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‘Where is the evidence?’: critics take aim at NT judge who says antiracism is becoming ‘a religion’

Opponents say it is ‘surprising’ for Judith Kelly to claim that ‘on the whole, modern Australian society is not racist’, in speech on Indigenous domestic violence

  • Lorena Allam
  • The Guardian

Lawyers and academics have criticised comments by a Northern Territory supreme court judge that antiracism was becoming a “religion”, preventing honest discussions about the “epidemic of extreme domestic violence” against Aboriginal women.

In the 26 August speech to a gathering of female lawyers, Justice Judith Kelly said there was a “cultural component” to the violence inflicted on Aboriginal women by Aboriginal men in the territory.

“There is the…

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