By Situation Theatre 8/8/2018
With Liberal politicians returning to the nation's capital next week, there is real concern about "white parliament crime" amongst Canberra residents.
A new report by the Bureau of Statistics (BS) has found Liberal MPs are massively over-represented in the data on human rights violations. While they make up less than .000003% of the Australian population, they cause a whopping 84.6% of human rights abuses.
The study traced various breaches of human rights around the country back to its source. It tracked the origins of racist verbal and physical abuse, astronomical rates of Indigenous incarceration and youth suicide, imprisonment and torture of refugees on Nauru and Manus for over five years, and climate crimes amongst many others. The primary perpetrator of these crimes was found to be the Liberal-National government, but with strong supporting roles from The Australian and Sky News.
Spokeswoman for the UNHCR, Petra Button, was interviewed on 2GB about the findings. She said incidents of human rights violations by “white parliament gangs” are on the rise in this country.
"The Australian public is really outraged by some of the goings on...the reality is people are scared to go out to restaurants of a night time because harrowing thoughts of their government’s crimes against humanity follow them wherever they go.”
She added Australians were “bemused” when they looked at the “jokes of sentences being handed down” for offences which should really land our politicians in the International Criminal Court.
“There’s no deterrence at the moment”, she said.
A representative of Amnesty International, Agatha Trunchbull was later asked about Button’s comments by 2GB’s Neil Mitchell. She commented “I’ve heard people – colleagues from Canberra – say there is real anxiety about crime in Parliament House. There is real concern about white gangs. You’d have to be walking around with your hands over your ears in Canberra not to hear it.”
“You have to be honest; there are white gangs in Canberra. No one is making any reflections on white people in general.”
“There is certainly concern about the Federal Government’s failure to uphold the rule of international law in the Parliament of the nation's capital.”