The Pickering Post
Thursday, 13th December 2018

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Larry Pickering

Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.


The Lebanese CEO of Australia Post, Ahmed Fahour, earned (that’s probably the wrong word) an unprecedented $4.8 million last year. It made the ABC’s Mark Scott’s $800,000 look miserly and made him the highest paid postman in the world, ten times higher than the top US postman who runs a business 20 times larger. Not bad for a public servant. 

But a little digging has unearthed some very disturbing stuff concerning Mr Fahour’s “philanthropic” $2 million donation to his brother, Moustafa Fahour's beloved creation, the Melbourne Islamic Museum. (pictured here with Moustafa)

The museum itself is no more than an elongated shed with a rusty facade and if you offered more than $1.5 million for it you, rather than halal milk, need to be certified.

It’s hard to know where to start with what appears to be another giant Islamic attack on Australia’s taxpayers. Nowhere near the con of halal certification of course but certainly a nice little multi million, tax-free earner for the Fahour family.

A major contributor to this arcane museum was Julia Gillard who tipped in a borrowed $1.5 million from our shallow pockets. 

Undisclosed amounts from tax-free funds have been paid for Islamic “works of art” one of which, a painting of Muslim hero Waleed Aly, (Australia’s apologist for terrorists) by an Abdul Abdullah, has pride of place. 

Other pedestrian looking paintings and sculptures by hitherto unknown, and otherwise unemployed, members of the Islamic inner circle of postman Ahmed Fahour, have also been paid for by Aussie taxpayers, in undisclosed sums of course.

So how did the world’s richest postman manage to shift $2 million of taxpayer funds into this family affair called the Islamic Museum?

Well, Mr Fahour’s base rate of pay is $1.9 million, even that amount is extraordinary for a non-accountable public servant, but this amount was boosted by an incredible $2.9 million in 2013 for “performance” bonuses. 

But what “performance” can this amount possibly be attributed to? 

Australia Post, despite being a virtual monopoly (due to its 4,500 outlets) has done poorly under Mr Fahour’s tutelage. Australia Post’s return on equity actually fell in 2013 from 16.8% to a mere 10.6%. 

At the same time its operating cash flow worsened, from $551 million to $450 million. So how exactly has the “performance” of the world’s richest postman warranted a $2.9 million bonus?

Well, you will battle to find out how by reading Deloitte’s annual audit, but it’s all hidden away right there in a report that was cannily released on a Sunday morning to escape scrutiny.

Australia Post’s Directors and even the Deputy Chairman earn less than $100,000 p.a. and workers received a paltry pay rise of 1.5% in 2013. 

But Fahour himself copped a pay increase of 66%, and with bonuses, he took home $4.8 million.

Hmmm, but did he really take all that money home?

How in the hell did he pull such an outrageous swifty? Okay, letters have made a huge loss, due to the digital phenomenon and regulatory requirements, but Aussies who use the Australia Post package service, (it uses exactly the same infrastructure as the plain old letter) will have felt the pain.

Curiously, Australia Post’s package branch is unregulated and it charges equivalent to whatever the market will bear... and it appears the Christmas market is bearing quite a lot with competitors at a huge disadvantage failing the 4,500 outlets that Australia Post enjoys at the taxpayers’ cost. 

Taxpayers have forked out billions in asset infrastructure which is now being used to rip them off!

So Australia’s richest postman, without any shareholder oversight, was able to reduce his taxable income by donating $2 million straight out of Australia Post’s bank account to his dodgy family Museum, leaving himself a lazy $800,000 bonus, to ensure a nice Xmas (a festivity he doesn’t actually recognise) on top of his $1.9 million base pay.

Bloody hell, the ABC is starting to look austere!


These [email protected]#*gers have got to get a bullet in the head or a free parachute back to their filthy islamic hellholes as another poster said. Agree with you mate. This piece of crap and Walid Aly should be the first to get their lead solution or a front row seat back to mussieland. Maybe we will (or maybe not) give them a parachute!!

