Inverell Forum 2007
ReviewProgram 2007 Speakers 2007
This review appeared in the Autumn edition of "The Independent Australian"
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Inverell Forum, a yearly gathering of passionate supporters of free speech, has
been held since 1988, and has gained a strong reputation. Therefore, perhaps it
was not surprising that, even before the 2007 Forum commenced, we experienced a
prime example of how our free speech is under threat.
major newspapers ran poorly researched stories which implied a neo-Nazi link to
the forum, and also appeared to question anyone's right to scrutinise the
official version of historical events. An unfortunate result of this was the
subsequent withdrawal of two speakers, Pauline Hanson and Professor Bob Carter,
who were apparently concerned about the adverse publicity. I didn't see anybody
remotely looking like a skinhead: audiences listened attentively to speakers,
robust discussion was always polite. There were no motions trying to carry the
whole meeting along. In designated sessions attendees were allowed 5 minutes to
put a point of view. The rumours
were deliberate sabotage.
despite that hiccup, the list of speakers on the full program was impressive.
Over 200 attendees appreciated the good-natured but firm rein Compere Dennis
Stevenson kept on the tight program schedule, and it was good to know that each
talk or break would take place at the advertised time.
speaker at the opening session on the first evening was Jeremy Lee, who has been
talking to audiences for 40 years, alerting them to the way political
sovereignty is being ceded to banks and corporations. Governments have held fire
sales of publicly-owned assets, leading to an inability to fund sufficient
numbers of teachers and nurses, for example; meanwhile people have been
transformed into 'customers'. Dennis Stevenson concluded the evening with a
thought-provoking quote: `If it is to be, it is up to me', reminding us all that
we must be an active part of the solution if we want change.
packed program of presentations continued throughout
the next two days, starting with the forum’s
first international speaker, American radio host,
Dave von Kleist. His 'Power Hour' is a patriotic and questioning program which
had just commenced its morning session when news of the World Trade Centre
attack burst on to American TV screens on
questioning and search for the truth continues, and has resulted in the
production of two investigative DVDs which analyse in detail the versions of
what occurred at the WTC and the Pentagon site, as presented to the public
through the mainstream media. The final question which echoed in my mind from
Dave von Kleist's talk was, "Who benefits from these terrible events?"
farmer and local Councillor for 25 years, Bevan O'Regan, spoke about the
importance of local government representation in the local community. Local
Government administers the land, the components of which – air, soil, water
and vegetation – should not be separated. This is particularly important to
recognise as governments are now attempting to isolate these components from
each other. Bevan is currently challenging the NSW State Government's push to
rate land without vegetation and water, as he fervently believes that landowners
are fully entitled to do whatever they wish to their land.
an active 80-year old with extensive experience in many branches of the Services
all over the world, Des Morrison spoke passionately about achieving the election
into State and Federal parliaments of independent members who would seek the
concerns of their electorate and subsequently present those concerns in
His talk was entitled 'Regaining Australian Sovereignty, Economic Independence and National Self-Sufficiency'. He advocated the establishment of Australian Voters' Support Groups to provide a communication link between the electorate and the elected independent member, gathering details of voters' concerns and keeping the member informed of them. Des distributed a comprehensive resource handbook to help forum attendees with ideas on how to regain 'Australia-4-Australians'.
short, informative talk on the 'Aussie Helpers' organisation
(subsequently featured on ABC's 'Australian Story') by Michael Gray alerted
forum attendees to a way of giving practical
help to our farmers in real trouble.
Thankfully 'Aussie Helpers' devotes the entire sum of donations to
farming families, as all their
administrative and transport work is voluntary.
treatment is probably a subject which concerns
most people, and Jenny Barlow spoke earnestly
of the need for Dr John Holt's radiotherapy treatment (not to be confused with
radiation treatment) to be granted
Medicare rebate status. The treatment
has been thoroughly researched academically and is accredited in
years ago Cy d'Oliveira presented his solution for
riveting address by Rob McIntyre, past Olympic
swimming coach and founding adviser to the
New Zealand Sports Council, on why there are so
many deaths from 'lifestyle' diseases, started off Day
3 of the forum. Rob believes that most illnesses are metabolic, and that
good lifestyle choices (nourishment,
detoxification and exercise)can result in their reversal.
