“We have not always capitalized on our standing as one of the world’s leaders in these resources, but we’re changing that,” Wolf said.
by Alexandra Bruce
Yesterday evening, the Joe Biden campaign announced his Vice Presidential running mate as Kamala Harris, leaving the field wide open for William Barr to now indict former National Security Advisor, Susan Rice for her manifold seditious acts.
The Biden-Harris ticket is a syzygy between two exponents of the US criminal justice system and prison industrial complex, which have the highest per-capita incarceration rate and the largest prison population in the world.
In America, nearly 7 million people are either on probation, on parole, in jail or in prison. Roughly 2.8% of adults (1 in 35) of our fellow citizens are currently embroiled in the criminal justice system.
In 2013, US taxpayers paid $81 billion annually for prison, parole and probation operations, while court costs, bail bond fees, and prison phone fees generated $100 billion, paid for by the prisoners.
In 1994, Joe Biden wrote and passed the laws which established our draconian prison industry as Senator of Delaware and Kamala Harris aggressively enforced them, as the District Attorney of San Francisco and Attorney General of California.
It’s interesting to see their ticket emerge amid the unprecedented social unrest and the calls to dismantle police departments. Their tough-on-crime backgrounds are being downplayed by the Mainstream Media because both are Globalist-approved, with George Soros’ son, Alexander proudly tweeting a photo of himself with Harris, congratulating “our future Vice President”.
Harris is such a Globalist darling in fact, that people who publish unflattering content about her are already getting censored on YouTube, with their videos deleted.
National poll by Washington Examiner shows 85% support for Trump’s handling of Democrat fuelled riots
This article will not appear on the ABC
Federal law enforcement in Portland has arrested 74 people and charged 60 of them with federal crimes for actions they allegedly took against federal police and facilities in the Oregon city, according to the Justice Department.
DOJ spokeswoman Kerri Kupec announced Monday afternoon that U.S. attorneys have also arrested 236 people and charged 238 nationwide in cases related to “violent opportunists” and “civil unrest.”
Riots in Portland began 60 days ago, with peaceful protests simultaneously taking place each night. When Federal Protective Service officers from the Department of Homeland Security were unable to protect a federal courthouse from attackers who were using commercial fireworks and other objects, the Trump administration sent in tactical agents, including Customs and Border Protection’s Border Patrol Tactical Unit and Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Special Response Team. DOJ’s Marshals Service also directed employees to guard the federal facility, which law mandates that DHS protect.
Current # of federal arrests and charged cases related to violent opportunists & civil unrest ⬇️
⏹ 74 arrests
⏹ 60 defendants charged
Total Nationally —
⏹ 236 arrests
⏹ 238 defendants charged
— Kerri Kupec DOJ (@KerriKupecDOJ) July 27, 2020
A DHS spokesperson wrote in a Monday Twitter post that the DHS had found or been attacked with Molotov cocktails, sledgehammers, pipe bombs, mortar fireworks, and metal spikes over the weekend.
The FBI has launched a formal investigation into the violent attacks on federal law enforcement and federal buildings in Portland, two senior administration officials told the Washington Examiner last week. Democratic lawmakers, including Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler and Oregon Gov. Kate Brown, have criticized DHS and DOJ for overstepping their authority by taking over a portion of downtown Portland without consent.
Editor: The US Democrats are the equivalent of the Australian Labor Party.
from Horn News, by Frank Holmes
Donald Trump dropped a bombshell when he announced he will run for re-election almost three years before the election — but the voting group that will give him a second term will stun both liberals and the legacy media.
It’s been right there in the polls for everyone to see. But the media don’t report it. The Democrats are in denial. And the liberals hope they will just rub their eyes and it will all go away.
The secret to Trump’s victory could be just this simple: He’s more popular with minority voters than any Republican president has been in decades.
The surprising numbers are in two new polls that show Trump outshining Mitt Romney and the Bushes, and building an unstoppable coalition before the 2020 election.
Trump’s growing approval is confirmed by two separate polls conducted by CBS and the group Survey Monkey.
CBS finds 14% of black voters told liberal pollsters something they thought they’d never hear: “I am a Trump supporter.”
While not huge in total, it’s the proportions that matter. That number means Trump has already doubled his support among black voters since the 2016 election.
But even that massive success may be selling Trump short. According to Survey Monkey, almost one-in-four black men say they support President Trump.
That’s three-times more than voted for him in 2016… when he already won 25% more black votes than Romney and Paul Ryan did four years earlier.
