Katter’s Australian Party Leader and Member for Traeger Robbie Katter has appealed to the State and Federal Governments to intervene as the deadline approaches for the cancellation of all newspaper deliveries to at least 30 rural Queensland communities.
Mr Katter said thousands of Queenslanders would effectively be cut off from the rest of the state in a matter of weeks in what could be termed as regional “newspaper blackout”.
He said, as proven by the McKell Institute’s new report, Bridging the Digital Divide, rural and regional Queenslanders were already adversely impacted by digital exclusion by virtue of geography and socio-economic challenges.
Removing their printed newspapers from the equation would be a final blow and would have hugely negative flow-on effects to local businesses like newsagencies, Mr Katter said.
According to the McKell Institute, geography is a huge disadvantage to when it comes to accessing the internet – for example, people in North West Queensland (including Cape York) have been found to be less likely to use digital technologies.
From September 26th, towns like Mount Isa, Winton and Clermont will no longer be provided with print newspapers.
Earlier this year, NewsCorp – who publishes major mastheads like The Courier Mail and The Australian – announced it would cease the delivery of its papers to central and North-West Queensland due to freight costs.
Rural Newsagent Merry Higgins from Cunnamulla, said, “I can’t increase the retail price to cover the price because of contractual conditions.
“During COVID lockdown I was required to continue trading as an essential service to provide the public with newspapers reporting on COVID. Now when it suits Newscorp they have decided to stop supplying the papers and the government is powerless to stop them.
“It has been extremely stressful dealing with the customers and their questions and also considering the direction I need to take my business.
“There has been scant interest from local government not even a conversation. This is disturbing given that council is at the moment rolling out an economic policy that includes strategies to attract more people to town and asking businesses to support them.”
Ms Higgins also said, “As far as receiving the newscorp papers – freight needs to be subsidised. There were several very good solutions offered to Newscorp regarding ways to decrease their freight charges, but they chose not to listen.
“I fully support Robbie’s plan – We have always had a privately owned local Cunnamulla paper and since the closure of the regional publications this has expanded to include neighbouring shires and districts.
“I’m not sure how profitable the paper is for the owner but I’m sure subsidised freight and legislation to ensure that the government advertises with the local papers would be of benefit to keeping them operating. Also support for employing cadet journalists would be an investment in the community.”
Mr Katter, said, “due to the high interdependency of delivery logistics in the bush, it was likely papers published by Nine (Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Financial Review) and Australian Community Media (The Land, Queensland Country Life and The North Queensland Register will also stop making their way to the regions in the near future too.”
Mr Katter is calling on all Queenslanders, and particularly those living in rural and regional communities, to sign his petition by September 10th – https://www.parliament.qld.gov.au/Work-of-the-Assembly/Petitions/Petition-Details?id=3590
In the immediate future, the Government needs to offer subsidies to get these papers into regional and rural areas until local communities are able to develop their own regional newspapers, which is currently happening all around the state.
Currently, many rural communities are currently developing their own way of delivering news to their regions and once fully established, we will be in a position to replace the existing publications and remove the need for Metropolitan based media monopolies all together.
This letter to the editor was sent to The Courier Mail, News Corp, but not known if it was published:
In response to the article by Ellen Whinnett, Courier Mail, on Port Arthur 17 April 2021 “Port Arthur Facts Released By Deeply Concerned Members Of The Tasmanian Bureaucracy”
I always enjoy your articles written by Ellen Whinnett but must comment on Pt Arthur, there is so much more to this story.
I had a chance meeting with a lady in a café years ago. Her name was (the late) Wendy Scurr, she was a tour guide at Pt Arthur on the day of the shooting, she was having refreshment in the kitchen of the Broad Arrow café when the shooting started.
She looked over the counter to see what was happening, she did not recognise the shooter who was shooting from the hip pointing the gun and shooting and not with the gun at his shoulder where you look along the barrel to sight it. She knows Martin Bryant and said it was not him, she was not allowed to give evidence, the police told her she was not needed that they had more than enough evidence already?
