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

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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

 

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ANZAC Centenary Minister Refuses Light Horse in Troop March

 

Australian Light Horseman & BrumbyAlbany Western Australia Anzac centenary commemoration troop march November 1st 2014 on York Street, will be without the Albany 10th Light Horse group to represent some 160,000 brumbies that left Albany in 1914 for the 15 Australian Light Horse regiments .

The Bunbury group wanted 15 riders and horses to represent the 15 Australian Light Horse regiments, wearing the specific colours on their shoulder and lance, and two other horses to represent the New Zealand contingents.

 

ronaldson mpThe bloke that sacked the Light Horse Group is none other than Canberra based Minister for Veteran Affairs and Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC, Michael Ronaldson (pictured wear the 100 years lapel badge for Anzac Centenary).

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Quoted on his website, “He believes that the forthcoming Centenary of Anzac gives Australia an opportunity to ensure current and future generations understand the obligations a nation has to those who have served their nation, to veterans and their families now and into the future”.

Residing in Ballarat Victoria one of the major base camps for radical greenies in Australia, Mr Ronaldson MP attended school there, served on the local council, practiced as a Barrister and Solicitor and to survive in the green belt we may find Senator Ronaldson for political survival favouring the annihilation of our heritage horse the Brumby from the Australian landscape, hence this decision to stop the light horsemen riding to commemorate the 100 years when the Brumbies served Australia in 1914-18 as a major part of Anzac.

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Senator Ronaldson’s Anzac Centenary message to the people of Australia concerning the Albany troop march is as follows;

A Department of Veterans’ Affairs spokesman defended the decision to not include the Light Horses in the march, saying the march was not a re-enactment.

“Large crowds are expected to be lining the route of the troop march, and as we are not assured of the horses’ and riders’ experience with crowds and their ability to handle those conditions, then we are not willing to accept the risk that this poses to the public,” he said.

“It is important to note the troop march is not a re-enactment, participants are serving Australian and international defence personnel, cadets and veterans only.

“Therefore there is no requirement for the 10th Light Horse to be involved.”

abbott-ronaldsonStandup and be counted Represent the Anzac’s as expected of government

Bunbury 10th Light Horse Troop president Harry Ball said he was disappointed no horses would be involved after the group put in a submission to be part of the march 18 months ago.

The Bunbury group wanted 15 riders and horses to represent the 15 Australian Light Horse regiments, wearing the specific colours on their shoulder and lance, and two other horses to represent the New Zealand contingents.

“We are voluntary, the horses are well-trained and we have insurance,” he said.

“We were told the concern was manure and that people would slip in it, but the Denmark Pony Club had offered to clean it up during the march.

If Minister Ronaldson is so worried about horseshit he can limit the spread by resigning before he takes more of it to Anzac Cove while bearing a hypocritical wreath, wearing a well rehearse solemn face, a person who has never seen military service that is reflected in his action for political survival.

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This is a picture of our history, our heritage where the brumbies carried our young men into battle and thousands died. Those that were left at the end of the war were ordered to shoot their horses for they could not bring them back to Australia.

Now we have the greens and government shooting what is left of the brumbies to cover mismanagement of public lands the wild horse can no longer cultivate as they did long before national parks were introduced on their land under false and misleading science with an agenda of genocide for the Australian Wild Horses now classified as destructive by pamphlet professors grasping tight to massive taxpayer grants for survival at any cost.

If a part of our Australian history can be stopped because of horse shit, then maybe our monarch should look at her own backyard under the same view she oversees in Australia.

household cavalry-2The horse poo from the Royal House Hold Cavalry has been collected as an essential ingredient for the compost in Kew Gardens London since 1791 for biodiversity.

While horses activities support 30000 species of plants, biodiversity kept at Kew gardens London, your Australian Government advisers make claims “Brumby kill biodiversity” in Australia!  Absolutely false science in the eyes of international experience.

Interesting how your Australian government are killing our national heritage brumbies for the same reason”.

Another 93 Brumbies Sent For Slaughter by NSW Government

Parks loading Brumbies – Note the yellow electric shock stick in right hand of man …

The Snowy People are disgusted with their staff that are meant to be acting in the best interests of their public land and national assets.

