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Victorian senator Bridget McKenzie was one of two Nationals to cross the floor in support of a motion to disallow the import ban on the Adler lever-action shotgun. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Nationals buck government line on Adler

Two Nationals crossed the floor and four others failed to vote on a motion from Liberal Democrat David Leyonhjelm to disallow the import ban on the Adler lever-action shotgun.
The federal court dismissed claims brought under the Racial Discrimination Act against three Queensland University of Technology students under section 18C. AAP Image/Dan Peled

Change Section 18C? Critics should do this crash course first

The time is right for a crash course on section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act, its exemptions and the powers of the Australian Human Rights Commission.
Australian Human Rights Commission president Gillian Triggs, constantly under attack from some in the Coalition, ends her term next year. Lukas Coch/AAP

Inquiry opens way for changing Section 18C and the Human Rights Commission too

Malcolm Turnbull, who just recently had “no plans” to change section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA), has now launched an inquiry that will lead to changing both it and the Human Rights Commission…
Malcolm Turnbull told the ABC the Australian Human Rights Commission had harmed its credibility by bringing a case against QUT students. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Human Rights Commission takes on Turnbull

The Human Rights Commission has fought back against a trenchant attack on it by Malcolm Turnbull, suggesting the Prime Minister had misrepresented or misunderstood its role.
Josh Frydenberg on Sunday strongly argued for change to section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Mal Fairclough/AAP

Ministers set to look at 18C inquiry

Cabinet on Monday is expected to consider referring the future of the controversial 18C section of the Racial Discrimination Act to a parliamentary inquiry.
Cory Bernardi has rounded up almost all the Coalition senators to back a proposed private member’s bill to remove offend and insult from section 18C of the constitution. Paul Millar/AAP Image

18C case against students dismissed but conservatives’ push for change continues

Late on Friday the long-awaited decision came in a key test of the much- debated section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. A federal circuit court judge killed a complaint from a Queensland University…
Chair of the parliamentary joint committee on human rights, WA Liberal Ian Goodenough. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Turnbull sympathetic to parliamentary inquiry on 18C

The Prime Minister seems to be less resistant to changing the wording of 18C, after much campaigning on the topic from within his own party.

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