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 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 !
A KEY investigation used to help justify Wangaratta Council’s sacking last year has "failed to pinpoint" any breaches of the Local Government Act
( Notice the wording, still defiant as if something was wrong! )
The Local Government Inspectorate’s probe into 77 alleged breaches were publicly mentioned by the minister Jeanette Powell and her municipal inspector Peter Stephenson as reasons why the council had to be dismissed last September.
The inspectorate this week sent letters to the key players in the alleged breaches, including Julian Fidge, clearing them of any wrongdoing.
It claimed a “thorough investigation of all complaints” had been carried out and there was no basis to take any further action.
The move has incensed Dr Fidge and
former deputy mayor Paul O’Brien, with the two former Councillors stating at no
stage were they contacted to respond to the complaints leveled against them.
More interestingly why did the Minister listen to the three opposing Councillors who complained when no others complained?
Especially now it comes out there is NO evidence except those bureaucrats and Ex Councillors who had a vested interest..
The reason for sacking the council in other words has had no reason or justification of using any law to dismiss council!
It was the Minister who made an illogical decision.
It's logical the Minister should be sacked!
Letter to Doctor Fidge from the inspectorate. <<<Link to letter
Full story The Border Mail
Wangaratta would be an ideal seat for Community Services Minister Mary Wooldridge.
Tim Mc Curdy allowed this to happen!
fact that an ex "Labor party supporting" inspector was appointed to
investigate Wangaratta Council shows the issue was not independently investigated!
(Shame Shame Shame!
Quoting the newly released Human headline! )
How would you like it if the whole cabinet of the Labor Party
decided to send a letter to the Governor General, complaining about
And the GG decided to sack them (EG Labor party and Gough Whitlam). We'd never have anyone in power. There was evidence of wrong doing there,but none in Wangaratta!
(except the whingeing of a very spoilt immature Councillor who was (Rumour!) apparently friendly with the Local Government MP) She even threatened me at one point!
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 (@)
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." John Vance
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.
For the purposes of these principles, "public interest" is defined as involving a matter capable of affecting the people at large so they might be legitimately interested in, or concerned about, what is going on, or what may happen to them or to others.
That’s nearly $82 billion a year for 86 years…does anyone honestly think that’s money well spent?
Link <> Video
Something is up with the sun. Link current space view<
say that current solar activity is stranger than in a century or more, with the
sun producing barely half the number of sunspots expected and its
magnetic poles oddly out of sync. 22 Nov.2013 Video.
What was the ABC thinking publishing material that was obviously going to discredit Australia and upset sensitive talks with Indonesia?
As I have thought for some time: The ABC is LABOR party and environmental party orientated and is no longer the great balanced broadcaster we once had. It has published information blaming the Liberal party for a LABOR (2009) party policy.
The ABC is pushing American policy all over....and management should be pushed of the proverbial cliff! See their poor excuses here >LINK<
You cannot believe the Climate Change Doomsday scenario's either
Its been hotter....53.9 °C but they still believe!
60,000 Climate Change protesters are still not able to see the truth about Climate Change.
In the pouring rain, (which we were told "would be scarce in the future" by Tim Flannery) they marched, urged on by Actup.
Climate Change is a political stance which has taken advantage of a predicted drought, and a natural cyclical event. These people are "ignorant and are being used" by the Labor party.
I dont like to say that but I have to.
Proponents of Global Warming use environmental acts to create all sorts of restrictions. Acts are created to prevent your right of law, in property being used, and way of life, using hidden agenda's like job annihilation in Australia. (and world wide) .
Labor's subsidies, (for the so called Eco projects) were well planned, with those on welfare and other pensions rising, at first, to help poorer people cope, then taking it away by increasing the cost of electricity, gas and other fuel.
Cheap energy creates affordable products, allows factories to make a profit, and allows less well of people to exist in better conditions. Even Bill Gates mentioned this at first!
Polluting manufacturers are being decimated and jobs and knowledge is being exported overseas by Labor supporting unions. How on earth does this help climate change, by polluting elsewhere?. We shut down our pwoer stations, and 800 more are in the process of being built overseas. We export the coal to run them. This is what has happened, due to LABOR policies.
Some people make things happen, others see things happen, and others like the Getup supporters wonder what happened!