Donald Trump’s popularity with black voters was big enough to rip the state of Florida away from Hillary Clinton and put it in his win column.
Moving toward 2020, Trump’s momentum is building – and it’s just the beginning.
Another 22% of black voters polled told CBS, “I am against Trump now, but could reconsider him if he does a good job.”
If Donald Trump wins 36% of the black vote, 2020 won’t be a landslide – it will be a bloodbath. The last Republican to come close to that level of popularity with black voters was Dwight Eisenhower in 1956.
Rich liberal politicians have played the race card for 60 years to keep African-Americans voting for Democrats. Trump’s breakout approval ratings show it’s not working anymore. The race card is maxed out – and not just for black voters.
In a twist that will take the media’s breath away, Trump’s approval rating with Hispanic men has only climbed since he took office.
This is the group Trump is supposed to “hate” the most – and they love him more every day.
The numbers are undeniable. Even though it has a silly name, Survey Monkey is one of the most comprehensive polls out there. It based its results on 605,172 interviews.
Their figures are rock-solid, just like Trump’s support.
The Fake News media have thrown everything at Donald Trump to make him look like the American version of Hitler. But the voters are seeing through it, and it’s not hard to figure out why.
Donald Trump is delivering. His tough America First policies help working people, whether they’re white, black, Hispanic, or any other ethnicity.
Black unemployment is lower than ever – a fact Democrats refused to applaud that at the State of the Union.
The Trump economy is so good that people who had to sit on the couch during the Obama years are finally able to get a job. The New York Times reported that number of “prime-age workers — those ages 25 to 54” who were employed “hit a seven-year high in December.”
And workers are seeing more money in their paychecks – and not just from bonuses and the tax cut. Wages are climbing faster than any time since 2009 – basically, faster than the entire Obama presidency.
Every worker benefits when wages rise. Black and Hispanic working men are all grateful for the red-hot economic growth.
Trump’s also winning minority voters’ respect by telling it like it is and keeping his campaign promises. Poll after poll shows that blacks support closing the border, because they – and immigrants who are here legally – have to compete with low-skill, low-wage illegal immigrants.
That’s been driving wages down for decades – and it’s coming to a crashing halt.
Trump’s toughness – and his decency – has won him the support of distinguished black leaders like Martin Luther King Jr.’s niece, Alveda King. She told Fox News, “I consider President Trump to be a leader” who sees all races as equal.
Unlike Barack Obama, when Donald Trump looks at people, he doesn’t see races. He doesn’t see voting blocs to be won.
Instead, he sees Americans who deserve all the help and support that the government can give them. Isn’t that what everybody should want from a leader?
— Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”
Turnbull well knows Australians will not tolerate any more harsh gun laws. He is keeping out of the US situation. For once a smart move in spite of the horrible school shootings.
by Gil Hanrahan
Malcolm Turncoat says Australian gun laws work. He is such an idiot he has no idea armed crime escalated dramatically after we lost our guns in 1997 and began the arduous and often inaccurate task of individual gun registration. Industry estimated there were more than 1 million Chinese SKK and SKS semi auto 7.62x39mm assault rifles imported into Australia between the early 80’s and the 90’s. In 1997, although the figures were not officially released, industry was able to determine that approximately 19,000 military semi-auto rifles were handed in across the country, which includes SKK’s. There is much anecdotal evidence over the years to suggest the remainder of these firearms went underground. However a number reportedly went to Papua New Guinea in the guns for drugs trade, some went with Air America (CIA) from Australian airports to Ibero Americas as cargo with their drugs.
Many thousands have been buried or securely stashed away across Australia. Anecdotal evidence would suggest these SKK’s and any other secreted guns will re-appear when corporate government finally collapses(not far away) or should Indonesia get any ideas of territorial expansion to the south.
Cairns News has sent Donald Trump a brief about the Port Arthur scam, which eerily, has striking, parallels to the last week’s Florida school shootings. Student eye-witnesses reported at least two shooters and one girl interviewed by local television said there were three shooters and that she walked down a corridor when evacuating the school with the alleged shooter Nicholas Cruz, who did not have any guns with him.
Make what you like from these interviews but the student narrative is diametrically opposed to the official version. Even Trump in his first tweet was wary of crisis actors who follow these alleged massacres from site to site.
Australians were disarmed on a terrible lie, but most Yanks and the gutsy National Rifle Association will never fall for it. What a crying shame we don’t have any shooters’ representative bodies in Australia with any guts at all! Only the Shooters and Fishermens political party comes close but has backed away on gun registration.
