After the virus, One Nation may rule Australia

From One Nation Friday:

China Must Be Held Accountable for the Coronavirus Pandemic
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A statement from One Nation leader Senator Pauline Hanson

When the dust settles, Australia needs to seriously rethink how we progress the growth of our nation and pay back what will most likely be one trillion dollars of debt.

The Coronavirus may well be the excuse for a global economic collapse. Still, the course set by consecutive governments and a host of Prime Ministers here in Australia left us teetering on the verge of a recession years ago.

Coronavirus is the final push that has seen Australian markets crash and panic buying begin in our supermarkets.

Australia’s economy is seriously exposed as a result of an over-reliance on Chinese manufacturing and dependence on China as a destination for our food and mineral exports.

Now, it is safe to say, the lives of our citizens are exposed.

By refusing to take the appropriate steps required to prevent the evolution and spread of COVID19 Coronavirus, China has put all human life, worldwide at risk.

China must be called out and any attempts to silence, attack or criticise people for referring to COVID19 as a “Chinese virus” should be pushed back on.

Why use the term China as an identifyer? In recent history, it has been common to refer to viruses with reference to the area it originated.

For example, MERS stands for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome. To the best of our knowledge, no one was ever called a racist for saying MERS.

And the Spanish Flu was responsible for a global pandemic in 1918, but no one ever suggested the Spanish Flu was an offensive name.

Attempts to hide the fact that COVID19 originated in China, blatantly shields China from criticism it rightfully deserves.

The threat of virus transmission from animals to humans caused by Chinese wet markets has been well documented for decades.

Despite this, China has wilfully continued to allow unhygienic practices, known to promote the evolution and spread of deadly diseases and put the lives of billions at risk.

Australia has sanctions against many foreign nations for engaging in activities deemed to be inappropriate. North Korea, Iran, Libya, Syria, Zimbabwe, Russia, and Myanmar are just a few we have taken autonomous sanctions against, let alone those UNSC sanctions we also support.

If a country were actively pursuing the development of a biological weapon that had all the same characteristics of the COVID19 Coronavirus, then Australia would likely consider sanctions against this nation.

The same would be true if a nation were knowingly allowing private groups or companies to develop biological weapons of this nature.

As a result of this latest pandemic, it can no longer be argued that China, by allowing deadly viruses to evolve and transmit within its borders, is unaware of the dangers they are subjecting the rest of the world to.

Australia should, therefore, consider intense action against a country actively developing, or assisting in the development of deadly biological viruses.

Protect Australia From Foreign Vultures
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One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has written to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, insisting he immediately suspends sale approvals by the Foreign Investment Review Board and safeguards Australians against a mass foreign buy-up.

The Queensland Senator said, “Australian’s want rapid safeguards put in place to ensure China and other opportunistic countries are prevented from buying up housing stock, prime agricultural land, businesses, and corporations affected by this Chinese virus.”

“Our unemployment numbers are surging, our stocks have been knee-capped, housing prices are set to fall, and our dollar is weakened which places Australia in the most vulnerable position we have seen for a very long time.

“I won’t tolerate China or any other country coming in here and buying Australia up for a song, leaving our people without a say.”

In a speech at the Western Hotel on August 14, 2018, FIRB Chair David Irvine AO stated an estimated total volume of critical infrastructure transactions of more than $40bn had been approved in just three years.

Senator Hanson said, “Between 2007/08 and 2017/18, the Foreign Investment Review Board reviewed almost 12,000 applications and rejected just five.”

“How can the FIRB, which has one permanent employee and a handful of part-time members, give proper consideration to the sale of so many Australian assets? It can’t and therefore they aren’t looking out for the best interest of all Australians and need to be stopped.

“The faith the Liberal and Labor parties have placed in globalisation has been shown up as a failure off the back of this pandemic.

“What’s happening right now in this country and right across the globe should be a wakeup call to all politicians, stop allowing the sell-off of our industries and manufacturing and start investing in ourselves. Water, manufacturing, industry, agriculture, and jobs for Australians.”

