In a pot shot at the Greens and minor parties, Mr Abbott said: “Ask yourself: What do minor parties actually get done, other than make it harder for government to do its job?
“Minor parties are much better at attracting media attention, rather than getting things done.
“Don’t vote for a minor party and in particular don’t vote for a minor party (usually they say they're independent) that is going to be constantly with the Opposition.
“The Greens are really the second wing faction of the Labor Party – that’s what they are.“I think people want a strong voice in the federal parliament, rather than people who just make a noise. To do that, you need to vote for people who are part of the Government in power."
Climate Related :
When our Council was replaced, perhaps the ingrained local CEO should have had provision in State legislation to move him on as well.
They do this at Police stations, to stop familiarity with locals and potential problems! This is of course a lot more important to prevent in councils.
If you can't stand the heat, you should stop cooking!
Links to other areas.
Fact or Fiction?
No recent warming of planet.
News from the Met, Great Britain
More Detail < here
An IPCC expose on Global warming
A book written to explain the incorrect interpretation of climate by the IPCC for political puropses which is being followed by our current politicians! (From both sides? Time will tell!)
Even at council levels, but by stealth. Think sustainability.
Your sound judgement, in voting is also required to help make politicians responsible for the trauma they inflict by policies and bad decisions!
Current ones should face court !
<<< Is this or similar behavior happening in your local Council? <<< See left
(Latest on Dr Fidge's bullying appeal below)
Banks are a threat to our society as we know it. Professor David Evans allows you to see how they manage our very lives and ru(i)n our economy
Dr David Evans consulted full-time for the Australian Greenhouse Office (now the Department of Climate Change) from 1999 to 2005, and part-time 2008 to 2010, modeling Australia's carbon in plants, debris, mulch, soils, and forestry and agricultural products.
Evans is a mathematician and engineer. The area of human endeavor with the most experience and sophistication in dealing with feedbacks and analyzing complex systems is electrical engineering, and the most crucial and disputed aspects of understanding the climate system are the feedbacks. He believes the evidence supporting the idea that CO2 emissions were the main cause of global warming reversed itself from 1998 to 2006, causing Evans to move from being a warmist to a sceptic.
Story by John Vance. 19 July 2014.
Councils are supposed to be run by Councillors. It appears however this is not the case.
The head on clashes resulting in bullying charges being laid in many councils these days is the result of an organised conspiracy by public servants.
I attended the appeal by previous Councillors Doctor Fidge v
Wangaratta Councillors at VCAT in Melbourne.
The matter at VCAT on the Thursday, 17th July resulted in the late lodgement of altered complaints on Tuesday by previous members of Wangaratta council, loosely termed the opposition in laymans terms. Papers by Don Joyce, Tammy Adkins, Lisa McInirny and Rozi Parisotti which were due a month or so ago. This was said to alter the Dr Fidge's appeal completely, with counsel for Doctor Fidge, requesting more time to study these new or altered allegations, (if in fact they were altered) from the original appeal.
( I have difficulty in seeing this matter proceed this way, due
to the issue never being questioned as to why it was lodged
late---The complainants seem to be making this up as they go along
Perhaps realising they would be adjourned, the complainants never
turned up, except for X Mayor R. Parisotti)
The Tribunal made the decision to adjourn the matter because of these new alterations, after a hurried look by Doctor Fidge's counsel (after an overnight recession) and it was agreed to by both parties, who set another date for the altered full hearing. This will be on the 11th of August.
would suggest frivolous complaints like these (if the Tribunal
finds this to be frivolous) should attract a serious penalty if it interferes with legally elected Councillors. I have no
doubt that further procedures will be needed to bring this
shameful part of council history to a conclusion with the
perpetrators in deep trouble.
council will be substantial, caused by those people who fail to
see that the rights of elected people must be recognised, and not
by some kangaroo court panel, which ignores local government
acts and uses instead, foreign UN human rights policy, never
being intended for use against elected Australian officials.
Let's hope VCAT can find a positive finding this next month.
Unsubstantiated bullying accusations by
public servants, or in this case, council employees, is a common
tactic to be used as a weapon towards superiors, and complaints
by all government and semi government employees, as shown by
escalation of stress leave being
paid out by Workcover all over Australia.
Frank Penhalluriack is a case in mind.
At an informal hearing into allegations of bullying the CEO Penhalluriack refused to attend, describing the proceedings as a "kangaroo Court" because evidence was procured by Ms O'Neill secretly. Her report has never been published, even to Councillors, but Penhalluriack was referred to a Councillor Conduct Panel in November 2011. On the first day the panel members referred the matter to the Victorian Civil and Administration Tribunal (VCAT), where Penhalluriack would be entitled to hear evidence under oath, and cross-examine his accusers. At that point all of the bullying allegations were dropped.
Wangaratta Council has decided to defend itself against claims by Dr Fidge in court. Dr Fidge only wants his name cleared, as allegations by opposing Councillors were, in his words" untrue" The previous CEO of Wangaratta council was also instrumental it seems, in distorting what Councillor Fidge has said about staff in council, resulting in various senior staff going on "stress" leave before finally seeing the reality, and vacating their positions, after a work cover decision showed their attitude was non productive and could not continue.
