Pauline Hanson says Liddell Power Station Must Stay

COAL FIRED POWER MUST STAY!At a time when power outages are being forecasted due to insufficient dispatchable power in some states this summer, the NSW Liddell Power Station is set for closure by 2022.I'm sorry, but renewable energy doesn't supply our nation with the necessary power requirements and until it does, I'm sticking with coal-fired power stations.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Liddell #CoalFiredPowerStations #ILoveCoal #ThatIsSteamNotPoisonousGas

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

Forecast: Renewable Energy to Cause Summer Blackouts

At a time when power outages are being forecasted due to insufficient dispatchable power in some states this summer, the NSW Liddell Power Station is set for closure by 2022.

I’m sorry, but renewable energy doesn’t supply our nation with the necessary power requirements and until it does, I’m sticking with coal-fired power stations.

I’ve got nothing against renewables but there is 1600 coal-fired power stations being built across the world. Why can’t we use the coal, that we’re happy to sell overseas, here?

Bill Shorten’s plan to become Prime Minister is to give up to 100,000 people a $2,000 subsidy to put solar batteries on their homes and increase the renewable energy target to 50%.

Fair go Bill, we know the Tesla Powerwall cost around $8000 to $10,000 plus installation.

What about the other 8.9 million private dwellings in the country?

Who came up with this shrewd idea Bill?

It’s very deceitful and will continue to drive up electricity prices for ordinary households, businesses and manufacturing.

ALP’s $2000 handout in home battery plan

From Simon BensonThe Australian

A Shorten government would subsidise batteries for 100,000 homes — paying $2000 to eligible families — and set a goal of installing them in a million households within six years as a means of reaching its 50 per cent renewable energy target by 2030.

The renewables target will be locked in as the centrepiece of Labor’s energy policy agenda along with a 45 per cent emissions reduction target on 2005 levels.

In a move that will invite ­comparisons with the Rudd government’s disastrous taxpayer-funded insulation program during the global financial crisis, Bill Shorten has promised to make the $2000 payment to every family earning less than $180,000 a year to install a battery in their homes.

The Opposition Leader will claim that a $10 million training fund would be established so only accredited battery installers were able to take part in the scheme.

Launching Labor’s major ­energy policy today, Mr Shorten will also vow to implement the ­Coalition’s abandoned national energy guarantee if it can secure bipartisan support in the next parliament but will not legislate the emissions target, which goes beyond the Paris accord.

The move to increase subsidies to renewable energy projects, following the Coalition’s dumping of the renewable energy target, will include a scheme for renters, including solar gardens on rooftops of buildings, and community wind farms. The total cost of the household renewables program, including the battery installation rebate, will be $215.9m over the four-year forward estimates.

 

However, Mr Shorten has flagged further heavy-industry subsidies for renewables which he has yet to put a price tag on but are expected to cost several billion dollars over the medium term. In releasing the opposition’s much-anticipated energy policy Mr Shorten has laid down an unambiguous point of difference with the Coalition. Labor’s plan to “underwrite” renewable energy and storage is in contrast to the Coalition plan to underwrite the construction of new “clean-coal” and gas projects.

Mr Shorten will confirm that the 50 per cent renewable energy target and 45 per cent reduction in emissions compared with 2005 levels — both with a 2030 timetable — are now locked in as election commitments.

“A Labor government I lead will be prepared to directly underwrite and invest in cleaner, ­cheaper power for Australia,” Mr Shorten will say. “We will prioritise renewables and support firming technologies like storage and gas. Labor will invest in new generation, in better transmission and distribution — because we ­realise this vital ­nation-building work cannot be left up to the big power companies.”

Mr Shorten will challenge the Morrison government to resurrect the NEG, which was dumped as Coalition policy following a minority revolt within the Coalition partyroom in the week before Malcolm Turnbull was forced to step down as prime minister. “I repeat Labor’s offer of ­bipartisanship, we are prepared to keep the national energy guarantee on the table,” Mr Shorten will say in his keynote Bloomberg address in Sydney.

“The parliament could debate and vote on this before Christmas, if the Liberals were so inclined. And if I am elected as prime minister, I will sit down with the new opposition leader and the crossbench to talk about a way we can move forward with this framework.”

He will say if the NEG can’t be resurrected, Labor will push ahead with a separate plan.

Elements of the energy policy released ahead of today’s speech detailed the battery and community renewable plan that would allow for low-cost loans for households to invest further in battery storage.