China Gutted Australian Medical Supplies Ahead of Virus Outbreak
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If you know anyone in denial about the threat, Chinese influence poses to Australia asks them to take a look at this final story.

A whistle-blower working for a Chinese Government-backed property group has revealed that their company received orders from the Government to stop normal duties and direct all their attention towards “sourcing bulk supplies of surgical masks, thermometers, antibacterial wipes, hand sanitisers, gloves and Panadol for shipping.

These actions show a total lack of regard for the safety and wellbeing of Australian citizens and prove what many have said for decades, these companies are acting not in the best interests of Australia but in the interests of their home nation of communist China.

It is time the Australian Government stop bowing down to political correctness and wealthy Chinese billionaires and starts taking the steps required to protect Australians from our over-reliance on a Chinese Government that has no respect or regard for the future of our nation.

100% correct. Tennis Club Treasurer Josh Depressionberg has acted this morning, via AFR:

The federal government has placed severe, immediate and indefinite restrictions on all foreign investment bids following at least two cases of Chinese-owned companies in Australia securing tonnes of precious medical supplies and shipping them back to China.

Effective from 10.30pm Sunday, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg lowered to zero the dollar value of every foreign investment bid that would trigger scrutiny by the Foreign Investment Review Board and then, ultimately, by him.

Presently, there are varying foreign investment thresholds depending on the buyer, the country in which they are based, and the type of asset being sought. Thresholds range from $1.192 billion to $275 million to zero.

It’s only the beginning. See also the UK:

Boris Johnson’s government is reportedly furious with China’s handling of the coronavirus, with UK officials quoted on Sunday warning that Beijing faces a “reckoning” once the COVID-19 crisis is over.

UK government officials believe China is spreading disinformation about the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in its country,the Mail on Sunday reports.

The newspaper says scientists have warned Johnson that China could have downplayed its number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus “by a factor of 15 to 40 times.” China had reported 81,439 cases at the time of writing.

Officials also believe China is trying to expand its economic power through offering help to other countries which are trying to combat the virus.

The newspaper quoted three UK officials, who all reported fury within Johnson’s government.

One said: “It is going to be back to the diplomatic drawing board after this. Rethink is an understatement.”

The second unnamed official said “there has to be a reckoning when this is over,” while the third said “the anger goes right to the top.”

The newspaper adds that Johnson’s government is so angry with China’s handling of the crisis that the prime minister could abandon his previous decision to let Chinese telecomms company Huawei develop the UK’s 5g network.

After the virus comes the revolution.

David Llewellyn-Smith
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Comments

    • Stewie GriffinMEMBER

      Exceeeellent – it is all happening as I have foreseen.

      We shall be using Globalists like Peter Martin, SloMo and the Albatross as pinatas before all of this is over.

  1. Charles MartinMEMBER

    Fryburger was on 2GB (I’m not a listener, was visiting my Mum and bringing her some supplies) this morning and banging on about the National Interest. I could’ve thrown the radio out the window. Do you think Mr Jones stopped him there and said, okay, explain to the listeners exactly what the national interest is when comes to the FIRB and how the decisions made to sell water resources for example to foreigners is in the national interest. Nothing. One of these highly paid bureaucrats need to be asked this question and to give a real answer.

  2. If only. After the virus comes more Jobs And Growth plus War On Environment. As per COAG framework of 13 March, expect mass migration to be cranked up again ASAP. As we speak, Gladys is putting Sydney coal ahead of Sydney water.

    • bolstroodMEMBER

      That of allowing Peabody to coalmine under Sydney’s water catchment has to be one of the dumbest decisions ever taken buy a NSW government.
      Not 3 months ago Sydney was staring into the abyss of running out of water.
      I guess in politics you never watse a major crisis, so use the Virus epidemic as a huge distraction (psst! quick I’m sure no one will notice)

  3. adelaide_economistMEMBER

    I’m at a loss to understand why everyone keeps including Chinese data in their projections. We don’t believe their GDP estimates but we believe their pandemic figures? Despite all kinds of crazy stuff leaking out (and then being suppressed) and how infectious we know this virus is, we’re happy to believe ground zero where 30m+ people live cheek by jowl managed to cut this thing off at 80,000 infected? For real? There’s real world consequences beyond the obvious, like other governments constructing models of how to stop this based on completely fake data.

