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KT News Flash.  02/09/08

The news our tourists have been waiting for.
Notice to the Public

2nd September 2008

Finlay's Fish BBQ

Will be reopening for Trade Tuesday 9th September 2008
5.30 pm

With respect to the recent events that have taken place in Kalbarri I chose to cease trading as I felt it was my public duty and a priority to Ensure my customers personal safety.

Yours truly
Gary Joseph Finlay

Finlay's Fish BBQ Will donate
10% of proceeds of first week's trade donated

Australasian Order
Old Bastards


Date 09/09/08        By popular demand we are back with smiles. Thank you one and all for your support, it won't be forgotten. Gary & Lyn.
  3 Kalbarri
   4 Council
   5 Councillor
   6 Kramer
8 Emails
   9 Rebirth

  Australia Day
 Australians are a funny lot, you'll often hear one curse, How things have started badly, and they'll probably get worse, The weathers dry, the sun's so hot it's stolen all the water, The Government has never done the things we think they oughta'.   But if we hear a tourist say his home is much more grand, They had better be prepared to make a very solid stand. For although we Aussies may complain at what's become our lot, When someone knocks this country, we defend with all we've got.   We may criticize some teenage brat, may even wish them failure, But we stand behind them cheering when they're playing for Australia. Because, if this is home to you, the country of your birth, Then you back the native player to beat anyone on Earth.   When the cricket bats are swinging or when someone scores a try, When a home grown horse has won the cup and made the owner cry, When some paralympic athlete hits the front and sets the pace, You'll hear 'Aussie Aussie Aussie' as the crowd goes off their face.   And although we like to take a break in overseas locations, If you take the time to question this nomadic population, They will tell you without blinking that wherever they may roam, The best part of the journey was the last bit, ....coming home.   For the sun was never brighter on the beach at Waikiki, Than it is on all the sandy shores Australia has to see, The water never purer nor the air as fresh and clear, The people never friendlier than those that we have here.   If you venture to the outback where grass is scarce as snow, As you swelter you may wonder what it was that made you go, But just look at the locals who have lived there since their birth, And I know you will not find a better class of folk on earth.   All across this wide brown country from the Cape to Hobart town, There are people who will help you when you find the chips are down, And if someone should abuse you, and does it just because, Then that person's not Australian, and that person never was.   So when you feel disgruntled just remember this rendition, And never blame the country for the acts of politicians, Look up and count your blessings when you see our flag unfurled, And be grateful that you live in the best country in the world.
Happy Australia Day  
26th January 2010
   Just a bit of trivia here for all who do not know.  The sand on Waikiki beach is Australian sand.  Yes it is. Comes from an area just north of Newcastle where there are tons of white sand. A big storm  in Hawaii washed all the sand off Waikiki years ago and  we donated tons of sand to  cover the rocks there. If you don't believe me do some research. 

A Notice of General Importance to the Shire of Northampton Ratepayers:

Date  07.01.09.

It has just been reported in the Geraldton Guardian News Paper that the President of the Shire of Northampton (WA) Councillor George Parker is retiring this year. The article reads in part that he has lead the Shire for 10 years.

With that in mind the KT invite Cr George Parker (Shire President) to use this web site free of charge to help inform the world of his achievements over the 10 years he has lead the Shire. If there are things that he, as the leader of our Council/Shire has been responsible for that have progressed our community and created a true sense of hope and wellbeing we believe he needs to be acknowledged and thanked for his unique ability.

The KT feels sure that all ratepayers realise that the job of being an ethical, non discriminate, community minded Shire President is such that as a true and caring person, one would feel very proud of ones performance. The KT also believe such a person would, when retiring welcome the opportunity to put forward his/her example of leadership in the hope it may inspire and encourage other Shire Presidents, including their replacement to follow in their foot steps.

If Shire President, Cr. George Parker would e-mail the KT with all his personal achievements while acting as Shire President we will list them under the heading of "The Honours List" in the 'Rebirth' chapter/link of our web site.

