One Nation slams live export opponents

A fact finding mission of Federal MPs has recently been to the Middle East to look into the issue of Australia’s Live Sheep Trade. Among them were Labor MPs Dr Ann Aly, Maria Vamvakinou and Chris Hayes, who all went to Kuwait to meet with the Kuwait Investment Authority and sheep importer KLTT. Currently the ALP has a policy that Australia’s Live Export industry should be phased out in favour of the transitioning to a chilled meat export industry.

For months One Nation has been saying that ending the live export trade in Australia will not end the practise, but will simply result in importers importing from other countries and Australian farmers losing out. This would have a major impact on the national and Western Australian economies, especially in regional WA.

For cultural and religious reasons, Kuwaitis and others Middle Eastern nations want to purchase livestock, not chilled or frozen meat. The delivery of livestock is essential to the contract Australia holds and if we as a nation are not willing to provide our buyers with the product they desire, importers like KLTT and others will simply go to a country that can provide them with their desired product. South Africa and Romania have already been mentioned as possible alternatives. Regardless of who, there will not be a shortage of nations bidding to fill the void in the market left by Australia’s cessation of live exports. As I mentioned, the Kuwaitis will not switch to chilled or frozen meat over live imports for cultural and religious reasons, and this will not change. It’s either live exports, or no exports. There is no middle ground.

Ironically, those in the ALP and Greens who have difficulty understanding this situation, are the very same people who consider themselves more tolerant and sensitive to the cultural differences of other nations.

So why are the ALP and Greens clinging to a policy that will knowingly not end live exports to the Middle East, but will only serve to undo a valuable and crucial trading partnership?

If this is truly about animal welfare, how do the ALP and Greens reconcile their policy with the fact that the countries which will inevitably pick up the live export contracts almost certainly do not have animal welfare laws and standards as strict as Australia’s?

Kuwait buys around 1 million sheep a year from Australia, about 70% of which come from WA and the impact of ending that industry will be catastrophic. If Australia stops exporting live sheep, our farmers lose out, small businesses in regional towns lose out, which in turn impacts the entire region. This impact will flow on to the state and national economies, which are already suffering in many areas.

The Kuwaitis’ lose an established export relationship which provides them with top quality Australian lamb, and are now forced to import from another country. The only winners are the farmers in the countries who will inevitably win the new contracts. Regardless, Kuwait will continue to import around 1 million sheep a year.

It is now beyond a doubt that stopping the export of live animals from Australia will not halt the importation of other animals from other origins. The question now becomes, do MPs from the Labor Party represent the interests of Australian farmers or those of other exporting nations?

 

Hon Colin Tincknell MLC

Member for the South West Region

PHON Party Leader WA

https://www.facebook.com/tincknellMLC/

Government Transparency and Accountability

TRANSPARENCY & ACCOUNTABILTYYesterday I had an opportunity to speak on the issue of Government transparency and accountability. Both sides of politics are guilty of hypocricy when it comes to these two areas in Government. For too long a culture of secrecy and avoidance has been allowed to become the norm of our Government. When in Opposition, each party wants to hold the other to account, but when they win Government, there integrity is nowhere to be found.#colintincknellmlc #onenation #peoplebeforepolitics #Transparency #Accountability #Labor #Liberal

Posted by Colin Tincknell MLC on Thursday, February 14, 2019

 

Intruder dies in home invasion – Why you should be able to protect yourself in your own home

You should be able to protect yourself in your own home

One Nation has zero sympathy for anyone who breaks into someone’s home during the middle of the night and ends up dead.

The thought that a family man could be charged for the death of a home invader must be gut-wrenching.

Do you think we’re wrong on this one?

Man dies during suspected home invasion in Sydney’s southwest

Adella Beaini, Chris Harris and Nick Hansen, The Daily Telegraph

A barefoot burglar died in a confrontation with a Sydney father who found the man in his house early yesterday just metres from his wife and baby daughter.

Police said family man Johan Schwartz, 44, woke to the sound of his dogs barking at his Harrington Park home about 7.30am and went downstairs to find the 35-year-old intruder, who police described as “muscular”, standing inside his living room.

There was a confrontation between the pair and police suspect Mr Schwartz was restraining the would-be thief when he lost consciousness.

Mr Schwarz’s wife called to neighbours who ran into the house and began CPR on the man. Paramedics were also called but the intruder could not be revived.

Mr Schwartz, a business analyst known to neighbours as Francois, accompanied detectives to Narellan police station.

Following more than 10 hours of questioning, he was released without charge “pending further inquiries’’.

