NO.41 : THE OFFICIAL 'NEWSLETTER' OF ONE NATION : SOUTH AUSTRALIA : OCTOBER 2011
Editor & State President : Stan Batten (08) 8263 3504 : State Director : Basil Hille (08) 8389 6272
STATE CONFERENCE AND AGM
Sunday 9th October 2011 at 2.00PM
Venue : Camden Community Hall, Carlisle Street, Camden Park, SA
Guest Speaker : Chris Steele
Many ordinary Australians who are concerned at the continuing destruction of the very foundations of our society – probably wonder how we come to be in the parlous state that we are socially, economically and industrially.
In his address, Chris Steele, an astute political historian, looks back and explains how the socialist political chaos that we are now in, in so many ways, all began.
Our four candidates (Robert Edmonds, Anton Horvat, Grant Carlin and Chris Walsh) will also address the audience and inform us on their progress in their election campaigns.
Afternoon tea will be available at a small charge. The usual raffle and book stall will also be held.
MILDURA FORUM POSTPONED
Due to unforeseeable circumstances the decision has been made by Executive Members of Victoria, N.S.W. and S.A. that the forum scheduled to be held at Mildura on Saturday October 29th 2011 has now been postponed to a date to be announced. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.
From The Desk of the State Director:
It is now some nine months since Inverbrackie in the Adelaide Hills became a detention centre for shall we say ‘illegal detainees or boat people’. In the weeks and months prior to the opening of this facility the local residents, some in favour and I must say most were against this facility being used for the housing of these people, the buildings previously being used to house army personnel and their families.
There were local church and welfare groups along with traders putting out the welcome mat for these new arrivals but to no avail, the door was closed to all, and has remained so to the present day.
All who work or have any connection with this place are subject to a confidentiality agreement and are forbidden to disclose anything that may take place in this establishment. However some people who have access to the site have been starting to disclose some of the goings on. The majority of the people being detained are of the Muslim faith and are either Afghan or Iranians with a few from Sri-Lanka who are not of the Muslim faith. There have been two escape attempts, in the first instance a woman walked under the main boom gate and was told to return, in the second attempt a husband and wife pushing a baby in a pram walked past the boom gate and were also told to return. There have been reports of the hot water systems that were o.k. for army families but not sufficient for detainees. New hot water systems were fitted, allowing a steady stream of hot water at all times. However the water usage has increased dramatically as all taps, that’s hot water taps are being deliberately turned on for long periods of time allowing this water to flow down the drain with no care for waste or cost, almost deliberate, action.
Nearly, $27million has been spent on the Inverbrackie detention facility in the first eight months of its operation, including $11.3million in capital expenses to set up the facility. It is estimated that the entire detention network would cost about $2.9billion over four years, taking in 20/10/11, $1.7billion more than expected.
$1.8million was spent on interpreters and translation, phone costs were $13,000 including staff use. Apparently detainees use their phones to call friends and rellies in other detention centres. Some on boats to Australia after leaving Indonesia ring Christmas Island officials asking to book a room close to friends or rellies there. One wonders how they got these phone numbers. Anyway, back to Inverbrackie. Information technology costs were $23,000, including staff use, each client house has one flat top television set, DVD player, CD player along with TV cabinet, sofas, dining tables, chairs, cutlery, crockery, cooking utensils, cooking appliances and a washing machine, also beds and of course bed linen, along with no doubt food also being provided.
An average of $32,000 per property, and there are about 90 houses. To get the houses ready for occupation, an additional $6,200 was spent by Serco to fit out the houses for occupation. At Inverbrackie there were, for seven months to June 2011, 137 incidents, including 22 accidents or injuries classified as “critical” issues, five “unauthorised” medical appearances listed as “critical”, eight considered “major” and one minor, five babies born, 27 ambulance call outs, eight assaults, listed as critical or major, three reported incidents of self harm and two threats of self harm, 23 minor and two major disturbances, 10 minor incidents of abusive or aggressive behaviour, one demonstration, five minor incidents of contraband items found or brought in by a visitor, three detainees attending local schools were suspended for a total of five days for disruptive behaviour, with the students returned to school after family counselling. Two or three Serco staff members have been assaulted by detainees, but the exact number is unknown. One assault involved a female Serco officer being kicked and punched by an eight year old child as she was bending over to talk to another child beside the school bus stop. Police have been called to the facility five times.
