Category Archives: Australia
Australia is the name of an island continent in the southern hemisphere, between the pacific and Indian oceans. Europeans arrived in great numbers starting on January 26 1788. Extensive conflict with the original peoples ( who had been living there for at least 40,000 years) has continued in different forms to the present day. No peace treaty has ever been signed.
Last weekend saw another anti-mosque protest in Bendigo, this time by the UPF (United Patriots Front), , mostly ex-military out of towners who are using the anti-mosque sentiment in Bendigo for their own purposes . It appears that while actual Bendigo citizens joined the rally, some of the Bendigo anti mosque action groups distanced themselves from this subtle take-over. One of the typical signs of any protest movement are the splinter groups which eventually result. The UPF itself being a splinter group of the more moderate Reclaim Australia.
All things being equal, though, all these groups have a common goal of trying to prevent the spread of Islam in Australia, as it has begun to reveal itself worldwide for the violent hate cult it really is . While the military posturing and patriotic flag waving might be unpalatable and offensive to middle class sensibilities, so far it hasn’t actually harmed anyone, which is more than can be said for the aggressive and violent left wing black bloc in particular
On the other side of the fence (or bridge in this instance), a leftie group from Melbourne ,called No Room for Racism, which drew attention to itself at the last Bendigo protest in August by being violent, intolerant and aggressive, culminating in the burning of an Australian flag and the resulting scuffle which led to the use of pepper spray by the police.
It’s interesting that the left wing protesters were easily kept in check by the police behind the bridge in Rosalind park so they were unable to confront the UFP, even thought here are plenty of ways to enter the park from the other side and if they had been real citizens of Bendigo they would have known this.
Because of the amount of drama caused by No Room for Racism in August, they could only attend the latest rally by coming up with a new name : Bendigo Action Group are basically the same people as No Room for Racism, a group which is rumoured to be founded and funded by socialist party Yarra City counciller Stephen Jolly. Many of the same faces that have turned up at protests in the last 4 years were also seen in Bendigo on the weekend, including, notably, the politically neutral Kenji Wardencliffe (of Wardencliffe photograpy) who was there to take photos .
Here is an example of his work and the cognitive dissonance it captures perfectly :
I contacted Bendigo Action Coalition (who should more aptly be named Melbourne Controlled Opposition) on their Facebook page with the question of the connection between Stephen Jolly , No Room for Racism and Bendigo Action Coalition). The question was deflected by the use of several fallacies and now I am not able to post on their page anymore, another typical example of leftist free speech in action. Why not just answer the question with yes or no rather than making a huge song and dance ? I guess the answer to that is obvious : I got too close to the truth.
Here are the screen shots, one contains a draft of my reply and the other what I actually ended up sending which got me banned from posting on the page, confirming the old Communist proverb : ” We believe in Free Speech as long as you agree with us, if not we shut you up and kill you.”
Click on the photos to enlarge.
This seemed appropriate.
Following the announced closure of GM Holden and Ford the last car manufacturers in Australia a consortium of Australian engineers and investors have begun development of a new concept car.
Kent Topp spokesman for the Driftback corporation made this statement in a press release.
We have been developing a new urban transportation concept for Australian urban environments. We took into account that most cars are drive with 2 or less passengers and with virtually no luggage for most journeys. Our engineers decided this meant space and weight in the vehicle were wasted and could simply be removed. The car is much lower to the ground than a typical car and this should give aerodynamic advantages and reduce fuel consumption, but gains in this area have to be ironed out. Staggeringly this is two door two seat car, a radical departure form the 4 door 5 seat touring sedan iconic in Australia for decades. Kent explained that those cars were made for a time when domestic air travel was expensive and families would drive vast distances to take holidays and visit relatives. Times have clearly changed and those design parameters are just obsolete. I envision a time when the Driftback will a be a common sight on our streets. Early testing has indicated the car is economical, eye-catching and fun to drive, and that’s really important to Australians. There have been some claims that that car can be prone to slight over-steering, but we predict drivers will quickly adjust to the handling dynamics. We have calculated the Driftback will cost about half as much as a economy hatchback, and that’s a hard price to beat in today’s market.
After reading Kent’s press release we manage to secure some secretly filmed testing of the Driftback.
Straight out the the I can’t believe it files, One of Australia’s leading ISIS/Daesh internet shriekers turns out to be Joshua Goldberg a 20 year old Jew living with his parents in Florida USA.
What, what, I thought ISIS/Daesh was supposed to be Muslim fundamentalists!
There has been growing suspicion that ISIS/Daesh is actually a Israel run operation to ethnically cleanse the middle east to make space for a larger Israeli state. Pretty clever trick to make everyone else thinks that Muslim extremists did it while you move the border fences.
