Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Power of the Taxi Mafia

The Power of the Taxi Mafia

--- In, "Biplobi Faruque" wrote: Will you support a "NSW Taxi Royal commission"?

Will you support a "NSW Taxi Royal commission" for the sake of fairness and justice rather than the Telecrap's false crusade Cabbie cheats face the sack based on false and fabricated reasons and grounds? The choice is yours and you will be judged by the history.
Missing in the list:
Our attempt to have an ICAC Inquiry
Our attempt to have a Parliamentary Staysafe Committee Inquiry
Our attempt to have a NSW Taxi Royal Commission
Roy Morgan Report conducted by Ms Ann Matheson re ATIS
Keatsdale Report (the DoT and the NSW Workcover Authority) re Taxi Drivers' Safety
Dalziel Reports (Sydney University, Dept of Psychology)
However we have some interesting documents.

Faruque Ahmed
Moderator, Free Australia Now, Mobile: 041 091 4118, Email: union_faruque@...

Inquiries into the taxi and hire car industry


2007 Taxi Licensing Review Rationalization of taxi plates - Never made public.
2006 Administration of the 'Nexus Scheme' - Final Report Probity investigation into the issue of free plates - Never made public
2006 Taxi Industry Safety and Security Task force - Final Report Driver safety (Madden Report) - Report released (Nothing was done) December 2007.
2005 WAT committee report Wheelchair-accessible services -Never made public.
2005 NSW Taxi Taskforce To address 2004 Ministerial Inquiry Interim Report Never made public.
2004 Wheelchair Accessible Taxi Taskforce Improve disabled services - Never made public
2004 Auditor-General annual review Examines Nexus Plates Probity investigation into the issue of free plates Government - review not released.
2004 Ministerial Inquiry In to the Taxi Industry All led by Allan Cook Interim report published and inquiry shut down.
1999 National Competition Council Recommends urgent reform of NSW taxi industry None.
1999 Ombudsman Inquiry into hire car license fees Hire car industry regulation by the MoT Licence fees, Eventually reduced from $16,100 to $8,235
1998 Taxi Legislation Review Anti-competitive regulations - Never Made Public
1995 Ron Cotton & Associates Review Recommended hire car license fees be halved. Never Made Public
1993 Arthur Anderson review of taxi and hire car plates. Recommended hire car license fees be halved. Never Made Public
1990 ICAC Operation ITA Corruption in Department of Motor Transport Overhaul of non-taxi driver licensing procedures
1987 Review of Hire Cars and Wedding Cars Recommended hire car plates be issued at market value None.
1984 Dawn Linklater Review Deregulation of the Hire Car industry. Never made public


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Which part of these documents are offensive and why USA & Israel stormed out?

Which part of these documents are offensive and why USA & Israel stormed out?
Why Israel supports racism and xenophobia? Can we conclude “The Zionist Israel is a racist state as well as worse than former Nazi State and USA is aiding and abetting racism and xenophobia”?

Durban, 31 August-7 September 2001/Agenda item 7
Note by the Secretary-General

The agenda of the World Conference as adopted by the Conference on 31 August 2001 is reproduced below.
1. Opening of the Conference.
2. Election of the President.
3. Opening addresses.
4. Adoption of the rules of procedure.
5. Election of the other officers of the Conference.
6. Credentials of representatives to the Conference.
(a) Appointment of the Credentials Committee;
(b) Report of the Credentials Committee.
7. Adoption of the agenda.
8. Organization of work.
9. Conference themes:
- Sources, causes, forms and contemporary manifestations of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

- Victims of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance.

- Measures of prevention, education and protection aimed at the eradication of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance at the national, regional and international levels.

- Provision of effective remedies, recourse, redress, compensatory* and other measures at the national, regional and international levels.

- Strategies to achieve full and effective equality, including international cooperation and enhancement of United Nations and other international mechanisms in combating racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, and follow-up.

10. Adoption of the final document and the report of the Conference.
* The use of the word "compensatory" is without prejudice to any outcome of this conference.
DUR.01-152 Sources:

Durban Review Conference, 20-24 April 2009, Geneva, Press Release
High Commissioner Makes Concrete Proposals to Combat Racism
23 February 2009

Ahead of major anti-racism conference, High Commissioner urges unity and combined efforts, proposes technical solutions to combat discrimination.

GENEVA – Calling on governments to transcend political differences and work together to eliminate racism and xenophobia, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has issued a series of proposals and recommendations in preparation for a major anti-racism conference, to be held in Geneva in April.

The High Commissioner’s report, issued today, has been sent to UN Member States, currently planning the April 20-24 Durban Review Conference to assess implementation of the wide-ranging Programme of Action agreed at the 2001 World Conference against Racism, held in Durban, South Africa.

