Full list of anti-Leak signatories

For the record. Go to this link.

No need to fill this screen with names. For future reference they can be found by searching for “Leak” in case anyone wants to get back to them via this post.

Maybe it would help to have the full list here. Let me know.

Comments on their previous form are welcome.

“We are journalists, writers, photographers, artists, publishers and others who work in the media and communications industries. Signatories also include journalism, media and communications researchers and academics. We condemn The Australian’s publication of Bill Leak’s racist cartoon. Racism damages the health and wellbeing of those it targets. We acknowledge that the media industry has a long history of perpetuating harmful and racist stereotypes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and that it is well past time that this stops. We urge the editorial leadership of all Australian media to reflect on the hurt and distress all racial stereotyping causes and to eliminate it from our news and current affairs media.”

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94 Responses to Full list of anti-Leak signatories

  1. C.L. says:

    Never heard of them.

  2. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspreeklike says:

    If Rob Oakeshott supports your cause, you acknowledge the moral bankruptcy of said cause…

  3. Infidel Tiger says:

    I would jail everyone of them and have them tortured.

    Punish them as they would punish us.

  4. Tel says:

    170. Rob Oakeshott, writer and author

    I’m surprised he isn’t promoting himself as a motivational speaker.

  5. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspreeklike says:

    170. Rob Oakeshott, writer and author

    And prepared to install one of the worst Governments this country has ever had…

  6. A Lurker says:

    “We are journalists, writers, photographers, artists, publishers and others who work in the media and communications industries. Signatories also include journalism, media and communications researchers and academics. We condemn The Australian’s publication of Bill Leak’s racist cartoon. Racism damages the health and wellbeing of those it targets. We acknowledge that the media industry has a long history of perpetuating harmful and racist stereotypes of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, and that it is well past time that this stops. We urge the editorial leadership of all Australian media to reflect on the hurt and distress all racial stereotyping causes and to eliminate it from our news and current affairs media.” all wholeheartedly support attacks upon freedom of speech and artistic expression, and would be the first to throw offending books and cartoons onto a fiery pyre.”

  7. kevin says:

    They don’t bother to explain just how it is racist. I guess just signing their name proves it.

  8. pbw says:

    I do like the guy (#41) who is ” a plangermairreenner man from meenamatta country, NE Tasmania.” This cries out for a few spelling corrections.

  9. A Lurker says:

    p.s. Going by that list, the University of Wollongong, and Curtin University are two places to avoid like the plague.

  10. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspreeklike says:

    Somebody from Queensland University of Technology opposing the Leak cartoon…the irony, the irony…

  11. DtjW says:

    “121. Pablo Leighton, Independent researcher / Latin American Research Group Australia”

    Translation = Spanish Scottish, Partisan researcher / of no real relevance to Australia.

    http://www.latitudesgroup.info
    On the Latin American Research Group Australia website the following is featured:
    On 25 November 1975, representatives of five South American intelligence services held a secret meeting in the city of Santiago, Chile. At the end of the gathering, the participating delegations agreed to launch Operation Condor under the pretext of coordinating counterinsurgency activities, sharing information to combat leftist guerrillas and stopping an alleged advance of Marxism in the region.

    Shame Pablo doesn’t share the same passion to combat Marxism as his predecessors did.

  12. don coyote says:

    Total nonentities

  13. Leo G says:

    The signatories appear to believe that any stereotyping of people where race is referenced- or presumed by context- is an expression of racism if any person who self-identifies with the referenced race dislikes the representation.
    The kind of action they want amounts to the kind of aniconism that is traditional in Sunni Islam.
    Does this group of writers, filmmakers and artists really want all depictions of people and animals discouraged in their media?
    It seems so.

  14. candy says:

    It’s a shame these high level people don’t see past the cartoon to the real issue, of highest percentage in the world, I believe, of indigenous children being being born with FAS and so on the backfoot already, violence, sexual abuse of kids, drug addiction/mental illness, poverty, lost lives, lost potential.
    The cartoon and worries about stereotyping are just nothing compared to the disgraceful situation amongst our own Australians.

