Victoria has become the first state in Australia to officially ban the use of the Nazi swastika symbol, also known as the Hakenkreuz [[hark-en-kross]].
Those who break the new laws face large fines and even jail time, though certain uses will be exempt on religious, cultural or educational grounds.
The laws have been created in response to a resurgence in neo-Nazi and far right extremist activity in recent years, with similar legislation to follow in New South Wales, Tasmania, Queensland and South Australia.
Jewish students in Victorian state schools will be able to apply for limited, unfilled places, with reduced, more affordable fees, in six private Jewish schools in that state, under a new scheme being introduced by the Jewish Education Foundation.
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