Western Australia set to take hit in GST carve-up
By: David Uren, Economics editor From: The Australian March 15, 2013
WESTERN Australia's fury with the system of carving up the GST has been fuelled by a decision to cut its receipts from the tax by a further $550 million in 2013-14.
Queensland will become the biggest beneficiary of the formula for distributing GST revenue, receiving an additional $696 million.
“The changes in the fiscal capacities of Queensland and Western Australia mainly reflect contrasting developments in their mining industries.” the Commonwealth Grants Commission chairman Alan Henderson said today.
Western Australia's strong flow of mining royalties gave it the capacity to raise $2200 per person, compared with a national average of $450 per person and Victoria's tally of just $21 a head.
“This sustained growth and the associated impact on employment and wages elsewhere in the state gives it an unprecedented fiscal capacity,”Mr Henderson said.
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“Compared to last year, we conclude they need $549 million less GST revenue,” he said of WA.
Although Queensland is also a strong mining state, revenue from coal royalties over the last three years has been at a much lower rate than it was in 2008-9, while production levels have also been lower. Queensland's property market has also slumped.
As a result, Queensland's ability to raise tax revenue has dropped below the national average for the first time since 2007-8.
If GST revenue were distributed on an equal per-capita basis, Western Australia would be receiving $5.5 billion from the tax this year, more than double the $2.5 billion which the CGC has recommended.
Besides Queensland, NSW will get $193 million more in 2013-14 than it would have under this financial year's formula, while Victoria will get $207 million less and South Australia $82 million less. Tasmania and the ACT will both make small gains.
The Northern Territory is a big loser on a per-capita basis, with its GST distribution falling by $107 million, mainly because the 2011 census reduced its estimated Aboriginal population. Link HERE
The Good ship Hesperus
"The Wreck of the Hesperus" is a story that presents the tragic consequences of a sea captain's pride. On an ill-fated voyage in winter, he brings his daughter aboard ship for company. The captain ignores the advice of one of his experienced men, who fears that a hurricane is approaching. When the storm arrives, the captain ties his daughter to the mast to prevent her from being swept overboard. She calls out to her dying father as she hears the surf beating on the shore, then prays to Christ to calm the seas. The ship crashes onto the reef of Norman's Woe and sinks; the next morning a horrified fisherman finds the daughter's body, still tied to the mast and drifting in the surf. The poem ends with a prayer that all be spared such a fate "on the reef of Norman's Woe."
The poem was published in the New World, edited by Park Benjamin, which appeared on January 10, 1840. Longfellow was paid $25 for it.
Is Australia like the Hesperus? Will we Australians be like the daughter tied to master of Julia Gillard's doomed ship? Is the Wayne Swan economic and financial mess the "reef of Norman's Woe"?
We can still learn from past mistakes. History doesn't have to repeat itself. But it is up to every Australian to tell Prime Minister Gillard the captain of the ship it's time to go! Lyn Vickery. One Nation WA. State President
WA Labor leader shuns Gillard poison
Piers Akerman Blog. Monday, February 11, 2013
WEST Australian Labor leader Mark McGowan hasn’t a hope of winning next month’s State election but he is streets ahead of other Labor leaders around the nation.
McGowan has belled Prime Minister Julia Gillard’s carbon tax.
He said at the weekend he opposed the tax.
He would not have introduced such a tax and he could not support such a tax.
It was not a spontaneous outpouring of honesty however.
McGowan had been pressed to say whether he believed in the federal Labor nonsense for more than a year and had spent that time ducking and weaving.
Over recent months he has distanced himself from the national Labor leader, conveniently leaving the State or city whenever she ventured to the West.
He has all but told her not to appear in WA in the run-up to the March 9 election.
He knows she is electoral poison.
In fact, the WA Liberal Party is capitalising on the State’s loathing for Gillard pointing out that she and federal Labor are at war with the West using the carbon dioxide tax and the mining tax to cripple the economy of the fastest growing state.
McGowan has a cuddly image but most West Australians are sufficiently hard-headed to realise Labor can’t run an economy.
A Newspoll taken for The Australian newspaper last week found that while more people considered the Opposition Leader likeable and caring, more thought Premier Colin Barnett was the better economic manager, by 54 per cent to 33 per cent.
The same Newspoll survey published on Saturday found the Liberal-Nationals government leads Labor by 57 to 43 per cent in two-party preferred terms.
A Liberal victory in WA next month will be another blow to Gillard’s leadership.
Her leadership rival Kevin Rudd is a frequent visitor to the state where he is warmly greeted by Labor fans.
Gillard’s toxic brand is electoral poison.
McGowan knows it and recognises it. Labor leaders in other states should be brave enough to stand up to her destructive agenda also before it destroys the remainder of the economy.. Story HERE
Why are so many migrants and refugees not getting jobs?
Why is Labor Government policy importing unemployment?
One Nation Western Australia Inc will seek to regain state and federal party registration in our own right
View this disturbing story HERE
As a result of the ongoing negative activities of a clearly dysfunctional and incompetent National Committee the One Nation party finds itself on the brink of collapse.
Unless members themselves rally to remove those who have misdirected the party (in some cases for over a decade), all the work of members and supporters could be lost.
It is no secret that members, particularly in the eastern states, have been kept in the dark for years. It is also no secret that a small clique have been quietly and without recourse to proper meeting rules and procedures centralising power for themselves while pursuing a policy of kicking out anyone who makes any constructive moves that could show them up.
Wherever you are in Australia, you can help rebuild the party by joining One Nation WA now.
2012 AGM Report.
NORTHERN TERRITORY ELECTION REPORT
John Kearney captured 11.9% of the vote in his Humpty Doo booth in the Northern Territory seat of Goyder. In the Casurina Early Voting Centre (EVC) he did 12.5%. Overall John received a divisional total of 8.4%.
He outpolled First Nation Peoples Party candidates in all but one other seat, beat the Greens numbers in all but a couple of seats, out scored most independents and even bettered Labour's tally in at least one seat.
Why is it then the National Secretary of One Nation, Pat Loy, is congratulating the "Indigenous Candidates" presumably the First Nation candidates (another front for Labour) on the national website and failing to even recognise the efforts of a genuine One Nation Western Australia member?
Running under his own name, local identity John Kearney garnered by far the best result for a very very long time for a known One Nation member and supporter. Sadly John was prohibited from running under his true colours as was fellow long time One Nation member, supporter and second candidate Peter Bussa.
Both are out of state members of One Nation Western Australia.
They were supported by WA President Lyn Vickery and Director Brian McRae who flew to Darwin to assist with the campaign at their own expense and with the blessing of the W.A. executive and members.
Peter had only days to prepare, just a hand full of core flutes and how to vote leaflets, one small press advertisement and four minutes on local radio. He scored 2.2% of the vote in a seat where 4158 people voted.
Had the Country Liberal Party Candidate Jo Sangster preferenced Peter and vice versa, and had Peter run as One Nation, she may have beaten the Labour Candidate. A big mistake and a lesson there for the Country Liberals, who foolishly preferenced Labour and for ourselves who were forced to run with one hand tied behind our back!
John Kearney had a longer lead time to prepare and is a regular advocate for One Nation on territory radio. Nevertheless John's budget was limited. He received no party funds and only had private support. Even though he was placed last by both major parties in the preferences, his acceptance by voters was huge as was the One Nation message on the few occassions we could openly spread the word.
"One Nation Policies and One Nation people were welcomed without hesitation in the NT" Lyn Vickery said. "It's a shame we had to fight the election without the help of the party machine. No matter. We've clearly shown that One Nation can rise again. We have proven that our new, never say die, hands on attitude pays big dividends. This result trumps party results in the recent Queensland Election and also in South Australia by a mile. What One Nation members must do now is dump the deadwood from the party, reorganise, back the go ahead people in One Nation in WA, NSW, QLD and the NT and go on the attack in preparation for the next federal election and the Western Australian election due around March 2013."
"One Nation Western Australia welcomes all supporters, former members across the country, and those who want to see the party advance again. We will soon arrive at the magic 500 members number and we will then regain our state and federal registration so that nobody can ever again hold a gun to our heads when it comes to endorsing candidates."
Lyn Vickery congratulated John Kearney and Peter Bussa on an excellent campaign. "When One Nation people want to fight for their country the party is duty bound to encourage them." he said. "Not for a very long time in the history of One Nation have two candidates achieved such a splendid result with so little backing, resources, and time. If the backing had been there we would have easily doubled those figures."
John has decided to now contest the federal election, his third campaign in a row, and calls upon all good One Nation supporters across the country for their help. You can also view his results on the One Nation NT website HERE
Link to NT election results.
Alan Jones is joined by Michael Smith to discuss the Prime Minister and the AWU.
One Nation Western Australia demands to know what is going on here Prime Minister!
Listen to what Alan Jones and Michael have to say - HERE
Timely comments about the so called "Asylum Seeker" debacle from Cartoonist Pickering ...
28th June 2012
THE PM’S HOLLOW VICTORY:
Malaysia is neither a signatory to the Refugee Convention nor the UNHCR... and there is good reason why.
