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Wilkie warns of totalitarian whistleblower bill supported by Liberal and Labor

In 2003 I resigned from my job as a Senior Intelligence Analyst to blow the whistle on the fraudulent claims the Howard Government was using to justify taking us to war in Iraq.

I’ve never doubted for one moment that what I did served the interests of my country and its people. Fast forward 15 years and I’m an Independent Federal MP representing the Tasmanian electorate of Denison.

Our Parliament is on the verge of passing draconian legislation that undermines government transparency, our civil liberties and freedom of the press.

Had this legislation (the Espionage and Foreign Interference Bill) been in place in 2003 when I alerted the Australian people to our government’s Iraq War deceit, I’d have faced 25 years in prison. 

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I’m deeply concerned about the chilling impact this legislation will have on political debate in our country. Whistleblowers and journalists help us hold power to account, and when those voices are silenced our democracy suffers. 

And it’s not just whistleblowers and journalists who need to be worried about this legislation. Ordinary people participating in peaceful protest also risk being charged with serious offences. For example, if you or one of your loved ones blockaded the Adani coal mine, the Attorney General could choose to charge you with sabotage – which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. 

I don’t know about you, but I don’t think any single politician should have that sort of power.

Given the current state of global politics, it’s disturbingly easy to imagine the Australian Government might try to follow the US into Donald Trump’s first war. If that were to eventuate, do you want us to be a society that has criminalised whistleblowing?

The Turnbull Government looks set to pass this legislation next week, with the support of the Labor Party. Time is running out for us to make sure the Australian public know what is happening to our democracy.

Yours Sincerely,

Andrew Wilkie MP

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Muslim bikie gangs toss a grenade and NSW govt demands honest people hand in their guns

filed by Jim O’Toole in Sydney

Melburnians can thank former Labor and Liberal Prime Ministers for allowing Muslim gangs to terrorise Melbourne and often Sydney after a hand grenade attack two days ago in Lalor wrecked property but did not harm any occupants of the targeted unit.

Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Juliar Gillard and Malcolm Turnbull can share the blame for allowing tens of thousands of mad Islamic immigrants to come to our country then live in enclaves in all capital cities.

Mad Islamic bikie gangs now have hand grenades in their arsenal and the silly NSW govt demands honest people hand in their guns?

Muslim bikie gangs terrorise suburbia with drive by shootings. The NSW firearms registry has been infiltrated by gang supporters as attested by a number of targeted homes being burgled where only concealable firearms were stolen.

The homes belonged to registered members of pistol clubs in Western Sydney.

Now the emerging fascist, NSW Liberal government is calling for unregistered firearms to be handed in at an amnesty.

Only honest but foolish citizens would give up their guns. The stupid Cabinet must believe in the tooth fairy if they think the Muslims will give up their Chinese military SKK semi-auto rifles or now hand grenades and other military armaments.

The Islamists prey on the welfare system stripping money from worthy Australian pensioners and the needy.

Last week it was reported a Muslim with four wives and a heap of kids was earning $360,000 a year from welfare payments. Imagine what type of guns he could afford on the burgeoning black market.

A police computer- generated photo of the Lalor grenade thrower

He is better paid than all our politicians except the Prime Minister. Divisive mosques are sprouting up throughout the neighbourhoods of every major city worrying the life out of Australians.

How much longer brainless voters will support the party duopoly is unknown but the terrorised citizens of Melbourne where the police swear there are no black African gangs again will vote for the derelict Labor Party run by union hacks and frothing-mad communist academics, none of which has had a real job in their lives.

Former union official and upstanding Australian Bob Kernohan got it right when he said he couldn’t get far enough away from Labor and its entrenched corruption after Opposition Leader Bill Shorten’s union the AWU had Bob bashed mercilessly then he received live bullets in the mail.

Queensland has not been immune from the same generational malfeasance when the entire Ipswich City Council recently was sacked for being caught by the independent Crime and Misconduct Commission with all of their fingers in the till.

The Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk was told of the corrupt Labor Ipswich Council by the local State MP Joanne Miller four years ago but ignored it.

How is it the Premier and Cabinet are immune from prosecution for protecting a bent Labor council?

Cairns News asks those who would support the unscrupulous Labor and Liberal parties why they keep doing the same thing election after election but expect a different result?

Cairns region Labor MP’s have no intention of stamping out runaway crime

Cairns is the car stealing capital – 767 stolen in 2017 and 38 cars stolen in March 2018

Nearly 100 Cairns region residents fed up with spiralling juvenile crime, unanimously passed a resolution at a meeting in Woree on Saturday instructing the State Government to immediately implement the renowned Petford Farm Rehabilitation Program.

