‘White supremacy’ leaflet drop

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News - By MONTANA ARDON Com­mu­ni­tynews .com.au

WESTERN sub­urbs res­i­dents are out­raged over an anony­mous let­ter­box drop pur­port­edly from the Greens party ti­tled ‘Stop White Supremacy’.

Res­i­dents from Claremont to Mos­man Park have re­ceived leaflets call­ing for a ‘White Priv­i­lege Tax’ and for ac­tion to stop het­ero­sex­ual cou­ples hav­ing white chil­dren.

The pro­posed tax is for an ex­tra 15 per cent on in­di­vid­u­als of white Euro­pean ori­gin earn­ing more than $120,000 a year.

The leaflet also states “thou­sands of white peo­ple in Aus­tralia con­trib­ute to the racist cul­ture of sys­tem­atic op­pres­sion that hurts refugees and other mi­nori­ties such as Mus­lims and the LGBTQI (les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual, trans­gen­der, queer and in­ter­sex) com­mu­nity”.

“We are also urg­ing small acts of every­day ac­tivism to com­bat racism.

“Start by call­ing out peo­ple you see en­gag­ing in white same-race het­ero­sex­ual re­la­tion­ships and es­pe­cially those plan­ning on hav­ing white chil­dren.”

A Mos­man Park res­i­dent who did not want to be named de­scribed the pro­posed pol­icy as “ab­surd” and “gut­less.”

“It is typ­i­cal they sneak around in the night to our let­ter­boxes in­stead of talk­ing face to face,” she said. “We tol­er­ate ev­ery­one, but they won't even con­sider how the ma­jor­ity of Aus­tralians feel.”

An an­gry Claremont busi­ness­man said it was pa­thetic the peo­ple be­hind the leaflet didn't iden­tify them­selves dur­ing the day.

“If this is some kind of sick joke, it's caus­ing more di­vi­sion in the com­mu­nity,” he said.

Lo­cal Greens mem­ber Ali­son Xa­mon said the party did not know who was be­hind the leaflet, which in­cluded the Greens sym­bol, ad­dress and phone num­ber.

“It was ob­vi­ously de­signed to mis­rep­re­sent the Greens’ poli­cies,” the North West Metropoli­tan MLC said.

“It is ap­palling. It is cow­ardly be­hav­iour and is deeply con­cern­ing as it has been done to spread fear.”

She said the Greens had for­mally com­plained to the Aus­tralian Elec­toral Com­mis­sion.

“It is quite clearly the work of peo­ple who have a fun­da­men­tal prob­lem with the Greens’ poli­cies,” she said.

“We are con­sid­er­ing our op­tions, in­clud­ing whether to re­port it.”

The leaflets come af­ter a num­ber of ‘White Pride’ posters caused angst across Perth re­cently.

The Is­lamic Coun­cil of WA has been con­tacted for com­ment.

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