Malaysia’s record of human abuse rivals China’s. They sell refugee children into prostitution and slavery. When they can’t find buyers in those arenas they are sold to fishermen who can do with them what they will.
More than 100,000 Burmese (latterly Myanmar) refugees, mainly women and children, have fled to Malaysia, escaping decades of military abuse, only to find themselves in an equally parlous state.
Malaysia doesn’t recognise any asylum seeker as a refugee. They classify all as “illegal immigrants” allowing them no rights. Most exist in crowded pens and are afforded no medical assistance. Little wide eyed children are treated like vermin.
This is where your Prime Minister intends to send asylum seekers. This is what brought Joe Hockey to tears. This is what the ALP, and the ALP alone, believes is a decent solution.
Nauru processing would allow Australia to monitor and care for asylum seekers. Regardless of what Gillard says are “special arrangements” in Malaysia, children will not be treated humanely there. Gillard and Chris Bowen both know that.
It was easy for Bowen to negotiate his “deal” with Malaysia because they would love to rid themselves of their “illegal immigrants” and they would love to accept our buckets of borrowed money.
To even consider sending any person, let alone a child, there for processing is nothing short of criminal. The High Court thought the same.
If Gillard was the slightest bit concerned at current drownings she would not have conspired with simpleton Wilkie offering him a Malaysia sunset clause (12-month trial) as an amendment to Oakeshott’s Bill, to ensure her numbers. A sunset clause was available for Nauru but Abbott had no chance to offer it.
Gillard worked hard to get the Oakeshott Bill through the Lower House knowing full well it would never pass the Senate.
She thought it more important to disallow Abbott a nominal win than prevent hundreds more drowning. Gillard’s treachery is nothing short of breathtaking.
The LNP and the Greens are passionately against her Malaysian Solution... and so, justifiably, are many members of Gillard’s own party. That leaves a very thin minority of Parliamentarians that actually agree with Gillard’s disastrous ploy. But we have a very pig-headed woman for a Prime Minister.
Abbott made concessions, Gillard made none.
At 1:05 pm today Abbott called Gillard’s office to inform her of his intention to introduce a private members Bill encompassing all that Gillard wanted except, understandably, Malaysia.
She did not respond, but by 2pm she was in the House craving indulgence to reintroduce Oakeshott’s Bill which required only a third reading and which was essentially the same Malaysian Solution Gillard had proposed. Sleazy Albanese followed her, madly issuing instructions.
When Abbott tried to introduce the Bill he had properly given Gillard notice of, Albanese refused leave for him to do so. Gillard then moved for a third reading of Oakeshott’s Bill. It passed.
What a farce! There is no way in the World that Oakeshott’s Bill will pass the Senate tomorrow, the last sitting day before the winter recess. There was a good chance that Abbott’s Bill would have. So, without a sitting extension, we can sit back and watch hundreds more drown in exchange for Gillard having the satisfaction of sticking it up Abbott.
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AT A GLANCE - ONE NATIONS POLICY ON MIGRATION
"One Nation believes in balanced, zero net immigration (subject to review depending on economic conditions) and that coming to Australia is a privilege that must not be undervalued. As a sovereign people, we reserve the right of discretion in protecting our economy, social cohesion and cultural heritage.
This does NOT mean zero immigration or lack of compassion as the program would admit in the order of 30,000 migrants per annum.
The justification for this policy of not exceeding zero net immigration is that environmentally Australia is near carrying capacity.
From an economic perspective immigration is unsustainable and socially, if continued as is, will lead to increasing ethnic division and tension.
Current policy encourages large numbers of illegal immigrants encourages crime and corruption (the people smuggling industry) and it is time Australia, while recognising the contribution made by migrants in the past, send to the world the message that mass immigration has passed its "use by date".
It is now critical to develop a population policy for Australia and to decide immigration numbers rationally and in the best interest of Australians rather than kow towing to the United Nations.
The immigration policies of the major political parties are disastrous, proceeding as if there were no balance of payments problem, no foreign debt and no geographical or environmental constraints to population growth. If continued, such policies will irreversibly alter our natural and urban environment and economic viability as well as undermining the maintenance and further development of a unique and valuable Australian identity and culture. " For further information on this and other topics visit our MEDIA PAGE.
Rosa Lee Long Becomes Mayor of Tablelands Regional Council
FORMER One Nation MP Rosa Lee Long looks set to return to the political arena, this time as mayor of the Tablelands Regional Council.
Mrs Lee Long holds a strong lead over incumbent Tom Gilmore in the early counting. Votes in the Tablelands electorate have been lodged only by postal voting this year.
Mrs Lee Long, who served three consecutive terms for One Nation in state parliament between 2001 and 2009, holds 62 per cent of the contest with about 10,317 votes, Tom Gilmore has 6542 votes or 38 per cent. Full Story HERE
COMMENT: Congratulations from all One Nation supporters in Western Australia, The Northern Territory – indeed across Australia! A job well done and proof that when well represented the values of One Nation are alive and well! Lyn Vickery – State President One Nation W.A.
2012 Membership Drive
We welcome new members from both Western Australian and Interstate to join our dynamic party branch.
State members on the W.A. electoral roll boost our chances of gaining State registration for the party, while Interstate members boost numbers Federally.
QUICK LINKS TO OUR DAILY MEDIA STORIES - HERE
Cut snarls with paid parking
Yolanda Zaw, The West Australian Apr 16
Free parking should be phased out and paid parking introduced at major retail, business and housing centres across metropolitan Perth to combat congestion on WA roads, according to a government report.
A discussion paper compiled by the Department of Planning says free or cheap parking "sends false price signals about the cost of car use to drivers" and makes alternatives, such as public transport, less appealing.
The paper also says that introducing a cap on parking bays at major centres and implementing a user-pays system will "lessen the capacity pressures on our road system" with the money raised to go towards "more sustainable access options" such as public transport.
The Activity Centres Parking discussion paper, which was distributed to stakeholders including local governments, government agencies and major land owners was compiled last year but not released publicly. Full story HERECOMMENTS: One Nation opposes this idiotic and ill considered proposed new dictate. “Major retail centres” is code for shopping centres!
Mum’s are you going to pay for parking every time you go shopping with the kids or meet a friend for coffee??? Not likely!
The Western Australian Government should not forget that before they attempt to impose this Department of Planning bureaucratic nonsense it is their duty to consult fully with the people of W.A. Government is the servant of the people of W.A. – not our masters!
Now that the cat is out of the bag on their plans, it’s time for all concerned people in Perth to forcefully put their views. Premier Colin Barnett – stop patronising your people. Find a real vision to solve the problem, not this rubbish!
Western Australians are fed up with being ignored by Government at all levels. We are fed up with being treated like mushrooms. We are sick and tired of paying for inefficient decision making.
Shoppers and the public are already slugged almost senseless by the existing, woefully inadequate, parking and public transport systems. In the final analysis all traffic snarls are caused by too many cars and too many people crammed into too small a space all at once. Always this is the result of terrible town planning decisions – most of which (in W.A. more recently) can be placed at the feet of Alannah MacTiernan – the former Labor Minister. It was she who was responsible for the idiocy of slicing Perth’s excellent and numerous quarter acre blocks into ever smaller subdivisions and cramming more people in to each square meter. More people, more cars! History will portray this lady is the author or Perth’s future slums.
And why did she do that? It was so government, councils, and developers could grown rich. But what is the downside of this madness – traffic snarls, parking congestion, road rage, increased crime, and increased tensions across the community. From being a city that could breath and was once the envy of the world, we now live in a stressed out rabbit warren where kids are no longer safe. And all that was achieved in a couple of generations ....Thank you Alana and your crew! You ruined the heritage of our children.
Paradoxically, as the city strains our rural areas are being drained of their populations – in a state of our size this is clearly wrongheaded thinking. We don’t have to live on top of each other. This is Australia not Singapore, Mumbai or Hong Kong!
Why do people fight to come to settle in Perth? It is at least partly to get away from the rat race wherever they live before. And yet our Government is creating the same demoralising, impersonal, degraded mess here.
Why are we allowing Perth, one of the world’s most beautiful, clean and pristine cities, to fast become an ever more frustrating tangle? Do we have to become like Sydney or Melbourne? No thanks!
There is not a growing city in the world that has ever developed a public transport system able to keep pace.
Always, in an expanding population base, public transport is inadequate to needs. Public transport systems have their place – but given the kinds of public transport options we have today, they will never be the solution. Until public transport can deliver an efficient and quick door to door system, as cars mostly do, it is pie in the sky.
So what’s the answer? Well slugging the public more money for parking certainly isn’t.
Neither is pouring more money into buses that sit in the same traffic snarls as everyone else or trains that look like disease and cold carrying sardine tins.
The real answer is to reduce the population density in our city, not increase it! Less people, less cars, and less of all the other negatives.
And how do we painlessly and profitably do that? Well until we have a government with vision there is no solution – that’s the bad news.
But the good news is One Nation has a vision – our vision is for quality of life for all - not quantity.
Our vision is to create the incentives to spark major new population centres across the state. This will relieve the intolerable pressure on Perth, promote vigorous new development and grant future generations the freedom and space which is their birthright. It will also link the vast spaces that comprise our massive state. In addition we would slam an immediate ban on further subdivision of domestic blocks in most suburbs – especially inner suburbs and those already clearly overcrowded. Perth must not become a slum!
