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Mining Cartel Topples Aussie Government…Again

On June 24, 2010 Australian Labor Party Prime Minister Kevin Rudd was forced to suddenly step down.  Rudd’s undoing came after weeks of ads run by multinational mining giants Rio Tinto and BHP Billiton convinced voters that a 40% tax Rudd has proposed on mining companies is a bad idea.  God forbid the Australian public gets a little something for their minerals. 

Rudd isn’t the first Australian Labor Party PM to be driven from office by Big Mining.  In 1972, after the massive carpet bombing which Henry Kissinger ordered on the North Vietnamese capital of Hanoi, several of Australian Labor Party PM Gough Whitlam’s Cabinet Ministers lost their stomach for the Vietnam War and called for a boycott on US imports to Australia.

As discussed in Chapter 2: Hong Kong Shangheid of my book Big Oil & Their Bankers…, Whitlam announced support for the establishment of a nuclear-free Indian Ocean Peace Zone, a move that threatened US bases in the region.  He proposed joining the Non-Aligned Movement, a large group of nations led by India who wished to side with neither the Soviets nor the US during the Cold War.

But his fate was sealed when he announced Australian membership in a mineral exporting cartel modeled on OPEC that would improve collective bargaining for nations endowed with large mineral deposits such as his own.  This didn’t sit well with multinational mining interests like Rio Tinto, Billiton, Anaconda, Phelps Dodge and Kennecott.

So Whitlam went on the offensive.  Allegations arose in the Australian media that Australian security (ASIO) had been infiltrated by and was working for the CIA.  Whitlam had ASIO offices raided and searched.  Whitlam went public about the US National Security Administration’s Pine Gap facility, a heavily fortified site in remote central Australia which collects NSA intelligence for a good chunk of the Southern Hemisphere.

It captures satellite intelligence via numerous massive parabolic dishes and transmits the information to TRW Corporation in Los Angeles, which passes it on to NSA headquarters in Ft. Meade, Maryland.  Australian officials are scarcely even allowed on site and US flights into Pine Gap are exempt from Australian Customs.  Whitlam called for a review of the installation before its license to operate could be renewed.  He set hearings for November 11, 1975.

Suddenly, the Australian press was full of allegations alleging Whitlam’s involvement in a “loan scandal”.  Nugan Hand Bank, a CIA drug laundry, was at the center of this and other misinformation in a campaign to bring down Whitlam’s Labor government.  Just one day before Whitlam was forced out, CIA East Asia Chief of Station Ted Shackley sent a memo delivering an ultimatum to his counterpart at ASIO.  ASIO was to shut Whitlam up and make sure that the November 11th hearings on Pine Gap were cancelled or CIA/ASIO interagency cooperation would cease immediately.

Soon Governor General John Kerr arrived in Sydney from England representing the British Crown.  Many forget that Australians are still officially British subjects loyal to Buckingham Palace.  Kerr had ties to the CIA-predecessor OSS, the Asia Foundation (a CIA funding conduit), and the CIA-front Congress for Cultural Freedom.

The same day ASIO received Shackley’s terse memo, Kerr held a meeting with Australia’s Permanent Secretary of the Department of Defense regarding the CIA demarche.  Whitlam, Kerr was told, refused to back down on the Pine Gap hearings, which were scheduled to commence that very day.  On the morning of November 11th Kerr, for the first time in Australian history, exercised the British Crown’s right to depose a duly elected government at its discretion.

Kerr installed a coalition government led by Malcolm Fraser, which was immediately endorsed by Business International, a group of twenty multinational corporations operating in Australia.  The Australian House immediately passed a no confidence resolution, condemning the new government.  Kerr then proceeded to dissolve both the House and the Senate.  And Malcolm Fraser was soon off to New York where he met with David Rockefeller before stopping in at the White House.

In 1981 CIA contract agent Joseph Flynn admitted to Australia’s National Times that he had fabricated information implicating Whitlam’s government in the “loan scandal” under directions from Nugan Hand Bank official and CIA super spook Ed Wilson.

