Peter Spencer

Peter Spencer Launches Appeal

Hi every one,

The actual Appeals hearing will either be commencing in March or May next year. The Appeals are heard at 2 periods. As you can see lots to do between now and then. I will probably seek May as Christmas late Dec and all of Jan are unproductive from the legal fraternity’s perspective. I have much to do and time is of the essence.

Thankfully they have agreed to a range of ways to assist us including the preparation of the Court Appeal books and this saves us a lot of money……

I will also be seeking free, in tomorrow’s proceedings, approval from the Judge for the transcript for the 1st Interlocutory hearing before Mortimer J – the one for the vacation of the original trial dates. That transcript would be another $2/3000.

The discussions in planning this document went very well and I found them, the Respondents, very constructive. At least the need for vast sums of money has been totally removed – especially as the submission for the waiver of all court fees ( completed 2 weeks ago ) has been successful with the FDA Registry.

Even the lodgement of the appeal would have been $4500. Plus all the Court Appeal books, and the daily appearance fees as per tomorrow at approx +/-  $3000 per day.

The Court Books of Appeal being agreed to as now being the responsibility of the Australian Government Solicitors ( and they have agreed to do this in the 2nd draft proposed orders, now inclusive )  is remarkable. This is a massive job that has been circumvented,  the contents are not up for question it is the sheer volume. The contents are only as per the trial.

So we gain nothing by doing the work – yet at great cost.

We will see how we go in Court tomorrow. New judge and all – Judge Griffith appointed 2012

The actual Appeal will be three Judges.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

Go well

Peter Spencer

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Debt Summit calls for government moratorium on bank foreclosures

From cairnsnews.org

A meeting of more than 300 cattle producers at Charters Towers has called on the federal government to create the Australian Development and Reconstruction Board and place a moratorium on bank foreclosures before the State’s cattle industry completely collapsed.

Called by the Member for Dalrymple, Shane Knuth the crisis meeting followed on from a similar meeting held by the Member for Mt Isa, Robbie Katter at Winton last year.

Producers demanded the federal and state governments act immediately to introduce the ADRB, modelled on the Rural Reconstruction Board of 30 years ago which was designed to absorb the “toxic” trading bank interest debt that has engulfed primary industries and to issue low interest development funds for primary producers and small business.

More than 20 resolutions were passed unanimously by the gathering of desperate and often distraught cattle producers.

“While an unprecedented 80 per cent of the state is reeling under a drought declaration, producers heard how social media and 60 Minutes superstar Charlie Phillott, 81, of Winton, beat the ANZ Bank and had his property returned with a substantial settlement“.

Mr Phillott’s plight has been closely monitored by the 60 Minutes television show and scored an Australian record 3.5 million hits on Toowoomba veterinarian David Pascoe’s social media site.

He urged producers to stick together when fighting questionable behaviour by the banks.

He said he had never missed a repayment but when the bank restructured his loan he was unable to manage and was eventually put off his Winton property after the bank took it over.

“All of us here owe a great deal of gratitude to Bob Katter for he saw my position and stood by me for two years ,” Mr Phillott said.

Primary Industries Minister Bill Byrne when addressing the meeting started an uproar when he said the State Government would not be building more dams because there was “no business return” from farming.

Charters Towers cattleman Mick Pemble attacked the Minister asking why he could not build dams, and “…do what everybody else in this room does and borrow the bloody money!”

“If I could make it rain I would, but our resources are finite and we are working on what can be done in the circumstances,” Mr Byrne said.

“There are amendments before Parliament and our policy is that water is critical to agriculture but the government capacity to fund such a project is limited.

“If you build dams in the city or for mining you get capital back but for agriculture you do not get capital back.

He said federal money or private investment would be needed to build dams.

Meeting chairman Shane Knuth said he was aware of highly questionable behaviour by bank-appointed receivers that had caused a lot of grief to families through no fault of their own.

He said there were many hundreds of northern producers in financial difficulties and the local industry could collapse unless the bank debt issue was resolved.

“I know some of you want to speak, and I am aware that confidentiality agreements stop you from telling us about what the receivers have done to you, but everyone is behind you and we must stop the foreclosures,” Mr Knuth said.

