The following letter was sent
to the Editor of the Port Lincoln Times, South Australia by Mayor Peter
The Mayor of Port Lincoln
is not confused as to his role within the structure of Local Government and loyalty
to the Constitutional Monarchy! It will be of great interest to our readers.
"Your readers are entitled to know why I refused to welcome our State
Governor, particularly following two letters critical of me last week. For some
decades there has been an insidious, relentless campaign to undermine the foundations
of our British Constitutional Monarchical Democracy. The fundamental role of the
representative of the Monarch within our Constitution is to chair meetings of
Executive Council where legislation passed by Parliament is discussed. Provided
the Monarch's representative is convinced that Parliament has reflected the Will
of the People, he signs the legislation which becomes Law. Should he be unconvinced
he can refuse to authorise the legislation, thus protecting the people his Monarch
trusts with his care.
the Governor of a State has the power to terminate a Government as Sir John Kerr
demonstrated. One month later the people he was charged with protecting determined
by a national Election their preferred Parliament. Because our Military forces
are required to swear allegiance to the Queen and her Representative, this deprives
a Prime Minister or a Premier of continuing to govern without the support of Parliament.
Thus, our people are protected.
all republican systems, the armed forces are required to swear allegiance to their
president. Thus, when a President loses public support, he maintains office by
inflicting military force upon his people. Within the next few days Sydney will
experience, and we will witness on our TVs a superb example of Presidential power
as some 20 or so Presidents take over Sydney protected by massive military force
as well as a 3 metre fence, water cannons, air power and massive surveillance.
It is worth recalling His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip's visit to Pt. Lincoln
some years ago with his spontaneous detours to speak to people wanting to welcome
him; together with a complete lack of military security.
is this fundamental issue of where one's primary allegiance lies that should concern
us. That rear Admiral Scarce is an outstanding Australian well deserving the position
of Governor of our State is beyond dispute. But his signalled preference for a
Republican Australia may well place him in an invidious position at some future
date. It is not reasonable to place a person in high office when he holds a fundamental
belief contrary to the role demanded by his office."
- - - Yours sincerely, Peter Davis, Mayor. 29/8/07
THE QUEEN AND HER AUSTRALIAN GOVERNORS
Anne Twomey (The Federation Press, Sydney, 2006)
"This is a well-written, informative, and long-overdue contribution to an understanding
of Australia's constitutional arrangements, particularly in relation to the Australian
States and their place within, and as components of, the Australian Federation"
wrote David Flint. "The Australian Constitution, and the Federation which it created,
are unique among all the countries of which the Queen is the Sovereign. They therefore
posed unique problems in the termination of the residual colonial links between
the Australia States and the British Government and, in typical Australian fashion,
were resolved by a unique solution. Twomey has rendered sterling service to Australian
scholarship and to Australians' (regrettably scant) knowledge and understanding
of our constitutional arrangements. She has worked her way diligently and skilfully
through the records of the British and State Governments, and they are to be commended
for giving her free access to them. By contrast, the Australian Government was
miserly and unhelpful in relation to access to its documents. This has not prevented
Twomey from producing an excellent account of the role of the Crown in the Australian
polity, and she deserves the thanks and the congratulations of all Australians
who care about our system of government and our nation's constitutional arrangements,"
wrote Sir David Smith in his review of the book. Send for your copy today!
$60.00 including postage. Available from all Heritage Book Services.
DON'T BE FOOLED -
ALL WANT YOUR WATER!
The Liberals, Nationals, Labor,
Greens, Democrats Globalists, Multiculturalists, Merchant Bankers, Superannuation
Funds, Federal and State Governments, Fabians, etc.
"You are here to
do exactly as you are told!" Who can you trust when Liberal and Labor are
playing "good cop" - "bad cop"? Don Chip, in a replayed interview,
after his death, (Enough Rope ABC TV), stated that the vast majority of politicians
in the Houses in Canberra achieve "bugger all".
He said: "They
come into this place full of ideals and enthusiasm and the first day they arrive
they are taken to their indoctrination session and told to forget all about their
ideals and plans".
