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   Subject: Fwd: RE: Inspirational - Senator Culleton's Passionate Maiden 
Senate Speech gets Standing Ovation - YouTube


Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016 at 7:16 PM
Subject: Fwd: RE: Inspirational - Senator Culleton's Passionate Maiden
Senate Speech gets Standing Ovation - YouTube

It's been a very long time since we've had a politician in Parliament
with the sort of passion for Australia that Rod Culleton demonstrated
yesterday. Be prepared to be moved.

I ask that you forward, share, like, tweet and generally spread this
clip as far and wide as you can because every Australian needs the
opportunity to be inspired by what our Senator Culleton said yesterday.

(Western Australia) (17:20): I stand here in this chamber today to present
my inaugural speech on oath, to deliver my message to the Australian
people. What follows will be the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the
truth before almighty God and the people of Australia.

To senators, veterans, Indigenous elders of this great land and all
Australians, Pauline quoted 'I'm back!' My quote is: 'I'm here! Despite all
attempts to silence the WA voters' choice, I am here—bright-eyed and
bushy-tailed—despite all attempts to deflate my tyres on the drive over
from Western Australia.' As one would know, a good farmer always keeps a
good puncture kit handy in the ashtray of the ute and a good toolbox in the
back. It is true it can be hard to pull up a cocky.

Just reiterating a few housekeeping rules: it appears that during other
speeches certain members are leaving the field before the final siren goes,
so if any senator wants to leave now is as good a time as any.

I pay tribute to my party leader Pauline Hanson, the PH in One Nation. A
good PH balance will grow a healthy Australia, and this 'hung parliament'
promises to do exactly that. Being a Nationals voter for 35 years, I am
honoured to be a One Nation senator representing my constituents in WA.
With the support of my fellow senators Malcolm Roberts, Brian Burston and,
again, Pauline Hanson, One Nation is the awesome foursome. We will be your
voice in the Senate. We will work with other crossbench senators and both
sides of the chamber to ensure Australia is heard and effectively

On my first day of parliament I witnessed members singing out of the same
hymn book in St Andrew's cathedral in Canberra. This now needs to be
mirrored in both chambers in the Australian parliament. As a farmer, it is
true, the only audience I have had to address up until now has simply been
a mob of sheep in the yards. If I sound a little rough, rest assured I will
apply a little bit of choke until I get up to running temperature.

I want my actions in this place to reflect my own personal experiences, and
having been locked in a financial crocodile roll for the last six years
with people trying to steal my intellectual property, I have lost all
incentive to invent anything again. But I have not lost my incentive to fix
the mess so it doesn't happen to others in the future. Prime Minister
Turnbull says Australians need to become more innovative. I would say
innovation raises a flag to attract large corporations to attack the
innovator of a great idea, so let's fix that first.

My inaugural question in the Senate on 12 September this year was to the
honourable the Attorney-General and concerned the inconsistencies and
unconstitutional behaviour of our courts. I have started in this place as I
mean to go on, with my inaugural question aiming right at the middle stump
on constitutional issues. That question was unprecedented and referred to
the High Court rules review committee. It is on notice that Dennis Lillee
wasn't the only best bowler to come out of Western Australia.

The hunted has now become the hunter. Australia is not running on all
cylinders and it is desperately in need of a tune up, to simply put the
blue flame out and put it into overdrive. This will be done with the
support of my team in Western Australia and those of my colleagues who are
prepared to put the best interests of this country first. During tough
times, my family always stood firmly by me and reminded me that fail means
First Attempt In Learning.

One man's fortune is another man's misfortune. I have experienced highs and
lows in business, but Australians are fighters, and the attitude that has
built this nation is to 'never give up'. The reality for Australians today,
however, is that the fight is not being carried out on a level playing
field. It isn't a fair go, and the battle is too often against our own
governments and those who purport to uphold the laws. For too long in this
place, successive governments have defied the Constitution our nation was
founded on, and in doing so have ignored their duty of care to the people
of Australia. Australians—not a global government pushing UN dictates which
undermine our sovereignty—are the defenders and upholders of the
Constitution and our laws. It is long past time for an Ausexit from the UN
and removal of all its shackles.

