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  • Bwana Neusi 12/11/2019, 11:29 am

    Time for Delcons and Deplorable to ramp up the anti on Halal tax.
    How many sheeples eat their Cadbury chocolate and unwittingly pay the Muslim tax?
    Most corporations paying the halal certification(muslim tax) work on the basis that the sheeples have short memories and the outrage will slowly die away as they forget and succumb to their new masters.

    • Neville 13/11/2019, 1:19 am

      I never buy Cadburys.
      Anyway, Lindt is better chocolate, often costs LESS in the supermarket, and Lindt has a policy of (metaphorically) telling halal bullshit artists to go f**k themselves.

  • Cliff 13/11/2019, 6:25 am

    I must admit, I have religiously (?) steered clear of Cadbury products since the halal business surfaced. However, I accept that it is a forlorn protest, as so many other everyday products also have the halal tax included in their price, it is almost impossible to avoid them.

    Even Coopers Beer have succumbed to the scam. How does that work? Beer with a halal tick of approval?

    And #### Vegemite. Vegemite!

    • Botswana O'Hooligan 13/11/2019, 9:22 am

      Many of the things that have a halal tax paid on them are not marked with the logo so we get caught for the companies have got cunning. We stopped buying Cadbury Kraft stuff and switched from Vegemite to Promite because Promite wasn’t marked halal but Promite is halal when you look at the halal website. We need politicians with guts and not these nimby pamby bludgers we have. Just as an aside, even Sanitarium paid the halal tax. So much for God botherers.

  • Aktosplatz 13/11/2019, 2:22 pm

    Another African Sh-thole behaves like a Sh-thole!!

    Hope no aid is going there from Australia.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7676979/King-Swaziland-accused-showing-middle-finger-car-purchases.html#comments

  • DT 13/11/2019, 3:37 pm

    @ JoNova, a comment …

    PeterW
    November 13, 2019 at 12:58 pm · Reply
    I’m going to post this again, as it easily gets lost in the comments.

    The CSIRO’s principal research scientist, Phil Cheney, Australia’s foremost bushfire researcher, also blames the intensity of the fires on the fact that, “for the last 30 years there has been a continuing decline in operational prescribed burning”. He said yesterday the January fires were “a truly historic event [producing] probably the most extreme, widespread and continuously burnt area in living history”.

    And the reason history was made? “Really the only thing that has changed is burning practices.” The gradual removal of grazing stock from mountain areas had also allowed undergrowth to build up, he said.

    The amount of fuel on the ground had a quantifiable effect on the speed and intensity of a fire, combined with weather and slope variables, said Cheney. If ground fuel was kept under control, with regular cool, controlled burns in winter, a fire would usually peter out in a eucalypt forest. Hazard reduction did not prevent fires, but it kept them manageable.

    But, said Cheney, there had been a gradual transfer of responsibility from land managers to firefighters, from prevention to suppression, probably because it was more “politically attractive. You have heroes, big dramas, helicopters.”

    So while millions of dollars are spent on sophisticated firefighting toys like the Elvis chopper, there is no money for the kind of professional, scientific prescribed burning program that would prevent huge, runaway fires.

    The extent of green opposition to hazard reduction was clear in the days following the Canberra tragedy. The NSW Nature Conservation Council on January 21 denounced the practice as “futile” and a “knee-jerk reaction”. The NCC chairman, Rob Pallin, said: “People who claim that hazard reduction burning is a cure- all for bushfire risk are either fooling themselves or deliberately trying to fool the public.”

    https://www.smh.com.au/opinion/bushfires-the-solution-is-clear-20030508-gdgq4v.html

    Note that the Nature Conservation Council is not an independent professional advisory body, but a green advocacy group accorded stakeholder status alongside the Fire Services and land management agencies….. here they repeat (again) the lie that advocates of fuel management think it a “cure-all”.

  • DT 14/11/2019, 5:03 pm
  • DT 14/11/2019, 5:10 pm

    Published: 12 June 2013

    Traditional burning

    Traditional burning. Photo © Parks and Wildlife

    Before Aboriginal people populated the Australian continent some 40,000 to 60,000 years ago, the major cause of fires would have been lightning. Aboriginal people learnt to harness the naturally recurring fire caused by lightning and other sources to their advantage, which resulted in skilful burning of landscapes for many different purposes.

    Fire was used to:

    make access easier through thick and prickly vegetation
    maintain a pattern of vegetation to encourage new growth and attract game for hunting
    encourage the development of useful food plants, for cooking, warmth, signalling and spiritual reasons.
    Early European explorers and settlers commented on the Aboriginal people’s familiarity with fire, and the presence of fire in the landscape continually throughout the year. Most of the fires were relatively low intensity and did not burn large areas.

    This constant use of fire by Aboriginal people as they went about their daily lives most likely resulted in a fine grained mosaic of different vegetation and fuel ages across the landscape. As a result, large intense bushfires were uncommon.

    Fire is a significant part of Aboriginal culture and the knowledge of its use has been retained by many Aboriginal families as their culture and values are shared between generations. Karla Wongi – Fire Talk is an interesting article that provides additional information.

