The Australian Greens congratulate multicultural Australia for uniting and standing strong to defend 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.
"It was so inspiring to see people from right across multicultural Australia come together and fight to protect their communities from racism," Australian Greens spokesperson for Justice Senator Nick McKim said.
"It is thanks to these strong communities that the Senate was able to stand against the governments divisive legislation."
"There is never a good time to make it easier to be racist in Australia, but now would have been the worst time of all."
"The Greens are proud to have listened, and stood shoulder to shoulder with multicultural Australia.
"This is a victory for common sense. Fair-minded Australians right across the country will be celebrating."