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To our many indigenous friends and readers across Northern Australia:
The Queensland Labor Party is coming to get you, but MP Cynthia Lui doesn’t have to get it, and force you to have the now proven beyond any doubt, dangerous Covid inoculation.
Aboriginal and Islander people have proven to be quite susceptible to influenza-type sickness but if you get the gene-altering jab being pushed by the Queensland Labor Party, in particular the Labor Member for Cook, Cynthia Lui and the not-too-bright Minister for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Craig Crawford of Cairns you will suffer sooner or later. It does not prevent you from getting a coronavirus.
Did you know that India, with a population of 1,397,605,690 has all but fixed its Covid problem by using Ivermectin which is a cheap anti-parasitic medicine that the big vaccine companies can’t make any money out of.
Did you know the Queensland Labor Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk made a law to stop doctors from prescribing Ivermectin or the anti-malaria medicine hydroxychloroquine?
Did you know that nearly all hospital admissions for Covid related disease have had the Covid jab?
Did you know, according to world renowned researchers, the so-called Delta variant is actually caused by the vaccine?
Did you know that Crawford, as a Cabinet Minister, will not support a vaccine mandate for himself or any other Queensland politician?
While he is forcing you to get the deadly jab, he does not have to take it himself.
Nor does Cynthia Lui of Yam Island, who incidentally is trying to introduce a one-size-fits-all Islander and Aboriginal ILUA which will ensure your tribal group loses control over any native title claims it may have.
These two Labor members are not your friends. Because they are members of the ALP they are in the pockets of the large vaccine companies like Pfizer and Astra Zeneca who are making hundreds of millions of dollars from Australian vaccine sales. These so-called vaccines have killed and injured tens of thousands of innocent people of all ages across Europe, America and Australia. Look up previous articles in Cairns News from our correspondents around the world and in Australia for verification.
There is no going back if you get the jab. If you refuse, it is most likely the state and federal governments will take your sit down money and grants away as they threaten to do if you don’t vote for the Labor Party at every election.
Because they can’t lawfully force you take the poisonous jab we suggest you maintain your position and tell them you won’t be wearing a useless and ineffective mask or will you be locked up in your home unable to go to the shop or canteen or go fishing. Without daily sunlight you will get very sick.
Take them on at their own game, it’s your future health and wellbeing at stake. The Covid scam has nothing to do with controlling an influenza epidemic. It is all about controlling you and your family.
The government will decide if you can buy food and what type of groceries you can buy. They will decide if you can get married and who is allowed to attend. They will prevent you from holding tombstone openings or attending funerals.
Ring Craig Crawford’s office in Cairns (42290100) and ask him, in between drinks, to provide a sworn statement that he has had the deadly jab, not a placebo(saline water jab) like other politicians.
Ring Cynthia too and ask the same question on 1800802391.
Tell Crawford your cultural beliefs do not allow you to have such a vaccine. It’s your life you are protecting.
From Jim O’Toole, Townsville Bureau
Across Australia Indigenous communities are being coerced and bribed into taking experimental covid injections.
The corporate Australian governance has sent police and military into these communities to administer these injections.
This is a warning message from four Indigenous Australian leaders to all Original peoples around the world.
Music: Creation Song feat. Jarmbi by FIRE MANE
Letter to the Editor
Aboriginal children at the local Tweed Heads schools are being rounded up today and tomorrow to go on a bus to the Minjungbal Aboriginal Cultural Centre for a jab. 12 yrs old and older.
No parental consent needed. Apparently they are coordinating with Schools, Police and Aboriginal Health representatives.
Please share to all parents.
Keep children home as attendance at school = Consent!!!
12 year olds do not know what they are allowing into their own bodies. ( is this the beginning for all children)
“WHAT DO YOU THINK WE SHOULD DO TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN“
Hunted police should retaliate with a few shots from their .40 cal Glocks. If they hit an offender or two bad luck – the police have not had time to engage in any pistol practice at the range because they are too busy dodging house bricks!
Katter’s Australian Party MPs have called for a no-holds-barred round-table with the Police Minister, Minister for Youth Justice, Regional Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Paul Taylor and North Queensland MPs to be held within the next two weeks to address the ruinous state of Queensland’s youth justice system.
Robbie Katter, KAP Leader and Traeger MP, said the Labor Party had allowed Townsville, and other North Queensland cities like Mount Isa, Cairns and Mareeba to descend into mayhem.
