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The Racial Discrimination Act

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Section 18c of the Racial Discrimination Act renders any deed unless done in private that offends, humiliates, insults or intimidates another person on the basis of race. The act prohibits discrimination either overt or implied on the basis of race or racial group. The Act which has remained in the statutes since 1995 became inconvenient for the supporters of LNP after the findings of Eatock v Bolt (2011) which found Andrew Bolt to have breached the Act by talking about Aborigines that are lighter skinned. Senator Brandis had proposed a freedom of speech bill of 2014 which desired to repeal section 18C and accord Australians the ‘right to be bigots.’
The government has in the recent past used the racial discrimination Act Section 18 to shut
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