reform”. Were there to have been any of you who may have imagined the Liberal Party to be possessed of any principles in matters electoral those members would have now resigned in the wake of the party’s recent piece of pragmatism pandering to the powerful.

THREE CONSPIRATORS AND A FOUR PARTY STITCH UP

The three co-conspirators in this four-party stitch-up can make some claims on their own behalf.
The Greens can say these Senate changes are in accordance with the principles they have espoused since 2004. They can also claim their views are consistent with the world-wide Green view of democracy.

Senator Nick Xenophon can claim he will make decent gains in numbers of senators under a system truly rigged in his favour.

The Nationals can claim they will be able to continue contesting Senate elections in Western Australia – for the time being. That was the important concession they were able to wring from the Liberal Party. See my further comment below.

The Liberals, meanwhile, are left with crumbs from the Xenophon-Greens table – probably an early double dissolution election on July 2 and, perhaps, one more senator.

But, of course, that is what Malcolm Turnbull wants. So Turnbull has a quick win but the Liberal Party loses over the longer term to the Greens.

The Labor Party can claim to have returned to principle. It can also claim it has put the national interest ahead of its own electoral interests. Labor’s only problem now is how best to explain why it was tempted to stray from the straight and narrow path over the past two years when it wandered on the low moral ground with the Liberals and the Greens.

Meanwhile the trade union movement is delighted with Labor and disgusted with the Greens. Rightly so!

The Constitutional principles at risk

The Proportional Representation Society of Australia (PRSA) and I are the only people in the country who have put principle first. Our principles are the democratic values of the Australian Constitution.

Section 7 commands: “The Senate shall be composed of senators for each State, directly chosen by the people of the State, voting as one electorate.”

Section 24 commands: “The House of Representatives shall be composed of members directly chosen by the people of the Commonwealth. . .”

Those are our principles – “directly chosen by the people” being the rule for all our federal politicians, except for senators filling casual vacancies.

(If I may divert myself I should say that I am starting to wonder whether in 1977 I should have supported the amendment to section 15 dealing with Senate casual vacancies. Perhaps historians will see that change as the thin end of the wedge for a situation whereby all senators are – de facto – appointed by party machines.)

Our Constitution’s principles tell us that all our federal politicians must be elected in a CANDIDATE-BASED electoral system.

Labor can still claim to stand by those principles: the Liberal Party cannot. It is now about to face a serious High Court challenge. Being part of that challenge myself I know it is serious and with a very reasonable chance of success, whatever Anne Twomey and George Williams may say.

Effectively the Liberal Party will ask this of the Court: to repeal (de facto) the words “directly chosen by the people” in section 7 while leaving them still in place in section 24.

I refuse to believe the Court would do that. It would be cherry-picking of the worst kind.

Those words are convenient to the two big parties (Labor and Liberal) for the House of Representatives, due to its single member constituency basis for election. They are inconvenient to them for the Senate because six or twelve senators are elected for states voting as one electorate.

Labor has (at last!) chosen principle, the Liberals the convenience of their own machine.

There are so many things wrong with this newly-legislated system I lack the space to give details. However, it is easy to find the one and only good thing about it. There would be a reasonable option given to electors to vote below the line.

For me, therefore, the role of the High Court is an easy one: strike down the above-the-line changes as being unconstitutional but leave all other details in place as the Parliament has passed them.

What do good democratic principles look like?

When it comes to proportional representation in Australia there is one system generally agreed to be very good, Tasmania’s Hare-Clark system, in successful operation there since 1909.

A Hare-Clark supporter like me (and the PRSA) has no difficulty in explaining the Tasmanian system (also operating in inferior form in the ACT) in its EVERY DETAIL as being constructed according to good democratic principles.

Fortunately for me I chose to oppose this new Senate system from the very beginning. It means I shall not need to describe its details dishonestly. Unfortunately for its supporters that is exactly what they will need to do.

Take, for example, an agreed fact. This system is 90 per cent the same as the system recommended by the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters in May 2014.

So what explains the 10 per cent difference? Supporters will tell you those differences make the system more democratic.

Rubbish! Those supporters must surely know that the JSCEM proposal did not have the numbers to get it through the Senate.

The 10 per cent difference was, pure and simple, the means to get the Nationals on board. See my earlier comment.

