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NITV: Senior Territory Aboriginal leaders have rejected claims the army is
vaccinating Aboriginal people against their will within their
Traditional Owners in the Northern Territory have denied claims the
Australian army is physically forcing remote residents into taking the
COVID-19 vaccine and removing children from communities.
A number of posts on social media claimed that the defence force was
holding down Aboriginal people, including children, and vaccinating
them against their will, with mentions of the communities Ramingining,
Oenpelli (Ganbalanya), Wadeye and Binjari.
The posts also said there was no confirmation of the events occurring
as “the government is controlling the communications.”
Traditional Owners in Binjari and Rockhole expressed their
disappointment in the allegations.
“People are very hurt by the untrue comments being made in the media
and social media about their situation,” they said in a statement to
NITV News, provided via the Wurli-Wurlinjang Health Service.
“We are in lockdown because we’re in the biggest fight of our lives.
We don’t need people out there creating another flood for us.”
“People on social media saying that our people are being mistreated
need to realise their comments are hurting the very people they claim
to care about.”
Kunwinjku man Andy Garnarrandj, a local council chairman in
Gunbalanya, also flatly denied the claims.
“It’s not happening here. I don’t see any military around this
community,” Mr Garnarradj told NITV News.
“This is the first time I heard that when I happened to be watching
Tiktok this morning.”
Mr Garnarradj said the only people driving around during the town’s
lockdown are the local police.
“There’s no army trucks driving around or removing people or forcing
people to get the vaccine,” he said.
NITV News has also reached out to the communities of Ramingining and Wadeye.
NT Labor Senator Malarndirri McCarthy, a Yanyuwa woman from Borroloola
whose family members are among the Territory’s infected, called for a
stop to “disappointing” negative messaging.
“I’ve not heard of anything other than people being assisted in the
right way,” she said.
“There is no segregating of people here in a way that hasn’t been
talked about with all those people involved.
Ms McCarthy said the spread of unconfirmed information is creating
division in a situation that is “traumatic enough” for families who
know that COVID is in their communities.
“They need support in the right way in working together in bringing
people together, not dividing them and terrorising them with messages
that are just simply untrue,” she said.
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All 19 cases in the current outbreak are Aboriginal people, who have
been transferred to the Howard Springs quarantine facility.
A Defence spokesperson also denied the claims in a statement to NITV News.
“Defence is aware of social media posts claiming the Australian
Defence Force (ADF) is forcibly vaccinating or detaining members of
the Australian community,” it read.
“These claims are false.”