From the NSW Victorian ACT Federal Ministers down to field staff they have Brumby blood on their hands.

It appears the mighty dollar is geared to mindless big animal massacres and take their runs for water sales mark up the water price legacy of the environmental work Brumbies have done over decades.

Simpletons that live “battery hen” existences in their cement jungles paying little for a bounty of cheap clean sweet water are unaware of the environmental cost to that water.  Our water catchments are deadly for grazing animals be they native wildlife or multicultural Australians like Brumbies.  Australia’s freedom fighters tricked into entering trap yards laced by salt, molasses, rice straw in the depths of winter when the elite head off for their ski holidays and campaign for Brumby “removal.” Ethnic cleansing were environmentalists with strong non Australian accents are declaring themselves exempt.  They are part of multicultural Australia aren’t they?  But not the horses that preceded them?  Built the cities, towns roads, railways, dams, food and water supplies.

From the salt laced trap yards the terrified horses are bundled onto trailers and sent to slaughter because its is “efficient!” say the economic rationalists.  The Australian Brumby has been given its freedom to run in natural valleys providing tough sensible work horses.  The valleys grazed green, fire safe, bio-diverse are very attractive to national park land grabs.  The water, sweet and clean run off for sales at massive profits as the water does not need major or any treatment.

People calling themselves “environmental activists” live affluent lives in the cities expecting abundance of water, food no matter what the environmental or social cost, de-stocked, de-habited, locked up dingo infested land to inevitably incinerate in man made bushfire.

Water is drained off the once vibrant Brumby runs, once shared with wallaby, kangaroo, echidna, platypus, possum, lizards, frogs, fish, sea of wildflowers, birds of every colour and description.  Another 93 Brumbies join the killing chains and goes with them the lifeblood of the Snowy drained away through the grate of the slaughter house.

The various Governments are pretending to be in public consultation about Brumby management or the more degraded demeaning language of “feral exotic pest.” The hunt is on to muster goons to stand in front of a camera back dropped by the latest deciduous Australian forest common site in public land converted to national park wilderness city water catchment commercial tourist destination the incinerated bushfire killed forests.  The Snowy People are disgusted when Brumbies are shot for vegetation impact when mismanagement of their public land national heritage horses is there for the world to see.  Why not shoot the policy makers that have burnt our high country and butcher the Brumby.

In the last decade unstoppable bushfires have ravaged between Canberra and Melbourne.  Suburbs and towns leveled to burnt rubble.  Farms wildlife mass extinction events yet our Government staff persist with maniac haste to destroy the Brumby the last effective vegetation manager in our public land.  The last remaining pygmy possum, Mountain Plum Pine, Corroboree frogs, Alpine Spotted tree frogs, alpine skinks, broad tooth rat cling to the remaining effective, adequately stocked Brumby runs.  Brumby runs either did not burn or burnt at low intensity.  Defied so called effects of “climate change” when in fact massive unstoppable fires resulted from management change where big grazers were stripped away for short term unsustainable water sales profits at the expense of the ecology.

Blow in boffins and bureaucrats are setting about the extinction of not only the Brumby but the biodiversity that clings to the last of the big animal grazed green runs.  93 freedom and fire fighters, have been mindlessly sentenced to death by the economic rationalists that boast superior intellect just this last week.  Happy birthday horses.

Australia loves you 100 years on from when 160,000 horses were exported in 1914. What a commemoration, more bloodshed.

What of the public consultation process with the public when this quantity of horses are being executed?  Entire family groups exterminated mindlessly.  These horses selected for temperament, constitution, soundness for many thousands of years.  They fought loyally beside our soldiers for a free nation, humanity, democratic process.  In their darkest hour these are values they are being denied for “efficiency”

Vandalism terminates this co-evolution with humanity for thousands of years within seconds in individuals but entire family groups sent off to extermination.  Re-homing has largely been bypassed or resources over taxed by indecent haste and fanatical zeal to execute another ill conceived political orders issued coldly from afar.

