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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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.

Water Peril Water & Hope

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James Famiglietti, a leading hydrologist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, wrote a recent article in Nature Climate Change entitled, “The global groundwater crisis”. In that article, he warns that, based on satellite imagery analysis, “most of the major aquifers in the world’s arid and semi-arid zones, are experiencing rapid rates of groundwater depletion.”

Worse, “nearly all of these aquifers underlie the word’s great agricultural regions and are primarily responsible for their high productivity.

“These water-deficient agricultural regions include California which, based on satellite image data, has less than one year of water remaining :

“Data from NASA satellites show that the total amount of water stored in the Sacramento and San Joaquin river basins – that is, all of the snow, river and reservoir water, water in soils and groundwater combined – was 34 million acre-feet below normal in 2014. That loss is nearly 1.5 times the capacity of Lake Mead, America’s largest reservoir.

“California been dropping more than 12 million acre-feet of total water yearly since 2011. Roughly two-thirds of these losses are attributable to groundwater pumping for agricultural irrigation in the Central Valley. Farmers have little choice but to pump more groundwater during droughts, especially when their surface water allocations have been slashed 80% to 100%. But these pumping rates are excessive and unsustainable.

California has only about one year of water supply left in its reservoirs, and our strategic backup supply, groundwater, is rapidly disappearing.

There is no contingency plan.

• According to an A.D. 2013 article in Slate magazine entitled “The C-free Diet”:

“California produces a sizable majority of many American fruits, vegetables, and nuts: 99 percent of artichokes, 99 percent of walnuts, 97 percent of kiwis, 97 percent of plums, 95 percent of celery, 95 percent of garlic, 89 percent of cauliflower, 71 percent of spinach, and 69 percent of carrots (and the list goes on and on). Some of this is due to climate and soil.

“No other state, or even a combination of states, can match California’s output per acre. Lemon yields in California, for example, are more than 50 percent higher than in Arizona. California spinach yield per acre is 60% higher than the national average. Without California, supply of all these products in the United States and abroad would dip, and in the first few years, a few might be nearly impossible to find. Orchard-based products in particular, such as nuts and some fruits, would take many years to spring back.”

• The implications are obvious. If California runs out of water next year, the domestic supplies of many fruits and vegetables will probably diminish. The prices of fruits and vegetables will probably rise.

Food shortages are possible.

Food riots are unlikely in the near term, but within a year or three, conceivable.

If we have a year before California runs out of water, it might be a good idea to use this year as an opportunity to establish your own garden or aqua-culture operation.

• But, here’s an extraordinary video that deals with much the same problem: global desertification. As you can see from the video, much of the world may be turning into desert. For production may therefore wane, contributing to starvation and violence.

But–as the speaker (Alan Savory) in this video explains, all is not lost. In fact, the solution to many instances of desertification may be to increase grazing on lands that have become arid. Sound nuts? Take the time to view the video. The speaker makes me proud to be a member of mankind. He’s doing something good.

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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THE SCIENCE HAS ALL BEEN DONE-THEY SHOUT

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

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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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A WAKEUP OPEN LETTER TO THE AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE

Liberal, Labor, the Murdoch media, their mates the banks and foreign mining companies should be banned from Australia. Withdraw your savings(if you have any) and place your money in credit unions. Never again vote for the ALP or LNP. Do not buy News Ltd newspapers.

Australia I urge you to share this letter written by Dr David Pascoe, which has over a million hits so far. Public outcry is the only way to make the Federal Government act on the massive rural debt issue that is about to bring down the agricultural industry in Australia. We need to stop the foreclosures now! We need to introduce an Australian Reconstruction and Development Board to take over and re-finance farmers’ debt. Otherwise we face a grim future where we will have no Australian farmers left.

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Bob Katter

THIS POST ON FACEBOOK HAS GONE VIRAL AND IS NOW HEADING TOWARDS 1.5 MILLION HITS SINCE POSTED  ON MONDAY AFTERNOON

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Charlie Phillott (left) The Australian December 2014 – Florence Owens Thompson (Dorthea Lange) March 1936 (originally photographed in b&w and retouched)

Dear Men and Women of Australia,

There are two photographs on this page, and while they might look like father and daughter, they are separated by two nations, one ocean and some seventy years.

Yet incredibly, they are both part of the same tragedy, the kind that leaves deep and irreparable scars on a nation and its people for a lifetime.

The young woman who was born in 1907. The elderly man who was born twenty years later in 1927.

The photograph of the woman was taken in the Great Depression of 1936 when the man was still only 9 years old.

