Did you have any idea the number of countries around the world that have some type of ban or are planning to ban the burqa?
Here is a quick look a just a few, Egypt, Malaysia, Tunisia, Netherlands, France, Belgium and Germany, I could go on.
Why are so many of our politicians refusing to see the truth of this matter and instead give weak excuses and try to wiggle out of their responsibilities with pathetic spin?
Anna Palaszczuk has said that she doesn't understand why the burqa should be banned. Maybe she should look at why so many other countries, including many majority Muslim countries, have decided to take a strong stand against this evil tool of oppression.
Many others also said that the burqa wasn't a problem because they had not seen many people wearing a burqa. That's probably because it can be a bit difficult to see what's going on outside if you never leave your office or bother to roll down the window of your air-conditioned limousine.
I'm sure many of you would know from personal experience that the burqa is becoming more common than many people would want you to believe.
The truth is the burqa is an evil tool of oppression against women, both young and old, and an extreme risk to national security.
It is time for strong leaders to take a stand and say NO to the burqa.
Pauline Hanson's One Nation will take the lead on this.
If we have to Pauline Hanson's One Nation will go state by state and make sure that the burqa is banned.
WE WILL LEAD THE WAY.
If we win the next Queensland state election One Nation will make sure that all government buildings enact a strict burqa ban.
I will also look to make sure we bring this in nationally but I will do whatever it takes to make this work.
I will keep working until Pauline Hanson's One Nation is a force in every state of Australia.
I will make sure you, the people of Australia, have representatives that are ready to listen because we need politicians who are prepared to stand up to the special interest groups and ready to give a voice to you- the silent majority.
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Five patients were brought to the hospital following the incident on Bourke Street in the CBD.
The condition of the patients is: •Three-month-old who is in a critical condition •Two-year-old in a serious condition •Nine-year-old is in a stable condition and is due to be transferred to a ward •A 12-year-old is currently being assessed in Emergency •We have also treated a 23-year-old in Emergency for a minor limb injury
Our Emergency Department has now returned to business as usual.
Our thoughts are with everyone across Melbourne who has been affected by this terrible incident.
The local paper called me a bogan. What a pack of cunts 😉 Nah they're alright, I like 'em, I don't say yes to this stuff...ever, but if ya wanna see what my feet and the office looks like then this is the place.
China is on the hunt for new food sources to feed its one and a half billion people and its central government has ordered $3 trillion be spent securing food and farmland.
A significant share of that fortune is already flowing to Australia — a trend likely to increase with the signing of a Free Trade agreement with China.
The timing of the shopping spree couldn’t be better for the Chinese, with so many Aussie farms going broke. Banks are looking to sell properties and overseas buyers are eyeing off our clean, green land.
John Codrington, a business advisor who grew up on a farm in Moree, has been tracking the rate of foreign investment and says it is cause for alarm.
"The Chinese government has now relaxed their one child policy, which will mean that over the ensuing years we are going to see an increased in a number of mouths to feed in China and their agriculture industry over there won’t be able to feed them," he said.
Nearly 50 million hectares of agricultural land has some level of foreign ownership – that’s an area twice the size of Victoria.
While there is no comprehensive national list of foreign investment in rural land, we do know that last year 69 countries bought a piece of Queensland, spending 1.7 billion dollars in total - and the biggest spender was China.
VIDEO Foreign farmers buying up Australia - Part two
Federal Member for Kennedy, Bob Katter, is an outspoken supporter of Aussie farmers and says we should be wary of 'investors'.
"It’s not 'investing', they’re not opening mines or building dams or anything of that nature, they’re just buying the asset that is there. So it’s not investment, it’s selling your country off."
He says where Aussie farmers have failed, the Chinese are primed to make profits.
"We sell for $2.50 a kilogram, our cattle, it sells in China for $30 or $40 a kilogram. So if you are the person in China getting the $30 or $40 dollar per kilogram then, Australia looks very attractive.
