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Australia the world’s quarry

by Robert J Lee

Quarries across Australia are stripping our non-renewable resources and our national heritage enabling our emerging enemy to make more steel and aluminium for its armaments which will eventually be used on us.

It’s somewhat ironical that Australians when ultimately forced into protecting our shores and the few resources we have left, will be killed by tanks, ships, munitions and explosives made from Australian iron ore and bauxite.

Bauxite stockpile at Weipa being exported overseas and to QAL refinery at Gladstone

The political party duopoly has been beholden to China for decades and the basket case of Victoria is an outstanding example of Chinese influence over state governments and individual politicians from all parties. Bribes are a way of life.

Bribes paid to politicians and their parties are considered as an operating expense for the Communist Chinese government and is a normal business practice as we have seen in Victoria with Premier Dan Andrews’ Belt and Road project.

It begs the question as to the whereabouts of Premier ’Dangerous’ Dan Andrews, a communist sycophant who it is believed was bashed senseless and is supposedly in a Melbourne hospital.

Cairnsnews was told by a Victorian reporter it was strongly suspected Chinese interests gave him a touch up for not delivering on their invasive project designed to turn the state into a CCP satellite.

Recently, a nest of Chinese military operatives was flushed off Yam Island in the Torres Strait before they could get well established.

Cairnsnews has been told the brother of a Labor member of State Parliament was involved in the deal with the Chinese.

They had bribed an island inhabitant with a new boat, a car and other incentives in exchange for a house which they turned into a grocery shop and a base for 9 Oceans Fisheries, a shelf company owned by Chinese Nationals. The local council was unaware of the planned outpost.

None of the four Chinese men of military appearance and behavior, all being aged under 35 seemed to have any fishing experience and as none could speak English or the local language, had little chance of buying crayfish from local fishermen.

After federal MP Bob Katter in Parliament, exposed the plan to establish a CCP spy post right under the noses of authorities, the operatives were gone by the next day.

Treacherous Australian politicians and their political parties sold the country out long ago and one worrying deal involved former Prime Minister Bob Hawke in 2012.

As Prime MInister and in retirement Hawke became another Chinese asset with close ties to Australian governments. He brokered a deal between the West Australian government and the Chinese government to buy Stage 2 of the Ord River Irrigation Scheme.

“In 2012 the Chinese Shanghai Zhongfu group wanted to grow its own irrigated sugar cane in the $311m second-stage expansion of the Ord irrigation project.

To top off this farmer coup-de-grace, former Prime Minister Bob Hawke is acting as gigolo for a Chinese conglomerate offering to buy 15,000 hectares of prime farming country east of Kunnunurra in Western Australia.” (Cairnsnews April 2012)

The WA government accepted the Chinese deal in deference to 13 Australian companies and individual farmers who tendered for the project. Hawke’s commission on the Ord River sale was a reported $11 million.

It was widely suggested at the time WA politicians did extremely well. It seems since 2012 not much has changed while the LNP Federal Government falls over itself to sell China more of Australia and more of our non-renewable mineral resources.

The Queensland Labor Party allowed Anglo-Swiss mining giant Glencore to take over a former Chinese-owned mining lease several years ago and the miner has just done a deal with Mitsibushi Development to extract 357 million tonnes of bauxite from its Aurukun, Cape York site for sale on the international market.

The headlines resonated with 650 jobs in the offing as the $500m deal was done.

Why is Australia not developing our own non-renewable iron ore and bauxite deposits to make alumina and manufacture motor vehicles, aircraft, building materials and many other goods?

Brisbane based Metro Mining prepares a load of bauxite from its Mapoon Cape York site to be barged onto an ore carrier heading overseas

Rio Tinto has been mining bauxite at Weipa for 50 years but has not got the show to itself anymore. A new neighbour at Mapoon is Brisbane company Metro Mining which is about to restart its operation after the wet season.

Metro is a fly-in-fly out operation that provides a limited number of jobs for local indigenous workers and has most of its supplies shipped in by barge from the south. Like the Metro operation Glencore will provide little return for an economically ailing Cape York.

Federal and State Governments should be legislating for all miners on Cape York to contribute towards an entire new value-adding refining and smelting installation to be built near Weipa producing alumina ingots.

Instead of sending ingots to China from its Boyne Island smelter, which is under threat of closure,  Rio should be restricting output and selling their entire production onshore to Australian industry for manufacturing vehicles, boats, aircraft and every other item that Australians pay through the nose from overseas factories.

Unfortunately senior politicians and their parties have become so compromised, as we have seen recent evidence of in federal and state parliaments, that the Deep State has prevented any sovereign manufacturing industry from starting again.

Australia the quarry, was confirmed by the compromised, alleged pedophile, PM Paul Keating when he said in 1994, “Australia is to become a service country only, and I can’t understand why anyone would want to live more than 100 klms inland from our shores….”

Chinese scramble for expired pastoral leases in WA

All pastoral leases in Western Australia are due to expire in June this year leaving the door open for the Chinese-owned Shanghai Zhongfu, trading as Kimberley Agricultural Investments, and other Chinese Government companies to get control of large swag of the state’s pastoral properties.

As previously reported in the Cairns News this Chinese company, with Bob Hawke as its lobbyist, was controversially granted 15,200 ha of the Ord West Bank irrigation scheme, developed by the government at a cost of $450m. Australian farmers were the losing bidders.

 

China President Xi Jinping

The company plans to develop extensive cane growing and sugar milling projects.

Any purchases should now be scrutinised by changes to the Foreign Ownership of Land Register where land sales of more than $15 million will have to be disclosed.

This new rule does not prevent a sale to foreign countries.

The Ord River Irrigation Scheme

Liberals encourage Chinese to finance and build dams in the north

Lake Argyle

The Ord River Dam

Under a Liberal Party plan to build 100 dams, much of northern Australia could become a Chinese territory which would control a majority of farm and grazing land across three states.

Chinese interests have expressed interest in constructing more dams, a proposition encouraged by Opposition Leader Tony Abbott when releasing the party’s latest election strategy

The Vision 2030 plan to develop northern Australia is a re-badged proposal trotted out at the last three elections by the Liberal Party.

Last year the West Australian Government granted a Chinese Government-backed company 15,000 hectares of newly developed prime OrdRiver irrigation country which cost $400 million of taxpayers funds to develop.

The company has an option on an adjoining, undeveloped 15,000 hectares, intended to grow more food for China.

These extensive WA land and irrigation assets, combined with the proposal to develop more arable land in the Northern Territory and north west Queensland will allow the Chinese to control a vast expanse of northern Australia.

This land transfer has serious defence implications obviously ignored by the ALP and Liberals.

The Liberal Party and its leader Tony Abbott have encouraged Chinese ownership in Australia claiming overseas ‘investment’ in agriculture is necessary for development.

The recent controversial sale of the countrys largest irrigation farm, Cubby Station located in the far south west of Queensland to a Chinese company sparked grave misgivings among the general public and farmers

So-much-so that Katters Australian Party leader Bob Katter, himself raised in the far north west town of Cloncurry, has prepared legislation to reverse the sale of Cubby Station.

Katter says Australian farming assets should be majority owned by Australians to maintain food sovereignty.

A huge battle over the foreign ownership of land is looming between KAP, the Liberals and the ALP in the upcoming election campaign.