THE BIG, LONG TERM
§ 50 MILLION POPULATION BY 2050
§ FOREIGN "457"
WORKERS TO CUT AND CONTROL WAGES
§ NO PRIVATE OWNERSHIP OF FARMS OR SMALL
HOWARD, COSTELLO, AND TURNBULL,
TO OVERRIDE CONSTITUTION
- AVOIDING A REFERENDUM BY USING THE CORPORATIONS'
Local and state water institutions have already been corporatised
ready for the big move.
our Commonwealth Constitution was our protection. The responsibility for water
management resides with the States as section 100 of the Commonwealth Constitution
"The Commonwealth shall not, by any law or regulation of trade
or commerce, abridge the right of a State or of the residents therein to the reasonable
use of the waters of rivers for conservation or irrigation."
SEEKS CONTROL OF RIVERS, WATER: "The Age" 24/12/2006
think we have to reinvent federalism, Mr Costello told The Sunday Age
current federal model does not work well
We ought to have a (national) system
which allocate water to the most efficient and highest-value use and that's where
Commonwealth leadership can be absolutely essential."
GOVERNMENT TO TAKE OVER WATER ALLOCATION: "Country News" 4/6/2007
suggests Federal government would have powers to take over water allocation
Regulation-making powers enable the Commonwealth to amend state water shares (water
Letter to the Editor: J.B. Archibald, Vic. 21/7/03
continuing saga about the dying Murray is starting to show cracks as real truth
is beginning to emerge. Those pushing the "dying Murray" image would
do well by noting the following words by U.S. Senator Robert Byrd.
a way of asserting itself.
Despite all attempts to obscure it.
only serves to derail it.
No matter what lengths we humans may go to delude
Truth has a way of squeezing out by unnoticed cracks eventually.'
such claims made about the dying river by those experts or deluders of truth are
finding those cracks are becoming wider. Pollution is a fact, but all other claims
are a repeat of river patterns as revealed in early recorded river history.
is in my opinion, the subject of the dying river serves as a smoke screen to subvert
attention away from the real issue - our water becoming a commodity of big finance.
Speculators in the proposed water market are already showing their hands. Some
of them may be the salesmen for offshore Multinationals. Why has the World Bank
been surveying our waterways over the last two years or so? Are their financial
resources in the waiting?
But worst of all, the farmers' supposed representatives,
the National Party, seem to be looking at which fence to sit on, the barbed wire
variety, or the fancy railing. Farmers will have to fight their own battles, and
the consumers, businesses, and industries will have to stand by them. No longer
can they rely on their elected supposed representatives, farmer's organisations,
or political promises.
NATIONAL WATER INITIATIVE
(NWI) - 15 YEARS IN THE PLANNING
An important history lesson can be found
in the long-term plans of the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). The planning
for water reform report 2002-2003 from the Department of Sustainable Natural Resources,
page fifty seven, documents the program objectives of COAG, an unelected body
at the forefront of dismantling and eroding our water security and ultimately
our land values.
The following was part of the plan:
§ 1994 COAG
-"establish a comprehensive water allocation regime in which land title and
water entitlements are separated".
§ 2005 COAG - "All water
licences to be converted to Water Management Act water licensing provisions separating
water from land title".
OF WATER FROM LAND:
The unbundling of water from land started in Victoria
on 1st July, 2007. Graham Strachan as early as October 2001, set out that which
is planned in "The Scourge of Pink ALGA": "Agenda 21 was adopted
by Australia at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 (by 'Whiteboard' Ros
Kelly [Labor].) It is 800 pages long, consists of 40 chapters, and is a comprehensive
programme for the planning and management of the economic and social development
of the entire world during the twenty-first century. Virtually every aspect of
human existence is to be controlled under the document. Prime Minister Howard
reaffirmed Australia's commitment to it when he signed the Millennium Declaration
at United Nations headquarters in September 2000. Through ALGA, (Australian Local
Government Association) local councils are now committed to its implementation
through its local adaptation, Local Agenda 21. Under Agenda 21 the United Nations
will control through governments at national, state and local level, patterns
§ human consumption (what people eat)
§ human habitats
(where and how people are allowed to live)
§ the planning and control
of all development
§ the composition of the atmosphere ('greenhouse gas'
§ the planning and management of land use
of the utilisation of forests
§ control of types and methods of agriculture
§ control of areas set aside to protect biological diversity
the management and use of water, and more.
In addition, ALGA is committed
to "The adoption of sustainable resource management strategies, including
greenhouse gas reduction" [i.e. the Kyoto Protocol]; "understanding
Local government responsibility under Native Title Legislation", and "promoting
reconciliation"; and to "adopting practices that will achieve social
cohesion in a culturally diverse society" [i.e. Multiculturalism]."
