Category Archives: History
Things that happened more than 12 months ago.
Circles – Melbourne Covid 19 Retrospective Image#3
Circles painted on the grass of a Melbourne park to help groups have socially distanced picnics in October 2021. There was a limit of 5 “vaccinated” people from a limit of two households. Sounds like fun.
If you sat outside the circle you were sent to the naughty corner.
Melbourne Syndrome– Covid 19 Melbourne Retrospective Image#2
Melbourne had the most, the longest and the harshest lockdowns in the world. You could be fined for sitting on a park bench by yourself, you could be brutally arrested for walking outside your zone at the wrong time of day. At one stage even playgrounds were closed. All with the elusive and desperate attempt to get to Covid Zero.
Australia has lower death rate than most of the Western world, mainly because it was locked down for so long and the Omicron arrived , but at what cost? Did we really save lives or did we just shift the burden from the very old to the young ?
Occupy Melbourne 2.0- What Goes Around Comes Around
And so it begins. A few days after what may have been the largest protest in Melbourne history (estimates run from between 75000 to 100 000) against the Andrews government and their horrendous and insane “Pandemic Bill” we now find ourselves occupying Parliament. Exactly 10 years and one month to the day after the Occupy movement took over the world in 2011.
Many may not even remember the Occupy movement or Occupy Melbourne, which inspired the creation of this website one year after it’s inception. But the Occupy movement was a worldwide protest against bank bailouts ,corporate theft and political corruption – in other words a protest against fascism.
While the New York protest Occupy Wall Street originally gained some decent numbers for several weeks, the Occupy movement itself slowly faded after weeks or months or police evictions that wanted to prevent protesters from “camping”. Here in Melbourne we had a massive eviction from what used to be City Square and then we played cat and mouse with the police , the council and various groups of drug addicted homeless people (who were welcome in the movement but also had a somewhat disruptive influence at times).
The far left (represented by Socialist Alternative) tried to take over the movement initially, but were shouted down fairly quickly, leaving a motley crew of protesters from all persuasions and a small group of thinkers who were too far ahead of their time to be believed by the mainstream population who largely ignored them.
Despite those obstacles, Occupy Melbourne was one of the longest running “Occupy’s” in the world, running for 2 months and culminating in the famous tent monster parade where tents became clothes and could therefore not be moved on. Later the movement morphed into a Free Shop in 2012 and a Free Kitchen, which ran until 2014.
Then we were asked what we were protesting about and now , here today, the answer has finally occurred to tens of thousands of people : Something is wrong when ordinary people are not allowed to have control over their lives due to massive corporate and political interference.
Then it was the bank bailouts that governments supported with taxpayers money (mainly in the US and Europe) and the fallout from the GFC (Global Financial Crisis) which came about through corporate greed , now it is a pandemic of which many are not too sure that it actually is a pandemic, where the only winners appear to be huge corporations and the political class and democracy has gone out the window , possibly for good.
Not only does Occupymelbourne.net wish all the luck in the world to the brave souls who are now venturing on this very tricky path of occupying, we also wish that you have the numbers this time and that this time we the people can actually win, because this time it actually seems possible.
How does it feel to be on the right side of history ?
Australia’s illegal immigration problem
The ABS consistently forecast wage growth, blissfully unaware of the effects of illegal immigration driving down wages an conditions. A more cynical mind might assume they were promising paradise while mixing the cyanide into the cool aid. Not sure where this chart was from, but its based on ABS data.
So what happened after 2007 you might ask…
Immigration jumped to more than double, almost triple the previous 30 years average rate.OF course this was coupled with illegal work permits and other rorting of the Australian taxpayer.
20% of the workforce are migrant guest workers
10% of the work force are migrant guest workers are in breach of their visa.
The following comment (with minor spelling corrections) was taken from:
Like Australia, immigration rorts run riot across New Zealand
19 Jan 2019
End of comment
Worst of all this problem has been well publicized and nothing has been done, because government officials are complicit in the scam. All of this feed corporate profits by reducing wages and driving up bank profits by creating demand for housing.
Another good artile about this and with specific reference to the IT 457 visa rorting:
IT firms in panicked push for local talent as visa scam impodes
Mein Kampf back on sale in Germany
-Mein Kampf, Aldolf Hitler’s famous book has now gone back on sale in Germany after decades of being banned. Part of the reason the book in now available is that the copyright has run out so the book is now public domain.