    That said, I actually doubt there will be meaningful consequences for China from this other than the rebounding economic damage they have caused. Here in Oz we’ll keep letting them buy stuff (because the FIRB has been soooo effective even on the few things it actually examined with it’s total staff headcount of, what is it, 0.3?) and flooding in with grannie to look after the kids and hit up medicare (to deal with covid19 impacts, just to add insult to injury). Anything else will be racialist and we know that’s how this will play because that same argument was used by many just weeks ago to re-open the floodgates to a tsunami of probably infected students.

    • I don’t see much changing when it all settles down. At least not in Australia. We will re-open the floodgates, various businesses will have emptied the public purse getting support and will return to business as usual while paying little tax and anyone earning a six figure income will be bled with extra “levies” for the next 5-10 years.

    • bolstroodMEMBER

      Yup China is not to be believed with their data.
      Considering the measures they took
      I would be surprised if Wuhan had less than 300,000 dead.

      • The internet not to be outdone, quotes loss of 20 million phone subscribers from Wuhan. Tops your offer of 300,000. Far better to look at Italy or the terrible death numbers and suffering in Iran, well sanctioned by Australia in support of blockage on food medical equipment aircraft parts and prosthetics presumably as they are blocked from Syria. There was much information on Wuhan deaths bleeding from eyes mouths, vomiting blood, falling dead in the street, in mid January online. This is no way the Aus govt advisors could have been ignorant,. Certainly the Harvard, Bill Gates, Glaxosmithkline. modeled Coronavirus pandemic of October with participation of many was prescient, The admission in Congress that there were USA deaths prior to those prior to those in China, gives the impression that there was awareness. Certainly a rash of top CEO resigned suddly in the USA in January, by feb 24 members of congress and many wealthy iinluding Bezos sold a huge amount of holdings in the stock market. Gats protege Pirpoint has the patent on Covid 19.
        One Nation does care about Aus, Pauline does anyway, always has, the greens labour and libs most definitely do not.

      • Re yesterdays article comparing the 3000 odd reported deaths in specific province against thre 10k+ cremation urns being ordered……ummmmm…….

  4. https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/wa-axes-controversial-206m-huawei-rail-deal-blames-us-trade-restrictions-20200327-p54eq6.html

    Blames the USA. Idiots. Hopefully the china gets dumped on any number of projects. After a china company looted 180 tons of medical supplies masks and such of Australian shelves and likely the ones that sparked the panic buying here combined with the 60 minutes report last night any company dealing with the china should be boycotted.

    • Looted?

      Nice euphemism for “selling at the premium price what was purchased in China few months earlier at much lower price”

      Oh… i missed…Xina did it… yeah… looting it is

  5. What does this say about the current crop of politicians when Paulini is the smartest person in the room?

    • Jumping jack flash

      Pauline may be the smartest but she is still an idiot. Who gets worked up about a trillion dollars when the mortgage debt destroying the country’s economy is over two trillion and nobody bats an eyelid or questions how that’s going to get repaid?

      Besides, the panic buying and the eventual move towards lockdown and home deliveries of food will soak up the excess unemployed and the stats will be awesome. The rest of the unemployed will become ineligible to be counted as unemployed because they won’t be looking for work because there will be no point. The mortgages will be put on hold and the market will be frozen so the risk doesn’t spike, and etc, etc, etc.

      The RBA and government will all slap each other’s backs and the media will crow about their decisive actions in this time of crisis.

      They will probably unfurl one of those “mission accomplished” banners left over from Iraq. I think they’re going cheap on eBay.

    • Pauline always was, they twisted whatever she said, Australia does not deserve the Paulines, loss of identity, loss of values. And overall lies the amazing stupidity.