I would assume the general voting public will be very interested in the outcome, which must result in a fresh election after all this is cleared up in a legal court. It would seem to me to be an un winnable situation for council after some successes by Dr Fidge previously and a further VCAT hearing on the 17th July. A Councillor will also be encouraged to apologise due to issuing various complaints bypassing local mediation, which was in place.
More and more, we are seeing citizens being invited to “participate” in various forms of meetings, councils, or boards to “help determine” public policy in one field or another. They are supposedly being included to get ”input” from the public to help officials make final decisions on taxes, education, community growth or whatever the particular subject matter might be.
Sounds great, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, surface appearances are often deceiving.
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Insanity: The European Union will
spend $7 trillion to (try and ) stop 0.05 degrees Celsius of warming. That's one
twentieth part of one degree...
It's a redistribution of money
That’s nearly $82 billion a year for 86 years…does anyone honestly think that’s money well spent? Link <> Video
“Those people who
think they know everything, are a great annoyance to those of us who do.”
― Isaac Asimov
Might I somewhat misquote and modernise Asimov:
"Those people who think they know everything, are a great annoyance to those of us who also have computers and get the real facts." John Vance.
Wangaratta's parking problems are self made.
I have seen no need for parking meters or restrictions. But because Council insists in packing even more businesses into the city center, we have inflated rates, shops leaving town and unfair behavior by the larger stores inside the city putting up low fences so their parking lots cannot be used by people not shopping there.
<<< Making you walk and inconveniencing you!
This "free parking" draws people to their parking lots, which it would not do, if parking was free everywhere else, at the detriment of local traders.
So they loose business. Council of course benefits by parking fines, (to the tune on 1 million dollars a year its claimed) and parking meter fees, while motorists are inconvenienced, by needing to find change and making it possible to be booked, while doing so, especially lately, by parking meters that do not work.
Are council legally booking owners of cars when they don't actually identify the driver? In a court the owner of the registered vehicle isn't obliged to identify the driver. Their own council local government laws say people do not need to incriminate themselves. But Vicroads actually allow this to happen. It is against the constitution of Australia, but it doesn't seem to worry them that they are actually breaking the law themselves.
Are these parking meters legally accurate? These fines need challenging!
April 2 2014
Might I somewhat misquote and modernise Asimov:"Those people who think they know everything, are a great annoyance to those of us who also have computers and get the real facts." John Vance
NOW > Global Warming is Destroying April Fools Day
Why? Well all the jokes about global warming are one more reason to laugh at the desperate International Panel for Climate Change's claims.
Global Warming causes everything!
The latest installment of the UN's IPCC report on global warming is out and it's all about fear. That's all they have left.
Comment by Ken Ring New Zealand long range weather forecaster:
Australia’s new Prime Minister Tony Abbott ran a campaign entitled "climate change is absolute crap". Opponent Kevin Rudd’s electoral campaign was to witch-hunt sceptics. Australia is now set on a course of ridding itself of what Maurice Newman, recently appointed as Chairman of the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council has called "fundamentalists" who had "collected hundreds of billions of dollars from naive governments that adopted their faith".
growing scepticism of climate change, Green-wooing governments are
stepping up propaganda, attacking like animals do when cornered. You
will read about NZ having the warmest year ever in 2013, but every year
will be the warmest ever if you are chasing funding.
And the IPCC have
said the globe will heat up by 4C unless we pay more taxes.
The Earth has failed to warm as computer models predict, there's nothing extreme about today's weather, and hundreds of thousands of predicted climate refugees cannot be found. They told us island nations like Kiribati and Tuvalu would sink beneath the waves, yet new luxury resorts are going up there. They scared the kids about polar bears, but polar bear numbers are way up and the bears are thriving.
The long continuance of the unprecedented heat wave in New South Wales is proving a very serious matter to the residents in some of the districts, especially in the western portion of the colony.
Over 125 deaths from heat apoplexy have occurred In New South Wales, and to this number Bourke has already contributed 40. The matter has become so serious that the railway authorities have commenced running trains at special cheap fares, to enable the residents to seek a cooler climate, and a great number are availing themselves of the opportunity.
CO² at the time was 290 parts per million.
During the ballot counting, it became obvious that there were a large number of ballot papers that had been filled in by the same person. The hand writing was so distinctive that one scrutineer drew it to the attention of the returning officer.
The observation was fobbed off with the explanation that in some families, one person fills out all the ballot papers.
But this must have been a very large family. Another scrutineer reported to me independently that they observed the distinctive ballots, all written by the same person, at the rate of 2 per bundle of 50 ballots. With 17,977 votes, this would mean the family had over 700 members!
According to the detailed results, these votes were used to elect 4 Councillors. I have elected not to name the four Councillors whom, it seems, were fraudulently elected."More >>>: Link here
Regarding our Members of parliament, both State and federal.
Their actions,show its clearly its not the locals they're listening to!
