Coffs Harbour City Council slammed for 'cultural bullying'
INDIGENOUS politician Jacinta Nampijinpa Price has accused the Coffs Harbour City Council of "cultural bullying" after it allegedly told her to seek permission from the Gumbaynggirr community before speaking in Coffs Harbour.
Ms Price claims the council wanted her to gain permission from Gumbaynggirr elders before she could talk.
Ms Price wanted to include Coffs Harbour on her speaking tour 'Mind the Gap'.
Talking to Andrew Bolt on Sky News, Ms Price said the request was "insulting" and "political correctness going way too far."
A letter from the Coffs Harbour City Council also allegedly requested Ms Price to seek permission to enter the region.
Ms Price, who is a councillor from the Northern Territory, added she has Gumbaynggirr family who are very upset at the request.
"I don't know any Australian who's had to seek permission to enter places," Ms Price said.
"This is the first time it's ever happened to me.
"It's a total backwards step."
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