Most Far Northern Aboriginal communities are facing the same problem due solely to Labor’s policies.
“Our cities are now nothing but playgrounds for delinquent youths who have no life skills, no hope for a future and nothing to offer society at this point but carnage,” he said.
“Their offending, which has now turned predatory towards both residents and police, has escalated beyond the parameters of what the current broken youth justice system can try to deal with.
“We need new solutions, and we need Labor to stop playing silly buggers with their spin and manipulated data.”
Mr Katter said crime in his hometown of Mount Isa was eroding business confidence and viability.
“Businesses are now making decisions around whether to open or stay close based on the level of crime being reported in the community,” he said.
“While at the same time we have State Government saying they are getting on top of the issue.
“I have been hearing the message from the community – enough said.”
KAP Hinchinbrook MP Nick Dametto said Townsville’s three Labor MPs needed to stand up for the community, or stand aside.
“Police are now being actively targeted by youth offenders, recently a magistrate’s home was broken into by adult offenders – this is an escalation in brazen attacks on our community, and those employed to uphold the law indicate there’s a dark new era of crime,” he said.
“This offending is premeditated – a cohort of youth offenders are now stealing cars, loading them up with house bricks and actively hunting down police offers who are doing their very best to keep our community safe.
“The KAP has a number of measures we believe need to be implemented to deter offending but it’s up to the State Government to at first accept that their laws are not working and the current punishment is not a deterrent to recidivist youth offenders..
“Who does the Government want to protect here?
“I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a front-line police officer right now on the streets of TownsviIle; these children have no respect for our community, the law or themselves.
“If I was an officer and had a house brick thrown at my vehicle while driving, I would find it very difficult not to discharge my firearm in defense.”
The KAP has reiterated its call for Relocation Sentencing – a policy that would send hardened, recidivist offenders to facilities in the bush for a 6-12 month period of rehabilitation as an alternative to short-term incarceration at over-crowded detention centres like Cleveland.
The party also wants further legislative changes for repeat offenders, including mandatory sentencing for particular crimes including break and enter and the amending of Section 150 of the Youth Justice Act to remove Clause 2e that states detention must be considered a last resort.
by staff reporters
The hunters are becoming the hunted in a shocking new escalation of Townsville’s youth crime crisis, Katter’s Australian Party Hinchinbrook (KAP) MP Nick Dametto has said.
Mr Dametto said reports of youth offenders pursuing, ramming and throwing bricks at police cars overnight had sickened him.
He said due to the Queensland Police Service’s strict anti-pursuit policy, it was likely the targeted officers had no choice but to retreat and leave the kid crims to continue on their rampage.
It was a shocking state of affairs that was causing community anger to boil over and vigilantism to fester, Mr Dametto warned.
“This would have to be a world first – a situation where 12 and 13 year old kids have so little respect, or fear, of the law that they are actually comfortable hunting down police officers,” he said.
“Someone is going to die, or be severely hurt, unless drastic actions are taken.
“I don’t want to see that in this community – not again.
“The current youth justice system, and the Palaszczuk Labor Government that has presided over this mess for the last six years, must accept responsibility.
“Stop it with the dodgy statistics and the tokenistic press conferences – people are not going to tolerate this for much longer.”
Mr Dametto said with Cleveland Detention Centre at capacity and its rotational door set-up repeatedly failing to deter recidivist offenders, the situation in the North was desperate.
He, on behalf of the KAP, called urgently for:
- Relocation Sentencing to be trialled as an alternative to detention for recidivist youth offenders
- An innovative strategy that allows for the effective pursuit and disabling of stolen vehicles and ensures public and officer safety.
“Just waiting for these kids to get bored with their games or run out of fuel is not an effective response to these kinds of situations,” Mr Dametto said.
Letter to the Editor
The ‘first’ Australians died out millennia ago.
Joe Hildebrand (CM12 June) ‘Recognize our first Australians’, needs to learn history. Indonesia, PNG, and Australia were all one land mass joined by grassy plains numerous times over millennia, Indonesia has possums, gumtrees; PNG has possums, kangaroos, 4 species of Echidna, gumtrees, in the mountains it appears the Tasmanian tiger (Dobsegna) still exists. Many races of humans also migrated into and out of Australia over millennia, in the 1400’s and 1500’s, Dutchand Portuguese sailors sighting the Western Australian coastline noted “tall natives in warfare chasing and killing hordes of “little” native peoples”.
