To See The Farm, Is To Leave It

23 Apr

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7 Responses to “To See The Farm, Is To Leave It”

  1. MICK April 23, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    Barnaby:

    Spend some time fighting against the sell off of prime freehold Australian farmland to state owned foreign companies. You know that these ‘companies’ (for want of a better word) will simply load the produce onto their ships (owned and run by their own) and expatriate it back to their own countries. You know that NO TAX is ever payable on this. You know that freehold land is owned FOREVER and you know that any attempt to change such arrangements by governments in the future will result in war. SO WHY ARE YOU, LIKE BOTH SIDES OF POLITICS, JUST IGNORING THE APPROACHING SUMANI?

    I find it most incredible that there still is no register for foreign owned farmland. I can only think that both sides of politics do not want the public to see what they have been allowing to happen.

    Flogging off the family farm is counter productive and will result in extreme hardship for future generations. It is not something to be proud of and politicians of both persuasion who re happy to turn a blind eye so that the cash coming into our economy makes them look good should be charged with treason because this is what the above behaviour is.

    Please note: selling off farmland in this way IS NOT PERMITTED IN ANY OTHER NATION, for good reason. Are we so stupid?

    • The Blissful Ignoramus April 23, 2013 at 10:19 am #

      I think you will find that Barnaby has been consistently vocal in fighting this – and copped flak for it of course, including from those in the Coalition.

  2. MICK April 23, 2013 at 11:31 am #

    This issue has disappeared from the media with little more than a whimper. The long term implications of such a policy needs to be publicly aired and the public educated as to how this lunacy will effect future Australians when a larger population needs food to put on the table. It is not unlike the current situation on LNG: all of the large dposits were flogged off to offshore owners who have now sold ALL of the future gas into Asia. There is none for Australia and we are now facing a gas shortage…..ok so lets frack and destroy valuable farmland. That clearly is the solution, derrrrrr.

    People are too dumb to understand the implications of selling off the farm and the rhetoric from the government needs to be exposed for what it is. THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO DIGEST WHAT THE FUTURE IMPLICATIONS ARE.

    This would be a fantastic election issue. All it needs is to be primed and ridden hard.

    • The Blissful Ignoramus April 23, 2013 at 12:44 pm #

      Could not agree more Mick. Barnaby keeps putting it out there, but you’re right, the media is largely ignoring it. Seems Bob Katter and the KAP may well steal his thunder on this one.

  3. Kevin Moore April 23, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

    BUT WHO OWNS THE FARM?

    Advance Australia Fair! But Who Owns the Commonwealth

    Is Australia really a Constitutional Democracy or are we a company listed on the U.S. Securities Commission?

    Australia is being traded on the US Securities Commission!!

    First we have —-

    “An Act to Constitute the Commonwealth of Australia [9th July 1900] 6. “The Commonwealth” shall mean the Commonwealth of Australia as established uhder this Act.”

    BUT then we have ————–the Commonwealth of Australia as a corporation ??????

    U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission,

    Commonwealth of Australia [0000805157]

    SIC: 880 – American Depositary Receipts

    State location: DC | Fiscal Year end: 0630

    Business Address, 1601 Massachusetts Ave NW

    C/O Australian Embassy

    Washington DC 20036

    http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?action=getcompany&CIK=0000805157&owner=include&count=40

    So then we have two Commonwealths —

    “A pretend law made in excess of power is not and never has been a law at all. Any body in the country is entitled to disregard it…” Chief Justice Latham — 1942

    So which of the two Commonwealths is a pretence?

    • MICK April 24, 2013 at 9:23 am #

      Another thought Barnaby: so the media is ignoring you? Ok, get up in parliament and put it to BOTH sides of politics that with the NEXT ELECTION there is a referendum attached with the choice….end foreign ownership of Australian agricultural land – yes/no. Its a simple question which will upset the vested interests and of course neither side of politics will love it as money coming into the nation makes whoever is in power look better than would be the case if it was not occurring. What a referendum would be to start a fierce debate and also get the media off its useless butt. In the end Australians would have to get out of their collective armchairs and make a decision for the future of their grandchildren.
      If you get back in Barnaby then give me a job. At least I am an Australian patriot (is there such a thing) and care about people whilst being realistic enough to how bad both sides of politics are and wanting to fix issues which are unpopular with politicians at the ballot box. This is where stirring up the media becomes important.

      • The Blissful Ignoramus April 24, 2013 at 9:44 am #

        Mick, thanks for your comments mate. Just checking … I hope you do realise that this blog is not written by Barnaby Joyce? It’s written by me – see the About page.

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