So, no one has realised the latest donations of 1 million from Saudi, 400K from the Vic government and our own precious Julie dropping another 500k in his lap. I ran into two ladies today who were quite intimidating and in your face at the end of an escalator. They were collecting for breast cancer. I pointed out the fact that I would rather see my tax dollar go to them than to the Islamic Museum. I suggested they speak with Julie Bishop.

what the hell is wrong with Australia???????? not to vent my own problems but due to illness and deteriorating health i am homeless i lead a horrible existence its almost impossible for me to get a job beleive me i have been trying for along time now. and this dungsponge makes millions?????? at our expense!!!!! i cant even get help from anyone and this guy makes millions!!!!! my brother died while in the armed services of this country in townsville in 96 i can only imagine what he would say if he saw australia sliding into this cesspool that has been imposed on us all

It gets even better, as something passed all our minds, a doubling of the $2mill via claiming donation as a tax deduction right? hence $4mill an extra $2mill from taxpayers. Being the CEO he clearly awarded himself the bonus as he had to sign off on it right? A bonus for ailing performance sure could do with an auditors investigative opinion, so could the Gillard donation of our monies, and what methods of influence or inducements are they offering govt...We will never see receipts for what donations are spent on..But love the fraud part, grant oneself a taxpayer bonus, get it donated to self as family asset value donation then claim a full donation tax deduction. The ultimate of the old saying MONEY MAKES MONEY.

EU leaders reproached by Russia "for being ashamed even to mention “the Christian roots” of European civilization"

Russian suspicions were reflected in Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s speech at the 22nd annual assembly of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy in Moscow on Nov. 22, which contained several major points relating to the Middle East. An important topic in Lavrov’s statement, it seems to me, was the notion of “Christianophobia” and the need to protect Christians. He stated that next week he intends to raise this issue at the meeting of OSCE foreign ministers and that, on this subject, most EU politicians “fade into the shadows.” He reproached European leaders for being ashamed even to mention “the Christian roots” of European civilization during the discussion of the draft EU Constitution in the recent past. “If you do not respect your own roots, then you are not going to respect the values and traditions of others.” It is evident here that Russia is positioning itself as the protector of Christians in the world within the philosophical framework of “enlightened conservatism,” which is based on traditional values. Thus, the principles emanating from the Islamic segment of Russian society are also included in the overall construction of this “field of traditional values.”

Another item in the speech concerned cooperation with the Syrian regime in the fight against IS. In my opinion, it is significant in this part of the statement that the Russian foreign minister did not defend Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but first and foremost stressed that Syria was a sovereign state and a member of the United Nations — from which it hasn’t been expelled by anyone. He leveled harsh criticism at the United States’ claim that it has the right to use force wherever it may be without the approval of the UN Security Council. In the case of Syria, Lavrov even asked US Secretary of State John Kerry why the United Stats did not seek authorization from the UN Security Council, to which — in Lavrov’s words — Kerry replied: “If we do, we will somehow validate the status of the regime of Bashar al-Assad.”

Read more:

The Rise of Anti-Monopoly Governments

First appeared:

"...In every corner of the world, the battle is raging between the section of the world economy controlled by Wall Street and London on the one hand, and the rising opposition to it on the other – in which Russia and China are major players."

Now this is something that Tony Abbott should emulate -

Hungary's 'State Attorney General brought charges against the country’s three previous prime ministers because of the criminal amount of debt into which they had plunged the nation. '

".......Orban’s government managed to free Hungary from decades of devastating IMF bondage. In August 2013, the Hungarian Economic Ministry announced that it had, thanks to a “disciplined budget policy”, repaid the remaining €2.2 billion owed to the IMF. No more onerous IMF-forced state privatizations or conditionalities. The head of the Hungarian Central Bank then demanded that the IMF close its offices in Budapest. In addition, echoing Iceland, the State Attorney General brought charges against the country’s three previous prime ministers because of the criminal amount of debt into which they had plunged the nation. That’s a precedent that surely causes cold sweat in some capitals of the EU, or in Washington and Wall Street. abeldanger/zWgH (Abel Danger)

No wonder he's smiling. What a rort.

