Port Hedland council prepare to take WA Government to Supreme Court over COVID mandates that see 33% of the population electing to be vaccine free forced into unemployment by the mandate.
A senior Victorian Doctor resigns over health crisis –
by Alison Ryan
Professor John Wilson, a senior doctor at Melbourne’s Alfred Hospital major trauma centre has resigned as deteriorating conditions escalate in Victoria’s healthcare system.
Professor Wilson is responsible for the treatment of patients with different lung disorders, including cystic fibrosis, asthma and pneumonia.
“We’ve got absolutely unacceptable ambulance ramping, staff that are burnt out and unable to service the needs of the community,” he said.
“We’re talking about hospitals that have no beds to put people in who’ve got acute injuries and acute illnesses. We have a terrible and dire situation that is unprecedented.”
Increasingly, the ill and injured are being ferried to hospitals in the back of private cars because there are no ambulances available, as queuing at overcrowded hospitals has at times severely limited paramedics’ ability to respond to new callouts.
Other critically ill Victorians are being resuscitated in corridors and overflowing emergency department waiting rooms.
News that an eight-year-old child has died 21 hours after attending Monash Children’s Hospital’s emergency department with stomach pain is under review.
A man from country Victoria who suffered a cardiac arrest in a hospital bathroom, died after waiting more than three hours for admission into the emergency department at the Bairnsdale Regional Health Service in East Gippsland last month.
“It is a systematic crisis impacting every hospital in the state,” Professor Wilson said, “I love my patients and I love my team, so I feel very sad and struggled with the decision for many months. But if we keep accepting this and nobody makes a stand, then it’ll keep going and get worse. It has to be said that enough is enough.”
He will step down from his role as president of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians.
Daniel Andrews continues to ignore the triple-zero crisis. The Victorian Premier has refused to reveal whether he had read Graham Ashton’s report into the failings of ESTA, despite it sitting on his desk for weeks.
Editorial by Harry Palmer
Vaccinated patients count for 9 out of 10 COVID-19 deaths
Australia’s largest funeral provider, Invocare, whose brands include Le Pine and White Lady, fast-tracked the opening of a storage facility and mortuary in Melbourne’s north that can house 150 bodies.
NSW government data shows fully vaccinated people account for nine out of every 10 COVID-19 deaths in the country. https://www.aap.com.au/factcheck/truth-a-casualty-in-australian-covid-vaccination-deaths-claim/
Despite real-world data consistently showing that COVID-19 vaccines dramatically reduce rates of death and severe illness due to the disease, a social media post claims Australian government figures reveal 90 per cent of fatal cases are among the fully vaccinated.
The Australian Government has made a final ad before the 2022 federal election and it’s surprisingly honest and informative. Occasional explicit language
Professor John Skerritt deputy secretary of health at TGA showed his bureaucratic self opinionated flagrant arrogance to Senator Malcolm Roberts questions as to why he had not complied with many requests as to who is responsible for recording covid deaths at the TGA
How the duopoly government is controlled by unelected unaccountable public servants.
|The duopoly government only works if you VOTE them back into dictatorship on May 21st|
There’s now clarity on what Albanese’s Labor intends to do to self-employed small business people if elected. Labor intends to attack us.
The ALP Secure Jobs Plan says:
“Labor will extend the powers of the Fair Work Commission to include ‘employee-like’ forms of work…” Labor intends to attack “…new forms of work such as gig work.”
Last Monday (2 May) this was further made clear at an Albanese street-walk rally in Brisbane. The Australian Financial Review reports from the rally that Labor will legislate to invent new law that says that self-employed people are a ‘little bit’ an employee, like being ‘a little bit pregnant’. It’s clear that the policy is directed at giving unions control over gig workers and any other self-employed person they choose to target. Hairdressers, for example!
The policy is a direct lift from the Californian law called AB5, introduced in early 2020. It was a job killer which hit the most vulnerable self-employed people. Think of single mums running their own transcription business from home! Closed down! There are thousands of examples.
The United Kingdom has an old 1986 ‘little bit pregnant/employee’ independent contractor law. This was used by the UK transport union in 2021 to attack gig ride-sharing. It’s thrown commercial contracts into chaos in the UK.
Albanese’s Labor says it wants to do ‘nice’ things such as giving ‘little-bit-employee’ self-employed people access to collective bargaining, superannuation and the minimum wage. But this is a beat-up.
Self-employed people (us) already have easy access to collective bargaining authorised under competition laws. Superannuation is clearly required when an individual, self-employed person (not structured as a P/L company) works for a business. The Independent Contractors Act requires that independent contractors should not be paid less than employees.
