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A sacked employee of the Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships  is seeking compensation from the department for kicking her out of a state government- owned home on Thursday Island.

Ms Luisa O’Connor and her partner Milton Savage had been living in the home on Thursday Island since 2007.

She is seeking compensation through the Supreme Court in Cairns for being forcibly evicted from her home of 14 years.

Kaurareg elders maintain Luisa O’Connor is a Fiji national and not from the Torres Strait

According to court documents Ms O’Connor was dismissed from her position in DATSIP due to a conflict of interest, misconduct and financial impropriety. In April she lost a subsequent Industrial Relations Commission appeal to be reinstated.

“Luisa is not entitled to any compensation because she does not come from here. She is a Fiji national and the Immigration Department has just taken her passport,” a Horn Island elder told Cairns News.

“She has been using departmental money to pay her partner for questionable work like back to country ceremonies and we believe she has ripped everybody off.

“Her partner Milton has a long history of court appearances for domestic violence over the years and he is no asset to her.”

Claims by the plaintiff Luisa O’Connor that she is a descendant of the Kaurareg people of the Torres Strait have been disputed by Kaurareg elders.

“Kaurareg Aboriginal elders are the largest land owners in the Torres Strait and we do not recognise this woman as Aboriginal Kaurareg,” the elder said.

“She is a fraud and the department did the right thing by taking their house back.

“They should be starting criminal charges against her for misappropriation of money.

“Kaurareg elders from Horn Island rejected Luisa’s request to support her claim for compensation after she was evicted from the house on TI.”

The elder said the O’Connor case was just the “tip of the iceberg” when it came to fraud and financial misappropriation in the Torres Strait.

“There are many others the various departments turn a blind eye on.” – contributed

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Posted on November 3, 2021, in Torres Strait and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. She is a crap artist and needs to go Bro

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  2. TI? Try right across north Australia.

    Hundreds of people who pose as cultural interpreters for government departments speak no languages at all and therefore have no comprehension of the cultures they claim to represent. The gullible mugwumps of the ABC and SBS hang on every word of these frauds and provide defacto credibility. A dozen Aboriginal national media celebrities do likewise, making cultural pronouncements for which they are painfully unqualified.

    Meanwhile, the most gifted Top End Aboriginal interpreter, who actually understands both European and Yolngu cultures in dual complexity, and who has worked for every government department, even receiving citations from the Supreme Court, is about to lose her home and job because she is too intelligent and knowledgeable to submit to an experimental jab that violates the Nuremberg Code and the Australian Constitution.

    Little wonder I hear Aborigines talking about declaring national sovereignty and adopting a Singapore-style trade economy. And nobody laughed when several observers of ‘no jab no job’ travesty protests, began muttering about civil war. When Scomo imports Indonesia’s crack shock Batallion ‘Kopassus’, who raped, tortured and murdered their way through Aceh and West Papua, what other conclusions are possible.

    Scomo is facilitating murder and should hang for treason. His government, joined seamlessly by the NT Government, is committing genocide and democide.

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  3. yep…so much money launderingandcorruption in these parts…introduced by caucasian greed.

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  4. Rent up there is heavily subsidised (or at least it was). Can’t see how or why it would have changed. How much? There’s the story.

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