Katters Australian Party has not wavered over the past five years in its fight to dismantle individual firearm registration, which it says is too costly, somewhat inaccurate and ineffective and ties up too many operational police officers.
Footnote: We apologise we used the Queensland figure of 4000 handed in instead of the 19,000 handed in nationally.
Letter to the Editor
Three weeks after college, I flew to Senegal, West Africa, to run a community center in a rural town. Life was placid, with no danger, except to your health. That danger was considerable, because it was, in the words of the Peace Corps doctor, “a fecalized environment.”
In plain English: s— is everywhere. People defecate on the open ground, and the feces is blown with the dust – onto you, your clothes, your food, the water. He warned us the first day of training: do not even touch water. Human feces carries parasites that bore through your skin and cause organ failure.
Never in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that a few decades later, liberals would be pushing the lie that Western civilization is no better than a third-world country. Or would teach two generations of our kids that loving your own culture and wanting to preserve it are racism.
Last time I was in Paris, I saw a beautiful African woman in a grand boubou have her child defecate on the sidewalk next to Notre Dame Cathedral. The French police officer, ten steps from her, turned his head not to see.
I have seen. I am not turning my head and pretending unpleasant things are not true.
Senegal was not a hellhole. Very poor people can lead happy, meaningful lives in their own cultures’ terms. But they are not our terms. The excrement is the least of it. Our basic ideas of human relations, right and wrong, are incompatible.
As a twenty-one-year-old starting out in the Peace Corps, I loved Senegal. In fact, I was euphoric. I quickly made friends and had an adopted family. I relished the feeling of the brotherhood of man. People were open, willing to share their lives and, after they knew you, their innermost thoughts.
The longer I lived there, the more I understood: it became blindingly obvious that the Senegalese are not the same as us. The truths we hold to be self-evident are not evident to the Senegalese. How could they be? Their reality is totally different. You can’t understand anything in Senegal using American terms.
Take something as basic as family. Family was a few hundred people, extending out to second and third cousins. All the men in one generation were called “father.” Senegalese are Muslim, with up to four wives. Girls had their clitorises cut off at puberty. (I witnessed this, at what I thought was going to be a nice coming-of-age ceremony, like a bat mitzvah or confirmation.) Sex, I was told, did not include kissing. Love and friendship in marriage were Western ideas. Fidelity was not a thing. Married women would have sex for a few cents to have cash for the market.
What I did witness every day was that women were worked half to death. Wives raised the food and fed their own children, did the heavy labor of walking miles to gather wood for the fire, drew water from the well or public faucet, pounded grain with heavy hand-held pestles, lived in their own huts, and had conjugal visits from their husbands on a rotating basis with their co-wives. Their husbands lazed in the shade of the trees.
Yet family was crucial to people there in a way Americans cannot comprehend.
from Karen McQuillan
Abbott was deposed because he would not sign the Paris Climate Accord. Turnbull did as the financial oligarchy instructed.
“Daring to Doubt”
by Tony Abbott:
“Climate change is by no means the sole or even the most significant
symptom of the changing interests and values of the West. Still, only
societies with high levels of cultural amnesia could have made such a religion
out of it. Beware the pronouncement, “the science is settled”. It’s the spirit of
the Inquisition, the thought-police down the ages. Almost as bad is the claim
that “99 per cent of scientists believe” as if scientific truth is determined by
votes rather than facts.”
–Tony Abbott, 2017 Annual GWPF Lecture, London 9 October 2017
“The Paris Agreement”
by President Donald Trump
What he really said.
Serious Defects in Australia’s Energy Policies
A group of retired senior engineers challenge Australia’s bi-partisan energy
“Escaping the Renewable Energy Trap”
by Alan Moran:
-from Viv Forbes
Left-wing corporate foundations like W.K. Kellogg and Ford are sending millions of dollars to organizations such as the Center for Community Change (CCC) with the express purpose of targeting Donald Trump and his Presidency.
And worse, George Soros – the Godfather of the Left-wing movement to overthrow President Trump – is also pouring millions of dollars from his Open Society Foundation into groups like CCC.
In fact, the Executive Director of CCC is also on Soros’ Advisory Board of Directors! The tentacles of the Left are vast, very well-funded and increasingly more dangerous. And I’m counting on your help to expose this threat and fight back.
You see, groups such as CCC are funding direct attacks on the Trump Administration with one goal in mind: To delegitimize his authority as President. For long time readers of my work and that of the Freedom Center, none of this will be surprising. We’ve reported on the connections and networks of the Left for three decades now.
