Brindabella RFS Volunteers Get New Kitchen

Mal Davies Reports from Bindabella Valley

Attending the opening of NSW Rural Fire Service Brindabella Valley Fire Station “new kitchen” on Saturday 24th January 2009, was an experience.

This fire station is the only public building in the valley which also functions as a community centre where local families and kids with RFS Bushfire Fighting Volunteers gathered for this day of celebrations.

After morning testing of RFS equipment, trucks and appliances, during which time the volunteer fire fighters hosed down the grass helipad outside the fire station, an extensive entourage of taxpayer funded RFS career creatures and dignitaries started to arrive.

First was Brian Parry ACT Deputy Commissioner of their rural fire service who landed in an ACT fire service Squirrel helicopter, flown by a contract pilot, the package costing around $1500 per hour.

Canberra is one hour by road from Brindabella. Parry did say they were surveying the country on fire business obviously to holt any question of costs – the pilot suggested different.

The highlight of this entrance after Mr Parry left the helipad was when the pilot offered milling kids a sit in the chopper. Clambering for pilot the first two kids mounted up along with two sheep dogs in the rear compartment where they decided to have a fight. Quickly ejected by a parent, these two mutts continued their conflict on the ground under the chopper until further dispersed.

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Australians are a funny lot, you’ll often hear one curse,
How things have started badly, and they’ll probably get worse,
The weathers dry, the sun’s so hot it’s stolen all the water,
The Government has never done the things we think they oughta’.

But if we hear a tourist say his home is much more grand,
They had better be prepared to make a very solid stand.
For although we Aussies may complain at what’s become our lot,
When someone knocks this country, we defend with all we’ve got.

We may criticize some teenage brat, may even wish them failure,
But we stand behind them cheering when they’re playing for Australia.
Because, if this is home to you, the country of your birth,
Then you back the native player to beat anyone on Earth.

When the cricket bats are swinging or when someone scores a try,
When a home grown horse has won the cup and made the owner cry,
When some paralympic athlete hits the front and sets the pace,
You’ll hear “Aussie Aussie Aussie” as the crowd goes off their face.

And although we like to take a break in overseas locations,
If you take the time to question this nomadic population,
They will tell you without blinking that wherever they may roam,
The best part of the journey was the last bit, ….coming home.

For the sun was never brighter on the beach at Waikiki,
Than it is on all the sandy shores Australia has to see,
The water never purer nor the air as fresh and clear,
The people never friendlier than those that we have here.

If you venture to the outback where grass is scarce as snow,
As you swelter you may wonder what it was that made you go,
But just look at the locals who have lived there since their birth,
And I know you will not find a better class of folk on earth.

All across this wide brown country from the Cape to Hobart town,
There are people who will help you when you find the chips are down,
And if someone should abuse you, and does it just because,
Then that person’s not Australian, and that person never was.

So when you feel disgruntled just remember this rendition,
And never blame the country for the acts of politicians,
Look up and count your blessings when you see our flag unfurled,
And be grateful that you live in the best country in the world.


It is the sixth anniversary of the Canberra 2003 FIRESTORM !

The loss of life, the loss of our heritage Snowy, the loss of respect for those chosen by government to manage our public land, the coroner appointed to adjudicate this fiasco of bureaucratic bungling being placed under duress by the Mayor of Canberra Jon Stanhope from her findings both pointed and substantiated to the nurtured “old boys club” since panic stricken and circling the wagons. We still have not heard the end of their claims to immunity from accountability under taxpayer funded lawyer loophole-ing and are still maintaining positions of power in the public arena of emergency services.

Many offenders have been dispatched into the public servant melting pot to new appointments even promotion to eliminate public scrutiny. Then we have those left in place under disguise quoting – It was not me I was just following orders” or it must have been someone else. But the actual and present common denominator is no one held ACCCOUNTABILITY to us, the people, their employers. Their pay packs remain full, and it’s work as usual awaiting the next emergency to be catered for by government bungling.

We recently saw the ACT election place the same top team of bunglers back in office, then very disturbing is these confirmed bunglers have got into bed with the radical green puppet masters that can only swell the myth-management to dizzy heights.

I attended a get together of concerned people on the site of where Wayne West had his home destroyed by the 2003 fire (he is maintaining his court attack on the NSW government for the home loss once situated in a most magnificent valley of the Snowy) last Saturday where I encountered the reported lack of any comprehension of that terrain the 2003 appointed leaders and appointed controllers of bushfire and emergency services must have had to ignore and command such devastation as was predicted by local farmers and massive years of experience these covert cowboys lack.