And that’s just the beginning. Lyn Vickery – State President One Nation Western Australia.
Wilkie drops support for Gillard after pokies backflip
ANTI-POKIES MP Andrew Wilkie has ripped up his agreement to support the Gillard minority government after the Prime Minister broke her promise on gambling reforms.
“I regard the Prime Minister to be in breach of the written agreement she signed, leaving me no option but to honour my word and end my current relationship with her government.”
Story in Australian 21st Jan 2012 - - HERE
General Meeting last Saturday each month - Starts 1.00 pm sharp
New Venue for 2012
RSL HALL, 22 Leake Street, Ascot.
(Left off Great Eastern Highway as you go out of the city,
near Epsom Avenue)
Visitors welcome. Members bring a friend.
THE TIME OF REAL AUSSIE PROSPERITY
"In the 1950s, 60s and 70s every Australian had a full time job. Every family was prosperous and education was free. Owning our own home was the achievable dream of every Aussie, and food was healthy. Asthma and all the behaviour difficulties suffered by our children today were virtually unknown. Australia was a very happy place." Contributed by Tony Ryan - Link Here
Thousands of students failed the Australian visa test
Source: The Daily Telegraph - link below
FOREIGN students caught skipping class or flunking courses are being deported in record numbers, courtesy of a federal government crackdown on student visas.
The Immigration Department has already cancelled 15,066 foreign student visas in the past year, a 37 per cent spike from the previous year.
About 3624 students are facing deportation for flunking subjects or missing classes.
A further 2235 visas were cancelled on students who quit their original courses and were either working illegally - in some cases in brothels.
The crackdown, coming after the number of cancellations was steady for four years, has targeted lax students who had won visas to study at a vocational training level, such as cooking or hairdressing.
Indian students have been hit the hardest, while the biggest foreign contingent - Chinese - fare much better because they are less likely to be studying for a trade. Trade students are not only under the spotlight but a change in policy preferencing university students has now made entry to Australian courses harder.
University graduates will have the right to work here for two years after they graduate, leaving vocational training students to wait on a second tranche of changes, due next year, to find out where they stand.
Of the 332,709 international students in Australia in June, more than half were studying at university, while a third were on vocational training visas studying diploma courses.
One in every five international students is Chinese, while one in every six is Indian. Courses are also popular with South Korean, Brazilian and Malaysian students. The majority of international students study in NSW and Victoria.
To receive a visa they must be enrolled in a course and show they can pay tuition and living costs and meet health and English language tests.
Of the 15,066 cancellations by DIMIA in the past year, 3624 students lost their visas because they flunked some or all subjects or were no-shows to class. A further 2235 visas were cancelled for students who quit their courses and 212 were from students who finished their courses early.
The Immigration Department offers eight kinds of student visas - including vocational training, university, English language courses or school education visas.
Despite oversight by the department, some students end up as illegal immigrants after failing to return home.
The department's annual report said that 8309 student visa holders became "unlawful" in the past year because their student visa expired and they did not apply for a new one, such as a bridging visa.
In some cases, foreigners were not genuine students and use the work rights of a student visa as a back door to higher wages and working conditions in Australia.
Some women have come to Australia on student visas to work in illegal brothels. Link HERE
You can't say certain things anymore
Step into the mine-field of the free-speech argument. Nice speech is what we have here, not freedom of speech. Jason Morrison or 2UE looks at the court decision against Andrew Bolt, and the age where thoughts remain private. An intersting listen: HERE
Foundation Day name to Go! Political Correctness gone mad!
“I am absolutely furious about this”, a One Nation Western Australian member says.
I am absolutely furious about this talk about rewriting history and giving the thumbs down to our heritage and the people who laid the foundations which made WA what it is today.
More pandering to those who want change for change sake.
It appears to me that these Leaders Premier Barnett and Opposition Leader Ripper want to bury all recognition and praise for those brave people who settled in Western Australia to be the forerunners of all who have contributed to the development and prosperity of this great State.
The Indigenous people of whom the two Leaders seem to be most concerned are well and truly recognised in the statutes and it is well known they contribute to our society in many ways. In fact, they even have their own flag - so I say, leave Foundation Day alone.
Ron McLean - wheat and sheep farmer - Newdegate WA 6355.
New Zealand Earthquake
The great whites from the murky depths of Labor’s Caucus and the string pullers of the Union movement are circling and every day Julia Gillard looks more and more like a big juicy worm writhing about on the fish hook of other people’s political agendas.
How long can the flailing go on before one of her fellow predators feels hungry enough or is silly enough to take a bite at her prime ministership?
Full Story HERE
Premier plans electricity overhaul
The West Australian 20th September 2011
Premier Colin Barnett has flagged a radical re-merger of WA’s electricity system, declaring today that the break-up of Western Power five years ago had “clearly failed”.
Mr Barnett revealed this morning that he, Energy Minister Peter Collier and senior bureaucrats have begun discussions about a plan to stitch generating company Verve and retailer Synergy back together.
Mr Barnett said the two companies’ boards and management had made decisions that conflicted with the interests of each other and the break-up had failed to keep power prices low as promised.
“We are looking at the structure (of the electricity system),” Mr Barnett said.
“There is absolutely no doubt that what the previous Labor government did in breaking up Western Power has not worked.
“When that was put in place, the promise from Eric Ripper at the time was that it would lower electricity prices.
“It’s had the exact opposite effect.”
Mr Barnett ruled out complete re-aggregation of the energy system, saying “we will not go back to what existed back in the 1990s”.
That statement suggests network company Western Power and regional supplier Horizon would remain independent under the Premier’s plan.
The break-up of Western Power was intended to create a competitive market for the supply of electricity, encouraging private sector companies to compete with the Government-owned utilities.
The reform was aimed at holding down prices by creating a competitive market for electricity generation.
Full Story HERE
How China dominates solar power
Huge loans from the Chinese Development Bank are helping Chinese solar companies push American solar firms out of the market.
Armed with tens of billions in loans from the Chinese government, Chinese solar companies have scaled at a rate unthinkable only a few years ago. At the end of this year, there will likely be 50,000 megawatts (MW) of manufacturing capacity in place around the world, with much of that new capacity being developed in China and other Asian countries. (In the year 2000, there were only 100 MW of production capacity worldwide.)
In four years, the solar manufacturing sector shifted from being led by a geographically dispersed number of companies to one dominated by Chinese companies. In 2006, there were two companies from China in the list of top ten cell producers. In 2010, there were six, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. There are currently only two non-Asian manufacturers in the top ten, and those companies -- First Solar and Q-Cells -- have shifted a lot of their production to Asia.
So what happened? How did the Chinese come to completely dominate the solar industry in such a short period of time?
Full story HERE
Wayne Swan - Labour Plans to Raid Future Fund
LABOR is planning to withdraw hundreds of millions of dollars from the Future Fund in an unprecedented move that will help the government meet its promise of returning the budget to surplus in 2012-13.
A spokeswoman for Finance Minister Penny Wong confirmed to The Australian that more than $250 million worth of assets were due to be withdrawn from the Future Fund in the 2012-13 financial year, despite the fund having been created, by Peter Costello, under the condition it was not to be touched before 2020. Full Story HERE
In July, our nation’s debt went passed $200 billion for the first time ever.
Labor has borrowed an average of $100 million each day
they have been in government.
This is nothing short of a
WA new home sales slump in July
West Australian 29th Aug 2011
WA had the biggest fall in new home sales in July at 12.7 per cent, well above the national figure of 8 per cent, according to a survey.
The HIA JELD-WEN new home sales report, a survey of Australia's major residential builders, reflected a continuing deterioration in new home building conditions.
The 8 per cent decline nationally in June followed a decline of 8.7 per cent in June. Full Story HERE
Labor should take the risk and dump Gillard
Peter van Onselen, Contributing editor From: The Australian August 27, 2011
LABOR has to decide whether it is prepared to risk dying on its feet or is content to survive (only just) on its knees. That may require a radical move.
If it chooses the latter, Julia Gillard survives as prime minister with the increasingly unlikely hope that once the carbon tax is legislated her political fortunes turn around. If, however, Labor wishes to give itself a positive chance of improving its polling quagmire and exploiting the greatest weakness on the Coalition side - Tony Abbott's unpopularity - it must seriously consider replacing the deeply unpopular Gillard. Full Story HERE
Gay abandon no way to run a nation
Piers Akerman From: The Daily Telegraph August 26IF there was any question of the Greens' detachment from the realities faced by most Australians, it should be laid to rest with the party's obsession with homosexual marriage. As an issue - with those outside a handful of inner-urban electorates - it is not even a blip on the political radar.
For those politicians who have permitted themselves to fall under the sway of the shrill minority it is an unnecessary distraction from the major problems facing the nation.
