no need to worry...
Everyday, I worry that there won't be a subject to vent my spleen... What would be horrific for a toonist is that all issues would have been solved and the world is all nice and spice... No need to worry.
Attorney-General George Brandis has defended the Government's plan to amend a key part of the nation's racial discrimination laws, saying people have "a right to be bigots".
The Abbott Government has promised to amend the Racial Discrimination Act, in particular section 18c, which makes it unlawful for someone to publicly "offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate" a person or a group of people.
In 2011, conservative media figure Andrew Bolt was found to have broken the law over two articles he wrote in 2009 about light-skinned people who identified as Aboriginal.
A Federal Court judge found Bolt's articles would have offended a reasonable member of the Aboriginal community.
Senator Brandis says he will "very soon" bring an amendment to the act "which will ensure that can never happen in Australia again".
Asked about the plan by Labor's Senator Nova Peris, the first Indigenous woman in parliament, Senator Brandis said section 18c "goes about the problem of dealing with racial vilification in the wrong way".
"People do have a right to be bigots you know," he told the Senate.
"In a free country people do have rights to say things that other people find offensive or insulting or bigoted."
I fell off my chair when I read the above... I don't have to write the lines, they write the comedy themselves...