Dr Norman Tindale, Entomologist, Anthropologist, Archaeologist, Ethnologist, SA Museum Curator, University Lecturer ANU; Dr Joseph Birdsell American academic, Anthropologist Harvard University and UCLA; Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology at Leipzig, Germany researcher Dr Irina Pugach, Dr Frederick Delfin, Dr Ellen Gunnarsdóttir, Dr Manfred Kayser, and Professor Mark Stoneking Professor of Biological Anthropology; Dr. Satish Kumar Professor & Dean Central University of Haryana Jant-Pali, Mahendergargh-123031. India; Dr Alan Redd, anthropologist Pennsylvanian State University; Dr Merritt Ruhlen, Stanford University; Eminent Professor Alfred Cort Haddon, Sc.D., FRS, FRGS; Dr Walter Roth, Queensland Northern Protector of Aboriginals in 1898, Royal Commissioner of Western Australia.
Skeletons of very different prior people have been found (gracile and robust), seven very different skulls have been found of extremely different Homo lineages. Researchers at Max Planck Institute and Professor Satish Kumar, have proven by DNA analysis that Indian aboriginals migrated here 4,230 years ago, bringing the Sulawesi dog with them (Melanie Fillios and Paul Taçon UNE) the non-marsupial Dingo pest.
Joe, we do not know who the ‘first’ Australians were, their skulls have been found in 10 m Y O volcanic ash (skeletons in Bulgaria and Greece dated 7.2 m) — present your research papers or withdraw the urban myth, no more taurus excreta.
G J May
While Covid plandemic is a hoax in Queensland – the real pandemic is the hundreds of cars stolen across north each month
by Jim O’Toole, Townsville bureau
Police warn public not to stop or hinder car thieves – just let them take your car or you will be charged with an offence
Commentary from Cairns police (below) is proof the socialist Queensland Labor Party has warned its corporate police to back off blackfellas committing any type of offences.
The inability of police to stop or even hinder the epidemic of black youths stealing cars and breaking into homes or business premises is no more evident than at the far northern Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community of Bamaga.
Voters in Bamaga keep supporting the Labor Party which will eventually destroy them
A spate of break and enters in the struggling community has not been hindered by police action despite security footage, names and addresses of offenders and details of stolen goods being given to police for the most recent offences.
Requests from the community council and pleas by commercial operators to curb the crime rate have fallen on deaf ears of police and officialdom.
A rogue family of Sydney-based former locals has been terrorising local businessmen making threats of repossessing “their” land and demanding protection payments in lieu of rent payable to the local council.
While threatening the lives of local people, the leader of the Sydney extortionists and stand-over man allegedly made an official complaint to senior police in Cairns they are being harassed by Thursday Island police who were simply doing their job.
Local residents from the five communities are reluctant to stand up to the experienced southern thugs in fear of being bashed.
Police seem powerless to act. Prominent businessmen and elders in the townships fear their community will soon equal the unenviable reputation of lawless Aurukun on Cape York Peninsula which would have a detrimental effect on the tourist trade which is their only source of income outside of welfare.
The emerging trend from endless Facebook pages and constant media reports of black malfeasance in the Far North appears to reinforce the Labor Party’s suspected adoption of American-styled black lives matter hate ethos.
In the US, BLM activists in Democrat (Labor) states have been constantly demanding governors disband police departments.
According to some reports it would appear President Creepy Joe Biden agrees.
Black car thieves in Cairns hold the city to ransom
Vehicles stolen this month: 32
Vehicles stolen this year: 385
Vehicles stolen in 2019: 659
Vigilantes have stopped teenage gang members allegedly stealing hire cars by cornering and confronting the youths outside a fast food restaurant.
The gang of six allegedly smashed into a Thrifty car rental business in Cairns’ CBD at 7pm on Wednesday night before breaking away in three Toyota Corollas.
Vigilantes managed to track down two of the alleged thieves (above), believed to be 14-years-old, in a white sedan outside a Hungry Jack’s, surrounding the vehicle so they couldn’t flee.
‘As police we don’t encourage any form of vigilantism,’ Senior Constable Matt Cornish said.
‘So if you do see a vehicle that you deem to be suspicious or suspect that has been stolen we encourage people to contact police on triple zero immediately.