The push for various sustainability acts (Agenda 21) are the root cause of all Australia's woes.
From removal of council to the unnecessary
carbon tax (and consequently loss of jobs)
Implementation of the stealthy "Agenda 21",
which includes misuse of human rights, has been enacted in the case of
the recent sacking of the Wangaratta council by Janet Powell.
What right has Jeanette Powell got to implement foreign policies disguised as local government reform, and then failing to implement them in a way to suit the Minister?
United Nations Human rights issues, were ignored when it came to the rights of the democratically elected Councillors, and the citizens of Wangaratta.
You cant pick and choose who you intend to use them on. Human Rights apply to everyone.
Councillors or Citizens were never considered as she implemented so called "government reform", without input from ALL the people she is supposed to be representing.
She didn't, or couldn't even use the local Government Act 1989 to do so.
They removed whatever rights Councillors had,
including appeal. And other councils can be in the firing line
by calling out “We are being bullied” when a CEO feels like it.
Part and parcel to this all was Tim McCurdy, who voted for the dismissal of council in Parliament.
Mr McCurdy has admitted to me, he had no legal qualifications, yet is instrumental in ignoring the Australian constitution when he supports taking water rights from farmers.
Please note: Every one can have a fair say here.
The key is FAIR say. If its not fair comment I may have to "edit" it some.
The letter below passes the fair test.
Drop me a line! My email address is john.vance (at) wangarattacity.com put in (@)
On the matter of government control of water, I would suggest this is vehemently resisted, and replaced by a committee of local property owners who, depending on available water can make rational informed decisions as to allocations. This will retain the status quo
Real environmentalists make allowances and dont ad hoc policies.
The removal of water rights from properties can only be done by referendum, but looking at the current record of the Victorian state government it is ignoring human rights as well as referendums! It is time this was handled in a proper manner as I believe MP Tim McCurdy has no formal legal education or qualifications in these and is complacent in this matter.
Our current "representatives" lack integrity.
Letter by Alison Walpole.. Subject: Various local issues which have been ill considered by state government who keep pushing policies that apply overseas and need to be re worked locally.
25th January 2014
The Editor, The Editor.
Wangaratta Chronicle, Border Mail,
P O Box 221, P O Box 149,
Victoria 3676. Victoria 3689.
I looked at the photo
published page 4 Chronicle 24th January 2014 above the headline
“House call on administrators” . I thought “The Conspirators”
On 16th January 2014 I wrote and posted to ACEO Spiller, Rural City of Wangaratta this letter, as yet unacknowledged. Text of letter.
The Victorian Waterway Management Strategy was released by the Department Environment and Primary Industries in September 2013. Hard copy is now available. This strategy should be
studied in connection with the Rural City of Wangaratta Rural Land Strategy.
After reading the Victorian Parliament Hansard record of the debate of the Local Government (Rural City of Wangaratta) Bill 2013 I realized we are poorly represented by present
members of the Victorian Parliament. The government and opposition voted together
to dismiss our elected Local Council in accordance with the Charter for Human
Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006. The speech by Mr Barber (Northern Metropolitan) who moved to amend the Bill was a more
Last week on the ABC Country Hour a warning was given that the effect of removal of water rights from Victorian Land Titles should be considered in succession planning and up to date rural land valuation. These matters need to be addressed before the State Government election this year.
The Public Land Consultancy newsletter TERRA PUBLICA Vol 14 No 1 January 2014 has 2 articles “Escape from the Silo” and “Improving Our Waterways” which further document the problem of landowners understanding present Government policy and its affect on the value of their land titles. This situation influences financial planning and development. The Rural City of Wangaratta Rural Land Strategy remains unresolved. I have documented to the Victorian Ombudsman the development of the Hume Regional Draft Plan by the Victorian Sustainability Commission, a CSIRO Sustainability Communities Research Project and Local Governments with Rural City of Wangaratta as a lead agency.
The “sacking” of the elected council requires the appointed administrators to make a full factual explanation to residents and ratepayers to allow informed debate prior to the coming State Government election End of text of letter.
A copy of this letter was posted to the Ombudsman Victoria in the same mail. A public meeting to discuss the Water Bill Exposure Draft is listed for Monday 3rd February 2014 at the PAC Wangaratta, 6-30pm to 8-30 pm.
Alison G Walpole.
Email 25th January 2014.
I concur on the lady's letter: we need a full explanation on the fact why the local government act can be implemented or replaced by the Human rights issue without a court judgement. It is that important to Wangaratta, and consequently to other councils!
The accusations of bullying was highlighted by local media, when instead there was a conspiracy by Council officers Unions activists and the Labor party! J.V.
Yet ABC denies Ice increase?
Antarctic sea ice has expanded to record levels for April, increasing by more than 110,000sq km a day last month to nine million square kilometers. The National Snow and Ice Data Center said the rapid expansion had continued into May and the seasonal cover was now bigger than the record “by a significant margin’’. “This exceeds the past record for the satellite era by about 320,000sq km, which was set in April 2008,’’ the center said.