A decent system such as Hare-Clark is based on democratic principle. After that it is a case of “Let the chips fall where they may”.

An example of an honest ballot paper

So let me describe the ballot paper for Bass in 2014 where five members of the Tasmanian House of Assembly were elected.

Above the 22 candidates it reads: “Number the boxes from 1 to 22 in order of your choice”. Below the candidates it reads: “Your vote will not count unless you number at least 5 boxes.”

That is an honest ballot paper and is in striking contrast with this new Senate ballot paper where both above-the-line and below-the-line instructions are dishonest and will confuse voters.

An honest ballot paper does not rely on so-called “savings” provisions as is the case with the legislated new Senate system. Thus, when the instruction for the below-the-line vote reads: “Number the boxes from 1 to at least 12” the deceit is clear to me, but probably not to the average voter. Like that Bass ballot paper (see above) it should read: “Your vote will not count unless you number at least 6 boxes”, six being the number of senators to be elected.

Read more and sign the petition – [HERE]

 

Goldman Sachs caught out in $681m swindle, ends up in bank account of Malaysian Prime Minister

By John Aidan Byrne – February 13, 2016

Chairman of Goldman’s SE Asia Operations, Tim Leissner is a former work colleague of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull when he was employed by the merchant bank.

PM Malcolm Turnbull aligns with his ex-employer Goldman Sash

PM Malcolm Turnbull aligns with his ex-employer Goldman Sachs

When contacted today, Mr Turnbull’s office declined to comment.

Tim Leissner and wife Kimora Lee Simmons Photo: AP

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Goldman Sachs’ cozy relationship with the Malaysian government is coming back to haunt the firm and one of its regional chairmen.

The fallout from the widening scandal hitting the white-shoe investment bank involves Tim Leissner, the Singapore-based chairman of Goldman’s Southeast Asia operations, who has left that country and relocated to Los Angeles on a leave of absence from the firm.

A state fund — 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) — was set up with Leissner’s assistance, and Goldman was paid sky-high commissions for bond sales. Then $681 million tied to the fund mysteriously turned up in the bank account of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak.

The FBI reportedly is investigating all the fund’s transactions in concert with wider probes of money-laundering allegations spanning five countries.

These probes could force Goldman to face the wrath of a congressional inquiry, according to one legal expert.

Leissner, 45, who is married to Kimora Lee Simmons, the former wife of hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, lives a jet-setting lifestyle.

Kimora Lee, a businesswoman, designer and former model, last year opened a fashion boutique on tony Beverly Drive in Los Angeles.

She also has important connections. Kimora Lee is reportedly friendly with Razak’s wife, Rosmah Mansor.

Some of the fund’s transactions illustrate the cozy relationship between Goldman and the government.

The sum of three bond sales for 1MDB back in 2012 and 2013, totaling as much as $6.5 billion, reportedly yielded fees, commissions and expenses for Goldman of almost $593 million, the equivalent of 9.1 percent of the money raised. The typical cut for an investment bank is about 5 percent.

“If it exceeds the limit Malaysia sets for investment managers of a fund, then Goldman will have to deal with some negative kickback from Malaysia,” said Dick Bove, a bank industry analyst at Rafferty Capital Markets.

Not that everyone on Wall Street is acting surprised.

“It is a known fact that there is a lot of fraud, and under-the-table stuff like that happens if you are a bank and want to get business done in foreign countries like Malaysia,” said one veteran regulator. Another person who has considered the Goldman case said with a wink that there may have been multiple “managers” feeding off Goldman’s lucrative Malaysian business — in effect, accepting kickbacks.

At the center of the controversy is Leissner, who left the country just as Malaysian officials began ratcheting up the heat on the Malyasian prime minister.

Government officials want more answers on the source of the $681 million. One claim — that the money was gifted by Saudi Arabia for financing the fight against ISIS terrorism — was greeted with some incredulity.

Many people inside and outside Malaysia are not satisfied with the official explanation.

“People are smelling something here,” Gary Swiman, head of compliance and regulatory consulting services at EisnerAmper, told The Post. “This has been a disaster for Goldman.”

Swiman says Leissner could afford to live like a rock star. “He may have been one of the highest-paid people at Goldman,” Swiman added. “And then they pulled him out of Malaysia. This is just the tip of the iceberg. The question is whether this is going to be a congressional inquiry.”

