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Election 2023 – Lismore: James McKenzie Independent

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James McKenzie is running as an independent in the election later this month and has no intention of taking a seat in the New South Wales Parliament.

What is your big number one issue that you’re looking at going into this election?

‘Running as a candidate to expose that Wollumbin, Arakwal and Bundjalung National Parks are fake and that Bundjalung is a white mans fabrication, Yugambeh in QLD and all the money has been wasted for two fake Nations in the one language group.

‘Have run for Tweed Shire Council three times to expose these scandals.

‘Wollumbin was taken as the name of my family’s peak and applied as a fake dual name to Mt Warning (Wulambiny Momoli) in 2005, in 2010 I found Bundjalung to be a white mans fabrication.

‘Premier Baird’s counsel sent my complaints to NSW ICAC in 2014, Premier Perrottet has been deceived by his own department, ministers and government about these scandals.’

People who aren’t members of Parliament would certainly get the impression from watching the television that it’s a bunfight – Are you prepared for that sort of life in Parliament?

‘There is no chance of me being elected to Parliament. I would not fit well with all the lying politicians there as I am an honest man!’

What is your background – what did you study at uni? What did you train for? What skills do you bring to this?

‘I studied Medical Technology at QIT, I am a fifth generation pioneer family farmer, I am a past Chairman of Tweed and Coolangatta Tourism, and was past deputy Chair of Northern NSW Ecotourism Association, past President Murwillumbah Apex Club, founding President Mt Warning Restorers, I am a Camphor Laurel sawmiller to asian markets and past director of Aartec regional Camphor Laurel Co-operative.’

What is your current job?

‘Camphor Laurel sawmiller and farmer, running bandsaws and circular sawmills cutting chopping boards and coffin boards for Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese and other Asian and domestic markets.

‘Forced to be an activist in Aboriginal Affairs after the name Wollumbin was taken from our peak and was applied as a fake dual name to Mt Warning (Wulambiny Momoli).

‘Reopening my tourist attraction on the real Wollumbin.

Why is it important to you that you’re in Parliament?

‘I have no personal desire to sit in the snakepit of Parliament, my many years in Aboriginal Politics has shown me that all political parties are without leadership, are clueless incompetents that do not even realise that many claimed Aboriginal “Nations” are just what white linguists called the language, our useless political parties and politicians have committed government genocide.

Looking New South Wales Parliament at the moment what is the thing that frustrates you the most?

‘That it is filled with party politicians and lying lawyers, true democracy will come when independents control Parliaments and the parties have to appeal for their votes.

‘Party politicians have to conspire to hide the prior crimes of their incompetent parties, they can not fix scandals like these at all.’



The Echo
has asked all Lismore Seat candidatesMatthew Bertalli, Adam Guise, James McKenzie, Vannessa Rosayro, Alex Rubin and Janelle Saffin MP – to answer the same set of questions.

View candidate interviews here.


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13 COMMENTS

    • But at least it seems he is an honest joke.
      What he says is in essence true. Most of these ‘tribes’ were manufactures in 1975 in response to the opportunity to claim ‘land-rights’.
      Land-rights, themselves, were a manufactured, totally artificial concept, based on the example of Eddie Mabo, who was a pacific islander and had no connection to any aboriginal.
      There is no ‘bundjalung tribe’ and this whole area was common ground open to all, for the purpose of rehabilitation for those who survived the traumatic and often fatal effects of aboriginal ‘culture’.
      Cheers G”)

    • Nothing. He is a vexatious being. He was abusive and rude during the Tweed Shire Council elections. All he wants to do is cause a rift between aboriginal and white Australians.

    • Running as a candidate to expose that Wollumbin, Arakwal and Bundjalung National Parks are fake and that Bundjalung is a white mans fabrication, Yugambeh in QLD and all the money has been wasted for two fake Nations in the one language group.

      ‘Have run for Tweed Shire Council three times to expose these scandals.

      ‘Wollumbin was taken as the name of my family’s peak and applied as a fake dual name to Mt Warning (Wulambiny Momoli) in 2005, in 2010 I found Bundjalung to be a white mans fabrication.

      ‘Premier Baird’s counsel sent my complaints to NSW ICAC in 2014, Premier Perrottet has been deceived by his own department, ministers and government about these scandals.’

    • They are repeating what he said. He’s about 10% correct and 90% insanely wrong. Typical conspiracy theorist who tries to unravel a semblance of truth as far as it’ll go to suit his own alternative brand of politics.

      • Where am I wrong Adam W? 2 fake Nations in the one language group is really basic, so easy to understand, Wollumbin was taken as the name of my family’s peak in 2005 and applied as a fake dual name to Mt Warning (Wulambiny Momoli). Arakwal is an error of Ngarakwal, there are no words starting with A in any Aboriginal dictionary. I do not have any brand of politics, was apolitical, am now anti political. Have never met you and you have no idea of my facts so how can you have any opinion of me or any idea of what these scandals entail?

  1. Well done James! The falsehoods surrounding Mt Warning could fill a Sydney phone book. The true custodians who embrace public access to the park and summit are fighting back though and with your help we will soon see the truth come out.

  2. I’ve attended exhibits at the qld museum with maps of Yugambeh people from over 100 years ago, certainly seem like a real tribe to me.

    • 1890s QLD protector of Aborigines Archibald Meston made up all the nothing tribes in QLD, Yoocum Yoocum was his Yugambeh, means no, none or nothing, beh adds emphasis, you saw an old white mans fabrication which forces assimilation of the distinct dialects into nothing.

  3. Aunty Millie boyd…keeper of lore…abc doco….Wollombin is not mt.warning..watch it on YouTube…..surprise 4 all you swamp dwellers…

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