    The plants and animals themselves provide clues to the ubiquitous presence of fire.

    Fire fact
    Fossil records and charcoal deposits indicate that fire has been present for at least 30 million years in the Australian landscape in response to periods of aridity.

    WA Government website

  • Aktosplatz 15/11/2019, 8:11 am

    Two very interesting episodes of ‘Yes Minister’ concerning the EU. Mrs Thatcher always said that this portrayal of Ministerial life in the UK was very accurate.

    Explaining the EU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvYuoWyk8iU

    Why the UK is in the EU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVYqB0uTKlE&t=103s

  • DT 15/11/2019, 9:02 am
  • Graham Richards 17/11/2019, 10:03 am

    So now our Queensland volunteer, wife beating fire fighters, are paedophiles as well.
    I think the volunteer fire fighters should point out that they no longer have time to fight fires threatening lives and property because they’re tooo busy beating their wives and raping children. Therefore the State government had best find another 15000 volunteers who are prepared to put up with beareucratic humiliation.

    Once again the the Federal Government is in full agreement with both accusations as, so far they are silent. This is obviously implied agreement with the disgusting state dictators hiding behind legislation designed for other work designations.

    I believe the Unions are behind this move to force volunteers into the claws of the unions. The unions are losing members as fast as a mangy dog loses its hair. Labor government working in harmony with unions, a pair of mangy flea ridden dogs!!

  • Aktosplatz 18/11/2019, 11:48 pm

    Boris Johnson pledges cut in business rates in bid to woo Confederation of British Industry.

    We need his energy and enthusiasm in our PM here, I hope someone reminds Scott Morrison that Business – especially Small Business – is the lifeblood of our economy. He could start by watching Boris and take a few notes too.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLNQ4N9pEdc

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 19/11/2019, 8:02 am

    On the blue card business, some people volunteered to help clean up Brisbane suburbs after the last big flood and were told that they would have to have one of those blue cards before being allowed to work around houses helping clean up because of children etc.

    • DT 19/11/2019, 9:12 am

      Does that mean that Kevin07 from Queensland cannot carry a suitcase on his head without a blue card?

      • Botswana O'Hooligan 20/11/2019, 7:54 am

        It is farcical when you come to think of it for taking the blue card bit to its conclusion everyone in any family should have a blue card. Catch 22.

  • Aktosplatz 19/11/2019, 8:49 pm

    You know, Peta Credlin is a damned good interviewer. She asks the questions and waits for the answers.

    You will listen to this with your head in your hands, as I just did, and it’s about energy, and Angus Taylor.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTHCz7pRNgs

    • Albert 20/11/2019, 8:23 am

      Akto, I live in Victoriastan as a matter of circumstance and not by choice. When I arrived at my present location near Ballarat I took a drive around and was stunned by the number of wind generators there were perched on top of hills in every direction and more being erected in order to satisfy Daniel Andrew’s crazy renewable plan.
      I then discovered that at the small farming town of Rokewood they planned, in concert with the dysfunctional Golden Plains Council a wind farm consisting of 228 wind generators. I have commented on that grand piece of lunacy previously but it is so mind numbingly arrogant and dismissive of the welfare of those living in the vicinity, of their stock, of their health and their future that I must continue to highlight it when I can.
      This is the future of electricity supply in Victoriastan.

  • Aktosplatz 20/11/2019, 8:37 am

    Better buck next time! Hilarious video shows wild deer’s shocked reaction when a statue he’s humping loses its head

    A hilarious video filmed in Eldorado, Illinois, on November 9 shows a wild buck shooting its shot with a deer statue in a family’s backyard

    The wild clip shows the large deer scoping his surroundings before he mounts the statue

    He keeps trying to adjust when all of a sudden, the statue’s head pops off

    Buck looks around shocked before sniffing the fallen head

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7702239/Hilarious-video-shows-wild-deers-shocked-reaction-statue-hes-humping-loses-head.html

  • DT 24/11/2019, 5:01 pm
    • Botswana O'Hooligan 25/11/2019, 8:28 am

      Thanks DT. I remember having a couple of beers with my three sons and discussing this misnamed “carbon” business when the nonsense started and we had tears of laughter running down our legs about the experts trying to introduce a tax on a colourless, odourless, trace gas in the atmosphere. How wrong we were.

  • Aktosplatz 27/11/2019, 8:44 am

    Latest quip about the removal of Prince Andrew from “Official Duties”.

    ‘Man who does nothing for a living, will now officially do nothing for a living but now in private’

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 27/11/2019, 4:10 pm
  • Aktosplatz 27/11/2019, 7:00 pm

    I see the ‘Ghost’*has returned and is rabbiting on about a Republic again with Albasleeze. It doesn’t take long; the Ghost* is unable to keep his trap shut. The Ghost* has also advised Morrison he should not involve the NSW Police regarding ‘The Minister to Keep Electricity Prices Down’.
    (*Ghost = Rowan Dean’s delightful name for Turnbull)

    • Albert 28/11/2019, 7:22 am

      He really is a sad joke, Akto. Call him what you like, ‘Ghost’, ‘Turdball’, ‘Mansion’, they are all suitable. That pathetic excuse for a man has failed monumentally and everything he touches turns to excrement as he trundles down the path of undermining the nation to extract revenge for the damage he has really done to himself.