Noeline Franklin

 

VESTED INTERESTS IN COMMISSIONED SCIENCE ARE SQUEALING

cattledrive-8After 175 years of returning big animal activity to the Australian high country ecology with success, stockmen are seeing some justice and equality in participating in genuine “peer reviewed science” objectivity and impartiality in returning big animals to the Wonnangatta Station and valley after 26 years of vegetation abandonment and neglect. The experiment is to observe retrieval of the vegetative chaos generated in those 26 years and therefore to run the trial elsewhere, misses the entire purpose of the scientific approach. The Academy of Science and Royal Society boffins with their rabble of environmental lobby groups in the orchid, bird watching, sale of camping gear shops do not “get the objective” of the approach. When the massive man made fires of 2002-9 were incinerating the alps in mulch lovingly deliberately accumulate for decades in the chaos of deprivation of natural processes. Megafauna activity and cool frequent fire taken away because of some foreign ideology and water profitability short term and unsustainable from an ecological view point.

A massive risk of grass and bushfire across the region has been lovingly accumulated under the blessing of bushwalking boffins bureaucrats hiding behind their law books to bring about mass extinction and destruction of the nations water supply. Wonnangatta in 1988 joined the long list of Australian grazing and forestry land taken by bushwalking boffins and bureaucrats for the management values achieved by local communities. The restoration of wildlife abundance, wildflowers, grasses ancient trees kept fire safe and well fed, the water run off clean, abundant, reliable taken for some obscure political trade off deals in public assets for swinging votes with boffins and bureaucrats getting Labour Green coalitions over the line. Kick backs of public paid bushwalking jobs over seeing doing nothing in the wilderness but watch the bonfire build from policy failure, denial and deprivation.

Government in Australia costs the people annually in the order of $20B for Federal government, $100B for state and territory governments and $10B for local councils considering themselves governments. There are 39 universities costing over $9B annually in public funding with 1+M students undergoing indoctrination at their own cost, including 6700+ PhD students with 4800 of those Australian’s. 80% of PhD’s are screened cheap labour and end their research careers after the PhD. Largely a waste of money and resources at such a massive failure rate when the activists are shutting down our industry because of work place demands for unrealistic wages and conditions, animal welfare and environmental beat ups. Australia is living on what can be dug out of the ground in raw unvalued added coal, iron ore, other minerals and energy sources. Building big houses for government bods which apparently feel no obligation to represent anyone else’s interests but their own greed and arrogance as they splash around public assets with gay abandon and no accountability as they hide among the blur of bureaucracy and boffin qualifications passing opinions outside their sphere of qualification.

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Exposing the ‘great custodians of country’ myth

Wildfires on North Stradbroke Island due to lack of hazard reduction burning

North Stradbroke Island lies just off the coastline from Brisbane and is a popular tourist destination for adventurers from the mainland. With its long sandy beaches and easy surf fishing it attracts thousands of anglers each year who make the short journey from the mainland by barge.

‘Straddie’, covering 54,500 hectares is the second largest sand island in the world. Its only industries are sandmining and tourism, which support its 2000 permanent inhabitants.

On any weekend and during holiday season the beach becomes an extension to the Pacific Highway where hundreds of four wheel drives converge, turning the beaches into major thoroughfares.

Last week, due to lightning strikes, fires broke out across the tinder dry island, eventually causing some settlements to be evacuated. A lack of hazard control burning in the cooler months of the previous 10 years created the most dangerous fuel load ever seen on the island.

The Rural Fire Service had a major incident on its hands with volunteers battling kilometres long fire fronts fanned by gusty winds. Fortunately there was no loss of human life but the island’s flora and fauna copped a savage beating.

Fires with such a large fuel load burn extremely hot for a more prolonged period, in many cases far too hot for standing eucalypts and other flora to survive. Most of the island’s scorched eucalypts will sucker from the trunk and limbs rendering their function in the natural habitat as useless.

In the aftermath of the searing flames, the environmental damage is strikingly evident. Hot fires also reduce the amount of already low levels of organic nutrients thus making it more difficult for regeneration.

Brisbane ecologist Dr Greg Baxter said the island’s ecology would take at least 20 years to recover, unless of course there is another wildfire in the meantime.

