From The Australian:
HERALD Sun columnist Andrew Bolt has lost an action brought in the Federal Court in which the columnist was accused of breaching the Racial Discrimination Act.
Bolt was found to have contravened Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act….
There were cheers and applause in the court when Justice Mordecai Bromberg read out his verdict.
He ordered no settlement on the parties, who will negotiate between them what measures Bolt and the Herald Sun will take.
In the judgment, the Justice said he was satisfied that the fair skin Aborigines were ‘offended, assaulted, humiliated or intimidated by the imputations conveyed by the newspaper articles’.
The Justice ruled that Bolt could not use fair comment or public interest to defence those particular articles.
And what is truly disturbing is that I do not know what comment I can make here on this blog about what I think of this decision that does not end me up in the dock in just the same way.