FORMER Newcastle taxi driver John Sunol has been ordered to refrain from re-publishing material vilifying homosexuals on any website after he was again dragged before the Civil and Administrative Tribunal.
Sydney gay rights activist Gary Burns took Mr Sunol to the tribunal over comments posted on his blog in March last year and another person’s comments in relation to same sex marriage which were endorsed by Mr Sunol.
The offending material related to comments by Mr Sunol that included: ‘‘Gay marriage equality makes it even more easier for paedophiles to gain access to their child victims’’ and ‘‘gay marriage is child abuse’’. The other comments read: ‘‘Rape little boys, this is same sex marriage. If you want this, sit back in your armchair and let the homosexual lobby push for same sex marriage. This is the end results of same sex marriage. Sit back and enjoy yourself whilst this goes on.’’
Mr Burns made three complaints to the tribunal that the publication of certain material on Mr Sunol’s website constituted homosexual vilification in breach of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
In a judgment published on Thursday, the tribunal found the first two complaints were substantiated and the third was partly substantiated.
‘‘The target of this publication is parties to same sex marriage, namely homosexual men or women,’’ one extract from the judgment reads.
‘‘The language is strong and abusive and imputes serious criminal conduct. In our view, the words used have the capacity to urge and prompt hatred towards, serious contempt for or severe ridicule of both parties to a same sex marriage on the ground of their homosexuality among ordinary internet users at large.’’
The judgment stated Mr Burns did not seek damages or an apology and instead asked if Mr Sunol would not republish statements via his blog that were harmful to homosexual women and men.
Mr Sunol told the tribunal the offending material had been removed from his website. But Mr Burns alleged Mr Sunol often removes offending statements only to later republish them.
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GAY ACTIVIST CALLS FOR OPEN DEBATE WITH COTTON MOUTH SENATORS, LEYONHJELM & BERNARDI OVER THEIR CALL FOR RACE HATE LAW CHANGES IN AUSTRALIA
18 January 2015
PERNICIOUS cotton mouthed NSW and SA senator’s David Leyonhjelm and Corey Bernardi want to co – sponsor a bill to make it acceptable to upset , insult , humiliate people on the limp wrist grounds of “ fundamental freedoms”.
“ The repeal of 18C will be used by bigots like Leyonhjelm and Bernardi to “ incite hatred towards , serious contempt for, or severe ridicule of “ Muslim Australians and that approach will do little to promote a message of tolerance and understanding. Australian in 2015 must be a tolerant place”, said Mr.Burns.
Anti-Discrimination Campaigner and gay activist Mr.Burns calls for an open debate with Leyonhjelm and Bernardi on how repealing 18 C of the Racial Discrimination Act would assist in the promoting of social harmony in Australia with our Muslim community.
Mr.Burns said : “ Leyonhjelm calls for Australians to carry guns and Bernardi is a well known Catholic bigot who equates homosexuality to bestiality. These two misfits are like a couple of manic crabs in a bucket : crawling all over the place and getting no where because their Australia is reminiscent of Germany in 1933 and not our Australia of 2015.
Senator Leyonhjelm has confirmed he sent a pejorative email on his tax payer funded email account to Mr.Burns telling him “ to go f — yourself.
Mr.Burns said : “ There are people in our Australian Parliament like Leyonhjelm and Bernardi who are using the tragedy of the Martin Place siege and the Paris killings to re agitate 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act to deliberately attack and vilify Muslim Australians”.
I’d like to remind this un-Australian pair ;
“ It is not the resented who suffer ; they are usually unaware of your resentment. It is the resentor who does the suffering in the end”.
POTTY-mouthed Senator David Leyonhjelm is unrepentant after calling an abusive correspondent a “communist turd”.
HERALD SUN JANUARY 17, 2015
The libertarian Senator has confirmed he also told a constituent to go away – in graphic terms – in an expletive-filled rant on his taxpayer-funded email account.
Senator Leyonhjelm’s correspondence was then published on a blog by the target of his abuse, who suggested his suggestion that he “go f— yourself’’ represented a suggestion that he “self harm”.
The row erupted after anti-discrimination campaigner and gay activist Gary Burns emailed NSW Senator Leyonhjelm and South Australian Senator Cory Bernardi.
In the email, Mr Burns opening salvo was to describe the MPs as “you two unAustralian pathetic little turds”.
He warned that if they allowed anyone to publish images ridiculing Jews or Muslims they would be in contempt of the anti-discrimination laws.
Senator Leyonhjelm returned fire, observing he was a “communist turd”, prompting some support from libertarians on Twitter.
But Mr Burns said: “This is the same imbecile calling for Australians to carry guns.”
“This boofhead is not a fit or proper person to represent the good people of NSW. I’ve been called many things in life but never a communist,” he said.
“When I received the offensive email from the Senator I was so shocked I clutched my pearls and reached for the smelling salts.”
Mr Burns has previously sued broadcaster John Laws under the Anti-Discrimination Act for calling gay men “pillow biters”.
“Senator Leyonhjelm’s credibility as a Member of the Australian Parliament wouldn’t be capable of buttering a plate of parnsips for the dinner table. The idiot should go and live on Gobo Island with a pet sheep,” he said.
In response, the NSW Senator fired off a second email to Mr Burns encouraging him to take the action he suggested earlier.
“Dear Gary. It appears you have not yet acted on my advice. Please do so. Go f— yourself as soon as possible. The world will be a better place,” it said.
A spokesman for Senator Leyonhjelm confirmed the emails were written by him.