GetUp! Greens Agenda Praises LNP Energy Plan

The LNP has just thrown Queensland’s mining sector under the bus and thrown its lot in with Labor, the Greens and GetUp. Promising to jump from the cheap, affordable power generation offered by coal fired power stations, LNP Leader Deb Frecklington has guaranteed that no Queenslanders will have cheap, reliable power with the major parties at a time when almost all households are struggling.

GetUp! environmental spokesman Sam Regester had this to say about Ms Frecklinton’s pledge:

“Genuinely I am staggered. Thrilled, yes, and staggered,”

We should be supporting our mining industry, including coal mining, investing in modern coal-fired power stations and lowering energy prices!

Read the full story below, and leave a comment on the Australian article here.

GetUp! Lauds LNP Energy Plan

Jared OwensThe Australian

Queensland’s new Liberal National leader Deb Frecklington has won plaudits from GetUp! over her plans for state-owned renewables to prepare the state for “a future beyond coal”.

As reported in The Australian this morning, the Opposition Leader extended an olive branch to swinging voters by promising to instruct state-owned energy companies to transition to green power.

GetUp! environmental spokesman Sam Regester said Ms Frecklington’s pledge for publicly owned renewables had “just changed the paradigm of Queensland politics”.

“Genuinely I am staggered. Thrilled, yes, and staggered,” he tweeted. “This from the party whose election platform was paying to build a new coal power station. Wowee.”

Ms Frecklington’s speech also committed to aircondition every state school classroom, noting 2017 was Queensland’s hottest year on record, and to roadworks including a new motorway between Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Guaranteeing there would be “no new taxes” under a first-term LNP government, Ms Frecklington said: “It’s clear this state is stagnating. We need to take action if Queensland is to start climbing the economic ladder again.”

State Development Minister Cameron Dick ridiculed Ms Frecklington’s renewables plan as “simply not credible” given the LNP had recently campaigned on plans to privatise energy companies and fast-track a new coal-fired power station.

“Her policy about-face on renewable energy has elevated the political backflip to an Olympic sport in which she would get the gold medal,” Mr Dick said.

Innovation Minister Kate Jones suggested Ms Frecklington’s renewables plan was designed to “sweeten the pot” before reviving plans to sell the generator companies.

On renewables, Ms Frecklington said: “An LNP Government would mandate government-owned energy companies to support renewable energy generation.

“We would work with the Australian Energy Market Operator to find the right mix of electricity generation to ensure our electricity supply is affordable, secure and clean.

“I promise Queenslanders that the LNP will plan for a future beyond coal.

“These government-owned businesses need a future beyond the current generation stock and should be allowed to look at new technologies when it makes economic sense to do so.”

In her speech, Ms Frecklington also committed to the Brisbane Metro, real-time monitoring of petrol prices and deregulating energy prices in regional Queensland.

Mr Frecklington said she was “very proud” of the LNP’s record on healthcare, pledging to introduce incentives for hospitals and private-sector partnerships to improve outcomes.

She committed to supporting both greater school autonomy and greater oversight of curriculums to ensure studies were focused on language, literacy and numeracy.

Mr Dick said the “no new taxes” pledge, which came with a commitment to also reduce debt, meant an incoming LNP government would have no option but to slash public service budgets.

 

Is Bill Shorten and Labor buying off the ABC?

Is Bill Shorten and Labor buying off the ABC?The ABC used to be the prime source of unbiased news—delivering fair media to all Australians. But in recent times this has changed. The ABC is no longer unbiased, their sole focus now is on pushing left-wing ideologies. Bill Shorten has now come out stating he will reverse funding cuts—effectively buying off the ABC and solidifying their left-wing agenda.What are your thoughts? Has the ABC lost touch with its goal of being a fair and unbiased media outlet? How do you feel about Bill Shorten and Labor buying off the ABC?#TheTruthMatters #OneNation #AusPol #BillShorten #Labor #ABC

Posted by Steve Dickson on Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Broken Bill Buys Off ABC

Are Bill Shorten and Labor buying off the ABC?

