I have had a gutful of reading post after post where Conservatives complain about everything and do nothing concrete. I am to blame as well, or I...I have had a gutful of reading post after post where Conservatives complain about everything and do nothing concrete. I am to blame as well, or I was. It is time to rage a war against Politicians and Public Servants. Their catch cry of " we are all in this together". This is a load of spin that is actually cruel.
Due to lockdowns so many people have lost their business and their houses, and Politicians and Public Servants have been on full pay and even received hefty pay increases to cost others their livelihoods and homes. This is one massive sick effort by government at all levels.
They must take pay cuts that go towards helping the lives of those they have destroyed. Show more
Welcome to The Conservative Hub, this is where you can contribute in everything Conservative. The Politicians and Public Servants have made laws and...Welcome to The Conservative Hub, this is where you can contribute in everything Conservative. The Politicians and Public Servants have made laws and policy that is NOT in the benefit of this country or the citizens who love it. This is contrary to all our founding fathers expressly wanted to achieve in the Constitution. The politicians and high-ranking public servants and no doubt useless but my fear is that there are ulterior motives that renders them evil. They are most from the Left and therein lies the problems.
Just to elaborate on one point, IMMIGRATION. I believe that is been a disaster for Australia as the wrong people are allowed in. We have seen our culture, larrikin ways just eroded as we are not to “offend” anyone. My position is stuff them as our country, enjoy who and what we are or leave. Our politicians support all these minor groups over genuine Australians, and it must stop now.
Recently many mourned the passing of the great Australian John “Strop” Cornell. We were reminded of his great collaborations with Paul Hogan and Johns wife Delvene. Today these great icons of Australian comedy culture would be cancelled as offensive. The living treasure Barry Humphries has all but been cancelled because of his views of transgender males. It must be stopped and politicians made to govern for the better of Australia and citizens who love this country.
THIS COUNTRY BELONGS TO THE GENUINE CITIZENS AND IF WE NEED TO FIGURATELY GO TO WAR TO CLAIM WHAT IS OURS THEN SO BE IT.
The genuine citizens of this once great country must fight back as one.
The fight back to return our country to the genuine citizens starts here at The Conservative Hub. Your involvement can be whatever you are comfortable with.
You can blog via The SlateBoard, contribute video to SlateBoard.tv and assist in a genuine and real attempt to return power to the citizens by shopping at the SlateBoard e-commerce site. There will be 15% of the profit from EVERY sale will be go towards what is a war to take Australia back from the elite and back to the people. There are major policies that have a devasting effect on the Australian population that we have no say in. These are in the area’s of:
• Power and insane push to NET ZERO EMISSIONS.
• Paris Agreement.
• Education, remove all the Left agenda from schools and Universities.
• Restructure or sell off the ABC
• Covid-19, the Government catch cry is “We are all in this together”, like hell we are, Australian Politicians and Public Servants earning over $100K a year are to sacrifice 10% of their salaries backdated 12months and continuing until Lockdowns no longer happen. This money goes to those who have lost homes and businesses.
• There is much more, and we look forward to your additions.
There is only so many battles we can fund in these early days. The more support of our on-line store the more we can target. In the first instance I would like to raise enough money to support a genuine Conservative in the NSW State Seat of Hornsby. The incumbent is a supposed LNP Minister “Green” Matt Kean. This person is an acolyte of the worst PM in history Malcolm Turnbull. Ok, a close choice between him and Rudd.
Kean is pushing insane and untruthful policies in respect to renewables and the outcome they will reduce electricity costs. They only send prices sky high to the point where many, mostly pensioners choose to freeze in winter and swelter in summer. Kean is a dangerous person who must be removed from public life. Show more
A group to show your support for Pauline Hanson and One Nation.Conversations and ideas, along with upcoming events.
Australia is lost. The country we loved, many fought and died for has gone. We have been sold out by Politicians who by reckless immigration have...Australia is lost. The country we loved, many fought and died for has gone. We have been sold out by Politicians who by reckless immigration have all but destroyed our unique culture. A series of Governments advised by Leftists Public Servants have practically made it a crime to love our white, Christian, Westminster inspired heritage. A persecuted White South African farmer has no hope of immigrating to Australia, but the Black African gang members who raped and killed them are welcomed with open arms and financial help our pensioners can only dream about. Then we have Middle East immigration. Islam has wrought killing, destruction and sadness on huge areas of out planet in the name of a non existent Allah and a pedophile murderer, Muhammed. And true to form our Politicians and Public Servants made certain this evil ideology had a home in Australia.