A lack of seasonal rainfall is also inhibiting plant regrowth

The island is home to a large koala bear population, 59 species of birds including a large colony of glossy black cockatoos, native rats and numerous reptiles.

North Stradbroke Island ablaze with wildfires causing extreme damage to flora and fauna which according to an ecologist, will take more than 20 years to recover.

The island has been claimed by the Quandamooka and Noonuccal aboriginal groups who assist the National Parks and Wildlife Service with management of its natural resources.

Perhaps the best known of the Noonuccal clan was the late activist Kath Walker, who fought for many years to gain native title to the island for her family.

Kath was one of the last of the island’s traditional people, passing away in 1993, and it seems some of the handed-down tribal lore Kath possessed was not passed on to the present generation of island inhabitants claiming aboriginality.

This writer stood on the hustings with Kath in the early 80’s.

If Kath did pass on what she knew the message did not get through to the great ‘custodians of country’ residing on the island and mainland.

These people who claimed native title, in a similar fashion to most other ‘aboriginal’ groups, either do not know how to manage ‘country’ properly, do not care or have been prevented by the idiotic Labor Party policies of the 90’s from burning excess fuel loads each year or whenever it was deemed necessary.

Former Queensland Forestry Department practices of conducting annual or two-yearly cool fires, guarantee the damage from uncontrolled fires will be minimal and does not have a great impact on flora and fauna.

But what happened to the traditional hazard reduction burning of the open forest and grassland in the traditional August burning off period?

Did the NPWS prevent the local indigenous people from burning off in previous years? Perhaps it seems from similar lessons learnt in other indigenous controlled land or national parks, most of the old knowledge has not been passed on because the gap between the ways of the last of the traditional people of the 1920’s and the present generation is too wide.

This knowledge is lost forever. It is accepted in some anthropological circles that the lost messages from true traditional people have been supplanted by university trained anthropologists with an agenda not necessarily in the best interests of indigenous people.

Some commentators liken the beaten up stories of modern anthropologists to ‘reinventing the wheel.’

Unfortunately politicians of all hues believe it as gospel that modern day aborigines are the only capable ‘custodians of country,’ the latest fashionable coinage of the annual $25 billion aboriginal industry.

Nothing could be further from the truth.

 

This lone koala survived the wildfire which left its food source of various tree leaves and other plants a scorched, parched and devastated landscape.

Peter Spencer’s Fight for Aussie Farmers In Limbo over Funding problem

ABC News:
Funding for the Peter Spencer court case appears to be in limbo and possibly could be cut.

Farmer Peter Spencer made the headlines when he sat up a pole on his property on a hunger strike for 52 days in 2009.

He was protesting over his over his right to clear native vegetation on his property in south-east NSW and later began demanding that he be compensated for a loss of carbon credits.

This formed the basis of a court case that went all the way to the High Court, centering around native vegetation and carbon credits, and whether farmers are owed compensation from the Commonwealth acquiring credits from Australian farmers.

Sources close to the Spencer camp say that they have been informed that the fighting fund assistance, previously forthcoming, to back the legal fight against the Commonwealth has been stopped, and they claim they have been left high and dry, just as they are due to go to trial.

But the Australian Farmers Fighting Fund says that’s not accurate.

Chairman of the AFFF, Hugh Nivison, says the fund had only committed to funding the process of legal discovery and it’s now looking at the documents to see if any more assistance is warranted, according to the merits of the evidence.

“It is a complicated issue and we want to have a look at the evidence before we make a decision on where we go to from here,” he said.

SOS-NEWS Comment:
For those who need to understand the Peter Spencer story, his 52 day pole sitting protest exposing government land theft by Liberals, Labor and Greens agenda to remove farmers from the land, visit our comprehensive background of facts, rallies and court documents at; http://sosnews.org/index.php?page=Peter-Spencer

In July 1985, a rally of some 45,000 farmers moved on Canberra sending a shockwave through the federal parliament with claims of high taxes and escalating interest rates on farmers. The rally harvested massive donations and a fighting fund was introduced. The end results of that rally, taxes and interest rate continue to rise on rural business.

