Good onya Malcolm McGuinness! We salu...

Good onya Malcolm McGuinness! We salute ya

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Ryan Dimachio

Richmond, Australia

#1 May 2, 2007
Sydney pub banned Islanders, Lebanese

Thursday 2007 May 3 05:00 AEST
By ninemsn staff

One of Sydney's most popular pubs had been refusing entry to patrons of Middle Eastern and Pacific Islander origin, the owner admitted to a tribunal yesterday.

Malcolm McGuinness, the owner of Scruffy Murphy's Irish pub in the CBD, told the NSW Equal Opportunity Tribunal he had ordered security staff to follow the racist exclusion policy in 2005.

The ban, which was scrapped early last year, came after a series of violent incidents occurred at the pub, The Daily Telegraph reports.

McGuinness said in "my viewpoint it was not discriminating", and claimed the exclusion policy was designed to cut gang-related problems.

"Once we implemented this policy, assaults were reduced," he said.

Two would-be patrons of Pacific Islander origin are suing McGuinness and T&B Security Services director Tibi Brandusoiu after they were refused entry to the pub.

Benji Tupou, 31, said he was discriminated against twice at Scruffy Murphy's because of his Samoan origin.

He claims that one occasion while waiting in the queue a bouncer asked him "What nationality are you?"

"I'm Samoan or Niuean," Tupou says he replied. He then alleges the bouncer said: "Seriously boys, I don't know how to say this, but you guys can't come in to the hotel."

"No Islanders or Lebanese," the security guard allegedly added.

On the other attempt to enter he claims he was removed from the queue by a Polynesian bouncer who told him bluntly: "Yep, no Islanders."

New Zealand Maori Marcellus Cook is also giving evidence at the ongoing tribunal, claiming he was refused entry.

http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx...
James

Sydney, Australia

#2 Sep 18, 2007
As an Irish lad i totally agree with this ban over the years ive seen these Lebanese and islanders causing trouble and picking on people & what on earth brings Lebanese and Islanders to an Irish pub anyway?Do we see Irish folks going to islander festivales or parties or lebanese parties?If we rocked up at their places causing trouble or acting hard they would punch us out or tell us never to come back again,So i totally agree with the ban,Lebs and islanders sorry but youse brought this on yourselfs!
The Panther

Dulwich Hill, Australia

#3 Feb 14, 2008
I applaud Benji Tupou and Marcellus Cook for their courage to stand up to blatantly racist pub owner Malcolm McGuiness. Yet it's typical of ignorant trashy minorities. Message to James, keep your ignorant comments to your self as you wouldn't have the guts to to approach neith Pacific Islanders or Lebanese people and tell them exactly what your racists thoughts are. What about the law abiding Pacific Islanders and Lebanese people? How do you know they were Pacific Islanders? Just to educate you, Pacific Islanders are many, which particular group were they? Samoan? Tongan? Cook Islander? Tahision? Fijian? Nuiean? Maori? Hawaiian? You wouldn't have a clue. Neither would Scruffy Murphys. Perhaps you should set up a KKK Head Quarters there and have our people guard your lives at the door!
Scruffy Murphy absolutely DISGUST me. I'm well aware of people who think like you and believe you me I don't need violence to get my point accross. I sincerely hope Scruffy Murphy's goes into bankruptancy, if Irish people are the only ones allowed to be there then were heading back to an Apartheid age. Perhaps your parents should've educated you in telling you that there is 'good and bad in every colour and race'. Perhaps that's somehting you can pass onto your children, hope they won't be a racist bigoted looser like you and Malcom McGuiness!!
Elias

Monash, Australia

#4 Feb 14, 2008
A number of pubs in the Northern Terrirory and Queensland have an unofficial policy so aboriginal patrons dont enter the general bar.

Larger pubs have created a thongs and t-shirt bar and there's a collars and shoes bar. The aboriginals find this convenient as they dont have to dress up and the whites can maintain their "no abo's allowed" policy they have maintained since the 1800's.
Elias

Monash, Australia

#5 Feb 14, 2008
How does mr McGuinness plan to police this policy?
Do the bouncers have a sketch or profile of what a middle eastern person looks like?

So a person of Greek or Italian origin might have to bring their birth certificates to get into this pub? and I guess Indians and Asians can say goodbye to a cold ale in his establishment?
Little Boy

Sydney, Australia

#6 Feb 14, 2008
Here's my pointless contribution to this thread, Hillary Clinton is hot in her early age.
time waste

Adelaide, Australia

#7 Feb 14, 2008
Elias wrote:
A number of pubs in the Northern Terrirory and Queensland have an unofficial policy so aboriginal patrons dont enter the general bar.
Larger pubs have created a thongs and t-shirt bar and there's a collars and shoes bar. The aboriginals find this convenient as they dont have to dress up and the whites can maintain their "no abo's allowed" policy they have maintained since the 1800's.
So its all white peoples fault again that abos cant be bothered to but on shoes and a nice shirt what a load of BS
Elias

Australia

#9 Feb 16, 2008
time waste wrote:
<quoted text>
So its all white peoples fault again that abos cant be bothered to but on shoes and a nice shirt what a load of BS
Not BS - convenience
The Panther

Dulwich Hill, Australia

#10 Feb 17, 2008
The problem with McGuiness is that they can allow workers such as the Pacific Island brothers and the Leb Boys to bounce outside their 'colour barred' pubs. And get our people to do all the dirty work, Like I said there's good and bad in every race people.
Gloria

Irvine, CA

#11 Sep 5, 2014
Well done Mslcolm .
Ics

Italy

#12 Sep 5, 2014
My dear australian friends never forget your ancestory were criminals and prostitutes!
You "honest australians" make me laugh so much :)
Ics

Fasano, Italy

#13 Sep 5, 2014
I love using a proxy server to change my location. I can then pretend to be from the country the proxy server is based in.
Stan Dandyliver

Denpasar, Indonesia

#14 Sep 6, 2014
Every Publican has the right to choose who he will serve and who he won't serve. That is as it should be.

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