Look at education. The Left have taken over the Education Institutions from Grade 1 through to University. They all refuse to teach about Western Democracy and its great contributions to our planet, White Christianity has all but been eliminated, the Classics are eliminated, White and true history is gone and replaced by Aboriginal history and the myth they lived in towns of 1000 people, were leaders in agricultural techniques which first settlers stole off them after the “invasion by Capt Arthur Phillip”. Not wanting to denigrate people but in 1770 the Indigenous had not invented a wheel or bow & arrow ! Leaders in agriculture? I think not but this is our school children’ s future along with being taught to hate our whiteness and our country. Years ago Australian students were at the top of international testing, now we are hopeless and under 40th position. They all know the Left side of Climate Change but can hardly read.
Our electricity costs are going through the roof as so called Conservative Government refuses to provide cheap power via new HELE Coal Fired Power Stations. The next pensioner who dies of cold as too scared to turn on heaters due to cost, their blood is on PM Morrison and Woke Green Matt Kean.
And how about violence and threats that the Left thrive on. They have no trouble dishing incredible violence on Conservatives, many who are elderly. Then if there is a Conservative Forum or speaking event scheduled the Left will threaten or harass the owners of the venues until these events are cancelled.
Then we have grubs like Get Up, Paul Oosting and it’s Board who instigated criminal activities to drive Nicolle Flint out of politics. They deserve the same back.
And to fight all of this, and make no mistake it’s a war for the Soul of Australia the Conservatives post their displeasure in a manner not to upset Facebook and its WOKE scum owners and rest of the Left. Any wonder we lost, as Politicians, Public Servants and the Left laugh at our posts. And, if we take one took far our account is suspended for 30 days. What a weak lot we are.
Can Anything Be Done:
While Conservatives have lost battle after battle there is still a war waging. Politicians can be persuaded if they believe their very survival depends on changing their views, that will take making certain that politicians like Matt Kean are removed from public office. Then, with the Left we treat them same way they treat us. They have forums and conferences, make sure they are cancelled. If violence becomes part of the equation we have people who can dish out the same to them. They exist alright and about time some was unleashed like Conservatives have faced for years.
To compete in a war takes money. If we want to send letters to every household in electorate of Hornsby to tell voters why their elected State Member Matt Kean must be thrown out of office will take money. To get the right people together to take on Get Up and push back takes money.
NO ONE IS SUGGESTING DONATIONS. I have started a site called:
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The Conservative forces must band together or Australia is lost and no point complaining .
We must treat the Left with the disdain they treat...The Conservative forces must band together or Australia is lost and no point complaining .
We must treat the Left with the disdain they treat Conservatives. We must get back to Christian ideology that formed our Westminster system of Government.
Target some politicians and make their lives hell. I suggest that Matt Kean, a so called NSW Liberal is a good start. His emissions policies will see elderly Australians die of the cold as electricity will be too expensive.
When grubs and maggots like that idiot Tom Ballard is performing have the venue cancel the show. This moron said that Covid 19 mostly kills old people, let’s hope it’s all Conservatives.
Lovely piece of trash. Show more
A 15-year-old is facing a long recovery after a sickening attack that was recorded, then posted online. A gang attacked the boy with a crowbar. When...A 15-year-old is facing a long recovery after a sickening attack that was recorded, then posted online. A gang attacked the boy with a crowbar. When he went down, they kicked him and stomped on his head - time after time.
THIS WAS IN MELBOURNE. Our Government has to answer for this trash being allowed to immigrate to our country. They are trash and not wanted.
www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.9news.com.au/article/f… Show more
Student artist sparks fury by saying war crimes report 'shows Australia's character' and arguing mental health helplines shouldn't be displayed for...Student artist sparks fury by saying war crimes report 'shows Australia's character' and arguing mental health helplines shouldn't be displayed for struggling veterans
Bobuq Sayed sparked fury by penning a scathing article about Australia
Article for university-funded magazine Meanjin relates to alleged war crimes
Queer youth worker says report shows 'Australia's character on display'
Australian soldiers stand accused of murdering 39 people in Afghanistan
A student artist claims alleged Afghan war crimes are 'Australia's character on display' and slammed the support given to stressed soldiers.
Bobuq Sayed, a non-binary queer youth worker whose parents are Afghan refugees, wrote a scathing article for university-funded literary magazine Meanjin.