Founder of the program, Geoff Guest OAM, 91, explained to the audience how over 35 years he had successfully transformed more than 3000 troubled youths and adults into a stable lifestyle by offering a holistic solution to substance and alcohol abuse.

He said the transition to normality could not be achieved without incorporating the families of offenders, teaching them proper nutrition and that diet was as important as a loving family environment to break the cycle of anti-social behaviour and re-offending.

“At Petford over the years we taught the kids self-respect and how to respect others and by teaching them horsemanship, fencing, cattle work and tidying up after themselves then cooking at night,” Mr Guest said.

“My late wife Norma made sure there was always a good meal after a day’s work and there was no need to rely on sugar hits from soft drinks or alcohol to keep going.”

Attila Feher-Holan of Cairns Knights asks why the four Labor MP’s who represent Cairns and the Tablelands, did not attend a community meeting to actually address runaway juvenile crime in the Cairns region

Supporting Mr Guest were Member for Kennedy Bob Katter, Member for Leichardt Warren Entsch and State Member for Hill Shane Knuth.

The former Member for Mulgrave Naomi Wilson was present and also backed Mr Guest’s strategy.

Attila Feher-Holan, the founder of the neighbourhood watch group Cairns Knights, chaired the meeting and was scathing of the four local Labor Party state politicians who did not show up.

“The disrespect shown to constituents by the Labor members has not gone unnoticed and I ask if they have any intention at all of stopping the terrible crime wave local people are experiencing,” Mr Feher-Holan said.

“I personally asked Cynthia Lui, Michael Healy, Craig Crawford and Curtis Pitt if they would attend a meeting to help fix this awful problem but only Michael Healy accepted then pulled out after the government discovered he was coming.”

Long-time Petford supporter Professor Ernest Hunter, formerly Cairns and Hinterland Hospital and Health Service and Adjunct Professor at James Cook University, explained how the Petford Program had been so successful.

“One can’t work without the other and Geoff Guest incorporated a strict health and diet regime with a remote location and did not rely on any pharmaceutical drugs or more conventional methods of rehabilitation,” Professor Hunter said.

Member for Kennedy Bob Katter told the meeting how he had sought advice from different Aboriginal groups when formulating his Relocation Sentencing policy which allows Magistrates to sentence young offenders to a remote rehabilitation facility instead of going to jail.

“What happens is amateur criminals go to detention or jail and come out as professionals,” Mr Katter said.

“Jail for young offenders is not the answer.”

Mr Guest said he had been asked by Innisfail and Townsville residents to stage further meetings because of the high crime rates in their communities.-contributed

Barnaby Joyce and Steven Ciobo get Chinese government funds for India’s Adani coal mine

22 November 2017: Bob Katter MP, Federal Member for Kennedy,  is furious former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce took part in selling Adani to China after news the Adani Group is close to securing finance for its coal mine and railway track in coming weeks with Chinese state-owned enterprises, banks, and export credit agencies backing the venture.

Media reports a director of Adani Mining said just days ago they would no longer need funding from Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility (NAIF) and a formal announcement of a financial close was imminent. It was reported in The Australian on Nov 14th Former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and Trade Minister Steven Ciobo wrote to top Chinese officials to vouch for Indian giant Adani. The report said they sent a letter to the chairman of China’s powerful National Development and Reform Commission saying they welcomed “foreign lending to support the development of major projects in Australia”.

Katter calls Liberals Barnaby Joyce and Steven Ciobo traitors for brokering Chinese Government funds to help Adani open Australia’s largest coal mine creating thousands of Chinese jobs in Central Queensland

“If you sell your country out, then you’re a traitor,” Mr Katter said.

It was also reported Chinese enterprises and export credit agencies invariably require that materials for key infrastructure are sourced from China, effectively shifting work out of Australia and undermining Adani’s claims its project will create many thousands of additional jobs for Queensland.

“Half Australia’s coal reserves will be controlled by whoever owns that railway line. It was not good enough for the ALP and  LNP to sell our coal seam gas, now worth $25b a year.  This is enough money to restore our outpatients at our hospitals, and give every pensioner and young families 10 grand each and every year.

“We sold the gas for 6 cents a unit we are now buying it back for $16 a unit – our own Australian gas. And now we are going to do the same thing with coal.

“Does anyone think a spineless Government in Canberra are going to stand up to the Chinese Government when they take over all of our unexploited coal reserves? The Greenies think they will stand up to that? Do they think the  spineless ALP Government will stand up against the Chinese Government? No, they won’t.

“This will go down as the biggest sell out in our country in Australian history, and will let all the world know that Former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce and LNP PM Malcolm Turnbull will go down in the history of Australia in infamy,” Mr Katter said.