She and the others working in the kitchen hid behind the counters. At that time there was a local resident and retired police detective with his wife and another couple who were their guests seated at a table in the corner, they put two tables up as a barricade and hid behind them — the detective knew Martin very well and said unequivocally that it was not him as the shooter had a deeply pock marked face, he also noted the gun being fired from the hip and killing people without sighting it. The Police refused to let him give evidence?
We all commented at the time that PM Howard and the press were in breach of law stating Bryant was definitely guilty, guilt can only be determined by a court — those words led to the condemnation of him in everyone’s eyes. There should have been charges laid over that issue, but it was ignored as many issues are to protect others. Bryant was guilty and may he rot in Hell was universally accepted, long before any Court or Inquest procedure.
At all times understand he is intellectually disabled with a mind of about a 11-year-old. The law requires that he must have a guardian with him at all times, that never occurred and other serious breaches occurred, but as he was already declared guilty, application of law, procedures and requirements did not matter.
Whether Martin Bryant is guilty or not he should have been afforded due legal process as mandated by the Constitution and a full coronial inquiry should have been held, which on the finding of the limited inquiry held in Tasmania may well have uncovered a great deal more evidence of frightening consequence to the people — so was blocked.
Two Victorian politicians who were family friends of long standing told me their inquiry identified the serial number of AR15 used in the shooting was traced back to the 1987 Melbourne gun amnesty , the firearm originally owned by (Bill Drysdale from Yae, Victoria–Ed ) was acquired by the Victoria S.O.G’s which is not unusual, they get to keep certain firearms and use them for police work, the part that is not okay is the firearm ending up in Port Arthur nine years later. They said it was common knowledge governments were involved — they (politicians) were told they would face police and ATO investigation into every aspect of their lives and lose their seat in Parliament if they spoke out?
The question we all must ask is how did an 11-year-old organise and carry out the incidents — what incidents you ask. So, I identify just a few hereunder that I found of extreme concern with all pointing to a very, very, well planned, and organised incident. After reading them, check them out for authenticity, satisfy your own analytical thinking to make sure that I am not misleading you.
Maybe I should tell you what aroused my interest: In the press reports at the time were too many giving widely conflicting information and facts — logic is they should have all been very similar as they all reported the same incident, but there were many factual variances — in such cases as still occurs in reporting I take the view of ‘watch this space and be very observant’ for more information will eventually arise — as it always does and the press try to hide the original stuff-ups and false writings.
The commonwealth bank employee that was in the cafe recognized the gunman and stood up and yelled “not in here” before the gunman shot and killed him (he was also an ex ASIO agent)
Investigations that do not answer all base questions on how an issue originated cannot get a correct answer. Highly suspicious individual sections must be examined in minute detail and those involved tested under oath. Indelible evidentiary material fully identifies prior planning for the delivery of an Embalming Box and equipment to be on sight: and for the purchase and special construction of a Yellow Chevrolet 350 V8 truck with 22-body refrigerated Mortuary – the only one in Australia. The orders for these items the ‘Embalming Box and equipment’ and the ‘22-body refrigerated Mortuary Truck’ would have had to be placed months before the event for them to have been on-site waiting for the Port Arthur massacre to occur. Read more on this truck [HERE]
FACT 1. Those who placed the orders knew of the planned event.
- 1. Why have AFP, Government and Press NOT demanded a Royal Commission and STEPHEN SHANE PARRY put under oath to explain his apparent prior knowledge to order and have on site an embalming machine box and a special large equipment case to be manufactured ready for the incident?
- Stephen Parry former President of the Senate wrote within: –
AFDA National Embalming Team – Detailed Report appears on pages 104 to 119 of said book. On the top of page 104, the name Stephen Parry as Team Leader wrote on Page 112. “I was particularly impressed by the quick response and initiatives by some of the team members in packaging and collecting equipment. The response time and the amount of equipment quickly relocated was fantastic. One firm in particular, Nelson Brothers, had organized for an embalming machine box and a special large equipment case to be manufactured ready for the incident. These two containers were the envy of all embalmers and worked extremely well. I would suggest that design specifications may be available from this firm for any future considerations by other firms.”