Sayed's comments referred to the Brereton report into alleged Australian war crimes in Afghanistan that was made public last week
The four-year inquiry uncovered a 'shameful record' of alleged unlawful killings that took place outside the 'heat of battle'.
They included cases where new patrol members were told to shoot a prisoner to achieve their first kill in an 'appalling practice' known as 'blooding'.
There was also evidence that troops took part in 'body count competitions' and covered up illegal killings by staging skirmishes, planting weapons and retrospectively adding names to target lists.
Sayed took aim at Defence Personnel minister Darren Chester for his 'disregard for the structural problem underpinning the Brereton report'.
But 'what hit hardest', Sayed claimed, was the inclusion of 24-hour support and counselling hotlines for members of the Australian Defence Force and their families on media articles about the report.
FULL ARTICLE THIS GRUB WROTE:
A New Generation of Australian War Criminals
November 23, 2020
After almost two decades of the Australian Defence Force’s involvement in Afghanistan, it takes something major for the crisis there to warrant national attention. Streaks of deadly car bombings and rocket strikes rarely register. Most don’t bat an eyelid at the new normalisation of relations with the Taliban and their sinister return to global prominence. Just recently, 22 promising scholars were slain during a shooting at Kabul University, where my own father studied some 40 years ago. Within hours, the news cycle had shifted elsewhere.
However, a damning report alleging that 39 Afghans were slain mercilessly by ADF soldiers was released on Thursday, after a four-year long investigation by Maj Gen Justice Paul Brereton. It found that all of the victims were non-combatants, including farmers, prisoners and children. Junior ADF soldiers were allegedly instructed by their superiors to enact executions in cold blood as part of a ‘blooding’ process to give them their first kill. Weapons and radios were placed on dead bodies to cover up the war crimes. According to the report, there was an air of competitiveness to killing Afghans, as though their murders were akin to sport or a video game.
None among those slain were ever formally charged with crimes and none were killed in the heat of the battle. Their thoughtless killing suggests the ADF had no fear of repercussions and no legitimate precedent to think they might ever be held accountable. The legal treatise of innocent until proven guilty, as the report lays out, has never been seen to apply to Afghans, who are the disposable casualties of Australia’s ego and entitlement abroad.
The report is extraordinary because, for the first time in the history of Australia’s longest war, there is finally some effort to address the bloodthirsty culture of ADF soldiers and the impunity with which Afghan death is treated. The report’s 143 recommendations, if implemented, would see a total of 25 perpetrators put on trial. That is more than six percent of the roughly 400 ADF soldiers currently stationed in Afghanistan.
Yet I was particularly struck by the statement released soon after the report by Defence Personnel minister Darren Chester in an appeal to the Australian public: ‘We must not allow the alleged actions of a relatively small number to stain the reputations of thousands who serve today, and the broader veteran community.’
Chester’s disregard for the structural problem underpinning the Brereton report employs the same ‘bad apples’ logic that excuses anti-Black police in racialised murders. There is a seeming amnesia to the fact that Australia provided one of the four most substantial combat force contingents during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, a bungled military operation that laid the seeds, and power vacuum, for ISIS to develop.
The government and large swaths of the media yet again seemed to be squandering the opportunity for a national reckoning. But what hit hardest was the addendum to articles about the report from The Age and The Guardian. At the bottom of the page, both outlets listed 24-hour support and counselling hotlines for members of the Australian Defence Force and their families.
It mortifies me that the emotional impact of this report centres veterans, although it is unsurprising given how often this ‘bad apples’ framing occludes the extent of national complicity. Perhaps these war crimes in Afghanistan are not an exceptional lapse in judgement, but the very character of Australia on display in full focus. Even through such senseless violence, many are quicker to take a defensive position on behalf of bloodthirsty war criminals than consider the large population of Afghans who have settled in Australia as refugees since the Soviet invasion.
When pressed, there remains an inability for Australia to truly consider itself a home for Muslims and, in this context, Afghans, despite the total number of Afghan-born Australian residents today having reached fifty thousand. Descendents of those refugees who still identify ethnically as Afghan, like myself, increase the number of that population substantially.
These findings mirror the same culture of impunity among other allied soldiers in Afghanistan. Just last year, forty innocent pine nut farmers were killed in a strategic US drone strike that mistook them for combatants. In Britain, the High Court is currently considering whether the UK failed to properly investigate allegations of unlawful killings of Afghans by UK Special Forces.
There is a common effort to separate Australia’s culpability in war crimes from more overtly brutalising world empires like the US and the UK. It is precisely this wilful ignorance that makes accountability impossible. The reputation of the ADF is long-stained. What remains salvageable is our ability to scrutinise and eliminate the conditions that yielded those abuses of power.
