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Swastika symbol officially banned in Victoria. The Public display of Nazi swastika is now a criminal offence (English)

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Nazi style graffiti sprayed on the front of the Victorian State Parliament

Nazi style graffiti sprayed on the front of the Victorian State Parliament overnight. Monday, Oct 1, 2012. Source: AAP


Published 26 June 2022 at 2:33pm, updated 11 August 2022 at 11:33am
By Nitza Lowenstein
Presented by Nitza Lowenstein
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Swastika symbol officially banned in Victoria. The Public display of Nazi swastika is now a criminal offence (English)


Published 26 June 2022 at 2:33pm, updated 11 August 2022 at 11:33am
By Nitza Lowenstein
Presented by Nitza Lowenstein
Source: SBS


Victoria has become the first state in Australia to officially ban the use of the Nazi swastika symbol, also known as the Hakenkreuz [

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.


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