Lads Society Media Statement


The Lads Society are a community organisation for European descended Australians, whose goal is to develop the kind of in-group preference networks which exist for practically every other ethnicity residing in Australia.

Since the Christchurch shooting, the mainstream media have attempted to associate the Lads Society and other community groups, as well as The XYZ and other independent Australian media, to the ideology and actions of the killer, Brenton Tarrant.

The XYZ has responded several times to this scurrilous reporting. Below is a media statement issued several days ago by Tom Sewell, the leader of the Lads Society in Australia. It is in full and unedited:

Media Release 20 MAR 19 Thomas Sewell on behalf of Lads Society

“Yesterday Lads Society leaders from across the nation met with ASIO and State Police services to discuss the recent events in Christchurch involving Brenton Tarrant. ASIO has requested that the context and discussion remain private.

“Unlike our current government which operates in secrecy whilst simultaneously providing the media with vague statements of “monitoring groups” including our own, in order to give the press its ammunition to further smear our community, we operate on a basis of transparency in order to set the record straight.

“The context of the meetings were for ASIO and state services to ask for our insight into the motivations of Brenton Tarrant and how they can assist us in ensuring our lawful community organisation can succeed and grow in order to prevent further isolation, radicalisation and potentially any future politically motivated violence.

“As National leader of this organisation I asked the federal officers why they would be asking myself that question, when Brenton Tarrant already answered all possible questions regarding his motivations in his 74 page manifesto. Both officers looked blankly and after further interrogation admitted that neither had read his manifesto. Take from this what you will.

“Politically motivated violence is not in the interest of our organisation or our community. Our mission is to create a community organisation of European descended Australians who identify as such, in order to preserve and grow our culture and legacy on this land. Our current objectives include running programs and services that bring benefits to what we define as our community, such as but not limited to job networking, physical health, mental health, skill education seminars, mentoring and community assistance. Our future objectives include but are not limited to child and family services, education, business, commercial and residential property, food supply, industry and more.

“It is our belief that the Corporate Media out of convenience and greed, the Intelligence agencies out of laziness, the “Academics” out of ignorance and the policy makers in Government out of pragmatism and a short term policy mindset have an agenda to associate our organisation and organisations similar to ours with politically motivated violence for the purpose of “Proscribing” us, pushing new anti-association laws and therefore using our purging as a scapegoat to ensure a perceived successful response to present to the public a false sense of resolution and therefore safety and that the Government and its corporate and bureaucratic agencies have done their job, which they have not.

“Lastly, Brenton Tarrant stated that he did not belong to any group and that he acted alone. The more the media smears the groups trying to bring about positive social change via guilt by association, the more it isolates individuals into not wanting to be part of said groups where hope and clear goals are given as to a peaceful solution being achievable. Attempting in any way to break apart or prevent our lawful and moral objectives will only result in other alternatives. Always ask; Cui bono…”