English translation here: 1415736413599-1
Interestingly this is on the back of the refugee/invader crisis and a growing support for various forms of nationalism with movements like PEGIDA becoming popular.
One of the weird consequences of the 2008 financial meltdown and the measures taken to counteract it (enormous sums of money to help banks) was the revival of the work of Ayn Rand, the closest one can get to an ideologist of the “greed is good” radical capitalism. The sales of her opus Atlas Shrugged exploded. According to some reports, there are already signs that the scenario described in Atlas Shrugged – the creative capitalists themselves going on strike – is coming to pass in the form of a populist right. However, this misreads the situation: what is effectively taking place today is almost the exact opposite. Most of the bailout money is going precisely to the Randian “titans”, the bankers who failed in their “creative” schemes and thereby brought about the financial meltdown. It is not the “creative geniuses” who are now helping ordinary people, it is the ordinary people who are helping the failed “creative geniuses”.
John Galt, the central character in Atlas Shrugged, is not named until near the end of the novel. Before his identity is revealed, the question is repeatedly asked, “Who is John Galt”. Now we know precisely who he is: John Galt is the idiot responsible for the 2008 financial meltdown, and for the ongoing federal government shutdown in the US.
The first thing you need to know about Zizek is that he is a Marxist who grew up in a communist country Yugoslavia, which disintegrated into a bitter and protracted civil war after the fall of the Soviet Union. Both of his parents were the privileged elites in Yugoslav society, his father an economist and his mother an accountant both of whom worked for the massive state apparatus. Zizek fails to see that Marxism-communism was to blame for the failures that ultimately destroyed his homeland and simply continued to promote Marxism in other places. While its fair to say that Zizek has some interesting thoughts about people’s perceptions of the world they are in, and different ways of looking at things, this alone does not put him any closer to the truth. Zizek fails to offer an alternative to the current system and even fails to define what will trigger the revolution from it. So Zizek is still failing in to provide anything useful. His criticism of the current system are more like attacks on possible solutions. Zizek is a Marxist and that fact alone is enough to discredit him, but I will show his flawed thinking process with what he wrote above.
Zizek is attacking Ayn Rand, a free market capitalism proponent. So as they have wildly divergent world views as criticism is not going to be fair, especially considering Ayn Rand had been dead for decades before Zizek makes his criticism.
The ‘greed is good’ style capitalism is still predicated (like almost every other economic system ) on laws existing and being enforced. The bank bailout we an example of the opposite of Randian titans, the banks failed, and in a Randian world they would not be considered titans, they were fraudsters whose Ponzi scheme had collapsed. They were the exact opposite of titans, they were charlatans. In the Randian world there would not be a government with enough resources to bailout titanic business failures and no government would feel any political motivation to do so. Ina Randian world the banksters would have been bankrupted, many of the parties involved would have been charged with crimes of fraud, tax evasion and money laundering and for a few, treason and supporting terrorism. What of the depositors and mortgage holders? In a bankruptcy of a bank, a new bank, (not made up of the previous criminals) buys up the assets and liabilities of the previous bank and everyone is a little wiser and more wary for the experience. This process is how a Randian system self corrects and reduces tyranny. The rules must be enforced, or ultimately there are no rules, just privilege. Privilege in it’s truest sense meaning Privi (private) Legis (law), private law, special hidden rules for some people. This privilege is what we saw in the bank bailouts. Even the word privilege is under attack now in the USA with its meaning being perverted into an anti white and male agenda, while simultaneously reducing those groups rights in law. The bankster crisis of 2008-present was forged through two separate processes. Firstly the relaxation of banking regulation and freedom from the government with banksters claiming Randian ideals because it suited their agenda. Secondly was the switch to demanding privilege and government protection just like corrupt communist organs of the state. All of this shows not a Randian idealogy, but ‘bait and switch’ opportunism and utter disrespect for any ideology or concept of law.
But this is the world we inherit once we have abandoned logic and reason. So welcome to the world of the absurd, you may have noticed we have a certain focus on the absurd here.