Her name was Florence Owens Thompson and she was a 32 year old mother of seven who was photographed sitting homeless in a tent. The image was published across the newspapers of America and it managed to enrage the nation, because people could not believe that Americans could be treated in such a way.

It forced President Roosevelt to act, to step up and become a leader for his times: he launched soup kitchens, work gangs, programs for the homeless, dams and roads and railways were built – and he gave his people hope.

John Steinbeck later wrote a book called The Grapes of Wrath which became an American literary Icon. It was about a drought that made the farmers penniless – and how the banks had forced them off their land so they could sell it on to the big powerful corporations. What happened to the farmers of Oklahoma ultimately carved a deep and shameful scar across the American identity that was felt throughout the Twentieth Century.

The second photograph on this page is of Charlie Phillott, now 87, an elderly farmer from the ruggedly beautiful Carisbrooke Station at Winton. He has owned his station since 1960, nurtured it and loved it like a part of his own flesh. He is a grand old gentleman, one of the much loved and honoured fathers of his community.

ANZNot so long ago, the ANZ bank came and drove him off his beloved station because the drought had devalued his land and they told him he was considered an unviable risk-  Yet –  “Charlie Phillott has never once missed a single mortgage payment”.

Today this dignified Grand Old Man of the West is living like some hunted down refugee in Winton, shocked and humiliated and penniless. And most of all, Charlie Phillott is ashamed, because as a member of the Great Generation – those fine and decent and ethical men and women who built this country – he believes that what happened to him was somehow his own fault. And the ANZ Bank certainly wanted to make sure they made him feel like that.

Last Friday my wife Heather and I flew up with Alan Jones to attend the Farmers Last Stand drought and debt meeting in Winton. And after what I saw being done to our own people, I have never been more ashamed to be Australian in my life.

What is happening out there is little more than corporate terrorism: our own Australian people are being bullied, threatened and abused by both banks and mining companies until they are forced off their own land.

So we must ask: “is this simply to move the people off their land and free up it up for mining by foreign mining companies or make suddenly newly empty farms available for purchase by Chinese buyers? As outrageous as it might seem, all the evidence flooding in seems to suggest that this is exactly what is going on”.

  • What is the role of Government in all of this?
  • Why have both the State and Federal Government stood back and allowed such a dreadful travesty to happen to our own people?
  • Where was Campbell Newman on this issue? Where was Prime Minister Abbott?

The answerThey are nowhere to be seen.

For the last few months, the Prime Minister has warned us against the threats of terrorism to our nation. We have been alerted to ISIS and its clear and present danger to the Australian people.

Abbott has despatched Australian military forces into the Middle East in an effort to destroy this threat to our own safety and security. This mobilization of our military forces has come at a massive and unbudgeted expense to the average Australian taxpayer which the Prime Minister estimates to be around half a billion dollars each year.

We are told that terrorism is dangerous not only because of the threat to human life but also because it displaces populations and creates the massive human cost of refugees.

Yet not one single newspaper or politician in this land has exposed the fact that the worst form of terrorism that is happening right now is going on inside the very heartland of our own nation as banks and foreign mining companies are deliberately and cruelly forcing our own Australian farmers off the land.

What we saw in the main hall of the Winton Shire Council on Friday simply defied all description: a room filled with hundreds of broken and battered refuges from our own country. It was a scene more tragic and traumatic than a dozen desperate funerals all laced onto the one stage.

Right now, all over the inland of both Queensland and NSW, there is nothing but social and financial carnage on a scale that has never before been witnessed in this nation.

It was 41 degrees when we touched down at the Winton airport, and when you fly in low over this landscape it is simply Apocalyptic: there has not been a drop of rain in Winton for two years and there is not a sheep, a cow, a kangaroo, an emu or a bird in sight. Even the trees in the very belly of the creeks are dying.

There is little doubt that this is a natural disaster of incredible magnitude – and yet nobody – neither state nor the federal government – is willing to declare it as such.

The suicide rate has now reached such epic proportions right across the inland: not just the farmer who takes the walk “ up the paddock” and does away with himself but also their children and their wives. Once again, it has barely been covered by the media, a dreadful masquerade that has assisted by the reticence and shame of honourable farming families caught in these tragic situations.

My wife is one of the toughest women I know. Her family went into North West of Queensland as pioneers one hundred years ago: this is her blood country and these are her people . Yet when she stood up to speak to this crowd on Friday she suddenly broke down: she told me later that when she looked into the eyes of her own people, what she saw was enough to break her heart

And yet not one of us knew it was this bad, this much of a national tragedy. The truth is that these days, the Australian media basically doesn’t give a damn. They have been muzzled and shut down by governments and foreign mining companies to the extent that they are no longer willing to write the real story. So the responsibility is now left to people like us, to social media – and you, the Australian people.

