Liberal Party's attack on 18C continues

The Liberal Party's attack on section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act continues today with senior Tasmanian Senator Eric Abetz vowing to vote to water down the vital protections against racist hate speech.

The Liberal Party's renewed efforts to undermine section 18C show just how little things have changed under Malcolm Turnbull’s leadership.  

 

It's time for Malcolm Turnbull to pull Eric Abetz and the hard right of the Liberal Party into line.

 

Now more than ever, we don’t need this dangerous division.

 

On the day that thousands of Australians from all walks of life will join together for National Mosque Open Day, the Liberal Party should be celebrating multiculturalism not attacking it.

 

In the week that the 2015 Scanlon Foundation Report confirmed the significant contribution that migration has made to our proud and successful nation, Malcolm Turnbull should stand up to the extreme right wing of his party.

 

Section 18C has served Australia well for over two decades to combat the most vile forms of racist hate speech. It must not be changed.

 

SATURDAY, 31 OCTOBER 2015