Friday, September 28, 2018

What's wrong with Australia?

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Australia is not a democracy?

So here's a headline that should raise alarm bells to those who are worth their mettle, where those whose lives revolve around beer and footy can move on.



The question posed by the ABC was "Is it time to hand democracy back to the people?"

It may seem for clarification purposes that some people in government must (officially) answer just two simple questions:

1). If the people do not have democracy in their control who has it?

2). On what specific date did the people lose control of their democracy?

Let's do some 'simple' research to try to piece this puzzle together.

When you do a simple 'your favourite search engine' search on the terms Australia and democracy, then the Parliament of Australia website will inform Australians that they live in a parliamentary democracy, albeit under a constitutional monarchy.




In the above illustration there is something that is 'hidden in plain sight' called 'The Constitution'.

Many people may not be aware of this law's longer name that being the Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900 (UK), where it would be recommend to use the original document, paying attention to the details within it.

Some people will say that the constitution is dead, or it does not exist or maybe that it's not in circulation lawfully, and only a few parliamentarians have been made aware of this 118 year old document law, where they got the boot under Section 44.

For those who have trouble comprehending 'The Constitution' there is a place of business called the High Court of Australia that helps them interpret this law.

If we are mentioning The Constitution, then it is mandatory to mention its sidekick, a legal document that is used in the High Court of Australia often referred to as the 'Quick and Garran' or more inconveniently as 'The annotated constitution of the Australian Commonwealth' by John Quick LL.D and Robert Randolph Garran M.A. A scan or the original would be the preferred document to have.

If your person has some legal conundrums where you take it to legal experts on a question of law, and these people vaguely recall the existence of The Constitution where they are not familiar with its sidekick, the 'Quick and Garran' then it would be wise to pack up your paperwork and leave promptly with your hand in pocket guarding your wallet fiercely.

Very briefly according to 'The Constitution' the people are the highest authority of this land.

So once again:

1). If the people do not have democracy in their control who has it?

2). On what specific date did the people lose control of their democracy?

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Government deception, New World Order and austerity for Australians



After setting up 'shop' in 1788, the 'administration' wasted no time, where Australia became one of the world's best economies by the mid 1800's.

In one small goldmine in Queensland alone, from 1873 to 1890, 15.5 tonnes of gold was extracted from the ground.

The slaves sure did make a lot of cash for their administrators and the British empire with a few crumbs for themselves, where the 'best of the best' with full support of those in power, would defraud hard working Australian taxpayers and continue to do so with no (real) consequences, right up until today with full 'support' of the law, where conversely if you are accused of a driving offence, you are unlawfully classified as guilty until proven otherwise, under a term called 'strict liability', emphasising that the law is 'rigged' against the slave population from its inception, but that's a slight digression, a topic for another post or seventeen.

Since then the country has been led gradually into economic decline, where since the 1940's (co-incidentally after World War II) the economic decline has increased at a more dramatic rate than previously.

To most people it would be unfathomable to imagine that this decline was pre-planned.

To the general population of the 1970's and 1980's terms like New World Order would be filed in the 'conspiracy theory' bin, where documentation for 'public' consumption would be designated to underground bookshops, as ARPANET was yet to be commercialised, whereas government policies on the topic were real, but not available to the general population.

In the 1990's:
- The Department of Trade contained documents on the NWO but would not release any of them to the 'general population'.

- The Department of Foreign Affairs had a lot of material but again was not sure what was acceptable for public consumption.

- The Prime Minister's Department has an immense amount of documentation on the New World Order, but the release concerning its 'go-ahead', an action that was to effect the people was not available to the people.

In complete secrecy, the people in the Australian government have enrolled the good people of Australia into a destructive program aimed at causing austerity, aimed at degrading every single Australian's quality of life.

This was done under the United Nations arm called UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) documented in 1964, where 18 international commodity boards would seize control of the world's "foodstuffs, fibres and minerals", basically controlling Australia's entire economy.