  6. ScoMo-19 is studying a couple of PR books while the kids do the jigsaws.

    He’s very happy to report he has finished colouring in the first one !

  7. darklydrawlMEMBER

    “…could abandon his previous decision to let Chinese telecomms company Huawei develop the UK’s 5g network.” That will please the Big Eye and the other 3 ‘little eyes’ too I suspect.

  8. If Trump gets it he’s gonna be pissed. Expect fireworks then.

    Maybe it’s the Piscean in me but generally my intuition has served me well, – I keep having this feeling that this is all part of some big Chinese plan. What better time to make a move on a country than when the US has hundreds of thousands dying and is so busy dealing with its own shiznit that it can’t possibly help. Dark skies ahead.

    • In a few weeks when Oz is on its hands and knees economically, I bet the Chinese come along and say they cannot afford to buy our minerals in USD but here is some nice freshly printed Yuan. Our idiots will no doubt accept. End of USD hegemony and the beginning of our fealty to the CCP.

      • I suspect the multinational corporations that own the right to actually sell our mineral resources will tell ch1na to get [email protected]#ked

        Edit: and we will continue to get our pittance in AUD

    • C.M.BurnsMEMBER

      your “gut feel” loses any credibility it might have had when you try and justify it by mentioning your star sign.

      • Haha. You doubt?…are you a Virgo?

        I’d rather listen to Athena The Starwoman then the sheer hogwash that gets passed around by today’s bullsh#@ economists/ journalists/ politicians. Talk about fantasy.

  9. Looks like PH has some people with brains around her (finally). Maybe PHON has been working with Steve Bannon. In any case, there is a strong case against globalism and Australia’s unhealthy reliance on China. Australia has put itself in an extremely vulnerable position. The Liberals and Labor need to be held responsible for allowing this.

        • Yeah, you can have the best policies in the world but it’s impossible to gain much traction without any high profile public figures.

  10. no question about it been shouting the same loud and clear. thought as much down track before CV. Thought labor might get the next one, but CV changes everything. Nationalism will win. we have been pointing and laughing at UK and US we will have our turn

    • Disagree
      there are still a LOT – a LOT – of people who still think the uni imbroglio is/was racialist
      had an ABC journo indirectly tell me that calling out those two supply shipments was racialist
      lot of people still listening to the ABC

      and therefore will still en masse vote Labor/LNP

      The Greens have been very, very quiet

  11. Jumping jack flash

    Interesting. It is playing out very close to what my father used to tell me decades ago. The world would turn on China and then initiate “measures”. This would eventually enrage the Chinese and lead to the next global conflict.

    At the time, 35 years ago, I was 10 and I remember thinking “who cares about China, what are they even doing and who would even care?”. It was all about Russia. This was before gloabalism and the “China factory” was even a thing. The cheap stuff made by China was still a global joke.

    And now, the catalyst. It is very interesting.

    • One thing in “The world would turn on…X” is that “the World” is growing smaller with every passing day.
      One could say that only a handful of countries may constitute “the World”, dare I say less than 5.

  12. Once the blame game is initiate it must logically track back to the errant party this case the Chinese Communist Party. Loss of loved ones children babies too. Loss of economic dignity at a national and individual level

    No, this time it is different.

  13. I suggest we ALL cut and paste that from PH and send it to our local federal member. Word for word.

  14. TailorTrashMEMBER

    Pauline is getting some good stuff written for her these days ….wonder if Latham is in there somewhere ……

    • No doubt he’s helped professionalise the outfit and provided some much-needed intellectual weight. But from what I’ve read, Latham doesn’t seem particularly phased about the China threat.

    • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

      I haven’t heard anything from Latham since all this began.
      Anyone got any good links?

  15. robert2013MEMBER

    Will the EZFKA fall in line with its traditional allies or repudiate them and side with its current benefactor? If we’ve still got any sense of nationhood worth preserving then maybe we’ll become AFKEZ. Fingers crossed.

  16. I have a love hate relationship with Pauline….usually I hate her but sometimes I just have to love her…. todays one of those days…..plese explain?