(The National Day of Climate Action 17 Nov 2013 was organised by activist groups including GetUp!, the Australian Youth Climate Coalition and the Australian Conservation Foundation.)
Sturts thermometers exploded on his expedition > Link < 1828 at a blistering 53.9 °Ct
has been shown to be non existent when the CEO, and Council cannot
cooperate with elected Councillors and are able to create havoc by their
actions at council meetings. Shame on them!
State government legislation is weak on this issue. Instead of blaming councillors, they should look at the confusion and collision of powers, in council, with legislation making interpretations difficult.
This makes me think,
why have a council elections at all, when the bullying card can get pulled out
every time a CEO, previous councillors, and Union thugs overwhelm
democratic processes. Legislation must change!
This happened here, in Wangaratta and can happen at other councils! It appears to me to be public servant tactics!
Its obvious Jeanette Powell was simplistic to think that the citizens of Wangaratta were in agreeance with the sacking, and thought the union mob, mobilised by public servants, were all of the towns citizens. While people wanted a solution to the problem, it was a complete scorched earth solution, created by the mob.They even packed the meetings. She should stand down on this issue alone!
This reflects very badly when OUR local government minister cannot get it right! How can she expect council to work with the sabotage that has been obvious to Blind Freddy and thinking people!
Vic Govt. criticized over Wangaratta council sacking
04, 2013 11:34:13
former deputy mayor of the Wangaratta council says the Victorian Government
failed to follow due process in sacking the council.
From ABC website >link<
Winston Churchill once quipped:
A lie can travel the world, before truth can get its pants on!
IPCC, Tim Flannery? Gillard? Did you trust them?
People need to remember to do their homework. They lied!
This website exposes many issues for you to research.
With links where I found them in many cases...
If you listened to Flannery, we should all be dead! Instead we have desalination plants in most Asutralian cities, being mothballed. read on...link
Letter to Wangaratta Chronicle.
18th September 2013
P O Box 221,
There are at least 7 references to the Rural City of Wangaratta Council (RCOW) in the Victorian Auditor-General paper “Performance Reporting by Local Government “ published April 2012.The RCOW Council was invited to respond to the paper but declined to do so.
On 12 December 2012 a Victorian Auditor-General report “Management of the Provincial Victoria Growth Fund” was released. The conclusion to this report stated that Regional Development Victoria could not demonstrate the fund was soundly based, assessment decisions were not adequately documented and there was no business case underpinning it. There was lack of a final evaluation of the Provincial Victoria Growth Fund, documents were shredded and money not accounted for.
Was the 2012 elected RCOW Council required to respond to a legacy of irresponsible management ?
Alison G Walpole.
I believed the Global Warming hype that Al Gore preached from the heights of our global drought we had. But I found some of the claims ridiculous. And I wasn’t the only one.
Many prominent scientists tried to show (with compromised computer simulations), that the world was undergoing a change so severe, we were going to have to completely change our way of living. Satellite reports “backed them up” A few weather satellites were launched, one after the other, and failed to go into orbit to get the real answers. Sabotage? You wonder.
The Australian (Monday Sept 16 2013) is finally able to reveal this fact:
“The IPCC says THERE HAS BEEN NO APPRECIABLE GLOBAL WARMING.”
It’s not surprising to me, now that the LABOR government news* embargo,
put on anti Climate Change stories, has effectively finished,
In 2010 India pulled out of the IPCC because it could no longer trust the U.N. body’s data or conclusions . Many others discovered the same. Yet scary negative stories kept on being published by the ABC and other news media.
Many of our previous government environmental policies, even local council policies, have been based on their lies and on the basis of this sorry scam, which came from America. (Bill Clinton and Al Gore are mates) Why have we been lied to for so long? Why is the United Nations backing it? It makes money for the banking system and the UN.
I believe we need to have a good hard look at ourselves, remove those people who aim to do anything to finance electricity and water boards, and tar and feather their CEO’s and parliamentarians and shareholders … who benefit from these schemes. The proposed Murray Darling scheme is nothing but a scam to stop food being grown locally, and the scheme is unnecessary. No doubt more spin will come from those ”so called environmentalists” who are discredited.
*News embargo by Gillard made anti climate change stories unable to be printed! Julia Gillard threatened them with censorship and other things which could have been damaging to the newspapers.