Bobuq Sayed is a writer, editor and artist of the Afghan diaspora. Show more
Once Politicians chose Islamic immigrants over White South African farmers and Europeans they set this country on the road to destruction. They must...Once Politicians chose Islamic immigrants over White South African farmers and Europeans they set this country on the road to destruction. They must pay. I support our soldiers as they have fought so many wars to keep our country safe and simply because politicians ordered them to war. If anything happened as reported in Afghanistan the fault lies 100% with Politicians and Public Servants as they have allowed Muslims into Australia and ignored more deserving white people, South African farmers for one.
You can look at poll after poll and Muslims are not wanted here, not liked and I go as far as hated. Polls suggest over 60% + Australians want Islam banned. Look at Victoria and Covid-19, everyone knows the major breakouts were Muslims, they didn’t comply with law ( as wrong as law was) and then Afghans refuse to assist with tracing if fined.
This hatred to dislike to not trusting of Muslims has grown over years and naturally permeated the Armed Forces. They were the wrong migrants for this country but still they allow them in by thousands. What do politicians think would happen.
In Legal Speak it was a foreseeable conclusion. We once had politicians who for the most put Australian citizens first. Now, we count for nothing and our elected politicians take more notice of minority groups, the UN and anyone except us, the citizens. It is about time we took our nation back. Whether it is from the dangers of Islam, the fear of Black African gangs to not being able to afford electricity. NOT ONE POLITICIAN understands how badly they have deserted the Australian people. Now is the time to act. Politicians are laughing at your Posts on Facebook as what change have, they effected. I will tell you nothing.Have a look at:
as you can have your say, sure its not Facebook but has all the user needs of Facebook. You can post and reply to posts, post images, have “Conversations” which is same as Messengers. BUT there is no censorship. You can have your say.Like Facebook we are building a massive online shop that currently has many items you might want to buy. HERE IS THE DIFFERENCE.We are banking 15% of the profit from EVERY Sale inti a “Save Australia Fund”. This is your chance to contribute and all you do is purchase an item or items you need and you contribute.The Plan is to DESTROY the Political Careers of these no hopers who have no idea of what the Australian Community expect.
1. As of tonight we want our armed forces supported, their legal fees paid, and preferably charges dropped. Any politician who goes after our great servicemen we go after them. Just join the SlateBoard site and name the politicians we must get rid off.
2. We have politicians who have NO Concept of the pain electricity prices cause. The only fix is about 4 x HELE Coal Fired Power Stations. We damn give A$Billions in oversea aid and they build them while we have people die of cold or heat stroke. You want a target. That Moron Politician from NSW , Matt Kean. His policies will be people in tens of thousands not being able to afford Electricity. This new policy in NSW will see pensioners die from heat or cold. These deaths are foreseeable and when they happen Kean must be charged with nothing less than Manslaughter. His political career must be destroyed as he does not represent one Australian other than that nutter Turnbull and other investors in renewables. His career can be destroyed if we just do the simple things and we must raise money.
3. Immigration is a joke and we can target any number of politicians who have no regard for Australians. I am certain a poll would show that no more muslims wanted, no more Black African gang members but plenty of White African farmers. Politicians and Public Servants who do not follow this edict must go. We protest and protest till they are a quivering mess as all they deserve.
There is so much more but it is not difficult as once a few dominos fall they get the message. This country belongs to us the citizens and not scum crap politicians like Matt Kean. They must be driven from office. Please just join, tell us what politicians to target and why. If you support the SlateBoard Shop where practical we can make it happen. Their careers must be destroyed.
The site and means are there. All up to you, keep posting in Facebook and be laughed at or join the SlateBoard and name politicians that must go. Join the SlateBoard and post what politicians you want to see go and why. When shopping on line just look at the SlateBoard Shop
Here’s What Happened When a Muslim Complained About Restaurant’s Bacon Sign:
Should a restaurant that serves bacon be allowed to display signs...Here’s What Happened When a Muslim Complained About Restaurant’s Bacon Sign:
Should a restaurant that serves bacon be allowed to display signs and/or advertisements that mention bacon? The U.S. Constitution says that it should, but Muslims in Vermont apparently disagree.
Case in point: After the Sneakers Bistro restaurant in Winooski put up a sign that read, “Yield for Sneakers Bacon,” an outraged Muslim woman took to an online community forum to complain about it.