‘Don’t attempt to interfere or intercept the vehicle in any way.’
The three allegedly stolen Thrifty cars were located in different locations around the city – one on the Bruce Highway at Woree, while the other two in the CBD.
Police allege the gang had found keys inside the company’s Sheridan Street building, before smashing the window of the car lot.
‘Obviously these are only suspects at this stage and we anticipate once arrests have been made charges will be laid,’ Snr Const Cornish said.
He discouraged anyone acting as vigilants, saying citizens could potentially face charges themselves if the situation got violent.
‘People might feel like this is the right thing to do. (But) if you do commit a violent offence against someone, you could be charged yourself,’ he said.
Leader of Katters Australian Party Robbie Katter of Mt Isa is well aware of the ongoing crime spree across the north which he says can only be fixed by immediately exporting captured youths to remote training and rehabilitation camps, a scheme that has been proven to work for decades and pioneered by Geoff Guest OAM.
The Labor Party believes that this approach no longer works and that wayward kids should be treated with kid gloves. The recent Labor state conference upheld a motion from, of all people, their Far Northern branches including Tablelands, not to place kids 14 and under into any form of custody.
This age group comprises the majority of car thieves.
It is the Far North that has had the explosion of black and white youth crime in which these Labor dimwits live.
Cairnsnews supports property owners who at common law attempt to prevent their property from being stolen or to recover it by any reasonable means.
Letter to the Editor
Magistrate Stuart Shearer (CM 27-5) correctly said “The younger generation is a bunch of ‘Fragile Princesses’ who can’t handle being called names”, as he sentenced a man who broke into his neighbours home stealing $9,000 worth of goods and doing $1,000 damage, because he was called a “junkie”.
Magistrate Shearer (below, reputedly one of the state’s harshest Magistrates) said his generation was taught “Sticks and stones may break bones, but names can never hurt you”. This was once written on the wall near the blackboard in every school and should be reinstated. How about it Education Minister, get these words back up on the wall near the blackboard in every school.
State Schools with socialist agendas are a causative factor for massive amounts of crime and unrest in the community by NOT teaching the above, resilience, self-discipline, and tolerance. Our teacher would challenge us to see who could hold their hand above their head the longest, who could hop the furthest on their left leg and many others, to teach us self-discipline.
Almost every problem in the community has a base factor caused by lack of Self-discipline and Tolerance. The Victorian Government threw $2 Billion at domestic violence to solve the problem, the usual stupidity of politicians with their mental aberration belief that throwing money solves problems, without any consideration of identifying causative factors and dealing with reality. There appear no identifiable changes to DV statistics in Victoria, just a lot of people having jobs on big wages that will achieve nothing other than generating self-adulating reports to ministers that are quoted in the press as some form of (failed) achievement.
The ‘Delicate Daisies’ being created in schools by similar ilk cannot handle reality, life is tough, you have to do things you don’t like, you have to clean the toilet — its your turn. You have to go to work and be productive, and you will be told firmly if your work is not up to standard — No, it is not bullying, or racial discrimination because your skin colour is different to the managers, it is not vilification when you are told several times to improve or be dismissed — your delicate sensitivities and attitude need serious improvement, get up to accepted standards — grow up.
We have industries based on servicing these failed products of school, children are taught to complain if spoken to a bit roughly. We have legislation that drags us down to the lowest level of those who you feel bullied, discriminated, or need counselling if they perceive a sexist word was used. The whole discrimination industry and legislation needs throwing out, and complainants told grow-up, toughen-up, and learn that “Sticks and stones may break bones, but names can never hurt you”, or seek mental health assistance.
from G J May
Editor Jim O’Toole: Is it any wonder the entire Queensland community in particular Townsville and Cairns are suffering the worst outbreak of juvenile crime in the history of the state. Older people are locking themselves in their homes, afraid to go shopping, can’t leave their cars anywhere in fear of being car-jacked or stolen and juvenile, mostly Aboriginal youths rule the streets with impunity.
Police are at their wits end. Courts have revolving doors through Maccas.
If you are one of many thousands of juvenile crime victims tell socialist Education Minister Comrade Grace Grace (below) to shape up or get out. We can guarantee her car won’t be one of the several thousand stolen each year in Queensland
“We own this land so get out of my way” Aboriginal youth yell at pedestrians walking along footpaths. When they were visiting holiday hotspots such as Cairns, international tourists became horrified after being pushed onto the road by disrespectful black kids as happened many times in recent years.