Mr Shorten will claim that battery storage will save households who take up the offer almost 60 per cent on their current energy bills.

Energy Minister Angus Taylor dismissed Labor’s policy this morning and said batteries would not have the power to keep businesses like steel mills and abattoirs running.

“The real problem with this is, even if they install those batteries, it doesn’t touch the sides. It’s not even close to enough,” he told 2GB.

“If we want to keep jobs in this country, if we want to keep manufacturing, if we want to be a country that keeps making things, you have to have an electricity system that’s affordable but can provide that reliable power.”

Minerals Council of Australia chief executive Tania Constable said Labor’s focus on renewables did not yet answer how they would make up for the power generation lost by the closing of coal-fired power stations.

“The challenge for Labor and others proposing rapid increases in renewable energy is to explain how this will occur in just over a decade while ensuring reliable, low-cost, 24/7 baseload energy supply for Australian homes and businesses,” she said.

“With Liddell power station closing in 2022, MCA has identified four additional power stations which could also close: Yallourn in Victoria, Vales Point in NSW, Gladstone C in Queensland and Torrens B in SA. This will reduce low-cost baseload power generation in NSW (by 25 per cent), Victoria (22 per cent), SA (22 per cent) and Queensland (15 per cent).

“It is crucial that Labor consult widely with Australian industry to ensure the real-world impact of its policy proposals is fully understood.”

Anticipating comparisons with the Rudd government $2.7 billion home insulation scheme, Labor sources said the battery-installation program would be constructed under vastly different structures.

Labor’s 2009 roof insulation scheme was condemned by a royal commission after shoddy installations sparked hundreds of house fires and led to the deaths of four people.

The battery program would require people to buy only battery systems approved by the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission and installed only by the highest certified installers. The government would have no role in supply or installation.

The scheme would begin in January 2020, provide for a rebate of $500 per kilowatt hour of battery capacity, and be capped at $2000 for households earning less than $180,000 in gross annual income.

Mr Shorten said this would support up to 100,000 battery installations and triple the number operating in Australia. The policy claims this would benefit all electricity users by cutting peak demand and lowering prices overall.

Low-cost loans through the Clean Energy Finance Council would be available to households wanting to purchase more expensive battery systems. Conditions on the scheme include a requirement that the battery systems be virtual power-plant capable and limited to one per home.

Additional reporting: Richard Ferguson

PNG Foreign Aid Insanity

Over the weekend, the Australian Government pledged to join in on giving PNG $2 billion of your money.Don't worry about the $550 billion (plus) of debt we owe or the hundreds of millions we already give to a notoriously corrupt PNG Government who buy Maserati's and Bentleys.Australia, the US, Japan and New Zealand signed a joint pledge to help PNG supply electricity to 70 percent of its citizens by 2030.Australia will initially contribute $25 million to the project and is expected to provide more support from a $2 billion Pacific infrastructure fund once the total cost of the project is finalised.Keep working Australia - you're not only helping to pay back the debt of failed Governments here in our country but others across the globe too.We're the only ones with the guts to say what you're thinking.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Monday, November 19, 2018

Government Gives Another $2 Billion to PNG Instead of Australians

Over the weekend, the Australian Government pledged to join in on giving PNG $2 billion of your money.

Don’t worry about the $550 billion (plus) of debt we owe or the hundreds of millions we already give to a notoriously corrupt PNG Government who buy Maserati’s and Bentleys.

Australia, the US, Japan and New Zealand signed a joint pledge to help PNG supply electricity to 70 percent of its citizens by 2030.

Australia will initially contribute $25 million to the project and is expected to provide more support from a $2 billion Pacific infrastructure fund once the total cost of the project is finalised.

Keep working Australia – you’re not only helping to pay back the debt of failed Governments here in our country but others across the globe too.

We’re the only ones with the guts to say what you’re thinking.

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT | BOURKE ST KNIFE ATTACK

***WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT***What the hell is happening on the streets of Melbourne?A horrific attack has just occurred in Bourke St and police are asking people to stay away from the Melbourne CBD.As you can see incredible bravery has been shown by bystanders and police.It has been reported that three people were stabbed, one victim has died and the attacker, who has been shot, is in custody.I will have more to say on this once more information becomes publicly available.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Thursday, November 8, 2018

Government Weak On Terrorist Action

In light of the most recent radical Islamic inspired terror attack in Australia, I asked the Government when will they stop migration from known extremists countries?

Their response was possibly the weakest, most gutless answer you could ever imagine.

