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'My mother in her own shop being called an "immigrant bitch" by a school kid'.
18c fight moves to the senate as the Coalition backs changes.
But getting changes through the parliament will be another challenge.
Protections could be watered down on day dedicated to eliminating racial discrimination.
The Australian veteran suffered a suspected heart attack.
That fact was established 25 years ago.
It's time to zip it on 18c, MPs say.
Australian society must send a strong message that racial vilification can be held to account, while guaranteeing freedom of speech.
We've developed a culture of vilifying people who do or say the "wrong" thing. The media feeds on and recirculates the outrage until it becomes a many-headed hydra, bigger and scarier and more hateful than the prejudice from which it was spawned. And the media storm seems to attract more followers to the xenophobic cause than it turns away.