The truth is that self-employed people are protected under commercial law regulations. Think of the unfair contract laws. Albanese’s Labor wants to drag us into the mess of union-controlled industrial relations law. Forget it!
And quite recently the Australian High Court reaffirmed that self-employed people operate under commercial law. The Court also stated that UK-type (little-bit-employee) laws are not part of Australian law.
Further, the International Labour Organisation, a United Nations body, declared in 2006 that national laws should not interfere in the commercial relationships of independent contractors.
The Albanese plan defies international labour rulings and secure (High Court-determined) contract law. It is a repeat of the disastrous Road Safety Remuneration Tribunal introduced by the 2012 Gillard Labor government. This ‘protection’ invention was about to destroy the businesses of 50,000 self-employed truckies before the Turnbull government abolished the Tribunal.
The obsession Labor has with the ‘evil’ gig economy is silly. Only 0.19 per cent of the Australian workforce earned their full-time income through gig work. But Labor is using a near-hysterical, anti-gig campaign as an excuse to attack self-employed people.
It’s clear that if Labor wins government, we (self-employed people) will have a big fight on our hands to retain our right to be self-employed. It’s about our right to decide how we want to earn our living and to control our working lives. Labor wants to attack that right.
With best wishes.
Ken Phillips and the
Team at Self-Employed Australia
Government shamdemic COVID-19 agenda to shut down the backbone of Australian employers and traders, the family business, has created a conga line to their bankruptcy court with a plethora of family homes foreclosures. With phase two in place, the Taxation Department enforcers are scooping up survivors by executing tax debts for not receiving any income.
It’s not extreme to say that the Australian Taxation Office is conducting a brazen financial bombing campaign against small and family businesses across Australia.
Last week we informed you about the ATO’s taking a position where, at law and in its administration, it can (and is) creating and imposing tax debts where the taxpayer has not received any income. It’s gobsmacking but the High Court has said that this is ‘legal’ even though it also remarked that it’s clearly unfair. This is happening with family businesses using trusts—but watch the ATO expand this agenda.
Now we have more news of the ATO’s small business destruction campaign. In February the ATO released draft rulings that would declare family trust payments to adults to be illegal. What? This throws out decades of accepted, legal, small/family business income distributions. It would be like declaring that dividends from public companies (eg Telstra, BHP, CBA) were illegal. But more! Such declarations were to be backdated to 2015. So distributions that were legal over the last eight years could now be declared illegal. This is small/family business-hating, ATO madness.
Then last week, just before the election was called, the government and the ATO issued a ‘sort of‘ backdown. Well, not really. The statement says they’ll still deny distributions but will not apply them retrospectively. In other words, the attack continues but not as bad ‘sort of’!
There’s more for us to report on this intensifying ATO small/family business tax ‘bombing’ campaign. More pressing at the moment, however, is the need for solutions to fix this destructive ATO behaviour.
Jason Falinski MP has been the greatest friend of small business in the Australian Parliament over the last few years. He’s been doing real stuff. Not simply talking.
Jason chairs the parliamentary committee that keeps watch on the ATO. He’s guided and pushed the review that’s come up with some common-sense, balanced ATO reform recommendations. At the heart of these is a legislated ‘Taxpayer Rights’ Act. We reported on this in October last year.
Taxpayer Rights would: Ensure that the ATO could not collect a debt until all appeals have been finalised. Reverse the onus of proof of fraud or evasion so that it lies with the ATO. Establish the office of Taxpayer Advocate to ensure that the ATO complied with the Taxpayer Rights Act. The ‘Falinski’ Report is a huge step forward for Australian small and family businesses in particular.
As we’re now in the full-blown election campaign period, we need to know from both Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese where they stand on Taxpayer Rights. Frankly, it’s the critical issue for Australian small and family businesses.
If Scott Morrison and Anthony Albanese both remain silent on this issue, it really means that they both endorse the current anti-small business behaviour of the ATO.
With best wishes. Ken Phillips and the
Team at Self-Employed Australia
Yvette D’Ath, Queensland health minister, is amazed at the sudden rise in health issues expressed by hospitals and ambulance staff. She dismisses covid vaccine mentioned in the interview showing total ALP political corrupt denial. Remember stupidity is not hereditary is something she acquired herself, being elected with these attributes by Queensland voters, she did not become a political party puppet and health minister by herself.