    They simply close their eyes and worry about a cartoon.

  15. classical_hero says:

    They are going to nothing to solve the problem raised by Leak. They’re the real racists since they refuse to help.

  16. Real Deal says:

    If Rob Oakeshott is a writer and author, then I am Caitlyn Jenner’s makeup consultant. His inclusion on that list removes any vestige of credibility.

  17. john constantine says:

    So that is the shortlist for the next round of Australian taxpayer funded arts grants.

  18. Gab says:

    Hitler and Goebbels would be in total agreement with these anti-free speech goose-stepping Sturmabteilung foot soldiers.

    Hmmm, nice cartoon possibility. Draw all these scum against free speech goose-steeping behind a fat version of Hitler (Southpossumass) trampling over Leak.

  19. Gab says:

    Hit ler and Goe bbels would be in total agreement with these anti-free speech goose-stepping Sturmabteilung foot soldiers.

    Hmmm, nice cartoon possibility. Draw all these scum against free speech goose-steeping behind a fat version of Hit ler (Southpossumass) trampling over Leak.

  20. Blair says:

    “Stereotype
    A widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.”
    What are the fixed and oversimplified images or ideas expressed in Bill Leak’s cartoon?
    That Aboriginal police are concerned with the welfare of their communities?
    That social dysfunction exists in some outback Aboriginal communities?

  21. Splatacrobat says:

    87. (Aunty) Kerry Reed-Gilbert

    OMG! Even Bill’s aunty is against him! Leak’s toast!!!!!

  22. Henry2 says:

    Gab if that happens we KNOW Leak reads the Cat. 🙂

  23. stackja says:

    pbw
    #2193739, posted on November 5, 2016 at 12:51 pm
    I do like the guy (#41) who is ” a plangermairreenner man from meenamatta country, NE Tasmania.” This cries out for a few spelling corrections.

    We were told Aboriginal Tasmanians had all been killed. Then Michael Mansell appeared!

  24. Splatacrobat says:

    170. Rob Oakeshott, writer and author

    Oakeshott was actually the first to sign his name on the petition but it took him 18 minutes to write it out. In the meantime 169 other mouth breathing window licking fascists managed to scrawl a cross before him.

  25. Splatacrobat says:

    Denial of speech is one step towards totalitarianism

    The road to totalitarianism begins with a love of humanity and a contempt for humans. The pathology of 20th-century totalitarianism is well known, starting with the suspension of freedom of speech and the rule of law — temporarily, it is claimed — to fight an existential threat to an idealised vision of the nation.

    There is one important detail about the early fascists that the Left intelligentsia have been inclined to overlook: the early fascists were metropolitan sophisticates rather like today’s intelligentsia — artists, writers, academics and dreamers convinced of their own superior wisdom.

    The resemblance between totalitarianism and modern-day political correctness is hardly surprising. As Tony Judt wrote in his expansive volume on the history of Europe from 1945, a monopoly of authority requires a monopoly of knowledge, the assurance that the official “truth” on any given topic would not be challenged or, if it were, that the challenge should be suppressed with exemplary force.

    Brilliant Nick Cater sums it up really.

  26. Leo G says:

    What are the fixed and oversimplified images or ideas expressed in Bill Leak’s cartoon?

    (1) A respected aboriginal police patrolman.
    (2) A juvenile aboriginal offender who yields to (1)
    (3) An aboriginal father who respects aboriginal authority, has not participated in the everyday life of his son (2), and who may often be affected by alcohol.
    Not one of the stereotypes applies to any more than a small minority of aboriginal people. None are racist representations.

  27. Blair says:

    a plangermairreenner/Celtic/Saxon/Viking man from meenamatta country, NE Tasmania/County Cork, Ireland/Dorchester, Wessex, England/York, Yorkshire, England.

  28. Roger F says:

    37 and 149 the same person? – really feels strongly about it?

  29. Carpe Jugulum says:

    A bunch of poseurs, posturing buffoons, wannabees and never wills, signed a letter.e.