Agenda 21 demands, such as deregulating or removing the laws that have
provided ethical guidance for foreign corporations in this country, have
been responsible for the attitudes we see in our banking institutions, such
as 'Can do' or 'We live in your world', when dealing with their clients, as
recent inquiries have exposed, and are still being ignored by this
government. The reason why the Australian people want a royal commission is
the very reason banks don't. It should not be about going to our government
and asking for a royal commission; it should be the people's right to
demand one.

A parliament is not acting in the best interest of the Australian people if
it doesn't listen. A royal commission or a re-constituted grand jury is
inevitable and it will happen. Justice demands it. In the words of Martin
Luther King Junior, 'The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends
towards justice.'

Background: I am a fourth-generation farmer from the upper Great Southern
region of Western Australia I attended both primary and secondary schools
in Narrogin. While I may have got up to a little bit of mischief as a
child, I always defended others against bullies and stood up for what I
believed was right. I defended my principles. At the time I started my
career in the wool industry Australia was riding on the sheep's back. The
wool industry was large, prosperous and well regulated, protecting both the
industry and its consumers against poor quality product and exploitation of
its farmers and communities. I ventured into that industry, trading on
futures and buying the Australian wool clip.

In 1981, I started working at my father's business in Narrogin and
surrounding districts, where I was one of 21 employees in his 35-year-old
wool-buying business. Yet through privatisation that level of competition
was removed. In fact, it has become extinct. Growers now carry the risk and
are considered captive to current markets. The term privatisation, itself,
is just a con. The reality is that foreign corporations are the
beneficiaries of our tax laws and our lack of regulatory structures.

My father's business was on fire until January 1991, when the Australian
government announced the suspension and later the abandonment of the wool
reserve price. The primary industry minister back then, John Kerin, on 11
February 1991 made announcements which would change the wool industry
forever. After being suspended for almost six months the price fell from
870 cents a kilogram clean to 700 cents a kilogram clean. The wool industry
had stalled until, through government intervention, it fell further, from
700 to 430 cents a kilogram clean. In other words, another commodity
stabilisation scheme had failed, leaving the Australian industry with a
stockpile of 4.6 million bales of wool and close to one year's normal
production, and a debt of $2.7 billion. A national disaster was the result.
It was the biggest economic collapse in this nation's history and, like the
recent beef and dairy industry disasters, it was also created by
inappropriate government policy.

This period still haunts me today because, like others in the industry, my
father's business was dealt a lethal blow. The government then took
considerable time to press the reset button, which started the demise of a
magnificent Australian industry. Private buying would never perform to that
standard again. Government intervention further caused the collapse of the
price and also destroyed the livelihoods of producers, traders and
decimated rural communities. Our stock was worthless, although growers were
granted a supplemental scheme and did not feel the immediate impact at the
time; however, my father's business did not qualify for such compensation.
As a result, the national wool industry finished overnight. The government
was not finished with the industry however, and ordered 20 million sheep to
be culled. The sheep were gassed and shot en masse as a result. I remember
going to a farm to look at a clip I purchased in Kulin—one on the back—and
I thought the main power had failed, as the grower had the generator going.
I found that the petrol motor running was being used as an improvised
gassing plant. The farmers were running sheep into the back of semi
tippers, rolling the tarps over the top, shutting the back tailgates and
gassing the young sheep to death—under instructions from the then
government! I vomited over the fence, as a lot of the sheep appeared to be
still clinging on to life. I saw numerous stray sheep in bush reserves, and
many pits dug around the region to dispose of such sheep carcasses. These
memories still haunt me today and I can still recall the smell of Phostoxin
in the air.

Like then, a national disaster was caused by implementing poor political
decisions, made in ignorance, without appropriate research, by politicians
who simply refused to go out to the coalface to learn the consequences of
their actions or to rectify their initial errors. When it was clear the
government policy had failed, where was Plan B? These ongoing and systemic
policy failures by governments have accelerated the degradation of rural
families and communities, including beef, dairy and sugar. That has seen
the decline of rural communities across Australia. Rural Australia runs on
passion and commitment. Agriculture runs on hope and faith, and builds the
true-blue Australian character that has built this nation—a character that
may soon become extinct.

