Just received an email advising that Victorian beaches to ban BBQ pork sausages, alcohol, and bikinis and to be respectful to those kneeling in prayer.
[ doubt ]
(but LOL, BN)
Another sign that no more crap will be taken.
“Groups supporting Israel gave the campus Left a taste of its own medicine. Turn-about is, after all, fair play.”
G06: Great to see this posted up, however I very much doubt the MSM will make mention.
The hatred of the rural sector and those who live west of the Great Dividing Range in Queensland by Labor in particular, is exposed yet again. Once the jewels of agricultural education in Queensland, the Emerald and Longreach Agricultural Colleges are to be closed by the Qld government end 2019.
Of course, I contacted my local LNP MP and requested the opposition party gets into immediate action. For the first time, ever, I had a full response from Lachlan Millar MP returned in less than an hour.
For the government to take this action when we are struggling with one of the worst droughts on record, beggars belief.
At the bottom, a link to a news item on the matter in Country Life.
Copy and paste of email response from Lachlan Millar MP:
Thank you for your email in relation to the disgraceful decision by the Palaszczuk Labor Government to close the Emerald and Longreach Agricultural Colleges. These were the only remaining agricultural colleges in the State after Labor previously closed the Burdekin and Dalby campuses.
Furthermore I believe the closure has happened, in part, because Labor deliberately ran the campuses into the ground year after year. It is extremely disappointing to see our Queensland Agricultural Colleges being axed while similar colleges are booming in New South Wales, Victoria and WA.
Queensland’s agricultural colleges were once the best in the Australia but Labor seemed determined to kill them off. Labor axed local control of the colleges and refused scholarship plans put forward by the industry. The colleges were bound up in red-tape, incompetently managed and run from Brisbane.
More than 100 people are set to lose their jobs when the colleges at Emerald and Longreach are closed – and a generation of young country people will lose valuable opportunities to forge careers in primary production.
As part of the announcement it is clear that our agricultural students will now be forced to join the Palaszczuk Government’s failing Vocational Education Training (VET) system. This is a system where we have seen a 42 per cent drop in completion rates since 2014 at both TAFE and other government training providers.
My biggest fear is that we will absolutely lose trade-level, skilled workers in the agricultural sector. Yes, our universities offer Bachelor degrees in Agriculture and Agricultural Science, but agriculture is a price-taker, not a price-maker and it cannot survive if its workforce only has university-level training rather than a trades- skill base.
I suspect that once agricultural students are in the VET system, many will be diverted away from agriculture and over time both the industry and the communities it supports will suffer.
As if agriculture is not challenging enough with historic drought and bushfires going on, but in Queensland the Labor government just never stops attacking it. Under Labor, primary producers have seen price gouging on electricity and bulk water to boost the Palaszczuk Government’s tax coffers and the negative impact of Labor actions in relation to rail-freight services, vegetation management and fire hazard management. We have also seen the axing of the School to Industry Partnership Program.
The Liberal National Party supports Queensland farmers and our agricultural industries. We will continue to fight this decision and stand up for regional Queensland.
Lachlan Millar MP
Member for Gregory
P (07) 45 215 700 | F (07) 45 215 709
Postal | PO Box 42 | Longreach | Q | 4730
This is just more confirmation that the political system is failing because the wrong sort of people are being elected into parliament.
And wrong people make wrong decisions.
We have too many union hacks and lawyers being elected and not enough men and women who have actually worked at the ‘coal face’ in the community.
Akto, I recall a time when Australian had one of the most highly respected PM’s and he was a humble railway engine driver from Bathurst. Things run pretty well under his hand.
Lawyers are forbidden by the Federal Constitution from serving in Parliaments of state and federal levels. Not sure what section but could be the section of pollies being of foreign origin.
I didn’t see anywhere in his faux outrage what he and his equally useless opposition party are going to do about it.
How complicit were they during the closures of the the Burdekin and Dalby campuses, did anyone from the opposition challenge the government on this? I suspect that the deal is done there will be a lot of hand wringing by the Liberals mouthing the usual platitudes about how they really feel for the man on the land and share in their pain.
Scumbag lying politicians the lot of them, no wonder they keep coming last in every poll about the most trusted professions.
BV: How correct you are, the LNP just like the ALP/Greens don’t give even one rats arse about anyone west of the Great Dividing Range, which is proven time and time again.
My hope is for PHON to continue to grow in strength to the point of ousting these carpet baggers from their seats.
The Federal government up to its usual dirty tricks signing trade deals in secret, just like all the secret deals signed off without proper scrutiny in the past, this time the TPP which Donald Trump refused to sign as it was not in the US interests to do so, and it certainly is not in Australia’s interests either. Refers: https://www.onenation.org.au/government-hides-its-dirty-free-trade-deal/
From the link PP …
“Increasingly Australians are voting for small parties in the Senate. This is evidenced by the fact that nearly one in four primary votes cast for a small party in the 2016 federal election.
It is my view that the two -party system, where government is formed by one of the two major parties, no-longer serves the national interest.
I can see a time where government is formed by a coalition of smaller parties. It works well in Germany, where it has provided stability and prosperity for the largest economy in Europe.”
