Annastacia Palaszczuk holidayed while township burned

Veteran who ran makeshift refugee camp for Aurukun residents slams Queensland government.

THE heroic saviour of 60 fleeing men, women and children from Aurukun has compared the rioting, violence, vendetta and malicious arson that followed the murder of two young clansmen in the Cape York community to Somalia. Tim White knows what he’s talking about. He is a veteran of the ADF’s 1992-93 Somalia deployment (Operation Solace). Using his own initiative and at great risk to his own welfare, he transported to safety those escaping the conflagration and provisioned them with food and medical supplies. The number of refugees grew to 130. Dr White is angry with the Palaszczuk government. “We had to keep reminding ourselves we were in Australia … the state government failed this mob.” The question is: why?


Police photo of burning homes in Aurukun on New Year’s Day.


Part of the answer, of course, is racism. Not fake racism of the Meghan Markle variety but the real, wicked, left-wing variety. Labor politicians and journalists (a single group) don’t like drawing attention to cultural failures in Aboriginal townships – especially violence against women and girls – because they think intellectually lofty (that is, superior) whites should look the other way, in the interests of ‘tolerance.’ Add to that the gender and party affiliation of the Queensland Premier and you realise why a vicious tribal war was – for all intents and purposes – ignored by the media’s phony humanitarians and critics of Scott Morrison’s holiday. Will Premier Palaszczuk visit the town, will Melbourne luvvies have a vigil, will Nicole and Keith donate half a million dollars to rebuild Aurukun, will comedians and musicians hold a fundraiser? Of course not.

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27 Responses to Annastacia Palaszczuk holidayed while township burned

  1. stackja

    To the left this is all different.
    Not really worth reporting.

  2. Thefrollickingmole

    Have a remote area nurse here at the course I’m on. We have had a few coded conversations with others listening in, basically those places are Arky in the extreme. RFDS staff basically locked in compounds when they aren’t working.

  3. Never forget visiting Yuendumu when making an epic crossing of the Tanami quite a few years ago. It was like a miniature Beirut – fires and rubbish in the streets, and the police station was a fortified compound.

    The disintegration of Aurukun was very well documented by anthropologist Peter Sutton in “The Politics of Suffering”. Sutton had to re-examine the very basis of his former ideas on indigenous welfare when faced with the ugly reality of daily life in Aurukun. Well worth reading. But his expert and first hand conclusions didn’t shift officialdom – obviously.

  4. struth

    THE heroic saviour of 60 fleeing men, women and children from Aurukun has compared the rioting, violence, vendetta and malicious arson that followed the murder of two young clansmen in the Cape York community to Somalia. Tim White knows what he’s talking about. He is a veteran of the ADF’s 1992-93 Somalia deployment (Operation Solace). What has this got to do with his understanding of abo politics? Using his own initiative and at great risk to his own welfare, he transported to safety those escaping the conflagration and provisioned them with food and medical supplies. All supplied by taxpayers

    The number of refugees grew to 130. Of course they are refugees……..refugees from another separate state funded by the state they seek shelter in

    …………Dr White is angry with the Palaszczuk government. “We had to keep reminding ourselves we were in Australia … the state government failed this mob.” The question is: why? yes……………..trendy use of word “mob” and if you are in anyway thinking abo communities are “in Australia” you are only correct as to the continent they are located.

    Aboriginal townships are not townships…………………….far from it, and if they were this violence would be far less likely.
    Remember Numbers was a soldier who also can’t see the forest for the socialist welfare apartheid trees.

    This bloke was publicly funded to be there and due to Army training could do something about the mess caused by the system he was also financially benefitting from.
    How do I know he was benefitting financially from the system?
    He was there…………………so I’m having a guess I’d put money on .
    I’m having a guess that this bloke is a lefty that can’t see the bigger picture, and while there are these “saviours” around, and the communities are segregated into abo only communities serviced by left wing whites making a Motsa, thinking they have a grasp of things by using terms like “on country” and “mob” and “deadly” and fawning over black skin in sickening paternalism and the racism of low expectations, pardon me if I am too cynical to give this bloke a round of applause.

    He’ll leave soon, had his play, and the next lefty on the gravy train will be along.

  5. Roger Macrury

    It’s interesting that The Aus does not open these reports to comments online.

  6. Professor Fred Lenin

    So where is professor Pommy Pascoe ? He would be an expert on pre white settlement Aboriginal Fire Service , huge solar operated fire engines pulled by teams of highly trained kangaroos ,we could use his imaginative pwers Im sure ,might inspire the politicians .

  7. C.L.

    What has this got to do with his understanding of abo politics?

    Nothing. It has to do with his description of the place as like Somalia.
    He served in Somalia – so he can make such a comparison.

    White was up there for another purpose – he organised this off the top of his head, ad hoc.

    All supplied by taxpayers.

    Was he supposed to buy groceries for 130 using his own Visa card?

    I think you’re being a smidgen tough on the bloke, ‘Struth.
    Yes, the doctors doing work up there are often employed by the state.
    Oddly enough, uni graduates don’t want to open practices in Arukhun.

  8. Shy Ted

    But this is what the stolen generation have been insisting on for generations. They wuz robbed of it.

  9. struth

    Oddly enough, uni graduates don’t want to open practices in Arukhun

    ????????????????????????????????????

    We need a good solid look at what communities are all about.

    Some of you seem to be under some illusion as to the extent of control by little Hitlers in gov.

    White was up there for another purpose – he organised this off the top of his head, ad hoc.

    What was he up there for , CL?

