Jacinta is not for turning

None dare call it right-wing white supremacism. I saw this tough lady interviewed a few weeks ago by Alan Jones. Nampi­jin­pa Price said she reached out to ‘March 4 Justice’ organisers while visiting Canberra with Cheron Long to seek justice for Layla Leering but the Britaneers weren’t interested. They were only after white Liberals. Indigenous women were on their own. How much so can now be appreciated: the billion-dollar national broadcaster denounced this courageous advocate for the bashed and the abused – as a racist. She took them on and won.

The ABC has been forced to apologise to an Aboriginal leader and campaigner against Indigenous domestic violence after accusing her of spreading ‘racist vitriol’.

Alice Springs Deputy Mayor Jacinta Nampi­jin­pa Price had taken legal action against the national broadcaster which was dropped as part of a settlement which included the apology.

The former children’s television presenter is a Warlpiri/Celtic woman who rails against the high levels of family violence in remote Indigenous communities.

She has argued to maintain Australia Day on January 26, saying moves to change the date are a distraction from the real plights of disadvantaged Aboriginal Australians.

Ms Price regularly appears on Sky News and her views are cited by conservative commentators including Andrew Bolt and Alan Jones.

The apology was read on air by ABC Coffs Coast breakfast presenter Fiona Poole, who lives on an organic garlic farm in the Thora Valley, according to an online network profile.

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48 Responses to Jacinta is not for turning

  1. Roger says:

    The good news is that given the ABC’s ratings even the Labor party will very soon find it hard to justify gifting them $1bn of tax payers’ hard earned each year.

    I hope Leigh & Co. are canvassing their options “going forward”.

  2. Tim Neilson says:

    Good for Jacinta, and I don’t begrudge her the “settlement”…

    But if it’s the ABC paying out that means we as taxpayers have been reamed again.

    (I recall Des saying that taxpayer-funded organisations don’t get their budgets topped up for defamation payouts. Maybe not overtly, but does anyone believe that when next year’s Danegeld is being agreed between the catamite government and the ABC the ABC will actually be forced to economise to fund this kind of thing?)

  3. Spurgeon Monkfish III says:

    her views are cited by conservative commentators including Andrew Bolt and Alan Jones

    Thus rendering “her views” suspect, irrelevant and compromised, according to the ALPBC, Neinfax and the Garudain …

    There is no braver aboriginal woman in this stupid, stupid country than the mighty Jacinta Price.

  4. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    There is no braver aboriginal woman in this stupid, stupid country than the mighty Jacinta Price.

    Her mother ran a close second.

  5. miltonf says:

    The sort of strong women (not wimmin) that I like.

    Nampi­jin­pa Price said she reached out to ‘March 4 Justice’ organisers while visiting Canberra with Cheron Long to seek justice for Layla Leering but the Britaneers weren’t interested. They were only after white Liberals. Indigenous women were on their own

    Marxism is truly evil.

  6. miltonf says:

    Marx was evil.

  7. miltonf says:

    There is no braver aboriginal woman in this stupid, stupid country than the mighty Jacinta Price.

    First point- agree
    Second point- no more stupid than most other western countries where marxists have white anted their institutions.

  8. Cassie of Sydney says:

    ” I saw this tough lady interviewed a few weeks ago by Alan Jones. Nampi­jin­pa Price said she reached out to ‘March 4 Justice’ organisers while visiting Canberra with Cheron Long to seek justice for Layla Leering but the Britaneers weren’t interested.”

    Of course the Britaneers weren’t interested, dead indigenous women and children don’t suit the narrative.

    C.L….you’re on fire and your writing is superb.

    As for Jacinta….she’s one of my heroes.

  9. Mother Lode says:

    How did the ABC convince themselves that Jacinta was a racist?

    Was it just the reflex when they hear opinions other than their own? God knows they have long since forgotten what the word means.

  10. 2dogs says:

    moves to change the date are a distraction from the real plights of disadvantaged Aboriginal Australians

    This is in line with Bruno Frey’s “crowding out” principle. So few people in public policy understand it, despite the strong empirical evidence for it.

    Instead, we get pollies implementing lockdown regulations to fight a virus, who then wonder why those regulations don’t work.

  11. But if it’s the ABC paying out that means we as taxpayers have been reamed again.

    Actually, everybody wins!
    Think of it as several hours of anti-Australian propaganda that now will not be produced.

  12. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Indigenous domestic violence ‘invisible amid focus on women’
    exclusive
    Victoria Laurie
    Senior Reporter
    29 minutes ago April 11, 2021
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    A group of senior Indigenous women leaders says a national plan is required to deal with violence towards Aboriginal women and children, which they say is being “rendered invisible” despite a huge national media focus on ­violence perpetrated on non-­Aboriginal Australian women.