      • Botswana O'Hooligan 28/11/2019, 8:30 am

        His biggest failure is to our Australia, think of what would have become us and in fact will become us if we ever have a republic because someone, some bastard like he or even worse than he, will stuff the country completely.

  • DT 30/11/2019, 5:30 am

    “You’re asking Warmists to be more logically and factually correct in their terminology. Neglecting the small detail that they (the core people anyway) are deliberately lying. They are running a mind-control propaganda and ‘science’ fakery project, for fairly hideous ideological reasons.

    I don’t think they are going to adjust their language for any reason other than fine tuning the lies to suit ongoing events and perceptions. Like changing ‘Anthropogenic Global Warming’ to ‘Climate Change’ (when it became obvious it wasn’t actually warming any more) and now the wonderful epithet ‘Climate Change Denier.’ Which is most ironic (unintentionally), since it’s the Warmists who deny the Earth’s climate is almost always changing and often goes through dramatic swings in average temp, glaciation, sea level, atmospheric CO2 levels, etc. This is what you get when you orbit a variable star.

    I can’t wait to see how their spiel changes to adapt to the New Little Ice Age, as it really starts to (frost)bite. Which btw… is why Australia has such a drought (and hence fires) atm. Ice ages always start with severe widespread drought. Cooling ocean surface and atmosphere, less evaporation from the oceans, and shorter rain-out paths. Means less rain on the land.”

    Read at JoNova

    • DT 30/11/2019, 7:29 am

      Sept. 27, 2018: The sun is entering one of the deepest Solar Minima of the Space Age. Sunspots have been absent for most of 2018, and the sun’s ultraviolet output has sharply dropped. New research shows that Earth’s upper atmosphere is responding.

      “We see a cooling trend,” says Martin Mlynczak of NASA’s Langley Research Center. “High above Earth’s surface, near the edge of space, our atmosphere is losing heat energy. If current trends continue, it could soon set a Space Age record for cold.”

      • Botswana O'Hooligan 30/11/2019, 8:53 am

        You have been listening to my missus again for she along with many of her ex colleagues in Russia believe we could be heading for another maunder minimum. In essence DT, those people are scientists who believe that science is never settled and it is almost impossible to collate enough data to prove that the climate swings are man made anyway. Anyone who uses a computer, in essence a fancy calculator, knows that if you put the wrong numbers in you are going to get wrong answers and no matter how many times you put the wrong data in the result will still be wrong.

  • Aktosplatz 30/11/2019, 8:00 am

    We want our money back – Mrs Thatcher to the EU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNLVeAQvzn8&t=175s

  • Aktosplatz 30/11/2019, 8:57 am

    Terrorist attack on London Bridge, 2 people died
    • Six people tackle knife wielding terrorist to the ground, and remove one of his two knives
    • Police arrive quickly
    • Police get brave public to stand clear from the perpetrator
    • Police slot the terrorist dead – situation made safe

    Terrible for the victims and families. Full of admiration for the public and then the police who decided to end the matter there and then.

    That’s how this sort of thing should be handled, well done guys.

  • Cliff 01/12/2019, 6:45 am

    I was visiting friends when we saw the video showing the police ending the incident. The wife was horrified that they did not take the killer prisoner. I suspect that there will be others who will say the same. Far better, I think, to grant any such people their wish to join their promised 72 virgins with minimum delay. Particularly if they are lifting their shirt to show the police their suicide vest, be it a fake one or not.

    • DT 01/12/2019, 8:38 am

      Untrained observers often draw the wrong conclusions, they even provide different versions of what they witnessed.

  • Xword 01/12/2019, 10:50 am

    Latest update on Prince Andrew on Earl Of Taint website

  • DT 02/12/2019, 7:23 am

    There is no climate emergency.

    Signed by many qualified people;

    https://saltbushclub.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/world-climate-declaration-20191120.pdf

    • JG 21/12/2019, 9:16 am

      What a surprise fires pop up all over Australia at the same time?
      As for ScoMo holiday the week Left and Greens can do nothing but play politics as Australia burns.
      What was PM suppose to do wave his magic wand? The week Left and Greens have learnt nothing. SKY is just a waste of taxpayers money, nothing of value ever comes out of her mouth.

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 02/12/2019, 8:31 am

    That bastard Ronald Biggs robbed me too for the company kept a motel suite in Melbourne on a sort of stand by basis for we Brisbane crews and if we didn’t need it by 9 p.m. each night they could rent it out. Most of us kept a bit of gear there in a cupboard and I had a bottle of single malt and some pipe tobacco in the cupboard. They rented the room out to Biggs as it later turned out just before he shot thru and he took my single malt, Catholic pipe tobacco (Three Nuns) and a carton of B&H belonging to someone else. I later wrote to HM Government after he was apprehended, explained the circumstances, and asked that he be hanged by the neck well and truly but never did get a reply. When they do things like that you have to wonder why we bail them out each time they get involved in a bloody war.

