Queensland government trolls the dead and the bereaved

Coronavirus funeral exemption allows 80 mourners in north Queensland.

THIS constitutes a disgraceful and morally revolting value judgement on the relative importance of Aboriginal versus non-Aboriginal suffering. As if the white bereft should pull themselves together – no more than ten at a time, mind you – but Aboriginal mourners not only cannot be expected to do so (because they’re like children) but should not be expected to do so (because native rituals are more, like, magical ‘n stuff).

The Queensland Government has waived a ban on large funeral gatherings to allow up to 80 people to mourn the death of a “very significant” Indigenous leader in north Queensland…

Queensland’s Chief Health Officer Jeannette Young said the funeral was for “a very significant elder for that community who has died and normally they would expect many, many hundreds if not thousands of people to attend”…

Mackay Mayor and Local Disaster Management Group chairman Greg Williamson said they were notified two days before the funeral was due to take place.

“To say we were gobsmacked is an understatement,” he said.

 
Leave aside the Chief Health Officer’s pathetically dishonest attempt to boost the number of potential mourners (“thousands”). Such gatherings have been banned precisely because Annastacia Palaszczuk claims they will kill people. The CHO – Ms Young – presumably told the Premier that was the case. For everybody else in the state, there is no ‘but many people really want to be there’ exception. In fact, the more certain it is that an event will attract many people the more imperative it is – in the eyes of ‘health officials’ – to shut it down using the police. As  the linked report proves, however, in Mackay  police officers actually became funeral  attendants butlering dutifully for mourners. On my reading, at least 25 to 30 government employees were recruited for the occasion. This will have cost detained taxpayers hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Yesterday we saw crowds at markets and guys, it’s not on. If I see that happen they’re going to be shut down.

“I’m going to be talking with the Police Commissioner. And if that happens again it’s going to be shut down because people are not observing social distancing … I want to try to keep fresh food markets open for people

“If you don’t adhere to social distancing we will have no choice but to shut those markets.

“I don’t want to do that, so everyone needs to do the right thing. I’m giving my last warning in relation to that.”

– The increasingly unhinged Annastacia Palaszczuk threatens to ban food last week

 
A pandemic of authoritarianism

But then, the fact that taxpayers are now dole recipients without parliamentary representation explains why the Palaszczuk government – like all of its counterparts – is now behaving with such swaggering, sinister contempt for the public. They are utterly unaccountable. I said a week or so ago that only a revolt can redeem the nation. Only that sort of F.U. fusillade will correct the democratic balance of power between governors and governed. A gradualist emancipation at the leisurely discretion of the state will only normalise this illegal behaviour and the mendacious paternalism causing it. We can now say conclusively – and many of us said it from the start – that allowing a still-remunerated class of ‘officials’, police, politicians and public servants to rule over people is a far more serious threat to the well-being of Australians than the hysterically over-hyped Chinese ‘flu.

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49 Responses to Queensland government trolls the dead and the bereaved

  1. Castle Wolfenstein

    A friends tells me that helicopters can often be heard where he lives (Canberra) even though it’s raining so no one would be out anyway. Not clear whether it’s the police or something else but his inclination is to wait for them to fly over his backyard, drop his dacks and show them the sultana in his Easter Bun.

    Anyone else heard about overhead patrols?

  2. I thought you would have gone with “Doomguy” but okay.

  3. Tel

    We are all in this apart.

  4. Roger

    Meanwhile, the rugby league is reportedly set to begin training in three weeks with a view to restarting the season in late May.

    Good for them, but it will be interesting to see what political pushback they get.

  5. notafan

    Local park has been fenced off.

    I’m with you.

    We’ve all been edumacated.

    Now leave us alone to take responsibility for ourselves.

    Though I do feel intimidated and I don’t want a $1600 fine.

    I told a stressed young lady of my acquaintance to carry a letter from her employer in case she gets pulled over.

  6. Chris M

    We are all Aboriginal now.

  7. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    allowing a still-remunerated class of ‘officials’, police, politicians and public servants to rule over people is a far more serious threat to the well-being of Australians than the hysterically over-hyped Chinese ‘flu.

    Indeed. I’ve watched with increasing horror and revulsion as this hysterical hitlerist horseshit has destroyed our way of life.