Gutless government will not discriminate against known extremist countries

In light of the most recent radical Islamic inspired terror attack in Australia, I asked the Government when will they stop migration from known extremists countries?Their response was possibly the weakest, most gutless answer you could ever imagine.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Sunday, November 11, 2018

If we cannot acknowledge the problem Australia has with radical Islamic terrorism then the problem can never be solved and no one should ever be expected to apologise for speaking honestly about the problem.

We also need to acknowledge the problem Islam has with radicalisation of members of its religion.

Instead of making apologies we need to start placing travel bans on countries that are determined to present a threat to Australia’s interests and when the law permits it we need to start deporting those we determine to do us harm.

We also need to look at reforming the rules for citizenship to make sure that new citizens are required to retain dual citizenship for a set period of time so that if it is determined they are a danger to our way of life they can be sent back to where they came from.

No one should apologise for calling out radical Islamic terror

If we cannot acknowledge the problem Australia has with radical Islamic terrorism then the problem can never be solved and no one should ever be expected to apologise for speaking honestly about the problem.We also need to acknowledge the problem Islam has with radicalisation of members of its religion.Instead of making apologies we need to start placing travel bans on countries that are determined to present a threat to Australia's interests and when the law permits it we need to start deporting those we determine to do us harm.We also need to look at reforming the rules for citizenship to make sure that new citizens are required to retain dual citizenship for a set period of time so that if it is determined they are a danger to our way of life they can be sent back to where they came from.You can find One Nation's policy on these issues here: https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/radical-islamic-terrorism/

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Sunday, November 11, 2018

You can find One Nation’s policy on these issues here:

The number of foreign workers in Australia will shock you

As an Australian nationalist, I make no apologies for being strong onjobs for Australians first, and that definitely includes apprenticeships. Labor and the Coalition, on the other hand, have quite literally opened the floodgates to foreign workers on visa schemes that have sold out the unemployed and the under-unemployed right across this country.ACTU Secretary Sally McManus said in July this year that there are 1.4 million visa holders with working rights in Australia. That's disgusting. I have no doubt that these people are hard workers, but the pointof my disgust comes down to Australians wanting a job. They have to compete with over one million overseas workers. Both Labor and the Coalition have hoodwinked voters in this country.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Labor & Coalition Open Floodgates to Foreign Workers on Visa Schemes

As an Australian nationalist, I make no apologies for being strong on
jobs for Australians first, and that definitely includes apprenticeships. Labor and the Coalition, on the other hand, have quite literally opened the floodgates to foreign workers on visa schemes that have sold out the unemployed and the under-unemployed right across this country.

ACTU Secretary Sally McManus said in July this year that there are 1.4 million visa holders with working rights in Australia. That’s disgusting. I have no doubt that these people are hard workers, but the point
of my disgust comes down to Australians wanting a job. They have to compete with over one million overseas workers.

Both Labor and the Coalition have hoodwinked voters in this country.

One Nation thanked for their "principled position" on Free Trade Agreements

I have to say I was shocked the other day when I received a positive letter from the head of one of Australia’s biggest unions thanking myself and One Nation for our principled stand voting against the unfair Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.And didn’t I let the Labor party know it when they tried to trundle out their tired old lies about penalty rates even though everyone knows One Nation has voted with Labor to restore penalty rates for workers. The TPP is bad for Australian workers, you know It, I know it and the unions know it. Labor sold out its voters and sold out the members of the unions who fund them and for what? So that thousands of workers from countries like Mexico and Brazil are allowed to flood the country.So much for standing up for Aussie workers and Aussie jobs.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Adam Giles questions Pauline Hanson on her views on Aboriginals

Yesterday afternoon, former NT Chief Minister Adam Giles asked Pauline Hanson "What is her policy and views on indigenous Australians".You be the judge if her views are racist.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #AdamGiles #SkyNews #Australia #Aboriginal #Views #HaveYourSay

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Sunday, November 4, 2018

Pauline Lays Out Indigenous Policy, Racist?

Former NT Chief Minister Adam Giles asked Pauline Hanson “What is her policy and views on indigenous Australians”.

You be the judge if her views are racist.

Pauline Hanson asks "Where is the drought relief money?"

