The Incredible Diversity Of Senators Calling For Changes To Race Hate Laws

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    Senator Cory Bernardi is leading a backbench revolt against prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's legislative agenda, gathering 20 backbench senators to call for changes to the Racial Discrimination Act.

    Here's the list of Liberal/National backbench Senators supporting @corybernardi's private member's bill #auspol

    Conservative federal MPs have been agitating for changes to section18C of the act, which makes it an offence to insult, offend, humiliate or intimidate people on racial grounds.

    On the first day of the new parliament, Bernardi sent around a petition of backbench senators calling for immediate changes. Here is the incredibly ~diverse~ bunch.