    How very twee of them.

    And, if i may add, anyone who uses the term “Auntie” as an honorific should be poked with sticks and mocked in the public square.

  30. Zulu Kilo Die Onuitspreeklike says:

    Oakeshott was actually the first to sign his name on the petition but it took him 18 minutes to write it out. In the meantime 169 other mouth breathing window licking fascists managed to scrawl a cross before him.

    Splat, I thought I had a low opinion of these clowns, but I take my hat off and stand in awe….

  31. Muddy says:

    Our best strategy is to encourage them to feed on each other. The view from the highest peak of Mount Righteous is spectacular, but there must also be a way of making it windy, unstable, and temporary.

  32. DtjW says:

    Candy – there is nothing ‘high level’ about the signatories on that list. Do not give them that mantle.

    A few of them may have been heard of (vaguely), but for the most part, they are a group of non-entities.

    Lefties always close their eyes to reality. They find strength in numbers and need their conviction told to them, because they have none of their own.

  33. And, if i may add, anyone who uses the term “Auntie” as an honorific should be poked with sticks and mocked in the public square.

    +1

  34. Habib says:

    That list sums up much what’s wrong with the meeja now, and why it’s largely irrelevant. That entire worthless bunch could be landfill overnight, and no-one would notice, or care.

  35. Ubique says:

    The only thing Moonshotte ever wrote was blank cheques for the Gillard government.

  36. Hydra says:

    But do they condemn neglect and abuse of Aboriginal children in remote areas?

  37. Mindfree says:

    Utter.Fascist.Scum

  38. Gab says:

    No , Hydra; to do so goes against their ‘noble savage’ narrative.

  39. Dr Fred Lenin says:

    The names of these u.n.communist globalist fascists should be recorded for future financial punishment there is nothing more hurt and sad than an impoverished u.n.fascist , poverty to them is the ultimate indignity,and cheaper than jail .

  40. Gab says:

    The names on that list represent the kristalinacht of the free press.

  41. B Shaw says:

    High level people? It’s surprising the list doesn’t include more comedians.
    And a few newsreaders to add to the lustre.

  42. Des Deskperson says:

    “Rob Oakeshott, writer and author”

    how does a ‘writer’ differ from an ‘author’??

  43. Ez says:

    4. Fiona Katauskas, cartoonist.

    She may be a little (ahem) artistically challenged but Ms Katauskas is always sensitive around issues of race.

    I must have missed where Tim Southpossumarse was touting for complainants on that one…

  44. Robber Baron says:

    Leak’s cartoon is truthful. That’s his crime. Nothing more.

    The petition signatories are deniers of the truth. I’ll wager none on that list have communicated directly with Leak declaring their opposition to his cartoon for fear of litigation. Not only is the totalitarian a denier of the truth, but also a coward.

    Leak is a giant compared to these insignificant dwarves .

  45. Hydra says:

    Thanks Gab just thought I’d check yannow.

  46. herodotus says:

    Then the idiot who praises, with enthusiastic tone,
    All centuries but this, and every country but his own;
    And the lady from the provinces, who dresses like a guy,
    And who “doesn’t think she dances, but would rather like to try”;
    And that singular anomaly, the lady novelist —
    I don’t think she’d be missed — I’m sure she’d not he missed!

    (Chorus:)
    He’s got her on the list — he’s got her on the list;
    And I don’t think she’ll be missed — I’m sure she’ll not be missed!

  47. JohnA says:

    herodotus #2194003, posted on November 5, 2016, at 5:21 pm

    Well quoted, sir!

    Triggs would fit in well. But how could we get Tim Soutphommasane into it?

  48. Some History says:

    58. Simon Chapman AO, columnist, The Conversation

    The brown-tongued (and brown-nosed) Sir Simon Crapman of Twonkshire, A[rse] O[le] and petty dictator at large, is on the list. Figures. Speaks volumes. His antismoking highnass, a self-depicted “superior” being, played a leading role in the “denormalization” of smokers, the manufacture of a [State-sponsored] derogatory stereotype, reducing smokers to a “leper” class that contaminate the “pure” (like Simon Crapman) ones and are a burden to society.