We anxiously await our Leaders response to enable us to give praise and a balanced report on his past and current performance.

Date  17.03 09. To date nothing from President George Parker, however we hope he can inform us of at least one achievement that we can appreciate and publish.

Date  11.07 09.  Still nothing to date. Maybe he is not aware of our offer?

One Final Offer (offer repeated below)

Date 20.09.09.  Still nothing from our Shire President George Parker that can be added to what the KT have already reported concerning his 10 year performance as President.

The KT had hoped for a response from Parker, 6 months on that now looks unlikely so we ask his supporters (those who voted him in?) does anyone believe he deserves public recognition for any achievement large or small that they know of that has benefited all the ratepayers of our Shire, anything that has encouraged harmony and respect and helped build a long and lasting sense of community?  E-mail the KT ( You can request your response to be anonymous.

To be continued.
George Parker retired from Council, 17th October 2009.
The KT never heard from him or any of his supporters.


A Notice of Importance to the People of Kalbarri

11th July 2009.

A Putrescible waste compaction unit is being installed at the Kalbarri Works Depot. Just think of the smell, wind blown litter, flies, crows, seagulls, cats, rats and mice it will bring to the neighbouring Kalbarri Cemetery as you visit your loved ones who are remembered there. Where is the respect?
What is Council doing here, moving the tip to the cemetery?  For more information Ref. June 09 Council Agenda; page 5, Health and Building Report (blue pages).


The KT has received a copy of a newspaper article, there was no mention of which newspaper.  We thought it appropriate to post a part copy on the KT web site as follows:-

How to spot a Psychopath
  • Does he break promises?
  • Does he take credit for the work of others?
  • Is he erratic and unreliable?
  • Would he disregard a code of ethics?
  • Does he manipulate others to his advantage?
  • Is he a bully?
  • Would he tell you to "pull yourself together" if a family member died?
  • Does he set unreasonable deadlines?
  • Is he remorseless when set on a goal?
  • Does he fly into a rage over a small problem?
  • Does he fake sincerity with great conviction?
  • Does he think the world revolves around him?
  • Is he two-faced?
  • Is he lacking in any kind of personal depth?
  • Does he blame others when things go wrong?
  • Is he unfocused and a poor organiser?
The article goes on to read:-  Most psychopaths are not in prison and have probably never been in trouble with the law. They tend to thrive especially in high-powered professions such as politics, the media, law and business where they can dominate others as part of "getting the job done". Where ever you get power, prestige and money you will find them.


1st September 2009.

This is a date to remember.

On this day a contractor from Geraldton Western Australia drove his truck and bobcat to the site of a community beach shelter north of Kalbarri. He was accompanied by a Government overseer and some local Police. They proceeded to demolish the community shelter that was put in place to offer shade and shelter to our tourists and our local beach fisherman. It was put there to be used by all.

Yes this was an unauthorised structure built on Crown Land, the land owned by all Australians.

There are other unauthorised structures built on Crown Land, one being the Kalbarri Spring Water shed.

For years the Spring Water shed and the Black Rock Cafe have both been know to all parties to be unauthorised structures built on Crown Land.

Garry Keeffe, CEO of the Shire of Northampton Western Australia recently took it upon himself to officially informed DPI (Dept. of Planing and Infrastructure) of the beach shelter. This is seen as none of his concern and out of his jurisdiction.

Today the community beach shelter was demolished and carted to our local tip. The custodians of the shelter were told if they wanted to save anything they could collect it at the tip!

Mr Garry Keeffe, CEO of the Northampton Shire and the 4 Kalbarri Ward Councillors need to hang their heads in shame as this has created a massive amount of community anger and disharmony.

Your jobs are to serve our community not destroy it !

To Be Continued as more information comes to hand.

More on this disgraceful display of big brother tactics can be read on link 3 kalbarri page 2, item 5/


Council Elections 17th October 2009

Those who are elected or just "walk in" unopposed to the Shire of Northampton Council in this 2009 Local Government Election will need to appreciate the ongoing commitment of the authors of the Kalbarri Truth web site. Part of that commitment is to work to ensure this Council is;
1/ open and accountable to the residents/ratepayers
2/ it eventually looses its incompetent, unprofessional, bullying, arrogant reputation and gains that much needed trust and respect from the community. The KT is here for the long haul.