top eight diseases (heart disease, cancer, stroke,
alzheimer's, diabetes, osteoporosis, asthma and
arthritis) are, he believes, avoidable. Food additives, loss of nutritive
value due to early harvesting, processing and long distance transportation of
food, fluoride in water supplies, and
chemicals in household cleaners and personal care items are among the
factors which contribute to poor health outcomes.
nationalist party (NPD) in Germany was the
subject of Welf Herfurth's talk, and his concept of
Trussianism' (not Nazism) was described as 'a feeling, an instinct, a
compulsion, the embodiment of spiritual and
intellectual traits.' Welf stated that the
nationalist cause does not require a leader, nor need
it depend on, or be part of, governments. The people
can make things happen by volunteering, and
setting up kinders, discos, youth groups, fire brigades
and so on, which are not government-funded. 'Community first' is a
positive, practical starting-point for supporting the nationalist cause.
at the forum related to Bruce Craven's experiences
when dealing with bureaucrats while running
his charter boat business. The simple procedures
he first encountered 20 years ago when applying
for permits have now become frustratingly complex. The end result (if not
the purpose) of these bureaucratic controls
is that owners or leasers have been
forced off their properties and their land has been declared World
Krege, an independent researcher, went to
the Review of Holocaust conference in
is there any social time at the Inverell Forum? Definitely, yes. The Saturday
evening Dinner included a memorable meal,
good company, musical entertainment
and even spontaneous dancing as the
evening mellowed out. Monday was entirely devoted to a Social Day at the
attractive Inverell Race Course, providing
a relaxed time to catch up with friends
new and old over a barbecue, and to make plans to all meet again on 7-10
anyone wanting to explore the facts regarding
the political landscape, current and past events. health
issues and those affecting family life, the Inverell
Forum offers a unique opportunity to get to the heart of important
With a worrying concentration of media in so few hands and the pervasive whiff of political correctness all around us, such an opportunity is not available very often. So I felt a sense of freedom as well as pleasure at attending this year's Inverell Forum, and congratulate the organisers of the Inverell Forum for staging it so successfully once again.
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reports on the weekend conference
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with a great deal of negative publicity, which attempted to paint the this
year’s Forum as a neo-Nazi talk-fest, the organisers carried on doggedly,
replacing the two speakers who took cold feet with others made of sterner stuff
and upheld the right to offer the only platform left from which free speech can
author and speaker Jeremy Lee kicked off the weekend with an eye opening
presentation about the advent of world government and the steps that should be
taken to oppose it. Jeremy was, by his own admission, a little slower than
normal and suffering from a slight speech impediment due to a recent stroke, but
he was nevertheless even more dynamic than usual. The audience hung on his every
word and showed their appreciation for the elder statesman.
vonKleist, a professional musician and talk show host from
sitting through his presentation could no longer be convinced that the
government of the
O'Regan followed with a warning of land grabs by the federal government and how
councils should stand up to them. Then Des Morrison gave a stirring and
emotional dissertation on how our values are being eroded away and what should
be done to turn this country around. He challenged people to begin to get active
rather than passively accepting the degeneration around us.
highlights were Rob McIntyre, who spoke on health and was very informative and
entertaining, Cy D'Oliveria on po
wer stations and Welf Herfurth on self help communities.
whole weekend went very well and people had a good time. The newspapers who
printed such rubbish about neo-Nazis would have been terribly disappointed at
the smooth running and polite behaviour of the attendees.
Saturday night dinner was a delight and was given an extra surprise when Dave
vonKleist took the stage and performed several songs accompanied by his
back-packer guitar. He impersonated Willie Nelson and various other performers,
plus a few of his own songs. Then the country band, The Rabbit Trappers, took
over for the evening dancing.
This was arguably the best Forum yet, but who knows what next year has in store for us. Personally, I am booking early; 7-10 March 2008.