But never before has the threat loomed so large. Never before have they worked to overthrow a sitting and freely elected President of the United States. And never before have they launched a “shadow government” to infiltrate the highest levels of our government to stop the Administration from getting anything done.
This threat is dire and we must inform our fellow citizens. That’s where you come in. As you may know, the Center’s website, DiscoverTheNetworks.org (DTN), is the go-to source to find information on the vast Left-wing network, its funders, its key players and its goals. We are excited to announce that DTN is undergoing a major technological facelift and we will be hiring new writers to add to its effectiveness and reach!
But to do all of this, we need your help. A few years ago, I wrote a book, The New Leviathan, which outlines where the funding from these Left-wing Foundations goes. This book spells out in great detail the vast network of Left-wing funding from Ford and Rockefeller to Casey, Pew and more.
I want to send you a copy of The New Leviathan for your tax-deductible donation of $35 today. If you’re able to send $100 or more, I will personalize the book for you. But no matter how much you’re able to give, your support will be used to help upgrade our DiscoverTheNetworks.org website and beef up the research and writing team that will uncover and expose critical information in quick strike news reports.
My friend, the threat from the Left, from the likes of George Soros, the Center for Community Change and these Left-wing Foundations is very real. And the future of the Trump Administration and the survival of our great Republic are at stake.
The Freedom Center has been acting as the Paul Revere for the conservative movement for three decades in our warnings of the dangers of the Left. Please help us keep going and further our reach and impact by making a special, tax-deductible donation of $35 or more today. Remember, I will send you a copy of The New Leviathan for your donation of just $35 or more. And if you can send $100 or more, I will personalize the book for you.
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George Dethlefsen, left, CEO of Corsa Coal, speaks with a miner in a coal pit in Friedens, Pa., Wednesday, June 7, 2017. Corsa Coal Corp. says the mine will create 70 to 100 new jobs and produce some 400,000 tons of metallurgical coal a year. President Donald Trump referred to the mine’s opening during a speech announcing his intent to withdraw from the Paris climate accords. (Dake Kang/Associated Press)
FRIEDENS, Pa. — President Donald Trump hailed the opening Thursday of a new coal mine as proof deregulation is helping bring jobs to the industry, even though plans for the mine’s opening were made well before Trump’s election.
Corsa Coal Corp. will supply coal used in making steel and is expected to generate up to 100 fulltime jobs. The company said it decided in August to open the Acosta mine 60 miles south of Pittsburgh after a steel industry boom drove up prices for metallurgical coal.
Under a tent perched hundreds of feet above a freshly dug coal pit, about 200 miners, business leaders, and politicians celebrated amid the surge of enthusiasm for the industry. Mining headgear lay atop red, white, and blue table cloths labeled “Make Coal Great Again.”
by Ron Gibson, US writer
I do not understand how living in a country with its democracy established over 200 years ago, and for the first time in history, suddenly we have one of our former presidents set up a group called “Organizing for Action”, (OFA) a 30,000 strong working group
to disrupt everything that our current president is trying to do.
This goes against our Democracy, it is an operation that will destroy our way of governing. It goes against our Constitution, our laws, and the process established over 200 years ago.
If this is allowed to proceed then we will be living in chaos very much like third world countries are run. What good is it to have an established government if it is not going to be respected and allowed to follow our laws? If this does not scare you, then we are in worse trouble than you know.
It is explained below. Do your part, read it and at least pass this on so others will know what we are up against. We are losing our country and we are so compliant. We are becoming a “PERFECT TARGET” for our enemy!
Article from the New York Post…….
If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America.
The ex-president said he was going to stay involved through community organizing and speak out on the issues and that appears to be one post-administration promise he intends to keep. He has moved many of his administration’s top dogs over to an organization called Organizing for Action (OFA).
OFA is behind the strategic and tactical implementation of the resistance we are seeing across America, and politically active courts are providing the leverage for this revolution. OFA is dedicated to organizing communities for “progressive” change. Issues are gun control, socialist healthcare, abortion, sexual equality, climate change, and of course, immigration reform. OFA members were propped up by the ex-president’s message from the shadows: “Organizing is the building block of everything great we’ve accomplished.
Organizers around the country are fighting for change in their communities-and OFA is one of the groups on the front lines…Commit to this work in 2016 and beyond.”
