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For five years Queensland has gone backwards under Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor.

Whether it’s their refusal to build dams or their never-ending roadblocks on the Brisbane Metro, the Palaszczuk Government has shown that the only jobs they care about are their own, and the only construction projects they’ll prioritise are those that benefit Dodgy Jackie’s investment properties.

Under Labor, Queensland now has the worst unemployment in the nation and small business confidence is at its weakest level in a decade.

We welcome the Morrison Government’s bailout of the Queensland Government, but we know that for so long as Annastacia Palaszczuk is holding the stop/slow sign, nothing will happen.

We need a Deb Frecklington LNP government in Queensland that will get on with the job of building the roads, rail and dams this state needs to grow and create new jobs.
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For five years Queensland has gone backwards under Annastacia Palaszczuk and Labor.

Whether it’s their refusal to build dams or their never-ending roadblocks on the Brisbane Metro, the Palaszczuk Government has shown that the only jobs they care about are their own, and the only construction projects they’ll prioritise are those that benefit Dodgy Jackie’s investment properties.

Under Labor, Queensland now has the worst unemployment in the nation and small business confidence is at its weakest level in a decade.

We welcome the Morrison Government’s bailout of the Queensland Government, but we know that for so long as Annastacia Palaszczuk is holding the stop/slow sign, nothing will happen.

We need a Deb Frecklington LNP government in Queensland that will get on with the job of building the roads, rail and dams this state needs to grow and create new jobs.

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It's not a bailout , the funding is Australia wide

Haven’t forgotten Campbell Newman !

Labor with Peter Beaty blew it all,then LNP with MR CAN DO self distructed. When can we get a state government to magically find money, to pay off debt and then find more to bild inferstructure????????????? Both parties are no good.

Sorry! I haven't forgotten that grub Campbell Newman, and hell will freeze over before I vote for either of the major parties ever again! Labor are Greens Lite these days, and the Greens? Don't let's even go there!

Another alternative fact rant by the opposition ,done nothing but throw people out of work, dressed up as economic management😡

Deb cant be trusted. She has sooo many fake accounts here & has been caught praising herself cause she isnt smart enough to switch accounts properly.

Deb Frecklington MP I hope your party doesn't change leadership before the election - you're Labor's greatest hope of getting a third term.

Kick them out! We had a chance last time! Also kick out the Greens that are killing our industries with their climate/extinction madness!

We need those dams built! Now!!

The worst Queensland premier of all time

Deb frecklington fast efficient and and election soon so scomo comes up with cash. Lo lol lol. Why not before.

how fast can they forget the debacle that was cambel neman vot lnp and go back to the 1890

Its time for the old parties to go we need a peoples party

Do we really need a state government?

Where's Jackie? I don't know what to do! What's my next line?

Being Premier is not easy, they either love you or hate you with no in between.

Always goes back wards under Labor.

"Opium" Palaszczuk ... The slow working dope ...

Which dams would that be?

Their all the same, Don't you realise that???

Labor out for good 🖕🖕🖕🖕

.. and the L-NP is any better ? Can-Do Campbell proved he couldn't ..

Today this women received some big money from the Feds. Guess where it's going to be spent. No prizes It's to easy

so have you forgotten that sacked public servants a train line that that had to be fixed up after the LNP stuffit and the we have the Trains that you brought that needed lots of money to fix so they can be used so come on DEB tell us what you will do

Well we need someone in a hurry might as well be Deb

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2 days ago

LNP - Liberal National Party

Only Deb Frecklington MP and the LNP have a plan to build Queensland’s biggest-ever drought-busting infrastructure project.

The New Bradfield Scheme would irrigate an area larger than Tasmania and create tens of thousands of new jobs.

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Hope you can do it Deb👍

Pauline said it first.

Just get on with it!

Your now doing it for the Chinese, thanks for that

Start now

rid this tick...

Deb Frecklington MP What is the situation with the desalination plants that we’re built all over Australia

Just do it

Sure its expensive but how much does continuous droughts cost the country and lost expert revenue, IMO this will open up new export markets and expand food production recovering the cost very quickly

Where did that Idea Come from Deb.I know Pauline Hanson,long before you thought of it,Copy Cat.