The World Order Program, under the NIEO (New International Economic Order) label, would phase out the US Dollar as the global trading currency and replace it with another one.

Unaware to the general population, the people in the Australian government ratified the program in 1989.

Emphasising again, the people in government kept this from the very people it was going to effect.

Since the 1970's in just one generation the people have 'lost' 50% of Australia's industries. 

Australia is an extremely self sufficient country/continent but foreign trade agreements destroy our country's primary producers taking away generations of Aussie farmer's land and putting it into foreign hands.

Could the latest strawberry scare be part of this agenda, given the fact that local farmers still control this, against the UNCTAD program?

There is much more that can be written on this topic, where for now you can have reference to the following:

See Video: 

New World Order Australia (1hr 15min, 320x240, 119MB)




See documents:

UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) Vol 1, 1964:




NIEO: Introduction:



The University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 9, No. 2 (1976)
Towards a New International Economic Order:


Source: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/UQLawJl/1976/1.pdf

An Australian perspective on the new International  Economic Order,
by Bab Catley & Bruce McFarlane:


Source: Supplied

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Vic gov above the law boring tunnels illegally?




Could it be possible that the people in the corporation aggregate called the Government of Victoria (VICTORIA State Government or State Government Victoria) are doing something illegal?

Many people (on social media) claim that the actions of people in government are 'illegal' where this only shows that they do not possess the  understanding of the words they are using.

The difference between illegal and unlawful is that an illegal action is an action contrary to or forbidden by a law (i.e. an 'Act', statute), whereas an unlawful action would also be an action not 'auhorised' by law, where one would put an emphasis on the whether the Act or Acts used are in force according to the correct procedures required for a law to be valid, which also includes all the 'checks and balances' along the way.

MANY people in government commit unlawful actions where the infrastructure is in place for the actions to be done legally.

This time it seems that the Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has acted illegally with regards to Melbourne's new rail loop.
It seems that the Victorian premier Daniel Andrews has acted illegally with regards to Melbourne's new rail loop.

Is this another 'money for mates' scam the taxpayers will be bleeding out, with (deliberate) 'failures' along the way?

See how the project has not yet been evaluated by Infrastructure Victoria as documented within the headline below,  nor it being part of the transport plan as require by law (Transport Integration Act)
 
See article from 5 September 2018 by theceomagazine.com of the headline:



Daniel Andrews breaks his own rule with Melbourne’s new rail loop

The Victorian premier said he was going to make big projects pass tough tests. Now he wants no tests at all on the second-biggest infrastructure project in Australian history.



Who knows? Maybe Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews started out trying to do the right thing. But with an election coming on 24 November, he just couldn’t stick to the rules he made.

A transport surprise

Last week, with the polls running just 51–49 in his favour, Andrews announced out of nowhere that Melbourne would have a massive new rail project – a rail tunnel running in a half-loop from bayside Cheltenham to Glen Waverley, Box Hill, and Tullamarine and then out via the newly announced Melbourne Airport rail link to Werribee. That route runs through or near quite a few marginal state electorates.

It’s a project that almost no-one had ever even discussed before last week. No-one had talked about it partly because it looks so unlikely – a high-cost tunnel to connect a bunch of mostly low-density, middle-ring suburbs. It had also never been studied officially, apart from work of unknown scope done quietly in the past year by consultants Aurecon and PwC, working with government property agency Development Victoria and Rail Projects Victoria.

And the new loop’s announced cost estimate of A$35 to A$50 billion makes it Australia’s largest public transport project and second-largest infrastructure project ever. It’s almost as big as the national broadband network – and all in one state with less than a quarter of the national population. At that scale, if it turns into a white elephant it could hobble the state’s finances for decades.

But so far the idea seems to be hugely popular with Victorians. Tweeted one professional urban planner after Andrews touted the project on ABC Radio: “If the calls and texts are anything to go by, it'll be Emperor Andrews after November.”