He says that the funeral services company Nelson Brothers had: “organized for an embalming machine box and a special large equipment case to be manufactured ready for the incident.” There is no uncertainty in his words. Said equipment was large, possessed significant design specifications, and was made prior to and for the incident at Port Arthur, Tasmania. He knew this in 1997. He possibly knew these facts in 1996 at the time he worked as the leader of a team responsible for embalming bodies (c.25) of the victims of the Port Arthur shooting incident.
Q.2. Why did the Tasmanian Government order in June 1995 and have specially built a 22-body refrigerated Mortuary Truck the only one in Australia, ten months before the Port Arthur massacre; and was placed on sale in September 1999? Why has no one been put under oath to explain why this was ordered and delivered prior to the event, who ordered and paid for it?
Mortuary truck for sale
The actual advertisement and photograph:
22-BODY VEHICLE FOR SALE
Genuine Enquiries Only
Vehicle for Sale. Genuine Enquiries only. Yellow Chevrolet 350 V8 truck with refrigerated body, holds 22, this vehicle was primarily used as the disaster vehicle in the Port Arthur Massacre. This vehicle is currently for sale and all reasonable offers will be considered. The vehicle has value as not only a refrigerated unit for body removal, it is the only one of its kind in the entire country. The memorabilia value of it for anyone making a movie/series or writing a book on Port Arthur is limitless. Not only would the purchaser be getting the disaster vehicle, but the whole Port Arthur Story would be given as well.
This vehicle is currently for sale and all REASONABLE OFFERS will be considered.
The Mortuary Truck was ordered ten months beforehand — who placed the order and who paid for it, and who got the money from the sale of it?
Ellen, now some heavy thinking for you — How did an intellectually handicapped boy with a low IQ organise the following.
1. Nelson Brothers in Victoria had special big-job embalming equipment “manufactured ready for the incident.” Why did the government specially order such beforehand?
2. Martin Bryant organised for senior Port Arthur staff to go away on a Work Seminar so they wouldn’t get hurt.
3. He managed to get Royal Hobart Hospital to have their Emergency Plan in place two days before the massacre so things would run smoothly.
4. He managed to get Hobart Hospital to have a Trauma Seminar timed to end at the exact moment he started shooting so they could patch up all the wounded quickly.
5. He arranged for helicopter pilots – usually unavailable – to be available that Sunday.
6. He managed to kill the Martins of Seascape with a firearm when he was at a service station 57 kilometres away.
7. He decoyed the local police to be at the opposite end of the peninsula at the exact moment the shooting began.
8. He managed to fool staff at the Historic Site into believing he arrived at 1.15pm when in fact he was there at 12.45pm.
9. He managed not to look like himself – as if wearing a woman’s wig – when being filmed in the car park by tourists.
10. He wore a face mask making his face look pockmarked when shooting in the cafe.
11. He arranged for a suspect black van to appear outside the Broad Arrow Cafe afterwards so people wouldn’t think it was him who did it.
12. He managed to get Sally Martin to run around Seascape naked that afternoon and make it appear she had been killed that morning.
13. He managed to shoot a rifle from upstairs at Seascape when he was downstairs talking to police on the phone.
14. He had infrared night vision eyes.
15. He managed to shoot from two Seascape buildings at once during the night of the siege.
16. He managed to stay in a heavily burning building shooting and yelling at police and get severe burns only on his back.
17. He managed to have the world press to have a convention in Hobart on the 30th April so there were plenty of reporters on hand so he would get better than usual media coverage.
18. He managed to make it appear ASIO was behind the incident.
19. He managed to make it appear Tasmania Police had fabricated and tampered with evidence.
20. He managed to get the Tasmanian DPP to lie to the Court about his activities.
21. He arranged for the media nationwide to display his photo to witnesses to influence them; and to print false stories about him and get Channel Nine To fabricate a video – all while in custody.
