The Community forces Abbott backdown on 18C

The community has made it clear to the Abbott Government that racism has no place in modern Australia, Terri Butler MP said.

“I welcome the news today that the Government’s changes to the Racial Discrimination Act will be scrapped,” Ms Butler said.

The community has made it clear to the Abbott Government that racism has no place in modern Australia, Terri Butler MP said.

“I welcome the news today that the Government’s changes to the Racial Discrimination Act will be scrapped,” Ms Butler said.

“This is an embarrassing rebuke of Attorney-General Brandis who said that everyone has a right to be a bigot.

“Given the overwhelming rejection of the Abbott Governments attempts to remove hate speech protections, the community clearly disagrees with Senator Brandis.

“This news will be welcomed by the thousands of South Siders who contacted my office, signed petitions and wrote submissions opposing these regressive changes,” Ms Butler said.

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