Burdekin farmer Max Menzell asked the Minister why police were involved when foreclosures took place adding that they should not be used by the banks and receivers as debt collectors because foreclosures were a civil matter.

The Minister strongly defended the use of police stating categorically: “That is the law.”

Mr Knuth said more meetings and what actions should be taken would be called unless the government brought the banks into line and stopped foreclosures immediately.

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Member for Kennedy Bob Katter, Charlie Phillott, Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth and Member for Mt Isa Robbie Katter.

Mr Phillott said the northern grazing industry and businesses owed Bob Katter a great deal of gratitude for giving producers a voice in dealing with banks and foreclosures.

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Bob Katter addresses 300 desperate cattle producers and small businessmen at the Charters Towers Debt Summit. Resolutions passed called on the federal government to halt farm foreclosures immediately and enact the Australian Development and Reconstruction Board to absorb toxic bank debt or the northern industry could collapse.

Humpty Dumpty will have a great fall If the High Court files this application to stop bankruptcy

When will the first shots be fired by the oppressed citizenry 

http://www.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/sinodisp/au/cases/cth/FCCA/2015/351.html?stem=0&synonyms=0&query=BRG%20880/2014

Signed complete forms 23; 18 and Exhibit DJW 1 to DJW – 11.compressed.pdf

A former police prosecutor has attempted to file an application in the High Court of Australia against his bankruptcy proceeding initiated by Mackay City Council. If filed it will bring down the entire bogus system of corporate government operating in Australia.

So far the Registrar, Deborah Carslund, has refused to file it, knowing the consequences would collapse the unlawful corporate system.

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David Walter, of Herberton, (pictured)who is a passionate Constitutional analyst, gave his evidence by phone to a Federal Court Circuit hearing in Brisbane on February 14.

The presiding Judge, Angelo Vasta, said in spite of the pleadings by Mr Walter detailing the unlawful system of government, he was bound by the Bankruptcy Act 1966, that coincidentally was the year of the introduction of decimal currency, that Mr Walter contends has no value anywhere in the world.

Judge Vasta upheld the order of the lower court to bankrupt Mr Walter, in spite of his admiration for the judge’s concordance with his argument.

He told Judge Vasta by telephone hook-up that in light of careful manipulations and entrapment by counsel Mr Houghton, instructed by King and Co for the Mackay City Council to entice him into the court, he could not enter a courtroom in Queensland or he faced two year’s incarceration as a result.

Judge Vasta did not know about the defendant’s dilemma, brought about by the former tenacious prosecutor’s appearances in Queensland courtrooms over a decade helping land owners who had been crushed by former Premier Beattie’s unlawful Vegetation Management Act and other corporate policies.

The Bar Association with its normal vindictive attitude towards any person who steps outside of the precious but unlawful legal boundaries jealously protected by the State’s legal system, was able to get an order from one of its compliant Justices to have David Walter banned from court rooms or face two years jail.

Such is the threat posed by David Walter to the cosy relationship between the political party government of the day, all levels of the judiciary, the banks, the Bar Association and the Law Society.

Mr Walter has asked readers to send this article to every email address they have in their address book.

 

Food For Thought

It’s a Glowing Example Replacing Our depleted Healthy Fishing Industry
Watch this video, you may learn something about the fish called BASA which Coles and Woolworths SELL

For those of you that think Vietnamese Aquaculture is safe watch this clip

The public don’t know how to thank the greens and government for closing down our rural and fishing industries with unworkable engineered legislation that provided healthy produce to be replaced with this toxic crap on our tables.

An unholy alliance of LJ Hooker, the Liberal National Party and GB Investments

What’s the Price Of A Rambo Hooker

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 Robert J Lee of Cairns News 

Prospective buyers of a 160 acre Atherton farm listed for auction on March 28, have been warned by a bank watch group that any sale is “buyer beware”.

Sydney- based SafeBank spokesman Peter Adler said the Atherton case was one of the worst examples of financial fraud the group had seen.

“Our legal team has perused the file relating to the impending auction of the property and has found the forced sale to be unlawful, due in part to the financiers refusal to provide any substantiating documentation,” Mr Adler said.