An email to Leissner at Goldman came back with the message: “I am currently out of the office on personal leave with no access to emails.” Calls to his voice mail were not returned.

Leissner, an 18-year Goldman vet with access to the highest reaches of government in Malaysia, likely made millions from Goldman deals he led that later turned controversial, one person told The Post.

1MDB came under intense criticism in the past for borrowing as much as $11 billion to finance dodgy acquisitions. And more than half was said to have come from bond deals underwritten by Goldman.

Goldman Sachs declined comment.

Islamic school refuses to repay millions to Department of Education

Malek Fahed Islamic school in Greenacre is under investigation

Malek Fahed Islamic school in Greenacre is under investigation Photo: Steven Siewert

The Malek Fahd Islamic School has accused the state government of breaching racial discrimination laws in ordering it to repay $8.5 million in taxpayer funding.

The school, which educates about 2500 Muslim students in Sydney’s south-west, is refusing to pay back the financial assistance it received between 2010 and 2011, three years after the NSW Minister for Education, Adrian Piccoli, declared that it had been unlawfully operating for profit.

In court documents, Malek Fahd said legislation introduced into NSW in October 2014 is contrary to the federal Racial Discrimination Act.

The legislation allowed the minister for education to declare that any financial assistance provided could be recovered as a debt if a school had operated for profit.

Last month, the school launched a cross-claim, arguing the minister doesn’t have the power to declare that it was operating for profit and recoup the funding. It has further argued that the NSW government still owes it state funding for the period from July 2012 to December 2013, approximately $1.2 million based on previous MySchool data.
The NSW government has asked the Supreme Court to force Malek Fahd to repay the $8.5 million it owes plus legal costs and interest at nine per cent.

Despite the litigation, the school is pushing ahead with rapid expansion plans for its third campus in Hoxton Park, on top of its multi-million dollar operations at Greenacre and Beaumont Hills.
The Greenacre campus received $17.5 million in federal government funding in 2013, making up 75 per cent of its total income.

An average private school would receive one-quarter of that percentage in public funding.

The litigation comes as the school continues to be investigated by the federal Department of Education.

In June the federal department launched an investigation after a string of sackings among senior staff members and principals, allegations of financial mismanagement and concerns over the delivery of the curriculum at a number of Australian Federation of Islamic Councils (AFIC) schools.

A spokesman for the Department of Education said that there are specific concerns with some financial arrangements between the schools and AFIC.

Five other schools associated with AFIC will come under the audit including the Islamic College of Brisbane, the Islamic College of Melbourne, the Islamic College of South Australia, the Islamic School of Canberra and Langford Islamic College in Western Australia.

In court documents, Malek Fahd said the agreement between AFIC and the school was “irrelevant” and that the Minister no longer had the power to order AFIC to remain at arm’s length from the school board.

The Minister for Education, the Department of Education and Malek Fahd all declined to comment due to ongoing litigation.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald

Grenfell and Ivanhoe recorded 122 degrees F, Charleville 126F, in 1896, where to now Greens?

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‘Global warming’ or is it ‘climate change’ recorded temperatures not in 2015, but 1896 in southern Australia. This data makes Greens Christine Milne and Sarah Hanson- Young (pictured)  look like even bigger idiots than those already confirmed.  

 

 

 1896 statistics

Yalgoo W.A. Dec  25 1895 122° or 127° F “the Emerald Hotel, an iron structure” or at the Court House ” The latter structure is a ” wooden frame with duck covering.”;  Marra station N.S.W. 130 F on Jan 21. The link shows a full months record. “The figures were the readings of three different glasses, which were hung in the front verandah at the Marra, station, and were placed out from the wall on a frame to allow the air to get round them, thereby preventing the heat from the wall affecting the instruments.”; Berlino  S.A. 130° F  Jan 22. The thermometer “hangs on a stone house with a thickly thatched verandah facing West” … “never reached by the sun“. From Jan 5 to Jan 13, Berlino recorded many temperatures of 118° – 130° F; Kopperamanna Bore, via Hergott Springs S.A. “under date of January 23 : — ‘For the last month the heat here has been excessive. The lowest the glass has registered in the shade, a good canegrass shed, has been 108°. On three different days it showed 118°, and three times 116°, the average for the last month having been 113°.”; Cockburn S.A. 122° F  Jan 25 (but measured in the general store); Near Cobar at Paddington station around the same “days it rose to 120deg. and 123deg., on a cool verandah, It seems almost incredible, but one night we looked to see what it was at 11 o’clock, and it registered 106deg.”.