The ABC used to be the prime source of unbiased news—delivering fair media to all Australians. But in recent times this has changed. The ABC is no longer unbiased, their sole focus now is on pushing left-wing ideologies.

Bill Shorten has now come out stating he will reverse funding cuts—effectively buying off the ABC and solidifying their left-wing agenda.

What are your thoughts? Has the ABC lost touch with its goal of being a fair and unbiased media outlet? How do you feel about Bill Shorten and Labor buying off the ABC?

So true.

Posted by Malcolm Roberts on Monday, June 11, 2018

Family Law Changes Officially Announced

When I was first elected, I spoke at length with the Prime Minister and Attorney General, George Brandis about Family Law reform.

I successfully received an inquiry into Family Law. The first in 40 years.

Although the inquiry isn’t complete, I met last night with the Attorney General, Christian Porter who informed me of the immediate changes he is implementing as a result of early findings.

These are the same recommendations my office put to the AG at the start.

This is a step in the right direction, but there is a long way to go to ensure equal rights in our family law system.

When I was first elected, I spoke at length with the Prime Minister and Attorney General, George Brandis about Family…

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Matthew DoranABC News

The Family Court and Federal Circuit Court will be combined as part of sweeping changes to the financially and emotionally crippling family law system, in an announcement by the Attorney-General Christian Porter today.

The decision comes before a broader review, which looks into the painstakingly slow way in which the nation’s strained family law system operates, delivers its findings next year.

The changes will come into effect from the beginning of 2019, in what the Federal Government is arguing will speed up the process of settling family disputes.

“We have two parallel courts, different rules, forms, procedures, individuals who are in the system get bounced around like Family Law footballs from one court to the other — terrible outcomes for them,” Mr Porter told the ABC’s AM program.

“They wait too long and that just makes life worse in these very difficult circumstances.”

The Family Court currently hears family law cases involving complex financial arrangements, trusts, serious parenting arguments, allegations of child abuse in custody arrangements and protracted family disputes.

The Federal Circuit Court deals with the rest.

Appeals from the newly formed court, to be known as the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (FCFCA), would also be heard by the Federal Court under the new arrangements.

Nearly a year-and-a-half wait to reach trial

Some 22,000 cases are filed across the two courts each year, and Mr Porter said delays in the family law system meant most cases were taking almost a year and a half just to reach trial.

He argued the merger was warranted given there is already significant crossover in jurisdiction and procedures of the two courts, and could result in an extra 8,000 cases being resolved each year.

“Everyone that you talked to who understands the court system, but particularly the tens of thousands of Australians who use it, know that the system at the moment does not work at all well,” Mr Porter said.

“Twenty-two thousand matters are listed for final order in these courts every year, representing tens of thousands of Australians, and our priority is to get better outcomes for those Australians.”

Funding pressure, delays in appointing judges

It is unclear whether the changes will satisfy critics of the way the family law system, who argue funding pressures and delays in appointing judges to the bench are key reasons why the system is inefficient and struggling to cope with case loads.

Last year, the former Chief Justice of the Family Court demanded more funding.

The former attorney-general, George Brandis, announced a “long overdue” review of the family law system in September — the first since the dedicated court was established in the late 1970s.

The Australian Law Reform Commission is due to report back to the Government by March 2019.

Mr Porter defended making the announcement before those findings were delivered.

“It was a matter of such obviousness that the present structure was not working and was causing inefficiencies and duplications and delays that we considered that we could make the structural change,” he said.

Shadow attorney-general Mark Dreyfus cast doubt on the merit of the merger.

“We’ve got concerns about the near-complete lack of consultation that’s occurred here,” Mr Dreyfus told ABC Radio Melbourne.