“Given the large number of Muslim families in Winooski, as well as many others who do not eat pork for a variety of reasons, it seems unnecessary for this insensitive business sign to be at the city’s main crosswalk,” the woman wrote.
Unfortunately, the restaurant’s owner basically let an acolyte of Shariah law bully him into submission, which is extraordinarily sad given that the U.S. Constitution affords him the right to display his sign.
IT IS COMING HERE. In fact it’s arrived. In schools no Christmas Carols, Nativity Scenes. Show more
“We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”
On Thursday, Scott...“We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in the night to visit violence on those who would do us harm.”
On Thursday, Scott Morrison sought to pre-empt the report’s release, establishing a special investigator’s office to help the Australian federal police investigate the allegations raised in Brereton’s report.
It’s a significant step. But what will it mean for the ADF, for the Australian public, the accused special forces troops, and the Afghan victims?
On Thursday, Scott Morrison sought to pre-empt the report’s release, establishing a special investigator’s office to help the Australian federal police investigate the allegations raised in Brereton’s report.
It’s a significant step. But what will it mean for the ADF, for the Australian public, the accused special forces troops, and the Afghan victims?
What will a special investigator’s office do?
The Morrison government will establish a new Office of the Special Investigator to further investigate potential criminal conduct raised by Brereton’s report.
The office will sit within the Department of Home Affairs, leverage the powers of the AFP and will be staffed by AFP officers, as well as state and territory police, legal counsel, and support workers. It is likely to be led by a senior barrister or retired judge with extensive criminal law experience.
The purpose of the special investigator is to gather further evidence that can be used in court and then refer matters to the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP), which will decide whether to prosecute through the courts.
One of the special investigator’s key roles will be to triage the numerous allegations raised in the Brereton report, investigating the most serious and building briefs for potential prosecution.
SO OUR TROOPS MUST ADHERE TO SOME RULES AGAINST AN ENEMY WHO SENDS IN CHILDREN WITH EXPLOSIVE VESTS. A SLUR AGAINST OUR SAS. Show more
I believed Australia belonged to the citizens. There could be nothing further from the truth. We have no say in:
Immigration. We have been overrun...I believed Australia belonged to the citizens. There could be nothing further from the truth. We have no say in:
Immigration. We have been overrun with Muslims and Black Africans. How many have to die, be assaulted, robbed, subjected to home invasions, car jackings and still immigration policies do not change. The only suitable immigrants to a Western Culture like ours is other Westerners, Europeans, White South Africans and Israeli. This country is not owned by Politicians and Public Servants it is ours and we want to say who comes here.
Power Generation. We subsidise windfarms which are owned in China, spend a fortune on renewable energy and thus have among dearest electricity in the world. Last year for a period South Australians did have the worlds dearest electricity. The fault lay with the moronic government of Jay Wetherill as they blew up a Coal Fired Power Station and had no cheap base load power. We send Coal and Uranium overseas so India and China can have cheap power and we have pensioners die in winter as too scared to turn on a heater for fear of the cost. About time the Government asked the citizens about how we want to generate power as we cany save the world. That is assuming anything to save it from.
Money sent overseas in overseas aid, money sent to United Nations, the funding of the joke of an ABC. Is our opinion ever sought? Never.
There are many other major decisions that affect our daily lives and we are not asked what do we want. Our Governments have no respect for our opinion about the Australia we own and want to live in. We can change this.
Now it must change. Please look at:
Attached to the SlateBoard site we have opened an online store which will continue to grow until it offers a complete range of personal, home, outdoor and business items. These will be offered at best prices possible and reduce as our buying is increased. SO WHAT, ANOTHER ONLINE STORE? NO! This shop is being setup to do whatever we can to take our country back so that the citizens have a say. To achieve this 15% of the profit of EVERY sale will be set aside in what I call our “Save Australia Fund.”
This is a task that will be in for the long haul and we need to bring pressure to our politicians any way we can. Again, they have no interest in our views. We must use this money to make our view known. We can post of Facebook, Gab, Parler etc. all day and they achieve absolutely nothing. If we filed a court case to have the Quran declared a terrorist handbook they might take notice. This book tells Muslims who to kill and how. If that is not terrorism what qualifies?
This site is all about taking Australia back and having politicians not treat our concerns like a joke. We fight back. Beside the first 1000 items on the SlateBoard Shop I have added 2 wristbands with captions re: One last Dog to help and God protects the RIGHTeous. I am convinced God protects the Right. These are$5 for both and that includes postage. Every cent goes to Dog Rescue and Save Australia Fund.