Had the Nationals and other major parties been doing their jobs for farming
families and their communities today through proper representation, our
farming industries would still be vibrant. The sad reality is that too many
rural families feel shunned by their own communities, ashamed to speak out
about the unconscionable treatment by the banks, lawyers, receivers,
auctioneers and their agents. They feel there is nowhere to turn, and then
find that the very politicians who enacted the inept policy decisions that
caused the collapse of their businesses are just as quick to refuse help to
farming families, and continuously accept large donations from the foreign
banking corporations entrenched in this travesty of justice. The Nationals
believe that farmers need access to more debt: another band-aid solution.
This could not be further from the truth.

Farmers do not need more debt. They do need a rural bank that will work
with them, without making adjustments to property values based on one
year's weather events or on knee-jerk decisions of government. Farmers'
biggest risks once focused on hopes of getting 'plenty of rain to produce
plenty of grain'. Now our farmers are paid a price that has no bearing on
the costs of production, quality controls or even the retail market prices.
With foreign corporate retailers dictating market prices as well as
farmgate prices, our farming families are denied any market control or
voice. Every year they are locked into a system that extracts more and more
from them, and does the same at the consumer end of the market.

Before deregulation, Australia had the lowest grocery prices in the
developed world and a quality second to none. Post-deregulation, however,
Australia's consumers now pay the highest grocery prices in the developed
world, with much of the food on offer imported and devoid of the quality
and safety controls that our own farmers meet on their world-class
products. The foreign-corporate middlemen extract higher and higher profits
at the expense of both farmers and Australian consumers. That must end.
Australian farming families and consumers deserve the benefits of their
nation's own quality produce.

While the ANZ Bank, as agents to the rural program, proceeded to destroy
farmers across the country, I contacted Terry Redman, the leader of the
National Party and Minister for Lands and the single shareholder. Terry
Redman and his National Party colleagues turned their backs, not only on me
but on all farmers, and did absolutely nothing, allowing properties like
Yakka Munga and my farm to be stolen by the ANZ bank, aided by a corrupt
court system. ANZ Bank and their lawyers sold the Webb-Smiths' property to
Burra Energy, a large fracking company. They later ignored further written
advice and approved the sale to the Chinese, despite the property having
been taken without court orders. The fracking site is only 44 kilometres
from a freshwater reservoir near Roebuck Bay, which is located near Broome
in Western Australia. How can any responsible government consider that
acceptable—environmentally, socially or economically?

The reason that the foreign investors want to buy our land is the very
reason why we should not be selling it. It is clear that our governments,
through the UN, are supporting a world government that will strip
sovereignty, and ensure international—not national—ownership of farms by
transnational agribusiness corporations, branded TNCs, and global investor
partnerships. This will result in more imports for local consumption
throughout our domestic markets, and further destruction of our primary
industries and the national economy. We as Australians must remember the
sacrifices of current and past Diggers; sacrifices made for all Australians
and for all that this nation represents and values.

Before we take the word of a major political party who receives large
donations across the board from the big end of town, the foreign banks, the
duopoly retailers and others and then just accepts their decision, we must
be mindful of the consequences of their treacherous betrayal of our
freedoms, our heritage and our constitutional rights. We, too, owe a debt
of gratitude to those who have gone before. We, too, have sacrifices that
we must make to guard and uphold the freedoms passed from generations long
gone. When the government committed Australians to the Trans-Pacific
Partnership and the G20, despite vehement opposition across the country,
did they ever, ever, ever discuss the terms and conditions with the
Australian people? Did the government take the proposal to a referendum, as
demanded under the Constitution? No, they did not. It appears that all
major parties live in hope that the Australian people will abandon their
present democracy and their Constitution and let today's politicians
formulate a new constitution based on the very imposts they have already
forced on the people of this nation in breach of our constitutional rights,
and all done without the consent of the Australian people through

When I attended Senate school recently, I was handed a Senate pack which
contained a pocket addition of the Australian Constitution, with overviews
and notes by the Australian Government Solicitor. Due to certain
disgruntled malcontents trying to remove me from the parliamentary 'poker
table' through section 44(ii) of the Constitution—challenging my validity
to stand here today as a senator under section 9—under Disqualification, I
began to read and appreciate just what a powerful document our Constitution
really is. It is the foundation document of our nation and clearly
constitutes the Commonwealth of Australia. In this document lies the
protections and rules that govern our rights and freedoms.

