Inverell Forum 2008 Review
Published in The Independent Australian
Rosemary Davies reports that
the Inverell Forum must surely represent the best value around. Over two and a
half days, for a very modest outlay, you hear about a dozen scheduled speakers,
a number of others covering diverse topics in shorter timeslots, and there's
even an opportunity for five-minute presentations by those who wish to raise
their own concerns in the public arena.
Whether travelling by car, or coach
and train (there's also an air service), visitors pass through some of the most
spectacular scenery in
This report does not claim to be
comprehensive; it concentrates on what attracted my attention. Major themes of
the forum were about
A very popular speaker from the 2007
Forum, Dave von Kleist, radio presenter from Kentucky, USA, returned this year
to reiterate his concerns about the mainstream media's presentation of what
happened on 11 September 2001 in New York (usually referred to as '9/11'), and
to show more recent footage on DVD. Dave is not only a lively speaker but can
also present issues of the day in a musical format, accompanying his own vocals
on the guitar.
Many of us are extremely concerned
that, while some activist groups seem driven to enhance the `rights' of certain
sectors of our society, mainstream citizens are increasingly losing our rights
and freedoms. Peter Palvaast addressed the difficult possibility of achieving
fair and impartial access to the law when the average person feels powerless to
deal with unaccountable and immune public servants. According to Peter, we
should not argue, or even keep silent in a legal situation, but through
carefully studying a Law dictionary, and with further detailed information
from attendance at one of Peter's workshops, people could learn how to ensure
that governments and public servants correctly uphold their own laws, which is
not happening at present.
With an interesting and extensive
background in Ancient History and Politics, and a long association with
The loss of confidence by the
general public in our banks was highlighted by Tony Rigg in his account of his
treatment at the hands of staff from the Commonwealth Bank. His once successful
and expanding steel-framed building venture is now gone, thanks to the actions
of those concerned, together with the benefits from exporting Australian-made
product and employing Aussie trades people.
Sue Maynes related her experiences
which led to discovering that the Queensland Government, supposedly elected to
protect the people's rights, quietly substituted the Constitution of
Queensland with a new Constitution in 2001, and made the Governor General of
Bruce Bell, who you may have seen
briefly featured on TV recently, is a passionate supporter of those seeking
fairness in the legal and bureaucratic system, and a political advisor and
Supreme Court Mediator. Bruce gave us some 'survival skills' including:
research everything, trust our own judgement, retain copies of every single
document, keep on top of the matter; ask questions.
The final day of the Forum started
with a presentation by Meryl Dorey of the Australian Vaccination Network,
which is working to inform parents of both sides of the vaccination issue so
they can make an educated decision. Currently, compulsory vaccination is seen as
the only option.
A welcome return speaker to the
Forum was Professor Andrew Fraser, well-known former lecturer on
Constitutional History and Law at
For a review/comments of Andrews presentation see:
Popular speaker on preventative
health issues, Rob McIntyre, gave another lively talk. He advised against
joining the sheeple who unthinkingly follow what everybody else does. The
pressure that ever increasing populations will exert on the food supply and
the environment means that the strong and healthy will survive. Food, chemical
and pharmaceutical companies all have the same directors and they are not
working in our interests. Cancer and other serious conditions are on the
increase, cures as such are not being sought for illnesses, instead `management'
is the catch-cry, ensuring perpetual funding. Developing one's own strong immune
system will help us keep independent of drug companies and unnecessary
The Forum closed with an opportunity
for anyone who wished to address the audience on subjects of his or her
Some of the speakers had views that
appear to be a bit way out, but at the end we were given the sound advice to
listen to all we had heard, but don't necessarily believe it or not believe it;
check it out, do our own research, then decide what rings true.
Next year's Forum will take place on
20-23 March 2009. Put it in your diary.
PS Walking down the street on the
Saturday morning we noticed a Federal electorate office open. We dropped in to
pass the time of day and had a pleasant chat with the staffer representing Tony
Windsor, Independent member for
profile and interview with Tony Windsor was published in the Winter 2004, Issue
No. 3 of The Independent Australian.)
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Forum 2008 Program
Friday 7 March
2.30 to 5.30pm
7.00 to 9.30pm
Saturday 8 March
7.45 to 8.50 am Registration
8.50 Welcome, Notices
10.30 Morning Tea
4.10 Afternoon Tea
7.00 Assembly for those booked in for the dinner for a 7.30 pm start.
Sunday 9 March
7.45 to 8.50 am Registration
8.50 am Opening
10.30 Morning Tea
Monday 10 March
GET TOGETHER / SOCIAL DAY / BARBECUE LUNCH from 9 am to 4 pm
Speakers - Forum 2008
Stevenson - Forum
For the 16th year, Dennis Stevenson is the Forum MC. As always, he'll run an efficient, on time forum with humour and good will. A former independent member of the ACT Parliament, Dennis voted with the majority of Canberrans as determined by extensive polling. After two terms, he left to spend more time lecturing and assisting community groups to take direct action. Before leaving Parliament, Dennis was a member of a Government inquiry into fluoridation and has lectured throughout Australia and New Zealand on its disastrous effects.