PLEASE CONSIDER OUR SHOP WHEN LOOKING ONLINE AS YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN SAVING AUSTRALIA. Show more
Farmer killings: Farmers tortured and killed in horrific South Africa raids:
Horrific killings of farmers, where victims were sexually assaulted,...Farmer killings: Farmers tortured and killed in horrific South Africa raids:
Horrific killings of farmers, where victims were sexually assaulted, tortured and strung up on poles, have sparked outrage in South Africa.
In one of the cases, a female farm manager was sexually assaulted and strangled by two gunmen at her farm.
In a separate brutal attack on a farm manager 290km away, a man was tied to a pole and tortured before being repeatedly stabbed and then strangled.
And, in a third incident, a gang of nine attackers allegedly threatened to rape a farmer’s young children if he didn’t cooperate and give them what they wanted.
Farm manager Chantel Kershaw, 44, was ambushed by two armed men as she helped load a lawnmower onto a truck, The Sun reports.
They then held her down and strangled her in the garage of her farm at Delmas east of Johannesburg and left her lying on the ground before pistol whipping her mother.
Distraught mum Greta Spiers, 65, was restrained as the farm was looted and a maid locked in a bathroom before they fled the scene in the family’s white Chevrolet station wagon.
Local neighbourhood watch farmers forced the stolen vehicle off the road in a high-speed chase after being alerted by the murdered woman’s mum and captured the suspects.
Chantel Kershaw, 44, was ambushed by two armed men at her farm near Johannesburg. Picture: Jamie Pyatt
Chantel Kershaw, 44, was ambushed by two armed men at her farm near Johannesburg. Picture: Jamie PyattSource:Supplied
A worker at the farm who was stripped and tied up by the armed raiders was later arrested after the mobile phone numbers of the two arrested men were found in his phone.
The three men appeared before Delmas Magistrates Court charged with armed robbery, theft and murder and were refused bail and have been remanded in custody for trial.
Police spokesman Brigadier Leonard Hiathi said, “Chantel asked an employee to help her load a lawnmower into a truck when she suddenly saw two armed men inside her yard.
“They told the employee to take his clothes off and tied him up and then attacked the woman who was screaming for help and strangled her and then went into the house.
“The victim’s mother was assaulted with a firearm and the house was robbed.
“A high-speed chase ensued between the suspects and the neighbourhood watch group which resulted in the suspects overturning their vehicles and crawling out to escape.
“But they were caught and handed over to the police who opened a case of robbery and murder and a firearm was recovered and ammunition and a bloodstained jacket.”
The two men tried to escape in Chantel’s Chevrolet but were chased by a local neighbourhood watch team. Picture: Jamie Pyatt
The two men tried to escape in Chantel’s Chevrolet but were chased by a local neighbourhood watch team. Picture: Jamie PyattSource:Supplied
In a separate murder, farm manager Brendin Horner, 21, was attacked and brutally tortured before being stabbed three times then strangled after being strung up from a pole.
The horrific attack happened at the De Rots Farm in Paul Roux in Free State province 180 miles away from the earlier murder and he was said to have gone through a horrific ordeal.
Police spokesman Brigadier Montansi Makheli said Mr Horner failed to arrive home after finishing work and was reported missing and was found at 6am the next day murdered.
His blood-soaked body showed horrific signs of torture and multiple stabbings and a knife was found nearby on his cap and he was found strung up to a pole and declared dead.
Two men have been arrested and charged with murder and are due in court tomorrow.
Gilly Scheepers who owns the farm where Mr Horner was murdered said, “He worked for me for a year before he was brutally murdered but this is sensitive and I am not commenting.”
In a third incident, Paul da Cruz, his wife and four children – three girls and one boy aged between 6 and 18 – were attacked on their farm in Westonaria in Gauteng on Friday morning.
Da Cruz told Netwerk24 his children and his wife were directly threatened with rape and he wanted them to undergo trauma counselling as soon as possible.
On Saturday, one of his daughters reportedly asked him what it would look like if she were shot in the head.
Agricultural strategist Dr Jaco De Villiers has described the latest murders as part of a “war against food production” in the country and said that his murder was “slaughter”.
He told TimesLive: “How do you murder someone and hang him on a pole for everyone to see? This was a clear message to all farmers. Farm killings have to stop right now.”
Dr Jane Buys, safety and risk analyst of Free State Agriculture, told the paper: “The senseless killings cannot be allowed with the brutality in which they are executed.