    There has to be a reckoning and soon. This cannot be allowed to continue – and yes, I do want Heads On Pikes.

  8. I am going to play safe and claim Aboriginality and ROP.

    Chris M
    #3403730, posted on April 10, 2020 at 9:52 am
    We are all Aboriginal now.

  9. C.L.

    I thought you would have gone with “Doomguy” but okay.

    Que?

  10. Robber Baron

    It’s very clear that the Marxists are firmly in-charge. So what do we do?

    Ideally we should all refuse to pay our taxes and bankrupt the state, but the state will use every power at its disposal seize our assets and put us in gaol as a warning to anyone that dares to follow.

    What we should do is to hijack a political party with a decent chance at holding power, as did Michael Photios and then gut the public sector.

    What we most likely will do is place every sitting member last on the ballot in the hope they lose their seat.

    I don’t think ordinary Australians have felt enough pain yet. We must pray that all professional sport never returns and that a major portion of our electricity generation goes off-line for months so power is rationed. No power = no internet, no TV, no fun. Then the revolution begins.

  11. Roger

    The increasingly unhinged Annastacia Palaszczuk threatens to ban food last week

    Don’t forget that the same day Morrison was urging Australians to remain calm in the face of possible restrictions on movement, dim bulb Christian Porter was on Melbourne radio – and via that the TV news reports – saying the government had the power to shut down shopping centres.

  12. John Bayley

    The Queensland ALP government is simply canvassing more voters for the coming election.
    The deader, the merrier.

  13. John Bayley

    Ideally we should all refuse to pay our taxes and bankrupt the state

    In the era of ‘Modern Monetary Theory’, they apparently no longer need to collect taxes.
    Print, baby, print!
    The People’s Democratic Republic of Nirvana beckons.

  14. Des Deskperson

    ‘A friends tells me that helicopters can often be heard where he lives (Canberra) even though it’s raining so no one would be out anyway.’

    There was a lot of helicopter activity recently in the ACT following the summer fires. I understand it was the energy company checking for damage to power lines and other infrastructure.

    On Wednesday this week, I saw an unmarked helicopter circling the lake for some time. It may have been the AFP looking for unlawful frolicking in the surrounding parks and bushes, but it was a very large – by helicopter standards – passenger helicopter, so rather a waste of resources. More likely to be some sort of training flight or VIP jaunt.

  15. NoFixedAddress

    What a blatant deadly racist act by the Communist Queensland Government in wanting to “allow” 80 vulnerable First Nations people to come together knowing full well that they will contract THE VIRUS.

    I’ll bet Trad will be handing out free blankets to the funeral attendees so they can take THE VIRUS and the blankets back to their local communities for a multiplier effect.

    And presumably the Qld Police will make sure that no whitey gets near the mob.

  16. Spurgeon Monkfish III

    I was recently awoken by a helicopter flying over my suburb at about 3:00am.

    Thanks, dunderheads.

  17. wal1957

    Jeannette Young said the funeral was for “a very significant elder for that community who has died…

    Discrimination/racism much?
    One rule for aboriginals and another for everybody else.
    FMD!
    No wonder I detest bureaucrats and politicians of every breed!

  18. Texas Jack

    You certainly wouldn’t bother hijacking the Liberal Party. It’s too late for that. Might be time time to join the Nats and take that for a wild old ride. The Libs can’t form government without them. If Winston Peters can turn Saint Jacinda into a populist ultra-nationalist anything’s possible!

  19. NoFixedAddress

    Texas Jack
    #3403814, posted on April 10, 2020 at 10:37 am

    You certainly wouldn’t bother hijacking the Liberal Party.

    I prefer that each State liberal party be de-registered.

  20. Gilas

    I said a week or so ago that only a revolt can redeem the nation.

    Not gunna happen.

    Sheeples don’t revolt, they happily get herded to abbattoirs.

    This country is so [email protected]!

  21. Sydney Boy

    Time to get rid of Sect 25 (xxvi).

  22. JohnL

    Whitlam’s policy on unrestricted alcohol for “first people” killed half of the population.
    Palaszczuk’s and other’s policies will finish them off.
    Sad!