The only other serious rally was on 10th February 2010 by farmers to hit Canberra hard was for Peter Spencer’s SOLO fight for farmers rights which saw some 3,000 rally in front of the federal parliament with radio 2GB personality Alan Jones leading the many speakers which included Barnaby Joyce and then opposition leader Tony Abbott, who states, an Australia without a farming community would not be Australia… and many more commitments he made but now hides since Liberals took government.

The statement from Australian Farmers Fighting Fund (AFFF) (NFF) Trustees chairman Hugh Nivison under the banner of the National Farmers Federation they only funded discovery of documents ordered by the High Court. They were privy to these document Spencer had on file from internet research that required the original copies under discovery to fight the case is a nonsense. It seems the NFF march in a fifth column as the case against the government moves to trial.

We understand from many rural sources that farmer organisation across Australia have lost extensive membership no longer representing the majority of families on the land as they play politics in lieu of supporting the reason for their existence.

There are many recordings of Alan Jones and other radio presenters broadcasts covering the Spencer story along with the rally speakers and now 4 years down the track, a change of government in power for more than 12 months makes it worth while visiting our Peter Spencer area of SOS-NEWS where you may listen to the recoded information, form your own opinion how the two party system of government work in tandem for the one agenda – to get rid of our farmers.

Here is the link to visit – http://sosnews.org/index.php?page=canberra-rallies – please pass it around to show the fight for Australian farmers Peter Spencer has not forgotten as it now appears other most certainly wish to forget.

1080 – Environmental Mana from the Sky

Greenie Academic Fiction writer

Greenie Academic Fiction writer

No matter what side of the 1080 – monosodium flouroacetate – environmental poisoning program, both here and in New Zealand one sits on; at the end of this lead-in, is a reasonably comprehensive little story out of New Zealand, all parties and individuals may wish to read.

New Zealand is the pariah to some and the saviour to many – in global terms – when it comes to the use of this pest control process. Un-surprisingly; the anti-1080 movement are forever asking as a spoiling tactic, for testing to be done; testing which has been done so many times before, but the results are never to the liking of these protestors.

It matters not how many times one watches the same race; no amount of reviewing the final outcome will change the result. Just weariness on the part of those involved from having been subjected to the ever persistent and dogmatic views driving the opposition.

Now the fishermen/anglers of New Zealand’s wilderness rivers are at it, and once more, the authorities are doing as they should to appease the concerned and conducting yet again, more trials.
Forget the well published facts from reputable sources where almost ever since 1080 has been under the scrutiny of scientists; it has been known the poison – monosodium flouroacetate – in either rain or flowing water, breaks down to a harmless substance very quickly indeed. The hyperlinked text below here will take you to such a site, but there are many more if one wishes to search.

Naturally occurring bacteria and fungi found in soil, water and bait materials readily break down 1080. It therefore does not cause a build-up of toxic residues in soil, water or plants. 1080’s persistence in the environment depends on rainfall, temperature and amount of bacteria present.

There is considerable variation in susceptibility between species of animals. Dogs and foxes are the most susceptible of all animals to 1080. In general, birds show considerably more resistance than mammals. Cold-blooded animals such as reptiles and fish are the most resistant.

More, again from the Queensland DAFF site

Here are some interesting examples of calculations detailing the risks to humans and wildlife:

• One of the risks of 1080 is the leaching of the 1080 from the impregnated baits due to rainfall. If an area were heavily poisoned using 8 kilos of 6 milligram of wild dog baits per hectare ( containing 48 mg of 1080 per kilogram of bait ), and all of this was leached out due to 50mm of rain, an individual person would need to drink 169 271 L of contaminated water before receiving a lethal dose.

• If a hunter shot a 60kg feral pig that was in the latent period following ingestion of 3kg of 1080 bait (at a rate of 1152mg 1080/kg), and based on the unlikely assumption that half the ingested poison has become evenly distributed through the carcass, that hunter would need to eat 36.1 kg in one sitting before being at risk.

Now New Zealand is without doubt, the laboratory of all laboratories where this substance is concerned, and it is what happens and what the science finds devoid of propaganda from this nation; where all others such as Australia should look to when considering its use.

