Letter to the Editor

We Put Up with It …

Sir: The people who champion so-called anti-hate-speech laws talk as though Aboriginal and ethnic groups are uniquely targeted. The truth is that any hate speech directed at these groups is trivial by comparison with the venomous abuse and generalisations that have been hurled at the white people of Australia. Here are some examples. Sun Herald, June 20, 2004: “In her new book Whitefella Jump Up, writer Germaine Greer has called for Australia to embrace its Aboriginal roots to heal the ‘devastation’ of more than 200 years of white settlement. Greer, who has lived in the United Kingdom since the 1960s,…

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