The rule Andrews made

Back in 2014, when Daniel Andrews was still in opposition and campaigning against the Coalition’s planned East-West link – a questionably timed inner-city road-and-tunnel scheme – he was keen to set up an independent infrastructure adviser to assess future projects. That seemed like a terrific, forward-thinking idea. Experts like Bent Flyvbjerg, the leading global thinker on infrastructure “megaprojects”, had already detected a worrying tendency for politicians to wildly overplay benefits and underestimate costs. And the federal government had already set up Infrastructure Australia to scrutinise federally funded projects.

As a still-new Premier in June 2015, Andrews kept to his word and created Infrastructure Victoria to “take short-term politics out of infrastructure planning, and keep our pipeline of major projects full”. The new body would be tasked with “ensuring Victoria’s immediate and long-term infrastructure needs are identified and prioritised based on objective, transparent analysis and evidence” to “prioritise the projects that deliver the best results”. He declared: “We won’t ask Victorians to support dud, last-minute plans for projects that don’t stack up.”

So a project like his own A$50 billion rail line is an absolute certainty to get Infrastructure Victoria to examine before the government really commits to building it, right?
Well, whatever made you think that?

The rule Andrews broke

It turns out that like the famous Pirates’ Code, the whole independent assessment thing is at best “more what you’d call ‘guidelines’ than actual rules”. Infrastructure Victoria was not called upon to make any assessment before the government locked the project in, and Andrews has shown no desire to have the body’s expertise anywhere near the thing.

Interviewed by Jon Faine on ABC Melbourne radio 24 hours after the announcement, Andrews was adamant the government was already committed. Indeed, he seemed mystified that anyone might want to get Infrastructure Victoria’s view before committing to the second-largest infrastructure project in Australian history. “Infrastructure Victoria don’t have every good idea,” he said, sounding miffed to be even asked about it. “There's no question that this absolutely stacks up.”

Meanwhile some experts were saying exactly the opposite: this doesn’t stack up at all. Noted urban planner Alan Davies, who has written brilliantly for many years about Melbourne’s transport issues, gave the plan both barrels: “The real benefits look very modest in absolute terms and positively miniscule relative to the massive cost. The claim that there’ll be 146 million trips on the line in the year it’s fully completed is implausible; it would do Trump proud.” He also called it “cynical, self-serving and massively wasteful”.

But since no-one ever suggested the whole weird thing before, there is, as yet, not a single formal study analysing it. So there’s no calculations to say it won’t work.

A year to go

And there may not be many calculations for a while yet.

For a start, it turns out that there’s no actual law that Infrastructure Victoria has to assess any infrastructure right away, no matter how big. Its legislation says that it can look at a project anytime – but only if the government asks it to do so. Otherwise it’s restricted to putting assessments in its updates to its 30-year infrastructure strategy. The updates happen every three to five years. The next one isn’t due until late 2019 or even 2020.

It turns out that Andrews’ 2015 law isn’t as good as it might have looked.

Now, the Victorians will also want federal money pumped into this project, and at some point the Victorian government is supposed to submit a business case to Infrastructure Australia, which will decide whether it’s worth supporting. That would produce some calculations.

But the Victorian government doesn’t have a business case to send to Canberra yet, and certainly won’t have one until next year at least. And the federal government, with a bunch of marginal electorates of its own on or near the route, is unlikely to want to start opposing the project this side of its own election campaign.

So Infrastructure Australia, no doubt as surprised as anyone about this strange new project, is unlikely to deliver any verdict before at least late 2019. And the federal government is unlikely to initiate its own study.

Eventually, the Victorian government will almost certainly face a couple of independent reports saying its A$50 billion rail megaproject is a dud that doesn’t stack up – just the sort of project that Andrews swore in 2015 that he was going to stamp out.

