Singapore-owned Wilmar Sugar refuses to pay cane growers fair price.
Thanks to the Liberal National Party cane farmers cannot go to arbitration because the LNP removed the clause from Shane Knuth’s bill.
19 February 2017: KAP Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter and State Member for Dalrymple, Shane Knuth MP today, in the Burdekin town of Ayr, attended a meeting with cane farmers to end the sugar marketing stalemate with Singaporean based company Wilmar.
In 2015 Mr Knuth introduced into the QLD Parliament the Sugar Industry (Real Choice in Marketing) Amendment Act 2015 giving an estimated 4,500 cane growing families choice in who they market with – the Bill passed with the support of the LNP and Independent Member for Cook. It was the second KAP Private Members Bill to become legislation and came within 24 hours of passing the ethanol mandate.
“The outcome of the meeting today still does not give clarity because there is no manoeuvre by the Federal Government to introduce a Code of Conduct,” Mr Knuth said.
“The numbers in the QLD Parliament have not been secured by the LNP, as yet, to get any amendments to the sugar marketing legislation. But as I did in the past when we drafted this legislation – working with the LNP and Canegrowers – we will be doing the same to ensure effective changes can take place,” Mr Knuth pledged.
Mr Katter whose electorate of Kennedy is highly reliant on sugar, was critical of the LNP for removing the final arbitration from the KAP legislation.
“The State representatives who were there today – we are only in this hole, without any cane supply agreements (no contracts between farmers and millers), because the LNP took out the clauses for final arbitration – where the referees decision is final. That was in there and the LNP took it out. We didn’t have the numbers without the LNP so it had to go through QLD Parliament without that clause,” Mr Katter said.
“With all of the QLD State LNP seats now in serious doubt and vulnerable to attacks from KAP and PHON, we might be able to get the QLD State LNP more scared of us than their corporate masters.
“George Christensen has crossed the floor on ethanol. His crossing the floor on ethanol was an act of very great courage and I think he has played a key role in convincing the Feds to stop them from intervening and overturning the sugar marketing legislation.
“The LNP today says ‘we believe in a competitive market and when it doesn’t work we intervene’. Fancy saying that when they (the LNP) introduced the deregulation.
“Statements about ‘we believe in competition setting the market price’. What an appalling statement! Do you believe the market sets the price of milk with only two buyers in there? Or the price of apples, bananas, oranges or sugar?
“The two giant supermarket chains set the market price. Sugar has a 400% mark-up on the price for refined sugar that the industry gets paid.
“Our second underlying problem is the world sugar market price is set by Brazil and they have over the last 16-17 years received $420 a tonne, and I doubt whether we have got $360 a tonne. We can’t survive on $360 a tonne average price.
“George Christensen no doubt was instrumental in getting the Deputy Prime Minister to stop any intervention from Canberra to overturn the Sugar Marketing legislation. Farmers and every worker in Australia should be entitled to arbitration. Thanks to KAP for introducing the legislation, at least one industry now has arbitration.
“We thank the Deputy Prime Minister for listening to George Christensen on this issue,” Mr Katter ended.
by Nick Folkes –29/07/2015
Last weekend’s nationwide Reclaim rallies shook the foundations of the treasonous political establishment. Never before has the public witnessed such a firestorm of verbal hate and bigotry emanating from the pampered multicultural lobby and political elites who are finally being challenged for not listening to the peoples’ concerns. The Australian people are fed up with the failed policies of mass third world immigration, the foreign sell-off of Australia, failed political ideology of Islam and the preferential treatment given to those seeking ethnic privilege in the soiled state sanctioned multicultural industry.
Thousands of patriotic Australians took to the streets exercising their freedom of speech in a peaceful and dignified way. Regrettably, the nationwide Reclaim rallies were countered by a brutish collective of anarchists, communists and nappy clad students who were intend on inflicting violent physical attacks on their peaceful opponents. The violence and hatred manifested itself particularly in Melbourne where alcohol and drug fuelled mobs of anarchists and communists attacked protestors, Police and innocent bystanders resulting in many arrests.
The collective of ‘useful idiots’ representing failed anarchist and communist rabble, the militant gay lobby and ‘tolerate’ Muslims banded together in a marriage of convenience to strike a blow against peace loving Australians. The ‘useful idiots’ were on a violent rampage displaying their totalitarian nature and hatred of freedom and democracy.
