Statement of Concern

Ghillar, Michael Anderson, the convenor of Sovereign Union has made a statement to put into some perspective the attacks on the Sovereign Union and the personal attacks he has been subjected to with increasing frequency in recent weeks, many being on a few Facebook pages.
... This suggests that the road is being cleared of opposition to the Referendum Council's objectives to coerce First Nations into the illegal colonial constitution so that the sovereignty movement becomes ineffective. It indicates the detractors are manipulated by opposition forces, the hidden hand!

Ghillar, Michael Anderson
Ghillar, Michael Anderson, Convenor of the Sovereign Union, last surviving member of the founding four of the Aboriginal Embassy and Head of State of the Euahlayi Peoples Republic
(Image: Graham Tidy, Sydney Morning Herald)
Statement of Concern

Ghillar, Michael Anderson 8 June 2017

The purpose of this statement is to put into some perspective the attacks on the Sovereign Union and the personal attacks I have been subjected to with increasing frequency in recent weeks, many being on Facebook pockets.

Referendum Council and the Sovereign Union

Referendum Council Servants
Megan Davis, Noel Pearson and Pat Anderson at the Referendum Council's National Convention at Yulara, Ayers Rock Resort, near Uluru, May 2017.

(Pic: Alex Ellinghausen SMH)

Firstly, I wish to address the issue of the current Referendum Council. Again, we see the remnants of ATSIC participants, both formally elected and staff members, being engaged to drive forward, from the top down, a government campaign for us to be included in the constitution of Australia against our will.

It is most disappointing to see that Linda Burney and Patrick Dodson choose to go against the will of the grassroots First Nations Peoples, by insisting that a referendum of inclusion must take place. It should be said that these two Labor Federal politicians may be Aboriginal, but their constituency is predominantly non-Aboriginal. So we all need to understand that they are obliging to their constituency and not the First Nations Peoples. Their choice is not ours and I would hate to think that the public considers the Aboriginal people in parliament to be the voices representing Aboriginal grassroots. This is so far from the truth.

In 1999 we started a non-incorporated Non-Government Organisation (NGO), called the Sovereign Union, which is based on the Law of the Land. We work with First Nations at the grassroots level and internationally. Our Sovereign Union website is a very effective education tool with over half a million 'unique visitors' last year. (About Sovereign Union)

Personal attacks on Social Media

The unsubstatiated smears on social media have the possibility of flaring out of control on Facebook where only one side, which represents untruths and complete misrepresentation of facts, is constantly being circulated.

I suppose I should not be surprised at all by the fact that some Gomeroi people, including Alice Haines and Paul Spearim, to name a few, who allegedly supported the NO campaign to being recognised in the constitution of Australia, are the same ones now launching a campaign to attack the Sovereign Union and discredit me personally over other things. They have moved their focus away to attacking the Sovereign Union and me, which I believe is a deliberate ploy to sidetrack everyone's attention away from the real issue that is currently before us, that is, do we want to be part of the oppressor's colonial society and occupying state through their illegal constitution, or not? Or do we allow Alice Haines, Paul Spearim and Mark McMurtrie's agenda to side-step the real issue, focusing a campaign on destroying the Sovereign Union and trying to completely character assassinate me, even to the degree where they are making personal phone calls to our supporters. In some cases supporters have been verbally abused by them. I should mention that this nonsense has the potential to flare out of control, because we are usually blocked from responding on Facebook and when others are able to respond their comments are deleted, so only one side, which represents untruths and complete misrepresentation of facts, is being circulated.

The lateral violence goes much deeper, when one of the administrator's on our successful Facebook page 'Sovereign Union' changed the administration so that she became the sole administrator, then she deleted the Facebook page, which had 73,000 followers and was educating grassroots and non-Aboriginal people who want to know what our positions are. If we are not able to get this information out there then the public will not understand our position in respect to our opposition of the Referendum Council's agenda. So we were devastated when we realised that our Sovereign Union Facebook page was deliberately shut down.

The question must therefore be asked what is really going on? I ask this question because the evidence shows in our Facebook numbers of followers that people really want to understand it all. The shutting down of the Sovereign Union Facebook was, I believe, a deliberate ploy to try and wreck the success of our political campaign. We have commenced a new Facebook page 'sovereignunion1' and will build the numbers again (and no, we do not create fake profiles and talk to ourselves!)