  23. Walter Plinge

    I was Skyping with a friend in Ohio this morning. He’s a level-headed retiree and, FWIW, no fan of DJT.

    Discussing the situation in the US he felt that if the clampdown got more stringent or went on too long there was a a danger of insurrection.

    I watched the Victorian leader of the opposition on Bolt last night. Dear oh dear. If that’s the best the Liberal Party can do they’re totally doomed.

  24. George

    Local government elections went ahead despite all the social restrictions, and good that they did because I haven’t seen a spike of infections in Qld as a result of the elections.
    If this funeral exemption does not result in a spike of infections then it provides further evidence that large gatherings do not have to result in Covid-19 catastrophe.
    This has now become a power game where requirements of evidence and common sense have disappeared.
    We should all be afraid of losing our liberties moving forward. Very afraid.

  25. Atoms for Peace

    All of those ads running on telly re the risk that Wuhan corona virus can be to our indigenous folk.
    I’d ask for a refund on that campaign..
    If there is a spike in Wuhan corona cases linked to the event, Palacechooks will be rooted.

  26. Cynic of Ayr

    Palaszczuk is getting pretty desperate. Elections this year.
    She’s said that the “models” (haha) show xx,xxx Queenslanders will die from the Chinese Virus.
    The less that actually die – for whatever reason – she will claim is entirely due to her magnificence.
    “Strong Leadership” is the mantra. And, it’s really fun to boss people around.

  27. DavoGC

    The situation in Queensland is bizarre and getting more so each day. Every evening we are subjected to broadcasts by the Chief Health Officer announcing a doubling of hospital beds, more ICU beds and increases in the number of doctors and nurses. Why?

    Qld Health web site tells us that there were 953 cases, of which 372 are recovered and 5 have died, leaving 576 active cases. So what are all these extra resources for? If I were cynical, and I am, I would say the Anastasia Palaszczuk is campaigning for the next election. Sadly, she will get away with it as the opposition has left the field.

  28. DavoGC

    Discussing the situation in the US he felt that if the clampdown got more stringent or went on too long there was a danger of insurrection.

    Thankfully the Americans are still armed.

  29. thefrollickingmole

    Are they evil or stupid?

    They have designated the ATSI populations as particularly vulnerable and have in some cases diverted quite a few resources to further isolating townships (at least in WA) from the poo flu.
    They then will take this particular group and deliberately allow a large gathering.

    Cant wait for the “Whitey gave out poisoned blankets” storyline in 30 years…

  30. H B Bear

    After the recent High Court decision introducing exemptions from the immigration act it seems blackfellas are exempt from the Executive as well.

  31. Atoms for Peace

    I’d like to know who facilitated the request and who ticked off on the proposal.

  32. Speedbox

    Gilas
    #3403851, posted on April 10, 2020 at 10:59 am

    Yep. The ‘people’ will never rise up. Australians are far too meek and brow-beaten. It wasn’t always this way but is now widely uniform.

    The term “sheeple” is entirely well deserved.

  33. Fair Shake

    Racism pure and simple. Smacks of ‘not worth protecting ‘. The penalty is death. That is one screwed up govmint.

  34. Rob MW

    The increasingly unhinged Annastacia Palaszczuk threatens to ban food last week

    This will save on toilet paper and is a tree huggers wet dream. As the last of the turds floats out to sea, captain Annastacia will go down with the ship and all that sailed this final turd.

  35. EvilElvis

    The virtue is too strong to deny in the mere months that covid has ruined the plebs lives. The politicians and bureaucrats with decades of ingrained virtue will never do what is expected of them. Prioritising and discriminating is the only way forward.

  36. Petros

    No doubt we’ll be hearing some strong statements from the Qld opposition leader any day now.

  37. Lee

    Discussing the situation in the US he felt that if the clampdown got more stringent or went on too long there was a danger of insurrection.

    Thankfully the Americans are still armed.

    As part of his response to the Coronavirus, President Trump allowed gun shops and sporting goods shops to continue to sell firearms.
    Dictator Dan’s response here in Victoriastan was to ban the sale of firearms and ammunition. I wonder why? (/sarc off)

  38. Iain Russell

    Schloss [email protected] et al, We live directly under the flight path to Canberra Hospital and barely 1km away. It is rare that we we have a chopper by day, but usually have 2-3 a night. Delighted to hear them, if awake, because it means some poor bugger is being seen to.

