Keeping the Australian Public Out: Race Inquiry by Ian Wilson LL.B.

The Human Rights Commission is seeking to have the public prevented from commenting on an inquiry into their handling of the University student race-hate case. (The Australian, August 8, 2016, p.5) The commission submitted that it would not be appropriate to consider submissions from the public.

That, I think, is the best argument which one can give for the dissolving of the Human Rights Commission.

Fortunately some Liberal senators, Pauline Hanson's One Nation, the Liberal Democratic Party and Family First, are taking up the fight against Section 18 C. Of course, Labour and the Greens, believe that repealing Section 18 C would leave ethnic communities open to attack. This did not occur in Canada when it removed its section 18 C equivalent, and it won't happen here.


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