Vegetation bill makes strange bedmates

Harsh vegetation management laws to be enacted by the State Government have united political identities across the spectrum. Protesters marched on the Gordonvale electorate office of State Treasurer Curtis Pitt on Saturday. Speakers at the rowdy rally of 80 farmers, politicians, indigenous representatives and political aspirants, warned the proposed laws would “shut down” agriculture and make criminals out of farmers if they clear regrowth or vegetation on their farms

Pictured above are L to R, Pixie Hughes, Cape York Sustainable Futures; Cr Brett Moller, Cairns Regional Council; One Nation WA candidate, Rod Culleton; State LNP Member for Hinchinbrook Andrew Cripps and Senator-elect Pauline Hanson.

Pictured above are L to R, Pixie Hughes, Cape York Sustainable Futures; Cr Brett Moller, Cairns Regional Council; One Nation WA candidate, Rod Culleton; State LNP Member for Hinchinbrook Andrew Cripps and Senator-elect Pauline Hanson.

Atherton solicitor Anne English on the doorstep of Curtis Pitt’s office told the rally the new laws turned farmers into criminals by reversing the onus of proof and removing the centuries-old ‘mistaken belief’ principle as a defence if trees are cleared.

Atherton solicitor Anne English on the doorstep of Curtis Pitt’s office told the rally the new laws turned farmers into criminals by reversing the onus of proof and removing the centuries-old ‘mistaken belief’ principle as a defence if trees are cleared.

Indigenous protesters Duncan McInnes, Mareeba and Chairman of the Cape York Alliance Rod Burke

Indigenous protesters Duncan McInnes, Mareeba and Chairman of the Cape York Alliance Rod Burke

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                               Protesters march on Treasurer Curtis Pitt’s Gordonvale office

 

Silly Billy’s on the way out taking the ALP with him

from Robert J Lee in Brisbane

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Cook MP Billy Gordon

The controversial Member for Cook, Billy Gordon, dumped from the ALP after he revealed his historical criminal convictions, has retained his plum position after police dropped their investigations into sexting allegations made by two Far North women.

In October police issued a statement claiming there was insufficient evidence to lay charges against Mr Gordon, an Aborigine, for sending the women images of his penis.

Mr Gordon sent a text message of his penis to another Cairns woman, Christine Gibson, 50, who told him she would take it to the media unless he paid her $10,000.

 Subsequently Mrs Gibson was charged by police for blackmail and made another appearance in the Cairns Magistrates Court yesterday for mention.

Cairns News received information claiming there had been political interference with the investigation into the two other women’s allegations, causing the cases to be dropped.

jo-anne-miller-MPDisgraced Police Minister Jo-Ann Miller last week  resigned from Cabinet after the Opposition accused her of “behaviour unbecoming of a Minister”, although no explicit mention was made of Mr Gordon’s sexting allegations.

The State Labor Government hangs tenuously on now independent Billy Gordon’s vote. Should Mr Gordon be charged with an offence that carries a sentence of more than one year’s jail, he will have to quit his position.

 And gone will be the ALP government.

 

Any voter supporting the ALP needs to be certified!

A VOTE FOR THE ALP IS A VOTE FOR ISLAM!

HMMMM, THAT’LL DO ME, SAYS GILLARD

Exactly twelve days before Gillard became aware she was going to lose Office she called her old University of Adelaide and donated it $100 million in borrowed taxpayer funds. No sooner had she lost Office she was appointed a Visiting Professorship by the same university. It’s reported she hasn’t “visited” since.

In her first year out of Office, Gillard had racked up an income of more than $700,000. She is entitled to 75% of her salary which amounts to $375,000 p.a. for life, is entitled to a free office and staff, car travel, fixtures, phone and internet bills, stationery and myriad publications.

Gillard and part-time de-facto, Tim Mathieson, can enjoy 40 return business-class domestic airfares a year which are invariably up-graded to first-class, but poor Timmy is only allowed 10 freebies p.a. if he travels alone.

So girls, why bother with a law degree, just hook up with a top union gangster and become his complicit moll, get gifted a seat in Parliament by the Socialist Left, knife the sitting Prime Minister and you’ll be set for life.

Taxpayers fund half the cost of 270,000 foreign student intake

The discarded co-payment will still hit families hardest, says Katter

 10 December 2014: KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter has today criticised the Government’s decision to reduce the rebate paid to doctors in place of its controversial Medicare Co-Payment, meaning that doctors will invariably have to charge patients the shortfall.

The Prime Minister yesterday scrapped his original proposal to force patients to pay an extra $7 for a visit to the GP, but said that instead the Medicare rebate given to doctors will be cut by $5.

“This is still going to hit families in the hip pocket,” Mr Katter said.

“Most doctors I know are not on huge money. This is a major re-adjustment in their income, it basically takes away 10% of a doctor’s income.

“I don’t think there’s any doubt that they will have to pass the costs on.”

