Monday, December 11, 2017

That "vibrant" African culture in Melbourne again

A man has been killed and another left seriously injured following a horror machete attack in Melbourne on Saturday night.

Police have reported a brawl broke out between two groups of men on Castley Crescent, in Braybrook, around 9.30pm. A car full of machete-wielding men allegedly used their vehicle to hit the two men, before assaulting them with weapons.

The gang of four to six men are believed to be of African appearance.

The violent offenders then fled the scene in a silver or grey hatchback, striking both victims as they left.

A 40-year-old man was taken to hospital with life threatening injuries, where he later died. A 44-year-old man was also taken to hospital with life threatening injuries.


'Put an end to hate speech': United Nations issues warning to Australia over 'rising racism against Aboriginals and Muslims'

One will believe in their sense of proportion when they criticize the hate in Muslim countries.  The report is in fact a prime example of Leftist one-sidedness.  Matthew 7:5 applies

The United Nations has warned Australia that discrimination against Muslims and Aboriginals is 'on the rise' and it must 'put an end to racist hate speech'.

The damning review was blasted by Multicultural Affairs Minister Zed Seselja, who lashed out at the global organisation's 'bizarre criticism', the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The report outlined 16 areas where improvement was needed including the welfare and status of Indigenous Australians, asylum seekers and migrant workers. It also claimed Arabs, Muslims, Africans, South Asians and Indigenous Australians were 'particularly affected by racist hate speech and violence'.

A number of proposals to remedy the issues were put forward including one recommending to effectively censor aspects of the media and public commentary.

The document put forward an idea to take another look at section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act which should be better policed by 'law enforcement officials'.

The UN report also questioned whether the lack of racial discrimination complaints that made it before the high court were due to high costs and the burden of proof required.

Section 18C says it is unlawful to offend, insult or humiliate someone on the basis of race.

Following the review released in Geneva on Friday, the Committee for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination stated 'expressions of racism, racial discrimination, and xenophobia, including in the public sphere and political debates as well as in the media, are on the rise' in Australia.

The findings were put together off submissions and testimony from non-government organisations, communities and Australian governments.

Senator Seselja said the Turnbull government 'completely rejects this bizarre criticism' and that a successful multicultural Australia 'is only possible, if at the same time, our borders are secure and our nation is safe'.

Politicians were singled out in the report, stating Australia could fight against xenophobia by ensuring public servants 'not only refrain from such speech but also formally reject and condemn hate speech'.

The media was also recommended to 'put an end to racist hate speech' in print and online while ensuring a 'code of good conduct' with clear restrictions on racism.


National Museum of Australia council member 'fangirls' in a photo with Milo Yiannopoulos shortly after the controversial right-wing 'internet villain' said Aboriginal art was 'crap'

My liking for Namatjira is looked on with scorn by the arty farties so I imagine the comments by Yiannopoulos might be endorsed by the art establishment if they dared to.  Most Aboriginal art is undoubtedly technically primitive compared to traditional European oil paintings

A council member of the National Museum of Australia has posed for a photo with right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos shortly after he said Aboriginal art was 'crap' and 'really s**t'.

Janet Albrechtsen posed for a selfie with Mr Yiannopoulos and Michael Kauter, former deputy campaign director for the National Party, reportedly after the controversial commentator's show in Sydney on Wednesday night.

During his performance in Melbourne two days earlier Mr Yiannopoulos said Aboriginal art was 'crap' and 'really shit', according toThe Guardian.

He posted the photo to his Instagram account, tagging Mr Kauter in the caption.

In addition to being a council member of the museum Ms Albrechtsen was appointed as an ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation by then-Prime Minister Tony Abbott in 2015.

In the photo which was posted to social media both Ms Albrechtsen - a prominent conservative newspaper columnist - and Mr Yiannopoulos are wearing large reflective aviator sunglasses.


Australian Universities becoming ‘increasingly hostile to free speech’

Australian universities have become increasingly hostile to free speech, with an audit finding most campuses have instituted policies, guidelines or charters that prohibit students from making “insulting” or “unwelcome” comments, telling “offensive jokes” or, in some cases, engaging in “sarcasm”.

Analysis by the Institute of Public Affairs has revealed 81 per cent of Australia’s 42 universities are actively hostile to free speech on campus as a result of censorious policies or actions taken by administrators or students.

A further 17 per cent potentially threaten free speech by maintaining policies that could stifle student expression.

Only one, the University of New England in Armidale, NSW, actively supports free speech on campus and is among a handful of institutions with a policy upholding intellectual freedom.

The University of Sydney has been named as the most hostile ­university. It topped the ranking, scoring 36 — more than double its nearest rival, Charles Sturt University.

Rather than its policies, it was Sydney University’s role in ­numerous censorship scandals, largely led by student activity, that had contributed to its score.

IPA research fellow Matthew Lesh, who carried out the audit, said many policies appeared to extend beyond the law, meaning students were more restricted as to what they could say or do on campus than out in the wider community. He cited the Racial Discrimination Act, which makes it unlawful for a person to commit an act “reasonably likely … to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate ­another person or a group” on the grounds of race or ­ethnicity.

“The vast majority of universities seem to have introduced policies that prevent behaviour without applying that reasonable person test,” he said. “They also extend the idea of offence to hurt feelings, or emotional injury or unwelcome ­behaviour.”

Sydney University vice-chancellor Michael Spence said he believed it was the role of a university to host debate on difficult topics and to encourage ­people to disagree. “While I recognise not everyone will agree with the university’s decision not to take a position on issues … I do believe that the right to express a view must be defended; this is codified in our charter of academic freedom,” Dr Spence said. [but not acted on]

“The University of Sydney supports academic freedom,” a spokeswoman said. [For Leftists only]


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1 comment:

Paul said...

Aboriginal art is like the intellectual equivalent of telling your five year old that her stick figure drawing of a horse is brilliant.

I know Milo is a self-promoter, but he's an enjoyable self promoter.