Columnist Andrew Bolt breaks Australian discrimination law
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Columnist Andrew Bolt breaks Australian discrimination law

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – A popular right-wing commentator has been found guilty of breaking Australian discrimination law in articles that implied that fair-skinned Aborigines chose to identify as indigenous for profit and to further their careers.

Federal Court Justice Mordy Bromberg ruled Wednesday that fair-skinned Aborigines were likely to have been “offended, insulted, humiliated or intimidated by the imputations” included in columnist Andrew Bolt’s two articles published by the Herald Sun newspaper in 2009.

Bolt and his publisher’s argued they were protected under fair comment laws.

The judge ordered Bolt and his publisher to meet with the complainant to agree on appropriate court orders, including an apology.

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