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Monday, 1 May 2017

Divisive? There's nothing divisive about it

Divisive? There's nothing divisive about it
- To recap: on Anzac Day, this Sudanese-Australian, Muslim woman who was Queensland Young Australian of the Year in 2015 uploaded a post on Facebook about the plight of refugees, reminding us as we think of our soldiers to also spare a thought for them (“lest we forget”). When she was alerted it was potentially offensive, she retracted it and apologised.
But don’t let that stop the haters, or calls for her to be sacked from the ABC and its funding taken away. Immigration Minister Peter Dutton and Senator Eric Abetz asked that Abdel-Magied be removed from the Council of Arab-Australian Relations. George Christensen suggested self-deportation.