Why the swastika should not be banned

ON TUESDAY, the Australian state of Victoria banned any public display of the Nazi swastika. When the law takes effect at the end of the year, anybody who displays a swastika could face a year behind bars and a fine of around £12,500. With other states due to follow in Victoria’s path, it seems likely that the swastika will soon be banned all across the country, which will mean Australia joining the likes of Austria, Germany, Brazil, Ukraine, Russia, Belgium, Poland, and Hungary in having a nationwide ban on the Nazi symbol.

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