OFA’s website says it obtained its “digital” assets from the ex-president’s re-election effort and that he inspired the movement. In short, it’s the shadow government organization aimed at resisting and tearing down the Constitutional Republic. AMERICA
Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, says OFA will fight President Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency and the ex-president “will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House.”
Sperry writes that the ex-president is setting up a shadow government to sabotage the incoming administration through a network of non-profits led by OFA, which is growing its war chest (more than $40 million) and has some 250 offices nationwide.
OFA IRS filings, according to Sperry, indicate OFA has 32,525 volunteers nationwide. The ex-president and his wife will oversee the operation from their home/ office near the White House. Think about how this work, for example: Trump issues an immigration executive order; OFA signals for protests and statements from pro-immigrant groups; ACLU lawyers file lawsuits in jurisdictions where activist judges obstruct the laws; volunteers are called to protest at airports and Congressional town hall meetings; the leftist media springs to action; the twitter sphere lights up with social media; violence follows- all emanating from the ex-president’s signal that he is heartened by the protests.
If Barack Obama did not do enough to destroy this country in the 8 years he was in office, it appears his future plans are to destroy the foundation on which this country has operated on for the last 241 years. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/_Organizing_for_Action
And here it is. https://www.ofa.us/
Does this treason resemble how the political party corporations are destroying Australia? Editor
The Rudd Government allowed 120,000 refugees of unknown origin to enter Australia by air
from The Horn News
Just before he was fired, FBI Director James Comey dropped a truth bomb on the floor of the U.S. Senate: President Donald Trump was right.
Our broken refugee policy is killing us.
Accepting refugees from the Middle East has let hundreds of would-be terrorists enter the United States, he told the Senate last Wednesday.
Comey testified that the FBI was investigating at least 2,000 terrorists nationwide – and about 15 percent of them got into the United States by posing as “refugees.”
“You take that 2,000-plus cases, about 300 of them are people who came to the United States as refugees,” he told North Carolina Senator Thom Tillis.
One Muslim terrorist killed 49 people in Orlando. Two pulled off the shootings in San Bernardino. And 18 managed to kill about 3,000 people on 9/11. Who knows how much damage 300 could do?
Comey said the terrorists are everywhere – no corner of America is safe. The terror investigations include all 50 states, including small communities.
Immigration officials were amazed in 2011, when they found two al-Qaeda terrorists living in the U.S. after posing as “refugees.” The Muslim terrorists – who had killed American soldiers in Iraq – had settled in Bowling Green, Kentucky. One of them was living in government housing on the taxpayers’ dime. The FBI recorded them planning a “huge” attack in the U.S.
As bad as that is, the problem’s actually worse –- much worse. The refugee terrorist problem is even bigger than the numbers let on. The 2,000 FBI investigations include everybody suspected of terrorism, from the Ku Klux Klan to Barack Obama’s old buddies in the Weather Underground.
A lot of those terrorists are Americans. That means refugees make up an even bigger percentage of immigrant terrorists than the government wants to let on.
That wasn’t even the most shocking part of Comey’s testimony. He said that if Donald Trump’s travel ban had been in effect, it would have kept all of these potential terrorists from ever setting foot in the United States.
Comey testified that every single one of those 300 refugees came from the seven Muslim nations Trump wanted to place under a temporary immigration ban: Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.
But instead, left-wing judges have struck down both his executive orders. Now, the floodgates are open.
The United States has admitted more than 5,500 refugees from these seven Muslim countries since Donald Trump has been president – more than 50 a day. How many of these will end up under investigation for terror?
The Hate Trump crowd doesn’t care. It considers spiting Trump more important than protecting their own country. And they seem to live in an alternate reality when it comes to terrorism.
Senator Chuck Schumer said Trump’s executive order “makes us less safe, not more. It is mean-spirited, and un-American.” 800 diplomats signed a cable to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in February saying a refugee ban would make America less safe.
Not to be outdone, the United Nations issued a report saying that tough immigration measures “may in fact be damaging to state security.”
That would be news to countries that have admitted refugees in massive numbers, like most of Europe. ISIS used the refugee crisis to infiltrate the continent and kill the infidel.
Last summer, there were three separate attacks by refugees inside Germany within a week – two of them on the same day.
ISIS managed to get its murderers into Paris by posing as refugees. The November 2015 Paris attacks left 130 people dead.
And not all the terrorists were refugees – some of them just used the refugee chaos to help cover their tracks. One of the people who planned the Brussels bombing last March was a Swedish-born Muslim of Syrian heritage. Swedish police knew he was a radical. But he eluded them by slipping into Greece and re-entering Europe as a “refugee.”