“It appears that judges were not consulted, that family groups and the sector weren’t consulted, family lawyers were not consulted.

“And the Government has decided that this is somehow the result of inefficiencies in the court system.”

The current Chief Justice, John Pascoe, was appointed to the role last year after being the head of the Federal Circuit Court.

But he will be forced to retire by the end of the year, as he hits the statutory retirement age for judges.

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has campaigned for changes to the family law system, including calling for the abolition of the Family Court altogether.

Penny Wong hates being called Pauline Hanson

I need to duck into IGA after the Royal Commission today and grab Penny Wong a bottle of red hair dye so she can better channel me in estimates next week.What a laughable performance yesterday was :)#PennyWong #Estimates #MathiasCormann #DontCallMePauline

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Poor Penny Wong Gets Called Pauline, Plays Race Card

Penny Wong took great offence to the insinuation that she was, “channeling Pauline Hanson” in Senate estimates. Anyone else would have taken that as the compliment it is.

One Nation By-Election Battle for Longman Begins

Pauline Hanson’s One Nation is proud to announce that their candidate will be local Caboolture business man Matthew Stephen.

“Matthew is a strong local candidate, a fourth generation Australian, who lives and works in the community with his wife and family. I’m very proud to say he is ready to fight for the people of Longman and I think he would make an excellent Member of Parliament.” Senator Hanson said.

“This is a chance for the people of Longman to elect someone to parliament who will be able to hold the Coalition and the Labor party accountable.”

“Susan Lamb was never upfront with the people of Longman. She treated them with disrespect and took them for granted.”

“She has known for many months she was a dual citizen yet she did nothing and the Labor party protected her. Susan Lamb and the Labor party have failed Longman and they do not deserve a second chance.”

“People should remember these by-elections have been called because Bill Shorten told Australians there was no cloud over any Labor MPs, despite knowing the member for Longman hadn’t renounced her citizenship.”

“If you can’t trust Mr Shorten to be fair-dinkum over the eligibility of Labor MPs, how can you trust him with pensions, national security and the cost of living?”

“The former Labor Member for Longman and her party proposed a policy to rip money from pensioners and the elderly.”

“Labor’s new policy to weaken our offshore detention process could send Australia back to the time where under Labor we had 50,000 illegal boat arrivals in just one year. That’s enough people for a new city the size of Caboolture.

“Bill Shorten’s energy policy will see the price of electricity for Australians living in places like Bribie Island skyrocket,”

“And both Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull have failed to listen to the people and cut back the out of control immigration numbers that are driving up cost of living, putting pressure on our roads and hospitals, and lowering our quality of life.”

“The people of Longman deserve better than what Labor and the Coalition have to offer.”

Matt’s Facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/MatthewStephen.ON/.

WA Teacher Thrown Under Bus: Classes out of control?

WA Senator Peter Georgiou has condemned the seemingly cruel, harsh and insensitive treatment of a long serving Perth teacher who he claims was “simply thrown under the bus” after she was victimised by a problem student at a South-Eastern suburbs school.

“I have been dealing with Karen for over 6 months and how she has been treated is nothing short of a disgrace!”

Posted by Peter Georgiou – One Nation Senator for Western Australia on Friday, April 13, 2018

 

Hanson and Abbott bury hatchet for Book Launch

BOOK LAUNCH | Pauline: In Her Own Words

BOOK LAUNCH | Pauline Hanson's book launch with Tony Abbott

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Monday, March 26, 2018

Tony lumped on the praise for Pauline in a joint press conference at the book launch, citing her never give up attitude and willingness to ask the tough questions as inspiring qualities in this day and age.

You can order the book right here.