Latest news on Climate Change
IPCC<>They admit they got it wrong: all temperatures completely fabricated Link<< The full story <<
A reality check.
<<<<<<<You voted for this man?
The Yale university on the subject. (Link)
Perhaps the people who matter, those concerned, should be asked, and allowed some input.
Those who created the illusion of climate fear and kneejerk reaction for profit should be held to account. A realistic solution would be for voluntary action with all possibilities considered.
In INDI, didnt you see the LABOR party sustainabilty agenda by McGowan? Or was she fooled herself by what they imply? Time for a reality check even if she does win...
An Interesting Fair work Issue.
With all the excitement of the election, I applied for a job as an electoral employee with the Australian Electoral Commision. To be eligible for this position you have to be neutral in your politics!
That makes a mockery of the fairwork act, as it will be impossible, as all employees have to vote by law. So are they commiting perjury? Does this allow them to pick and choose who is neutral?
Making it up as they go along?
The EX Councillor who rejected a council seat seems to be happily voicing his opinion about the so called "disgracefull behavior' of the elected councillors. BUT he said Councillors should be running councils, not CEO's. So why the is he supporting the so called issues with Doctor Fidge?
Might it be, he is also pushing for the council to be dismissed?
The reason for not wanting a seat after a recount recently, could be that the councillors of a dismissed council cannot be re-elected for five years.
Thank goodness the issue could be resolved at this point by Worksafe (called in by Doug Sharp himself) See more below.
Having read the report suspending Councillor Fidge, it seems they failed to investigate phone and web records of various current staff, councillor and past Councillors, and the investigation is suspect itself. BUT when it looked like this might happen, Cr McInirny resigned "due to stress". So why did she really do this? The Wangaratta Chronicle is not asking the right questions and needs to be a bit more thorough in its investigations and published content.
Above: Picture published in the Wangaratta Chronicle and shown in the public interest.
I will certainly not be speaking to their "star" political reporter again for personal reasons...
What's going on in Wangaratta council!
The “Wangaratta Chronicle” is full of support, for: foul comments regarding Dr Fidge and Mayor Rozi Parisotti. Even their editorial was lacking in understanding that a REAL independent organisation, (one too many perhaps) called in by CEO, Doug Sharp himself, made a decision that may have been so damning, there was no alternative but to go. But why did the others have to go as well? It seems like a concerted effort by the CEO's "chosen few" to resist the change of newly elected councillors was the reason! This is supposition only, but seems a logical conclusion. We may never know.
(Council policies based on Environmental issues went far beyond allowing people’s rights as guaranteed by our constitution! (Rural land strategy)
The Chronicle does not appear to see this, instead, publishing attacks on two ELECTED people by rejected X councillors last monday.
This is clearly not in the interest of Wangaratta City....and I don’t mean my website.
I doubt whether the MAYOR would, or could sack these people if the reasons found weren't solid enough to do so. As it was, they weren’t sacked. They were most likely politely asked to tender their resignation after the Worksafe investigation. It would leave council open to all sorts of legal issues, costing even more, if she did not have fair grounds to ask them to resign as a consideration.
Perhaps the Wangaratta Chronicle should do an intelligence stocktake.... Surely they arent serious with their appraisal of council?
But as it appears a political stance, perhaps logic doesnt come into it?
Don't they want change and the town to prosper?
Or only a select few to prosper?
Its time for a change of attitude for peace and goodwill by this paper.
It benefits all.
Lets hope they ease up for all our sakes, and start supporting council.
The previous councillors are interfering with democracy by devious means!
Power to the people and democracy.
Let Councillors do the job they were elected to do!
(without the games and misinformation being played out at present)
EMBATTLED Wangaratta mayor Rozi Parisotto was abused twice in the hours after the dramatic meeting at which chief executive Doug Sharp and four other senior staffers left the council.
Mrs McGilivray was shocked by the comments directed at Cr Parisotto.
“It was just horrible,” she said.
“It was so aggressive in the way it was done and wasn’t necessary.
“We weren’t even discussing the council and what had happened.
“We were discussing the forum.”
Mrs McGillivray, who worked in Mr Jasper’s office for 13 years, said former councillors including Mrs McCully, Roberto Paino, Doug McPhie and Anthony Griffiths had to accept the election result and move on.
She said Cr Parisotto was being “remarkably” resilient throughout the crisis and decided to speak out in support of her.
