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Australian state begins legislating to ban the swastika

Illustrative: A swastika is daubed on a car in Bristol, UK on September 28, 2020 (via President Reuven Rivlin's official Twitter account)
Illustrative: A swastika is daubed on a car in Bristol, UK on September 28, 2020 (via President Reuven Rivlin's official Twitter account)

Australia’s most populous state takes a major step toward banning Nazi symbols, with the New South Wales Parliament’s lower house passing a bill that would criminalize their display.

The bill must pass the upper chamber to become law.

Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous state, in June became the first in Australia to pass a law banning the public display of Nazi swastikas.

Queensland and Tasmania states have foreshadowed similar laws, which would mean half Australia’s eight states and territories and most of the Australian population were banned from displaying Nazi symbols.

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