Can you help the crazy cat woman find answers?
Can you help the crazy cat woman find answers?
Get this straight - there is no place for racism or racist messages. Got that?
Now piss off Whites, this is a message for Black Voters.
If you believe you have a valid claim to listen to the President's "A Message to Black Voters" but are currently identified as White, you must:
You will be advised whether DNA and other background checks have been decided in your favour or not.
From the English language version of Turkey's Hurriyet Daily newspaper
A man who attacked and injured a young woman on a public bus in Istanbul for wearing shorts on Sept. 12 has said he would not have attacked the woman if she had dressed “properly,” according to his testimony obtained by daily Hürriyet.
“People can embrace others’ faith but they cannot ignore it. Everything has a proper way. Had she dressed properly, we would not have acted that way. If people wear pants or at least a tracksuit, we would be less aroused,” Abdullah Çakıroğlu said in his testimony on Sept. 18.
Çakıroğlu was arrested on Sept. 19 when a prosecutor ordered his re-detainment on charges of inciting animosity among society shortly after his release.
He also said he kicked the 23 year-old victim thinking that she “ignored social values” with her style of dress.
“When I turned my head to the left, I saw a woman opposite of my seat. She wore shorts and was sitting in an obscene way with her legs sideways. She was staring at me with an obtrusive look. I lost myself in an instant. I thought she disregarded the values of our country and society and she did not show respect for herself and the people around her with her clothing style. My spiritual side took over and I kicked her in the face,” Çakıroğlu said.
According to his testimony, Çakıroğlu was beaten by passengers on the bus after the attack.
Working as a security guard at a private company for a month, Çakıroğlu also said he had suffered psychological problems one year ago and received treatment in hospital for 15 days.
He said he was still using antidepressant drugs.
Meanwhile, a woman who was assaulted in the western province of İzmir several days after A.T.’s incident said she pressed charges against the attacker with the police and reacted to the fact that he had not been captured yet.
Neriman G., 23, claimed she was hit in the face several times by an assailant who allegedly attacked the woman saying, “No one can say ‘no’ to me,” after she rejected his advances.
The victim said there were surveillance cameras around the scene, while speaking to daily Habertürk, adding, “Just like how the attacker who kicked the nurse wearing shorts on a bus in Istanbul was found, this lout must be found too. The one who injured me could injure other women and young people, too.”
Neriman G., who is a teacher, said she could no longer go out on the street over fear, adding she could not get over the shock of the attack. The victim added that after her story was published in the media, she had received support from NGOs and women’s associations.
After the attack, the victim shared a post on social media describing and condemning the attack. Neriman G. said: “When he attacked me, no single person showed up saying, ‘What is this man doing?’ I held his hand but my strength was not enough. Is this manhood, is this being human? What kind of a country has this turned into?” Neriman G. also posted photos of her injuries she claimed she sustained in the attack.
In the northwestern province of Bursa, meanwhile, a woman was verbally assaulted and threatened with a similar attack that was faced by A.T. by a male on a subway train after she warned him not to curse at a young boy for listening to loud music.
The victim of the verbal assault, identified as D.K., reportedly reacted to a 50-year-old male cursing at a boy for listening to loud music. When she warned the man, he allegedly said to her: “You know what happened to the woman wearing shorts and you still talk, shut up whore.”
After the incident the victim pressed charges against the assailant with the prosecutor’s office.
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Sorry to bore you with the details.
PS - one never knows which straw will break the camel's back .
Dear Commissioner and Ombudsman,
UNLAWFUL INCORPORATION OF "CLINTON FOUNDATION HIV/AIDS INITIATIVE - PNG Inc"
I refer to my correspondence with the Australian Government's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
including a referral to
This summary to my report to the Australian Government is presented here as background information to the specific offences I report in this submission.
In February 2006 Foreign Minister Alexander Downer signed an MOU with Clinton that if read up shows an Australian Government preparedness to spend up to $25M in matched spending with the Clinton Foundation in HIV/Aids aid work in China, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea over 4 years.
The Papua New Guinea funding agreement was signed in July with the Clinton Foundation. In August the Australian Government made a call for tenders or expressions of interest in the work already contracted to the Clinton Foundation.
The due date for tenders was 3 October 2006. By then the Clinton Foundation's sham incorporated entity in PNG was already 3 months old.
The post contract evaluation report, commissioned at a cost of $100,000 is damning of the contract and performance.
There is no statement of project goal or purpose, thus no indicators at that level, no clear Program Area objectives (with indicators) and no targets.
A Funding Agreement was signed in July 2006 between the government of Australia and CHAI. This outlined the terms and conditions of the arrangement between AusAID and CHAI for the implementation of CHAI in PNG. This agreement states that “the parties agree to monitor the Program against the Program Milestones and evaluate it against the Program Outcomes.” The defining document against which this occurs is the Program Workplan 2006- 2009. As noted above there is no stated objective/outcome in this document (or any documents subsequent to this) for the whole project (and associated indicators). Outcomes or objectives for each of the AoC are not articulated (thus no indicators provided). It is therefore impossible for this part of the agreement to be adhered to.
Now compare the $100K audit with the PR spin from Julie Bishop's Department to me yesterday.
The funding agreement for the PNG Clinton Foundation agreement 2006-2010 had specified outcomes, deliverables, budgets and conditions including the supply of audited Financial Statements. Australian Government funding was delivered as per the agreed schedule and milestones met under the terms of the agreement.
On 30 September 2015 General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC, Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia made an Administrative Arrangements Order pursuant to Section II of the Constitution. Part 9 of the order sets out the matters dealt with by The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, including
On 19 July 2016 Julie Bishop took the prescribed oath and was commissioned to be the Minister for Foreign Affairs.