Councillor Julian Fidge says:
“I say there has not been any bullying or intimidation by the new council, at all, by myself or any other councillor, or council staff.
“I think it is quite obvious the process and outcome were fair, and the complaints are politically motivated.”
Comment: From the Councillor Conduct panel decision ( P4 item 24) McInerney resigned when it appeared that her phone might be used as evidence in this case. What was going on that she didn't want others to know about? While "concerned " about Dr Fidge speaking out in public, she has no qualms about doing the same herself on Twitter...Can't a man defend himself...in a fight with this woman? I can imagine being frustrated after council staff were told not to deal with Dr Fidge. How on earth was he supposed to do what he was elected for? They are very bad "losers".
Doctor Fidge stays for good reason!
This is why the Mayor had no other option but to dismiss all of them it seems.
All this was politically motivated and if the CEO and previous councillors see council as a circus, they, the previous councillors and CEO designed it and performed in it. It needed to be dismantled as it seems the same operation may have been attempted in another council.
Everyone is doing some spring cleaning!
CEO and senior council staff gone!
The special meeting of Wangaratta council has taken the decision, to remove the CEO, which to me seemed the logical conclusion after many head-on collisions which were not acceptable, and were setting up councillors against each other.
The mayor emotionally announced the officers, had agreed on the decision that may end the problem councillors had in staff co-operation, taking the only real course open to her. It should have happened earlier.
It was indeed unfortunate that she inherited a CEO who appeared to be loyal to the previous councillors ideals and this may have created friction as the election showed the ratepayers wanted a change of direction. The area of concern was the sustainabilty issues it seems, that created the Rural land strategy...It and other issues were on the nose...While never palatable, it needed to be done. Congratulations on a move that will see council heading in the right direction. Lets hope that local newspapers now balance reporting in an evenhanded method.
Dr Fidge deserved better treatment when asking questions.
Government, when implimenting new ideas must never infringe on property rights using environmental issues to send their constituants broke.
More on this story at the Border mail <Link
Lets hope something is done on the veto department. I mean the sustainability department which seems to be able to do nasty things to nice people, in the name of the "environment"
Lets see it's powers dismantled, and have some real environmental decisions made for the good of people as well.
Growth in Wangaratta needs careful attention
Vote for CHANGE when you vote for the Senate!
I mean honesty, integrity and truth about the worlds issues.
I miss the party that kept the bastards honest. That was sabotaged...
The current parties are giving us spin. Wikileaks may just change this!
Why vote for Julian Assange? See this link
Letter to The Australian, 30 May 2008
"Advice is poisoned by fear"
I hear on the scientific grapevine that CSIRO's biggest problem when providing formal advice to the federal Government on the matter of climate change is to say nothing that can be interpreted as giving aid and comfort to the army of irresponsible sceptics out there who are doubtful about the dreadful consequences of global warming. (if it exists)
One can only feel sorry for the Government. Where can it go these days to get unbiased advice on the issue of global warming? Its official sources are poisoned by the fear among many scientists that they may be labelled by their colleagues and by their institutions as climate-change sceptics.
Basically, the problem is that the research community has gone so far along the path of frightening the life out of the man in the street that to recant publicly even part of the story would massively damage the reputation and political clout of science in general. And so, like corpuscles in the blood, researchers all over the world now rush in overwhelming numbers to repel infection by any idea that threatens the carefully cultivated belief in climatic disaster.
Garth Paltridge is Emeritus Professor and Honorary Research Fellow, Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies, University of Tasmania
With the Federal elections, candidates are numerous, and the voter may be confused by their choice and eventual results..
The voting ballot I'm told is a metre long....
Be very careful to understand that some candidates are there to steal support from your first pick, if you get it wrong. Do not choose opposing candidates as second choice, not choose independents as second choice....Best of luck in a confusing voting system...
Why the conflicts in council?
Listen to interview below... JFidgeJThomson
Below An interview with Doctor Julian Fidge by Joseph Thomson
<<< From the BBC UK (Picture is linked)
Global warming/ Climate change is affecting even local council policies.
BUT is it really your fault and are the steps being taken necessary at all?
When I ask a LABOR party supporter they all believe the dire warnings about us being reponsible for GW/CC but if I ask an even minded educated environmentalist, not on the government payroll, its completely "We dont know, we dont think so"
The ABC in my view, has only started unbalanced reporting when the LABOR party got into power.
