Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Violent burglaries linked to Sudanese youth - including children as young as 10 and Apex-linked members have 'surged 400 per cent in three years'

An imported problem. It was John Howard who started accepting African refugees

Sudanese youth as young as 10 have committed 400 per cent more violent burglaries in just three years.

Federal Liberal MP Jason Wood, a former police detective who is heading a parliament inquiry into migration, has released terrifying crime data on Apex-linked gangs, who are known to particularly active in south-east Melbourne suburbs like Frankston and Pakenham.

It shows the number of Sudanese-born criminals, aged 10 to 18, committing aggravated burglary in Victoria surging from 20 in 2014-15 to 98 in 2016-17.

The Melbourne-based politician accused Labor of overlooking the data to avoid being labelled 'racist'.

'With South Sudanese hugely over represented in violent crimes in Victoria, the protection of all those living in Melbourne and Australia must come first,' Mr Wood told the Sunday Herald Sun.

The Liberal backbencher is calling for the deportation of visa holders who commit home invasions.

The data he released also showed a 55 per cent increase in serious assaults by Sudanese youth, between 2014 and 2017, from 29 to 45.

Car stealing by these African youths had also doubled in the same time period, from 63 to 150.

Sudanese-born youths, aged between 10 and 18, are the most represented ethnic group when it comes to aggravated burglaries, car thefts and sexual offences, the newspaper report said.

Sudanese comprise just 0.11 per cent of Victoria's population, but 4.8 per cent of aggravated burglary offenders.

Victoria's Crime Statistics Agency last year released data showing aggravated home invasions by Sudanese-born youth, aged 10 to 18, had risen 10-fold between 2012 and 2016, to 40 incidents.

Apex-linked gangs are notorious around the Frankston, Sandringham and Cranbourne/Paken­ham rail lines, the Victorian police revealed in 2016.

But there have also been incidents in Melbourne's inner-west and western suburbs.

In June, a man was struck in the head with a tomahawk when a gang of men burst into a Melbourne barber shop and started brawling.

Up to 15 men, many who are believed to be of African descent, entered the shop in inner-city Footscray and began fighting.

In April, a gang of five Sudanese teenagers allegedly bashed their autistic classmate, in a horrific attack on a bus at Tarneit, in Melbourne's west.

The 17-year-old student was travelling alone to the city centre, when five boys approached him and told him to hand over his mobile phone and new Nike shoes.


Christians commiserate after same-sex marriage vote loss

The campaign against same-sex marriage in Australia was an “extraordinary success” despite losing the national postal survey, crossbench Senator Cory Bernardi says.

The Australian Conservatives senator believes this is because it convinced about 40 per cent of participants to vote ‘no’ despite competing with a “ten-year campaign” by marriage equality supporters who enjoyed “tens of millions of dollars” in funding.

“That is a fantastic start,” Senator Bernardi told about 700 delegates at the Australian Christian Lobby’s national conference in Sydney on Saturday.  “You have established an amazing base, you have some wonderful leaders, you have some extraordinary technology and you have it all in the palm of your hands.”

Senator Bernardi attempted to further rally the religious troops, saying if only half the ‘no’ voters elected “decent Senate candidates” at the next election there would be up to a dozen politicians in the upper house to drive change.

“We can no longer be silent, we can no longer sit back and rely on prayer to change the course of earthly events,” he said.

“Prayer is important - never underestimate that. If you want to pray for things, pray for strength for those who are leading in this battle.”

Senator Bernardi said he went into the process of changing the Marriage Act with “a degree of optimism”.

But he also warned parliament was “tortured” - as illustrated this week when he moved a series of provocative motions including a failed attempt to oppose Medicare funding for gender-selective abortions.

That motion, Senator Bernardi explained, caused confusion as some senators left the room and other merely sat on the observers benches.

“You’ve got a party of government effectively not knowing whether they’re Arthur or Martha on gender-selective abortions,” he joked, drawing laughter and applause. “We need people in parliament who know whether they’re Arthur or Martha.”

The faithful gathered amid reports federal Attorney-General George Brandis is considering incorporating article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights into the same-sex marriage legislation.

The move to appease conservatives demanding better protections for freedom of religion, speech and parental rights was supported at the conference by ACL managing director Lyle Shelton.

“I welcome that because that’s essentially what the (alternative) James Paterson bill was doing and yet he’s been demonised all week,” Mr Shelton told the 700 delegates.

“The ICCPR is actually quite a good document. It’s one that we at ACL ... have quoted in our government submissions for years.”

Article 18 of the covenant — which Australia agreed to in 1980 — states: “Everyone shall have the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion.”

Leading No campaigner and Queensland senator Matt Canavan told Saturday’s conference he’d be moving amendments to Dean Smith’s same-sex marriage bill to enshrine those protections.

Asked later if he’d work with Senator Brandis, the Nationals senator said: “I plan to move my own amendments but obviously it’ll be worked out.”

He said if conservatives lost the battle to protect the freedom of religion, speech and parental rights “that does strike at the foundation of our Western society”.