Before 1901, Australia was not a nation. From conventions, the Constitution
was drafted and was then put to a vote by the people of the colonies, in
referendums. On reflection, I was faced with the obvious question: why
aren't we teaching our children the Australian Constitution in our schools?
By doing so, our children would know their rights and understand and defend
the Constitution that underpins our laws and freedoms. How would
Australians know what is being taken from them if they were never taught
about this great gift they have? As I raised in my inaugural question in
this chamber, our courts have side stepped their responsibilities under the
Constitution and are currently acting in defiance of the foundation rule of
this nation—the Constitution. I stand humbled and honoured to have been
elected to this place and make a commitment that I will continue to defend
and uphold the Australian Constitution as an elected senator, a One Nation
senator, and as part of a team that is destined to grow as the people of
Australia come to understand just what successive governments have traded
away and then stand with us to reclaim it back. This nation stands at a
minute to midnight, and our obligation to future generations is no less
than those who have gone before us and were prepared to do for us.

When my wife, Ioanna, and I purchased a farm to raise our children in
Williams, we wanted them to learn respect and experience the chores
required when living on a farm. If our children were disrespectful, they
had to pack their own survival kit and go camp outside the front gate of
the farm to reflect on their behaviour. It wouldn't take them long to walk
back down the driveway and say, 'Dad, I'll mend my ways.' Other than
respect, what they learned to appreciate is that grassroots is what
reflects the best qualities of life. Instead of discouraging or disparaging
the inventiveness and enthusiasm of our youth, our governments should be
men and women of vision and inspiration—leaders who can set a standard that
provides a model to our youth. This country and its people deserve our very
best effort, and our future generations deserve no less.

Australia has been blessed with natural resources and attributes that
remain the envy of the world. Our governments need to stop telling and to
start listening and learning from the mistakes they have already made. Many
today are oblivious of the threats to this nation. In 2003 I invented a
revolutionary concept that saw me become an industry leader and also a
major threat. It attracted attention around the world and dominated
domestic markets. The patent was known and trademarked as 'Grain Keg'. This
concept allowed my wife and I to set up a fully integrated farming
manufacturing and logistics company to take our homegrown products by
direct conduit to end-user markets. In simple terms: paddock to plate.
Grain Keg was a leader in OHS risk and enabled bulk product to be
introduced to existing feed rooms, and it would save thousands of tonnes of
landfill. End-user markets were developed further domestically and right
around the world.

In 2009 both Landmark and PCL, my financier, and Mitavite competed for the
exclusivity of the Grain Keg Concept. I went with Mitavite and joined
forces with the general manager, Graeme Dillon, and national sales manager,
Colin Price. But the venture failed due to inconsistent products, which
caused major palatable concerns, despite multiple warnings. Mitavite
clearly pigeonholed the concept through exclusivity and encouraged paten
trolls through Mitavite agents Dean Holzer, Peter Walsh and Jack Vivers to
infringe all copyrights to my invention. I will reiterate: I have now
become the hunter.

I went back to manufacturing our products through a new site developed in
Guyra, New South Wales, and continued on with the servicing rights on the
Grain Keg system. During this time, we were unaware that the Australian
Wheat Board was self-destructing due to its involvement in the 'oil for
food' scandal and was facing litigation of $1.8 billion from international
grower groups. They had about as much as chance of flying as a grand piano
falling out of a window of a 10-storey building. It was during this period
of March 2009 when we purchased another farm. Like others, we were unaware
that the AWB could not carry out funding past six months. Yet, many farmers
were given an interest-only loan at the time for 22 years. Roland Andrew
Davis, better known as the 'toe cutter' at ANZ, stated that the only way
growers could get a payout figure was to sign a new ANZ Bank letter of
offer—a formality of switching from 'green to blue' and all terms and
conditions would remain unchanged 'until your next review'. The majority of
farmers just simply signed over to the ANZ Bank, and before the ink was dry
they were forced to pay sums of up to $6 million within weeks. Mr
President, I wish to put you on notice that farmers don't have a general
mortgage; they have a joint venture—meaning, at best, a lender will only
lend you 50 to 60 per cent, so the other 40 per cent is the farmer's skin
in the game. That is his equity.

