How Low Will Hanson Go?

Not even 24 hours after the tragic terrorist attack at the heart of democracy in London, The One Nation Political Party’s leader has launched a bizarre attack on an entire religion.

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Malcolm Turnbull: Caving to Racists

As Deputy Chair of the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights (PCHR). This Committee has five Liberal MPs and Senators. I note that our recent report did NOT recommend changing the Racial Discrimination Act.

However, today Malcolm Turnbull and his government have chosen to ignore this report handed down only three weeks ago, today.

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Latest Liberal 18C proposal beyond reason

The Liberal Party’s latest attempt to undermine Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, put forward by Senator Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, displays a continued ignorance of how the law actually operates.

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Labor stands strong on 18C

As the Liberal and National parties rip themselves apart over their ideological vendetta to destroy section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, Labor is united and firm - 18C must not be changed.

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Test for Turnbull: 18C Report does not recommend changes to existing law

Today the Committee set up to water down race hate speech has found no basis to recommend any changes to Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

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Zombie Divorce Tax lives on

On top of the cruel cuts to family benefits announced this week comes another shock – the independent Parliamentary Budget Office’s latest unlegislated measures update has confirmed the government’s plans to implement its “divorce tax”, which targets families going through painful separations.

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As Cory's left the Tories we should stop this distressing and divisive Inquiry

If the reason that the Joint Committee on Human Rights was asked to inquire into freedom of speech in Australia was simply to appease Senator Cory Bernardi, then it seems this has been an expensive exercise for naught.  Prime Minister Turnbull should show some leadership and ask the Parliament to abandon this inquiry now that Corey Bernardi has left the Liberal Party. 

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Any changes to 18C will have dangerous consequences

The Inquiry into Freedom of Speech in Australia sat in Hobart today and heard evidence from a range of stakeholders including Equal Opportunity Tasmania,  Castan Centre for Human Rights Law and the University of Tasmania.

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Celebrating Local Legends

Federal Member for Moreton, Graham Perrett MP, will hold the nineth annual Moreton Australia Day Awards this Thursday.

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Bipartisan approach to racial tolerance - 20 years on

The Leader of the Opposition and the Prime Minister showed a rare moment of bipartisanship in Parliament House on Monday.

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