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The use of the word “nigger” in Queensland has been given the official thumbs up after a magistrate ruled it was “not offensive to a reasonable person”.
And its making big news in the The Gold Coast Bulletin:
Magistrate Michael O’Driscoll made the ruling yesterday when he dismissed a case against a Gold Coast retiree charged with sending an offensive facsimile to a local politician.
A staff member working for Broadwater MP Peta-Kaye Croft complained to police after receiving the document from 62-year-old Denis Mulheron of Labrador on June 30 last year.
Christie Turner, 28, told Southport Magistrates Court she was deeply offended when she read the one-page fax which called on the Labor Party to tighten immigration laws against ‘niggers’ and ‘sandnigger terrorists’ and Muslim women with circumcised genitals.
The fax also made reference to indigenous Australians as ‘Abos’.
Mr Mulheron told the court he believed he was using ‘everyday English’ in the fax. He said he had grown up with the slang terms for Arabs and black Africans and did not believe they were offensive.
“I’m not a member of the cafe, chardonnay and socialist set … to me that is everyday language,” he said.
He argued in court the slang terms were no different to calling a New Zealander a ‘Kiwi’ or an American a ‘Yank’.
Which makes me ask the question, “where is this cafe, chardonnay & socialist set?”
Obviously it’s not on the Gold Coast. No latte sippers there. No commies, that’s for sure. No wine either. So where are these miscreants, these namby-pamby nancy boys who get all in a tizz at the mere mention of the words “nigger, abo, towelhead and even … poofter”?
Why in Melbourne of course – just ask the Herald Sun.
Magistrate rules ‘n—-r’ not offensive to a reasonable person
Christie Turner, 28, told Southport Magistrates Court she was deeply offended when she read the one-page fax which called on the Labor Party to tighten immigration laws against “n—-rs” and “sandn—-r terrorists” and Muslim women with circumcised genitals.
So there you have it. Melbourne is the official cafe, chardonnay & socialist capital.
We don’t say “nigger” down here!