Newspapers have lately been fairly quiet on the subject, only printing collaborative material.
So what is happening? A slow temperature increase and nothing to worry about apparently... So was Mockton right?
He said in case the cost of current environmental action to try and prevent climate change was so prohibitive, that the wait and see attitude was the right one. Me? I want the right answers, without political interference....and soon. THEY are "tilting at windmils" <phrase>
What's up with the economy?
A 20% discount is normally a good thing..- but not with employment data!I recently met with a group of local government clients in NSW and we were discussing how to measure the success of their economic development activity by tracking change in the number of local jobs each year.
THE ABC will establish an external panel to oversee science coverage as the pilot for oversight of journalists in a range of specialist fields.
According to ABC board chair James Spigelman, the panel will establish indicators "against which the ABC can evaluate science content delivered across its platforms".
It seems like the ABC wasn't so independent after all! I do believe theyre covering their LABOR influenced backsides by doing this, realising their spell of prejudiced political environmental forecasting has ended.
I wonder whose jobs are on the line there after the Federal election?
In a speech given to the US Senate Committee on the Environment and Public Works on July 28, 2003, entitled "The Science of Climate Change", Senator James Inhofe (Republican, for Oklahoma) concluded by asking the following question: "With all of the hysteria, all of the fear, all of the phony science, could it be that man-made global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people?" He further stated "some parts of the IPCC process resembled a Soviet-style trial, in which the facts are predetermined, and ideological purity trumps technical and scientific rigor." Inhofe has suggested that supporters of the Kyoto Protocol such as Jacques Chirac are aiming at global governance. You could also ask, why Bill Clinton, whose friend Al Gore created this collosal scare.Godfrey Bloom Link
The effects of the Environmental disaster they never forecast!
A large part of the LABOR party once again failed to appreciate that their hardline "environmental" actions were the reason for Julia's demise, and some were still there supporting her in the spill. With over $300 billion in debt, a failure to see the oncoming disaster of their own making, it makes you grimace when they talk of environmental successes. No one is against the environment, but we are against the poverty it is creating.There is always a middle way. But we are not America, nor are we Europe, so why are we persisting in energy policies that are uneeded here?
How on earth, can they keep patting themselves on the back when jobs and companies are collapsing, agricultural industries are going into receivership and they never change direction? Kevin, no doubt will look into the future and predict how he is going to change by also going "forward". I feel, he too has been watching too many Harry Potter movies. While 'environmental" initiatives drain the treasury, are a bad investment, pour money into LABOR backed organsations there will be arguments. Not only in the LABOR party as they all look to get a fair suck at the sauce bottle, as so eleqently put by Kevin Rudd. Sorry LABOR all the sauce has gone bad.
Remember the first Kevin did when becoming Prime Minister? He went to Copenhagen to attend the Global Warming conference. "Kevin Rudd was very unwise to try to rush Australia into prematurely adopting a commitment in the absence of similar commitments from the rest of the world," Tony Abbott, the Opposition Leader said. Kevin was sacked, with Julia still committed to the same raw deal for Australia. Julia was sacked. Will Kevin steer the Labor party Titanic clear? I doubt it!
While subsidised wind power remains on the agenda, at a price the economy clearly cannot afford, needing coal fired power stations when the wind dies, we can only hope these unreliable costly mechanical devices and the subsidies that bribe land owners to erect them disappear like the LABOR party will, no doubt do at the next election.They never saw it coming? Unbelievable. As peoples representatives, they are a dismal failure
As "they" say, two steps forward, one step back.
We had better educate our children better, to be careful of adults with sweets, or should that be "tweets".
The Wangaratta Chronicle finally grudgingly (5 days later) published the story about the mayor being told in a veiled way "she should resign" with Business Unlimited of course denying this. They claim they are advisory?
Self serving is more like it. These so called business people should look at increasing the towns population, from whom they get their business. They are ridiculous in their actions. Support of the trades and building industry would see money flow more freely. Also: Dont they know they depend on agriculture! Its time for a change in direction!
Online (source: W.Chronicle) trading is not the enemy. Poor business practices is!
They may do well to play a computer game of Sim city! They could learn something!
On your bike!