Roland Andrew Davis also forced farmers to increase their personal injury
and their death cover. When ANZ approached me to sign over to the ANZ they
wanted all fixed and floating charges over the intellectual property, which
was a new condition to the loan. I was the only farmer, as I did not sign.
It was clear that both the ANZ bank and Rabobank were the main external
funders and all the hedge providers that provided the money for the rural
program, and Landmark, simply sat there as a Trojan Horse. The ANZ bank
took it upon themselves to create new bank accounts that were foreign to my
company and, upon completion, immediately defaulted my companies. This
literally blew the tail feathers clean out of the backside of not only my
own companies but also many other farmers around the country, and we had to
flap like hell to keep elevated. However, some could not. Some hit the deck.

In attempts to avoid the ANZ bank taking down farmers, we literally stood
up and took them head-on. The downside of the ANZ action was that it
clearly put blood in the water, which invited other companies to also
attack and go after my intellectual property in the Australian Keg Company.
The company was forced to fend off a patent action where the quote from the
lawyers exceeded $914,000. I was forced to go to the UK to sell the licence
in Britain through Dodson & Horrell. Although they wanted it, it was
hindered because, as an inventor, I could not guarantee the outcome of the
patent challenge on one of the companies that held it that was currently
before the courts; hence we had to fund this attack ourselves. And guess
what? We won.

Upon my return, we were to appear before a registrar in the Supreme Court
of Western Australia. We did not understand the ANZ had become an
introduced virus infecting our businesses. It had taken over by stealth, as
it had with many other farmers. Permanent Custodians Ltd was my true
lender. On 28 May 2013—a date of infamy for this nation's courts—my wife
and I appeared in the Western Australian Supreme Court before Registrar
Whitbread, who denied us both the right to speak and awarded our farm,
along with our life's work and assets, to be handed to Permanent Custodians
Ltd, and Landmark as well.

Registrar Whitbread could have simply said, 'Mr and Mrs Culleton, this
action is about you losing both your family farms and businesses, so I will
grant a short adjournment for you to go down to the registry and fill out a
form 6 to enable you to enter an appearance.' Registrar Whitbread chose not
to clarify our situation to us, despite her being aware that both my wife
and I were clearly inexperienced in court and court deficit. I learnt that
day that the real law is called common sense law. Under that rule you only
have three days to appeal. This rule 62 rule 4(a) is a guillotine order,
which the Western Australian Supreme Court proudly does not allow to have
set aside. On that day the Western Australia Supreme Court had proudly shut
its doors on my, my wife's and my children's inheritance.

Through these actions of our state courts, I have come across people with
severe mental and physical health issues. This includes people who have
attempted self-harm and suicide. I have witnessed this on the frontline
around Australia. In a meeting at Winton in Queensland with Bob Katter and
Alan Jones, I gained an understanding of how many victims the ANZ bank had
claimed Australia wide. The disturbing reality was that this was grossly
wrong, and I was determined to stand up and fight, protecting not only my
own interests but also many others who did not feel they had the strength
or the knowledge to fight. I grounded my fleet, including my logistics
company and the east coast milling enterprise.

I heard a very good analogy yesterday, a Monty Python analogy, come out of
the chamber. I would like to apply my own Monty Python analogy in the
chamber today: 'It's only a flesh wound. Come on, I'll fight you, you
bastards.' And fight we have! Since Winton we have been able to keep many
farmers on their properties, to keep producing and providing wealth for our
economy. We have also been able to withstand the full assault of receivers,
who were supported by multiple armed police officers and SWAT teams who
held us at gunpoint, openly threatening farm owners as the receivers came
to properties to evict us farmers. These illegal actions—I have just got to
use a bit of choke here guys; I am running a bit rich—were exposed
nationally on the *60 Minutes* program in April 2015. Those same police
officers have alleged that the receiver's car was stolen, even though they
had the key and were filmed locking the vehicle before they left.

