Tag: CA

Laws to Affect Creativity

The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton) | April 17, 2001

The white supremacist group The World Church of the Creator (WCOTC) [now the Church of Creativity] is making headlines in Queensland again, this time as one of the groups most likely to be hit by tough new racial vilification laws due to be introduced next month.

Both the World Church of the Creator and the Ku Klux Klan have been under police investigation in Queensland and NSW over the past eight weeks following two racially motivated incidents.

In Rockhampton the WCOTC was being investigated after the Palmtree Wutaru Aboriginal Land Corporation was …

Australia Goes After White Supremacists

Patrick Barkham | The Guardian (UK) | April 17, 2001


Two Australian states are to introduce laws to try to stop racist threats. There is growing evidence that white supremacist groups are renewing hate campaigns against aborigines in some provincial towns.

Under legislation drafted by Labour governments in Queensland and Victoria, individuals who publicly incite racial or religious hatred could face up to six months’ jail, while companies could be fined up to $A30,000 (£11,000).

“It is a clear statement – both to the small minority of violent racists, and to overseas observers concerned about recent racism in Australia …

Police Act on Growing Race-Hate Groups

Greg Roberts | The Age | April 16, 2001

Brisbane — Police in two states have moved against members of extremist race-hate groups amid a fresh wave of racist attacks on Aborigines.

The Queensland Government will introduce legislation next month banning racial vilification after reports of race-hate activity in at least four regional centres.

In New South Wales, a member of the Ku Klux Klan will appear in court next month on charges arising from an incident in the northern town of Casino, where Aborigines last Monday discussed mounting concerns about racist attacks.

The Queensland Anti-Discrimination Commission has received reports …

Race Hate Case Dropped

The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton) | April 18, 2001

POLICE have dropped a case against members of a race hate group accused of plastering racist stickers on the walls of an Aboriginal building in Rockhampton.

Police said yesterday they were powerless to act against two men from the Ku Klux Klan-aligned group which allegedly hit the Aboriginal offices in February.

Rockhampton Detective Darren Lees said the investigation into the World Church of the Creator [now the Church of Creativity] members ended after police sought legal advice, which found no criminal offence could be substantiated.

Palmtree Wataru Aboriginal chairman Colin Toby said …

Hate Laws Take On Extremists

Sunday Mail/Courier Mail | March 4, 2001

Anti-hate laws will be rushed into parliament by the State Government to counter an outbreak of white extremism.

Last night Premier Peter Beattie confirmed that Cabinet would give the go-ahead tomorrow for anti-vilification legislation.

Anyone who incited racial or religious hatred or violence would be charged with a crime, carrying a $5000 fine or up to six months in jail.

Aborigines have been targetted in Rockhampton, where property has been covered with stickers urging residents to “awake” and “save the white race”.

Further north in Mackay, the Anti-Discrimination Commission has recieved complaints from …

Hate Group Backs Beliefs

Linda Brady | Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton) | 2001

Race hate group, the World Church of the Creator [now the Church of Creativity], lashed out at criticism of its beliefs yesterday.

At the same time, one of Australia’s top criminalogists [sic] branded the group violent and dangerous.

In an email to The Morning Bulletin yesterday, a group representative using the name Brother S objected to the organisation being called Nazis and a hate group, arguing the church was simply a religious group.

In its own Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) web page the group agrees hate is “part and parcel” of its …