This might be comical except for the fact this ultra troll has been encouraging terrorist acts of violence, in Australia no less.
This terrorist has had dozens of account on multiple forums and routinely using his sock puppets to fight each other to draw other people into his completely synthetic dramas.
Then using these drams to drive further insane dramas, he created a never ending race to the bottom of twisted logic to easily bamboozle the foolish SJW crowd.
Because of the extensive use of Tumblr by this terrorist is creating and maintaining a persona in Australian head of the AFP Mick Keelty has demanded that Tumbler be shut down.
When question about the severity of the move and the inconvenience to the public Keelty responded:
We have to shut town Tumblr to stop the terrorism, I’m sure life will go on. Tumblr’s primary user base is fat/ugly women who use the site to blame men for their problems and complain about being dateless and miserable. -Mick Keelty
Keelty commented further stating that people really need to question the facts and views they read online, because otherwise they might find themselves embarrassed by supporting/quoting a troll or being caught up in a very clever ruse.
Ashley Madison database hack exposes UK Greek Islam convert/ sharia law extremist.
Transactions totaling $174, an initial payment of $54 followed by 8 monthly payments of $15 for the period between 22 October 2014 and 19 June 2015, were discovered attached to the name of Hamza Andeas Tzortzis.
Of course he has tried to deny it.
But here’s the data:
There are another 16 lines of his monthly payments, but accounting is a bit boring.
Gee that’s an odd IP address for some who live in the UK, Sydney Australia?
Maybe Hamza has a point….
Well, then you do a little more digging and find out that that is exactly when Hamza was in Sydney, and don’t say we are making it up, its on his own blog.
He admits he was in Sydney on that exact day, on his own blog.
22 October, Wednesday
6PM – 9PM: Lecture “Islam and the Secular Mind”. Hosted by MSA NSW. UWS, Miperra, Sydney.
Hamza Andeas Tzortzis: A massive hypocrite who by his own words should be stoned to death for adultery.
So Muslims please show your devotion and stone the adulterer to death, it’s your belief system, I just want you to be consistent with it.
So just in case you have forgotten your procedure, I have included a quick tutorial to make sure you get it right.
So why exactly are we allowing these insane hypocrites into Australia?
Recently we have had debates about education funding and regulation. So it would be a worth considering the woeful path New Zealand took with its education funding model about 23 years ago.
The New Zealand loan scheme, the rapacious debt monster that for the first 20 years of its life was unbankrupt-able. Starting out at 7% plus CPI interest rates being charged daily culminating in monthly 2% penalties for non payment, this political football generated billions of dollars of debt placed squarely on the shoulders of the youngest and least able to pay. How did people deal with this in a country with shallow employment markets, low wages and few opportunities. One option was emigration and a significant number who did so simply left the debt behind. Australia with its strict privacy laws vast landscape became an attractive hideout for those who sought to escape the debt slavery of the student loans scheme. Australia is home to approximately 7500 long term non payers owing about 450 million dollars of this debt. Worst of all was the continuous tinkering with the terms and conditions of this debt making it difficult to understand what was actually required. This confusion was exacerbated by the IRD deliberately providing misinformation to confuse and deceive borrowers in paying more that they were legally required to. The IRD is a powerful government agency in New Zealand and has on occasion enacted legislation taking force retroactively, one of the more infamous cases was the first student loan bankruptcy in the mid 1990’s where the borrower had filed for bankruptcy and been discharged after several years only to then be told the loan could not be bankrupted and the debt still stood. For almost 20 years the loans could not be bankrupted. Recent developments with contacting historical borrower appear to be a form of gaming borrowers and simply waiting until they have enough assets to chase despite ignoring them for many years. The statue of limitations on debt ( typically 7 years) does not apply to these loans either.
Recent changes to information sharing between the ATO and IRD ( NZ ‘s tax office) announced by Tony Abbott means that the ATO will be giving information to New Zealand regarding borrowers that are sought for payments. The Australian based hold outs have been getting some very large bills lately.
Recently however the NZ government relented and accepted that a NZ student loan was in fact bankrupt-able, this of course leads to the inevitable new wave of bankruptcies where the largest (and often only debt cited) was the NZ Student loan. So here we have Kristina Andersen, New Zealand based bankruptcy specialist explaining the situation in an interview with radio New Zealand.
But the New Zealand government has changed it’s mind before (retrospectively) to re-shackle a bankrupt with their student loan debt all over again. I’m sure many of the long term defaulters are watching this situation carefully so see if it a real remedy or whether it is just more ‘bait and switch’ policy in the student loan shell game. I guess that’s the reason why they called it the student loan scheme.
