Why is protecting racism the first priority of Tony Abbott’s government?

Last Friday Attorney-General George Brandis announced that repealing Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act would be the first legislative priority of Tony Abbott’s newly elected government.

Not creating jobs, not addressing economic hardship, not promoting education or health or protecting the environment. The first priority of this government is making it easier for racists to promote their hate-speech.

The working people of Australia stand against all forms of racial discrimination. We hold that laws against public humiliation and intimidation of a racial group are consistent with Australia’s commitments under the UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Tony Abbott and the Liberal Government need to put human rights ahead of the screeching demands of their racist mates at NewsCorp. 

We call on Attorney-General George Brandis not to repeal Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.  

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