Tuesday, October 06, 2020

You can see that she is just about as Aboriginal as I am. And my ancestry is entirely British. She’s just a far Leftist approval-seeker. But she is in the right party. The Australian Greens are far-Leftists.

The question remains whether she is appropriate to sit in our parliament. Before sitting, all members have to make the oath of allegiance. It is a constitutional requirement. It reads:

“I do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’ Her heirs and successors according to law. SO HELP ME GOD!”

If she doesn’t like Australia, she surely would not like swearing allegiance to our Head of State. But she must have taken the oath to be seated. So she is a fraud and an impostor

An incoming Greens senator has revealed she has never sung the national anthem and found the Australian flag to be offensive.

Lidia Thorpe will next week become the first-ever indigenous senator for Victoria when she swears an oath of allegiance to the Queen.

The 47-year-old activist and grandmother from Melbourne, who is replacing former Greens leader Richard Di Natale in federal Parliament, has declared she doesn’t associate herself with Advance Australia Fair.

‘I’ve never participated in the Australian anthem,’ she told the ABC’s 7.30 program.

Ms Thorpe has also expressed misgivings about the Australian flag, especially when it is displayed on Australia Day, January 26. ‘Yeah, and I feel that pain in terms of, I know what it’s like to feel offended,’ she said.

‘When I see Australian flags all over the media on the 26th of January and drinking and partying, when that day represents so much loss to our people. ‘I feel that pain too.’

Like some left-wing indigenous activists, Ms Thorpe regards the 1788 arrival of the British First Fleet as an ‘Invasion Day’ and the start of land being dispossessed.

Last year, she told UK-born actress Miriam Margoyles’ Almost Australian documentary she saw herself as an indigenous woman and not an Australian.

‘I don’t identify as being Australian. It’s a concept that’s been imposed on our people since we’re invaded,’ she told the program, which aired on the ABC in May. ‘The colonisers came and set up the colony which they now call Australia. ‘Mass genocide occurred.’

When she takes an oath in the Senate, Ms Thorpe will become just the eighth indigenous member of federal Parliament since Federation in 1901.

Ms Thorpe, who is the granddaughter and great-granddaughter of female indigenous activists, said she was more than just a campaigner for Aboriginal rights.

‘I know that people see me as this radical angry black woman and, yes, I can be that, but I am a nice person too and I’m a mum, I’m a grandma, I’m a sister, auntie,’ she said.

Ms Thorpe, who became a mother at age 17 and lived in public housing, will be among five indigenous MPs in Canberra, alongside Labor’s Linda Burney, Malarndirri McCarthy and Pat Dodson, and Liberal Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt, who in 2010 became the first Aboriginal member of the House of Representatives.

Neville Bonner made history in 1971 as Australia’s first indigenous senator when he filled a casual Liberal Party vacancy in Queensland.

Aden Ridgeway in 1998 became the next indigenous senator with the Australian Democrats in New South Wales.

Olympic hockey gold medallist Nova Peris in 2013 became the first indigenous senator for the Northern Territory after Labor prime minister Julia Gillard insisted she replace Trish Crossin at the top of the party ticket at that year’s election.

Ms Thorpe in November 2017 became the first Aboriginal woman elected to the Victorian Parliament by winning the Melbourne inner-north seat of Northcote.

Ms Thorpe lost her seat a year after that by-election victory, sparked by the the death of Labor minister Fiona Richardson.

That led to her in June defeating Queens’s Counsel barrister Julian Burnside for Greens preselection to replace Senator Di Natale in Parliament.


Needle-free vaccine system to be made in Brisbane

A WORLD-CLASS medical technology company will manufacture a needle-free vaccine in Brisbane under a partnership with the State Government set to create up to 140 jobs over the next decade.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will today announce her Government’s partnership with Vaxxas to manufacture its High-Density Micro-projection Array Patch (MAP) vaccine delivery system in greater numbers in Queensland.

Construction will take place in a building owned by Economic Development Queensland in the Northshore Hamilton Priority Development Area, with manufacturing to begin in early 2022.

Ms Palaszczuk said Vaxxas expects to deliver 300 million doses each year.

“Over the next 10 years, this rate of production is expected to contribute $497m to the Queensland economy,” she said.

“This partnership will give a great boost to our economic recovery strategy in the weeks and months to come.”

Vaxxas chief executive David Hoey said Vaxxas would be able to ramp up production and put the company and Australia at the forefront of vaccination technology worldwide.

Vaxxas has been backed by the World Health Organisation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the pharmaceutical multinational company, Merck.

It grew out of the Australian Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology at The University of Queensland, before relocating to the Translational Research Institute in Woolloongabba. State Development Minister Kate Jones said medical manufacturing was a multi-trillion-dollar industry.

“Through this partnership, we’ll create jobs in Queensland by tapping into this sector,” she said.

“Queensland boasts some of the world’s leading experts in medical technology.”


Australian death rates have fallen despite the coronavirus pandemic

So far, COVID-19 has killed 888 people in Australia – a fatality rate of 3.3 per cent from 27,096 cases since January.

A closer reading of the overall death statistics, however, shows overall fatalities during the first six months of 2020 were lower than average, with fewer people dying of the flu, respiratory illnesses and even cancer.

Between January and June this year, 68,986 deaths were certified by a doctor.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics said deaths since mid May had been ‘below historical averages’, with more social distancing most likely reducing flu cases.

Fatality levels had also been ‘below baseline minimums’ since the week to June 9.

Deaths from respiratory diseases and heart diseases were below historical minimum counts throughout June.

During the first six months of this year, 225 people died from a respiratory disease, compared with the average of 293 between 2015 and 2019.

The same time period saw 41 deaths from influenza, a fraction of the 400 people who died in 2019 and the 70 who died in 2017.

Even cancer deaths have fallen, despite fears the lockdowns would discourage the sick from getting a check-up.

Between the New Year and the end of June, 23,571 people died from, a level below the average of 22,954 between 2015 and 2019.


Pauline Hanson calls for a ‘Minister for Men’ to tackle soaring male suicide rates as she claims blokes are ‘overwhelmingly disadvantaged’ and targeted by feminists

One Nation leader Pauline Hanson says a new office needs to be established in the government to deal with high rates of suicide and homelessness among men.

The Queensland-based politician called for the appointment of a ‘Minister for Men’ on Friday.

‘Political parties have long called for equality across both genders, but only a Minister for Women exists across all levels of government,’ she said.

‘But as we focus on strengthening women’s economic security, their involvement in leadership positions, and ensure that women and their children are safe from violence, the plight of Australian boys and men is on the decline.’

Ms Hanson cited a 2019 report that compared the rates of suicide, homelessness and workplace deaths between men and women.

The number of men dying in workplaces outpaced women by more than 1,000 per cent.

For every 100 women who die at work there are 1,294 deaths among men.

There are more than 240 men living rough on the streets for every 100 homeless women.

There are also 1,000 men living in adult correctional facilities for every 100 women.

‘On the subject of alcohol, drug addiction, overdoses, suicide, murder, violent crimes, and incarceration, boys and men are again overwhelmingly disadvantaged,’ Ms Hanson said.

‘As a mother of three boys and one girl, this raises significant concern for my own children, let alone my young grandchildren.’

The study also showed an imbalance between the number of school boys and girls who are expelled and who suffer from emotional trauma.

For every 100 girls who are expelled, 291 boys are turfed out.

Around 355 boys also report an emotional disturbance for every 100 girls.

‘If we truly want equality in society, it’s time to drop the hardline feminist attack on men and start treating each other with the same level of support, based on need,’ Ms Hanson said.


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