The Brussels bombing killed 32 people.
Trump’s executive order would have kept at least 300 potential terrorists out of the country – but experts say it’s not really enough to keep us safe. We need a much tougher policy.
“Better, tougher, more thorough vetting isn’t likely to make any difference since refugees really are pretty thoroughly vetted,” wrote immigration reformer Mark Krikorian wrote in National Review. “The problem is that vetting people from failed or enemy states is impossible.”
Donald Trump would have bought a little time to figure out how to deal with that problem. But the “resistance” shot even that down.
If one of these murderers pulls off their terrorist intentions, the PC liberals will have the blood of Americans on their hands.
Trump – and Comey – tried to warn them.
The Productivity Commission again says de-regulate the sugar industry which is just more economic sabotage for farmers. Huge trans-national Corporations continue to strip the nation of its non-renewable natural resources. Donald Trump is leading the charge in the US to halt his country’s economic haemorrhage. The ALP and LNP’s only plan for this country is to open the gaping wound. This week’s symbolic alteration to work visa laws will not make more jobs for Australians.
KAP Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter has asserted the Productivity Commission (PC) is a cancer upon the economic soul of Australia.
The Productivity Commission has advocated a return to the deregulation in the sugar industry and an abolition of KAP’s statutory marketing legislation.
Peter Harris is Chairman of the Productivity Commission. Mr Harris has previously served as Secretary of the Commonwealth Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy, and the Victorian Government agencies responsible for Sustainability and the Environment; Primary Industries; and Public Transport.
He has worked for the Ansett-Air New Zealand aviation group and as a consultant on transport policy. He has also worked in Canada on exchange with the Privy Council Office (1993-1994). His career with the government started in 1976 with the Department of Overseas Trade and included periods with the Treasury; Finance; the Prime Minister’s Department and Transport; and he worked for two years in the Prime Minister’s Office on secondment from the Prime Minister’s Department as a member of then Prime Minister Bob Hawke’s personal staff.
If his sterling career that earned him an AO is examined, one will find most positions he has held have encapsulated monumental disasters. For example Ansett, Sustainability and Environment, Overseas Trade, Bob Hawke’s personal staff, ad nauseam. This man’s antecedents should have sent him to jail not given him an award.
This Adam Smith-inspired, laissez faire Canberra bureaucracy has proven an abomination to Australian manufacturing and primary industries. This hideous, Marxist ideology shines as the epitome of the Liberal and Labor parties, leaving unregulated markets to the whim of the rapacious trans-national economies.
This man has steered the country into economic oblivion.
“The Productivity Commission has their sympathisers in the Liberal Party and the ALP ‘puppets on an AWU string’. And of course the AWU needing site coverage are ‘puppets on the Wilmar string’. In any event the ALP and LNP are the political wing of the Productivity Commission, PC and they are a cancer on the economic soul of Australia”, Mr Katter said.
“The Productivity Commission, whatever it was called at the time advocated the deregulation of the wool industry in 1990.
“In 1990 wool was bigger than coal. But the PC’s deregulation destroyed the wool industry, 73% of our sheep are gone. The price is shattered. Wool is now $2000m a year. Wool prices have improved but should be worth over $20B/a year.
“Next the motor vehicle industry. 84% of our Motor Vehicles were Australian Made in 1987. Following the PC recommendation the industry collapsed. Next year there will be none. Over $20,000m, once going to Australians, will now be going overseas.
“Now today their decision on ethanol. They have advised the Government that Australia would be better off sending $26B to the Middle East to buy oil instead of sending that $20B of this into rural Australia to buy “clean” ethanol.
“This is $60B a year in just 3 items, $50,000 per year/per family – lost, gone.
“We import all of our “whitegoods” from overseas. All of our “metal processing” in Australia is ceasing since the privatisation and deregulation of the electricity market has driven prices up 300%. They knew this would happen. It’s exactly what happened in California.
“So Mount Isa Mines has announced the closure of much of its copper processing. The nickel plant in Townsville has closed. Kagara Zinc has closed.
“The PC’s deregulation recommendation of dairy, eggs and sugar – but the price “down” to the farmers by nearly 30%. Whilst prices to the consumers rose 25%. Piggy in the middle got an extra $2B a year.
“What an appalling record.”
Mr Katter moved at the last sittings for a Parliamentary Inquiry with a view to replacing the Productivity Commission with a body based outside of Canberra, and consisting of people with ‘hands-on’ experience in production and commerce.