Premier Palaszczuk has unveiled a new $62 billion 10 year energy plan, which will make Queensland home to the world’s biggest pumped hydro scheme and end the state’s reliance on coal-power.

Queensland’s eight coal-fired power stations are to be shut down and transformed into “clean energy hubs” by 2035 – a decade earlier than expected.

New legislation is also to be enacted committing Queenslanders to an 80 percent renewable energy target by 2035.

What neither the Premier or any of her Ministers mentioned, however, is that the proposed area of the project will mean the loss of parts of the Mackay-Eungella Road and the town of Netherdale.

In other words, an entire regional town comprising 121 people, including 35 families, will have to be submerged to make way for the project.

Aside from the devastating human impact this will cause, the project also risks causing irreversible and long-term ecological damage to the region’s ecosystem.

In 2017, scientists at the University of Hong Kong and James Cook University published a study on the environment effects of hydro energy in the journal Trends in Ecology & Evolution.

The authors found hydropower the most environmentally damaging of all the renewable energies they looked at, causing harm to wildlife and habitats, especially fish.

William Laurance of James Cook University commented that: “Hydro projects are such a disaster for tropical rainforests that I don’t consider them ‘green’ energy at all”.

The problem is hydro involves diverting rivers through a set of turbines before feeding it back downriver.

This poses a grave risk of the dam producing toxic methyl-mercury across the water system.

Hydro dams form head ponds and can flood the soil and form low-oxygen, toxic environments.

When exposed to these blooms, humans and animals may develop serious health issues including liver damage, rashes and gastrointestinal illness.

The Eungella Honeyeater is just one of many species at risk.  It is one of the last new species of birds discovered in Australia. 

The birds eat underwater insects that can accumulate methyl-mercury and then biomagnify it all the way up the food chain.

In terms of the economy, the $62 billion project will sink Queensland even further into debt.

The Government claims the “modelling” supports the extra debt but as usual failed to provide any details of that modelling or the data it was based on.

The project hasn’t even had any engineering or environmental work done yet.

As industry experts have pointed out, the project will be technically difficult.

And with no engineering assessment, the estimated cost is little more than guesswork.

You only have to look at the Snowy Hydro 2.0 project to know where this game is headed!



From 1 July 2022, Workforce Australia and its “Points-Based Activation System” will replace the present Jobseeker “mutual obligation” model of job services.

According to the Government, Workforce Australia will “provide upfront, early investment in an intensive, individually tailored, case management service for job seekers assessed as being at risk of becoming long-term unemployed and having vocational or non-vocational barriers to work.”

Jobseekers will now need to earn “100 points” and do at least five job searches per month in order to receive their unemployment payments.

To earn these ‘points’, there is a list of 30 activities to choose from, all of which have been assigned a points value ranging from 5 to 100.

Tasks include carrying out online learning modules, joining the Army Reserves, carrying out Migrant English Language courses and participating in various skills training programs.

Participants will all receive a Digital Identity and be put on blockchain along with their medical and mental health records.  Their behaviour and activities will then be recorded, ‘measured’ and assigned a ‘value’ according to the program’s pre-determined “success metrics”.

Workforce Australia is just one more example of how Australia is being reshaped into a ‘stakeholder capitalist’ nation under the ‘Great Reset’.

White papers galore are being churned out on how to turn labour markets, inclusion and economic mobility into investment opportunities for the private sector.

Social Impact Investing frames marginal, ‘vulnerable groups’ as inherently “broken”, a burden on the state purse.

The exact cost to the state of each ‘broken’ individual must be monitored, assessed and calculated in real time – another justification for wholesale surveillance and predatory public-private partnerships.

By defining “success” in narrow terms suited to outcomes-based contracting, powerful investors will eventually be given the opportunity to control how public services are delivered in Australia and to whom.

People needing services are the guinea pigs being groomed as data commodities.

Need housing?




A job?


Well you better be willing to follow a prescriptive “continuum of care” pathway and to be tracked 24/7 on a dashboard from ‘cradle to grave’.

The ability to get a job will soon hinge on a worker’s proof of compliance, conformity and obedience.

The elite want cogs that can be ‘re-engineered’ as needed.

No squeaky wheels allowed in the ‘new digital economy’.

Many vulnerable groups are being targeted for these kind of “evidence-based” impact interventions.

Is there informed consent?  No.

It’s taking people who are desperate for services and forcing them into a system where if they want food, clothing, shelter, education and job opportunities then they must demonstrate their ‘compliance’ with the system before being ‘rewarded’ with ‘government assistance’.

Those dependent on welfare are the targets now but the ultimate goal is to ‘up-scale’ the program across all government services, including education and healthcare.


What does Labour Day even mean, anymore?

Especially in 2022, after a year that saw unions and Labor abandon abandon the country’s workers, when coercive mandates stripped millions of their right to bodily autonomy, and cost hundreds of thousands of workers their jobs, when they refused to be bullied.

I doubt any of those workers are celebrating today.

The fact is Australian workers were hung out to dry decades ago.

Governments, left and right, fell over themselves in the rush to off-shore the whole Australian economy to China, along with most of its jobs.