The average time spent in detention at Inverbrackie is 51 days. The site has hosted 233 asylum seekers. The numbers peaked at 340 in April, so if you take $27million by 340 people you get a figure of $79,411.76 per person.
Inverbrackie is a relatively small complex against the likes of Christmas Island, which has more than 1,000 people and the likes of the Curtin detention centre 300, Northern Immigration Centre Darwin 382, Maribyrnong Victoria Detention Centre 75, Perth Detention Centre 55, Villawood Detention Centre 570, Phosphate Hill 238, Port Augusta residential housing 40 along with Soherger Immigration Detention Centre with 300, at RAAF Base Weipa Queensland. There may be others but anyhow with the above it makes it something like 2,900 detainees at any one time – the cost to the Australian taxpayer must be enormous, well just say 2,900 X, say $79,411 per person you are looking at a figure of $2,302billion, and when they are released eventually into mainstream Australia will they get a job or will most go on the dole? Makes you wonder how good an asset they will be to Australia, some will, some won’t.
My understanding through conversations with people who have had contact with the detainees at Inverbrackie is that the Afghans and Iranians seem to view Australians with contempt and don’t appreciate what is being done for them - but expect it as part of their detention, with the people entrusted to look after them bowing to their every need. While the Sri Lankans seem to be more satisfied.
Some parts of this article have been obtained from the local paper, ‘The Courier’, other information either from other persons or by searching on the internet.
Anyway have a good day, Basil Hille, State Director.
POINTS OF INTEREST FROM STATE EXECUTIVE MEETINGS
August Meeting : Membership continues to increase, which now includes a member from Kangaroo Island. State President, Stan Batten now manages the National One Nation web sites as well as Victoria, NSW and South Australia’s web site. State Director expresses his outrage and disappointment at a recent article in ‘The Advertiser’ denigrating One Nation stating it ‘is finished’. He also mentioned that he was most disturbed about comments made by Muslim extremists that advocated Australia becoming an Islamic State. The One Nation national policy booklet prepared by ON NSW Division is now available for distribution upon request. Barbara Pannach has had to withdraw her candidacy due to ill health. John Kearney has chosen to resign as a member of the party. Discussion took place on the end of year Christmas Luncheon for members and supporters. Our Public Liability Insurance has been renewed to the 9th July 2012 and includes NSW and Victorian Divisions.
September Meeting : Eric Cummins reported on the meeting that Grant Carlin, Stan Batten and himself had with the Hon Robert Brokenshire MLC (at right) at Parliament House. Mathew Busbridge our Secretary due to work and study commitments had to relinquish this position. Mathew continues to remain as a member of the party and has offered to continue to assist us where necessary. A letter of appreciation has been sent to Mathew thanking him for his contribution whilst on the State Executive. Tommy Horvat was elected as Secretary to fill this vacancy. Eric Cummins is currently preparing a SA One Nation version policy booklet. Discussions are to continue with Leon Ashby of Climate Sceptics and it has been noted that they have changed the name of the party to “No Carbon Tax”.
The Queensland State Office of One Nation today (12th August 2011) received confirmation from the Electoral Commission of Queensland that they have qualified and now have State Registration.
12th. August 2011
Queensland State Director of One Nation Mr. Ian Nelson would like to announce that the party has been registered here in Queensland effective immediately 12th. August 2011. We have a lot of work to do as we must now endorse our candidates and
there are new parties out there who compare themselves with us and we must deal with that issue, bearing in mind they have copied our policies and values but, Mr. Nelson said "we are the real thing"!
We have huge support out there and this time we will not squander that support as we know most rural Queenslanders are counting on a party that is listening and will support their struggle. Current issues dictate that we in One Nation must rally behind all Queenslanders with regards to the failure and instability of our current socialist regime' and a completely ineffectual opposition!
We in One Nation must work toward a change of government, a conservative government where we have some say. There are 30% of voters out there that have been brutally disenfranchised by both the major parties and we are ready, willing and able to fill that void, keeping politics honest, as we have been doing for 15 years. We have a group of quality candidates who are ready to go. We must now endorse these candidates and advertise further for more as we intend to run as many as we possibly can Mr. Nelson said.
We are "Third Party Insurance" for every Queenslander Mr. Nelson said and a voice of reason.
Ian j Nelson State Director One Nation Qld.
NEW MEMBERS REQUIRED
To maintain our current State political registration it is important that we maintain a strong membership base. Please encourage your friends to become members of One Nation.
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