Friday 16 March
7.30 pm Jeremy Lee
Saturday 17 March
7.45 to 8.50 am Registration
8.50 am Welcome, Notices
9.10 Dave vonKleist
10.30 Morning Tea
11.00 Dave vonKleist
12.00 pm Open Session - 5 minute talks from audience
12.30 Bevan O'Regan
2.10 Des Morrison
3.10 Michael Gray
3.40 Jenny Barlow
4.10 Afternoon Tea
4.40 Cy d'Oliveria
7.00 Assembly for those booked in for the dinner for a 7.30 pm start.
Sunday 18 March
7.45 to 8.50 am Registration
8.50 am Opening
9.00 Rob McIntyre
10.10 Open Session
10.30 Morning Tea
11.00 Welf Herfurth
12.00 pm Lindsay Johnson
12.30 Bruce Craven
2.10 Richard Krege
2.50 Garry Thompson
3.20 Open Session
Monday 19 March
GET TOGETHER / SOCIAL DAY / BARBECUE LUNCH from 9 am to 5 pm
Speakers Forum 2007
Probably one of the best known speakers at the Inverell Forum, Jeremy has been on the speaking circuit for many years, has written and spoken extensively, at times giving an average of 150 lectures annually. He has spoken across Canada (three separate tours), around New Zealand (thirteen separate tours), through Britain, both northern and southern Ireland, and round Australia too often to count. Despite being regularly stereo-typed in the media, and attacked by all political parties (usually from the safety of parliamentary privilege), Jeremy Lee's material has gained a wider and wider audience, crossing both political and economic divisions.
von Kleist – 9/11 In Plane Site
It is a coup for the Inverell Forum to have Dave vonKliest, the first international speaker, to grace the Forum platform. Is what occurred in New York on September 11, 2001and portrayed by the media, an accurate account of what really happened? It would appear not! Dave vonKleist from Versailles Kentucky) USA runs a radio show, somewhat similar to that of the Brain Wilshire and Grant Goldman shows in Sydney. Dave is also the Producer and Presenter of the controversial DVD “9/11 In Plane Site” which was shown on Australia’s Channel 10 last year. It is a riveting 80 minutes including video footage covering many aspects of what occurred on that day. Did passenger aircraft hit the World Trade Centre towers as we have been told? It would appear not! Did a passenger aircraft (757; flight 77) hit the Pentagon? It would appear not! These and many other aspects of 9/11 will be discussed during Dave’s 140 minute presentation at the 2007 Inverell Forum. Dave, who is soon to release a second DVD on 9/11, will also be showing newly obtained footage from this new release. While what occurred on 9/11 may seem far away, it is directly linked to so called terrorism and why Australia has committed troops to Iraq and Afghanistan. For those on the internet, more information can be found at http://thepowerhour.com or Google Dave vonKleist.
Bevan has appeared numerous times on the Forum platform, in fact attended the first Forum in 1988. He is a farmer and long time Councillor and former Mayor with the Narrabri Shire. He is passionate about the role of Local Council which he says is closest to the people. Over his years as a councillor he has continually battled to have fellow councillors understand the importance of Local Government and the powers it has which are being eroded by State Governments. He is a prolific writer to letters-to-the-editor which appear in many newspapers across NSW. In his short address he will raise the issue, where water is now a commodity and is being separated and sold from the land and the problems that will cause for councils, including rating, not to mention the land owner.
Morrison - Anzacs
This will be the subject of Des Morrison's presentation. Des served, as a boy, in the RAN in Burma and in the Pacific in a Destroyer Bombardment Flotilla and in landing Parties. He also served in the Scots Guards and then in the Guards Independent Parachute Company. Later in the Canadian Police and in the Canadian Army in the Mobile Striking Force (Para) in the Yukon, NW Territories and later in Germany with the Canadian Independent Infantry Brigade. He served as a Northern Territory Patrol Officer followed by service with the Northern Territory Prison and police services, from which he retired as Chief Instructor Control and Restraint. His service in training includes Australia, USA, Canada, Mexico, Hong Kong, UK and Northern Ireland. This sprightly 80 year old will have plenty to say during his first time presentation at the Inverell Forum.