    The group says it has met Our Watch, the leading agency in the primary prevention of violence against women and children in Australia, and received support for a specific national action plan to tackle violence against Indig­enous women.

    Human rights lawyer Hannah McGlade said the meeting, led by senior academics Marcia Langton, Marlene Longbottom, Bronwyn Carlson and herself, was a response to violence that is “not properly being seen, and even rendered invisible”.

    “We urgently need a council on violence against Aboriginal women, and Our Watch supports this and will work with us to put this position to the federal government,” Dr McGlade said.

    Professor Langton said extraordinary rates of violence against Aboriginal women and children required a nationally co-ordinated approach across all jurisdictions. “We are recommending a council of senior and expert Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women advising all Australian governments,” she said.

    “No more cone of platitudes or racism; too many lives are being lost.”

    The group said a multitude of issues elevated Indigenous females’ risk of interpersonal violence, including racial bias and a discriminatory justice system.

    Other risk factors are a national housing crisis that leaves mothers vulnerable if they are not able to leave violent relationships.

    “There is a lack of investment into culturally appropriate responses, especially women’s groups,” Dr McGlade said.

    She said a new national ­approach would be consistent with the historic declaration that Australia supported in the Human Rights Council in 2016, which committed to “accelerated efforts to address violence against women, including Indigenous women”.

    The call for a national plan for Indigenous women follows criticism by Alice Springs deputy mayor Jacinta Price that recent marches and protests for the rights of women to feel safe in their workplaces had not been accompanied by the same focus on Aboriginal women victims.

    “We have attempted to highlight these issues within our own communities and within our own homes — our cries have largely gone un­answered,” she said.

    “Any time one of our children is roped and it manages to make national headlines, the issue very quickly and quietly fizzles away.”

    Ms Price said she and other Indigenous women recently arrived in Canberra at the same time that the rights of women were at the centre of national debate.

    “Aboriginal women have been highlighting the sickening circumstances we are faced with in remote communities.

    “We weren’t looking for gender quotas or more seats at the boardroom table,’’ she said.

    “We’ve been seeking support to protect women and children when they have been ostracised, threatened or harmed within their own communities by family members who turn on them in support of perpetrators.

    “Given the mainstream media’s coverage of the issue and the obvious concern for women’s safety from so many quarters, we expected the same support for our Aboriginal sisters, our ­voices magnified by some feisty feminists.”

  13. Tim Neilson says:

    The group said a multitude of issues elevated Indigenous females’ risk of interpersonal violence, including racial bias and a discriminatory justice system.

    So it’s white men’s fault.

    “There is a lack of investment into culturally appropriate responses, especially women’s groups,” Dr McGlade said.

    White men should contribute more money.

    [I note it isn’t Jacinta Price saying these things. Jacinta may well for all I know think that more funding is needed, but she’s definitely not shying away from Indigenous responsibility. She’ll be sidelined yet again.]

  14. Damon says:

    I sorta hope the country gets taken over by the CCP, cos then they can scream as much as they like. Aint no-one gonna listen, cos theys all gonna be behind bars.

  15. Lee says:

    Nampi­jin­pa Price said she reached out to ‘March 4 Justice’ organisers while visiting Canberra with Cheron Long to seek justice for Layla Leering but the Britaneers weren’t interested. They were only after white Liberals.

    But according to an ABC-loving, occasional commenter here a couple of weeks ago, “March 4 Justice” and the furore surrounding it, had nothing at all to do with politics!
    How he could type that with a straight face I’ll never know.

  16. Siltstone says:

    Professor Langton said extraordinary rates of violence against Aboriginal women and children required a nationally co-ordinated approach across all jurisdictions. “We are recommending a council of senior and expert Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women advising all Australian governments,” she said.

    Does Marcia Langton want to be on yet another paid committee? How can she spare the time from worring about rock shelter protection in the Pilbara? So many things to worry about.

    Melbourne-based Marcia Langton is not fond of NT-based Bess Price or Jacinta Price. See Langton’s 2018 piece in The Saturday Paper ” The folly of Jacinta Price”. The usual snide stuff, a classic example of a self-destructive Aboriginal approach. What has Marcia Langton ever done to protect Aboriginal women from Aboriginal men?

  17. SMIII:

    There is no braver aboriginal woman in this stupid, stupid country than the mighty Jacinta Price.

    Excellent news.
    She’s getting some runs on the board and I hope she belts the woke ABC across the head with her bat.

  18. Megan says:

    Jacinta Price and her mum are most definitely heroes in my book. By any definition they have shown enormous courage and persistence often against the very people you would expect to support them. Big-mouth Marcia is a flea in comparison.

  19. Blair says:

    “We are recommending a council of senior and expert Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women advising all Australian governments,” she said.”
    Expert at what?