  • Albatross 05/12/2019, 8:09 am

    In the middle of Pat Condell’s latest offering, ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_ajM-jcmnU ), he refers to the current British Labour Party in terms that I think most here would say apply, with incredible accuracy, to the current Australian Labor Party.

    If you can’t be bothered to listen to his Brexit comments, do yourself a favour and listen, at least, to 3.25 to 4.35.

    • Aktosplatz 06/12/2019, 9:26 am

      You’re absolutely right Alba. Pat’s description of the UK Labour Party matches exactly what our Labor Party is like.

      • DT 07/12/2019, 7:25 am

        The spin doctor who created PM Gillard’s accusation stunt that Opposition Leader Abbott is a misogynist was created by UK Labour Spin Doctor McTiernan who was hired by SA Labor and later by Federal Labor, here on a 457 Visa.

        UK Labour also first created the images of a great educator, PM Blair, and like Australia the standard of education slipped well down the international listing.

    • luk1955 08/12/2019, 7:29 am

      There are no politicians or bureaucraps in Australia who are as sane as Pat. He cannot be called a liar because everything he says is true.

  • DT 05/12/2019, 2:22 pm

    US Navy placed orders for new nuclear submarines for much less money than the Australian French modified submarines?

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/12/03/politics/us-navy-submarines-contract-intl-hnk/index.html

    Link found at Michael Smith News

  • DT 05/12/2019, 5:20 pm

    Climate And The Money Trail.

    Current.

    https://www.globalresearch.ca/climate-money-trail/5690209

  • Albert 07/12/2019, 9:49 am

    What an absolute disgrace this atrocity was and is. It is now confirmed that Aborigines are exempt from any form of animal cruelty laws that apply to the rest of us.
    That disgusting individual escapes without even a slap on the wrist with a feather because it is OK for Aborigines to exercise extreme and obscene animal cruelty as it is in line with their culture.
    So now you have it folks; there is one set of rules for us and an entirely different set of rules for Aborigines.

    https://www.smh.com.au/national/no-charges-for-off-duty-police-officer-who-stoned-wombat-to-death-20191206-p53hps.html

    • Pensioner Pete 07/12/2019, 12:53 pm

      Take a gander at how sea turtles are treated by ‘traditional’ persons along the coastline of Cape York Peninsular, where the poor turtle is placed on it’s back in the blazing hot sun for days – alive, whilst undergoing partial butchering, leaving the poor turtle in obvious agony, or how the dugong is treated whilst using traditional hunting methods of an outboard powered tinny and powered hunting implements.

      Also, take a gander at how dogs and horses are treated in the Cape York communities, yet the RSPCA will not under any circumstance, enter these communities, or launch any form of legal action against those who mistreat these animals, despite formal complaints being made. Some may recall the event some years ago, when horses were removed from Palm Island off Townsville due to horrendous mistreatment.

      • luk1955 08/12/2019, 7:24 am

        Remarkably similar to the islamic practice of halal where animals are butchered without anasthetic or stunning so the animals can feel the full pain. Halal, the financing of islamic terrorism.

      • Botswana O'Hooligan 08/12/2019, 8:21 am

        Friday used to be the day on TI when they butchered Dugong on the beach near the Federal Hotel and yes, the bastards used to tip Turtles on their backs and butcher them bit by bit. The thing that used to get to most of us was that they were allowed to use outboard powered dinghies to catch stuff instead of the supposed “traditional” methods.

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 09/12/2019, 11:50 am

    Good on PP for the heads up. The bottom line is that this government and for that matter too, most other governments, do things by stealth when it comes to the people on the land and the people on the land wake up one morning to discover that they have been duded once again. Government, and these green bastards who influence them work on the principle that the man on the land is raping and pillaging it to the point of destruction and at that point the man on the land will move on and do it all over again somewhere else. Most people on the land have been there for generations and so they care for their land as no one else would for it is not only their livelihood but that of their children, grand children, and so on down the line. The big fear we should have in Queensland is that Labor will retain power at the next election.

  • Pensioner Pete 09/12/2019, 4:05 pm

    Here we go again.

    Not a dam built, no infrastructure being built or planned to be built in the rural and regional sectors to support and boost the Queensland economy, yet the Labor cretins can find both the time and the money to proceed with the Olympic Games lunacy.

    The list of counties who have hosted the Olympic Games in the recent past have gone broke doing so, yet Puzzleduck and Triad, responsible for the $90 Billion debt carried by the Queensland Government have the gall to give a green light to pursuing the Olympic Games for Queensland. What complete and utter idiots!!

    Refers – debt: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/politics/queensland/queensland-budget-more-tax-and-debt-as-state-weathers-economic-storm-20190605-p51uuu.html

    Refers – Olympic Games: https://www.9news.com.au/national/queensland-2032-olympics-bid-premier-to-reveal-decision/631b3d6b-1792-4d0a-97c9-4aa13766fd42

  • Cliff 10/12/2019, 8:36 am

    Can anyone confirm for me if what I heard yesterday is true? (Difficult for me to do so since, apart from Macca on Sunday mornings, I gave up watching/listening to the ABC quite some time ago.)

