The Koorie Coup: Aboriginal Power Grabs in Victoria

While the news media has focused heavily on the upcoming referendum to enshrine an Aboriginal lobby group into the constitution (“The Voice”), little attention has been paid to or analysis provided of Victoria’s experiences with promoting so-called “Aboriginal self determination” or the astounding public costs already endured by White Victorians in support of this anti-White (i.e. anti-Australian) project. My intention here, then, is to correct this imbalance by presenting a rather bleak picture of what awaits on a national scale should the Voice referendum succeed.

Victoria is a corrupt state that has led the way in the disenfranchisement of Whites through degenerate social policies. It is unsurprising, then, that Victoria is also well ahead of other states in promoting Aboriginal “self-determination”. Despite billions of taxpayer dollars being spent, the mainstream media rarely interrogates this expensive project. Indeed, many Victorians are totally unaware that we are already halfway through a disastrously expensive “Treaty” process with Victorian Aboriginals, which has already cost more than $500 million and included several massive spends. These include the establishment of the following:

  • A quasi-parliamentary “First People’s Assembly” to represent Aboriginal Victorians and Aboriginal Corporations, as well as to lead Treaty negotiations with the State Government
  • A Royal Commission tasked with “investigating historical and ongoing injustices committed against Aboriginal Victorians since colonisation, across all areas of social, political and economic life” (in typical Orwellian fashion, this is being called a “truth-telling process” and a “Justice Commission”)
  • A “self-determination fund” for which the government provided $65 million and which will be controlled and run privately by administrators appointed by the First People’s Assembly

Let us now examine the First People’s Assembly as a case study for how these organisations are run.

First, there is the issue of cost. To begin, the Government spent $50 million to establish the Assembly in 2019. Victorian Aboriginals were then given an opportunity to elect 32 representatives, for which the Government spent $16 million on advertising and promotion. Although all Aboriginals in Victoria were eligible to vote, less than 7 per cent did, turnout being less than a measly 2000 people. That means if votes were equally split between the 32 elected representatives, each candidate required only 62 votes to win a seat; and reports indicate that some representatives skated into positions with as few as 40 votes. When the advertising spend is divided by the turnout, the result is a whopping government spend of $8000 per vote. Those, however, are merely the initial costs of establishing the Assembly; since 2019, it has cost the Victorian taxpayer at least $200 million – enough to provide every Aboriginal in Victoria a lump sum of nearly $4000.

Going hand in hand with such expenses and farcical election processes is the clandestine manner in which the Assembly operates. In normal democratic elections, final vote tallies are made available to the public as soon as possible in the interests of democratic transparency. However, as a private organisation, the Assembly is not required to share final vote tallies or even disclose how many votes each representative received to be elected. This information remains secret even four years later. Similarly, in the interests of democratic accountability, the salaries of our parliamentarians are public information. The Premier, for example, enjoys a base income of $481,190 each year. That may be extremely high, but at least we know the figure and can complain about it. Not so for the Assembly – member remuneration is also secret, as are the incomes of directors and employees of the Assembly. There are no publicly available financial reports, nor is there information on how and where money is spent.

“At least some poor dispossessed Aboriginal gets to hold the bastard government to account?” the bleeding hearts among us may think. Newly elected co-chairs of the Assembly, Reuben Berg and Ngarra Murray, would certainly have us believe so: “History shows that real change comes from the people. Whether we’re realising our rights, fighting racism, or standing up for our Country, it is everyday people who are the original drivers of change. People like us.” So who are these self-proclaimed “everyday people”? Mr Berg is a board member of the Australian Communities Foundation and Managing Director of an Aboriginal consultancy services company. He was previously commissioner of a government statutory authority, chair of a water corporation, a member of the Heritage Council of Victoria , and a Manager of Heritage Services at Aboriginal Affairs Victoria. Ms Murray is a National Manager of Aboriginal Programs at Oxfam, a Board Member of the Nicholls Foundation and a Member of the National NAIDOC Committee. Everyday people indeed!

I don’t blame you for not knowing this. When leeches attach to their victim, they release an analgesic compound which numbs the area. You have to be wary and pay close attention, lest you find yourself covered head to toe. So too it is with the state. Only when you stop to really look do you see the pattern: career bureaucrats and professional race agitators being paid by our own government to cry racism, invent historical grievances and attack our very existence.

