Angry farmers rally outside Australia...

Angry farmers rally outside Australian parliament

There are 10 comments on the The Boston Globe story from Jan 4, 2010, titled Angry farmers rally outside Australian parliament. In it, The Boston Globe reports that:

Angry farmers wearing broad-brimmed hats and cracking kangaroo-hide whips rallied outside Parliament Monday as one of their colleagues continued a hunger strike to demand compensation for Australian climate change policy.

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what

Moonah, Australia

#1 Jan 8, 2010
Its all about climate communism

www.twawki.com

“ the old fart”

Since: Nov 09

millicent

#2 Jan 8, 2010
climate change is a hoax
Just means the gov can tax more
experts have corrupted data and sold their souls for more research grants

Since: Jan 10

Caulfield North, Australia

#3 Jan 8, 2010
Stupid bogans. The world should stop trade with Australia if these rednecks can influence Australia's climate change policy. Australia is the world's biggest polluter per capita. Who gives a sh-t about a bunch of rural white trash farmers.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#4 Jan 8, 2010
what wrote:
Its all about climate communism
www.twawki.com
No it's not, this idiot owes over a million dollars to his family and is trying to get out of it by getting the government to support him and provide compensation, for not letting him clear fell his already failed property.

It's a hoax and these idiots are just as stupid as he is, because they too are incapable of running properties under sustainable management policies required in a changing economic and environmental world.
No War

Sydney, Australia

#5 Jan 8, 2010
Stop COWARDS war of terror
scooterman

Altona, Australia

#7 Jan 9, 2010
ImmOv wrote:
Stupid bogans.........Who gives a sh-t about a bunch of rural white trash farmers.
You'll care when your choice of food becomes limited and you're forced to buy sub-standard crap from overseas. Food isn't created in a lab and doesn't magically appear on a supermarket shelf, you blinkered elitist wanker.
Gottaliv

Brisbane, Australia

#10 Jan 9, 2010
Palawa wrote:
<quoted text> No it's not, this idiot owes over a million dollars to his family and is trying to get out of it by getting the government to support him and provide compensation, for not letting him clear fell his already failed property.
It's a hoax and these idiots are just as stupid as he is, because they too are incapable of running properties under sustainable management policies required in a changing economic and environmental world.
So you've fallen for the spin surrounding this too have you? Spin concocted to take the focus off the real problem facing ALL land owners but especially the farmers in Australia. Your comment shows you know nothing about the land issues in Australia.

The following are not my words but they reflect my opinion, I just couldn't be bothered writing anything more on this subject so borrowed this:

""No family is PERFECT.

Mr Spencer's family history is not the issue here.

Irrespective of what his family history is, that does not alter the fact that he and many many other farmers in Australia have been BETRAYED and UNJUSTLY TREATED by government.

Besmirching Peter Spencer's character with his past family history is only a tactic used to divert attention away from the REAL PROBLEM.

This type of tactic is worthy of CHAIRMAN RUDD!
SHAMEFUL AND DESPICABLE!""

You want to know the REAL truth visit this site:

http://agmates.ning.com/group/peterspencerhun...
Gottaliv

Brisbane, Australia

#11 Jan 9, 2010
Topix wouldn't let me post this in the "Ear wax" thread, I tried twice, so we'll see what happens in this one!
oh BOY wrote:
<quoted text> yes, he is on sick puppy. I would say he has authority issues.
I'd say he's got delusions of grandeur issues!!!

Here's a bit of trivia about our Kevie.
----------

Rudd lies about his family's eviction.

The Truth - who's telling it???

"I think my father's death was difficult at an early age, being evicted actually was the harder bit because we were share farmers, we didn't own the property so bury Dad one day and get tossed off the property virtually the next with nowhere to go and no assets because you don't own a house if you're a share farmer either."

- Kevin Rudd, Interview with Julia Baird, ABC, March 5, 2006.

"Within two or three weeks of Dad's funeral, we were told we had to go. I can remember the terrible discussion between my mother and the fellow who owned the land."

- Kevin Rudd, The Australian Women's Weekly, January, 2007.

The Low family claim that, far from "evicting" the Rudds, their father went out of his way to accommodate them. Acting as spokeswoman for her sisters, Daphne, Desley and Joyce, and brother Neville, Jill McCahon said:

"He's dragged our father's proud reputation through the mud time and time again. Dad was a caring, compassionate man with terrific family values. What pains us most is the fact that he thought the world of the Rudds...He's taken the Low family for fools. We are now seeking legal advice on the matter."
Gottaliv

Brisbane, Australia

#12 Jan 9, 2010
cont.....

Long-term Eumundi residents said they had become increasingly mystified at the eviction stories. Daphne Greer knew Aubrey Low most of her life and regularly socialised with the Rudds:

"The Aubrey Low I knew - and the Aubrey Low everyone else around here knew - would never have evicted Margaret Rudd. He was a decent man. The whole tale is bizarre, to say the least."

Mrs McCahon said:

"Since 1956, Bert [Rudd] had been employed as a share farmer and when the monthly milk cheque came in, his wage was half that cheque. Out of his money, his outlay was half the cost of feed for the cattle and any additional labour he may have hired. Other expenses were met by my father. When Bert died our father had no choice but to employ a new farmer. It was the biggest dairy farm on the Sunshine Coast and there were more than 120 cows that needed milking morning and night. Margaret would always have known at some point, inevitably, an incoming farmer would have to occupy the farmhouse.

But provisions were put in place by our father for Margaret. He explained to her she could remain on the farm, at no cost whatsoever, until such time as the new farmer arrived. What Kevin has always failed to state is that the new farmer didn't even arrive until July - that's almost six months after his father's death. During that entire time, our family continued to run the farm.

There was absolutely no reason for them to have left until the new farmer arrived in July. To continuously say he was evicted immediately after his dad's funeral is quite an unbelievable statement. Not only does he blame our father for the so-called eviction, he subsequently mentions having to sleep rough in a car."

Joyce said:

"My father was caring and compassionate, a wonderful man and I wish he was around to clear this all up. There was an arrangement made ... it [the eviction] didn't happen in the way he [Mr Rudd] said."

Joan Keehn knew Aubrey Low and socialised with the Rudds:

"When these articles began to appear, the older faces around town said 'That can't be right,' " she said. "Aubrey was a good fella, a hard-working family man. He provided for his kids and had a good heart."

Eumundi Rural Fire Brigade's chief officer, Ernie Holt, said:

"[Aubrey Low] worked hard and expected the same from those who worked for him. But above all else he was a good man."

- Sydney Morning Herald, March 11, 2007.

Since: Aug 09

Location hidden

#13 Jan 9, 2010
Gottaliv wrote:
<quoted text>
So you've fallen for the spin surrounding this too have you? Spin concocted to take the focus off the real problem facing ALL land owners but especially the farmers in Australia. Your comment shows you know nothing about the land issues in Australia.
So you believe clearing more land on an already dying property will solve the problem, well it hasn't so far and you need water and good business management to survive in this day and age.

The problem most farmers face is they have used these fragile lands wrongly and denuded them, but we might as well turn the entire countries producing area's into a desert as well.

I think it's you who don't have a clue about land use and the carrying condition of the land when grazing introduced pests, babble all you like but without water and sustainable pastures, its just desertification in action.

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