#11232126 at 2020-10-23 07:18:38 (UTC+1) Q Research General #14348: It's Only JUST Begun Edition
NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian's documents approving of council grants were shredded by her office
Documents which Premier Gladys Berejiklian signed to give her approval of millions of dollars in grants to local councils were later shredded, a NSW parliamentary inquiry has heard.
The inquiry is investigating the allocation of $250 million worth of grants to local councils across NSW
Six grants were awarded to projects in the electorate of Wagga Wagga in 2017
At the time the Premier was in a secret relationship with Wagga Wagga MP Daryl Maguire
One of the Premier's senior policy advisers, Sarah Lau, told the inquiry she also deleted electronic copies of the notes.
The inquiry is investigating the allocation of $250 million worth of grants under the Stronger Communities Fund amid accusations of pork-barrelling in the run-up to the 2019 NSW election.
Nearly all the grants were awarded to local councils in Coalition-held seats.
The inquiry heard that $141.8 million of the grant funding was allocated by the Premier, with $61.3million allocated by the Deputy Premier John Barilaro and $48.9 million by the Minister for Local Government.
Two senior staff from the Premier's office were today called to give evidence on the process by which the grant money was allocated and approved.
Ms Lau said she prepared two working advice notes on which the Premier marked her approval of the grants.
She said she later destroyed the notes because she had sent an email recording the outcome.
"And how did you dispose of those working advice notes?" asked Labor MP JohnGraham.
"It's likely they would have been shredded," she replied.
The Premier's former chief of staff, Sarah Cruickshank, was asked whether it was routine practice in the Premier's office to destroy documents related to the spending of millions of dollars in public money.
"No, I would say it's not," she replied.
Ms Cruickshank was also quizzed about six grants worth just over $40,000 awarded by the Premier's Discretionary Fund to projects in the electorate of Wagga Wagga in 2017.
"Are you aware of the Premier making any disclosures about her relationship with Daryl Maguire before approving these funds?" asked Labor MP Courtney Houssos.
"No, I'm not," Ms Cruickshank replied.
She said MPs would typically write to the Premier to lobby for projects in their electorate.
But, under this particular scheme, the allocation of funding was totally at the discretion of the Premier.
Mr Graham: "If there was a decision where the Premier was making an allocation and there was any sort of conflict, there would have had to have been a conflict of interest declaration?"
Ms Cruickshank: "I'm actually not clear on whether or not if that's a requirement for the Discretionary Fund, however I accept that does sound plausible."
Mr Graham: "Are you aware of any declaration of a conflict of interest at any time in your role as Chief of Staff, for example over the Badgerys Creek deal or any other (deal)?"
#10748574 at 2020-09-23 01:12:40 (UTC+1) Q Research General #13756: Eyes On Gaetz - Investigating Bloomberg For Vote Buying Edition
Billionaire family's windfall gain 'tip of iceberg' for land sales near new airport
A billionaire family's windfall gain from the sale of land next to Western Sydney Airport has been described as the "tip of the iceberg" for the surrounding area, sparking calls for changes to ensure a far greater slice of the market uplift is returned to taxpayers.
The federal government forked out almost $30 million for land owned by Tony and Ron Perich's Leppington Pastoral Company in 2018, only for the Commonwealth to value the 12 hectares at just $3 million less than a year later.
The government's overpayment has also led to warnings it risks forcing up the cost for taxpayers of future land acquisitions for road and rail projects in and around the new airport at Badgerys Creek.
Liberal MP John Alexander said the sale to the Perichs was the "tip of the iceberg" in terms of land holders making windfall gains from selling property around the airport at Badgerys Creek.
"These have been expensive lessons that we have been a bit slow to learn," he said.
Mr Alexander, who is chairing a parliamentary inquiry into ways to fund a bullet train on Australia's east coast, said it served as a cautionary reminder that mechanisms were needed before infrastructure was announced so that taxpayers gained from the value uplift.
And he warned that, if so-called value-capture mechanisms - such as a levy on gains - were not instituted, the number of billionaires created was likely to increase as large land holders benefited from governments boosting spending on infrastructure to stimulate the economy in coming years.