I’ve been out in Roma for the last two days speaking with farmers, businesses, the council, and tourism operators from across the western parts of the state.The question on peoples lips is, “Where is the drought relief money” and “why is it so difficult for these genuine cases to get their hands on it”?There are two stories I heard today that I’d like to share. They’re extremely upsetting, but they’re real.Our politicians and the Australian public must know that the money is not reaching the people who need it during these desperate times. The Government and those tasked with the job need to lift their game because this is terrible!Call my office if you need assistance and my staff and I will do our best to get you the help you need. (07) 3221 7644#PaulineHanson #OneNation #DroughtRelief #Donations #NoMoneyReachingTheNeedy #SuicidePrevention

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Friday, November 2, 2018

Farmers Suiciding – Where Is The Drought Money?

I’ve been out in Roma for the last two days speaking with farmers, businesses, the council, and tourism operators from across the western parts of the state.

The question on peoples lips is, “Where is the drought relief money” and “why is it so difficult for these genuine cases to get their hands on it”?

There are two stories I heard today that I’d like to share. They’re extremely upsetting, but they’re real.

Our politicians and the Australian public must know that the money is not reaching the people who need it during these desperate times.

The Government and those tasked with the job need to lift their game because this is terrible!

Call my office if you need assistance and my staff and I will do our best to get you the help you need. (07) 3221 7644.

Mark Latham Joins Pauline Hanson's One Nation

Today I am very proud to announce that Mark Latham has joined One Nation.Mark will be the party's New South Wales state leader and will be running for the NSW legislative council at the next state election.I think it is safe to say the NSW election just got a lot more interesting.

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Mark Latham Joins One Nation

I am very proud to announce that Mark Latham has joined One Nation.

Mark will be the party’s New South Wales state leader and will be running for the NSW legislative council at the next state election.

I think it is safe to say the NSW election just got a lot more interesting.

Morrison Government Goes Soft On Illegal Asylum Seekers

Nauru Illegal Asylum Seekers Moved to Australia

The Coalition Government have backflipped on their commitment to ban illegal asylum seekers settling in Australia, after caving into minority public pressure.The secret transfer of illegal boat people from Nauru to a number of Australian capital cities has been revealed by the ABC. At no point was the Government forthcoming with this information and instead hoped that the public wouldn't find out.When you travel across numerous safe countries and pay people smugglers to travel by boat to Australia, I'm sorry, you're not a genuine refugee.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Nauru planes have delivered the first lot of illegal asylum seekers to Adelaide from the island nation after the Government said they’d never resettle in Australia.

One Nation is not happy about the backflip the government have taken on this matter.

We have no doubt that the 14,000 asylum seekers currently in Indonesia will be making plans to further test Australia’s borders.

The secret transfer of illegal boat people from Nauru to a number of Australian capital cities has been revealed by the ABC. At no point was the Government forthcoming with this information and instead hoped that the public wouldn’t find out.

When you travel across numerous safe countries and pay people smugglers to travel by boat to Australia, I’m sorry, you’re not a genuine refugee.

Pauline Hanson says the Government have backflipped on border security

I spoke with Andrew Bolt tonight from out the front of my old fish and chip shop in Silkstone (Ipswich).We discussed the Governments backflip on bringing illegal asylum seekers back to Australia even though they claimed they'd never come to Australia. EVER!No wonder people don't trust politicians.Our borders have been weakened as a result of the Government going soft and caving into minority groups. I give it weeks before attempts are made to by the 14,000 illegal asylum seekers in Bali before they jump on boats, bound for Australia.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Indonesia #ScottMorrison

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Thursday, November 1, 2018

From SBS

Nauru detainees flown to South Australia: Refugee advocates

By James Elton-Pym

Nauru Airlines planes have been seen at Adelaide airport, and advocates say they are aware of four or more families that had arrived in the past fortnight.

Asylum-seeker families are being quietly flown from Australia’s offshore processing centre on Nauru to Adelaide, according to some advocates.

Nauru Airlines does not fly commercially to Adelaide, but its planes have been seen at the airport as recently as Monday.

The latest monthly figures from Border Force are for the month from September 1 to September 30, when there were no asylum seekers transferred to Australia or any other country.

But some families have been moved more recently, according to advocates on the ground who work with asylum seekers.

Activate Church pastor Brad Chilcott told SBS News he was aware of between four and seven families that had arrived in Adelaide from Nauru over the past four weeks. They were all families that included young children who needed urgent medical care and were now receiving it at Adelaide’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital, he said.

Mr Chilcott has not been in direct contact with the families since they arrived, but has worked with previous medical transfer cases in Adelaide. Until now, most medical transfers were triggered by Federal Court orders, despite attempts from the Home Affairs department to prevent them.