And so the banks have been free to play their games and completely terrorise these people at their leisure. The drought has devalued the land and the banks have seen their opportunity to strike. It was exactly the excuse that they needed to clean up and make a fortune, because once the rains come – as they always do – this land will be worth four to ten times the price.

In fact, when farmers have asked for the payout figures, the banks have been either deeply reluctant or not capable of providing the mortgage trail because they have on-sold the mortgage – just like sub-prime agriculture.

This problem isn’t simply happening in Winton, but rather right across the entire inland across Queensland and NSW. The banks have been bringing in the police to evict Australian famers and their families from their farms, many of them multigenerational. One farmer matter of factly told us it took “oh, about 7 police” to evict him from his first farm and “maybe about twelve” to evict him from his second farm which had been in his family for many generations. You think they are kidding you. Then you see the expression in their eyes.

And there was something far worse in the room on Friday: the fear of speaking out against the banks: when we asked people to tell us who had done this to them, they would immediately start to shake and cry and look away: They have been silenced to protect the good corporate image of their tormentors called the banks. What in God’s name have the bastard banks been allowed to do to our people?

This is a travesty against the rights and the human dignity

of every Australian

So it’s only fair that we start to name a few of major banks involved: The ANZ is a major culprit (they made $7 billion profit last year). Then there is Rabo – which is an international agricultural bank – the NAB, Bank West and Westpac (who paid CEO Gail Kelly a yearly salary of some $12 million). They are all equally guilty. For any that we have missed, rest assured they will be publicly exposed as well

But here’s the thing: when these people are forced off their farms, they have nowhere to go. There are no refugee services waiting, such is the case for those who attempt to enter the sovereign borders of this nation. The farmers simply drive to the nearest town – that’s if the banks haven’t stripped their cars off them as well – and they try and find somewhere to sleep. Some are sleeping on the backs of trucks in swags. There is basically no home or accommodation made available to take them. They camp out, shocked and broken and penniless – and they are living on weet bix and noodles. If there is someone that can lend a family enough money to buy food, they will: otherwise they are left completely alone.

And consider this: not one of them has asked for help. Not one. They just do the best they can, ashamed and broken and brainwashed by the banks to believe that everything that has happened is completely their own fault

There is not one single word of this from a politicians lips, with the exception of the incredibly courageous father and son team of Bob and Robbie Katter, who organised the Farmers Last Stand meeting. The Katter family have been in the North since the 1890’s, and nobody who sat in that hall last Friday could question their love and commitment to their own people.

There is barely a mention of any of this as well in the newspapers, with the exception of a brief splash of publicity that followed our visit.

The Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce attended the meeting in a bitter blue-funk kind of mood that saw him mostly hunched over and staring at the floor. He had given $100 million of financial assistance in a lousy deal where the Government will borrow at 2.75% and loan it back at 3.21%.

The last thing these people need is another loan: they need a Redevelopment Bank to refinance their own loans: issuing a loan to pay off a loan is nothing more than financial suicide.

The reality is that Joyce cannot get support from what he calls “the shits in Cabinet” to create a desperately needed Redevelopment Bank so that these farmers can get cheap loans to tide them through to the end of the drought.

Our sources suggest that those “shits in Cabinet” include:

Malcolm Turnbull – Minister for Communications and the uber-cool trendy city-centric Liberal in the black leather jacket.

Andrew Robb – Minster for Trade and Investment and the man behind the free trade deal, the man who suddenly acquired three trendy Sydney restaurants almost overnight, the man who seems to suddenly desperate to sell off our farms to China.

Greg Hunt, Environment Minister and the man who is instantly approving almost every single mining project that is put in front of him.

 

At the conclusion of the meeting, we stood and met some of the people in the crowd. My wife talked to women who would hug her for dear life, and when they walked away people would suddenly murmur “oh, she was forced off last week” or “they are being forced off tomorrow” . Not one of them mentioned it to us. They had too much pride.

The Australian people need to be both informed and desperately outraged about what is being done to our own people. This is about every right that was once held dear to us: human rights, property rights, civil rights. And most all, our right to freedom of speech. All of that has been taken away from these people – and the rest of us need to understand that we are probably next.

In the last four weeks the Newman Government has removed all farmers rights to protest to a mine and given mining companies the rights to take all the water they want from the Great Artesian Basin – and at no cost to them at all.

And all of this has happened under the watch of both Premier Newman and Prime Minister Abbott.

Until Friday, we used to think of Winton as the home of Waltzing Matilda: it was written at a local station and first performed in the North Gregory Hotel. I think it was Don McLean who wrote, “something touched me deep inside…the day the music died”… in his song American Pie, and for us, last Friday was the day music died.

