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Police state Western Australia forces leg bracelets onto those in lockdown

Tracking bracelets, fines for not self-isolating

from the ABC

The West Australian Labor Government has  sought the power to electronically monitor people who fail to self-isolate, using tracking bracelets or in-home trackers.

Tampering with a device could result in 12 months in jail or a $12,000 fine.

That move follows a police clamp down on people leaving their home after being directed to self-isolate.

In addition, the Government would be asking Parliament to grant police the power to issue on-the-spot fines for failing to obey self-isolation or public gathering directives.

Those fines would be $1,000 for individuals and $5,000 for businesses, and followed WA moving to “stage three” COVID-19 restrictions that involved shutting down playgrounds and skate parks.

Premier Mark McGowan said the measures, along with a move to restrict gatherings to two people, were harsh but a reality.

“The idea that I am going to give someone a $1,000 fine for three people walking around together is abhorrent, but it’s necessary,” he said.

Chinese scramble for expired pastoral leases in WA

All pastoral leases in Western Australia are due to expire in June this year leaving the door open for the Chinese-owned Shanghai Zhongfu, trading as Kimberley Agricultural Investments, and other Chinese Government companies to get control of large swag of the state’s pastoral properties.

As previously reported in the Cairns News this Chinese company, with Bob Hawke as its lobbyist, was controversially granted 15,200 ha of the Ord West Bank irrigation scheme, developed by the government at a cost of $450m. Australian farmers were the losing bidders.

 

China President Xi Jinping

The company plans to develop extensive cane growing and sugar milling projects.

Any purchases should now be scrutinised by changes to the Foreign Ownership of Land Register where land sales of more than $15 million will have to be disclosed.

This new rule does not prevent a sale to foreign countries.

The Ord River Irrigation Scheme

7,000 Brumbies Slaughtered Without Owners Permission

Slaughtered Brumby in the WA Kimberleys a National disgrace

On the 20th October 2013 at the Western Australian East Kimberley’s around Lake Gregory became a killing field for over 7,000 brumbies, executed from mustering helicopters conducting an aerial cull with shooters using military SLR rifles, leaving mortally and seriously wounded horses across the landscape, all sanctioned by the RSPCA saying “it demanded the brumbies be killed instantly through an accurately-fired shot, through the head or thorax”.

No question a culling was required, with many options available, proven humane which aerial shooting is not one of them.

So we ask this question, “why the traditional owners of the land and all the brumbies, were not consulted by the lessees, the WA Minister and the RSPCA over this disgraceful execution of their heritage horses?”

Read the full story [HERE] on the Snowy Brumby blog site