Sadly, this anti-White agenda does not stop with assemblies and committees. An insidious drive towards “Aboriginal self-determination” has been inserted into every layer of the public service, and all Victorian Government departments are expected to explicitly advance Aboriginal interests. Take the Department of Health, which you might assume would care equally about the health of all Victorians. Not so, according to Balit Murrup, the $10 million Aboriginal social and emotional wellbeing framework created to ensure Victorian Aboriginals “achieve and sustain the highest attainable standard of social emotional wellbeing and mental health”. I’m sure you haven’t missed that doctors no longer bulk-bill, hospitals are at breaking point, ambulances can take half an hour to respond to an emergency, and seeing a specialist will set you back hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Yet professional Aboriginals are conspiring behind our backs to develop policies to benefit their race at our expense.

The consequence of all this is that the scope and scale of spending on Aboriginals in Victoria is at unprecedented levels. A review of the 2023-24 Victorian Budget documents reveal some startling figures. Over the past three years the Victorian government spent $730 million dollars on Aboriginals, including:

  • $386 million on “policy and reform advice and programs to support Aboriginal self -determination”
  • $70 million on “traditional owner engagement and Aboriginal cultural heritage management”
  • $273 million on Aboriginal-specific programs such as “preventing Aboriginal deaths in custody” (presumably it’s not a concern if White people die in custody), reparations for the “Stolen Generations”, and cash handouts to Aboriginal Corporations to promote “economic recovery”.

But if you think $730 million dollars over three years is high, I have some bad news: These figures do not include spending that only benefits Aboriginals but which is bundled with other new initiatives. As just one example, the government announced $58 million to create 20 women’s health clinics around Victoria. As part of that, the Government will also deliver a dedicated Aboriginal-led women’s health clinic catering only to Aboriginal clients. The cost of this commitment, which only benefits Aboriginal Victorians, is swallowed up in the broader $58 million and therefore cannot be accounted for.

Nor do these figures assess ongoing spending on Aboriginal-only jobs built into departmental budgets. For example, Victoria Police has dozens of Aboriginal Community Liaison Officers earning upwards of $90,000 a year. All departments have Aboriginal Engagement Officers, Aboriginal Project Officers, Aboriginal Advisors, and Aboriginal Coordinators, and senior positions can pay more than $150,000 a year. Naturally, Whites need not apply; these positions, and thousands of other general roles paid for by your taxes, are reserved exclusively for Aboriginals (or those who shirk their heritage by disingenuously identifying as such).

So the $730 million figure quoted above is the Victorian Government’s absolute minimum spend for Aboriginal-specific programs and commitments. That translates to $12,000 for every Aboriginal in the state. But if we account for Aboriginal spending bundled with larger budget items, preferential employment discrimination in public service hiring, tax concessions and grants for Aboriginal Corporations, and general benefits which Aboriginals enjoy at a rate greater than the general population (e.g. public housing), the real figure is certainly in the billions and could even be in the tens of billions.

This spending will not slow down. Rather, it will increase at ever greater speeds. This year, the Assembly has announced it intends to pursue the transfer of decision-making powers from the state to themselves (at the White man’s ongoing expense, of course!). This could include powers over government land-use policy, which would impact where you can build a home and whether you can use a public park or fish in a river. All this spending is just the prelude to a Treaty, the negotiations for which have not even begun. It is highly likely that any Treaty would include billions in direct reparations that would come out of your paycheque.

To end on a sour note, the Assembly itself says that demands will not end even with a state-wide Treaty. Rather, the State will also be obligated to negotiate individual treaties with each Aboriginal tribe. To support this, the government has committed to funding these Aboriginal corporations to make claims against the state. Have you ever heard of an organisation funding litigation against itself?

In my limited space, I have touched on only the tiniest fraction of the profligate spending to date. In future, I will explore the Royal Commission tasked with “investigating historical and ongoing injustices committed against Aboriginal Victorians since colonisation”, exposing its true political design and purposes. I will also explore how the state has deliberately tied its own hands (and feet) for the Treaty negotiations in ways so profoundly infuriating you will question your own sanity.

In other words, you have much to look forward to.

ANA Victoria

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