Click here and read the story by Andrew Stone of the ‘The New Zealand Herald’

Brumbyy (With 2Ys)

 

 

Australia Agenda21 Dark Future

Revisiting this video from May 2012 reflects government control freaks suggest our future has more dark clouds from Canberra as they manipulate Agenda21 offering the UN and the environmental movement to dictate policy from these unelected bodies.

Tony Keep Going – Look To The Top Of The Murray

UPPER MURRAY CATCHMENT & MURRAY BASIN REFORM

No high country forests, no Murray water inflows!

Prime Minister Tony Abbott

Alpine Ash forests across the Australian alps have been incinerated in this last decade by government adopted policy and poor advice from select boffins walking in the twilight zone among the rabid green fanaticism. More opinion than science or the wisdom of generational experience and proven performance.

People straight out of the city and university education by people straight off a boat from Europe have been very influential about how best to manage Australian forests and land. They have not understood the power of fire in the Australian ecology so have stuck their heads in the candle bark and spent lifetimes on public funding accepting policy failure reinforcing bad advice to government. Dynasties of denial are set to irreversibly destroy the Upper Murray inflows. Locked up forests repeatedly incinerated and or rendered dysfunctional to repeatedly burn under the same tyranny of mismanagement. The government inquiry after millions of hectares of alpine ecology have been killed once twice finally, bring in the same show ponies to judge their own bad advice.  Alpine ash forests and snow gum ecologies are either dead or on their way to being past regeneration because of hot fire injury.

head in the sand over fuel management 2

Will Tony go far enough?

While we applaud Tony Abbots recent turn around on the Murray reform process being critically endangered lower Murray, irrigators are being sold back water confiscated by the Craig Knowles circus which excised the alps upper Murray catchment. Will Tony go all the way? The lions share of inflow was excised deceitfully from the Murray basin reform process as the tops were declared protected when in fact they are chronically neglected! The alpine upper Murray catchment rendered critically endangered by stupidity of the ‘university ski club’ accumulating mountains of dead flammable mulch, maximal scrub locked up waiting for the inevitable drought summer dry storm to incinerate the soil, the birds and animals repeatedly incinerate the vegetation so it will be beyond regeneration.

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The myth of green Australia

Australian Green scientific fiction engineer – taxpayer funded of course

Having collected the Nobel peace prize in 2007, Al Gore’s fortunes as a climate crusader slid into the doldrums.  But 8th November 2011 arrived as a ray of sunshine. On that day Australia’s parliament passed into law the world’s first economy-wide carbon tax. Rushing to his blog, Gore posted a short but rapturous statement, cross-posted in The Huffington Post. His fervent language echoed in progressive circles across the globe. Australians have been held-up as pioneering environmentalists ever since, putting Americans to shame.

“This is a historic moment”, thundered Gore. “With this vote”, he blogged, “the world … turned a pivotal corner in the collective effort to solve the climate crisis”. He proclaimed it “the result of tireless work of an unprecedented coalition that came together to support the legislation”; he praised the “leadership of Prime Minister [Julia] Gillard and the courage of legislators”; and he declared “the voice of the people of Australia has rung loud and clear”.

But maybe Gore’s enthusiasm was a bit misplaced. In September, less than two years later, Australians seem likely, according to the polls, to hand the Gillard Labor government a stinging landslide defeat.

 “A pivotal corner in the collective effort”

As it turns out, and not for the first time, Gore’s analysis was wrong. For one thing, calling the carbon tax “pivotal” is pure hyperbole. Although a relatively large land mass, Australia is populated by just 23 million people who collectively emit a minuscule 1.5 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gases. Nor is the country influential in a broader political union or association beyond its borders. Since climate change alarmists suggest that global emissions must fall by 25 to 40 per cent in 2020 compared to 1990 levels, Australia’s efforts must be seen as more symbolic than effective. Currently, the tax and its post-2015 form as an emissions trading scheme (ETS) are adjusted for a trivial 5 per cent cut from 2000 levels in 2020; 5 percent of 1.5 percent of the world’s emissions barely registers against a few days increase in countries like China.

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