Governor General John Kerr received a 171% increase in pay for his efforts, while Ted Shackley was promoted to CIA Director of Covert Operations Worldwide.  The CIA, acting as it always does on behalf of multinational corporations, had overthrown the Australian government.

The picture in the June 25, 2010 Wall Street Journal of Kevin Rudd’s PM replacement Julia Gillard standing alongside current Governor General Quentin Bryce harkens back to the 1975 Whitlam coup.  It reminds us that any government is but a subsidiary of the Illiminati Money Power, easily replaced whenever necessary.

Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror Network, The Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel.  You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @

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5 thoughts on “Mining Cartel Topples Aussie Government…Again

  1. Great stuff. You definitely nailed our poltiical history. This is it in a nutshell and all you need to know.

    Posted by rabbitnexus | November 15, 2012, 12:10 am
    • Well, the Whitlam part is fascinating and about right. But as far as the mining groups getting rid of Rudd, well not so accurate. You have to look at circumstances that had occured prior to the “coup”. Rudd and Falkner had decided to withdraw from Afghanistan very soon and then the Hamas leader being murdered by Mossad agents in Dubai. Now some of the agents were identified by Oz passports and Rudd had warned Israel before of intervening in Oz soverignty and so he kicked out the Ambassador (intel chief). Suddenly he is gone, Gilliard is in, her boyfreind gets a plum job with a zionist billionaire , demands are made, and barely mentioned in the zionist press of meetings between a certain group and her AND the leader of the opposition, apparently is also at the meeting…so Oz becomes zionist occupied territory…just look at how Oz is now on the security council and comments from not only the governemnt on the “Palestinian Terrorists” but the Govt flagship PR Australian Broadcasting corporation with the coverage of todays escalation of Israeli atrocities in Gaza….lets say they reflect the usual bullshit zionist crap.

      So , after seeing Gilliard’s response to the Julian Assange scandal (ie Wikileaks is a crime and she does nothing for his safety) and the even worse than usual pandering to Israeli interests in this country, as the Israeli Ambassador was allowed back in , it appears it wasnt the mining companies that got rid of Rudd. If we had a decent media in this country, the truth would be out.

      Posted by Zack | November 16, 2012, 4:49 am
      • The mining companies are the face of the banking and financial interests whichj are contyrolled by the usual suspects and as such can use their inordinate power in Oz to do their bidding. I agree Rudd was not wanted by the Zionists, but he was largely their man all the same and his mild censure of them by expelling an ambassador who was due to go home in weeks anyway, was weak, but enough to get him knocked out by the most evil scum ever to exist. But the over all picture of a government ab le to be removed at the whim of elite power outside of Australia is the point I feel is most critical.

        Posted by rabbitnexus | November 16, 2012, 5:52 pm
  2. It would be nice if they could depose the current government one way or another, like yesterday, Because as things are going Australia will be a third world banana republic before this lot have finished.

    Posted by Lee Harper | November 15, 2012, 2:38 am
    • Lee I’d not worry too much about our economic decline, that’s really not on the cards as we’re slated to be more like the house servants of the elite crowd who expect to rule over the last dung heap. What bothers me is the moral decline. We’ve become just another lackey country. A gutless little whore hanger on of the bully of the school. We’re a pissant little client state of the Great Beast of Babylon, we gave up our sovereignty such as it ever was to be counted among the priviliged few for a while and our heritage as an independent, right thinking and fair go people has gone up in smoke on the bonfire of the bullshit slogan “Global War on Terror”

      It is no longer much fun travelling a lot of places where Aussies were once loved, since we’re not even respected anymore. Internally the country is run much better than the USA but our wealth is mostly on a conveyor belt going out of the country whilst we settle for a comfortable volume of scraps from ther table. How you propose to alter that without a full scale revolution I don;t know. We’re not even approaching such a day here, because we’re left feeling comfortable enough even if most are aware that something is very wrong.

      Posted by rabbitnexus | November 15, 2012, 7:03 pm

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