In this episode I’m joined by Matt as we discuss Sections 18C and 18D of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 and try and work out why it’s such a hot topic.
Stuff that we discussed:
- The Jewish community weren’t too happy when Attorney-General George Brandis announced he would repeal S18C as a 2013 election promise.
- It all started from a global commitment to eliminate discrimination based on race.
- Sections 18C and 18D were added in 1995 by the Keating government.
- The Andrew Bolt case is an interesting read.
- If you’re bored and want to find out more about the Senate Committee grilling Gillian Triggs over the Bill Leak case, read here.
- The Law Council reckon the Act should just stay as it is.
Music credits to Ketsa with Fisherman and Within the Wheel. Enjoy!