22. He fired two shots at 6.30pm at Port Arthur while he was under siege by police at Seascape.
23. If you believe the official version, his marksmanship was fantastic – twenty head shots, from the right hip, in 90 seconds! A movement of 3 degrees would have missed at 3 -4 meters.
24. There are only about 100 shooters that good (better than Olympians) in the world.
25. US news TV published a film of Bryant running between the buildings — in the background was a large blue boat: That blue boat had left two days beforehand.
26. All done by an intellectually handicapped young man with an IQ of 66 and the mental age of an eleven-year-old boy.
27. Martin Bryant uses a rifle left-handed; victims said and photographic evidence showed the shooter to be right-handed
Everyone knows Bryant was guilty including you, but all you know is what the media printed, as they did not have access to the full files that were kept hidden they could NOT have printed all the facts.
The overwhelming disgust of people within the Tasmanian bureaucracy to the deliberate cover-up withholding crucial evidence from the Court to pervert the course of justice, was so great they progressively released files to Dr Keith Noble who compiled the facts for us to read. As YOU DO NOT KNOW the facts as they were hidden, and the Tasmanian government went in to panic mode of what would happen if the public ever knew hurriedly placed a 30-year secrecy ban.
Researcher Dr Keith Noble On Why Martin Bryant Could Not Have Carried Out 1996 Port Arthur Massacre! Verrrrrry Interesting indeed.
A Royal Commission is obviously required to get these answers – only when these questions are answered and included can the investigation reach a correct verdict of honesty to the victims’ families and the Australian people.
Royal Commissions are government controlled kangaroo courts where the outcome is defined first, then the appointment of a controlled government commissioner. The terms of reference exclude any embarrassing exposure or harmful evidenced being submitted and finally prepare guidelines for the commissioner’s findings and report. This formula has been applied to all Royal Commissions but in any case governments are not obligated to act on the findings which make the whole exercise futile.
A Coronial Inquiry should be started immediately.
No Jab, No Play media campaign for a coercive vaccination law for children was waged by Murdoch tabloids/News Corp Australia in 2013-2015.
A serious conflict of interest was not disclosed during the Murdoch tabloids’ No Jab, No Play campaign in 2013-2015, i.e. that News Corp Australia is a corporate partner of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, which is involved in vaccination research, including now coronavirus vaccination research.
Murdoch media dominates in Australia, including over politicians who toe the Murdoch party line, e.g. by adopting the Murdoch tabloids’ No Jab, No Play campaign as the No Jab, No Pay Law in January 2016.
This is an example of a corporate media group, Murdoch tabloids/News Corp Australia, using its power and influence with politicians and the community to campaign for a law which may benefit its other corporate interests, e.g. vaccination research via the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.
The Liberal Party and the Murdoch family have been hand-in-hand for decades. Murdoch could get rid of a compromised Scott Morrison with one edition of The Australian newspaper.
On news.com.au, Deputy Chief Medical Officer Nick Coatsworth suggests people could be coerced to submit tocoronavirus vaccination via rules like No Jab, No Pay, which would restrict government payments.
Dr Coatsworth also suggests other possible coercive measures, such as not being able to enter restaurants and pubs, or travel interstate or internationally, and even restrictions on moving within the community, if Australians refuse coronavirus vaccination.
Murdoch closed down most of his regional weeklies and some dailies earlier this year
Former prime minister Kevin Rudd has admitted his petition calling for a royal commission into Rupert Murdoch’s media empire will likely be ignored by the Liberal government, despite amassing more than 40,000 signatures in just over 24 hours.
In a tweet on Saturday Mr Rudd said he was urging parliament to set up a royal commission into the abuse of media monopoly in Australia, particularly by the Murdoch media, and to make recommendations to maximise media ownership diversity.
“The truth is Murdoch has become a cancer, an arrogant cancer, on our democracy,” Mr Rudd said in a video launching the petition.
