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Burqa ban a political excuse for persecution – Waleed Aly

Even before the embarrassing back-down there were problems. For starters, it’s not a burqa. A burqa is that particularly Afghan garment, usually blue, with the mesh covering the eyes. The one you’ve seen on the news (or perhaps on Jacqui … Continue reading

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George Brandis’ Racial Discrimination Act changes create the whitest piece of proposed legislation I’ve encountered. – Waleed Aly – SMH – 28 Mar.14

Perhaps the most remarkable thing about George Brandis’ now infamous comment this week that Australians “have the right to be bigots” is that it was so unremarkable. Sure, it’s a grating soundbite, but as a matter of substance it’s entirely … Continue reading

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