“How a court has overlooked this basic accounting requirement is remarkable.”

A plight of human tragedy unfolds

Kevin Ramke

Kevin (Rambo) Ramke

When a dodgy real estate agent hops into bed with peccant financiers to scam farms from desperate landowners a legal remedy is expensive and if you reside in Queensland, impossible to achieve.

There is a woeful tale of illegal financial dealings, fraud, real estate malpractice and human tragedy reverberating around the Far Northern town of Atherton.

The main player is, not surprisingly, the Dalrymple electorate Chairman of the Liberal National Party and L.J Hooker franchisee Kevin (Rambo) Ramke, who has made it his life’s mission to undermine and asset-strip a Tablelands’ pioneering family.

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L. J Hooker Atherton office

The saga began six years ago when Upper Barron dairy farmers Ron and Sue Ford sought alternative finance after the price of milk fell below sustainable levels and they were left high and dry by their trading bank.

Private financial company and payday lenders, G B Investments of Adelaide took up the Ford’s loan after the National Australia Bank refused to extend more credit on their dairy business.

Over a lifetime the Fords have accumulated a number of adjoining properties and other small farms left to Ron, 65, by his father, providing ample security for another loan until two smaller properties were sold.

Had these two separate blocks been sold the debt would have been paid.

In 2007 the rural property market on the Tablelands collapsed and their loan to property value ratio was significantly affected. The two properties failed to sell at auction, then Hookers best and not-so-brightest, Rambo, stepped into action, selling the remaining three properties for whatever price he could get. They eventually discovered one block was sold for $150,000 under market value.

The Fords maintain that they had never given Ramke a mandatory, signed ‘authority to sell’ agreement for a real estate agent, authorising him to market any property on their behalf.

The errant agent sold six of their properties, over the past five years, taking commission each time.

How he was able to sell them remains a quirk of the law. When Ramke first learnt the Fords were in trouble with their new lenders, he contacted the company without the Ford’s permission or knowledge, claiming he had a buyer for one of the properties. The properties failed to sell privately, according to the Fords because Ramke had no buyer. He then advertised them at auction, without the Ford’s authority.

Sue Ford said the first thing she knew about the impending auction sale was when she saw her property advertised in the local newspaper.

Initially G B Investments sought an order in the Cairns District Court to sell the main property to cover the alleged debt. An order was granted to sell the farm that had the dairy. It was subsequently sold and Mrs Ford maintains the sale should have covered the debt.

Here’s the crunch. Neither the Fords nor their lawyers have ever been presented with a statement of account from any property sale showing how much they actually owed or if in fact the alleged $1.8m debt had been discharged.

G B Investments has simply sold each property using the one and only order ever granted by a court for the initial sale. The Fords do not know how much the properties made at private sale or how much they allegedly owe the company.

They have never signed a contract of sale.

G B Investments had never been granted mortgagee in possession from any court to sell any property.

In spite of repeated requests to G B Investments from the Ford’s solicitors and from personal approaches, at no time have the desperate landowners been given a statement of account.

In February the Fords took their plight to the Supreme Court in Brisbane expecting justice for what legal opinion said was a strong case.

Justice Mullins

Justice Mullins

They had no chance in Queensland as many other bank litigants have discovered, especially when they have been allocated the allegedly arrogant and incompetent Judge Deborah Mullins.

She threw the case out, much to the chagrin and despair of the Fords. Their last vestige of self-esteem, independence and their home has been cast aside by a nefarious and notorious legal system where only banks can win.

Their legal fees topped $60,000.

The case preparation was meticulous. Mrs Ford had kept a copy of the scant paperwork relevant to the sales and all dealings with the company; the only missing piece of the jigsaw was a statement from the financiers showing how much was allegedly owed.

Their 160 acre retirement home and land that director John Barry told Mrs Ford “would never be sold” has been advertised for auction by Hookers on March 28.

Directors of G B Investments, Bob Holyoak, Albanian John Barry and similarly Kevin Ramke, have refused to answer emails from Cairns News requesting their comments.

