There were some errors of fact in the articles Andrew wrote, which have been taken into account, but the situation is – discussion about Australia’s Race Classification Laws (yes, Australia has race classification laws. That’s not what they are called, but that’s what they are. Repugnant thought huh?) have effectively been shut down because some poor petals had their feelings hurt when Andrew asked if it were possible the laws were being scammed.
Seemingly, when people who appear to be European, but claim aboriginality on the basis of ancestry, take advantage of provisions designed to assist black aboriginals in recognition of past discrimination, they are entitled to sue if eyebrows are raised.
Anyway, I got onto a local progressive site, to see what was happening. I am pleased to see the commentator and some of the commentariat standing for principle, regardless of how much they may loath Andrew, but way too many of them are over the moon at the idea of him being shafted. They range from those who are happy to see it happen regardless of the principle of free speech, to those who reject the principle in the first place.