Camden Police Chief Inspector Shane Woolbank said Mr Schwartz was “affected” by the confrontation but was co-operating fully with police.

“People are entitled to (defend) their home, they’re entitled to use reasonable force to protect themselves and their property,” he said.

“The autopsy will determine hopefully his cause of death, which will be a significant factor in where we take this investigation. Like any incident that involves the death of a person, it has affected (Mr Schwartz) but he is co-operating.

“His wife and young child were at home, however they have been spoken to and are in the care of friends and relatives­.”

Police were yesterday working to identify the dead man, who had been seen by other residents earlier in the night.

“The man has a ginger-like moustache and beard, he was wearing a blue sleeveless top and grey Nike training shorts. He also had two distinct tattoos, one on the left upper inside of his arm, but that tattoo was not in English,” Insp Woolbank said. A tattoo on his chest began with the words “True to ourself”.

Neighbour Domenic Lombardo said he saw a man run through a neighbouring building site around the time of the home invasion and he was “breathing heavy and mumbling to himself’’.

Police believe other people had interactions with the deceased about 3am in the same area but were not certain he had tried to break into other homes.

A second crime scene was set up nearby, where police believe he had been earlier.

Senate Votes Down Directing Foreign Aid To Australians First

On Wednesday, the senate voted down One Nation’s motion to divert foreign aid to relief assistance for drought, fire and flood victims across Australia.

The Senate voted against One Nation's Hybrid Bradfield Water Scheme

I'M SHOCKED - THE MAJOR PARTIES VOTED AGAINST SUPPORTING WATER PROJECTS TO DROUGHT PROOF AUSTRALIA.Today, I put forward a call for bipartisan support on building the greatest water project this country will see in our lifetime and droughtproof Australia.ONLY ONE NATION ELECTED SENATORS VOTED TO SUPPORT DROUGHT PROOFING AUSTRALIA.The elected members of this Parliament have no foresight and are not committed to solving Australia's drought problems.DO NOT REWARD THESE PEOPLE AT THE NEXT ELECTION - THEY ARE NOT LISTENING.Please share#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Bradfield #Water #Australia #Drought

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Politicians Vote Against Drought Proofing Australia

I’M SHOCKED – THE MAJOR PARTIES VOTED AGAINST SUPPORTING WATER PROJECTS TO DROUGHT PROOF AUSTRALIA.

Today, I put forward a call for bipartisan support on building the greatest water project this country will see in our lifetime and droughtproof Australia.

ONLY ONE NATION ELECTED SENATORS VOTED TO SUPPORT DROUGHT PROOFING AUSTRALIA.

The elected members of this Parliament have no foresight and are not committed to solving Australia’s drought problems.

DO NOT REWARD THESE PEOPLE AT THE NEXT ELECTION – THEY ARE NOT LISTENING.

Suspend All Foreign Aid and Focus on Fire and Flood Victims In Australia First

Pauline Hanson calls for a suspension of all foreign aid so it can be redirected to Australian victims

SUSPEND FOREIGN AID AND FOCUS ON FIRE AND FLOOD VICTIMS HERE IN AUSTRALIA FIRST.I was asked to get up and witness first hand the flood devastation in Townsville today and let me just say, pictures do not tell the true story.The resilience of these people in North Queensland is simply remarkable, but they are being tested by state and federal governments who are making victims jump through hoops, all while giving them a false sense of support with grants they simply don't qualify for due to means testing.I believe we should suspend all foreign aid and funnel that money to fire, drought and flood victims and their communities across Australia first and foremost.Tell me if I'm wrong, but these people need our support – not shunned by state and federal governments.#Auspol #OneNation #PaulineHanson #Townsville #Flood

Posted by Pauline Hanson's Please Explain on Wednesday, February 6, 2019

I was asked to get up and witness first hand the flood devastation in Townsville today and let me just say, pictures do not tell the true story.

The resilience of these people in North Queensland is simply remarkable, but they are being tested by state and federal governments who are making victims jump through hoops, all while giving them a false sense of support with grants they simply don’t qualify for due to means testing.

I believe we should suspend all foreign aid and funnel that money to fire, drought and flood victims and their communities across Australia first and foremost.

Tell me if I’m wrong, but these people need our support – not shunned by state and federal governments.

Bill Shorten pledges $500 million to UN and confirms Labor will increase refugee intake

This is just a friendly reminder Australia.