Being attacked in the manner we are experiencing does suggest that the road is being cleared of opposition to the Referendum Council's objectives to coerce First Nations into the illegal colonial constitution so that the sovereignty movement becomes ineffective.

"Unless our Peoples come together and resist as one, all that will remain will be isolated pockets of liberation fighters being oppressed by the assimilated." - Ghillar, Michael Anderson, 2012

Many minds can locate the true pathway

The Sovereign Union constantly attacks the Australian Government on all the wrongdoings and injustices that they constantly perpetrate against our people. We have done this domestically and internationally, with complaints to UN treaty bodies and indirectly and directly to foreign Heads of Government around the world. This is unlike the former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC), and the Foundation for Aboriginal and Islanders Action Ltd (FAIRA), representatives, who attend UN Human Rights Committees and have participated in the UN Working Group on Indigenous Peoples, where they have apologised for having to attend and complain against the Australian Government. This confused many other world Non Government Organisations (NGOs), because they could not understand why ATSIC and FAIRA even bothered to come at all, if they were apologising for what they were saying and this confusion was complicated by their realisation that ATSIC and FAIRA and other national bodies were not true NGOs because they were all funded by government.

Now more than ever we need unity, but the Sovereign Union has witnessed another organisation established as the Original Sovereign Tribal Federation (OSTF), headed and controlled by Mark McMurtrie along with a group of white men led by Jerry Prus-Butwilowicz. A non-Aboriginal supporter of this group is now very wary of them because, as he alleged, Mark McMurtrie carries an Australian Federal Police Identification, which the non-Aboriginal supporter said he saw in McMurtrie's wallet. I have not named this man for fear of retribution against him. It should also be noted that McMurtrie works with another group of people called the 'Freeman Movement', a movement that is considered by the United States FBI as a threat to society, and was recently exposed in an explosive TV expose on American TV and globally.

Its as though OSTF is 'running interference' and is on a power trip to try and disempower the Sovereign Union, but we keep going our own way and do not attack them. We do not want to be involved in a power trip. We are just here to get the job done against the oppressor, so it does not help when OSTF is often confusing the meaning of the assertion of First Nations sovereignty.

McMurtrie admitted, to Aboriginal people in Alice Springs, that he reports to the police station when he goes to a regional area. It is here where he meets with Aboriginal People and confuses them about sovereignty and offers no real advice about how the First Nations can organise to advance their sovereignty through their own governance, but instead focuses on personal sovereignty and how to challenge the jurisdiction of the courts. McMurtrie provides them with a 'rebuttal' paper suggesting that, when they go to court, they hand this rebuttal to the judge because it challenges the court's jurisdiction, but it is generally ineffective. But I know from some of those who have done this, they have found judges ignoring it, which has resulted in them being found guilty, or given a custodial sentence by the court, e.g. see transcript of Judges decision in [R v Anning, Queensland Supreme Court [2013] QCA 263].

The Euahlayi Nation declared independence from the Commonwealth in 2013

Euahlayi Peoples Republic

For us of the Euahlayi Nation and other Nations who have declared independence through Unilateral Declarations Of Independence (UDIs), asserting sovereignty is not focused on claiming no jurisdiction in order to get people off traffic fines or driving without a licence, or for driving an unregistered car. First Nations are, in fact, law-abiding Peoples under our own Law and governance. We have to be, because our Law is so strict and we maintained social order and good governance without prisons and prisoners rotting in jail or youth detention centres.

Asserting sovereignty is about: rebuilding our First Nations and emerging from the crippling genocide; clarifying our boundaries with our neighbours; declaring our independence through a Unilateral Declaration of Independence (UDI); flying our flag so we can display our iconic symbols of our ancient Law in the modern era; creating a sound governance structure that carries us forward with sustainable and culturally appropriate development; working out where non-Aboriginal people fit or do not fit in the pattern; educating our children our way; reviving languages and cultural norms where necessary; caring for Country and honouring our spiritual responsibilities.

Treaty of Union between Sovereign First Nations of the Northern Murray Darling Basin

The signing of an historic Multilateral Treaty by delegates of Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations on 10 May 2017 at Aboriginal Embassy, Canberra
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The signing of an historic Multilateral Treaty by delegates of Northern Basin Aboriginal Nations on 10 May 2017 at Aboriginal Embassy, Canberra

In the lead-up to the Referendum Councils Uluru National Convention, delegates from the Northern Murray Darling Basin First Nations, under the Chairmanship of Fred Hooper, worked for 12 months on the drafting of a Treaty between themselves as Sovereign First Nations. There was no inclusion of the Commonwealth of Australia in this multilateral Treaty. This was done for the purpose of establishing a line of demarcation, by drawing a line in the sand between Australian colonial law and the continental common law of Sovereign First Nations of the island continent of Australia under our Law, culture and customs.