The treasonous political elite and multicultural industry are both up in arms, totally shocked that their genocidal ideology and morally corrupt policies are being exposed and challenged. The response from the decadent and self-serving elites proves that they are removed from the daily struggles of life that most Australians face. Many politicians have come out publicly pouring scorn on patriotic Australians who attended nationwide rallies calling them “bigots” and “racists” for merely exercising their freedom of speech, again highlighting the disconnect and lack of natural affection shown by arrogant politicians who are not interested in trying to read or understand the peoples’ concerns.
Only one sitting member of the federal parliament broke ranks and spoke at a Reclaim rally in Mackay, MP George Christensen. He spoke passionately about his opposition to the repressive ideology of Islam, sharia law and affection for free speech. Opposition ‘leader’ Bill Shorten attacked Christensen for exercising his freedom of speech but Christensen wasn’t fazed by the old, lazy communist but he was disappointed and surprised at the “tidal wave of hyperventilation and confected outrage on social media”.
The week prior to the nationwide Reclaim rallies, the University of Western Sydney (UWS) hosted a conference entitled ‘Advancing Community Cohesion – Towards a National Compact 2015’. The taxpayer funded two-day do-gooder extravaganza was held to “examine international best practices for dealing with national and local issues regarding social cohesion”. In other words, the rampantly divisive ‘multicultural gravy train’ and its commissars are worried about the lack of social cohesion in Australia and they are searching for ways to counter the growing movement opposing the policy of ‘cultural & heritage genocide’. The quiver lipped cultural charlatans must be having nightmares about the impending collapse of the policy and the possible loss of their highly paid, and irrelevant existence. Multiculturalism is not ‘natural’, it is a policy of ethnic and socialist privilege that has created a hierarchy of over-paid swindling big eaters who have one mission; destroy the Anglo nation and replace it with a ‘meaningless state of no patriotism or heritage’.
Regrettably, Deputy NSW Police Commissioner Nick Kaldas, the police force spokesman on cultural diversity or ‘cultural genocide’ listed “far right extremism and rallies which encourage divisive notions of us and them” as some of the biggest challenges facing his troops. Kaldas born in Egypt of Coptic Christian heritage has spat in the face of Anglo-Australians who welcomed his family to Australia escaping the diverse cultural hellhole of a Muslim dominated nation. I’m sure most Copts in Australia wouldn’t be so rude and ungrateful in the way Kaldas attacked patriotic Australians who said, ‘we’re fed up with state sanctioned multiculturalism and incompatible large scale third world immigration’. Does he expect Australians to lubricate their backsides and walk backwards down the ethnically privileged ghettoes of Lakemba or Cabramatta in fifth gear?
Another conference seat warmer Dr. Anne Aly, a “counter terrorism expert” from Curtin University said, “violent extremism in Australia is beginning to mirror that of the US” – what a lie! Aly highlighted a report from leftist think tank ‘New America Foundation’ in which a selective report tries to fabricate the usual leftist position of manufacturing right-wing threats, fear and propaganda. The report entitled, ‘Deadly Attacks Since 9/11’ lists 26 people killed in ‘deadly Jihadist attacks’ and 48 people killed in ‘deadly right wing attacks’ in America. The selectiveness of the vulnerable left is on display again. If the report was produced by balanced and honest citizens it would have listed the 2,996 people murdered in the 9/11 Muslim terrorist attacks which would change the statistics to ‘3,022 people killed in ‘deadly Jihadist attacks’ since 2001 in America.
Dr. Anne Aly is no stranger to selective thinking when trying to portray “right wing extremism” as our enemy when it is abundantly evident that Muslim, leftist or anarchist groups have killed far more ‘innocent people’ than a few ‘right wing’ nutters. This is the same Anne Aly who said, “Don’t call Man Haron Monis a terrorist – it only helps ISIS” but more recently said, “Chapel Hill Shooting ticks all boxes for terrorism. Violent extremism has many faces”. Dear oh dear, Anne should pick up a dictionary from her local discount bookshop. Man Monis was driven to murder by the world’s most murderous and intolerant ideology so it is fair to label him a ‘Muslim terrorist’.