But those reports won’t come before the 24 November Victorian election. Daniel Andrews may have broken the very rule he said he’d made, but he’s safe for now.
By David Walker

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Australia's head warder justifying detention on the prison island

So, let us take a look at some of the words written in the above 'meme'.

The author of this meme claims that:

"A reminder that personal tax is VOLUNTARY".

So, we tried to call the facebook fact checking site called snopes but as you can see from the hidden camera, they were very busy, so we had to result to other means.


We managed to find an official Australian Government document called the Taxpayers' Charter, where it states the following:

"The system is based on taxpayers complying with tax laws voluntarily and cooperating with us..."

as seen in screen capture below:



which is on page two of a document called the CLRG-Tax-Pack, which is available for download (7.1MB, 85 pages) at:



It is also mentioned that;

"Commonwealth Bank to make $12b from corporate tax cuts", where a quick flick of the online pages nets the following result:

Commonwealth Bank to make $12 billion from corporate tax cuts


Australians: The cannon fodder for overseas wars and domestic tax slaves to corporations.

'Bungled' investigation, corrupt cops not just a thing of the past

To put it as simply and concisely as possible, what the general population may not know is that what is termed as a 'bungled' investigation or charges is not really a procedural error but rather an order given to those 'on the job' by a higher up member of the brotherhood, so that the accused is not criminally charged for whatever reasons. 

In the article below, the mainstream media eludes that 'culture' of police corruption in Queensland was only occurring in the 1980's, which is a blatant lie, as this corruption was rife prior and still has not ceased until today.

The only difference is that today the inhabitants of the colony can document their encounters with portable recording devices.

See article from 23 Sep 2018 by news.com.au of the headline:

‘We want answers’: Family’s anguish over bungled investigation of baffling murder

 TONY Jones was hitchhiking around Australia when he vanished. Despite a creepy tip-off, the case remains unsolved.


Despite a prison confession and a creepy letter tip-off, police are yet to solve the murder of Tony Jones. Source:Supplied

TONY Jones had only stopped back into Townsville for a quick pub meal.

He was hitchhiking around Australia on a six-month working holiday, and was on the home stretch. From Townsville, he planned to hike 90 minutes to Charters Towers where he would crash, before waking the next day and heading to Mount Isa to meet up with his brother Tim. The pair of them would then make their way home: Tim on bike, Tony by thumbing rides. The pair never met up, and Tony was never seen alive again.

The case of Tony Jones — missing since November 3, 1982, and presumed murdered — has never been solved, although the family feels they are getting closer. They have been relentless in seeking justice over the past 36 years, but have faced numerous roadblocks. The case has become one of the most high-profile missing person cases in Australian history, notably also because it was grossly mishandled by police, many of whom have subsequently been tried or charged for corruption. It is emblematic of the Queensland Police culture during the 1980s, which the Fitzgerald Inquiry found to be “debilitated by misconduct, inefficiency, incompetence and deficient leadership.”




Tony Jones has been missing since 1982. Source:Supplied

ANONYMOUS LETTER TIPS OFF POLICE

Brothers Tony and Tim Jones had spent a week in late October 1982 staying at the Sun City Caravan Park in Townsville with two other travellers. While Tim set off on the arduous 900km ride to Mount Isa, Tony opted to take a quick side trip to Cairns, before meeting up with his brother. He was in Cairns for less than a week, but he clearly made an impression there.

The most high-profile piece of bungled evidence in Jones’ case came in January 1983, when police received an anonymous letter claiming to know the whereabouts of his body. The letter was postmarked Cairns, and read: “I believe body of AJ Jones buried in or near Fullarton River bed within 100 yds west southside Flinders Hwy. Lochiel.”

Police searched the area for two days to no end, dismissing the letter as a cruel hoax. Jones’ family weren’t so sure, urging police to use DNA profiling in an attempt to identify the letter writer. The police declined this request for years, until sheepishly admitting in 2007, 25 years after Jones’ disappearance, the letter had been misplaced some years back.