This is now our launching pad to establish a pathway towards our sovereign independence and right of self-determination under International Law. We were surprised, however, at the ferocious and vicious attacks that have come from our own people for doing this. This may seem disappointing and astonishing, but in reality controlling the water supply is a key source of future empowerment. This was a First Nations initiative, which also empowers our say over surface water and groundwaters in the Murray-Darling Basin. The Treaty of Union is not a government-inspired and sponsored political action. Yet those who have taken offence at the recent multilateral Treaty between First Nations, are a few of our own Gomeroi people and some Githabul people, with whom Mark McMurtrie has been working constantly. A leading antagonists against the Treaty in the first instance, Alice Haines, who I thought was a great supporter of what the Sovereign Union is doing, has now giving a free run to the Referendum Council and to those who seek to include us in the colonial constitution of Australia, by spearheading a character assassination and political campaign against me personally and against the Sovereign Union.

So, I guess the obvious question stands: Who are these Gomeroi detractors, what do they stand for and who is behind them?

I would have thought First Nations treatying with each other is a good idea and is what has been called for many times in the past. In fact, the Uluru Referendum Council Convention also supported this as an action going forward.

The important understanding is that once First Nations Peoples are in the Australian constitution the Commonwealth government, in right of the Crown, can argue that First Nations have ceded their sovereignty. This is why the Unilateral Declarations of Independence (UDIs) by First Nations are so vital, because they affirm the fact that Aboriginal people/Original people are not in the constitution as citizens, but are, in fact, classified as 'aliens' outside the constitution and the UDI would maintain their independence, even if the referendum for constitutional recognition succeeded.

No right of veto for Gomeroi against Whitehaven Coal in the Gunnedah Basin

Finally, I want to mention the current Gomeroi opposition, lateral violence and smashing on Facebook over the Whitehaven Coal commercial agreement. The reality is that, had those opposing the agreement had the opportunity to be in the Native Title Applicants shoes, they would have realised that there was no possibility of stopping the extension of this mine going ahead.

Leard State Forrest

Like many others, I do not want the destruction of our lands to occur, but the current colonial legal regimes in this country prevent us from having any vetoing powers over the extractive industries.

When a mining company applies to extract natural resources Native Title Applicants and claimants find themselves between the proverbial rock and a hard place.

Several years ago some of the senior Gomeroi Elders decided to make a Native Title application on the basis of Gomeroi being a sovereign Nation that has never ceded its sovereignty. The two most senior Elders who attended the first major meeting of 600 Gomeroi to elect the Applicant group, were the late Mrs Ellen Draper and Mr Jo McGuiness Snr, who moved a resolution saying that the Gomeroi Nation had never ceded nor relinquished their sovereignty to the invaders. This was to be part of the original Native Title application. 19 Applicants were chosen to represent the 19 Gomeroi families.

Several months after this meeting, however, the Applicants questioned the NSW Native Title Services Corporation (NTSCorp) about what was being claimed, and NTSCorp admitted that the matter of Gomeroi sovereignty has never been ceded, was not included in the Native Title Application. When the Applicants confronted NTSCorp lawyers on the question why this was left out, the NTSCorp CEO, Natalie Rotumah, and NTSCorp senior lawyer, Mishka Holt, said that they were advised by their senior counsel, Sandra Phillips, that the application would not have been registered had the sovereignty assertion been included. The Applicants were disgusted and made the point that this was not a decision for NTSCorp, but the Gomeroi people themselves.

In the Whitehaven Coal Maules Creek case the Right To Negotiate (RTN) applied to a very small parcel of land, only 75 hectares, inside an already operating mining tenement that had been in use well before the Gomeroi Native Title application was lodged. The Maules Creek open cut coalmine, in the Gunnedah Basin, is adjacent to the Boggabri Coal Mine and the Tarrawonga Coal Mine and covers a massive 9,333 hectares. The Maules Creek Coal mine has planning approval to extract up to 13 million tonnes of coal each year until 2034.

