by Jim O’Toole, Townsville bureau
Every level of Australian government has been under cyber-attack by hackers for some time, said Prime Minister Scott Morrison yesterday, pointedly not naming China as the perpetrator.
According to the Council on Foreign Relations, China, Russia and Iran are the top three states suspected of sponsoring cyber operations.
The chief executive officer of the Cyber Security Cooperative Research Centre (CSCRC), Rachael Falk, said while people may want to point fingers at particular countries, attributing blame was a “distraction”.
“It doesn’t matter where it comes from to be honest with you,” she said.
Federal and state governments hold a treasure trove of personal information on every citizen in the country, from birth certificates to bank account numbers. All of this data can be accessed by sophisticated hackers.
For years Cairnsnews has been exposing the folly of government and industry collecting personal information and just 18 months ago the Federal Government began establishing a national facial recognition data bank using passport and drivers licence photos to amass a huge file on every citizen.
Fortunately for now at least this evil plan was dashed by a parliamentary committee which advised against such a massive abuse of privacy.
Every police main frame computer across the nation holds the personal details of firearms licence holders.
In light of the widespread civil unrest in America, now beginning in Australia, a country such as communist China would salivate at getting its hands on the firearms registers, that is if they haven’t already got them.
When China moves on a largely undefended Australia the first citizens to be shot will be registered firearm owners. We can thank God many thousands of gun owners or their weapons do not appear in these registers.
Major shooter’s organisations like the SSAA, the ACTA and pistol shooter’s groups rolled over right from the start in 1996 when the political duopoly moved against gun owners with the National Firearms Agreement after the Port Arthur scam.
The only members of any parliament in Australia to vote against new firearms laws in 1998 and forced upon every state by the treacherous Jewish Prime Minister John Howard assisted by Deputy PM and Jesuit Tim Fischer were the gutsy Christian independent state member from Gladstone in Queensland, Elizabeth Cunningham and maverick Bob Katter.
The SSAA by 2000 had been neutered from within.
Only the Shooters Union and veteran politician Bob Katter have ever mounted a formidable campaign against firearm registration and restrictive gun laws in general.
Shooters be warned by these world events particularly in the US which has been so weakened that it will be unable to substantially help Australia when the Chinks move on us or when the Indonesians move in after we become a spent force.
The Australian Army was forced by military pacts between various countries, for the first time, to train Indonesian troops in Kangaroo 87 exercises held in Central Queensland. Australian soldiers were horrified while watching Indos parachuting onto Australian soil at Shoalwater Bay military training ground.
In recent times the specialist troops of Norforce have been instructed to train Chinese soldiers how to live off the land in Northern Australia. A source said the Chinese soldiers being trained pretended they could not understand English, but were later overheard speaking in English among themselves.
When it hits the fan, politicians, police and those in authority, based on historical methods of insurrection will be the first targets of an armed citizenry. The Nuremberg principle will apply to traitors if they are lucky.
Whoever takes us on, communists or Muslims, we will sink on our present course.
from Beaudesert Times
A BOONAH business owner is furious after being notified that the National Australia Bank no longer wants to handle her account.
Smiffy’s Guns & Ammo, which says it has been trading in Boonah for several years without incident, received a letter from the bank dated January 29 informing them that the bank had chosen to cease providing them with banking services as a result of reviews into “the risks associated with providing banking services to customers involved in certain industries”.
NAB was contacted but would not go into any detail about what the risks might be.
“We don’t discuss the details of individual customers’ banking,” a NAB spokesperson said.
“When making decisions about the banking services we provide, NAB considers a number of factors including legislative requirements, our risk appetite and the materiality of environmental, social and governance issues.”
Owner Anita Smith said she was “gobsmacked” by the decision, which has forced her to find an inconvenient workaround to make certain deposits into the business account and created more headaches she does not need as a local business owner.
Ms Smith said she only opened the letter last month.
“I saw it when I was going through my monthly statements,” she said.
“They had given me 45 days until my account would be closed.”
Ms Smith said she was so shocked by the move, she posted a comment on Facebook which gained traction when it was shared to the Aussie Reviews page.
“It did get a reaction and last time I checked it had been shared 359 times,” she said.
Smiffy’s Guns & Ammo chose NAB about 18 months ago as they were one of the few banks with a physical branch in Boonah, and Ms Smith said they had never had any issues with the bank or its staff before.
“We can’t use a local bank because of what business we are, yet we can legally operate in the town just as they can. It’s ridiculous,” she said.
