AURUKUN RIOTS CAUSED BY SECRET DEAL
In reguards to the recent riots today in Aurukun one important factor has failed to be mentioned in media reports. A recent deal has been made to open a massive baxite mine in the community with the Chinese company Chalco. All this has caused immense community uproar as only one small family secretly signed for the deal in a community of over 1200. Riots. We'll it's simple to see the community opposition to whats really going on there.
"This latest incident on Aurukun is a direct result of this, because Aboriginal people feel they have no voice in government, they have no power, no capacity to attract government attention unless they do take direct action."
Queensland Police Minister Judy Spence says she is planning to permanently increase officer numbers in the Cape York community of Aurukun in the state's far north.
Ms Spence says between 100 and 200 people were involved in a riot in the community last night, thought to have been started by a dispute between family groups.
Extra police were flown into the community at about midnight AEST, but no one has been arrested as investigations continue this morning.
Ms Spence says a bigger police presence is needed permanently in the community.
"We acknowledge we need to increase the police presence at Aurukun," she said.
"It has an approved strength of eight police and we've already approved an additional two police there, so it's just a matter of getting the housing sorted out before we can send more police to that community
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