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Geraldton W.A. Wednesday, 1 Jan 1896 – 114° F “at Geraldton observatory“.

Geraldton W.A. Thursday, 2 Jan – 115° F “A child succumbs to the heat. ” at “ Northampton, where the thermometer ranged even higher than at Geraldton.”

Geraldton W.A. Friday, 3 Jan – 125° F most papers, 115° F in some (possibly a date error as it matches the previous day).

Perth W.A. 3 Jan – 112° F ” Five deaths have been reported in the city on account of the great heat.”

Mullewa W.A. 3 Jan – 121° F “The town has been enveloped in clouds of dust.”and “crowds of people have bad to sleep out of doors. Water is very scarce.”

Carnarvon W.A. 3 Jan – 121° F Brick House station “It is farther reported that the mercury has been up as high as 125 in the shade there.”

Pinjarrah W.A. 3 Jan – 114° F followed by a minimum of 97° F.

Southern Cross W.A. Week ending 5 Jan – ”averaged 115deg.” “It has often been as high as 122deg.” Mr Mkay died in his office chair of heat apoplexy.

Cue W.A. Sunday, 5 Jan – ”Three weeks of uninterrupted excesive heat“ ”each day exceeded 105“ ”on two occasions reaching 118.

Wilcannia N.S.W. Monday, 6 Jan – 117° F “Wyalong follows close with 114°. Then come Nowra and Corowa with 112.”

Isisford Qld. 6 Jan – 112° F ” The Government Astronomer states that the high temperature has been caused by a heat wave which has come across the continent from Port Darwin,“.

Bourke N.S.W. 6 Jan – ”The fact is that out of 93 weather telegrams sent in, 64 gave temperatures ranging from 100° at Cooma, Tabulam, Tenterfield, and a few other places, up to 118° in the shade recorded at Brewarrina and at Bourke. There were 22 stations which reported temperatures ranging from 110° to 118° inclusive.

Canowindra N.S.W. 6 Jan – 114° F “Reaching the highest point on record“.

Farina S.A. 6 Jan – 113.5° F “the place occupied by the thermometer being a shadebox such as is used at the Adelaide Observatory.

Ungarie N.S.W 6 Jan – 125° F “rural districts do not always recognise the nice distinctions between true shade and other shade.”

Farina S.A. Thursday, 9 Jan – 112.3° F

Quirindi N.S.W. Monday, 13 Jan – 120° F. Out of 54 temperatures shown on that list only one does not meet the 95° F (35° C) heatwave threshold.

Bulli N.S.W. 13 Jan – 115° F “This has been, the hottest day known“.

Kiama N.S.W. 13 Jan – 117° F ” A Scorcher Everywhere. Death and Distress.

Parramatta N.S.W. 13 Jan – 111 ° F “Fruit Broiled on the Trees.” “Birds and Animals Drop Dead.”

Camden N.S.W.  Tuesday, 14 Jan – 123°F ”Great Heat Wave ” “LIST OF CASUALTIES.”

Araluen N.S.W. Friday, 17 Jan – 110° F “It was thought that the heat had passed, but it was back again to-day

Brewarrina N.S.W 17 Jan – 122° F “125 deaths attributable to heat apoplexy” (Sydney).

West Wyalong  N.S.W 17 Jan – 114° F “The thermometer at the post office“.

Nannine W.A. Saturday, Jan 18 – ”After about three weeks of most oppressive heat, with the thermometer frequently registering 120deg. in the shade, the weather has broken.”

Farina S.A. Tuesday, Jan 21 – 112.3° F “Old residents say this is the hottest summer they have ever experienced.”

Broken Hill N.S.W. Wednesday, Jan 22 – 113½° F ”Two horses dropped dead in the street from the effects of the heat.

Farina S.A. 22 Jan – 113° F “The temperature of our police cell was 148° several times.”

Charleville  or  Cunnamulla QLD. 22 Jan – 120.5 ° F (116 °F official ) “The average daily temperature from the 1st instant exceeded 114 degrees.” 25 days!!

Olary S.A. Thursday, 23 Jan – 116° F “and dust flying in clouds during the afternoon.”