If brains were boots she would be barefooted
After a court victory ensured supporters can proudly hoist her campaign flag, independent challenger for Goldstein, Zoe Daniel, says major parties must now stop vilifying hundreds of thousands of voters in Australia.
Bayside City Council, which regulates political advertising locally, mounted an extraordinary attempt to ban the display of Ms Daniel’s campaign material.
Her Goldstein opponent, Liberal MP Tim Wilson, used his parliamentary correspondence to argue the signs were illegal, and encouraged neighbours to dob in those guilty of violations to cop a $1000 fine.
The court’s overrule had been widely expected by experts, who had argued it had adopted a “strange” interpretation of state-based planning bylaws.
“Our supporters can now feel free: who could ever have predicted this to be an issue in our campaign for federal parliament?” Ms Daniel told The New Daily.
Mr Wilson even insinuated some of his electors were “lawbreakers”, and encouraged other residents to dob them in to him personally.
Goldstein has been in Liberal hands since its inception – despite a major swing at the last election the party sits on a two-party-preferred margin of nearly 58 per cent.
But senior Liberals are now tipping the seat to fall, not even mostly because of the sitting member’s “mystifying” support for a move to impose criminal sanctions on electors in the affluent areas but also under the strength of the campaign run by Ms Daniel, who is on the vanguard of a new electoral politics.
That Mr Wilson ever took such an unlikely yet provocative tack has become a widely used example of the depth of the party’s fears.
And he is joined around the country.
Prominent examples of seats facing independent challenge have recently focused on Bronwyn Bishop’s old seat of Mackellar in North Sydney and Josh Frydenberg’s seat of Kooyong. Colleagues say that increasing and irregular outbursts from Dave Sharma show how tenuous his hold on Wentworth is.
But the weekend’s state election in South Australia was yet another reminder, if it were needed, that the groundswell is growing nationally.
Independents had an unusually prominent role in last weekend’s election due to a number of government MPs moving to parliament’s cross-bench at the beginning of the most recent term.
But as counting continues in seats such as Finniss, where Lou Nicholson continues to hold on to a win-making swing of 17.5 per cent, experts say a greater threat to Liberals from independents is now all but assured.
That has particular implications for several seats but particularly Boothby, the federal marginal Liberal seat which will face a spirited challenge from Jo Dyer. Rebekha Sharkie, the crossbench MP currently representing the blue-blood seat of Mayo, is proof such shifts can happen and that the ingredients for their rise have long been observable.
Political scientists say the growing share of the independent vote in recent decades can be explained by a range of factors, including disengagement from political parties, a growing proportion of the electorate deciding who to vote for as they drive to the polling booth, and also the end of a compelling reformist era in national politics.
The successful showing of the independent challengers so far has inspired criticism, particularly from outlets linked to News Corporation.
Some such stories have gone close to alleging that the independents are a convenient decentralised cover for a grouping of Labor-aligned independents seeking to sneak into parliament under false pretences.
The presence of former staffers from Labor and the activist group GetUp in a company used by some for campaign services has been cited as further evidence that the independents are in fact aligned.
But University of South Australia Professor Rob Manwaring takes precisely the opposite view. He argues that fissures between moderate and right-wing factions within South Australian Liberals also present federally have weakened the party, but also created openings on policy that are especially apt to be exploited by independent moderates.
For her part, Ms Daniel, a former ABC journalist who says she voted for Liberal Malcolm Turnbull in 2016 before dropping her support for him over his failure to progress economic and environmental reform, says the movement owes nothing to any party.
“This is not about politics as we know it,” she said.
She also notes that because independents have no organisational or financial support around them, they begin at a massive electoral disadvantage.
Sharing ideas and broader fundraising structures makes sense, she said.
But she stressed that the overwhelming majority of contributions to her campaign come from local individuals, and her policy platform reflects issues that have been of pressing concern to local people.
While Ms Daniel agrees that some former Liberals are disillusioned by the failure to combat climate change and install a federal anti-corruption watchdog, she believes her platform follows no party line.
“I have absolutely no tilt toward either party whatsoever,” she said.
“People are not looking for me to be a political representative, it’s about having someone who listens and who advocates for them.”
Ukrainian Woman Interviewed on French News Station reveals on the ground information not aligning with French interviewers puppet masters spin-doctoring script
Sydney funeral home whistleblower exposes massive baby and children’s Covid vaccination deaths and many others, all quickly cremated without a funeral or service and death certificates issued reading “death unknown”. A TGA statistical chart is shown of children’s diagnosis from Australian hospitals. Cold room containers for bodies now needed to cater for the mounting dead