If ever there was a case for section 18C to be used against racial vilification it must be when a banana is publicly thrown to an Aborigine.
RACIAL DISCRIMINATION ACT 1975 - SECT 18C
Offensive behaviour because of race, colour or national or ethnic origin
(1) It is unlawful for a person to do an act, otherwise than in private, if:
(a) the act is reasonably likely, in all the circumstances, to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate another person or a group of people; and
(b) the act is done because of the race, colour or national or ethnic origin of the other person or of some or all of the people in the group. …
There is simply no excuse, no political merit, no political discourse and therefore no protection under the Australian Constitution for such an overtly racist act.
I have not heard the discrimination commissioner call for complaints against the banana tosser as he did after the Gosford Political protests against an Islamic appeasing preacher.
I do not imaging that legal proceedings will be commenced comparable to the prosecution of Andrew Bolt when he raised genuine political argument with respect to “light skinned” aboriginal elitists.
Why is an overtly racist act with no political discourse or merit not being prosecuted?
Could it be because the left wing anti-political freedom of speechers pick and choose their targets?
Could it be that they seek to silence their political opponents rather than real racists?