We will never be able to sing Waltzing Matilda again until we see some justice for these people, and all the farmers of the inland.

This is no longer the Australia we once knew: no longer our country, no longer our people, no longer the decent caring leaders we once remembered.

Right now, the banks, the mining mates, the corrupt politicians and all the ‘mongrels in suits’ have won – and the Australian people don’t have a clue what has been done to them.

Like the American Depression and the iconic photograph of Florence Owens Thompson, there is a terrible, gaping wound that has been carved across the heartland of this nation.

We need to fully grasp that, and to understand that our people – dignified, decent and honourable old men like Charlie Phillott – have been deliberately terrorized, brutalised – and sold out.

In one sense, Charlie Phillott has become the symbol overnight of every decent Australian: the simple right to live out our lives on the land we love – and the land we are still free to call our own. At least until some dangerously persuaded corrupted trendy liberal theorist decided to strip all that away.

The truth is, no Australian was ever consulted about whether or not they wanted to see their land mined into oblivion or see our precious water poisoned and given away for free, whether they wanted to be driven off their land by the greed of banking executives who saw the chance to make a profit by wiping out the weakest and most vulnerable amongst us.

No Australian was ever consulted about whether or not we wanted to see our beloved homeland sold on the cheap to greedy faceless foreigners just because some slimy two-faced minister managed to convince a weakened prime minster to meekly carry out his bidding.

Nobody has asked, “We the People” – Not once.

So if we are ever going to do something, then we’d better realise that its now only two minutes to midnight – so we’d better move fast.

Regards

David

Dr David Pascoe

Dr David Pascoe

 

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

Firefighters appauled parliamentry inquiry hears

Firefighters ‘appalled’ by Coonabarabran bushfire management, parliamentary inquiry hears

Bushfire aftermath in CoonabarabranThe National Parks and Wildlife Service should be stripped of its firefighting responsibilities, a volunteer firefighters group has told a parliamentary inquiry.

An Upper House committee is investigating the response to the bushfire in the Warrumbungle National Park in January last year, which burned more than 90 per cent of the park, destroyed 53 homes and killed hundreds of livestock.

Volunteer Fire Fighters Association (VFFA) president Peter Cannon told the inquiry he was “absolutely appalled at how it was managed”, saying the command structure did not work.

“We’re all basically being trained in what is required and it is a complete failure in my eyes on this fire,” he said.

Mr Cannon was asked if a single organisation should be responsible for firefighting in New South Wales.

The Rural Fire Service (RFS), NPWS and the Forestry Corporation of NSW currently share responsibility for firefighting.

“Firefighting authority should be removed from National Parks because they are not firefighters,” Mr Cannon said.

VFFA vice-president Brian Williams gave evidence about the communication between the RFS and landholders.

Coonabarabran bushfire

He said many RFS group captains in the Coonabarabran area were not initially told a fire had broken out.

“We need more local expertise to come in and assist and they would have jumped at the chance but they were out of it; they were out of the loop,” Mr Williams said.

Earlier, former silviculturist Vic Jurskis gave evidence about how parks and land should be managed to prevent major bushfires.

He said the Coonabarabran disaster showed what would happen if NPWS did not carry out fire prevention work.

“It’s not just that area. It’s any area that if you don’t graze it and/or burn the country it’ll turn into scrub, it’ll turn into a time-bomb and one day it will explode,” Mr Jurskis said.

He said he would like to see regulations simplified to facilitate rather than prevent hazard reduction.

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Alan Jones opening speech Canberra Property Rights rally

alan-jones-speech-coverMedia hype coupled to Greens, Government, and  bureaucracy  spin placed on the recent rural shooting near Moree NSW compounds this tragedy by reflecting bias information to a time bomb still ticking.

There is no excuse for loss of a human life, there is however room to offer what farmers in NSW are confronted with under unworkable laws introduced to suppress or maybe shut down grazing and cropping, to shut down our farming industry for some radical agenda engineered to that end.

Radio 2GB personality Alan Jones made this speech at the  Property Rights Rally in Canberra on February 2nd 2010, which spells out the plight of farmers then and remains true today, the same vegetation laws  that farmer Ian Turnbull was subjected to and finally cracked with a devastating outcome,  the same laws farmer Peter Spencer in 2010 protested choosing to live 52 day on a pole and starve at his property.

Please download,  pass around, and read this speech.  Grasp the frustration facing farmers today that media choose to hide, send it far and wide so people understand their food bowl is shrinking daily as farmers go broke, suicide, or are driven over the edge of human tolerance by blatant stupidity of government housing gutless politicians.