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Maules Creek Project Layout - Fig 2

The reality is that with no right of veto there were three options for the Gomeroi Applicant negotiators:

  1. To say no to the mine, in which case the mining company takes it to arbitration. Arbitration is conducted by the National Native Title Tribunal (NNTT), which invariably agrees the mine goes ahead in the national interest and the claim group is paid a pittance, as the NNTT does not have the power to order compensation, but rather goodwill payments;
  2. To say yes to the mine and the Applicant and claimant group accepts the first offer on the table; or
  3. To negotiate for the best deal that could be achieved, even though our objections to the destruction of our Country were made very clear. The Applicants sought to give instructions to NTSCorp for a legal challenge against the mine, but NTSCorp resisted our every effort to initiate the legal challenge. In the Maules Creek Whitehaven Coal case, under the circumstances, the negotiations that occurred and were settled, now see more than 50 Gomeroi people working with take home pay, going into their various households, of a combined amount in excess of $5.6 million per year. That amount goes not to an Aboriginal organisation, but into the homes of young and older Gomeroi families. It might be a good idea for the detractors to discuss, with these families, alternatives that they might have pursued.

The small amount of money that Gomeroi received under the straight commercial agreement with Whitehaven Coal, was not from an Indigenous Land Use Agreement (ILUA). It now helps the Applicants to maintain the Gomeroi fight under the Native Title process, independent of government money, and to break away from the government-controlled NSW Native Title Services Corporation, whose lawyers would not act on instructions from us.

The "well site" in the 75-hectare area was dug on the side of the hill by a farmer in the 1950s as catchment for water. There is a cultural well site, but the mine is some distance from it.

United position to fight a common enemy

Because the cards are stacked against us as First Nations Peoples, it is a united position that we must find to fight a common enemy.

Like many of my colleagues of the past, who have bothered to get out there and sacrifice themselves and fight against our oppressors on the streets; through learning their ways and using our wits to strategise against a very well-oiled machine, called the British Empire. We have worked tirelessly to do the best we can: to seek the liberation of our people; to gain our right to be self-determining; and to benefit from the richness of our land. We need to continue to follow this fighting tradition and to unite to free ourselves from tyranny and subjugation from an illegal occupying colonial power.

I will continue to fight the fight. Time will tell who is right and it's the peoples' choice out there in this big wide world, as to what they believe and what they do not. One can never grow old in this struggle, we just learn that there are more curves in the road than we realised. Sometimes what is around the next corner is very frightening, because these days you don't know who is going to be there.

An imploding Gomeroi Nation - lessons from the past

It is interesting to note that there is a minority of Aboriginal people who seem to focus their attention on destroying, or attempting to destroy people who have been trying to bring about justice for our people for all these years. I would like to focus my attention on the destructiveness of an imploding Nation called the Gomeroi, Komeroi, or Kamilaroi.

My Gomeroi ancestry comes from my father, who is of the Far Western group of clans, west of the Barwon River and on my matriarchal side through my grandmothers grandfather, who married into the Euahlayi.

First let me say that there have been many great Gomeroi leaders in the past who have continued to take up the fight against our invaders, while at the same time we have had just as many antagonists who, for whatever reason, seek merely to bring them down.

Allow me to take this time to focus on three senior Elders of recent times who I know just simply attempted to gain benefits and rights for our People.

When the late Kumanjay Charles Perkins came on his now very famous bus ride, known as the Freedom Ride, he rolled into Moree and Walgett with white supporters to fight against the tyranny of racism that enveloped towns like Walgett and Moree from early colonial days. The racism was such that the author Ted Docker went back into Walgett after the Freedom Ride to gain a measure of white opposition to anything that suggested rights for Aboriginal Peoples. In his book Simply Human Beings, Docker comments, in his chapter on Walgett, that white attitudes were such that Aboriginal People should be put on the government mission station called Gingi, a twelve-foot high concrete wall be put around them and the people should only be let out when their labour was required.

The 'Freedom Ride' 1965: Student Action for Aborigines bus, February 1965 (image AIATSIS)

The opposition that the Freedom Riders met at the Moree swimming pool is indeed well-publicised, and the TV coverage at the time showed the level of white racism. Two key family members who, with supporters, led the Moree and Walgett contingent were, in Walgett, Harry Hall, who was a Department of Main Roads worker at the time and, in Moree, Lyall Munro Snr, who was an electrical linesman with the NSW Electricity Commission.

It is sad to realise that these two men ended up having to give up their jobs at the time, because of the stand that they took for their people. Not only that, after 1965 their families could not, and would not, be offered any jobs.

