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How your IGA can fight the corporate slag heap enforcing vaccine tyranny

BigW’s “friendly” reminder that greeted a Cairns News reader in Geelong, Victoria. BigW, owned by Woolworths Group, are quite proud to announce that they now discriminate. The city council followed suit, demanding vaccination proof at the local art gallery.

By Tony Mobilifonitis

AUSTRALIA’S top business corporations – especially those in retail – are enforcing Morrison and the premiers’ unlawful, tyrannical attack on the unvaccinated population and vaccine mandates.

These corporate slag heaps, as typified by names like Westfield, who run just about every shopping mall in Australia and all over the globe, and Wesfarmers, who own a conglomerate of brands like Bunnings, Coles and Officeworks, should be avoided like the plague.

Wait a minute you say, they won’t let the “unclean, unvaccinated” in their doors anyway. But they will if it’s an “essential” supermarket like Coles (owned by Wesfarmers) or Woolies (Woolworths Group) or Aldi.

Woolworths owns Big W, and liquor stores including Dan Murphy’s, BWS and Cellarmasters. The trio of grog sellers somehow managed to worm their way into the “essential” category, but not Big W, which is demanding proof of vaccination at the door or it’s goodbye – as discovered to the annoyance of a Cairns News reader from Geelong who was looking for a bicycle tyre tube. So much for their “inclusivity policy”.

Maybe the best way around this is to shop at Woolworths’ major competitor IGA, who also operate as Drakes IGA. Drakes supermarkets in South Australia recently took a public stand that they were open for all, but it apparently decided to tone it all down. Nevertheless, their intentions were good, so why not give them your ‘dollar vote’.

Voting with your dollar against the big corporates and supporting smaller, independent retailers, is probably the most effective way to punish them. This corporate cabal claim to be about “diversity and inclusion” but have no problem practising discrimination based on an unlawful violation of a person’s informed consent right to choose their medical treatment.

There are also many legal issues around disclosure of private medical information. Readers facing demands to vaccinate should go to Concerned Lawyers Network and AdvocateMe Updates (Telegram) or a law firm like AFL Solicitors in Sydney. Form letters are provided to lay the basis for your role in any future class action.

These big corporates also specialize in bankrolling the predictable two-party system. Coalition or Labor, it doesn’t matter, as long as they can lobby to get the best laws and regulations to suit their business models and bottom line. And what’s best for Wesfarmers will inevitably be best for Woolworths Group or Westfield.

Look at the Westfarmers board of directors. They even have a former Kiwi prime minister in their ranks. These upstanding “pillars of the establishment” all have “the right corporate connections”, but are contained in their corporate bubble world of endless board meetings and cocktail parties. They seldom reveal any original thinking and like corporate robots in general, simply run with the politically correct causes of the day to give their corporate slag heap a veneer of respectability.

And like the governments they work with, they are ultimately under the control of the banks, the hedge funds and global investment Goliaths like Black Rock and others that can pull the rug on them at will, should they not “behave” in a manner fitting of a global corporation.

Coles and Woolworths will not profit from ALP’s Extended Trading Hours bill

KAP’s Robbie Katter and Shane Knuth and the rest of the Queensland crossbench will vote together against the Trading (Allowable Hours) Amendment Bill.

 Robbie, Shane, and fellow crossbenchers Rob Pyne, Billy Gordon and Steve Dickson, said they could not in good conscience support a bill that gave more power to supermarket giants Coles and Woolworths.

 KAP State Leader and Member for Mount Isa, Robbie Katter, said KAP and his crossbench colleagues had consulted extensively with their electorates on the Bill.

 “This bill is sold as making positive changes to trading hours in Queensland, but in reality it will squeeze out small and independent retailers and give more power to the supermarket duopoly,” Robbie said.

 “The Parliamentary Committee that investigated the Bill could not even bring itself to recommend it be passed,” he said.

 The report states: “The IGA State Board stated that following the deregulation of trading hours in December 2016, IGA supermarkets lost $1 million per week in turnover. It advised that the loss in turnover reduced wages by approx. $5.5 million, which will lead to a reduction in employment across the network of approximately 128 fulltime jobs.” The report suggested that these jobs were not necessarily re-created by the two major supermarkets, because of the use of self-check outs.

 “This will be disastrous for small business operators in Mount Isa and other rural and regional areas in Queensland,” Robbie said.

 “KAP has been sticking up for smaller businesses for a long time, and we won’t give up,” Shane said.

 “KAP is opposed to any changes to trading hours that would allow a supermarket duopoly to dominate the market over small business. If the changes are passed, there is a real danger it will destroy small businesses which are already doing it tough. It’s the one size fits all mentality that simply does not work for smaller regional centres,” Shane said.

 

 

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