SAY NO TO RACISM
Dear Prime Minister Abbott,
We urge all Liberal MP to support Ken Wyatt as Andrew Bolt should not insult a person on racial ground because we all born equal.
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Indigenous Liberal MP Ken Wyatt threatens to vote against his own party if proposed changes to Racial Discimination Act go ahead
- ELLEN WHINNETT – HERALD SUN – MARCH 18, 2014 9:00PM
DISSENT has erupted within the Federal Coalition over proposals to repeal a section of the Racial Discrimination Act, with indigenous MP Ken Wyatt threatening to cross the floor and vote against his own party if the move goes ahead.
The Government has promised to repeal the so-called “Andrew Bolt provision’’ of the Racial Discrimination Act on the grounds that it curtails free speech.
Herald Sun columnist Mr Bolt was successfully sued for racial vilification under section 18c of the Act over comments he made about light-skinned Aboriginal people.
Prime Minister Tony Abbott told his partyroom yesterday that he believed every member in the room believed in free speech and “everybody in the room is against racism.’’
“Everybody in this room thinks Andrew Bolt should not have been prosecuted,’’ he told colleagues.
Attorney-General George Brandis is leading the charge to repeal section 18c, which criminalises acts which were “reasonably likely …. to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or group of people.’’
But WA-based Mr Wyatt told his colleagues he would oppose any move to repeal laws which criminalised vilification.