The handwritten tip-off on the whereabouts of Tony Jones’ body. Source:Supplied

An even more compelling piece of information was completely mishandled at the time. A witness told police he had joined both Jones and an older man at the Rising Sun Hotel in Townsville the day he stopped in for a meal; the older man had picked up Jones earlier in the day, and suggested they stop at the pub for a meal before heading to nearby Charters Towers. The witness struck up a conversation with the pair, who told him of their plan. This was the last time that Jones was seen alive. The witness provided a sketch artist with a detailed description of the older man, his vehicle and identifying scars on his arms, but it wasn’t until 1992, a full decade later, that police actually published an identikit picture of the suspect.

So, why the delay in revealing this information to the public? Well, the suspect looked strikingly like one of their own.

The identikit picture was published on November 2, 1992, a decade after Jones was last seen alive. Within 48 hours, police had fielded numerous calls that claimed the identikit sketch matched “a former policeman” as the Townsville Bulletin put it — namely Mervyn Henry Stevenson. The vehicle and scars were also a match.

At the time of Jones’ disappearance, Stevenson had just retired from the force, after 35 years of service that saw him rise from a rookie bush cop in the tiny township of Coen, to superintendent in charge of the Townsville Police District. His was a storied career, but less than two years after his retirement, Stevenson’s reputation was levelled by charges of corruption. A confidential police report accused Stevenson of being involved in cattle-stealing and failing to adequately investigate various drug-related offences, nor the suspicious suicide of a fellow officer.

These charges were dealt with “internally”, meaning they required Police Commissioner Terry Lewis to approve. Lewis vetoed the recommendations of the police report and Stevenson was never investigated.

The Opposition police spokesman at the time, Terry Goss, was incensed, tabling the confidential report in Queensland Parliament. “Instead of the normal procedure being followed and the suspects being charged and brought to trial,” he stated, “there is intervention at the highest level — when I say “at the highest level”, I mean within the Police Department — as a consequence of which no charges are brought.”

This wasn’t an isolated incident. Terry Lewis was subsequently charged with 23 counts of perjury, corruption and forgery, one of which involved him forging Queensland Premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen’s signature on an official police statement. He was stripped of his knighthood, and sentenced to 14 years prison.

Mervyn Stevenson died in December 2001, a heroic bush cop who was inducted into the Australian Stockman’s Hall Of Fame, which celebrates “pioneers of the Australian outback”.



The identikit drawing police released of the suspect in the 90s. Source: Supplied

CATALOGUE OF INCOMPETENCE

It wasn’t until early 2002 that the findings from a long-delayed coronial inquest were passed down, declaring Jones a victim of homicide, despite no body being found. Because there was no specific place of death, no death certificate was able to be issued until 2006, when Queensland law was changed.

The family reviewed the inquest documents in 2007 and were astonished to find a number of important leads were neglected during the investigation. Witnesses who came forward in 1982 weren’t interviewed until 2001, while other statements and evidence taken at the time were missing or dismissed. The investigation didn’t start until three days after a missing-person report was filed and only after the distraught family travelled from Perth to Townsville to file it in person. Jones’ dental records were lost, and replaced with those of an Anthony Jones. Coroner Ian Fisher was unimpressed, saying “more attention should have been given to early investigation”.

Incensed, the Jones family petitioned then Queensland attorney-general Cameron Dick to reopen the inquest, a request ignored until 2010 when the government launched a campaign entitled “Walk a day in my shoes”. Jones’ other brother Brian seized the opportunity, sending Dick a pair of Jones’ shoes with a note that asked him to walk a day in the shoes of a victim of Queensland crime.

Moved by the symbolic gesture, Dick reopened the inquest the next day.

In 2011, the family met with more examples of gross police incompetence. A grazier told the family that in 1982 he had handed in evidence found at a campsite in Cloncurry, a township 780km from Townsville. He, and a retired police officer, had stumbled across remnants of camping gear, as well as a letter addressed to Jones by his mother.

