The Indigenous Voice to Parliament aka The Voice is the proposed new advisory group containing separately elected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, perpetually enshrined in the Constitution of Australia, which would “have a responsibility and right to advise the Australian Parliament and Government on national matters of significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples”.
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has made The Voice one of his signature policies and pledged $75 million towards the referendum in the last budget.
As in other Western countries, the question of race, fuelled by a tertiary educated middle class, has become a modern day minefield. Outside the blathering bureaucratic class, under most circumstances many citizens find it easier and simpler to just not go there.
Inept political handling means the country is now deeply divided on the issue, and the population at large has no idea what form The Voice may or may not take. Anyone who dares to raise even the slightest doubt finds themselves scorned by a social media pack, as the left destroys their own case tweet by abusive tweet.
While Australia’s left leaning media emote constantly over the nation’s indigenous population, back in November of 2021 there was not a word of protest as the Army rounded up indigenous people off their sacred homelands and left them no choice but to get vaccinated. That freezing Spring ended with one of the greatest scandals ever to be perpetuated against that same cohort of the population every social justice warrior in the country wrapped their virtue signalling in; comfortably assuaging their communal guilt while oozing fake empathy for “elders past, present and emerging”.
Here is an extract from the upcoming book Australia Breaks Apart by veteran journalist John Stapleton.
In November of 2021, bleeding into December, the remote Northern Territory areas of Katherine, Binjari and Rockhole have been placed into a hard lockdown, with an operation underway that includes transferring positive cases and close contacts, that is entire remote communities, from their sacred homelands.
In Australia’s heavily manipulated media environment, TOTT News is one of the very few outlets in the country following this story critically and in depth.
And yet this is one of the most truly outrageous, and most important stories, this country has ever seen, with repercussions stretching well beyond the alleged forced vaccination of sovereign peoples against their will. And on their own homelands.
Few Australians have ever been to these remote aboriginal settlements, and access is severely restricted. A reporter can’t just hop in a company car and decide to go and investigate what is happening.
While ignored by the mainstream the moves attracted vicious headlines in some smaller outlets: “Aboriginals Hunted by Military, Kids Jabbed by Force” and “Australia Begins Covid Ethnic Cleansing Military Round Ups of Indigenous People”.
American radio host Stew Peters declared: “I just saw this video which shook me to the core. There are all kinds of reports all over the internet of aboriginal people being hunted, chased down like wild animals by their own government, by their military,
“Kids are being chased by the military personnel, tackled to the ground, pinned down and force jabbed with syringes.”
While quickly scrubbed from major platforms including Facebook, the powerful appeal for international intervention could still be found on anti-censorship platforms.
Standing in front of a large aboriginal flag and flanked by First Nations people a spokesman declares: “We are part of the original Tribal Sovereign Federation. We are standing here united to make an international call for assistance. We need international attention focused on what is happening here in our communities.
“We have the Northern Territory government force vaccinating our people, pressuring them using military, using foreign military, foreign police officers, and local military and local police officers to pressure our people to take this bioweapon. They are not informing the people. They are lining them up. They are telling them they can’t eat in the shops, they can’t leave the community, they can’t go shopping elsewhere.
“Those who are fleeing to get food or fleeing to avoid this forced vaccination are being fined $5000. So this is martial law. This is a war crime. This is a crime against humanity. We are the guinea pigs. We are the dry run for everything, for the rest of the country and the rest of the world. They are trialling it on us.
“What they are doing now is they are forcing this genocidal weapon on to us, through coercion, through force, through pressure, through the relief of getting a feed or food or getting money. They are pressuring us in every way. And now they are going in with the military. They are locking down entire communities. They are not letting people in or out.
“They are protecting their crime by shutting everybody out. Our people are scared. Our people are frightened. Our people are terrorised out there. This is torture. Do not be mistaken. We are calling out to the international community to bring this to the attention of the world. This is genocide against the oldest living culture in the world.
“Our culture is your culture. Our law is your law. We hold all seven DNAs.”
Injecting Australia’s indigenous population with a gene based “therapy” which could potentially alter their DNA posed a particular trauma. Part of the massive resistance to vaccination amongst Australia’s indigenous was due to the widespread belief that their blood, their DNA, was different to that of Europeans, unique, ancient and strong.
Whatever the case, this was paternalism of the very worst kind.
Members of the tribal group making the plea were reported to have subsequently attended a freedom march in the Northern Territory capital of Darwin, where police used pepper spray to arrest and disperse demonstrators.
Nowhere was the conduct of Australian authorities, readily reminiscent of totalitarian societies, more stark than in the impoverished settlements of the Northern Territory. Australian Defence Force personnel were deployed in army trucks to “assist” with a reported COVID outbreak in remote indigenous areas. And when we say remote, we mean perhaps 50 houses hundreds of kilometres from the nearest neighbouring settlement.
The remote pastoral and government town community of Katherine and surrounding areas of Binjari and Rockhole were placed into a hard lockdown, with Chief Minister Michael Gunner telling reporters that an operation has begun overnight that included a co-ordinated removal of positive cases out of the community.
“It’s highly likely that more residents will be transferred to Howard Springs today, either as positive cases or close contacts. We have already identified 38 close contacts from Binjari, but that number will go up. Those 38 are being transferred now.”
At the 2016 census Binjari had a population of 190.
Temperatures were soaring into the 40s, and people locked inside their stifling, crowded homes endured as long as they could. The poor suffer as they must. Some households went without power for days.
Mask mandates were introduced across the region, including Miniyera, population 600, the old mission town of Ngukkur, population 200, and Kalkarindji, population 330.
Gunner announced that the “residents of Binjari and Rockhole no longer had the previously existing five reasons to leave their homes,” which had included buying food and supplies, exercising for up to two hours, care or caregiving, work, or education.
These restrictions were tightened until members of the community get vaccinated.
“They can only leave for medical treatment, in an emergency, or as required by law.”
The measures were the toughest actions deployed in the Northern Territory.
That is, indigenous people living on their own sacred homelands could not leave their homes, even as they watched their neighbours being carted off to a quarantine station, otherwise known as a National Resilience Centre. Or to critics, a concentration camp. You couldn’t make this shit up.
Gunner said that he had contacted the then Prime Minister Scott Morrison to express his gratitude for the “support” of Defence Force personnel, and the army trucks being used to remove allegedly positive cases.
A “rapid assessment team” of some 30 personnel hit the ground to begin contact tracing and were deployed from Darwin and Alice Springs to, in the official jargon, “assist residents”.
In announcing the Binjari crackdown, Gunner took the opportunity to unleash against those who objected to vaccine mandates and the increased focus on indigenous communities, in a truly stunning display during questions with reporters, in a tirade which attracted attention for all the wrong reasons.
He labelled anyone who disagreed with mandatory vaccination as an “anti-vaxxer”.
“If you are anti-mandate, you are absolutely anti-vax. I don’t care what your personal vaccination status is. If you support, champion, give a green light, give comfort to, or support anybody who argues against the vaccine – you are an anti-vaxxer. Absolutely. Your personal vaccination status is utterly irrelevant.”
His actions created Immense fear, confusion and distress across these small communities.
A few short months later, in May of 2022, Michael Gunner, after having played such a vivid role in Australia’s Covid derangement, resigned unexpectedly, claiming his heart was no longer in the job and that after the birth of his second child he wanted to spend more time with his family. Maybe, just maybe, he realised the true horror of what he had done.