With 1000 BlueScope jobs to be lost in the Illawarra, and some 500 jobs at Patrick's Port Kembla loading facility next in line, the Greens' fixation with homosexual marriage demonstrates the lack of wisdom and total absence of negotiating skills shown by Prime Minister Julia Gillard when she put her party in hock to the neo-socialist party in order to cling to power. Full Story HERE
CLIMATE CHANGE - LET'S SET A FEW THINGS STRAIGHT
Dr David Evans' address in Perth, 23 March 2011. Climate change?
See VIDEO HERE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Di5FyndJbz0
Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen.
The debate about global warming has reached ridiculous proportions and is full of micro thin half-truths and misunderstandings.
I am a scientist who was on the carbon gravy train, I understand the evidence, I was once an alarmist, but I am now a sceptic.
Watching this issue unfold has been amusing but, lately, worrying. This issue is tearing society apart, making fools and liars out of our politicians. Full Story HERE
IT PAYS TO CHECK OUT TIM FLANNERY'S PREDICTIONS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE
TIM Flannery has just been hired by the Gillard Government to scare us stupid, and I can't think of a better man for the job.
This Alarmist of the Year is worth every bit of the $180,000 salary he'll get as part-time chairman of the Government's new Climate Commission.
His job is simple: to advise us that we really, truly have to accept, say, the new tax on carbon dioxide emissions that this Government threatens to impose.
This kind of work is just up the dark alley of Flannery, author of The Weather Makers, that bible of booga booga.
He's had years of practice trying to terrify us into thinking our exhausts are turning the world into a fireball that will wipe out civilisation, melt polar ice caps and drown entire cities under hot seas.
Small problem, though: after so many years of hearing Flannery's predictions, we're now able to see if some of the scariest have actually panned out.
Find Out HERE
Count the lies in this one still from the ad in which Michael Caton and Cat Blanchett tell us to say “yes” to Julia Gillard’s carbon dioxide tax:
- No, our skies aren’t black with soot.
- No, this tax won’t clear the skies.
- No, this isn’t about carbon but carbon dioxide.
- No, that power station isn’t in Australia, but Britain.
- No, it won’t be closed by Gillard’s tax, not least because it’s closed already.
- No, not one power station in this country pumps out black soot like this.
How can such a lying ad by show by people demanding we “respect the science”?
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
Lies, Lies and more Lies
To all those people who have seen part of the Government’s $13.7 Million Dollars advertising campaign to convince the Australian population to accept a new tax on carbon, the so-called polluting element in the atmosphere.
It has been well established that the first television advertisement with Michael Caton standing in front of black soot coming from a power plant was in fact, taken in England many years ago and that plant is NOT operating now. I am surprised that a man of his status should allow himself to be used in this disgraceful way by the Government.
Nowhere in Australia will you see a scene such as this! What we have in Australia is steam coming out of our chimneys - not black soot.
How can anyone take notice of any ads such as this, when the very first one is proven false?
No wonder Politicians are right on the bottom of the list of those who can be trusted in Australia. Lies, Lies and More Lies.
Wheat and Sheep Farmer Newdegate
Letter from a Concerned Australian
By Terence Cardwell
I have sat by for a number of years frustrated at the rubbish being put forth about carbon dioxide emissions, thermal coal fired power stations and renewable energy and the ridiculous Emissions Trading Scheme.
Frustration at the lies told (particularly during the election) about global pollution. Using Power Station cooling towers for an example. The condensation coming from those cooling towers is as pure as that that comes out of any kettle.
Frustration about the so called incorrectly named man made 'carbon emissions' which of course is Carbon Dioxide emissions and what it is supposedly doing to our planet.
Frustration about the lies told about renewable energy and the deliberate distortion of renewable energy and its ability to replace fossil fuel energy generation. And frustration at the ridiculous carbon credit programme which is beyond comprehension.
And further frustration at some members of the public who have not got a clue about thermal Power Stations or Renewable Energy. Quoting ridiculous figures about something they clearly have little or no knowledge of.
First coal fired power stations do NOT send 60 to 70% of the energy up the chimney. The boilers of modern power station are 96% efficient and the exhaust heat is captured by the economisers and reheaters that heat the air and water before entering the boilers.
The very slight amount exiting the stack is moist as in condensation and CO2. There is virtually no fly ash because this is removed by the precipitators or bagging plant that are 99.98% efficient. The 4% lost is heat through boiler wall convection.
Coal fired Power Stations are highly efficient with very little heat loss and can generate massive amount of energy for our needs. They can generate power at efficiency of less than 10,000 b.t.u. per kilowatt and cost wise that is very low.
The percentage cost of mining and freight is very low. The total cost of fuel is 8% of total generation cost and does NOT constitute a major production cost.
As for being laughed out of the country, China is building multitudes of coal fired power stations because they are the most efficient for bulk power generation.
We have, like, the USA, coal fired power stations because we HAVE the raw materials and are VERY fortunate to have them. Believe me no one is laughing at Australia - exactly the reverse, they are very envious of our raw materials and independence.
The major percentage of power in Europe and U.K. is nuclear because they don't have the coal supply for the future.
Yes it would be very nice to have clean, quiet, cheap energy in bulk supply. Everyone agrees that it would be ideal. You don't have to be a genius to work that out. But there is only one problem---It doesn't exist.
Yes - there are wind and solar generators being built all over the world but they only add a small amount to the overall power demand.
The maximum size wind generator is 3 Megawatts, which can rarely be attained on a continuous basis because it requires substantial forces of wind. And for the same reason only generate when there is sufficient wind to drive them. This of course depends where they are located but usually they only run for 45% -65% of the time, mostly well below maximum capacity. They cannot be relied for a 'base load' because they are too variable. And they certainly could not be used for load control.
The peak load demand for electricity in Australia is approximately 50,000 Megawatts and only small part of this comes from the Snowy Hydro Electric System (The ultimate power Generation) because it is only available when water is there from snow melt or rain. And yes they can pump it back but it cost to do that. (Long Story).
Tasmania is very fortunate in that they have mostly hydro electric generation because of their high amounts of snow and rainfall. They also have wind generators (located in the roaring forties) but that is only a small amount of total power generated.
Based on a average generating output of 1.5 megawatts (of unreliable power) you would require over 33,300 wind generators.
As for solar power generation much research has been done over the decades and there are two types. Solar thermal generation and Solar Electric generation but in each case they cannot generate large amounts of electricity.
Any clean, cheap energy is obviously welcomed but they would NEVER have the capability of replacing Thermal power generation. So get your heads out of the clouds, do some basic mathematics and look at the facts not going off with the fairies (or some would say the extreme greenies.)
We are all greenies in one form or another and care very much about our planet. The difference is most of us are realistic. Not in some idyllic utopia where everything can be made perfect by standing around holding a banner and being a general pain in the backside.
Here are some facts that will show how ridiculous this financial madness the government is following. Do the simple maths and see for yourselves.
According to the 'believers' the CO2 in air has risen from .034% to .038% in air over the last 50 years.
To put the percentage of Carbon Dioxide in air in a clearer perspective;
If you had a room 12 ft x 12 ft x 7 ft or 3.7 mtrs x 3.7 mtrs x 2.1 mtrs, the area carbon dioxide would occupy in that room would be .25m x .25m x .17m or the size of a large packet of cereal.
Australia emits 1% of the world's total carbon Dioxide and the government wants to reduce this by 20%t or reduce emissions by 0.2 % of the world's total CO2 emissions.
What effect will this have on existing CO2 levels?
By their own figures they state the CO2 in air has risen from .034% to .038% in 50 years.
Assuming this is correct, the world CO2 has increased in 50 years by .004%.
Per year that is .004 divided by 50 = .00008%. (Getting confusing -but stay with me).
Of that because we only contribute 1% our emissions would cause CO2 to rise .00008 divided by 100 = .0000008%.
Of that 1%, we supposedly emit, the governments wants to reduce it by 20% which is 1/5th of .0000008 = .00000016% effect per year they would have on the world CO2 emissions based on their own figures.
That would equate to a area in the same room, as the size of a small pin.!!!
For that they have gone crazy with the ridiculous trading schemes, Solar and roofing installations, Clean coal technology. Renewable energy, etc, etc.
How ridiculous it that.
The cost to the general public and industry will be enormous. Cripple and even closing some smaller business.
The hearts of all Australians go out to our New Zealand brothers and sisters in their time of trial.
Fifteen-year-old Kent Manning (left) and his sister Libby, 18, react with their father, who asked not to identified, after they were told by police that there was no hope of finding Kent and Libby's mother alive in a collapsed building following a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in Christchurch. Link HERE
Queensland Flood Disaster
At this time of crisis and huge personal loss our prayers are with the people of Queensland.
Donations from Western Australia should be directed through registered charities only.
Every dollar helps. To all effected, our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Link HERE: http://www.qld.gov.au/floods/donate.html
Chinese surge ahead in rush to call Australia home
THE number of Chinese migrants moving to Australia has almost doubled in a decade, a new report reveals.
While Poms and Kiwis continue to dominate migrant numbers, China has now overtaken Italy to become the third most common country of origin for foreigners coming to Australia. Story HERE
Swiss say “yes” to deporting foreign criminals
29th Nov 2010
Switzerland voted in a referendum Sunday to automatically expel foreigners convicted of crimes ranging from murder to false claims for unemployment insurance.
