Under our brand spanking new sedition laws there is nice little section about:
Urging violence within the community
(5) A person commits an offence if:
(a) the person urges a group or groups (whether distinguished by race, religion, nationality or political opinion) to use force or violence against another group or other groups (as so distinguished); and
(b) the use of the force or violence would threaten the peace, order and good government of the Commonwealth.
Penalty: Imprisonment for 7 years.
(6) Recklessness applies to the element of the offence under subsection (5) that it is a group or groups that are distinguished by race, religion, nationality or political opinion that the first-mentioned person urges the other person to use force or violence against.
So J Ho, when are we going to see those applied to the mob inciters, white supremacists (and websites) and assorted txt message senders?
Of course, lawyers may argue about 5(b) – did the force or violence actually threathen the peace and order of the Commonwealth? Riots seem to have stayed safely within a couple of Sydney burbs and we all know how crap that city is anyway.
Still, to quote Devo, J Ho: Whip it, whip it good.