“I’m trying to fight to ensure that we’re not a persecuted minority,” Senator Canavan said. “There is no other country to flee to in the world if we lose ... there’s no other planet we can take ourselves to.”

Just.equal spokesman Rodney Croome says the only reason for inserting the ICCPR clause into the Marriage Act would be to override state and federal laws preventing discrimination against LGBTI people.

“Senator Brandis’s proposal risks clogging the courts with claims that religious freedom trumps other rights,” he said in a statement.

New Zealand Family First national director Bob McCoskrie told the ACL conference that since gay marriage was legalised in his country in 2013 Christians have been discriminated against for holding traditional views.

He warned of “new frontiers” in the battle, including an acceptance of polygamy, and urged delegates to stay strong.

“We’ve had some losses ... but we are not called to win, we are called to speak truth.” Mr Shelton said the No campaign lost because the “rainbow coalition” was better organised.

“We didn’t lose this in a three-month campaign we lost this because of 20 years of silence when the other side was talking and advocating,” he said. “We haven’t been showing up ... that has to change.”

Mr Shelton urged Christians to join a political party to challenge “bad ideas”. “A wonderful take-out of this campaign is there now is a standing army emboldened to continue fighting for freedom.

“Thousands of volunteers have had a taste of political campaigning and activism and they’re saying ‘What’s next? We want to stay in the fight. We want to keep going.”


Victorian power bill likely to jump by $470. Energy Australia announces MORE hikes to electricity and gas prices for 2018

Victorian households are expected to be slugged with a significant increase to their power bills by the start of 2018.

The state's third largest energy retailer Energy Australia is rolling out significant price jumps in the coming year, according to the Herald Sun, pushing up the cost of both electricity by almost 15 per cen and gas by 13.5 per cent.

The average residential customer will be slugged an extra $278 a year for electricity, pushing their annual bill to approximately $2134, while gas customers' bills will jump to $1612.

But it's not just Energy Australia customers either - other retailers are expected to announce similar increases by December 1.

Experts blame the price surge on a combination of the 'steep climb' in wholesale energy prices and the closure of the Hazelwood coal-fired power station.

Energy Australia's chief customer officer Kim Clarke said wholesale electricity prices have risen about 55 per cent since the start of the year and this pain was being passed on to customers.

'With this (latest) price increase that we have got there is zero retail margin increase in that,' she told the publication.

'Since August, calls to our contact centre are up 30 per cent and it's easy to under­stand people are looking for a better deal on energy.'

But while Financial comparison website Mozo's spokeswoman Kirsty Lamont said energy price rises would continue, she advised people to keep shopping around. 'Energy bills are the second biggest household cost after the mortgage or the rent, so an increase of around 13-14 per cent will be a huge pain point for many households,' she said.

'When it comes to energy, if you are not shopping around you are not saving because energy providers generally reserve their biggest discounts and best deals for new customers.

'If you have been with the same energy provider for a few years, chances are you are paying a lot more than you could be.'

In an attempt to minimise the financial pain, Energy Australia is giving both new and existing customers the chance to  to sign up to their Secure Saver two-year energy plan. The new plan locks in energy prices on both electricity and gas for 24 months and will put the 'pause button' on price rises.

Customers have until January 31 to sign up to the Secure Saver and avoid the January price hike.


Bob Katter grabs an opportunity to talk about the unchecked crocodile population in the Far North

The Far North is too far away for most politicians to bother about a few people getting chomped

North Queensland Federal MP Bob Katter has bizarrely talked about marriage equality in the same sentence as the growing crocodile violence in his electorate.

Footage of the interview was played on Insight which shows a relaxed Mr Katter brightly speaking about the same-sex marriage debate in a tender tone before things take a turn.

'I mean, y'know, people are entitled to their sexual proclivities. Let there be a thousand blossoms bloom, as far as I'm concerned,' he said during a press conference last week.

Moments later the conservative politician's entire face changed into an expression of anger.

'But I ain't spendin' any time on it, because in the mean time, every three months, a person is torn to pieces by a crocodile in North Queensland,' he managed to spit out.

The maverick Queensland crossbencher previously said he is so worried about parents losing the right to object to their children being taught the Safe Schools program he wants the law changed.

The Katter's Australian Party leader and renegade Nationals MP George Christensen, a fellow Queenslander, are working on a parliamentary bill that would give parents the right to pull their kids out of the controversial gender theory lessons.

Mr Katter, who holds the vast far-north Queensland seat of Kennedy, said the legalisation of same-sex marriage would force children into learning about gay sex and relationships.

'I don't want anyone to underestimate the damage that is being done here to the people of Australia,' he told Daily Mail Australia.

'It opens the way for them to teach same-sex marriage in school.'


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1 comment:

Paul said...

Bring a mob of low IQ, low impulse control, illiterates from a third-world shithole, let them loose with no supervision in a first-world country where intelligence and awareness are pre-requisites for any kind of success and......what could go wrong?

Howard disarms us, lets the wild animals loose among us, and gets treated as some great elder statesman when he should be treated as traitors were traditionally treated.