The measure, which was approved by 53 percent of those voting, highlighted a growing unease with the number of immigrants in Western Europe who arrive from poor countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East to take advantage of the continent's peace, prosperity and generous social protections.
The European Union's border patrol force, Frontex, earlier this month deployed international armed guards along a stretch of the Greek-Turkish border that had become a major entry point for illegal Afghan, Iraqi, Iranian and North African immigrants. But the richest European countries already have large populations of legal and illegal immigrants, more than 20 percent in Switzerland's case.
Swiss voters approve foreigner deportation plan
It was backed by the right-wing Swiss People Party which successfully won a referendum last year to ban the construction of new minarets.
Swiss say “yes” to deporting foreign criminals | euronews, world news
Asylum seekers sent into community
Steve Liebmann (Radio 2UE 954) questions the changes to immigration that will see families and children seeking asylum released into the community. Shadow Immigration's Scott Morrison on moving people out of detention centres. See Video HERE.
NORTHAM PUBLIC MEETING - RESULTS!
Thursday 4 November 2010. Commenced at 7pm
Asylum Seeker Camp Issue
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" Last night the people served notice that every asylum seeker who lands in Australia from this day forward is a nail in the coffin of the Federal Labor Government and massive red warning flag to the Liberals - don't go there!"
Lyn Vickery - Vice President One Nation Western Australia
A HUGE THANK YOU TO THE THOUSAND PLUS PATRIOTIC
AUSTRALIAN CITIZENS WHO ATTENDED AND MADE THEIR
FEELINGS KNOWN IN NO UNCERTAIN TERMS
TO THE GILLARD GOVERNMENT'S
THANK YOU TO THE HUNDREDS WHO ON THE DAY EXPRESSED
THEIR SUPPORT FOR ONE NATION'S OPPOSITION TO THIS
"A special thank you to the WA Aboriginal Community
for pointing out that this land is the subject of a native title claim. Something neither the Shire President or the Immigration department seemed to know!
This is shaping up to be another "roofing insulation" debacle!"
Lyn Vickery - Vice President One Nation Western Australia
Rebellion in the wind?
Gillard to dump 1500 male asylum seekers on Northam!
As a generous people we are more than happy to continue to help persecuted individuals or groups in their own countries, or in the next nearest neighbouring country. But be flooded with Asylum seekers in our own country – never!
Julia Gillard has no mandate whatsoever to place 1500 asylum seekers in the Northam Military camp, or anywhere else in Western Australia for that matter. The fact that the camp is Commonwealth territory is irrelevant. That camp, like every other square meter of this nation, belongs to the people. The Commonwealth is the servant of the people, not its master. We refuse to accept these so-called asylum seekers.
Like myself, thousands of West Australians trained and prepared themselves to defend this Nation at that very camp and we have no intention of letting it become a home for foreign immigration queue jumpers with a good sob story. This was originally home of the famous 10 Light Horse Brigade!
To PM Gillard we say “You hold the Prime Ministership of the Nation in controversial, even tenuous, circumstances. Push us, and it won’t be the Governor General, it will be the people who will remove your commission in a flash".
Prime Minister, get off your high horse, you are our servant. The mass of the people, not foreigners, not tax payer funded do gooders, not your faceless party masters and string pullers, own this nation.
Don’t hide behind your treaty obligations. No treaty on earth, no foreign law, comes before the values or the will of the people of this nation and this state. We are free men and women, not your slaves, not slaves of the United Nations Human Rights Commission. We are pawns to nobody!
Cease, desist, do not spend another cent of our money on this issue lest the people rise in open rebellion against you in Western Australia, then through the simmering Murray Darling and right to the eastern seaboard.
The people of Western Australia have zero confidence in your governance of our state.
In the eyes of the world you have made the lucky country a nation of suckers.
We, the people, demand this announcement by PM Gillard be reversed forthwith. We further demand that the Western Australian State government stand up and reject this decision in its entirety.
In addition, we demand that the Nationals support the Liberals to knock down this assault upon our freedoms.
The next few days will determine which Western Australian leaders will be upheld as patriots for decades to come, and which will be clad in eternal disgrace.
Learn from the lessons of the Eureka Stockade and the Cronulla riots. The people are seething with fear and anger from being once more betrayed.
All that is needed now is a huge public protest march and a credible leader.
State Vice President – One Nation WA
ASIAN PREDATORS MAKE GRAB FOR AUSTRALIA'S FINANCIAL HEART
What you need to know about the real power behind the Singapore Stock Exchange!
LION KINGS OF THE EAST - is an excellent expose about how the "Kings of the East" are sinking their claws into Australia's financial heart the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).
If Australia is to survive as anything more than a land of slaves to these powerful Asian financial interests we had better wake up fast. Story by Eric Ellis who was the Singapore-based correspondent for Fortune Magazine from 2000-2007.
Read story HERE
FARMERS IN REVOLT AS LABOR/GREENS IDEOLOGY CRASHES
HEADLONG INTO REALITY!
Tens of thousands of frightened and irate farmers and producers across Queensland, NSW, Victoria and South Australia just served notice on the Gillard Government - back off, our you will be out of office in record time!
As expected, working Australia's mortal enemy and head economy wrecking ball (Greenie Bob Brown) has been nowhere in sight - no doubt he's slithered under a cool green rock somewhere until the dust settles!
When Brown was just a comical shoot from the hip opposition Senator things were oh so easy for he and his cohorts of ignorant latte sipping inner city Greenie frauds. Now that he and his party of scheming opportunists are part of the most incompetent government shambles since the Whitlam era, it's run for the hills, rather than face the wrath of farmers, small business people and their families.
PM Julia Gillard has also hitched up her skirts and backed off at a million miles an hour as her champions (the multi-retread Simon Crean and his side kick Water Minister Tony Burke) sputter and stumble into a minefield of spreading national discontent.
Farmers in Griffith are only following in the proud tradition of their forefathers at the Eureka stockade. Today, instead of disgruntled miners, pistols and rifles it was shouts, fist shaking and the burning of copies of the hated Murray-Darling Basin Authority's draft "guide" for water allocations.
"Why isn't the minister here to feel the anger of the people, instead of sending some bureaucrat out to hide behind," asked retired farmer Alan Chesworth.
Mr Cudmore, a rice farmer near Moonambel, said city people who branded irrigation farmers "environmental vandals" failed to see the efforts to save water that farmers had made.
It really is time the inner city Greenie coffee set took a look from under their cool sunglasses towards the real world. Why, they might even discover who actually butters their bread and grows their fruit and rice. Hello! It's our farmers you fools!
As one gnarled old farmer put it "It's pretty bloody simple! Build more dams!"
And that's just a fraction of what One Nation would propose as part of an urgent, fully costed national study to resolve a viable, sustainable, one hundred plus year water storage and management plan for the nation.
Never in Australian political history has a government sunk so quickly into disfavour as this Labor/Greens spotty mongrel dog. Never has the need for new elections in the effected states seemed so necessary! Lyn Vickery - Oct 16th 2010
Collision Course – The Greens “Dreaming” meets the Real World
The Greens are rapidly discovering that the lies and campus level half truths they recently peddled to hoodwink the naïve amongst the Australian voting public, and thereby slither into power, don’t stand up very well under the light of real world scrutiny. Now that the full glare of both the media and the business world is upon them, they are being seen for exactly what they are – not a cute furry little animal, but a shady political house of cards all tarted up and puffed into a quasi religion for one reason, to attract votes.
Under real world analysis the cute furry little animal’s cloak falls away and more and more we see the hideous and clearly disastrous economy wrecking, job destroying, creature within. At its heart the impractical muddle headed and emotional ideology of the Greens is exposed for all to see. Read full story HERE.
ALAN JONES OF RADIO 2GB - ON THE GREENS.
Tues 28th August 2010
"Well this election hasn't taught us a lot. The most disturbing thing to me is a party called THE GREENS!
They believe in a 50% super profits tax from mining. They believe in less tax from the GST and more from income tax. They want the top income tax rate raised from 45 to 50%. They want the company tax to go from 30 to 33%. They want an extra two billion mining tax ... if we've got the highest mining taxes in the world investment will go somewhere else.
They want unions to receive extra rights of entry to recruit members.
They want a new marginal tax rate on people earning one million dollars or more.
They want a transition from coal exports, which means means ending a trade which earns 55 billion dollars a year. They want to end the mining an export of uranium. Julia Gillard wants to (has) form a coalition with these people.
They quote 'Oppose the development of new coal fired power stations'. That would hit existing power stations of course. They would hit them with a tax and that would make electricity too expensive for anyone. God only knows how many businesses will go broke! And how many hundreds of thousands of jobs will be lost.
They want an extra weeks holiday for everyone. How that would be paid for from an economy that is so ravaged no one knows. They want to lift foreign aid to .7 of a percent by 2010, that's this year! That's an immediate hand out of 4 billion dollars. One writer said to me 'We'll end up a smoking hole in the ground.'
Any asylum seeker making it here by boat would be freed into the community within 14 days. So, ... "Hotel Australia" to the world is open for business.
They would bring back death duties ....
It's time for Australia to wake up! Listen to the full radio segment HERE
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A WARNING FLAG FOR AUSTRALIA!