    Sir Simon Crapman: “I’m against all this racist nonsense, but worse here is that Leak is a smoker. He shouldn’t have a job. I want an enquiry into why Leak, a smoker, has a job. Where do I sign up? I’m ready to sign.”

  49. Habib says:

    4. Fiona Katauskas, cartoonist. A regular and favourite on the tedious “Talking Pictures” segment on the Scrotumface Show. Can anyone nominate a lefty cartoonist who can draw above the ability of a paste-eating special school student? Compare for eample the Ozs Kadulka v Bill Leak.

  50. Philippa Martyr says:

    I am proud to say that I don’t know ONE person on that list. And I know a lot of lefties and other queer coves.

  51. Lem says:

    The names on that list represent the kristalinacht of the free press.

    Well said Gab. If only these bien pensants knew some history.

    Free press should have been in inverted commas, of course.

  52. Gordion says:

    I imagine the signatories associated with Melbourne university had to ask permission first before adding their marks. I mean, that over-prescriptive, over-managed mental institution must have several policies on things such as this and would surely have required anyone actually wanting to support free speech to have their text vetted by a cabal of minor apparatchiks (the people who, to recycle an earlier jibe, think irony is something you do in the laundry).

  53. Lem says:

    I imagine the signatories associated with Melbourne university had to ask permission first before adding their marks.

    Surely no need for that. They know which way the gentle breeze that heralds the grants comes from.

  54. Rabz says:

    “Rob Oakeshott, writer and author”

    how does a ‘writer’ differ from an ‘author’??

    Given that he’s neither, it’s not exactly relevant in his case. Kind of like you or I claiming to be a Swahili Chieftan. Or heaven forbid, a “comedian”.

    Presumably “author” is meant to signify that some publisher has actually disseminated his drivellings, while “writer” covers his lunatic scribblings that don’t get published.

    What a pack of wankers. As Tom noted this morning, they should all be shipped off to North Korea, where they’ll never have to see or hear anything they disagree with ever again.

    Plus, dirt cakes – yerm. 🙂

  55. Some History says:

    The Signatories. These are the lower rung of the [self-appointed] “ruling class”. Ah, the ruling class with the Sadim Touch (Midas in reverse) where everything they lay their hands to turns to crap (except their bank balances). These are the moral guardians [giggle] of the time. The morally destitute as moral guardians. The blind leading the blind. Do we laugh or cry? Laucry? Cryaugh?

    What a mess!!

    [It feels like a “Seinfeld” episode]

  56. Some History says:

    What a pack of wankers.

    A most eloquent summation.

  57. chrisl says:

    Where is the Quiggler?

  58. Rob says:

    Where do we sign on to support Bil Leak?
    I’d wager a huge silent majority would knock this mob of rank offsiders for six.

  59. Some History says:

    Je suis Charlie Hebdo

    Je suis la Police de la Pensée

  60. PeterF says:

    I can’t be bothered to do it myself,but it would be interesting to know how many of the signatories live off the public teat. I would guess the vast majority do. Aren’t they lucky.

  61. Bushkid says:

    Wow, maybe 5 names there that I recognised, so they mean a lot to me – not!

    And I see Rob Oakshott calls himself a “writer and author” now! Well, he does know how to string a whole lot of words together, like about 37 minutes worth just to say “I quit”.

    Geez, I’m a writer and poet, but don’t find anything problematic with Leaks cartoon/s, nor do I feel the need to excoriate him for his nerve-touching genius. He’s pithy and to the point, and that’s what he’s supposed to be.

  62. 1234 says:

    Ha, ha, ha. This site is full of all the mad uncles that you have decided to disinvite from Christmas.

  63. Crossie says:

    A few of them may have been heard of (vaguely), but for the most part, they are a group of non-entities.