It has since racked up over 40,000 signatures, and he says he’s not surprised by the outpouring of support.
“What I picked up across the Australian community is growing levels of anger about the impact of the Murdoch media monopoly on people’s lives,” he told AAP on Sunday.
“This anger is finally bubbling over into a much more broadly based social movement. People are just fed up.”
According to Mr Rudd, 70 per cent of Australia’s print readership – and virtually every newspaper in Queensland – is owned by Mr Murdoch.
He keeps his loss-making newspapers in Australia to maximise his political power, pursue his commercial interests, and bully anybody who has a different point of view, Mr Rudd said.
“In 18 of the last 18 federal and state elections, we’ve seen the Murdoch media campaign viciously against the Labor Party and viciously in support of the Liberal and National parties.”
“There’s no such thing as a level playing field any more.”
Mr Rudd said the issue had been swept under the rug for too long, because the Murdoch media and coalition government scratched each other’s backs.
He hopes the groundswell of support will mean the government will be forced to consider calling a royal commission.
“That is a political decision for Mr Morrison,” he told AAP.
“The Murdoch media act as a political protection racket for the Liberal and National parties, so they don’t want to change things.
“But the bottom line is, any political party will always be mindful of where there is a groundswell of community sentiment.”
Mr Rudd also brushed off concerns that calling for government intervention into the agenda of a media company could set a dangerous precedent.
“What a Royal Commissioner would determine based on open terms of reference will be a matter for whoever that Royal Commissioner is. I don’t prescribe a particular outcome here,” he told AAP.
“But what I am saying loud and clear is that we no longer have sufficient diversity.”
Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese on Sunday would not say whether he supports Mr Rudd’s call for a royal commission.
“Kevin is doing that as a private citizen, as a former prime minister. He’s entitled to put his views,” Mr Albanese told reporters in Adelaide.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has been contacted for comment.
Editor: Whilst we might agree with some of Mr Rudd’s assertions we support News Ltd’s coverage of so-called climate change as legitimate and an attempt to balance the stupefied climate warriors of the Labor Party, Greens and particularly the ABC.
Regional Queenslanders and nearly all other districts across the nation are about to lose their local rag. Something as fundamental as a local newspaper which a reader can pick up from the newsagent is a part of Australian culture. Regional Australia can place the blame fairly and squarely on the LNP/ALP duopoly for allowing such a concentration of media in the hands of one media monolith. Murdoch took the abundant advertising cream from these tabloids for two to three decades after buying most independent newspapers from family owned businesses across Australia.
Murdoch editorials and general news stories have always favoured the LNP first, then the ALP and bugger everybody else. This is how Murdoch was allowed to have such a disproportionate concentration of media ownership which includes nearly all major city dailies and The Australian. Billions of dollars revenue from government advertising and the grocery duopoly also played a big part in the editorial flavour of News Ltd publications.
The opportunity now presents itself for new players to enter the print media market but there is one snag. Murdoch still controls most of the tabloid printing presses in Queensland and the price of printing a local paper might keep new publications from filling the void.
Banjo Peterson will roll over in his grave.
from the ABC
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Revealed: The Australian companies manipulating our weather
For over five decades in Australia, the study of clouds, rain and the atmosphere has been largely hidden from the public, as a secretive network of government agencies and private business interests continue to manipulate the weather around us to their personal benefit.
Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s fundraising group, the Wentworth Forum, includes a long list of generous donors responsible for this move, including Frank Lowy, Ros Packer, John Simons, and Matt Handbury – chairman and part-owner of the Australian Rain Corporation!
It has been revealed that Mr. Handbury is the wealthy nephew of Rupert Murdoch and chairman and proprietor of Murdoch Books, which is the headquarters for Australian Rain Corporation!
As technological advancements began to take shape on a global level, so did the scale of programs and cooperation between countries to advance these techniques in the 20th Century.
In 1991, the Commonwealth awarded Telstra (previously Telecom) a prime contract worth $860 million to design and construct the Jindalee Operational Radar Network.
