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"People Do Have The Right To Be Bigots," Says Australia's Attorney-General

We wouldn't want a little racial humiliation to get in the way of free speech.

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Attorney-General George Brandis has caused controversy by proposing changes to Australia's Racial Discrimination Act.

#rda #18C Amendments for one month consultation

The Bill would see section 18C repealed, making it no longer unlawful to "offend, insult or humiliate" someone on racial grounds in public.

Not surprisingly, a lot of people were outraged.

@Refugees @zdaniel In Australia, if the victims are not white, they don't matter. Australians have a right to be bigots.

Peng Au-Yong@99September

@Refugees @zdaniel In Australia, if the victims are not white, they don't matter. Australians have a right to be bigots.

12:17 PM - 25 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So George Brandis is keen on Freedom Of Speech opening the door for racists/bigots/etc.... What a c***. He's a slap headed balding fucker.

Henry Beans@HenryBeans

So George Brandis is keen on Freedom Of Speech opening the door for racists/bigots/etc.... What a c***. He's a slap headed balding fucker.

12:14 PM - 25 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Your child is bullied at school, do you: a/ tell the teacher b/ tell your child to rejoice because "people have a right to be bigots"?

George Megalogenis@GMegalogenis

Your child is bullied at school, do you:
a/ tell the teacher
b/ tell your child to rejoice because "people have a right to be bigots"?

08:41 AM - 25 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

So laws should protect wealthy bigots over the vulnerable and marginalised? The world according to Brandis. #auspol #18C

Josh Aitken@joshaitken

So laws should protect wealthy bigots over the vulnerable and marginalised? The world according to Brandis. #auspol #18C

04:17 PM - 24 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

We want to give license to this.... #18c

Sandra@abissicus

We want to give license to this.... #18c

07:37 PM - 24 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Politicians from Labor and the Greens spoke out.

The Abbott Govt said people had a right to be bigots, SHARE this if you think Australians should be free from racism

Bill Shorten@billshortenmp

The Abbott Govt said people had a right to be bigots, SHARE this if you think Australians should be free from racism

11:22 PM - 24 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

PM & AG give green light to bigots. Labor stands strongly against racial hate speech. RT if you stand with us http://t.co/dzEicAigHu #auspol

Tanya Plibersek@tanya_plibersek

PM & AG give green light to bigots. Labor stands strongly against racial hate speech. RT if you stand with us http://t.co/dzEicAigHu #auspol

05:57 PM - 24 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Brandis steadfast in support of bigots honestly you couldn't make this attorney general up

Scott Ludlam@SenatorLudlam

Brandis steadfast in support of bigots honestly you couldn't make this attorney general up

04:28 PM - 24 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Our white male middle-class Attorney-General just said "people do have a right to be bigots". Under this Gov, they are encouraged. #SenateQT

Larissa Waters@larissawaters

Our white male middle-class Attorney-General just said "people do have a right to be bigots". Under this Gov, they are encouraged. #SenateQT

02:19 PM - 24 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And some people responded with humour. It's better than crying, at least.

Attorney General - “People have the right to be bigots.” Wow ... I guess it explains how Abbott chose his cabinet. #MICF

Tom Gleeson@nonstoptom

Attorney General - “People have the right to be bigots.” Wow ... I guess it explains how Abbott chose his cabinet. #MICF

08:46 AM - 25 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Won't somebody please think of the bigots?

I'm so glad George Brandis has upheld the rights of bigots. Those ethnic & sexual minorities have been getting away with far too much lately

Nick Seymour@nickseemore

I'm so glad George Brandis has upheld the rights of bigots. Those ethnic & sexual minorities have been getting away with far too much lately

04:00 PM - 24 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Bigots Relieved To Have Clarity On Rights http://t.co/o9jq8L02qT #auspol

The Shovel@The_Shovel_

Bigots Relieved To Have Clarity On Rights http://t.co/o9jq8L02qT
#auspol

11:50 AM - 25 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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