“It is not clear what the motive for this murder is. There cannot be any justification for killing a person who provides food security. Something has to be done to stop it.”
Pressure group Agri SA said that on average a farm where a farmer is violently attacked will be abandoned for up to five years until someone takes it on and restarts production.
They said that means dozens of workers and dependants losing their livelihoods.
AfriForum spokesman Marius Muller who speaks for the civil rights organisation protecting minority groups in South Africa said the farmers need better police protection.
One of the suspects is led away by police. Picture: Jamie Pyatt
One of the suspects is led away by police. Picture: Jamie PyattSource:Supplied
He said, “This is yet another dark day in the history of South Africa for farmers and those with small holdings and the murder of these two farmers was totally unnecessary.
“These were both premeditated and horrific attacks on innocent farmers who look after and care for their workers and whose jobs may now be put in jeopardy by these murders.”
Each day in South Africa an average of 60 people are murdered but although the number of farmers killed averages 75 a year, their deaths are usually horrific and brutal.
Their killers often torture their victims and rape the female members in the house before finally murdering their victims. Show more
George Christensen clashes with foreign investment boss who called concerns 'nationalistic'
David Irvine says the government could do a better job...George Christensen clashes with foreign investment boss who called concerns 'nationalistic'
David Irvine says the government could do a better job explaining the benefits of foreign investment amid community concerns
The Morrison government needs to do a better job of explaining the benefits of foreign investment because of underlying community concerns “that foreigners are buying up the farm, they’re taking over”, a senior adviser to the government has said.
David Irvine, the former Asio spy agency chief who now heads the foreign investment review board (Firb), clashed with the outspoken Liberal National party MP George Christensen, who is chairing a trade inquiry and using it to campaign for Australia to reduce its economic dependence on China.
Irvine used his appearance before a parliamentary committee hearing on Thursday to defend the benefits of foreign investment, but when he noted that some underlying concerns were based on “nationalistic” sentiments he was accused by Christensen of being “dismissive” of community concerns.
Despite China being Australia’s largest trade partner, the picture is different when looking specifically at foreign investment.
Coalition to add new national security test to Australia's foreign investment regime
Treasury officials told the hearing the top source of foreign direct investment into Australia was the United States (20.1%), followed by the United Kingdom (12.5%), Japan (11.4%), the Netherlands (5.4%) and Canada (4.6%). They said China was ranked sixth with 4.5% of the share of foreign direct investment.
Christensen asked Irvine to describe what the Australian community at large thought about foreign investment, and in particular purchases made by state-owned enterprises.
The head of Firb replied that “the starting point is probably that there is an underlying concern within the community in respect of foreign investment, that foreigners are buying up the farm, they’re taking over, it’s a nationalistic sense that our industry should be Australian – there are all those concerns and sentiments existing within the community at some point or other”.
Irvine said Firb would advise the treasurer – who makes the final decision on investment proposals that are subject to scrutiny – if there had been particular community objections so that those issues could be taken into account.
But he said one of the roles of Firb was “to provide a partial assurance to the Australian community that foreign investment proposals are being looked at closely and the national interest is being taken into consideration”.
Christensen chided Irvine for that answer, saying he was “concerned about some of the stylising that Australians are out there saying they’re against the farm being sold out and being nationalistic – it almost seems to be dismissive of those views”.
Christensen said there were “a lot of those views out there” and pressed Irvine to speculate on the result “if we did a poll of the Australian community and asked them whether they wanted foreign state-owned enterprises to be able to own Australian assets, land, companies”.
Irvine said he had been “watching criticism of various Firb decisions over a very long time” and called for facts to be at the centre of discussion.
“Five years ago when I first entered the Firb the percentage of Australian agricultural land in foreign hands was about 13%, and I think it’s currently about 13.2% or 13.3%,” Irvine told the joint standing committee on trade and investment growth.
“Maybe the response to community concerns is for the government to be doing more explaining of what those facts are and also what the benefits are of foreign involvement in Australian industry – be it agriculture or whatever – because there’s no doubt that it brings benefit.”
Irvine later added that it was not just government but the Firb that “should be doing a little more to demonstrate the benefit to the Australian economy and community of foreign investment”.
He said one in 10 Australian jobs was dependent on foreign investment, while the average wage of an Australian employed by a foreign company was about $20,000 higher than the average wage paid by domestic companies.
Irvine resisted attempts to make sweeping statements about Australian concerns about the actions of government-owned investors when pressed by Christensen.