Adelaide S.A. 23 Jan – 111° F “Herbert Crown, an ostler at the Langham Hotel, fell down in King William-street this afternoon with sunstroke.”

Swan Hill Vic 23 Jan – 116° F “To-day, it is again exceedingly oppressive”.

Farina S.A. 23 Jan – 114.3° F “Five deaths have occurred in the town and one outside“.

Mildura Vic 23 Jan – 120° F “PHENOMENAL HEAT IN VICTORIA.

Broken Hill 23 Jan – 115° F “Dr Enill took the temperature of the body an hour and a hall after death, and found that it was 109¾ .”

Halbury S.A. 23 Jan – 118° F “Many children are unwell, and it will go hard with them unless a change soon, comes.”.

Rapanyup Vic 23 Jan – 113° F “To-day it is again exceedingly oppressive“.

Natimuk Vic 23 Jan – 115° F ”Telegrams from the country districts show that the heat was general throughout the colony.”(Victoria).

Bega N.S.W. 23 Jan – 113° F “The minimum heat during last night was 73 . To-day the heat was terrific In the true shade the reading was 113 at 2pm“.

Geelong Vic 23 Jan – 110° F ” Largely due to a burning north-west wind.

Hergott Springs S.A. 23 Jan “On three different days it showed 118° and three times 116°, the average for the last month having been 113°F.

Grenfell and Ivanhoe N.S.W. 23 Jan – 122 ° F “At Ivanhoe the heat was so intense that the mail horses fell dead on the road.”

Charleville / Cunnamulla QLD. Friday, 24 Jan – 126/5° F “The official readings at the Post Office are lower; but the instruments used are placed in a thickly-planted garden which has been heavily irrigated during the last week,” So at which town was this garden and non stevenson screen recording? The clue is in the name “Grosvenor” here.

Cunnamulla QLD 24 Jan – ” The official record showed a reading on Tuesday of 111 degs. in the shade, on Wednesday 116 degs., and to-day 117 degs. On Wednesday at midnight, the high temperature of 99 degs. was recorded.”

Isisford QLD 24 Jan – “The thermometer on Monday rose to 114 degs., on Tuesday to 112 degs., on “Wednesday 115 degs., and to-day 118 degs. The country is very bare and the water is giving out fast.”

Wilcannia N.S.W 24 Jan – 123° F “not a breath of wind was stirring during the night”.

Hillston N.S.W. 24 Jan- 115° F “Anything under 110 is now beginning to be looked upon as contemptibly cool.”

Wilcannia N.S.W.  Saturday, 25 Jan – 120° F “The thermometer fell 50deg. at Wilcannia, but a death from sunstroke occurred there yesterday.”

 

Leading climate scientist admits weather modification ‘experiment’ is going on right now

(NaturalNews) A leading climate scientist from the U.K.  had a Freudian slip moment recently when he admitted, perhaps without realizing it, that climate geoengineering in the form of “chemtrails” is not only not some wild conspiracy theory, but is an actual thing happening all around the world right now.

Professor Tim Lenton, chair of Climate Change/Earth Systems Science at the University of Exeter in the U.K., participated in a question and answer session at the Our Common Future Under Climate Change conference in Paris back in July, where he agreed to answer a compelling question about weather modification and its effects on our planet.

Olga Raffa from Chemtrails Project U.K.  asked Prof.  Lenton why “ongoing” geoengineering programs are taking place without any research as to their outcomes.  She also asked about how the use of “aerosols” is justified when the aluminum, barium and other chemicals they contain is a known killer of bees.

“I represent a large group of people who are wondering why programs such as weather modification and ongoing geoengineering programs throughout the world have not been taken into consideration with a lot of the research done,” Raffa asked, pointing to the ongoing climate change debate and its lack of attention on geoengineering.

“And we notice, on a daily basis, that our environment is being tipped through the aerosols being dumped into the atmosphere blocking our sun.

And there seems to be a lot of aluminum in the environment – within the bees now have aluminum, and it’s destroying their, well, there’s a bee collapse obviously with the insects and the biodiversity.” Raffa also brought up electromagnetic radiation (EMF), HAARP (the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program), covert military programs and other hard-hitting topics that many other climate scientists have chosen to ignore – but not Prof.  Lenton.