Telstra awarded major sub-contracts to GEC Marconi and Telstar Systems, a joint venture between Telstra and Lockheed Martin Corporation, and is supported by BAE Systems Australia, according to the SA government.
RLM Management Company, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and the Tenix Group assumed full management responsibility for the JORN project in 1997.
BAE Systems will undertake significant upgrades to the JORN, with a $1.2 billion enhancement set to peak at more than 500 highly technical jobs, many of them in South Australia, over the next 10 years.
Australian Bushfires: A Smart City Conspiracy?
Is HAARP being used to create floods and droughts to destroy the World’s food supply ?
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Junk news, News Ltd is in damage control over social media revealing the true status of the UN Agenda 21/30 agreement which Australian states signed up to in 1992. Since then in Queensland it has been the blueprint for state and local government planning and by-laws to affect every mortal way of life.
Agenda 30, ‘A call for action to change our world’
Allotment sizes, storm water drainage, water ownership, road locations, vegetation control, fire management(no machinery), super cities, smart cities, environmentally smart homes, smart meters, power generation, national parks, forestry, education, science, ad infinitum…..
Sustainable Development Goals taken from Agenda 30
- Goal 1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere
- Goal 2. End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
- Goal 3. Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages
- Goal 4. Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all
- Goal 5. Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls
- Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
- Goal 7. Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
- Goal 8. Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all
- Goal 9. Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation
- Goal 10. Reduce inequality within and among countries
- Goal 11. Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable
- Goal 12. Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns
- Goal 13. Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts*
- Goal 14. Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development
- Goal 15. Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss
- Goal 16. Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels
- Goal 17. Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development
Lachlan and Rupert Murdoch in damage control:
It is of interest that just on this site alone over 8 years there have been more than a quarter of a million views of our stories about this insidious UN Agreement which has been rigidly adhered to by Queensland and all other state governments since 1992.
Brain-dead News Ltd reporters are claiming a Facebook site shared an Agenda 21 story 30 times. Our articles do this almost on a daily basis. Cairnsnews has a much greater readership than the News Ltd hallmark social rag the Cairns Post and most of its other regional dailies. If this readership is combined with Australian Patriot Radio listeners then suddenly we are big players in the regional media stakes. Robert J Lee, Editor
by Jim O’Toole in Brisbane
Queensland Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is having herself on, at the behest of the rabid, green Deputy Premier Jackie Trad thinking she can curb the growing influence of Katters Australian Party across the north by sacking their government employed staff.
One of the most mendacious media campaigns in recent years, naturally spearheaded by the left wing of the ABC, against Senator Fraser Anning and his now famous immigration speech has spectacularly backfired.
While it is a normal occurrence, Bob Katter has been mobbed by the old and young alike. It was evident at weekend functions across Shane Knuth’s state electorate of Hill and in Katters federal electorate of Kennedy, ordinary people, the quiet majority have emerged from their slumber.
Grandmothers, grandfathers, mothers, fathers and kids were lining up for photos with Katter like never before. Similarly in yet another failed attempt by the rather obnoxious socialist hosting the ABC’s Q&A, Tony Jones, Bob Katter was unable to leave the Mackay premises of the Q&A show after the program. Again he was mobbed by audience members who wanted to thank him for Anning’s speech and his contribution to the immigration debate.
As he explained to many, it was not only Anning’s call for a referendum on immigration, it was the odious reaction of the ALP/LNP duopoly which sparked life into a sleeping giant.
It is evident the Labor Party is running scared of KAP. On Sunday, in front of the ALP rent-a-crowd at a state conference, Palaszczuk promised to remove five of the KAP parliamentary staff because Robbie Katter refused to denounce Anning’s call for an immigration referendum.
It is plain to see the ALP is heavily reliant on the vote of Muslim immigrants.
In effect the not-so-smart Premier is purposely hindering the duties of an elected member which attracts three years goal under the Crimes Act 1995.
