News Limited columnist Andrew Bolt has been found guilty in the federal court of breaching racial discrimination laws. According to the Herald Sun, Justice Mordy Bromberg found Bolt and the Herald and Weekly Times contravened the Racial Discrimination Act by publishing two articles on racial identity which contained “errors in fact, distortions of the truth and inflammatory and provocative language.” Bolt claimed some fair-skinned aborigines traded on their indigenous heritage for their own gain. Outside court, Bolt said it was a “terrible day for free speech in this country.”
A three-year-old boy was killed yesterday when his mother accidentally reversed into him in her 4WD in their driveway. This is the third tragic ‘driveway’ death of a child in the space of a week. On Monday a mother hit the accelerator instead of reverse and ran over her son and injured her father. Last week a two-year-old girl was also killed in the driveway of her home.