    I heard that the ABC have not included the Bob Hawke’s daughter rape allegation story in their ‘news’ reports.

  • Aktosplatz 10/12/2019, 10:24 am

    Fascinating fight to the death between a honey badger and a python in Chobe National Park Botswana. A couple of jackals don’t quite cut it

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7771903/Honey-badger-rescued-python-jackals-fighting-feast-snake.html

    • Pensioner Pete 10/12/2019, 1:37 pm

      What a brave little Honey Badger.

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 10/12/2019, 10:36 am
  • Botswana O'Hooligan 10/12/2019, 6:10 pm

    G’day MM, I have an interesting email about the net worth of PNG politicians if you are interested. I am not much of a hand at computers and when I try to contact you this old desktop bails up so if you could slip me tr email address I will forward the email

    • Cliff 12/12/2019, 6:26 am

      Does it include where all those Maseratis and Bentleys went Bots?

      • Botswana O'Hooligan 13/12/2019, 8:23 am

        A lot of cars would leave PNG in the belly of our freighter at $300 a pop, four medium sized ones or three bigger ones plus we could fit a VW Beetle in the so called “lobby.” In theory they had to be more than twelve months old and belong to someone going “finish” and moving south to benefit from no import duty or taxes. Most people were honest and above board but lots weren’t and paperwork was easily bodgied up. A Mercedes could be bought in Moresby for about the same cost of a Holden in Australia and a fictitious name of a fictitious person isn’t all that hard to come by.

  • Pensioner Pete 13/12/2019, 12:04 pm

    Thank you Pauline Hanson, for without your pressure, this would never, ever have happened for the dairy farmers. Refers: https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2019-12-13/dairy-code-of-conduct-launched/11796000

    • DT 14/12/2019, 6:39 am
      • DT 14/12/2019, 6:41 am

        Sky News Alan Jones and Peta Credlin have also been very vocal about dairy farmers, and it is good that so many people have supported them, including PHON.

        But the inquiry was underway from 2017.

    • Pensioner Pete 14/12/2019, 7:19 am

      Copy and paste of response to my email criticising the National Party, make your own mind up about the inaction over 20 years and the fact at least one dairy farmer per week is walking off the land whilst others are committing suicide, others going or are bankrupt whilst the Nationals play the fiddle ignoring the severity of the situation.

      Had Pauline Hanson not called them out, nothing would still be happening.

      Response:
      ————————————————
      The Liberal and Nationals Government stands with our dairy farmers as we work to ensure they are paid a fair farm-gate price for their milk so that future generations can enjoy safe, nutritious and delicious Australian dairy.

      The Federal Government consulted with the dairy industry across Australia on the Hanson bill and industry did not want a floor price for milk.

      It is also important to note that the floor price will distort the market in each of the states and could not only result in reducing incomes of farmers, but could also result in flooding the market with cheap international milk.

      The Government does not support the re-regulation of the dairy industry, because industry does not want re-regulation. Deregulation was requested by industry in 1999, when they collectively came to Government seeking this.

      In 2000, the Government helped support deregulation through a $1.63bn Dairy Industry Adjustment Package. This was followed by a $120m supplementary Dairy Assistance Program in 2001.

      Calls for a fixed price for milk are misguided and risk falsely raising the hopes of dairy farmers. If the industry was to be regulated again, there are a number of legal, commercial and other policy issues that would need to be addressed.

      The proposed Bill would set a single minimum farm gate milk price that would not take into account the variability in farm gate milk prices. Farm gate milk prices vary by region according to the level of demand and competition in each region. Milk prices also vary according to the milk fat and protein content of the milk produced on farm, among other variables.

      A fixed farm gate price has potential to be a divisive issue, invite greater movement of milk away from local areas and could, by raising costs of processed dairy goods, invite a larger share of the domestic market to be met by cheaper imports. A floor price does not directly address inappropriate or unconscionable businesses practices. These practices are much more directly dealt with through provisions of competition and consumer law.

      A floor price for fresh milk would risk reducing the incomes of dairy farmers in the long term by reducing demand for milk and suppressing incentives to innovate and improve productivity.

      Depending on the design of the floor price, Australian farmers would be unable to compete internationally, leading a large volume of surplus milk and dairy products flooding the market.

      Alternatively, a floor price may result in higher costs across the entire dairy supply chain. Increased prices at supermarkets may lead to consumers substituting away from higher cost fresh milk to other products, and to dairy products imported from other countries.

      Raising the price of milk paid to dairy farmers would reduce the competitiveness of Australia’s exports. An administered price may also put Australia in violation of its commitments under World Trade Organisation rules including a recently agreed ban on export subsidies (MC10 Nairobi decisions).

      An additional note, as the Hanson bill also did not include a change to the definition of a processor, then non-processing businesses (like Coles and Woolworths) that purchase milk from farmers was not covered by the bill. The proposed regulation of price does not happen from the farm gate to the first purchaser of the milk.

