Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Federation Failures

 Federation Failures

by Viv Forbes

Colonial Australians voted for Federation for four key reasons – Defence, Foreign Affairs, Quarantine and the maintenance of Free Trade between States.

Our Federation is failing in all four areas.

In Defence, we send our soldiers into un-winnable foreign wars, and then spurn and short-change the veterans who come back. The media and some top brass have smeared all soldiers because a few have been accused of war crimes (probably while attempting to stay alive themselves). And while the Indo-Pacific prepares for war, we play gender games and climate games instead of war games and waste zillions on inferior submarines and fighter aircraft.

Our mis-management of Foreign Affairs has given China (our biggest foreign customer) an excuse for a bullying, costly trade war. And our cavalier signing of several UN “agreements” on climate and environment surrenders our sovereignty to unelected foreign bureaucrats and exports our jobs and industries.

Our futile attempts to lock out viruses that may be able to hitch-hike on migratory birds, bats, traders and tourists have just slowed the normal process of adapting to these pests. Summer warmth may have done more to curb Covid in northern Australia than all the lockdowns.

State Premiers, drunk on Covid-power, have made a mockery of Section 92 of our Constitution ("trade, and commerce… among the states, shall be absolutely free.") They have driven thousands into bankruptcy, leaving the feds to pick up the tab. With workers kept in paid idleness by state lockdowns and federal handouts, there is no labour for farm harvests. 

We should be free to lock or unlock our own homes or businesses. But politicians shut state borders with little warning, even creating locked-down mini-states. Police who should be fighting real crime are checking face masks and patrolling Covid prisons, while soldiers prepare for war against tourists and traders instead of focussing on our capacity to respond to threats in our region.

Our Federation is being destroyed by Centralism, state irresponsibility and green vandalism. The bloated federal and state bureaucracies are far larger and more costly than were ever imagined by the Fathers of Federation. Almost every state function is now duplicated by Canberra. A recent invention, the unconstitutional “National Cabinet”, is a harbinger of yet more centralisation and globalism as the Great Covid Reset merges with the Green Revolution.

We must restore the dreams of federation by:

·       restoring free trade with no bureaucratic locked gates.

·       restoring our industrial capability, based on cheap reliable coal, gas, hydro or nuclear power. 

·       repealing all green energy subsidies, mandates tax breaks and emissions targets and withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement.

·       ensuring emergency supplies of gas and liquid fuels. 

·       building a credible defence force and good alliances.

Viv Forbes
Washpool Qld, Australia.
Viv Forbes has science qualifications, industrial and pastoral experience and a long history of observing and participating in Australian politics.

Related Readings:


Afghanistan: The Fevered Imaginations of the REMFs:
https://wentworthreport.com/afghanistan-the-fevered-imaginations-of-the-remfs/

 

The F-35 Just Keeps Getting Worse:
https://wentworthreport.com/the-f-35-just-keeps-getting-worse/
https://wentworthreport.com/the-raaf-hornets-why-the-indecent-haste/

 

Australia’s looming submarine Disaster:
https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2019/10/australias-looming-submarine-disaster/

 

Dangerous Elites planning the great reset:
https://www.spectator.com.au/2020/10/dangerous-elites-planning-the-great-reset/

 

Make Australia Great Again:
https://www.spectator.com.au/2017/01/make-australia-great-again-2/

 

The New Federalism, 2013:
https://economics.org.au/2013/06/the-new-federalism/


“Diseases from Space ”- 1979 - Sir Fred Hoyle & Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe.
Sphere Books Ltd , 1981

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Recent Energy and Environmental News January 11, 2021

 Recent Energy and Environmental News

January 11, 2021 in EnergyEnvironment / 


by John Droz, Jr.

 

Welcome to the first 2021 issue of our Energy & Environmental Newsletter.

(For all 2020 Newsletters, go here. To review the current issue, see below.)

 

 

COVID-19 

HCQ is effective for COVID-19 when used early: meta analysis of 190 studies

WHO Chief Scientist: No Evidence COVID Vaccine Prevents Transmission

Short video: Urgent Information on the CV19 Vaccine - Dr Carrie Madej

The 15 Trillion Dollar COVID Question 

 

Greed Energy Economics —

Wind Power Fined Measly $1 Million For Causing Statewide Blackout

Electric car driver discovers fast charge costs more than gas 

 

Misc Energy —

The Dark Side of Clean Energy

Jan 2021 Report on Wind Energy

China begins construction of second CFR-600 fast reactor

Looking forward: new technologies in the 2020’s

Natural Gas Bans Meeting Resistance from Reality

Biden should help clean up the developing world’s exotic mining tragedy 

 

Manmade Global Warming —

Study: Distorting the view of our climate future

Short video: Climate Censorship

Model estimates subsidence risks across the globe

Video: New Understanding of Earth's Paleoclimate

Alps ice-free 6000 years ago, when CO2 was much lower than today

Commentary: Rajendra Pachauri, 1940-2020 

 

US National Elections:

Report: Reclaiming a Superpower

Heaven Is Not Shaken

Election Change: Getting State to the Point

The Good Fight And We Lost—This Battle

Hansen: Our upside-down post-election world

An Open Letter to Congress about the 2020 Election

Exact Fallout of Presidential Election Predicted in 2019 War-Game Paper

What Happened on January 6th? 

A Window Into Who We Are Dealing With in Congress 

The U.S. Government is Hopelessly Corrupt 

 

US National Elections: Vote Integrity —

Short spot-on video: How It Happened

Judge allows Georgia Election Hearing

Cracking Dominion’s Source Code – A National Security Threat Since 2003

Voting Machine Impact

China’s Influence on the 2020 Presidential Election 

New Report shows an inventory of known vote and election fraud issues

Evidence of Vote Manipulation Explained

Statistical Analysis of 2020 Presidential Vote Dumps

Short video: This is how Biden got 13 million extra votes

 

Other US Politics and Socialism —

Parental Units

Moms For America Call For Americans to Stand Up, Reject Evil and Marxism

Media Have Hypocritical Double Standard on Trump vs BLM Protests

Internet Browsers Gearing Up to Silence Conservatives

The Realtors' new ban on "hate speech" extends beyond work activities

The Future of American Politics: The GOP After Trump

 

Religion Related —

A woman's Place Is in the House?

The Real Stakes of the War on Christmas

Dave Ramsey showed the love of Jesus in one extraordinary act of kindness

 

Education Related —

The Ways Colleges Legally Silence Non-Conforming Scholars

Leaving the Blight of Higher Education: Part II–Farewell, Faculty

Priceless lessons from my sixth-grade English teacher

 

John Droz, jr.

physicist & citizen advocate

 

 

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