Australia bans Nazi symbols – level 2

12-06-2023 15:00

Australia is planning to pass a law which would ban the public display and sale of Nazi symbols.

The move comes as a reaction to increasing far-right activities in the country. It will not be possible to use symbols like the swastika and the SS insignia on flags, armbands, or printed on clothes. The ban will not include the Nazi salute, and it will be up to state governments to decide how to restrict it. Australia’s intelligence agency warned about the growing presence of far-right groups, which are becoming more organized and visible. Offenders can get up to 12 months in prison.

It will be possible to use Nazi symbols for artistic, academic, or religious use because they are important in some religions.

Difficult words: far-right (the extreme right wing of a political party or group), insignia (an official sign of military rank), salute (a military greeting).

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