Open Letter to Australian Race Discrimination Commissioner

@timsout @nswpolice #auspol #ausnews

Dear Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Human Rights Commission,

It was truly excellent to see you denouncing the racist buffoon Sue Wilkins Karen Bailey for her racist and child-abusive rant on a Sydney to Newcastle train last week. I mean, that’s pretty much what the majority of your job is, right? It’s up to you to hold a light to racism in our society when and where you see it and speak to the public about why it is unacceptable. Maybe change a few minds, educate a few dopes? It was also inspiring to see the NSW Police act so quickly to find the woman and have her charged. They even prepared statements to address media outlets.

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So why the continued silence regarding online discrimination?

From Nazis and white supremacists to homophobes and sexists, from rape enthusiasts and disability abusers to anti-immigration nut jobs, the Internet is rife with discrimination produced in Australia by Australians who are happy to give their name, location, employment status and photo to their comments. We’ve been immortalising the comments on our website for years. Yet it takes a 50 year old dunce on a train to say the word ‘gook’ and everyone just loses their shit.

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So where are you? Where are the State and Federal Police? Nowhere to be seen. It’s depressing to say the very least. Our Race Discrimination Commissioner is absent and our authorities lack interest and power.

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So the old biddy has said her apologies under the pseudonym of Sue Wilkins and everybody is breathing a sigh of relief. Thank goodness we got through that, right?

Wrong.

These opinions exist in our society. It’s a fucking plague. These opinions are validated by oxygen thieves like Scott Morrison, Cory Bernardi, Tony Abbott and their bumbling supporter MPs sidekicks and accompanying Murdoch led media circus. These hate-filled discriminatory opinions bubble to the surface on public trains and buses regularly but even more regularly online and nobody appears to give two shits either way.

How can people expect to feel as though they are safe in this country if their sexual orientation, physical ability, country of origin or religion are the focus and target of so much anger and hatred? Who is there to help people who read this shit online? Who is there to help the people who are the victims or onlookers to vile discrimination? I’ve interviewed anonymous police officers several times and have been told regularly that police will not bother charging a person unless they’ve physically abused someone. The Telecommunications Act lacks teeth and it lacks officers who are willing to go after these people.

Here are some screenshots that were taken today. They are from a Facebook group set up to oppose a mosque being built in Kalgoorlie. I’m sure if you ask them on Today Tonight they’ll tell you that their opposition exists because of ‘parking and traffic concerns’ or some other bullshit. But it’s what’s simmering underneath and boiling to the surface of social media that is the all too common truth. Australia is a fucking racist country. End of story.

Do something about it Tim.

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SERCO: The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

Serco maintains Strayan values by withholding Christmas presents from asylum seekers' kids

From the NT News:

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Soon after that story surfaced, we read this in the Sydney Morning Herald:

SMH asylum seekers

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We have an in-principle objection to the out-sourcing of any custodial/human services to the private for-profit sector. One reason is because of the lack of public accountability. Another is the bad track record these companies have in their treatment of those unfortunate enough to come under their jurisdiction, as well as their poor record in the welfare of their own staff.

Remember SERCO’s regrettable predecessors GSL (now GS4)? And Australian Correctional Management ?

These characters change their names like ordinary humans change their socks.

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If the Government persists for political reasons in wanting to jail asylum seekers, perhaps they should take full responsibility and own their decision. After all, if they are so keen on handing security over to private businesses, then perhaps they’ll next flog off the AFP and the ADF to big business.

Oh wait…

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Facebook Threats of Violence and Destruction

NSW Poolice are a funny bunch, aren’t they? They certainly take Facebook comments seriously when they come from a bloke calling himself ‘Khaled’…

But this came through to our blog earlier this morning from a user calling himself ‘timmy mcveigh’, using the email ns1488@mail.com (no surrender; and 1488 is a Nazi reference)…

Of course, you might be wondering – what kind of dipshit makes up an email address like that. Well here he is:

And if NSW Police are interested, there’s been death threats and bomb threats happening on Facebook on a DAILY basis. And a lot of these comments still remain publicly accessible, in open Facebook groups and pages. It really makes you wonder about ethnic profiling and what good it does.

Let’s be perfectly clear about this – if a terrorist had wanted to cause mayhem in Sydney, how hard would it be for him to get on a crowded peak-hour train? No heavy security at any train stations I know of. How hard would it be to walk across the Harbour Bridge or inside the Sydney Opera House wearing a bomb? No heavy security there.  Anti Terrorism measures are PURE BULLSHIT. If somebody had wanted to do something, they would have done it by now. Big Brother doesn’t sit everywhere.

If we really want to eliminate terrorism, we need to stop giving extremists a reason to exist. Embrace human rights, and the right for all human beings to practice their faith while living in adherence to each country’s laws, and mutual respect is born.

Live and let live.

But take a look at what the Kleagle was up to soon after leaving school…

Chris Smith, like so many here, has criminal charges to his name. Email us for his parole officer’s phone number if you wish.

(Another Australian Defence Force representative)

But wait…

paul toohey record