Tim Blair


New Criterion



Wednesday, November 20, 2002
YET ANOTHER BLOOD AND THUNDER MERCHANT whipping his constituents towards violence.

Aboriginal activist Murrandoo Yanner dramatically raised tensions at the Pasminco Century mine in northwest Queensland yesterday, calling on indigenous communities to send armed demonstrators to join a protest at the site

Readers of ABCwatch will need no reminding that Yanner's faction of the Aboriginal population around the munificent Century mine have been agitating against the agreement reached between the miners and the local community.

You may also recall that Yanner used Auntie's indigenous pulpit, Awaye, to promote his version of Aboriginal separatism and violent tactics.

His target now appears to be bloodshed to advance his cause.

Another test of our political IQ.