While your friends and loved ones are battling bushfires, floods and drought – the out of touch Labor party are gifting your money to foreign aid and promising to double Australia’s refugee intake.

https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/bill-shorten-pledges-500-million-to-un-and-confirms-labor-will-increase-refugee-intake-20181217-p50moj.html?fbclid=IwAR16NdnR2j9jq4hh8SmE2BiQIgj9Dct8DWaGsa5EpMLyMlvPslNf1v3fXGo

Subbies Paid On Time – ‘Timely Payments’ Policy Announced

This week One Nation launched our new ‘Timely Payment’ policy.

With more than 2 million small businesses across the country, employing the bulk of Australians, cash flow is critical.

One Nation believe any business should not have to wait any longer than 30 days from the end of month to receive payment for work they’ve carried out. Unfortunately too often we see large companies abusing their power and seeing small operator’s invoices as interest free loans, sometimes taking 120 days past due to pay.

You can read our full policy below and see more at onenation.org.au/policies

One Nation Announces Timely Payments Policy

Today we’ve launched our new ‘Timely Payment’ policy. With more than 2 million small businesses across the country, employing the bulk of Australians, cash flow is critical. One Nation believe any business should not have to wait any longer than 30 days from the end of month to receive payment for work they’ve carried out. Read our proposal on our policy page here: https://www.onenation.org.au/policies/timely-payment/.

Recent News coverage

Hanson champions small business against corporate pay delay

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/hanson-champions-small-business-against-corporate-pay-delay/news-story/62fb58516d078885915fac20cd141130 Pauline Hanson has called on Labor and the Coalition to legislate for a mandatory system to ­ensure small businesses are paid within a set time. Senator Hanson said small business was suffering from a “lack of cash flow’’, with larger companies and multinationals delaying the payment of invoices on products and services for months. Small Business and Family ­Enterprise Ombudsman Kate Carnell last year led an inquiry into late payments, with thousands of businesses complaining that there was little to force prompt payments apart from ­expensive legal action. The inquiry led the Coalition government to introduce a new system of payments for government suppliers. From July, the federal government aims to fast-track all invoices under $1 million by 10 days, meaning businesses will receive payment within 20 days. Senator Hanson said those measures failed to tackle the problem in the private sector. “With more than two million small businesses across Australia, cash flow is critical. The inquiry identified businesses with a lack of cash flow reduced their ability to operate ­appropriately and was the leading cause of business insolvency. “Small and medium-sized businesses should not be used as a cheap source of finance through extended or late payment terms,” she said. “Voluntary codes of conduct relating to payment terms are no longer acceptable as Australian banks and credit services tighten their lending criteria.” Some of the largest offenders of extended or late payments were multinational companies operating within Australia, Senator Hanson said. “Those include mining companies, large supermarkets and transport companies.” Under a One Nation policy, companies must pay invoices within “30 days from the end of the month … unless agreed at the outset of the contract’’. The policy, which Senator Hanson said would be a priority in any crossbench negotiations with a Coalition or Labor government, proposes that the system could be enforceable by state-based administrative tribunals.

One Nation Promises Gigantic Water Infrastructure Plans

Water infrastructure is a One Nation commitment.

As my home state of Queensland is now 58.1% drought declared, it’s my goal to have the Liberals or Labor give me and the Australian voters a commitment to build a hybrid of the Bradfield Scheme and drought-proof Australia.

Farmers in Queensland are spending up to $40,000 a week on trucking water to their crops.

What does this do in return? It inevitably drives fruit and vegetable prices up and you and I complain about the cost of our weekly grocery bill.

We need to stop Bill Shorten committing to double our foreign aid budget and we must stop Scott Morrison from committing further Corporate Tax Cuts to foreign multinationals.

Instead, let’s use that money to build water infrastructure that will ensure the Murray Darling is always full, farmers have ample water to grow crops year round and towns are never forced to go on water restrictions again.

Where is the long term strategy from Labor and the Liberals? Where is some genuine leadership in this country from these two parties?

It no longer exists!

For god’s sake, don’t settle for their pork barrelling this election. Make the sensible decision to give your vote to One Nation.

Here's our new ad for the 2019 Save Australia Day campaign. Changing Australia Day won't change our past, but it will change our future! Please share this clip as widely as possible to get our message out. Save Australia Day - it'll be a SAD day if we lose it!

Posted by Mark Latham's Outsiders on Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Mark Latham Leads Charge to #SaveAustraliaDay

At One Nation we believe Australia Day should stay. We are all Australians and no one should be put down for being proud of that. You can show your support for keeping Australia Day on the 26th by adding a “Save Australia Day” to your profile picture on facebook. Click here to add it: http://bit.ly/SaveAusDayProfileFrame

Mark Latham’s Column on Saving Australia Day

One of the strange things about politics today is the attempt by Left-wing activists to demonise ‘nationalism’.

