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CANDIDATE FOR LONGMAN - QUEENSLAND
Q. What local issues are you focusing on?
A. The Great Australian Party (GAP) oppose globalism and will withdraw from international treaties that harm our manufacturing industry. Our policy is import replacement; we will restructure tax, banking, finance, training and reduce energy costs to allow our industry to compete on a true level playing field.
The sale of public assets has not served Australians (how are your electricity and water bills?) and keeping jobs and money in Australia. We are also focussing on those living below the poverty line, which is 3.4 million Australians, of which 1.15 million are young people (0-24 years).
Australia is all about small business, the very thing these majors are destroying. We believe laws and regulations should be reduced on small businesses and structured to encourage new and existing businesses and ensure fair competition. Our small businesses are the microorganisms of the economy and must be preserved.
We strongly oppose “free trade” economic policies, which over the past years have led to the gradual destruction of the Australian manufacturing industry, with the resulting loss of hundreds of thousands of Australian jobs, an increasing dependence on the import of foreign goods to satisfy basic local demands and a deteriorating trade balance, creating a massive and rapidly growing foreign debt problem that is reflected in the declining value of our dollar.
We must rebuild Australian manufacturing by first and foremost changing our tax system. Ridding ourselves of the iniquitous GST and introducing the 21st Century Electronic Debit Tax. Secondly, we must take control of our energy resources to ensure we have the use of our abundant supplies at prices not inflated with taxes and profiteering. Finally, we need to reform our financial system to ensure the availability of long-term low-interest rate loans to assist manufacturing.
Low taxes and energy costs, and cheap finance provides the opportunity for the manufacturing industry to prosper once more and with-it job opportunities, export replacement and reduction in our trade imbalance and debt. The federal governments enter into various trade agreements, such as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and the LIMA Agreement, which force local Australian industries and farmers to compete with imports from cheaper manufacturing and producing countries, has decimated Australia.
Our living standards, wage rates and other production costs are comparatively high due to poor economic management. Unless Australians are prepared to take a cut in those things or get rid of the government, this can only have one effect – to wipe out Australian manufacturing and farming industry. This loss of our manufacturing industry has reduced us to third world economy, resulting in loss of jobs and opportunities for our youth. Therefore, GAP is committed to reversing the situation.
We will focus on training programs based on the needs of manufacturing industry, providing indentured apprenticeships. To achieve this, education expenditure needs to be changed, with 70% to TAFE and 30% to Universities. This reflects statistics and the needs of industry, providing skills and opportunities for further education. For if we, as a nation, are going to grow and prosper in this new millennium, we must educate our children to ensure that our way of life and freedom will survive the test of time.
Our view is ‘Fairtrade and not free trade’, with support to protect our vital manufacturing industries equal to those imposed on us by other countries for similar products. Except in the case of those countries where manufacturing industry employs slave labour rates, in which case an equalisation levy will apply to protect our labour rates.
We are also focussing on the reduction or elimination of taxes and charges that hinder the industry, especially crippling fuel prices.
We believe that water is so important that it should have its own portfolio. We say no to the commercialisation of a God-given resource for the profit of a few. s100 of The Constitution states: The Commonwealth shall not, by any law or regulation of trade or commerce, abridge the right of a state or of the residents therein to the reasonable use of the waters of rivers for conservation or irrigation. We encourage a board of farmers to be involved in water management and the conservation.
GAP does not support the current fluoridation of drinking water under current legislation.
Q. What do you have to say about how the major parties have failed Australia?
A. For the past 120 years, candidates from the major parties – Labor/Greens & Liberals/Nationals have entered politics not to change it but to remain part of it. They are forced to tow party lines. Save for a brave few; they are silenced.
Government debt that they created has increased by 1000% in just ten years from $150 BN to $1.479 TN today. Some economists suggest that it could reach $3.5 TN by 2025. Imagine your household expenditure just increased 3x. Where is the income coming from to pay back that debt?
Add to that:
- Scott Morrison and the Parliament wrote and passed a law in about three months that stopped Daniel Andrews Belt & Road Agreement (and other institutions). Morrison has called out that Australia does not have a mandatory vaccination policy, yet that is exactly what he created with his ‘National Cabinet’ that has NO constitutional or statutory authority. Why couldn’t Morrison write a law that would prevent exactly what these Premiers have done (s109 of the Constitution)?
- 3.4 million Australians are living below the poverty line.
- 1.5% live of Australians are living less than $10 a day.
- 0.75% live on less than $5.5 a day.
- I am hearing horrific stories of pensioners living on <$5 a day for two people. These are people who have paid taxes all their lives.
- Morrison said he would create an Integrity Commission but again broke his promise.
- Look at how Palaszczuk treated the Qld Integrity Commissioner for wanting to expose lobbyists’ involvement into the Labor Party. Palaszczuk moved her aside.
The Integrity Commissioner was also asking uncomfortable questions of Palaszczuk into the legitimacy of the Qld Government creating Pty Ltd companies, which they did with The Queensland Future Fund (Titles Registry) Act 2021 ACN 648 568 101. Why would she do this? Well, private companies cannot be FOI’d (Freedom of Information).
Could it be that she wants to raise more money/debt without us knowing? How may she do this? Well, a Company is an excellent start. Palaszczuk has already borrowed $2 BN using our money as security through The Queensland Future Fund (Titles Registry) Act 2021.
Used to pay down state debt, but instead, what was presented to me was that Palaszczuk used it as security to borrow another $2BN.
- Daniel Andrews fabricated Coates inquiry that delivered nothing and left 801 people dead and their families searching for more answers.
- What about the Lima Declaration? It decimated Australia’s Primary Industries by moving them from Australia to third-world countries. With it went jobs and the money. That money, which would have circulated within the Australian economy, went from Australia to offshore. - Their response to Covid-19 created the greatest wealth transfer in history happened. That wealth transfer went from the middle class to the elites. Remember, small business was decimated, whilst big corporate remained open and prospered.
- And still to this day, we hear nothing further about the police (pedophile) documents former Senator Bill Heffernan raised in 2016. Who are they protecting? Why hasn’t this been resolved?
Q. Why should local voters vote for you?
A. I live my life from a space of integrity and authenticity. Going "go back to normal" is not for me. That is what led us to where we are today (mandates, coercion, forced legislation, etc.). I want to create an Australia that focuses on decentralised solutions for Australia and its people. We are a nation of small businesses being decimated by the corporate lords that control our politicians. We say NO.
I want to fix the root cause, which is the system politicians broke. I have no desire to go back into the same system that has destroyed Australia. Australians created our Commonwealth of Australia Constitution Act 1900, and we said NO (1999 referendum) to their attempts to move us to a Corporatised Republic. Yet they do it anyway.
I oppose globalisation. Federal governments have entered into various trade agreements (GATT & LIMA), which forced local Australian industries and farmers to compete with imports from cheaper manufacturing and producing countries. This has wiped out Australian manufacturing and farming. This loss of our manufacturing industry has reduced us to third world economy, resulting in the loss of jobs and opportunities for our youth.
Q. What will your local community look like, when you are voted in?
A. It will look exactly how each local community wants it to look. We are a massive land and we need better infrastructure such as train, trucks, and shipping ports, to enable local community. We don't need produce that comes from overseas that has been stored in cold storage and sprayed with chemicals to extend its life. We have all we need here in Australia.
Authorised by Ian Nelson for the Great Australian Party, 65 Cardinal Court, Caboolture, QLD 4510
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