Readers should be asking the Qld ALP what these checkpoints are to be used for. Gun confiscation is around the corner
Checkpoint Charlies are dotted throughout regional Queensland by the hundreds usually in a location near townships where it is impossible to drive around because of gullies or embankments. When these check points were being constructed new bitumen was put down for no apparent reason in most cases. The sign posts have quick release mechanisms to remove present speed signs to be replaced by checkpoint signs.
On Friday National Cabinet of nearly all Labor Premiers and a Labor Prime Minister will discuss tighter gun laws and their nationalisation in the wake of a psyop in south western Queensland on December 12 where six people died in an alleged shootout. It is all coming together more quickly as social media including Twitter beats these socialists at their own game and they realise they have to disarm as many as possible as soon as possible.
National gun laws will be the result of Friday’s meeting which by all indications will restrict the number of firearms held by an individual, probably to two or three. One centre fire, one rimfire and a shotgun and no more than 100 rounds of ammunition.
Like Western Australia last year, which developed the most recent blueprint for restricting gun ownership, reloading equipment will almost certainly be banned.
If SSAA members want to keep their guns and sport they had better get rid of the present hierarchy in the states and federally.
They are going to sell you out yet again. Pistol shooters will have no chance. They will be restricted to one centrefire and one rimfire it they are not totally banned.
Remember, Ian Leavers, the President of the Police Federation of Australia is also the Queensland Police Union president and has 66,000 members some of whom own guns privately.
Some police officers are calling for mandatory psychological testing of all registered shooters yet the Queensland ALP Corporation and the Police Union refuse to introduce mandatory drug and alcohol testing for officers before going on duty in deference to every other industrial workplace.
Leavers is claimed by some of his former members as a megalomaniac and is on the record telling ABC Radio several years ago “….the only people who should own guns are police.”
New $30m police academy for Townsville will not solve Labor’s unprecedented juvenile crime wave
The Premier today announced a new Police Academy for Townsville, as she revealed artist impressions of the new state-of-the-art Queensland police precinct.
The Academy will join the previously announced $30 million police facility – due to replace the Kirwan Police Station- with preliminary works on the facility already underway at the site of the former 1300 Smiles football stadium.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said Queensland was in the midst of the biggest investment in policing in Queensland in more than three decades.
“The Townsville Police Academy will continue to play a significant role in the development of the next generation of police officers,” the Premier said.
“Recently we saw one of the biggest ever in-take of recruits to the Townsville Academy to undergo their comprehensive six-month training course.
“61 new recruits from all walks of life, aged 18 to 53 signed up to the academy, where they’ll undergo rigorous training with an acute emphasis on domestic and family violence.
“They will engage in cultural training, co-facilitated by external practitioners and people with lived experience. The course will focus on trauma-informed and victim-centric policing responses.
“We are going to be training even more recruits like this into the future, and a new state-of-the-art training facility at the new Kirwan police precinct would be a significant drawcard for recruits to North Queensland.
“While it will also provide the Queensland Police Service with greatly enhanced operational training capability.”
Queensland Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll said the significant investment cemented the QPS’ commitment to delivering world-class policing services into the future.
“A brand new police academy will help us usher in a new chapter of modernisation of training for our recruits and officers in North Queensland,” Commissioner Carroll said.
“We are embarking on the largest ever police recruit campaign and we know having state-of-the-art training facilities right here in Townsville will be a great incentive for would-be recruits.
“The multi-purpose police complex at Kirwan will not only provide services for the local community but will become a policing hub, boosting our capability across the region.”
Acting Police Minister Mark Furner said the design work will ensure the new facilities at the old football stadium site will be first class.
“I’m very much looking forward to seeing the outcome of this exciting venture for the QPS and the community,” Minister Furner said.
“The existing Police Academy in Townsville has done a great job of preparing new recruits for more than 25 years.
“We have excellent, modern training facilities for police in Brisbane, and now is the time for north Queensland to be equipped with similar cutting-edge training capabilities.
“We are making the biggest investment in police personnel in more than three decades and it is only fitting we provide police with the best possible training facilities.”
Member for Thuringowa Aaron Harper said today’s announcement is a win for North Queensland, and will ensure community safety remains at the forefront for years to come.
“Today is a great day for Townsville, as we welcome the announcement of this new police academy.
“Not only will this see more of our best and brightest progress thorough a state-of the art training facility right here in Townsville, but I expect the construction process will lead to more good jobs for North Queenslanders.
“I have always said that this facility will be something special, and the release of these comprehensive plans prove that.
“I thank the QPS, and the Palaszczuk Government, for paying homage to North Queensland’s footy legacy, by ensuring the new complex’s design honours the former stadium.”
Member for Townsville Scott Stewart said the State Government was continuing to back the Queensland Police Service.
“We know the important job our police do each and every day serving our community and that’s why we always back them with good facilities and equipment,” Mr Stewart said.
“It’s exciting to see the plans for this state-of-the-art facility, which will be great for our police graduates.”
Queensland Police Union president Ian Leavers welcomed the announcemt.
“The QPU welcomes today’s announcement as a new Police Academy in Townsville is sorely needed and is a tangible example of this Government’s commitment to police in regional Queensland,” Mr Leavers said.
“I also thank and acknowledge the Premier and Police Minister’s commitment to work with me to focus on increasing police numbers and address police recruiting in Queensland through a whole suite of innovative and nation leading measures that we are working on.”
A real perspective on the Tara Siege
by columnist Lyndesy Symonds
In the Official Conspiracy Theory of the Tara Siege, the Trains are being demonized as ‘conspiracy theorists’, ‘sovereign citizens’, gun nutters, bushies, CoVID Correctness resisters, anti-vaxxers, preppers, hard trainers and severe disciplinarians (bordering on abuse) of dogs and school children. I am waiting for the revelation that they also tortured small animals. Is there anything we can add to this picture of the population here being identified for demonisation and pending legislation.
