Peter Green has been a star attraction at Melbourne’s popular Petes Corners for more than 40 years.
But he was also on the receiving end of a barrage of racist abuse after an online petition to remove his picture and name.
What happened next?
In June last year, the Queensland Government issued a statement saying the name Peter Green was unacceptable and the community’s opinion should be respected.
“The Government will not tolerate discrimination against Aboriginal Australians,” the statement said.
Mr Green said he received hundreds of hate messages.
“I’m a really humble person and I don’t give a f—, I don´t give a s—, and I know they don’t, but I’m just really grateful for the opportunity that I have here, because it means that we can go on living and live the lives we want to live, without being the butt of the joke,” he said.
“And then the police are on the side of us.”
The name was removed from the Petes Corner on the corner of Petes Street and Wills Street, near a shopping centre, a day before the Christmas celebrations.
Mr Greens said the police were called, and a few days later, he received a letter in the mail saying he was no longer welcome at the Pete Corner.
Mr Greenwood said the community was shocked.
“It’s just been really devastating for a lot of people.
It’s just really upsetting for a community that has been so welcoming, and has been such a positive force for the community,” he added.
“A lot of the community just don’t understand why Peter Green would have to go through that again.”
Mr Green told 7.30 he was disappointed in the police, and the Queensland Police Service (QPS) for not investigating the incident.
“When the police called me and said I was no more welcome there, I said ‘why are you calling me back?’, and they said ‘we’ve got another officer here’,” he said, referring to another member of the public.
A spokesperson for QPS said in a statement: “The Queensland Police Force takes complaints of racist behaviour very seriously, and investigates them appropriately.” “
So they’re really in the middle of a busy intersection and they’ve gone out of their way to be polite, and they’re just not doing their job.”
A spokesperson for QPS said in a statement: “The Queensland Police Force takes complaints of racist behaviour very seriously, and investigates them appropriately.”
A QPS spokesperson said in an email to 7.90 that complaints of racism are investigated “with full force”.
“When appropriate, the investigation is referred to the appropriate police force,” the spokesperson said.
What can I do to protect myself?
If you’re feeling uncomfortable, speak to someone.
It can be difficult to deal with racism online.
Call the police and report the incident to them.
Police and the QPS can take steps to help you.
If you feel you can, you can take a police statement, as well as any other documentation that you may need to support your case.
Police can also take a number of other actions, including: They can ask you to turn off your computer, tablet, phone or other devices.
They can make sure you are wearing a seatbelt or carrying a proper identification, or that you are taking steps to avoid the behaviour.
If the behaviour involves physical contact, they can take your statement and any other evidence that may help them understand the situation.
You can also call the police hotline, which can be accessed by calling 1800 333 000.
They will have a helpline to talk to you and ask for any other information you may have.
You may also be able to access the police investigation.
The QPS website has a contact page that allows you to contact the police if you have questions.
It also has an online forum to chat with other pet owners and pet-lovers.
“You should never feel the need to respond to a racist comment, because that could potentially trigger an investigation, and potentially cause the person you’re responding to to be charged with an offence,” a QPS statement said in response to questions from 7.89.
How can I make a complaint?
The Queensland Government’s online complaint form is accessible at www.qld.gov.au/petewatch and the Petey Ponds website is available to download at www://www.peteyponds.com.au.
It will ask you whether you would like to make a formal complaint, and you can choose to either accept or decline.
You also have the option of submitting a written complaint.
You’ll be asked to provide a contact information for a member of staff.
It could take up to two weeks for the matter to be investigated.
You should also check to see if there are any community organisations that are assisting with the case.
It may also take up the time of your local police station to conduct a formal investigation.
If a complaint is made to the