She said she shouldn’t have to resort to workarounds to make business deposits and was not at all happy with her highly regulated and secure business being deemed a banking risk when that clearly wasn’t true.
“I am making a formal complaint to NAB about this. It’s totally unacceptable,” she said.
Shooters Union Australia president Graham Park slammed NAB’s decision, calling it abhorrent virtue-signalling which directly harmed rural communities, made it harder for farmers to protect their crops, and penalised people taking part in a popular, safe, and highly regulated sport.
“There are literally millions of law-abiding firearms users in Australia, all of whom have undergone extensive background checks to get their licences,” he said.
“Gun dealers are subject to even further checks, security requirements, and safety standards -there is no risk whatsoever in providing gun shops with merchant banking facilities.”
Editor: Cairnsnews recommends closing your account with the Nab and Grab if you own a firearm or you don’t like human trafficking.
04 June 2018: Katter’s Australian Party (KAP) today welcomed Senator Fraser Anning’s announcement that he will represent regional Queenslanders under the KAP banner in the Senate. Federal KAP leader Bob Katter and Senator Anning made the announcement during a story that aired on the ABC’s 7:30 program on Monday night.
Bob Katter, KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy said his affiliation with the Senator spans generations.
“It’s fantastic news. We’re tribal, both our families were from Charters Towers before there was a Charters Towers. I have known Fraser a long time.
“Fraser is about development. I walked into his office and he was working on the revised Bradfield Scheme; so we were instantly blood brothers.
“We are both patriotic and know that if the country keeps bringing in 643,000 visa entrants then we will be bankrupt and there will be no jobs for Australians. It will push people onto welfare and we need to be able to support our retirees.”
Senator Anning has been a staunch advocate for regional Queensland in the Senate since his appointment in November 2017. Senator Anning says the KAP’s vision for Queensland and Australia aligns perfectly with his own and the decision came down to giving regional Queensland the strongest voice.
”KAP represents the traditional Australian values, commitment to infrastructure development and balanced, fiscally responsible government that I have supported since being sworn in.”
“I have known Bob for almost 40 years and we have a lot in common both personally and politically. Bob is the last cabinet minister from Sir Joh’s government still in office and founded KAP to carry on the late, Sir Joh’s legacy. As an old time National, KAP was the obvious home for me.
“Thirty years after the end of the Joh era, Queensland is in terrible shape. For thirty years there has been no real infrastructure investment other than Labor vanity projects in the South East corner.”
“As a Queensland Senator I am keen to fight and campaign for federal funds to allow for balanced development throughout the state and to ensure that crazy left-wing policies are stopped or reversed. KAP share this vision and have continue to work hard for regional Queenslanders.”
In the last Queensland Parliament for example, KAP prevented the livelihood-killing extreme Green Vegetation Management Laws being passed.”
“Coming on board with KAP, I will continue the hard work that Bob, Robbie, Shane and Nick already do in making sure that regional and rural Queenslanders get a fair go.”
“When regional Queensland prospers so does the whole state.”
The KAP has a proud history of uncompromising commitment to regional Australia. Party President Shane Paulger says Senator Anning’s decision to join the KAP is a reflection of the Party’s integrity and stability.
“As a Party, we’ve walked the hard road to earn our reputation for putting regional Australia first. Fraser’s decision to join KAP goes beyond an alignment of policy objectives; it reflects the effort of all our members and staff who have built a stable organisation on shared values and principles.
“Having Fraser on board is recognition of the Party’s integrity and it undoubtedly strengthens our position as the true advocates for regional Australia”
State KAP leader and member for Traeger Robbie Katter, says KAP has been able to strengthen its position in regional Queensland after years of neglect and broken promises by other parties. He welcomes Senator Anning and says it is a huge step forward for the Party.
“Regional Queenslanders have very little reason to trust major parties. They’ve been completely duplicitous in their representation and they’ve continually shown that they put regional Queenslanders behind people in the South East.
“The National Party no longer exists after being subsumed by the Libs and there’s no difference between Labor and the Greens. The KAP wants to expand its parliamentary representation to people across all of regional Queensland, and with Fraser coming on board it is a huge step toward that.”
KAP will continue to uphold traditional Australian values and pursue significant reforms that favour all Queenslanders.
KAP will ensure that the regional centres that drive the state receive the critically needed investment in transport, water and energy infrastructure that they have missed out on for so long.
When regional and rural Queensland prospers, so does the whole state.