All done under the watchful eye of the unions

Today, Australia has lost the ability to create ANY real jobs – jobs that are productive, secure, well-paid and rewarding.

Those jobs, the ones that provided people with upward mobility, are missing from the ABS jobs data.

Australia’s ‘labour force’ today has all the complexity of a third world country, with new jobs available only in the lowly-paid ‘service economy’ or government sector.

How has Australia gained from the loss of all its high-tech manufacturing and skilled jobs – jobs that are crucial for a ‘first world’ economy?

How do Australia’s young people gain when there are no payoffs to gaining a university degree?

This offshoring of Australian jobs in exchange for a flood of cheap imports, destroyed the economic prospects of our young people.

Older workers, who traditionally received higher pay, also paid a heavy price.

When you are hellbent on cutting costs, older workers become unaffordable.  Many were driven out over the years and forced to find jobs as shelf stockers at Coles or Woolworths.

Now we are being told of a ‘jobs bonanza’ once we all transition to the new ‘green and sustainable’ digital economy.

What a joke.

The ‘digital economy’ is an economy run entirely by highly automated machines, drones, robotics, AI, algorithms and God knows what else.

The major parties of Australia are driving us down a path that will end in 90% of human workers becoming totally redundant.

Not much to celebrate in that either.

Assistant Electorate Officer Positions

Applications are now being accepted for two (2) positions in the Office of the Member for Mirani:

  1. Assistant Electorate Officer – Administration (3 days)
  2. Assistant Electorate Officer – Information Technology (2 days)

These positions are based in Sarina on a casual basis. They are highly valued, helping build and maintain our strong community network and relationships across the Mirani electorate.

A probationary period of three (3) months applies.

Position Description

The roles are highly valued, helping build and maintain our strong community network and relationships with important groups across the Mirani electorate.


Both positions work within the Mirani Electorate Office.

Both positions assist the Mirani Electorate Officer and Member for Mirani in obtaining solutions for problems presented by individuals and organisations.

The position involves reception duties and dealing with constituents and the general public.

There may be occasions when the Assistant Electorate Officers will be required to work without supervision or minimal direction and may be required to work in the Mirani Electorate Office alone.

The incumbent must be able to observe high levels of confidentiality in relation to the Member’s duties and constituent work and to demonstrate a high standard of literacy and personal presentation and punctuality.

The Mirani Electorate Office is a fast paced, dynamic environment that will require discretion in dealing with issues presented to you as a representative of the Member within the Mirani Electorate Office.

Primary Objectives

To provide administrative and clerical assistance to the Electorate Officer and Member of Parliament in the Mirani Electorate Office established by Stephen Andrew MP.

Duties and Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Electorate Officer positions may include the following:

  1. Assist in the provision of administrative support services to the Electorate Officer and Member for Mirani.
  • Assist the Electorate Officer with managing and maintaining the Member’s diary including making appointments and arrangements for meetings, events, etc.
  • Assist the Electorate Officer in the preparation of information to support the Member’s parliamentary responsibilities (e.g. Briefing notes, Questions on Notice, general research, etc.)
  • Assist the Electorate Officer with maintaining established information systems that capture and communicate important information to update the Member when absent from the office.
  • In consultation with the Electorate Officer, maintain awareness of issues raised within the community via media monitoring and network contacts.
  • Contribute to media requests and responses as directed by the Electorate Officer and Member.
  • Assist Electorate Officer with the coordination of Members official travel requirements including liaison with Parliamentary Travel and the preparation of information required for travel claims.
  • Assisting with record-keeping and data entry of expenses through the online Parliamentary Acquittal System in accordance with Parliamentary guidelines and processes as directed by the Electorate Officer.
  1. Supporting and engaging with constituents and community groups
  • Follow established processes in liaising with constituents, groups and organisations who contact the electorate office for information and assistance (via face-to face, mail or electronic contact).
  • In consultation with the Electorate Officer, maintaining and providing information to assist constituents regarding a range of public services and policies.
  • Support the maintenance of established networks including community referral and assistance networks, and government departmental and/or ministerial office contacts to assist constituents and monitor progress on pending issues.
  • Carrying out research on simple issues and information requested by the Member and support the Electorate Officer with complex issues relating to constituent enquiries.
  • Ensuring that the constituents and others have access to the Member.
  • Assist the Electorate Officer in arranging and coordinating community meetings and events on behalf of the Member e.g. show/fete stalls, stakeholder forums, public BBQs, etc.
  • Under the direction of the Member and/or Electorate Officer, attending Community events and functions with and on behalf of the Member.
  • Providing information to facilitate community petitions.
  • Assist with preparing and distributing formal communication between the Member and constituents including personal letters, community newsletters, surveys and other material as directed by the Electorate Officer.
  • In consultation with and under the direction of the Member and Electorate Officer, maintain and monitor the Member’s social media presence and/or website including updating content and images, etc.
  1. General Administration of the electorate Office
  • Assist with maintaining systems and procedures for information and document storage and management.
  • Check and report any technical issues associated with items of office equipment or security equipment and assist the Parliamentary Service in annual office stocktake processes.
  • Reporting security incidents, risks or threats that occur in the electorate office.
  • Maintain established procedures regarding the use of office petty cash systems (where applicable).
  • Order and purchase office supplies and stationery on behalf of the Member, as directed by the Electorate Officer.
  • Other general administration tasks as directed by the Electorate Officer or Member.
  1. Web Administrator Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Designing and implementing web servers apply patches and updates.
  • Creating and analyzing reports on web activity, web page hit count, traffic pattern and similar performance metrics.
  • Perform site migrations using various migration methods such as backup, restores, site copies etc.
  • Support the Member for Mirani in the development and documentation of electorate requirements.
  • Implement new software products, tools, systems, and upgrades.
  • Develop and maintain user and technical manuals and guidelines.
  • Manage user identities, credentials, and privilege on the local server.
  • Diagnose and resolve technical issues.
  • Provide desktop support to end-users by responding to requests or commentary.
  • Recommend upgrades to the network, server and related equipment, software and other relevant improvements.
  • Manage virtual hosting infrastructure and back end storage.