In his response to Raffa’s questions, Prof.  Lenton expressed opposition to “sunlight reflection methods” and “large-scale carbon removal methods,” both of which are among the excuses given for spraying the skies with streaming banners of clouding chemicals.

Prof.  Lenton admits to ‘current uncontrolled experiment’ in reference to geoengineering However, in a follow-up question posed by Dr.  Colin Pritchard from the University of Edinburgh, Prof.  Lenton offered even more along the lines of admission that such weather modification programs are not just proposed concepts for the future, but actual activity taking place today.

When pressed about his thoughts on the dangers inherent to “enormous global-scale uncontrolled experiment[s]” using geoengineering, Prof Lenton responded:

“I think we have to be nuanced on specific proposals, specific technologies.  But I think we can perhaps all agree that certainly none of us want to continue the current uncontrolled experiment.” In other words, governments and whomever else are involved in geoengineering efforts are currently engaged in a large-scale, uncontrolled experiment, according to this admission by Prof.  Lenton.  And like many of the rest of us, he wants to see this experiment halted in favor of sound scientific proposals.

But in order to get there, it must first be acknowledged that this experiment is real, which is something that chemtrail-deniers can’t seem to get through their dense skulls.  It’s no longer an argument over whether or not chemtrails are real – they are – but rather whether or not they’ve begun, which mounting evidence suggests was many, many years ago.

Prof.  Lenton has since denied that his statements were in reference to geoengineering and chemtrails, but Chemtrails Project U.K.  says this is just a lame attempt at backtracking.

“It is … clear that the ‘uncontrolled experiment’ that Lenton refers to is the same ‘uncontrolled experiment in geoengineering‘ concern raised by Pritchard,” the group maintains.  “We know this because the former is immediately addressing the latter.” Sources for this article include:

ChemtrailsProjectUK.com “According to the “Fair Use” clause of International Copyright Law, the authors declare that the use of the photos, videos and information in this academic research are analyzed for purposes of “criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, or research” according to Section 107 of Title 17 of the US Code.”

Source: http://galacticconnection.com/leading-climate-scientist-admits-geoengineering-experiment-is-going-on-right-now/?goal=0_aebd2bb672-d502c917dc-146545213&mc_cid=d502c917dc&mc_eid=c9319aefb2#sthash.lEs9T5sa.wJo36ncD.dpbs

 

Landmark Case Could Stymie Legal System

May 20, 2011

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” If everyone began using this defence tomorrow, in all of the Commonwealth courts and in the United States, the entire legal system could be brought to its knees in a matter of weeks if not days.”

by Debra Siddons

(henrymakow.com)
For those of you who have been following the John Anthony Hill (JAH) Case, it is great to be able to share that he was acquitted, on the
12th of May 2011, of the ridiculous and politically-motivated charge of attempting to “pervert the course of justice”. For those of you less familiar with this landmark case, John Anthony Hill is the Producer of the documentary film “7/7 Ripple Effect”. For more details about this extraordinary case and the trial itself, please visit the following links:-

http://mtrial.org
http://jamesfetzer.blogspot.com
http://terroronthetube.co.uk/2011/05/12/muaddib-acquitted/

There are two very important precedents that were established with this case that need to be studied in detail. There was a preliminary argument presented to the court to challenge both the jurisdiction and the sovereignty of Elizabeth Battenberg/Mountbatten, which was based on two distinct points. The first point being she was knowingly, and with malice aforethought, coronated on a fake stone in 1953 and thus has never been lawfully crowned. There are those who may wish to argue that this point is irrelevant, as Judge Jeffrey Vincent Pegden did at the trial, wrongly thinking the Coronation is just a ceremony because she has been pretending to be the monarch for over 58 years.

In actual fact the Coronation is a binding oath and a contract, requiring the monarch’s signature. Which brings us to the second point.

 

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp caught bribing Australian crown prosecutor

Rupert Murdoch and News Corporation are heading for another major scandal regarding bribing government officials and this time it is in Australia and involves NSW Crown Prosecutor Margaret Cunneen.

Murdoch’s News Corp has a long history of bribing government employees for stories. This was exposed by the UK phone-hacking scandal which also revealed the bribing of UK police and other officials.

The Australian bribery scandal is being exposed as the UK phone-hacking scandal, which has run for about 4 years, is coming to a close although some of the victims are demanding it continues.

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