At my property in Guyra, while protecting my assets and myself from attack
by a cranky tow truck driver, a single tow truck key valued at $7.50—that
is what I valued it at—was deemed stolen, and is resulting in further court
action. However, the truth will come out. And a warning: what I have to say
next may be a little bit distressing. If I had to choose between being
publicly disgraced by the media or removing a loaded gun away from a boy's
hand, I would choose the first option again and again. I would rather be
humiliated than risk losing another life. I can deal with that; he should
not have to. During this experience I have witnessed cases where receivers
have violated farmer's wives, children's mothers, and have forged
signatures. As a result, growers have had in excess of $15 million worth of
cattle removed from their properties and not one cent has gone off their
debt to the bank. And yet they are still paying the loans. The cattle have
been stolen by the banks' agents. One had the audacity to send the freight
bill back to the farmer! It is this arrogance that is pushing people over
the edge.

I have also spoken to a number of people wanting to take their own lives. A
grower, watching this speech up there right now in the public gallery,
tried to end it all by tipping 20 litres of petrol on himself and walking
into an open fire, all because of the ANZ bank. He was in a coma for six
months. And what about Jimmy Wayland's son who shot himself with a .222 in
his first year home on the farm? Rabobank, this must end! The Waylands had
to leave their son on a driveway of a farm for two days with a sheet over
him until the coroner got there.

These growers were never a distressed asset and had perfect farming
operations—as I did—but the government came in and shut down their live
cattle trade and left them easy prey for the banks. Just the same as they
did to the wool industry in the nineties.

During the last week's banking inquiry held by Mr Turnbull—which we all
call the 'banker's belly scratch'—I was sent a note from a lady who was
fighting with Rabobank. It was a suicide letter, because, after watching
the news on the pathetic inquiry, she had given up all hope. So while the
bankers were saying sorry, I say sorry does not cut it. Bank advertising
needs to have warning signs like 24 cigarette packets do: 'If you take out
this loan, be warned it could have health implications or cause death'.

Despite all the multiple warnings in my own case, all company assets which
had no relationship with the land, were taken by my purported buyers,
Graham Arthur Harding, and Matthew and Jesse Ford were put on notice that
the properties 'to be bought' by them were not for sale. They were also put
on notice that the farms contained assets of other companies that had no
relationship with ANZ Bank or PCL. Despite these multiple warnings, they
pushed ahead, conferring with ANZ Bank and continued to proceed with the
purchase. The ANZ Bank sold the properties, 'walk in, walk out' on
instructions of VNW real estate, Steve Vaughan and Hugh Ness.

They sold a magnificent asset for one tenth the price—including, 2,000
tonnes of grain stock worth well over a $1.2 million dollars. So they got
it for nothing—and all the family furniture and belongings, which included
our children's sports medallions. The ANZ Bank had acted unlawfully not
only to us, but to a large number of growers around the country. We have
yet to have our clearing sale. It was said that over 4,000 farmers had been
sent to the wall by ANZ Bank. It was the biggest assets-for-Asia grab in
this nation's history. ANZ Bank and the other major banks, including
Rabobank, have clearly performed financial terrorism on the people of this
country and they will be held to account.

A royal commission or a grand jury will happen. I appeared on *60 Minutes*
to show Australia what was happening to our farmers around Australia. The
old saying, 'A picture speaks a thousand words', worked. This can be viewed
on my website and my Facebook page and I urge all Australians to revisit
it. It is called 'Farmers fighting back'. You will see that the ANZ Bank's
receiver agents were clearly caught on camera in the kitchen of Bruce
Dixon's farm, saying, 'We're not here to head-bash you,' and 'We can get
the tactical response group in to remove farmers'. My proud son filmed that
exchange and saved not only Bruce's 26 farms but many farmers and small
businesses around Australia. We also saved his life.