PRESIDENT OF ALGA SAID IN 2004
Mike Montgomery said in Perth 20/2/2004:
"The search for sustainability will be a long one. But fundamentally, it
will be about change. Nowhere is this more clear than with our use of water. Last
year's agreement by the Council of Australian Governments [COAG] to implement
a national water initiative is a major breakthrough of international significance."
- as a full member of COAG - has been part of this process of developing the national
water initiative and actively participates at the working parties that are helping
to turn the principles agreed at the last COAG meeting into a workable arrangement
on the ground. A significant part of the initiative is the introduction of water
markets. But their introduction will have significant impacts for many communities
that now depend on irrigation for their economic well being. ALGA is calling for
community-focused structural adjustment packages to be funded as part of the reform
process. This will ensure that communities adversely affected by water markets
will be able to manage change and help communities adjust to new economic circumstances
as water use flows to high value users."
MILLION PEOPLE FOR AUSTRALIA BY 2050?
Not that long ago, as the genuine
farmers from Tasmania rolled across the country to tell their story and warn the
mainland farmers that we are about to be swamped by poorly labelled imported food,
we were also alerted to the fact that one of the speakers at the Shepparton Rally,
high-profile businessman Mr Richard Pratt, is leading the push for an Australia
with fifty million inhabitants by 2050.
Following an interjection by a concerned
local identity, telling Mr. Pratt that we did not want his eighty million immigrants;
a ruffled Mr. Pratt informed the people it was only fifty million he was pushing
for. So we now have it from Mr Pratt himself - fifty million people in a country
that has enough water to support only twenty-five million - but don't worry; Mr.
Pratt has the answer for that problem too.
TO CONTROL THE WATER - EVERY DROP
Most Australians believe that we have
a democracy in Australia but in fact we have a unique system of Government called
a "Constitutional Monarchy" and the rules of our Government are contained
in a document called the Commonwealth Constitution Act. So far, this has enabled
us to remain a free and Sovereign Nation, but be warned, behind the scenes there
are many who wish to hand it over to the Globalists - and the control of water
is a very important part of this.
Controlling our water is essential for anyone
to have power over the lifeblood of this Nation. The 'one-worlders' are using
your Council rates to start the process by supporting women's groups across Australia
so that they can become the 'motherly face of water control' - and you are paying
Do not "waste" water has
become the eleventh Commandment. Evaporated water is part of the whole system
of nature. Water of course is impossible to "waste" - it is one resource
that never disappears. You drink it, you piddle it, it evaporates and is returned
clean and pure; to use over and over - ad infinitum. Sure, you can waste resources
by moving, purifying, pumping, etc - but you cannot "waste" the water.
There is no such thing as creating new water.
INCREASE FOR 'THE MARKET'
"We have consistently warned the so-called
business 'leaders' and politicians of this nation, driven by the twin ideologies
of economic rationalism and financial whoredom, have high on their agenda, increased
immigration to this country. The figure of 50 million has been quoted by chief
executive of Visy Industries, John White and is on public record.
Industries and the ANZ Bank both have vested interests in a greater population
and control of our water systems. Deputy Prime Minister John Anderson (Countryman,
West Australia 5/2/04) crowed over the announcement Visy Industries and the ANZ
Bank intend to invest $10 million a year for 10 years in Australia's developing
"water allocation and management system". "On Target" 10/12/2004
A LOCAL PLAN TO FIT IN WITH 'THE PLAN'
WATER TRADE TO SHIFT WATER FROM
FARMS TO CITIES: In the "News Weekly" 2/7/2005, writer Pat Byrne
"This crisis has been created by the joint federal and states'
National Water Initiative (NWI) and the 1994 Council of Australian Governments'
(COAG) water agreement
Until now, nobody has been willing to admit that shifting
water from farmers to cities was a key objective of the NWI
This means charging
farmers full-cost recovery for the supply of water, including environmental costs,
and allowing market forces to bid up the price of water."
Water's magazine "The Source" Issue 20, June 2002 revealed: "The
recommendations are based on Melbourne's population growing 32 percent to 4.6
million people by 2050." This planned dramatic increase in population wouldn't
have anything to do with Mr.Pratt's 50 million - would it?
Shorten in "The Herald Sun" 26/3/2007 explained further: "Melbourne's
annual water supply is about 427 gigalitres." Before his retirement, Premier
Bracks was telling Victorians he will increase Melbourne's water supply by 50%
over the next five years.