Michael Gray has taken a great interest in the work of Brian and Nerida Egan who established Aussie Helpers in 2002 to help fight poverty and lift the spirits of those severely affected by drought in the outback. Brian, as a veteran of the Indonesian Confrontation and the Vietnam War in the 1960s who lost his own farm in the 1990s from a combination of drought and personal depression, is no stranger to hard times. Aussie Helpers mainly work via the "Bush Telegraph" to find farming families who are in desperate need of assistance. Aussie Helpers work around three words "care, share, respect" which simply means that Aussie Helpers share whatever assistance they have available free of charge and will give the recipients the utmost respect and confidentiality. Aussie Helpers raises all its own funding and is not aligned to any other charity or religious association. Unlike government funded organisations, Aussie Helpers are all unpaid volunteers making a real difference to the lives of real people. Michael will give us an insight into the work of this organisation. www.aussiehelpers.org.au
Jenny Barlow lives on a property in the North-West Slopes and Plains of NSW and the family have been on the land for six generations. Currently she is on a mission. Earlier in the year her husband Ross, died from complications of the blood cancer Multiple Myeloma. Despite losing his battle to live, Jenny still has complete faith in the path chosen. Over the last 30 years Dr John Holt of Western Australia has developed Radiowave Therapy and this will be the subject of Jenny’s address. www.radiowavebarlow.com
By popular demand, Rob will once again be presenting a segment on health and how it is your responsibility to look after it. As he says, “Your good health is in Your hands”. Rob McIntyre completed a B.Sc., majoring in nutrition, as part of a Physical Education course at the University of Queensland. He was an Olympic Swimming Coach and the founding adviser to the NZ Sports Council. Rob presents information that will radically change the way you and your children can face the future. He invites you to make some slight adjustments to your daily choices which will absolutely guarantee that you, your family and the generations to come will avoid the debilitating diseases that seem to be on the increase. On the Monday following the Forum, Rob will start a four week speaking tour of WA. www.betterlivingresources.name
Welf Herfurth was born and raised in Germany. He is a well-known political activist in Sydney where he now resides and he has the distinction of being criticised by the notorious Senator Ron Boswell (who hasn’t!) for his prior link to the German patriot NPD and membership of the One Nation party. He joined One Nation in 1998 but is no longer involved. Welf is also the Chairman of the annual Sydney Forum. Welf’s presentation will cover the subject of German nationalism - specifically, about the NPD - and what other nationalists outside Germany can learn from the NPD's practical approach to politics and creating a ‘parallel society’. The position he will be taking is a very unusual one and might be hard to understand for non Germans. He recommends that nationalist movements outside of Germany pay attention to the 'German model' and deliberately isolate some of its elements and incorporate them into their own ideologies and practices; their aim should be to minimise the parochial elements unique to their own countries (America, France, Australia or whatever) and become more 'German' and more 'Prussian'. Welf last made a presentation at the Inverell Forum in 2003.
The world has entered into a new climate change. Many scientists believe this is due to the large and increasing amounts of GHG. This pattern can only be stopped by using energy that does not produce GHG. One of the only technology's that can satisfy the worlds increased demand for energy and potable water is that of the d’Oliveira Natural Gas Refinery (dNGR). This new technology does not require fossil fuel to operate but in fact supplies all its own operational energy demands. It produces environmentally renewable energy in the form of methane gas. Potentially this methane gas production could replace our current dependence on fossil fuels, such as crude oil, and coal. It could even replace atomic energy since it is a much safer alternative. This will be the subject of Cy’s presentation and this is his first time to an Inverell Forum. www.users.bigpond.net.au/dngr
Bruce who lives in northern QLD, for many years ran a charter boat business. One would think that once away from shore he would be free of bureaucratic controls. Not so it appears. Numerous permits, controls and bureaucratic bastardry made it difficult and expensive to carry on such a business. Bruce took them head on and had some wins which encouraged him to continue. His short presentation will show the difficulties he had and how he managed to continue despite these adversities. This is his first presentation at the Inverell Forum.
Garry is a long time attended to the Forum and has on several occasions taken the 5 minute sessions to get his message across. The title of his short presentation is “How not to be your own worst enemy”.