Third World Immigrants Import Unemployment, New Study Confirms
Cities like Perth, Adelaide, Cairns, Sydney and Melbourne soon to be at risk
Third World immigrants into Britain are responsible for the overwhelming majority of unemployed benefit seekers in many areas, a new study has shown.
The figures, which confirm the intolerable burden which immigration has placed on the benefits system in Britain, mirrors the situation in other European countries such as the Netherlands where 60 percent of benefits users are Third World immigrants.
According to the new report, issued by MigrationwatchUK, the “relationship between immigration and youth unemployment is positive and significant in those areas that have experienced the highest rates of immigration.”
Sir Andrew Green, Chairman of Migrationwatch UK, said in a press release that "People have tiptoed around this issue for far too long. Many factors contribute to youth unemployment but this research suggests that immigration is a significant factor.”
The report said that “youth unemployment is an important and growing social and economic problem.
“Unemployment of 18 – 24 year olds is currently running at more than twice the overall unemployment rate (17.5 percent compared with 7.8 percent), with 724,000 unemployed. A quarter of young people without a job have been unemployed for more than 12 months.
“The employment rate for young people is also strikingly lower (at 59 percent) than the overall rate of employment.”
The Migrationwatch report then quoted from the April 2008 House of Lords report on the economic impacts of immigration which said that “youth unemployment has increased by about 100,000 since early 2004 and the participation rate has dropped from 69.4 percent to 67.4 percent.”
In other words, the empirical evidence is clear: large numbers of Third World immigrants are not “contributing to economic activity” or “keeping the welfare state afloat through taxes” but are in fact making the problem worse. Link HERE
Other evidence of the impact of Third World immigration in London can be found in the book The Immigration Invasion.
In the chapter dealing with Britain, that book reports: “Unemployment in inner London is almost twice the national average — 7.1 percent compared with 3.6 percent in the UK. In addition, some 42.1 percent of children in inner London are eligible for free school meals. This compares with an average of 15.8 percent of children nationally.
“In December 2001, 10 of the 25 Parliamentary constituencies with the highest unemployment rates in the UK were in London. London is, says the Association of London Government, home to more unemployed people than any other region in the UK and more than the combined total of Scotland and Wales.
“According to a report released by the office of the mayor of London in November 2002, more than half the 600,000 children living in inner London are being brought up below the government’s official poverty line.
“According to this report, 30 percent of inner London’s working age adults are already below the poverty line. The mayor of London’s own report on poverty in the capital points out that poverty is highest among ethnic minority groups, with 73 percent of Pakistani and Bangladeshi children and 55 percent of black children living in poverty after housing costs.”
MULTICULTURALISM HAS FAILED
BERLIN (AFP) – Germany's attempt to create a multi-cultural society has failed completely, Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the weekend, calling on the country's immigrants to learn German and adopt Christian values.
Merkel weighed in for the first time in a blistering debate sparked by a central bank board member saying the country was being made "more stupid" by poorly educated and unproductive Muslim migrants.
"Multikulti", the concept that "we are now living side by side and are happy about it," does not work, Merkel told a meeting of younger members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party at Potsdam near Berlin.
"This approach has failed, totally," she said, adding that immigrants should integrate and adopt Germany's culture and values.
"We feel tied to Christian values. Those who don't accept them don't have a place here," said the chancellor. Full Story HERE
Is Julia Gillard validly a Member of Parliament?
On the 23rd June 1999 the High Court ruled that Heather Hill could not validly hold the seat in the Australian Senate to which she was elected. Mrs Hill was born in the United Kingdom on the 9th August 1960. Under British law, birth in Britain normally confers U.K. citizenship. British citizenship ceases on registration of a declaration of renunciation.
Mrs Hill became an Australian Citizen and pledged her "loyalty to Australia and its people, who democratic beliefs I share, whose rights and liberties I respect, and whose laws I will uphold and obey". She applied for and obtained and used an Australian passport. At the time of her election to the Senate no renunciation of British Citizenship by Mrs Hill had been registered.
The problem for Mrs Hill was that section 44 of the Australian Constitution declares that a person holding citizenship or rights of citizenship in a foreign country (including UK) is ineligible to be a member of the Senate or House of Representatives. The fact that Mrs Hill was an Australian citizen was not in doubt. The issue was whether she could hold dual citizenship, to which the High Court answered "no".
The question is : "Has Julia Gillard renounced British citizenship in proper form and has the renunciation been registered?"
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Letters to the Editor
How MPs get pay rises
From: The Australian
October 05, 2011 12:00AM
IT is obvious why federal politicians recommended increased salaries for our already overpaid senior public servants.
Politicians have no say in fixing their own salaries but they appoint an independent Remuneration Tribunal to do the job on their behalf.
The tribunal takes into account the salaries of senior public servants when assessing the salary of politicians. The higher the salaries of senior public servants the higher the tribunal must set parliamentarians' salaries.
It's an obvious political ploy to get the answer they want -- something akin to appointing three foxes and a duck to a committee to decide what to cook for dinner.
Fred Stephens, Mosman, NSW
Can the Labor Party help my Uncle Bill too?
If I was a member of the Labor Party and voted for them (which I don't) I wouldn't be too happy to find out that my membership fees went towards helping pay legal expenses to negotiate a loan to prevent bankrupcy for Craig Thompson MP.
If the Labor Party has so much money to spare, and feels compelled to help people, what about my poor old Uncle Bill, he is a Labor member, and voted for them.
He is also under a lot of stress and needs some monetary support - can they please help him out also?
Marye Louise Daniels
PAUL SHEEHAN ON THE FARMERS' REVOLT
Tomorrow, a road convoy will set off from Port Hedland in Western Australia for a journey across the country. Two more convoys will leave Perth and Cairns on Thursday. By the end of this week, 11 convoys will be in motion, all heading to a single convergence point next Monday. This is the ''convoy of no confidence''.
The convergence point is Canberra. The show of no confidence is in the federal government.
''We will be driving across the Nullabor,'' one of the organisers, Matt Thompson, told me. He and his wife, Janet, are cattle producers in Western Australia. They are part of an industry mobilised by anger towards the government.
But the protest is about much more than cattle.
''We were hesitant to participate due to time and cost, but two things put us over the line,'' said Thompson, who will be driving a campervan. ''The first was reading the 340-page Clean Energy Bill 2011 [the federal carbon tax bill], and the other 12 bills to which it is
''The words 'global warming' are not mentioned but monetary transfers to the United Nations are outlined and power is given to an international consortium of finance companies. This bill makes the Copenhagen treaty [COP15] look like a children's book.
''There was also Marlee Ranacher's heart-wrenching story on 60 Minutes about the impact on her and her family of the government's knee-jerk decision to ban exports of cattle to Indonesia. So we decided to drive across the Nullarbor as part of the convoy of no confidence in the federal government.''
In Canberra the assembled protesters will call for a double dissolution of Parliament so the government can seek a mandate for the sweeping changes it is proposing, especially the carbon tax which the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, ruled out during last year's election
campaign. The idea for the convoy came from the president of the National Road Freighters Association, Mick Pattel, who proposed that some heavy freight trucks leave Katherine, in the Northern Territory, and drive all the way to Canberra.
The emotional fuel for the protest was the devastation caused to the live cattle trade by the government's sudden decision to shut down live exports after the ABC broadcast images of cruelty to cattle in an Indonesian abattoir.
That was a month ago. The project has spread and thickened since then. ''Because of the sheer number of people wishing to be involved we had to have more [convoy] start-up points to allow people greater access,'' Pattel said.
Three issues are driving the participants: first, their sense that the government has comprehensively mismanaged and misunderstood the live-cattle export industry; second, a belief in the high cost and pointlessness of the proposed carbon tax; third, a sense that the
Gillard government, with low public support, no majority in Parliament, and no electoral mandate for its policies, has lost legitimacy and should seek a mandate by holding a new election.
The spark for all this was the broadcast on May 30 of the ABC's Four Corners program A Bloody Business, which showed footage of Australian cattle being brutalised in a primitive Indonesian abattoir.
The great irony is that the program has set off a disaster for the live-cattle industry that could cause thousands of cattle to die of starvation as feed runs out and fuel for water pumps cannot be paid for. The loss of export income will amount to hundreds of millions of
dollars this year alone.
The federal politician most expert in the live cattle trade, Senator Chris Back, a veterinarian and former consultant to the trade, described the images broadcast on Four Corners as ''repulsive'' but he also proposed practical advice which, if taken, would have prevented a government suspension of the live export trade.
Back, a Liberal senator for Western Australia, urged the rapid installation of Australian-made cattle crushes in the key Indonesian abattoirs. These are standard equipment on Australian properties and would have allowed livestock to be stunned before slaughter, as they are in Australia.
Instead, on June 7, the government suspended the entire trade. Two months later, it is fitfully allowing a resumption of live exports and has set aside $30 million in emergency compensation. The industry has taken a huge hit. Jess Sullivan, whose family runs Cave Creek station in the Northern Territory, described the impact of government intervention in a letter that Senator Back quoted into Hansard:
''Yes, the images [on TV] were horrific, we don't accept it, and we don't condone it … I'm sure the program's makers were delighted with the interest sparked by their production but … did they really mean to bring an entire industry to its knees and [damage] Australia's relationship with Indonesia?