Drought busting is a big call.

Deb build your election around this, plan to fund it, make it happen

That would have a bonus positive effect on the employment rate. We need our farms, we need to have a solid plan to support them. Get the costings and once elected make it happen.

Where’s the money coming from and how long is it going to take?

Yes yes yes about time a potential Premier with a vision thinking more than 4 years ahead.. let’s get moving.. with our rainfall in FNQ we should be the food bowl for Australia and the world!!

I’m wondering if Puddleduck would get 1/4 of the way and realise that it was going to cost a lot of money and scale it back to half the original size. The idea that half the water capacity is enough is just ludicrous and thats what she has done with the dam in Bundy

What's the hold up, the people of Qld & NSW need water now.

The Bill Shorten of the LNP. All squeak and no action

Sound great this was suppose to happen about 80 years ago and I suppose you will spend hundred of millions on feasibility and then the brain dead Labour and Greens will knock it on the head,seeing will be believing.

Iv been raving on about building this for so long,don’t talk about it just get started now.this will employ thousands and the export potential for food and grain is enormous,it will be producing long after coal mines are finished

Ring Scott Morrison and tell him to stop working with the enemy on M1 get his shit together and show alegence to THE LNP - Liberal National Party

Just do it with parliament approval,well or not Sir Jo Beoky did it ,.... .run with the flow ,...well no flow at the moment,.pun ,not good .😀🤓👍🙏🇳🇿

Can’t Waite for liberal government in Qld the state is going backwards so fast

Build it, and don't hold back. A absolute financial certainty.

Around Rockhampton in flood time the amount of water that flows down the Fitzroy River through Rockhampton would fill Sydney Harbour in just 6 hours, is wasted and going out to sea. The Rookwood dam if completed would create 1000's of local jobs plus billions of export dollars from crop growing in the beautiful fertile soil there, only needing water. In Rockhampton I've seen the Fitzroy River roaring with flood water for days on end so multiply that time by 24, 48 plus hours and see how many Sydney Harbours of water that is gone and wasted after every flood.

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2 days ago

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Kids are not afraid of parental discipline anymore, because their parents were not either! You can be a loving parent but a strict responsible one! Certain kids will think of doing naughty deeds... like light a 🔥. But should in turn think. "I couldn't stand my parents stinky eye at me... my parents would be so angry, dissapointed, make me feel like a shit ..they would make me suffer SHAME for EVERRRR"

Thge parnets should have to contribute to the recovery fund!

What is needed, collect all the loved belongings such as cars, phones, lap tops, tv's games all their clothing. Pile it up and burn it and see how they like loosing everything.

These kids need to do time in an animal hospital attending to the burn victims. Be shown the bodies of the poor sheep, cows, horses & pets that didn't make it.

The parents of these kids should be charged too.

Well said Deb ! 👍🙂

I agree they should have to see the affects of their actions.

Pavlov's dog. Everytime a kid does wrong and gets released without consequence, reinforces a behaviour that continues into adulthood.

Nothing like that will happen until the laws and our magistrates change. Long overdue, if not then we will be scared to go outdoors my friends, so.......

fine them for life....take a portion of any future earnings so it is a constant reminder of their actions. That's after being public humiliation.

Those kids still under responsibility of their parents🙄! They only grow up what they live.✌

They will probably be looked up to as being heroes. Heroes of the climate change hysteria. It's not their fault, climate change made them do it!

Mere cautions are definitely not enough for this idiocy.

These kids need to be named & shamed, and made to work with injured animals.

Just like they ignore the consequences of their poor government!

Parents are not allowed discipline the children. Now who is responsible?

Lock up the parents!

This is why we have many more fires, NOT global warming

Does anyone understand what motivates these kids to start fires? Purely mischief or something more sinister?

A slap on the wrist is not cerficient enough for these firebugs.

Name and shame front page of all the papers x

they must have been born due to climate change

They know nothing will happen to them that is why they do it to be recognised.

