Australia Parliament to comply with UN World Government 17 Goals September 25-27

MENU for Official Documents September 25-27 Agenda


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Prime Minister Tony Abbott

If you are surprised that your parliament is handing over Australia to the United Nations “Agenda21” that will introduce a world government, then you need to be brought up to speed.

Did you know that the UN is planning to launch a “new universal agenda” for humanity in September 2015? That phrase does not come from me – it is actually right in the very first paragraph of the official document that every UN member nation will formally approve at a conference later this month. The entire planet is going to be committing to work toward 17 sustainable development goals and 169 specific sustainable development targets, and yet there has been almost a total media blackout about this here in the United States. The UN document promises that this plan will “transform our world for the better by 2030“, and yet very few Australians have even heard of the 2030 Agenda at this point. Instead, most of us seem to be totally obsessed with the latest celebrity gossip or the latest nasty insults that our puppet politicians have been throwing around at one another. When will people finally start waking up?

Both Liberal and Labor parties are totally compliant with “Agenda21” and have it as a hidden agenda since 1990, keeping you out of the loop.

The United Nations is the worlds most proven inefficient organisation, a facade working for international corporations and bankers to launder themselves as humanitarian while harvesting massive funding and power-base footing ready for Agenda21 opening the flood gate to dominate under one government they already preside over.

We have compiled some information for you with the current ““Agenda21” foot holding that will make George Orwell’s 1984 fiction novel become reality.

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From the official UN document these quotes are disturbing:

You need to be concerned

We, the Heads of State and Government and High Representatives, meeting at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 25-27 September 2015 as the Organization celebrates its seventieth anniversary, have decided today on new global Sustainable Development Goals.

Now you really need to be VERY concerned

On behalf of the peoples we serve, we have adopted a historic decision on a comprehensive, far-reaching and people-centred set of universal and transformative Goals and targets. We commit ourselves to working tirelessly for the full implementation of this Agenda by 2030. We recognize that eradicating poverty in all its forms and dimensions, including extreme poverty, is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. We are committed to achieving sustainable development in its three dimensions – economic, social and environmental – in a balanced and integrated manner. We will also build upon the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals and seek to address their unfinished business.

This is nothing less than a global government takeover of every nation across the planet. The “goals” of this document are nothing more than code words for a corporate-government fascist agenda that will imprison humanity in a devastating cycle of poverty while enriching the world’s most powerful globalist corporations like Monsanto and DuPont for starters.

“Australia is deeply committed to accelerating progress towards achievement of the MDGs and the ongoing discussions on the post-2015 agenda” – Attributed to Australian United Nations Security Council – http://australia-unsc.gov.au/australia-and-the-un/ .

Now the future of Australia and future generations are to be handed to the United Nations … DO SOMETHING … TODAY ! ! ”

Harry Palmer (SOS-NEWS Investigation)


Australian Minister For Foreign Affairs

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Julie Bishop MP – Person in charge of capitulation to Agenda21 and handing Australia to the UN one world government

Contact the New York UN for Australia Envoy’s

General office 212.351.6600

General office fax 212.351.6610

General office email australia@un.int

Media office phone 212.351.6634

Australian UN Permanent Representatives

Send an email to these public servants and rattle their cage about your concern that your parliament if handing over your Australia to be governed by the United Nations and their masters …

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Gillian Bird – awarded the Public Service Medal in 2012 for outstanding public service in the field of International Relations…Tells the story – Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York

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Caitlin Wilson – commenced her post as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Australia to the United Nations in January 2015…

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60 Politicians To Jump Ship For The Money

PoliticianSixty elected members of the federal parliament have now reported they have made the decision not to run in the upcoming next election!

It’s a very high number compared to previous elections. Some of them tell us that it’s for family reasons, others for their desire to serve their fellow citizens in other fields and many other great stories to make us cry for them.

Besides all the tear jerking that politicians have been giving about retiring here is something else to consider.

Coming at the end of 2015 a change in the pension for MP’s ensures that the age of full retirement for an MP having served at least 6 years, will no longer be 55 years but 65 years. Thus any MP not yet 65 and who wants to benefit from the present pension scheme need only not run in the next election and thus will draw for 10 years longer a government pension of over $100,000/year.

Now under THEIR rules we the people born after 1955 have to work until we are nearly 68 and a sliding scale prevails thereafter.