''Was throwing hundreds of stations into an uncertain future, that could see three generations of some families lose everything, what they intended? Because, congratulations to them, that's what they have achieved.''
Shane Stafford, a stock and station agent in north Queensland, is backing the convoy. ''Every day I talk to hard-working people under severe financial stress … because someone in a cosy office in Canberra is squeezing the life out of them.
Senator Back told me: ''Everyone in the convoy to Canberra will be making a significant sacrifice in terms of time, money and energy. They want to draw attention to the plight of the bush and the feeling they are being ignored by the federal government. This convoy is driven by sheer frustration.''
forwarded by Bob Vinnicombe
It is official.
Sky News: Almost 90% of Australians say No to A Carbon Tax.
Goodbye Juliar . . . . .
Do you support a price on carbon?
Yes - 13%
No - 87%
(from Nick Maine)
POPULATION VIABILITY….WHO IS MAKING A STAND?
Australia is a large country with only a very small portion around the southern and eastern coastlines housing the greatest number of our ever increasing population.
This view of Australia was recognised by European explorers from very early times, and halted settlement by those countries for several hundred years.
The small aboriginal population encountered here upon white settlement confirms that the country cannot support a large population, as aboriginals, although essentially hunter/gatherers had adopted an efficient existence and their small numbers reflected this reality.
Non aboriginal settlers have through their knowledge and tenacity pushed settlement to the extreme edges of our deserts where water is the dominant factor in life.
Some years ago a study into our available water resources stated: that our ideal population was around 12 million, with 23 million (Australian Academy of Science 1994: “Population 2040 Australia’s choice”) the absolute maximum in order to support a realistic and viable lifestyle…..WE ARE NOW WELL ABOVE THESE FIGURES, AND THESE PREDICTIONS ARE PROVING TO BE CORRECT!
Successive governments of both political persuasions have ignored these findings and bumble ahead with unbounded immigration and refugee policies which are rapidly approaching boiling point.
Even the GREENS who claim to be environmental watch dogs pursue this madness and in doing so present their true colours.
There is an outcry by Australians across the country as they see their environment and their lifestyle rapidly eroding into a third world existence pushed by leaders who march to the tune of a different band?
ONE NATION is the only political party who have put the interests of Australians foremost, and have had the courage to doggedly pursue this volatile question while a continuous barrage of “red neck” and “racist” drivel is levelled at them by those other parties who show more interest in serving other than their own countrymen and women.
We are told by mindless mouthpieces that the ¼ acre block and a family home is no longer a reality and that we should be prepared to live in rented flats and multi-story apartments where there is little room to keep a family car let alone a “tinny” or a caravan, and the only place for a vegie garden is on the window ledge?
While this is not so good for us ordinary Australians, Governments and Local Councils revel in the opportunity to cash in on the extra rates and taxes generated by such a plan.
Multinational companies rub their hands with glee as self-dependency is ripped from the hands of every day Aussies and all are compelled to rely on food and produce imported form poor countries at low cost and palmed off at extreme profit to householders cooped up in soul breaking conditions and without the opportunity to break from this oppressive lifestyle?
AND IT IS ALL BECAUSE OF THE RIDICULOUS IDEALOGY OF CRAMMING AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE INTO OUR COUNTRY………”A STOCKYARD FOR CONSUMERS”.
REMEMBER THE TIME OLD ADAGE: YOU CAN ONLY RUN SO MANY SHEEP TO AN ACRE!
Once a bountiful country where we were able to provide all of the necessities of life while at the same time enjoy a free and casual lifestyle, our limited prime farming and horticultural land is now being broken up into postage stamp sized building blocks and turned into mundane lifeless and sprawling suburbs where the inhabitants spend half their life travelling to and from work, and at a spiralling cost in fuel and other resources.
HOW LONG CAN THIS MADNESS LAST?
With the huge influx of migrants entering this country after WW2 from Italy, and other European countries, where did they all go?..........straight to work in any job available and helped to build their futures, as well as our own, and at the same time became Australians as soon as they were able
Where do the majority of refugees and migrants from Africa, and poorer Middle Eastern and Asian countries go today?....straight to the cities and onto welfare and begin breeding at a rate far above that of native Australians.
WHERE IS THIS MADNESS LEADING US?
Undisciplined population growth is a path to destruction as has been seen in the cases of Africa, Bangladesh, Central America, Mexico and any number of 3rd world countries where population has far outstripped the ability and even the desire in many cases to provide their own food and essential materials for a buoyant and vibrant economy.
Some republican movements and business groups in this country advocate a population of 100 million as they pander to the more money at any cost mentality of those multinational conglomerates, and greedy government and public funded entities. AND WHO ARE THE BUNNIES? ................NOT: “BRER RABBIT” OR “BUGS” BUT THE GENERAL POPULATION OF OUR COUNTRY, REGARDLESS OF POLITICAL LEANING.
Australians have been played for suckers by political parties of all leanings for a long time now, and the new resurgence of interest in ONE NATION is a glimmer of light in an otherwise uncertain future for us and our children.
Why not join us now? HERE
Secretary /Director: ONE NATION WA
30TH May 2011
"The End of an Era"
A statement by Viv Forbes.
23 May 2011
A personal explanation first:
People seldom recognise major turning points when they occur. At the time they are just another routine event in a crowd of trivial news.
But I was shocked recently by what I believe is a major turning point in Australian industrial history.
Xstrata announced that smelting and refining of Mount Isa copper is to be phased out.
As a young graduate, decades ago, I watched in wonder as men in asbestos suits tapped the glowing copper furnace to release a test sample of molten metal for the metallurgist. I gazed at the huge ladles pouring the molten copper into the casting wheel to form the slabs of blister copper. I saw the heaps of the red metal piled up on the rail siding destined for Townsville. And, as I later walked through the refinery at Townsville, I marvelled at the science, engineering and practical skills under that roof. To see the continuous casting wheel turning molten metal into rod and wire was also a fascination.
All of these assets, skills and machinery are about to be scrapped as Australia loses its competitive edge in value adding.
Does Minister Martin Ferguson understand that many of these jobs for technicians, engineers and skilled workmen in minerals processing and refining are under threat from the carbon tax? Does he honestly believe they can be replaced by green jobs such as oiling the gearboxes of wind turbines manufactured overseas by General Electric or washing the dust from solar panels manufactured in China? Can he explain how replacing low cost energy with high cost energy can benefit Australians? If the Minister understands these dangers and delusions, why is he not speaking up? Has he lost his wits or his courage?
This Mount Isa decision is a wake-up call to those who recognise the broad trends of history. The excessive burden put on every industry over a few decades by over-regulation, over-taxation and general featherbedding will be suddenly focussed by talks about a tax on carbon dioxide.
I have personally done many investment analyses working for MIM when it was the biggest company in Australia (those heady days are long past). So I know how professionals like Xstrata do their sums. Decisions are taken not just on today's conditions, but on those expected to prevail in future. Those with the brains to do the sums will see that even talk of a carbon tax may cause a cascade of decisions like the Xstrata one. It is already happening in UK where Tata Steel is mothballing steel plants.
Copper production commenced in a hurry at Mount Isa in 1942 to provide Australia with war-time supplies of copper. In the next global crisis, where will Australia find the skills and machinery to produce the sinews of industry if the refineries and plants producing metals, steel, cement and motor fuels have closed? Where will our smart engineering and science graduates get their jobs. Instead of adding value to our fabulous resources, will they go to live in Asia, or get jobs writing fatuous climate change propaganda for Greg Combet?
Thinking about these matters, I wrote the article below, which I hope may be of interest to your readers in some format. A full pdf with pictures can be downloaded from: HERE
It is an original article written by me over the weekend. I could condense it if you gave me a word limit, but I believe it needs saying. Future
Australians need a voice.
So, according to PM Gillard and company all Patriotic Australians (middle Australia in other words) are now extremists.
Well I'm glad to be in the company of such extremists. It certainly is odd when a huge majority of the people who reject another Canberra tax grab under the guise "global warming" are called extreme.
As the disconnect between Goverment and the governed grows, I wonder what we now call the Greens and Labour?
The fools in Canberra think that their twisted version of the globalist sacred cow called 'democrazy' is above a revolt by the people. Not so!
I suppose that when the battle really begins (as it already has across Europe and the Middle East) then they'll call us Rebels and we can call the Government an oppressive failed regime?
If that's the case, then I support regime change.
Let the rebellion begin!
L.V March 25th 2011
Prepare for a New Flood of Middle Eastern Asylum Seekers
As the Middle East crumbles into chaos and anarchy caused mainly by rising food prices, explosive population growth, corruption and religious pressure the West can expect a flood of asylum seekers.
Already the first boats have arrived in nearby Italy and they are loaded with thousands who are seeking the attractions of "Paradise Europe". Most are Moroccan Muslims fleeing the hunger and hardship that will soon grip their homeland even harder than before the overthrow of their despotic leader. So much for "freedom".