  39. notafan

    Remember those 11 children that were being denied the right to attend their dad’s funeral.

    Sorry business is an excuse.

    And I bet it’s a pretty recent practice to boot.

  40. Wozzup

    Never mind.
    The Aboriginal smoking ceremony has been subjected to rigorous scientific double blind tests by the W.H.O. Equal Opportunity and Political Correctness Division and found to be a highly efficacious anti viral against the Novel Corona Virus.
    But just in case, I wonder who will be held to be at fault should worst come to worst and spread of the virus among the Aboriginal community be traced to this event.
    A white racist no doubt.

  41. John Comnenus

    You start wearing blue and brown and your working for the clampdown

  42. Docket62

    Here in Victoriastan…..

    Planning a funeral where 10 people are allowed.?

    Folks – Ya gotta read the orders….They state that attending a funeral is OK, provided you meet the blah blah criteria.. It doesn’t say WHERE the funeral is, or HOW MANY TIMES you have a funeral for a person.

    Some Snags and a few cans may happen to be at some funerals because… stockpiling

    Not that hard…

    PUSH BACK

  43. Hodor

    Well, I for one am offended racially.

    Nothing in the legislation allows for a person called premier by default to make allowances.
    The law is the law.

    I feel like my family and friends have been racially discriminated against.

    Where do I apply for compensation?

    Aaaah, no, it’s the lefty luvvies who let this ridiculous crap happen.

    Thank Christ I’m old, not like Ellie, who’s only 40, but has been interviewing complainants for 25 years.

    👹

  44. Rocket

    I’d love to hear more about the revolt. The problem is it’s easy to say, but not easy to do…unless you’re a professional activist from the left protesting at the cities major intersections.
    What would be meaningful in our current plight?

  45. Twostix

    A friends tells me that helicopters can often be heard where he lives (Canberra) even though it’s raining so no one would be out anyway. Not clear whether it’s the police or something else but his inclination is to wait for them to fly over his backyard, drop his dacks and show them the sultana in his Easter Bun.

    Anyone else heard about overhead patrols?

    Yes.

    For the last two months here. Often late at night no lights on cruising around zig zagging across the district.

    Then last week on two separate ocassions in the middle of the day came down veey low and lazily circled a couple of the bigger acreage wooded properties up the road.

    What are they looking for?

    Everyone has noticed it.

  46. Docket62

    What would be meaningful in our current plight?

    Rocket, anything you do, even small things, helps push back

    If you seriously believe the drivel that we are being fed, then sure stay at home. But we wont be. We’ve organised with friends to just happen to be walking at the same time, we go out to Ostensibly visit a relative who’s ailing, we go out often to buy food from wherever we like, sometimes the city, sometimes the Peninsula – nice drive.

    Basically we do as we please. But we do it carrying the written orders from the government and know what our reasons for being out are. Thats essential.. Where shops are open we might go for a browse, always something at Bunnings.

    Understand the laws and what powers police actually have, versus what they think they have. Im not saying you should break the law, quite the opposite – you should work within the law but ignore the hyperbole and false information that social media cretins provide and the actions of overzealous law enforcement who may believe they have certain powers BUT DO NOT

  47. NoFixedAddress

    Docket62
    #3404863, posted on April 10, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    What would be meaningful in our current plight?

    Rocket, anything you do, even small things, helps push back

    If you seriously believe the drivel that we are being fed, then sure stay at home. But we wont be. We’ve organised with friends to just happen to be walking at the same time, we go out to Ostensibly visit a relative who’s ailing, we go out often to buy food from wherever we like, sometimes the city, sometimes the Peninsula – nice drive.

    Basically we do as we please. But we do it carrying the written orders from the government and know what our reasons for being out are. Thats essential.. Where shops are open we might go for a browse, always something at Bunnings.

    Understand the laws and what powers police actually have, versus what they think they have. Im not saying you should break the law, quite the opposite – you should work within the law but ignore the hyperbole and false information that social media cretins provide and the actions of overzealous law enforcement who may believe they have certain powers BUT DO NOT

    WE ARE ALL EAST GERMAN NOW

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