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Beyond hurt, it's our identity: outcry over discrimination act proposal   
Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Produced by Tim Roxburgh

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When Andrew Bolt was successfully prosecuted under the Racial Discrimination Act, those close to the case say that it was a weight off the shoulders for some of those involved. Abigail Burchill is a Lawyer, and she's from the Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Wurrung communities. She says that it will be a sad day for Australia if the Racial Discrimination Act is altered.

Burchill was involved in helping to set up the case against Andrew Bolt. While she’s not an expert on the Racial Discrimination Act, she is personally close to some of those involved in the case. Two of her uncles were among the group of people who went to the courts over the article. (Image: Opposition Leader Tony Abbott (12) by MystifyMe Concert Photography™ on Flickr)

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Abigail Burchill - Lawyer and Yorta Yorta/Dja Dja Wurrung woman

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