Back in July 2005, Professor Andrew Fraser received national attention in Australia with a letter to his local newspaper — signed with his academic title — in which he claimed that importing Sudanese refugees threatened to turn Australia into “a colony of the Third World” and stated: “Experience everywhere in the world shows us that an expanding BLACK population is a sure-fire recipe for increases in crime, violence and other social problems“.
…and the “beat” goes on.
Macquarie University responded by distancing itself from Professor Fraser’s remarks, but supported his right to say what he wished in a responsible way. The acting Vice-Chancellor, Professor John Loxton, stated there was no place for “racism” at the university, but it “recognises and protects academic freedom as essential to the conduct of teaching, research and scholarship“.
Fraser was accused of being affiliated with White “Supremacist” groups, including the Patriotic Youth League (PYL), by the anti-racist group FightDemBack. Although both he and the PYL initially denied any connection, Fraser admitted he had attended PYL meetings and signed up to the PYL website after video footage of a PYL member describing him as an official legal adviser surfaced.
Following an outcry from Sydney’s Sudanese community, Macquarie University Vice-Chancellor Dianne Yerbury on July 29, 2005 decided to suspend Fraser from teaching any further at the campus on the grounds that the race debate was “threatening to spill over into the classroom” and was “affecting the university’s ability to operate effectively.”  Macquarie University offered to pay out the final year of his contract, but Fraser declined, describing the offer as a “dishonorable discharge“.
On this incident, Fraser wrote:
“Truth is no longer a defence when it comes to charges of academic deviance. Instead of an invitation to debate the issues, the Vice-Chancellor’s office sought to get me off campus as soon as possible by offering to buy out my contract. The head of Human Resources made it clear to me that my public comments were damaging their efforts to market Macquarie University to foreign students. When I refused the offer on the grounds that it amounted to a dishonourable discharge, VC Di Yerbury, ordered that I be suspended from teaching. This was justified on the specious grounds that the safety of students supposedly ‘had been threatened by’, among others, my supporters! For what must be the first time in academic history, alleged threats by outsiders to disrupt classes were met, not by tightening security to deal with the disrupters, but by getting rid of the disruptee”.
In August 2005, more than 300 Macquarie University staff and students attended a forum on “racism” and free speech, at which Fraser (as well as the Sudanese community, and university members) was allowed to put his views from the floor.
Fraser’s suspension ended in mid-2006, when an early-retirement package took effect.
In September 2005, Professor Fraser wrote an article advocating a return of the White Australia Policy, entitled “Rethinking the White Australia Policy“. The article was set to be published in the law journal of Deakin University, but the University directed the journal not to publish it. “Rethinking the White Australia Policy” has since been published and circulated across the internet.
In the controversial article, Fraser wrote:
“Given the relentless and revolutionary assault on their historic national identity, White Australians now face a life-or-death struggle to preserve their homeland. Whether effective resistance to their displacement and dispossession can be mounted … is another question. Unlike other racial, ethnic or religious groups well-equipped to practice the politics of identity, White Australians lack a strong, cohesive sense of ethnic solidarity. As a consequence, ordinary Australians favouring a moratorium on NON-white immigration cannot count on effective leadership or support, from their co-ethnics among political, intellectual and corporate elites. On the contrary, our still predominantly Anglo-Australian rulers are indifferent; some profit from, and others actually take pride in their active collaboration with the 3rd-World colonization of Australia. None of the major parties, indeed, not one member of the Commonwealth Parliament, offers citizens the option of voting to defend and nurture Australia’s Anglo-European identity. The problem, in short, is clear: The Australian nation is bereft of a responsible ruling class”.
In December 2005, Fraser further criticised multiracialism in Australia by writing an article regarding the 2005 Cronulla riots, entitled “Diversity vs. Freedom: Australians Fight On The Beaches.” As with the full version of “Rethinking the White Australia Policy“, the article was only published on the internet, namely on the US-based webzine VDARE.
A complaint from the Sydney’s Sudanese community about the original newspaper letter was upheld on 31 March 2006 by the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, on whose direction Fraser reluctantly apologised for his remarks.
Andrew Fraser addressed the American Renaissance Conference in February 2006, alongside speakers such as Nick Griffin of the British National Party and Professor J. Philippe Rushton. This was followed up later in the year with appearances at the Inverell political forum in March, and at the Sydney Forum in August alongside speakers who included Jim Saleam of the Australia First Party.
In an article for Alternative Right entitled “The Cult of “The Other“”, Professor Fraser warned that academic freedom was being stifled in Australian universities. He wrote:
“Academic freedom in Australia is dying before our eyes; another sacrifice performed in the now holy name of “The Other.” In the universities, as elsewhere, public criticism of privileged minorities must walk a shaky legal tightrope, unfortunately, in a mass-mediated wasteland of intellectual cowardice and political conformity, Australian universities are not an oasis of dissent. If my experience as a teacher, scholar, and, more recently, a first-year theology student is a reliable guide, academia is utterly hostile to free thought and frank discussion on race, ethnicity, and gender“. >Source
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