I make these statement from information tendered to SOS-NEWS over the past 5 years, from Coroner Dugan’s findings which substantiate the farmers and the Volunteer Fire Fighters who saw the predicted fire moving on Canberra, also many farmers prediction of a precise devastation from decades of experience TOTALLY ignored in 2003 by this tax-dollar driven machine, so arrogant, so academic correct, they have no idea that experience is the vital part of academia foundation.

Please read what Scientist Noeline Franklin of the Snowy Mountains has to say.

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Fireside Stories At Your Expense

NSW RFS Commisioner Shane Fitzsimmons
The fire season has kicked off all over the place with ground fuel loads in National Parks far exceeding all expectation of the radical greens and the government bureaucrats who allow this disgraceful myth management to fester.

NSW Rural Fire Service Commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons, is facing his first of what seems to be a full on fire season. Last year, being his first in office since taking over from “Firehose Phil” (who moved to politics and now is polishing a back bench) saw that season being cooler weather and rains on the fuel loads, this one will put him to the test.

If you live near a Greenie, shake their hand and explain that if a fire encroaches their home you may consider waiting on the other side of the property for the fire to travel through before lifting a finger to put it out, for it is their policies that allow fuel loads to grow out of control and cause these inferno bushfires they expect others to fight.

The Famous Flammable CFA Tankers

Here are some facts and figures you can ponder as to how large the RFS and CFA empires are and how much the DSE’s have spent of taxpayer dollars on fires that in the main could have been contained if not halted near ignition.

Preventive maintenance on public land is toyed with under the guise of protecting wild life. From this stupidity they have placed these creatures on near extinction from incineration by their tolerated bushfires myth-management, also their harboured wild dogs marauding in massive packs over public land, now ripping to pieces farmers live stock adjacent to the parks since they have depleted the wild life

There are 22.7 Million Hectares in Victoria

Fire Fighting cost $ 2 million per day in 2002–3 Over 70 days = $140 M

• DSE Oversee 7.7 Million ha

• National Parks 4.2 Mha

• State Forest 3.4 Mha

Expenditure On Fire Management bt the Vic DSE during 2001-2 = $65.5 M
This is made up of – 100,000 ha prescribed burn $2m … Fire Plan $16m … Fire Fighting $48.5m

DSE spent in 2006-7 = $629.9 M of your taxpayer dollars
Did you know they had 92 bulldozers working on the fire break around the Thompson Water Catchments and this included a 100,000 hectare back burn!

NSW & VIC 2003 received $200 M funding from the Federal Government that is on top of the figures above

Damage 2006-7 lost Alpine Ash Timber was 160,000 ha in area at a cost to the timber industry of $140,000 per hectare around some $22 BILLION lost revenue to Australians

The combined fires 2002-3 and 2006-7 burnt 2.3 Million Hectares which was more than burnt in the 1939 fires

Who said Bushfires are not a big industry employing mill stones in government offices and the fire fighting empires, so what did the volunteers get in Victoria from the massive 2006-7 taxpayer dollars spent by the DSE of $629.9 MILLON .. bugger all was what they got but did most of the work.

Wait until we start on NSW and ACT that will make your eyes water as you struggle with the mortgage and pay for all of this bungling.


The release of the Horse Management Plan for Kosciuszko National Park (KNP) on 12 December 2008 marks the beginning of the end for our Heritage Horse, the celebrated Snowy Mountains Brumby.

The Brumby is a free roaming “spirit of the bush”. They are part of our living heritage and a treasured symbol of our pioneering spirit and freedom. They have been in these mountains for about 180 years and were an integral part in the birth of the legend of “the Man from Snowy River”.

This Plan is the equivalent of signing a “death warrant” for it places no restrictions on National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) as to how many Brumbies they remove. What it does say however is that Brumbies will be excluded (meaning eradicated, made extinct or zero numbers) from specifically defined regions totalling approximately 50,000 hectares (125,000 acres) and then the catch all phrase is added “and feeder areas” that are undefined and could potentially mean the whole park.

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Americans Murdering Their Judges

US Crisis of Judicial Corruption
by Dr Les Sachs (Dr Leslie Sachs)

In the headlines are the appalling news stories of Americans carrying out murderous attacks on judges and their families. In a matter of days, one judge was shot and killed in his own courtroom, while another judge had family members brutally murdered in their home.