On 22 August 2016 I became aware of a sham financial arrangement involving the unlawful incorporation of a fictional association called "Clinton Foundation HIV/Aids Initiative Inc" by authority of the Regulator of Companies in PNG. The sham was incorporated on false information supplied by Ms Ruby SHANG. The Australian Government appears to have paid $15M to the benefit of the fraudulent sham entity. I had for some time been concerned with the statement DFAT gave me in March stating DFAT considered the project unexceptional, when the Evaluation Report DFAT commissioned at a cost of almost $100K was the polar opposite of DFAT's advice.
On Sunday 4 September I wrote to officers of Minister Bishop's department to ask, among other things if it had lodged a report with the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary regarding the offences disclosed in my correspondence. I sought an answer by 7 September 2016. It apparently has not.
The Apparent Offences in PNG
When Bill Clinton signed the MOU with the Australian Government on 22 February 2006 he said a few words to the crowd of business people who'd gathered at the Lowy Institute to mark the occasion.
PRESIDENT CLINTON: Thank you very much. Well, Foreign Minister, I can't wait for your memoirs to come out. Thanks Margaret (JACKSON, chair of the Asia Pacific Business Coalition on HIV/AIDS), thank you. I'd also like to thank the Director General of AusAID, Bruce Davis and the people who run our Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS initiative, Ira Magaziner who conceived and organised the whole thing, and Ruby Shang who represents us here in Asia.
Ruby Shang was the President of the Caterpillar earthmoving dealership in Vietnam, Vtrac. Her husband Anthony Salzman - or as he prefers to be known Mr Vietnam - is a US citizen.
Salzman had some dealings with Clinton in "opening up" the Vietnamese economy. At one stage he was apparently worth quite a bit until he and Caterpillar had a falling out. In 2011 Caterpillar sued himover a failed dealership agreement, claiming Salzman still owed Caterpillar $12M for equipment he'd purchased.
His wife Ruby was everywhere for Clinton. China, Vietnam, Singapore, PNG and Australia with a range of impressive Clinton Foundation job titles, ranging from advisor to director of the board in climate change, health and the Clinton Global Initiative.
Maybe Ruby had too much on her plate with the Clinton Foundation to find the time to sell graders and backhoes.
Ruby would feature prominently in Clinton's plans for New Guinea.
First a little background.
At the UN World Summit in September 2005, then Prime Minister John Howard announced plans to double Australia's aid program by 2010 to $4 billion.
There was big money available from the Australian Government in 2006 and it seemed to have difficulty in spending it well. A review of Australia's aid effectiveness noted:
“Non–state donors are increasingly influencing international aid behaviour as their share of total aid flows to developing countries increases … the ratio of almost one private dollar for every two dollars of official aid is significantly higher than a decade ago when the ratio was closer to one to five.”
Not only have well–known NGOs such as World Vision and Oxfam grown, but completely new non–government donors have also emerged such as the Bill and Melinda Gates and Clinton Foundations. These have brought with them new resources and ways of doing business, including more attention to results.
Downer's remarks at the MOU signing give some sense of the government's thinking:
I would like to talk briefly now about what the Government is currently doing to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS. Eighteen months ago, I announced a significant increase in Australia's contribution to the fight against HIV/AIDS in the region: through the aid program, the Australian Government is committing $600 million in assistance to HIV/AIDS activities in the decade to 2010: most of this support is directed to activities in the Asia Pacific by way of bilateral assistance. Clearly, the Australian Government is already investing heavily in the battle against HIV. But if we are to deepen and strengthen the Australian response, we must look for new opportunities and partnerships to build on what has been achieved. Our partnership with the Clinton Foundation will build on the Foundation's impressive track record to provide practical assistance with procurement, supply chains and health system strengthening.
It's not clear whether Downer knew this at the time - but the Clinton Foundation was already accessing our $600M, particularly in Papua New Guinea.
On 29 October, 2005, the Clinton Foundation HIV/Aids Initiative Inc signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the PNG Government.
We don't (yet) have a copy of that 2005 agreement, however we do have a copy of an MoU superseding it in 2011.
What's clear is that by October 2005, Papua New Guinea already had access to the Clinton negotiated prices for HIV and related drugs and Australian aid money was funding those purchases.
Clinton made much of his 2005 agreement with PNG in the Clinton Foundation 2005 Annual Report.
The Clinton Foundation HIV/AIDS Initiative (CHAI) greatly expanded the scale, intensity, geographic, and programmatic scope of its global efforts in the fight against HIV/AIDS in 2005. By year’s end, the Initiative had increased the number of people accessing AIDS treatment drugs under CHAI’s agreements by nearly 300%, from 61,000 on treatment at the end of 2004 to over 240,000 on treatment by the end of 2005. CHAI also increased the number of partner countries and members of the Procurement Consortium who can purchase AIDS medicines and diagnostic equipment at CHAI’s reduced prices to 55.
DRAMATICALLY EXPANDING TREATMENT
Working in close partnership with governments, other non-governmental organizations, and the private sector, CHAI strives to make treatment for HIV/AIDS more affordable and to implement large-scale integrated care, treatment, and prevention programs that are helping to turn the tide of the pandemic. CHAI’s efforts to increase access to HIV/AIDS care and treatment led to dramatic geographic and programmatic expansion in 2005. By the end of 2005, the number of people accessing antiretroviral medicines (ARVs) purchased under CHAI agreements increased fourfold from the end of 2004. Over the course of the year, CHAI entered into partnerships with the governments of Cambodia, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, and Ukraine to assist in the implementation of large-scale HIV/AIDS care, treatment, and prevention programs.
So if Clinton was already committed by an MOU to "assisting the government of Papua New Guinea in the implementation of large-scale HIV/Aids care, treatment and prevention programs", what did Australia or the people of PNG stand to gain out of the 22 February 2006 MOU with Australia?
