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Sack Dr (Thinethavone) Tim Soutphommasane - Human Rights Commissioner - and close the HRC

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I believe the following to be true (sources below):

Dr Soutphommasane has used his Work Linked Twitter account to conduct libel / defamation against guest to Australia Milo Yiannopoulos.

Tim Soutphommasane-Verified account
Australia's Race Discrimination Commissioner. Political philosopher by training. Author of 4 books - most recently 'I'm Not Racist But ...' (2015)

Sydney, Australia
Joined September 2010

Not only is it rude to treat a guest / visitor in such a manner, and discriminatory, a guest who is not calling for violence upon anyone, not breaking our laws, nor the laws of the nation in which he lives... but a public servant should not be 'politically active' in this manner.  It could be construed that the Australian Government, who Dr Soutphommasane is a very high level employee / (political) appointee.

Dr Soutphommasane publicly labeled Milo a 'neo-nazi' and 'white supremacist sympathizer' - from the post, with 'sympathizer' pluracised and a photo of Milo with Senator David Leyonhjelm, perhaps Dr Soutphommasane was calling both 'neo-nazis' and 'white supremacist sympathizers'.

Milo Yiannopoulos is: homosexual, jewish, same-sex-married to a black man, intelligent, wise, knowledgeable, articulate polymath. 

So intelligent and articulate that live interviews with 'left wing extremists' have been cancelled - to save them from being shown to be foolish, illogical, and irrational.

It is a human right that people have Freedom of Speech, speech that Dr Soutphommasane and others are trying to shut down.


Soutphommasane is the author of three books, including 'progressive' and Labor Party related books:  E.g. Reclaiming Patriotism: Nation-Building for Australian Progressives (Cambridge University Press, 2009).

Co-editor (with Nick Dyrenfurth) of All That's Left: What Labor Should Stand For (New South Books, 2010).

He was appointed to the Council for Multicultural Australia in August 2011.

Political activity
Soutphommasane joined the Australian Labor Party in 1998, aged 15.

He later worked on the speechwriting staff of then New South Wales Premier Bob Carr.

In late 2007 he worked as a research officer in the office of Kevin Rudd during that year's federal election campaign.

Dr Tim Soutphommasane has been Race Discrimination Commissioner since August 2013.

Kevin Rudd was Prime Minister.

Dr Tim Soutphommasane was appointed to the public office, an apparent 'do-nothing' job that pays nearly $400,000 per annum, as a repayment payment by Kevin Rudd.

Another case of 'jobs for the boys'.

Such title holders should not be drawn from such politically active people.

There is already a Human Rights Commissioner, with 'human rights' naturally covering 'race'.

We hereby demand:

1) Dr Soutphommansane be sacked, immediately.

2) The Race Commission should be closed.

3) Dr Soutphommansane's appointment should be investigated for illegality/corruption.


Dr Soutphommasane's Twitter account

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