These news stories are, however, related to another news story, which is the most taboo subject of the American media – the expanding crisis of corruption among American judges and lawyers. At question is whether the deepening despair of Americans about their own legal system, is fueling some of these violent attacks on judges.

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Australian Home Land Security Rules Of Engagement

Those who hold the highest position on the scale of national Security do not require a security check, have not a notion of what is required, do not need any qualifications or formal education, I refer to the elected politician.

This individual who values personal power, a fat wage package with massive super and a self preservation mentality of a jackal, does in fact require only one qualification, to be one of “The Good Old Boys Political Party Club” from within our limit of just two choices of two political parties has been put into office by the “sheeple vote”.

Now feeling safe in the arms of some bottom feeding graduate from the very shallow end of the gene pool , under the law, there are two ways for an organisation to be identified as a ‘terrorist organisation’. Either an organisation may be found to be such an organisation by a court as part of the prosecution for a terrorist offence, or it may be specified in Regulations, known as ‘listing’. For a listing to be effective, the processes set out in the legislation must be followed.

Here we have seen the political correctness, with an added touch of ethnic cleansing, avoiding any racial implications would be terrorist may site here downunder, being assured of a 99.9% favorable hearing at all times from political intervention at least. Many vote you know.

Before an organisation can be listed, the Attorney-General must be satisfied on reasonable grounds that the organisation is directly or indirectly engaged in, preparing, planning, assisting in or fostering the doing of a terrorist act. Again this adjudicator is a politician and under instructions from the “Party Room Minders” – still feeling secure?

The listing of an organisation ceases to have effect two years after its commencement, or if the Minister ceases to be satisfied that the organisation is directly or indirectly engaged in, preparing, planning, assisting in or fostering the doing of a terrorist act, whichever occurs first. What intelligence (that is information tendered not the bone head pollies) must be earth shattering to establish the black hats only function for “TWO YEARS”. Keep smiling they are only here until the other party get elected or the sheeple put this mob back in again.

When a court has determined, or by regulation it is determined, that an organisation is a ‘terrorist organisation’, it is an offence to:

  • direct the activities of the organisation;
  • recruit persons to the organisation;
  • receive training from or provide training to the organisation;
  • receive funds from or make available funds to the organisation;
  • provide support or resources to the organisation.

It is also an offence to “be a member of any listed terrorist organisation” and to intentionally associate with a person who is a member or who promotes or directs the activities of a listed terrorist organisation where that association provides support that would help the terrorist organisation to continue to exist or to expand.
You must be wondering why there is a list below considering the statement above?

There are 18 organisation now officially listed. They are:

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Vic Bushfire Report Exposed

If water supply is a real issue rather than a political point scoring exercise,
please have a look at the following Internet reference;

On page 102 there is a graph detailing the volume of waters lost after a
regenerating bushfire. The graph shows that;

a.. In the first five years following a feral bushfire there will be a phase where
bare ground encourages an increased run off. Unfortunately very often this run
off is filled with eroded soil that comes to rest in our reservoirs.Lake
Glenmaggie, for instance has lost 7% of its storage capacity.

b.. After the first five years of sediment filled run off the soil has settled and
regrowth is taking place. The graph shows that from year 6 to year 17 the losses
of streamflow increase to 313,000 Ml/a. Now that we have entered that phase
regarding the 2003 feral bushfires we can expect a vast deterioration in
streamflow. It is not helped by climate change and drought but it must be taken
into consideration in plans for water supplies.

c.. From six to sixty four years there will be a reduction on average of 24,200 Ml/a.
These figures do not apply to Victoriaoverall. Gippsland, for instance has an
average rainfall around 900 mm but the formula supplied above can be adjusted to
suit any given area where rainfall average is known.

The issue of planned burning ought not to be a political issue decided upon by any
party. Our State has had twenty five years of poor forest management brought about
by people who called for forests to be locked up and left. Former Minister Rod
McKenzie, for instance, was unable to comprehend just how totally our forests depend
upon fire. Our forests were, before McKenzie, burned regularly and certainly
provided more open, lush and green vists than we see today. The only way we can work
to restore this is to work together to reduce fuel loads.

I think the California experience in the last year has proven that aerial fire
fighting is not a successful way to fight fires. Fuel loads have to be reduced by
our efforts in the cooler months of the year.

John Cribbes,