That's a good question.
For the first six months after the MOU was signed nothing happened. No money flowed from Australia to the CHAI under the terms of the agreement. The PNG Department of Health continued buying HIV drugs under the CHAI agreement and life went on its way.
In July 2009 an Independent Completion Report (an independent review) of funding to the Clinton HIV/Aids Initiative in PNG conducted an extensive field and desktop review of the program.
It described the history:
In February 2006, the Australian Government and the CHAI signed a Memorandum of Understanding. Under the agreement, the Australian Government through AusAID is to provide funding up to $25 million over four years, complemented by funding from the Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative.
Under the MOU, AusAID agreed to fund CHAI to work with public health authorities in three countries including Papua New Guinea to scale-up treatment and care for people living with HIV and AIDS. The other countries were Vietnam and China, with an option to extend the initiative to other countries. Indonesia is the fourth country to be included.
In PNG, AusAID is supporting the CHAI to improve access to HIV and AIDS treatment. Total agreed funding is $11,080,000 for the period August 2006-2009.The goal of the CHAI in PNG is to work with the National Department of Health (NDoH) to improve clinical, laboratory and management capacity in Papua New Guinea to enable an expansion of access to antiretroviral treatment for HIV positive people.
The commencement date for funding of August 2006 is significant.
All foreign corporations are required to register with the PNG corporate regulator prior to doing business in PNG.
There is no record of the Clinton Foundation registering as a foreign corporation in PNG.
On 21 August, 2006 Ruby SHANG gave notice to the PNG companies regulator that she intended to apply for the incorporation of a PNG domiciled association called the William J. Clinton Foundation HIV/Aids Initiative - PNG.
On 23 August 2006 Ruby Shang attended on the PNG companies regulator with an unsworn statutory declaration form and a clipping from the newspaper advertising her intention to apply under Section 2 of the Incorporated Associations Act for the incorporation of the CHAI Association PNG Inc.
From the date of the advertisement, one month must elapse before the Regulator is empowered to incorporate the Association.
One of the matters the Regulator must consider is whether or not the Association's rules/objects meet the requirements of the Act.
SCHEDULE 1 – Matters to be Provided for in the Rules of an Association.
1. The name of the association.
2. The objects and purposes of the association.
3. The qualifications (if any) for membership of the association.
4. The donations or subscriptions (if any) to be made or paid by members of the association.
5. The names, constitution, membership and powers of the general committee, board of management or other governing authority of the association (in this item referred to as “the committee”) and–
(a) the election or appointment of members of the committee; and
(b) the terms of office of members of the committee; and
(c) the grounds on which, or reasons for which the office of a member of the committee becomes vacant; and
(d) the filling of casual vacancies occurring on the committee; and
(e) the quorum and procedure at meetings of the committee; and
(f) the quorum and procedure at meetings of sub-committees appointed by the committee.
6. The quorum and procedure at general meetings of members of the association and of sub-committees appointed by any such meeting or constituted or established under the rules of the association.
7. The time within which, and the manner in which, notices of meetings and notices of motion are to be given, published or circulated.
8. The sources from which the funds of the association are to be or may be derived.
9. The manner in which the funds of the association are to be managed and, in particular, the mode of drawing and signing cheques, drafts, bills of exchange, promissory notes and other documents for and on behalf of the association.
10. The intervals between general meetings of members of the association, the manner of calling general and special meetings and the requisite notices of meetings of the association.
11. Whether the accounts of the association are to be audited annually or more frequently, the manner of appointing and removing auditors and the powers and duties of auditors.
12. The manner of altering and rescinding the rules and of making additional rules.
13. Provision for the custody and use of the seal of the association.
14. The manner in which the objects or purposes of the association may be altered.
15. The form, custody and use of the common seal of the association.
16. The custody of books, documents and securities of the association.
At 8.38AM on 24 August 2006 Ruby Shang delivered to the Regulator this copy of the Clinton Foundation's articles of association from Arkansas in 1997. They bear no relationship to the requirements of the PNG Incorporated Associations Act.
At 10:03AM on 24 August 2006 the Clinton Foundation HIV/Aids Initiative - PNG Inc was unlawfully incorporated.
PNG's Incorporated Associations Act 1966 is explicit. There is no lawful means to incorporate an association without a meeting of the committee to authorise the application and there must be Rules in accordance with the Act - as well as a one month waiting period after the notice of intention to incorporate is advertised.
The Registrar acted unlawfully as a public official in incorporating the Clinton Foundation HIV/Aids Initiative - PNG Inc in that
It did not meet any of the prescribed qualifications for incorporation set out in the Act
“the prescribed qualifications for incorporation” in relation to an association, means–
(a) that the association–
(i) is formed; or
(ii) is being formed; or
(iii) is operating,
for the purpose of–
(iv) providing recreation or amusement; or
(v) promoting commerce, industry, art, science, religion, charity, pension or superannuation schemes or other objects useful to the community; and
(b) that the association will apply its profits (if any) or other income in promoting its objects; and
(c) that the association will prohibit the payment of any dividend or payment in the nature of a dividend to its members;
He incorporated the entity beyond his powers by granting the incorporation within hours rather than the mandatory 30 day waiting period set out in the Act.
He incorporated the entity without any evidence that the Association existed, or that the Association had a Committee to authorise the Applicant to make the application.
He incorporated the entity without any Rules or Objects at all being presented or filed.
Ms Ruby Shang of 'America'
Ms Shang and others associated with the Clinton Foundation might reasonably be suspected of involvement in a combination that led to influence, pressure or some inducement that caused the PNG Regulator to act as he did in the unlawful incorporation of the Association.
At every step of Ms Shang's representations to the Regulator in writing, fraud, dishonesty and misleading or deceptive conduct is present.