Despite three sacrificial lambs and good guys in this burgeoning story, the Australian people have seen police CoVID enforcement in action. No matter how bad the Trains are made to look in the Official Conspiracy Theory, the police are never going to get back respect and compliance from the public that was once widespread. Too many people are becoming aware of the CoVID Regime in Australia.
Meanwhile the Official CoVID narrative and correctness continues to circle the drain. Nothing conceals the fact that the United [Communist] Nations CoVID Regime (all tiers of government) is running a depopulation operation with a bioweapon. Nothing conceals the fact that this is being enforced by police and mandated by the government / corporate sectors. The deaths of young police constables who may have even had idealistic ideas about what the police once stood for in terms of honourable service will not be able to redeem the Official Narrative.
And there is nothing in the Official Conspiracy Theory of the Tara Siege which has ruled out the involvement of Darker Forces than just the Qld. Police and ‘off gridders’ – an involvement that (being a conspiracy theorist) I strongly suspect.
Why would four officers be going out to a routine missing persons inquiry on a remote property inhabited by persons that no one knows anything about anyway? Look at Black / Diversity entitlement to crime in Qld. Through the roof stats. Your car is jacked, you are robbed in broad daylight. Good luck with getting the police to attend.
Police Association of South Australia calls for urgent end to Covid mandates. Where is Ian Leavers from QPU?
KAP only parliamentarians jerking the Labor Party into gear about disarmament
Community safety is being compromised as political elites and ideologues continue their war on licensed firearm owners, Katter’s Australian Party Leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter has told the Queensland Parliament.
Mr Katter said he and his fellow KAP colleague’s offices had received an unprecedented number of complaints and pleas for assistance from the public following changes made the definition of “Fit and Proper Person” in December.
The new criteria, spawn out of the Queensland Audit Office’s review into the regulation of firearms in the state, now places greater scrutiny on an applicant’s traffic history, health status and ability to successfully participate in bureaucratic processes.
This includes broad and ambiguous questioning that can result in a rejected license if an applicant makes a mistake or accidentally omits personal information.
Mr Katter said while the Weapon’s Licencing Branch was part of the Queensland Police Service, it was the Labor State Government who had to take responsibility for the system.
He said their political obsession with punishing those with a genuine need for a gun was risking community safety.
“I would challenge anyone to name a group that is more discriminated against than licensed firearm owners, and these laws are not doing anything,” he said.
“After looking at the evidence, the only thing being achieved by all this effort from the Government is people like me and farmers are writing more letters regarding the constraints around us.
“We are not the problem; it is the illegal gun owners that the Government should be focusing on.”
Mr Katter said the decision-makers, including politicians and uniformed police from the Weapon’s Licencing Branch, were too far removed from the day-to-day reality of most licensed gun-users.
“These decisions are being made from an office from Brisbane but they have very real consequences for the people on the ground – there are people who need to use these things as tools,” he said.
“In most cases those deciding on applications do not even have a weapon’s licence, so outside of being a uniformed police officer they do not have any real-life experience with how this all operates in practice.
“The focus should always be on community safety, but this needs to be in terms of the evidence of where firearms are genuinely needed”.
The Traeger MP said the goal posts for weapon’s licence applicants were constantly being changed and were now essentially limitless.
“It used to be that five years was the limit where a person applying had to reveal anything on their record; now it is indefinite,” he said.
“A traffic offence from 20 years ago is now relevant and is counting against people.
“For those people who were getting their firearms licence, it is now either held up or they are just not getting it – all this thanks to a 20-year-old traffic offence that never counted before.
“It’s mischievous because the authorities already have all of that information, but they force people applying into admitting it.
“If they forget or make a mistake, they can be forced into a corner that results in the immediate rejection of their application through no genuine fault of their own.”
Mr Katter said while the current situation for licensed weapon-holders was dire, he’d had some preliminary and positive discussions with the State Government.
He said from these talks, there’d been an indication the Government was prepared to take action to restore some common sense to the system.
KPI’s for Coppers
Motorists have been warned by the Queensland Police Commissioner the game has changed on the highway and police officers will remove all speeding and other traffic tolerances.
“Expect to pay more fines and more often,” the Commissioner threatened readers of the Courier Mail newspaper.
He admitted the cash-strapped police force was revenue-driven and every officer will now be employed by the corporation under a new system of Key Performance Indicators.
In other words when the officer has a periodic KPI review of his earning capacity for the corporation, his promotion and salary prospects will be governed by the number of ‘fines’ he has imposed.
Whilst this system has been in operation unofficially for a decade or more, Commissioner Stewart has confirmed it for those hard-pressed motorists who have been victims.
Now it is time for all motorists to fight back!
The Melbourne-based Aussie Speeding Fines group has been doing a magnificent job in educating and assisting motorists to fight these unjust and unlawful imposts that statistics reveal have little to do with preventing road accidents.
The Queensland Police Service Inc, like most other states, legally exists only to generate income. The good Commissioner has admitted this fact and it is now every motorist’s duty of care to apply for court proceedings to fight any fine they receive.
The Magistrate’s court system in Queensland is overwhelmed at present because Attorney General Jarod Bleijie has created new statutes to cover the few remaining aspects of life on earth that his predecessor in the Labor Government had missed.
Like Imelda Marcos’ shoes, we now have a statute law for every occasion.
The courts will never cope with thousands of applications for traffic matters.
Every motorist should join Aussie Speeding Fines as soon as possible, before any traffic fines have been received to acquaint themselves of the novel, lawful processes available to protect themselves and their livelihoods from marauding and avaricious traffic cops and their political masters.