MAKE THE PARENTS PAY FOR THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THEIR CHILDREN.

Home detention...allowed out only during school hours...

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Under Labor, Queensland has the highest unemployment rate in the country.

Labor's not working for Queensland. They need to go.
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Under Labor, Queensland has the highest unemployment rate in the country.

Labors not working for Queensland. They need to go.

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The only reason it isn’t higher is because of the thousands of public servants she has hired.

QLD Labor has another nation leading first and of course they will be proud, but wait there's more, not only is QLD Labor proudly leading Australia in unemployment but they are also leading this nation in under employment and wait there's even more with, their special Labor brilliant policy of bloating up the public servants numbers in the state so we have the huge numbers inside of the public services and labor bureaucracy not even gainfully employed. QLD Labor love to think they are national leaders don't they, could almost say they are specially well suited to unemployment, under employment and non gainful employment. Well soon us QLD'ers will need to let Labor live out their dreams of their nation leading "employment trifecta."

Oh don't forget that labor is all for the working class.

ASAP Split Da State Gladstone North 2 B Known As North Qld With ALL REVENUE Stayn In That State,

I could of sworn I saw the new number plates coming out with the slogan, Queensland the dumb state! Describes labor to a tea 🤣🤣🤣

Well, at least it teaches us and we should know who to vote for next time.

Howard Smith...please explain. 25 years out of the past 30 years Labor has been in power. Slowly but surely destroying a once great State..sad really🤬😭 Labor have to go!

All the politicians have failed. People blame left or right... the truth is absolute corruption has taken place. No real solution.

Despite employing thousands more in the public sector. 🤪

Thanks to Labor...

Yes but Labour apparently created so many new jobs?

But Qld traditionally attracts unemployed because of weather etc. Wonder if that is why

I didn’t vote for them!

But Vic has a labor government so why is their unemployment so low ?

Well done Caboolture

Queenslanders need an election NOW! labor is a disaster

By any means necessary to make the LNP unworkable.

They sure need a kick up the you know what

SA is also the fault of a Labor government

Can't put on any more Public Servants.

Politicians are slowly letting Capitalism make them redundant. Economy is basically run by business and lawyers. What we are short of is trades ppl. Let's see all the politicians retrain as brick layers. No that's too skilled. Most of them would probably frell being a stop go sign holder.

First for once, gold star Anna

i would say double those figures everywhere

Not with Government employees, they have heaps. I guess if you would let 50% of those go, you wouldn’t even miss them.

What's LNP proposing? Lock everyone up?

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The Palaszczuk Government just lurches from scandal to scandal.

Publishing the name of an ASIO agent is a serious security breach, both for the nation and the agent personally.

Annastacia Palaszczuk, an apology won't cut it.
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The Palaszczuk Government just lurches from scandal to scandal.

Publishing the name of an ASIO agent is a serious security breach, both for the nation and the agent personally.

Annastacia Palaszczuk, an apology wont cut it.

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Focus on your own policies.. like your proposed Bradfield scheme! We know Labor are inept! This Bradfield scheme will either be your legacy or just another empty promise to win votes!

I don’t believe that for one minute it’s a mistake, exposing an agent? We all know that labor is in bed with foreign powers and getting paid for it. This woman is an absolute disgrace, this would have been no accident.

Maybe it is time she stepped down. I know we would get a even greener Premier but what the heck. Lets have a early election, just for a laugh.

Apology is not good enough jail is the only penalty acceptable for this breach.

No different to the serving federal NLP GOVERNMENT. Both are as bad as each other, utter disgrace to our great nation.

Are we able to impeach a Premier in Aussie Could we make it a FIRST??????

You all short memories?.... I suppose we may as well all go up in smoke....

Can't NEVER trust Labor.

Senator Cash used the afp for her own goals and then used hundreds of thousands of taxpayer money on her lawyers.

How much longer sick of her and this government one thing after another graham you are so right

How dopey are queensland labor really

Annastacia Palaszczuk stood up in parliament reciting a medical record!!! hmm, confidentiality aye!!!