While Zizek is correct in pointing out the obvious that the ordinary person is now being forced to support the banksters fraud and folly. Zizek fails to recognize that the state is enforcing the that wealth transfer, just like how in Marxist-communist nations the state routinely propped up inefficient industries (and their corrupt leadership) and the ordinary people’s expense. So ultimately what Zizek has done is construct a strawman and then knock it down.
Zizek lastly mentioned the federal shut down which was really a show of state power, some privately owned and operated nature parks were shut down by the government. Why would the government shut down a private business because the government was unable to control its spending? A show of tyranny, bow down to us and give us more money or else. Logic and reason had gone out the window. Zizek absolutely fails to recognize the tyranny of the state in the bank bailouts, even thought its the most significant factor in continuing the debacle. Another strawman attack while avoiding criticizing state tyranny.
While many left wing commentators cite Zizek ( the latest Marxist doyen) they fail to critically analyze the obvious holes in his logic.
Of course Marxist commentators will always fail to mention the role of central banking to Marxism, and this was the exact cause of the 2008 sub prime crisis, the creation of money that does not have real value. Central banking is the same as the idiom ” (don’t) count your chickens before they have hatched” central banking back systems take this to the next level and “sell your chickens before they have hatched”. This then made a market for hypothetical chicken certificates which ran ‘red hot’, until one man said can I have 3 actual chickens, it was soon discovered that no chickens had hatched and all the certificates were worthless.
This brings us back to Zizek himself, because the premises of Marxism-communism are flawed, anything that comes out of it is equally worthless and dangerous if relied upon.
the Marxist-communist political-economic system does not work, anywhere it is implemented it is doomed to a brutal oppressive failure. Marxists throw all of those failures into a memory hole and simply pretend they don’t exist. I have even had radical communist try to tell me that the Soviet Union wasn’t communist and communism had never been tried before. Other communists will give the magical cure promise whereby they claim once the whole world is ( marxist/islamic/feminist/insert ideology here) all problems will be solved and utopia will exist. Clearly this ‘give me the whole world and ill fix it’ approach is wildly narcissistic, delusional, akin to magical thinking and contradicted by looking at the given ideology already operating at a smaller scale.
So in the end Zizek has a Yugoslavia size memory hole, and its almost big enough to hide all the other inconvenient facts which ruin his arguments. It’s all mental masturbation a distraction and a waste of time.
Reality ruining your argument? Zizek says just claim reality doesn’t exist!
And so on..
Horny Hypocrite Hamza Tzortzis Adultery Attempt
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:
We removed Hamza’s physical address from this transaction data because we’d like to give him the chance to run for his life.
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?
Flowchart of civilization destruction
You really need to see this on a really big screen.
The word “dysgenic” was first used, as an adjective, about 1915, by David Starr Jordan, describing the dysgenic effect of World war I. Jordan believed that healthy men were as likely to die in modern warfare as anyone else, and that war killed only the physically healthy men of the populace whilst preserving the disabled at home. Stolen straight from Wikipedia.
In essence war weakens a society immediately and for generations to come.
So an entirely plausible chart showing causes and effects of various social institutions and political themes leading to a feedback loop between banks and those pushing progressive (politically correct) culture. Was this actually planned this way of was it an accidental consequence of different groups lust for power at all costs? Either way it is a very interesting analysis of some very big issues. There is the further prong to the assault of attacking logical reasoning also, to prevent people from comprehending what is actually going on.
One can almost image it as a power point presentation being displayed somewhere quite vile.
Australia still struggling with corruption
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.
NZ has an outlet – Australia is these trafficked migrant’s end destination.
86% of foreign migrant arrivals in NZ who are given the NZ passport stamp then enter Australia & it’s a 90% one way flow.
As Winston Peters said “NZ only sells 2 things, milk powder to the Chinese & passport entry stamps to Australia to the third world”. Peters even offered to apologize to Australia for the migrant trafficking trade.
Of course Peters is now in power, and as NZ foreign minister he has done nothing about it.
Because the NZ government want the trans Tasman trafficking & Australia as their outlet to continue.
So NZ can shed their migrant intake mistakes & social burden into Australia and its then Australia’s problem.
We have 687,000 NZ Special Category Visa holders in Australia.
Of these 259,000 or 37% are non NZ born, usually Asian or Indian and very low grade, most would not be able to directly enter Australia. (Why they go via NZ).