GIVING AWAY WHAT
WE HAVEN'T GOT:
Before one drop has been saved, Bracks said he would take
one third of 450,000 megalitres from the savings estimated by the "Foodbowl"
plan (150,000 megalitres) and pipe it to Melbourne in a new 100,000 megalitre
pipeline. This will leave Melbourne approximately 300,000 megalitres short if
the population is increased as planned.
PLEDGED $100 MILLION TO TACKLE WATER 'PROBLEMS':
businessman Richard Pratt has suggested doubling water charges for urban, business
and agricultural users to ease the nation's water woes. Mr Pratt, one of Australia's
most generous philanthropists, made headlines in 2002 pledging $100 million of
his own money to tackle the nation's water problems."
Maybe it is time
for Mr. Pratt to explain to his fellow Australians that which the "Australian
Jewish News," 23/3/07 revealed to its readers: "A visiting delegation
of water experts headed by Israeli infrastructure Minister Binyamin Ben Eliezer"
took "the first steps towards what could turn into an official partnership
and extensive collaboration between Israel and Australia on water technology"
by the signing of a formal "declaration of intent" by Ben Elizier, nicknamed
"Fouad" and Federal Environment and Water Minister Malcolm Turnbull."
It just happened the delegation included Israeli Water Commissioner Professor
Uri Shani, Mekorot chief Eli Ronen and executives from seven other Israeli water
INCORPORATED" - OUR UNELECTED 'LEADERS'
Has any of Mr.Pratt's money
been spent on establishing the "Food Bowl" group to promote the pipeline
to Melbourne? Is any of his money paying for the fancy TV advertisements? Who
are these unelected 'leaders' really following?
We have now been told that
it was instigated by the "Global Foundation", with Mr. Pratt being a
prominent member and yet we are also being told that they are led by a Shepparton
local "treasure" John Corboy: the man who helped save the SPC cannery
(but who is silent about canned fruit from China and South Africa on sale in Shepparton's
supermarkets and Ardmona Factory Sales).
The Melbourne "Age"
reported 19/6/2007: "
a group - now called Foodbowl Incorporated - began
canvassing options almost a year ago
" But Mr Corboy says: "what
we're talking about here is not water that irrigators presently have, but new
The "Shepparton News" 15/6/2007 continued the unfolding
story: "The Foodbowl Group has estimated the (piping water to Melbourne
project at a total cost of $2.2 billion calculation that savings could cost $5,000/Ml
Bill Shorten of The Australian
Workers' Union had this to say in the "Herald Sun" 26-3-2007:
"A group of northern Victorian business leaders, the Food Bowl Group, sees
the value of this. These business leaders want the Government to invest in their
irrigation system in return for a pipe sending water to Melbourne. Northern Victorian
Irrigators supports the Plan
MR. PRATT CONTINUE:
"Pratt's Pipes", "The Source"-
Issue 20, 20/6/02: "Losses through evaporation and seepage can account for
up to 80 per cent of water volume from the time the water leaves its source until
it reaches its destination. This is a dreadful waste in a country which can ill-afford
I want to propose that Australia establishes a national fund to finance
the piping of all our major open irrigation channels."
Now where would
the money be borrowed from? Money created out of nothing by the private banking
system of course. Could it be before the people would accept such a plan, they
had to be convinced that we need to pipe water to save evaporation. In comes Bill
Shorten, "a friend" of Richard Pratt "for many years", and
suggests "the water is there - it is evaporating before our eyes."
"THE AGE" REPORTS SHORTEN ON IMMIGRATION 4/2/2006:
country is the loser when we reject people who want to make a home and a contribution,
here. The success of many recent asylum seekers in becoming productive members
of our communities shows the potential for expanding the humanitarian migrant
intake as well as our skills-based program. Anyway, other than indigenous Australians,
we're all descended from immigrants so I'm dead against the Howard Government's
THE FABIAN SOCIALIST PLAN
What the wolves in sheep's clothing are not telling
you is: NO ONE IS TO OWN THE MEANS OF PRODUCTION OR DISTRIBUTION.
blow to irrigators is the "unbundling" of water rights that apply in
Victoria from the 1st of July, 2007. Banks will no longer hold land titles with
secure water rights and Governments can now take the water without compensation.
What will happen to farm values? A situation that could not happen under our Commonwealth
Constitution while water was tied to land titles. Who will benefit as our farmers
are driven off the land? With farmers in debt, banks will now force them to off-load
their water and it will go to what it terms "high value" farming ventures,
mostly owned by Managed Investment Schemes, Equity Trusts, and Super Funds; but
high value farming is not what it seems.
