We discussed this and decided that this was totally unacceptable in any town in Australia and in any town in the world. We took a series of screenshots and shortly after were horrified to find the thread deleted and the 'Broome Community Noticeboard' administrator stating that he had 'fixed it' and 'for christ sake you lot cant you just keep control of yourselves'.
A few days earlier Magali and I had already had a run in with this administrator who identified as 'the owner' of the Broome Community Noticeboard who was sending sexist, vilifying and derogatory messages to other members of the group online. I took objection to his messaging and indicated that 'this little corner of the web is over' and that I wished to meet him in a public place to confront him for his objectionable behaviour. His response was to immediately block me from the group.
Magali then approached this individual and she also asked him why he thought it was ok to call women in the group 'you silly goose' and then send putrid animated GIFs to accompany his badly scripted prose. Magali was then also promptly ejected from the group. (The responses since remain visible in the group to date however we have screenshot most of what has ensured since. )
So, I mentioned the first racial incidents to long term Broome resident Johani Mamid, an Aboriginal Yawuru man who indicated that there was great dissent in Broome over what a nurse at the Broome Hospital had put on this Facebook group. I indicated that I found it grossly in breach of Western Australian laws for incitation of racially motivated violence.
I drove to the Broome Police and stated my case and they indicated that unless there was an individual or myself that was prepared to push a case against the individual who made this rant online then 'it remains a civil matter and has to be dealt with by the relevant authorities.' Given the person is a nurse and public officer I decided to approach Broome Hospital for their response.
I put my screenshots on a USB drive and drove to the hospital and requested to meet with the acting hospital Manager. When she viewed the images and listened to my points she indicated she would escalate this matter ' to her superiors'. I was not surprised to wake up on Tuesday 12, 2017 to read on the front page of the ABC website that he had been stood down from his public role.
NOTE - The screenshots had apparently already been sent to Broome Hospital senior managers and my actions were in combination with a number of other cases.