These elected persons are well accounted for rorting the system something they excel at while turning their hand to penalising pensioners, invalids, veterans, etc, by reducing payments as a show of accountability.

Insider information politicians have should be treated as inside trading with financial institutions bringing them also to account.

For an elected MP approaching 55 and who is not running, that means about $1 MILLION that he/she would not receive should he/she run and win again. One should also add the severance premium (between $80,000 and $125,000) upon his/her departure.

We understand better now all these sudden “family emergencies”, appreciate the newfound desire to advance his/her career in a government job or a committee of some sort and have two or three salaries (and possibly two or three pensions).

Are you still very happy with your choice of member you voted into office that is deserting you for money?

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

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.

Muslim Takeover Of Bendigo Must be Halted

There are 36 Muslim living in Bendigo at that has remained for many years, there is now an Islamic plan to build a Mosque to accommodate 2000 worshipers that will make it the largest mosque in the southern hemisphere at a cost of $15.5 million with government officials and Bendigo Councilors set to make fortunes out of this project.

This video below reveals damning information you need to know:

United Patriot Front Video

The rally at Bendigo Town Hall is this coming Saturday 29th August 2015 at 3pm when it is time for you to make a stand on this wholesale takeover of this predominant Christian Australian Nation by fanatical Islamic radicals.

HALAL CERTIFICATION SCHEME EXPOSED AS EXTORTION

Grand Mufti Dr Mustafa Ceric: To Conquer the World through Halal Movement

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 The Islamic Council of Perth Western Australia notes on its website in regard to the unregulated debacle: “Even private individuals with no credible links to religious authorities or Muslim organisations have set themselves up as “halal certifiers” to the discredit of this nation’s reputation in the Muslim world.” – pickeringpost.com

THE STORY FROM “Q SOCIETY”

Read, download and distribute our Q on: Halal Food and Halal Certification paper and our petition form.

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Halal food by itself is not of concern. Nearly all food is naturally halal (permissible under Islamic sharia law) and observant Muslims can make food of unknown origin halal by pronouncing ‘bismillah’ over their meal. What is of concern is the recent invention of halalcertification schemes. To fully understand how these schemes work, why we should object and what you and your family can do about them, please watch the following video produced in conjunction withHalalChoices.com.au.

PLEASE NOTE: Mohamed El-Mouelhy as sole director of the private company Halal Certification Authority Pty Ltd, has commenced legal proceedings against Q Society, Q member Kirralie Smith, three members of the board and Youtube LLC. We face defamation action in the Supreme Court of New South Wales and ask for donations towards the considerable legal expense associated with defending freedom of expression in Australia. Please readpresident Debbie Robinson’s letter for more details. The complete Statement of Claim can be downloaded here (6MB) as well as our donation form for those who can contribute to the legal defence fund.

Link to Q Society Halal Certification Schemes video
SOS-NEWS suggests to view this use -www.cyberghost.com- to select a temporary ISP outside Australia.

Unlike the older and more complex Kashrut (Jewish dietary laws) designed to serve the small observant Jewish community, Halal certification schemes are widely imposed on non-Muslims. Certification schemes began in the 1980s and are funded by consumers through a multi-level system of one off and recurring fees, paid by suppliers to Islamic organisations.
It is in effect a hidden Islamic tax on goods and services.

The extent of this Islamic ‘tax’ becomes clear when we understand who contributes to these schemes:

  • The four major dairy companies
  • Over 75% of poultry suppliers
  • Over 60% of abattoirs processing sheep
  • More than 50% of abattoirs processing cattle
  • Generalists like Simplot, Unilever, Nestle, Kraft and many more

The global market for halal-certified products and services is estimated to be worth more than USD2.3 trillion, expanding by 20% per year. These schemes are not limited to food alone, with products and services ranging from halal certified cosmetics to water, trucks, warehousing and sharia finance there is no limit to the schemes. Plans are in place to certify every step of the market from suppliers of animal feed, to food processing and eventually the transport to your supermarket and shopping bag.Companies who believe non-Muslims do not care, pass on the extra cost to consumers. Few products are labelled as certified halal, when in fact most meat and dairy produce bought in supermarkets, or when eating out, are now halal certified for a fee. There is no other religious group imposing such a broad, tax-like scheme on our supply chain.