Although government representatives preparing for the Review Conference have so far made all their decisions by consensus, some of the language proposed for a draft conference outcome document has been controversial because of its criticism of Israel’s policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

The High Commissioner, who is Secretary-General of the Review Conference, appealed to governments not to allow any single issue to dominate discussions of such vital importance to human dignity to the exclusion and detriment of others. “I appeal to all to uphold the consensually agreed objectives of the Durban Review Conference, and to bear in mind their importance to the millions of victims around the world,” she said, adding, “I urge Member States to transcend their differences and to join efforts to confront racism and xenophobia.”

Addressing another controversial topic, Pillay proposed holding a series of expert workshops in order to help governments find common ground on the issue of defamation of religions. Several Islamic states have proposed language that would limit what they describe as defamation of religions, which Western states have expressed difficulty in accepting because of the potential negative impact on freedom of expression.

“In order to find common ground, we need to work together in good faith, with open minds and constructive thinking,” noted Pillay in her report. “To this end, while I understand the concerns behind the concept of defamation of religions, I believe that from a human rights perspective and in light of the Durban Review Conference, it should be addressed as an issue of incitement to religious hatred within the existing framework of international human rights law.” The workshops she proposed would be designed to foster better understanding of the legislative patterns and judicial practices in different regions of the world, reflecting different legal systems and traditions.

… She said that terrorism and some counter-terrorism measures had also impeded progress in combating racism. Just days after the conclusion of the 2001 World Conference against Racism, the terror attacks of 11 September 2001, followed by others around the world dramatically changed the climate surrounding the implementation of the DDPA. …


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Vladimir Jabotinsky

In 1923 Vladimir Jabotinsky, leading intellectual of the Zionist movement and father of the right wing of that movement,... wrote: "Zionist colonization must either stop, or else proceed regardless of the native population. Which means that it can proceed and develop only under the protection of a power that is independent of the native population - behind an The Iron Wall , which the native population cannot breach."
First published in Russian under the title O Zheleznoi Stene in Rassvyet, 4 November 1923.

Theodor Hartzl

When Theodore Hertzl, the ideological founder of the Zionist movements in the 1890s, was asked what he proposed to do with the indigenous Palestinian population when his "state of the Jews" become a reality, he replied, "We will quietly spirit them across the boarder".

Friday, February 27, 2009



Bretboudi is not a spammer. We know spammers! They appear as friends and then try to hurt us from inside! These are well-known style and technique of Zio-Nazis!!

--- In, John Robinson wrote:


..before the bombardment of european zionists..

You hit the nail on the HEAD with this statement...!

--- In, "bretboudi" wrote:


--- In, "kreplach_oy"

as we can see these bogus justifications! 1920? well arabs have always been a vast majority for a 1000 yrs until the european jews started immigrating in the late 1800's... prior to that it was never eastern european dominated... never... 6% of arab jews lived in palestine in peace.....before the bombardment of European zionists..with the intention to kill and expell arabs to create a state for themselves and to maintain the majority with jews from other nations... these are the facts world wide...

even the racist minister from moldova is not even a native born israeli and has more rights then palestinians expelled from what we call israel today.. and he wants to expell native israeli arabs as needed if they are not loyal! try that in the states!... a moldovian? go figure!... again israel is a pure racist state period.....

--- In, "bretboudi" wrote:


hi jodie! nice to hear from you! again this guy pops up all over lol! and accuses people to be "jew haters" who are not alined with his views about the zionist racist state of he has his own groups that he censors like communism and hardly no members due to the fact he will boot or pre monitor people to join... i sence he is from the oulawed kahane group that even israel banned!..

hang in their my dear :) your group is great!



--- In, "Jodie" wrote:


Hi Bret,

Nice to hear from you again., and thanks for the information. I understand now. I hope you are doing well. I'm "hangin in."


--- In, "bretboudi" wrote:


>Hi Jodie! dont worry about the guy! he is a neo nazi zionist that spews hatred and atempts to cover up the truth about Palestine, he will never offer proof or any rebutts in to the conflict! his only lousy weapon is accusing people of anti semetism and spamming ,as u see he cant rebutt the truth and the support of 191 nations for a free palestine..... but just accuse! it might be wise to block and boot him like he does on his groups when anyone says a bad word about israel and its brutal and racial occupation of non jews....again a
non voice for 2 yrs and now he is spamming with the same old song..

best regards jodie!

--- In, "Jodie" wrote:


What do you mean by "the others" ?? No, I certainly do not see Bret as a spammer.

(Taxi) Faruque is the owner of FAN, and I am moderator.

FAN is a group of members with diverse opinions and backgrounds. I choose to think of us as moderates... Surely there is a place for all of us on this earth .


--- In, "kreplach_oy" wrote:


I'm sorry you dont recognize Bretboudi as a spammer. Then What about
the others?

--- In, "Jodie" wrote:


I beg your pardon.... Bret Boudi is not a spammer. He has been a member of this group for several years. In the past he was welcomed as a friendly and active member.

I noticed that you have been a member for almost 2 years, but have not participated in group discussions. Why now ???

Jodie, moderator

--- In, "bretboudi" wrote:
No peace for Israel"

Whenever Israel has an election, pundits begin the usual refrain that hopes for peace depend on the "peace camp" – formerly represented by the Labour party, but now by Tzipi Livni's Kadima – prevailing over the anti-peace right, led by the Likud.