The ALP hierarchy was shocked when 75 per cent of respondents, ironically to an ABC poll said Fraser Anning should not apologise for his comments about Muslim immigration.
This sent the ALP into a frenzy and their knee-jerk reaction was to penalise KAP.
Now, most voters are not silly and older Brisbaneites should remember Annastacia’s father Henry, who was the member for the state seat of Inala for years. He even made it to Primary Industries Minister but it was no secret poor Henry was not the sharpest tack in the box.
Some scientists believe intelligence is hereditary and if so Annastacia missed the boat.
The bite she hasn’t seem coming will be from her ambitious deputy, Trad, who has made it known on several occasions, she wants the top job.
When the house comes tumbling down, Comrade Trad will pounce.
The ABC, setting the Marxist agenda for aspiring Communist politicians from all sides, targeted a completely innocuous phrase in Annings hallmark speech, trying to foment hate among middle eastern Muslims in Australia.
Fraser said in his revered speech: “We should go back to that and ban ALL immigrants receiving welfare for the first five years after they arrive.
“The final solution to the immigration problem is of course a popular vote.”
It is this phrase ‘,…the final solution…’ which the perfidious ABC, ALP and LNP have taken completely out of context, likening it to Hitler’s so-called holocaust.
This nation building speech is so monumental and significant, it will endure for a generation among parents, children, clergy, small businessmen, teachers of truth and hopefully genuine parliamentary representatives.
It should be mandatory reading in citizenship classes in every public and private school.
Like the ALP, this lying campaign has come back to bite the ABC. Fewer and fewer viewers among a dwindling audience now disregard the ABC as the leading source of news. Gone is the mantle of respectability, neutrality and accuracy, if these attributes have existed over the past 20 years.
It seems the ABC, Guardian and Fairfax have modelled their news gathering and dissemination on that of US fake news channel CNN.
If we had a leader unafraid of Murdoch, Fairfax and the ABC and astute as Donald Trump these insidious news agencies would be shut down, their monopolies broken up and smaller, reliable news sources would fall into place.
Suggestions in the past by former Prime Minister Tony Abbott to defund the ABC and remove its egregious snout from the public trough, were the predisposing cause of his downfall.
Today KAP sought legal advice and if successful Trad will be top dog sooner rather than later.
Source: The New Daily – by Bruce Guthrie
Anyone who doubts Rupert Murdoch’s role in the political chaos that has played out in recent days has never worked for him at a senior level.
Murdoch’s annual visits to Australia invariably trigger seismic events both in and outside News Corp, the company he’s presided over for decades.
So is it any surprise that Malcolm Turnbull has lost his job less than a fortnight after Murdoch arrived here? Of course it isn’t.
Murdoch flew in on August 10 and set about doing what he always does: he attended the annual News Awards, which fete the company’s best and brightest journalists, conducted one-on-ones with his editors and then signed off on the inevitable promotions, demotions and executions of the company’s most senior staff.
(I once endured all three on one of his visits – surviving a relatively benign one-on-one with Murdoch, accepting a News Award and then getting sacked, all in a matter of days.)
For good measure Murdoch also attended the 75th birthday of the Institute of Public Affairs on Monday night and was interviewed on stage with former Liberal PM, John Howard, by one of the media tycoon’s preferred columnists, Janet Albrechtsen.
Throughout all this he would have been forming a view that Turnbull’s time was up – in fact, he probably arrived with that view – and then imparted that message to his editors.
He wouldn’t have had to tell his columnists or his TV commentators because they arrived at that view months ago and have been preaching it ad nauseum. Foremost here have been Andrew Bolt, Miranda Devine and Peta Credlin.
They have been aided by an army of Sydney shock jocks, notably Alan Jones, Ray Hadley and Paul Murray.
In the end it took just 11 days after Murdoch’s arrival to bring about a party room spill. It played out less than 24 hours after that IPA appearance.
While much of Tuesday’s party room drama was driven by Tony Abbott and his ultra-conservative cohorts, there were plenty of willing executioners within News Corp, its various arms and Sydney’s blowhard broadcasters.
