The Human Rights Commission still hasn’t asked for our side of the story

I am getting a little bit sick of how we at Whaleoil have been treated by the Human Rights Commision over the cartoon complaint. They didn’t even bother to inform us of the complaint until I wrote a post about it and pointed out that the media were informed and had written articles about it but that the HRC hadn’t bothered to inform us. Now despite the fact that they have stated that they are looking into it they have not contacted us for comment or to hear our side of the story. I have therefore reacted by doing a series of posts about political cartoons in an attempt to get this issue well aired in public before the HRC make their decision.

I am very concerned that they are going to come to a decision without considering our point of view. The unknown person/s who complained about BoomSlang’s cartoon have been able to provide The HRC with their analysis of the cartoon but we have not been given the same opportunity.

In a court of law there is the case for the prosecution and the case for the defence. What about our human right to defend BoomSlang’s cartoon? Do we not get a say? Is the HRC a kangaroo court?




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