We propose the following policies:

1. Apply The ‘User Pays’ Principle

If observant Muslims insist on special rituals and halal certification for their food, then Islamic community organisations should provide these services and cover the fees and extra expenses for our suppliers. Religion is always a contentious issue and should never be imposed onto others. Some Muslim clerics have already spoken out against those schemes, read “The Halal Certification Fiasco” to understand their concerns.

2. Insist On Clear Labelling

All products and services from halal-certified suppliers should be clearly labelled by one standard symbol. This way the consumer can recognise when meat, meat-based products or other products and services come from halal-certified sources. Australian consumers can then make a conscious decision.

3. End Workplace Discrimination

In many Australian abattoirs only Muslim males can now find employment as slaughterers. Non-Muslims and women are considered haram – unclean. This is sharia law, manifest in discrimination on gender and religious grounds, applied with consent of AQIS and DAFF. However, we understand that ritually prepared meat is important to some religious Australians. To this end we propose that, similar to religious schools for which Australia permits some exemptions from non-discrimination laws, abattoirs wishing to conduct ritual slaughter must be owned and operated by a recognised religious organisation.

Action Points:

Watch our halal certification info video and share it with your family and connections.Order a copy of our “Getting Through” handbookand learn how to talk to non-Muslims about the disturbing nature of Islam.

Read, download and distribute our Q on: Halal Food and Halal Certification paper and ourpetition form.

Pick up a stack of our “Why Swallow This?” fliers at the next Q meeting and do letter boxing each week in your area.

Talk and write to your local state and federal MP and Senators. Ask them to consider our three policy proposals

Be mindful when shopping and ask for non-halal certified options. You are not a bad person if you do not want to support Islamic organisations with your shopping dollar.

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READ MORE:

“Malaysia is the global leader in developing the halal industry and putting forth the highest standards, according to industry leaders. JAKIM (the Malaysian government halal certification authority) does not recognise Mr El Mouelhy nor does it recognise his company as an accredited certifier” – pickeringpost.com

VIDEO: Has El-Mouelhy mirror England Hala Fraudsters – [HERE]

READ MORE:

  1. This is compelling reading – http://pickeringpost.com/story/the-deceptive-world-of-mr-el-mouelhy/4604
  2. Government recognises El-Mouelhy’s – Halal Certification Authority-Australia – a self promoted Hala Certifier unaccepted by Indonesia importing from Australia.
  3. SMH Paul Sheehan exposes Hala Mafia – [HERE]
  4. Identify products and companies to boycott that are compliant to the Halal Mafia here on this search engine – http://halalchoices.com.au/product_lists.php
  5. Read the statement of claim against Q Society people by Mohamed El-Mouelhy – [HERE]
  6. Mohamed Elmouelhy wife Nadia was on the scene at the Sydney Lindt Chocolate Cafe siege (Lindt refused to pay the Hala extortion)  – [HERE]

DONATE:  Support “Q Society” legal action – download donation form – read the donation LETTER

PLEASE NOTE:

SpooksOur expert investigation team over many months have taken these findings by “Q Society” further uncovering evidence reflecting a much larger picture concerning the operations of Mr Mohamed El-Mouelhy. We welcome any opportunity to discuss our findings and evidence with mainstream media and a judge any time Mr El-Mouelhy chooses to test the water. 

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

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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.

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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.

Pollies Perks Further Explained

Both sides of the Pig Trough are doing just fine!!! Thank you!.

Renny Carter at 53 years, is now considered ‘an old journo ‘and one of the Liberal Party’s faceless men, who has opinions on anything in Contemporary life. Now Renny speaks his mind on Politicians and their obscenely excessive perquisites PERKS!!!

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Kevin Rudd

John Howard

John Howard

 ‘It matters not, to them, for whom you vote,for their trough be well deep enough to enable them to bloat’!!

PLEASE, DON’T SHOOT JOE HOCKEY!!!!

This poor bastard has inherited a mess of unprecedented proportions.

One that is going to take a long Liberal tenure to sort out and return to some normality – if at all.

The sad reality is that Australia is made up of only three types of people. Workers, Bludgers and Pensioners.

And Joe is desperately trying to claw back every dollar he can from this hurting system, but the magnifying glass has, unfortunately, momentarily paused above the latter category, the poor bloody Pensioner and this is sad.