Ford going, Holden is also wobbling, with boss Mike Devereux saying the cost of making cars in this country is unsustainable. (These are caused by eco policies...)
Read more: link
The push for bike riders and bike paths is on once again. We are many thousands of miles away from the people who push these type of policies. Huh? What am I writing about? Read on:
The local bike paths have cost ratepayers $20 per person to implement. More than any council in Victoria. Bike bridges $3/4 million? Dont get me started. We could have had two traffic bridges when Wangaratta was bypassed by the freeway, but our traders wanted to funnel all traffic through the city.
Now at a cost of $400,000, we are going to make Meriwa park gold plated toilets, more user friendly for bike riders. Is this really the way to spend ratepayers money? The excuse but they be will nappy changing facilities as well, doesnt really want to see that its out of the way, and should be more central, so thats an excuse.
Q: Who is pushing these crazy "green" environmental initiatives?
A: Agenda 21.
Before you laugh (well, okay, after you finish laughing), this is not a joke.
Never heard of this? Have you heard about Sustainabilty?
"sustainable development is just a really nice way of saying centralized control over all human life on earth."
By courtesy of the United Nations, and Agenda 21, using ICLEI to implement their inititiatives. What is a foreign power doing hiding it's policies in our local council?Want to read more?
Cr Parisotto confirmed a delegation of business people, including some who were board members of Wangaratta Unlimited, visited her in February.
“A term was used to imply I should consider resigning,” she said.
“I was shocked and disappointed. I took the view I was elected, and my fellow councillors had the confidence in me.”
Wangaratta Unlimited chairman Barry Sullivan last night confirmed he was part of the group, but stressed it was not from the organisation.
Are these funny 'business" people for real? Just who do they think they are?
Do they really think they are the center of Wangaratta, and their needs come foremost? Why is there the need to prevent expansion locally? Is it to stop major investors coming to Wangaratta to compete with their businesses?
The Mayor should should have allowed Cr Fidge to speak as it would show some of the transparency we need, and were promised, in council.
Despite Councillor Doctor Fidge attempting to discuss this issue publicly, the new 4 year plan,which Wangaratta council adopted, ignores local suburbs, with Yurunga once again feeling the pain.
Council spent $3.1million on the Ovens Riverfront alone, and $2.9million on all of the infrastructure (road, bridges, etc) for the entire region.
And it is not just that, all the money is spent on the Central Activities Area (Business area)- it is all the effort, focus, thought, influence, and time that is dedicated to the Central Activities Area, which is what the Parliamentary inquiry shows - Yarrunga gets deliberately ignored. See link
How unfair is that? They pay rates, too and expect good service!!
Has anything actually changed after the election? Why is Doctor Fidge carrying the brunt of this stupidity when highlighting this to council, and having to protest on his own?
The others should be ashamed of themselves!!!!
Business leaders criticise Labor as anti-business, and Labor members and supporters are demoralised.
The view of imminent defeat is undermining fund-raising. The former Labor pollster Rod Cameron said this month: ''The situation facing Labor is quite simply cataclysmic. They're heading for an electoral disaster of absolute epic proportions.''
Even the Age Newspaper is saying Go away Julia <<Link
(This person is a polititician so we wont show your her face.)
Too bad they have been backing her!
I guess the saying "Its no good, throwing good money after bad" fits well here.
One disaster after another, 300 Billion Dollars in loans wasted on environmental issues and not much to show for it except increased power and goods prices, with industries going broke and overseas.
More >>The Border Mail
So what on earth is the Wangaratta Chronicle on about?----------------------
THE Australian Services Union brought its fight against councillor Julian Fidge to the Wangaratta Council chambers last night.
Five union representatives stormed into the meeting brandishing placards with messages critical of Cr Fidge, who failed in a bid to bring a confidential report detailing bullying claims against him into an open forum.
The placard messages included “Is Fidge Ridgy Didge?” and “Stop Bullying Now”.
Wangaratta Chronicle council recent History link
“An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does truth become error because nobody sees it. Truth stands, even if there be no public support. It is self sustained.”
The radio interview with Mayor Rozi Parisotto was disjointed and completely out on tune with what Mr Thomson usually does. He had a jackhammer approach, asking a question about the CEO of Wangaratta's health issue. which even a Doctor would not disclose. So how would our Mayor know?