    Apart from Oakeshott I only know two other names on that list, Wendy Bacon and Catherine Deveney. A failed politician and two failed newspaper writers, the usual suspects.

  64. wozzup says:

    I must admit that I only scanned the list, but at this juncture I have to ask, is there ANYONE on the list who is not an artist or an academic. Jesus, is there no one on the list who works for a living as opposed to leeching off the public purse. I kind doubt it very much. My feeling is that real people support Leak.

  65. Mr Rusty says:

    A nice response would be for someone on the right (helloooo IPA) to organise a letter in support of Leak’s right to free speech and to not be persecuted by fascist laws and people then have it signed by all those in academia and media who support free speech.
    In the meantime we have 174 lamp posts to find and reserve for after the revolution.

  66. . says:

    1234 – I invite them and let the wine and banter flow. It is called tolerance, being an adult and rising to the occasion.

  67. Dave Whish-Wilson says:

    Mr Rusty, you cowardly anonymous keyboard warrior douchebag, my name is David Whish-Wilson, and I’m a signatory on that list. I’ll be waiting for you – you can find me in the phonebook.

  68. BorisG says:

    Does anyone know of a rival petition in defense of free speech and press freedom. I would like to sign.

  69. BorisG says:

    Rusty if you support free speech, your should support the right of all those who,signed the petition to express their view.

  70. Mr Rusty says:

    Oh the ironing. Some pissant loser leftard is calling me a coward after he gangs up with his fellow taxpayer funded douchebags like the schoolyard bullies they are to sign a virtue signalling petition against a cartoonist. Not one of them would have the guts to go and say it to Bill’s face on their own. Keep it up fascists, you’re only a few steps away from turning into Said and Cherif Kouachi.

    I’ll be waiting for you

    You wouldn’t even see me coming you old bald fuckstick.

    Rusty if you support free speech, your should support the right of all those who,signed the petition to express their view.

    Actually no Boris, if you don’t support free speech then why should anyone defend your right to it? Permanent error with us – not making the enemy live up to their own rules.

  71. Herodotus says:

    Jenna Price and Catherine Deveny are there, and we’ve all heard of them. That pretty much gives you the flavour. It’s a tribal pile-on for which they should be roundly condemned, but we all know that tribe is immune to condemnation.

  72. Clam Chowdah says:

    We the undersigned greatly appreciate long lists of people who will be dealt with as deserving of special treatment.

    Signed,

    Erdogan
    Putin
    Lenin
    Castro
    Trotsky
    Pinochet
    Hussein
    Goebbels
    Mao
    Stalin
    Beria
    Rudd
    etc

  73. Clam Chowdah says:

    Mr Rusty, you cowardly anonymous keyboard warrior douchebag, my name is David Whish-Wilson, and I’m a signatory on that list. I’ll be waiting for you – you can find me in the phonebook.

    Need a name for the reprisal list? Seething with impotent rage that you can’t identify your target? Typical Greenie totalitarian impulse.

  74. Clam Chowdah says:

    In the meantime we have 174 lamp posts to find and reserve for after the revolution.

    The reason people like Peter Whish-Wilson get so angry over comments like this is because they view them through the prism of their own motivations and ethical limits.

    If Rusty had absolute power, the 174 would be ridiculed but in no physical danger. It’s a comment within a joke – you know, like a Bill Leak cartoon. But if the Greens had absolute power it would be the October Revolution all over again.

    You’re a tiresome, meddlesome, virtue-signalling, collectivist, centralist, totalitarian zealot, Whish-Wilson, and you can’t stand sunlight.

  75. john constantine says:

    Who is this david whish-wilson, am i meant to have heard of him or something?.

  76. Carpe Jugulum says:

    Who is this david whish-wilson, am i meant to have heard of him or something?.

    I believe he is some form of Katakirauwa

  77. Clam Chowdah says:

    Sorry, I meant David Whish-Wilson.

    He’s a leftard ant-free speech paranoid fantasist, John.

  78. john constantine says:

    I sorta suspected he was one of the pigs that was a lot more equal than the other barnyard citizens.