It is a coup for the Inverell Forum to have Dave vonKleist back again, the first international speaker to grace the Forum platform. Is what occurred in New York on September 11, 2001 and 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 and is Producer and Presenter of the controversial DVD 9/11 In Plane Site which was shown on Australia’s Channel 10 in 2006. It is a riveting 80 minutes including video footage covering many aspects of what occurred on that day. Since last year’s Forum, Dave has release a second DVD on 9/11, The Ripple Effect and he will be showing newly obtained footage from this new release. He will also speak on the health problems Veterans are having after returning from Iraq and in particular the effects from the use of depleted uranium munitions. For those on the internet, more information can be found at http://thepowerhour.com
Pierre will run the Friday afternoon workshop. He'll discuss the difference between a public servant and “we the people”. He will show how we can achieve fair, equitable, independent and impartial access to law instead of the usual unjust results delivered by most public servants. He'll explain how and why they get away with it, which often leaves people feeling unnecessarily powerless to correct matters. He'll give the history of how this situation came about. Pierre will present practical methods that 'we the people' can use to uphold the law and make malfeasant public servants fully accountable for their actions or inactions. This can be done regardless of their presumed immunity and their claim of having “deemed power” even though we haven't given our proper informed consent.
Meryl Dorey heads up the Australian Vaccination Network (AVN) based in Bangalow NSW. The AVN believes it is a parent's right to choose what's best for their child...some would say that this is one of the most basic rules of any civilised society. Yet governments all over the world have abridged or denied the right to free choice when it comes to vaccinations and immunisations for our children or ourselves. The Australian Vaccination Network is working to help parents take back that right to free and informed choice by allowing them to see both sides of this issue before making a decision. Compulsory Vaccination – Next stop Australia is the subject of Meryl’s presentation. This is her first time to an Inverell Forum. www.avn.og.au
Andrew Fraser is a Canadian citizen by birth and an Australian by adoption. He taught constitutional history and public law for almost thirty years at Macquarie University in Sydney. He is now writing a book to be entitled Anglo-Saxon Anglophobia: Its Causes and Cure. This will be the subject of his presentation. Andrew was a speaker at the 2006 Inverell Forum. For a review/comments of Andrews presentation see: http://majorityrights.com/index.php/weblog/comments/drew_fraser_at_inverell_2008/
The QLD Brigalow Corporation is the subject of Sue’s presentation. The High Court decision made in that case, means that Land and Property Ownership as we knew it is GONE. People need to understand what has happened to their personal rights and land rights, and what has been done to the governmental institutions that are supposed to be there to protect the people of Australia. Sue will present facts and evidence that can be found in the law books of Australia and in the
continually-being-reprinted Constitution of Queensland. The Commonwealth has been watching this for the last 9 years. In Queensland, this all started with the National Party, with the Labour Party quickly enforcing all the changes possible under the new controls. When Peter Beattie removed the Constitution of Queensland in 2001 and replaced it with the New Qld Constitution, all the politicians in Parliament House passed and applauded the ‘new regime’. This has also happened in NSW.
Robb conducts seminars and lectures dedicated to bringing to the Australian public an understanding that “wellness” is a state that can be arrived at, only when YOU take responsibility for your own health. Rob has some new material concerning Bioterrorism established through Polio Vaccines and how SV40 viruses are now known to be causing cancer. He will outline the intrigues, the deceit, the fraud, the cover-ups… and then outline some easy to follow protocols to ensure that our younger generations can avoid cancer all-together. Rob has spoken at two previous Forums and returns by popular demand. www.BetterLivingResources.info
Author of The Conspiracies of Multiculturalism; the betrayal that divided Australia, Greg Clancy reveals for the first time, the hitherto unmentionable facts behind the rise of multiculturalism in Australia and are comprehensively exposed. In calling for an open and frank debate on the issue. Greg will argue that the previously successful migration policy which emphasised assimilation, has been displaced by a multiculturalism that has served Australians badly - including migrants themselves. He will detail the crime and corruption that has been rooted in a system dominated for three decades by the multicultural industry. He will explain the consequences Australians have suffered through a weakened social order, the rapid growth of crime in certain sections of the ethnic community - and the waste of countless billions of taxpayer dollars. From protecting the crimes of its ‘father’, Al Grassby, to the political cover-up of the Cronulla affair, this book explains how the system and the politics of multiculturalism have been manipulated for personal or group advantage at the expense of Australian society and its institutions. This is Greg’s first time to an Inverell Forum.
How to win justice in the legal system is the title of Bruce Bell’s presentation. Bruce has spent 30 years helping others fight for fairness in the bureaucracy and court system and recently qualified as a barrister. He has a unique understanding of how to win justice in spite of the obstacles. From a farming family, Bruce has extensive experience in public interest lobbying and media relations, in business and as a political advisor. He is a Supreme Court Mediator. Bruce has achieved many remarkable successes. This is his first time to an Inverell Forum.
Tony Rigg, ran a Welding and Manufacturing business at Nowra, NSW. He was one of a new breed of builders exclusively using steel framing. Tony built these steel framed townhouses in Sydney. They are designed to blend with the Victorian style buildings predominant in the Glebe area. The business was destroyed due to fraud by the staff of the Commonwealth Bank. Today, had it not been for the bank, we would have been a major employer and exporter with joint ventures in other countries. We were pioneers in our field and the whole community would have benefited. Dennis Stevenson, a former Independent Member of the ACT Parliament, read some of the evidence into Hansard to show how we were going to bring overseas workers to Australia and teach them the trade. Then we intended to create joint ventures with them in their own country using as many Australian products and expertise as possible. Austrade and BHP thought that was a great idea. www.loveforlife.com.au/australian_stories