During a community meeting in 1965, in the RSL Hall I was shocked, as a youth, to see how the whites in Walgett engaged one of my older cousins and stood him up, as representative of the Aboriginal community, to suggest that Walgett did not have a racial problem and that the whites in Walgett were good people. To hear the disgust from my Mum and my great aunties, that they expressed against him, horrified me to think that someone of our own kind would do this.

After the Freedom Ride in Walgett, Harry Hall and a group of Aboriginal people, the late Mrs Gladdy Lake, the late Mrs Thelma Thorne, and the late Ted Fields, worked feverously to raise funds and their efforts saw enough money raised to buy and build an Aboriginal-owned building in Walgett, which was named after the Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs in George Street, Sydney. It was from this building and the organisation, later named Barwon Aboriginal Community Ltd., that they began a grassroots movement to improve the status of our own people locally.

In the mid-1970s, the Moree community, led by Lyall Munro Snr, Doug McGrady and Edna Craigie, to name a few, began a grassroots strategy, along with other Aboriginal supporters, to effect change and improvements for their People in the Moree community. Like Walgett, Moree started a housing company, called Gwydir Housing Ltd. At Walgett, the Barwon Aboriginal Community Ltd. also set up its own housing operations. These projects, outside of government control, were to house our people in affordable housing.

By the 1990s Moree had more than 32 houses that were owned by the Aboriginal Housing Company, while in Walgett they had 36 Houses plus eight units for young families. In addition, they bought an office block and a hotel, the Oasis, for the purpose of engaging in commercial activities, through which they could generate their own incomes to use for other community development programs.

'The lifeguard come over and tell us that the pool is for white people only'
The 'Freedom Ride' meeting in Moree, 1965: " ... that day Charles (Perkins) had asked us if we wanted to go to the local swimming pool in Moree, we all said yes we wanted, because it was fairly hot that day. So we went to the pool and went for a swim, then I suddenly saw the lifeguard come over and tell us that the pool is for white people only ... ," said one attendee at this meeting.

Moreover, these men oversaw major housing development projects through the Lands Trust and the National Aboriginal Conference (NAC). Their efforts were significant because the NAC, that Lyall Munro and Harry Hall, were a part of, successfully negotiated a $7 million housing project in Brewarrina, on land that was reserved for the use of Aborigines and is now owned by the NSW Aboriginal Land Council. Other housing projects that these men were engaged in, included housing at Walgett at the Namoi Reserve, the former government mission station, and at Gingi. They also initiated housing at the former Moree Aboriginal Mission Station with the housing project called Mehi Village, also referred to as Stanley Village. But these later houses on Aboriginal Reserves were taken over by the New South Wales Government, because these lands were under New South Wales Government rules, because they were lands reserved by the government for the use of Aborigines. These housing projects did not stop at these towns, but in fact engendered major housing projects all over New South Wales and in fact nationwide.

When the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) came into existence and Regional Councils, under the ATSIC program, were established, we witnessed a direct assault on, and political assassinations of these men, which facilitated a vehicle for the dissenting Aboriginal opposition groups. The net result was that all the houses in Moree were sold to mainly white people. In some cases, houses were bulldozed down and we now have many vacant blocks in Moree with no houses on them. In Walgett, all the houses were sold to non-Aboriginal people; the flats were bulldozed down; the office block and vacant blocks and the Oasis Hotel, were sold to white businesses, and the Foundation for Aboriginal Affairs lies idle and in total disrepair in the Main Street of Walgett. The Aboriginal people in Walgett ask every day: Who owns that building and block of land now?

I must say at this point that the assault against these men and the loss of all this property came at the hands of local Gomeroi detractors and opposition. We must also acknowledge that these same people, who had controls in ATSIC, failed their people miserably and to truly address the needs of our Peoples, when you consider that they had a budget of $2 billion per year.

It should be mentioned that, with the aid of ATSIC, Lyall Munro Snr and Doug McGrady of Moree were prosecuted by ATSIC facilitation for what was alleged to have been misappropriation of the housing company's funds. Having accepted the guilty verdict, the judge made a remorseful comment when he said that he was most disappointed that he had to accept these guilty verdicts because the company's constitution did not permit them the right to sponsor their own Aboriginal football team to participate in the annual Rugby League Knockout Carnival. The judge understood that the Aboriginal football team, called Moree Boomerangs, would not raise sufficient sponsorship in a racist town like Moree and the Aboriginal people in ATSIC and the local Gomeroi opposition to Lyall Munro and Doug McGrady were not forgiving and found an opening to destroy two very valuable and determined men, who fought for their community and not for themselves.