We expect the Pensioners to be looked after in this country.

We don’t want to see elderly people homeless and destitute in Australia.

And, unlike Italy and Japan, we don’t have a culture of always looking after our senior citizens.

I have an immediate idea that would claw back quite a few millions for them.

Means test the politicians for a start!

Let’s take just a few luminaries, who really don’t deserve the largesse we give them.

The wastage in this area alone is horrendous and this is a massive burden on the taxpayer.

Moreover, is it really justified?

The revelation, that both Rudd and Gillard get a $200,000 salary for the rest of their natural lives plus enormous travel allowances, office accommodation and staffing costs, is an insult, given that neither was poor to start with and both now have ‘jobs’.

They are still young enough to work.

Younger than me!

If I have to keep working until I am 70 plus, why don’t they?

A study back in 2010, by the Daily Telegraph, revealed that Rudd, at 52, a young ex-prime minister, will receive well in excess of $20 million worth of allowances if he lives to 85.

This is despite the fact he had served just two and a half years as P.M.

This of course has altered even more dramatically with his additional tenure.

Then there are a host of other benefits – the airline gold pass, which entitles ex-PMs up to 40 business class flights a year.

That’s almost one a week!

If Rudd takes 30 flights annually it will cost the taxpayer more than $60,000 a year.

And trust me, nobody loves flying more than Kevin Rudd!

Not even bloody Sea Gulls!

Once retired, he is entitled for the rest of his life to his own Brisbane office, worth about $120,000 a year, plus four staff, which political insiders say will cost about $240,000 a year.

What? The Rudd’s new multi-million home doesn’t have room for a home office?

Rudd would also be entitled to the lease of a car worth up to $55,000 for the rest of his life.

Leasing experts say this would be worth $1000 to $1500 a month.

And Rudd will receive all of these benefits on top of his wife’s estimated $210 million fortune!

Surely this good luck is the result of considerable ‘Government’ work being put her way and rules them out of any more wanton generosity from the Australian people.

Now add to this, the lot of Ms Gillard.

Julia Gillard

This former communist, who has now embraced the capitalist ideal with both arms and not a whimper of complaint I notice, has already ditched the brick veneer in Altona, Victoria, for a swanky pool-side ponderosa in leafy Adelaide, no doubt made possible by a $500,000 salary and ongoing perks.

My point is this I have had to make cuts to my life because things change.

The expensive office I used to lease in Melbourne is gone because, with the internet I can now work from home.

I now use consultants, rather than employ up to 10 people, which today would send me broke.

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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

BOTH SIDES OF PIG TROUGH DOING WELL AT PUBLIC EXPENSE!

Politicians and their obscenely excessive perquisites (perks)

by Renny Carter

Renny Carter

Renny Carter 53, is an old journo and one of the Liberal Party’s faceless men, who has opinions on anything in Contemporary life.

DON’T SHOOT JOE HOCKEY

The poor bastard has inherited a mess of unprecedented proportions that is going to take a long Liberal tenure to sort out and return to some normality – if at all.

The sad reality is that Australia is made up of three types of people. Workers, bludgers and pensioners. And is desperately trying to claw every dollar they can back from this hurting system…the magnifying glass has momentarily paused above the latter category. Which is sad. We expect the pensioners to be looked after in this country. We don’t want to see elderly people homeless and destitute in Australia. And unlike Italy and Japan – we don’t have a culture of always looking after our senior citizens.

Gagging politicians perks

Pollies silent on perks

I have an immediate idea that could claw back quite a few millions. Means test the (expletive deleted) politicians for a start! Let’s take a few luminaries who really don’t deserve the largesse we give them.

The wastage in this area alone is horrendous and is a massive burden on the taxpayer. Moreover, is it justified? Do we get any value for money? The latest revelation that both Rudd and Gillard get a $200,000 salary for the rest of their natural lives plus enormous travel allowances, office accommodation and staffing costs is an insult given that neither was poor to start with and both now have ‘jobs’. They are young enough to work. Younger than me! If I have to keep working until I am 70 plus, why don’t they?

A study in 2010 by the Daily Telegraph revealed that Mr Rudd, at 52, a young ex-prime minister, will receive well in excess of $20 million worth of allowances if he lives to 85. This is despite the fact he had served just 2 1/2 years as P.M. at that point. This of course has altered even more dramatically with his additional tenure.

