Queensland Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie has maintained the stance of his Labor predecessor concerning a major white-pride event to be held in Brisbane this weekend.
The Hammered music festival is expected to draw white supremacists from Australia and overseas to a secret location in the city on Saturday.
Mr Bleijie's stance echoes that of former Attorney-General Paul Lucas, who dismissed calls for the festival's banning and the punishment of its organisers ahead of the March election.The lack of action has angered former independent member for Burnett Rob Messenger, who launched a Parliamentary e-Petition against the "Neo Nazi, race hatred-inspired gathering" in January.
Mr Messenger said he was frustrated the views of nearly 2000 petition signatories had been ignored, and allowing Hammered to proceed made Queensland a national laughing stock.
"I believe that it breaches anti-discrimination (legislation) as it stands, but in the meantime, and at the very least, the (Attorney-General) should untie the hands of the Queensland police and allow them to investigate the concert promoters and their public advertising."
Other websites promoting the festival contain pro-Nazi media including YouTube video clips celebrating Adolf Hitler.
Well it would seem publishing historical facts concerning Adolf Hitler is now recognized as celebrating Hitler by the Media and Rob. As much as we love Rob for all the extra traffic he has created and free publicity for the festival, we still wish he would give himself a right good uppercut to the chin.
Not praising not glorifying just the facts and nothing else.