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Joint Statement on Highett Nazi graffiti incident

A graffiti attack in Highett depicting Premier Daniel Andrews with the Nazi swastika is the latest unacceptable incident involving the use of Nazi imagery in Victoria. 

This is a disgraceful act and a completely unacceptable depiction of the Premier.

No matter your political beliefs, such actions have no place in our community and the Victorian Liberal Nationals condemn this attack and depiction in the strongest possible terms.

This incident follows recent cases in Beulah and Kyabram, where the Nazi Swastika has been used in deliberate attempts to inspire fear, hate and revulsion throughout the community. 

The use of Nazi symbolism and imagery for political purposes is abhorrent and this incident again demonstrates the urgent need for new laws banning the public display of the Nazi swastika in Victoria.

This matter has now been referred to Victoria Police for further investigation and action as necessary.

Comments attributable to Shadow Minister for Police, David Southwick: 

“This cowardly attack is entirely unacceptable and using Nazi imagery as a tool for making a political point is simply disgraceful.

“This incident follows similar cases in Beulah and Kyabram and again highlights the need for a clear ban on the public display of the Nazi Swastika.”

Comments attributable to Member for Sandringham, Brad Rowswell: 

“Highett is a proudly inclusive and welcoming community and local residents will be shocked and deeply sadden by this disgraceful attack.

“The use of Nazi symbolism in this manner is in no way a reflection on our community and I look forward to working with local police and residents to stamp out this unacceptable behaviour.” 

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