Everything is going well and according to plan.

21st September 2009
The process of change is speeding up and worthwhile following.

6 Vacant Council seats and only 4 candidates nominated. Leaving the Northampton Ward short of 2 Councillors for the next two years and one short for the years 2012, 2013. In 2 years the Northampton Ward has to drop off another Councillor, bringing the total number of Councillors to 9. (4 for Kalbarri, 5 for Northampton)

That means another Election called (Extra Ordinary) Saturday 14th November 2009 to try and coax someone to fill the 2 vacancies so Council can fully represent the ratepayers of the community.

A likely scenario:- If two people from Kalbarri take up the challenge at this Extra Ordinary election, nominate for the 2 Northampton vacancies and go in unopposed it will create history. Kalbarri will take a step closer to becoming the dominant ward and for the first time will have a majority vote in council.


- One Final Offer -

Date 20.09.09.  Still nothing from our Shire President George Parker that can be added to what the KT have already reported concerning his 10 year performance as President.

The KT had hoped for a response from Parker, 6 months on that now looks unlikely so we ask his supporters (those who voted him in?) does anyone believe he deserves public recognition for any achievement large or small that they know of that has benefited all the ratepayers of our Shire, anything that has encouraged harmony and respect and helped build a long and lasting sense of community?  E-mail the KT ( You can request your response to be anonymous.

To be continued.

George Parker retired From Council, 17th October 2009.
The KT never heard from him or any of his supporters.


Recognition of a fair-dinkum, ethical and true Aussie Public Servant.

The KT take this opportunity to thank Harry Evans for his work in the Senate (Canberra)
Harry retired this week after many years serving all Australians to the best of his ability. We thank him for showing us just how a true Public Servant should behave and do his job.

The KT is a small group of Aussies looking to follow those who set good examples, we believe Harry Evans is one of those people. He is seen as a person who was true to the oath to serve the people of Australia.

Thank you Harry, you will be remembered.


Another emerging item of community interest.

Following is a copy of a public document supplied to inform and educate ratepayers.

Mr Garry Keeffe, Chief Executive Officer declared an interest in item 6.5.3 as the land is to be sold to the CEO. As the decision to proceed with the project was made at the May meeting, the CEO remained in the meeting to discuss the proposal.

Moved Cr O SIMKIN, seconded Cr P GLIDDON
That Council commit to:
Selling proposed Lot 4 of the old school oval subdivision as per attached plan to Mr Garry Keeffe at the
cost price to develop the lot subject to the requirements of the Local Government Act.

Provide to Mr Garry Keeffe a self supporting loan for the purchase of the lot and construction of a
residence subject to agreements being entered into as per legal advice received.

  End of public document.

PLEASE NOTE;        The cunning use of words can often deflect people's attention away from the true facts!

For example; (Taken from an email set to KT)

        It's all in the wording you see.

Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California , was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Congressman Harry Reid's great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in  Montana  in 1889. Both Judy and Harry Reid  share this common ancestor.
On the back of the picture Judy obtained during her research is this inscription: 'Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.'
So Judy recently e-mailed Congressman Harry Reid for information about their great-great uncle.
Harry Reid:
Believe it or not, Harry Reid's staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy research:

"Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the Montana Territory . His business empire grew to include acquisition of valuable equestrian assets and intimate dealings with the Montana railroad. Beginning in 1883, he devoted several years of his life to government service, finally taking leave to resume his dealings with the railroad. In 1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective Agency. In 1889, Remus passed away during an important civic function held in his honor when the platform upon which he was standing collapsed.."
NOW THAT's how it's done!


News to date 8.12.09
From the Geraldton Guardian News Paper Web Site.