Thousands more have already fled Egypt. Those who can afford a flight cram the airports in Cairo or jostle for any ferry that will carry them away from the nightmare to which they in many ways contributed by simply being apathetic toward the region's growing problems.
In Libya the air terminal is a chaotic sea of panic stricken humanity.
Meamwhile, the zombie western media would have us believe that this is a "democratic" uprising of the people aided by tweeters and young computer literate activists.
Clearly that is rubbish. An empty stomach and no apparent hope for a better life in their own homelands are the real drivers of this revolution.
Already on the receiving end of this calamity, Western Nations will need compassion and clear thinking in dealing with this fresh humanitarian disaster.
We will need to sort out the genuine refugees from those who are in fact former thugs and operatives from the regimes that have just fallen.
Already Europe is reeling from a decades long tidal wave of Islamic and other asylum seekers and gate crashers.
The house is full. The leaders of France, Germany, Britain and Holland have all recently pointed to the fact that the grand "multicultural" experiment has failed miserably. Already they are wrestling with Muslim ghettos and huge unemployment within these immigrant communities. Acknowledged, at last, is the fact that these people often simply don't integrate.
What will hundreds more asylum seekers do to the patience of Western leaders who are already being prodded by their electorates to fix this problem?
Interesting times are ahead.
Migrant Population on Track to Hit 400 Million
MADRID, Nov 29, 2010 (IPS) - The population of migrants worldwide could rise above 400 million by 2050 if present rates of growth continue, says a report by the International Organisation for Migration released Monday.
The report says that "if the number of international migrants, estimated at 214 million in 2010, continues to grow at the same pace as during the last 20 years, it could reach 405 million by 2050."
"The world itself is becoming a hotspot for migration," Peter Schatzer, chief of staff of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), told IPS. "It's no longer the traditional migration routes to Europe and the U.S. alone that will see pressure. Now the emerging economic powers also attract migration, such as Brazil, South Africa, India, China."
Governments everywhere are ill prepared to deal with the new migration explosion, Schatzer cautioned. Full Story HERE
Queen covers her head and goes barefoot to the mosque in Abu Dhabi.
Shoeless and wearing a beekeeper-style shawl and hat, the Queen walked across the world’s largest carpet last night as she met Islamic students in Abu Dhabi at the start of her five-day state visit to the Gulf.
No sooner had the Queen and Prince Philip stepped off their chartered British Airways flight from London than they were taken straight to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque, the country’s largest.
This visit, her first in 31 years, is designed to underline a renewed spirit of co-operation between the UAE and Britain’s Coalition Government. The Queen will be accompanied throughout by the Foreign Secretary, William Hague. Story HERE
One Nation WA supports Greenpeace in its battle to keep Australian free of Genetically Modified food.
Full letter HERE
A FUTURE VISION for Western Australia in which Government offers strong and enduring incentives to city and rural business and their communities to grow existing towns into viable and sustainable new regional cities.
A policy where the requirements of local communities are always addressed ahead of foreign aid, immigrants, asylum seekers and the affairs of minorities.
An ECONOMY based on incentives for all. A fair reward for an honest day’s work. Drastically reduced red tape. Predictability and sound, balanced, economic planning.
A firm focus on HEALTH AND DENTAL EXPENDITURE. Genuine health care, rather than bureaucracy or the state v federal squabble.
To create completely unique and affordable HOME OWNERSHIP options for all Western Australians.
To fight and preserve FREEDOM OF SPEECH and end POLITICAL CORRECTNESS and the failed experiment of MULTICULTURALISM which divides Australians into toxic warring tribes and harms our children.
To rid our schools of the poison of left wing political interference, political correctness and multi-culturalism. To pursue pathways to excellence in our children’s education.
To reward PENSIONERS with a wide range of new financial and other benefits befitting their status as senior citizens. These will include relaxing income earning capacity and reducing tax.
To stop the IMMIGRATION FARCE whereby citizens are created via the backdoor path of student entry, permanent residency and easy citizenship. Entry of family members will also be closely regulated.
To firmly stamp “temporary” on TEMPORARY VISAS and block this pathway to backdoor citizenship, while also limiting the right of appeal.
* FOREIGN DOMINATION of AUSTRALIAN COMPANIES and BUSINESSES.
* CUTS to NATIONAL DEFENCE and BORDER PROTECTION.
* RADICAL ISLAMISTS and SHARIA RELIGIOUS LAW - in any form.
* The DUMPING of cheap foreign JUNK PRODUCTS on the Australian Market and the removal of STANDARDS TESTING on imports.
* False and AMBIGUOUS FOOD LABELLING.
* The growing of GMO and IMPORTATION OF INFERIOR and GMO FOOD PRODUCTS.
In a generation or two, the US will ask itself: Who lost Europe?
Here is the speech of Geert Wilders, Chairman, Party for Freedom, the Netherlands, at the Four Seasons, New York, introducing an Alliance of Patriots... Full Story HERE
The Truth about Pensions… and the Lies of our Leaders
Nick Minchin on the Tony Jones ABC TV Program Q & A 11/09/2008 stated quite clearly that funds were not, have not and are not collected and held in a bank account waiting for the government to pay it out in the form of the Old Age Pension, or words that meant, “exactly that.”
As an ex Australian Federal Government finance Minister, now shadow defence minister, this man knows that his statement on that television program, was a blatant lie. Full Story HERE
Who really has the "right" to call
FACTS AND FIGURES EVERY AUSTRALIAN SHOULD KNOW!
Based upon statements and figures provided by the Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship.
This document provides facts and figures from the Department’s own website and shows how deeply Australia is now sunk in the third world overpopulation, corruption, global migration whirlpool.
Horrifying as it may seem, everything you read here is a consequence of the failed policies and wrong headed actions of previous governments, both Labor and Liberal.
The entire immigration, refugee and asylum seeker shambles is a result of prior Australian governments failing to consult with the people and do their will and also not fully considering the consequences of signing the agreements and international treaties that now bind us hand and foot.If previous governments had simply consulted with the Australian people, then our nation would be a far happier and less tension ridden place. Now, both the Labor and Liberal parties find themselves in a world of grief. Full Story HERE
A Call to All Patriots to help
stop the destruction of Australia
And how can man die better Than facing fearful odds, For the ashes of his fathers, And the temples of his gods,…" Lays of Ancient Rome - Horatius.
How Indeed? The very foundations of OUR Australia are shaking under the weight of a flood of foreigners.
Once the problem was just Asia, now they flood in from every nation and failed society on earth.
An entire industry of graft and corruption has grown up as more and more of these people drain the vitals of Australia - a silent cancer growing within.
Leaky boats are just a small part of this invasion - a media diversion. Stand at any international airport entry gate at any time day or night when overseas flights arrive and you will see the appalling flood at its full tide.
Hundreds target Australia as a paradise to be pillaged through our generous health and social security systems and lax tracking of foreigners within our borders. Even more slide in on temporary work visas or as "students" - many have the sole aim of dodging or exploiting the system and staying.
How will One Nation attack these problems? More HERE
Bring Our Troops Home
A Letter to One Nation
Bring the troop’s home and let the Afghans and Iraq's sought their mess out themselves. Stop being the lapdog to the U.S.A,. Let them implode themselves under the socialism of Barak Obama.
We Australians should be very concerned with the threat which will come from our north, not the security of nations we have nothing in common or require to deal with.
Full Letter HERE
What Exactly does a Billion Dollars
look like?The next time you hear a politician use the Word 'billion' in a casual manner, think about whether you want the 'politicians' spending YOUR tax money.
A billion is a difficult number to comprehend, but one advertising agency did a good job of putting that figure into some perspective in one of its press releases.A.
A billion seconds ago it was 1959.
A billion minutes ago Jesus was alive.
A billion hours ago our ancestors were
Living in the Stone Age.
A billion days ago no-one walked on the earth on two feet.
A billion dollars ago was only
13 hours and 12 minutes,
At the rate the Gillard government
is spending it!
Will Labor raise the GST?
Julia Gillard's knifing of Kevin Rudd shows without doubt that Labor will do anything to retain power in Canberra.
As much as we abhorred Rudd's policies, we can have sympathy with the way he was treated and then that compounded by being refused inclusion on the front bench.
Again, Labor shows a complete lack of loyalty toward their own. So how much loyalty do you think they have for the public, for those who voted them in?
Only the PARTY reigns supreme with Labor's power brokers, and obviously Gillard.
Now watch for her announcement of a rise in GST to replace Rudd's other failed tax increases!
UK VAT 17.5% EU VAT 17% Greece VAT 23%
How long will Julia Gillard resist?
Twenty seven taxes and counting...
Today we pay tax on top of tax. From the ubiquitous GST to payrol tax and the big new mining slug. The list was to big to put in this column.
Yet, not one of these taxes existed 100 years ago. And our nation was one of the most prosperous in the world.
We had absolutely no national debt...
We had the largest middle class in the world...
And Mum stayed home to raise the kids.
What happened? Find out more FULL STORY
Lord Monckton Questions Global Warming Science - Copenhagen.
The Climate Change Hoax
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Bureaucracy prevents us from sharing our thoughts.
Dictatorship controls our minds, thoughts and everything else.
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