One Year Down: Many to Go, Senator Georgiou Celebrates Anniversary

12 MONTHS DOWN- A LIFETIME TO GO

A YEAR AGO | I was fitting out homes and properties as an electrical contractor. ******LIKE AND SHARE******Today I celebrate a year in politics.Thank you for all your ongoing support and thanks to Brian Burston – NSW Senate – One Nation and Pauline Hanson's Please Explain and to the One Nation Political Party in WA #OneTeam #OneGoal #OneNation #AusPol #PeterGeorgiouAuthorised by PG

Posted by Peter Georgiou – One Nation Senator for Western Australia on Monday, March 26, 2018

A year ago, I was fitting out homes and properties as an electrical contractor.

Today I celebrate a year in politics.

Thank you for all your ongoing support and thanks to Brian Burston – NSW Senate – One Nation and Pauline Hanson’s Please Explain and to the One Nation Political Party in WA.

 

-Peter Georgiou

Federal Senator for WA

Labor switches from Pensioners, Attacks the Grieving

Pauline Hanson responds to Labor's lies

Yesterday One Nation secured support from the Senate for an amendment that saved bereavement payments for needy Australians who suffer the loss of a close relative.Now, despite the fact they supported this amendment, Labor has launched another grubby attack!Labor may lie about it but the truth is One Nation ensured that bereavement payments would be protected. Labor lies about the fact that last year One Nation voted to restore penalty rates and Labor always fail to mention they actually stopped One Nation moving an amendment to restore penalty rates to workers whose penalty rates had been stripped off them because of deals made between big businesses and union bosses.Labor lies about One Nation's stance on asset sales. The truth is for the last 22 years no one has been more strongly opposed to the sale of assets than I have been.Worst of all Labor lies about the fact that their new tax proposal will disproportionately affect low-income Australians and many pensioners.Here is a fact for you won't hear for Labor. More than 610,000 Australians on the lowest annual incomes stand to lose an average of $2100 a year in tax refunds under Bill Shorten’s proposal to abolish cash rebates for tax credits on shares held by retirees, investors and ordinary taxpayers.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Yesterday One Nation secured support from the Senate for an amendment that saved bereavement payments for needy Australians who suffer the loss of a close relative.

Now, despite the fact they supported this amendment, Labor has launched another grubby attack!

Labor may lie about it but the truth is One Nation ensured that bereavement payments would be protected.

Labor lies about the fact that last year One Nation voted to restore penalty rates and Labor always fail to mention they actually stopped One Nation moving an amendment to restore penalty rates to workers whose penalty rates had been stripped off them because of deals made between big businesses and union bosses.

Labor lies about One Nation’s stance on asset sales. The truth is for the last 22 years no one has been more strongly opposed to the sale of assets than I have been.

Worst of all Labor lies about the fact that their new tax proposal will disproportionately affect low-income Australians and many pensioners.

Here is a fact for you won’t hear for Labor. More than 610,000 Australians on the lowest annual incomes stand to lose an average of $2100 a year in tax refunds under Bill Shorten’s proposal to abolish cash rebates for tax credits on shares held by retirees, investors and ordinary taxpayers.

Punish Criminals, Not Law-Abiding Firearm Owners

GUN DEBATE | One Nation stands by law-abiding Australians

Last night the Greens attempted to demonise and target law-abiding gun owners.Australians have been lawfully and reasonably carrying weapons for a variety of reasons for generations. New laws introduced over recent years have made owning a gun even tougher.Law abiding citizens are not the problem with guns. Criminals are who the Greens should focus on, not law-abiding gun owners.One Nation has always and will always, support the rights of law-abiding Australian gun owners.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Yet again, the Greens have attempted to demonise and target law-abiding gun owners.

For generations, Australians have been lawfully and reasonably carrying firearms for a variety of reasons including for sports/recreation and as tools of the trade for farmers. New laws introduced over recent years have made owning a gun even tougher.

Instead of focusing on Law abiding gun owners, the Greens should be steering their attention towards the law breaking Criminals.

One Nation has always and will always, support the rights of law-abiding Australian gun owners who deal with some of the strictest gun laws in the world.