State to ban swastika as part of anti-vilification reform

“Liberty Victoria spokesman Michael Stanton said while they welcomed most of the announcements, they worried banning far-right imagery may come with unintended consequences and prove to be a band-aid solution and fail to address the root cause of the problem.

Mr Stanton said pushing such icons underground could also in turn prevent police from identifying those with extremist ideologies and questioned whether the banning symbols would ever be effective.

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The Age
Erin Pearson