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Campaign Against 18C a War on Multiculturalism

Nick McKim 7 Nov 2016

The government's campaign against 18C is nothing more than the latest front in the extreme right's attack on multiculturalism, Greens Justice spokesperson Nick McKim says.

"This is a culture war masquerading as a free speech crusade," Senator McKim said.

"Yet again, the prime minister looks like bowing to the extreme right of his party and their mates in Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party, rather than standing up for multiculturalism."

"This is not about freedom of speech, it's about freedom from consequence."

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Greens pledge to protect 18C as many times as it takes

The Australian Greens say they will keep standing with the community to protect Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, in the face of revelations Prime Minister Turnbull promised yet another attempt at changing it to win his leadership coup over Tony Abbott.

"In his rush to become Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull sold out those who would face discrimination to secure power for himself. It's disgraceful," said Greens Leader Richard Di Natale.

"Once again the far Right of the Liberal Party is leading Malcolm Turnbull, instead of the other way around.

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