Australia: Gold Coast Young LNP chairman to be disciplined over 'racist' Schoolies video - - PressFrom - Australia
  •   
  •   

Australia Gold Coast Young LNP chairman to be disciplined over 'racist' Schoolies video

03:35  03 december  2019
03:35  03 december  2019 Source:   abc.net.au

Man, 20, arrested after car allegedly found loaded with drugs headed for schoolies

  Man, 20, arrested after car allegedly found loaded with drugs headed for schoolies Officers in Lorne searched the car and allegedly found a significant quantity of methamphetamine, ketamine, cannabis, a number of deal bags and a large amount of cash. Police say they suspect the drugs were destined to be sold to school leavers celebrating in Lorne.The driver was being interviewed by police on Monday morning and is expected to be charged.Lorne and Torquay have become popular destinations for teens celebrating the end of school, with thousands estimated to have descended on the popular seaside tourist destinations.Schoolies week officially started on the Surf Coast on Saturday and ends on December 8.

Parties Info Schoolies Tour. Gold Coast - Week 1. You only get to celebrate Schoolies once, so make sure you get the choice to do it your way! With Schoolies .com, you can book destinations all across Australia, plus we have international schoolies week destinations in Bali and Fiji.

Book schoolies accommodation, get tickets to official Schoolies .com parties and events. The Gold Coast is Australia's biggest Schoolies destination. Schoolies in Lorne is the epitome of seas-side vibes – super chilled with endless schoolies fun to be had as the sun goes down!

a person standing posing for the camera: Gold Coast Young LNP chair Barclay McGain and Gold Coast Young LNP vice-chair Patrick Riches filmed a segment at Surfers Paradise during Schoolies 2019. (Supplied)© Provided by ABC NEWS Gold Coast Young LNP chair Barclay McGain and Gold Coast Young LNP vice-chair Patrick Riches filmed a segment at Surfers Paradise during Schoolies 2019. (Supplied)

The Liberal National Party (LNP) says it will take disciplinary action against members of its Young LNP after a video was posted online showing one of its branch leaders smirking at a racist slur.

The video was published on the Gold Coast Young LNP Facebook page on Monday night and has since been deleted.

It has drawn widespread criticism including scathing comments from senior members of the Queensland Government.

Surf Coast personal trainer avoids jail following Schoolies drug bust

  Surf Coast personal trainer avoids jail following Schoolies drug bust A personal trainer and bodybuilder from Victoria's surf coast has avoided jail after being caught with a range of drugs destined for a popular Schoolies destination. Nat Findlay of Torquay was arrested early Monday morning after local police in the beachside town of Lorne – about 138 kms south-west of Melbourne – saw him acting suspiciously.  Officers found an array of illicit drugs inside the 20-year-old's vehicle, including large quantities of MDMA and cannabis, along with ecstasy, ketamine, deal bags and more than $1710 in cash.

We have Schoolies accommodation on the Gold Coast , all around Australia AND in Fiji and Bali. We are the #1 provider for schoolies and are a one stop shop for everything you need to lock in your schoolies trip with Schoolies accommodation is in hot demand, and the best hotels sell out quickly!

Airlie Beach Schoolies Bali Schoolies Fiji Schoolies Gold Coast Schoolies Good Life Presents : Hip Hop Takeover (BNE) Good Life Presents : Hip Hop Heading to sunny Airlie Beach for Schoolies ? Make sure you add this party pass to your booking to be at the official Schoolies .com nightclub parties!

In the snippet, Gold Coast Young LNP chairman Barclay McGain begins by interviewing schoolies in the Surfers Paradise mall about a range of issues including what they think of the Prime Minister and the national anthem.

"Australian national flag and national anthem, keep it or ditch it?," he asks in the video.

He can then be seen laughing after one teenager's comments about Indigenous cultures.

"Personally, I'm fed up with having all these sport stars stand out on our stages and not sing the national anthem," the teenager said.

"They're putting our Australian jumper on, they're going to sing the anthem.

"I mean, we've got to stop celebrating a culture that couldn't even invent the bloody wheel for God's sake — we've got to start enjoying and living in western culture."

Balcony tragedy rocks Schoolies as 18-year-old plunges to his death from the 42nd floor of a high-rise Gold Coast hotel 'after a night of clubbing'

  Balcony tragedy rocks Schoolies as 18-year-old plunges to his death from the 42nd floor of a high-rise Gold Coast hotel 'after a night of clubbing' An 18-year-old Schoolie has died on the Gold Coast after he fell from a high-rise hotel balcony overnight.The teenager is thought to have jumped off a balcony at the Hilton Hotel Tower after posting on social media.

Schoolies week first began on the Gold Coast , Queensland in the late 1970s, in the week following final exams for private single-sex schools. The Broadbeach Hotel was the main meeting place. Schoolies Week events began to be organised for 1980, and from then on the Gold Coast attracted

A Schoolie has been called "disappointing" after she was filmed posing over the ledge of a high-rise apartment balcony in the Gold Coast . For many high school graduates, Schoolies is made out to be one of the best weeks of their young lives. But for some, the reality is very different.

The teenager who made the comment has previously campaigned for the LNP.

The LNP issued a statement this morning which said all involved in the video would face "internal disciplinary" action.

"The post was removed and the members involved will be subject to the LNP's internal disciplinary process," the statement said.

"All LNP members are expected to uphold the values of the party at all times.

"The Liberal National Party, as well as its predecessor parties, have proudly embraced the history and culture of Indigenous Australians, and advanced more than any other party Indigenous representation in the Australian Parliament."

'Disturbing on many levels': Minister

State Labor Environment Minister Leanne Enoch, who is proud of her Quandamooka heritage said the video was "disturbing on many levels".

"The Opposition leader needs to call out these statements for what they are and that's racist," she said.

"These kinds of views should not be allowed to simmer within any organisation.

"Swift action needs to be taken.

"I've called out this kind of behaviour from the LNP before and I'll keep calling it out until it stops."

Young Liberal is disciplined for posing with election signs for rival candidates - just three days after a colleague was suspended over a racist video .
Oscar Green, the treasurer for Young Liberals, had shared photos of himself with posters from Labor and Green party candidates during the last state election. A LNP spokesperson told the ABC the young man had been sanctioned over the photos - but denied the signs had been stolen. 'The party takes a very dim view of interference with election material, and the individuals involved had their memberships suspended,' he said.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 11
This is interesting!