Turnbull alluded to these internal and external agents of regime change at his extraordinary press conference on Thursday afternoon in Canberra.
“A minority in the party room, supported by others outside the parliament, have sought to bully, intimidate others into making this change of leadership,” he said.
He avoided specifics, but it was clear who he was referring to.
Channel Nine political editor Chris Uhlmann had made the same point on Thursday morning, telling Today viewers hours before the Turnbull press conference that “everyone from the PM down has pointed out to me that they believe there has been a campaign waged against them”.
Uhlmann went on: “We are talking about The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, tabloid newspapers around the country, 2GB in Sydney led by Alan Jones and Ray Hadley, and Sky News in particular with its evening line-up, are waging a war against the prime minister of Australia.”
He’s right, of course.
Predictably, the News Corp backlash was swift, with various operatives condemning Uhlmann’s comments as “disgusting” and “outrageous”. They should get out more often.
Journalists traditionally tread a fine line in leadership contests, forced to sift through leaks, whispers and background conversations when reporting a fast-moving story. On this occasion though, too many appeared to cross it. And most of those work for News Corp or its entities.
Their willingness to insert themselves into the story was a long, long way from traditional journalism’s demands of objectivity, fairness, balance and a genuine search for truth. I fear it won’t be a one-off either.
The front pages of the company’s tabloids were also firmly against Turnbull, the Herald Sun branding him “Dead Mal Walking” and the Courier-Mail welcoming candidate Dutton with “The Pete Is On”.
The choir was pretty clearly singing from the same song sheet. This is not entirely unexpected. As many have observed on this and other continents, Rupert has form in this regard.
Time and again it’s been shown that he likes to meddle in the politics of the countries his outlets operate in. Just last month The Washington Post reported that he talks with US President Donald Trump every day.
This week’s events and Murdoch’s role in them were another reminder that recent law changes have created media monsters that even prime ministers have reason to fear.
Turnbull has now paid with his job because on some level he failed Murdoch and his minions. The simplest explanation is he was perceived as just too liberal.
The real beneficiary of all this is Bill Shorten. But he shouldn’t dwell on his good fortune for too long.
That’s because the treatment of Turnbull by News Corp inevitably throws up this question: If Murdoch and Co will go to such lengths to oust a Liberal leader, what will they do to keep Labor from power?
Bruce Guthrie is co-founder of The New Daily and a former editor-in-chief of News Corp’s Melbourne newspaper, the Herald Sun.
Removed Prime Minister Tony Abbott had announced that “the choice made by families not to immunise their children is not supported by public policy or medical research nor should such action be supported by taxpayers in the form of childcare payments.”
The prime minister’s decision to strip welfare payments from parents who do not want to vaccinate their children may or may not have something to do with his friend Rupert Murdoch and his family’s strong connection with pharmaceutical giant Glaxo-Smith-Kline.
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A Galaxy poll commissioned by News Ltd, published in the Cairns Post newspaper has the ALP State leader Annastacia Palaszczuk one point behind Campbell Newman as preferred Premier. Whilst we know Campbell is on the nose it is hard to believe he is this far behind!
It has Palmers United party at 12 per cent and Katters Australian Party at zero. But don’t dismay this happened before Clive’s public outpouring of antipathy towards the Chinese Government. Polls, lying polls and dodgy data are the usual products of opinion polls, especially from those polling companies that are owned by Rupert Murdoch of News Ltd.
Their methodology is simple – just ask a loaded question and you get the required result. For example which leader is your preferred choice of Premier, Newman or Palaszczuk?
There are no other options on offer so the interviewee has to pick one or the other, neither of whom he likes at all. If the pollster was to ask, “If you don’t like either on offer, who is your choice of Premier?” Then the polling result would be much different.
This polling subterfuge is what happens when the ALP and the LNP allow Rupert Murdoch to control the vast majority of Australian media.
Thank God for the internet!