"Loan anger
7th December 2009, 11:00 WST
Furious residents have expressed disbelief that Northampton Shire Council has agreed to act as banker for CEO Garry Keeffe.
The council has agreed to provide Mr Keeffe with a self-supporting loan of up to $400,000 to buy land and build a house.
Mr Keeffe and Shire president Gordon Wilson have defended the move on the grounds it would save the shire from having to build extra housing for staff.
The Shire refused to reveal what interest rate, if any, would be payable.
Angry residents say the arrangement is inappropriate.
Full story in Monday's edition of The Geraldton Guardian.

Josh Burrows and Alex McKinnon
"  end of article.

Continued.  4.10.2010.  The following is answers to questions the KT put to a Northampton Shire Councillor. This Councillor responded in a timely professional manner. The KT wish to thank the Councillor for the respect shown to concerned ratepayers.

1) By the CEO building and living in his own house, the Shire will not be required to buy or build a new residence for the doctor or staff. This would cost somewhere in the vicinity of $500,000. At an interest rate of 6%, this equates to a saving of not only the capital cost, but around $30 000 per year initially. For this reason, Council believes that it is an extremely sound financial decision.

2) Council has, and continues to liaise with WALGA and The Department of Local Government to ensure everything is as required.

3) Council have never intended to supply the CEO with a free block of land, it has always been understood that what was being sought was a block at cost price. And as mentioned in point 2 above, the relevant bodies have been approached and informed.

4) It has been considered by Council that it can only be a good thing that the CEO and his wife wish to build and live in Northampton; it shows that they have a genuine interest and affection for the community, and that they intend to stay for the foreseeable future.

5) All proceedings to date have been open and documented as required.


KT Comment/Opinion;  22 Jan 2010
Following is part of an email that is being circulated. It adds to the argument that there are people in the three spheres of government (Federal, State and Local) here in Australia with no qualifications, people holding a position of trust/leadership with full control of the billions of tax dollars collected from the efforts of others.

Food for thought;  If there is ten million fully employed in Australia, conservatively each one directly or indirectly paying $200 per week in tax, this would amount to $2 billion ($2,000,000,000) per week paid into an account that is controlled by "those" we have elected, "those" who need no experience and no qualifications. Every one of those dollars is expected to be spent on progressing our beloved country and enhancing our life.

More food for thought; Local Government would be the only "business" that, if you the customer fail to pay your dues they have the legal right to take your house and sell it to recover the debt, leaving you homeless.

The KT believe these "people" would have little to no appreciation for the value of a single dollar?
Were Local Government Councils held accountable for loosing millions of rate payers dollars during the 09 crash? Would they care if they lost 10 million on a bad investment? Will they apologise to there shareholders (rate payers) and promise to work to cover the loss/debt they created?
Why are we made to accept this?

  Alan Jones Comment ......... a note that was sent to me which explains to me that the six leading members of the Government from Mr. Rudd down, the top six have a collective work experience of 181 years, but only 13 in the private sector. If you take out of those 13 years the number that were spent as trade union lawyers, that total 11, of the 181 years only two years were spent in the private sector. So the people who will rack up a net Federal debt of a minimum of $188 billion, the highest in our history, have virtually no experience in business. So out of 181 years: - no years spent running their own business - no years spent starting their own business - no years spent as a director of a family business or a company - no years as a director of a public company - no years in a senior position in a public company - no years in a senior position in a private company - no years working in corporate finance - no years in corporate or business restructuring - no years working in or with a bank - no years of experience in the capital markets - no years in a stock-broking firm - no years in negotiating debt facilities with banks - no years running a small business - no years at the World Bank or IMF or OECD - no years in Treasury or Finance. But these people have plunged Australia into unprecedented debt, and now threaten to torpedo employee share schemes which they plainly don't understand. Well, in a way you can't blame them. It's clear that the electorate did not do their homework, because the Government is there by right. They were given a thumping majority to lead the country. It's just that no one seemed to ask, most of all the press gallery in Canberra , in what direction? 


Kalbarri District High School.

Where have all the School Principals gone?
What a story!

Continued on link KDHS.