  10. C.L.

    What was he up there for , CL?
    ———-
    It’s all at the linked article, ‘Struth.

    Dr White happened to be in Aurukun, in preparation for an upcoming event planned by Kapani Warriors for the indigenous community of Napranum. The not-for-profit organisation, staffed by veterans of the Somalia and Vietnam conflicts, runs military-style programs in the bush for troubled young Aboriginal men, aimed at managing anger, steering them away from domestic violence and crime, and preparing them to be leaders.

  11. Lee

    Liberal leader goes on holiday (or indeed does anything at all) – evil.

    Labor leader does the same – good, or “crickets”.

  12. struth

    Of course he wouldn’t go there to organise an evacuation, and of course he would have been there for another reason.
    Now you need a permit to go to Arakun if you have white skin, so unless he was visiting his girlfiend Ruby red dress, I reckon he was there on gov funded business.
    His attitude that more resources should be provided to remote areas to wipe everyone’s arse is typical leftist idiocy.
    I sense quite the activist lefty.

    Either way, as stated, I reserve my clapping for now.

  13. C.L.

    We need a good solid look at what communities are all about.

    I agree. This isn’t a real ‘town’ in the traditional sense. It has no economic purpose, no prospects and no viability. But it’s where these clans claim to have ancestral ties and they’re not going anywhere. The only alternative is to bulldoze the place and refuse to pay any welfare to its former residents until they move somewhere else. But what does that really achieve? How do taxpayer and the citizens of the places they move to (like, say, Cairns) benefit from that?

  14. struth

    Not for Profit means “indirectly funded” usually.

    Out of all the schemes it may appear this is a good one, but it is still an unnecessary cost because the original apartheid welfare system is not being addressed.
    None of it works………………….no matter what they claim, as obvious by the recent need for evacuation.
    None of it will work while the basics are not being addressed.

  15. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    I agree. This isn’t a real ‘town’ in the traditional sense. It has no economic purpose, no prospects and no viability. But it’s where these clans claim to have ancestral ties and they’re not going anywhere.

    Some years ago, the then Liberal Premier of Western Australia,Colin Barnett, proposed closing down some of the more nonviable of those communities. The idea brought the “Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance” onto the streets of Melbourne, claiming it was all a racist plot.

  16. struth

    But it’s where these clans claim to have ancestral ties and they’re not going anywhere. The only alternative is to bulldoze the place and refuse to pay any welfare to its former residents until they move somewhere else. But what does that really achieve? How do taxpayer and the citizens of the places they move to (like, say, Cairns) benefit from that?

    There are different clans there as the fighting shows.
    This is common amongst communities.
    They weren’t all living together before, they all weren’t on that piece of country and that’s a fact.
    There are hundreds of towns in Australia in remote areas with no reason to exist.

    But, although welfare and socialism [gov services} can keep them barely breathing but still there, an abo community is a whole different ball game.
    The thing that must be done is that they must become towns.
    Not apartheid fortresses against the world and other races.
    They must have private ownership of land and business and consequence for actions.
    etc etc.
    It may seem like a good thing these Vets are doing, but in the long run, they are just having a play, [as the violence proves]and will learn soon enough that you can teach people how to coat a turd with icing but it’ll never be the cake they want while the main ingredient is socialist shit.

  17. Lee

    Some years ago, the then Liberal Premier of Western Australia,Colin Barnett, proposed closing down some of the more nonviable of those communities. The idea brought the “Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance” onto the streets of Melbourne, claiming it was all a racist plot.

    Simple.

    Tell the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance that they can change places with the people in those communities.

    I bet not one of the hypocrites would take up the offer.

  18. Cardimona

    https://www.mannwest.com/books/red-over-black/

    A mate recommended this book – my copy arrived in the snail-mail today.

  19. Roger

    The damage the Prog Left inflicts upon indigenous folk is criminal.

    And they’ll never be held accountable.

    Not in this life, anyway.

  20. Muddy

    That reminds me. I purchased Keith Windschuttle’s The Break-up of Australia: the Real Agenda Behind Aboriginal Recognition a few months ago, but have only flicked through it briefly so far. I must dust it off and make the time to plough into it.

  21. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha

    That reminds me. I purchased Keith Windschuttle’s The Break-up of Australia: the Real Agenda Behind Aboriginal Recognition a few months ago, but have only flicked through it briefly so far. I must dust it off and make the time to plough into it.

    Do so, it’s most interesting reading.

  22. jupes

    “We had to keep reminding ourselves we were in Australia … the state government failed this mob.” The question is: why?

    Another question is why the “mob” failed themselves, or probably more accurately, why one “mob” failed another “mob”.

    Good article C.L. it presents a different side to Aborigines than we find on the ABC. Now either Aborigines are special people, wise beyond anything we can understand in things like science, farming and land management or they are uncivilised, tribal barbarians.

    I think this story provides plenty of evidence as to which it is.

  23. Siltstone

    What, couldn’t the Qld Police find a white person t0 charge with murder? One of their own if necessary. That would solve everthing, NT style.

  24. Alan

    “Not for Profit” and most certainly “indirectly funded”: Kapani Warrior Pty Ltd
    (a) Scroll down the page to “Our Team” = Dr Tim White (Program Director)
    (b) Note payments via the Dept of the Prime Minister & Cabinet.
    The commentary is much more enlightening when links are added.
    Pretty please.

  25. nfw

    Socialists are allowed to have time off while the state burns because all the little people ruled by the socialist elite do the work while they can attend committee meetings and make policy. On the other hand Scott Morrison is pilloried for being on leave when it has nothing whatsoever to do with the federal gummint.

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