Does anyone expect anything else but.....stuff ups!

What can one expect from a collection of clowns It will be good to see the end of them at last ,wont be long now

I hope that these investigations come to more than nothing. I’m also sure of one thing, that is that if it had been me doing this I know where I would be right now. The apology just doesn’t cut it.

OMG The election cannot come quickly enough

She was pretty stupid to do it. His career is over as it was!

Unfortunately the alternatives are no better

Notice it wasn’t her mistake. It was the government’s..

Trouble is, wheres the opposition?

I hope they get her and her mate too ???

Now that’s an impeachment However the Australian government process is no longer for the people It’s a farce on every level

Going from bad to worse Anastasia

Just sack her now

why is she giving the gold treatment

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5 days ago

LNP - Liberal National Party

The Redlands can’t afford another 4 years of being neglected by the Palaszczuk Labor Government.

There is no one better to represent Redlands than Henry Pike. Protecting local jobs, lifting education standards, busting local congestion and fixing the health crisis at Redlands Hospital are our priorities.
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Only the Redlands? Qld can't afford another labor term.. palaszczuk needs to be sacked...

Do Nothing Deb

Australia can’t afford to allow China to keep buying up food companies like Bellamy, but here we are. This issue will lose you seats to one nation. Start looking after Australian Ag and industry.

What about preserving the Toondah Wetlands?

What are your candidates thoughts on red wine and photography?

So you think we should be neglected by a different party.

If you want real change vote indapendant

Anyone would be better than criminal mastermind Gru....oh I mean Don Brown... I always get them confused since they look so similar....

All liberals are traitors you should all hang

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6 days ago

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Bust local bottlenecks...HOW

What about more rail you bunch of losers?

The other one plays jingle bell rock when you pull it.

Give me stuck in traffic any day, relative to the state of how our country is governed today!

Many cities have eased congestion by providing free public transport. I often wonder if the cost of providing and managing the go card system added to the cost of providing more and more roads is so great that we shouldn't just make it all free. I'm just saying!

You need to by-pass Gympie and sooner the better. It is crazy that the Bruce still goes through this traffic light dominated bottleneck.

WHATS A SERIOUS BREECH is YOUR SELLING our PORTS AND RAIL IN WA to China.....Hello? THAT IS A SALE. We don't own their stuff we don't want their military over here Why ARE YOU SELLING OUR ASSETS TO CHINA???

More jobs? Total lie! The Abbort regime shut down our car manufacturing industry which eliminated THOUSANDS of jobs in the car manufacturing industry and ALLIED industrities. The MorriScum government are now EXPORTING thousands of jobs overseas and quietly importing third world workers to work for a pittance in the mining industry! More funding for education? Total lie! The Abbott/Turnbulll/Morrison regime have DEFUNDED federal (and LNP State) funding OUT of State education to the TUNE OF $80 MILLION and more! They have defunded TAFE into oblivion, selling it off peace meal. Building the economy? What a frigging JOKE! Under the EPIC mismanagement of this totally inept, depraved and deceitful regime the LNP have DOUBLED our national deficit to more than HALF A TRILLION DOLLARS in only six years! The LNP have been WIDELY criticised and condemned by international financial experts like the IMF, the Nobel prize-winning economist, Joseph Stieglitz and the internationally respected financial magazine, Euromoney! WAKE UP, LIEBERAL SHEEPLES! STOP BELIEVING THE MANIPULATIVE DRIVEL PUSHED OUT BY THE FASCISTS IN THE LNP/MURDOCH/IPA ALLIANCE! GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF THE SAND AND STOP VOTING FOR A GOVERNMENT THAT DESPISES WORKING- AND MIDDLE-CLASS AUSTRALIANS. The LNP are WRECKING BALLS - vandalising our environment, annihilating our economy, destroying our (once) fine international reputation and their callous, sneering, smug contempt for everyone (including YOU) except the Top 1% is evident in everything they do and say! Anyone who could STILL support this vile pack of rampaging fascists (who are muzzling free speech, shutting down debate, arresting journalists, prosecuting whistleblowers and arresting citizens who are practising their DEMOCRATIC RIGHT TO PROTEST, is dumber than a truck load of manure!