There was no existing association to form a committee to authorise her to make the application.
The Association was not formed for the purposes set out in the prescribed qualifications for incorporation in the Act.
While specific offences are disclosed in both Shang and the Regulator's conduct, it would appear that the beneficiaries to the course of conduct in PNG may include persons associated with the Clinton Foundation in the United States of America.
The Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary may examine whether the conduct suggests a conspiracy to achieve the unlawful purposes associated with this unlawfully incorporated entity.
Michael P. Smith
Remember the ABC just would not report on the Police Search Warrant naming Gillard as a fraud investigation subject?
"The ABC is aware of these statements but we do not at this stage believe it warrants the attention of our news coverage.
"To the extent that it may touch tangentially on a former role of the Prime Minister, we know The Australian newspaper maintains an abiding interest in events 17 years ago at the law firm Slater & Gordon, but the ABC is unaware of any allegation in the public domain which goes to the Prime Minister's integrity."
He closed his note by reassuring us that "if any allegation is ever raised which might go to the Prime Minister's integrity, the ABC would of course make inquiries into it and seek to report it".
No questions, no follow-up, no investigative reports. The ABC would await a media release.
News is what someone somewhere doesn't want you to print; everything else is advertising.
Meanwhile from the ABC's Department of Smart Arses - no fewer than 3 Full Time Equivalents resourced this undergraduate effort on hooking into Hanson.
Updated Tue at 9:19am
Halal snack packs, the Family Court, Christmas carols and Australia Post: Senator Pauline Hanson's maiden speech was a wide-ranging affair. What's it all about? We've checked statements and gathered the background. Click or tap on the blue highlighted parts to get the lowdown.
First of all, I would like to welcome everyone in this house and thank you for your attendance. It is very much appreciated.
When I cast my mind back to the last day on the floor of the House of Representatives in 1998, just prior to the election, I called out across the chamber, 'I will be back!'.
Those around me cried out, 'No, you won't!' My electorate boundaries were changed, forcing me to stand for the new seat of Blair. Also with the introduction of full preferential voting, this cost me the seat. Although I polled 36 per cent of the primary vote, this was not enough against the Liberals' 21 per cent and Labor's preferences delivering them the seat.
It has taken numerous elections, countless legal battles and doing a stint in maximum security on trumped-up charges — of which former speaker Bronwyn Bishop stated I was Australia's first political prisoner — to find myself here.
Some call it persistence and tenacity. My daughter describes it as a Johnny Farnham comeback. I call it standing up and fighting for what you believe in and not allowing the bastards to grind you down. So, to all my peers in this place and those from the past, I have two words for you: I'm back—but not alone.
I cannot begin to express the pride and honour I have in being joined in this place by three of my colleagues — Senator Malcolm Roberts, also representing Queensland; New South Wales Senator Brian Burston; and Western Australian Senator Rod Culleton — elected under Pauline Hanson's One Nation. As a strong, united team I guarantee we will make a difference.
It has been 20 years and four days since I last delivered my first speech in this house, a speech that shook a nation, woke up many Australians and gave hope to those who thought no-one was listening. That speech was relevant then and it is still relevant today.
The problem is we have not had leaders with the foresight or the intestinal fortitude to cast aside political correctness. They have failed to discard old treaties and agreements that are not in our best interest and have signed new ones giving away our sovereignty, rights, jobs and democracy. Their push for globalisation, economic rationalism, free trade and ethnic diversity has seen our country's decline.
This is due to foreign takeover of our land and assets, out-of-control debt, failing infrastructure, high unemployment or underemployment and the destruction of our farming sector. Indiscriminate immigration and aggressive multiculturalism have caused crime to escalate and trust and social cohesion to decline. Too many Australians are afraid to walk alone at night in their neighbourhoods. Too many of us live in fear of terrorism.
In my first speech in 1996 I said we were in danger of being swamped by Asians. This was not said out of disrespect for Asians but was meant as a slap in the face to both the Liberal and Labor governments who opened the floodgates to immigration, targeting cultures purely for the vote, as expressed by former Labor minister Barry Jones — to such an extent that society changed too rapidly due to migrants coming in the front door but also the back door, via New Zealand. Now we are in danger of being swamped by Muslims, who bear a culture and ideology that is incompatible with our own.
I love my country, culture and way of life. My pride and patriotism were instilled in me from an early age when I watched the Australian flag raised every morning at school and sang the national anthem; watching our athletes compete on the world stage, proud to salute the Australian flag being raised to honour them as they took their place on podiums.
It is about belonging, respect and commitment to fight for Australia. This will never be traded or given up for the mantras of diversity or tolerance. Australia had a national identity before Federation, and it had nothing to do with diversity and everything to do with belonging.
Tolerance has to be shown by those who come to this country for a new way of life. If you are not prepared to become Australian and give this country your undivided loyalty, obey our laws, respect our culture and way of life, then I suggest you go back where you came from. If it would be any help, I will take you to the airport and wave you goodbye with sincere best wishes.
Australia is predominantly a Christian country, but our government is secular. Our Constitution prevents governments from imposing religious rule and teachings. The separation of church and state has become an essential component of our way of life, and anything that threatens that separation threatens our freedom.
Australia has embraced migrants from all different races, making us one of the most multiracial nations on earth. Most have assimilated and are proud to call themselves Australians, accepting our culture, beliefs and laws. I welcome them from the bottom of my heart. As they integrate and assimilate, the disruption caused by diversity diminishes.
Why then has Islam and its teachings had such an impact on Australia like no other religion? Islam sees itself as a theocracy. Islam does not believe in democracy, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, or freedom of assembly. It does not separate religion and politics. It is partly a religion, but it is much more than that. It has a political agenda that goes far outside the realm of religion. It regulates Muslims' social and domestic life, their legal system and politics—their total life.