This disgusting behaviour has been fostered by a generation of socialist teachers in Queensland State Schools who toe the United Nations’, Marxist land rights line driven into them by the comrades infesting universities.
As a result a great deal of Aboriginal kids claim they don’t have to go to school and they can do what they like because “we own everything,” which of course they don’t. Until these misguided, budding criminals, some as young as nine, who regard going to jail as a badge of honour, are taken to remote rehabilitation and training camps and taught how respect applies to every person and that they are responsible for their own actions, the race to the bottom will continue.
Trying to involve the majority of parents of these runaway kids is counter-productive, children’s advocates have discovered. Their mothers and fathers living on ‘sit-down-money’ in many cases are too addicted to drugs and alcohol to bother.
Unfortunately the many good parents get tarred with the same brush through no fault of their own.
The socialist Queensland Labor Party will change nothing and have included even more jaundiced ‘Aboriginal studies’ into the curriculum.
During this four year term of the Queensland Labor Party, it is mooted the socialists will usher in Cape York as a separate, independent Aboriginal state, supported by the Cape York Land Council, Balkanu, their business arm and the Northern Land Council.
Most of Cape York Peninsula has already been given to Aboriginal groups who have their own local government councils with a handful of white CEO’s. Lawless communities such as Aurukun, where two weeks ago another spate of drug and alcohol-fueled stabbings saw more houses burnt down was unreported by any media.
It is not hard to imagine the fate of the many decent inhabitants of remote Aboriginal communities when they gain statehood.
There is no Aboriginal industry on Cape York, less than 20 white pastoralists remain and resources giant Rio Tinto dominates the limited mining industry.
Investigators have discovered the Aboriginal member of parliament for the electorate taking in Cape York and Torres Strait, was one of a number of Labor candidates elected by voter fraud at the October 2020 state election.
Consequently, a lot of Far Northerners repeatedly tell Cairns News they will not bother voting again in the Dismal State. More hard Labor and don’t expect any help from the hopeless, languishing Liberals.#
by Jim O’Toole, Townsville Bureau
Over the past fortnight Townsville’s population of 174,000 has seen 300 home break ins and 70 cars stolen in a crime orgy unequalled anywhere in Australia.
Townsville police have warned it is only a matter of time before gangs of marauding, mainly black youths kill a resident in a home invasion or a homeowner kills one of them.
In the latest incident, juveniles allegedly forced their way into a Townsville home just after midnight on Wednesday and attacked a 28-year-old man with a machete.
Police said he was taken to hospital in a stable condition with multiple wounds to his hand and back.
A blue four-wheel-drive was stolen during the incident.
The 4WD Ford Ranger was later sighted at 4am and police began a short pursuit before calling off the chase.
Chief Superintendent Craig Hanlon said since Thursday, 12 people had been arrested in Townsville on 57 charges ranging from unlawful use to burglary and stealing.
“Of those 12 people, nine are juveniles and all of those juveniles currently remain in custody,” he told the Townsville Bulletin on Wednesday.
“The use of knives and machetes has to stop.
“We’re one minor issue away from someone being seriously injured or killed.
“I want to know what those family and friends of those people are doing … this is disgusting behaviour and it’s got to stop.”
Approximately 40 police were deployed across the city overnight to deal with a range of incidents.
Residents of a home who are invaded, threatened or injured have every right at common law to defend themselves with whatever means are available.
Guns are not out of the question and should be used as a deterrent against these anti-social attackers before these often mentally retarded* invaders kill an innocent resident.
Last year black youths stole a car from a home in Townsville after pointing a rifle at the owner and taunting him as he moved towards the offender: “You want to be a hero mate….?”
If this homeowner had a firearm he could have defended himself but Labor’s gun policies have left people unprotected and at the mercy of marauding Aboriginal youths.
It will take just one blackfella to be shot, then their gutless mates will disappear into the night when they realise Labor’s policies rightly have been ignored. People when threatened or injured will arm themselves and defend their families and property. That is their inherent right.
After all the homeowner is the first responder. Calling the police as the evidence shows often is a waste of time because the understaffed and under-equipped stations cannot respond immediately even if a victim was fortunate enough to actually speak to an officer on the phone.
Dial 000 and get an operator from anywhere in Australia or Police Link which is a recorded phone service requiring an email address to record a crime.