Scheme ( definition)
Yes the student loan scheme certainly turned out to be underhanded and completely impractical for borrowers.
The amusing fact is this, NZ student loan borrowers are actually advised to consider declaring bankruptcy right after graduation.
So that is the possible legacy of a completely deregulated education system with loans and debt as fuel for a massive debt and bankruptcy bomb the explode in the future.
Eventually one would hope the business model of putting students in to enormous debt with the intention of farming them over a lifetime will come to an end with the simple inability to pay converged with the fact that information is now almost completely free via the internet. The voucher of a university degree will simply lose its luster as a guarantee of a better middle class life. There is of course the real competition, open source, free market online style education.
It’s seems an anachronism that people would opt for 6 figure debt for information they could get for free. Perhaps the university degree will become a thing of the past, and future people will educate them selves in a lifelong process of continuous learning.
In a surprise move the beleaguered Prime minister of Australia announced his resignation today.
Tony Abbott released this statement to the press :
Its become clear to me my popularity is the lowest of any prime minister in Australian history. Modern democracy is really a fancy a popularity contest, and without the Murdoch press constantly spruiking and spinning every move I make, my position and lobbyist for various corporations and private interests is untenable. I have feathered my nest quite well in this time is politics but the game is up. It’s time to hand the mask to a new monster currently more palatable to the mindless masses we call the Australian public. I wish the next soulless opportunist to take on the captaincy all the best, as captain of this now sinking ship.
Self-reporting to authorities of suspected foreign bribery and corruption by Australian companies is failing to occur, with top accounting firm Deloitte revealing it has investigated at least 100 potentially illegal acts involving local firms in the past two years.
It is understood that only a handful of those companies have reported to police their suspicions that their own staff have engaged in foreign bribery or other criminal conduct.
The revelations are likely to strengthen calls from the federal police to reform Australia’s anti-bribery regime to encourage companies to disclose suspected corruption.
Deloitte senior partner Frank O’Toole said the upcoming Senate committee on foreign bribery by Australian companies should call for major changes to the nation’s anti-bribery laws.
His comments come with the release by Deloitte of a survey of more than 250 senior executives from top Australian and New Zealand companies and public sector organisations.
The survey, released exclusively to Fairfax Media, found that one-third of all companies operating in high-risk offshore destinations, including Asia, Africa and the Middle East, had uncovered a suspected bribery or corruption incident over the last five years.
Almost a quarter of all executives surveyed said their firm had, during that same period, confronted corruption involving a staff member or contractor inside Australia.
The Australian Federal Police recently told a Senate inquiry it had more than a dozen active foreign bribery investigations.
Mr O’Toole said another alarming finding from the Deloitte survey related to the failure of many firms to have an adequate anti-corruption regime to detect and prevent graft in their overseas operations.
Forty per cent of executives interviewed from firms with an offshore operation “don’t have (or don’t know if they have) a formal compliance program in place to manage corruption risk”.
“We haven’t seen any tangible decrease in levels of corruption in recent years, or any major shifts in attitudes towards it, especially in offshore jurisdictions,” Mr O’Toole said.
He said the findings highlighted the ongoing problems with the way Australia tackled white collar crime.
“We have heard a lot from the federal police about how they have ramped up their investigations of foreign bribery and that is no doubt true. But they are coming off a low base and there is still only two still unresolved prosecutions in the 15 years since foreign bribery laws were passed in Australia.”
The AFP is preparing to charge several executives and companies in the coming months with foreign bribery offences.
Senior federal police have previously called for companies to be given incentives to co-operate with authorities, including a commitment to have self-disclosure recognised during sentencing.
In the United States, which has one of the more successful anti-foreign bribery regimes in the world, disclosure by companies or whistleblowers is encouraged through a series of incentives.
These include financial rewards for tip-offs and negotiated settlements with companies that co-operate with investigators.
The Senate committee inquiry into foreign bribery will start later this year.
It was established after Labor senator Sam Dastyari told Parliament he had evidence that major Australian firms had engaged in corrupt practices overseas.
Mr Dastyari was also critical of the failure of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission and the AFP to effectively combat the problem.
Former federal court judge Roger Gyles, who was recently appointed by the Abbott government to review the nation’s terrorism laws and who also chairs the local branch of corruption watchdog Transparency International, recently told Fairfax Media that Australia’s foreign bribery laws needed to be overhauled.
Mr Gyles said the key change was moving the burden of proof from prosecutors to those who have been shown to have made payments to foreign officials.
If the company cannot show a payment is legitimate, then a case may be proven, he said.