One of our readers emailed the KT this message:-
SCHOOL -- 1957 vs. 2010
Scenario:Johnny and Mark get into a fistfight after school.
1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.
2010 - Police called, arrests Johnny and Mark.. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it. Both children go to anger management programs for 3 months. School board hold meeting to impliment bullying prevention programs

Scenario:Robbie won't be still in class, disrupts other students.
1957 - Robbie sent to office and given 6 of the best by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.
2010 - Robbie given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. Robbie's parents get fortnightly disability payments and School gets extra funding from state because Robbie has a disability.

Scenario :Billy breaks a window in his neighbor's car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.
1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.
2010 - Billy's dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy's sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison.

Scenario :Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.
1957 - Mark gets glass of water from Principal to take aspirin with.
2010 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario :Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from Guy Fawkes, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a bullant nest.
1957 - Ants die.
2010- State Police, Star Force, Federal Police & Anti-terrorism Squad called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, Feds investigate parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated. Johnny's Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario :Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary . Mary hugs him to comfort him.
1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.
2010 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy
God help us!

Some information received via the KT's email address, presented to help us understand the chemistry of our arse covering bureaucrats. (Author unknown)

"Oxford University researchers have discovered the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (symbol=Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons and 198 assistant deputy neutrons, giving it an atomic mass of 312. These 312 particles are held together by forces called morons, which are surrounded by vast quantities of lepton-like particles called pillocks. Since Governmentium has no electrons, it is inert. However, it can be detected, because it impedes every reaction with which it comes into contact. A tiny amount of Governmentium can cause a reaction that would normally take less than a second, to take from 4 days to 4 years to complete. Governmentium has a normal half-life of 2 to 6 years. It does not decay, but instead undergoes a reorganisation in which a portion of the assistant neutrons and deputy neutrons exchange places. In fact, Governmentium's mass will actually increase over time, since each reorganisation will cause more morons to become neutrons, forming isodopes. This characteristic of moron promotion leads some scientists to believe that Governmentium is formed whenever morons reach a critical concentration. This hypothetical quantity is referred to as a critical morass. When catalysed with money, Governmentium becomes Administratium (symbol=Ad), an element that radiates just as much energy as Governmentium, since it has half as many pillocks but twice as many morons."


Kalbarri in the Raw!

September 12, 2010

An important public notice!

KALBARRI Lot 512 Woods Street.

Closes 15th October 2010
(Ray White Kalbarri)

This 7040 sqm of prime real estate, in the heart of Town is up for sale.

KT Comment/Opinion; 
There is a long history attached to this site. It was once recognised as the appropriate place to build a much needed retirement village to cater for our elderly. It was also keenly sought after by Cr Ron Allen to expand his caravan park. Many are now disappointed that because of the bullying and lack of community support the retirement village was never built.
However it is seen as a tax payer's win to have it for sale to the public and not handed over by private treaty to be amalgamated with the neighbouring caravan park lot. The situation is that if the owners of the caravan park want to purchase this lot they will need to pay the current land value.


One for the teachers.

A message for all those caring, conscientious teachers out there. Please keep up the good work.

    The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life.  One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education.  He argued,  "What's a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?"    To stress his point he said to another guest; "You're a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?"    Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, "You want to know what I make?  (She paused for a second, knowing he was referring to her meagre income, then began...)     "Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could.    I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honour winner.    I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can't make them sit for 5 without an iPod, Game Cube or movie rental.    You want to know what I make? (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table)    I make kids wonder.    I make them question.    I make them apologize and mean it.    I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions.   I teach them to write and then I make them write. Keyboarding isn't everything.    I make them read, read, read.    I make them show all their work in math. They use their God given brain, not the man-made calculator.    I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know about English while preserving their unique cultural identity.    I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe.    Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.   (Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.)    Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, with me knowing money isn't everything, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant. You want to know what I make? I MAKE A DIFFERENCE.  What do you make Mr. CEO?    His jaw dropped, he went silent. Teaching is...the profession that makes all other professions possible!

Now one for the kids!   Link to next page