Australia is now seeing changes in suburbs predominantly Muslim. Tolerance towards other Australians is no longer the case. Our law courts are disrespected and prisons have become breeding grounds for Muslims to radicalise inmates. Muslims are imprisoned at almost three times the average rate. The rate of unemployed and public dependency is two to three times greater than the national average. Muslims are prominent in organised crime, with associated violence and drug dealing. Antisocial behaviour is rampant, fuelled by hyper-masculine and misogynist culture. Multiple social surveys find that neighbourhoods of Muslim settlement are suffering from collapsing social cohesion and fear of crime. Australians, in general, are more fearful.
Not only is terrorism seen around the world but it is now part of our society, with Muslim refugees involved in the Lindt Cafe siege, the Curtis Cheng murder in Sydney and the stabbing of the two police officers in Melbourne. The Grand Mufti and other Muslim leaders are deafening with their silence, or lack of sympathy. Radicalisation is happening on our streets, in our suburbs and mosques. Yet, our leaders continue to tell us to be tolerant and embrace the good Muslims. But how should we tell the difference? There is no sign saying 'good Muslim' or 'bad Muslim'. How many lives will be lost or destroyed trying to determine who is good and who is bad?
Many more Australian Muslims have volunteered, or have tried to volunteer, to fight for ISIS than we have in our own Defence Force. ASIO has over 509 terrorist suspects under surveillance. Civil tension is on the rise across the country, led by Australians feeling the impact of Islam in their lives and a distaste for its beliefs.
Their tolerance to our customs has seen Christmas carols no longer sung at some schools and bibles not to be found in most hospitals. Some public swimming baths have times set aside for Muslim women only, and drivers licences are obtained by Muslim women wearing the burqa and niqab. Prayer rooms are now provided in universities, hospitals, schools, airports and shopping centres to accommodate Muslims.
Halal certification tax has been forced upon us, costing Australians approximately $10 million a year. Halal certification is not a religious requirement but a moneymaking racket, and certification is unnecessary for Muslims' welfare because non-halal products can be consumed, provided the word 'Bismillah' is said over the food and a prayer is recited.
Muslims want to see sharia law introduced in Australia. This law is a totalitarian civil code which prescribes harsh feudal rules imposed on everything, firstly for Muslims, later for everyone. As long as Islam is considered a religion, sharia conflicts with our secular state.
Islam cannot have a significant presence in Australia if we are to live in an open, secular and cohesive society. Never before in Australia's history have we seen civil unrest and terror associated with a so-called religion, or from followers of that faith. We have seen the destruction that it is causing around the world.
If we do not make changes now, there will be no hope in the future. Have no doubt that we will be living under sharia law and treated as second-class citizens with second-class rights if we keep heading down the path with the attitude, 'She'll be right, mate.'
Therefore, I call for stopping further Muslim immigration and banning the burqa, as they have done in many countries around the world. Burqas are not a religious requirement. Most Australians find them confronting, as did two of our former prime ministers.
I am sure a lot of the women forced to wear them would love to cast them aside but live in fear to do so. In addition, no more mosques or schools should be built, and those that already exist should be monitored with regard to what they are teaching until the present crisis is over. Sharia law should not be acknowledged or allowed. And Australian companies should be banned from paying for halal certification.
Australians have never been permitted to vote on immigration and multiculturalism. When have we been asked or consulted about our population? We reached a population of 24 million this year, 17 years ahead of prediction.
Governments have continually brought in high levels of immigration, so they say, to stimulate the economy. This is rubbish. The economy is stimulated by funding infrastructure projects, creating employment. What major projects have we had in this country for the past 30 years? How many dams have we built in the past 50 years? The only stimulation that is happening is welfare handouts—many going to migrants unable to get jobs.
At present, our immigration intake is 190,000 a year. High immigration is only beneficial to multinationals, banks and big business, seeking a larger market while everyday Australians suffer from this massive intake. They are waiting longer for their life-saving operation. The unemployment queues grow longer—and even longer when government jobs are given priority to migrants.
Our city roads have become parking lots. Schools are bursting at the seams. Our aged and sick are left behind to fend for themselves. And many cities and towns struggle to provide water for an ever-growing population. Our service providers struggle to cope, due to a lack of government funding, leaving it to charities to pick up the pieces. Governments, both state and federal, have a duty of care to the Australian people. Clean up your own backyard before flooding our country with more people who are going to be a drain on our society. I call for a halt to further immigration and for government to first look after our aged, the sick and the helpless.
Foreign investment and foreign ownership are great concerns. The government finally released its register of foreign ownership, which reveals that foreign interests owned 13.6 per cent of Australia's farmland. That is 52 million hectares. It includes 30 per cent of the Northern Territory's farmland and 22 per cent of Tasmania's. The register fails to show the quality of the foreign owned land. Is it the jewels in the nation's agricultural crown?
Let's have a register on all land owned by foreigners, including non-agricultural land and housing. And why is there no information on who owns our country's vital irrigation and water assets, despite this being promised? The registry is a disgrace. It makes me wonder whose interests this government is serving.
Australia needs a national government, not a corporate one, not a union one, and not an alternative lifestyle one. Any foreign ownership is regrettable, but why are we allowing the Chinese government, an oppressive communist regime, to own our land and assets? Why are we allowing our ports, utilities, services, agricultural land, and industries, to be acquired by foreigners of any nationality?
It is foolhardy to sell our water, agricultural land — our food source! — essential services and ports. This is not in Australia's national or security interests. This foreign takeover is destroying small towns across the nation. A farm once the home of an Australian family is now run by a manager.
