MEDIA RELEASE - topic from public meetings:

30 September 2021


We acknowledge the indigenous Norfolk Island people as the traditional custodians of Norfolk Island, recognising their connection to the sea and land. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging. We take pride in Norfolk Islander’s culture and heritage and endeavour to preserve the Island’s environment for the current and future generations.

NORFOLK ISLAND IS NOT part of Australia.

Norfolk Island is a territory under the authority of Australia, section 122 of the Australia Constitution. The British Parliament placed Norfolk Island under Australia’s authority.

The Petition:

A petition for people to sign which will be sent to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Parliament of the United Kingdom, Australian Governor General and Australian Prime Minister and many others.

The Petition will also include the request for the instant dismissal of Nola Marino, Eric Hutchinson, Oliver Holm, Michael Colreavy, Andrew Roach and, these people to be withdrawn from Norfolk Island immediately to prevent further damage to Norfolk Islanders health, culture, heritage and wellbeing as well as the financial stability and happiness of the island.

This Petition will accompany confidential complaint submissions received about Nola Marino, Eric Hutchinson, Oliver Holm, Michael Colreavy, Andrew Roach.

Please send Complaint submissions to: or to

Mr John Brown, McIntyres Lawyers, PO Box 93, Norfolk Island.

Violation of human rights can contribute to a person’s health. Indigenous Norfolk Islanders must be acknowledged. The United Nations Declaration on the rights of indigenous people, The General Assembly was adopted 13 September 2007

Affirming that indigenous peoples are equal to all other peoples, while recognizing the right of all peoples to be different, to consider themselves different, and to be respected as such,

Reaffirming also that indigenous peoples, in the exercise of their rights, should be free from discrimination of any kind,

Concerned that indigenous peoples have suffered from historic injustices as a result of, inter alia, their colonization and dispossession of their lands, territories and resources, thus preventing them from exercising, in particular, their right to development in accordance with their own needs and interests,

Recognizing the urgent need to respect and promote the inherent rights of indigenous peoples which derive from their political, economic and social structures and from their cultures, spiritual traditions, histories and philosophies, especially their rights to their lands, territories and resources,

Further recognizing the urgent need to respect and promote the rights of indigenous peoples affirmed in treaties, agreements and other constructive arrangements with States,”