      This government is progressing a range of measures to help the dairy industry which was outlined in my last email to you.

      If we can be of any further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact our office.

  • Aktosplatz 15/12/2019, 12:45 pm

    Nigel Farage is ‘the Father of Brexit’ – A great tribute to Nigel by Rowan Dean (‘Outsiders’ of Sky News Australia)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lWxUqLdIs_M

  • Peter W 15/12/2019, 9:07 pm

    The people of Great Britain won!

    Will this now be the litmus test for other EU nations to rethink their loyalties?

    • DT 16/12/2019, 5:36 am

      I predict more to follow Brexit and the end days for the EU have started.

      • Pensioner Pete 16/12/2019, 6:43 am

        And also, the end days for the NWO driven by the UN. All this provides hope we are moving away from the abyss confronting us not that long ago.

  • Aktosplatz 16/12/2019, 11:49 am

    Diversity is our Strength (Paul Joseph Watson)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyAwCJaC2uY

    • Peter W 16/12/2019, 1:08 pm

      Absolutely, a place where one can live and hide because no one knows if that person you’d like to communicate with can understand your language!
      I’ve noticed over my life time fewer people openly talk to one another these days. If you want that luxury you need to move to a rural community.

  • DT 17/12/2019, 7:05 am

    Volunteer Fire Fighters ask the former Fire Commissioner and Green what about the fuel;

    https://volunteerfirefighters.org.au/sorry-mr-mullins-what-about-fuel

    • PeterW 19/12/2019, 6:02 pm

      That’s the problem when an individual lives in a bubble surrounded by group thinkers.
      Needs to get out and find a bigger circle of friends and share thoughts.

  • Aktosplatz 17/12/2019, 7:43 am

    Meghan Markle and Mens’ Health 2013 video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFKleWOhehs

    It’s hardly Hollywood A Lister stuff

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 17/12/2019, 8:20 am

    17/12/2019. Today is the birthday of an 84 year old lady, a graceful old girl who in her time has had thousands of lovers and thousands of admirers, even in old age. She had/has a very throaty voice when she goes on an outing, so throaty that those of us who listened to her singing over the years were partially deafened. Some called her a Gooney Bird after an Albatross for she was ungainly on the ground, but most of us just called her a DC3. Those Bikie brothers Orville and Wilbur did their thing at Kittyhawk on 17/12/1903 too.

    • Aktosplatz 17/12/2019, 8:28 am

      Wonderful aircraft Bots. Been on them a few times. Best to sit away from the tail as it did figure-of-eights in the air.

      Never flew in them here in Australia ,but in Central Africa with C.A.A. and the RhAF.
      Also I flew from England to Rhodesia in 1956, and it took 3 days, this particular aircraft was a Viking, very similar to the DC3, apparently.

    • Cliff 17/12/2019, 8:30 am

      Ahhh Bots…. The Goonie Bird/Dak… The only aeroplane you had to wear a *** raincoat to fly! The bloody cockpit leaked like a sieve, but you’d struggle to find anyone who flew it who didn’t love it.

      If there’s anyone reading this who is a bit bemused by a couple of old aviators getting a literary hard on about a very old aeroplane, not a glamorous fighter, but one built to carry boring old passengers and cargo, do yourself an enormous favour and go to the library and get out a copy of Ernest K. Gann’s ‘Fate is the Hunter’. That will turn you into a social pigmy over the Chrissie break.

      • Botswana O'Hooligan 17/12/2019, 10:38 am

        We used to wish for a bit of ice to seal up the windscreens and overhead emergency exit hatch on the Bass Strait run. The rumour was that I only got a command at age 26 because I sealed up the co-pilots side windscreens with some magic substance (Silicone when it first came out in tubes) so they didn’t leak and the co-pilots stayed dry and the captains still got wet. I used to think about Gann and his adventures up that way when going into Provedeniya Bay and if you google it and get a satellite view the runway points down a long Fiord with a rock bar across the end. There was/is a NDB (non directional beacon) on the rock bar so when the weather is crook you did an instrument letdown and if you got visual you would proceed up the Fiord, the sides of which were littered with wrecked aeroplanes. We got arrested there, a not unusual event in Russia and I couldn’t figure out why but it turned out that we were the first aeroplane to get in for about a fortnight and the commandant was pissed off because for starters we were “round eyes” and secondly his mother in law was stuck there, he couldn’t get rid of her, too many witnesses probably, and she was giving him buggery. I offered to take her off his hands if he would unarrest us and all of a sudden I had a new best friend. I asked him where he wanted to take her and he replied, “anywhere” so we took her to Anadyr and tossed her off there. The aeroplane was an executive prop jet and we were taking it down to Sakhalin so this old Sheila dressed in moth eaten furs and looking like half a dead bear or a wolf on stilts, was the first passenger and had a luxurious ride in plush leather seats with gold fittings all over the place.