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7 days ago

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We need planning and innovation not reactions!

Extra Water to grow fodder???????? if there is spare water why didn't this begin 12 months ago or before, perhaps Barnaby is letting them have some from the 4 dams on his property.

Where is Scomo? In the hours of desperation for fire victims, where is the PM?

Far too little far too late, Liberal and Labor are pathetic stuffed up organisations that over the years are simply all fuc'in talk and sweet fuc- all action.

Scomo get real loans aren’t what people want stop giving to foreign aid give the money to our own.

Scomo and his deputy should show some guts, like Pauline, stand up like men, expose and condemn the Greens for being a dangerous, hateful, extremist organisation.

The rate you are selling it to the chinese it will not cost you anything to support it soon.

And not a cent for the farmers, local council.

No you're not!

Stop selling water off!!!

More debt for farmers, is that a solution?

There’s a nice place in hell waiting for the LNP, not even Hillsong can save you.

Disgraceful. How much for farmers. Local councils ? You have to be kidding. 😡😡😡😡

You should be disgusted in yourselves for not supporting the NSW and QLD Dairy Farmers. It screams ulterior motive......you are tearing this country apart. The death and destruction of your lack of action is solely on you. Step up !!

I can remember when Australia had well staffed "Department of Forestry".A very effectively managed department looking after our National Parks, Flora and Fauna. They did a great job, in hazard reduction,and Public Access. Answering to nobody, but their own administration. What happened?

I’m not sure where to post this as this is not about the drought albeit there is lots to say about it. Also I’m not sure who reads this in the liberal party other than people who follow but judge and comment. But I am disgusted and horrified that the federal gov has approved the sale of Bellamy to the Chinese. No excuses. No justification can be stated. Big mistake. Is anyone in Canberra aware of us “quiet Australians” who may struggle with voting for Scomo in the next election. Disappointed doesn’t even begin to describe my feelings.

Bathurst Council stole the funding and starting making improvements to council buildings instead of giving the money to the farmers. They should all be held responsible

Pm get real! loans aren’t what people want stop giving to foreign aid give the money to our own.

Bloody loser. This is more than drought. This is Climate Change and this is only the beginning! Have the PM certified.

They need water ... not hand outs. Build the infrastructure

Why do you insist on giving farmers more debt. You GIVE money to just about anyone else. These bloody illegal immigrants that have come via Nauru thanks to Kerryn Phelps have been GIVEN more money than any of these farmers. These farmers feed us and the other mentioned are parasites that are just as likely to be deported (at our expense) for violent crimes against Australa. Sorry but you and your government are a dismal failure when it comes to the farmers. We will be an importer if milk within two years so I hope you are very proud that you have overseen the almost complete shut down of a very safe, viable industry! 😡😡😡 The Murray/Darling is a debacle that will not go away and Littleproud has to go. I have no idea why you and your government are so hell bent on getting rid of Australia’s primary producers but you are doing a pretty good job of it! 😡😡😡😡😡😡

Wonderful to see the Government are taking time to think through their plans rather than the hysterical emotional behaviour of the GREEN/LABOR Socialists and some SHOCK JOCKS with their rantings.

Your DESTROYING COMMUNITIES DOING IT TOUGH...CRIMINALS

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Queensland has recorded the worst unemployment rate in the nation for the second month in a row.

This is simply unacceptable.

Labor's got to go.
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Queensland has recorded the worst unemployment rate in the nation for the second month in a row.

This is simply unacceptable.

Labors got to go.

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This pair should join the unemployment queue, then we’ll see what we can do about the unemployment in Qld.

Absolutely shocking news . It’s time for a change . Sooner better than later ,

Read today's Courier Mail & see how many projects are ready to go,all fully funded & being held by the state government. WHY??

Where is the surprise is always been the case . You to old at 45 you too young or you need experience when you 15

Time these two were officially on the list,they’re not doing much!!!

Government figures are a complete farce and not within a bulls roar of the true unemployed nation wide .