Dr. Anne Aly’s selective twitter comments:
The worldwide statistics compiled by National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC), a US government organization that provides information on known terrorist groups and individual terrorists and is also a knowledge bank says otherwise. The chart entitled, ‘Grouped By Perpetrator Characteristics’ gives a more balanced and honest view of the extent of terrorism in the world from 2001 to 2010. It is clear to see that Muslims and Anarchist individuals and groups are the real danger to peace and security, not a few beer swilling ‘White Supremacists’. The left needs to stop playing politics and accept the truth; that their deranged Muslim and Anarchist brethren are the ‘real extremists’.
National Counterterrorism Centre (NCTC) data on worldwide extremist groups:
Well-known Oriental supremacist, Race Commissioner ‘Trivial’ Tim Soutphommasane reached a new level of heightened stupidity when he said, “White supremacists” may become bolder in the future. Oh really, could this highly paid cultural commissar name one “white supremacist” organisation that is supposedly threatening the nation? Tim went further saying, “The last thing we would want to see is physical violence involving racism in our streets and in our suburbs”, I agree so I challenge Tim and the old tired Soviet relic called the Australian Human (less) Rights Commission (AHRC) to make a public statement requesting Police and other government agencies urgently address the growing issue of ethnic gang violence in our suburbs. The real victims are Anglo Australians who are targeted, bashed and raped by Muslim, African and Islander gangs. The unpatriotic left’s failed attempt at manufacturing a false scenario is pitiful and laughable at the best.
The angst coming from the political establishment over the nationwide Reclaim rallies is worthy of scorn. The Reclaim organising committee has made it abundantly clear in its media releases and also on social media that it will not ‘racial hatred or violence’ at its rallies. At the last Reclaim Sydney rally, there was a sea of unprejudiced patriotism coming from a diverse audience of Australians, many from migrant backgrounds. How refreshing to be joined by patriotic Australians of varying backgrounds whom identity and love this nation as much as I do. Many migrants have also rejected multiculturalism and the plethora of second-rate executive garbage emanating from Canberra.
The treasonous political establishment should hang their head in shame at trying to manufacture a red flag scenario branding patriots as “right wing extremists” or “white supremacists” for attending the Reclaim rallies. The pinko social engineers and the sooty-faced intellectual Bolshies are the real ‘racist extremists’ who should apologise to the Australian people for forty years of multicultural failure. We deserve better than to see our nation and its people fractured over some stupid Marxist dream of a utopian society based on preference, division and intolerance.
The nationwide Reclaim rallies have made Australian political history. Never before have we witnessed such a magnitude of patriotic Aussies taking to the streets exercising their freedom of speech. I’ve never seen so many different patriotic political groups; parties and individuals come together in unity under one banner before, what a great development. There will always be differences in methodology or delivery of the message but together we can create a new political paradigm that actually represents our interests and continues to challenge the status quo.
Over the past few months Party for Freedom activists have been targeted and physically attacked by anarchists and communists at rallies so it was indeed comforting to know Police were going to be present at Sunday’s rally. It is insane to think that any protestor could be in danger of being attacked for their political beliefs but the loony far left is driven by anger and intolerance and these ‘useful idiots’ will do anything possible to deny patriotic Australians their right to express their political beliefs.
Antifa attack Patriots, again
The attacks and intimidation perpetrated by the drug fuelled mobs of anarchists and communists on Party for Freedom members and supporters will not deter us from continuing our activism. On Sunday, 19th July, a group of Party for Freedom members and supporters met at the Queen Victoria building prior to the Reclaim rally as we planned to form a procession walking from the QVB to the designated Reclaim rally area at the top of Martin Place. A returning group of patriots from the Melbourne Reclaim rally also joined us at the QVB for the walk to the rally. We were very fortunate to have a Police escort to Martin Place, which provided the protection needed as we marched through the streets of Sydney to our final location.
As we walked through the streets, quite a few mentally challenged Stalinists and Maoists tried to breach the Police line formed around us but were held back further infuriating them. In childish retaliation, our aggressive opponents directed verbal threat and taunts at Police and protestors. Our opponents carried cheaply made cardboard placards with crayon drawn “anti-racism” slogans on them. The left has been using the “anti-racism” theme to compensate for their violence and hate, and today was going to be no different. The left has no capacity to debate, just intimidate and destroy.