People move, less money is spent, schools lose students and then the town starts to die. Now these foreign owned properties become food bowls for their own countries. Tax is avoided, or very little paid, because they go straight from paddock to plate. Transfer pricing, which involves minimising taxation by artificially charging high prices or operating costs to subsidiaries in Australia, and other forms of tax minimisation, are a certainty.
Housing is beyond the dreams of ordinary Australians. Why? Because they cannot afford to buy, due to foreign investors driving up prices. Officially, foreigners can only buy new housing, but this is not policed.
If the Liberal Party wants a pat on the back for having reduced the purchase price to $15 million before it has to go to the Foreign Investment Review Board, they will not get it from me. I intend to give them a kick up the backside. Australians have given their lives protecting this great land from foreign takeover. I can guarantee most did not want to go to war but knew it was their duty to ensure their loved ones lived in peace. But, more importantly, they fought for freedom.
I want Australian land, houses and companies to remain locally owned, and I believe I speak for the majority of Australians. Our land and assets are not for sale. Governments are only caretakers of our assets. No contract has been signed giving them permission to sell them.
If they cannot rein in the budget with overpaid public servants — one being the head of Australia Post, who is on $4.8 million per year — foreign aid, welfare fraud, politicians lurks and perks, including former prime ministers, and backroom deals for government jobs, then get out of the job of running this country. I warn this government and future governments: you never miss the water till the well runs dry.
Australia's federal gross debt is currently $499 billion. Our interest payments are over $43.5 million a day. Out-of-control government spending, mismanagement of taxpayers' dollars, multinationals not paying their fair share of tax and welfare that was introduced to provide for the aged and sick, or as a helping hand for those going through tough times, has now become a way of life for some and is abused and rorted by others.
Welfare costs the Australian taxpayer approximately $158 billion a year and this is expected to rise to $191 billion by 2019-20. Nearly one half of our budget is spent on welfare. This is out of control and must be reined in.
Farmers are screaming out for workers and small businesses have difficulty in finding people who want to work. Welfare is not a right, unless you are aged or sick. It is a privilege paid for by hard-working Australians. I support the government in wanting to stop school leavers going immediately onto welfare. What message are we sending them?
Teach them how to apply for a job, rather than encouraging them to become dependent on money they have neither earned nor worked for. Then we have the single mums having more children just to maintain their welfare payments, and Muslim men marrying multiple wives, under their laws, then having multiple children at our expense while they collect thousands of dollars a week from the taxpayer. How many have ever held a job? Why would anyone want to work when welfare is so very lucrative? If people bring children into the world, it is their responsibility not the taxpayers'. Therefore, I propose that if a woman has a child, the taxpayer will support the first child, but, if they have more, there will be no increase to the welfare payment. Get a job and start taking responsibility for your own actions.
Not only are we facing a crisis with welfare but also with our health budget. It also is being scammed, abused and rorted and is costing taxpayers billions. The Health Care Card has no identification on it, just a name and number. Anyone can, and does, take another person's card when visiting a doctor, especially those who bulk-bill. Prescriptions are collected at a cost to the taxpayer, if the cardholder is on welfare.
Overseas tourists, illegals and those not entitled to Medicare use their family's card or a friend's card. Let me give an example. When one tourist visiting family fell sick, he went to the doctor and used his cousin's Medicare card. He ended up in hospital and died. The owner of the card had to admit it was not he. 'What happened?' you ask. Well, he just had to pay the hospital bill.
We have to stop the rorts, mismanagement and abuse of our taxpayer-funded services, whether it be welfare, health or education. If you want to access these services then apply for an Australian identity card. You must prove you are entitled to apply for the card on a points system. There should not be any complaints because applying for a $30 phone plan is the same. So I will not accept do-gooders complaining about people's privacy. The card will have an identification chip, a photo and electronic fingerprint. If we are ever going to pull back our deficit we must stop the thieves. If you are not prepared to apply for the card, that is your choice, but expect to pay full price for doctors and prescriptions, and no more welfare handouts will be coming your way.
Family Law would be the most discriminatory, biased and unworkable policy in this country. I referred to it in my maiden speech 20 years ago and still nothing has changed — if anything, it is worse. As a nation, we should hang our heads in shame when, on average, three men, and occasionally a woman, suicide a day due to family breakdowns.
The whole system is unworkable and is in desperate need of change. Children are used as pawns in custody battles where women make frivolous claims and believe they have the sole right to the children. Children have two parents and, until we treat mums and dads with the same courtesy and rights, we will continue to see murders due to sheer frustration and depression and mental illness caused by this unworkable system.
Suicide is the only way out for those who feel there is no hope after facing years of costly legal battles. Their lives having been destroyed and the pain of missing their children are the reasons many end up in a state of depression caused by the trauma and in some cases the blatant vindictiveness from former partners.
Child support is another contentious issue and should be revised. Some parents are left caring and providing for children without any financial help from the other parent. Others refuse to work so they do not have to pay child support.
The system needs to be balanced, taking in the age of the child on a sliding scale and both parents' incomes should be taken into account. Non-custodial parents find it hard to restart their lives, with excessive child support payments that see their former partners live a very comfortable life. Make it fair with both custody and child support and most parents will gladly take on their responsibility.
I ask all parents: is it worth the pain and anguish to deny your child the love they so deserve from both parents? They are only children for such a short time and all children need both parents. Please put your differences aside, make your peace and come to agreements outside of law courts.
The only ones to gain are the legal professions, who are rubbing their hands together watching the thousands of dollars coming their way. Is it worth losing the family home? Is it worth the grief it brings not only to you but also to your extended families, not to mention the children? At the end of the day, the answer is no. I speak from experience not only as a mum myself but also as a grandmother.
