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Compelled speech in Australia - Re: “It’s OK to be white”: better than that – it’s fantastic - Re: Aussie AG Christian Porter: “it's OK to be white” senate motion “confirms that the Government deplores racism of any kind” - [PEACE]



This is up there with Bernard Gaynor's stand and endless court
battles.

Good luck all,


On Wed, Oct 17, 2018 at 03:06:19PM +1100, Zenaan Harkness wrote:
> Inspiration on the move. Live life. Love. Confront. Enjoy.

Australian Conservatives:

https://www.conservatives.org.au/sorry_for_being_white
  Sorry for being white?
  March 26, 2018

  The contentious new code telling nurses to say,"sorry" for being
  white when treating indigenous patients has even been slammed by
  nurses themselves.

  The controversial change to the code, which came into effect on the
  first of March, was brought to public attention in January this
  year by Australian Conservatives' leader Cory Bernardi.

  Channel 7's Today Tonight reports, this is the latest in a string
  of politically correct changes for the health industry. But this
  one has lead to calls for the nursing board boss to resign and even
  some aboriginal leaders have described it as potentially damaging.

  Senator Bernardi said, "What we've got is a bunch of do-gooders,
  who think that this is actually going to help people where in
  reality it's only dividing society."

  "It only takes a single complain from a patient to say, 'you didn't
  acknowledge your white privilege, I felt culturally under threat or
  subsumed by you,' and the nurse can find themselves hauled before
  the tribunal and subject to a code of conduct complaint."

  Graeme Haycroft, from the Nurses professional Association of
  Queensland said,"Nurses are very caring people. They're always
  respectful, it's in there genes. This is the thing that's so
  outrageous because the fundamental presumption of this code is that
  nurses are currently racist.  This is introducing a form of
  apartheid into the health system."

  Senator Bernardi said, "They're trying to install this concept that
  everything Western is terrible and everything indigenous is
  fantastic. Everyone has equal opportunity in this country. You can
  get an education, you can work very hard. If you're going to say
  there's white privilege in a nurse and a midwife

  The Today Tonight story:

  Nurses and White Privilege
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9btTJk53zkY


Was also covered by the WSJ (paywall): 

White Privilege for White Coats
Australiaâ??s nurses and midwives get a new PC code of conduct.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/white-privilege-for-white-coats-1522451475