As we approached Martin Place, we could hear the Reclaim crowd cheering in the distance. The volatile lefties were still yelling the same irrelevant slogans as we walked into Martin Place. It was impressive to see a large crowd of patriotic Aussies listening intently to guest speaker Pastor Danny Nalliah, President of the ‘Rise Up Australia’ political party speak about the disaster that is Islam. Danny is no stranger to controversy; in 2002 his ministry ran a seminar entitled ‘Insight into Islam’. At the seminar, Danny who is well versed in Islam spoke about the violent texts of the Koran and the danger the Islamic political ideology poses to Western nations. Unknown to Danny was the presence of “Australian” Muslim converts in the audience who later lodged a complaint with the then Victorian Equal Opportunity Commission on the premise of “religious intolerance”. The Victorian Opportunity Commission demanded an apology from Danny but he rightly refused on the grounds that what he said was from the Koran. Regrettably, Danny was forced to face the tribunal in a very costly case. Danny was finally vindicated after many two years of legal wrangling pushed by the Islamic Council of Victoria. Danny proved that the Koran is ‘hate speech’ in its purest form.
There were quite a few other speakers who touched on their concerns about Australia’s collapse into the abyss. It seemed everyone was in agreement about the failings of multiculturalism and the unfortunate advance of Islam in Australia. Shermon Burgess of UPF spoke about the unfolding violence perpetrated by anarchist and communist thugs in Melbourne at the previous day’s rally. Again, protestors were targeted by the ‘violent loving’ authoritarian thugs who attacked countless protestors and innocent bystanders. After the Melbourne rally, a group of patriots went to a local pub for a few celebratory ales but were attacked when the chartered bus was about to leave. The unwashed ferals ambushed patriots who were on the bus, pelting the bus with large rocks smashing the front window screen. The boys got off the bus to defend the passengers from further attacks. When the anarchist thugs were confronted, they ran away in a cowardly fashion.
Patriots attended the Reclaim rallies to voice their frustrations and concerns about the present disastrous direction pushed by treasonous government unlike the anarchists & communists who showed up, not to counter our political platform but to engage in physical battle proving that they are motivated by violence and hatred.
The rally was well organised and the presence of the NSW Police gave peaceful Reclaim protestors the security needed. The Police contained the rat bag collective of feral filth just one block away forming Police lines to make sure the feral bog stench could not breach the Police lines.
After the rally, the protestors dispersed pretty quickly to avoid possible dramas with the methadone fuelled anarcho-pinko thugs. It was time to move and the Police kindly gave a group of Party for Freedom activists’ police protection when walking back to our vehicles. Anarchists and communists who were no doubt looking for us rudely interrupted our walk. Once the screaming children of the left spotted us, their behaviour became instantly aggressive with them turning the corner towards us in the hope of breaking the Police line to attack us.
Fortunately, there was a Police van nearby. The back doors of the Police van swung open and we were told to get inside the vehicle while other Police detained the aggressive mob. The anarchists and communists were in the background screaming for our blood. Once inside the van, we travelled down Market Street passing the motley gang of thugs. We drove in style and protection while our aggressive opponents were kept at bay. We arrived at our destination safe and sound ‘thanks’ to the efforts of the NSW Police.
Party for Freedom would like to say ‘THANK YOU’ to the good men and women of the New South Wales Police Force for doing an excellent job in maintaining order and keeping the peace despite the difficult and volatile environment.
And, we would also like to thank the Reclaim organizing committee for their diligent work in coordinating successful nationwide rallies.
Reclaim Sydney rally pictures: https://partyforfreedom.smugmug.com/Reclaim-Rally-Sydney/
‘Ode To Australia‘
Farewell to Australia, just two hundred years old,
Your heritage fought for, now has been sold,
by wimps we entrust, they’re changing the mould.
The spirit of ‘ANZAC’ and ‘DIGGERS’ so bold,
beats in the heart of we who are old.
For they who have no sacrifice made,
do sell our heritage, tho’ it were trade.
What of the ‘ANZACS’ the DIGGERS’ tradition?
The quisling wimps have no definition.
Oh! What a time to run out of ammunition.
(By: J. John 39-45 veteran)