I am not going to do a Derryn Hinch and speak for 45 minutes — oh, he's still awake! I have a lot more to say but I have six years in this place — Derryn, sorry, you only have three — so there will be plenty of time. Oh, I can feel the Greens cringing — no, they have left — and squirming in their seats at the thought that I could possibly be here for six years.
In closing, I will finish on this note: very few of us ever travel a journey alone and nor should we. Our loved ones and friends we have accumulated along the way are an integral part of who we are. Three of my children are here today. They have been with me every step of the way sharing my triumphs and battles, my high points and the lowest in my life. I did not know my life was going to be such a roller-coaster of a ride. I love you with all my heart. But I hate to tell you guys: it's not over yet. Buckle up.
There are those who kept the political party I launched in 1997 alive for 13 years after I left in 2002 till I came back in November 2014. Special thanks to Ian Nelsen for never giving up and for asking me to come back and lead the party. James Ashby is a man I have the utmost respect and admiration for. Like myself, the establishment has also kicked him about unfairly. Your dedication and hard work beside me added up to the clincher that not only saw me win my seat but also saw the other senators win their seats. With deep appreciation and sincerity, thank you.
Thanks to Sarah Beric. You took on a task unbeknown to you, from performing as a professional violinist to running a political office and campaigns. You have been invaluable. A couple of strangers came along at the right time, helped me spread my wings and gave me the support and assistance I needed that now see me standing on this floor today. These people are no longer strangers but dear friends, welcome at home any time for another lamb roast. Thank you, Bill and Renatta.
As I said earlier, I was imprisoned in 2003 for three years, held in maximum security on electoral fraud charges. My sentence was quashed on appeal after 11 weeks. If it were not for my sister Judy and brother Peter fighting for my freedom and justice — and Alan Jones, along with approximately 90 per cent of Australians who believed I was wrongly imprisoned — I would have been behind bars for three years.
My father always said, 'Politics is a dirty game.' I was one of seven children and the quiet one of the family — believe it or not! Believe me: you are lucky to have me here and not the rest of the Seccombe clan. We come from a breed of Australians who were taught values, morals, honesty, work ethic and common sense — things very much lacking today.
I will never take my position as a senator in this place for granted and nor should I. To the people of Queensland and Australia who voted for me and my party: thank you. You have given me a great honour. Now it is up to me to prove my worth to you. I can guarantee Pauline Hanson is a name that carries with it independence, honesty, assurance, quality and reliability — things the Chinese can never buy. Also, Halal snack packs are never provided — isn't that right, Sam?
Mr President and my fellow senators: thank you for your indulgence. We may not agree on everything but we need to work together for the future of our country and its people. I look forward to working with each and every one of you, including the Greens, if you are prepared to see this country prosper rather than shut down.
About a year ago we brought you reports about Bill Clinton and his mates in the dregs of the drugs industry.
6 months ago we got DFAT on the record. Australian taxpayers funded the Ranbaxy drugs that led to higher levels of AIDS deaths.
Australia is implicated in the Ranbaxy scandal. On 23 March 2013 a DFAT official wrote to me:
“Prior to 2013, a small amount of Australian aid money was expended on Ranbaxy pharmaceutical products in Papua New Guinea to support the PNG Government’s health programs.”
Media Liaison Officer
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
At least $100M of taxpayer funded Australian aid money has been used in the purchase of pharmaceuticals under a relationship established between the Clinton Foundation and the Australian Government in February 2006. That is in addition to amounts donated directly to the Clinton Foundation.
Prior to his jailing, the pharmaceutical purchases were explained by Matrix Laboratories Mr Prasad,speaking here to DNA India in 2009.
It's now becoming mainstream news.
Ranbaxy ultimately pleaded guilty in 2013 to seven criminal counts with intent to defraud and the introduction of adulterated drugs into interstate commerce.
Former President Bill Clinton and his Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) distributed “watered-down” HIV/AIDs drugs to patients in sub-Saharan Africa, and “likely increased” the risks of morbidity and mortality, according to a draft congressional report obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation.
The congressional report, titled,“The Clinton Foundation and The India Success Story,” was initiated by Rep. Marsha Blackburn, a Tennessee Republican and vice-chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
The CHAI program to help AIDS victims is considered one of the Clinton Foundation’s most important contributions and is probably its best known initiative.
The congressional report focused on Clinton’s decade-long relationship with a controversial Indian drug manufacturer called Ranbaxy, which CHAI used as one of its main distributors of HIV/AIDS drugs to Third World countries.
It also highlighted the work of Dinesh Thakur, a former Ranbaxy employee who became a star whistleblower, permitting the U.S. government to launch a landmark lawsuit against the Indian firm. The company was vulnerable to U.S. prosecution because it also sold its generic drugs on the U.S. market.The Department of Justice further levied a $500 million fine and forfeiture on the company.
It does my head in that Clinton gets away with stuff like this. From Alexander Downer to Julie Bishop and all the Rudd and Gillard points in between, Australia's suckhole political class has gone out of its way to keep the killing Clintons away from justice.
