Victoria bans display of Nazi symbol in Australian first
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Victoria bans display of Nazi symbol in Australian first

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June 22, 2022

Victoria has become Australia's first state to specifically ban the display of the Nazi swastika.


New Delhi, 22 June 2022

As per news report of BBC, under a new law, people who intentionally exhibit the symbol face up to a year in jail or a A$22,000 (£12,300; $15,000) fine. Victorian Premier Dan Andrews said "nobody has the right to spread racism, hate or anti-Semitism". Like many places globally, Australia has seen a sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents in recent times. Victoria already has anti-hate speech laws - but they have been criticised for having "gaps". A push for reform intensified in 2020 when a couple raised a swastika flag above their home, angering the local community.

Source -BBC

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