Mrs Ford said the activities of GB Investments and L J Hooker would be tabled next week in Federal Parliament and then State Parliament in its first sittings.

Australia’s New Contaminated Food Bowl

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What lunacy have we condoned to allow gas fracking of our only food bowl, our water aquifers and rich farming land?

The same duopoly running the same mining money train driving Australian farming into extinction.

Family farmers of Australia are closing down under Government and Greens hidden agenda. By utilising “designed for failure programs” like wild dog control, unworkable vegetation laws (enforced on their land) paid for irrigation flows diverted to environment projects from crops.  The farmer is financing his own demise from the $400M levies imposed by Government pandering to the Green movement.

The land of plenty is fast becoming the land of bugger-all. The importation of produce is being touted as the viable alternative to home grown. As the infrastructure of the family farm is being systematically disassembled, companies from China, India, Singapore and Japan  are the new owners of Australian farming land acquired from destitute, wild dog affected and despondent farmers who have had enough of the persecution.

These new farmers, who only employ their own nationals send home their Australian produce TAX FREE, and are unhindered by the constraints of Environment Department enforcers, Government stopping exports, such as the direct sale of full cream milk and many more. They seem immune to Green Groups protesting and sabotaging farms, etc, these are but some of the facts Australians have now been reduced to.

The near extinct family farmer, once regarded as the cleanest and healthiest food producer in the world, is being replaced by many  contaminated imports grown and harvested in Australia. Generations that kept the Australian family farm running are no longer there. It’s all too hard! At mercy of the constant threat of jail time, massive fines for non-compliance to a plethora of incomprehensible, vote chasing legislation.  This agenda driven persecution targeting farming families to appease the urban greens is releasing the untouchable, unaccountable and bullyboy law enforcers of government.

Faced with bankruptcy and out of control rates of suicide in rural Australia farmers are choosing careers elsewhere.

Metropolitan people unaware and at this point, unaffected by these facts rely on supermarket doors being open.

Transition from Australian to imported produce on the shelves is smooth with fine print labeling and clever marketing accompanied by attractive pricing. The expectation that food sold by reputable supermarkets is safe leads to a who give a hoot mentality. Except the occasional death and some fish glowing in the freezer maybe.from our new food bowl;

  • Frozen berry products packed in China before distribution in Australia being recalled due to possible hepatitis “A” contamination, with at least five people contracting the disease spread when traces of faecal matter containing the virus come in contact with hands, water or food and then enter a person’s mouth.
  • Victorian hospitals are told to dispose of chocolate mousse, which has been found to contain listeria.
  • Did you know that the CWA (Country Women’s Association) is no longer allowed to provide food in emergencies to volunteer SES , Bushfire fighters as they have done for over 150 years … WHY? … They are not accredited food handlers. The accredited suppliers of food services to these volunteers provide imported produce and bottled water. Do you not find this amazing?

This can only happen with your continual approval of your government sanctioned new food bowl agenda.

Our new hygienic delivery service:

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It’s time for rural and regional Queensland to share the spoils

Shane Knuth - Rob Katter

Shane Knuth – Rob Katter

In front of 19 different media people, KAP members Rob Katter and Shane Knuth outlined their priorities for rural and regional Queensland on the Speakers Green at Parliament House this afternoon.

Saying it was time rural and regional Queensland enjoyed the spoils in terms of jobs and industry, Mr Katter said they would work with any Government that was prepared to unlock that prosperity that was lying latent in the regions.

Rob Katter Member for Mount Isa said he was bound to deliver to his electorate first, and listed no asset sales as top of the list and many others that all adhere to the theme of productive infrastructure not populist infrastructure.

“Dams, roads and rail lines not sports stadiums and traffic tunnels,” Mr Katter said.

Mr Knuth said the KAP MPs had not yet spoken to either Labor or LNP, but were open to those discussions.

“We’re basically not interested in the great Labor Party or the great Liberal Party. What we are interested in are the best interests of Queenslander’s and rural and regional Queensland.

“We don’t have any favouritism whatsoever.”

The MPs pointed out that “Labor and LNP are one scandal away or one member quitting, from needing our vote if one side takes majority government.