    • Pensioner Pete 17/12/2019, 8:36 am

      The DC3, is certainly one of the greatest aircraft to fly. I recollect in the early 80’s, when Bush Pilots if I recollect correctly, were flying a DC3 into Charters Towers, an engine had caught fire and an emergency landing was in order.

      As I lived close to the airport, I watched as the graceful old bird, limped into land on one engine with smoke pouring from the other engine.

      The landing went perfectly, whilst the passengers, left the aircraft, quite ashen faced.

      These days, I think the C130 may have taken over the much of the role played the DC3.

      • Biking Voter 17/12/2019, 9:06 am

        Many of the old Daks have been re-powered with modern turbo prop engines, giving a new lease of life to the old bird, indicating that the plane is still very much loved.

      • Botswana O'Hooligan 17/12/2019, 10:55 am

        They said a Caribou would, also a F27, but the only thing to replace a 3 would be another one. They didn’t meet the second segment of climb limitations which meant that an engine failure on or just after takeoff was a hit and miss affair in the real sense so DCA got around that by declaring them to be a “developmental” aeroplane and developmental aeroplanes didn’t have to meet the climb limitations. The one in the yard at Longreach pretending to be a Qantas one was actually a BPA (Bushies) freighter and it probably had about 50 owners before Bushies, maybe even Qantas. Modern pilots would kill themselves quick and lively in those old girls because they aren’t stick and rudder men as we were and they are more system management type people for technology has overcome the skill and daring bit and now anyone can be an airborne bus driver as RJL Hawke opined. All those old girls are dinosaurs now PP, just like sailing ships although the greenies are doing their best to take us back to wind and sun power.

      • Cliff 17/12/2019, 5:00 pm

        I forget the details, but the Brits (re-enactors for the 75th anniversary) fell foul of the EU bureaucrats when they tried to use a couple of Goonie Birds for a re-enactment of the D-Day airborne landings. The venerable C-47/DC-3 did not meet current EU OH&S requirements in a number of ridiculously petty areas, so permission was denied.

        I did see that on the day, a couple of C-47s were flying in the D-Day paint scheme, (and I think at least a few people jumped out of one or maybe more), so sanity possibly prevailed and the aeroplane type that actually flew those missions back in 1944 was allowed to fly the re-enactment, but not without having to get past the EU jobsworth bureaucrats, who put as much *** effort into stopping them as their spiritual forebears, the Nazis, did back in 1944.

  • Albert 17/12/2019, 9:06 am
    • Pensioner Pete 17/12/2019, 10:02 am

      Albert: Quote from the above link: “To halt climate change we’d need to make some major changes to the way the world works, so would an extra couple of hundred dollars a year even make a difference?”

      Of course providing more money will make a difference to the receiver of the money’s bank account, however, it will not make an iota of difference the natural event of the seasons changing as they always have, nor will it make an iota of difference to the climate as this is controlled by the sun and the major planets.

      This link provides some actual scientific information regarding the weather, and how any person who believes that chucking money at the issue is going to make a difference are completely delusional and really, really need attention by those skilled in mental illness within a mental asylum. Refers: https://ytemagazine.com/w-d-gann-inigo-jones-sunspot-cycles-david-burton/

  • DT 18/12/2019, 10:10 am

    Agenda 30 and more from a post at JoNova;

    https://tottnews.com/2019/12/05/australian-bushfires-conspiracy/

  • Aktosplatz 18/12/2019, 10:57 pm
  • Botswana O'Hooligan 20/12/2019, 12:27 pm

    Took an overseas trip yesterday, had to go to Centrelink at Inala (a suburb of Brisbane) and was one of the few white faces in a crowd of probably a hundred or more people of all creeds, colours, and languages. Health insurance funds will not pay for surgery not done in a hospital operating theatre and the surgeon cut and repaired my face in her surgery so I wasn’t covered and had to pay her almost a thousand and then submit pages of paperwork to Centrelink to get some refund as they have combined medicare in with the dole business. A demonstration of where our tax dollars went and you wonder why as you sit there for an hour or so nursing a buggered face all bandaged up, why are these people here in Australia for blind Freddie would know that they are unemployable and if they vote, they are never going to vote conservatively. One wonders if the luvvies realise that gradually our Australia will be reduced to the same standard of living as the countries these people ran away from and then these people will piss off and ruin some other country. I don’t blame the people pouring in here, you can’t blame them for that because they are opportunists just as we would be given a chance to better our lives, but I blame the useless bastards of politicians who gain office thanks to we electors and then ignore us.

    • Neville 20/12/2019, 10:03 pm

      Yeah.

    • Cliff 21/12/2019, 6:35 am

      I had to do exactly the same as you did at ‘my’(!) local Centrelink a couple of years ago. It was like entering the Twilight Zone. I cannot say from how far afield the (many) others in the waiting room had come from, but I can say that many if not most were not the people I see out on the street in town.

      To say that I, an elderly white Anglo male sans Tatts and dreadlocks, was (ahem), ‘out of place’, (to say nothing of my comfort zone), would be the understatement of all time.

