‘My statements were vile’: man who abused Indigenous elder ordered to apologise in local paper

‘My statements were vile’: man who abused Indigenous elder ordered to apologise in local paper

The Guardian

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William Lamb says racism is ‘getting worse’ after NSW tribunal orders Wayne Campbell to apologise in print and pay damages

A man who racially vilified an Aboriginal man in New South Wales has been ordered to pay thousands of dollars in damages and take out an ad in the local newspaper acknowledging “my statements were vile, racist and homophobic”.

William “Billy” Lamb, an Indigenous elder and artist, was subjected to the abuse after greeting a friend’s neighbour in April 2020. He says he pressed a claim of unlawful discrimination to set an example for his grandkids.

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