ACT no place for hatred


Greens candidate for Canberra, Tim Hollo, who is Jewish and the grandchild of Holocaust survivors, said today:

“We should be appalled but should not pretend to be surprised by the disgusting antisemitic defacing of Kim Rubenstein’s signs.”

“Racism has always infested our politics, of course, but in recent years the dog whistle has turned into a yell.”

“When white supremacist slurs are used in parliament and hatred becomes an expected part of the discourse, we can’t be surprised that people feel empowered to do things like this.”

“I know how much this hurts, and my heart goes out to Kim and her family, the whole Jewish community, and all others in our beautiful diverse community whose lives are darkened by racism.”

“None of us is safe until we are all safe.”