Are Any Of You Fucking Cowards Going To Address What Happened In Perth This Week? — The Betoota Advocate

Are Any Of You Fucking Cowards Going To Address What Happened In Perth This Week? — The Betoota Advocate

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Australia’s political class don’t appear to have much to talk about this week.

This is peculiar, given the fact that literally every single Federal politician is currently Canberra, surrounded by journalists and media advisors, who would be briefing them on every single breaking story in the Australian news cycle.

While the Liberal Party’s 7 different female MPs rally in Parliament House courtyard to demand a public apology from the Prime Minister for embarrassing Michelle Landry MP by highlighting how little she knows about the geographical lay out of her own electorate’s, the egalitarian comrades within Albanese Government have stayed glued to talking points surrounding their new tax policies.

Not much else going on outside of that, apparently. There was also a lot of rain.

Australia’s politicians have been quick to take to social media and TV interviews to warn their constituents to please beware of driving through rising waters, and to look after each other in the wake of these extreme weather patterns.

Surprisingly, not one politician has thought it necessary to also warn Australians of the likelihood of being murdered in the streets by a racist mob of rednecks.

This comes as Indigenous families say they are afraid to let their children walk the streets in Perth, after the cruel and racist killing of 15-year-old Cassius Turvey, who died on October 23 after being assaulted by a mob of white men carrying machetes and metal poles.

A 21-year-old man has been charged with his murder, and Western Australia’s top cop has written off this young man’s death as a case of ‘wrong place, wrong time’ – which is a weird way to describe the white supremacist murder of an innocent kid getting off a bus in his school uniform.

This tragic murder speaks to a deeply disturbing darkness that has existed in Australia since the first gunshot at Botany Bay, and is something that our elected officials would prefer not to talk about because they might face backlash from voters who also don’t want to talk about this.

With two hours left on the calendar for this sitting week, it is almost 100% guaranteed that the death of Cassius Turvey will not get a mention in Parliament House. Which is no surprise, given it took three days to make it into a newspaper.

Author: Stephen Bailey