Feigned Love

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Tony Abbott has declared fixing Australia’s greatest “national failure”, dire indigenous disadvantage, will be one of his personal priorities if he wins office.

Personally, I think it’s all talk. It’s just a display of feigned love.

This is just talk from the man who, when Indigenous people traveled for three days to get to Canberra to put their case to a Parliamentary committee, walked in late, didn’t apologise, sat down and then fell asleep.

This from the man who said ‘There may not be a great job for them but whatever there is, they just have to do it, and if it’s picking up rubbish around the community, it just has to be done’

This from the man who, at the Australia Day celebrations this year, said “The first lot of Australians were chosen by the finest judges in England, not always for good reasons, and from…

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Feel free to speak about whatever I want you to

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Freedom-of-Speech-megaphone

Part A

In an address to the IPA titled “Freedom Wars”, Tony Abbott declared that it is his intention to repeal s18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, claiming that this section of the Act impacts upon Freedom of Speech. This ideal of freedom of speech is that which we should all aspire to, however, as a friend once stated: You mean the freedom to be an asshole. We will explore this later.

The text of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) can be found via Austlii.

Section C18 of the Act, that being which Tony Abbott so vehemently opposes concerns offensive behaviour because of race, colour or national or ethnic origin. That’s correct, it’s offensive behaviour, with the specifics being:

For an act to be unlawful it must fulfill the following criteria:

  • that the action causes words, sounds, images or writing to be communicated to the public; or…

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Andrew Laming’s Dogwhistle Brings Out Scummy Racists

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Just below this post on Andrew Laming’s Facebook page we found this – a racist post about ‘coons’ coupled with welfare connotations. Andrew Laming has refused to remove this comment from his page and it’s only the tip of the iceberg.

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‘Dutch Meister’

Andrew Laming’s Generalisations

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I wonder how the police feel about Andrew Laming’s attempt to further inflame this situation. He may be gagged and asked to retract this statement by Tony Abbott at some stage, but as things go here, it is now immortalised.

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