Yes, it is true that over 40 police officers attended the Dixon farm. We
were told: 'ANZ Bank is now in possession. You have only days to remove
your items and equipment'. Who can do that in a farming operation? As a
result, this clearly did not happen. That day reverberated a message to the
banking industry right around Australia and there have been many
beneficiaries from our actions in that program. Our farmers have been given
their properties back. What bank goes around spending shareholders' money
repaying all their bills, paying out their local accounts and giving their
properties back and saying, 'Gee, I made a mistake.'

The police locked the receiver's car and left with the keys, which was all
recorded on national TV that day. I have since been personally charged with
stealing a motorcar that the receivers left behind at Bruce Dixon's that
day. Twenty-two police officers have been called before the Western
Australian Magistrates Court to give evidence against me. I still scratch
my head and wonder how I got past so many cops that day. It has only just
dawned upon me how talented I must be.

We need to keep things simple, respect others and activate our personal
powers and tell the courts to smarten up. Family Courts, in which the legal
vultures are feasting on the carcasses of the marriage vows, are treated as
a joke, and this court needs to be reviewed now. We say 'don't drink and
drive' because every life is worth saving, yet our Family Courts are
driving 27 young healthy Australians every week to suicide. It is the
solicitors' fees and potential trauma that is the very reason they do not
want marriage reconciliation.

I am about to wind up. You have now been made aware of this as the
custodians of these people. In fact, they may have voted for you. They,
through their vote, entrusted you to act in their best interest. I, along
with One Nation, want a moratorium to be placed immediately on the Family
Court and not another life to be lost.

You are here for the Australian people, not for the corporations. Many ask:
'We have a constitution? What's that about?' These questions are feedback
from a large sample of the Australian population and I was one of them
until Senate school. The penny dropped. We all need to be aware of what we
have, because, if we are not, we will never know if someone is stealing it
or taking it off us.

This puts in doubt whether the shaping of Australia is in the best
interests of the Australian population. An ignorant population is one that
is easily manipulated by the use of lies, by omission and with false
statements and promises. Trust in our country has eroded. Life does not
have to be this tough for the Australian people.

Like farming, you only get a small window of opportunity. My vision for
Australia is to give Australians a future. This can be done very simply by
having governments and laws adhering to the Constitution. From the
Constitution, the people's gift, we can invoke or revoke, correct and
reform and re-establish. We can raise capital back through our primary
industries, and by doing so we will sporn opportunities to rehabilitate
manufacturing back on our shores.

The PRESIDENT: Senator Culleton,

am nearly there. I am nearly there. Trust me.

The PRESIDENT: You need to be nearly there.

nations are envious of what we have. It is clearly God's land. I would like
to see government-backed banks, a reintroduction of co-ops—and build a
society that values and cares for the most vulnerable.

To conclude, if the judges do not respect law, how then can they establish
law and order? If the Constitution is the grand express motorway, why would
you take the road full of potholes and road works? Yet this is what our
lawyers are doing. Does no-one care? People's hard-earned life assets are
just stripped and the courts are the ones that drag out cases for years and
make people homeless. I can say from my own experience: you would not want
to break down in the desert with only one water bottle with a lawyer.

I stand in this chamber with respect for all those who share this
responsibility and privilege as senators—and I do respect you all,
Senators. I challenge each and every one to remember section 51 of the
Constitution, which states that the parliament exists 'to make laws for
peace, order and good government'. I put Australia and this chamber on
notice. It is time those elected to the Senate did exactly that. There is
an answer and a simple fix: bring back the Constitution and bring back our
real laws.

To end, I want to say thank you to my biggest supporters: my incredible
wife—just a bit more choke here guys—Ioanna; my sons, who have been
galvanised heroes, James and William; and my beautiful daughter, Abbey.
Without your support, I would not be standing here today. I said I would go
in and fight for us and others as long as I did not lose the respect of my
children and you have supported me right through. You are all my heroes. I
would not be the man I am today if it was not for the love that you have
shown towards me. I am a proud father, brother, husband and son. To Ron and
Leslie, who are watching me now and who I am very proud of, I love you
dearly. And for all the farmers: I said I would come here and when I made
it simply say: and well may we say God save the Queen, because nothing will
save these bankers! Thank you.

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