Massive ethnic brawls in Sydney and Melbourne highlight the ugly reality of Multiculturalism

Recently, two gigantic brawls erupted on the same weekend (12-13 March 2016) in the CBDs of Australia’s two biggest (and most multicultural) cities, Sydney and Melbourne. City streets were shut down, as dozens of rival gang members fought amongst themselves and with police. There were also reports of innocent bystanders being attacked and robbed.

Despite the best efforts of many media sources to not mention the ethnicities of those involved in the brawls, it’s now been widely reported that black Africans in particular, and especially South Sudanese, were heavily present in both the Sydney and Melbourne brawls. This should come as no great surprise to those of us skeptical about the apparent value of multiculturalism to Australia, and those of us concerned about the serious negative long-term impact of Australia’s refugee policy.

According to reports, the brawl in Melbourne involved about 200 members of the “Apex” and “Islander 23” gangs, some armed with knives and guns.

A Salvation Army authority, experienced with the gangs, told a media source that “the culprits don’t care about the concerns their actions cause”, and that “a fear of being a labelled racist meant little effort was being done to tackle the gangs”. Gang members reportedly come from predominantly East Africa, but also the Middle East and the South Pacific.

Before the recent Melbourne mass brawl, Victorian police claimed to have smashed a million-dollar burglary and car theft racket, that heavily involved the Apex gang, with several of its members charged over no less than 30 break-ins in the city’s southeast over just a two-week period.

Gang members from the Apex and Islander 23 gangs returned to the battle scene in Melbourne on the following day, but fortunately, the large and well-organised presence of the Victorian Police was able to keep the two rival gangs apart, although more trouble has been vowed between the groups in the future.

But it wasn’t just Sydney and Melbourne where Africans struck with violence on the weekend. The Brisbane Times reported that a brawl in Fortitude Valley, central Brisbane, in the early hours of Saturday morning had left one man with a broken leg, and another with a stab wound in the left arm. Two men are wanted for the crime, both are of African appearance.

Australia’s weekend of violence left many members of the public outraged and introspective of the impact of Australia’s open-door immigration and Multiculturalism policies. It even prompted a call by one Sydney-based lawyer and community leader born in South Sudan, for the deportation of young South Sudanese males caught up in the crime cycle, claiming that “many of them would be better off if the Australian government sent them back to South Sudan”.

So too, logically, would the broader Australian community.

The South Sudanese youth crime problem has been around for a while now in Australia, and it likely isn’t going to disappear anytime soon. Back in the 1990s, then Liberal Party immigration minister Amanda Vanstone proudly touted her “compassion” by letting thousands upon thousands of black African refugees into Australia for the first time, in contrast to the previous Labor governments of Keating and Hawke, and before them the Fraser and Whitlam governments, who had previously (wisely) denied all requests to settle African refugees in Australia. And since then, we’ve seen the problem progress, before exploding in public violence on the March 12-13 weekend.

Many from this refugee background have been through the trauma of war, and having lived for years in refugee camps, and then found themselves in a very strange new country Australia, where assimilating and finding work was often very difficult. A predominantly Christian people (and some very devoutly), many actually returned to South Sudan voluntarily after the country was granted independence from what was once just Sudan. For many, there was more chance of finding a decent job back in their newly-established country, than there was in Australia.

However, many chose not to return, and decided to settle in Australia, and raise their children here. And it could well be that in the year 2016, it’s the children of the original refugees, now in their teenage years, who may be drawn to gangs, as all human beings are social group animals that naturally form self-protecting groups, and ethnic-based gangs offer a sense of belonging and community to out-of-place foreign immigrant groups.

But the explosion of immigrant Sudanese and Pacific Islander violence undoubtedly comes as a huge blow to the Multicultural Supremacist idealists, who insist that all ethno-cultures are equally civilised and equally assimilable, and that we must never “discriminate” against any potential immigrants based on such trivial matters as race, culture, or religion.

It’s also a healthy reality check for those civic patriotic groups who are determined to portray Muslims as the only “problem” immigrant group that has arisen from Australia’s Multiculturalism and refugee policies.

Sydney and Melbourne’s city streets marred by night of violence”,, 14 March 2016 (Dana McCauley)
Sudanese community leader calls for troublemakers to be deported”, PM (ABC), 14 March 2016
Hundreds involved in violent brawls that shut down city streets”, Daily Telegraph, 13 March 2016 (Megan Drapalski)
Police vow to crackdown on armed street gangs after riot at Melbourne’s Moomba Festival”, 9 News, 13 March 2016
A man has been stabbed, another injured at Fortitude Valley”, Brisbane Times, 13 March 2016 (Amy Mitchell-Whittington)
Deep anger at core of Apex gang causing havoc on Melbourne’s streets”,, 14 March 2016 (Benedict Brook and Megan Palin)
Violence erupts at Federation Square”, Herald Sun, 14 March 2016 (Alex White, Brianna Travers, Geir O’Rourke)


  1. Oliver Timms says

    Australia will alawys be, to some degree, a multicultural society – primarily because more than a few people have now made families together. While it sometimes sounds cliched, our families are, every bit, our future. That being said, there is good reason for concern about need for sensible, practical and humane reform of Australia’s immigration policies. The APP needs to first recognise this, if it is to influence mainstream parties to change their views; their positions and/or policies on immigration.

  2. As Donald Trump once said-if you don’t have borders, you don’t have a country. I’ll add to that by saying when you have multiculturalism, you don’t have a culture.

    Always remember whenever there’s a riot or terrorist attack in your city, or anywhere in the West, it was our disloyal and spineless leaders who let all these people in that caused this mess. Instead or having our back, they’re just spineless. They’ve forever condemned us and future generations. They should be held accountable, but are never likely to be.
    To everyone in the West, your nations and culture no longer exist. Please enjoy the results.

    Finally, when endless hordes invade Western nations, it serves only them. The locals don’t benefit at all whatsoever. They have nothing to offer, and nothing we need.

  3. I very much doubt that mainstream Australia 50 years ago in their wildest dream would have imagined this type of parasite running wild in the streets of Melbourne.
    I did hear that the premier was going to come down hard but as far as I can determine multi cultural organizations have been given $$$ toward facilities to integrate this lot of evil hooligans.
    Just when will taxpaying mainstream Australia be given a say on immigration. Unless Australians get off their collective lazy arses and stand up and say enough is enough we are well down the track to being a minority group in an alien racist immigrant invasion.
    Let’s have a referendum, at least then the majority rules and democracy gets a chance to restore what we have lost and we are at risk of further losing. That being AUSTRALIA.

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