Victoria has passed legislation banning the public display of the Nazi swastika. The bill, hailed as a “thunderous blow” to white supremacists when it was introduced last month, was passed in parliament on Tuesday. It makes it a criminal offence for anyone to intentionally display the Nazi symbol in public, and those who do will face penalties of up to nearly $22,000, 12 months in jail, or both. People will only be charged if they do not comply with a police directive to remove the symbol. Victorian Attorney-General Jaclyn Symes said the swastika glorified one of the most hateful ideologies in history, and its public display did nothing but cause further pain and division.

via easternrverinachronicle: Nazi symbol banned in Victoria

siehe auch: Victoria Becomes First Australian Territory to Ban Display of Nazi Swastika. Victoria has become the first state or territory in Australia to criminalize the public display of the Nazi swastika, after passing a bill with bipartisan support on Tuesday. The Summary Offences Amendment (Nazi Symbol Prohibition) Bill 2022 states that anyone who intentionally displays the Nazi symbol in public could face penalties of up to almost 22,000 Australian dollars in fines, 12 months imprisonment, or both, when the legislation comes into effect in six months.

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