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Garrick Professor of Law James Allan is from the University of Queensland. In this interview with the ACL's Katherine Spackman he talks about the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. Attorney-General George Brandis plans on introducing laws into parliament that repeal the offending and insulating parts of Section 18C of the Act. Columnist Andrew Bolt was found to have contravened the act in September 2011 for two opinion pieces he wrote which implied light-skinned people who identified as Aboriginal did so for personal gain. Professor Allan believes the changes should go further and repeal all four provisions: offending, insulting, humiliation and intimidation.