Labor is trumpeting its recent changes to the Juvenile Justice laws which purportedly allow magistrates to refuse bail to serious repeat offenders, but Katters Australian Party leader Robbie Katter and LNP Opposition Police spokesman Dale Last say the changes are superficial and will not and have not made one bit of difference to re-offending.
Mr Katter said the evidence revealed the crime rate is increasing even though the Labor Party had instructed senior police to downplay the burgeoning crime data.
*Data regarding young Aboriginal and white offenders in 2019 showed most were suffering from malnutrition or had damaged brains from petrol sniffing, illicit drug and alcohol abuse.
Woke culture in curriculum being forced onto young students places too much emphasis on Black Lives Matter
All lives matter – time for more parents to start home schooling
Albert Facey’s autobiographical tome A Fortunate Life would become required national reading in Years 7, 8 or 9 as part of the Australian Curriculum in a proposal floated by the KAP to prevent the further “woke” ideological indoctrination of today’s youth.
The draft changes to Australian’s national education doctrine were revealed last week and have led to heated debate.
The new national plan, which must be signed off on by the state and territory governments, effectually cancels any positive mention of Judeo-Christian tradition and frames the birth of modern Australia as an inhumane, colonial conquest that has led to continued Indigenous dispossession and oppression.
Islam is mentioned in the new curriculum eight times, but Christianity just five. Liberalism, the West’s defining ideological principle since the 17th century, is hardly mentioned at all.
However the KAP said there was one quick fix that would create some balance – introducing Albert Facey’s poignant, and quintessentially Australian, book.
KAP Leader and Traeger MP Robbie Katter said few youth of today would be able imagine the hardship the author, born in 1894 in Melbourne, had faced and overcome in his life.
Albert Facey’s father died when he was two, then his mother deserted him. He started work aged eight and being denied an education, grew up illiterate but later taught himself to read and write. 
He survived Gallipoli but lost two of his brothers there and suffered terrible pain because of injuries he sustained. He married and had a family, but one of his sons died in World War II.
Despite all this, the retired pig and poultry farmer decided to term his life story A Fortunate Life when he sat down at his kitchen table to write it in the early 1970s.
Mr Katter said contemporary Australia was so far removed from the reality of lives like Albert Facey’s, even though he was around until just a few decades ago.
“Mr Facey’s book is one I read when I was young and something I have revisited over the years – it is an incredible story and a very good lesson on perspective that many of us could do with these days,” he said.
“History is not for those who have an ideological agenda, and it is not there to be twisted to indoctrinate our kids – it is for remembering in all its complexities and learning from.
“Young Australians are being perpetually taught to be ashamed for simply existing, whether the topic is climate change and their involvement, racism or some other systemic inequality – they are being falsely led to believe the world has never been in a worse state and it’s all their fault.”
Mr Katter said Albert Facey was a self-described “Labor man” who believed the party stood on the side of the workers.
“I am not sure what he would think of the Labor party we have today,” he said.
The KAP believes the book should become mandatory reading for English students in Years 7,8 or 9 – while the book is sometimes currently used in schools, it is not mandatory.
The Australian National Curriculum serves as a framework for all Australian educators and students, but the new draft curriculum has been publicly criticised for being ideological and abstract. Further it proposes to delay teaching primary school kids core maths concepts, and places a greater focus on sex and relationship education in the early school years.
Not to be outdone by illegitimate Traditional Owners and the Cairns Post newspaper, Far Northern tourist operators have been trumped by the Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council which has removed the car ferry from the Jardine River for maintenance.
Now in dry dock the only land link between the Top of Queensland and the Peninsula Development Road to the south is gone until April 26.
Holidaymakers who made bookings for the caravan parks and resorts north of the Jardine River have been forced to cancel causing struggling tourist operators to lose significant income desperately needed after last year’s unnecessary Covid disaster.
Popular tourist camping grounds such as Loyalty Beach, Seisia Camping Ground, Bamaga Resort and Punsand Bay resort will have to lay off staff.
Punsand Bay resort operator Rod Colquhoun said he has lost the remaining 100 bookings he had saved after assuring tourists the Tip was not closed following scurrilous reporting by the Cairns Post newspaper a week ago claiming the gates were closed to the Tip of Cape York.
“Apart from the fact there are no gates anywhere, the Tip could not be closed unless the council did it,” Mr Colquhoun said.
