12 January 2011

Peter Schuback On The Flood Crisis

Australia First’s lead Senate candidate in the 2010 election released this statement today:

In 1974,  flood levels were noted and yet councils allowed people to build in the areas that were flooded in 1974 . Natural water courses have now been built on, or blocked - and in most other cases the councils and State governments have failed to clean and maintain them. 

If you build on a water course you are going to get flooded sooner or later! I believe that is one of the reasons that the current predicted flood levels will be much higher than the 1974 flood levels.  Councils and State governments have to stop all forms of development in these areas and they have to reclaim any land that has been a water course in the past . 

This sort of flooding is going to happen again and again and people have to be protected from the devastating effects of these types of events. There is also another major worry that the Councils and the State government in the south east of the State do not want to address and that is the effect of what will happen if the Wivenhoe or Somerset dams fail and send the water down the river system to Ipswich and Brisbane . 

The question has to be asked , JUST HOW SAFE IS THE WIVENHOE DAM and how much water can it hold back before the walls collapse and kill hundreds of thousands of people in the south east of Queensland .

Given that it is State government policy to keep building south-east Queensland for the benefit of new migrant arrivals, we can expect further disasters!

11 January 2011

Press Release: Australia First On The Queensland Floods:

Queensland Drowns But The Foreign Aid Budget Runs Rampant

The devastation caused to Queensland by recent (and continuing) flooding, raises serious political

It is expected that damage caused by the floods will exceed $5 billion. Lost production may run to at least another $1 billion. Thousands of Queenslanders may become unemployed for a considerable period and be forced to seek government payments.

There is a growing anger amongst Queenslanders that the foreign aid budget - one half per cent of  Gross Domestic Product or some $5 billion - is still in operation and is expected to expand. It is a matter of fact that other Australian 'international commitments' also add to this vast sum. Right now, our military serves in a futile war in Afghanistan, instead of being able to fully serve Australians with its unique skills at times of natural disaster; its service in that war runs to hundreds of millions of dollars annually and for now real return. Queenslanders are rightly asking whether Australians ever come first in their own land!?

As a result of the loss of hundreds of dwellings, many Queenslanders are being accommodated in community halls and so on. Afterwards, other temporary housing will be found. Whilst this will be their lot for an extended period, so-called 'refugees' (buzz term: asylum seekers) will be housed in military centres, motels and public housing.

Australia First Party demands an end to false altruism! It is time to put Australia and Australians first.

For further commentary: Perry Jewell 0415 201 867.