Despite the importance of these artefacts, nothing further was done with this evidence, and it seems to have been lost or destroyed over the decades. It took a further nine months from the time the family were alerted of this evidence for a search of the area to be conducted. Not surprisingly, given the 29-year lag, this turned up nothing. Detective Acting Inspector Mick Walker told media at the time they were “still investigating” what happened to the evidence all those years ago. Two days after the search, a former prisoner made a more startling claim.

A man, who was incarcerated at Townsville Correctional Centre in 2000, told police his cellmate Michael Laundress admitted to a murder back then that strongly matched that of Jones. This confession came a year before the inquest begun, and 18 years after the murder, so the prisoner didn’t make the connection to Jones until late 2011.

“I did a bloke in out near Mt Isa,” Laundress apparently confessed. “He was hitchhiking at the time and I buried him out there.”

This seemed like the most substantial breakthrough to date, however by this point the inquest had stalled, being marred by excessive delays and the replacement of the coroner mid-inquest.

In October 2015, Laundress died without making a statement. The inquest was still on hold. The most substantial lead to date had been allowed to extinguish.



A 28-year cold case was reopened after the Brian Jones, the brother of missing man Tony Jones, sent Queensland attorney-general Cameron Dick a letter asking him to ‘walk in his shoes’.Source:Supplied

‘WE WANT ANSWERS’: FAMILY’S ANGUISH

Since Laundress died, the family has been faced with continued resistance from police. Jones’ brother Mark tells news.com.au it has been maddening.

“Detective Sergeant Brendan Stevenson has become so hostile (towards the family) that he has sought legal advice about possible action against the family for criticisms made during the inquest, as well as to find legal reasons not to keep the family updated as to any progress with the investigations,” he said.

The Jones family have been tireless in chasing down leads, but keep meeting roadblocks within the force. A tip-off that one of the suspects had given away a rifle that matched one Jones was carrying was passed onto the police, who took many months to interview the witness.

“When they did speak to him they showed him an image of the wrong rifle — and duly dismissed that line of inquiry,” Mark said.

“Efforts by the family to rectify the mistake have been treated with hostility and at one point we were advised that any further inquiries we might have about the case should go through the coroner.”

Those with information about the case have started bypassing the police, providing “significant information directly to the family”, after which it seems to stall.

“We are without a point of contact within the police to follow up such leads in good faith,” Mark said.

“There is a mounting backlog of leads that remain yet to be properly examined and the case remains in limbo, where it has been for some years.”

Mark claims three witnesses gave statements claiming a suspect confessed to murdering a hitchhiker in Hughenden at the time Jones was passing through the town. Despite this, nothing further has emerged.

“The family has passed on critical new information to Homicide in Brisbane but they have washed their hands of it,” Mark said.

“No matter what past bungling there has been or what acrimony exists between police and the family, it seems that is not up to Brisbane Homicide to get involved in a case in Townsville.

“So we are left with more of the same.”



Mark Jones, brother of missing man Tony Jones. Picture: Zak Simmonds Source: News Corp Australia

As with many cold case, as time goes by, leads are extinguished, vital witnesses die without making statements, and numerous opportunities are lost. The Jones family are pleading that, after 36 years, the proper resources are spent on solving this case.

“Surely it’s time to apply the mercy rule,” Mark said.

“Our lives have been on hold for too many years. My father is 93 and we want him to have some answers.

“The police got off to a bad start and never recovered. It is now an adversarial situation and we bump up against the same problems over and over again. Intervention is required if this case is to be resolved and the family of murder victim are to go back to their normal lives.

“Leaving such a complex case to regional detectives might have political benefits — but they have had a 36-year crack at this.

“We just need the right people to be watching and, where possible, get this investigation back on track.”

A $250,000 reward for information on Jones’ death is still available.