This has never been true, and makes even less sense as Israeli parties begin coalition talks after Tuesday's election. Yes, the "peace camp" helped launch the "peace process", but it did much more to undermine the chances for a just settlement.

In 1993, Labour prime minister Yitzhak Rabin signed the Oslo accords. Ambiguities in the agreement – which included no mention of "self-determination" or "independence" for Palestinians, or even "occupation" – made it easier to clinch a short-term deal. But
confrontation over irreconcilable expectations was inevitable. While Palestinians hoped the Palestinian Authority, created by the accord, would be the nucleus of an independent state, Israel viewed it as little more than a native police force to suppress resistance to
continued occupation and colonial settlement in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. Collaboration with Israel has always been the measure by which any Palestinian leader is judged to be a "peace partner". Rabin, according to Shlomo Ben-Ami, a former Israeli foreign minister, "never thought this [Oslo] will end in a full-fledged Palestinian state". He was right.

Throughout the "peace process", Israeli governments, regardless of who led them, expanded Jewish-only settlements in the heart of the West Bank, the territory supposed to form the bulk of the Palestinian state. In the 1990s, Ehud Barak's Labour-led government actually approved more settlement expansion than the Likud-led government that preceded it headed by Binyamin Netanyahu.

Barak, once considered "dovish", promoted a bloodthirsty image in the campaign, bolstered by the massacres of Gaza civilians he directed as defence minister. "Who has he ever shot?" Barak quipped derisively about Avigdor Lieberman, the leader of the proto-fascist Yisrael Beitenu party, in an attempt to paint the latter as a lightweight.

Today, Lieberman's party, which beat Labour into third place, will play a decisive role in a government. An immigrant who came to Israel from the former Soviet republic of Moldova, Lieberman was once a member of the outlawed racist party Kach that calls for expelling all Palestinians.

Yisrael Beitenu's manifesto was that 1.5 million Arab Palestinian citizens of Israel (indigenous survivors or descendants of the Palestinian majority ethnically cleansed in 1948) be subjected to a loyalty oath. If they don't swear allegiance to the "Jewish state"
they would lose their citizenship and be forced from the land of their birth, joining millions of already stateless Palestinians in exile or in Israeli-controlled ghettos. In a move instigated by Lieberman but supported by Livni's allegedly "centrist" Kadima, the
Knesset recently voted to ban Arab parties from participating in elections. Although the high court overturned it in time for the vote, it is an ominous sign of what may follow.

Lieberman, who previously served as deputy prime minister, has a long history of racist and violent incitement. Prior to Israel's recent attack, for example, he demanded Israel subject Palestinians to the brutal and indiscriminate violence Russia used in Chechyna. He also called for Arab Knesset members who met with officials from Hamas to be executed.

But it's too easy to make him the bogeyman. Israel's narrow political spectrum now consists at one end of the former "peace camp" that never halted the violent expropriation of Palestinian land for Jewish settlements and boasts with pride of the war crimes in Gaza, and at the other, a surging far-right whose "solutions" vary from apartheid
to outright ethnic cleansing.

What does not help is brazen western hypocrisy. Already the US state department spokesman affirmed that the Obama administration would work with whatever coalition emerged from Israel's "thriving democracy" and promised that the US would not interfere in Israel's "internal politics". Despite Barack Obama's sweet talk about a new relationship with the Arab world, few will fail to notice the brazen double standard. In 2006, Hamas won a democratic election in the occupied territories, observed numerous unilateral or agreed truces that were violated by Israel, offered Israel a generation-long truce to set the stage for peace, and yet it is still boycotted by the US and European Union.

Worse, the US sponsored a failed coup against Hamas and continues to arm and train the anti-Hamas militias of Mahmoud Abbas, whose term as Palestinian Authority president expired on 9 January. As soon as he took office, Obama reaffirmed this boycott of Palestinian democracy.

The clearest message from Israel's election is that no Zionist party can solve Israel's basic conundrum and no negotiations will lead to a two-state solution. Israel could only be created as a "Jewish state" by the forced removal of the non-Jewish majority Palestinian
population. As Palestinians once again become the majority in a country that has defied all attempts at partition, the only way to maintain Jewish control is through ever more brazen violence and repression of resistance (see Gaza). Whatever government emerges is certain to preside over more settlement-building, racial discrimination and escalating violence.

There are alternatives that have helped end what once seemed like equally intractable and bloody conflicts: a South African-style one-person one-vote democracy, or Northern Ireland-style power-sharing. Only under a democratic system according rights to all the people of the country will elections have the power to transform people's futures.

But Israel today is lurching into open fascism. It is utterly disingenuous to continue to pretend – as so many do – that its failed leaders hold the key to getting out of the morass. Instead of waiting for them to form a coalition, we must escalate the international civil society campaign of boycott, divestment and sanctions to force Israelis to choose a saner path.