“They will be a lot kinder to us than they have been in the past.”

THE SCIENCE HAS ALL BEEN DONE-THEY SHOUT

But has it? – Who are challenging the vested interests? – Clandestine Ministerial advisory committees

Noeline Franklin B Sc (Hons), PTC, M Med Sc

Noeline Franklin B Sc (Hons), PTC, M Med Sc

The American Sierra Club was formed in 1892 political lobby group to expand the bushwalking academics empire across America based on this mythical being of John Muirs so called wilderness, purposely dehabited of Indians, farmers, foresters, fishing communities. Antarctica of 100 years ago was about the only uninhabited wilderness. Most other land across the globe had humanity as an integral part of the ecology. The wilderness mob are quite an elitist antisocial mob on a cop out for the city experiment were in 1800 there were only 2% of the human population living in town today there is over 47% and where in 1800 there were the first billion people, doubled by 1930 and now 7.2 billion and still rising. While ever the greedy escape to ‘wreckreate’ in rural well managed areas the city despot is not being addressed.

love-that-dirty-waterAs more land grabs occur for the global national park empire there is less ability to move on a shrinking agricultural ecology and spell it. Farmers, foresters fishermen ripped off for their produce such their ability to look after the land and water is diminished. Boffins and bureaucrats try to wedge into the food chain with their not so good expertise foisted on the unwary. Rural minorities are forced into end on end production to pay the bureaucrats and boffins to oversee the food chain no doubt. Cities are invariably social concentration camps set over river mouths that used to be clean and fed the people. Not so today. Australia has perhaps the lowest population density. Pick any capital city and tell me if you’d drink the water straight from the river flowing through town. Brisbane? Hunter? Hawksbury? Georges? Molongolo? Murrumbidgee below Canberra? Yarra, as it meets Port Phillip, the lower Murray, Swan?

  • Would you drink from any of them?
  • Would you eat the today fish?
  • Would you go today swimming?

The Thames and Rhine are probably cleaner from where most of our environmental activists come from passaged through university indoctrination systems.

Tank Stream was the reason Sydney was located there. Tank Stream was bricked in by 1820 after use only since 1788 by Europeans. Aboriginal people came and went for about 60000 years previous and the water was fine sweet and clean, spelled and looked after with civic pride. 200 years on Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Adelaide want to inflict their behaviours on the Snowy. Try drinking around the tourist resorts and ski fields. Follow the blow flies to the camping area toilets.

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You Can Bank On Bob

KATTER’S AUSTRALIAN PARTY TO LAUNCH STATE BANK!

profile-pic-bob-katterPresident of Katter’s Australian Party and candidate for Gympie Shane Paulger today unveiled KAP’s major policy announcement  – The Queensland Industry Development Bank (Q.I.D.B).

Speaking with Federal member for Kennedy Bob Katter in Gympie, Mr Paulger stated the Q.I.D.B is a long overdue and vital initiative for rural and regional communities.

The Katter’s Australian Party intends to transition the existing Queensland Rural Adjustment  Authority (QRAA) into the Q.I.D.B to provide suitably tailored funds and capital arrangements for the sustainability and development of at risk Queenslanders.

Through the Q.I.D.B regional businesses, land owners and local industries will have access to much needed finance, loaning at concessional government set rates.

“I think years of neglect and failed ideology has lead us to the situation today, where many small businesses and farms can’t get access to acceptable and reliable finance,”  Mr Paulger said.

Currently up to $650,000 is available through the QRAA via sustainability loans, however this amount of money is very short of the mark required by today’s agricultural industry, with much of the debt running into the millions.

“Every day we see farmers thrown off their land in droves, clearly rural debt and stagnation has to be addressed,” Mr Paulger said.

The KAP Party President suggested the loans should be based on a 20- 25 year term to allow the establishment of the industry.

“There is undeniable evidence that little of the funding is being taken up by the farming community because of the short term loans, this clearly demonstrates the current structure is not working,” Mr Paulger said.

“Young farmers and the businesses who depend on that industry need a hand up not a hand out to get a start, and transition into ownership of farms,” “We believe the Q.I.D.B will go onto benefit both struggling individuals, businesses and communities with a strong commitment to the rural industry,” he said.