  79. GerardB says:

    It appears that about 98% of the anti-Bill Leak (anti-free speech) listers rely on on us poor taxpayers to support their annual salaries and perks.

    I estimate that these listers costs taxpayers about $40 million each year just, like the ABC, for being enemies of free speech.

    It hurts to know that we pay for their posturing.

  80. Tom says:

    Mr Rusty, you cowardly anonymous keyboard warrior douchebag, my name is David Whish-Wilson, and I’m a signatory on that list. I’ll be waiting for you – you can find me in the phonebook.

    David Whish-Wilson is a totalitarian wannabe-writer tax hoover who hates free speech and lives among the human trash of Fremantle. He is the brother of Greenfilth anti-civilisationist senator Peter Whish-Wilson.

  81. Leo G says:

    Mr Rusty, you cowardly anonymous keyboard warrior douchebag, my name is David Whish-Wilson, and I’m a signatory on that list. I’ll be waiting for you – you can find me in the phonebook.

    A review by the author himself and a personal invitation. Impressive.

  82. mem says:

    Reminds me of the list of cowardly academics that signed the petition to have Prof Blainey thrown out of Melbourne University or in some ways the group of journalists, academics and fellow travelers that signed the petition to invite Hugo Chavez to Australia because he was so inspiring and could show us the way to a new and successful world order a la Venezuela.

  83. Jessie says:

    35. Richard Bell, artist

    2013

    They make their point powerfully, but Bell’s seen-it-all cackle is never far away. ”The subject matter is sometimes less than pleasant, so if you want to communicate ideas, humour is a great tool.”

    Source: Richard Bell challenges with art that is both fierce and funny

  84. iain russell says:

    ‘Rob Oakeshott, scumbag and filth’

  85. Jessie says:

    35. Richard Bell, artist

    2003

    When appropriation artist and provocateur Richard Bell received the Telstra Art Award in 2003 (at the time the country’s richest prize for Indigenous art), he infamously – and regrettably, given its attention- stealing slogan- wore a black T-shirt emblazoned with the text: white girls can’t hump, upstaging his winning painting’s more enduring and compelling statement, Aboriginal art, it’s a white thing. Bell’s T-shirt would have been an effective hook-up tool at the award’s after party, and a welcome reminder that everything can be lubricated with humour, the drier the better. But there is a grain of sand in every truth, white women do enjoy the political privileges of the white sovereign class, but they are, it would seem, more chastened by the low moral ground that whites tend to assume on the intercultural dance floor.

    Source: Double Desire: Transculturation and Indigenous Contemporary Art p68

  86. Tel says:

    Source: Richard Bell challenges with art that is both fierce and funny

    Yeah and don’t forget “truth is my weapon of choice”… be careful with that weapon, treat it with a bit of respect.

  87. Sinclair Davidson says:

    Gentlepeople – I’d appreciate it if threadsters didn’t start slanging individual signatories to the anti-free speech list. Mr Rusty’s comment was OTT and DW-W called him out on it. Good for him – let’s leave it at that and move on.

  88. Andrew M. says:

    Another reminder that 3 months ago Noel Pearson appeared on ABC Lateline and implied that aborigines who receive child support allowances will spend it on booze and gambling instead of the child, and there were no Human Rights Commission repercussions for Noel Pearson for stating his negative opinion of aboriginal childcare standards.

  89. EB says:

    Dare say 90% are on the government teet in some form or another.

    This is why welfare crackdowns annoy me over arts crackdowns. Their output is less dubious than this lot and proper dole bludgers mind their own business.

  90. Rafe Champion says:

    Unfortunately the business of dole bludgers is conducted entirely at our expense. And some of them do not just mind their business but get involved in green activism.

  91. I’m not prone to violence, so I’m not going to get me some piano wire & string any of those sub-optimal oxygen thieves from a lamppost.

    It’d be interesting to see how few of them could feed themselves if they were to put themselves on the open market.

  92. T Bull says:

    Put them all in a room. Throw in one government honourary grant and see which one comes out fully funded.

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