The Victorian Law Institute warned farmers on the ABC radio
recently that changes made to water legislation enables the State Government take
water rights from farmers without compensation. Under the Constitution, governments
cannot take your land without fair compensation. By removing water from titles,
they have now the legal power to take your water for environmental flows or to
cater for the mass immigration planned for Australia.
The plan is for a population
of 50 million by 2050 and they need your water for the cities. The consequences
of this will be tragic for rural Australia, but the major political Parties are
so indoctrinated by the "Globalists" that they will not save you. We
are a dry continent and taking water from farmers and thereby reducing farm values
will only further compound the already difficult environment in which farming
"HIGH & DRY":
warning their fellow Australians, Patrick Byrne, Neil Eagle and Daryl McDonald
"In 2001, the Victorian Department of Natural Resources and Environment
estimated the value of irrigation water to regional communities. From this report,
it can be calculated that:
§ the farm gate product value from one megalitre
of water was about $1,000 (an average figure across various industries);
the flow-on-effect in the regional community from each farm gate dollar was 4-to1
(i.e. a multiplier of 4); and
§ the farm capital write down for each megalitre
of water lost from a farm was about $1,400, on average.
the cost of water trade can be estimated. The loss of 150,000 megalitres of irrigation
water from northern Victoria has resulted in;
§ farm gate losses of $150
§ the loss of $600 million from the regional communities
§ a total write down of $210 million in farm assets"
WATER - OUR FUTURE, OR, NO WATER - NO FUTURE
We may no longer be able to
produce affordable clean green food and we are already seeing food on the supermarket
shelves from countries that do not have adequate quality controls over pesticides
and additives, etc. Will our children be forced to eat contaminated, unregulated
food, from overseas, or will our immigration gurus simply import more cheap "skilled"
labour to produce it here on large corporate farms?
We already have groups
of young Indian men, on "so called" training visas, spending six months
here and living about eight to a house, who are paying to work long hours for
local horticulturalists. Is it really cheap labour and "training" so
that they can bring their whole families back on "457 visas" as "skilled
Australia already produces food for eighty million people, but
our high standard of living can only be sustained if we keep our population under
25 million and we protect our hard won rights and wages.
SUPER TO PAY FOR YOUR OWN DESTRUCTION?
Mr. Richard Pratt had this to say
on the subject in "The Source" Issue 20, June 2002:
"water bond" carrying an attractive rate of return would be a highly
sought-after investment by Australia's superannuation managers. Our super funds
are experiencing massive inflows of cash every week with limited options for secure
DROWNING IN IT:
are feeling overwhelmed by all the issues of the day. Divide and conquer has never
been more prevalent. Private debt has never been higher. Convincing Australians
that we will have to drink "poo" water was a clever ploy to change our
thinking, but the really scary part was how many were willing to go along with
it. With water trade now a big issue, Australians need to consider that it is
not only farmers who are trading in water but large corporations who will ultimately
control the price we pay for our water.
want to privatise our water so that it can be traded and out of the control of
farmers. Politicians of all persuasions have been financed through donations to
their Parties to support high immigration to the level of fifty million by 2050.
Cities will need water for the increased
population, so the answer is take it from the farmers (difficult) or unbundle
it from land titles where financial institutions can force it to be sold to cover
debt. Institutions such as Macquarie Bank come in because they can use it for
high value crops. When they turn out to be a disaster they can sell it back to
supply water to the city populations for say $5,000 a megalitre - coincidently,
the same cost estimated for the "saved" water from the "Foodbowl"
plan. Globalists' problem solved. But there is no NEW water!
Business Council of Australia endorses reforms championed by Mr Turnbull
"The Australian", 18/9/2006.
"Mr Turnbull last night
welcomed the report, which he said supported his view that cities could have as
much water as they were prepared to pay for
BCA spokeswoman Maria Tarrant
said yesterday poor water infrastructure was acting as a brake on economic and
Melbourne businessman Dick Pratt and the Business Council of Australia have been
calling for much higher prices for water." "The Herald Sun,"
"Over the past decade, as much as 15 percent of Victoria's largest
water authority, the Goulburn Murray Water, has been sold on the open market to
entrepreneurs such as the Macquarie Bank
The Macquarie Bank, and others
like it, might eventually be in a position to sell water to large regional centres,
such as Bendigo, where city people will pay a big premium compared with farmers
and down-stream irrigators."