"The number of billionaires that will be created will be embarrassing," he said.
Auditor-General Grant Hehir released on Monday a damning report into the federal Department of Infrastructure's handling of the purchase of the Perichs' land in 2018. He found that aspects of the agency's operations "fell short of ethical standards".
The Commonwealth ended up paying 22 times more per hectare than what the NSW government shelled out for another 1.36-hectare slice of the Perichs' dairy farming property at Bringelly for a road.
Labor's roads spokesman JohnGraham said his main concern was that the purchase would lead to an escalation in the cost of acquiring land for major transport projects and potentially delay them. "One ill-advised purchase could have ripple effects throughout the western Sydney basin around the airport and that could have implications for infrastructure," he said.
The estimated cost of the M12 motorway to the new airport has already risen by more than $400 million to $1.8 billion due to an increase in land values around the area.
#7275178 at 2019-07-31 15:33:49 (UTC+1) Q Research General #9308: 24 Hr Notice Edition
"I talk about a JohnGraham. He blew up a plane with forty people and his mother and for that the States sent him to the Gas Chamber proving, actually, that the American people are losing their sense of humor… You just think about it, anybody who blows up a plane with forty people and his mother can't be all bad."
#6898648 at 2019-07-02 21:06:04 (UTC+1) Q Research General #8824: July 4th tanks in a row! Edition
Cloudflare Worldwide Outage Caused by Bad Software Deployment
loudfare experienced a worldwide outage today for about 30 minutes, with network performance issues that brought down a multitude of websites and web services all around the world, and triggered "502 Bad Gateway" errors.
While various speculations said that the provider of content delivery network and DDoS mitigation services was being under attack, Cloudfare's JohnGraham-Cumming says that the 502 errors seen by visitors of Cloudfare sites were actually caused by a spike in CPU utilization on the provider's network.
"This CPU spike was caused by a bad software deploy that was rolled back," adds Graham-Cumming. "Once rolled back the service returned to normal operation and all domains using Cloudflare returned to normal traffic levels."
"This was not an attack (as some have speculated) and we are incredibly sorry that this incident occurred," also stated Graham-Cumming in a post on the company's official blog.
#5987486 at 2019-03-31 06:58:15 (UTC+1) Q Research General #7658: FAKE NEWS IN FULL PANIC Edition
Another group representative at the December 1980 Washington meetings with "observer status" was JohnGraham, also known as "Irwin Suall," head of the fact-finding committee of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The ADL is an outright British intelligence operation run by all three branches of British intelligence, that is, M16 and the JIO. Suall's extensive bag of dirty tricks was garnered from the sewers of the East End of London. Suall is still a member of the super-secret SIS, an elite James Bond type of operation. Let nobody underestimate the power of the ADL, nor its long reach. Suall works closely with Hall and other Fabianists. He was singled out as useful to British intelligence while at Ruskir Labour College at Oxford University in England, the same communist education center that gave us Milner, Rhodes, Burgess, McLean and Kim Philby. Oxford and Cambridge Universities have long been the province of the sons and daughters of the elite, those whose parents belong to the "upper crust" of British high society. While at Oxford, Suall joined the Young People's Socialist League, and was recruited by British intelligence shortly thereafter.
#3553547 at 2018-10-21 20:20:01 (UTC+1) Q Research General #4507: Cory 1/1024th Straight Male Booker Edition
Queen or Queensbury?
Marquess of Queensberry Rules
The Marquess of Queensberry Rules are a code of generally accepted rules in the sport of boxing. Drafted in London in 1865 and published in 1867, they were named so as John Douglas, 9th Marquess of Queensberry publicly endorsed the code, although they were written by a Welsh sportsman named JohnGraham Chambers. The code of rules on which modern boxing is based, the Queensberry rules were the first to mandate the use of gloves in boxing.
#1948066 at 2018-06-29 01:49:29 (UTC+1) Q Research General #2455: Qrisis Mode
Janice JohnGraham Retweeted Wendi Winters
I just heard Wendi is missing. I hope she is found and ok. She worked for @OPP_LLC freelance, covered local kids, and was a friend to all. She indeed spread beauty. #Annapolis