The rest of the non NZ born are typically African, Middle Eastern, South American or Eurotrash, often having been in Australia & exited or refused Australian visas so they go via the NZ back door.
NZ is notoriously easy to get into, as easily defrauded as Australia in fake doc, fake health checks, child bridges, fake family & partners, fake courses, fake pretext.
The actual number of genuine NZ born in Australia is declining as the wave or arrivals in the 1980’s go back.
When was the last time you met or even heard the dulcet tones & mangled vowels of a new genuine NZ born arrival? As rare as a kiwi in the bush.
The simple fix is that the NZ / Aust SCV should be restricted to only Australia or New Zealand Born.
All non NZ Born SCV (the trafficked Asians & Indians via the NZ back door) in Australia should be placed on a Non NZ born Sub class visa & have all work rights or benefits removed. They would have to return to NZ & the migrant trafficking trade into NZ would halt overnight.
These 259,000 non NZ born SCV in Australia are just 9% of the overall migrant trafficking problem we have.
We have 2.8 million migrant guest-workers in Australia.
Most are adult. Most are of third world origin.
China, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Northern & South East Asia, Middle East & African.
Mostly are unskilled. Trafficked in by foreign agent procurers, invariably in loan debt, on some form of visa pretext as the article outlines.
Invariably defrauded, invariably criminal, each wave of migrant guest workers then criminally facilitating the next wave in chain migration.
Only here to work (the 690,000 NZ SCV are permanent stay full work rights) , or to work illegally, to snag a PR & be the anchor in further chain migration.
The 2.8 million migrant guest-workers are now 1 in 9 of the people in Australia.
We have more guest-workers than Gaddafi at his peak.
Collectively they form a sub economy of $140 billion, with $70 billion of that in underground illegal migrant guest-workers.
They are 1 in every 5 people working.
Of that, half or 1 in every 10 people working is a migrant guest-worker in some form of visa breach.
Australia’s largest industry is supported by widespread foreign run criminal syndicates organizing the fake ID, ABN, labour rings, cash in hand & other rackets, so little or no tax paid.
Highly concentrated in Sydney & Melbourne.
1 in 4, or 1.3 million migrant guest-workers are in Sydney.
1 in 5 or 1.1 million migrant guest-workers in Melbourne.
400k elsewhere in mini-me migrant ghettos in our other cities.
Occupying some 650,000 ex Australian dwellings now foreign owned & converted to migrant only cash in gags sub let bunk share. There’s your housing bubble.
Temporary Visa Migrants by
🔹Visa Category Dec-2018
🔻est in visa breach / illegal working.
🔹Overstayers: 69,000, all work illegally 🔻40,000
🔹Visitor: 395,000. 40% work illegally 🔻160,000
🔹Bridging 197,000 explosion Given work rights!
🔹Foreign Student (672,000) 575,000 on student visa & 97,000 on other visas. partial work rights & partners with full work rights. 75% work illegally 🔻504,000.
🔹Working Holiday, 148,000 many illegally🔻60,000
🔹Grad Temp 65,000 Partial rights / illegally 🔻20,000
🔹Skilled Regional Prov 20,000 – fraud visa 🔻10,000
🔹Other TR 70,000, wide abuse🔻40,000 work illegally
🔹Empl Sponsored 152,000 (457 + TSS) visa fraud, cash back & fake wages. Partners as well. 🔻70,000
🔹Temp ‘Partner’ 90,000 Work illegally 🔻45,000
🔹NZ SCV 687,000. Have full work rights, over 259,000 non NZ Born Indian & Chinese via back door
🔹Bus Prov 28,000 Widespread visa fraud 🔻10,000
TR / SCV migrant guest-workers 2,431,000
Third world unskilled 2,100,000
Fake visa pretext 1,600,000
🔻Visa breach working illegally 950,000
That’s 2.4 million TR, nearly 1 million in visa breach.
Then we have on top of that another 440,000 who come in to work illegally as Tourist Visitors.
Australia has 8.8 million Tourist arrivals a year.
Many are on short & medium repeat stay. 3 months, 6 months, repeat tourist visits. Most are from China, South Asia & India. The vast bulk are not ‘tourists staying in hotels spending money’. They are mostly poor third world lowlife who can’t get in on a TR visa. Spend some time at the airport immigration or flight arrivals. Or check the Tourism Australia stats.