Federal KAP Leader and Member for Kennedy Bob Katter threw his support behind Shane Paulger and said he was ‘dead right’ when he said that every reconstruction bank in Australia had negligible defaulters and was even making money.

“The bitter irony is that we’re not asking for any money, we never have. We’ve asked for a reconstruction of our debt. We want a State Bank to take over the bad debt, to write off a percentage of the debt and loan it back to farmers at around the mark of two per cent interest.

“In that case over 90% of those at risk, being the farmers and the numerous rural businesses that depend on them, will come through and move onto normal commercial rates over the next 3-4 years,” Mr Katter said.

Winton drought meeting unanimously rejects Barnaby Joyce’s government loan offer

Bob Katter, KAP Member for Dalrymple Shane Knuth, Alan Jones and Robbie Katter tell the Liberal and National Parties they have had enough!

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KAP Leader and Federal Member for Kennedy Bob Katter said the ‘The Last Stand in Winton’ – the Rural Debt Crisis Summit was unanimous in its determination to seek a reconstruction debt approach to farm debt.

Approximately 400 people including leading economists, politicians, Government Ministers and farmers from around Australia attended the Summit called by the State Member for Mount Isa Rob Katter.

Radio Presenter Alan Jones was the guest speaker who promised he would be delivering the message from the bush to the people in the cities and the politicians in Canberra and the capital cities.

Mr Jones received a rousing standing ovation from the audience who he told to ‘put their shoulders square and fight’.

“Farm debt has exploded in nine years from $31,000 million to over $64,000 million last year,” Mr Katter said.

“To reconstruct the bad end of that debt is achievable by Government and they need to move in immediately in a situation where the banks are foreclosing at a rate of 10 properties per week.

“Banks do not just foreclose, they’re using duress and even mis-representation to get people to agree to terms without putting them into receivership.”

Mr Katter said the meeting unanimously rejected the Government’s offer of more debt by way of concessional loans.

The meeting also called for a moratorium on all bank foreclosures until the drought ends.

Farmers spoke from the floor to give heart-breaking accounts of their farms being sold up after generations on the land.

A Winton Rural Crisis Committee will now be established to take forward the outcomes of the meeting.

The resolutions agreed to at the meeting are:

Drought and other natural disasters

1) That the current Drought Assistance approach is a failure and this approach is rejected outright as manifestly inadequate;

2) That the meeting calls on the Council of Australian Governments to convene an inclusive working group (within a month) to develop a new approach to drought and other periods of natural disaster consistent with the WTO Agreement on Agriculture framework;

3) That the new approach support stressed agricultural businesses by providing:

  • Prompt direct funding assistance Simple conditions of access
  • Low interest loans
  • Greater certainty as to the availability of assistance
  • A form similar to the previous QRAA model, and
  • Other features arising from subsequent industry deliberations;

4) That governments increase the number of Rural Financial Counselling and other support services in the state of Qld and place them appropriately around the state.

Industry Repositioning

5) That Australian farmer incomes and profitability be made central to government policies, including in a reworking of the inadequate Agriculture Green Paper;

6) That the Senate Economics Legislation Committee proceed in its enquiry into the Reserve Bank of Australia Amendment (ARDB) Bill as a matter of urgency;

7) That the Federal Government commit to the provision of finance to fund the reconstruction and development of Australian Industry with urgent attention to rural industries and infrastructure;

8) That the State government provide affordable Risk Mitigation Insurance to give effective cover against natural disasters.

Economy

9) That interest rates are excessive and incompatible with sustainable production, industry profitability and international competitiveness. The Federal Government to work towards reducing interest rates;

10) That the Australian dollar is un-competitively high and calls on the federal government and the Reserve Bank to put in place methods to compensate Australian industries and reduce the dollar.

Moratorium

11) That governments and banks immediately enact a moratorium on forced farm sales until effective action is taken on the resolutions above.

Representation

12) That the meeting supports the Winton/Western Rural Crisis Committee in its efforts to advance these issues and relevant other issues subsequently raised with appropriate industry and government representatives and agencies.

Katter Media Release