Once retired, he is entitled to his own office, worth about $120,000 a year in Brisbane for the rest of his life and four staff, which political insiders say will cost $240,000 a year. What? The Rudd’s new multi-million home doesn’t have room for a home office?

Mr Rudd would also be entitled to the lease of a car worth up to $55,000 for the rest of his life. Leasing experts say this would be worth $1000 to 1500 a month. And Mr Rudd will receive all of these benefits on top of his wife’s estimated $210 million fortune!

Surely this good luck is the result of considerable ‘Government’ work being put her way and rules them out of any more wanton generosity from the Australian people.

Add to this, Gillard. This former communist who has now embraced the capitalist ideal with both arms and not a whimper of complaint I notice. She has already ditched the brick veneer in Altona for a swanky pool-side ponderosa in leafy Adelaide no doubt made possible by a $500,000 salary and ongoing perks.

My point is this. I have had to make cuts to my life because things change. The expensive office I used to lease in Melbourne is gone because, with the Internet I can now work from home. I now use consultants rather than employ up to 10 people which today would send me broke. I now drive a Ute because it is cheaper to register and insure. Cost cutting measures made to ensure I can continue to work in a country that is very much prejudiced against senior aged workers.

Mrs Renny is not happy. I have taken over a picturesque corner of our winter lounge room and in her words – I am a messer! When the drawing board comes out, which it does at least once a month, the kitchen table is also rendered unserviceable. Not to mention several square yards around it.

Why is it then that we continue to provide multiple millions to give these buggers swanky offices to run their now quite irrelevant lives from? I mean what has Hawke’s or Keating’s offices churned out in the past few years that justifies these silly extravagances? Books about them? Utterances from them? Both could be made from their kitchen tables surely! Does an Ex-PM really need an office that costs up to $14,000 a month? They have large homes with room for an office. None lives in a ‘bed-sit’. None even knows what a ‘bed-sit’ is! Maybe they should become pensioners and find out.

Just so I am being even handed here – according to the 2010 figures Keating was in fact the most frugal as he keeps staffing costs low by engaging people on a part-time and ad hoc basis.

Each former PM is entitled to at least two staff, including a senior private secretary, and the annual wages bill of each is nearly $300,000. Mr Keating saves about $70,000 a year by using staff as he needs them instead of full time appointees.

However, new figures have come to light revealing that in the seven months after leaving office, Mr Howard spent $109,892 on limousine services, evenly split between the government Comcar service and private hire cars. Mr Howard’s office rental was the highest at $13,853 a month, closely followed by former PM Malcolm Fraser, whose 101 Collins St office in Melbourne costs taxpayers $12,122 a month.

Former Labor PMs Whitlam and Hawke have offices on adjacent floors in Sydney’s Potts Point at 100 William St The monthly cost for each is $7464 and $7898 respectively. Mr Keating’s office is also in Potts Point, in Manning St, and costs slightly less at $7434 a month.

The former PMs also have their home and mobile phone bills paid by taxpayers, as well as unlimited allowances for publications, a private self-drive car, and air fares for them and their spouse. (Which really irks in the case of Therese Rein who has $210 million in the bank.

These are in addition to their pensions under the generous former Parliamentary superannuation scheme, which gives them a pension INDEXED TO CURRENT MPs’

SALARIES FOR LIFE!

The payout they receive depends on their length of service in Parliament, which is accelerated in the case of prime ministers and their final salary.

Each PM can usually expect to receive about 70 per cent of the incumbent’s salary, unless they chose to take a lump sum on retirement. (I thank the Daily Telegraph for doing the hard yards here with the figures and info.)

I have nothing against paying our PM a wage that reflects the importance of their job, but I have lots against them making millions from us when they a) don’t really need it and b) don’t really deserve it anymore.

But now, the ones facing the fiscal axe, are the poor pensioners who have worked and paid tax all their lives! As for the bludgers.. well that’s a whole separate issue.

THIS STORY MERITS AN APPEARANCE ON THE FRONT PAGE OF EVERY AUSTRALIAN NEWSPAPER – OF COURSE THAT WON’T HAPPEN, SO LET’S CIRCULATE IT FAR AND WIDE BY EMAIL