Well the tide is turning and when she comes in it'll be at a rate of knots to frighten the hardiest Talbot Bay tinny driver.
|1990||Julia Gillard becomes a Partner at Slater and Gordon and is in the Industrial Relations Department of law firm|
|20-08-91||Letter to Bruce Wilson from Julia Gillard concerning a vacancy at the AWU|
|1-05-91||Julia Gillard brought her property at 36 Phillip Street, Abbotsford Vic property settled in July and she borrowed $40,000 from Slater & Gordon for the deposit and the rest from Westpac bank|
|6-03-92||Advertisement appeared in the paper for Incorporating the Workplace Reform Association - Theiss may have used it for reference|
|17-03-92||Locals concerned the Accident and Death Fund was being used to buy property and office equipment with the funds they paid into the fund.|
|18-03-92||Boulder fund suspended|
|15-05-92||Bruce Wilson and Julia Gillard go to a meeting with the miners in Kalgoorlie|
|18-05-92||AWU announce it is taking over the fund at Boulder paper article|
|13-02-93||Contract of sale signed by Bruce Wilson|
|13-02-93||Purchase of 85 Kerr Street Fitzroy by Julia Gillard and B Wilson who attended the Auction|
|13-02-93||blewitt-getting-his-addres.html Purchase of 85 Kerr Street Fitzroy by Julia Gillard and Bruce Wilson who attended the Auction|
|15-02-93||Letter to Slater & Gordon about the 1/85 Kerr Street sale|
|15-02-93||Ralph Blewitt is appointed Western Australian Branch Secretary in the week 15 to 19 February|
|16-02-93||Olive Brosnan and Heidi chasing up the Power of Attorney - notes|
|17-02-93||Olive Brosnan makes this further note regarding Heidi, a sales person with the Real Estate firm GA Thomson. Note that Heidi returns the call and says that she will let Olive Brosnan have the original Power of Attorney (when she gets it?) and will need a certified copy in return|
|22-02-93||Slater and Gordon acknowledges that it has received the Contract of Sale, Section 32 Statement and the Power of Attorney from GA Thomson.|
|23-02-93||Olive Brosnan certifies Power of Attorney|
|3-03-93||A memo from Sylvia to Olive Brosnan about the application for the loan for Ralph Blewitt and the Kerr Street property|
|4-03-93||Letter/fax from Hewitt & Company stating Ralph Blewitt Wages Ref VB/CS|
|9-03-93||Memo to Olive Brosnan from Sylvia about the loan approval and the return of the chq for $500 from Ralph Blewitt’s personal account|
|10-03-93||Letter from Slater & Gordon addressed to Ralph Blewitt explaining mortgage details Page 1, Page 2, Page 3|
|10-03-93||Memo Julia Gillard wants details of penalty interest rates|
|12-03-93||Memo to Julia Gillard from Olive Brosnan about penalty interest rates|
|17-03-93||Memo of fees for house - Bill of costs|
|18-03-93||Letter to Ralph Blewitt requesting Cheque for $67,772.30|
|18-03-93||The cheque for $67,772.30|
|22-03-93||Settlement date for Kerr Street purchase|
|23-03-93||Land Transfer document|
|31-03-94||Dawesville project costs|
|Aug-Sept 94||Julia Gillard went on holidays while Bruce Wilson organised house renovations|
|Aug-Sept 94||Interview with Slater & Gordon about the Renovations|
|6-02-95||New bank accounts for Construction Fund|
|17-02-95||AWU-FIME amalgamate (2 Victorian Branches)|
|12-04-95||Cheque from AWU WRAI account $46,550|
|27-04-95||Cheque for $15000 - $10 000 for K Spyridis and $5000 cash|
|30-06-95||AWU went back to central funding arrangements|
|25-07-95||Letter from Robert Smith (AWU) to Ian Cambridge and Steve Harrison about the unknown AWU bank accounts|
|27-07-95||Letter to the National Executives about the freezing of the accounts|
|2-08-95||Union National Finance committee meet to discuss what was going on start of investigations into the frozen accounts|
|4-08-95||Bob Smith wrote to Ian Cambridge to say the AWU was going to charge Bruce Wilson|
|10-08-95||Ian Cambridge visits QC Richard Kenzie from Maurice Blackburn for discussions to fix it (get union money back)|
|14-08-95||Internal Review into Julia Gillard’s involvement of the AWU -WRA and she is put on restricted duties|
|14/15 Aug 95||Other Joint secretaries of the Unions paid out the signatories of the accounts - hand writing on the cheques Link 1 Link 2|
|16-08-95||Bruce Wilson redundancy cheque $55,204|
|17-08-95||Letter to stop the cheques Ian Cambridge|
|17/18 Aug 95||All accounts were closed bar 2 general and grants accounts and redundancies given out|
|18-08-95||Affidavit - Bill Ludwig - Bruce Wilson get sprung|
|11-09-95||Julia Gillard interviewed by Geoff Shaw, Peter Gordon and Nick Styant-Browne at Slater and Gordon - It’s recorded and she goes on leave of Absence until May 96 (WA AWU-WRA not yet discovered by AWU yet)|
|31-01-96||Ian Cambridge addresses AWU Qld Branch meeting|
|3-04-96||Ian Cambridge talked with Commonwealth Bank - Diary entry - Discovery of Workplace Reform Association INC. WA branch|
|6-05-96||Discovery of Accounts in AWU name by Ian Cambridge letter from Commonwealth Bank|
|7-05-96||Fax from Com bank listing the accounts in the AWU name - for Ian Cambridge|
|1-06-96||Newspaper article about Joe Trio and the AWU fraud article from sometime in 1996|
|3-06-96||Ian Cambridge received bank records after the discussions with the bank back in April Ian Cambridge spoke to AWU Officials in Perth and they never heard of the Workplace Reform Association Inc.|
|5-07-96||Diary entry Ian Cambridge - spoke to Branch Official Russell Frearson about the $400,000 going through the account|
|31-07-96||Geoff Shaw Slater & Gordon General Manager gets Subpoena to supply all documents relating to purchase of 1/85 Kerr Street|
|13-08-96||Court proceeding where Geoff Shaw is to produce the documents from the Subpeona Link 1, Link 2|
|6-01-97||Memo from Investigating Detective Dave McAlpine about the AWU fraud|
|6-02-97||Memo to fraud squad from Theiss stating they hadn’t been defrauded Link 1, Link 2, Link 3, Link 4|
|17-02-98||Memo fraud squad about Theiss - Ralph Blewitt said Theiss auditors required that the WRA needed to be Inc.|