"Macquarie Bank has set its sights on the drought-stricken
bush, buying up precious water rights from struggling farmers
Millionaires' Factory, it is one of a group of big, city-based corporations cornering
water permits in the Murray-Darling basin."
set up three years ago, is in the midst of a buying spree, relieving farmers along
the River Murray of their permanent water rights
The bank is one of a growing
number of managed investment schemes that now manage more than 12,000ha of new
irrigation crops, mostly in the Sunraysia region and Victoria's Goulburn Valley
biggest player, Timbercorp, owns a total of 60 billion litres of water."
"Farmers say big-city investors have helped drive water prices to record
levels, squeezing small family farms out of the market."
NSW, funds such as Macquarie Agribusiness now own more than 20 per cent of the
water rights, Western Murray Irrigation chief executive Cheryl Rix says
value of their investment may rise even more as the Federal Government has set
aside $3 billion to buy back water rights under its $10 billion water plan."
"Water prices have reached record levels in the wake of the corporate
buy-up, according to George Warne, chairman of the Bondi Group of private irrigators
and general manager of Murray Irrigation Ltd
Investment schemes have been
a big contributor to rising water prices in the past few years because they're
growing crops with a higher value and can afford to pay more."
COMPANIES ARE PART OF A MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR PLUNGE ON BRITAIN'S WATER ASSETS
from John McCarthy, "The Courier Mail" 3/10/2006:
consortium under the banner of Osprey Acquisitions, which includes the Commonwealth
Bank's asset management arm, yesterday made a £2.2 billion ($A5.5 billion)
takeover bid for British water firm AWG."
"It came as Hastings Funds
Management, an Australian infrastructure and alternative investment fund controlled
by Westpac, agreed to pay £665.4 million for South East Water, Britain's
second-largest water-only utility."
"Hastings' Diversified Utilities
Fund will pay £92 million and the unlisted Utilities Trust of Australia
is set to fund the balance."
"Meanwhile, German company RWE also
said it had received at least three offers of about £7 billion each for
its Thames Water unit in Britain."
"The Thames Water bidders include
British financier Hands' Terra Firma Capital Partners, a group led by Australia's
Macquarie Bank and a UBS fund."
"Alinta has also said it is looking
at Britain's water assets through its plans to build a $20 billion infrastructure
trust and is also tipped to be a bidder for Thames."
deal for AWG will include the CBA's Colonial First State Global Asset Management
paying $1 billion. The remainder will be funded by the Canada Pension Plan Investment
Board, Industry Funds Management and 3i Group at £15.55 cash a share."
wanted the water to flow South, Howard wants it for the Globalists. Why are we
between a rock and a hard place?
is the granddaughter of the late Horace Byham. Horace was the District Engineer
with the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission in Shepparton from 1935 to 1955.
He had the management and supervision of four local districts of the Goulburn
Irrigation System V12. Shepparton, South Shepparton, North Shepparton and Katandra,
also the Loch Gary Flood Protection Works. Further information will soon be available
TO THE EDITOR
Further evidence of planned control?
the last State Election I have watched with extreme interest Beattie's Traveston
Crossing Dam strategy.
Divisive by design, where the truth is lost in a sea
of misinformation and tailored at a huge taxpayer cost, to cover for his government's
water management incompetence.
Campaigning in the last election for Gympie
One Nation heavily promoted an option to pump fresh water from Fraser Island's
obvious enormous reserves. Travel to Fraser and see for yourselves!
now, a wall of silence prevails as to the potential of this resource where hundreds
of millions of litres are wasted to the sea daily.
Contrasting with this fact
is the Beattie Governments latest $2 million tax funded campaign "Target
140" exploiting fear to save dam water usage. Beattie's water grid map displayed
in the "Courier Mail" on 29th March 2007 identified North Stradbroke
Island and Bribie Island as sources of ground water, but again no mention of the
vast reserves of pure water on Fraser Island!
Fraser Island is protected by
the State Conservation act. Federally, by Environment Protection and Biodiversity
Conservation Act. To these, Beattie's Government felt it necessary to add the
"Wild Rivers Act." 2005.
In 2004 a programme on the ABC suggested
that our control of Fraser Island may have been "Corporatised" and relinquished
to overseas powers.
We have a right to know, are these issues being raised
in the Traviston Dam debate? One Nation research suggests that we may no longer
control the Natural Resources on Fraser Island.
- - Yours truly, Ivan