This government couldn't care they get paid and mate's are paid welcome to the world of Labor Green slime machine 😜

Best we turn these headlines around 180 degrees

Also Queensland has the most corrupt and out of touch Labor Government in its living history

This government is a waste of space!! Roll on Nov 2020.

As long as Trad gets a pay cheque and does not have to be reskilled the world is fine.

Doesn't bode well for Labor's election chances next year.

Don't have one care for Queensland.Only interested in keeping their jobs.

Except of course in the government under the 'big umbrella'

Add those two and their mates to the list, might make a difference

good money managers too QLD is $19Billion in the red!

Pity these two are not on the list !!!!!

Don’t increase the public service with more paper shufflers.

Why would it be any different with BIB & BUB running the show.

Those two clowns have a lot to answer to!

Labor is the best for all our jobs....... not

Hey I thought South Australia had this honour what's going on???

Followed closely by South Australia..

..Our town is dead ..many shops empty.. just the greedy big guys have taken over..Woolies, Coles and Aldi .. no-one can compete with them.. so no work, no money..

Oh ladies you gotta get some infrastructure happening to get more out working.. 🤔

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To everyone fighting the fires, protecting and serving our community or being a shoulder for someone in need, we say THANK YOU.

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Thank you very much .

True heroes 👍👍

Absolutely ✅

Yes they say that the LNP but don't help in any way I know of.

The Liberal governments have cut funding to the firefighters

No worries.

Hear what the fire-brigade leaders from across the country have to say about all of this. I think we need to accept what they say - they are saving our lives. www.facebook.com/SBSAustralia/videos/532388610934896/

Our heart felt thanks to all you brave firefighters 😘💖💖💖💖

Well done! "Thank You" heaps, God be with you all 24/7 NSW & Qld Firies, keep safe!🙏👌

Thank you so very much ....great job 👍👏👏👏💕

Thank you -Keep safe

We give our athletes a street parade. When this is all over. We want a street parade for our volunteers

These men are incredibly brave. Fires are fickle. They can turn back on them.