“With the greatest respect it depends what sort of state-owned enterprise investment you’re talking about and where it comes from,” Irvine said.
Port of Darwin ‘critical’ in new commonwealth power to veto deals with foreign governments, Albanese says
“If it’s the Ontario Teachers Pension Fund, which is a state-owned enterprise for the purposes of our act, may be very different from the investment of a state-owned enterprise of an authoritarian country.”
The government announced in June that it would add a new national security test to Australia’s foreign investment regime, including powers for the treasurer to vary the conditions of an acquisition by an overseas buyer, or dispose of the investment if security risks emerge post-approval.
The legislation is expected to be introduced to parliament shortly.
Roxanne Kelley, a Treasury deputy secretary, said Australia welcomed foreign investment “for the significant benefits it provides but we need to ensure investments are not contrary to the national interest, including national security”.
Asked what had prompted the reforms, Irvine said there had been significant changes in “the investment environment”. One example he gave was that state and territory governments were increasingly divesting themselves of critical infrastructure.
Irvine confirmed that the long-term lease of the Port of Darwin to a Chinese company on a 99-year lease in 2015 had not been subject to Firb review because of the laws that were in place at the time, but that had already prompted the government to make earlier changes requiring such proposals to be considered.
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Poetic tribute to a city on the fritz:
‘Adelaide has been the least vandalised Australian city. Melbourne has destroyed itself...BARRY HUMPHRIES
Poetic tribute to a city on the fritz:
‘Adelaide has been the least vandalised Australian city. Melbourne has destroyed itself completely,’ says Barry Humphries, whose Ode to Adelaide celebrates the city’s icons.
Melbourne’s greatest artistic son, Barry Humphries, has declared that Adelaide is his favourite Australian city and says he never visits the Melbourne CBD any more because he is too saddened by the soulless metropolis it has become.
London-based Humphries, who turns 87 next February, also has revealed his fear that he may never see Australia again on account of the pandemic
Humphries says he has been reflecting on his mortality after a visit to Cornwall last month with chef Rick Stein where he returned to the cliff face where he fell and almost died in 1962 at the age of 27, sparking what was one of the biggest rescues in Cornish history
He says he yearns to return to Australia but worries the travel ban and toughening London lockdown mean he will be forced to remain in the UK indefinitely
Humphries spoke exclusively with The Australian after launching his poem Ode to Adelaide at London’s South Australia House, where he paid tribute to the City of Churches for its old-world charms and credited it with being the first place he heard the word chunder, which he subsequently popularised in The Adventures of Barry McKenzie
I really do seem very disloyal to Melbourne,” Humphries says
“I suppose I should say Melbourne is my first love in the same way you have to say that you love your parents more than anyone else on this earth. But as any married man knows you can occasionally stray, or at least think about straying. And when I stray, I stray to Adelaide
“I am rather absurdly fond of it. Adelaide has been the least vandalised Australian city. Melbourne has destroyed itself completely. The churches survive — they can’t pull down St Patrick’s — but I don’t go into the city any more because it is too depressing. It’s lost its identity.”
Humphries’s self-described “doggerel” is an eclectic celebration of Adelaide icons including the Glenelg tram, Haigh’s Chocolates, Ditters’ nuts and a delicacy known as fritz, a lightly-seasoned German smallgood rumoured to be made from the sweepings from butcher’s shop floors Show more
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PLANNED GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIAN YOUTH IN PAKISTAN
This is a photo of 22 years old Christian man named...Sorry to show dead person but he is a martyr.
PLANNED GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIAN YOUTH IN PAKISTAN
This is a photo of 22 years old Christian man named Sarfaraz Masih. He is a resident of Muslim Colony, 9/9L Ganu Bhattian, District Sahiwal Pakistan. He used to work for a Pakistani Muslin landlord named Muhammad Irfan. His employer used to make him do extra work and used to torture him as well and paid him very little amount. They used to ask him to accept Islam so he can get better salary, less work and other luxuries. His employer used to tell him that if he and his family accept Islam then they can live a better life. But Sarfaraz never agreed with them and kept his faith on Jesus. When he didn't accept Islam his employer Muhammad Irfan and his companions got furious. They then put a noose around his neck and hanged him to death. After that they went something else. It's so sad to see that Police still has not registered a case against them even when it's a murder. The reason is that he is a Christian and for Pakistani government Christian life has no value. Even if police file a complaint, they will purposely make a very weak case to save the murderers. I urge Chief Justice and Prime Minister to take action against the culprits and punish them only then his family can have justice. Show more