We need proper laws that can be used to rescind Australian Citizenship for people convicted of crimes. That should include those with "Citizenship by Descent" or those born here to migrants. Putting them in the cells until the 'Contempt' is purged is a good deterrent and just needs a Judge with slightly larger balls than those standing before him!

Amazing, truly amazing. There is only 2% of them here and they behave as if they ruled the country. They should have been locked up straight away for contempt of court and let out of the cell when they were willing to apologise.

China recently announced that it will cease to increase its gold and currency reserves denominated in US dollars. Considering the growing trade deficit between the US and China (the current difference is five times in favor of China), then this statement translated from the financial language reads: “China stops selling their goods for dollars”. The world’s media chose not to notice this grandest in the recent monetary history event . The issue is not that China literally refuses to sell its goods for US dollars. China, of course, will continue to accept US dollars as an intermediate means of payment for its goods. But, having taken dollars, China will immediately get rid of them and replace with something else in the structure of its gold and currency reserves. Otherwise the statement made by the monetary authorities of China loses its meaning: “We are stopping the increase of our gold and currency reserves, denominated in US dollars.” That is, China will no longer buy United States Treasury bonds for dollars earned from trade with any countries, as they did this before.

We need a military coup in this country, then the troops can round up all card carrying members of the ALP and Greens and either off em or put them in a holiday camp in the Simpson desert. Then offer the ragheads a choice, bullet in the back of the noggin or a oneway ticket back to whatever Islamic shithole they came from. Oh and any wealth you have acquired in this country, is now the property of the Australian people. Now piss off.

Think of it. Back to the australian Communist Teachers Association. The lovely polka dot Joan Kirner and the class teachers followed by the Lebo King of Williamstown Steve Bracks who left Victoria very quickly after he shafted us with the Desalination plant that has maybe given half a titful of drinking water for the elite Green-Labor parasites. This is the State Premier whose Christmas Party some years ago at his home in Williamstown was attended by people in track suits. Well may I say John Cain may have felt out of place too!

He's got no worries. We stupid, apathetic Aussie dopes are not going to do anything about it. Elizabeth is right, we are finished. We are probably going to put another muslim loving Labor government back in control in 2016 (particularly after what will be another GFC next year), and it looks like the Victorians are going to start the ball rolling tomorrow. We are stupid, stupid, stupid, and we deserve all of the shit that Labor and the Greens are going to drop on us.

More unstoppable Pigs to the trough, I fear our country is out of control.

Sorry to say this but Australia is finished. Politicians have betrayed the people and this country. Politicians should be held responsible for the way this country is heading, rather than governing for the majority, they seem to be appeasing a minority. Where is the Australia I once knew? Our service men fought and died for the freedom we have but that is slowly being eroded by politicial correct madness. We are our worse enemy of appeasment to an enemy that is hell bent on our destruction both of our country and it's constitution. God help us all.

FILTHY MAGGOT MU-SLIME CRIMINALS: "Two Muslims have refused to stand for a District Court judge, with one claiming they are not 'at the behest of any authority other than Islam'.

Under NSW law an accused is required to stand to hear the charge against them and respond with a plea of guilty or not guilty.

Wassim Fayad and co-accused Milad Bin Ahmad-Shah Al-Ahmadzai both defied the law yesterday and remained seated during their arraignments on an aggravated break and enter charge in Parramatta District Court. Al-Ahmadzai, 24, has now been referred to NSW Attorney-General Brad Hazzard after refusing to stand for Judge Colefax three times during his proceedings."

They not only refused to stand, they talked and laughed while the judge was talking. Rather than making excuses for them, their lawyers who are first and foremost officers of the court, should have told them to shut up and stand up when addressed, or otherwise should have ceased to act for them.