Victoria is expected to become the first Australian state to ban the display of Nazi symbols, it was announced today.
The proposed law is expected to come into effect during the first half of next year and would ban the public display of swastikas and other Nazi symbols, but not for educational or historical purposes.
Jaclyn Symes, the State of Victoria’s Attorney-General, said that the move would “send a strong signal” to Victorians, adding: “This abhorrent behaviour has no place in our state. The fact that you’re having to ban something that shouldn’t be happening in 2021 is quite sad, but it’s necessary.”
The announcement comes weeks after the Premier of Victoria, Daniel Andrews, condemned antisemitism in the Australian State of Victoria as “unacceptable and evil”.