Now that IS bullying, and to do that on air is disgusting Mr. Thomson. He would have known, that the Mayor cannot disclose, cannot answer questions like that.
In the interest of the Councillors and the Mayor, my opinion is, that she could appoint a temporary CEO, and demote the current CEO as he is not doing his job as intended, until his contract runs out.
It's obvious, that anyone with half a brain can see that its a self-serving investigation with prejudice. Of course, you’re going to find for the CEO! Non co-operation by a public servant used to be reason for dismissal…Even Doug Sharp would have to admit that it's a long straw, but it serves to turn people against Dr. Fidge.
Having known Dr Fidge for quite some time, I asked myself, why on earth would he, as a Doctor want to serve in council? The answer is plain: he talks to many people in the course as a Doctor, and as such sees the injustices done in the name of the environmentalists.
Now the Mayor, Rozi Parisotti won’t play their game, they’re bullying her.
Unions, and the CEO are all part of this power play in council, which has been hidden in the past by some councillors. Some had no idea what politics ICLEI involved, as was the strategy. Those on the receiving end did though! It instigated the Rural Land Strategy, and the "unsustainable" sustainability department run by Mr Ray Park, thru which hoops every item that comes before council has to jump.
Ratepayers wanted a council devoid of political parties, but we seem to have joined International Council for Local Initiatives, (ECLEI) an organisation which makes it clear that if you don’t play by their rules, you are not a member. This organisation is supported by the LABOR party...and this is the reason I asked at the Whorouly meeting in May 2013 if the Councillors knew of this organisation and how this organisation was affecting decisions in council? They didn’t!
I have yet to get an answer from council, but I know the answer already. I expect the Councillors will get to understand what ICLEI does if they dig enough.
My next question will be: why weren’t the public made more aware of their influence and why weren’t they told of its existence, and where the policies of council were coming from and why?
ICLEI is a non-government body, with overseas links to socialist ideas, and put together by the United Nations!
It also explains the CEO's membership of the Murray Darling Basin Plan, which is against growth in the local areas, even if some of it is not seen as having agricultural value.
Mr Sharp's attitude is : Already, there is a significant demand for rural lifestyle land in the rich valleys of the Ovens Catchment. If irrigation is lost the pressure to turn high yield, agricultural land over to this type of development will be overwhelming and completely at odds with the Strategy.
With increased population of 100 people per year, he is doing everything he can to prevent increasing population using the environmental acts.
It would seem that Doug Sharp is working against what locals are hoping will happen. That is reasonable expansion of our town. The other issues pushed by local business appear to be if the population increases, they will have outside big business to deal with, and of course excellent employment opportunities for young people...and reduced business for them.
WANGARATTA councillor Julian Fidge expressed sorrow at a Benalla councillor resigning, saying he could relate to being obstructed by municipal management.
Ross Jenkins was upset at Benalla Council’s governance and after failing to convince councillors to have his concerns examined.
Cr Fidge, who has led a campaign against the management of the Wangaratta Council, said he had discussed his experience with Mr Jenkins.
“I have a lot of sympathy for his position, because not just myself at Wangaratta, but other councillors at Wangaratta, have experienced the same obstruction in carrying out our duties,” Cr Fidge said.
U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works
Statement of Dr. David Deming: Hearing Statements University of Oklahoma
College of Earth and Energy Climate Change and the Media 2/05/2006)
"The week an article written by me appeared in a newspaper, I was contacted by a reporter for National Public Radio. He offered to interview me,
but only if I would state that the warming was due to human activity.
When I refused to do so, he hung up on me.
"There is an overwhelming bias today in the media regarding the issue of global warming. In the past two years, this bias has bloomed into an irrational hysteria. Every natural disaster that occurs is now linked with global warming, no matter how tenuous or impossible the connection. As a result, the public has become vastly misinformed on this and other environmental issues.issues,
The amount of climatic warming that has taken place in the past 150 years is poorly constrained, and its cause--human or natural--is unknown. There is no sound scientific basis for predicting future climate change with any degree of certainty. If the climate does warm, it is likely to be beneficial to humanity rather than harmful. In my opinion, it would be foolish to establish national energy policy on the basis of misinformation and irrational hysteria. "
And might I add at huge costs, and with political aims in mind. (JV)
I asked why they should not consider the imput of this expert scientist? I found out:Science is being misused for political aims and world power!