"But if you’re the poor old farmer in Australia only getting $2.50 you’re going to go broke."
Last month one of China’s largest beef producers, Chongqing Hondo Agricultural Group announced it intended to spend 100 million dollars buying Australian cattle stations within the next year.
It may be the tip of the iceberg — Our own trade agency, Austrade, recently reported that as many 300 Chinese companies are currently looking to invest Australia.
"The food we produce is pure and not contaminated and that makes our land very attractive," Codrington said.
If this story has raised any issues for you assistance is available at Lifeline on 13 11 14 or online at www.lifeline.org.au, and at Beyond Blue at www.beyondblue.org.au.
Me: "Sorry sorry, I know, pretend I didn't say that, I just get REALLY bored with non stimulating tasks because of my high levels on intellect. So anyway, what do you do again? Collect shells or some shit I think you said? Something about shells?
Girl: "I'm a real estate agent."
Me: *Spits out drink* "HAHAHAHA who would want to LIVE in a SHELL!? HAHAHA!!"
Girl: "Ok well nice meeting you but I think I'm going to go."
Me: "Most girls find my level of intellect intimidating, it's a shame, I bet you haven't even realized I'm a feminist yet, you idiot."
Girl: *walks out*
Me: *pulls out my New Nintendo 3DS and starts playing Xenoblade Chronicles at max volume in the restaurant*
Waiter: "Sorry sir, I'm going to have to ask you to turn that game down a bit as it's disturbing the other customers."
Me: *chuckles* "Oh, you want me to turn down the 'game'? Ok well you must be referring to me ejecting the physical cartridge from the game system and turning the physical cartridge to a 90 or so degree angle?? Or did you mean to say turn down the 'game system'?? For it is the system that produces the volume that you have decided to pester me about you flounder, not the 'game'. IS THERE NOT ANYONE IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT WITH THE INTELLECT TO CONVERSE WITH ME OR SHOULD I JUST TAKE MY XENOBLADE CHRONICLES AND MY BUSINESS ELSEWHERE!?"
Waiter: "Unfortunately sir due to your current behavior we will have to ask you to leave."
Me: "Well well well looks like I've found myself in an episode of Spongebod Squareshorts folks! I'm currently getting kicked out by a literal talking fish, and my tinder date just spent the last 5 minutes trying to convince me to live in a shell! So in the words of Bart Simpson "eat my pants!"
*Pulls off my denim 3 quarter shorts and throws them on a random dudes plate*
Waiter: "3 quarter shorts hardly qualify as pants."
Me: "and your 3 quarter of a flounder's intellect barely qualifies you to be considered sentient, now go get me a krappy paddy, and my 3 quarter PANTS back, please."
Two gorgeous Australian girls down at the Docklands enjoying Australia Day... that's all I see. Nothing but love for this photo ❤️
(Edit: Hi everyone. I never really get political but this got to me a bit. For those that don't know this photo was used to promote Australia Day on a billboard and unfortunately it had to come down due to some complaints. I just wanted to show my support for two little girls who deserved better)
#BREAKING: By now you will have heard about the 81 dogs and 10 cats rescued today from a breeding operation in Queensland.
We can reveal that it was not the first time the perpetrator has been caught abusing animals. He was previously raided by RSPCA in 2015, with investigators finding dogs with chopped ears & tails, and he was also permanently deregistered from Dogs QLD in January 2016.
Due to weak animal welfare legislation in Queensland, dogs have to *literally* be dying in order for RSPCA to be able to save them. It's not good enough.
QLD MPs have spent years talking tough on shutting down puppy factories - but there has been very little action. And current legislation has not stopped the suffering and the painful deaths of many dogs.
Today Agriculture Minister Bill Byrne put out a press release saying "there was no place for puppy farms in Queensland" - yet his actions don't reflect his words. Please write to him and ask him to fix the legislation NOW - http://www.billbyrne.com.au/contact-bill/