Race-hate law changes: gesture politics from the people who claim to be above it


Race-hate law changes: gesture politics from the people who claim to be above it
  1. Race-hate law changes: gesture politics from the people who claim to be above it
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    Another moderate shibboleth associated with national unity has been slain. On Harmony Day.…
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The hard right derides it in the liberal-left as "virtue signalling" - pious flag-waving by the elites around such causes as refugees, multiculturalism, climate change, and entrenched sexism - designed to show its members exist on a higher moral plane.

So what is to be made of the Turnbull government's fanatical tinkering with the nation's racial offence laws? The expression of electoral urgency, of public clamour?

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