  20. H B Bear says:

    Expert at what?

    Knowing some of the others in public life – expert in being aboriginal. For what it’s worth.

  21. H B Bear says:

    It’s not Eric Blair by any chance?

  22. PB says:

    Expert at what?

    Free stuff.

  23. Herodotus says:

    Warlpiri/celtic …

    There are a huge number who are mainly European with a dash of indigene but choose to self-identify as if they were purely indigenous.
    Tim Blair’s terminology “the Stollen Generation” is so right for so many.

    The left, which includes the ABC, are happy to continue to divide the nation by encouraging them to feel separate and hard done by.

  24. Bruce of Newcastle says:

    The apology was read on air by ABC Coffs Coast breakfast presenter Fiona Poole, who lives on an organic garlic farm

    They found a provincial ABCer known to few people to be thrown to the dastardly righty wolves eh?

    Should’ve been Ita and David Anderson together reading the apology live on the 7 pm news.

  25. yarpos says:

    So in reality this outrageous , baseless slur against an indigenous woman of great character, will passed unnoticed by the nearly all Australians and even most ABC listeners. On the ABC will go, having learnt nothing.

    Imagine for a moment the media tsunami that would have occurred had any conservative voice has uttered those words.

  26. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    What, pray, is a “Warlpiri/Celtic woman”?

    I’m a Rabbitohs man meself. Not many people know that.

  27. JohnJJJ says:

    Fiona Poole, who lives on an organic garlic farm in the Thora Valley

    Of course.

  28. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    Does Marcia Langton want to be on yet another paid committee?

    I’ll bet good money that Ms Langton sees herself as being on any “Voice” to Parliament.

  29. cuckoo says:

    The apology was read on air by ABC Coffs Coast breakfast presenter Fiona Poole, who lives on an organic garlic farm in the Thora Valley, according to an online network profile.

    God I love British tabloid journalism.

  30. Blair says:

    “In a statement of claim Ms Price said the ABC had defamed her by suggesting she ‘spreads racist vitriol about Aboriginal people’ and ‘vilifies and ridicules Aboriginal people and cultures.’
    The segments aired by ABC Coffs Coast and ABC Alice Springs included claims made in a media release published by the Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Land Council.
    Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Land Council had called for a boycott of Jacinta Price’s speaking tour.
    Court documents say some of that material was repeated by reporter Claire Lindsay during an interview with the land council’s chief executive Nathan Brennan.
    Lindsay is proud of her Gamilaroi ancestry, according to her online ABC profile.
    The ABC understands that the Land Council has withdrawn and apologised to Ms Price for statements contained in the media release which it accepts were false and defamatory, and which caused hurt and distress to Ms Price and her family,’ Poole told her audience.
    ‘The ABC did not endorse the opinions contained in the media release and apologises to Ms Price and her family for the hurt and distress caused by broadcasting those views.'”
    And we’re supposed to make a treaty with this “mob”?

  31. PeterW says:

    How did the ABC convince themselves that Jacinta was a racist?

    “Racist” has joined “sexist”, “homophobic” and “extreme right wing” as a list of meaningless insults-du-jour, to be thrown at anyone who disagrees with the PC narrative.

  32. H B Bear says:

    Yep it’s just a perjorative, a label. To be thrown around.

  33. Dave of Reedy Creek, Qld says:

    Many of us now easily recognise who is RACIST. The ones who are always accusing everyone else, so typically Demonrats, Antifa, BLM and MSM in the US. Here AlpBC, Greens, Leftists etc, etc. I have never actually heard of a true Conservative accuse anyone of racism except in very real circumstances. The mantra of the Left is racism because they have nothing else.
    To Ms. Price, keep up your great work, many of us admire your tenacity.

  34. Zulu Kilo Two Alpha says:

    And we’re supposed to make a treaty with this “mob”?

    The latest demand is for a treaty with each of five hundred or so “First Nations.” Given that some of those “First Nations” contain clans that have been feuding for so long, that they can’t even agree what day of the week it is, there will have to separate treaties with each of those clans…..

  35. Fair Shake says:

    I love the ‘conservative commentators’ …Andrew Bolt and Alan Jones

    Can we therefore include monikers for their ABC … suggestions welcome
    Here’s a couple
    Inaccurate media outlet ABC
    Green Left wing ABC
    Extreme left wing ABC
    Taxpayer funded ABC
    Or combine the lot
    Extreme Green Left Wing Taxpayer funded inaccurate media dingbat mouthpiece their ABC

  36. MatrixTransform says:

    who lives on an organic garlic farm

    and I thought that garlic repelled vampires

    seems not

  37. Mick Gold Coast QLD says:

    Blair says at 9:18 am:

    “… Ms Price said the ABC had defamed her by suggesting she ‘spreads racist vitriol about Aboriginal people’ and ‘vilifies and ridicules Aboriginal people and cultures.’
    The segments aired by ABC … included claims made in a media release published by the Coffs Harbour and District Local Aboriginal Land Council.
    … (which) … had called for a boycott of Jacinta Price’s speaking tour.

