I was so excited to see this press release. I live in Queensland and I'm a migrant. WooHoo!! Good old PluckaChook will be fleecing traditional, native born Aussies and shovelling loot my way.
But then, it all came crashing down and I realised that these grants are for "diverse and inclusive" migrants.
As we all know, White people, and especially White males, aren't remotely "diverse" or "inclusive." We are boring, non-vibrant and hated. What's even worse, we can't be counted on to vote for politicians who shovel us the most money.
So why would they shower money on us, when we might see this as grossly irresponsible and disgustingly corrupt.
We might in fact deliberately not vote for politicians who engage in such behaviour, seeing it as reckless and destructive to our nation which we actually already feel "included" in.
Bugger that, says Queensland Labor. Far better to take money from hard working White people and buy up the rapidly growing diverse (ie. non-White) votes. The following press release is to be found at:
$40,000 GRANTS FOR MIGRANTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL QUEENSLAND HAS TO OFFER
Applications are open for grants up to $40,000 for projects that encourage people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to participate in all Queensland has to offer.
Multicultural Affairs Minister Stirling Hinchliffe said the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland program funds community projects that help build a united, harmonious and inclusive Queensland.
“The Palaszczuk Government believes in the benefits of a diverse and inclusive Queensland, and that’s what these grants are all about,” he said.
“That’s why we’ve doubled funding for the Celebrating Multicultural Queensland program to $2 million a year for the next three years. There is $300,000 available in this project round, with individual projects eligible to receive up to $40,000.
“Further funding will be announced for projects that target regional communities and focus on regional welcome and inclusion.
“Community groups, not-for-profit organisations, sporting clubs, youth groups, P&C associations, and multicultural organisations can all benefit from this great program.
“They can propose projects that create opportunities for migrants and refugees to participate in the cultural, economic and social life of Queensland.
“This is an exciting time for Queenslanders to embrace our multicultural identity and to create activities that build a true sense of belonging.”
Previous successful projects include helping bridge the gap to employment, improving language skills to prevent isolation, providing social support through sporting clubs and youth services, and projects to record and preserve histories of migrants and refugees.
“I am pleased to be part of a Government that remains committed to promoting an inclusive, harmonious and united Queensland, a place where the contributions of all members of society are valued and recognised,” Mr Hinchliffe said.
Applications are now open and can be submitted online until 14 December. For more information visit www.dlgrma.qld.gov.au/cmq-grants
Source: Minister for Local Government, Minister for Racing and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
The Honourable Stirling Hinchliffe qld.gov.au
Media contact: 0417 296 116