These two men were publicly ridiculed and paid the high price of taking a chance to sponsor their local Moree Boomerangs football team to the tune of approximately $20,000 from the companys rental income. Later, I attempted to assist them to save the housing company and, despite the fact that Lyall Munro and Doug McGrady reached agreement with creditors, ATSIC persisted in shutting the organisation down by winding it up.

A similar occurrence was experienced at Walgett. It was local Gomeroi people who created the situation that saw the loss of everything that the Walgett community rightfully deserved. Both these towns no longer have anything of their own, other than the medical services. The communities are in fact in disarray with only a few seeking to turn things around, while the Aboriginal opposition to any efforts remains very visible.

For those who seek to know, my last government pay packet was in 1974, when I walked out of the Department of Aboriginal Affairs because of a disagreement that I had with senior staff members, including Kumanjay Charles Perkins, who informed me that I should travel Australia and establish Aboriginal organisations in Aboriginal communities, but I had to incorporate those Aboriginal organisations with the people they chose. This was not my cup of tea.

My employment with the National Aboriginal Conference (formerly the National Aboriginal Consultative Committee set up in 1973 by the Whitlam Labor Government) was an independent political voice, the Black elected parliament, to work with the government to develop policies and procedures for Aboriginal Advancement throughout this island continent.
The orchestrated demise of the NAC and its treaty negotiations was underpinned by the late HC Nugget Coombs' project with the aid of Patrick Dodson, Michael Mansell, Peter Yu and others to establish the Federation of Land Councils, through the creation of Regional Land Councils, which now rule much of Aboriginal Affairs across this country. Lowitja O'Donaghue's vehement objection to the male dominance in Aboriginal politics saw that the role of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC) was changed by the amalgamation of the former Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA), the Aboriginal Development Commission (ADC), and with the inclusion of the National Aboriginal Conference's policy advisory responsibilities. Lowitja O'Donaghue's objectives were very well received by the Hawke Labor government, but when ATSIC was abolished by the Howard government, Lowitja O'Donaghue felt crushed to the point where she essentially admitted that all of her work was for nothing, when she was said: 'It was not supposed to be this way.'

Ghillar, Michael AndersonGhillar, Michael Anderson protesting outside Kirribilli House when the former Prime Minister Tony Abbott met with especially selected Aboriginal people to develop strategies to enforce Constitutional Recognition on our people on 6 July 2015

In conclusion, the work of the Sovereign Union is having a very significant impact. The world is waking up to the fact that 'Australia' is an illegal occupying power, which continues to be a colony of Britain, with only the right to govern themselves, not First Nations Peoples of this island continent. Like other leaders around the world the question of where Australia fits in the scheme of things in international politics is confusing. The only thing that gives Australia a degree of protection is how they closely tie themselves to American politics and America's world interests. Australia is indeed very strategic for the Americans, not so for England. This is why America promotes Australia's voice in the international community. Other countries see Australia as a childlike group, which gives up Aboriginal natural resources to the world for peanuts. This is because Australia needs to be liked, just take the Adani Coal incident as an example.

How can you take a country seriously when they lack pride and dignity and seek to be liked by giving away their stolen wealth? As First Nations Peoples we understand clearly that Australia has no friends and seeks to buy loyalty with stupidity.

It is time that we as First Nations lead a revolution to liberation. Britain knows what they did wrong and now have no idea how to deal with a 'rebellious child' who has destroyed all hope of any decorum. As First Nations Peoples this is our time to make our move to promote the true Law of the Land and work towards co-ordinating with the rest of Australia the rise of a Republic beneath the Southern Cross, underpinned by Aboriginal Law, culture and custom. We have all the experience and knowledge to work with the newcomers to our land and make this island continent truly self-sustaining, while protecting humanity. We do not have to follow the pathway of the wrongdoers. We need determined and open-minded people who are committed to redefining our Nations.

This is a case of out with the old and in with the new but it will be underpinned by the foundations and sovereignty of the oldest living surviving culture on planet earth.

Contact: Ghillar Michael Anderson
Convenor of Sovereign Union of First Nations and Peoples and Head of State of the Euahlayi Peoples Republic -
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