He said the government was still insisting all the families would be returned to Nauru once they were medically fit – but predicted doctors would be reluctant to sign off on returning patients to the Pacific island nation.

The asylum seeker advocate said there were “political realities” forcing the government to proactively move the families. The election of independent Kerryn Phelps in Wentworth raised the prospect of a Labor, Greens and crossbench revolt  to bring all children from offshore detention centres to Australia.

Earlier in the week, prime minister Scott Morrison said the number of children on Nauru had halved in nine weeks. “We’ve been getting about this quietly, we haven’t been show-boating about it,” he said.

SBS News has contacted the Department of Home Affairs for more information, including on whether the families are only in Australia for temporary medical treatment.

A spokesperson responded to the series of questions with a single line:

“The Department does not provide specific details on the transfer arrangements of individuals.”

Defence minister Christopher Pyne, the government’s most senior South Australian, said he was not aware of the specific details.

“I don’t know if that’s to Adelaide, I haven’t made those inquiries, I’ve only seen that story myself this morning, but if that’s the case I think most people would welcome that outcome,” he told 5AA radio on Wednesday.

The government has been under pressure from Labor, the Greens and some members of the crossbench to transfer the roughly 50 remaining children and their families from Nauru to Australia for medical assessment.

The push is also supported by the Australian Medical Association.

Hanson Scores 1600 Apprenticeships for Regional Australia

Media Release – Senator Pauline Hanson

AFTER years of arduous talks with the Coalition, the Morrison Government is today anticipated to announce a $60 million dollar, One Nation inspired Regional Australia Apprenticeship Program, which will see 1600 apprenticeship positions made available, just weeks before high school leavers finish grade 12.

One Nation Senator Pauline Hanson said, “I’ve worked hard for many years to see this pilot program come to fruition and it’s pleasing to see Australian school kids, in regional parts of this country, will be able to approach the local panel beater, hairdresser, electrician, or builder, just to name a few occupations, and ask them to take them on as an apprentice with very little cost to the business.”

“There are 65 different apprenticeship opportunities as a result of today’s announcement and parents should be encouraging their kids to consider a trade instead of a university course.”

The pilot apprenticeship program will see employers paid by the Federal Government 75% of the first year’s wage, followed by 50% in the second and 25% in the third year.

“Businesses I’ve spoken to recognise the need to train more tradesmen and women, but it’s tough in small business right now and training costs and wages have been a major barrier,” Senator Hanson said.

“I understand this because unlike the majority of politicians in parliament I have had the hands on experience of employing and dealing with apprentices while owning and operating a plumbing business with my husband.”

“One Nation has removed the burden of cost to businesses, but more importantly, created a pathway for training Aussie kids in the trades that Governments have given to foreign workers as a result of domestic skill shortages.”

“For years both major parties have neglected Australian apprenticeships in favour of importing labour from overseas through the use of 457 visas and so called free trade agreements, One Nation is determined to put the focus back on Australian apprenticeships and Australian jobs.

The pilot program will focus on the National Skills Needs List (NSNL) and will be centred on regional apprenticeship opportunities, to ensure small towns retain their youth and decrease youth unemployment.

“Regional Australia have some of the highest youth unemployment numbers, this is why the decision was made to have my apprenticeship pilot program target these areas and I’m hopeful this initiative  will start to turn things around,” Senator Hanson said.

Senator Hanson hopes the program will also be made available to family businesses, where parents can employ their kids to help keep businesses alive in regional communities.

“Often parents like the thought of passing their business onto their kids one day, so it’s important that if their kids want to learn the trade, the program is made available to family members also,” Senator Hanson  said.

The Regional Australia Apprenticeship Program is set to be announced by the Minister for Small and Family Business, Skills and Vocational Education later today (October 31) in Wagga Wagga.

Senator Hanson hopes that once the pilot proves successful, future Governments will expand the program to ensure apprenticeship numbers and skilled labour increase across Australia.

Stop Foreign Ownership in Australia

Stop Foreign Ownership of Australia

One Nation is for an Australia owned by Australians. Our next door neighbours in New Zealand have just banned foreign home ownership.Yet, our government still allows our ports, power, railways, water and public assets to be sold off to the highest overseas bidder. The madness has to stop!https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/foreign-ownership/

Posted by Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party on Monday, October 22, 2018

One Nation is for an Australia owned by Australians. Our next door neighbours in New Zealand have just banned foreign home ownership.

Yet, our government still allows our ports, power, railways, water and public assets to be sold off to the highest overseas bidder. The madness has to stop!

https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/foreign-ownership/