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Dog-Whistling Politician: Sydney University and Australian Media

dog-whistling politician: I take no pleasure in saying this but, right now, it feels like there has never been a more exciting time to be a dog-whistling politician or race-baiting commentator in Australia, Soutphommasane said at a Sydney university, according to CTV. Five years ago, I wouldn't have said it was likely that we would see the resurgence of far-right politics. Tim Soutphommasane said in the final speech of his five-year tenure as race discrimination commissioner that as politicians take advantage of voter fears of some ethnic groups, sections of the Australian media are exploiting racism to earn revenue from racist audiences. I wouldn't have expected that the biggest threats to racial harmony would come from within our parliaments and from sections of our media. Conservative government Sen. Yet here we are, he added. ( As reported in the news.