Therefore, my push for voters to walk away from the major parties and let’s see if we can force a hung parliament result in 2019.
Yep, look at all those moozie invaders tearing up Germany and what do those little political parties do? Nothing but support Merkelbitch and her anti German policies. While they argue, Germans get raped and butchered by the newly introduced savages from the nether world.
10 Dec: Guardian: Australia’s silence during climate change debate ***shocks COP24 delegates
Country accused of tacitly supporting oil allies’ rejection of the latest science
by Ben Doherty in Katowice, Poland
As four of the world’s largest oil and gas producers blocked UN climate talks from “welcoming” a key scientific report on global warming, Australia’s silence during a key debate is being viewed as tacit support for the four oil allies: the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait…
Negotiators spent two and a half hours trying to hammer out a compromise without success…
Australia did not speak during the at-times heated debate, a silence noted by many countries on the floor of the conference, Dr Bill Hare, the managing director of Climate Analytics and a lead author on previous IPCC reports, told Guardian Australia.
“Australia’s silence in the face of this attack yesterday shocked many countries and is widely seen as de facto support for the US, Saudi Arabia, Russia and Kuwait’s refusal to welcome the IPCC report,” Hare said.
Taken from JoNova
DT: That is good news, at last a step in the right direction.
PP I hope that President Trump got through to ScoMo
A likely death knell for ScoMo with his proposal for a Claytons CIC. Refers: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/federal/when-it-comes-to-corruption-a-one-size-fits-all-approach-works-best-20181213-p50m2f.html
I trust PHON will ensure this contemptible proposal is sufficiently changed to ensure the CIC net cast, snares all, no exemptions.
Wondering what the LBQHJIHIJGIRDs have to say about this – https://www.lifehacker.com.au/2018/12/science-has-found-out-which-bits-of-men-are-most-attractive-to-women/
Do yourself a favour and read this comment, and note too how the author intends to vote next federal election;
It worries me that the ARM/Labor push for a republic might start again if Labor form government after the 2019 federal election. Bill Shorten has indicated that it will.
One of the arguments relates to the Queen and her now ceremonial role here, the Governor General is the permanent Head of State in Australia. The republicans fail to acknowledge the changes that have taken place since Federation to make Australia an independent nation, these include as follows;
Powers of the Queen
With all those mentions, the Constitution gives the impression that the Queen has a lot of power. However, in reality, the Queen exercises very little power. The key power that the Queen does exercise is to appoint the Governor-General, however this must be done on the advice of the Prime Minister.
This wasn’t always the case, but Australia has become more independent since Federation in 1901.
In 1930 Prime Minister Scullin asserted his recommendation that the Australian born Sir Isaac Isaacs be appointed Governor-General. The King had wanted to appoint the English Baron Field Marshal Sir William Birdwood, but reluctantly agreed on the advice of his Prime Minister, making clear his displeasure.
Prior to the appointment of Sir Isaac Isaacs, all Governors-General were chosen by the English Monarch. This was a turning point and since that appointment in 1931, the Monarch has been generally bound to accept the Prime Ministers advice of Governor-General through constitutional conventions. We still had a lot of English Governors-General after this time, but they were all chosen by the Prime Minister.
A couple of sections of the constitution that many people bring up when discussing the Queen’s powers in our democracy are:
Section 59 Disallowance by the Queen
The Queen may disallow any law within one year from the Governor‑General’s assent, and such disallowance on being made known by the Governor‑General by speech or message to each of the Houses of the Parliament, or by Proclamation, shall annul the law from the day when the disallowance is so made known.
Section 60 Signification of Queen’s pleasure on Bills reserved
A proposed law reserved for the Queen’s pleasure shall not have any force unless and until within two years from the day on which it was presented to the Governor‑General for the Queen’s assent the Governor‑General makes known, by speech or message to each of the Houses of the Parliament, or by Proclamation, that it has received the Queen’s assent.
Section 59 has never been used and section 60 has been used ten times. However, both sections ceased to operate in the 1930’s when the UK Parliament introduced the Statute of Westminster. This Act gave all the self-governing dominions of the Commonwealth more independence from the Crown and the UK Parliament. Here’s a snippet:
No law and no provision of any law made after the commencement of this Act by the Parliament of a Dominion shall be void or inoperative on the ground that it is repugnant to the law of England…
The Statute of Westminster gave Australia’s Parliament equal status to the UK Parliament and after a period of time where discussions raged about the independence of Australia, we ratified the Statute of Westminster in 1942.
Another part of the Constitution that looks like the Queen has significant power is section 74, which allows for judicial appeals to the Queen in Council.
During the drafting of the Constitution there were strong opinions for and against allowing appeals to the Privy Council. Josiah Symon a South Australian delegate stated that the Privy Council, as a court of appeal for the colonies was:
An anachronism and an absurdity.
While the Victorian delegate Henry Wrixon supported the continuation of appeals to the Privy Council as this would ensure:
A unity of law over the whole empire.
In the end, appeals to the Privy Council were limited to those with leave of the High Court. However, with the introduction of the Australia Act in 1986, we gained even greater independence and all appeals to the Privy Council were abolished. Our High Court is now the end of the road when it comes to appeals.
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