For normal people, loving one’s country is a natural feeling. It gives them a sense of belonging, the comfort of having a clear national identity.

Most Australians are proud of our country’s achievements. For many decades, this was the unifying purpose of Australia Day: celebrating the greatness of our nation and the Western civilisation that arrived here on 26 January 1788.

We know Australia is a wonderful place because so many people from overseas want to come here (often by any means possible).

But in recent years, the Green-Left has tried to turn Australia Day into a day of division. They want to ‘change the date’ or even abandon the celebrations altogether.

The Australia-haters have come from within. They want to make us feel guilty about our love of country and ashamed of our national day.

As Melbourne’s Tarneen Onus-Williams screamed at a protest rally on January 26 last year, “F— Australia, hope it f—ing burns to the ground”.

Hatred of this kind is underpinned by hypocrisy. The Left say they support policies like public education and Medicare, but these services are only available in Australia because of the civilisation that arrived here in 1788.

It’s not a statement of supremacy but rather, an undeniable reality to acknowledge the sophisticated technologies of the West – the housing, the architecture, the engineering, the transport and information systems that have benefited so many Australians.

This in itself is worth celebrating.

Opinion polling has shown that over 70 per cent of people support Australia Day on its traditional date.

They feel no guilt for who we are, no direct responsibility for 19th century mistakes towards Indigenous Australians.

Sensible people know you cannot rewrite history; you can only learn from it.

Australia was not invaded – it was settled.

The Left rely on two big lies in attacking Australia Day. First, that 26 January 1788 was ‘Invasion Day’.

Yet there was no warfare, no organised military resistance. The First Fleet came here with convicts in chains, under guard; it was not an invasion force.

The second lie the Left peddle is that Australia Day is a recent invention and can easily be changed. In fact, the early settlers celebrated each anniversary of the First Fleet’s arrival and on 26 January 1818, Governor Macquarie made it a public holiday.

The challenge for modern citizenship is to reconcile the various loyalties we feel in a more complex, interconnected world: the way in which we identify with our local community, the nation we love and the ideals of good international citizenship.

These loyalties need not be in conflict. They can easily coexist.

In political debate, only the Green-Left argues that one form of identity is superior to all others. They want a world of open borders and the mass movement of people, a world in which ‘globalism’ triumphs and the nation-state fades away.

That’s why they attack nationalism so belligerently and try to belittle Australia Day.

What the protestors don’t seem to understand is that 26 January is much more than a party day. Sure, we celebrate Australia’s many achievements, but it’s also a time for reflecting on Australian history and adding to Indigenous reconciliation.

The strong character and role of Captain Arthur Phillip should always be remembered. He brought the First Fleet from the other side of the world and settled it in a harsh and difficult place. Along with great men like Macquarie, he helped turn a penal colony into a civilisation.

If not for 1788 Australia would have remained technologically stagnant.

Historians have highlighted that up to about the year 1700 Aborigines enjoyed a quality of life comparable to the average farming person in Europe.

However, with the inventions of the Industrial Revolution, Europe quickly raced ahead while Indigenous Australia was left behind, a victim of distance and isolation.

Aboriginal society had not invented the wheel or a written language. It was made up of 300 often-warring nomadic tribes.

Without European settlement, no Aboriginal person would ever have accessed decent housing, healthcare or education.

The challenge now is to make these opportunities universal, so that every Indigenous Australian enjoys a ‘fair go’.

While better policies are needed, no one can say that past efforts have been perfunctory. Today, for every dollar of spending on a non-Indigenous Australian, our governments spend two dollars on Aboriginal welfare – not the work of a heartless country.

Ultimately the Leftists attacking Australia Day cannot even agree on an alternative date.

It would be strange indeed to leave this issue in the hands of people who don’t even like Australia and the things we stand for.

Maybe the Green Left needs to forget about Australia Day and concentrate instead on creating a holiday that reflects their unique interests in life.

An International-Tree-Hugging-Solar-Worshipping-People-Smuggling-Sex Changing-LGBTIQWTF Day is more their thing.

Save Australia Day Campaign Launch 2019

SAVE AUSTRALIA DAY! Join me LIVE for the launch of this year's Save Australia Day campaign. I'll be launching our latest ad at a press conference in Sydney on Wednesday 16 January at 11.10am. I'd love for you to join me via Facebook Live and let me know your thoughts about saving Australia Day. It would be a SAD day indeed if we lost it!

Posted by Mark Latham's Outsiders on Tuesday, January 15, 2019