      I had a similar experience (without the ethnic element) when my First Officer and I walked into the public bar of the Roebuck Arms pub in Broome with two very attractive Flight Attendants on our arms and we were all dressed ‘noice’. The reaction of the many patrons already in the place was like that bar scene in the first Star Wars movie.

      • Botswana O'Hooligan 21/12/2019, 9:36 am

        MMA Cliff? The nonsense in the news about weather lately made me think of WA summers and jet aeroplanes and how every runway in the Galaxy is too bloody short, especially in summer. You think of things like that at Carnarvon in summer when using runway 22 with that raised ridge at the end and a pack of dogs come hurtling out of the bushes to make you get fair dinkum about thinking of the “what ifs” if you hit them.

  • Botswana O'Hooligan 21/12/2019, 10:16 am

    We face somewhat of a grim few weeks whilst Chaucer et al have a break for many of us made a cuppa and looked at the MM first before moving on to the confected stuff elsewhere. Woe.

    • Pensioner Pete 21/12/2019, 11:50 am

      Bots: Woe indeed, can only be offset by substantial amounts of Bundy ingested once the sun is over the yardarm.

      Of interest regarding the Qld bush fires caused by Global Warming, or perhaps caused by lack of hazard reduction controls and these scum. Refers: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/dozens-of-firebugs-blamed-for-destructive-queensland-fires-20191220-p53m1i.html

      Apparently, it is illegal to do what is necessary with these bastards which is a buggar, as the smell of cordite is very satisfying after a job is well done.

      • Botswana O'Hooligan 21/12/2019, 3:53 pm
      • Botswana O'Hooligan 21/12/2019, 4:10 pm

        Yairs PP, I had a comment to the Australian rejected instantaneously for suggesting that Morrison stay where he was at so he couldn’t interfere with the troops who actually know something about fighting fires, but it would be OK if he returned and had the death penalty reintroduced for fire bugs, even first offender fire bugs, people who were blaming climate change for the fires, and a few other things some of us could suggest as the mood took us. Those moderators at the Australian are sensitive bastards and easily offended. The utube clip below is about Snoopy and the Red Baron at Christmas and you reminded me that I am clean out of Bundy OP to apply to the wound after the KGB rips all the bandages off tonight or a snake passes by with malice aforethought.

      • Pensioner Pete 21/12/2019, 6:43 pm

        Ta Bots, Snoopy is a hero! Loved it.

  • Aktosplatz 21/12/2019, 7:28 pm

    This is interesting: Zambia expels US Ambassador for espousing Gay Virtues.

    https://www.africanews.com/2019/12/16/zambia-orders-pro-gay-us-ambassador-to-leave/

  • Xword 21/12/2019, 8:50 pm

    Having noticed that MM is taking a break, one of its favourite sons takes the opportunity to voice his support for climate change action. Would that our Deputy PM stick to his only talent … doing Leslie Neilsen impersonations.

    • Botswana O'Hooligan 22/12/2019, 9:55 am

      He is a bloody disaster, Barnaby was far better, and Truss had a voice that would put you to sleep. They were all absolute disasters as ministers for transport, particularly aviation for they introduced a system of ATC etc. the Yanks tried and discarded because it was simply no bloody good and placed us back in the dark ages when I was a kid. We used to sit in “stacks” or holding patterns and as the bottom aeroplane peeled off and made an approach the next one in the stack would wind it’s way down because there was no radar and ATC did it by numbers. Now ATC have radar, our transponders identify us, we have ADS-B that sends info to ATC when we are far away from radar coverage, GPS accurate to a couple of inches, and we are back in holding patterns, being vectored half way to NZ or slowed down so it takes up to half an hour longer to get between the east coast capitals than it did when jet aeroplanes came on the scene. They haven’t a clue and to add insult to injury there is a push to reduce traffic speeds to 30kph! If we allow them to do it we will be back over a hundred years in time when a man waving a red flag and ringing a bloody bell will have to precede all vehicles.

  • DT 22/12/2019, 9:46 am

    ABC & BoM running for cover and issuing excuses.

    Will this finally result in action being taken to remove the climate deceivers and their deceptive claims?

    http://joannenova.com.au/2019/12/abc-climate-experts-do-damage-control-on-1896-heatwave-story-cant-say-why-but-they-know-it-was-cooler-faith/#comments

  • Pensioner Pete 22/12/2019, 11:52 am

    Meanwhile, Puzzleduck and Triad are busy, beavering away continuing the destruction of the rural sector, in particular the fate of the Ag Colleges in Emerald and Longreach with plans to sell them off and use the ill gotten gains to pump up the vote within inner Brisbane, the latte set, to save Triads arse for one.

    In essence, deprive the rural sector of infrastructure and teaching facilities which are sorely needed to keep the youth in the inland, to prop up Labor votes in the SE Corner.

    Refers: http://longreachleader.com.au/

    • DT 22/12/2019, 3:14 pm

      Labor NSW in government for 16-years did the same to TAFE Colleges, my son who has three TAFE qualifications was shunted around from location to location all through his college education years.

      And now there is a serious shortage of skilled trades people in NSW.

  • DT 22/12/2019, 3:12 pm

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