James Allan has an excellent article in today’s Australian dripping in sarcasm. He finds that Mundine’s arguments against the repeal of section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 to be so pathetic that they warrant the sarcasm.
If you think that my tone is dripping with sarcasm in this piece, you’re right. Mundine’s argument is pathetic. It warrants only derision. Yes, I could have written this piece in a more respectful way that covered the same basic ground. But the truth is that Mundine’s position warrants this sarcastic tone. …
Here’s the takeaway point. The Prime Minister has no business taking free speech advice from Mundine.
And if what is really going on behind the scenes in the Liberal Party caucus is a fear of how this may play with some voting blocks, let’s get the names out in the open of Liberal MPs who want to object to the Attorney-General’s announced repeal of section 18C. These doubters can then see what otherwise Liberal voting people make of their hesitation.
Personally, I wouldn’t vote for any Liberal MP who blocked these Brandis reforms. Would you? You can consult your sympathies on this one.