Mr Katter questioned whether the Government was so desperately broke that it had to stoop to this?

“They bring in 270,000 students per year, half the costs of those students going to university are borne by the Government.

“There are 800,000 people seeking 200,000 jobs. 600,000 of those people are from overseas and 200,000 are from the Australian work market. That puts 200,000 Australians on the dole, at $35,000 per year, that’s $7000 million that the Government could find.

“You don’t have to take the money off the Australians that are so sick that they have to go to the doctor.

“Everyone’s going to lose this way.

“In the rural parts of Australia, our cost of living is nearly 30% higher than in Brisbane. There’s just not enough money to keep the body and soul together,” Mr Katter said.

GILLARD/RUDD LET 120,000 ILLEGALS FLY IN

Thursday, 7th August 2014

Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, recently returned to the fray over concern that news sources are being threatened by the Gillard Government.

GILLARD/RUDD LET 120,000 ILLEGALS FLY IN

 

In an astonishing Fairfax report, compiled from freedom of information documents, an estimated 120,000 illegal entrants flew into Australia between the years 2008 and 2013… and they remain here on fake passports and false documents.

The majority of illegal fly-ins are on fraudulent student visas and work permits and they departed mostly from Middle Eastern hot spots, including Afghanistan, under the auspices of people smugglers.

Perhaps Sarah Hanson-Young might be convinced to call these people illegal immigrants? Hmmm, no. Sarah will shed another tear while she describes them as more desperate refugees escaping persecution.

The SMH complains that. “… they arrive unchecked while the Government focuses on stopping boats.”

In a comprehensive lead article not once is it mentioned that illegal arrivals on both boats and planes began and continued under the Gillard/Rudd regime.

Fairfax continues, “The confidential Immigration Department files reveal repeated internal warnings over several years that widespread visa fraud is ‘business as usual’ yet remains largely untreated because the department’s investigation and enforcement capacity had collapsed.

“… an internal inquiry into Afghan visa applicants in 2012 assessed that more than 90 per cent of cases contained fraud of some type and raised people smuggling, identity fraud, suspected child trafficking and national security implications.

“Also, a 2010 report reveals that immigration investigators had uncovered a Somali people-smuggling cell in Melbourne linked to terrorist suspect Hussein Hashi Farah, who ‘is believed to have links to the al-Qaeda offshoot al-Shabab’ and who fled Kenyan counterterrorism officials using an Australian passport in 2010.

“But the departmental file shows that a 2009 investigation into the cell’s activities was deemed low priority and ceased due to a lack of resources”. Hmmm, 2009? Again no mention of the responsible Government of K. Rudd.

* “Tens of thousands of immigration fraudsters living freely after being assisted by migration crime networks exploiting weaknesses in working, student, family and humanitarian visa programs, including loopholes that have left the department sometimes ‘generating the fraud’.

* “The (immigration) department is ‘responsible for granting a record number of student visas to people who may not be considered genuine students as well as granting permanent residence to skilled migration applicants who do not have the appropriate skills being claimed.

* “In 2013, department chiefs were warned in a confidential report that the agency’s investigations arm had collapsed, risking the integrity of its programs and ultimately national security.”

Hmmm, let me think, I’m almost certain that was under the Gillard Government.

Fairfax continues, “A 2010 report into a Somali people-smuggling network stated that despite evidence pointing to multiple breaches of the Criminal Code Act and the Migration Act, the department had secured only one minor prosecution. Media attention and three PMQs [prime minister briefings] on this issue have not been enough for the government to address this situation, the immigration file states.

“Another 2010 report states that evidence uncovered to date indicates that fraud within the General Skilled Migration program is extensive with estimates at around 90 per cent [or] more than 40,000 suspect visa applications lodged per year for the last three years.”

And still no mention of the culpable governments of Gillard’s or Rudd’s.

Oh well, I guess that’s our culpable Fairfax.

When will the ALP/Greens legislate to remove global warming?

Adelaide has woken to its coldest August morning since 1888, when South Australia was still a separate colony, with the mercury dipping to just 0.9C, 7C below the month’s average.

It was also the coldest morning in the city in six years.

The cool temperatures come in the wake of a very strong cold front that came through late last week and even brought snow to the Adelaide Hills.

Weatherzone Meteorologist Brett Dutschke told 9NEWS.com.au the chill was partly due to clear skies and such light winds.

Temperatures did get below freezing in some northern suburbs this morning, while parts of the north of the state got colder than -5C.

Adelaide is expected to have a similar morning tomorrow, with widespread frost, but it should get warmer as the week continues.

Low temperatures turn The Riverland into a winter wonderland. (supplied)

 

Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2014/08/04/12/43/adelaide-cold-morning#MP3TdGiQ6dvGum0L.99