Are you aware that basic human rights regarding private property are at a danger of being removed? Private property controlled, as well as where we: live, work and travel in designated areas and even in our behaviour!
Me a radical? No! I asked questions, and got these answers.
Read more about ICLEI here
Wangaratta Council is a member of this devious secretive organisation! Their agenda is stealthy removal of rights by manipulating our constitution!
ICLEI A leftist (Socialist) organisation, installed by stealth in local councils (they never asked the voters) who will be finally be controlled from Canberra and the United Nations.
Think New World Order and Fabians and LABOR party.
Why do you think they wish government recognition in their new referendum?
For starters, they could then legally tax (rates are not legal) you, make new local laws and bypass state government!
No non government body can tax you. Despite what they are doing. There is no GST on rates, as John Howard. our previous Liberal PM stated "Cannot tax on tax" RATES ARE A TAX levied by Local councils. The Local government act by the states are also illegal. The referendum said we did not want the recognised. So why did they illegally introduce the Local Government Act?
Climate forecasts of doom are used for political power!
The world may be warming slightly ( 1/2 a degree Centigrade per 100 years) but its a natural event, which has stopped increasing. (See the admission below.) Even head of the UN, Patchury admitted this early this year. LABOR is still spouting it from the rooftops.
No CO2 can have this effect.
The Global warming scare is all part of this scheme to change our world. I didnt believe this at first, but if you think back when did all this trouble with energy rationing and carbon polution start? With Kevin Rudd, and the LABOR party and that leftist Al Gore, who despite buying a $10 million house near the seaside, predicted oceans are rising.
The following is all part of this scheme!The Weather buerau
Without fanfare — apparently in the desperate hope no one would notice —
it has finally conceded what other scientists have known for ages:
"there is no evidence that ‘global warming’ is happening"
But its counterpart in Australia is still rabbiting on about Global Warming.....
Read more: Local link
Why ? Political interference and investment in "Eco Energy" and Socialism.
A lie can travel the world before truth can gets its pants on. Winston Churchill...
This lie is fuelling the Political and environmental subsidies, which are crippling our tax system. Its not that they are not raising more tax than ever, its just that theyre spending more and creating more and more debt! Councils are now expected to join the federal system and their methods!
A succesful referendum on council recognition as government will allow councils to gain more powers to tax and make local laws. Wangaratta council's behavior is a prime reason why this should not happen! VOTE NO in the referendum. More here > Link on reasons
Australian debt clock <A site to display accurate debt
The sad and stressed Wangarattas CEO and other senior staff have gone on stress leave.
If I was cynical, I would say this is just another tactic. But I am not cynical!
Of course if you are trying to avoid scrutiny, and had something to hide, after the probity auditor investigation, and immediately going on stress leave after the report was secretly discussed, along with others, also going on stress leave, then obviously there is something more going on.
I hope this veil of secrecy will be removed, and the public told soon. Most people don’t seem to know why local businesses and employment opportunities have been made scarce. All they get is negative reports from local newspapers, who of course don’t want to upset their advertising base of local business. I hope they will stand up for truth and justice, and quit tarnishing Dr Fidge, who feels there is a need to change the secrecy, and allows us to see what local council was doing, and allow proper progress and expansion of Wangaratta. Proper progress has been stifled by local councillors too long!
Of course this has to do with tactics used by people in charge, as is once again being shown by their behaviour and I'm not writing about the ones who wish to talk about things, but the ones gone into hiding! I hope the shredding machines had been locked away before this weekend!
Report on resignations > Border Mail
Some people make things happen. Others see things happen.
Many wonder what happened!
Federal Referendum: I told you first....
Have you noticed the great scare of CO2 and the almost daily scary reports that we are approaching a world wide catastrophe? The catastrophe is "being scared" by these snake oil sales people! The Climate has always swung one way then another.
More news from the Daily mail
Previous council was less than transparent.
That needs to change. Council needs to be TRANSPARENT.
Broadcasting live video Internet streaming would allow you to attend council meetings even at home.
Its time council got into the 21'st century with this. Others are doing it. Why not ours?
I believe there are grants available for this to happen.
Please note the opinions and ideals are my personal view as well as others, and may have no legal standing.
Any criticisms made, are not meant in a malicious way, and if disagreed with, I am happy to discuss it in an open manner.