The vast majority are not tourists but migrant ‘visitors’ spending zero in any business or tourist activity.
These ‘tourists’ are the core of the bridging, protection & asylum claims. They also come in to use Medicare (completely broken) with a huge onshore industry in medical tourism for Indians & Asians to come here to Australia on a tourist visa to ‘borrow’ a PR or defrauded Medicare card for free medical treatment & to get the PBS subsided drugs. PBS drugs they take back to China or India to sell – which then funds their criminal syndicates & the trip.
They stay in ‘private shared accommodation’ along with the 2.4 million TR / SCV already here.
With an average 3 month tourist visa/ “repeat & multiple stay” – the Asians & Indians get max stay, that’s about 2.2 million onshore at any one time.
Consuming at least another 200,000 plus Australian dwellings as occupants in ‘visiting’.
A large percentage here on a tourist visa work. Whether that’s as a nanny, cook, cleaner, farm work, labor rings, vice work – whatever. Third world poor people in a first world country, they are here to work.
Estimates vary – but the ABF submission in 2016 to the parliamentary inquiry stated that at least 5% or more worked illegally when in Australia.
The media has exposed some of the cash in hand, fake ID & foreign criminal syndicates trafficking these migrant tourists for labor rings & vice work etc.
The real estimate is closer to 20% but using that very conservative estimate of only 5% of 8.8 million tourist arrivals yearly = 440,000 third world migrant guest-workers working illegally at any one time over the year.
So the total number is:
2.4 million TR migrant guest-workers, with at least 1 million in visa breach working illegally.
Plus another 440,000 tourist visitors of 8.8 million a year also working illegally in visa breach.
That’s 2.8 million migrant guest-workers with 1.4 million working illegally in visa breach.
🔴There’s your wages issue.
🔴There’s your GDP per Capita issue.
🔴There’s your housing affordability & Australian homelessness issue.
🔴There’s your city congestion & overcrowding issue.
🔴There’s your occupants of the vast migrant slums that now engulf Sydney & Melbourne.
The TR & TV are the core nutrient in why our cities are now vast squalid migrant guest-workers slums full of ‘Temporary Residents (TR) or ‘Tourist visitors’ (TV).
It’s not (just) the PR.
Yes the PR were mistake, overshoot & 78% unskilled & non assimilating but now they are only a fraction of the whole migrant intake. The PR averaged 190,000 a year or 1.9 million in the last decade.
The 2.8 million TR & TV are 150% of the PR, equivalent to 15 years of PR intake! Even if the PR intake was zero for the next 10 years, it does nothing to fix the core TR & TV issue.
Some action is needed.
➡️ It needs a Royal Commission.
Neither political party in Australia can be trusted to act in the public interest.
We saw in NZ that Winston Peters was elected on the promise to act on migrant trafficking including into Australia, and he has done nothing.
Here both major parties studiously avoid the issue and the mainstream media & migrant lobbyists immediately stifle & kill any discussion on it.
Only a Royal Commission will expose the full issue and have the authority to enable overriding immigration legislation.
🔸Public awareness on the true numbers.
🔸Public awareness of the job, wages & congestion & housing impacts. How the migrant trafficking affects them personally in cost of living, job loss, wages loss , loss of opportunity, degraded education & healthcare.
Restriction across the board on visas & work rights.
🔸Remove all foreign student & ‘partner’ work rights.
🔸TR visa funds checked – monthly on funds, activities, income & accommodation including rent paid & to who.
🔸Tier 1 city duration restrictions on working holidays.
🔸Remove or tighten up sponsor, spousal visas.
🔸Remove skilled work visas (with 1.3 million Australian unemployed & 1.1 million seeking work, no case for these visa categories)
🔸2 week decision on protection visas, no work rights.
No asylum in Australia if traveled thru other countries.
🔸No spousal or family sponsor visa grants to a non Australia born unless a citizen for 10 years. Only way stop the migrant cascade / chain migration rackets.
🔸Massive crackdown on tourist visitors working illegally – no long term & repeat stays. Jail for anyone found harboring & employing tourist visa holders.
🔸Removal of the NZ back door access. Aust/NZ SCV only for Aust/NZ born.