“I have just employed staff for an expected busy Easter. I have now sought legal advice to claim compensation for lost income.
“The council could have done maintenance on the ferry after the Easter holidays which would not have affected tourism and not caused a loss of income for the service stations, grocery shops, the pub, the baker and all the tourist operators.”
Thursday Island tourism and the island ferry operator would also suffer significant losses as the Easter break is the start of the tourist season.
NPARC Mayor Patricia Yusia said the council’s hands were tied because the car ferry had exceeded regulated hours for maintenance and did not meet safety standards.
by Jim O’Toole
Tourists intending to visit the top of Cape York for the Easter holidays have been turned back by a fake news campaign emanating from the Cairns Post newspaper claiming the Tip is closed.
An islander from Bamaga, Michael Solomon, acting largely on his own according to Injinoo sources, has duped the newspaper into supporting his agenda of closing the Tip to garner state government funds to develop one of the Aboriginal freehold titles he was handed by the Department of Natural Resources in 2019.
Nearby Punsand Bay Resort owner and operator Rod Colquhoun has called out Mr Solomon for disrupting tourism and causing considerable economic loss on Cape York Peninsula including Mr Solomon’s community of Bamaga.
Mr Colquhoun said there had been hundreds of cancellations by tourists who had booked in at his camping ground and others across the Peninsula since the fake news was published.
“I ask Mr Solomon what right he has to speak for Pajinka when I have been reliably advised his grandfather is from St Pauls community of Pacific Islanders on Moa Island,” Mr Colquhoun said.
“Can he produce a certified copy of his genealogy?
“Every year I make major contributions and give my time to the local communities for school competitions, sporting events, rodeo and show.”
After determining his losses Mr Colquhoun said he would be seeking legal advice.
Cairnsnews has discovered Mr Solomon is a member of the Gudang Yadhaykenu Aboriginal Corporation which holds the Deed of Grant. This corporation is not recognised by the federal government and does not represent the traditional owners of Pajinka. A search of the Native Title register revealed the Impima Ikaya Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC (Registered Native Title Body Corporate) at Injinoo is the real native title holder of Pajinka.
The Ipima Ikaya PBC should clarify their qualifications for membership as Mr Solomon is unable to be a member of the Impima Ikaya under the Native Title Act.
Injinoo Native Title holders have said generally they do not support Mr Solomon.
The three Pajinka Aboriginal Freehold titles are held as Deed of Grant of Land under the Land Act 1994 and cannot ever be sold or leased for more than 30 years.
An examination of the aerial map(above) with the Aboriginal Freehold title boundaries marked in yellow clearly shows a gazetted road (Pajinka Rd) bisecting the three titles heading to the north ending at the base of the Tip. This road comes under the control of Torres Strait Regional Council.
The Northern Peninsula Area Regional Council based at Bamaga controls this road on behalf of the TSRC south to where it joins the NPARC boundary where the council then assumes total control of the road.
It should be noted the 50 acres or more at the actual Tip of Cape York is not legally controlled by Mr Solomon. Nor is the foreshore esplanade which is controlled by the Commonwealth Government. This can be clearly seen on the map.
Mr Solomon cannot legally prevent any visitors from going to the Tip by road or sea. Cairns News has been informed the “You are standing at the Top of Australia” sign has been removed.
The collective media has been bluffed and has not done any due diligence instead accepting the untruthful story spun by Mr Solomon and is not at all concerned about the economic and cultural consequences of its blunder.
Traditional owners from other areas of the Peninsula have warned there is a deeper agenda in place with the attempted closure of the Tip of Cape York. They are suggesting the long-term plan is to totally close down Cape York Peninsula to visitors and create an independent Aboriginal State.
Hence the ongoing Cape York Land Council Number 1 claim which seeks to tie up all unallocated land and land not already subject to native title claim across the entire Peninsula approximately north from the 16 th Parallel.
According to extensive mining exploration surveys in recent years, Cape York Peninsula has some of the largest and most valuable mineral deposits in Australia and is ripe for development, however the State reserves the right to minerals and petroleum.
Existing mining operations on the Peninsula already pay royalties to native title holders, separate to government royalties.
The Cape York Land Council has its finger prints over this latest partial closure and some TO’s believe Mr Solomon has been projected as a forward scout to take the flak. Sources said he had been in Cairns recently and no doubt he would have met with the land council.