    ‘The ABC did not endorse the opinions contained in the media release [by aborigines] and apologises to Ms Price …’”
    And we’re supposed to make a treaty with this “mob”?

    I have attempted to understand who is up who for the rent in this imbroglio and have had to admit failure. The ABC reports public detail of an aborigine brawl and gets sued? I thought these two exclusive clubs were Special Best Friends Forever.

    I do not believe anyone from the aborigine peopleses¹ lobby, having seen Snarling R 8 cist Charlie Perkins hard at work half a century ago and being mightily unimpressed by him. Someone Price – I cannot work out what her Christian name is – gets eulogised here, I know, I know, but then so was Andrew Bolt and Scott Morrison.

    When they wheel out Perkins’ ancient Moree “student action” protesters bus, roll into Wadeye and Aurukun – Goodes-sook, Lidia Thorpe, Noel Pearson and Mundine leap out and growl “Line up over there you lot, it is time for you to atone. Move, NOW!” – when that happens perhaps they will attract my attention for a bit.

    ¹ they make this stuff up as they go. When newspapers report on this lot they always use the plural, as if it adds dignity and high standing.

  38. Roger says:

    The apology was read on air by ABC Coffs Coast breakfast presenter Fiona Poole…

    Surely empathy training is in order?

  39. Fair Shake says:

    Roger @ 11:29

    Empathy training.

    Yes, gold.

  40. Tintarella di Luna says:

    Does Marcia Langton want to be on yet another paid committee?

    Duplicity thy name is …… – I’ve seen this person in action -makes speeches to one lot saying certain things then speaks to another lot saying the absolutely opposite – the reason things are so dire in aboriginal communities is because of people like the Tiffany wearer who sued Andrew Bolt, the diluted-aboriginal Professors of Indigenous Studies with sinecures based on the colour of their skin with no accountability for what they produce, and running cover for what is tantamount to race hustling is the ABC, Fauxfax-Nein always spinning and trying to rehabilitate their duplicity.

    I’m proudly with courageous Bess Price and her equally courageous daughter Jacinta, and other courageous people like Associate Professor Anthony Dillon and numerous others who really want to do away with the hopelessness in many remote indigenous communities because of deliberate destructive policy.

  41. Tintarella di Luna says:

    What has Marcia Langton ever done to protect Aboriginal women from Aboriginal men?

    Nothing

  42. jo says:

    ZK2A, +1

  43. jo says:

    Can we therefore include monikers for their ABC … suggestions welcome

    Grievous Retaliatory Extremist Taxpayerfunded Arseholes Always Broadcasting Crap

  44. Bruce O’Newk:

    The apology was read on air by ABC Coffs Coast breakfast presenter Fiona Poole, who lives on an organic garlic farm

    The apology was read on air by ABC Coffs Coast breakfast presenter Fiona Poole, who lives on an organic garlic farm, with her lesbian trans wife, 18 cats, 12 llamas, and a hamster of variable race/specie/gender inclination.
    You know, it’s getting boring taking the piss out of these drones.

  45. Frank:
    I just went to the link for Fiona Poole;

    Fiona is a mumma of two beautiful boys, a music lover and retro collector.
    Fi lives on an organic garlic farm in the Thora Valley which is at the foot of Dorrigo plateau and nestled alongside the Bellinger River. She races home from work most days to go swimming with her boys in their local water hole. They then sit down on their verandah, look at the mountains and tuck into a meal made from all that yummy locally grown food the region offers.
    At least once a week you’ll find Fi hanging out at the Mylestom pontoon waiting to pull in a big jeeewfish. You’ll probably spot her at the markets on the weekend too, scratching through all the bric-a-brac looking for retro gems. If you peek through the front door of her home you’ll see a shrine to mid century design. Club lounges, an arc lamp, and a wardrobe filled with vintage dresses, 80’s denim and glomesh handbags.
    Fi started her radio career at the community radio station in Byron Bay. She then moved to Sydney to broadcast with music station FBI; did a stint at a few commercial stations and then landed at ABC 702 Sydney producing Afternoons with James Valentine.
    In 2008 Fi relocated to the mid north coast to present the Breakfast Show for ABC Coffs Coast.

    My God! What a nauseatingly patronising, twee, self description.

  46. Frank says:

    My God! What a nauseatingly patronising, twee, self description.

    Coyly narcissistic too. Hits too many right on buttons for my taste.

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