Experience in a ministerial or parliamentary office environment is preferred but not essential.

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities (Minimum skills and abilities)

  1. Proven word processing skills, general computing skills (e.g. email, Internet, spread sheets, data bases etc.) and PC housekeeping skills (e.g. backups, establishing and maintaining appropriate computer file structures, data archiving and deletion) at an intermediate level are considered essential.
  2. Good communication skills, both written and oral are considered essential.
  3. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and liaise with a diverse client group including constituents, community groups, Members of Parliament and Public Servants.
  4. Ability to prioritise activities to ensure deadlines are adhered to.
  5. Ability to perform allocated duties thoroughly and with limited supervision.
  6. Good general knowledge, with a particular emphasis on Queensland political and current affairs.
  7. Attention to detail, prioritization skill and time management.


To successfully undertake either of these positions, it is considered essential that the occupant of the respective position has the computing skills described above.

Hold a current Driver’s Licence.


Vaccination Requirement

On 12 December 2021, The Clerk of the Parliament issued Parliamentary Service General Directive to Officers and Employees No. 1/21 – Officer and Employee COVID-19 vaccination requirements. The Directive requires that all staff be vaccinated.

Electorate staff must receive a third (booster) dose by no later than 21 April 2022 (unless an approved exemption applies).

How to apply

Please submit a CV accompanied by a statement of interest to with the subject line AEO Admin or AEO IT – depending upon which position you are applying.

Applications close at 5pm Friday, 1 April 2022.

The position is offered under the Members of Parliament (Staff) Act 1988 and conditions outlined in the Parliamentary Service Electorate Staff Certified Agreement 2020.



Sharing on behalf of all the People who exercised their right to choose, no matter if your a government employee, small business, Mum – Dad, sick or elderly.
Regardless of your medical or personal status, the cost to Queensland is yet to be realised on so many levels.


What does Minister Grace Grace, have to say about the widespread accounts of bullying and human rights abuses being committed against teachers in Queensland?

I am getting a barrage of first-hand accounts from teachers in rural and remote areas, almost all of whom are women, who have been suspended without pay and tossed out of their accommodation with almost no notice.

Many aren’t even being given a chance to find alternative accommodation, or pack up their belongings.

One teacher said she was forced to sleep in her car for days, after being frogmarched out of her home by the school Principal.

We are talking about teachers who have been living for years as highly respected members of their communities.

Communities where there has not been a single Covid case and where NO teacher has been found to replace them yet!

Such actions are not just cruel, they are completely pointless as far as public health goes.

City teachers say they are also being prevented from retrieving belongings from their offices – even after hours or over the weekend when schools are empty!

One has vividly described the intense feeling of shame she felt as former colleagues tossed her personal belongings and laptop over the school’s eight foot perimeter fence, while her former students looked on in shock and tears!

The level of inhumanity involved in a story like that is almost beyond words – completely unfathomable.

At the very least, it has revealed what an utter sham all the government’s  rhetoric around bullying and ‘coercive control’ has been.


Why were teachers with full Medical Exemptions, approved by Medicare, suspended with all the other teachers?  Why were they told they couldn’t even work remotely with Distance Education, which has a chronic shortage of specialist teachers?

Why are teachers being sent threatening emails warning of “disciplinary action” if they speak out publicly about what is happening?

Why have teachers been suspended without pay until June, instead of terminated?  Is it to force them to resign so they will lose certain entitlements including the right to sue for unfair dismissal?

Why are suspended teachers being told to direct all their communications via the unknown but Orwellian-named ‘Covid Compliance Team’?

Queenslanders deserve answers to these and many other questions – and not just from their Government!

Many want to know where the Queensland media, judiciary and human rights groups have been throughout all this?

And why the Human Rights Commissioner, the Mental Health Commissioner and  all the other officials paid to protect them, have been silent.

Like Terry O’Gorman, every single one of them has gone M.I.A. when Queensland needed them most.

Something many Queenslanders may find hard to forget – or forgive.