Please keep-up all that good work Thank you

Well done to all of you

Mel Casbolt 4 hrs Fancy the government shifting the blame to the greens and letting their support base run with it. Barnard included. Posting this to every uppity friend I've got that is attacking the greens online. Never been a greens voter but I've been getting stuff in my newsfeed suggesting the greens aren't helping with the firefighting and probably won't be there for the cleanup. Give me a break! I personally know many from the devastated community in question and this needs to be kept viral to bring it back to reality. (copied from Gnat) Reality check !! hi everyone. my name is bruce walker, you might remember me from ABC TV yesterday, i'm one of the survivors of the wytaliba fires of last friday 8th november 2019. responding to this well informed fuckwit here - ******** *********** so mate - first up, i've been an RFS volunteer for close to 20 years, and am part of the highly regarded Wytaliba RFS - one of the most respected and hardened crews on the northern tablelands and beyond. our crew number over 50 and include decorated vets of ash wednesday and many other national distaster catastrophic level fires. regarding hazzard reduction. let me fill you in. for my time here, we used to do managed hazzard reduction whenever it was viable in winter. however - sadly, the moment gina and rupert went halves and purchased the LNP wholesale, we saw a MASSIVE increase in wholesale industrial logging across the nation. tell me, anthony - do you garden? do you use MULCH? compare a mulched garden to a non-mulched garden. you'll see a near instant difference. if you're not schooled on how soil works, try standing all day in the sun with no hat on. what happens? that's right, ******** ***********. your head gets fucking hot. that's what's happened to the planet. now. as anyone who's dabbled in, you know... physics, will spell out better than i can - an increase of just one degree is quite significant. another neato thing physics talks about is the water cycle, ******** ***********. you see, part of the water cycle is this cool thing called "transpiration" it's part 4 of this essential way in which trees send up moisture to meet clouds, creating low pressure troughs which draw rainfall inland. in fact, it's physically impossible to get rain on the lee side of a mountain, without trees doing this very thing. impossible. ask the residents of the atacama desert in chile - who haven't had rain for one THOUSAND years. why? no fucking trees, anthony. so anyway, back to the greens enacting a ban on burnoffs - that time we elected them to majority government and they had the final say. when was that again, anthony? i'll wait. nah. lets move on, since we ALL know this was never a thing . ever. so anyway - here in wytaliba, we used to have an incredibly green lush valley - right up until industrial loggers finally broke in to compartments to our north. right about this time, there was a near instant and significant drop to our vital streamflow. this happened again after each and every highland logging operation - and with LNP slashing and burning every national park in sight, well... you know, lets' not go there. climate change is a hoax, right? so wholesale burn quotas came in with LNP too. this... well.. i just want to pause here and say "wow" because this did indeed make us say wow. in recent years, we've seen hazzard reduction burns take place completely surrounding our once green, lush valley. so much so, that after the last july burn - of an area once supplying most of our water - well... 27 years of no burn had left a healthy and regenerating semi-arid rainforest. now it's simply arid nothing. despite this burn and 3 more last year, we got the following result - fires flared up in this dry mulchless wasteland and burned for 6 weeks, destroying 2 more former rainforest areas, leaving them also tinder dry and unable to transpire - hasn't actually rained a drop since then. weird. almost like cause and effect took place. clouds pass over, for sure. they get rain on the tablelands even - but - as physics reminds us, when air drops, it warms, expands, and rather than raining, sucks even more moisture from trees and soil. oh well. i mean, this is normal for australia, isn't it? watching 200 or more year old trees slowly wither and die right in front of you. that's normal. happens all the time. rivers dry up too, even though ours is home to platypi - who aren't known for travelling much - and hasn't dried up in probably 100,000 years minimum. until last summer, and it's been bone dry since august. this has never happened in my entire 25 or so years here. no local elders remember such a thing. wow. now, we all know about the bees nest and kingsgate fires and the hundreds more around the state. my crew and many other heroic RFS volunteers have been fighting them for months on end. yet another backburn actually got lit up about a month ago, on our south side, just half an hour before high southerly winds were due. the responsible paid agency, then ran out of paid hours, packed up and left it to spot onto our property and threaten 80 homes. we're like the mujahideen of firefighting though, so we got it after about 10 days nonstop hectic battle. this... brings us up to date, andrew. we've got bare, blacked out dust for 50km in all directions. right up to the actual eaves of half the homes here. which is why, friday's hellstorm caught all of us by surprise, andrew. a mushroom cloud went up at 3pm, 20 or so km away. within 30 minutes, high winds turned that into a 20km long front - strangely, this front was on ground burnt black as recently as 3 weeks ago - crown fires too, since every tree was literally a giant matchstick with dead leaves and nothing else. this then switched to 80km/h southerlies and rained hell on 3500 acres of already blacked out ground. well... you can't say we didn't prep or do hazzard reduction redneck style, can you andrew? or can you? curiously, within 1 hour we'd lost 20 homes, a school, a fireshed, and a contrete fucking bridge - meaning only 2 outside units even got in to help. falling trees in the hundreds blocked the old grafton road, so no one could even help neighbours. by dawn, of 80 homes in our community, 52 were lost, 2 dead (one a sex party voter, the other aplotical - this one is for you, barnaby fucking joyce) 😉 we had many injured, thousands of local animals died, and.. it' looks like a warzone here. which it did almost before, except we had homes. so, ******** *********** and ALL you fucking armchair experts out there, tell me. how again, was this the greens fault? thanks. looking forward to your well thought out response. bruce walker, wytaliba RFS member and survivor. 🙊🙉🖕

Well done everyone out there fighting fires.

Mark Pacey are you putting up your hand or just whinging.

When will the LNP privatise them too ? I hate labor and I have these boxheads more .Give us a decent choice .

Firies believe in climate change. The loser PM denies there us even a problem!!! Total araewipe.

Thank you again

Lazy mongrels living off taxpayers & not encouraging preventative measures are the real cancer on our society. Idiots repeating Al gore's imaginary climate chance are even more insulting

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